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Bledsoe County, Tennessee

Bledsoe County is a county located in the U. S. state of Tennessee. As of the 2010 census, the population was 12,876, its county seat is Pikeville. Bledsoe County was formed in 1807 from land, Indian Land as well as land carved from Roane County; the county was named for Anthony Bledsoe, a soldier in the Revolutionary War and was an early settler of Sumner County. He was killed in an Indian attack at Bledsoe's Station. Like many East Tennessee counties, Bledsoe County opposed secession on the eve of the Civil War. In Tennessee's Ordinance of Secession on June 8, 1861, the county's residents voted against secession by a margin of 500 to 197. General James G. Spears, a resident of Bledsoe, served as a vice president at the pro-Union East Tennessee Convention in May and June 1861, fought for the Union Army in the war. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 407 square miles, of which 406 square miles is land and 0.3 square miles is water. Cumberland County Rhea County Hamilton County Sequatchie County Van Buren County Bledsoe State Forest Fall Creek Falls State Natural Area Fall Creek Falls State Park As of the census of 2000, there were 12,367 people, 4,430 households, 3,313 families residing in the county.

The population density was 30 people per square mile. There were 5,142 housing units at an average density of 13 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 94.44% White, 3.70% Black or African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, 1.15% from two or more races. 1.12% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 4,430 households out of which 31.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.50% were married couples living together, 9.10% had a female householder with no husband present, 25.20% were non-families. 22.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.20% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 2.94. In the county, the population was spread out with 23.10% under the age of 18, 8.40% from 18 to 24, 31.30% from 25 to 44, 25.80% from 45 to 64, 11.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years.

For every 100 females there were 121.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 121.30 males. The median income for a household in the county was $28,982, the median income for a family was $34,593. Males had a median income of $26,648 versus $20,639 for females; the per capita income for the county was $13,889. About 14.90% of families and 18.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.00% of those under age 18 and 23.20% of those age 65 or over. Bledsoe County is home to a portion of Fall Creek Falls State Resort Park. Pikeville Bledsoe County has long been a Republican stronghold, although it was not as Republican as the counties to its northeast; the last Democrat to carry this county was Bill Clinton in 1992. National Register of Historic Places listings in Bledsoe County, Tennessee USS Bledsoe County LST-356 Bledsoe County Chamber of Commerce TNGenweb Blesoe County – genealogical resources Bledsoe County at Curlie

Allan McCollum

Allan McCollum is a contemporary American artist, born in Los Angeles, California, in 1944, now lives and works in New York City. In 1975, his work was included in the Whitney Biennial, he moved to New York City the same year. In the late 1970s he became well known for his series, Surrogate Paintings, he has spent over fifty years exploring how objects achieve public and personal meaning in a world caught up in the contradictions made between unique handmade artworks and objects of mass production, in the early 1990s, he began focusing most on collaborations with small regional communities and historical society museums in different parts of the world. His first solo exhibition was in 1970 and his first New York showing was in a group exhibition at the Sidney Janis Gallery in 1972. McCollum was born in The California Hospital in Los Angeles on August 4, 1944. In 1946, his family moved to Redondo Beach, where his three siblings were born, where he lived until 1966. Both of his parents and many others in his family were active in the arts.

His father, Warren McCollum, the son of an actress in New York and a child actor himself, performed a number of small parts on the Broadway stage and a few small roles in movies in the late 1930s and early 1940s, including the role of Jimmy Lane in the 1938 cult classic, Reefer Madness. He remained active in local theater groups throughout much of his life, while working as a security guard at a local research corporation, his mother, Ann Hinton, the daughter of a piano teacher and a cartographer performed as an actress and singer in local theater productions, as a piano accompanist to a local voice teacher. His mother's brother, Sam Hinton, was a well-known folk singer and folk music historian in Southern California, his mother's sister's husband was Jon Gnagy, the popular television art instructor who between 1946 and 1970 had the longest continuously running show on television. In 1964, McCollum moved to Essex, pursuing the idea of being an actor, joined a local theater group in Southend-on-Sea, but he changed his mind about a career in theater and returned to California in 1965, moved into a small mobile home park in Venice Beach and attended Los Angeles Trade Technical College for five months, attempting to learn the trade of restaurant management and industrial kitchen work.

