Saturday, January 23, 2010
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Sarah Ann McLachlan, OC, OBC (born January 28, 1968(1968-01-28)) is a Canadian musician, singer and songwriter. She is known for her emotional ballads and mezzo-soprano vocal range. As of 2006, she has sold over 40 million albums worldwide. Her best-selling album to date is Surfacing, for which she won two Grammy Awards (out of four nominations) and eight Juno Awards. In addition to her personal artistic efforts, she founded the Lilith Fair tour, which showcased female musicians in the late 1990s.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Bridges died of natural causes at the age of eighty-five. His ashes were given to his family. He was married to Dorothy Bridges (née Simpson) (1915 - 2009), from 1938 until his death. They had four children: the actors Beau Bridges and Jeff Bridges; a daughter, Lucinda Louise Bridges; and another son, Garrett Myles Bridges (born between Beau and Jeff), who died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome on August 3, 1948. The actor Jordan Bridges (son of Beau) is Lloyd Bridges' grandson. Source: wikipedia
Friday, January 8, 2010
When I created the Sketch of the Day blog a few years ago, I had no idea the kind of connections and benefits that would come because of it. Based on the work displayed on the blog, the Faber-Castell (art products) company commissioned me to do a pencil drawing of the Statue of Liberty. It is now being used on the Faber-Castell USA website to promote their graphite pencil line of products.
Sunday, January 3, 2010
His career began in World War II as a private in the United States Army Air Forces. After serving as an aircraft mechanic, in September 1942 he entered enlisted pilot training and upon graduation was promoted to the rank of flight officer (the World War II USAAF equivalent to warrant officer) and became a P-51 Mustang fighter pilot. After the war he became a test pilot of many kinds of aircraft and rocket planes. Yeager was the first man to break the sound barrier on October 14, 1947, flying the experimental Bell X-1 at Mach 1 at an altitude of 13,700 m (45,000 ft). Although Scott Crossfield was the first man to fly faster than Mach 2 in 1953, Yeager shortly thereafter exceeded Mach 2.4. He later commanded fighter squadrons and wings in Germany and in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War, and in recognition of the outstanding performance ratings of those units he then was promoted to brigadier general. Yeager's flying career spans more than sixty years and has taken him to every corner of the globe, even into the Soviet Union during the height of the Cold War.
Saturday, January 2, 2010
Robert Cleckler Bowden (born November 8, 1929 in Birmingham, Alabama) is a former college football coach. He coached the Florida State Seminoles football team from the 1976 to 2009 seasons. During his time at Florida State, Bowden led FSU to an Associated Press and Coaches Poll National Title in 1993 and a BCS National Championship National Title in 1999, as well as twelve Atlantic Coast Conference championships since FSU joined the conference in 1991. After a difficult 2009 season and amid questioning fans, Bowden announced his retirement from FSU on December 1st, just weeks after his 80th birthday. His final coaching appearance was the 2010 Gator Bowl game on January 1st with a 33-21 victory over his former program, West Virginia.
Bowden finished his career second in all-time wins by a Division I-FBS coach with 389 wins. Joe Paterno is the all-time winningest coach. Bowden is tied with Paterno and Paul 'Bear' Bryant for most Division 1A winning seasons at 37. A March 6, 2009 NCAA ruling requiring Florida State to "vacate any games in which an ineligible player participated" threatens to remove 14 of Bowden's wins from the 2006 and 2007 seasons in relation to an academic scandal. As of July 2009, Florida State is appealing the ruling. As of the 2009 season, Bowden was one of four active coaches inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as coaches (along with Chris Ault, Joe Paterno, and John Gagliardi). Source: Wikipedia
Friday, January 1, 2010
Sandra Annette Bullock (pronounced /ˈbʊlək/; born July 26, 1964) is an American actress who came to fame in the 1990s, after roles in successful films such as Speed and While You Were Sleeping. She has since established her career as a well-known leading Hollywood actress, with films such as Miss Congeniality and Crash, which received critical acclaim. In 2007 she was ranked as the 14th richest female celebrity with an estimated fortune of $85 million. In 2009, at the age of 45, Bullock starred in the most financially successful films of her career, The Proposal and The Blind Side—also earning her dual Golden Globe nominations; one for each performance. 67th Golden Globe Awards. Source: Wikipedia