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Aubrey Beardsley

Aubrey Vincent Beardsley was an English illustrator and author. His drawings in black ink, influenced by the style of Japanese woodcuts, emphasized the grotesque, the decadent, the erotic, he was a leading figure in the aesthetic movement which included Oscar Wilde and James McNeill Whistler. Beardsley's contribution to the development of the Art Nouveau and poster styles was significant, despite the brevity of his career before his early death from tuberculosis. Beardsley was born in Brighton, England, on 21 August 1872, christened on 24 October 1872, his father, Vincent Paul Beardsley, was the son of a Clerkenwell jeweller. Vincent's wife, Ellen Agnus Pitt, was the daughter of Surgeon-Major William Pitt of the Indian Army; the Pitts were a well-established and respected family in Brighton, Beardsley's mother married a man of lesser social status than might have been expected. Soon after their wedding, Vincent was obliged to sell some of his property in order to settle a claim for his breach of promise from another woman, the widow of a clergyman, who claimed that he had promised to marry her.

At the time of his birth, Beardsley's family, which included his sister Mabel, one year older, were living in Ellen's familial home at 12 Buckingham Road. The number of the house in Buckingham Road was 12, but the numbers were changed, it is now 31. With the loss of Vincent Beardsley's fortune soon after his son's birth, the family settled in London in 1883, where Vincent would work firstly for the West India & Panama Telegraph Company irregularly as a clerk at breweries. Ellen took to presenting herself as the "victim of a mésalliance". In 1884, Aubrey appeared in public as an "infant musical phenomenon", playing at several concerts with his sister. In January 1885, he began to attend Brighton and Sussex Grammar School, where he spent the next four years, his first poems and cartoons appeared in print in Past and Present, the school's magazine. In 1888, he obtained a post in an architect's office, afterwards one in the Guardian Life and Fire Insurance Company. In 1891, under the advice of Sir Edward Burne-Jones and Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, he took up art as a profession.

In 1892 he attended the classes at the Westminster School of Art under Professor Fred Brown. In 1892, Beardsley travelled to Paris, where he discovered the poster art of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, the Parisian fashion for Japanese prints, both of which would be major influences on his own style. Beardsley's first commission was Le Morte d'Arthur by Thomas Malory, which he illustrated for the publishing house J. M. Dent and Company, his six years of major creative output can be divided into several periods, identified by the form of his signature. In the early period his work is unsigned. During 1891 and 1892 he progressed to using his initials, A. V. B. In mid-1892, the period of Le Morte d'Arthur and The Bon Mots he used a Japanese-influenced mark which became progressively more graceful, sometimes accompanied by A. B. in block capitals. He co-founded The Yellow Book with American writer Henry Harland, for the first four editions he served as Art Editor and produced the cover designs and many illustrations for the magazine.

He was closely aligned with Aestheticism, the British counterpart of Decadence and Symbolism. Most of his images are done in ink and feature large dark areas contrasted with large blank ones, areas of fine detail contrasted with areas with none at all. Beardsley was the most controversial artist of the Art Nouveau era, renowned for his dark and perverse images and grotesque erotica, which were the main themes of his work, his illustrations were in white, against a white background. Some of his drawings, inspired by Japanese shunga artwork, featured enormous genitalia, his most famous erotic illustrations concerned themes of history and mythology. Other major illustration projects included an 1896 edition of The Rape of the Lock by Alexander Pope, he produced extensive illustrations for books and magazines and worked for magazines such as The Studio and The Savoy, of which he was a co-founder. As a co-founder of The Savoy, Beardsley was able to pursue his writing as well as illustration, a number of his writings, including Under the Hill and "The Ballad of a Barber" appeared in the magazine.

Beardsley was a caricaturist and did some political cartoons, mirroring Wilde's irreverent wit in art. Beardsley's work reflected the decadence of his era and his influence was enormous visible in the work of the French Symbolists, the Poster art Movement of the 1890s and the work of many later-period Art Nouveau artists such as Papé and Clarke; some alleged works of Beardsley's were published in a book titled Fifty Drawings by Aubrey Beardsley, Selected From the Collection of Mr. H. S. Nicols; these were discovered to be forgeries, distinguishable by their pornographic erotic elements, rather than Beardsley's somewhat subtler use of sexuality. Beardsley's work continued to cause controversy in Britain long after his death. During an exhibition of Beardsley's prints held at the Victoria and Albert Museum in Lo

Crumpsall tram stop

Crumpsall tram stop is a Manchester Metrolink stop on the Bury Line and is located on the corner of Crumpsall Lane and Station Road. The station forms part of Ticketing Zone 2 and is the stop for North Manchester General Hospital, which can be reached by connecting bus services; the station installed Falco cycle lockers in July 2011. Crumpsall serves as a Metrolink stop for both Altrincham to Bury services, Bury to Piccadilly services. Services run every 12 minutes on these two routes, resulting in a 6-minute service between Bury and Manchester at peak times. In May 2015, the Greater Manchester Combined Authority released a report into the potential building of Metrolink's proposed Trafford Park line advising on the outlined plans and their financial implications. Approval to build the line was granted in October 2016. A turnback facility is to be implemented to allow additional services. In July 2017, Transport for Greater Manchester and Metrolink announced that works would commence at Crumpsall tram stop in preparation for the new Trafford Park line joining the Metrolink network with an expected completion date of mid-2018.

