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Acmeist poetry

Acmeism, or the Guild of Poets, was a transient poetic school, which emerged in 1912 in Russia under the leadership of Nikolay Gumilev and Sergei Gorodetsky. Their ideals were compactness of clarity of expression; the term was coined after the Greek word άκμη, i.e. "the best age of man". The acmeist mood was first announced by Mikhail Kuzmin in his 1910 essay "Concerning Beautiful Clarity"; the acmeists contrasted the ideal of Apollonian clarity to "Dionysian frenzy" propagated by the Russian symbolist poets like Bely and Vyacheslav Ivanov. To the Symbolists' preoccupation with "intimations through symbols" they preferred "direct expression through images". In his manifesto "The Morning of Acmeism", Osip Mandelstam defined the movement as "a yearning for world culture"; as a "neo-classical form of modernism", which essentialized "poetic craft and cultural continuity", the Guild of Poets placed Alexander Pope, Théophile Gautier, Rudyard Kipling, Innokentiy Annensky, the Parnassian poets among their predecessors.

Major poets in this school include Ossip Mandelstam, Nikolay Gumilev, Mikhail Kuzmin, Anna Akhmatova, Georgiy Ivanov. The group met in The Stray Dog Cafe, St. Petersburg a celebrated meeting place for artists and writers. Mandelstam's collection of poems Stone is considered the movement's finest accomplishment. Amongst the major acmeist poets, each interpreted acmeism in a different stylistic light, from Akhmatova's intimate poems on topics of love and relationships to Gumilev's narrative verse

Quicksilver Times

Quicksilver Times was an antiwar, counterculture underground newspaper published in Washington, DC. Its first issue was dated June 16, 1969, with Terry Becker Jr. a former college newspaper editor and reporter for the Newhouse News Service, the main instigator in the founding group of antiwar activists. It ran for 3 years, with its final issue appearing in Aug. 1972. Publication was irregular and during the latter part of its run it was publishing once every 3 weeks, it was a member of the Underground Press Syndicate. Quicksilver Times was one of several anti-government underground papers of the period now known to have been infiltrated by government informants. Along with opposition to the Vietnam War, the paper was outspoken in its support for the Black Panthers, gay rights, other movements of the period, while embracing the aesthetics and ethos of the hippie/drug culture; the design of the tabloid paper was simple but lively, making liberal use of drawings and underground comix. An article in the Pittsburgh Press described Quicksilver Times as being put out every 10 days by a staff collective, with Terry Becker the first among equals.

20,000 copies were published of each issue at a total cost of $1200. Staffers were unpaid but each received 400 free copies of each issue to sell for 25 cents each. Other vendors bought copies wholesale from the paper for 10 cents each; some hippie street vendors were claimed to have sold as many as 1000 copies

