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Poolbar Festival

The poolbar festival is an annual music and culture festival in the city of Feldkirch in Vorarlberg with 20,000 annually visitors each year. Placed at the geographical interface between Austria, Germany and Switzerland, the "alte Hallenbad" in Feldkirch becomes a cross-border hotspot every summer, when the poolbar festival opens its doors to all its visitors, cultural disputes and events for several weeks during July / August, it was first held in 1994 as a cultural summer-academy and is through organization and implementation of landscape and architecture different to other open-air events. In addition to concerts and parties, the festival offers for six weeks a broad variety of cinema & short films, poetry slam, pop quiz, fashion performances, etc, it takes place in the city center in the former indoor pool of the Stella Matutina in the Reichenfeld Park. The furniture, renewed every summer, is determined by an international architecture competition; the competition is organized by the VAI as well as the local Chamber of Commerce.

Art and fashion competitions are held at the festival. Line-ups of past festival years: 2019: Bilderbuch, Xavier Rudd, The Twilight Sad, Tove Lo, Propaghandi 2018: Eels, Ziggy Marley, Shout Out Louds, The Subways, Seasick Steve 2017: Pixies, Jake Bugg, The Naked And Famous, HVOB, Conor Oberst 2016: Nada Surf, Dispatch, Lola Marsh, Bilderbuch 2015: Patrice, William Fitzsimmons, Elektro Guzzi, Darwin Deez, Colour Haze 2014: Shout Out Louds, The Dandy Warhols, Anna Calvi, Maximo Park 2013: My Bloody Valentine, Frank Turner, Young Rebel Set, Bad Religion, Kate Nash 2012: Marilyn Manson, Regina Spektor, Yann Tiersen, Theophilus London, The Whitest Boy Alive, Gogol Bordello 2011: Portugal The Man, The Subways, Kettcar, dEUS, Hercules & Love Affair 2010: Nada Surf, Juliette Lewis, Flogging Molly, Ebony Bones, Die Goldenen Zitronen 2009: Dropkick Murphys, Anti-Flag, Art Brut 2008: The Wombats, The Notwist, Friska Viljor, Modeselektor and Wine 2007: Shout Out Louds, Final Fantasy, Slut, IAMX 2006: Calexico, Trail of Dead, Eagle*Seagull Official Website of the Festival

St. Matthew's Churches

St. Matthew's Churches St. Matthew Publishing, Inc. is an alleged evangelical Christian ministry. It is a mail-based ministry with an address in Tulsa, with churches in New York City and Houston. In 1999, St. Matthew Publishing Inc. reported $26.8 million in revenue. In 2007, it earned $6 million a month; the ministry is led by its founder James Eugene "Gene" Ewing, a former tent minister, according to the Trinity Foundation, lives in Beverly Hills, California. Ewing, a native of Kaufman, was born in 1933 and has written fundraising letters for other evangelists, including Oral Roberts as well as Don Stewart, WV Grant, Rex Humbard. Ewing operates Church by Mail Inc. which had a several decade long struggle with the IRS before being denied tax-exemption in 1992, appealed. Ewing was a revivalist in the 1960s with revenue at $2 million, he began writing fundraising letters for Oral Roberts. By 1971, Ewing renamed organization Church of Compassion as a "mail-order church with half a million'members'" with income exceeding $3 million.

In 1979, he started for-profit advertising and printing "to provide printing and mailing services to nonprofit religious groups." In 1980, his business Church by Mail applied for tax-exemption. However, by the 1990s his businesses owed back taxes to state and federal agencies. Nonetheless, in 1993, he bought a $2.2 million, 6,400-square-foot home above Beverly Hills. Subsequently, a year the U. S. Tax Court ruled Church by Mail Inc. is "operated for private rather than public interests" and "is not a church" within the meaning of federal tax laws. The ministry has been accused of preying on low-income and elderly people by using census records to target their mailings. Although for several years the ministry operated without a church building and conducted its direct mail donation operation through the Tulsa address, a physical location to hold services—a then-78-year-old Baptist church in a predominantly Hispanic neighborhood—was purchased in Houston in 2004. St. Matthew's Churches' lawyer says weekly services draw about 1,000 people.