For two years, he worked for Trans World Airlines at the Los Angeles International Airport, preparing meals for flights but, in 1967, he decided to educate himself as an artist. He learned influenced by reading the writings of the Fluxus artists and the early structuralists, found a job as a truck driver and crate-builder for an art handling company in West Hollywood. Through this job he met many artists, art dealers, art collectors and museum curators, learning much about the contemporary art world. During the late 1960s, McCollum produced his early work while living in small rented storefront spaces, first in Venice Beach, in Santa Monica. In 1970, he established a studio in a converted parking garage in Venice Beach, where he lived and worked until 1975. During these years, he exhibited his work at the Nicholas Wilder Gallery and at the Claire Copley Gallery, both in Los Angeles, his work was shown in a number of museum group exhibitions, including shows at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Pasadena Art Museum, the Long Beach Museum of Art, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the Oakland Museum, the San Francisco Art Institute, the Seattle Art Museum, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Krannert Art Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.

In late 1975, he moved to the SoHo district of New York City, where he worked as a guard at the Whitney Museum. McCollum still lives in New York. McCollum has had over 130 solo exhibitions, including retrospectives at the Musée d'Art Moderne in Lille, the Sprengel Museum in Hannover, the Serpentine Gallery in London, he participated in the Aperto at the Venice Biennale in 1988 and 2012. His works have been exhibited in the White House, he has produced numerous public art projects in the United States and Europe, his works are held in over ninety art museum collections worldwide, including the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and the National Gallery of Art in Washington D. C. In 2008, McCollum exhibited 1,800 drawings from his 1988-91 Drawings project at the 28th Bienal de São Paulo in São Paulo, Brazil. McCollum's family history, his experiences and training at working in industrial kitchens, his interest in theater and Fluxus, including "task-oriented" performance art, offered him a unique take on labor and art, the methods and systems of quantity-production showed themselves in his artwork from the beginning.

He is known for utilizing the methods of mass production in his work in many different ways creating thousands of objects that, while produced in large quantity, are each unique. In 1988-91, he created over 30,000 unique objects he titled Individual Works, which were gathered and exhibited in collections of over 10,000; the objects were made by taking many dozens of rubber molds from common household objects—like bottle caps, food containers, kitchen tools—and combining plaster casts of these parts in thousands of possible ways, never repeating a combination. In 1989, he used a similar system t

Airtel Super Singer 5

Nippon Paint Super Singer 5 - Thamizhagathil Brahmaanda Kuralukkaana Thedal, the fifth season of the Airtel Super Singer show, is a reality-based Indian singing competition in Tamil language that aired on Vijay TV. It was designed to be a talent hunt to find the best voice of Tamil Nadu; the show premiered on 2 June 2015, episodes were telecast between Monday to Friday each week at 9:30pm. Persons above the age of 16 years were permitted to audition to showcase their talent on Vijay TV's platform; this program was sponsored by Nippon Paint The show was hosted by Makapa Anand, Priyanka Deshpande, Bhavna. For the performance rounds by the top 30 contestants, voice trainer Ananth Vaidyanathan appeared regularly on the show. Srinivas and Unnikrishnan returned as permanent judges who appeared throughout the show; the third permanent judge of the show consisted of appearances by either former junior season judge, Usha Uthup, or current junior season judge, whilst the show continues to seek a suitable replacement.

