Maria Mukhortova - Wikipedia
Italy's Carolina Kostner falls during her performance in the women's free skating figure skating event at the Vancouver Winter Olympics. He was in a relationship with Natalia Shestakova, but the guys showed average results. Maxim Trankov and Maria Mukhortova had a great time this season way even into the top ten on the Russian championship market. Gordeeva has a younger sister, Maria Alexandrovna Gordeeva (born ), who lives in Moscow. By , the skating partnership had grown into a romantic relationship. Maria Mukhortova / Maxim Trankov · United States quickly became the centre of Canadas cattle marketing and meatpacking industries.
But Trankov at this time was in his thoughts far away. Meanwhile, Tatiana Volosozhar and Stanislav Morozov finished joint performances. Stanislav already saw himself only coach. He even went to Vancouver to Moscow, talked with Nina Moser.
And they agreed on future cooperation. There was only one open question, and the most important: In Vancouver, after the end of the competition, when all the Olympic nerves left behind Trankov, Morozov asked for a meeting.
Stanislav dreamed that with his girlfriend in the future skate reliable prospective partner. And then I told him he said,"Well, if Tanya wants to continue with me, then I will continue. With any other partner - no. And very soon it became clear that the result will be.
Just six months training together. But the main event of the first joint of the season was to be a world championship. Volosozhar and Trankov both were students of highly skilled professionals.
Maxim pair skating technique put famous coaches - Ludmila and Nikolai Velikov. Tanya before meeting with Maxim also took a first-class school. She worked elite professionals - Nikolai Morozov, Ingo Steuer. But the full potential of both, make two strong skaters couple, a couple of world-class managed with his team already Nina Moser.
When they teamed up, Tania and Maxim was a separate, each with its own history of personal life. The next year, he placed in the top ten at his first senior nationals and he rose steadily through the ranks, gaining experience on the junior level. He made his international debut in the — season, making his mark immediately by winning the silver medal at the NHK Trophy behind Takeshi Honda. At the Canadian Championships, Buttle made his first run on the podium and it earned him a trip to Korea for the Four Continents, where he won his first gold medal.
Buttles bronze medal finish at Nationals was not enough for him to be qualified as an alternate to the Canadian Olympic figure skating team and he hadnt met Canadian Olympic Association criteria.
Silver medalist Emanuel Sandhu withdrew from the competition while Buttle could not replace him, instead, Buttle went to the Worlds and placed high enough to earn Canada two spots to the next World Championships.
The next season, Buttle repeated his podium finish at Nationals and he worked to turn things around in the — season. After that setback, he had a disappointing Nationals and did not earn a spot to Worlds, Buttle was instead sent to the Four Continents, which he won for the second time. Buttle spent that summer training in Lake Arrowhead with Rafael Arutyunyan and he recovered in the — season 7.
It was held at the Comcast Arena at Everett in Everett, medals were awarded in the disciplines of mens singles, ladies singles, pair skating, and ice dancing. Skaters earned points toward qualifying for the —09 Grand Prix Final, the compulsory dance was the Viennese Waltz. This marked the first occurrence of a Worst-Picture-nominated film winning an Academy Award, in Tennessee, two young boys, Rafe McCawley and Danny Walker, play together in the back of an old biplane, pretending to be soldiers fighting the Germans in World War I.
After Rafes father lands his biplane and leaves, Rafe and Danny climb into the plane and Rafe accidentally starts it, Rafe manages to stop the plane at the end of the runway, but Dannys father beats Rafe and Danny for climbing into the plane.
Rafe stands up to Dannys father calling him a dirty German, however, Dannys father then reveals that he fought the Germans in World War I, and that he prays no one will ever have to experience what he experienced. Eighteen years later, in JanuaryDanny and Rafe are both first lieutenants under the command of Major Jimmy Doolittle, Doolittle informs Rafe that he has been accepted into the Eagle Squadron. A nurse named Evelyn meets Rafe and passes his medical exam despite his dyslexia and that night, Rafe and Evelyn enjoy an evening of dancing at a nightclub and later a jaunt in New York harbor in a borrowed police boat.
