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Charlize Theron – South African and American Academy Award-winning actress

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CHARLIZE THERON
(August 7, 1975, Benoni, South Africa)
Nationality: South Africa, United States
Category: Celebrities
Occupation: Actress, Producer, director, model
Specification: First African to win an Oscar for Best Actress (Monster, 2003)
Genres: Drama, Crime, Thriller
Gender: Female
Height: 5′ 9½” (1.77 m)
Weight: 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
Measurements: 36B-24-36 (US); 91,4-61-91 сm (EU).
Her father is of French descent and her mother of German descent
French Ancestry Paternal side German Ancestry Maternal side
She became an American citizen in 2007.
Los Angeles and Malibu,, California
Domestic partner: Stuart Townsend (2001 – 2010)
Son: Jackson Theron (b.November 2011) adopted in March 2012
Her first language is Afrikaans, she has a green eyes and Danced professionally.
Has her own charity called the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project She is involved in women’s rights organizations and is a supporter of animal rights
Aword: On September 30, 2005, Theron received her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Won Oscar. Another 30 wins & 32 nominations
She won the Academy Award for Best Actress and Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama for her portrayal of serial killer in Monster (2003)

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Robert De Niro. Two-time Academy Award-winning

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ROBERT DE NIRO
Robert Anthony De Niro Jr.
(17 August 1943, New York, New York)
Nationality: United States, Italy
Category: Celebrities
Occupation: Actor, director, producer
Specification: iconic American film actor, two-time Academy Award-winning
Major Genres: drama, comedy,crime
Gender: Male
Height: 5′ 9½” (1.77 m)
Spouse: Grace Hightower (m. 1997), he has 6 children. (daughter Helen Grace Hightower De Niro, b. 23 Dec. 2011)
Home town: Manhattan, New York
Founder of the Tribeca Film Festival
First Major Screen Credit: Greetings (1968)
Career Highlights: Brazil (1985), Raging Bull (1980), Goodfellas (1990)
Academy Awards: for Best Supporting Actor (1974) for The Godfather Part II, for Best Actor (1981) for Raging Bull
Nominated: Best Actor, Taxi Driver (1976); The Deer Hunter (1978); Awakenings (1990); Cape Fear (1991).
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor: New York, New York (1977), Midnight Run (1988), Analyze This (1999) and Meet the Parents (2000, with Ben Stiller).
Another Major works:
Directed: A Bronx Tale (1993) and The Good Shepherd (2006, starred Matt Damon and Angelina Jolie).

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart -one the greatest composer of all time

