Phofois a music producer from New York (now living in Los Angeles). He is best known for composing the score for Disney's Club Penguin, Sushi Pack (a Saturday morning cartoon on CBS), the animated feature film, "Los Campeones de La Lucha Libre" (Porchlight), and Shep & Tiffany Watch TV (Bravo). Alongside MF DOOM and De La Soul's Prince Paul (producer), Phofo was responsible for producing MC Paul Barman's critically acclaimed Paullelujah! LP (Coup d'État). Phofo was a contributing writer to McSweeney's "Created in Darkness by Troubled Americans" (Knopf/Random House) and a music consultant to PRI's This American Life.
Club Penguin was a massively multiplayer online game (MMO), involving a virtual world that contained a range of online games and activities. It was created by New Horizon Interactive. Players used cartoon penguin-avatars and played in a winter-set virtual world. After beta-testing, Club Penguin was made available to the general public on October 24, 2005, and expanded into a large online community, such that by late 2007, it was claimed Club Penguin had over 30 million user accounts. In July 2013, Club Penguin had over 200 million registered user accounts.
Sushi Pack is a Canadian-American animated television series produced by DIC Entertainment Corporation and CloudCo, Inc., that aired on the KEWLopolis block on CBS from November 3, 2007 to September 12, 2009. The show features a team of anthropomorphic wasabi, salmon egg sushi, crab sushi, tuna sushi, and octopus sushi as they use their wits and their emotions to save the world and educate young children. The Sushi Pack team lives in a donut shop with their human friend, Ben. Despite the superhero element of the show, violence is used only as a last resort. The closing theme song of the show is a techno/rap/funk hybrid song written by Phofo, composer for the entire series. Quests involve learning about the meaning of friendship, social skills, and teamwork.
De La Soul is an American hip hop trio formed in 1987 in the Amityville area of Long Island, New York. They are best known for their eclectic sampling, quirky lyrics, and their contributions to the evolution of the jazz rap and alternative hip hop subgenres. The members are Posdnuos, Trugoy and Maseo. The three formed the group in high school and caught the attention of producer Prince Paul with a demo tape of the song "Plug Tunin'". With its playful wordplay, innovative sampling, and witty skits, the band's debut album, 3 Feet High and Rising, has been called "a hip hop masterpiece."
Cheryl Gates McFadden, is an American actress and choreographer. She is usually credited as Cheryl McFadden when working as a choreographer and Gates McFadden when working as an actress. She is best known for playing Dr. Beverly Crusher in the Star Trek: The Next Generation television series and in the four subsequent films.
The 43rd Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 21, 2001, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Several artists earned three awards on the night: Steely Dan's haul included Album of the Year for Two Against Nature; U2 took home the Record of the Year and Song of the Year for "Beautiful Day"; Dr. Dre won Producer of the Year, Non-Classical and Best Rap Album for Eminem's The Marshall Mathers LP; Eminem himself also received three awards, out of four nominations; Faith Hill took home Best Country Album for the album Breathe, Best Female Country Vocal Performance for the song's title track and for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals with Tim McGraw for "Let's Make Love". Madonna opened the show with "Music".
Zacharias Manuel de la Rocha is an American musician and activist. He is best known as the vocalist and lyricist of rock band Rage Against the Machine. With former Mars Volta drummer Jon Theodore, de la Rocha also co-founded One Day as a Lion in 2008.
Juan Luis Guerra Seijas, known professionally as Juan Luis Guerra, is a Dominican musician, singer, composer, and record producer. He has sold over 30 million records, and has won numerous awards including 18 Latin Grammy Awards, two Grammy Awards, and two Latin Billboard Music Awards. Guerra won 3 Latin Grammy Awards in 2010, including Album of the Year. In 2012, he won the Latin Grammy Award for Producer of the Year.
Mitchell Froom is an American musician and record producer.
Hal Willner is an American music producer working in recording, films, TV and live events. He is best known for assembling tribute albums and events featuring a wide variety of artists and musical styles. His first tribute album was Amarcord Nino Rota in 1981.
Anne Preven is an American songwriter, musician, and record producer. As a member of the alternative rock band Ednaswap, she co-wrote "Torn" which was covered by Lise Sørensen (Danish), Trine Rein, (Norwegian) and then Natalie Imbruglia and became a worldwide number one airplay song, spending 11 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay Chart in the US. "Torn" has sold an estimated four million copies, it is certified platinum in three countries, and was declared the "number one radio single of the 1990s" by radio personality Rick Dees. As a songwriter, Preven has collaborated with some of the music industry's top artists including Madonna, Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Sinéad O'Connor, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Jordin Sparks, Zac Brown Band, Pnau, Andy Grammar, Lea Michele, Pixie Lott, and Westlife.
