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At the Great American Music Hall

At the Great American Music Hall is a 1976 live album by Carmen McRae, recorded at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco. McRae is joined on several tracks by the trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, backed by her jazz trio of pianist Marshall Otwell, bassist Ed Bennett, drummer Joey Baron. McRae was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album at the 19th Annual Grammy Awards for her performance on this album. Reviewing the album for AllMusic, Stephen Cook wrote that McRae "Couched in that stellar Blue Note sound, McRae ranges far and wide on a set of standards... The whole recording is remarkable, for that matter... A must for McRae fans". Billboard described the album as a "Accompaniment is a bit skimpy with Diz Gillespie and three others but McRae's still-powerful pipes register on standards.". Joseph Vella interviewed McRae's trio for the Huffington Post on the occasion of the album's digital re-issue in 2014. Vella described the album as "... Carmen at her best: singing jazz standards, the American songbook, popular songs of the day and some bossa nova to boot".

Otwell said. I always felt that it was just so special and I think the tunes on the album do work; as I was listening to it, I loved it all." Baron said of Mcae's performance on "Old Folks". She gets to the essence of the song. Hearing her sing this makes me think of how she modeled respect across the age, gender and religious walls; that continues to inspire me. "Them There Eyes" – 2:03 "Paint Your Pretty Picture" – 6:27 "On Green Dolphin Street" – 3:24 "A Song For You" – 4:48 "On a Clear Day" – 4:27 "Miss Otis Regrets" – 6:02 "Too Close For Comfort" – 4:07 "Old Folks" – 4:47 "Time After Time" – 3:04 "I'm Always Drunk In San Francisco" – 3:48 "Don't Misunderstand" – 3:41 "A Beautiful Friendship" – 4:04 "Star Eyes" – 3:02 "Dindi" – 4:36 "Never Let Me Go" – 3:14 "'Tain't Nobody's Bizness If I Do" – 5:15 "Only Women Bleed" – 4:47 "No More Blues" – 4:14 "The Folks Who Live On the Hill" – 3:52 Carmen McRae – vocals, piano Dizzy Gillespie – trumpet Marshall Otwell – piano Ed Bennett – double bass Joey Baron – drums, percussion

Norman MacKenzie (journalist)

Norman Ian MacKenzie was a British journalist and historian who helped the Open University in the late 1960s. MacKenzie was born in New Cross, south-east London in 1921, the son of Thomas Butson MacKenzie, a tailor who sold drapery door-to-door, a local government official, his wife, Alice Marguerita, née Williamson, he attended the local Grammar School. In 1939, MacKenzie won a scholarship at the London School of Economics, graduating with a first-class honours degree in government. At LSE he impressed the Professor of Political Science and a Labour Party activist, it was whilst a student that he joined the Independent Labour Party and the Communist Party of Great Britain, but became dismayed at their eagerness to place members into the armed Forces and public services. In 1940, while a student at LSE, MacKenzie volunteered for part-time military service in the Home Guard, he trained in guerrilla warfare at Osterley Park in west London and was a member of group that went to Sussex and were to perform behind-the-lines sabotage and guerrilla activity in the event of a German invasion.

He was a member of the Political Warfare Executive that broadcast propaganda via radio to Germany. In 1942 MacKenzie was called up for service in the RAF, interrupting his studies at the LSE, but after four months he was invalided out of the RAF due to a stomach ulcer. Alter leaving the LSE in 1943, MacKenzie spent the next 19 years until 1962 as an assistant editor with the New Statesman magazine, specialising in sociology and communism. MacKenzie made frequent trips behind the Iron Curtain throughout the 1950s and worked for MI6 gathering intelligence. MacKenzie worked on extricating dissidents out of eastern Europe. In 1956, whilst in Bulgaria he got a tip off that Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev was about to denounce Stalin but his report was not believed until the speech was given, he was twice unsuccessful at elections as the Labour candidate for Hemel Hempstead in 1951 and 1956. In 1957 he was involved in the formation of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. In 1962, Asa Briggs recruited him to teach sociology at the University of Sussex.

Whilst there he set up the Centre for Educational Technology in 1967. In the mid-1960s he worked with Richmond Postgate of the BBC and the education minister Jennie Lee to work on ideas about getting more people into university, he subsequently became a member of a planning committee and council that created the Open University. MacKenzie remained a council member of the Open University until 1976. MacKenzie taught as a visiting professor at Sarah Lawrence College, Williams College and Dartmouth College in the US. MacKenzie was an adviser to Shirley Williams, the Labour Secretary of State for Education and Science from 1976 to 1979, in 1981 was a signatory of the Limehouse Declaration which led to the foundation of the Social Democratic Party, which Williams co-founded. MacKenzie had no organisational role in the party, he retired from teaching at the University of Sussex in 1983. In 1949 the author George Orwell included MacKenzie on a list of probable communist sympathisers that he prepared for the British Foreign Office.

