Carolyn Dawn Johnson
Canadian country singer
Carolyn Dawn Johnson
Carolyn Dawn Johnson is a Canadian Juno Award winning country music singer-songwriter. Johnson co-wrote Chely Wright's 1999 single, "Single White Female," which reached number one on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in September 1999. Johnson was signed, in 2000, to record label Arista Nashville. In 2001, Johnson released her debut album Room with a View. The album's first single "Georgia" reached No.
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D.C. Tourists Ask 'Why The Heck Does This Have To Be Closed?' As Monuments, Museums Are Shuttered For Shutdown
Huffington Post - over 3 years
WASHINGTON -- The museums that draw millions of visitors to the National Mall closed their doors Tuesday, memorials were barricaded and trash will go uncollected in the nation's most-visited national park due to the first government shutdown in 17 years. Visitors found locked doors, black metal barricades and yellow caution tape blocking entrances to popular tourist attractions just hours after the shutdown. Fountains at the World War II Memorial were shut off. "Why the heck does this have to be closed?" said Deb Cavender, 44, of Ames, Iowa, as she and her husband were making their way toward the memorial. Tourists took pictures of signs on the barricades that read "Because of the Federal Government SHUTDOWN, All National Parks Are CLOSED." One by one, the memorials were closed, along with about 45 fountains maintained by the National Park Service, said spokeswoman Carol Johnson. Pumps will be stopped at the Lincoln Memorial's long reflecting pool, but it won't be immediately drai ...
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Green Paint Vandal Barred From Leaving Halfway House
Huffington Post - over 3 years
WASHINGTON — A woman charged with defacing the Washington National Cathedral and suspected of committing similar vandalism at sites including the Lincoln Memorial was ordered released to a halfway house on Friday. A judge also ordered that Jiamei Tian wear an ankle monitoring bracelet and barred her from leaving the halfway house or having visitors. The 58-year-old is accused of splashing green paint in two different chapels of the cathedral on Monday. Court documents have put the damage at $18,000, though an attorney for Tian disputed that number during the hearing, which lasted more than an hour. Police and prosecutors also believe Tian is connected to recent vandalism at the Lincoln Memorial, a church and two different statues in the city. Green or white paint was found at each location. A detective testified that he was told that a footprint at the Lincoln Memorial matched the tread on the shoes Tian was wearing when she was arrested. Tian was holding a soda c ...
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Video: Park Service: Lincoln Memorial vandalism "devastating"
CBS News - over 3 years
National Park Service spokeswoman Carol Johnson said the paint used to vandalize the Lincoln Memorial "is not permanent...it can be cleaned," adding she's "hopeful" the whole monument can reopen to the public sometime on Friday.
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Tennessee Art League hosts gala Grand Opening July 6
Business & Heritage - Clarksvill - over 3 years
The Tennessee Art League has a whole new look, to go with its new gallery space at 219 5th Avenue North in the heart of Nashville’s “Fifth Avenue of the Arts.”  In 2012, a decision was made to move from our previous location in order to participate in Nashville’s exciting new initiative to highlight and showcase area arts organizations. TAL will hold its Grand Opening on Saturday, July 6, from 6 – 9 P.M.  Activities will include an art show and sale in all five of our galleries, as well as door prizes, food and live music.  We will host a silent auction, offering an autographed guitar signed by various Hollywood personalities from TV programs like “House” and “Heroes.”  Professional portraitists will complete “while you wait” images in 25 minutes.  The TAL Member’s Gallery is showcasing our very popular $100 art sale and many other fine quality works on sale for under $500. There will be something to suit every pocketbook and taste!  Purchasers of art from our galleries will receive ...
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Boston Union Sees Bias in Teacher Evaluations
Education Week - almost 4 years
The Boston Teachers Union wants the school district to conduct a review of why black and Hispanic teachers seem to be getting lower ratings on the district's teacher-evaluation system, the Boston Globe reports. The union says that black teachers are three times as likely as white teachers to be put on an improvement plan, and Hispanic teachers 1.5 times more likely to be put on a plan, which can lead to termination if teachers don't improve. About half the district's teachers have been reviewed so far this year; 46 could be let go, the newspaper reported. Superintendent Carol Johnson, who also today announced her resignation, acknowledged the trend in the data. But the system is still better than the prior one, she said. It is unclear from the story whether one particular component of the evaluations (observation, achievement measures) seems to be leading to the lower scores; Massachusetts regulations require consideration of both. It's too soon to call it a trend ...
