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Brian Setzer

Brian Robert Setzer is an American guitarist and songwriter. He found widespread success in the early 1980s with the 1950s-style rockabilly group Stray Cats, revitalized his career in the early 1990s with his swing revival band, the Brian Setzer Orchestra. Setzer was born April 1959 in New York, he played in jazz bands when he was in school. He found a way to hear jazz at the Village Vanguard, though as he got older he got interested in rock and rockabilly, he was the Tomcats, which he began with his brother, Gary. The Tomcats became the Stray Cats when double bassist Lee Rocker and drummer Slim Jim Phantom joined and Gary left the band. In 1980, thinking they might have more success in England than in America, they sold their instruments to pay for airplane tickets and flew to London. After performing in London for a few months, they met Dave Edmunds, a guitarist and record producer who shared their love of rockabilly and 1950s' rock and roll. Edmunds produced their debut album, Stray Cats, which yielded two hit singles, "Stray Cat Strut" and "Rock This Town".

The second album, Gonna Ball, was less successful. The band returned to America and released Built for Speed, produced again by Dave Edmunds, with songs collected from their first two albums. Helped by their music videos on MTV, the Stray Cats became popular in America, their next album, Rant n' Rave with the Stray Cats produced the hit " Sexy + 17". The Stray Cats disbanded in 1984, though they reunited recorded, toured. After recording three albums with different producers, they returned to Dave Edmunds for Choo Choo Hot Fish. After the Stray Cats disbanded in 1984, Setzer began a solo career that included working as a sideman for other acts, such as the Honeydrippers led by Robert Plant. On his first solo album, The Knife Feels Like Justice, he turned away from rockabilly and moved toward rhythm and blues and the heartland rock of John Mellencamp; the album was featured Kenny Aronoff on drums. Both men had worked on albums by Mellencamp, his second studio album Live Nude Guitars followed in 1988 with Setzer serving as co-producer along with Larson Paine, Chris Thomas and David A. Stewart.

Setzer returned to his love of music from this time the jump blues of Louis Prima. In the 1980s, he resurrected rockabilly, in the 1990s, swing, he assembled the Brian Setzer Orchestra, a seventeen piece big band that got the public's attention with a cover version of Prima's "Jump, Jive an' Wail" from the album The Dirty Boogie. The song won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, while "Sleep Walk" from the same album won the Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Performance; the album Wolfgang's Big Night Out featured Setzer's interpretation of classical pieces, such as Beethoven's "Symphony No. 5" and "Für Elise". Wolfgang earned Setzer this time for Best Classical Crossover Album, he executive produced the album Ready Steady Go! by Drake Bell and played guitar on two songs. Setzer has been married three times, most in 2005 to Julie Reiten, a former singer with the Dustbunnies. Orville H. Gibson Lifetime Achievement Award, 1999 Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, "Jump, Jive an' Wail", 1998 Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance, "Sleep Walk" and "Caravan" Long Island Music Hall of Fame, 2015 The Knife Feels Like Justice Live Nude Guitars Rockin' by Myself Ignition!