The list was of those considered unsuitable for the preparation of anti-communist propaganda, not those suspected of espionage. After the list was made public in 2002, MacKenzie commented: Tubercular people could get strange towards the end. I'm an Orwell man, I agreed with him on the Soviet Union, but he went ga-ga I think, he let his dislike of the New Statesman crowd, of what he saw as leftish, sentimental socialists who covered up for the Popular Front in Spain get the better of him. MacKenzie wrote a number of books, with his first wife, Jeanne Sampson, including well received biographies of H. G. Wells and Charles Dickens and he edited the diaries of Beatrice Webb, he wrote about socialism. He co-wrote several novels set during the Napoleonic wars with the ITN television newsreader Antony Brown, under the joint pseudonym'Anthony Forrest'. Following the death of his first wife Jeanne of cancer in 1986, in 1988 MacKenzie married Dr. Gillian Ford, a government medical officer, they lived in East Sussex.

MacKenzie was a fine painter of watercolour landscapes. He was survived by Gillian and by a daughter from his first marriage

The Venetian Betrayal

The Venetian Betrayal is Steve Berry's sixth novel, is the third to feature the former U. S. Justice Department operative turned Cotton Malone. In 323 BC Babylon, Alexander the Great executes his physician for failing to save his friend Hephaestion using a mysterious draught, reveals that he has a fever that could well kill him without it. Cotton Malone is preparing to meet with his friend Cassiopeia Vitt in Copenhagen when he finds himself in a burning museum, which Cassiopeia saves him from, she and Henrik Thorvaldsen tell Malone that everything relates to elephant medallions commemorating Alexander's India invasion, that they're planning a way to discover, behind the thefts of medallions across Europe, though they suspect Irina Zovastina, the Supreme Minister of the Central Asian Federation. Zovastina is planning to conquer all of her neighbors and do the reverse of what Alexander did, through the means of biological weapons, but she doesn't own the cure. Pharmaceutical tycoon Enrico Vincenti, head of the Venetian League, provides it to her.

He sees the cure as an opportunity to vastly increase his wealth. Henrik tells Malone that Cassiopeia's dear friend and possible lover was working for Zovastina when she believes Zovastina killed him for what he knew. Stephanie Nelle becomes involved trying to retrieve a medallion for Cassiopeia, but President Danny Daniels and Deputy National Security Adviser Edwin Davis ask her to go after Vincenti. Everyone heads to Venice, where Cassiopeia tries to kill two members of Zovastina's guard, including Viktor Tomas, whose loyalties seem unclear. Zovastina is trying to solve a riddle from Ptolemy to find Alexander's grave and believes the body in St. Mark's Basilica holds the key, negotiating with Monsignor Colin Michener to see it. After a standoff in the basilica, Zovastina takes Cassiopeia captive to guarantee herself safe passage back to Samarkand, Michener reveals to Malone and company that he has been acting as a spy for the pope, Viktor Tomas is an American spy. Vincenti reveals to his chief scientist that the cure for Zovastina's viruses is the cure for AIDS, kidnaps her lesbian lover, dying of AIDS, to be his weapon against her.

In Samarkand, Zovastina prepares to execute Cassiopeia, but Malone and Viktor save her while Stephanie and Henrik find Cassiopeia's friend, Ely Lund, not dead after all. Everyone ends up at Vincenti's Asian estate, where a mountain contains the draught/cure and the entrance to Alexander's tomb. Zovastina kills Vincenti, thought Viktor is shown to have told her about his spying for America, he gives Cassiopeia the control to blow up Zovastina's helicopter, which she does. A month Cassiopeia shows up in Copenhagen to visit Malone, which signals the start of a deeper relationship. Official Website of Steve Berry History Matters, the Steve and Elizabeth Berry foundation to preserve historical sites

Nathan Newman

Nathan Newman is an engineering professor, Lamonte H. Lawrence Chair in Sold State Science, School for Engineering of Matter and Energy at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona, he earned his BS from the University of Southern California in 1981 and his PhD from Stanford University in 1987. According to his official ASU biography, "His research interests include the growth and modeling of novel solid-state materials for microwave and high-speed applications."The IEEE Council on Superconductivity named Newman a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in 2014. In 2017, at the request of the ASU Art Museum, Newman curated an exhibition called "Material Beauty" that focused on connections between art and science. In 2018, The National Academy of Inventors named Newman, who holds 13 patents, as one of its fellows. Nathan Newman CV

Jordan Doner

Jordan Doner is a New York City based photographer and visual artist. His conceptual work and photography have been exhibited at P. S. 1 Museum, The Fragmental Museum at the Cutlog NY fair, ROX Gallery, Steven Kasher Gallery, Serge Sorokko Gallery, Miami Art Basel, Milk Gallery, featured in the Arts section of the New York Times, the Miami Herald, BLOUIN ARTINFO, Cultured Magazine, Art News, The Art Newspaper, Purple Diaries, auctioned at Christies. His cultural criticism has been published by Thadeaus Ropec Gallery in Paris. Doner's design work has been featured at the Museum of Art and Design in New York, the Whitney Museum Store and is part of the permanent collection of both the Cooper Hewitt Museum, the MET Costume Institute, the Louvre, his fashion work has appeared on the covers of international editions of Vogue and Bazaar as well as in the pages of Interview, Surface, Jalouse, GQ, V, other titles. His clients include Banana Republic, Perry Ellis, Kate Spade, Louis Vuitton, Subaru, C&A, Deutsche Grammophon, Saatchi Gallery London, the Ritz Carlton.

