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110 in the Shade

110 in the Shade is a musical with a book by N. Richard Nash, lyrics by Tom Jones, music by Harvey Schmidt. Based on Nash's 1954 play The Rainmaker, it focuses on Lizzie Curry, a spinster living on a ranch in the American southwest, her relationships with local sheriff File, a cautious divorcé who fears being hurt again, charismatic con man Bill Starbuck, posing as a rainmaker who promises the locals he can bring relief to the drought-stricken area. Nash's book is faithful to his original play, although all the interior scenes were moved outdoors to allow for the addition of townspeople for ensemble numbers and dances. Many of Jones' lyrics come directly from Nash's play. Following the success of The Fantasticks, the project was the composing team's first for Broadway; the original score was operatic in scope, when the show's running time in Boston proved to be too long, the creative team began trimming numbers discarding nearly as many as were heard in the finished product. After two previews, the production, directed by Joseph Anthony and choreographed by Agnes de Mille, opened on October 24, 1963, at the Broadhurst Theatre, where it ran for 330 performances.

The cast included Robert Horton as Starbuck, Inga Swenson as Lizzie, Stephen Douglass as File, with Will Geer, Lesley Ann Warren, Gretchen Cryer in supporting roles. The sets were by costumes by Motley; the show won none. RCA Victor released an original Broadway cast recording of this production on November 3, 1963, one recording in stereo. Both recordings were identical. RCA Victor released the recording on Compact Disc on June 12, 1990, with one track--"Overture" not heard on the previous LP recordings; the first and only West End production, directed by Charles Blackwell, recreated the original Broadway production and opened on February 8, 1967, at the Palace Theatre, where it ran for 101 performances. A 1992 New York City Opera production, directed by Scott Ellis and choreographed by Susan Stroman, starred Karen Ziemba as Lizzie; the score was heard to particular advantage here, as the opera company orchestra was appreciably larger than the conventional Broadway pit orchestra. A 2-CD studio recording released by Jay Records on October 21, 1997, features Ziemba, Walter Charles, Ron Raines, Kristin Chenoweth, Schmidt and Jones.

The recording was based on the 1992 New York City Opera production, includes five bonus tracks from the New York City Opera production. In 1999, a concert version was staged at the Fortune Theatre in London by Ian Marshall Fisher for the Discovering Lost Musicals Charitable Trust, with Louise Gold as Lizzie. For this production only a piano accompaniment was used, the cast was unmiked; the Roundabout Theater Company presented a new production of the show, which opened on May 9, 2007, at Studio 54, closed on July 29, 2007, after 94 performances and 27 previews. The production team was headed by designer Santo Loquasto, they were joined by lighting designer Christopher Akerlind, sound designer Dan Moses Schreier, musical arranger David Krane along with musical supervisor/director, Paul Gemignani, who has worked with Price on various stage projects in the past. The cast featured Audra McDonald as Lizzie, Steve Kazee as Bill Starbuck, John Cullum as H. C. Curry. McDonald won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical and was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance.

Ben Brantley wrote of McDonald: "Is it possible for a performance to be too good? Audra McDonald brings such breadth of skill and depth of feeling to the Roundabout Theater Company revival of'110 in the Shade' that she threatens to burst the seams of this small, homey musical. Ravishing of voice and Olympian of stature, she’s an overwhelming presence in an underwhelming show."The revival garnered four additional Tony nominations, but failed to win any. In June 2010, McDonald reprised her Tony-nominated role in a two-week fundraising production of the show for the Hale Center Theater in Orem, Utah. A recording of this production was released on June 2007, by PS Classics, it adds two tracks of dialogue. It's the Fourth of July in 1936, in the small town of Three Point in the Southwestern U. S. where a blistering heat wave has the local sheriff and the other townsfolk forever eyeing the sky. Elsewhere in town, on the ranch of widower H. C. Curry, the air is charged with anticipation, due to the imminent arrival of H.

