Paul Oakenfold has a Prolific Career in the Electronic Music Industry

October 18th, 2011

With a Successful Label, Nonstop DJ Gigs & Music Productions for U2 and Madonna,

CWW Lifetime Member Paul Oakenfold is a Top Music Industry Tastemaker

Superstar DJ Paul Oakenfold is a Lifetime Cambridge Who's Who Member

Anyone who has witnessed Paul Oakenfold in action has experienced the talents of a top-notch celebrity DJ. He has discerning ears, precise technical skills and the wisdom that only comes from having spent more than two decades manning the decks. Additionally, Paul has captured the imaginations of many through his release of numerous successful singles, remixes, DJ mix compilations and film scores.

Early in his life Paul became inspired by his father, who was also a musician. He started out spinning 70s funk and soul records. Just before he achieved fame as a DJ, he trained extensively as a chef. In fact, Paul is a graduate of the Westminster Technical Culinary Institute and a certified specialist in French cuisine. Fast forward to early 2011, he confused patrons at The Palms Casino & Resort in Las Vegas — where he DJs regularly — as he also served as guest chef at Nove Italiano alongside Geno Bernardo.

Two life-altering experiences pushed Paul down the path to certain success. The first was his stint as an A&R agent for London-based Champion Records, which provided him with the opportunity to sign powerhouse acts such as DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince, and Salt-n-Pepa. At around the same time, he acted as a representing agent to the Beastie Boys and Run D.M.C. By bringing hip-hop across the pond, Paul helped to drastically alter the region’s musical climate.

In 1987, years before electronic dance music became a global, mainstream phenomenon, Paul took a trip to Ibiza and visited the island’s staple nightclubs including Amnesia, where he experienced the music on a large scale. The genre was simply known as Balaeric style, which spoke more about the music’s origins on the Balearic Islands than anything else. The following year, Paul started his own imprint, Perfecto Records. The label has since released a string of hugely successful singles, including “Southern Sun,” “Starry Eyed Surprise” and “Not Over Yet.”

In the past 20 years, Paul’s relevance has not waned. A Cambridge Who’s Who lifetime member since spring of 2011, he continues to amaze crowds with his eclectic blend of lush trance, breaks and progressive house. In 2008, he took the stage alternating with fellow acts Robyn, Benny Bennassi and Bob Sinclar, opening for Madonna on her Sticky and Sweet tour.

With all things considered, not many have attained the commercial success that Paul Oakenfold has. He attributes his achievement to his hard work, dedication and keen understanding of his trade. It is this comprehension that stems from his years on the inside, maneuvering through an industry that is infamous for its elitist nature.

For the past three years, Paul has firmly replanted his club DJ roots with Planet Perfecto, his residency at Rain Nightclub Las Vegas at The Palms. The intricate show boasts 75 circus performers, and a powerful audiovisual show with special effects. Each engagement draws crowds of 3,000 in search of an unforgettable experience.

Paul, who has earned two Grammy nominations for his musical works, has also ventured into film scoring. He has provided original scores for big motion picture productions including  “Nobel Son,” “Collateral,” “Swordfish,” “The Matrix Reloaded,” “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Die Another Day,” “Planet Of The Apes,” “The Bourne Identity” and “Shrek II.” He is a member of PRS for Music, BMI and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Upcoming, he will release an all-new artist album. Titled “Pop Killer,” the full-length will feature guest appearances from the likes of big talent including The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Gnarls Barkley, OneRepublic and B.O.B.

Learn all about Paul Oakenfold by visiting his website:  http://www.pauloakenfold.com/.

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Silvia Abarrategui’s Book Explores Late 20th Century Cuban Counterintelligence Culture

April 6th, 2011

Set against Fidel Castro’s Cuban regime, “Innocent Betrayal” explores the hidden currents of Cuban counterintelligence during the 1970s and 1980s. Authored by Cambridge Who’s Who® Member Silvia Abarrategui, the romance and suspense novel centers on protagonist Tania Bausada, who is recruited by the Cuban secret police to perform a covert mission: to spy on Victor Villareal, a key personnel member for one of Castro’s special projects who is suspected of being a CIA agent.