According to the Trinity Foundation, an evangelical watchdog group, the physical churches are only associated with the mail-based ministry as a cover that allows the lucrative operation to retain tax-exempt church status. The status was granted by the Internal Revenue Service in 2000 after a 17-year court battle. One of the organization's mailings consists of a paper "prayer rug", on which recipients were encouraged to kneel and pray; this mailing, along with others, have been mentioned by the Attorney General of the State of Arkansas, among others, as not providing information about their financial and fundraising practices. While the ministry does hold tax exemption status under section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code, it has been the subject of numerous complaints to the Better Business Bureau, whose evaluation conclusion was that the organization did not meet two standards for Charity Accountability. Official website Rev. James Ewing official website

Keto and Kote

Keto and Kote is a comic opera in three acts, by the Georgian composer Victor Dolidze who wrote the libretto based on Avksenty Tsagareli's 19th-century romantic comedy Khanuma. Considered the first Georgian comic opera and Kote premiered in Tbilisi on December 11, 1919. An immediate success at its premiere, Dolidze's opera remains a popular classic in Georgia and was made into a film in 1947 with additional music composed by Archil Kereselidze on traditional Georgian folk tunes. A review in Opera of its 2003 performance by the Tbilisi Opera and Ballet Theatre at the Rishon LeZion Spring Festival described it as "very much like a zarzuela in style with elements of commedia dell'arte"; the story revolves around the young lovers Keto, the daughter of a wealthy merchant, Kote, nephew of the impoverished Prince Levan Palavandishvili. In order to marry, the couple must overcome several obstacles, including the machinations of two rival matchmakers, one of whom is determined to arrange a marriage between Kote's uncle Levan and Keto.

Act 1Prince Levan returns from hunting to join a party in progress at his house. Prince Kote, Levan's nephew, returns from a long journey and joins the festivities as everyone greets him joyously. Prince Levan's matchmaker, Babusi promises to find a wife for Kote and approaches the impoverished Levan to tell him that she has found a wife for him, the beautiful daughter of the wealthy merchant Makar Tkuilkotriashvili. Prince Levan is enjoying the party; as the guests move to the garden, Kote asks for a word. Kote tells Levan that he is in love and wants to marry, but that he fears his love's father will not approve. Levan tells Kote that he too is planning to marry and believes that Tkuilkotriashviliwill not refuse him because of him impoverished state. Kote is overwhelmed to hear the name of Keto's father, Levan becomes worried, but Kote calms him down, the Prince joins his guests in the garden. Barbale, another matchmaker, enters. Kote rushes to her to tell her about his problem. Barbale, calms him down, telling him to listen only to her and everything will be alright.

The now hopeful Kote leaves. As Levan and Babusi enter, Barbale approaches them, saying that she has arranged Levan's marriage. Everyone is surprised. A quarrel between the two breaks out. Levan, trying to make peace, suggest settling the dispute by throwing lots. Babusi wins; the angry Barbale is ordered to leave. She is resolved to be the final winner. Act 2 Makar is at home, dreaming of money, his mood is good. Soon Levan will arrive to meet his daughter, Makar tells Keto to dress in her new clothes. Keto asks her father not to marry her to Levan. Makar orders her to be quiet and get ready. Makar leaves, followed by the saddened Keto. Kote arrives, she and Barbale soon appear, Kote fears that an angry Makar may surprise them. Barbale calms him down. Keto's cousins and Sicko, enter in a happy mood singing a merry song about wine and food; when Sicko congratulates her on her upcoming marriage to Prince Levan, she tells him she will not marry him as she loves another--Prince Kote, here now. She points to him.

Amidst the cousin's astonishment, Barbale produces a letter to Makar that she has found on Keto's table, saying that she is going to kill herself because she does not wish to marry a man she doesn't love. She blames her cousins who helped him. Worried about this and Sicko start to leave, but Barbale stops them as she needs their help. Makar enters, he is nervous. He leaves. Barbale shares her plan with the cousins, she will dress in bridal clothes and present herself to the Prince in a most unseemly fashion, who will mistake her for Keto. But Makar must be away from the house for this to work, so the cousins will forge a letter from the magistrate summoning him immediately; the three of them, Barbale and Sacko write the letter. They hear the noise of arriving guests who enter, along with Makar. Levan arrives shortly thereafter, Makar is given the letter. After reading the letter, he leaves. Barbale, dressed as a caricature of a bride, enters, her looks are unbecoming and her behavior is indelicate. Disgusted, the guests leave, an upset Levan draws his sword.

Everything is chaos as Makar returns followed by Babusi. Seeing the enraged prince with a drawn sword, they run away. Act 3 Makar asks his nephews. Sacko blames Babusi, Makar has done the right thing in summoning Barbale, who will solve the problem. Barbale enters greeting Makar politely. Though Makar has insulted her, she is willing--for a certain amount of money--to help him; the wedding is scheduled for one hour hence. Makar give her half the money and signs a letter agreeing to his daughter's marriage to Prince......... In his astonishment, he forget the first name, Barbale provides "Kote." When Keto enters, Makar tells her to do whatever Barbale tell her to do. Barbale sends Keto to the church. Babusi enters accusing Barbale of thwarting the arrangement. Makar is told, they rush to the church. Keto and Kote are married; the newlyweds enter and reflect that now no one

