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n. 1 (plural of star English) 2 (context with “the” English) outer space. vb. (en-third-person singular of: star)

Stars (M. C. Escher)

Stars is a wood engraving print created by the Dutch artist M. C. Escher in 1948, depicting two chameleons in a polyhedral cage floating through space.

Although the compound of three octahedra used for the central cage in Stars had been studied before in mathematics, it was most likely invented independently for this image by Escher without reference to those studies. Escher used similar compound polyhedral forms in several other works, including Crystal (1947), Study for Stars (1948), Double Planetoid (1949), and Waterfall (1961).

The design for Stars was likely influenced by Escher's own interest in both geometry and astronomy, by a long history of using geometric forms to model the heavens, and by a drawing style used by Leonardo da Vinci. Commentators have interpreted the cage's compound shape as a reference to double and triple stars in astronomy, or to twinned crystals in crystallography. The image contrasts the celestial order of its polyhedral shapes with the more chaotic forms of biology.

Prints of Stars belong to the permanent collections of major museums including the Rijksmuseum, the National Gallery of Art, and the National Gallery of Canada.

Stars (Canadian band)

Stars is a Canadian indie pop band formed in 2000.

Stars (Cher album)

Stars is the 12th studio album by American singer Cher, released in 1975 by Warner Bros. Records. The album was one in a string of commercial flops for Cher in the 1970s and failed to chart within the top 100. The album is by-and-large a covers album.

Stars (Simply Red album)

Stars is the fourth album by British-based pop/ soul/ jazz band Simply Red, released in September 1991. Five singles were released from the album, including the UK top ten hits " Stars" and "For Your Babies". The album was a worldwide success, particularly in the band's home country where it has been certified twelve times platinum and was the best-selling album of the year in the UK for both 1991 and 1992, the first album to be the best-seller in two consecutive years since Simon & Garfunkel's Bridge over Troubled Water in 1970–71. As of July 2016 it is the 14th best-selling album of all time in the UK.

Stars was the first Simply Red album to feature entirely original material and no cover versions, and it was also the last album to feature member Tim Kellett, who started his own band Olive after touring. It is the only Simply Red album to feature Fritz McIntyre singing lead vocals, on the tracks " Something Got Me Started" and "Wonderland".

It was on the shortlist of nominees for the 1992 Mercury Prize. In 2000 Q placed Stars at number 80 in its list of "The 100 Greatest British Albums Ever".

Stars was re-issued in 2008 as a collectors edition 2CD with bonus DVD digipack. On 20 April 2008, a copy of the album was given away with the British newspaper The Mail on Sunday.

Stars (British band)

Stars was a short-lived British supergroup that played a small number of live concerts in Cambridge in February 1972. Its members were Syd Barrett on guitar, Twink on drums, and Jack Monck on bass.

Stars (Switchfoot song)

"Stars" is the first single released from Switchfoot's fifth album Nothing Is Sound. It was the most-added song on Modern Rock Radio in its first week of release and peaked at number sixteen on the US Modern Rock chart. The song was certified gold as a digital single on December 13, 2005. It is the band's third most successful song, behind previous hits " Meant to Live" and " Dare You to Move". On iTunes, an acoustic mix of the track is available.

Stars (Chloë song)

"Stars" (2004) is the debut single by Chloë from her album Beyond Coming. The song peaked at #66 in Australia.

Stars (Roxette song)

"Stars" is the third single from the Have a Nice Day album by the Swedish duo Roxette. The single was released in August 1999.

Stars (shader effect)

Stars is a computer graphics effect used by computer games. The effect takes the bright parts of a rendered image of the scene, and then smears them outward in a number of directions. The result is that bright areas have streaks emanating from them. Stars can be used to enhance blooming. The effect is also sometimes known as light streaks or just as the star effect.

Stars (Simply Red song)

"Stars" is a single by the band Simply Red. "Stars" was originally released in the 1991 album of the same name. The single reached number 8 in the United Kingdom and was successful in some other countries in Europe, but did not reach the Top 40 in the United States, unlike Simply Red's previous single "Something Got Me Started". However, the song did reach number eight in the US Adult Contemporary chart.