Following the request of viewers, Sujatha Mohan ceased her regular permanent judge appointment, but attended to judge contestant performances. Special guest judges or guest performers who appeared on the show during the season consisted of a variety of eminent playback singers and music directors, including P. Susheela, Vani Jairam, S. P. Balasubramaniam, Vairamuthu, S. P. Sailaja, Nithyasree Mahadevan, Sudha Raghunathan, Sikkil Gurucharan, Pushpavanam Kuppuswamy, Sowmya, T. L. Maharajen, Gana Bala, Chinnaponnu, Vijay Prakash, as well as stars from the junior version of the show, such as permanent judges K. S. Chitra and Malgudi Shubha, former contestants of prior seasons of the show. Ground auditions were held in the cities of Chennai and Trichy. Ground level auditions were telecast from 2 June 2015. Preliminary round auditions were telecast from 3 June 2015; the auditions were held in various parts of Tamil Nadu, were telecast until 4 July 2015. First round audition judges included season 3 winner Saisharan, season 4 winner Diwakar, former contestants from those seasons such as D. Sathyaprakash, Pooja Vaidyanath, Santhosh Hariharan, Sonia.

Second and third round audition judges included S. P. Charan, Pushpavanam Kuppuswamy, Devan Ekambaram, James Vasanthan, Mahathi and Shalini. Zonal audition judges were permanent judges from the junior version of the show, Malgudi Shubha, K. S. Chithra. A total of 33 contestants were selected for the finals, including local and former contestants. Anand Aravindakshin Fareedha M Rajaganapathy G Siyad K Lakshmi Pradeep Priya jerson Sowmya Arjun adapalli Nirujan S Latha Krishna R Arvind Mukundan Irwin Victoria Thomas Special Guest Judge: Vani Jairam Special Guest Judges: Nithyasree Mahadevan, Sudha Raghunathan, & Sikkil Gurucharan Permanent Judge: UnnikrishnanThis round required the contestants to perform songs of a Carnatic classical music genre. Viewers agreed with judges that the round held during this season outmatched previous seasons in terms of orchestra, judging panel, overall talent. Permanent Host:The top 6 remaining contestants were required to perform. At the conclusion of the round, was eliminated.

Permanent Host:The top 5 remaining contestants performed against top 5 contestants from seasons 3 and 4, as well as seasons 2, 3, 4 of the junior version of the show. Permanent Host: Permanent Host: Host: Host: Host: Host: Permanent Host: Permanent Host: Permanent Host: Makapa Anand & Priyanka Deshpande Permanent Hosts: Priyanka Deshpande, Makapa Anand, & Bhavna Balakrishnan Chief Guest: music director Santhosh Narayanan Judges: Nithyasree Mahadevan, S. P. Charan, Sudha Ragunathan, Mahanadhi Shobana Vignesh, Pushpavanam Kuppuswamy, Srilekha Parthasarathy, T. L. Maharajen, Vijay Prakash, Ramya NSK, Gana Bala, Chinnaponnu, Sujatha Mohan, K. S. Chitra, Malgudi Shubha, Usha Uthup and Ananth Vaidyanathan Guest Performers: Sid Sriram, Benny Dayal, Rapper Dinesh Kanagaratnam with wildcard contestants Sowmya and Nirujan, 10-year old Lidian Nadhaswaram, Stephen Devassy, stars from previous seasons of the show. Chorus/vocal backing: Stars from previous seasons of the show, including notably Dhanyashree, Haripriya, Bharath, Sriisha and others Competition Performances:The grand finale was held on 18 March 2016 at DB Jain College in Thuraipakkam, Chennai.

Telecast live from 7:30pm, the running time for the episode exceeded 5 hours, having concluded after 12:45am on the following day, 19 March 2016. Various playback singers and music lovers attended the event; the Hindu newspaper and other media outlets reported that the Tamil language show, its winning contestant, its telecasting channel Star Vijay landed in controversy after the finale. Fans were enraged as details emerged that winning contestant Anand Aravindakshan featured as a playback singer for at least ten songs in Indian films, including songs in Tamil films. Actor and filmmaker, Lakshmy Ramakrishnan wrote on Facebook that "this cannot have happened without the channel’s knowledge" and that "unethical practices have resulted in victimising not just Anand, but other participants and, of course