Neil Stubenhaus

Neil Stubenhaus is an American bass guitarist. He started his musical training playing drums and switched to bass guitar at the age of 12, he studied at the Berklee College of Music where he graduated in 1975. After graduation, he was recommended by Steve Swallow and started teaching while playing in a band with another Berklee student Steve Smith. While at Berklee, Neil met session drummers John Robinson. In 1977 he recorded David Clayton-Thomas' first solo album. In 1978, he went on tour with Larry Carlton; that led him to move to the West Coast where, following recommendations from Carlton, he met Mike Post and other composers and started doing sessions. Since 1979, Stubenhaus performed on more than 600 albums, over 20 Grammy-winning songs and 60 + Gold and/or Platinum records, he has recorded over 150 movie soundtracks as well as countless jingles and commercials. For over 20 years, Neil has been Quincy Jones' main bass player. Other artists he recorded/toured/played with include Aerosmith, Anita Baker, Gigi D'Alessio, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Carl Wilson, Stephanie Mills, Juice Newton, Billy Joel, Frank Sinatra, Dolly Parton, Thelma Houston, Irene Cara, Al Kooper, Roberta Flack, Nancy Wilson, Patti LaBelle, Peter Allen, Kenny Rogers, Peabo Bryson, Michael Franks, Barry Manilow, Billy Preston, Willie Nelson, Michael Bolton, Glenn Frey, Natalie Cole, Jennifer Holliday, Olivia Newton-John, Toni Braxton, Brenda Russell, Solomon Burke, Randy Newman, Ricky Martin, Dan Fogelberg, Boz Scaggs, Glenn Medeiros, Ilse DeLange, Céline Dion, Terence Trent D'Arby, Sheena Easton, Melissa Manchester, John Fogerty, Liza Minnelli, Ray Parker Jr. Patti Austin, Sam Phillips, Vonda Shepard, Rickie Lee Jones, Adam Cohen, Ringo Starr, Paul Anka, Faith Hill, Shirley Bassey, Joe Cocker, Bobby Caldwell, Taylor Dayne, Vince Gill, Randy Crawford, George Benson, Al Jarreau, Don Henley, Luis Miguel, Steve Cropper, Julio Iglesias, B.

B. King, Michael McDonald, Bette Midler, The Corrs, Steve Lukather, Milton Nascimento, Glen Campbell, José Feliciano, Pointer Sisters, Eros Ramazzotti, Bonnie Raitt, Lee Ritenour, Lionel Richie, Diane Schuur, Tom Scott, Kirk Whalum, Lisa Stansfield. In 2000, Stubenhaus was a participant in All-Star Bass Series, he is featured on Laura Dickinson's debut album - One For My Baby - To Frank Sinatra With Love - playing "My Funny Valentine", a layered chordal electric bass and vocal duet that Ms. Dickinson arranged for him. Since January 2015, a FB page and a FB group have been active. Run by a fan/friend of Neil's, both pages are approved by Mr. Stubenhaus, although he is not participating in their respective contents. On 9 January 2018, the page Neil Stubenhaus has become Neil's Official FB page

The Very Best of Osibisa

The Very Best of Osibisa is a 3-CD set unauthorised compilation bringing together three Osibisa's albums: Welcome Home, Ojah Awake and Africa We Go Go, released in 2001 by Prestige Records under catalog #205886-349. Do not confuse with other compilations released under the same name, such as "The Very Best of Osibisa" released in 2009 by Golden Stool label. CD 1: 40:41 "Sunshine Day" - 5:00 "Welcome Home" - 4:18 "Densu" - 5:22 "Choboi" - 5:08 "Do It" - 4:24 "Right Now" - 3:11 "Seaside Meditation" - 5:17 "Uhuru" - 3:27 "Kolomashie" - 4:34CD 2: 40:32 "Coffee Song" - 3:15 "The Warrior" - 3:45 "Flying Bird" - 4:49 "Cherry Field" - 4:27 "Dance The Body Music" - 3:49 "Ojah Awake" - 4:56 "Keep On Trying" - 5:26 "Hamattan" - 6:06 "Sakabo" - 3:59CD 3: 41:47 "Time Is Right" - 5:32 "Get Up" - 5:22 "Gumbe" - 4:46 "Soldier" - 3:29 "Jumbo" - 1:36 "Abele" - 3:55 "Kyrie Eleison" - 6:24 "Africa We Go Go" - 4:16 "Lost Fisherman" - 2:35 "Sakura" - 3:52 This compilation ℗ 2001 Musicline S. R. O and Copyright © JM Sontel AG, Switzerland licensed by Prestige Records Ltd.

London, England. Distributed by TIM - The International Music Company AG, Germany. Artwork by D&H Hommage GmbH. All information gathered from back cover 3-CD set compilation released in 2001 by Musicline S. R. O