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Austin City Limits

Austin City Limits is an American public television music program recorded live in Austin, Texas, by PBS member television station KLRU, broadcast on many PBS stations around the United States. The show helped Austin to become known as the "Live Music Capital of the World", is the only television show to receive the National Medal of Arts, which it was awarded in 2003, it won a rare institutional Peabody Award in 2011 "for its more than three decades of presenting and preserving eclectic American musical genres." Austin City Limits is produced by PBS affiliate station Austin PBS under the Capital of Texas Public Telecommunications Council. The show was created in 1974 by Bill Arhos, Bruce Scafe, Paul Bosner. Beginning in season 15, Austin City Limits began broadcasting in Dolby Surround, continued until season 24. Beginning in season 33, the show began broadcasting in widescreen HDTV 1080i. From 1976 to 2004, the show was broadcast in SDTV 480i. From 2004 to 2007, the show was broadcast in HDTV 720p.

Each episode ran for 60 minutes, consisted of two artists in a half-hour format, as well as one performance in a one-hour format, along with an interview from the artist. The camera was positioned during the performance. Beginning in season 30 and continuing to today, Lickona would ask the artist a question; the show was taped at KLRU's Studio 6A during the first 36 seasons. Beginning in season 37, the show moved to its current home at the Moody Theater. Beginning in season 5, Austin City Limits introduced its Songwriters Special, which remained in use until season 34; the first Songwriters Special teamed up with Willie Nelson, Floyd Tillman, Hank Cochran, Red Lane, Whitey Shafer, Sonny Throckmorton. The pilot was shot on October 17, 1974, starred Willie Nelson; the deliberate lack of production slickness plus attention to audio detail pleased the notoriously TV-shy Nelson, Lead Marketer Ken Waggoner, ACL creator Bill Arhos pitched the pilot to PBS as part of its 1975 pledge drive. The show's success as a fundraiser was enough for Arhos to get ACL green-lighted as a series.

The show inspired the creation of the Austin City Limits Music Festival, an annual live music festival at Zilker Park in Austin. In 1982, Bill Arhos returned to Austin City Limits as the executive producer starting in season 7, he stayed until his retirement in season 24. In 2015, Arhos died at the age of 80. In 2014, he was inducted into the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame; some of the performances from Austin City Limits have been released as CDs and DVDs in the Live from Austin, TX series. Full episodes can be viewed online at the show's official website. There is an Austin City Limits store at the Austin Bergstrom International Airport. On June 21, 2012, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, announced that nearly forty years of Austin City Limits footage would be digitally archived "in perpetuity" at the Museum's new Library and Archives. On September 9, 2018, Austin City Limits Radio was launched in Austin at 97.1FM, with an eclectic playlist representative of the television show's history.

MTV Live acquired rerun rights to the series in 2016 under the moniker Best of Austin City Limits. From 2002 to 2003, CMT repackaged several country music-themed episodes under the moniker Best of Austin City Limits; when Austin City Limits aired on CMT, episodes ran for 42 minutes to make room for commercials, began with an introduction by Charlie Robison, Tara McNamara. From 1992 to 1993, TNN repackaged older Austin City Limits performers under the moniker Austin Encore; the program aired on CMT Canada from 1998 to 2002. The executive producer of Austin City Limits is Terry Lickona, who joined the program in 1979 during season 4, where he started off as a producer; the first director of Austin City Limits was Bruce Scafe, the director for the show's first two seasons in 1976 and 1977. For the first 36 seasons, Austin City Limits was taped in its original home at Studio 6A in the Communications Building B on the University of Texas at Austin campus, on a stage featuring a mock skyline of Austin in the background, introduced in season 7.

The studio had a seating capacity of 800, but due to limited access to fire exits the audience size was limited to 300. In 2010, the show and its original studio were inducted into the Roll Hall of Fame. A plaque near the entrance to Communications Building B commemorating the occasion proclaims Austin City Limits as the "longest running music show in the history of American television." On February 26, 2011, Austin City Limits held its first taping in its new purpose-built Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater and studio in downtown Austin's Block 21. The additional seating capacity is used for an estimated 100 concerts and 100 private events per year at the venue. On December 2, 2014, in celebration of Austin City Limits' 40th season, a DVD titled Austin City Limits Celebrates 40 Years was released. Austin City Limits is the longest-running music series in American television history. Established as part of the 40th anniversary of Austin City Li

Starke County Courthouse

The Starke County Courthouse is a historic courthouse located at Knox, Starke County, Indiana. It was designed by the architectural firm of Wing & Mahurin, of Fort Wayne and built in 1897, it is a three-story, Richardsonian Romanesque style Indiana Oolitic limestone and terra cotta building. It is topped by a tiled hipped roof, it features a 138 feet tall clock tower located at the roof's center. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986. Starke County was organized on April 1, 1850. County business was conducted in the log home of the county treasurer. In 1851 a new courthouse was built for $475; the frame structure was on the southeast corner of Pearl Streets. A second courthouse was completed in 1863, it had a bell tower. It was the first located on the public square; the final cost was $20,000. Construction of the present courthouse started in 1897; the courthouse is in the Richardsonian Romanesque style. The building was constructed in 1897 by contractors George W. Caldwell and Lester Drake, of Columbus, Indiana.