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After Tough Week Of Vacation, Boston Teachers Ease Students Back To School
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
After a week of April vacation bookended by a tragic marathon bombing and a manhunt that killed one suspect, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, and brought the other,... Read more: Education News, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Boston News, Boston Public School Teachers, Boston Teachers, Boston Marathon, Boston Marathon News, Boston Marathon Bombing, Gun Control, School Violence, Boston Schools Reopen, Gun Violence, Boston April Vacation, Boston Public Schools, Joy Resmovits, Carol Johnson, Teachers, Boston Public Schools Reopen After Marathon, Politics News
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How Will Snow Affect D.C.'s Cherry Blossoms?
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
WASHINGTON -- The spring snow is not expected to affect Washington's famous cherry blossoms. National Park Service spokeswoman Carol Johnson says Monday's snow should not affect the predicted peak bloom dates for the flowering trees. The cherry blossoms are still expected to reach peak bloom between April 3 and April 6. Johnson says the snow itself doesn't have any effect on the trees. But the cold weather has already slowed the blossoms' growth, pushing back bloom dates to April. Johnson says Washington is lucky that the trees did not bloom early because the heavy wet snow could have knocked the flowers off the trees. The cherry blossoms draw about 1 million visitors each spring. This year marks the 101st anniversary of the gift of trees from Japan.
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Washington Monument could stay closed into 2014 for repairs
Yahoo News - over 4 years
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The earthquake-damaged Washington Monument could remain closed into 2014 for a repair job priced at $15 million, the National Park Service said on Monday. The repairs will require the outside of the 555-foot-high (169.2-metre-high) structure, one of Washington's best-known landmarks, to be shrouded with scaffolding. Part of the interior also will need scaffolding, said Carol Johnson, a spokeswoman for the National Park Service. Bids are to be received by July 31. Work is scheduled to start in September and take 12 to 18 months, she said. ...
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National Mall Construction to Affect July 4 Celebrations
Voice of America - over 4 years
The National Mall in Washington hosts Independence Day celebrations every July 4th. Thousands of Americans watch a fireworks show, listen to concerts and take in the sights. But this year, some of the Mall will be inaccessible to visitors. Construction on National Mall National Park Service information officer Carol Johnson says the approximately 25 million tourists visiting the National Mall throughout the year will notice three massive construction projects. "We've never done ...
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Boston Public Schools Set to Improve Recycling Program
Back Bay Patch - over 4 years
  All Boston Public Schools buildings will have single stream recycling curbside pickups come fall. The school system has had a contract for single stream recycling since May 1, according to Phoebe Beierle, Green Schools Fellow for Boston Public Schools. Many Boston neighborhoods participate in single stream recycling already, which means paper, glass, plastic and metal can all be recycled together. The items are then sorted at a recycling center. Beierle said each school had been asked informally to identify a recycling coordinator, who would be the school's point person and advocate for recycling. Beierle said about 30 of 125 schools have recycling coordinators already. She added that the school system hasn't made an official announcement about single stream recycling being available to all schools in the district, and that some schools may not be aware of the opportunity at present time. She said all schools will participate in single stream recycling come next school ye ...
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Newly-discovered Mayan calendar in Guatemala proves (again) the world won't end in 2012
Boing Boing - almost 5 years
William Saturno, a Boston University archeologist, excavates a mural in a house in Xultun. Photo: Tyrone Turner © 2012 National Geographic An archaeological expedition in the northeastern lowlands of Guatemala yields an amazing discovery: the "9th-century workplace of a city scribe, an unusual dwelling adorned with magnificent pictures of the king and other royals and the oldest known Maya calendar." From Thomas Maugh's report in the Los Angeles Times, on the dig in the ruins of Xultun led by William Saturno of Boston University: This year has been particularly controversial among some cultists because of the belief that the Maya calendar predicts a major cataclysm — perhaps the end of the world — on Dec. 21, 2012. Archaeologists know that is not true, but the new find, written on the plaster equivalent of a modern scientist's whiteboard, strongly reinforces the idea that the Maya calendar projects thousands of years into the future. To paraphrase mode ...
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Carol Johnson
Morris Daily Herald - almost 5 years
WILMINGTON, Ill. — Mrs. Carol Johnson, 72, of Murray, Ky., and formerly of Wilmington, Ill., passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2012.
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Today in History 04.30.12
3 KATC - almost 5 years
Today is Monday, April 30, the 121st day of 2012. There are 245 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 30, 1812, Louisiana (formerly the Territory of Orleans) became the 18th state of the Union. On this date: In 1789, George Washington took office in New York as the first president of the United States. In 1803, the United States purchased the Louisiana Territory from France for 60 million francs, the equivalent of about $15 million. In 1900, engineer John Luther "Casey" Jones of the Illinois Central Railroad died in a train wreck near Vaughan, Miss., after staying at the controls in a successful effort to save the passengers. In 1911, a fire broke out in Bangor, Maine, destroying much of the downtown area before it was brought under control the next morning; two deaths were blamed on the blaze. In 1912, Universal Studios had its beginnings as papers incorporating the Universal Film Manufacturing Co. were filed and recorded in New York State. In 1939, ...
