The European Broadcasting Union (EBU, French: Union européenne de radio-télévision (UER)) is a confederation of 75 broadcasting organisations from 56 countries, and 43 associate broadcasters from a further 25. It is unrelated to the European Union. Members are radio and television companies, most of which are government-owned public service broadcasters or privately owned stations with public missions. Full active Members are based in countries from Algeria to the Vatican State, including almost all European countries. Associate members are not limited to those from European countries and the Mediterranean but include broadcasters from Canada, Japan, Mexico, India and Hong Kong, as well as many others. Associate Members from the United States include ABC, CBS, NBC, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Time Warner, and the only individual station, WFMT. Active members are those whose states fall within the European Broadcasting Area, or otherwise those who are members of the Council of Europe. The EBU's highest profile production is the Eurovision Song Contest, organised by its Eurovision Network.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. "To Dream Again" was the Maltese entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2003, performed in English by Lynn.The song is a moderately up-tempo number, with Lynn telling her lover that he "made me dream again" and begging him not to let her "fall apart" by breaking her heart.Somewhat unusually among Contest entries, the title is never sung in its full form, however "dream again" makes several appearances in the lyrics. Lynn appeared playing a grand piano at the start of the song, but after the gentle opening, she discarded this, came out onto the front of the stage, and sang the rest of the song from there. She sported a pink top and white trousers.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Brita Borg, full name Brita Kerstin Gunvor Borg (June 10, 1926 May 4, 2010) was a Swedish singer, actress, and variety show artist. Her variety show career spanned from 1943 into the 1970s, while her singing career trailed away at the end of the 1960s. However, she was still an active actress in the 1980s. Borg represented Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 1959 in Cannes. Borg was born on Södermalm in Stockholm and began her career in the Södermalm-based variety show group Vårat gäng ("Our Gang") after having won a song competition which the magazine Vecko-Revyn organised in 1943. In 1945, she formed the quartet Flickery Flies with Allan Johansson, whom she later married. In 1947, she began her long collaboration with famous Swedish variety performer and writer Povel Ramel. She participated in his radio program Fyra kring en flygel ("Four around a grand piano") and was prima donna in several versions of the Knäppupp variety show between 1952 and 1962.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Valters and Ka a, sometimes spelt Walters and Kazha is a Latvian duo who represented their homeland in the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest. The slow ballad-like song, "The War Is Not Over", finished in 5th place despite having a considerably large lead at some point during the voting. Their full names are Valters Fridenbergs and Karlis Bumeisters. In the semi-final, which was held two days before the final, Valters and Ka a qualified as tenth. Unfortunately, Valters lost his voice at the after-party. This was so bad that at the dress rehearsal Valters did not sing during the entire song. Fortunately he was able to sing at the live final, although Valters and Ka a sang one of the final parts one octave lower than they should. One could clearly see that Valters was relieved that it worked out.
BBC HD is a high-definition television channel provided by the BBC. The service was initially run as a trial from 15 May 2006 until becoming a full service on 1 December 2007. The first HD originated programme to be shown on the channel was Planet Earth, shown on 27 May 2006. The broadcasts are generally six to nine hours per day, and include simulcasts with other BBC channels, such as Michael Palin's New Europe and Hustle, and replays of HD programmes such as Planet Earth, Bleak House, Torchwood, and Hotel Babylon. Live coverage of events such as The Proms, Wimbledon Tennis Championships, the Eurovision Song Contest, the FIFA World Cup, and the Concert for Diana have already been shown, with the first live event to be broadcast being the opening World Cup game between Germany and Costa Rica on 9 June 2006. When high-definition programmes are not being shown, the channel broadcasts a looped preview containing clips from BBC HD programmes. Initially the trial lasted 12 months, after which the BBC Trust agreed to a Public Value Test (PVT) which began on 21 May 2007 and the BBC extended its own HD trial, which was to end in June, until the end of the PVT process.
