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Keyhole (film)

Keyhole is a 2011 Canadian film directed by Guy Maddin, starring Jason Patric, Isabella Rossellini, Udo Kier and Kevin McDonald. A surreal combination of gangster film and haunted house film, which draws on Homer's Odyssey as well, Keyhole tells the story of a Ulysses Pick, who returns to his home and embarks on an odyssey through the house, one room at a time. Filming began in Winnipeg on July 6, 2010. Maddin shot Keyhole digitally rather than his usual method of shooting on Super-8mm; the gang of Ulysses Pick shoots its way into his former home, which the police have surrounded, with a hostage and a stuffed wolverine in tow. Big Ed, the gang's second-in-command evicts the dead gangsters, after asking them to identify themselves: "Those of you who have been killed, stand facing the wall." They leave reluctantly, the gang waits for Ulysses. The film's narrator, the ghost of Ulysses's father-in-law Calypso/Camille, reveals that the house is haunted because although a house's happiness is able to vacate the premises after its inhabitants have left, its sorrow is doomed to remain inside forever.

This house had once belonged to his four children with his wife Hyacinth. Ulysses himself arrives, carrying a drowned young woman named Denny. After entering the house, Denny is able to stand under her own strength, seems alive although injured and blind, she reveals that she can hear the thoughts of Ulysses as he wanders through the house, examining the objects that he had left behind. Calypso reveals that Hyacinth remains in Ulysses's former bedroom at the top of the house, where she has chained him. Ulysses and Denny join the gang. Ulysses deflects questions about the plan and claims that the police won't enter the house while the storm is still in force. Big Ed, annoyed at being kept in the dark, criticizes Ulysses for adopting Heatly after he killed one of Ulysses's sons, is thrashed. Calypso reveals that although he is chained to Hyacinth's bed, his chains stretch to unknown lengths, torments Ed further through supernatural flogging. Ulysses collects the gang's guns and throws them into the ducts to be destroyed in the house's furnace.

The gangster Ogilbe thinks he hears a noise and goes to investigate, exiting with a Scream-esque "I'll be right back." He is killed when he tries to have sex with one of the ghosts though Ulysses just warned him not to bother the ghosts. The bullets from the guns, thrown into the furnace begin to fire throughout the house and a stray bullet kills Heatly; as he dies, Ulysses reveals that he had at first adopted Heatly to torture him and himself as revenge for the death of his son but grew to love Heatly more than any of his sons. Ulysses disposes of the corpses of Ogilbe in the bog located in the house's centre. Ulysses gathers his scout knife, the stuffed wolverine Crispy and his hostage son and sets forth into the house to find Hyacinth, ordering his gang to stay put but leaving the untrustworthy Big Ed in charge. Ulysses orders Denny to stay focused on reading his memories and forget about drowning, since he has forgotten too much to find Hyacinth without her help, she recounts his memory of coming home early to find Hyacinth at home alone, running naked with the family's dogs.

Ulysses remembers being distressed at how the episode revealed the extent to which Hyacinth was a stranger to him though at the same time this moment was when he loved her the most. Ulysses contemplates the first of the house's many locked doors. In her bedroom at the top of the house, Hyacinth is startled by Calypso screaming awake from a nightmare of a young girl drowning. Calypso begs Hyacinth for release from his chains, revealing that Hyacinth is now sleeping with Chang, Hyacinth fondly remembers her son Manners. Calypso tells Hyacinth that Ulysses is in the house coming to either kill Hyacinth. Ulysses himself speaks to Hyacinth through the keyhole of the first locked door, offering her his scout knife and convincing her to pretend he isn't there, allowing him to open the door. Ulysses begins remembering past events, he discovers the ghost of his son Brucie masturbating/playing Yahtzee in a cubbyhole. Calypso's narration reveals that the hostage is Manners. Meanwhile, the gangsters have begun to construct an electric chair.

