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Bar and Bat Mitzvah Bashes and Pop Artists
One might be surprised to learn the number of pop music artists who play at bar and bat mitzvahs, the coming of age ceremonies for young Jewish boys and girls. Perhaps one of the most extravagant was put on in 2005 by DHB Industries owner, David H. Brooks,a millionaire defense contractor, for his 13 year old daughter. It is estimated to have cost $10 million and included some of the biggest pop stars. No less the likes of Aerosmith, Kenny G, 50 Cent, Tom Petty and The Eagles' Don Henley and Joe Walsh played for the young girl. DHB Industries was also in the news in 2005 for making thousands of defective bulletproof vests recalled by the government and allegations of war profiteering.

Putumayo Playgrounds Around the World
The Putumayo World Music label was established in 1993 to introduce people to the music of the world's cultures. The music represented by the label is chosen based on the motto "guaranteed to make you feel good." For children, the label contains the following world playground-themed releases: "French Playground" (2005), "Caribbean Playground" (2004), "Latin Playground" (2002), and "African Playground" (2003). Each release features the distinctive artwork of Nicola Heindl.

Putumayo Groove Around the World
The Putumayo World Music label was established in 1993 to introduce people to the music of the world's cultures. The music represented by the label is chosen based on the motto "guaranteed to make you feel good." One style of music that meets the criteria is world groove music included on the releases "Asian Groove" (2002), "Arabic Groove" (2001), "Latin Groove" (2002), "North African Groove" (2005), and "World Groove" (2004). Each release features the the distinctive artwork of Nicola Heindl.

Putumayo Lounge Around the World
The Putumayo World Music label was established in 1993 to introduce people to the music of the world's cultures. The music represented by the label is chosen based on the motto "guaranteed to make you feel good." One style of music that meets the criteria is world lounge music included on the releases "Latin Lounge" (2005), "Asian Lounge" (2005), "Sahara Lounge" (2004), "Blues Lounge" (2004), "Euro Lounge" (2003), and "World Lounge" (2002). Each release features the the distinctive artwork of Nicola Heindl.

Putumayo and the Artwork of Nicola Heindl
The Putumayo World Music label was established in 1993 to introduce people to the music of the world's cultures. The music represented by the label is chosen based on the motto "guaranteed to make you feel good." An important part of the branding of the Putumayo experience is the distinctive artwork by Nicola Heindl. Heindl's artwork connects traditional and contemporary in a colorful and folksy manner while giving listeners visual cues to the type of music the CD contains.

Title Tattoos
Sensual tattoos have been used been used many times to display an album’s title or artist name, such as: Alanis Morrisette's 2005 "The Collection," Mint Tattoo's 1968 self-titled album, Amelia's Dream's 1999 "Love Tattoo," and Jeff Talmadge's 2001 "Bad Tattoo." The word tattoo comes from the Tahitian noun "tatau." Samuel O'Reilly invented the electric tattooing machine in 1891, improving upon an earlier machine invented by Thomas Edison.

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