Both songs were featured on Simply Red's 1996 compilation album Greatest Hits.

Stars (restaurant)

Stars was a landmark restaurant in San Francisco, California, from 1984 through 1999. Along with Spago, Michael's, and Chez Panisse, it is considered one of the birthplaces of California cuisine, New American cuisine, and the institution of the celebrity chef.

Stars (Mika Nakashima song)

"Stars" is Mika Nakashima's debut single. The single was released on November 7, 2001, reached #3 on Oricon Weekly Top 200, and sold 469,180 copies, making it her highest-selling single to date. "STARS" was the theme song of the Japanese TV drama Kizudarake no Love Song, in which Mika also made her acting debut.

The song is best described as a luxurious, adult contemporary ballad with an easy listening-tinged arrangement and a haunting melody.

Stars (film)

Stars is a 1959 film directed by Konrad Wolf. It tells the story of a Nazi officer who falls in love with a Greek Jewish girl while escorting Jewish prisoners through Bulgaria to a concentration camp. The film won the Special Jury Prize at the 1959 Cannes Film Festival.

Stars (Makai album)

Stars is an album by Makai that was released by BMG Japan 24 September 2008. It includes several collaborations between Makai and popular artists like YUCHUN from Tohoshinki, LISA, BENI, Stepahnie from Tenjochiki, Thelma Aoyama and more.

Stars (Dan Fogelberg song)

"Stars" is a 1972 ballad from Dan Fogelberg's debut album, Home Free, and the second track on the album. The song was written by Fogelberg and produced by Norbert Putnam. The song was released on the Epic Records label. The song was later covered Amy Holland in 1980 on her debut album and by Alison Krauss on her 2001 album "New Favorite".

Stars (Australian band)

Stars were an Australian country and rock band formed in Adelaide, South Australia in 1975 and disbanded in 1979. Founding members were Glyn Dowding on drums; Malcolm Eastick on guitar and vocals; Mick Pealing on vocals; and Graham Thompson on bass guitar. They were joined by guitarist, songwriter, Andrew Durant in 1976 and relocated to Melbourne. Thompson then left and was replaced by a succession of bass guitarists including Roger McLachlan (ex- Little River Band) and Ian McDonald.

The band's debut album, Paradise, peaked at No. 11 on the Australian Kent Music Report in 1978 and included their highest charting single "Look After Yourself" which reached No. 21 on the related singles chart. Their second album, Land of Fortune, was released in 1979 but did not reach the Top 50. By that time Durant had been diagnosed with cancer, the band had their last performance on 5 November and Durant died on 6 May 1980 at age 25. A tribute performance by Stars members and other Australian acts followed in August and a double- LP, Andrew Durant Memorial Concert was released in 1981. It peaked at No. 8 on the albums chart with proceeds donated to Andrew Durant Cancer Research Foundation.

Stars (newspaper)

Stars (newspaper) is a regional newspaper published in Latvia.

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Stars (Destine song)

"Stars" is the second single from the Dutch pop punk band Destine. It is the fourth track from their 2010 debut album Lightspeed. The song received moderate airplay in the Netherlands. The single includes the song "Am I So Blind?" as a B-Side, which also was featured on Lightspeed.

Stars (Hum song)

"Stars" is the second single from Hum's 1995 album You'd Prefer an Astronaut. The single was modestly successful in the United States, peaking at number eleven on the Hot Modern Rock Tracks, and at number twenty-eight on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks. The single was vital in helping You'd Prefer an Astronaut sell over 250,000 copies. In addition, the song has digitally sold 26,000 copies, which Billboard estimates is largely due to a Cadillac commercial that used the song. In the Beavis and Butt-head episode, "The Future of Beavis and Butt-head", the duo watch the video and mistake it as being already over, even though it was just beginning.

Stars (manga)

is a Japanese shonen manga written by Takeuchi Ryosuke and illustrated by Miyokawa Masaru. The series follows Maho Shirafune as he tries to become an astronaut.

St&rs was serialized in the Japanese magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump, published by Shueisha, from June 2011 to April 2012. As of September 2012, Shueisha has compiled its chapters into five tankōbon bound volumes.