Ulysses makes another offering to Hyacinth to have her allow him through a second locked door. A doctor has been summoned to examine Denny; the doctor relates the tragic story of his only son's death, which occurred earlier that day from a fall that broke his neck and was followed by a wasp attack. In the next room, Denny bathes Manners while Ulysses remembers trying to console Hyacinth in her grief; the girl climbs into the bath with Manners, Ulysses remembers accidentally breaking Ned's bowl after his death, upsetting Hyacinth. Denny discovers a secret passage that pa

Cory Blackwell

Cory Blackwell is an American former professional basketball player, selected by the Seattle SuperSonics in the 2nd round of the 1984 NBA Draft. A 6'6" forward from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Blackwell appeared in only one NBA season, playing for the Sonics during the 1984-85 season, appearing in 60 games and scoring a total of 202 points, he has been a minister for the International Churches of Christ and is a Middle East World Sector Leader for the International Christian Churches. He will begin serving as an Evangelist for their Chicago congregation. Cory Blackwell was born in Chicago, he was raised Sunni Muslim by Wazirah. After attending Crane Technical High School, located in the westside of Chicago, he was accepted into the University of Wisconsin, he played on the school's basketball team and was drafted into the NBA. After his time in the NBA, Blackwell lived in Chicago. On he and his wife, were baptized there in 1990 into the Chicago International Church of Christ. In 1991, he was asked by Kip McKean to move to LA.

In 1994, he and his wife were selected to be the Middle East World Sector Leaders since Cory's mother, was a muslim. In 2000, he and Megan stepped down from the ministry and they divorced in 2002. In 2010, Cory Blackwell joined the ICC and after remarrying, he was appointed Middle East WSL, he lives in Los Angeles, California. This summer he and his current wife, are moving to Chicago to lead the Chicago ICC and oversee the Midwest and Middle East from there

Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show

The Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show, known as the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo is the oldest continuously running livestock show and rodeo. It has been held annually in Fort Worth, Texas since 1896, traditionally in mid-January through early February. A non-profit organization, the Stock Show has provided millions of dollars in grants and scholarships in its tenure and continues to provide hundreds of thousands of dollars annually to assist the future leaders of agriculture and livestock management; the city of Fort Worth was nicknamed "Cowtown" shortly after the Civil War, as cowboys stopped for supplies in the town while herding their cattle from South Texas to the Chisholm Trail. After the arrival of the Texas and Pacific Railway in 1876, various business people in the town began erecting stock yards in an effort to become a greater part of the cattle industry. In 1883, the Fort Worth Stockyards were incorporated. Local ranchers wished to encourage interest in their cattle. A conversation between rancher Charles McFarland and Charles French, marketing manager for the Fort Worth Stock Yards, resulted in the first area stock show in 1896.

This event was the first of what would become known as the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show. The stock show was held along Marine Creek, in a location with no buildings or enclosures, only a few trees to provide shade for the animals and patrons. Early–day cattle exhibitors and organizers were all Texans: Capt. William S. Ikard of Henrietta, a breeder of Herefords. Rhome of Denton and Wise Counties; these men were joined by operators of the Fort Worth Stock Yards Company, organized in 1893. That first show was such a success that organizers gathered again in the fall of 1896 for a two-day event in October to coincide with the National Livestock Exchange Convention meeting. A parade opened the fall show. Most exhibitors preferred the spring dates, so the Show was established as a March event, to fit in with a series of major livestock shows held around the country, establishing a regular circuit for exhibitor herds; the following year, the event was given the Texas Fat Stock Show. Tents were erected for the animals, visitors were charged a twenty-five cent fee to view the livestock.

Local ranchers promoted the show to northern meat packers in the hopes of improving the local livestock industry. The citizens of Fort Worth formed a company in 1904 to oversee the event. Under the group's second president, Samuel Burk Burnett, the annual show was renamed the Southwestern Exposition and Fat Stock Show. During his term, which lasted from 1908-1922, the event expanded; the North Side Coliseum was built in 1908 to house the event. The new indoor judging arena expanded interest in the Stock Show, a carnival and midway were soon added. Commercial exhibit displays increased in number, exhibitors travelled from several surrounding states to participate. A local newspaper editor, Ray McKinley, suggested in 1917 that the event incorporate a competition among cowboys and cowgirls. Stock Show president Marion Sansom appointed a committee of 7 men, including Buck Sansom, Bob Tadlock, W. O. Rominger, Wade Ross, Herbert Graves, Ward Farmer, Ray McKinley, who were involved with the cattle and horse industry to define the new event.

