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The Blues Project

The Blues Project is a band from the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City, formed in 1965 and split up in 1967. Their songs drew from a wide array of musical styles, they are most remembered as one of the most artful practitioners of pop music, influenced as it was by folk, rhythm & blues and the pop music of the day. In 1964, Elektra Records produced a compilation album of various artists entitled, The Blues Project, which featured several white musicians from the Greenwich Village area who played acoustic blues music in the style of black musicians. One of the featured artists on the album was a young guitarist named Danny Kalb, paid $75 for his two songs. Not long after the album's release, Kalb gave up his acoustic guitar for an electric one; the Beatles' arrival in the United States earlier in the year muted the folk and acoustic blues movement that had swept the US in the early 1960s. Kalb formed the Danny Kalb Quartet in early 1965, with rhythm guitarist Artie Traum, Andy Kulberg on bass and drummer Roy Blumenfeld.

When Traum went to Europe during the summer, guitarist Steve Katz joined as first a temporary replacement and a permanent member. In 1965, the group added singer Tommy Flanders and changed its name to The Blues Project, as an allusion to Kalb's first foray on record. Late in the year, the band auditioned for Columbia Records. During the session for the auditions, producer Tom Wilson hired session musician Al Kooper, who had worked with him on Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone," to provide piano and organ. Kooper, who had worked with Blumenfeld and Kulberg during sessions for his contribution to the What's Shakin' compilation, was invited to join the group; when Columbia declined to sign the band, who by late 1965 had moved to MGM Records, signed the Blues Project to MGM's Verve/Folkways subsidiary. The band began recording their first album live at Greenwich Village's Cafe Au Go Go in late November 1965. Entitled Live at The Cafe Au Go Go, the album was finished with another week of recordings in January 1966.

By that time, Flanders had left the band and, as a result, he appeared on only a few of the songs on this album. Live at The Cafe Au Go Go was a moderate success, the band toured the U. S. to promote it. While in San Francisco, California in April 1966, the Blues Project played at the Fillmore Auditorium to rave reviews. Members of the Grateful Dead who were in attendance were impressed with their performance. Returning to New York, the band recorded their second album Projections in the fall of 1966, with MGM releasing it in November. Projections contained an eclectic set of songs that ran the gamut from blues, R&B, jazz and folk-rock; the centerpieces of the album were an 11-and-a-half minute version of Muddy Waters' blues standard "Two Trains Running" featuring Kalb on vocals and lead guitar, Kooper's instrumental "Flute Thing" featuring Kulberg on flute. Soon after Projections was completed, the band began to fall apart. Kooper left the band in the spring of 1967, the band completed a third album, Live At Town Hall without him.

Despite the name, only one song was recorded live at Town Hall in New York. One song in the latter category, Kooper's "No Time Like the Right Time," was the band's only charting single; the Blues Project's last hurrah was at the Monterey International Pop Festival held in Monterey, California, in June 1967. By this time, half of the band's original line-up was gone. Katz left soon thereafter, followed by Kalb. Kooper was at the festival in the capacity of "assistant stage manager" to "Chip" Monck. A fourth album, 1968's Planned Obsolescence, featured only Blumenfeld and Kulberg from the original lineup, but was released under the Blues Project name at Verve's insistence. Future recordings by this lineup were released under Seatrain. In 1968, Kooper and Katz joined forces to fulfill a desire of Kooper's to form a rock band with a horn section; the result was Sweat & Tears. While Kooper led the band on its first album, Child Is Father to the Man, he did not take part in any subsequent releases. Soon after, Kooper a producer for Columbia Records, recorded with Bloomfield, Stephen Stills and Harvey Brooks for the album entitled Super Session, before doing several solo albums including one with Shuggie Otis.

Katz, on the other hand, remained with the band into the 1970s. The Blues Project, with a modified line-up, reformed in the early 1970s, releasing three further albums: 1971's Lazarus, 1972's Blues Project, 1973's The Original Blues Project Reunion In Central Park; these albums did little to excite the public and since the group's activity has been confined to a few sporadic reunion concerts, such as when the Blues Project played a fundraising concert at Valley Stream Central High School in New York, promoted by Bruce Blakeman with the proceeds going to the Youth Council and the US Olympic Committee. In 1969, flutist/bassist Andy Kulberg and drummer Roy Blumenfeld of Blues Project formed the band Seatrain with Jim Roberts, ex-Mystery Trend guitarist John Gregory, former Jim Kweskin Jug Band violinist/fiddler Richard Greene, saxophonist Don Kretmar. Seatrain recorded their first album, Planned Obsolescence, in 1968, but had to release it as a Blues Project album for contractual reasons. In 1969, they released a self-titled A&M LP, but faced a major change in membership a few months later.

Three more albums, 1970's Seatrain, 1971's The Marblehead Messenger and 1973's Watch (on

Heritage structures in Hyderabad, India

Heritage Conservation Committee under HUDA was formed by state government in 1981 to retain architectural and social value of buildings. Hyderabad Urban Development Authority has listed 160 buildings in Hyderabad in Telangana state as heritage structures. 70% of heritage buildings are in private hands. Heritage structures include buildings, rock structures etc. By notifying such structures, Heritage Conservation Committee in collaboration with works to retain their architectural and social importance and tries to convince the owners not to destroy the listed heritage structures lured by the commercial potential of their properties; the buildings are graded as Grade I, Grade II & Grade III. However, experts feel due to lack of support from the state government it has become difficult to preserve the status of these buildings. Various buildings such as Ravi Bar, Adil Alam Mansion, Central Building Division & Devdi Ranachand – Ahotichand have been demolished but the names of these buildings are still being retained in the list.