Nitro Burnin' Funny Daddy Rockabilly Riot Vol. 1: A Tribute to Sun Records 13 Red Hot & Live Setzer Goes Instru-Mental! Rockabilly Riot! Live from the Planet Rockabilly Riot! All Original The Brian Setzer Orchestra The Brian Setzer Orchestra Guitar Slinger The Dirty Boogie Vavoom! Jumpin' East of Java Boogie Woogie Christmas Dig That Crazy Christmas Wolfgang's Big Night Out Songs from Lonely Avenue Christmas Comes Alive Rockin' Rudolph Bloodless Pharaohs Brian Setzer and the Bloodless Pharaohs Stray Cats Stray Cats Gonna Ball Built for Speed Rant n' Rave with the Stray Cats Rock Therapy Blast Off! Let's Go Faster! The Best of the Stray Cats: Rock This Town Choo Choo Hot Fish Original Cool Rumble in Brixton 40 Come Out and Play, Twisted Sister Deep in the Heart of Nowhere, Bob Geldof Sentimental Hygiene, Warren Zevon Two Fires, Jimmy Barnes Closer to the Flame, Dave Edmunds Traffic from Paradise, Rickie Lee Jones Muddy Water Blues: A Tribute to Muddy Waters, Paul Rodgers La Bamba, Los Lobos Toolin' Around, Arlen Roth Bug Alley, Gary Hoey Cheating at Solitaire, Mike Ness Beatin' the Heat, Dan Hicks Ghost on the Canvas, Glen Campbell Step Back, Johnny Winter Ready Steady Go!, Drake Bell Brian Setzer Orchestra Live in Japan Rumble in Brixton Brian Setzer Orchestra Live: Christmas Extravaganza One Rockin' Night Live in Montreal Jazz Festival Rockabilly Riot!

Osaka Rocka Live in Japan Brian Setzer Orchestra Live: Christmas Rocks! Brian Setzer has a large guitar collection which spans many decades and brands, he favours vintage equipment and hollow body guitars, a

Love Is Strange: En Vivo Con Tino

Love Is Strange: En Vivo Con Tino is the fourth live album by American singer-songwriter Jackson Browne, 16th official studio or live album. A 2-CD live set released on the Inside Recordings label in 2010, the album documents a March 2006 tour of Spain that Browne and David Lindley took part in with Spanish percussionist Tino di Geraldo; the seven shows of the tour in Spain were followed by four in the United Kingdom. The album preserves performances by guest Spanish musicians flutist Carlos Núñez, vocalists Kiko Veneno and Luz Casal, banduria player Javier Mas; some songs have introductions spoken by Browne in Spanish. The album won at the 2011 Independent Music Awards in the Live Performance Album category, was nominated for a 2011 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album, it peaked at No. 46 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and No. 1 on the Billboard Magazine Folk Albums chart. It reached No. 17 on Billboard's Rock Albums chart and No. 5 on Billboard's Independent Albums chart. In the liner notes to the album, Browne wrote that the 2006 tour of Spain was the idea of Paco Pérez Bryan, who suggested Browne bring Lindley, who has toured off and on with Browne for 40 years and has recorded off and on with him since 1973's For Everyman.

The tour dates were March 9 and 10, 2006, in Madrid, Spain at Galileo Galilei, March 11, 2006 in Oviedo, Spain at Teatro Campoamor, March 16, 2006 in Bilbao, Spain at Sala Santana 27, March 17, 2006 in Palma de Mallorca, Spain at Auditorium de Palma De Mallorca, March 18, 2006 in Zaragoza, Spain at History Center Backyard, March 22, 2006 in Barcelona, Spain at Palau de la Música. No recordings were made from the show at Palma de Mallorca because of difficulties transporting the recording equipment, according to Browne. In his review for Allmusic Thom Jurek wrote that the album "could have been an experiment that failed miserably, drenched in nostalgia and excess, he wrote: "beautifully recorded, this set shows what Browne is capable of when he has musical foils who will not allow him to rest on his laurels."Rolling Stone rated the album three and a half out of five stars. Music critic Will Hermes said the album is "an album to please fans who didn't follow Jackson Browne on his Eighties detour into fight-the-power songs."

