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Thomas Simaku with a CD Release on Naxos
A CD comprising 6 works performed by the Kreutzer Quartet has just been released in the UK on Naxos records,and also in USA and Canada.
Thomas Simaku is an Albanian Composer among 21st Century Classics.For more information about individual tracks, please go to Naxos website.
A new CD release of Thomas Simaku

Monument to the Victims of Communism in Ottawa - Canada
Communist Sign the petition to support the building of a Monument to the Victims of Communism, in Ottawa, Canada

To: Parliament of Canada
While the horrors of Nazism are well known, who knows that the Soviet Union murdered 20 million people? Who knows that China's dictators have slaughtered an estimated 60 million? Who knows that the Communist holocaust has exacted a death toll surpassing that of all of the wars of the 20th century combined ? Just as we must grasp Communism's brutality, we must understand the true cause of this era's most significant event: the fall of the Soviet Union. While we believe that Vaclav Havel was right when he saw the fall of the Communist empire as an event on the same scale as the fall of the Roman Empire, it was not the end of Communism. Sign and Join this petition

Who recognised KOSOVA as an Independent State?
Countries that have recognized or Announced the recognition of Republic of Kosova
We are honored and humbled that it is our generation that lives to see that day and we are aware and ready to take up the path that begins from here. Our future is with Europe.Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, for standing by us in the worst times. In memory of those who gave and lost their lives, and loved ones. May peace and light prevail. Countries who recognized Kosova

Boycott of Greek products in Albania
Boycott of Greek products in Albania!

Albanian nationalists, who accuse Greece of turning the country into a non-conventional colony of Greece, are using the protest to halt the rising power of Greece in the country. In 2006 Greek Imports reached EUR 406mn, while Greek investments are estimated at over EUR 400mn. Greek companies and businesses own substantial shares in the telecommunication, petroleum and financial markets in the country. Strong protests were organized by the "Cham" population, ethnic Albanians that used to live in the territory of current Greece till the end of World War II. Afterwards, they forcedly expelled from their properties. Therefore we call on you to Boycott greek products in Albania

Donation for an Albanian Bridge in Shkoder City.
Has started a project to raise funds to build a bridge in the village of "Ure e Shtrenjte", near Shkoder. In need for donation to complete this project. More ..

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Kara DioGuardi - an amazing singer, songwriter, producer
Posted on Friday, January 23 @ 14:11:55 PST by classiclady


Albanian People
    Kara Elizabeth DioGuardi (born December 9, 1970) is an American singer/songwriter, record producer,
    Kara Dio Guardi
    and TV personality who has contributed to a long list of internationally successful popular songs. She writes music in the light pop-rock and Dance genre.

    DioGuardi has worked with Celine Dion, David Archuleta, Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, and Paula Abdul, American Idol's other female judge. She joined the eighth season of American Idol as a judge.

    DioGuardi grew up in the Wilmot Woods section of suburban New Rochelle, New York. She attended The Masters School in Dobbs Ferry, New York.

    After completing a political science degree at Duke University, she worked in the publishing and marketing departments of Billboard Magazine.

    She is of Italian and Albanian (Arbėresh) descent. She is the daughter of Carol Asselta and former Republican Rep. Joseph J. DioGuardi. Her mother died in 1997 after a 7-year battle with ovarian cancer.

    Kara DioGuardi is a living legend in the music industry. Aside from a long list of accomplishments as a songwriter, Kara DioGuardi is the new and fourth American Idol judge.

    Although American Idol originally wanted to have four judges on the show, it took seven years before they found someone to join Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson guiding and criticizing the contestants on the FOX reality show.

    DioGuardi joined the judge’s table of the American Idol on the eight season of the hit singing contest, which aired on January 2009.



    Professional songwriter

    While her early solo and band efforts did not result in commercial successes, she became a much sought after songwriter, writing or co-writing many international hit songs from 1999 to today (see discographies and awards below). To date, She has had over 39 albums in the Top 10 on Billboard's 200 album chart. Her songs are on over 100 million records.[6] The majority of her songs have been recorded by American females in the pop/rock genre, with a significant minority of songs recorded by Australian females, and Latin music artists. DioGuardi can be heard performing backup vocals on some of these recordings.

    Music publishing

    DioGuardi co-owns Arthouse Entertainment, a publishing company that is a resource business for record companies and other music entities seeking
    compositions, productions, artists, and related music services. Arthouse has been a part of many chart-topping hits including Cassie's "Me & U" (written and produced by Ryan Leslie), Jim Jones' "We Fly High" (written and produced by Zukhan Bey), Nick Lachey's "What's Left of Me", David Archuleta's single "Crush" (written and produced by Eman Kiriakou), Mika's "Grace Kelly" and also OneRepublic's "Apologize" and "Stop and Stare" (all produced by Greg Wells), Faith Hill's "Lost" (written and produced by Kara DioGuardi and Mitch Allan) and Ashlee Simpson albums.

    Reality television

    In July 2006, DioGuardi was a judge in an "Idol"-like TV show called The One: Making a Music Star. The show debuted on ABC with the second-lowest rating ever for a premiere on a major American network and was abruptly canceled after just two weeks .

    She joined the hit FOX television show American Idol as a fourth Judge starting in the show's eighth season (January 13, 2009) . In 2000, DioGuardi co-wrote (with fellow Idol judge Paula Abdul) the UK number-one single "Spinning Around", performed by Kylie Minogue. She has written many songs sung by Idol winners and alumni such as Kelly Clarkson, David Cook, Carrie Underwood, and Katharine McPhee

    Awards and nominations

    In 2003, DioGuardi won a BMI Cable Award for cowriting and performing, Somethin' To Say, the theme to the now-cancelled Lifetime Television series For the People, which starred Lea Thompson, Debbi Morgan, A. Martinez and Cecilia Suarez. In 2007, she was named BMI's "Pop Songwriter of the Year" for 2006, as she had accumulated ten BMI awards in the previous four years for having written the "most performed songs on the radio". To date, she has had over 46 albums in the Top 10 on Billboard magazine's 200 album chart. Her songs are on various hit albums that have altogether sold over 100 million copies.

    In 2007, DioGuardi was nominated for a Latin Grammy in the category of Best Song for her writing on the Belinda single, "Bella Tracion" along with co-writers Belinda, Mitch Allan, Ben Moody and Nacho Peregrin. In November of 2007, Kara was awarded the TAXI A&R award for Humanitarian of the Year at their annual Road Rally Convention.

    Personal life

    She is engaged to general contractor Mike McCuddy; no wedding date has yet been set.

    DioGuardi works with the Phoenix House, a non-profit substance abuse service organization; she contributes to recording studios in the facilities and helps teach the teens how to operate the equipment.

Published by ACLIS Jan 23, 2009

 
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