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to institute proceedings, charges or to put evidence before a tribunal.
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But her performance with Jools Holland at the Queen's Jubilee concert this summer not only brought the house down, it also won her an army of new fans.
One of the audience: "All three!" Ken: "Then you must be a politician!" Delivered without hesitation, his quip brought the house down. May his humour long cheer us.
The Walker-born star, former frontman of 1960s band The Animals, whose hits included The House of the Rising Sun and We've Got To Get Out Of This Place, brought the house down at the O2 Academy in Newcastle.
AMATEUR actor Keith Poultney almost brought the house down when he decided two World War One hand grenades would make the perfect props for his Dad's Army stage show.
Having stormed to victory in the county eliminators, the club again brought the house down at Theatr Hafren, Newtown, last weekend.
His duets with Driscoll on R&B classics like Ride Your Pony and the Midnight Hour brought the house down.
Jill brought the house down with her voice, but what struck me most was a poem she read from a little black-and-white composition book.
It was their first time at the event.) But the personal favorite was the Slovakian team, who brought the house down with a gardening analogy in which no words were spoken.
Then the young people put on a performance on stage that brought the house down. The one that got to me was a dance based on Psalm 141A, robust young men sang in booming baritone, "O Lord, I call to you...Hear my voice.
When one fan asked a few question from the second balcony, she shouted, "Do you have a date for tonight?" Then, in a move that brought the house down, she ran down the stairs and planted a kiss on his cheek as flashbulbs popped.
Blowing Wind brought the house down when completing the double in the 1998 County Hurdle, and similar scenes are assured if Polar Red captures today's highly competitive contest and goes on to lift the pounds 60,000 bonus in the same Festival race.
Jello Biafra brought the house down when he called the war on drugs "ethnic cleansing, American style," and he listed the people he'd like to include in a Green Administration, including Secretary of Education Madonna, and, as head of the NEA, Marilyn Manson.

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