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Bill Graham (promoter)

Bill Graham was a German-American impresario and rock concert promoter from the 1960s until his death in 1991 in a helicopter crash. On July 4, 1939 he was sent from Germany to France to escape the Nazis. At age 10 he settled in a foster home in the New York. Graham graduated from City College with a business degree. In the early 1960s, Graham moved to San Francisco, and, in 1965, began to manage the San Francisco Mime Troupe, he had teamed up with local Haight Ashbury promoter Chet Helms and Family Dog, their network of contacts, to organize a benefit concert promoted several free concerts. This turned into a profitable full-time career and he assembled a talented staff. Graham had a profound influence around the world, sponsoring the musical renaissance of the'60s from the epicenter, San Francisco. Chet Helms and Bill Graham made famous the Fillmore and Winterland Arena. Graham was born in Berlin, the youngest child and only son of lower middle-class parents and Jacob "Yankel" Grajonca, who had emigrated from Russia before the rise of Nazism.

His father died two days after his son's birth. Graham was nicknamed "Wolfgang" by his family early in life. Due to the increasing peril to Jews in Germany, Graham's mother placed her son and her youngest daughter, Tanya "Tolla", in a Berlin orphanage, which sent them to France in a pre-Holocaust exchange of Jewish children for Christian orphans. Graham's older sisters Ester stayed behind with their mother. After the fall of France, Graham was among a group of Jewish orphans spirited out of France, some of whom reached the USA, but a majority, including Tolla Grajonca, did not survive the difficult journey. He was one of the One Thousand Children, those Jewish children who managed to flee Hitler and Europe, come directly to North America, but whose parents were forced to stay behind. Nearly all these OTC parents were killed by the Reich. Graham's mother died at Auschwitz. Graham had five sisters, Evelyn, Sonia and Tolla, the elder four of whom survived the Holocaust. Rita and Ester moved to the United States and were close to Graham in his life.

Evelyn and Sonia escaped the Holocaust, first to Shanghai, after the war, to Europe. Once in the United States, Graham was placed in a foster home in The Bronx in New York City. After being taunted as an immigrant and being called a Nazi because of his German-accented English, Graham worked on his accent being able to speak in a perfect New York accent, he changed his name to sound more "American." Graham graduated from DeWitt Clinton High School and obtained a business degree from City College. He was quoted as describing his training as that of an "efficiency expert". Graham was drafted into the United States Army in 1951, served in the Korean War, where he was awarded both the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. Upon his return to the States he worked as a waiter/maître d' in Catskill Mountain resorts in upstate New York during their heyday, he was quoted saying that his experience as a maître d' and with the poker games he hosted behind the scenes was good training for his eventual career as a promoter.

Tito Puente, who played some of these resorts, went on record saying that Graham was avid to learn Spanish from him, but only cared about the curse words. Graham moved from New York to San Francisco in the early 1960s to be closer to his sister Rita, he was invited to attend a free concert in Golden Gate Park, produced by Chet Helms and the Diggers, where he made contact with the San Francisco Mime Troupe, a radical theater group. After Mime Troupe leader Ronnie Davis was arrested on obscenity charges during an outdoor performance, Graham organized a benefit concert to cover the troupe's legal fees; the concert was a success and Graham saw a business opportunity. Bill Graham began promoting more concerts with Chet and backing Chet Helms and Family Dog projects, which provided a vital function of the 1960s, promoting concerts which provided a social meeting place to network, where many ideologies were given a forum, sometimes on stage, such as peace movements, civil rights, farm workers and others.

Most of his shows were performed at rented venues, Graham saw a need for more permanent locations of his own. Charles Sullivan was a mid-20th-century entrepreneur and businessman in San Francisco who owned the master lease on the Fillmore Auditorium. Graham approached Sullivan to put on the Second Mime Troupe appeals concert at the Fillmore Auditorium on December 10, 1965, using Sullivan's dance hall permit for the show. Graham secured a contract from Sullivan for the open dates at the Fillmore Auditorium in 1966. Graham credits Sullivan with giving him his break in the music concert hall business. Charles Sullivan was found murdered on August 1966 in San Francisco; the murder remains unsolved to this day. The Fillmore trademark and franchise has defined music promotion in the United States for the last 50 years. From 2003–13 auxiliary writers of the times surrounding the 1960s, Graham family lawsuits, tell the narrative of the Fillmore phenomena and how the black community there was disenfranchised.