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Federal Officials Reach Final Agreement on Services for ELLs in Boston
Education Week - almost 5 years
The U.S. Departments of Justice and Education today announced a new, long-term agreement with Boston's public school system that is meant to provide a permanent fix to violations of the civil rights of the city's English-language learners. The agreement replaces an interim pact from 2010 that focused on short-term remedies to the school district's services for English-learners, including accurate identification and placement of ELLs. The city has been under scrutiny from federal civil rights officials for nearly a decade for widespread shortcomings in providing appropriate services for students in need of English-language instruction. One of the main violations centered around the school district's inappropriate determination that many ELLs had "opted out" of receiving language services. There were also schools that were providing no language services at all, simply because the population of ELLs was small. Boston Superintendent Carol Johnson, the schools chief sinc ...
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PHOTO: Hospital Visit
The Times - almost 5 years
Students from Ottawa's Opportunity School recently visited Ottawa Regional Hospital and Healthcare Center. Auxiliary volunteer Carol Johnson gave them a firsthand view of various areas of the hospital and answered their questions.
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Kenneth R. Johnson - Sturgis Journal
Google News - over 5 years
... 13 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Arlene (Lloyd) Black of Sturgis and Elizabeth (James) Vargo of Rolling Prairie, Ind.; two brothers, Harold (Carolyn) Johnson of White Pigeon and Richard Johnson of Missouri; and many nieces and nephews
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Va. earthquake shakes Boston area; no damage reported - Boston Globe
Google News - over 5 years
Katie Johnston, Carolyn Johnson, Casey Ross, Glen Johnson, David Abel, Michael Levenson, and Andrew Ryan of the Globe staff, and correspondents Alexander Kaufman, Amanda Cedrone and Jaime Lutz contributed to this report
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'Go Team' takes to the streets in wake of violence - The Times Herald
Google News - over 5 years
Carolyn Johnson, co-chairwoman of the evangelism leadership team, said the Go Team was initialized because church members identified a viable need for a more active outreach program. The church, not devoid of different types of ministries,
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Carolyn Dawn Johnson
    THIRTIES
  • 2011
    Age 39
    The album is produced by Johnson and Frank Rogers and features 12 new songs. 'Love Rules' was nominated for Country Album of the Year at the 2011 Juno Awards
    More Details Hide Details Johnson has been married to Matt Fisher since 2003. The couple welcomed a daughter, Abigail Grace Fisher, on September 16, 2008. The couple's second child, son Bennett Derwin Fisher, was born February 3, 2010. Notes Citations
  • 2010
    Age 38
    The single, "Let Me Introduce Myself", is included on her fourth studio album, Love Rules, which was released digitally in the United States on July 21, 2010 and in Canada on August 10, 2010 via Dancing Lily Music.
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    In 2010, Johnson released the first single from her upcoming studio album.
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  • 2007
    Age 35
    In September 2007, Johnson was named Female Vocalist of the Year at the 2007 CCMA Awards.
    More Details Hide Details Love & Negotiation was eventually released in the United States digitally through Dancing Lily Music on October 13, 2009 with different artwork.
    The album was originally scheduled to be released in the United States in mid-2007 by Equity Music Group but was delayed and Johnson exited Equity in 2008.
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  • 2006
    Age 34
    Love & Negotiation, Johnson's 3rd album, was released in Canada under the Angeline Entertainment label in 2006.
    More Details Hide Details As with her first album, she wrote all 12 songs, but this time she produced the entire album by herself.
  • 2005
    Age 33
    Johnson left Arista Nashville in 2005 because "what they wanted her to do wasn't her."
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  • 2004
    Age 32
    In 2004, Johnson released her second album, Dress Rehearsal, in which she co-produced and wrote 11 of the 12 songs.
    More Details Hide Details The album debuted at number nine on Billboard's top country albums charts. The first single from the album, "Simple Life", did well on both the Canadian and the American country charts. This was the only song on the album that she did not write. The second single, "Die of a Broken Heart", also did well on the Canadian country charts but not on the American charts. Later that year, she received seven CCMA award nominations and won five awards.
  • 2003
    Age 31
    In 2003, Johnson went on her first co-headlining tour with Keith Urban.
    More Details Hide Details While on tour, she was once again writing songs, this time for her second album. Urban provided his voice for a song on that album.
  • 2002
    Age 30
    Johnson went on tour with Alan Jackson and Kenny Chesney in 2002.
