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You may not know this, but independent record stores have a holiday all their own. We've participated in every one since it began five years ago, and every year we've had a fantastic turnout. This past April, we were thrilled to have the Grammy-award winning band They Might Be Giants help us celebrate by performing a free concert in the nearby Princeton Public Library courtyard.
At this point, a very small percentage of you may be wondering, "wait, who are these guys? Have you ever seen the intro to the hit TV show "Malcolm in the Middle"? That's them. Have you ever gotten "The Daily Show's" opening song stuck in your head? That's them, and we were honored that they chose our store as the place where they wanted to play.
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When Mouskouri was three, her family moved to Athens. Although Mouskouri had displayed exceptional musical talent from age six, Jenny initially appeared to be the more gifted sibling. Financially unable to support both girls' studies, the parents asked their tutor which one should continue.
The sister conceded that Jenny had the better voice, but Nana was the one with the true inner need to sing. Mouskouri has said that a medical examination revealed she only has one functioning vocal cord  and this could well account for her remarkable singing voice in her younger years ranging from a husky, dark altoLP), which she later dropped, to a ringing coloratura mezzoas opposed to her breathy, raspy speaking voice. Mouskouri's early childhood was marked by the German Nazi occupation of Greece.
Her father became part of the anti-Nazi resistance LP) in Athens. Mouskouri began singing lessons at age Inshe was accepted at the Conservatoire. She studied classical music with an emphasis on singing opera. After eight years at the Conservatoire, Mouskouri was encouraged by her friends to experiment with jazz music.
She began singing with her friends' jazz group at night. However, when Mouskouri's Conservatory professor found out about Mouskouri's involvement with a genre of music that was not in keeping with her classical studies, he prevented her from sitting for her end-of-year exams. Mouskouri subsequently left the Conservatoire and began performing at the Zaki club in Athens. She began singing jazz in nightclubs with a bias towards Ella Fitzgerald repertoire.
By while still performing at the Zaki, she met Greek composer Manos Hadjidakis. Hadjidakis was impressed by Nana's voice and offered to write songs for her. The song won first prize, and Mouskouri began to be noticed. Both these songs tied for first prize. The song won first prize, and she went on to sign a recording contract with Paris -based Philips-Fontana.
InMouskouri performed the soundtrack of a German documentary about Greece. The song was originally adapted by Hadjidakis from a folk melody. It became a success, selling over a million copies in Germany. The song was later translated into several languages and it went on to become one of Mouskouri's signature tunes. Mouskouri has been married twice: firstly at 25, to Yorgos George Petsilas,  a guitarist in her backing band the trio "The Perdoname - Nana Mouskouri - Libertad (Vinyl and the first man she had kissed.
InMouskouri moved to Paris. Although the song achieved only eighth place in the contest, it achieved commercial success, and helped win her the prestigious Grand Prix du Disque in France. Mouskouri soon attracted the attention of French composer Michel Legrandwho composed two songs which became major French hits for her: " Les Parapluies de Cherbourg " and an arrangement of Katherine K. Following that she scored another hit in the United Kingdom with the song "My Colouring Book" later included in her album Songs from her TV series.
Inshe recorded her second English-language album to be released in the United States, entitled Nana Sings. American singer Harry Belafonte heard and liked the album. Belafonte brought Mouskouri on tour with him through During this tour, Belafonte suggested that Mouskouri remove her signature black-rimmed glasses when on stage.
She was so LP) with the request that she wanted to quit the show after only two days. Finally, Belafonte relented and respected her wish to perform while wearing glasses. Mouskouri made her first appearance at Paris' legendary Olympia concert theatre the same year, singing French pop, Greek folk, and Hadjidakis numbers.
Each episode of the series typically contained songs from her developing repertoire of Greek folk music, French chansons, classical pieces and contemporary pop, and the shows often featured world music stars of the time as guests, making it one of the first BBC TV series to do so regularly. Despite the fact that stars from mainland Europe singing in languages other than English have tended to find it difficult to break into the British market, the series proved very popular with viewers of the new BBC-2 channel, and it ran until the mids.
As well as performing British and American pop and folk songs in her shows, Mouskouri also welcomed the television audience, chatted to her guest stars and gave spoken introductions to her French and Greek songs in fluent English. These introductions, along with a modest stage presence and her bespectacled appearance, made her a very distinctive star, as Yvonne Littlewood later explained:.
InMouskouri released a full-length British LP, Over and overwhich reached number 10 and spent almost two years in the UK album charts. Mouskouri's international appeal encouraged the BBC to sell her programmes to television stations across the world, a fact which she acknowledged in a BBC interview in Mouskouri also hosted her own shows for French and West German broadcasters during this period.
At a time when TV programmes could attract huge audiences, her popularity as a multilingual television personality turned her into a truly international star. Although music series such as hers were becoming less common on British TV as the s wore on, the BBC continued to engage her regularly for one-off television specials and guest appearances on other programmes until the mids, by which time she had been a regular contributor to British TV for more than 20 years.
Meanwhile, during the s and s, she expanded her concert tour to include her new fans, not only in the United Kingdom, but also in IrelandNew ZealandJapan and Australiawhere she met and befriended Frank Hardywho followed her to the south of France in Always a prolific recording artist, the s saw Mouskouri record several LPs in German, including the hit albums, Sieben schwarze Rosen and Lieder, die die Liebe schreibt Meanwhile, Passport, a compilation including her most popular songs in English, reached number 3 in the UK album charts in and won for her a gold disc.
As her fame began spreading outside her fanbase in Europe, the USA and the Commonwealth, Mouskouri was asked to record songs for the Japanese market. Meanwhile, ina renowned Taiwanese author, Echo, heard her music and introduced it to one of her female radio DJ friends. Mouskouri's records then became popular in Taiwan, especially among high school and college students, with one of her British albums, Nana's book of songs becoming particularly popular.
InMouskouri released another English-language album named Roses and Sunshine. This album consisted largely of folk and country material, and included work from sources including Neil YoungDolly PartonBob Dylan and John Denver. It was well received in Canada, and one of the album's tracks, "Even Now" not the same song as the Barry Manilow hitbecame a staple on beautiful music radio stations in the United States. The momentum from this album also helped boost her following German album, Meine Lieder sind mein Leben.
InMouskouri returned to Greece and performed to a large audience at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus ; her first performance in her homeland since The German version was also recorded with an alternate set of lyrics under the title Der wilde Wein but was withdrawn in favour of Aber die Liebe bleibt.
That same year, Mouskouri made a play for the Spanish-language market with the hit single Con Toda el Alma. The song was a major success in SpainArgentina and Chile. She released five albums in different languages inand the following year returned to her classical conservatory roots with the double LP The Classical Nana a. Nana Classiquewhich featured adaptations of classical songs and excerpts from opera. She spent much of the s touring the globe. Falling in Love featured two duets with Harry Belafonte.
InMouskouri recorded the album Hollywood.
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