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Hiram Sibley

Hiram Sibley, was an American industrialist and philanthropist, a pioneer of the telegraph in the United States. Sibley was born in North Adams, Massachusetts on February 6, 1807, resided in Rochester, New York, he was the second son of Zilpha Sibley. Too poor to receive more than a country education, Sibley started training as a shoemaker’s apprentice, unhappy with the career, went to Lima, New York at age 17 to work in a cotton factory; the following year he became a wool carder in a shop where future president Millard Fillmore worked. At age 21 he started a machine shop in Sibleyville, New York, successful enough for him to sell and afford to move to Rochester, where he was elected Sheriff of Monroe County from 1844 to 1846, he became interested in the work of Samuel Morse involving the telegraph. In 1851, Sibley and others organized the New York and Mississippi Valley Printing Telegraph Company in Rochester. Sibley served as first president of Western Union Telegraph Company. In 1861, Jeptha Wade, founder of Western Union, joined forces with Benjamin Franklin Ficklin and Hiram Sibley to form the Pacific Telegraph Company.

With it, the final link between the eastern and western coasts of the United States was made by telegraph. In conjunction with Perry Collins, Sibley hoped to build a telegraph line from Alaska to Russia through the Bering Strait, the so-called Russian American Telegraph. However, this dream collapsed with the establishment of a cross-Atlantic line to Europe. Sibley was married to the daughter of Giles Tinker of Connecticut. Together, they were the parents of: Zilpha Louise Sibley Giles Benjamin Sibley. Hiram Watson Sibley, president of Security Trust Company of Rochester. Emily Sibley, a founder of the Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester. After a five-day illness, Sibley died on July 12, 1888 and was interred at Mount Hope Cemetery in Rochester. At his death, his wealth was estimated between $8,000,000 and $10,000,000. In 1874 Sibley funded a library for the University of Rochester. Completed in 1877, it was the second building of the Prince Street campus, became part of the Eastman School of Music.

The original Sibley Library building was sold in 1956 and torn down in 1968. In 1876 Sibley founded and endowed the Sibley College of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanic Arts, as well as the building which housed it, Sibley Hall, at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York; the program is now known as the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, is located in parts of Upson and Rhodes Halls. Sibley Hall is now a part of the Cornell University College of Architecture and Planning. Sibley's home near Rochester, the Hiram Sibley Homestead, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985, his Rochester home is included in the East Avenue Historic District. The Hiram Sibley Building was built in 1925 at the corner of East Avenue and Alexander Street in Rochester, New York, it was named in his honor by his son Hiram Watson Sibley, designed by Shepley and Abbott of Boston. Hiram Sibley at Find a Grave

Town of Victoria Park

The Town of Victoria Park is a local government area of Western Australia. It covers an area of the capital of Western Australia; the Town of Victoria Park maintains a little over 1 km ² of parks and gardens. It had a population of 35,000 as at the 2016 Census, it lies on the southern side of the Swan River, at the eastern end of the Perth CBD, is connected to Fremantle and South Perth via Canning Highway. The Perth-Armadale rail line passes through Burswood and forms the eastern boundaries of Lathlain and Carlisle; the Town of Victoria Park is bounded on the east by the City of Belmont, on the south by the City of Canning on the west by the City of South Perth and on the north by City of Vincent and the City of Perth. Victoria Park first had its own local government between 1894 and 1917; the Victoria Park Road District was established on 17 May 1894. The road district was reconstituted as the Municipality of Victoria Park on 30 April 1897, but was amalgamated into the City of Perth on 1 November 1917.

