Shanti Snyder (born 4 June 1981), better known as Shanti, is a Japanese lyricist, singer, songwriter, and music TV host of mixed descent, based in Japan and hailing from Kanagawa Prefecture. She performs with a few different formations at clubs in the Tokyo area and has also appeared with various other musical artists. Shanti's voice is well known through her collaborations with Yoko Kanno, notably in Escaflowne the Movie, where she was the vocalist on the theme song "Sora".
After chatting with Japanese-American singer SHANTI for an hour, you get the impression there is very little the bilingual artist cannot do. SHANTI, who was born Shanti Snyder to an American father (musician Tommy Snyder) and a Japanese mother, has carved out an impressive niche for herself in Japan as a singer, songwriter, lyricist, guitarist, music TV program host and painter.
Satran, Leon On Thursday, June 30th, Dr. Leon Satran, age 87, passed away peacefully at his home in Minneapolis. The youngest of three brothers, he was born in New York City on June 2nd, 1935 to David and Rose Satran. He attended the High School of Music and Art and then Columbia University. After college, he sang professionally with The American Savoyards (Gilbert and Sullivan light opera) but ultimately decided, like his brothers before him, to attend medical school at the University of Louisville where he received his M.D. He then moved to Minneapolis and completed a rotating internship at Hennepin County Medical Center. There, he met the love of his life, Alma, a Nurse who initially mistook him for an orderly - they were married and virtually inseparable for 58 years. After completing residency at the University of Minnesota, he stayed and dedicated his entire career to Primary Care in the Department of Pediatrics, achieving the rank of full professor in 2015. Over his nearly 50-year medical career, he touched innumerable lives and took great pride in his work. He cared for thousands of patients and forged connections with colleagues in the Twin Cities community to foster medical student learning experiences outside of the academic center - the model remains an integral part of the University curriculum. He was a fierce proponent for medical education. As a longstanding member of the Medical School Admissions Committee, he advocated for students with diverse backgrounds, especially those from traditionally underrepresented groups as well as those with interest in the humanities. Leon and Alma created generous endowments both for University of Minnesota medical students and the Department of Pediatrics. He enjoyed his work so much that in 2007 (at age 72), the Star Tribune asked him how long he might practice and he replied "retirement is not quite on my radar yet." Leon was a true renaissance man, accomplished not only in the practice of medicine but also the arts. He excelled at theater and music; he continued to act, sing, and play piano enthusiastically into late middle age. His knowledge of classical music was vast. Until his last weeks, he would eagerly await Metropolitan Opera broadcasts on NPR. He was not only a strong writer but a superb editor - he honed his vocabulary with daily practice on the New York Times Crossword. He loved seeking out great restaurants, fine food, and a good bottle of wine. He liked to travel but loved return trips to New York City best. Leon was passionate about sports, particularly basketball, with an uncanny memory for players and statistics. He spun stories of guarding All-American Chet Forte in practice as a freshman at Columbia, and how he once tried to shoot baskets in an otherwise empty gym with Oscar Robertson (who gently rebuffed him - the "Big O" was in training for the Olympics). Wearing Converse All-Stars, Leon always made time to shoot baskets with his sons and attended virtually all of their high school games. Leon was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers (Drs. Richard and George Satran), and his beloved wife Alma Jean. He is survived by his sons (Drs. Aaron and Daniel Satran), daughters-in-law (Dr. Angela Singla and Jessica Levine), and grandchildren (Shanti, Ezra, Nalah). He will be greatly missed. Special thanks to the many caregivers - particularly Irene, Patience, and Zoe - who compassionately watched over Leon and Alma 24/7 for nearly a year. A funeral service will be held 10:00 am Tuesday July 5th at TEMPLE ISRAEL, 2323 Fremont Avenue South, Minneapolis. In lieu of flowers, donations to the University of Minnesota Future Physicians Scholarship are suggested (University of Minnesota Foundation, 200 Oak Street SE, Suite 500, Minneapolis, MN 55455-2010). Funeral is available on zoom. Email email@example.com for link. Hodroff-Epstein 612-871-1234 hodroffepstein.com
Shivshankar Nayampally, popularly known as Shiva, was born on 16th June 1948. We studied together at Robert Money Technical High School and later at IIT Bombay in Mechanical Engineering. We selected the same hostel and the same wing and graduated in 1971. Since childhood, Shiva had a passion for Indian Music. He mastered playing the Indian percussion instrument, the tabla. This hobby made him popular in college as he took interest in playing as an accompaniment to budding singers and instrumentalists. He strongly believed in doing enough rehearsals to give a good performance.
On January 5, 1981, LaToya Rochelle Carter-Bradford was born in Cleveland, Mississippi to Velma Carter-Thomas and step father, Terry Thomas. LaToya was a gift of love to everyone she came in contact with. She was the oldest of two. LaToya was a loving mother to identical twin boys, Carter and Christian Bradford. She graduated from Vicksburg High School class of 1999. Right out of high school, she enlisted and became a veteran of the United States Air Force. LaToya graduated from Copiah-Lincoln Community College, receiving an Associate degree in Nursing. She also graduated from Jackson State University, receiving a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration and Hinds Community College, receiving an Associate Degree in Accounting. Furthering her many achievements; while also obtaining her real estate license, Latoya went on to work with Mutual Credit Union and Hope Credit Union as a bank teller and financial advisor.
Patricia was born on June 22, 1950, to the union of Albert and Issaqueena Prentiss. She accepted Christ at an early age at Zion Travelers Missionary Baptist Church. She was a faithful member until her illness. Patricia loved serving in any way that she could. She attended Rosa A. Temple High School and Hinds Community College where she earned her Registered Nurse degree. In her nursing career she served as a charge nurse, Home Health nurse and in Administration. Patricia was very dedicated and educated in her profession. Patricia married her high school sweetheart Alonzo Anderson. Sr. on September 19, 1968 and to them four children were born. 2b1af7f3a8