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Art Clokey

Arthur "Art" Clokey was an American pioneer in the popularization of stop motion clay animation, best known as the creator of the character Gumby and the original voice of Gumby's sidekick, Pokey. Clokey's career began in 1953 with a film experiment called Gumbasia, influenced by his professor, Slavko Vorkapich, at the University of Southern California. Clokey and his wife Ruth subsequently came up with the clay character Gumby and his horse Pokey, who first appeared in the Howdy Doody Show and got their own series The Adventures of Gumby, from which they became a familiar presence on American television; the characters enjoyed a renewal of interest in the 1980s when American actor and comedian Eddie Murphy parodied Gumby in a skit on Saturday Night Live. Clokey's second most famous production is the duo of Davey and Goliath, funded by the Lutheran Church in America. Clokey founded the company Premavision around his Pokey franchise. At Webb School in Claremont, young Clokey came under the influence of teacher Ray Alf, who took students on expeditions digging for fossils and learning about the world around them.

Clokey studied geology at Pomona College, before leaving Pomona in 1943 to join the military during World War II. He graduated from his adoptive father's alma mater, Miami University, in 1948. Art Clokey made a few experimental and visually inventive short clay animation films for adults, including his first student film Gumbasia, the visually rich Mandala — described by Clokey as a metaphor for evolving human consciousness — and the bizarre The Clay Peacock, an elaboration on the animated NBC logo of the time. Consisting of animated clay shapes contorting to a jazz score, Gumbasia so intrigued Samuel G. Engel president of the Motion Pictures Producers Association, that he financed the pilot film for what became Clokey's The Gumby Show; the title Gumbasia was in homage to Walt Disney's Fantasia. In 1987, Clokey provided the voice for the figure Pokey in Arnold Leibovit's film The Puppetoon Movie; the Clokeys are credited with the clay-animation title sequences for the 1965 beach movies Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine and How to Stuff a Wild Bikini.

His son, Joe Clokey, continued the Davey and Goliath cartoon in 2004. In March 2007, KQED-TV broadcast the hour-long documentary Gumby Dharma as part of their Truly CA series. In 1995, Clokey and Dallas McKennon teamed up again for Gumby: a feature film; the movie was not a success at the box office and was panned by critics, although it saw modest success on home media, going on to sell more than a million copies on home media, cementing itself as a cult classic. It was released in its original 90-minute theatrical version on Blu-ray in 2017. In the mid-1990s, Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network signed a contract with Art Clokey to air every episode of Gumby for its anchor spots at 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. It was on top of their ratings for over three years. Clokey died in his sleep on January 8, 2010, at age 88, at his home in Los Osos, after suffering from a recurrent bladder infection. On October 13, 2011, a day after on what would have been Clokey's 90th birthday, Google paid homage to his life and works with an interactive logo doodle in the style of his clay animations, including Gumby, produced by Premavision Studios.

Gumbasia The Gumby Show as Pokey Davey and Goliath Mandala The Puppetoon Movie as Pokey Gumby Adventures as Worm Gumby: The Movie as Pokey Premavision Art Clokey Art Clokey's bio on Gumbyworld.com Art Clokey at Find a Grave Art Clokey on IMDb KQED Arts and Culture: Art Clokey Art Clokey: Gumby 50th Anniversary Exhibition Art Clokey at The Interviews: An Oral History of Television

Nundroo, South Australia

Nundroo is a small South Australian town, located 1,014 kilometres west of Adelaide. It is a popular rest stop for travellers due to its location on the Eyre Highway; the area was settled by sheep graziers in the 1860s. By the 1870s the Nundroo sheep station had been incorporated in the larger Yalata and Fowlers Bay sheep runs. In the following decade these vast runs were broken up as the original pastoral leases expired, opening the area up to such activities as grain farming; as an agriculture based town, its industries include grain growing farming. Nundroo has its motel, Nundroo Hotel Motel opened in 1957 and a roadhouse, the Nundroo Roadhouse, used a transient stop to Eucla and other nearby towns Coorabie, Fowlers Bay and the major town of Ceduna. List of cities and towns in South Australia Media related to Nundroo, South Australia at Wikimedia Commons Nundroo - Nullarbor Travel Guide Australia Welcome - Nundroo Hotel Motel Nullabor South Australia

