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Alfred Reed

Alfred Reed was an American neoclassical composer, with more than two hundred published works for concert band, orchestra and chamber ensemble to his name. He traveled extensively as a guest conductor, performing in North America, Latin America and Asia. Reed began his formal music training at the age of ten. During World War II, he served in the 529th Army Air Force Band. Following his military service, he attended the Juilliard School of Music, studying under Vittorio Giannini, after which he was staff composer and arranger first for NBC for ABC. In 1953, he became the conductor of the Baylor Symphony Orchestra at Baylor University, where he received his B. M. in 1955 and his M. M. in 1956. His master's thesis, Rhapsody for Viola and Orchestra, was awarded the Luria Prize in 1959, he was a member of the Beta Tau chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, the national fraternity for men in music. From 1955 to 1966, he was the executive editor of a music publisher, he was the professor of music at the University of Miami where he worked with composer Clifton Williams from 1966 until the latter's death in 1976.

Williams' office was across the hall from Reed's office in the UM School of Music, Reed was chairman of the department of Music Media and Industry and director of the Music Industry Program at the time of his retirement. He established the first college-level music business curriculum at the University of Miami in 1966, which led other colleges and universities to follow suit. At the time of his death, he had composition commissions that would have taken him to the age of 115. Many of Reed's wind band compositions have been released as CD recordings by the Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra. Alfred Reed Collection - Special Collections in Performing Arts at the University of Maryland Alfred Reed interview, December 16, 1986 Alfred Reed: A bio-bibliography at Google Books

Roßberg (Haardt)

The Roßberg near Ramberg in the county of Südliche Weinstraße in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate is, at 637 m above sea level, the third highest mountain in the Palatine Forest. The Roßberg lies in the Haardt, the eastern mountain range of the Palatine Forest in the Palatine Forest Nature Park, its summit rises 1.5 km east of the municipality of Ramberg on the territory of the village of Burrweiler, 3.7 km to the southeast. The Ziegelbach stream, a right tributary of the Modenbach, rises on the eastern side of the mountain; the Roßberg is forested. There is no clearing at the top. From the south the summit may be reached on a forest track. Another approach from the east is overgrown in places

Okan Avcı

Okan Avcı is a Turkish film director and actor. Okan Avcı studied motion pictures and acting in Pera Fine Arts and in the meantime sub-aqua technology in Istanbul University, he worked for a short period of time as industrial snail hunter. Afterwards, he started working both behind and the front scenes, he had roles in Annem, Nefes and Çoğunluk, television series broadcast in Turkey. The first of which he shot was his grandmother's life, Kadim and he won the Golden Orange Award. On, he made his second documentary Telvin with Erkan Oğur, the Turkish musician made the soundtracts of Kadim. Telvin Tour Documentary has been sold out in DVD format with Kalan Müzik brand. In 2011 summer, he shot. In October, 2012 he had a role in movie The Two Faces of January with Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst and Oscar İsaac, directed in Turkey. Now he is progressing in his career in movie making and actor with the movies Akabende Sivas and İçimdeki Balık; the movies he directed Telvin 5th Documentarist Documentary Days, 19th Adana Golden Boll Film Festival World Documentaries Anthology, 45th Screen Writers Association Awards Best Documentary Nominee 24th Münich Turkish Films Days Kadim 48th Antalya Golden Orange Film Festivali, National Best First Documentary Film Award.

TRT Documentary Film Festival,National Amateur Category, Best Film Award. 2011 8th Akbank Short Film Festival, Documentary Mension Award. 2012 4th Documentarist Documentary Days New Talents Mention Award 2011 30th İKSV İstanbul International Film Festival, Demonstration. 2011 6th Datça Sinema and Culture Festival, Golden Almond Documentary Film Contest, Contest Movie. 2011 2nd Human Rights Documentary Film Days of Human Rights Foundation of Turkey, Demonstration. 2011 1st Ayvalık Film Festival, International Film Section, Finalist. 2012Movies he had role: Lut’s Wife Nefes Çoğunluk The Two Faces of January Sivas İçimdeki Balık Okan Avcı IMDb profile Okan Avcı on IMDb