The modern Town of Victoria Park was established as the Town of Shepperton on 1 July 1994 as a result of the Government of Western Australia having decided to split up part of the City of Perth and create three new municipalities: the Town of Shepperton, Town of Vincent and the Town of Cambridge. The Town of Shepperton was renamed Victoria Park on 2 November 1994; the town is divided into two wards along Shepperton Road, each with four councillors: Banksia Ward Jarrah Ward The councillors for the Banksia Ward are: Claire Anderson Ronhhda Potter Wilfred Hendriks TBA February 2020The councillors for the Jarrah Ward are: Brian Oliver Bronwyn Ife Vicki Potter Jesvin Karimi Bentley Burswood Carlisle East Victoria Park Kensington Lathlain St James Victoria Park Welshpool Official website

Ted Pheasant

Edward Pheasant was an English footballer, who played in the Football League for both Black Country clubs, Wolverhampton Wanderers and West Bromwich Albion. Pheasant began his career at local non-league club Wednesbury Excelsior before joining First Division Wolverhampton Wanderers in August 1895, he made his league debut on 19 September 1896 in a 3–4 loss at Derby, but had to wait until the 1898–99 season to become a first choice player. He was an ever-present for two successive seasons during 1899–1901, amassing 168 games for the club over a nine-year stay, he moved to neighbours West Bromwich Albion in November 1904 for a £500 transfer fee and in the same month made his debut against Manchester United in a Division Two match. He appeared in 152 games for Albion in all competitions, scoring 22 goals; the defender never played a game for them. He died of peritonitis just two weeks after signing for the club, on 17 July 1910 aged 33. GeneralMatthews, Tony; the Legends of Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Derby: Breedon Books. ISBN 1-85983-518-X. McOwan, Gavin; the Essential History of West Bromwich Albion. Headline. ISBN 0-7553-1146-9. Carr, Steve; the Old Uns Revisited - Wednesbury Old Athletic 1893 to 1924. Spellbound. ISBN 978-0-9565030-1-5. Specific

The Energy Loop: Huntington/Eccles Canyons Scenic Byway

The Energy Loop: Huntington/Eccles Canyons Scenic Byway is a National Scenic Byway in the state of Utah. It spans 83 miles as it travels from Fairview through the Manti-La Sal National Forest southeast to Huntington via Huntington Canyon, northeast to near Colton via Eccles Canyon; the route begins in Fairview at the intersection of SR-31 following SR-31 eastward. As it exits the city, it turns northeast to follow Cottonwood Creek towards and into Fairview Canyon, about 2 miles from the beginning of the route, it follows the canyon for another 6–7 miles, entering the Manti-La Sal National Forest, until it climbs out of the top end of the canyon at about 8,800 feet altitude. From this point, the byway splits in two; the south branch continues to follow SR-31, climbing up to over 9,600 feet elevation before dropping down to the east-southeast as it passes Huntington Reservoir, Cleveland Reservoir, turning to the northeast towards Electric Lake. At this point, the route turns to the southeast, following Huntington Canyon and Huntington Creek downwards exiting the national forest and the canyon and ending in the city of Huntington, a mile southwest of Huntington State Park.

The North branch turns onto SR-264, which travels eastward towards the north end of Electric Lake, where it turns north to go up Upper Huntington Canyon. After about 3 miles, the route turns east again and climbs out of the Upper Huntington Canyon, crosses over to Eccles Canyon, following Eccles Creek down. After about 6 miles, the canyon and the route turn back to the north again, passing through the town of Scofield, passing by Scofield Reservoir and state park, it continues on past the north end of the reservoir for a few more miles before turning to the east yet again, ending northwest of Price Canyon near Colton. For the histories of this route's constituent highways prior to its scenic byway designation, refer to: SR-31 SR-96 SR-264This route was designated a Utah Scenic Byway in 1990, a National Forest Scenic Byway on February 6, 1991, a National Scenic Byway on June 15, 2000. Media related to The Energy Loop: Huntington/Eccles Canyons Scenic Byway at Wikimedia Commons

Minerva (disambiguation)