Zamu Music Awards

The Zamu Music Awards was an annual awards show in Flanders, where the most outstanding Flemish and international musicians of the past year were honored. The Zamu Awards were founded ZaMu. ZaMu was discontinued in 2006, but the organization of the Zamu Awards was taken over by Muziekcentrum Vlaanderen, under the name Music Industry Awards. For most award categories, a jury of music journalists selects four nominees; the winners are voted by members of the Flemish music industry, such as musicians and record labels. Exceptions are the awards for best song and best music DVD, where the votes of the public select the winner. A special award is the Lifetime Achievement Award, given each year to an artist to honor his or her complete creative career. Artists: Musician: Isolde Lasoen Singer: An Pierlé Live-act: dEUS Popular: Reborn Pop-rock: Ozark Henry Dance: Buscemi Roots: Wannes Van de Velde Focus: Goose Jazz: Alejandro Del RealRecords: Album: Wild Dreams of New Beginnings Admiral Freebee Song: The Player Daan Video: The Player Daan Art Work: Jardin Secret Axelle RedLifetime Achievement Award: Bobbejaan Schoepen Artists: Songwriter/composer: Tom Barman Musician: Mauro Pawlowski Singer: Bert Ostyn Live-act: Gabriel Ríos Popular: Sandrine Pop-rock: dEUS Dance: Arsenal Roots: Roland Van Campenhout Focus: Delavega International: The Black Eyed PeasRecords: Album: Pocket Revolution Song: "My Heroics, Part 1" Video: "I'm on a High" Music DVD: Easter Sunday, live at AB Lifetime Achievement Award: Dani Klein Artists: Songwriter/composer: Piet Goddaer Musician: Steven De Bruyn Singer: Joost Zweegers Live-act: Clouseau Popular: Natalia Pop-rock: Zita Swoon Dance: Stijn Roots: Think of One Focus: Gabriel Ríos International: Joss StoneRecords: Album: Victory Song: "Sadness" Video: "Sadness" Lifetime Achievement Award: Raymond van het Groenewoud Artists: Songwriter/composer: Tom Van Laere Musician: Mauro Pawlowski Singer: Geike Arnaert Live-act: El Tattoo del Tigre Popular: Scala Pop-rock: Admiral Freebee Dance: Buscemi Roots: Roland Focus: Sioen International: Avril LavigneRecords: Album: Admiral Freebee Song: "Rags'n Run" Video: "Champagne" Musical industry: Producer: Jean Blaute Musical event: Lokerse Feesten Media: Brussel Vlaams Lifetime Achievement Award: Johan Verminnen Artists: Songwriter/composer: Daan Stuyven Musician: Philip Catherine Singer: Axelle Red Live-act: Arno Popular: Clouseau Pop-rock: Hooverphonic Dance: 2 Many DJs Roots: Think Of One Focus: Neeka International: Britney SpearsRecords: Album: Jacky Cane Song: "En Dans" Musical industry: Producer: Jean-Marie Aerts Musical event: Pukkelpop Media: All Areas Lifetime Achievement Award: Adamo Artists: Songwriter/composer: Marc Moulin Musician: Mauro Pawlowski Singer: Mauro Pawlowski Live-act: El Tattoo Del Tigre Popular: Clouseau Pop-rock: Ozark Henry Dance: Buscemi Roots: El Fish & Roland Focus: Flip Kowlier International: blink-182Records: Album: Ocharme ik Song: "Nothing Really Ends" Musical industry: Producer: Piet Goddaer Musical event: Pukkelpop Media: Pili Pili Lifetime Achievement Award: Philip Catherine Artists: Songwriter/composer: Joost Zweegers Musician: Lars Van Bambost Singer: Geike Arnaert Live-act: De Nieuwe Snaar Popular: Belle Perez Pop-rock: Hooverphonic Dance: Buscemi Roots: Laïs Focus: Das Pop International: EminemRecords: Album: Novastar Song: "Mad About You" Musical industry: Producer: Alex Callier Musical event: Rock Werchter Media: Plankenkoorts - Zomerfestivals Lifetime Achievement Award: Willem Vermandere Artists: Artist: Soulwax Dutch-language artist: Raymond van het Groenewoud Musician: Bart Maris Songwriter/composer: Piet Goddaer Singing: Laïs Live-act: Soulwax Dance: Jan Van Biesen Focus: Arid International: Madonna Records: Album: Out of Africa Song: "My Bond With You And Your Planet: Disco!"

Musical industry: Producer: Alex Callier Recording studio: Galaxy Musical event: De Nachten Media: Belgian Pop & Rock ArchivesLifetime Achievement Award: Rocco Granata Artists: Band: K's Choice Dutch-language band: Gorki Musician: Vincent Pierins Songwriter/composer: Raymond van het Groenewoud Singer: Axelle Red Dutch-language singer: Raymond van het Groenewoud Live-act: El Fish Jazz-act: Aka Moon Functional music: Fonny Dewulf Breakthrough: Dead Man Ray International: Backstreet BoysRecords: Album cover: Much Against Everyone's Advice Musical industry: Producer: Jean Blaute Technician: Peter Bulckens Recording studio: Groove Musical event: Folkfestival Dranouter Music venue: AB Music photographer: Marco Mertens Music journalist: Jan Delvaux Radio program: Cucamonga TV program: Dancing in the street Lifetime Achievement Award: Roland Artists: Band: K's Choice Dutch-language band: De Mens Songwriter/composer: Stef Kamil Carlens Musician: Vincent Pierins Singer: Axelle Red Dutch-language singer: Frank Vander Linden Live-act: Arno Jazz-act: Aka Moon Functional music: Stef Kamil Carlens Breakthrough: Hoodoo Club Musical export: K's Choice International: JamiroquaiRecords: Album: Lotti Goes Classic 3 Single: "Als de dag van toen" Airplay: "Als de dag van toen" Album cover: Seven Musical industry: Producer: Jean Blaute Technician: Peter Bulckens Recording studio: Galaxy Music venue: AB Musical event: Folkfestival Dranouter Music journalist: Gert Van Nieuwenhoven Music photographer: Guy Kocken Radio program: BasSta!


