from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who performs for, or entertains, an audience.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who performs, accomplishes, or fulfills; ; especially, one who shows skill and training in any art
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who performs, accomplishes, or fulfils.
- n. One who performs or takes part in a play or performance of any kind; an actor, actress, musician, circus-rider, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an entertainer who performs a dramatic or musical work for an audience
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But honestly, being a performer is an incredibly isolating position.
I can't help noticing, in a very cursory ear-glance, slightly impaired by beer and tremendous jetlag, that your MIDI "performer" is somewhat careless not only about your dynamics, but also your pedal markings, and I'm only talking about the first 4 bars!
Miles, the all-American, familiar-looking performer is taking the internet by storm with his latest music video ‘This Must Be The Place’, a Talking Heads cover, inspired entirely by the best scenes from American Psycho.
Although a brief description of the performer is provided in the short list of notes in the back, given the number of times Hikita is referenced, I would have preferred they choose someone known in the U.S., such as Lady Gaga.
But the usual go-to performer is Ross, who picked up where she left off after being last year's conference rookie of the year.
The most delightful performer is perhaps Nelson, whose baseball-cap-sporting Mister careens from streetwise scrappiness to sagacious calm.
Touched by the powerful emotions that a performance can evoke – especially that harmonizing quality that moves a whole watching community, and the belief in the possibility of transcending the normal human condition of flawed, grounded ordinariness – the would-be performer is ready to give everything they have in the service of a transient dream.
If Clay Aiken was busy on Tuesday and Wednesday nights, then he could have used iTunes to listen to more before posting an opinion on which performer is better.
An even more recently introduced character that began as just a sort of "background performer" is going to have a major role to play before the end, too.
The director and State/Stella performer is currently preparing to direct a new film starring Rudd called Little Big Men, and he discussed the movie and his appreciation for its star in a recent interview with Gothamist:
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