C.'s daughter. The trip was designed to find Lizzie a husband, but to no avail: as at home, her intelligence, sharp wit, insecurities proved her undoing. H. C. and his sons and Noah, hatch a plan to invite Sheriff File to the annual picnic lunch, where Lizzie can impress him with her prettiest party dress and tastiest picnic basket. Reluctant at first, but allowing herself to dream just a bit, Lizzie agrees. Sheriff File proves immune to every enticement the Curry boys offer, his mind is more on "some sort of outlaw" heading into town, a fellow named Tornado Johnson. Jim and Noah depart, but H. C. stays behind to tell File he knows the lie File's been living: that File's not a widower, as he claims to be—that his wife ran out on him. H. C. sees a man who's lonely and shut off, one who needs "a lot more mendin' than shirts," but File grows angry and defensive, H. C. leaves him be. As the ladies at the picnic grounds await the arrival o

ARIA Music Awards of 2019

The ARIA Music Awards of 2019 are the 33rd Annual Australian Recording Industry Association Music Awards and consist of a series of awards, including the 2019 ARIA Artisan Awards, ARIA Hall of Fame Awards, ARIA Fine Arts Awards and the ARIA Awards. The ARIA Awards ceremony were held on 27 November 2019 and broadcast from the Star Event Centre, Sydney around Australia on the Nine Network. Guy Sebastian hosted the ceremony, he performed his track, "Choir", won two categories. On 24 September 2019 the Fine Arts and Artisan Award nominees were announced and the winners were determined on 10 October. ARIA had revealed the nominees for the ARIA Awards on 10 October. New categories were created for Best Hip Hop Release and Best Soul/R&B Release, combined as Best Urban Release. Australian four-piece vocal group Human Nature were inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame, they performed a medley of their songs, "Don't Say Goodbye", "He Don't Love You", "Dancing in the Street" and "Everytime You Cry". Tones and I won the most awards.

The Teskey Brothers won three categories. Michael Chugg, a promoter and talent manager, received the ARIA Industry Icon Award. Performers for the ARIA Awards ceremony: On 1 November an ARIA representative announced that Human Nature were to be inducted into their Hall of Fame; the group's members issued a joint statement, "All we have wanted to do for a career is to entertain people, to have had the fans continually support us over the years both in our home of Australia and overseas, is something we never dreamed of. To be inducted on the anniversary of our first performance as a group and in our 30th year since forming makes us so grateful." Winners indicated with other nominees in plain. Winners indicated with other nominees in plain. Winners indicated with other nominees in plain. Official website

Hortense Calisher

Hortense Calisher was an American writer of fiction and the second female president of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Born in New York City, a graduate of Hunter College High School and Barnard College, Calisher was the daughter of a young German Jewish immigrant mother and a somewhat older Jewish father from Virginia whose family she described as "volcanic to meditative to fruitfully dull and bound to produce someone interested in character and time". In 1972, she was a part of the Ms. magazine campaign: “We Have Had Abortions.” The campaign called for an end to "archaic laws" limiting reproductive freedom, they encouraged women to share their stories and take action. Calisher involved her investigated, penetrating characters in complicated plotlines that unfold with shocks and surprises in allusive, nuanced language with a distinctively elegiac voice, sometimes compared with Eudora Welty, Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, Henry James. Critics considered Calisher a type of neo-realist and both condemned and praised her for her extensive explorations of characters and their social worlds.

Her writing was at odds with the prevailing minimalism typical of fiction writing in the 1970s and 1980s that employed a spartan, nonromantic style without undue expressionism. The New York Times opined that her "unpredictable turns of phrase, intellectually challenging fictional situations and complex plots captivated and puzzled readers for a half-century. Failure and isolation were themes that ran through her 23 novels and short-story collections: failure of love, communication, identity, she explored the isolation within families that cannot be avoided yet cannot be faced, isolation imposed by wounds inflicted in the happiest of households, wounds that shape events for generations. But her peers seemed most intrigued by her distinctive way of telling a story, her filigreed sentences and bold stylistic excursions... Throughout her career as a novelist, opinion tended to split evenly among critics who found her prose style and approach to narrative better suited to short stories were mesmerized by her idiosyncratic language and imaginative daring."

