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Bouse, Arizona

Bouse is a census-designated place in La Paz County, United States. Founded in 1908 as a mining camp, the economy of Bouse is now based on tourism and retirees; the population was 996 at the 2010 census. Bouse is located north of the center of La Paz County at 33°56′1″N 114°0′30″W. Arizona State Route 72 passes through the community, leading northwest 26 miles to Parker and southeast 23 miles to Hope. According to the United States Census Bureau, the Bouse CDP has a total area of 136.2 square miles, all of it land. Camp Bouse, 20 mi east in Butler Valley, is the former site of a World War II US Army tank training camp. Although the buildings are gone, a few foundations remain, as do some of the tank tracks from World War II. There is a Camp Bouse memorial monument in Bouse. Bouse first appeared on the 1920 U. S. Census as an unincorporated village in Yuma County. Although it did not appear separately as a village in 1930, the precinct it was located in, Bouse Precinct, had been contiguous with the village in 1920, it did report a population of 427, majority White.

With the combination of all Arizona county precincts into 3 districts each in 1940, it did not formally appear again until 2000, when it was made a census-designated place, now within La Paz County. As of the census of 2010, there were 996 people, 547 households, 303 families residing in the CDP; the population density was 60.9 people per square mile. There were 562 housing units at an average density of 55.7 per square mile. The racial makeup of the CDP was 95.61% White, 0.33% Black or African American, 1.30% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.33% Pacific Islander, 0.81% from other races, 1.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.55% of the population. There were 320 households out of which 6.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.5% were married couples living together, 5.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 35.3% were non-families. 30.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.2% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.

The average household size was 1.92 and the average family size was 2.33. In the CDP, the population was spread out with 9.8% under the age of 18, 1.1% from 18 to 24, 8.5% from 25 to 44, 29.3% from 45 to 64, 51.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 65 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.1 males. The median income for a household in the CDP was $19,479, the median income for a family was $27,935. Males had a median income of $36,250 versus $20,536 for females; the per capita income for the CDP was $13,623. About 9.9% of families and 21.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 47.4% of those under age 18 and 12.3% of those age 65 or over. This area has a large amount of sunshine year round due to its stable descending air and high pressure. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Bouse has a desert climate, abbreviated "Bwh" on climate maps. An egg facility owned by Rose Acre Farms broke ground near Bouse on July 13, 2015.

The facility was planned to include a pullet farm, a rail spur from the Arizona and California Railroad, a feed mill operation. According to the president of the La Paz Economic Development Corporation, it is the biggest economic development project taken in the county. In early 2017, it was reported by the mayor of Parker that the facility has hens and its first truckload of eggs was out. List of historic properties in Bouse, Arizona Bouse Chamber of Commerce Bouse information and attractions Minerals of Bouse at Mindat.org

Fran Landesman

Fran Landesman was an American lyricist and poet. She grew up in New York City and lived for years in St. Louis, where her husband Jay Landesman operated the Crystal Palace nightclub. One of her best-known songs is "Spring Can Really Hang You up the Most." Born Frances Deitsch in New York City in 1927, she had a mother, a journalist and a father, a dress manufacturer. Her brother, Sam Deitsch and operated some neighborhood bars in St. Louis and, with his partner Ed Moose founded the Washington Square Bar and Grill in San Francisco. Deitsch attended private schools through high school. For college, she studied at Temple University in Philadelphia and the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. There she worked in the fashion industry, as her father did. While in New York, Deitsch met writer Jay Landesman, the publisher of the short-lived Neurotica magazine, whom she married on July 15, 1950, they had two sons, who became a journalist, Miles Davis Landesman, who became a musician and performance artist.

Their nephew Rocco Landesman became a producer. She and her husband moved to St. Louis, his home town. There Jay and his brother Fred Landesman started the Crystal Palace nightclub; this was a successful venture, producing avant-garde theatre. After sitting in the bar of the Crystal Palace, listening to musicians and audiences, Fran Landesman was inspired to write song lyrics beginning in 1952. One of her best-known is "Spring Can Really Hang You up the Most", her exploration of T. S. Eliot's "April is the cruelest month..." The Palace's pianist Tommy Wolf set her lyrics to music, the song became a hit, leading to more Landesman–Wolf collaborations. Wolf composed the melodies for the songs for The Nervous Set, a musical with a book by Jay Landesman and lyrics by Fran Landesman, it had a brief run on Broadway, featured the songs, "Spring" and "The Ballad of the Sad Young Men". Molly Darling, a musical by Jay Landesman and Martin Quigley, was produced by the St. Louis MUNY Opera. Fran Landesman wrote the lyrics for a proposed musical version of A Walk on the Wild Side, adapted from the 1956 novel by Nelson Algren, known for his portrayal of down-and-outers.