The book Trans Visit , an artistic report by Swiss photographer Martin Bichsel, is due to be published by Kommode Verlag at the start of October 2014.The voice of Conchita Wurst echoes from speakers all over the world as the diva with a full beard and stunning voice wins the Eurovision Song Contest. Finally there is hope for more tolerance and respect for all genders and gender identities. But have Europeans actually become more tolerant? And what does a glance at the rest of the world reveal? Was the success of Conchita Wurst a sign that Europe, at least, is becoming more open, and that its people have more tolerance and respect for their neighbours? Or was the drag artist nothing more than a tokenistic media construct designed to boost the continent s reputation?The answers to these questions can be found in places where the show business spotlight has gone out. Swiss photographer Martin Bichsel has been accompanying transgender people all over the world for nine years, and gathering together personal stories from Albania, Japan, Greece, Tunisia, Germany, Ireland, Spain, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine and Switzerland.Now, in October 2014, Kommode Verlag is publishing Trans Visit , a book which combines photographic documentation with people s personal stories. The photographer is not looking to criticise society with his book, instead he is trying to tackle a subject in a sensitive rather than voyeuristic way a subject that remains steeped in taboos, even in a supposedly enlightened 21st-century Europe. The book launch in Zurich will take place on 20 November, the official Transgender Day of Remembrance, at Zentrum Karl der Grosse.In Bern, the Trans Visit project exhibition will also be opened to coincide with the book launch in the PROGR city gallery on 22 November.The Trans Visit book has also benefitted from the support of Transgender Network Switzerland and its president Henry Hohmann and co-president Alecs Recher, who will be guests at the launch.
Lale Andersen wurde am 23. März 1905 in Bremerhaven geboren. Anfang der 30er Jahre ging sie nach Berlin, um Theater zu spielen. Mitte der 30er Jahre trat sie auch mit Chansons und Schlagern auf Kleinkunstbühnen auf. Während des zweiten Weltkriegs wurde Lale Andersen mit ihrem Lied Lili Marleen zum Star auf beiden Seiten. Obwohl von den Nazis verboten, entwickelte sich das Lied über den Soldatensender Belgrad zum Dauerbrenner. Sowohl die Alliierten, als auch die deutschen Soldaten schwärmten für das Lied vom jungen Wachtposten. Nach dem Krieg konnte sie nahtlos an frühere Erfolge anknüpfen. Als Interpretin von Seemanns- und Hafenliedern wurde Lale Andersen zum internationalen Star. Ihr späterer Ehemann Artur Beul schrieb für sie zahlreiche erfolgreiche Evergreens.Zu Ihren großen Nachkriegserfolgen zählen Blaue Nacht am Hafen, Ein Schiff wird kommen und Einmal sehen wir uns wieder, mit dem Lale Andersen 1961 am Eurovision Song Contest in Cannes teilnahm. Neben ihrer Rolle als Sängerin war Lale Andersen auch als Texterin unter dem Pseudonym Nicola Wilke erfolgreich. Auch als Schriftstellerin war sie tätig, zuletzt sehr erfolgreich mit ihrer Autobiografie Der Himmel hat viele Farben. Am 29. August 1972 erlag sie in Wien einem Krebsleiden. Lale Andersen war einer der wenigen deutschen weiblichen Weltstars der damaligen Zeit. TRACKS: Disk 1 1. Lili Marleen 2. Blaue Nacht am Hafen (Jealous Heart) 3. Fernweh 4. Am Kai bei der alten Laterne 5. Ja, mein Hein ist der schönste Matrose 6. Wenn die Matrosen tanzen 7. Unter der roten Laterne von St. Pauli 8. Blaues Meer 9. Mach dir um mich doch bitte keine Sorgen (Ein Brief aus der Heimat) 10. Hein Mück aus Bremerhaven 11. Ein Schiff wird kommen 12. Ein Schiff fährt nach Schanghai (Red Sails in the Sunset) 13. Manchmal träum ich vom Kornfeld 14. In Hamburg sind die Nächte lang 15. Ein bißchen Sehnsucht in den Augen 16. Er sah aus wie ein Lord (Les amants merveilleux) 17. Wo de Nordseewellen trecken an den Strand (Friesenlied) 18. Ein fremder Mann (Stranger On The Shore) 19. Ich wünsch dir eine gute Fahrt 