Ayrat Kashaev

Ayrat Kashaev is a Russian conductor. Born in 1984 in Kazan, the capital city of the Republic of Tatarstan, Ayrat Kashaev began his musical training at the age of 4. In 2004, he graduated with honours in choral conducting from Kazan College of Music and entered the Kazan Conservatory. In 2008, he was invited to continue his education in Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, where he first studied choral conducting with Lev Kontorovitch and orchestra conducting with Gennady Rozhdestvensky; as a guest conductor, he has appeared with Moscow Conservatory Symphony Orchestra, Moscow Youth Chamber Orchestra, Rakhmaninov Symphony Orchestra, New Music Chamber Orchestra, Moscow Operetta Theatre, Pavel Slobodkin Centre Chamber Orchestra, Tatarstan State Chamber Choir. Since 2008, Ayrat Kashaev has been the Principal Conductor of Galina Vishnevskaya College Theatre, where he has led the productions of Stravinsky's Pulcinella, Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker, Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, Martín y Soler's Una cosa rara, Agafonnikov's Anna Snegina, Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel, Orff's Der Mond.

In addition to opera and ballet productions, the orchestra led by Ayrat Kashaev gives regular performances at various venues both in Moscow and throughout Russia. In 2012, the orchestra played the season closing concert of Perm Regional Philharmonic. In the season 2010/11, Ayrat Kashaev led the Open Stage Festival production of Donizetti's Il campanello at Helicon Opera and its revival in the season 2011/12. In April 2012, he conducted the first performance of this opera in the city of Kazan, with the New Music Chamber Orchestra and Tatarstan State Chamber Choir. In the season 2011/12, Ayrat Kashaev continued his collaboration with Helicon Opera, leading the revival of the company's production of Tchaikovsky's Eugeny Onegin. In the season 2012/13, he conducted Eugeny Onegin at the Tatar State Opera and Ballet Theatre, during 31st International Chaliapin Opera Festival. In February and March 2013, he continued his collaboration with the Tatar State Opera and Ballet Theatre, conducting Tchaikovsky's The Nutkracker and Gavrilin's Anyuta.

In 2011-2013, Ayrat Kashaev was the Artistic Director of Gnesin College of Music Choir. Under his leadership, the choir turned from a training body for young music students into a prize-winning ensemble performing at most prestigious Moscow venues. In 2013-2014, Ayrat Kashaev was a leading conductor of Pavel Slobodkin Centre Chamber Orchestra. In April 2013, Ayrat Kashaev was invited by Gennady Rozhdestvensky to become a conductor at Pokrovsky Chamber Opera. Since he has been Gennady Rozhdestvensky's assistant and a conductor in the productions of Britten's The Prodigal Son, Schubert – Denisov's Lazarus oder Die Feier der Auferstehung, Janáček's The Cunning Little Vixen. At the theatre, he has been the Music Director of a production based on Pergolesi's Stabat Mater, of the world première of Alexander Manotskov's opera Titius the Irreproachable. In the season 2016/2017, Ayrat Kashaev has been assistant conductor to Ignat Solzhenitsyn for the production of Mozart's La Clemenza di Tito. Since 2015, Ayrat Kashaev has been the Director and Conductor of Taurida National Educational Forum's Symphony Orchestra.

In 2017, he was the Artistic Director of Taurida's Echo, the Musical Academic Assembly of Young Composers and Musicians. Ayrat Kashaev has partnered with many renowned soloists such as Venera Guimadieva, Ilya Gaisin, Alexander Ramm, Vadim Kholodenko, Alisa Guitsba, Valentin Urupin, Mikhail Kazakov, Andrey Gugnin, Alexey Tikhomirov, Elena Korzhenevich, Alexey Skanavi, Serguey Poltavsky, Irina Sopova, Serguey Pospelov, he has collaborated with several Russian choirs such as Vesna Children's Choir, Aurora Children's Choir, Moscow Oratorio Choir and Chamber Choir of the Moscow Conservatory. In 2009, Ayrat Kashaev won the Russian National Choral Conducting Competition. Official site