Demetrio Perez Jr

Demetrio Alberto Pérez Jr. is a Cuban-American educator, radio commentator and publisher of LIBRE, a bilingual weekly newspaper, founded the Lincoln-Marti private educational group. Furthermore, Demetrio has daily educational commentaries that are broadcast on WAQI 710-AM where he hosts a talk-show each Saturday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. He has a grand son named DJ PEREZ known as Demetio Javier Perez. Perez published a character education textbook and has written extensively on educational and political issues, his latest book is a compilation of significant events. Perez was born on August 1945, in Matanzas, his parents, Dr. Demetrio Pérez Arencibia and Dr. María de los Angeles Jorcano y Grande, were both educators with Ph. D.s in Education. On June 3, 1962, aged 16, Perez migrated to Miami as part of "Operation Pedro Pan" during which thousands of Cuban children left their homeland. After having worked at various jobs available to immigrants, Perez attended Miami Edison Senior High School, his first formal job was at the AIP news agency.

His performance at the University level earned him the distinction of being selected at appear in "Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities". On February 14, 1964, Perez managed to arrange for his parent's departure to Mexico City, they stayed in Mexico City until April 5 of that year. Perez earned a Bachelor's in Education and a Master of Science in Human Resources with a specialization in exceptional children, his father revalidated his degree and earned another bachelor's degree in Education at Biscayne College. In 1968 they established the first Lincoln-Marti School. From 1981-85, Perez served as Commissioner of the City of Miami. During that tenure he served as Vice-Mayor of the City. In 1996 he was elected as a member of the Miami-Dade County School Board, representing District 5. During his first two years on the Board, he served as its Vice-Chair after having won more than 72% of the vote in the November 1996 general election and was reelected, without opposition, in November 2000.

He served as President of the Interamerican Center for Municipal Cooperation for which he organized three summits that were held in Miami and included the participation of thousands of municipalities from the Americas. This annual convention was a first-of-its-kind event in Miami, he is a member of numerous civic and cultural organizations and boards. In his time on the School Board, he led an educational crusade called "Dade Educational Challenge'96." Among Demetrio's main achievements are: Mandatory school uniforms School safety Creating a closed lunch policy in Miami-Dade’s public schools Recognition of Hispanic contributions to the history of the United States through the "Legacy" curriculum Air conditioning on public school buses Inspirational calendarIn 2002, Perez pleaded guilty to felony charges of defrauding three elderly tenants in low-income Little Havana apartments that he owned. The original indictment alleged that Perez operated a scheme to defraud the Section 8 program of the U.

S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, charged him with mail fraud, conspiracy to commit mail fraud, making false statements on federal forms; as part of a plea bargain with prosecutors, Perez was subsequently sentenced to six months of house arrest and 18 months of probation. LIBRE newspaper, founded in 1966, is published weekly, 52 times per year; the print edition has 64 pages and there is an online edition at www.libreonline.com that has up-to-the-minute coverage of news and current events. Perez's daily radio commentaries, in addition to being broadcast on the radio, are distributed free via e-mail to thousands of subscribers. There is www.lincolnmarti.tv that broadcasts information about the schools and community events. He organizes the yearly banquet for the citizens of the Province of Matanzas in Cuba, bringing together the members of his hometown and their families and descendants during November of each year, he directs the annual Jose Marti Parade which brings together children from public and private schools in Miami-Dade to honor the legacy of Jose Marti.

As part of this event he sponsors a poetry contest. Libreonline bisausa josemarti archivo.univision ros-lehtinen.house.gov

Carrickfergus (Parliament of Ireland constituency)

Carrickfergus was a constituency represented in the Irish House of Commons from 1326 to 1800. This constituency was the borough of Carrickfergus in County Antrim, it returned two members to the Parliament of Ireland to 1800. In the Patriot Parliament of 1689 summoned by King James II, Carrickfergus was not represented. Following the Act of Union 1800 the borough retained one parliamentary seat in the United Kingdom House of Commons. O'Hart, John; the Irish and Anglo-Irish Landed Gentry: When Cromwell came to Ireland. Vol. II. Heritage Books. ISBN 0-7884-1927-7. Leigh Rayment's historical List of Members of the Irish House of Commonscites: Johnston-Liik, Edith Mary; the History of the Irish Parliament 1692-1800. Ulster Historical Foundation