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WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART 
full baptismal name Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart
(27 January 1756, Salzburg, Austria –  5 December 1791, Vienna, Austria)
Nationality: Austria
Category: Art workers
Occupation: Composer
Specification: One of the great figures in the history of music. He is considered as a musical genius,  one of the most significant and influential of all classical composers. Classical music.
Gender: Male
Personal life: His mother -Anna Maria Pertl, and  father Leopold Mozart, who was composer, concertmaster and an experienced teacher.
Mozart  Together with his older sister, Maria Anna, nicknamed “Nannerl”, received intensive musical training from his father. A child prodigy, Mozart  at the age of three learned compositions from his father and started to play the keyboard,  at age four perfected ballads, at  age five he composed his first minuets, had his first piece published when he was eight and wrote his first opera when he was twelve.
On August 4, 1782, he married Constanze Weber against his father’s wishes and they had 6 children, but only two (sons) survived.
Mozart mainly lived in Salzburg  and Vienna and during his short life of only 35 years completed several long concert tour throughout Europe,  which included stays in Paris,  London,  Milan, Rome and Prague.  At the beginning of his musical career, he played with his father and sister for Louis XV at Versailles and George III in London. During his trips, he met such great composers as J.S. Bach, G.F. Handel, and Joseph Haydn. He taught and gave piano lessons to make ends meet. He enjoyed dancing, joking and playing billiard. Mozart died  on 5 December 1791 at the aged of 35. Some have speculated that Mozart was poisoned by rival composer Antonio Salieri, but no proof exists to support that theory. Mozart  probably died of rheumatic fever.
Creative style: Mozart had the unique and universal creative style, that formed on the basis of his ability to incorporate many musical elements and style and absorbe, adapt valuable features of others’ music Including
the Baroque. Mozart possessed an  powerful musical memory, excellent ability to improvisation, holistic perception and playful attitude towards the world.
Genres:  Mozart was a versatile composer, and wrote in every major genre: chamber music, symphonies, operas, Masses.
He mainly wrote Operas, Church Music, Vocal and Choral Music, Orchestral Music, Chamber Music, Piano Music and Organ Music, concert arias and scenes.
Major works: He was also a very prolific composer and composed over 600 works including:21 stage and opera works, 15 Masses, over 50 symphonies, 30 keyboard, 25 piano and 12 violin concertos, dances and sets of dances. His major works are the operas Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro, 1786),  Don Giovanni,1787 and  Die Zauberflöte, (The Magic Flute, 1791); comic masterpiece the short work for orchestra  Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (A Little Night Music, 1787) and his last three church pieces:  Ave Verum Corpus, 1791, Mass in C Minor,  and Requiem (Both remain unfinished).
Mozart Quotes: 1. Music is my life and my life is music. 2. Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius. 3. The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between. 4. When I am ….. completely myself, entirely alone… or during the night when I cannot sleep, it is on such occasions that my ideas flow best and most abundantly. Whence and how these ideas come I know not nor can I force them. 5.  Nor do I hear in my imagination the parts successively, I hear them all at once. What a delight this is! All this inventing, this producing, takes place in a pleasing, lively dream. 6. My subject enlarges itself, becomes methodized and define, and the whole, though it be long, stands almost complete and finished in my mind, so that I can survey it, like a fine picture or a beautiful statute, at a glance. 7. I pay no attention whatever to anybody’s praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings. 8. It is a great consolation for me to remember that the Lord, to whom I had drawn near in humble and child-like faith, has suffered and died for me, and that He will look on me in love and compassion.
Requiem       Piano Concerto No. 21        Read more: Genvive

Nicole Kidman – Watercolor portrait by Vitaly Shchukin

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Vitaly Shchukin – Watercolor portrait

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Zlata Ognevich – representative of Ukraine at the Eurovision-2013

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ZLATA OGNEVICH
Inna Leonidovna Bordyug
(born 12 January 1986, Murmansk, Russian SSR)
Nationality: Ukraine
Category: Celebrities
Occupation: Singer
Specification: She was representating Ukraine at the Eurovision Song Contest 2013, where she won third place with 214 points.
Gender: Female
Height: 5’ 5” (1.65 m)
Weight: 114,7 lbs (52 kg)
Nicknames: “Ukrainian butterfly”, ” Natasha Rostova of our time»
Biography: Her father was a military surgeon and teacher, mother – a teacher of Russian language and literature. During the five years of her father service she lived in Gremikha, West Face (Kola Peninsula), St. Petersburg, Belarus. In 1991, the family moved to Ukraine. Zlata grew up in the Crimean city of Sudak, where she began her musical training, learnt to imitate the sounds of nature, swim and dive. She said that diving was a very good breathing exercise, and then trained her vocal ability. In 18 years, Zlata went to Kiev, where she started her professional singing career.
Education: Ognevich is a graduate of Rheingold M. Glière Music College, Kiev Institute of Music (Department of jazz). Her vocal coach –Tatiana Nicolayevna Rusova
Influenced by: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Zlata’s favorites:
Movies, theater, travel, mountains, Italian and Thai cuisine. Favorite food – Thai soup, salads with olive oil, a place of rest – Cuba, perfume – Laura Biagiotti, dog – labrador, film – “Coffee and Cigarettes” by Jim Jarmusch, the last book she read – “Steve Jobs Biography” , idol – Whitney Houston.
Personality: She is open, sensitive, hard-working, she is distinguished by exceptional high demands on itself, self-criticism and perseverance. “As to my personal life, says Zlata, – I have no time for it. Now I am a free artist.
Career: Ognevich is a soloist of the Ensemble of Song and Dance of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. She sang in a Latin band. She works with composer Mikhail Nekrasov (his composition «Wild Dance» helped a Ukrainian singer Ruslana to win at Eurovision Song Contest 2004).
In 2010, she appeared as a special guest at the international fest “Slavic Bazaar” in Vitebsk.
In 2011, she was the First Prize Winner of the I International Song Contest Crimea Music Fest and won a prize of press.
She was the Voice of campaign TM “Crown» – with song “Passion”
Zlata Ognievich was representing Ukraine at the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö, Sweden with the song “Gravity”, where she won third place with 214 points.