Commenting on the performances, he wrote: "Browne's voice has aged, Lindley's liquid slide is exquisite. The resulting performances are less renderings than transformations." Browne, "with a crucial assist from Lindley... fluidly unifies his entire body of work." DISC 1 "I'm Alive" – 5:03 "Call It a Loan" – 5:02 "Looking East" – 7:02 "The Crow on the Cradle" – 6:01 Featuring Carlos Núñez "Mercury Blues" – 5:16 "El Rayo X" – 3:59 "Sit Down Servant" – 4:04 "Take It Easy" – 4:13 "For Taking the Trouble" – 4:38DISC 2 "For Everyman" – 5:36 "Your Bright Baby Blues" – 6:40 Featuring Javier Mas "Tu Tranquilo" – 6:04 Featuring Kiko Veneno "Late for the Sky" – 6:03 "These Days" – 4:39 Featuring Luz Casal "Running on Empty" – 6:34 "Love is Strange/Stay" – 7:46 "The Next Voice You Hear" – 9:05 Featuring Kiko Veneno Jackson Browne – guitar, baritone guitar, vocals David Lindley – bouzuki, fiddle, Weissenborn lap steel, oud Tino di Geraldocajón, tabla Javier Mas – banduria, archilaúd Carlos Núñez - whistle Kiko Veneno - vocals, guitar Luz Casal - vocals Raul Rodriquez - tres Charlie Cepeda - baritone guitarProduction notes: Jackson Browne – producer Paul Dieter – producer, mixer Doug Sax, Sangwook "Sunny" Nam – mastering

Orari River

The Orari River is a river of the south Canterbury Region of New Zealand's South Island. It rises to the northwest of the Four Peaks Range flowing north east to circumnavigate the range before flowing southeast across the Canterbury Plains, it reaches the Pacific Ocean 8 kilometres east of Temuka. The towns of Geraldine and Orari are both close to its banks; the river has been identified as an Important Bird Area by BirdLife International because it supports breeding colonies of the endangered black-billed gull. List of rivers of New Zealand "Place name detail: Orari River". New Zealand Gazetteer. Land Information New Zealand. Retrieved 12 July 2009

2010 Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Zone Group IV

The Asia/Oceania Zone was one of the three zones of regional Davis Cup competition in 2010. It was divided into four groups. Teams in Group IV competed for promotion to Group III for 2011; the Group IV tournament was held in the Week commencing April 19th, 2010 in Amman, Jordan, on outdoor hard courts. Bahrain Iraq Jordan Myanmar Qatar Singapore Turkmenistan United Arab Emirates Yemen The nine teams played in two groups, in round-robin format; each tie consisted of two singles and one doubles match, each best-of-three sets. The winners of each group played off against the second-placed teams from the other group for promotion to the Asia/Oceania Zone Group III for 2011. United Arab Emirates and Myanmar promoted to Group III for 2011. Davis Cup draw details

Dehaasia

Dehaasia is a genus of evergreen or deciduous trees or shrubs belonging to the laurel family, with 53 species native to continental Asia, from India to China, islands of Borneo, New Guinea, Indonesia. They are trees of medium size up to 5 m tall. In tropical montane forest, lowland rainforest, subtropical coastal lowland rainforest, cloud forest, laurel forest. About 38 accepted species are found in Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam, with the center of diversity in west Malaysia. Alseodaphne and Nothaphoebe are, three related but different genera in a subgroup near to genus Persea; the leaves are bright green to dark green, oblong to lanceolate to elliptical and cut at the base. They are leathery in texture, glossy on both sides, dark green on the upper face more intense, sometimes with small blisters on the underside; the trunk is rough and irregular, covered with a paper bark, whitish or gray and easy to peel, with the xylem yellow. Some species with multiple stems or trunks are branched from the base.

The young branches are slender, smoothly integumented, with visible signs of scars and sometimes reddish areas of recent growth. The branchlets are yellow-white at first, but a little gray thin, warty, lenticellated with distinctive leaf scars, the young more or less angled; the leaves are grouped at the tip of the twigs. The inflorescences form in the axils, are thin with many bracts and few flowers upright and branched at right angles. Dehaasia species have "perfect flowers", possessing both female parts; the oblong fruit, hard or fleshy, are conformed to attract animals and are brightly colored with sometimes a thickened, strikingly colored stem at the junction of the peduncle part with the fruit. The fruit is black-dark and shiny scarlet, but sometimes yellow or green. Ovoid globose with a fleshy and meaty exocarp; some species have a scarlet dome. Seed dispersal of Dehaasia species is by vertebrates mostly, they are eaten by frugivorous birds and several insects such as ants. Some names in the repository Global Names Index of uBio: Dehaasia acuminata Koord.

