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The Academy Is... was an American rock band from Chicago, Illinois, formed in 2003. Before disbanding, they were signed by the Decaydance imprint of the Fueled by Ramen label. They were originally known as "The Academy", but added the "Is..." in 2004 to avoid legal complications with other established bands already under that name. The band released three studio albums, Almost Here, Santi, and Fast Times at Barrington High, and four EPs. The band announced its break-up on 8 October 2011.
America Sings was an attraction at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, USA, from 1974 to 1988. It featured a cast of audio-animatronics animals that entertained the audience by singing songs from various periods in America's musical history, often in a humorous fashion.
Paddington Bear's Gold Record is a musical recording released in 1984 by Audiotrax Records. The color of the record (LP) itself is actually a transparent sort of lime yellow. An audio tape was released simultaneously; both record and tape had the same cover picture of Paddington Bear in his classic blue coat and hat, waiting for someone to want to look after him.
The fifteen songs included on the recording detail many incidents in the books about Paddington written by Michael Bond. The songs come from the musical Paddington Bear's Magical Musical which was written by Shirlie Roden. The musical premiered in Reading, Berkshire in 1983. Since it was written and recorded in the 1980s, listeners have the benefit of creative use of synthesizers on some pieces, imitation hard rock on others, and a variety of musical styles on the rest—the rock ballad, the waltz, and do-wop.
Entertainment is a form of activity that holds the attention and interest of an audience, or gives pleasure and delight. It can be an idea or a task, but is more likely to be one of the activities or events that have developed over thousands of years specifically for the purpose of keeping an audience's attention. Although people's attention is held by different things, because individuals have different preferences in entertainment, most forms are recognisable and familiar. Storytelling, music, drama, dance, and different kinds of performance exist in all cultures, were supported in royal courts, developed into sophisticated forms and over time became available to all citizens. The process has been accelerated in modern times by an entertainment industry which records and sells entertainment products. Entertainment evolves and can be adapted to suit any scale, ranging from an individual who chooses a private entertainment from a now enormous array of pre-recorded products; to a banquet adapted for two; to any size or type of party, with appropriate music and dance; to performances intended for thousands; and even for a global audience.
The experience of being entertained has come to be strongly associated with amusement, so that one common understanding of the idea is fun and laughter, although many entertainments have a serious purpose. This may be the case in the various forms of ceremony, celebration, religious festival, or satire for example. Hence, there is the possibility that what appears as entertainment may also be a means of achieving insight or intellectual growth.