Minerva is the Roman goddess of crafts and wisdom. The name may refer to: Minerva, a South Korean netizen famous for his economic predictions Minerva Urecal, American film and television actress Minerva, the stage name of Josephine Blatt Minerva Hamilton Hoyt, an American woman famous for saving the deserts in California Minerva, Queensland, a locality in the Central Highlands Minerva Reefs, two submerged atolls between Tonga and New ZealandRepublic of Minerva, a self-declared South Pacific republic on the Minerva Reefs Minerva, United States Minerva, New York, United States Minerva, United States Minerva, United States Minerva, West Virginia Minerva plc, a London-based British developer and property firm Minerva Building, a skyscraper once planned for the eastern edge of London's main financial district Lokhandwala Minerva, a skyscraper under construction in Mumbai, India MINERVA, a modification for the video game Half-Life 2 Minerva, a character in the final cutscene of Assassin's Creed II Minerva, a class in the MMORPG Elsword Minerva Film, an Italian film distribution company operating between 1912 and 1956 Minerva, a character from the various Transformers universes Minerva class battleship, a fictional class of space vessels from the anime series Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny Minerva Mink, a character from the Animaniacs series Fencer of Minerva, a five episode soft-core henta anime series Minerva Orland, a character in Fairy Tail Minene Uryuu from Future Diary is named after Minerva "Minerva", a 2003 single by Deftones "Minerva", a 2005 song by Ani DiFranco, from her album Knuckle Down Minerva Hadley, a character in the Noughts & Crosses book series by Malorie Blackman Minerva McGonagall, a character in the Harry Potter book series by J. K. Rowling Minerva Paradizo, a character in the book Artemis Fowl: The Lost Colony by Eoin Colfer Minerva, a ship and supporting character in The Baroque Cycle book series by Neal Stephenson Minerva, a setting in the book A World of Difference by Harry Turtledove Minerva, a setting in the Giants series by James P. Hogan Minerva, a computer which becomes a human female in Robert A. Heinlein's 1973 Time Enough for Love Minerva Theatre, England, opened in 1989 Minerva Theatre, India, built in 1893 Minerva Theatre, Australia 1939–1950 Minerva, a character in the 1929 West End musical Mr. Cinders Minerva, a nineteenth century journal published by Johann Wilhelm von Archenholz Minerva, an international review of ancient art and archaeology Minerva, a Norwegian liberal conservative periodical first published in 1924 Minerva, a peer-reviewed sociology journal established in 1962 Minerva, earliest title of Swansea History Journal Minerva Medica, a medical journal in Italian Minerva, an intellectual magazine funded by the CIA via the Congress for Cultural Freedom 93 Minerva, an asteroid discovered in 1867 MINERVA mini-lander, a mini-lander on the unmanned spacecraft Hayabusa MINiature Exoplanet Radial Velocity Array, ground-based search for exoplanets Minerva, a name proposed for the planets Uranus and Pluto Minerva, a Belgian luxury automobile manufactured from 1902 until 1938 Minerva Armored Car, a World War I armoured car Minerva, a genus of red algae in the Bangiaceae family Minerva, a genus of prehistoric owls MINERVA, a European Union organization concerned with the digitisation of cultural and scientific content MINERVA, a submarine telecommunications cable system linking Italy and Cyprus Minerva, a reimplementation of Sinclair QDOS Minerva Initiative, a plan that looks to tap into the community of area specialists and other university researchers Minerva Networks, a company that develops video compression technology and broadcast systems Minerva Schools at KGI, a university that uses online resources for teaching Minerva cast, a type of orthopedic cast enclosing the patient's trunk and head A brand name of co-cyprindiol, an oral contraceptive MINERνA, a neutrino scattering experiment Minerva, several ships HMS Minerva, several ships of the British Royal Navy USS Minerva, several ships of the United States Navy Minerva-class corvette, a class of ships of the Italian Marina Militare Editura Minerva, a Romanian publishing house Minerva roundabout, famous landmark in Guadalajara, Jalisco The Minerva Initiative is a U.

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