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Andrew Kline

Andrew William Kline, is a retired American football player. Kline was selected by St. Louis Rams in the seventh round of the 2000 NFL Draft with the #220 overall pick. Andrew attended Beverly Hills High School in Beverly Hills and began playing football in ninth grade, he played both offensive and defensive tackle. As a senior, he registered 62 tackles, six sacks, four tackles for loss, five fumbles caused, four fumbles recovered and two pass defections. Top game was against North Torrance High, he was All-Ocean League and All-Los Angeles Times West Side selection. Kline was a pre-season All-American candidate. Competed in track and field as a shot putter and on the Varsity basketball team. Kline was a 1999 All-Mountain West Conference selection and manned the right guard position on what was considered by many one of the finest offensive lines in San Diego State history. During his senior season, he graded out at 88.6% and made 38 knockdowns and registered 33 other big blocks the most among the team’s offensive lineman, a school record.

He helped the offense average 382.4 yards-per-game. Kline lined up at right guard in 1998, collecting 30 knockdown blocks, the most among the team’s offensive lineman, he graded out at 86.1% for the season, giving up 1.5 sacks and six pressures on the year as the offense averaged 186.6 yards-per-game rushing. In 1997, he started seven games, seeing action at quick strongside guard. In 1996, he saw action with the first and second unit at guard and tackle while performing on the special teams/kicking units. In 1995, he redshirted as a freshman. Kline was a seventh-round pick of the St. Louis Rams in 2000, the 220th pick overall, he was on the Rams squad from 2000–02. He retired in 2003 due to multiple concussions suffered while playing. Kline is the Founder and Managing Director of Park Lane, an investment bank that provides advisory services to sports teams and sports based businesses; some of Park Lane's clients include NHL, NBA, NFL, MLB teams and owners as well as other sports based businesses such as Golfsmith, LockerDome, Dyrdek Enterprises.

In 2013, at the age of 36, Kline was named to The M&A Advisor’s 4th annual 40 Under 40 list in the Dealmakers category. Kline now lives in Los Angeles and enjoys collecting art and Road bicycle racing, he is active in his community and is the founder and Director of Project PLAY!, a not-for-profit foundation that provides funding for sports and art youth programs in Los Angeles. He is a member of the Stanford Executive Circle, Young Presidents Organization, the Association of Corporate Growth, the NFLPA, the NFL Retired Players Association, the Cedars-Sinai Sports Spectacular, the Los Angeles Sports Council, was the Chairman of the Athletes for Rudy Giuliani Coalition

Anthony Bernard

Anthony Bernard was an English conductor, organist and composer. Anthony Bernard's birth was registered as Alan Charles Butler in West Ham classified as Essex, in early 1891, his mother was Rosetta Ann Casselden, who had married Alfred Charles Butler, a coal-merchant four years earlier on 21 September 1887. Bernard changed his name by deed poll in 1919 according to the National Archives. Further family research has uncovered that Bernard was the illegitimate child of Casselden and the Edwardian band leader Thomas Bidgood. Another of Bidgood's sons was the dance band leader Harry Bidgood known as Primo Scala. In the 1901 census, Casselden was not living with her husband. Prior to cohabiting with Bidgood, she had three more sons, all were registered as "Barnard". Thomas Walter was registered with Butler as the other two with Casselden. By the time Thomas Bidgood left his wife and son Albert Thomas, set up home with Rosetta Casselden/Butler, Alan Charles Butler had moved on, the remaining three sons adopted the surname Bidgood.

A fourth was named Warwick Bidgood. It is not a requirement of English law to register a change of name, deed poll is optional; the adopted surname of Anthony Bernard therefore seems to have derived from his mother's use of Barnard, though her reasons for doing so remain unclear. Anthony Bernard studied with Joseph Holbrooke, John Ireland, Leonard Borwick and Sir Granville Bantock, he was appointed organist at St. Augustine's, Ramsgate] in 1910, he worked in some other churches, became well known as an accompanist to singers, such as Muriel Foster, who retained him for the rest of her career, John Coates. In 1921 he was one of the people at a luncheon convened by Sir Edward Elgar, the other invitees being Arthur Bliss, Eugene Goossens, John Ireland, Adrian Boult, W. H. "Billy" Reed, leader of the London Symphony Orchestra. The purpose of the meeting turned out to be Elgar's suggestion that Bliss and Herbert Howells each write a new piece for the 1922 Three Choirs Festival, to be held in Gloucester.

Bliss's contribution was his A Colour Symphony. Goossens wrote Silence for orchestra. Howells wrote Sine Nomine for wordless chorus. Elgar's own contribution was his orchestration of Bach's Fantasia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 542; that year Anthony Bernard formed the London Chamber Orchestra, led them in unfamiliar and better-known repertoire from the early masters through to contemporary composers such as Frederick Delius. He founded the London Chamber Singers. From 1922 to 1926 he conducted the Dutch Chamber Orchestra, in 1926 he took the LCO on a tour of Spain, he conducted the British National Opera Company in 1924 and 1925. He conducted the first performance of Christian Darnton's Octet for flute, bassoon and string quartet, on 26 March 1927. In 1927, he presented a festival of the music of Manuel de Falla, in which the Harpsichord Concerto and Master Peter's Puppet Show had their first performances in England. In 1928 his orchestra became associated with the New English Musical Society. In 1929, Bernard conducted the London Chamber Orchestra in the first complete recording of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos.

It is not certain that this recording was issued, only excerpts are now known to exist. Anthony Bernard conducted the first recording to be released of Frederick Delius's Sea Drift with the baritone Roy Henderson and the New English Symphony Orchestra, was praised by the composer's wife Jelka for his conducting, he conducted the first concert performance of Ralph Vaughan Williams's A Christmas Carol Suite, on 17 December 1929 in London. Lennox Berkeley was another composer who entrusted the first performances of some of his works to Anthony Bernard. In 1930 he organised a festival of Italian music from the 11th to the 20th centuries, he performed similar services for French music and was honoured by the French government for his services. He conducted opera both at home and abroad, wrote incidental music for and directed productions of plays by William Shakespeare and others. From 1932 to 1942 he was musical director of the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre at Stratford-upon-Avon, his activities included conducting orchestras such as the London Symphony Orchestra, the Concerts Colonne, others in Copenhagen, The Hague, Madrid and Prague.

In life, he wrote a great deal of incidental music for radio plays. His other compositions include an organ prelude, Rorate Coeli, Variations on a Hill Tune, for piano, songs. Robert Simpson dedicated his Symphony No. 2 to Anthony Bernard, who conducted the premiere performance with the LCO. Bernard died in 1963, aged 72. Anthony Bernard played a role in the story of Edward Elgar's Concert Allegro, Op. 46, for piano solo. Elgar started to revise and shorten the piece after its first performance by Fanny Davies in 1901, toyed with the idea of turning it into a piano concerto; these revisions were never finished, the original version was never published. Elgar may have given the manuscript away. In around 1942, Bernard was given the manuscript, was asked to arrange the piece for piano and orchestra, he thought it w