Curt Smith

British songwriter Curt Smith

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24 June 1961
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Mark Changaris Playing 'Mad World' On Piano In Flooded Colorado Home Goes Viral
Huffington Post - over 4 years
"It's a very, very mad world." This is the chorus of the song that floated into Mark Changaris' mind when he reentered his Boulder home only to find the inside covered in thick mud left behind by Colorado's disastrous floodwaters. Instead of demonstrating a host of other first reactions, he sat down at the piano and began to play "Mad World" by Tears For Fears. "We needed something beautiful amidst the destruction and mud, rocks and debris," his roommate Maren Keeley told People magazine. "Watching him play was the first time I actually felt sad and heartbroken by the events." Changaris commented on his decision to play the song to NPR: "It's a beautiful piano, and it's been a part of my life for the past few years," Changaris told us in an email. "I guess in some sense I was saying goodbye. In another sense, it felt good to play, to just be in the moment and let the rest of the craziness drop off. It also helped make me feel more normal, that in the face of something so outward...
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'Psych' Star Talks Gus, Aaron Sorkin & More!
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
From his lifelong career as a tap dancer to his roles on "Psych" and "The West Wing," Dule Hill never seems to have a dull moment. Although his days of working with Aaron Sorkin are behind him (for now ... ), Hill has been starring on USA's "Psych" for seven seasons as Gus, Detective Shawn Spencer's (James Roday) straight-laced assistant. But he almost turned down the job. In honor of the series' 100th episode right around the corner (airing Wed., Mar. 27 at 10 p.m. ET), the "Psych" team has teased a "Clue"-like episode in which viewers can weigh in on the ending. Hill sat down with HuffPost TV on Tuesday morning to discuss "Psych," Gus, Aaron Sorkin and more. Will Gus be one of the suspects 100th episode? I can't give that up! You have some real investigative reporting going on. Here's what I'll tell you: Throughout the show, everyone is a suspect at some point. Of course hilarity ensues, but everybody is a suspect because the lights go out. Who do you ...
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Court: Smith Judge Wrong
Fox News - over 5 years
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In campaign, a battle over owning America's story
San Francisco Chronicle - over 5 years
In campaign, a battle over owning America's story Associated Press Copyright 2012 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 12:11 p.m., Saturday, September 8, 2012 A deep obsession with the story of America — who tells it and who gets to write its next chapter — was a rare piece of common ground that speakers at the Republican and Democratic conventions managed to share. "Storytelling forms the heart of political rhetoric," says Curt Smith, who wrote many of the speeches that George H.W. Bush delivered while in the White House. The story from Democratic Mayor Julian Castro of San Antonio was about his mother fighting hard for civil rights "so that instead of a mop, I could hold this microphone." First it was "the shining city upon a hill." There was the conquering of the frontier, the rise of industrialism, Ellis Island, the spread of the automobi...
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Dispatch from Las Vegas: Tears for Fears, new Michael Jackson slots and the arrival of Tim and Faith
ajc - over 5 years
Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith sounded record-perfect at their Las Vegas show last weekend. Photo: Courtesy PR Plus Greetings from Las Vegas, where it might be 105 degrees, but still feels cooler than Atlanta. Over the weekend, the husband and I trekked to Sunset Station Hotel & Casino in Henderson, Nev., to check out Tears for Fears, who were performing a rare U.S. date this summer. I missed the guys when they played Chastain in 2010 because I wasn’t living here yet, and since they’re one of the few ‘80s bands I’ve never seen, hitting up their live show was a priority. The outdoor venue at Sunset Station might not have been ideal for the guys’ brand of sumptuous British pop, but TFF still sounded record-perfect. Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith both joked about the excessive heat, with the chattier Orzabal smiling that the last time he was someplace that hot, he was wearing a small towel around his waist, while Smith wryly noted that the band is always asked to play …
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'Psych' Gets Musical at Comic Con 2012
Buddy TV - over 5 years
Psych returned to Comic-Con for the fourth time, proving the Psych-o fans just can't seem to get enough. This panel is known for keeping fans on their toes. Remember the time when Curt Smith, James Roday and Dule Hill performed Tears For Rears' "Shout"? Or last year when William Shatner made an appearance? It's no wonder why it made our list of must see TV Comic-Con panels this year. How will they top themselves? Promising to be a panel full of interacting fun, exclusive clips and answers to fan questions lets get to it.