Following are the list of the heritage buildings in Hyderabad recognized by HUDA. This list is upgraded by HUDA; the buildings proposed by HUDA are to be approved by the state government. In addition to various buildings, INTACH has classified various rock formation under heritage category; these are Heritage conservation Architectural conservation Sustainable preservation World Heritage Site "A Guide to Architecture in Hyderabad, India", by Omar Khalidi Heritage Capital Hyderabad Photo gallery of heritage buildings in Hyderabad 63rd Meeting Minutes Society to Save Rocks Heritage Conservation in Hyderabad

Rampur Junction railway station

Rampur Junction is located in Rampur in Uttar Pradesh. After connecting Varanasi with Lucknow, the Oudh and Rohilkhand Railway started working west of Lucknow. Construction of railway line from Lucknow to Sandila and on to Hardoi was completed in 1872; the line up to Bareilly was completed in 1873. A line connecting Moradabad to Chandausi was built in 1872 and it was continued up to Bareilly in 1873; the Bareilly-Moradabad chord was completed in 1894. The former main line became the one via Rampur became main line. A branch line linked Chandausi to Aligarh in 1894; the previous Oudh & Rohilkhand Railway’s main line ran from Lucknow to Saharanpur via Shahjahanpur, Bareilly and Moradabad. The Bareilly-Moradabad Chord via Rampur, approved on December 4, 1891, was opened on June 8 th 1894. On December 1 the main line was diverted to the Chord shortening the overall distance from Lucknow to Saharanpur by 14.42 miles. The former main line became the Chandausi Loop with a branch line to Aligarh Junction and a local branch line.

It lies on the Lucknow–Moradabad line and junction point of Kathgodam railway line which work under NER. The station is served by the Northern Railways. Moradabad railway station is 30 km to the west of Rampur. Going south-east, Bareilly railway station is the nearest major station; the electrification of railway lines of Rampur junction is completed. Rampur Junction railway station at the India Rail Info

Barberville Falls

The Barberville Falls is a waterfall and nature preserve located in Poestenkill, New York. The fall flows into the Poesten Kill, a large creek that flows through Rensselaer County. Above Barberville, the Poesten Kill flows about 35 square miles on the Rensselaer Plateau — an area from Dyken Pond on the north to Taborton on the south; this drainage basin generates a substantial flow of water throughout the year, although the flow is most dramatic in the spring when the winter snow melts. When it reaches the Hudson River at Troy, this same flow of water provided hydraulic power for much of the city's early industrial development. Below the falls, the stream flows through a large gore 100 feet deep and 500 to 1,000 feet wide; the waterfall itself is 50 feet wide. The main rock type at the falls is Rensselear Greywacke; the nature preserve has three main carved trails. The Creek Trail is located just northwest of the parking area along Plank Road, it is a unmarked trail except for signs at its ends.

It goes down a slope to the banks of the Poestenkill and continues a short distance both upstream and downstream. Round trip is a mile; the Falls Trail is 0.3 miles south of the parking area on Ives Corners Road. The trailhead is well marked and the trail is flat to the top of the falls. Stoneworks of a mill project, never finished can be seen on the trail; the trail descends steeply from here to the bottom of the falls. Round trip is a half mile; the Ridge Trail may be difficult to locate. It is opposite the fourth telephone pole from the Falls Trail and a person may need to get up on the bank to see the trail sign; the trail is well defined and marked with orange diamonds or orange ribbon in a few spots. The trail starts out rocky as it winds its way around a flattened stone fence but joins up with what was an old cart path used by the neighboring farm. Right before that intersection there is a junction for the loop the trail makes but it is not well marked from this side. At 0.75 of a mile the trail makes a sharp left onto a less wide but still well defined path through the woods.

One does have to cross four tributaries to the Poestenkill but they are narrow and stepping stones can be found to cross over dryly. The trail comes to the Poestenkill opposite the southern terminus of the Creek Trail and climbs a ridge alongside of the stream. While glimpses of the falls can be seen from the trail, hemlocks block a clear view. Round trip is 1.3 miles. Poesten Kill Creek Poestenkill, New York Waterfalls

Germfask Township, Michigan

Germfask Township is a civil township of Schoolcraft County in the U. S. state of Michigan. The population was 491 at the 2000 census; the unincorporated community of Germfask is located in the northern part of the township where the Manistique River crosses M-77 on the eastern edge of the Seney National Wildlife Refuge at 46°14′58″N 85°55′33″W. The ZIP code for Germfask is 49836; the name was derived from the surname initials of eight of the original settlers of 1881: John Grant, Matthew Edge, George Robinson, Thaddeus Mead, Dr. W. W. French, Ezekiel Ackley, Oscar Sheppard, Hezekiah Knaggs; the community was a station on the Manistique Railway and was given a post office on February 26, 1890. According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 71.7 square miles, of which 67.8 square miles is land and 3.9 square miles is water. As of the census of 2000, there were 491 people, 198 households, 142 families residing in the township; the population density was 7.2 per square mile.

There were 309 housing units at an average density of 4.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the township was 91.45% White, 0.81% African American, 6.11% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 1.43% from two or more races. There were 198 households out of which 25.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.6% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 27.8% were non-families. 23.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.6% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.75. In the township the population was spread out with 20.0% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 23.6% from 25 to 44, 30.1% from 45 to 64, 16.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females, there were 104.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.6 males. The median income for a household in the township was $27,625, the median income for a family was $29,375.

Males had a median income of $31,875 versus $16,364 for females. The per capita income for the township was $14,648. About 9.4% of families and 11.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.9% of those under age 18 and 10.7% of those age 65 or over