Juan Fernando Silvetti Adorno, professionally known as Bebu Silvetti or simply Silvetti, was an Argentine-born Mexican pianist, composer, conductor, arranger, and record producer. In the 1970s he moved to Mexico and got the nationality. Popularly known for the 1977 instrumental disco hit, "Lluvia De Primavera", the album was produced in Mexico and for the 1980 modern instrumental mariachi album. Silvetti was also a successful, Grammy-winning producer for a wide variety of Latin and international music performers. He was the father of the actress Anna Silvetti. Silvetti also worked in the music of successful films and telenovelas in Mexico.
Cristián de la Fuente is a Chilean–American actor, presenter, model and producer.
Penn & Teller's Sin City Spectacular was a weekly American television variety show hosted by Penn and Teller that appeared on the FX Networks from August 10, 1998 - June 30, 1999. The show's aim was to revive the genuine variety shows from the past, such as The Ed Sullivan Show, where, as Penn put it, you could see Pavarotti singing an aria, followed by a man with trained performing housecats.
Busca una mujer, or commonly known as Un Hombre Busca Una Mujer, is the sixth studio album by superstar Luis Miguel. It was produced by Juan Carlos Calderón, and released on November 25, 1988, as the second album released with Warner Music. The first single was "La Incondicional" which spent seven months on the top ten of many charts in Latin America. The success of this single almost overshadowed the rest of the singles released from the album. The titled was simply Busca Una Mujer since his name would complement the title.
América & en Vivo is a live extended play (EP) by Mexican singer Luis Miguel. It was released on 25 September 1992 by WEA Latina. The EP consists of three live versions of "Inolvidable", No Sé Tú", and "Contigo en la Distancia" from his performance at the National Auditorium in Mexico during his Romance Tour in 1992 as well as a new track "America, America", originally performed by Nino Bravo. "America, America" was released as a single and peaked at number 20 on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart. The EP was rated three out of five stars by an editor on AllMusic and received a positive review from Mario Taradell of the Miami Herald, who praised his vocals and the production of the EP. América & En Vivo peaked at number 12 on the Billboard Latin Pop Albums chart and was certified platinum in Argentina by the Argentine Chamber of Phonograms and Videograms Producers (CAPIF).
Paul Irizarry, known artistically as Echo, is a Puerto Rican record producer and songwriter.
Cruz Martínez is an American musician and record producer. He is a former member of the Tejano band La Sombra. In 1999, he joined the cumbia music group Los Kumbia Kings, created by A.B. Quintanilla. In 2007, he created the band Los Super Reyes. He is married to Alicia Villarreal.
Steven DePaul is an American television director and producer. He has directed multiple episodes of "The Good Doctor", "The Gifted", Shades of Blue, NCIS-LA, CSI-NY, GRIMM, The Unit, Bones, as well as many episodes of one-hour dramatic television. He was a longstanding producer and director on NYPD Blue. In his capacity as producer of NYPD Blue he won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series in 1995. He was also nominated for NYPD Blue on five other occasions. Also wonGolden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Drama in 1993, and a George F. Peabody for "Raging Bulls", an episode he directed for NYPD Blue.
Pedro Damián is a Mexican actor, television produer and director, executive producer of popular teen telenovelas, Clase 406, Lola, Erase Una Vez,Rebelde, Like La Leyenda and RBD: La Familia, distributed within and outside Mexico. He has worked with RBD, Eiza Gonzalez and is now working with LIKE.
Florence LaRue is an American actress, humanitarian, and Grammy Award award-winning singer. She is best known as an original member of the 5th Dimension.
Clarence Alexander "Skip" Scarborough was an American songwriter, best known for romantic ballads.
Morgan McMichaels is the female persona of Scottish-American drag performer Thomas White. McMichaels is best known as a contestant on the second season of the reality television competition RuPaul's Drag Race, as well as the third season of the show's All-Stars spinoff.
The 54th Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 12, 2012, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles being broadcast on CBS. LL Cool J hosted the show. It was the first time in seven years that the event had an official host. Nominations were announced on November 30, 2011 on prime-time television as part of "The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live! – Countdown to Music's Biggest Night", a one-hour special broadcast live on CBS from Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live. Kanye West received the most nominations with seven. Adele, Foo Fighters, and Bruno Mars each received six nominations. Lil Wayne, Skrillex, and Radiohead all earned five nominations. The nominations were criticised by many music journalists as Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy missed out on a nomination for Album of the Year despite being highly critically acclaimed and topping many end of year charts. West's album went on to win Best Rap Album.