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Lenka Kripac – pop singer

Lenka Kripac – pop singer

Lenka Kripac – pop singer


Lenka Kripac is an Australian pop singer, songwriter, and actress. She is widely known for performing her own songs The Show and Everything At Once.
She was born on March 19, 1978 in New South Wales, Australia. Her parents were hippies and her dad built a house on the south coast of New South Wales. Her mother was a teacher and her father was a jazz musician. At the age of 6 Lenka sang with her father. When the girl was 7, the family moved to Sydney. She played the piano and the trumpet.
She studied acting at the Australian Theatre for Young People when she was a teenager. There she studied together with actress Cate Blanchett.
Lenka starred in several TV serials and was a host in a children’s program Cheez TV. She was a guest star in a number of Australian television series such as Home And Away, Wild Side, Head Start and Spellbinder. She played small roles in such films as The Dish and Lost Things, as well as in a number of theater productions.
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Michael Jackson – outstanding musician

Michael Jackson – outstanding musician

Michael Jackson – outstanding musician

Michael Jackson was one of the most successful musicians of all time. He was a singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, dancer, actor, and businessman.
Michael was born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana, US. His full name was Michael Joseph Jackson. He was the eighth of the 10 children. He had 3 sisters and 6 brothers. His mother, Katherine, sang folk songs and spirituals to them.
At the age of four Michael began singing and at the age of five he gave his first public performance.
In 1970 he and his brothers formed a group called The Jackson Five. So, his show-business career began.
At the age of 14 Jackson recorded a song Ben devoted to his pet rat. He became the youngest ever singer at the time to top the US charts.
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Bob Marley – music legend

Bob Marley - music legend

Bob Marley – music legend

He was a music legend and the founder of reggae style. He wore dreadlocks. He sang of revolution, revelation and romance. His concerts were almost mystical events, with whole arenas standing and dancing to the rhythms of his songs.
Bob Marley was born on February 6, 1945 in Nine Miles. His full name is Robert Nesta Marley. He was born to a black mother and a white father. Until he was ten years old he lived with his mother in a small Jamaican village. Then they moved to Trenchtown.
In 1962 he made his first singles Judge Not and One Cup of Coffee. So, his professional career began.
In 1963, Bob and his close friends formed a band. They called themselves The Teenagers but then changed the name to The Wailers. Very soon they became a sensation in Jamaica. In the group Marley wrote music and lyrics and played guitar.
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Madonna – biggest female superstar

Madonna - biggest female superstar

Madonna – biggest female superstar

Madonna is the biggest female superstar of the modern era. Guinness Book of World Records calls her ‘the most successful female solo artist’.
Her full name is Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone. Madonna was born on August 16, 1956 in Bay City, Michigan. She was the third child of six in a Catholic family. Her mother died when she was only five. Madonna has 3 sisters and 4 brothers.
At school she was a very bright student and always got excellent marks. She was also good at sports and dancing. After leaving school Madonna studied modern dance at the University of Michigan but left it at the end of the second year.
Her dream was to become a rock singer and Madonna moved to New York at the age of about 20. She came there with 35 dollars in her pocket. Her first jobs included figure modeling for artists and acting in low budget movies. She danced briefly with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
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Ludwig van Beethoven – great composer

Ludwig van Beethoven – great composer

Ludwig van Beethoven – great composer

Music is the highest manifestation of wisdom and philosophy.

Ludwig van Beethoven was one of the greatest composers of all time. He helped to make classical music popular and respected around the world. He brought new ideas and life to such classical music forms as the sonata, symphony, concerto, and quartet.
He was born in December 1770 in Bonn, Germany. Ludwig had a difficult and miserable childhood. His father, Johann, was a musician for the king. He began teaching his son to play the piano at the age of four. Johann knew Ludwig had talent. But his father was a very strict teacher. He hit Ludwig’s hand when he made a mistake and often woke him up in the middle of the night to make him play for friends. In 1782 Ludwig became the assistant organist for the king. He was only 12 years old! The boy earned his own money and he had to support his family.
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Will Smith – successful actor

Will Smith – successful actor

Will Smith – successful actor

Will Smith began as a rapper, then he became a television sitcom star and finally he turned into a movie superstar! He was nominated for Oscar, four Golden Globe awards and he is a winner of Grammy. In 2008 he was recognized as the highest paid actor in the world by Forbes magazine.
His full name is Willard Christopher Smith, Jr. He was born on September 25, 1968 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. His mother, Caroline worked as a school teacher, and his father, Willard Christopher Smith as an engineer. His parents divorced when Will was 13 years old.
In Philadelphia, 16-year-old Smith met the musician Jeff Townes. At the end of the 1980s they became widely known as hip-hop duo DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince. Since 1990, he played a major role in the popular television series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. The series was a huge success for six years (1990-1996).
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Zac Efron – king of teens and tweens

Zac Efron – king of teens and tweens

Zac Efron – king of teens and tweens

Zac Efron is a famous American actor.
His full name is Zachary David Alexander Efron. He was born on October 18, 1987, in a small Californian town. His father is an engineer and his mother is a housewife. He grew up so far away from Hollywood industry and he never thought he’d become an actor. When he was 11 years old his parents took him to a local musical theatre where he got a small role. Zac has a younger brother Dylan, who is 4 years younger.
When Zac was a schoolboy his classmates laughed at him because he had a gap between his teeth and was one of the shortest kids at school.
At the age of 14 he taught himself to play the guitar.
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