A member of the commission suggested using the Spanish name for these types of rodeo. Although the proposer used the Spanish pronunciation of "roh-day-oh", after seeing the word written the committee chose to use a different pronunciation, "roh-dee-oh", to refer to the new competition. Ray McKinley and W. O. Rominger presented the idea to the executive committee; the contest was approved and was added to the Stock Show calendar of events because North Side Coliseum was the only arena with a capacity to accommodate the production and crowds expected. The 1918 Fort Worth Rodeo is considered the world's first indoor rodeo, it consisted of a total of two per day for six days. Contests included ladies bronc riding, junior steer riding, men’s steer riding, men’s bucking bronco, a wild horse race—catch-as-catch-can with no saddle or bridle; the contestants were Wild West Show performers, both male and female, who vied for a $3,000 prize. An estimated 23,000 people attended these first indoor rodeo events.

In 1927, the Stock Show introduced the first side release chutes for bucking horses and bulls, a development, now a standard for the sport. As opposed to the earlier front-gate chutes, the side release allows the animal and rider into the arena when the gate opens; the chute has been termed as the safest method yet devised for protection of both animal. The Fort Worth Stock Show was the first to feature Brahma bull riding; this contest originated in 1933, is now one of the five major events in the sport worldwide. Bull riding is considered to be "the most dangerous and the most exciting event of rodeos."In 1932, NBC produced the first live broadcast of a rodeo as local station WBAP broadcast. During World War II, the Fort Worth Stock Show introduced the first "half-time" rodeo performance, as Gene Autry made an appearance; this type of performance is now standard at rodeos across the United States, many times the degree of success of a rodeo has been determined by audience acceptance of entertainment specials.

In 1958, the Fort Worth Stock Show became the first to have live television coverage of a complete rodeo performance, as 8 million viewers tun

Shirley Bassey

Dame Shirley Veronica Bassey, is a Welsh singer whose career began in the mid-1950s, is well known both for her powerful voice and for recording the theme songs to the James Bond films Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever, Moonraker. In January 1959, Bassey became the first Welsh person to gain a No. 1 single. In 2000, Bassey was appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to the performing arts. In 1977 she received the Brit Award for Best British Female Solo Artist in the previous 25 years. Bassey is considered one of the most popular female vocalists in Britain during the second half of the 20th century. Shirley Veronica Bassey was the youngest child of Henry Bassey and Eliza Jane Start, her place of birth was Bute Street in Tiger Bay, Cardiff. She grew up in the adjacent community of Splott, her father was Nigerian, her mother was English, from Teesside in the northeast of England. Two of her mother's four children from previous relationships lived in the Bassey household.

Bassey's mother listed her first husband, Alfred Metcalfe, as her own father in the registry of her marriage to Henry Bassey, giving rise to speculation that this marriage was bigamous in the absence of a prior divorce. Eliza and Henry's second child died in infancy, so Shirley was born into a household of three sisters, two half-sisters, one brother. Teachers and students alike at Moorland Road School noticed Bassey's strong voice, but gave the pre-teen little encouragement: "...everyone told me to shut up. In the school choir the teacher kept telling me to back off till I was singing in the corridor!" A classmate recalled her singing the refrain "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man" from Show Boat with such feeling that she made their teacher uncomfortable. After leaving Splott Secondary Modern School at the age of 14, Bassey found employment at the Curran Steels factory while singing in public houses and clubs in the evenings and on weekends. In a 1999 interview with Nigel Havers in her Monte Carlo apartment, Bassey pointed to a piece of paper framed on the wall and referred to it as her first contract, at a salary of £14 a week.