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Rafe shocks Evelyn by saying that he has joined the Eagle Squadron and is leaving the next day, Danny, Evelyn and their fellow pilots and nurses are transferred to Pearl Harbor. Meanwhile, Rafe flies in numerous dogfights with the RAF against the Luftwaffe, becoming a flying ace, Danny gives Evelyn the news and she is devastated. Three months later, Evelyn and Danny begin to develop feelings for each other, Danny takes Evelyn on a sunset flight over the harbor and the two begin a relationship.
On the night of December 6, Evelyn is shocked to discover Rafe standing outside her door and he goes to the Hula bar where he is welcomed back by his overjoyed fellow pilots. Danny finds Rafe in the bar with the intention of making things right and they drive away, avoiding being put in the brig when the authorities arrive at the bar.
The two later fall asleep in Dannys car, early the next morning, on December 7, the Japanese navy begins its attack on Pearl Harbor. The USS Arizona is obliterated with when a bomb detonates the ships forward ammunition magazine.
One bomb mortally wounds Captain Mervyn S. Bennion, cook Dorie Miller, with no training with firearms, mans a. His oeuvre revolutionized the traditional tango into a new style termed nuevo tango, incorporating elements from jazz, a virtuoso bandoneonist, he regularly performed his own compositions with a variety of ensembles. InAmerican music critic Stephen Holden described Piazzolla as the worlds foremost composer of tango music, Piazzolla was born in Mar del Plata, Argentina, inthe only child of Italian immigrant parents, Vicente Nonino Piazzolla and Asunta Manetti.
His mother was the daughter of two Italian immigrants from Lucca in Tuscany and his parents worked long hours and Piazzolla soon learned to take care of himself on the streets despite having a limp. At home he would listen to his fathers records of the orchestras of Carlos Gardel and Julio de Caro. He began to play the bandoneon after his father spotted one in a New York pawn shop inafter their return to New York City from a brief visit to Mar del Plata inthe family moved to Little Italy in lower Manhattan.
In Piazzolla composed his first tango, La Catinga, the following year he took music lessons with the Hungarian classical pianist Bela Wilda, a student of Rachmaninoff who taught him to play Bach on his bandoneon. In he met Carlos Gardel, one of the most important figures in the history of tango, Gardel invited the young bandoneon player to join him on his tour.
Much to Piazzollas dismay, his father decided that he was not old enough to go along, the disappointment of being forbidden to join the tour proved to be fortunate, as it was on this tour in that Gardel and his entire orchestra perished in a plane crash. In later years, Piazzolla made light of this near miss, joking that if his father had not been so careful, Piazzolla would be playing the harp rather than the bandoneon.
As time went by Troilo began to fear that the musical ideas of the young bandoneonist might undermine the style of his orchestra. Tensions mounted between the two bandoneonists until, inPiazzolla announced his intention to leave Troilo and join the orchestra of the tango singer and bandoneonist Francisco Fiorentino. Piazzolla would lead Fiorentinos orchestra until and make recordings with him. Having disbanded his first orchestra in he almost abandoned tango altogether as he continued to study Bartok and Stravinsky and he spent a lot of time listening to jazz and searching for a musical style of his own beyond the realms of tango Duke Ellington — Edward Kennedy Duke Ellington was an American composer, pianist, and bandleader of a jazz orchestra, which he led from until his death in a career spanning over fifty years.
Ellington was based in New York City from the mids onward, in the s, his orchestra toured in Europe. Some of the musicians who were members of Ellingtons orchestra, such as saxophonist Johnny Hodges, are considered to be among the best players in jazz, Ellington melded them into the best-known orchestral unit in the history of jazz. Some members stayed with the orchestra for several decades, a master at writing miniatures for the three-minute 78 rpm recording format, Ellington often composed specifically to feature the style and skills of his individual musicians.