Caldwell and Drake are best known for the West Baden Springs Hotel, which, at that time, had the largest dome in the world, for the Palace of Agriculture at the St. Louis World's Fair, the largest building constructed under one roof at the time of its execution; the building is a fine example of the Richardsonian Romanesque style. The Starke County Courthouse is significant for its Richardsonian Romanesque architecture, designed by the firm of John F. Wing and Marshall S. Mahurin, of Fort Wayne, for its role as the seat of county government for the past 89 years; the building is the third county courthouse and is significant for its being the seat of county government for nearly 90 years. A wooden structure was utilized when Knox became the county seat in 1850, being replaced with a larger, brick building in 1858; the present structure was finished in 1898 at a cost of $130,000, is the oldest civic building in the county. The building continues to serve the Starke County community; the courthouse presently contains the offices for zoning, the Council on Aging, the Court Clerk, the law library, the Jury room and Judges' Chambers, the courtrooms.

The exterior of the building is identical to the Ottawa County Courthouse in Port Clinton, Ohio. After visiting Starke county, the Ottawa county commissioners decided to utilize the same architectural plans, the building was constructed in 1901; the main façade is on the south. It has three bays with a central pavilion; the pavilion has a wall dormer. He main entrance is on projects outward only for the first level, it is built of rock-faced stone blocks. The entryway has a balustrade balcony, on a corbel table, spanning a one-story entry with gargoyle light fixtures. Above the balcony is one-half story round-arched window. Flanking the central pavilion are single bays, with a pair of windows topped by a round arch at the ground level. At the second floor and above the walls are of rock-faced stone, with alternating courses of wide and narrow stones. Although the third floor double-hung windows are round-arched, their heads are Gothic-arched, with rock-faced voussoirs and ornate springers. Four pilasters are flanking the central pavilion.

The roofline has stone pinnacles above each pilaster. From the center of the red, clay-tiled roof rises a square clock tower, it has two parts that are separated by a cornice and balustrade resembling the balcony over the main entrance. The lower section contains paired, compound, round-arched windows, divided horizontally into four lights; the springers are decorated. The cornice has gargoyle-like sculptures at each corner; the upper section has the clock. It has a hipped roof; the courthouse interior has hardwood and ceramic-tiled floors and panel wall treatments, ornate cornice and pilaster capitals. The staircase is accented by ornamental iron balusters, marble steps, a patriotic ceiling painting of Liberty located between the first and second floors. Ionic capitals, with polychrome gilding and shield are found on hall columns and pilasters. McCormick, Chester A. McCormick's Guide to Starke County. 1902. Richman, George J. History of Hancock County, Indiana. 1916. Greenfield, IN: Mitchell Publishing Company.

Standard History of Starke County, Indiana, A. Vol. 1. Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1915. Starke County Centennial, 1850-1950. Published by the Starke County Democrat

Andrew McIntosh, Baron McIntosh of Haringey

Andrew Robert McIntosh, Baron McIntosh of Haringey, PC was a British Labour politician and last elected Principal of the Working Men's College. McIntosh was educated at Haberdasher Aske's Hampstead School, the Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe, Jesus College and Ohio State University. McIntosh was married to the academic Naomi Sargant. McIntosh died in 2010, aged 77, was survived by two sons and a stepson, he served as a councillor in the London Borough of Haringey. He represented Tottenham on the Greater London Council; when Labour won control of the GLC in 1981, McIntosh was leader of the Labour group. A centrist, McIntosh narrowly beat left-winger Ken Livingstone for the leadership. However, the day after Labour won a small majority, he was ousted and Livingstone voted leader of the Labour Group and of the GLC in his place by 30 to 20, he was raised to the peerage as a life peer on 17 January 1983 as Baron McIntosh of Haringey of Haringey in the County of Greater London. He served as a culture spokesman in the House of Lords.

He was sworn in as a member of the Privy Council in 2002. Andrew McIntosh was the UK's Minister for the Media and Heritage at the Department for Culture Media and Sport from 2003 to 2005, his responsibilities included broadcasting and press regulation and architecture, gambling regulation. He was spokesman in the House of Lords for HM Treasury from 1997 to 2005. In September 2005, he became a member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe sitting as Chairman of the Assembly's Committee on Culture and Education from January 2010 and Chairman of its Sub-Committee on the Media from 2008 to 2009. Following the passing of a resolution on "Threats to the lives and freedom of expression of journalists" on 27 January 2007 the Council of Europe appointed him its rapporteur on media freedom. McIntosh became an Honorary Associate of the National Secular Society, a Distinguished Supporter of the British Humanist Association and vice-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Humanist Group. Government Whips' Office in House of Lords