Sent by the secret police, Cuban agent Alex Estevez uses his charms to destroy Tania’s marriage to a top Castro aide in order to influence the novel’s heroine to spy for them. Alex unexpectedly develops feelings for Tania, resulting in the two having an affair. The union is short-lived when the secret police begin to suspect the affair, and force Alex to abandon the relationship and disappear.

In the midst of this love affair is Victor Villareal, who later wins Tania’s heart and trust. After innumerable obstacles, Victor and Tania escape from the Cuban authorities to Miami. Their love, however, is later tested when Victor insists on returning to Cuba. A fortuitous re-encounter with Alex forces Tania face a decision that will affect the rest of her life.

“Innocent Betrayal” is a novel that will sweep readers from the calamities of Cuban reality and the opulence of Havana’s diplomatic corps to the ruthless nature of the Cuban secret police. Betrayal and love intertwine in the hostile ambiance of an island torn by revolution.

About the Author
Silvia Abarrategui split her childhood between Havana, Cuba and Washington, D.C., where she lived until her grandmother took her back to Havana to complete her education. She graduated from the University of Havana in 1977 with a professorship in English. A year later, she returned to Miami with her husband. First published in Spanish in 2001, “Innocent Betrayal” is Silvia Abarrategui’s first novel; it was published in English in 2010. ”Innocent Betrayal” can be purchased through Silvia Abarratequi’s website, or through Amazon.com or BarnesandNoble.com.

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Dorothy Theresa Dzigurski Named Cambridge Who’s Who Professional of the Year in Neurological Linguistics Coaching

June 7th, 2007

Mountain View, CA (PRWEB) June 6, 2007 — Cambridge Who’s Who names Dorothy Theresa Dzigurski, RN, BSN, a neurological linguistics art and health coach of Art and Health Coaching Professional of the Year in neurological linguistics coaching. While inclusion in Cambridge Who’s Who Registry is an honor, only one member in each discipline is named the Cambridge Who’s Who Professional of the Year. The Cambridge Who’s Who selection committee hand picks these special Who’s Who honorees based on their accomplishments, academic achievement, leadership and service.

Cambridge Who's Who & Dzigurski Oil on Canvas

Dorothy Dzigurski was born in Grand Junction, Colorado. She trained in art through various courses while living and studying in Honolulu, Hawaii at the University of Hawaii before entering St. Mary’s College of Nursing, San Francisco, California, and graduated in 1959. In 1962, she enrolled at Washington University in St Louis, Missouri and continued to take electives in art while working on a nursing degree.

Pursuing her nursing career, she always had a great love for art and for nature. She moved to Boulder, Colorado where she again enrolled in art classes at the University of Colorado where she graduated in 1966, with a Bachelor of Science degree.

“In the mid 1960′s while working as a nurse, she encountered a patient with a broken painting arm, Alexander Dzigurski. Dorothy was instrumental in Alexander’s recovery and a great friendship, romance and marriage followed. In 1968 she married Alexander Dzigurski, famous for his unique and colorful seascapes, one of his larger canvases, called ‘From Sea to Shining Sea,’ hangs in the Franklin Mint Museum. It was painted in 1976 in honor of the nation’s Bicentennial, when the Franklin Mint Gallery of American Art commissioned him ‘as America’s finest painter of the sea.” Together they had traveled extensively throughout the contiguous United States and beyond to Europe, Canada, and Hawaii. In short order, the happy couple had a son, born with oil paints flowing through his veins.

In 1973, for three and one half months, Dorothy, alongside her husband and son, sketched and painted in the Swiss Alps, France, Italy, Yugoslavia and Spain.

Today, Alex Dzigurski II is a fine artist in his own right, in part a testament to Dorothy’s love of art and her devotion to her artist husband and to her artist son. Today, grandmother and matriarch, one of her great joys is brushing away at her easel.

Dzigurski with 40 years of professional nursing experience and has been a certified neurological linguistics coach for nine years. In this role, she uses her skills as a nurse and painter to coach those who have difficulty with the processes of speaking, listening, reading, writing and using sign language. Dorothy’s artwork is exhibited in Northern California at the Simic Gallery in Carmel, California.

To view the entire press release:
http://www.prweb.com/releases/CambridgeWhosWho/Dzigurski/prweb530876.htm

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