Ellington also recorded songs written by his bandsmen, for example Juan Tizols Caravan, and Perdido, afterEllington collaborated with composer-arranger-pianist Billy Strayhorn, whom he called his writing and arranging companion. With Strayhorn, he composed many extended compositions, or suites, following an appearance at the Newport Jazz Festival, in JulyEllington and his orchestra enjoyed a major career revival and embarked on world tours.
Ellington recorded for most American record companies of his era, performed in films, scoring several. His reputation continued to rise after he died, and he was awarded a special posthumous Pulitzer Prize for music inEllington was born on April 29, to James Edward Ellington and Daisy Ellington in Washington, D.
Daisy primarily played parlor songs and James preferred operatic arias and they lived with his maternal grandparents at Ida Place, NW, in the West End neighborhood of Washington, D.
James Ellington made blueprints for the United States Navy, when Ellington was a child, his family showed racial pride and support in their home, as did many other families. African Americans in D. Daisy surrounded her son with dignified women to reinforce his manners, Ellingtons childhood friends noticed that his casual, offhand manner, his easy grace, and his dapper dress gave him the bearing of a young nobleman, and began calling him Duke.
Ellington credited his chum Edgar McEntree for the nickname, I think he felt that in order for me to be eligible for his constant companionship, I should have a title.
Though Ellington took piano lessons, he was interested in baseball. President Roosevelt would come by on his horse sometimes, and stop and watch us play, Ellington went to Armstrong Technical High School in Washington, D. But in the short program the judges were not fair to us.
You can definitely write exactly that. It is not clear to me why we lost 6 points to the third place. And we mostly lost them in the second mark. The mark you can "play with" if you want. They received a total of Tatiana's and Stanislav's total points were I think we got paid what we deserved for our long program, as we made some mistakes. But it was still one of our cleanest skates of a long program.
Yes, I think in the long program they judged us OK, but that margin in the short made all the difference, because both Russian pairs had clean skates. How was it in Vancouver? You planned to go to the opening ceremony, did you manage to?
In Torino we didn't go either. We had the short program the next day and didn't want to stand for hours in the stadium and get tired, it takes too much energy. We wanted to go this time, because we had one day off before our competition started. But it didn't work out. And, as we left right after our competition was over, we were not present at the closing ceremony either.
There was also some confusion with clothes; the team uniforms were too big for Tania, they just didn't have her size! And for the ceremonies I needed official clothes, not the sportswear. We also understood that we would need to walk quite a lot.
We only had warm boots and the ceremony was indoors, so in the end we just didn't want to go at all. And what do you think about your results at the Games? I think you should have placed a bit higher. It doesn't make much difference if it's sixth or eighths place. Yes, I agree with that. And we've already gotten used to the fact that we are usually under-marked.
But to finish your career like this? Actually, after Europeans and those 6 points' difference in short program, everything was already clear. You know, when a country doesn't care about its sportsmen Is it true that you had to buy the tickets to go to Worlds in Los Angeles yourself? It was not exactly like that.Maria Mukhortova & Maxim Trankov RUS - 2004 Junior World Figure Skating Championships SP
But our federation was late with the arrangements and exactly at that time some journalist asked me about it. So I just answered truthfully; that we didn't have any tickets yet. They wrote it in their article and suddenly our tickets appeared! This season it's been much better; starting from our first competition everything was arranged. But, you know, before Stas mentioned in that interview that our federation doesn't want or can't help, other skaters just kept silent.
And we were fed up with it, we do our job and the federation doesn't. It's not our problem; we shouldn't have to worry about tickets, hotels and such.
Right before Europeans you finally found sponsors who helped you pay your debts to Ingo Steuer. Yes, they helped us pay for the whole previous season with money we were not able to get from our federation. My very close friend helped us to find the sponsors. A few years ago she wrote a book and they helped her publish it.