KMJQ

KMJQ, is an Urban Adult Contemporary-formatted radio station located in Houston, Texas. Owned by Radio One, it is one of the most well-programmed heritage urban contemporary stations in the U. S. and has a strong listenership repertoire among listeners in Houston. Co-owned with KBXX and KROI, its studios are located in the Greenway Plaza district, its 100 kW transmitter is based outside Missouri City, Texas, it is one of the high-ranking stations in Greater Houston, commanding a Top 5 position according to Arbitron, with KMJQ sometimes reaching number-one on many reports. The station went on-the-air in 1961 as KAJC-FM with studios and transmitter in Alvin, Texas, a Houston suburb. At a time when FM aired "elevator music", it was the first FM station in the Houston area to broadcast an adult contemporary and hourly news format. In 1962 and 1963 it became the first FM station in Texas to win major news awards from the UPI Texas Broadcasters' Association, including story of the year and best news coverage in population class.

In 1964, the station was sold, changed its call letters to KMSC, was moved to Clear Lake City on Galveston Bay. Styled the "Voice of the Manned Spacecraft Center", it broadcast news about the space program and easy listening music; the station call letters changed to "Clicks" as an easy listening station. In 1975, it became an affiliate of Information Service; this aired from 1975 to the end of the service in early 1977. The all-news operation originated from then-new studios in Houston; the station operated under a waiver of the FCC rules known as "Arizona Waiver" after a Glendale, Arizona station owned by Arizona Broadcasting Corporation. Back when the main studio of a station had to be inside the city of license, the Arizona Waiver allowed a station to air its recorded, non-network shows from an'auxiliary' studio and the live local public affairs shows would air from a city of license studio; this worked well with the easy listening format, as 94% of the station was recorded music and commercials.

The 6% news and non entertainment items could originate from the main studio. This was expanded to let the station broadcast its local and non network shows from the Clear Lake studios. In 1979, the Clear Lake City area was annexed by Houston, Houston became the city of license. In 1982, the transmitter was moved from downtown Houston to the new shared tower at Missouri City; the station was relaunched in 1977 as KMJQ, became Houston's first CHR/Urban Contemporary station on the FM dial, it began as "Majic 102 FM, Where the music is the Majic", went on to obtain high listenership among African American audiences, as well as a diverse audience. KMJQ was sold by Keymarket Media to the San Diego-based Noble Media in 1988, it became co-owned with KYOK months which transitioned from a R&B/soul station to a hip hop format as "YO! 1590 Raps!" in the early 1990s. In the early 1990s, KMJQ transitioned its branding to "Majic 102 Jams" and "102 Jams". Reggae was played in rotation during the transition, all the while maintaining a rubric music variety of R&B, gospel, new jack swing and hip-hop.

It dominated competition which came from KHYS in the mid-1980s. But in 1991, KMJQ gained fierce competition from KBXX upon that station's launch. KBXX a rhythmic emerged as KMJQ's prime competitor for their mutual core audience demographic; the fierce competition over the coveted 18-34 "urban" listening audience continued for three years, affecting KMJQ's dominance due to ranking behind KBXX and dropping to a Top 10 in ratings. The rivalry ended in 1994, when KBXX was sold first to Clear Channel Communications, which turned around and bought KMJQ in 1995 from Noble Media, separating it from longtime partner KYOK; that year, KMJQ modified its format to Urban Adult Contemporary and returned the "Majic 102 FM" brand to the station. From on, the station focused more on R&B, Classic soul and Quiet Storm music only. In 2000, when Clear Channel bought out radio corporations, KMJQ and KBXX were spun off to the Washington, D. C.-based Radio One, which owns both to this day. In 2000, KMJQ became the Houston affiliate of the nationally syndicated "Tom Joyner Morning Show".