    More Details Hide Details Her next single, "I Don't Want You to Go", was a top 10 hit in both Canada and the US. Subsequent singles did well on the Canadian charts but not on the American charts. Johnson was nominated for five CCMA awards that year and won three, including her second consecutive "Female Artist of the Year". She also won a Juno award for "Best Country Artist" and an Academy of Country Music award for "Top New Female Artist" that year.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2001
    Age 29
    In 2001, Johnson went on the Girls Night Out Tour opening for high-profile stars Sara Evans, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire and Jamie O'Neal.
    More Details Hide Details Later that year, Johnson released her debut album Room with a View in Canada. She co-wrote all 13 songs and co-produced the album. An American release of the album followed a few months later, though only containing the first 11 songs due to differences in the contracts. The album was well-received as it sold a little less than 18,000 copies in its first week and debuted at No. 8 on the US country sales chart. It became Arista Nashville's highest debuting album by a new artist since SoundScan was used to track record sales. The album went on to be certified gold in Canada in a few months. The first two singles from the album, "Georgia" and "Complicated", were both hits in the United States, with the latter reaching No. 5 on the country charts. The year ended with Johnson receiving a record-breaking 10 nominations from the Canadian Country Music Association, with "Georgia" and "Complicated" competing against each other for "Single of the Year", "Song of the Year" and "Video of the Year". Johnson went on to win five awards, including her first "Female Artist of the Year" award.
    In 2001, Johnson released her debut album Room with a View.
    More Details Hide Details The album's first single "Georgia" reached No. 4 on the RPM Canadian Country Singles Chart for the week of November 6, 2000. "Complicated" was a Top Ten hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. Her next single ("I Don't Want You to Go") was also a Top Ten hit in the U.S. After a three-year hiatus, Johnson returned with the single "Let Me Introduce Myself". It was the lead single from her fourth album, Love Rules, released in 2010.
  • 1999
    Age 27
    In 1999, Johnson started her career as a solo artist.
    More Details Hide Details Her success as a songwriter led her to a record deal with the Arista Nashville record label. Paul Worley, a producer with whom Johnson was working, was also working with Martina McBride at that time and asked Johnson to sing background vocals on McBride's songs. McBride subsequently invited Johnson to go on tour with her as a backup singer and guitarist. Johnson toured with McBride for over a year and during this time she was also hard at work writing songs for her debut album.
    Johnson's breakthrough as a songwriter came in 1999 when "Single White Female", a song she co-wrote with Shaye Smith and recorded by Wright, became a number one hit on country radio.
    More Details Hide Details This song became Johnson's first number one hit as a songwriter. Another one of her songs, "Downtime", recorded by Messina, also became a top five hit. In 2000, Johnson was named "Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year" by MusicRow Magazine.
  • 1998
    Age 26
    Carolyn Dawn Johnson was born in Grande Prairie, Alberta to John Johnson, a farmer and operator of a seed-cleaning business, and Loretta Johnson, a supervisor of a home for senior citizens. Johnson was raised on a farm in Deadwood, Alberta with two brothers, late older brother Derwin, who died due to an undisclosed illness on Christmas Eve in 1998, and brother Greg.
    More Details Hide Details Johnson was passionate about music from a young age and even asked her mother how anyone could live without it. She sang at a church and started playing the piano at the age of five, learning from her pastor's wife, Evangeline Thiessen. Her parents played country music records by Jim Reeves and Don Williams at home and as she got older, her musical interests diversified as she listened to artists like ABBA, Charley Pride, Fleetwood Mac and Marty Stuart among others. The family later moved to Westlock, Alberta and Johnson attended RF Staples High School there. During her high school years, she learned to play the clarinet, flute and saxophone. She kept up her piano lessons largely in part due to Thiessan sending books and encouraging letters to her. Her high school teachers were not as encouraging and caused her to turn away from music for a while and turn to science, a period in her life which she called "a stain in her heart".
  • 1997
    Age 25
    In Nashville, Johnson attended songwriting workshops and writer's night events. In 1997, Johnson moved permanently to Nashville after obtaining a work visa and later that year, she signed with Patrick Joseph Music as a songwriter.
    More Details Hide Details Her songwriting demos captured the attention of many record label executives and some of the songs she wrote were recorded by Patty Loveless, Suzy Bogguss, Kathy Mattea, Mindy McCready, Jo Dee Messina, Linda Davis and Chely Wright.
  • 1994
    Age 22
    In 1994, Johnson headed to Nashville after calling her mother and saying, "I'm going big.
    More Details Hide Details I'm going for the big picture."
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1971
    Born
    Born on April 30, 1971.
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