Calisher became the second female president of the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1987. From 1986 to 1987 she was president of the writers' association, she was a finalist for the National Book Award three times, won O. Henry Awards and the 1986 Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize, was awarded Guggenheim Fellowships in 1952 and 1955, she was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1997. Calisher died on January 2009, aged 97, in Manhattan, she was survived by her husband, Curtis Harnack, her son, Peter Heffelfinger, from her first marriage to Heaton Bennet Heffelfinger. Calisher was predeceased by Bennet Heffelfinger. In the Absence of Angels False Entry Tale for the Mirror Textures of Life Extreme Magic Journal from Ellipsia The Railway Police and The Last Trolley Ride The New Yorkers Queenie Standard Dreaming Eagle Eye The Collected Stories of Hortense Calisher On Keeping Women Mysteries of Motion Saratoga, Hot The Bobby-Soxer Age The Small Bang In the Palace of the Movie King In the Slammer with Carol Smith The Novellas of Hortense Calisher Sunday Jews Herself Kissing Cousins: A Memory Tattoo for a Slave Joyce Carol Oates on Hortense Calisher Snodgrass, Kathleen.

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Frank Stronach

Frank Stronach, is an Austrian and Canadian businessman and politician. He is the founder of Magna International, an international automotive parts company based in Aurora, Canada, Granite Real Estate, Stronach Group, which specializes in horse-racing. With an estimated net worth of $CAD 3.12 billion, Stronach was ranked by Canadian Business as the 19th wealthiest Canadian. In 2011, he entered Austrian politics: founding the Stronach Institute to campaign for classical liberalism and against the euro. In 2012, he founded the political party Team Stronach for Austria. Born as Franz Strohsack in Kleinsemmering, Austria, to working-class parents, Stronach's childhood was marked by the Great Depression and the Second World War. At age 14, he left school to die maker. In 1954, he arrived in Montreal and moved to Ontario, he married a fellow Austrian. They have two children: Belinda Stronach, a former Liberal MP and former CEO of Magna, Andrew Stronach, involved in thoroughbred horse racing, via the Adena Springs Farms breeding operations.

He divides his time between Oberwaltersdorf and Aurora, Ontario. On 1 October 2018, he and his wife filed a lawsuit against their daughter Belinda, their grandchildren Nicole and Frankie, Alon Ossip for failure to honour commitments regarding the management of The Stronach Group, from which Frank Stronach resigned as trustee in 2013 when he ran for office in Austria. In 1956, Stronach started his first business, Multimatic Investments Ltd. in the old manufacturing district of Toronto. In 1969, his firm merged with Magna Electronics. In 1973, the name was converted from Multimatic Investments Ltd to Magna International Ltd. Over the following decades, after several mergers and acquisitions, his business became the major force it is today. Stronach, the non-executive chairman of Magna International, holds multiple-voting shares of the company, which gives him majority voting power over issues brought to shareholder vote. Although he controls the voting power among Magna's shareholders, Stronach owns only 4% of Magna's equity.

His pay packages over the past few years have been between $30 and 50 million CAD. In October 2018, he sued the Stronach Group. In 1986, Stronach founded Magna Europa, with headquarters in Lower Austria, he started to become a notable figure in the Austrian public in the late 1990s. In 1997, he announced the project to build an amusement park in Ebreichsdorf, which would have included a giant globe representing the earth that would have been 110 m high and visible from every point in the Viennese Basin; the project failed due to several public opposition. In 1998, Magna took over Steyr-Daimler-Puch. In the newly merged company Magna Steyr, he prevented the establishment of works councils, in violation of Austrian labour law by reprimanding workers who were cooperating with unions. In 2003, Stronach planned to take over VOEST, but this project failed. In 2004, a leisure center and the show jumping site Magna Racino were inaugurated at Ebreichsdorf. Stronach is the owner of Stronach Group which specializes in horse-racing entertainment and owns and operates some of the most prominent racetracks in the United States.

Among his early successes was his partnership with Nelson Bunker Hunt in the filly Glorious Song, voted the 1980 Sovereign Award for Canadian Horse of the Year. His horses have won the Queen's Plate in 1994 and 1997, the Belmont Stakes in 1997, the Preakness Stakes in 2000, his horse Ghostzapper won several major races including the 2004 Breeders' Cup Classic, was voted the Eclipse Award for Horse of the Year, named the World's Top Ranked Horse for 2004. In Canada, Stronach and/or his Stronach Stables has won the Sovereign Award for Outstanding Owner nine times. In the United States, he earned the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Owner in 1998, 1999, 2000. In 2000, he won the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Breeder, he subsequently established Adena Springs Farms which owns horse breeding farms in Kentucky and Canada and won the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Breeder in 2004, 2005 and 2006. Stronach was a candidate of the Liberal Party of Canada in the 1988 federal election for the riding of York—Simcoe, but was defeated by the Progressive Conservative John Cole.