The top 5 favourites of Eurovision 2013 (according to the bookies).
1. Emmelie De Forest (Denmark), song – “Only Teardrops”.
2. Zlata Ognevich (Ukraine), – “Gravity”.
3. Margaret Berger (Norway),– “I Feed You My Love”.
4. Dina Garipova (Russia), – “What If”.
5. Marco Mengoni (Italy), – “L’Essenziale”.

The top 5 winners of Eurovision 2013
1. Emmelie De Forest (Denmark), song – “Only Teardrops” – (281).
2. Farid Mammadov (Azerbaijan), “Hold Me”- (234).
3. Zlata Ognevich (Ukraine), – “Gravity” – (214).
4. Margaret Berger (Norway),– “I Feed You My Love”- (191).
5. Dina Garipova (Russia), – “What If” – (174).

 

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Adriana Lima – Brazilian Supermodel, Angel Victoria’s Secret

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LimaADRIANA LIMA
Adriana Francesca Lima
(June 12, 1981, Salvador da Bahia, Brazil)
Nationality: Brazil
Category: Celebrities
Occupation: Model, Actress
Specification: One of the most famous and in-demand models of the world, one of the Victoria’s Secret’s Perfect 10.
Gender: Female
Eye Color: Blue
Height: 178 cm (5 ft10in)
Weight: 59 kg (130 lb)
Measurements: 89-61-89 (EU); 35-24-35(US)
Religion: Roman Catholic
Husband: Marko Jaric (NBA player, together from 2007, m. 14-Feb-2009, 2009–present)
Daughter – Valentina Lima Jaric (b. 15-Nov-2009)

Adriana Lima quotes: 1. Be sure what you want and be sure about yourself. Fashion is not just beauty, it’s about good attitude. You have to believe in yourself and be strong. 2. We come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly… Only after we have lost everything, are we free to do anything… Throw things out there and not be perfect and not have answers to anything and see if people understand. 3. Fashion is about good energy. It’s about feelings. That’s what I have to give the people, good energy and good feelings. 4. I used to be very shy. When I first started, I had to go to a casting, and I had to go in a bikini. I thought I was too skinny. But I went in and got the job! And that’s how I started. 5. Don’t try to be what you’re not. If you’re nervous, be nervous. If you’re shy, be shy. It’s cute. 6. If you ask people what they’ve always wanted to do, most people haven’t done it. That breaks my heart. 7. I don’t like fights. I don’t like aggressive people.

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Gian Lorenzo Bernini – One of the greatest Italian sculptors and architects

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A self-portrait (c.1665) Royal Coll., Windsor 

GIAN BERNINI
Gian (Giovanni) Lorenzo Bernini

7 December 1598, Naples, Italy — 28 November 1680, Rome) (aged 81)
Nationality: Italy
Category: Art workers
Occupation: Sculptor, architect, painter.
Specification: Founder of the Baroque style of architecture and sculpture, the greatest sculptor-architect of his time.
Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic

Gian Bernini Quotes: 1. Three things are needed for success in painting and sculpture: to see beauty when young and accustom oneself to it, to work hard, and to obtain good advice. 2. An architect proves his skill by turning the defects of a site into advantages. 3. There are two devices which can help the sculptor to judge his work: one is not to see it for a while. The other… is to look at his work through spectacles which will change its color and magnify or diminish it, so as to disguise it somehow to his eye, and make it look as though it were the work of another…

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