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Here's the Thing... - San Diego Reader
Google News - over 6 years
Curt Smith and Roland Orzabal have had a busy decade so far, riding the '80s resurgence through Australia, New Zealand, and Asia (several dates with contemporaries Spandau Ballet). Have to admit that The Hurting's one of my guilty pleasures
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Author Takes Readers on "A Talk in the Park" - WNED
Google News - over 6 years
BUFFALO (wned) - Curt Smith is a familiar voice to Saturday morning listeners of AM 970 who hear his weekly show "Perspectives" each week. Curt Smith also has a history as a prolific author, serving as a White House speech writer and penning many books
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Saltdogs win, but playoff hopes all but disappear - Lincoln Journal Star
Google News - over 6 years
Curt Smith and Pat Trettel each blasted two-run home runs Saturday in Sioux City, Iowa, to lead the Lincoln Saltdogs to a 6-1 win over the Sioux City Explorers. Despite the win, Lincoln was virtually eliminated from playoff contention in the American
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Visitors enjoy 16th annual Heart of the City Cruise-In - Mansfield News Journal
Google News - over 6 years
Curt Smith, of Hayesville, brought his 1935 Auburn Boattail Speedster, and the shiny red, two-seater caught the eye of many passers-by, including Charlie and Janet Keffalas, of Shiloh. "We come every year unless it's raining
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15-Year-Old Boy on Bicycle, Struck by Pick-Up on Seminole Woods Blvd., in ... - FlaglerLive.com
Google News - over 6 years
Curt Smith, 15, was on his bicycle, riding south with a friend on darkened Seminole Woods Boulevard just before 9 pm Friday evening (Aug. 26) when he was violently struck by a Ford pick-up also going south. Smith was transported to Halifax Hospital by
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LIVE!! Cats vs. Dogs edition - nwitimes.com (blog)
Google News - over 6 years
Curt Smith fouls a ball into his foot. He's standing (gingerly) on a 1-2 count. Smith strikes out swinging at the next pitch. Jorge Cortes pops out behind second base, leaving runners stranded on the corners. Mid-1st inning: Saltdogs 0, RailCats 0
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Dog dish: Lincoln tops Winnipeg 2-1 - Lincoln Journal Star
Google News - over 6 years
What went right: A two-out double by Curt Smith and a two-out single by Jorge Cortes helped the Saltdogs grab the lead in the first inning. Jino Gonzalez and relivers Santo Luis and PJ Zocchi did the rest, holding the team with the best record in the
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Hawke, Zocchi, Albitz, Smith Garner Saltdogs Awards - Boxscore News
Google News - over 6 years
LINCOLN - First baseman Phil Hawke (Player of Year), closer PJ Zocchi (Pitcher), shortstop Vance Albitz (Rookie) and power utility man Curt Smith (Newcomer) all earned end-of-year awards, announced during Sunday evening's win over Winnipeg
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pitching, hitting lead to third win in a row for Saltdogs - Lincoln Journal Star
Google News - over 6 years
What went right: The Saltdogs scored twice in the bottom of the first inning when Phil Hawke hit a run-scoring double and Curt Smith followed with an RBI single. Joe Ramos hit his fourth home run of the season in the third. Jino Gonzalez was perfect
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Dog dish: Jones' homer gives Saltdogs 10-inning win - Lincoln Journal Star
Google News - over 6 years
Curt Smith's fourth-inning sacrifice fly drove in Gavin Dickey to give Lincoln a 1-0 lead. The win gave the Saltdogs a series sweep. What went wrong: The Cats tied it in the bottom of the sixth. Cory Morales hit a lead-off single, moved to second on a
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Dog dish: Saltdogs outlast Fort Worth 3-1 - Lincoln Journal Star
Google News - over 6 years
Ramos singled with one out in the first, moved to second on a Curt Smith single and scored on Alvarez's single. Alvarez was thrown out at second trying to advance on the play, ending the inning. After Fort Worth tied the game in the bottom of the fifth
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Baseball broadcaster Hughes has hoops' memories too - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (blog)
Google News - over 6 years
The radio voice of the Chicago Cubs, Pat Hughes, is quoted frequently in Curt Smith's new book, "A Talk in the Park," an oral history of baseball broadcasters. But Hughes, the former Brewers broadcaster,
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Dog dish: Lincoln churns out 15 hits in rout of Grand Prairie - Lincoln Journal Star
Google News - over 6 years
What went right: The Saltdogs pounced on the AirHogs, going up 3-0 in the first inning on a two-RBI double by Phil Hawke that was followed by Curt Smith's RBI double. Gavin Dickey hit a two-run home run in the second and the rout was on
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Curt Smith
    FIFTIES
  • 2014
    Age 52
    In 2014, Smith appeared in the horror film Crazy Bitches as a Police Detective.