1828 in New Zealand

The following lists events that happened during 1828 in New Zealand. Head of StateKing George IV Governor of New South Wales – General Ralph Darling 3, 6 or 7 March - Ngāpuhi rangatira and war leader Hongi Hika dies at Whangaroa. 4 May - The 40-ton schooner Enterprise, the second sailing ship built in New Zealand, is wrecked in a storm north of the Hokianga, with the loss of all hands. 6 May - The 55-ton schooner Herald, the first sailing ship built in New Zealand, is wreaked on the Hokianga bar, with no loss of life. UndatedJohn Guard establishes a subsidiary whaling station at Kakapo Bay in Port Underwood. Phillip Tapsell sets up a flax trading post at Maketu. Whalers Dicky Barrett, Jacky Love and others establish a trading post at Ngamotu Beach, the first Europeans to settle in the New Plymouth area. 15 February: Gustavus von Tempsky, adventurer and painter. 23 March: Charles O'Neill and philanthropist. UndatedThomas Gillies, politician. ApproximateTohu Kākahi, Māori prophet and pacifist leader.

3, 6 or 7 March Hongi Hika, New Zealand Chief UndatedTe Whareumu, Ngati Manu chief. List of years in New Zealand Timeline of New Zealand history History of New Zealand Military history of New Zealand Timeline of the New Zealand environment Timeline of New Zealand's links with Antarctica

Norman T.A. Munder

Norman Thompson Aeisler Munder was a printer and typographer, a pioneer in modern printing. Norman Munder and his company, Norman T. A. Munder & Co. of Baltimore, won numerous awards. The Maryland Room at the Enoch Pratt Free Library holds over ten boxes of his prints. Among other firms, he printed for advertisers such as Alexander Brothers and was a contributor to "PM" magazine, he received the international award for color printing and black-and-white Halftone at the San Francisco Exposition in 1915. In a 1920 Printing exhibition, he won the gold medal award - the highest award available, from the American Institute of Graphic Arts, and in the same year, he co-authored the "Report of First Meeting and Dinner, Tendered to the Apprentices by the Typothetae of Washington, D. C." In 1920, he was awarded the first AIGA medal. Norman's designs for printed books, poetry broadsides, pamphlets, reproduced etchings, historical documents, greeting cards, other ephemera, are numerous and well documented on the internet, in bookstores and libraries.

His publications include a book on the origin of the alphabet, a treatise on the Japanese cherry trees of Washington, a book on William Henry Rinehart, the Baltimore sculptor. He printed the first book of Gulliver's Travels for the Limited Editions Club, in 1925 he wrote and published Advertising of Truth. In 1929, L. J. Hawley wrote an unofficial biography, printed by Munder & Co.. And during his lifetime, the Baltimore Sun gave him a tribute regarding the decision of who should print L. C. Wroth's manuscript of A History of Printing in Colonial Maryland, the job being given to Munder & Co.: "... Mr Munder printed more books than anyone has was never in his nature to treat any book cavalierly. It was his habit to regard a manuscript as an achievement and an opportunity for artistic embellishment. Mr Munder went on to undertake commissions for millionaires, art collectors, schools and museums, his reproductions and type arrangements were marvels of clarity. Munder designed the Munder frame — a special frame that holds printed poetry, so any poem in the frame can be moved to the front, while all the poems behind are still contained.

A 1940 Baltimore Sun article by Amy Grief describes "a visit to his large, sunny office, situated conveniently near the print shop, where he can hear the sond of his beloved presses and be accessible to anyone who comes to him for advice, reveals a small, rubicund cheerful man with white hair, keen blue eyes and a general Pickwickian air... genial approachable kindly." Munder was born on Lombard Street. His German-born father, Charles Munder, was candy-maker. Norman and his two brothers and Wilmer, played in the St Paul's Burying Ground at Lombard and Fremont Streets; when he was seven, an advertisement of a small printing press for sale attracted the boys' attention and they scraped enough money together to buy it. From that moment on, to all purposes, they were in the printing business and made visiting cards, delivering them by wagon and billygoat. By that time having lost their father, their mother, Priscilla Price Munder, took them to buy their first real printing press, which ran faithfully until it was destroyed in the Baltimore Fire of 1904.

