четверг, 16 июня 2011 г.

Сюзанна Вега

Suzanne Nadine Vega is an American songwriter and singer known for her eclectic folk-inspired music. Two of Vega's songs in 1987 reached the top 10 of various international chart listings: "Luka" and "Tom's Diner". "Tom's Diner" takes place in Tom's Restaurant at 112th Street and Broadway in New York City. Suzanne Vega was born on July 11, 1959 in Santa Monica, California. Her mother, Pat Vega, is a computer systems analyst of German-Swedish heritage. Her father, Richard Peck, is the Scottish-English-Irish. They divorced soon after her birth. Her stepfather, Ed Vega, was a writer and teacher from Puerto Rico. When Suzanne was two and a half, the family moved to New York City. At the age of nine she began to write poetry; she wrote her first song at the age fourteen. Later she attended New York's prestigious High School of Performing Arts. There she studied modern dance and graduated in 1977. She studied English literature at Barnard College, and performed in small venues in Greenwich Village. Vega's self-titled debut album was released in 1985 and was well-received by critics in the U.S. It reached platinum status in the United Kingdom. 
In early October 2006, Vega took part in the Academia Film Olomouc (AFO) in Olomouc, the Czech Republic, the oldest festival of documentary films in Europe, in which she appeared as a main guest. She was invited there as the subject of the documentary film, that had a test screening at the festival. At the end of the festival she performed her classical songs, and added one brand new piece called "New York Is a Woman". Vega joined the 10th annual Independent Music Awards judging panel to assist independent musicians' careers. She was also a judge.
On March 17, 1995, Vega married Mitchell Froom, a musician and a record producer. They have a daughter, Ruby Froom (born July 8, 1994). Recently Ruby sang with her mother on a couple of occasions. Vega and Froom separated in 1998. On February 11, 2006, Vega married Paul Mills, a lawyer and poet. They originally met each other at Folk City on West 4th Street when singer-songwriter Lucy Kaplansky, a friend of both, introduced them. In the words of her website, "The couple met at Folk City on West 4th Street in 1981. Mr. Mills proposed to Miss Vega in May, 1983, and she accepted his proposal on Christmas Day, 2005." All information about the singer on the official site http://www.suzannevega.com/

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