In 1960, she began writing with singer/pianist/composer Bob Dorough, brought to St. Louis by Tommy Wolf to play the lead in the musical; the Landesman/Dorough song "Nothing Like You" was recorded by Miles Davis and included on his 1967 album Sorcerer. Their "Small Day Tomorrow" has been recorded by many singers, was the title of Dorough's 2007 CD, which featured 12 songs with Landesman lyrics. In 1964 the Landesmans left St. Louis to move to London, she wrote lyrics for a number of well-known musicians such as Pat Smythe, Georgie Fame, Tom Springfield, Richard Rodney Bennett and Dudley Moore. She continued to collaborate with composers in the USA, most notably Roy Kral, she wrote the lyrics for Joyce Adcock's musical, Dearest Dracula, produced in 1965 at the Dublin Theatre Festival. In 1994 Landesman met British composer Simon Wallace, with whom she collaborated for the rest of her life, she and Wallace wrote some 300 songs in total. Theatre shows based on Landesman/Wallace songs include There's Something Irresistible in Down, produced at the Young Vic by members of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

C.. The Decline of the Middle West, performed at The Supper Club in Manhattan featured Landesman's lyrics. In 1997 singer Nicki Leighton-Thomas released an album of Landesman/Wallace songs titled ‘Damned If I Do’ and re-released under the title ‘Forbidden Games’.. From 1999 Landesman worked with jazz singer Sarah Moule. In 2002 Moule released a collection of Landesman/Wallace songs titled ‘It’s A Nice Thought’ and her three subsequent releases included 27 more Landesman/Wallace compositions. In 2010 Boston based singer Sheplay Metcalf released a collection of Landesman/Wallace songs ‘Something Iresistible’ In 2012, the award-winning jazz singer and music director Ian Shaw released the critically acclaimed album A Ghost In Every Bar as a tribute to Landesman. Accompanied by Simon Wallace, four of these songs had never been released before. Shaw had become a close friend of Landesman after working with her son Miles and recorded single tracks with her lyrics on six albums in his back catalogue, but this album fulfilled a promise he made to her to devote an entire album to her songs.

In 1996, Fran Landesman appeared on Desert Island Discs and requested a supply of cannabis seeds as her luxury item. The BBC received a number of complaints. In the 1970s, Fran Landesman began writing and publishing poetry. In the UK she became better known for this work than for her songs, she published several volumes of poetry, performed her work at festivals and on BBC Radio. In the last 10 years of her life, Landesman performed more often in evenings in which she would recite her poetry, sing her songs, talk about her life and work. In 2003 she appeared in New York at Joe's Pub with Bob Dorough. In October 2008 she returned to St Louis to do a one-woman show at the Gaslight Theatre. Throughout 2010 and 2011, Landesman made bi-monthly appearances at RADA for Farrago poetry, every six months hosted a lunchtime concert at The 606 Club in London. In May 2010 the South Bank Centre presented A Night Out with Fran Landesman at the Purcell Room

Beta Collide

Beta Collide is a music ensemble from Oregon that focuses on the collision of musical art forms. Beta Collide has participated in many festivals such as the Astoria Music Festival and the Oregon Bach Festival; the directors of Beta Collide are Molly Barth, Grammy-Award-winning flutist and chamber and orchestral musician and Brian McWhorter. Their debut album is Psst... Psst!. Beta Collide is music ensemble based in Oregon, directed by Molly Barth and Brian McWhorter. Members include Molly Barth on flute, Brian McWhorter on trumpet and flügelhorn, David Riley on piano and celesta, Phillip Patti on percussion. Beta Collide focuses from new to older. Beta Collide has been featured at the Astoria Music Festival, Oregon Bach Festival, Women Composers International Contemporary Music Festival, New Music at Willamette, Music Today Festiva, the Wet Ink Music Series. Beta Collide has contributed to exhibitions for the Cantor Arts Center, The Project DiverseWorks Art Space, music videos. Beta Collide’s Portland debut concert was hailed by The Oregonian as one of the top 10 classical music concerts of 2008.

Their debut album named Psst…Psst! has had many favorable reviews including being called one of the top 5 classical albums of 2010 by the Willamette Week. Molly Alicia Barth is a Grammy-Award-winning flutist and orchestral musician, specialized in the music of today, she was granted the 2000 Naumburg Chamber Music Award, the 1998, 2000 and 2002 CMA/ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming, first prize at the 1998 Concert Artists Guild International Competition. She is the Assistant Professor of Flute at the University of Oregon and has taught at Willamette University and held residencies at the University of Chicago and at the University of Richmond. Brian McWhorter is one of the most sought-after teachers of his generation. Member of the Meridian Arts Ensemble, McWhorter has worked with Sequitur, Elliott Sharp, Ensemble Sospeso, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the BargeMusic Festival Orchestra, Mark Applebaum, John Cale), he is assistant professor of trumpet at the University of Oregon and Professor of Contemporary Music at the Manhattan School of Music.

Named by The New York Times as a “terrific trumpeter”, McWhorter’s discography goes through genres like contemporary chamber or orchestral, improvised music and rock, etc. "Psst...psst!" comes from the opening track, a chamber arrangement of György Ligeti's "Mysteries of the Macabre" a giddily anarchic play of instrumental outbursts and spoken word. "Memories of an Echo," evocative of the ancient Japanese court music tradition, gagaku. The record features absurdly virtuosic music by Ligeti and Erickson, it features soundscapes by Kyr and Vitiello, a Rzewski trifecta, it includes music by Frederic Rzewski, Valentin Silvestrov and Radiohead. Thom Yorke and Colin Greenwood contribute to a remix of that band's "Nude." Title Composer Performer Length Mysteries of the Macabre György Ligeti Beta Collide 6:40 Mollitude Frederic Rzewski Beta Collide 2:59 Trio Valentin Silvestrov Beta Collide 9:18 Memories of an Echo Robert Kyr Beta Collide 9:08 Nanosonata No.7 + Mollitude Frederic Rzewski Beta Collide 2:56 Waterline Stephen Vitiello Beta Collide 6:16 Kryl Robert Erickson Beta Collide 6:11 Nanosonata No.7 Frederic Rzewski Beta Collide 2:42 Yellow Stephen Vitiello Beta Collide 4:44 Nude Radiohead Beta Collide 2:10 Festival Internacional Cervantino