No Trouble with Cleopatra

Kein Ärger mit Cleopatra is an East German comedy film, directed by Helmut Schneider. It was released in 1960; the farm of the Kahlow family is struck by disaster: although it mated with neighbor Grossig's white swine, their white sow delivered black piglets, a sinister omen. The old Grandmother Kahlow interprets this as a sign from heaven not to join the nearby Agricultural Cooperative, although her grandson Claus - who wants to marry Grossig's daughter, Irma - wishes them to do so. Grossig supports her, declares the piglets to be "unchristian", although the village priest resents that, but Father Melcior is afflicted by the phenomenon: his sow, delivers black piglets. He decides that the Old Kahlow is correct, plans to start his own, Christian Cooperative, "with white pigs only"; the villagers are much upset. Wild rumors, fanned by superstition, take hold among them. In the Cooperative, the young animal breeder Inge discovers that Lubanski, the pig herder, secretly trained his black hog Brutus to sneak through fences, so he could mate with the farmers' sows.

Lubanski, who enjoyed the pandemonium, agrees to reveal the truth to the farmers. They all agree to join the Collective. Maly Delschaft as Grandmother Kahlow Peter Sturm as Mathias Kahlow Carola Braunbock Caroline Kahlow Günther Simon as Cooperative chief Angela Brunner as Inge Reinert Horst Kube as Jan Lubenski Dieter Perlwitz as Claus Kahlow Gerd Ehlers as Gottlieb Grossig Peter Dommisch as Peter Jaschke Agnes Kraus as Amanda Bolte Heinz Scholz as Lucas Melcior Monika Lennartz as Irma Grossig Writer Manfred Petzold submitted his script to DEFA on 19 July 1958, under the title Celestial Wink. Beside of complying with the ideological demands of the time, by portraying the collectivization of farms in a positive manner - Joshua Feinstein cited the picture among DEFA's "mission films", that had unambiguous political aims - it took a critical position of the Catholic Church; the village priest, was depicted as the main antagonist, who fiercely opposed the notion that his flock would join the communal farm, fearing that he would lose influence.

The DEFA Board resisted this aspect of the plot, being concerned that it would offend Christian farmers and hinder the efforts to have them join the LPG's. The Film Production Commission recommended to make the priest less reactionary, but the figure of Melcior was only more sympathetic in the script's new version, submitted on 11 June 1959 and subsequently approved. Principal photography took place from 17 June until 14 August of that year. A special screening was held for Hans Seidowsky, an official of the Department for Church and State Relations, he concluded that the plot must be altered to avoid having the conflict between the values of Christianity and communism as the main subject of the film. On 30 March 1960, a final edition of the script was approved, leaving the priest with little impact on the events. An intensive process of editing removed all the problematic scenes. In one part of the film, where it was impossible to cut out a sequence in which old Grandma Kalhow had a vision of the Holy Virgin riding on a white cow, strong background noise was added to make her words inaudible.

The title Celestial Wink was changed to No Trouble with Cleopatra, to dissuade any connotation to religious issues. The picture was poorly received by the audience: it sold only 20,142 tickets in the first week after its release - 13.1% of those available. The management of DEFA demanded a "critical evaluation" of the work made on the film. West German author Heinz Kersten regarded No Trouble with Cleopatra as one of the "poorly made" DEFA films that "damaged its artists' reputation." The German Film Lexicon described it as "hopelessly outdated in the time of its making... a amaturish piece of work." The German Catholic Film Service critic saw it as one of the most important pictures about the East German attitude to religion, that still presented Christianity as an important factor in the people's psyche, was not as anti-catholic as several films. Alexander Seibold, who researched the depiction of Catholics in East German cinema, quotes a contemporary review saying that the film "clearly intended to turn the Church into a subject of laughter."

Renate Holland-Moritz and Regine Sylvester claimed that rather than a comedy, it was a film about the recent history of the country. Film scholar Ralf Schenk placed No Trouble with Cleopatra among the few DEFA pictures which portrayed a conflict between the superstitious, reactionary elements in society - identified with religion - and the enlightened, progressive ones - identified with the communists. Kein Ärger mit Cleopatra on the IMDb. Kein Ärger mit Cleopatra on PROGRESS' website. Kein Ärger mit Cleopatra original poster on Ostfilm.de