However, upon closer inspection of this document, dated 17 December 1953, it appears to be £10 for two performances. In 1953, Bassey signed a contract to sing in the touring variety show Memories of Jolson, a musical based on the life of Al Jolson, she next took up a professional engagement in Hot from Harlem, which ran until 1954. In 1955, Bassey toured various theatres, he invited her to feature in Al Read's Such Is Life at the Adelphi Theatre in London's West End. During the show's run, Philips record producer Johnny Franz spotted her on television, was impressed, offered her a recording deal. Bassey recorded her first single, "Burn My Candle", released in February 1956, when she was 19. Owing to the suggestive lyrics, the BBC banned it. More singles followed, in February 1957, Bassey had her first hit with "The Banana Boat Song", which reached No. 8 in the UK Singles Chart. In 1957 she recorded under the direction of American producer Mitch Miller in New York City for the Columbia Records label, producing the single "If I Had a Needle and Thread" b/w "Tonight My Heart She Is Crying".

She made her American stage début in Las Vegas at El Rancho Vegas. In mid-1958, she recorded two singles. "As I Love You" was released as the B-side of another ballad, "Hands Across the Sea". In January 1959, "As I Love You" reached No. 1 and stayed there for four weeks. While "As I Love You" climbed the charts, so too did Bassey's recording of "Kiss Me, Honey Honey, Kiss Me" and both records would end up occupying the Top 3 at the same time. A few months Bassey signed to EMI's Columbia label, the second phase in her recording career had begun. In the early and mid-1960s, Bassey had numerous hits in the UK, five albums in the Top 15, her 1960 recording of "As Long As He Needs Me" from Lionel Bart's Oliver! reached No. 2, had a chart run of 30 weeks. Bassey made her American television début on 13 November 1960, when she performed on The Ed Sullivan Show, her collaboration with Nelson Riddle and his orchestra, the album Let's Face the Music, reached No. 12 in the UK album chart. Other UK Top 10 singles of the period included her second No.

1, the double A-side "Reach for the Stars"/"Climb Ev'ry Mountain", "I'll Get By", a cover version of the Ben E. King hit "I" in 1963. Bassey appeared on the cover of Ebony magazine in 1963, sang at a Washington gala celebrating President Kennedy's second year in office. Bassey made her Carnegie Hall debut on February 15, 1964; the complete concert recording was not released until it was included in the EMI compilation'The EMU/UA Years 1959-1979'. Bassey enjoyed her only US Top 40 Billboard Hot 100 hit in 1965 with the title song of the James Bond film, Goldfinger; the single, released in the United States during January 1965, peaked at No. 8, while the original soundtrack of Goldfinger hit No. 1 in the US that year. In 1965, she sang the title song for the James Bond spoof The Liquidator, had a Top 20 live album, recorded during a sold-out run at the Pigalle in London. Bassey recorded a song for Thunderball. "Mr Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" was not used in the


Longo Brothers Fruit Markets Inc. known as just Longo's, is a family-run Up-scale grocery chain in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, Canada. Its corporate office is located in Vaughan, had been located in Mississauga. Longo's was founded in 1956 by Italian immigrant brothers Joe and Gus Longo, who immigrated to Canada in 1951 from Termini Imerese, Sicily, they established their first store at the intersection of Yonge Street and Castlefield Avenue in Toronto. This store was about 190 square metres, had eight family members working there; the Longo brothers opened their second store on Woodbine Avenue. Longo's operates more than 35 stores in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. A 4,500-square-metre flagship store opened in Maple Leaf Square in downtown Toronto, a new store opened in Mississauga on 26 February 2015; the newest store, opened in Ancaster in September 2016, is the southwesternmost location in the chain, the first in the Hamilton market. Longo's employs more than 5,000 people, for nine consecutive years was one of Canada's Top 50 managed companies by the Financial Post newspaper, achieving platinum status.

Longo's publishes. In 2004, Longo's acquired the online grocery retailer Grocery Gateway. Joe Longo Sr. died on September 15, 2008, at the age of 70. Tommy Longo died on January 30, 2011, at the age of 76. 35 locations: List of supermarket chains in Canada Official website