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  • 2013
    Age 51
    He again appeared as himself in the show's 100th episode, "100 Clues", in March 2013.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2011
    Age 49
    In May 2011, Smith tweeted that he was working on a track with JunkieXL which features on JXL's album Synthesized.He also recorded a vocal track for the American punk band American Eyes on their song entitled The Day We Died on their album Never Trust Anything That Bleeds.
    Smith is also featured on The Shadow Bureau's 2011 track "Don't Give Yourself Away" with artist Linda Strawberry, inspired by the 2010 Australian film Griff the Invisible.
    As of January 2011, Smith has said that he won't do another season of the series.
    Smith and longtime collaborator Charlton Pettus composed and recorded the score for the 2011 film Meth Head, starring Lukas Haas.
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  • 2010
    Age 48
    In August 2010, Smith debuted a live music web series, "Stripped Down Live With Curt Smith", which he produces along with his manager Arlene Wszalek and Streamin' Garage CEO Mike Rotman.
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    In January 2010, Smith released the standalone single "All Is Love (featuring Zoë Keating)," the first track in what he says will be an album-length project of collaborations with artists he meets via social media.
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  • 2009
    Age 47
    He announced in mid-February that The Standard had asked him to extend through March 2009 and he agreed.
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    Smith has made limited live concert appearances in the Los Angeles area to support Halfway, pleased. In January 2009, he announced that he will perform a weekly residency at The Standard Hollywood in West Hollywood, CA during the month of February 2009.
  • 2008
    Age 46
    Smith finally released the album in the U.S. and the rest of the world in May 2008 via his own KOOK Media label.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2000
    Age 38
    During 2000, Smith began work on what was to become Halfway, Pleased, but the project was put on hold when he re-established contact with Roland Orzabal again after almost a decade of silence.
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  • 1993
    Age 31
    After leaving Tears for Fears, Smith released his first solo album, Soul on Board, in 1993.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1991
    Age 29
    Following another world tour, increasing tensions between himself and Orzabal prompted Smith to leave the band in 1991 and he moved to New York.
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  • 1989
    Age 27
    In 1989, Smith appeared onstage with various other performers at Stevie Wonder's birthday concert at London's Wembley Arena.
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  • 1988
    Age 26
    They divorced in 1988, and he then began a relationship with marketing executive Laura "Frances" Pennington. They married in 1996 and now reside in Los Angeles with their two daughters, Diva and Wilder, born in 1999 and 2001.
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    In 1988, Smith appeared at the Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute performing "Everybody Wants to Rule the World", with accompanying musicians Phil Collins, Midge Ure, and Mark Brzezicki on stage.
  • 1985
    Age 23
    Their 1985 album Songs from the Big Chair was even more successful, yielding hits including "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" (with Smith again on lead vocals), "Shout," and "Head Over Heels" (which Smith co-wrote).
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  • 1982
    Age 20
    Smith has been married twice. His first wife was Lynda "Lynne" Altman, whom he married in 1982.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1981
    Age 19
    After Graduate and Neon disbanded, Smith and Orzabal founded Tears for Fears in 1981. Their debut album, 1983's The Hurting, reached no.1 in the UK and produced three international hit singles – "Mad World", "Change", and "Pale Shelter" – each with lead vocals performed by Smith.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1961
    Born
    Born on June 24, 1961.
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