Doner's early portraiture includes Timothy Leary, Allen Ginsberg, modernist icon Morris Lapidus. China Chow, Bijou Phillips, Elodie Bouchez, Devon Aoki, Olga Kurylenko and Gerald Butler. Official website Serge Sorokko Gallery The Mandarinas by Jordan Doner

Minneapolis Police Department

The Minneapolis Police Department is a police department located in the U. S. city of Minneapolis, Minnesota. It is the largest police department in Minnesota. Formed in 1867, it is the second oldest police department in the State of Minnesota, after the Saint Paul Police Department. A short-lived Board of Police Commissioners existed from 1887 to 1890; the modern department is organized into four bureaus all reporting to the Assistant Chief of Police Mike Kijos who reports to the Chief of Police Medaria Arradondo. The city is served through five precincts with 300 civilian employees. At the city's population peak, MPD served over 521,000 people, today serves over 425,000 people as of the last Census estimate; the MPD does 50,000 proactive stops a year. In comparison HCMC EMS answers 60,000 calls a year for service; the MFD answers 40,000 calls a year for service. Other independent protection organizations serve the city, identified as partner law enforcement agencies, these are the University of Minnesota Police Department, Minneapolis Park Police, Metro Transit Police, the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office.

The Metropolitan Airports Commission Police serves the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport in unincorporated Hennepin County. In the 19th century, the City of St. Anthony and Town of Minneapolis were first adequately served by an appointed city marshal based out of St. Anthony, assisted by constables. Vested with the power of arrest, they used it. Criminals sentenced would be sent to Ramsey County Jail or the Stillwater Penitentiary until the Hennepin County Courthouse and Jail was built in 1857; when the two cities merged and incorporated as Minneapolis in 1867, Mayor Dorilus Morrison appointed H. H. Brackett as the first police chief. With six patrolmen, the new Police Department of Minneapolis served a population of about 5,000 people. In 1884, the force numbered Shingle Creek workhouse was completed. In 1887, by act of the new Minnesota Legislature and accorded by the Minneapolis City Council, the Board of Police Commissioners was appointed. Vesting all control of the force to the Board, it was an attempt to thwart the corrupt Mayor "Doc" Ames who had replaced the police force with crooks.

The Board was short-lived for three terms until it was abolished in 1890 and a new mayor was elected. Military titles were abolished. By the city grew to 200,000 people with 200 officers on a budget of $209,278. Patrols were done by horseback with headquarters at city hall. By 1909, the department added motorcycles and utilized telephones; the MPD started using automobiles for patrol in the 1920s and had most patrol officers in cars by the 1930s. In the 1930s the MPD was involved in ending labor disputes and fighting gangsters involved in organized crime. During World War II 117 MPD officers fought for the United States in the armed forces. In the 1950s population growth increased the city to over 500,000 residents with nearly 600 sworn officers to protect them. In 1952 the Drunkometer, forerunner to the intoxilyzer, was first used in Minneapolis. During the 1960s major riots along Plymouth Avenue resulted in the creation of a Community Relations Division; the 1970s saw the first use of mobile digital technology in squad cars.

In the 1980s and 1990s community-oriented policing became paramount. In an effort to get closer to the community the Community Crime Prevention/SAFE Unit was created; the department sought to strengthen community relations with its Community Crime Prevention/Safety for Everyone program. Specialists were trained to assist neighborhoods in organizing block clubs and disseminate crime information to residents; the Neighborhood Revitalization Program which began in 1960 has just begun to realize its infrastructure and community improvements, as neighborhoods once impacted by crime and deterioration had begun to turn around. The Whittier neighborhood became a model example of the program's benefit. CODEFOR which stands for Computer Optimized DEployment - Focus On Results reached a decade of data collection revealing definitive crime trends and in 2007, the precincts implemented official neighborhood policing plans based on this data; the Minneapolis Teamsters Strike of 1934 was set in May 1934 in the city market when a new truckers union was not recognized.

MPD attempted to open the markets, which were the source of most goods and produce in the city but were blocked by teamsters. Assisted by the Minnesota National Guard and a local militia, the two sides clashed violently for a month with police using gas bombs and brandishing rifles, it ended on August 21. Though 200 were injured and four were killed, the strike was a significant event in state and national labor history. With American prosperity, Minneapolis reached its peak population of over 521,000 in the 1950 Census and MPD had nearly 600 sworn officers; the demographics of Minneapolis identified in the 1950 census as 98% white. While national politics and anti-communism sentiment played out during this decade, urban renewal ravaged the downtown areas and cleared slums, impacting poor communities. Police contended with protests to this clearance and freeway and expressway revolts in the 1960s; the 1960s posed new challenges to the department from increased drug use and societal unrest. Rioting in Minneapolis followed to inequality riots across many major U.

S. cities during that era in predominantly African-American communities. Most notably, the Plymouth Avenue Riots in the Near North neighborhood, instigated by East Coast protesters emptied the area of Jewish and German busine