Stars (Grace Potter and the Nocturnals song)

"Stars" is the second single from Grace Potter and the Nocturnals fourth studio album The Lion the Beast the Beat and a follow-up to "Never Go Back", their debut single from the album. "Stars" is track #4 on the album.

The Deluxe Edition of The Lion the Beast the Beat also contains an alternative country version performed as a duo by Grace Potter and country singer Kenny Chesney.

Stars (Mark Owen song)

Stars is the first single released by Mark Owen for his fourth album The Art of Doing Nothing. It was released on 3 May 2013, eight years since his last single Hail Mary, which was released in 2005.

Stars (Superfly & Tortoise Matsumoto song)

"STARS" is a song by Superfly and Tortoise Matsumoto. The first new single from Superfly in nearly a year and her first collaboration since " I Spy I Spy" with JET.

Shiho Ochi of Superfly stated at one point that she always wanted to work with Tortoise Matsumoto of Ulfuls, and when Matsumoto was given the offer to write the theme song for Fuji Television's coverage of the 2012 Summer Olympics, he contacted Ochi to perform a duet with him. The song's theme is "universal love" to match with the global community of the Olympic Games.

In the Oricon's weekly ranking, "STARS" debuted at 15, and on the Japan Hot 100, it peaked at the number 5 spot.

Stars (Collabro album)

Stars is the debut studio album by English musical theatre group Collabro. The album consists of selections from musical theatre and film as well as cover versions of two pop songs. It was released through Syco Music and Sony Music on 15 August 2014. Although receiving some critical reviews from publications such as AllMusic and Renowned for Sound, both of which have argued that the album starts off strong yet grows weaker in subsequent tracks, the release has been a commercial success. It debuted at number 1 on the UK Albums Chart, knocking off the multi-week hold on the chart by x by Ed Sheeran.

Examples of songs performed by Collabro in the album include " Bring Him Home" (from Les Misérables), " Let It Go" (from Frozen), and " Somewhere" (from West Side Story). The work has picked up mixed critical reviews, with AllMusic for example running a review that opined that the group needed more time to develop. However, the album has received a great deal of success such as in terms of international sales; in terms of the U.S., for instance, it reached #15 in the Top Heatseekers chart published by Billboard.

Stars (Erika Jayne song)

"Stars" is a song recorded by American singer and songwriter Erika Jayne for her debut studio album Pretty Mess (2009). Released as the album's second single, the song was first distributed digitally on December 6, 2007, accompanied by a CD single released in the same month. The CD single included nine remixes of the song in addition to the single version.

Musically, the track is a house song, with incorporations of EDM music. Commercially successful, "Stars" managed to peak at number one on the US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play in 2008, becoming her second consecutive single to do so, following " Roller Coaster".

Usage examples of "stars".

Anyhow, before we were halfway to the center of the anomaly, the stars went out.

It shone with the strange dim green of ionized nebular gases, and the dark spreading wings of it blotted out the stars of Ophiuchus, and slowly grew to hide the Serpent and even the Scorpion.

She toyed with the feathery petals of the flower and gazed up at the glittery stars peeking through the bushy treetops.

Neptune was falling away into a blackness pierced with stars and webbed with pale nebulae.

The two stars beat like hearts of light, in the little moons of colored mist around them.

It rose in the west, fled across the sky against the tide of the stars and plunged down where the old Moon had risen.

Unshaded atomic lights burned here and there, like stars in a metal universe.

In every observatory on every racing ship, men searched the dark void amid the stars of the Dragon ahead.

A glowing, bronze-eyed, athletic girl, she looked too young and fresh and lovely to be so far from the stars men had mastered.

Looking past her toward galactic north, I could see where a few stars were slightly blurred and reddened.

Observing stars at certain angles through the anomaly, we find their images blurred and spectral lines shifted toward the red.

A neat round blot against the silver mist of stars, it was now fully two degrees across.

The only light was the cold blaze of the stars beyond the transite dome.

The natural universe, the mist and frost and dust of stars, was suddenly as dreadful as that unnatural midnight funnel in the anomaly.

The stars themselves seemed to spin crazily around and around and around me, until I had to fight a giddy nausea.