In 2003, the station rebranded as "Majic 102.1, Houston's R&B Leader" to avoid frequency confusion with Beaumont, Texas Urban radio station KTCX "Magic 102.5", although longtime listeners still refer to the station as "Majic 102" based on heritage. For a brief period in 2008, the station carried Mo'Nique in the Afternoon through Radio One's syndicated division. In 2011, when KROI dropped its five-year gospel format for a news radio format, KMJQ added a digital subchannel to carry that previous format now known as "Praise Houston." "Majic 102 Jams!" was featured throughout the 1994 film Jason's Lyric. K283CH Kiss 104.5 Official website Query the FCC's FM station database for KMJQ Radio-Locator information on KMJQ Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for KMJQ

Max Dessoir

Maximilian Dessoir was a German philosopher and theorist of aesthetics. Dessoir was born in Berlin, into a German Jewish family, his parents being Ludwig Dessoir, "Germany's most admired Shakespearean actor", Ludwig's third wife Auguste Grünemeyer. Max earned doctorates from the universities of Würzburg, he was a professor at Berlin from 1897 until 1933. An associate of Pierre Janet and Sigmund Freud, Dessoir published in 1890 a book on The Double Ego, describing the mind as divided into two layers, each with its own associative links - its own chain of memory, he considered that the'underconsciousness' emerged in such phenomena as dreams and dual personality. His work was built on by Otto Rank in his study of the Doppelgänger. In an article of 1894, Dessoir published an account of the evolution of the sex instinct from undifferentiated to differentiated, taken up by Albert Moll and Sigmund Freud. Freud cites it approvingly in his Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality. Considered a Neo-Kantian philosopher Max Dessoir founded the Zeitschift für Ästhetik und allgemeine Kunstwissenschaft, which he edited for many years, published the work Ästhetik und allgemeine Kunstwissenschaft in which he formulated five primary aesthetic forms: the beautiful, the sublime, the tragic, the ugly, the comic.

He died in Königstein im Taunus. In 1889, in an article in the German periodical Sphinx, Dessoir coined the term'parapsychology': "If one... characterizes by para- something going beyond or besides the ordinary, than one could call the phenomena that step outside the usual process of the inner life parapsychical, the science dealing with them parapsychology. The word is not nice, yet in my opinion it has the advantage to denote a hitherto unknown fringe area between the average and the pathological states, he was skeptical of physical mediumship. He was the author of the book Vom Jenseits der Seele: Die Geheimwissenschaften in kritischer Betrachtung that went through six editions; the book contained skeptical information on the mediums Jan Guzyk, Franek Kluski, Henry Slade and many others. The 1930 sixth edition contained an exposure of the alleged poltergeist victim Eleonore Zugun. According to Dessoir she had performed the phenomena fraudulently. Dessoir was an amateur magician who had used the pseudonym "Edmund W. Rells".

He was interested in the psychology of magic. He published a series of articles entitled The Psychology of Legerdemain, which were printed in five weekly installments for the Open Court journal from 23 March – 20 April 1893, his article Psychology of the Art of Conjuring was included in H. J. Burlingame's book Around the World with a Magician and a Juggler. Bibliographie des modernen Hypnotismus Karl Philipp Moritz als Aesthetiker Geschichte der neueren deutschen Psychologie Zeitschrift für Ästhetik und allgemeine kunstwissenschaft Outlines of the History of Psychology Vom Jenseits der Seele: Die Geheimwissenschaften in kritischer Betrachtung On magic Psychology of the Art of Conjuring Psychologische Skizzen Dessoir, M.. The Psychology of Legerdemain; the Open Court 7: 3599-3602. Albert Moll Kaarle S. Laurile,'In Memory of Max Dessoir'

Development of Final Fantasy XV

The development of Final Fantasy XV, a Japanese action role-playing video game, began in 2006 shortly before its announcement at that year's Electronic Entertainment Expo. Square Enix handled primary development on Final Fantasy XV, the game was released worldwide in November 2016; the game was announced as Final Fantasy Versus XIII, a PlayStation 3-exclusive spin-off title. It was part of Fabula Nova Crystallis Final Fantasy, a subseries of games linked by a common mythos: while retaining thematic links, specific references were removed to aid with marketing. Additional media was created to portray the world of XV without using sequels; the game was directed by Tetsuya Nomura, who created the story concept and main character designs. Nomura wanted to create a darker Final Fantasy title unsuitable for the main series; the initial development went and by 2007 the scale of the project generated discussions about rebranding the game as the next main entry in the series. Production on Versus XIII ended in 2012, when it was rebranded as Final Fantasy XV and transferred over to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