20. Roter Rubin (When The Boy In Your Arms) 21. Die Roseninsel (Down In The Valley) 22. El Paso 23. Rote Rosen, weißer Jasmin 24. Milord 25. Auf allen Wogen auf den sieben Meeren (Wie schön ist die Welt) Disk 2 1. Ich schau den weißen Wolken nach 2. Fern, so fern von hier (Last Dance) 3. Hamborger Veermaster (On The Banks Of Sacramento) 4. Grüß' mir das Meer und den Wind 5. Im roten Licht der Hafenbar 6. Der Junge an der Reling 7. Matrosen aus Pyräus 8. Der Leuchtturm, der grüßt aus der Ferne (Antje Marie) 9. Die Fischer von Langeoog 10. Herzen am Hafen (Seemann, gib acht) 11. Das rote Licht der kleinen Bar 12. Einmal kommt das Glück zu dir (Born Too Late) 13. Winter am Meer (Fair Winds And Full Sails) 14. Südwind, Westwind 15. In unserem Garten blühen Rosen 16. Maria-Marie 17. Blue Hawaii 18. Südseenacht (Aloahe) 19. Armer kleiner Marinero 20. Wenn du kein Mädel weisst (Good Night, Irene) 21. Hafen-Harmonika 22. Wo sind die Rosen 23. Einmal sehen wir uns wieder 24. Moonlight And Roses 25. Wenn du heimkommst
Richly contextualized via a masterful introduction, this book's story of the Eurovision Song Contest sings with the verve of topicality. The 'new' Europe is revealed in fascinating guises through clear-eyed accounts of what has been invested in its performance in particular places and among specific audiences. In the macronarratives shaping this global contest as much as the micromoments of its annual unfolding, national and supranational politics, we learn, are no less intriguing than that chameleon-like entity we still call Europe. A provocative and timely collection. - Helen Gilbert, Professor of Theatre, Royal Holloway, University of London A book full of insight, facts, opinions and great stories about the world's most successful TV format ever. - Svante Stockselius, Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest, 2003-2010. This impressive collection takes Eurovision studies to the next level, and it is especially timely now that the new post-Wall unified Europe faces some of its greatest economic and political challenges. The newly-expanded Song Contest is far more than just an entertaining or embarrassing TV show it's actually still a 'a battlefield,' in the memorable words of one of the book's contributors, a way of channeling the tensions and rivalries that still lurk beneath and now often break through the surface of this ideal imagined Europe. How do Britain and Russia see and sing themselves from their post-superpower positions, how do Serbia and Israel and Azerbaijan perform their inclusion in the European project, how do ethnic minorities like Roma play a role within national and cultural identities, and how do feminists and queers find themselves represented in a show that attracts many women and gays? The eleven contributors shine a light on all these questions and more in their incisive and often provocative analyses, while the lively panel discussion brings in broadcasters' voices. All this makes for exciting new views on the 'new' Europe and its changing 'Euro-visions' that bridge music, culture, politics, and economics every spring. - Ivan Raykoff, Associate Professor, The New School; co-editor of A Song For Europe: Popular Music and Politics in the Eurovision Song Contest (2007).
How on earth is the Eurovision 2014 winner Conchita Wurst connected to The Mona Lisa? ... Fascinating... Thought-provoking... Highly original ... ÒWe have originated from parents different in nature and many other things; we embody those differences in us. GiocondaÕs left eye is the eye of her mother, which was full of grief all her life. With the verdict of God her daughter shared the same fate with herÉ the light passed through an illuminated door and fell on the mirror. Ó ... ÒLife is a marathon race which goes around in a circle. Those who are in the spot visible behind us sometimes are in front of us. And we do not know how many circles they are completing as they pass on from the spot where we are. Leonardo Da Vinci is ahead of us for over five hundred years and nobody is able to leave him behind any more.Ó