Bill Miller
Bill Miller
Bill Miller is a Native American singer/songwriter of Mohican heritage. He was born on the Stockbridge-Munsee reservation, near Shawano in northern Wisconsin. Miller's Mohican name is Fush-Ya Heay Aka (meaning "bird song"). He began playing guitar when he was 12 years old, and is an accomplished player of the Native American flute).
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Sinatra at 100: Excuse Me, He Never Disappeared
Huffington Post - about 1 year
On Dec. 4, 1987, a Frank Sinatra concert at New Jersey's Brendan Byrne Arena was cancelled. That was bad. This was worse. The 8 p.m. show was not called off until 7:50 p.m., by which time most of the 19,000 ticket holders were standing outside in a cold rain, waiting for the doors to open. Instead they got a muffled cancellation announcement over a tinny loudspeaker. It was not the "One more for the road" they had come to hear. Unhappiest sellout Sinatra crowd ever. Yet in an odd way, the story of The Show That Didn't Go On provides some insight into why Frank Sinatra is that rare, almost singular artist whose life and music we are still widely commemorating on the 100th anniversary of his birth. Sinatra, who was born Dec. 12, 1915, isn't among the celebrants. He died May 14, 1998. But he didn't take it with him. He left most of it for us, and we're still running with it. His 100th birth anniversary sparked two major TV network salutes: CBS last weekend, fe ...
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Apple And Amazon: Why Bill Miller Still Likes Them
Nasdaq Stock Market - about 3 years
It's Miller time ... again. Manager Bill Miller and assistant manager Samantha McLemore run $1.8 billion Legg Mason Opportunity , which soared 68.03% in 2013. That was '13's top performing diversified, nonleveraged U.S. stock fund, with more
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Skill-vs.-Luck Investing Has Risky Effects
The Street - about 3 years
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- alum Barry Ritholtz recently shared a post from investment manager Bob Seawright that explored the difference between skill and luck when to comes to investing. Seawright invoked something called the Wyatt Earp effect where Earp famously survived countless gunfights and while history looks back at Earp as having been very skilled, luck also had to play a very large role. Seawright continues that Bill Miller's streak of beating the S&P 500 for 15 years in a row as he managed the Legg Mason Value Trust was by Miller's own account "an accident of the calendar." Understanding the difference between skill and luck is crucial. When a long, lucky streak is confused with skill it can lead to overconfidence which can then lead to increased risk taking. In managing the Legg Mason Value Trust Miller took big risks despite the above quote attributed to him by Seawright. He had very large positions financial stocks including Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac ...
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Everything You Need To Know About The 2013 World Series From A(dam Wainwright) To Z(Z Top)
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
Adam Wainwright. The starter in Game 1 for the St. Louis Cardinals, Wainwright has continued his postseason dominance into 2013. Having famously sealed the Cardinals trip to the 2006 World Series with a knee-buckling curveball to Carlos Beltran, then with the New York Mets, Waino has produced sterling career postseason numbers: The 32-year-old righty has a 4-1 record and 4 saves to go with a 2.10 ERA in the postseason. Boston Strong: The outfield at Fenway Park has been adorned with the "B Strong" logo throughout the postseason, a symbol of Boston's unity and resilience following the bombings at the Boston Marathon. The bombing occurred just a short walk from Fenway Park and the team has honored first responders and victims throughout the season and during the playoffs. Carlos Beltran. At age 36, Beltran is making his first appearance in the World Series. Despite putting up incredible stats during previous postseason trips with the Astros, Mets and Cardinals, the switch-hitting ou ...
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Bill Miller is a Winner Again, But He Cautions It Won't Last
Wall Street Journal - over 3 years
The manager of Legg Mason Opportunity says great investment ideas are getting harder to find.
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Sean Martinfield: Nathan Gunn Is 'Yeshua' in San Francisco Opera's The Gospel of Mary Magdalene
Huffington Post - over 3 years
The first question posed in Philosophy 101, a course frequently described as an introduction to the art of critical thinking, is some variation on, "How do you know what you know?" About -- whatever. A challenging question when applied to the subject of Jesus and Mary Magdalene. Depending on the teacher, Part B of that query might be, "And who told you so?" The world premiere of The Gospel of Mary Magdalene is now at San Francisco Opera through July 7. Popular baritone Nathan Gunn portrays Jesus, referred to here as Yeshua. No matter the format or venue, even for the most equipped candidate, acting-out the Son of Man is not an opportunity that comes around very often. Nathan has sung the role in Bach's oratorios, The Passion of St. Matthew and The Passion of St. John. But the plot has thickened in this unorthodox opera by Mark Adamo and the familiar characters are pushed through an altered lens. In this story, Yeshua's illegitimacy is common knowledge. Life has been about s ...
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Mama wants: A tight core! 'Coregeous' DVD delivers wealth of benefits
Monsters and Critics - almost 4 years
The first time you meet fitness guru Jill Miller, you feel the energy radiating off her fit and toned frame.
