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Von Trapp Family History – The Family behind The Sound Of Music Musical

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Maria von Trapp from Declaration of Intention, January 21st, 1944

[Best Syndication News] One of the most popular musical of all time is The Sound of Music musical which was written by Rodgers and Hammerstein and opened on Broadway in 1959. What is interesting is that there was a real family that sang named the Von Trapp family. The Sound of Music musical was based on the memoir written by Maria von Trapp called “The Story of the Trapp Family Singers.”

The real life stepmother, Baroness Maria August von Trapp was born January 26th, 1905 and died on March 28th, 1987. She was the matriarch of the Trapp Family Singers. She wrote about how her family escaped from the Nazis. She was an orphan as a child and had planned on becoming a Roman Catholic nun when she was around 18. She had already entered the monastery in Salzburg. She was still a candidate at the time when she was asked to teach one of the seven children of naval commander Georg Ludwid von Trapp. He was a widower because his first wife, Agathe Whitehead von Trapp died of scarlet fever.

Susan Boyle Success Story – Record Album Sales and her own TV Special

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I Dreamed a Dream - Susan Boyle CD

[Best Syndication News] Susan Boyle was first noticed earlier this year on “Britain's Got Talent” TV show over in the UK, but got notice in the United States as well with her vocals singing “I Dreamed A Dream.” Although she finished as the runner up to the talent show competition, she accomplished her album “I Dreamed a Dream” and being the number one album sales on the UK charts.

Boyle set a best-selling debut record in UK chart history. She had a performed on NBC's TODAY show just before the release of her album. The hosts of the news shows pointed out that the crowd was not their typical ones.

Boyle is 48 years old and is Scottish. She has sold over 700,000 albums in the past two weeks, according to the Official Charts Company.

Susan Boyle despite being described as homely in appearance has won over quite a fan base with her talent. Boyle has since has had a makeover since her original audition. She was never married. Surely, she will be busy performing in concert before you know it.

Celine Dion is Pregnant at 41 with Second Child

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[Best Syndication News] The singer, Celine Dion,41, is pregnant after undergoing fertility treatments. She and her husband Rene Charles are expecting the baby next May.

According to a report by US Magazine, her representative confirmed the pregnancy and that she just found out yesterday.

The couple have an 8 year old son together, Rene Charles, which was conceived by in-vitro fertilization. They turned to in vitro fertilization for their first child after trying for pregnancy for six years. They saved the embryos and froze and used them to conceive for the current pregnancy.

Kelly Clarkson photo retouched on Cover of Self Magazine

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[Best Syndication News] Kelly Clarkson is not super slim, and that's ok, but women are probably a little bit peaved that the SELF magazine cover photo that was taken of Kelly Clarson was retouched with the September issue all about “Total Body Confidence.” and that Kelly said to the magazine that she is comfortable with her own figure, then why retouch it up to make her look slimmer than she really is?

According to a report by Access Hollywood, the magazine's editor told them that they did indeed alter the cover photo of Kelly Clarkson, but they do that for all the magazine's cover photos. However the editor of SELF did say that there is one photo that is true and unaltered of Clarkson inside the magazine, that is the one she took of herself with her mobile phone camera.

Big Valley Jamboree Stage Collapses - 1 killed and 75 Injured

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[Best Syndication News] The country music festival called the Big Valley Jamboree located in the outskirts of Edmonton in Canada had their outdoor stage collapse after a fierce thunderstorm caused crowds to race for cover and the stage collapsed killing one woman, and at least 75 people were injured.

CBC News interviewed one person that was there and described the unexpected storm saying that there was a sandstorm and they couldn't see anything, when she could see again, “the stage was gone.”

There was unconfirmed reports of a possible tornado that touched down in the Niksu area which was south of Edmonton at around5:55 p.m., said the Camrose police officer, Chief Darrell Kambeitz, told the CBC news. Kambeitz also told them that there were 21 people that needed to be transported to the hospital from injuries they received from the stage collapsing, with two of them in critical condition. There was over 50 people that were treated for less serious injuries at the scene.

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