In December 2017 works began at the station to build a third platform for trams to terminate on the Trafford Park Line. This saw the construction of a new foot crossing at the bottom of the platforms, completed on 7 February 2018; the footbridge was demolished two days meaning the Manchester-bound platform is only accessible via the foot-crossing at the bottom of the Bury-bound platform, although the station's accessibility has not been compromised. In the April 2019 Bank Holiday, a section of track was replaced with points south of the station, these points allow trams to cross from the north-bound line to the south-bound line and across onto the track that will lead into Platform 3. Over the 2019 May Bank Holiday weekend, the Manchester bound platform was resurfaced, the disabled access ‘tiles’ were added to the newly installed third platform at the stop. Two new waiting shelters were installed on the south-end of platforms 2 & 3 with a new passenger information display and seating; the basic concrete foundations for the stair and ramp access to Crumpsall Lane from platform 3, has been added.

Crumpsall is served by First Greater Manchester service 88, 89, 149 and 154. Media related to Crumpsall Metrolink station at Wikimedia Commons Metrolink stop information Crumpsall area map

Tia River

Tia River, a perennial stream of the Macleay River catchment, is located in the Northern Tablelands district of New South Wales, Australia. The river rises below Mount Grundy on the eastern slopes of the Great Dividing Range southwest of Tia, flows northeast before reaching its confluence with the Apsley River, northwest of Tia; the river descends 905 metres over its 52 kilometres course. The river is transversed by the Oxley Highway; the river was known as Crimps Creek and Crokers River which John Oxley had named this stream, in honour of the First Secretary of the Admiralty. The country above the Tia Falls is a rich grazing area used for rearing livestock; the upper parts of the Tia River have remarkable cool temperate rainforests, with unusual species such as Southern Sassafras, White Mountain Banksia and Black Olive Berry. Tia River is a general trout stream. List of rivers of Australia Rivers of New South Wales "Macleay River catchment". Office of Environment and Heritage. Government of New South Wales

Women's Professional Football League (WPFL) 1965-1973

The original Women's Professional Football League was begun by Cleveland talent agent Sid Friedman as a gimmick. The league consisted of the Cleveland Daredevils, the Pittsburgh All-Stars, the Canadian Belles of Toronto and the Detroit Petticoats; the Cleveland Daredevils were the first women's team of the era and featured one of the best women's players named Marcella Sanborn. The Pittsburgh team began as the All-Stars but was known as the Hurricanes and best known as the Pittsburgh Powderkegs; this team is recognized as the second team in women's professional football in that era. Two of the best players in women's football played for the Powderkegs named Carole Duffy and Linda Rae Hodge. In 1971, the league had both an East and West Division structure with Buffalo, Cleveland and Pittsburgh in the east and Vancouver, Portland, Los Angeles and San Francisco in the west; the league played exhibition and charity games but played some halftime shows for NFL and CFL teams. There were actual games with these numbering four or five games a year.

By 1973, all the teams had ceased play except for one team. The Toledo Troopers would survive because the teams coach, Bill Stout, went behind Friedmans back to trademark the teams name and logo; the Toledo Troopers joined the new National Women's Football League becoming one of the most successful franchises in women's pro football history. Other teams included... Bowling Green Buffalo Cincinnati Dayton New York Fillies Detroit Cowgirls

Dance, Dance (The Mexican)

"Dance, Dance" was the fourth and final single from Thalía's 2002 self-titled studio album. The Hex Hector remix was played by several radio stations in 2002 and reached the #6 position on Billboard's "Dance/Club Play Songs." This song was written by Thalía, Cory Rooney, JC Oliver and S. Barnes, produced by Poke y Tone and Cory Rooney, it contains an excerpt of "Mexican", written by Alan Shacklock. Spanish version features Marc Anthony's vocals in the chorus - Both Thalía and Marc Anthony were recording their new albums with Cory Rooney at the same time, one day Rooney showed Marc Anthony a song that he was producing for Thalía, he thought it was amazing and asked Rooney for a collaboration in the chorus in order to surprise Thalía. The Hex Hector Club remix of the song received airplay in 2002. An extended version of this remix appears on Thalia's self titled 2003 album. U. S. 12" vinyl single "Dance Dance" "Dance Dance" "Dance Dance" "Dance Dance" "Dance Dance" "Dance Dance" "Dance Dance" "Dance Dance" "Dance Dance" "Dance Dance" "Dance Dance" "Dance Dance"

Applejaxx

Ernest Owens better known as Applejaxx, is a Christian hip hop artist from North Carolina. His early influences ranged from Run DMC, N. W. A, Nas, he had always enjoyed hip hop. In 1997, Applejaxx started to write rhymes and freestyle. Soon after high school, Applejaxx went on to attend Campbell University in North Carolina, where he soon met Tonéx at a concert in 2003. Owens was interviewed by the prolific rapper Eminem's station Shade 45; the name Applejaxx refers to bearing good fruit as Apple, "jaxx" comes in as "jacking" someone out of the world into the light, out to bear good fruit. His first appearance was on gospel/pop artist Tonéx's album Out The Box; the single off his first project, "Nureau Anthem", which features T. Bizzy, was featured on HipHopDX.com. He has collaborated with many in the Christian hip hop community, making guest appearances with artists such as DJ Morph and The Washington Projects. Applejaxx was set to release his debut album "Born Identity" out with Universal, but due to the Bourne Identity movies by the company and Universal being concerned about consumer confusion, they told him to change the title.

He decided on "Back 2 The Future" instead. Applejaxx is a staff assistant at Harvard Law in Technology & Research. Back 2 The Future Organic 805 P. O. P. Jesus High Jesus High Appletizer 2009 - Green As Luigi 2010 - Future