In 1878, the Munder Brothers opened their first shop near Calvert. After school and on weekends they worked their "mule-powered" printers and despite the fact that Norman's two fingers got caught and were cut off below the nails by the new printer the first day it arrived, the business thrived and began to take on large orders from a North Carolina tobacco firm and the B&O Railroad, which wanted updated timetables continuously printed. About this time, Mr. Munder began to think of printing in terms of beauty, he saw a market for it. Moving to Water Street, the Munders, eight employees, six treadle presses, turned out 1,000 impressions an hour. With the advancement of gas engines, it meant. Companies were ordering work which Norman could use his originality to the fullest. National recognition came with two carloads of books for a paper house, showing samples of fine papers and how they could be printed—and was accomplished by Norman alone. Though this was done in 1905, the book is still used today by printers.

Afterwards, orders came in from the Library of Congress, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, J. F. Morgan, John D. Rockefeller, major institutions wanting catalogues and reproductions, his work approximates the quality of the "Old Masters." Etching reproductions were a specialty by the Munders, it is impossible to tell a Munder reproduction from an original etching. Recognition included great friends like Frederic Goudy and Bruce Rogers, two of the most famous type designers and typographers in America. After his retirement in 1931, he became advisory printing councilor to the Enoch Pratt Free Library and in 1935, the Library of Congress again asked him to reproduce more work—this time the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States. Since he could not work from the originals, they gave him 30-year-old photographs, with many words and letters missing from the aging of the film, he saw the beauty and impressiveness of the originals documents and felt that a print made from the photographs would be a sacrilege, so he commissioned a fine letterer, in

Martijn Schimmer

Martijn Schimmer is a Dutch composer and producer of television theme songs and film scores. His work includes the theme music for The Voice, Deal or No Deal, RTL Nieuws, Splash. Schimmer was raised in Rotterdam, he started playing drums at the age of 6, switched to keyboard instruments. As a solo-entertainer at a party, Schimmer came in contact with Hans van Eijck in the early 1990s. At the time Van Eijck was responsible for many theme tunes on Dutch television, he asked Schimmer to come work for him. Schimmer’s first job was to write a song for a televised charity event; the song was sung by artists Anita Meyer and Gordon. At the time, Schimmer was still a teenager living at home with his parents. In 1995 Schimmer founded Schimmer Music Productions. Schimmer was responsible for all facets of the production, he composed music, played instruments and sang the lyrics. His first theme tune was for the television show Crime Reporter, it was used for the entire 17-year run of the program. In 1999 Schimmer began composing music for films and fictionalized television series, after he ended his collaboration with Van Eijck.

The Dutch director Johan Nijenhuis commissioned him to write the music for the television series Westenwind. He composed the score for the film Alice in Glamourland, he and Matthijs Kieboom wrote the score for Fuchsia the Mini-Witch for Walt Disney Pictures. As part of the soundtrack, Schimmer composed pop songs that were commercially released and successful in the Netherlands. For the film Costa!, Schimmer composed and produced the song Ritmo! by actress Georgina Verbaan. The song peaked at number eleven. Schimmer produced pop songs in collaboration with Gerard Joling, Chantal Janzen, Ellen ten Damme and Gordon. In 2005 Schimmer composed the music for the Dutch talk show De Wereld Draait Door, game show 1 vs. 100 and the station identity for Dutch broadcaster SBS6. These stayed on the air for over ten years and have become some of Schimmer's most recognizable work. In the years that followed, he composed for other shows on Dutch television, including The Next Uri Geller, he works alongside music specialists via his company SMP Amsterdam.

Some international versions of Deal or No Deal and 1 vs. 100 use Schimmer’s theme music. He composed the theme music for international versions of Celebrity Splash!, Adam Looking For Eve and The Winner Is. But his biggest international success came with his theme music for The Voice, The Voice Kids and The Voice Senior; the hit show is seen in more than 150 countries and all versions, including the American, use Schimmer’s theme music. In 2012 he won as Television Award for his theme music for The Voice. After having won Buma Awards in the Netherlands for a film score and for his television theme tunes, he was presented with a Buma Ouevre Award Multi Media in 2019 for his entire body of work. Official website