Purusattompur is a census town in Pandua CD Block in Chinsurah subdivision of Hooghly district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Purusattompur is located at 23.0792°N 88.2634°E / 23.0792. Pandua and Namajgram form a cluster of census towns. Pandua CD Block is a flat alluvial plain, known as the Hooghly-Damodar Plain, that forms part of the Gangetic Delta. There are 64 census towns in Hooghly district; the right bank of the Hooghly River has been industrialised over a long period. With foreigners dominating the area’s industry and commerce for over two centuries, it is amongst the leading industrialised districts in the state. At the same time the land is fertile and agricultural production is significant. In Chinsurah subdivision 68.63% of the population is rural and the urban population is 31.37%. It has 2 statutory and 23 census towns. In Chinsurah Mogra CD Block 64.87 % of the population is 35.13 % is rural. Amongst the four remaining CD Blocks in the subdivision two were overwhelmingly rural and two were wholly rural.

The map alongside shows a portion of Chinsurah subdivision. All places marked in the map are linked in the larger full screen map; as per 2011 Census of India Purusattompur had a total population of 3,665 of which 1,855 were males and 1,810 were females. Population below 6 years was 466; the total number of literates in Purusattompur was 2,336

David Lubar

David Lubar is an author of numerous books for teens. He is an electronic game programmer, who programmed Super Breakout for the Nintendo Game Boy and Frogger for both the SNES and Game Boy; as a game designer, he designed the game Frogger 2: Swampy's Revenge for the Nintendo Game Boy Color. Lubar was raised in Morristown, New Jersey; as a boy he frequented the school library where his mother worked, as well as the town library and county library. He received a degree in philosophy. After graduating, he tried to write full-time, but a low income forced him to pursue more lucrative options. David married his wife around this time in 1977, he began writing for Creative Computing in 1980. In 1982, Lubar was offered programming video games in California. There he designed and translated video games for Atari, Nintendo Game Boy, Apple 2 and the Nintendo Entertainment System. After realizing he still wanted to write, Lubar returned to writing in 1994 while still working as a developer. By 1995, he had sold six books, the company he worked for had gone out of business.

During 1998 and 1999 Lubar started programming for the Nintendo Game Boy while putting writing to the side, but he returned to writing shortly after. From 2000 to 2005, Lubar wrote short stories for various collections such as Ribbiting Tales and Found and Shattered. Today, Lubar writes from his house, he has a daughter, a teacher. Monster Road Wizards of the Game Dog Days Punished! Toon Out Emperor of the Universe My Rotten Life Dead Guy Spy Goop Soup The Big Stink Enter the Zombie Hyde and Shriek The Vanishing Vampire The Unwilling Witch The Wavering Werewolf The Gloomy Ghost The Bully Bug Stranger Things Meltdown Madness Dinosaur Disaster Stage Fright Ghost Attack Vampire Trouble Kidzilla and Other Tales The Witch's Monkey and Other Tales In the Land of the Lawn Weenies Invasion of the Road Weenies The Curse of the Campfire Weenies The Battle of the Red Hot Pepper Weenies Attack of the Vampire Weenies Beware the Ninja Weenies Wipeout of the Wireless Weenies Strikeout of the Bleacher Weenies Check Out the Library Weenies Freestyle Frenzy The Intergalactic Petting Zoo The Boy Who Cried Wool My Favorite President Fishing for Pets The Eighth Octopus Flip Dunk Extremities: Stories of Death and Revenge Character, Driven Hidden Talents True Talents Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie Sophomores and Other Oxymorons Bumper Blocks Obstacle Course Killing Zone Fantastic Voyage Worm War I Nexar Flash Gordon Space Master X-7 Bumper Bash River Raid II, a sequel to River Raid based on a concept by Dan Kitchen Pastfinder Alpha Shield The Simpsons: Bart vs. the World Home Alone Frogger Frogger 2: Swampy's Revenge David Lubar.

"Everything". The Alan Review. Pp. 19–21. David Lubar's official website

Margaret of Bavaria, Marchioness of Mantua

Margaret of Bavaria, was a Marchioness consort of Mantua, married in 1463 to Federico I Gonzaga, Marquess of Mantua. She was Duke of Bavaria and Anna of Brunswick-Grubenhagen-Einbeck; the marriage between Margaret and Frederico helped trading relations between the two states. Margaret was hunch-backed and was not able to speak or read Italian when she arrived, but the relationship with Frederico was described as happy; the court was dominated by her mother-in-law. During his war against Aragon, Frederico appointed Margaret as regent in his absence during the spring and summer of 1479, she died during her reign. Clara Gonzaga married in 1482 to Gilbert of Bourbon-Montpensier Duke of Sessa. Francesco II Gonzaga married in 1490 to Isabella d'Este. Giovanni Gonzaga married in 1493 Laura Bentivoglio and had issue