Jack Kerouac Reads On the Road

Jack Kerouac Reads On the Road is a compilation album by American novelist and poet Jack Kerouac, released posthumously on September 14, 1999. The centrepiece of the record is a 28-minute recitation by Kerouac from his book On the Road, recorded on an acetate disc in the 1950s but thought lost for decades, had only been rediscovered at the time of release. Other tracks feature Kerouac singing renditions of Jazz hits from the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s alongside songs and poems of his own composition; the album closes with a cover of Kerouac's track "On the Road" performed by Tom Waits with Primus. Video footage of the recording of this track can be seen on the Primus release Videoplasty, the track itself was included on the Tom Waits collection Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards, along with a version of the same song titled "Home I'll Never Be". Richie Unterberger, in his review for Allmusic, describes the album as "a worthy collection of Jack Kerouac's narratives and poetry", noting that it is enjoyable to hear Kerouac recite his work "since his prose had much of a jazz rhythm, since he was an engaging reader/performer himself."

Unterberger goes on to say that Kerouac's singing is "unexpected, amusing if not brilliant"

Hollingsworth

Hollingsworth is a surname. Notable people with the surname include: Adam Hollingsworth, US politician Al Hollingsworth, several people Alvin Hollingsworth, US painter Andrew Hollingsworth, English cricketer Ben Hollingsworth, Canadian actor Ben Hollingsworth, US soccer player Bonnie Hollingsworth, US baseball player David Hollingsworth, US congressman Dennis Hollingsworth, US politician Elaine Hollingsworth, US actress Ellery Hollingsworth, snowboarder George Hollingsworth, US artist J. Rogers Hollingsworth, American historian and sociologist Joe E. Hollingsworth, US politician John D. Hollingsworth, textile machinery executive Jon Hollingsworth, English soldier Joy Hollingsworth, American basketball player and entrepreneur Kim Hollingsworth, Australian stripper and police officer Kyle Hollingsworth, US musician Mark Hollingsworth, Jr. US bishop Matt Hollingsworth, US artist Mellisa Hollingsworth-Richards, Canadian athlete Mike Hollingsworth, US animator and comedian Mike Hollingsworth, British TV executive Paul Hollingsworth, Canadian sports reporter Quanitra Hollingsworth, American-Turkish female basketballer Romero Hollingsworth, Dutch footballer Roy Hollingsworth, Trinidadian athlete Ruth Hollingsworth, British artist Shawn Hollingsworth, American football player Simon Hollingsworth, Australian athlete Stanley Hollingsworth, US composer Taylor Hollingsworth, US musician Timothy Hollingsworth, US chef Tony Hollingsworth, British impresario Valentine Hollingsworth, Irish-born early American settler Will Hollingsworth born 1986 Owner Spotted Owl-Cleveland’s Best Tiki Bar William R. Hollingsworth, Jr.

American painter Dudley Hollingsworth Bowen Jr. US judge Hollingsworth Morse, US film and TV director Anne Hollingsworth Wharton, US historian Baker-Devotie-Hollingsworth Block, Des Moines, Iowa Fort Hollingsworth-White House, Georgia Hollingsworth Glacier, Antarctica Lake Hollingsworth, Florida Hollingsworth Park Mount Hollingsworth, Antarctica Bourne & Hollingsworth, UK department store Harlan and Hollingsworth, Delaware firm Harlan and Hollingsworth Office Building Harland and Hollingsworth Company Harrington–Hollingsworth experiment Hollingsworth v. Perry, legal case Hollingsworth v. Virginia, legal case Hollingworth

The Lace-Maker (Metsu)

The Lace-Maker is an oil on canvas painting by the Dutch painter Gabriël Metsu. It is an example of Dutch Golden Age painting and is part of the collection of Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister; the woman is looking on her lap is a lace pillow for bobbin lace. It is one of the Metsu paintings with the longest provenance in any collection today, first recorded in 1722; this painting was documented by Hofstede de Groot in 1914. THE LACE-MAKER. Sm. 112. In a room with an oil-painting on the grey wall, a lady is seated at work with a lace pillow on her lap, she wears a blue jacket trimmed with white fur. At her feet to the left is a cat. Signed in full in the centre at the top. In the Saxon inventory of 1722, A531. Now in the Picture Gallery, Dresden, 1902 catalogue, No. 1736."In 1959 this painting was featured on a stamp in the DDR: Die Dame mit dem Klöppelkissen in the Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur The Lace Maker, 1663 in the RKD