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Valentine's Day 2013 Best Bets: Massage Therapy Kits by Jill Miller
Monsters and Critics - about 4 years
Monsters and Critics' Valentine's Day 2013 best gifts to consider include Jill Miller's Massage Therapy Kit, perfect for couples to
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'The Milk Truck' Saves Breastfeeding Moms From Harassment
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Public breastfeeding is legal in most states, but mothers who try to do it are sometimes made to feel like boobs. Artist and mom Jill Miller wants to change that with The Milk Truck, a modified pink, red, and blue ice cream truck with a giant breast on top that serves as a mobile safe place for women who want to feed their children without dealing with society's sneers and jeers. Miller, an artist and faculty member in the School of Art at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, created The Milk Truck last year as a way to help hungry babies eat by providing a supportive environment for women to nurse their babies. "I wouldn't say every woman in Pittsburgh has been asked to cover up — that would be totally overblowing it," Miller told NBC News."But there were these stories I would hear that seemed almost like urban legends." Those stories include that of Dawn Holland, a Georgia mother who had an incident at her local Applebee's in September. The manager insisted ...
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Howard Fineman: Rep. Paul Ryan VP Choice Draws Criticism From Some Conservatives
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Despite general cheer among conservatives, some in that camp are apoplectic at Mitt Romney's choice of Rep. Paul Ryan as his vice presidential running mate, though they are reluctant to say so publicly. Here -- anonymously, by his request -- is a critique of the choice by one of the country's most prominent and influential conservatives, who sent this analysis to close friends: Here are some problems I see: SAMENESS: It is amazing but true -- likeability and superficial impressions determine most elections. We know already Mitt is losing on this factor to Obama. Already the Obama camp has been successfully caricaturing Mitt as a rich elitist, out of touch with ordinary Americans. While Ryan, at first blush, comes across attractive and polished with a great personal story, his overall image seems to reinforce the Mitt stereotype. Both Mitt and Ryan come across as too polished and frankly somewhat detached. I heard a commentator on Fox today say that Mitt tapped Paul beca ...
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Sláinte: CT Irish Festival Takes the Stage This Weekend
Clinton Patch - over 4 years
  The recent heat wave hasn't made things easy on the crew setting up for this weekend's Connecticut Irish Festival. The annual event, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, will take place this Saturday and Sunday at the North Haven Fairgrounds. "It takes a lot of man hours, a lot of work, just to get these stages set up," Jim Martens, the festival committee chairman, told Patch late Thursday afternoon at the fairgrounds. 'Perfect' Weekend for a Festival All week long volunteers have toiled away under the heavy blanket of high heat and humidity to make sure everything is just right before the gates open on Saturday. "At this point, we're just about set up," Martens said. He added, however, that when it comes to the Mother Nature, the most important thing is how she will behave for the two days during the festival. And the forecast for the weekend? "It's going to be perfect," Martens, an East Haven resident, said. A Full Festival Program T ...
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STLCC Appoints Miller as Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources
Ballwin-Ellisville Patch - over 4 years
Bill Miller, the director of personnel for the state of Missouri, has been appointed associate vice chancellor for human resources at St. Louis Community College.  Miller, who will join the college June 25, will be responsible for the districtwide human resources functions that include staffing, benefit, health and wellness, retirement, as well as compensation, classification, labor/employee relations, employee training and professional development.  Appointed by Gov. Jay Nixon as the state’s personnel director in 2009 and confirmed by the Senate in 2010, Miller was responsible for approximately 40,000 merit and uniform classification and pay system employees.  Miller began his public service career in 1978 as one of the youngest city councilman elected in the city of Berkeley. He was the first African-American elected as a councilman and then mayor of Berkeley in 1987. In 2004, he was appointed by Gov. Matt Blunt and Senate confirmed as commissioner to the St. Louis County Bo ...
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Bill Miller set to seal Rangers deal before end of season
Daily Mail (UK) - almost 5 years
Rangers' administrators claimed Bill Miller could complete his purchase of the club by the end of the season after naming the American businessman as preferred bidder.
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The Rumour Mill: Tuesday’s football news and gossip
Scotsman - almost 5 years
In today’s Rumour Mill: Rangers and Celtic goalkeepers watched by West Brom; Latest in the Rangers takeover as the Blue Knights submit a revised offer; Gary Hooper insists he wants to stay at Celtic; plus the rest of the day’s football news and gossip. West Brom target Rangers keeper West Brom have been linked with a move for Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor, despite the fact that manager Roy Hodgson is ready to leave for the England job. The Premier League outfit have monitored the Scotland international for some time, and Baggies goalkeeping coach Dean Kiely watched McGregor in action during Sunday’s Old Firm clash. McGregor has a deal in place with the administrators which means he can leave at the end of the season for £1.5m. (Sun) • Kiely was also interested in the performance of on-loan Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster, who is stalling on signing a deal to keep him at Parkhead. It is understood the player’s agent is holding out to see what interest there is from England. (Sun ...