The PlayStation 3 version, built using the company's proprietary Crystal Tools game engine, was abandoned due to concerns about the platform's shortening life cycle. Its engine was changed to Luminous Studio, Square Enix's custom-built engine for eighth-generation gaming hardware. After its change of platforms, the production team headed by Hajime Tabata, whose previous work included Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy Type-0, was brought on board to aid production. Tabata became co-director, was promoted to sole director after Nomura was transferred to work on other projects within the company. After the transition to eighth-generation hardware, multiple changes were made so that it better suited the new consoles and its new status as a mainline game: these included radical staff reshuffles, the reevaluation of the game's content; the latter part resulted in some characters from Versus XIII being cut. In production, multiple other studios were brought in to help with various aspects of the game.

Since its original announcement, release of information became sporadic, leading to video game journalists labeling it as vaporware and to rumors of its cancellation. After its public rebranding in 2013, the silence continued until its appearance at the 2014 Tokyo Game Show, at which point development and progress information was released on a regular basis. A demo for the game, Final Fantasy XV: Episode Duscae, was released in March 2015 with first print copies of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. Promotion for the title was restarted at the 2015 Gamescom, its release was delayed due to polishing work and the wish for a simultaneous worldwide release, something no other mainline Final Fantasy title had managed to accomplish. Cosmetic and story-based downloadable content were developed between 2016 and 2019 to fix issues raised by players and expand upon the base game. Final Fantasy XV was a spin-off title named Final Fantasy Versus XIII, created by Square Enix as part of the wider Final Fantasy franchise.

It was directed by Tetsuya Nomura, produced by Shinji Hashimoto and Yoshinori Kitase. Nomura created the original scenario, designed the main character, was the original director and one of the original game designers; the CGI cutscenes were directed by Takeshi Nozue, who had worked on Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children. The music was composed by Yoko Shimomura, the script was written by regular Final Fantasy scenario writer Kazushige Nojima. Tomohiro Hasewaga was art director, the mechanical designer was Takeyuki Takeya, the event planning director was Jun Akiyama. After the game's name and platform change in 2012, there were multiple staff reshuffles, though Shimomura, Hashimoto and Nozue retained their original positions. Nomura became co-director alongside Hajime Tabata, the director of Final Fantasy Type-0 was moved to other projects and replaced as full director by Tabata. Saori Itamuro became the new scriptwriter, using Nojima's original scenario as a base for the new work. Kitase left as co-producer, while Yusuke Naora, Isamu Kamikokuryo, many artists involved in the development of Type-0 were involved.

Non-Japanese staff included character designer Roberto Ferrari, game designer Prasert Prasertvithyakarn, party interaction designer Wan Hazmer. The staff as formed in 2012, not counting additions, was made up of the combined Final Fantasy XV and Type-0 development teams. By 2014, between 200 and 300 people were working on the game. From 2006 to 2013, Final Fantasy XV was developed by what was Square Enix 1st Production Department. In the wake of extensive business restructuring in 2013, development was transferred to the newly formed Business Division 2, headed by Tabata and incorporating the core Final Fantasy development team. In 2018, the Final Fantasy XV team were incorporated into Luminous Productions, a new subsidiary led by Tabata who continued to work on both an untitled AAA project and post-release content for Final Fantasy XV. Along with bringing in staff members from other sections of the company, they recruited help from other development studios: HexaDrive was brought in to help with engineering the game, XPEC Entertainment helped with the design for the sections of the game, Shanghai company Plusmile helped with the design of buildings, licensed middleware from U