Magna International has been noted for its connections to the Ontario PC Party and the Ontario Liberal Party. These connections were most famously exhibited when Progressive Conservative Premier Ernie Eves and Finance Minister Janet Ecker delivered the 2003 Ontario budget from a Magna plant; this led to accusations that the government was violating centuries of parliamentary tradition, is believed to have had a negative impact on the Progressive Conservatives in the next provincial election. In 2011, Stronach entered Austrian politics, proposing the establishment of a new political party: a "Citizens' Alliance" advocating tax and education reform. In November 2011, he called for an'intellectual revolution' in Austria, suggesting that he would be willing to fund a student-led political party. Stronach's plans to form a new party gained prominence in 2012, he called for a flat tax of 20%, a reduction in bureaucracy by 10% over five years, a balanced budget. He has ruled out leading the party himself.

Stronach has argued that Austria should stay in the EU, but that the euro was a'monstrosity'. His programme has been compared to the Alliance for the Future of Austria; this led to suggest

Dasychira mendosa

Dasychira mendosa, the brown tussock moth or hairy tussock moth, is a moth of the family Erebidae. The species was first described by Jacob Hübner in 1823, it is found in India, Sri Lanka, Taiwan and Australia. Sexes show dimorphism with variable colour morphs; the wingspan of the female is about 46 -- 54 mm -- 40 mm. The adult male has two morphs; the common form is smoke brown with pale greyish hindwings. In the forewing, black specks and a pale patch outside the subbasal line can be seen; the adult female has two forms with an areole on each forewing and they lack the white colored portions on forewings, found on male. The common form has an irregular longitudinal dark brown zone in the center of forewing; the more rare form has pale colours. The underside of the wings are similar in both sexes with less pronounced markings; the full-grown caterpillar is 38–44 mm long. It is hairy with four brown dorsal tussocks, it is greyish brown with a crimson-reddish head and prolegs. Head with red stripes found on full-grown caterpillar.

Pupation occurs inside a silk cocoon spun between the leaves of the food plant. The caterpillar of this species is a polyphagous pest on diverse range of plant species. In India, the caterpillar has been recorded on crops such as Solanum tuberosum, Tamarindus indica, Cedrus deodara, Acacia nilotica, Mangifera indica, Camellia sinensis, Ricinus communis, Salmalia malabarica. In Bangladesh, caterpillars were recorded on Bauhinia purpurea. Other common food plants of larva include, Durio, Raphanus, Dipterocarpus, Excoecaria, Saccharum, Zea, Careya, Butea, Cassia, Pithecellobium, Vigna, Hibiscus, Rosa, Santalum, Litchi, Schleichera, Palaquium, Tectona, Macadamia integrifolia, Persea americana, Terminalia carolinensis. Development and reproduction of Dasychira mendosa on three species of Terminalia 1988 "Dasychira mendosa"; the Pherobase

Cesse Aqueduct

Cesse Aqueduct is one of several aqueducts, or water bridge, created for the Canal du Midi. The canal crossed the Cesse on the level. Pierre-Paul Riquet, the original architect of the canal, had placed a curved dam 205 metres long and 9.10 metres high across the Cesse in order to collect water to make the crossing possible. The Cesse Aqueduct was designed in 1686 by Marshal Sebastien Vauban and completed in 1690 by Antoine Niquet. Master mason was John Gaudot, it has the middle being 18.3 metres and the side being 14.6 metres each. It is located in Mirepeisset, Languedoc-Roussillon, about one mile from the port town of Le Somail. In 1967, a scene from "Le Petit Baigneur" directed by Robert Dhéry, with Louis de Funès, was filmed a Cesse Aqueduct. Locks on the Canal du Midi Eastern Approach