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Battle of the Fort Lee Bands, from Swing to Metal
Fortlee Patch - almost 5 years
The Riviera Nightclub atop the Palisades--both the original in the old Villa Richard Restaurant in the Coytesville section of the Palisades from 1931 to 1936 when it burned down, and the one built and opened in 1937 by Ben Marden closer to the George Washington Bridge atop the cliffs--was one of the major hotspots in the U.S. during the Swing and Big Band era.  From 1931 through the beginning of World War II Ben Marden owned and operated the club with a little help from his friends, if you know what I mean. The nightclub closed early into the war and reopened in 1946 under the ownership of Bill Miller. Both Marden and Miller brought some of the greatest Big Bands in America to Fort Lee.  Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, who fronted their own bands, started out and ended together in the Dorsey Brothers Orchestra, one of the top bands of the Big Band era. They opened at Fort Lee’s Riviera in September of 1934, and among those in the audience were the great American crooner Bing ...
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What’s New on BlogTalkRadio’s Featured Stations
Talk Radio Blog - almost 5 years
April is National Eye Safety month; how do you properly protect your eyes on the field? On the new episode of Healthy Vision™ with Dr. Val Jones, optometrist and researcher Dr. Derek Cunningham and Todd Daniels, Head Athletic Trainer for the Spokane Chiefs hockey team join Dr. Val to share how to protect yourself and your family while on the field. They also advise how to know if an eye injury is serious enough to require medical attention and the risks of not having an eye injury examined by your eye care doctor. Tune in here.  Down and Dirty with Frank Fontana welcomes a couple of great guests to the show including Dr. Bill Miller, “the only doctor practicing comedy intentionally” who has performed his Doctors are People Too show in clubs and hospitals all over the country, David Fogg from the eco-friendly, Big Ass Fans company, USA Today hockey writer Kevin Allen and Addicted 2 Decorating blogger and interior designer Kristi Linauer. Tune in here. C.C. Chapman, host of Content ...
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Rangers administrators set to announce preferred bidder for Ibrox club
STV - almost 5 years
Duff and Phelps will choose between the Blue Knights consortium and American tycoon Bill Miller.
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Bill Miller insists Rangers punishment is right
Daily Mail (UK) - almost 5 years
Prospective Rangers owner Bill Miller has admitted he favours SPL proposals which could see an Ibrox ‘newco’ face tough new sporting sanctions.
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Bill Miller
  • 2008
    Age 53
    Also in that city, on April 25, 2008' and April 26, the world premier of his symphony, 'The Last Stand', was performed by the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, along with Native American musicians and dancers, with Amy Mills conducting.
    More Details Hide Details Co-composed with Joshua Yudkin and Kristin Wilkinson, the symphony grew out of an inspiration Miller had, after visiting the Battle of the Little Bighorn site when he was nine. Called a 'symphony of hope', it deals with that battle, and the reconciliation Bill Miller, a man dedicated to his Native and Christian roots, feels must occur.
  • 2005
    Age 50
    In 2005, Miller's instrumental Cedar Dream Songs won a Grammy Award for "Best Native American Music Album".
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  • 2000
    Age 45
    His vocals appeared on Thomas Kinkade's 2000 album Music of Light which featured Rob Mathes and Australian Christian diva Michelle Tumes; he also was featured on Cherokee singer-songwriter Jason Upton's album Great River Road.
    More Details Hide Details In early 2008, Miller worked on a project in La Crosse, Wisconsin for The Pump House, a regional arts center. Miller painted one of many herons that will be auctioned off and placed around the city in honor of fine arts.
    He crossed genres with his 2000 record, Hear Our Prayer, which was released by Integrity Music as a Christian worship music project.
    More Details Hide Details While some songs were co-written by notable songwriters in the genre, he re-recorded some familiar songs such as "Praises" from The Red Road and "Listen to Me" from Raven in the Snow which, in a new context made clear that he could still be fully Native and fully a Christian. Perhaps the most notable cuts on the album were his cover of Bob Dylan's "I Believe in You" and a reinterpretation of the spiritual "Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around." Miller has collaborated with other notable Native American musicians such as Robert Mirabal, Carlos Nakai, and Joanne Shenandoah. His project with Mirabal, Native Suite was an experimental and traditional project, featuring flute and percussion, as well as Mohican pow-wow singing.
  • 1984
    Age 29
    In 1984, he moved to Nashville.
    More Details Hide Details His biggest break came when popular musician Tori Amos, after listening to his Red Road CD on her tour bus, asked him to serve as the opening act on her Under the Pink tour. Miller continuously gained fans with other artists from a broad musical spectrum. He went on to tour with diverse musicians such as Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, The BoDeans, Richie Havens, and Arlo Guthrie and wrote songs with artists such as Nanci Griffith, Peter Rowan and Kim Carnes.
  • 1973
    Age 18
    In 1973, he moved to Milwaukee and won an art school scholarship; today he is an accomplished artist whose drawings and paintings have been widely praised.
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  • 1955
    Age 0
    Born in 1955.
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