& Valeton Dehaasia annamensis Kosterm. Dehaasia assamica Kosterm. Dehaasia borneensis Fern.-Vill. Dehaasia brachybotrys Kosterm. Dehaasia caesia Blume. Dehaasia cairocan C. K. Allen. Dehaasia candolleana Kosterm. Dehaasia celebica Kosterm. Dehaasia corynantha Kosterm. Dehaasia cuneata Dehaasia firma Dehaasia gigantocarpa Dehaasia hainanensis Dehaasia hirsuta Dehaasia incrassata Dehaasia kerrii Dehaasia kurzii Dehaasia kwangtungensis Dehaasia lancifolia Dehaasia longipedicellata Dehaasia longipetiolata Dehaasia membranacea Dehaasia nitida Dehaasia palembanica Dehaasia paradoxa Dehaasia pauciflora Dehaasia polyneura Dehaasia purpurea Dehaasia rangamattiensis Dehaasia subcaesia Dehaasia suborbicularis Dehaasia sumatrana Dehaasia sumbaensis Dehaasia teijsmannii Dehaasia titanophylla Dehaasia tomentosa Dehaasia turfosa Dehaasia velutinosa A synopsis of the genus Dehaasia Bl. Chemical constituents from Dehaasia triandra. 1. Three new alkaloids, isocorydione and dehatriphine, from the leaves Chemical constituents from Dehaasia triandra.

II. Five new alkaloids, secoxanthoplanine, dehydroisocorydione, 11, 8′-O-bisisocorydine,-and

Mark Bray

Mark Bray is the Chair Professor of Comparative Education in the Comparative Education Research Centre at the University of Hong Kong. He has researched and published about the study of comparative education in areas including policy-making and planning of education systems. Prior to returning to his post at the University of Hong Kong, Bray was the Director of the UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning from 2006-2010. Bray has taught at universities in Hong Kong, Papua New Guinea and London, he has taught in secondary schools in Kenya and Nigeria. Bray has consulted and advised in over 60 countries in Europe, North America, the Caribbean and the South Pacific. Bray has held active responsibilities at the following organisations. University of Hong Kong since 1986 UNESCO-IIEP - Director The World Bank- Research Fellow University of London Institute of Education- Lecturer University of Papua New Guinea- Senior Lecturer University of Edinburgh, UK- Lecturer Federal Government College, Nigeria- Lecturer Kwara State, Nigeria: secondary school teacher Central Province, Kenya: secondary school teacher World Council of Comparative Education Societies - President 2004-07.

Bray is member of the academic associations as below: British Association for International and Comparative Education- Member Comparative and International Education Society- Board of Directors Comparative Education Society of Asia- Board of Directors Comparative Education Society of Hong Kong- President/Executive Committee Comparative Education Society in Europe- Member Bray is active in researches in the areas of research methodology of comparative education and'shadow education'. Due to the scholarly debates doubting comparative education is a valid and self-sustained academic discipline, one of his doctoral students wrote an award-winning thesis in response to the query. Education and Political Transition- The forces shaping education systems in East Asia are being investigated in a comparative context. Particular focus is being devoted to Hong Macau. Education Systems in Small States- This project examines the distinctive features of education in small states, it focuses on 28 Commonwealth countries with populations below 1.5 million.

Financing of Education- The research focuses on the costs and financing of education at all levels and from all sources. Particular attention is given to household and community financing of education, including the costs of supplementary private tutoring; the research considers the parameters and consequences of privatisation of education. Theory and Methodology in Comparative Education- The research considers the nature of comparative education, different methodological approaches, it explores the particular contributions. B. A. Economic Studies, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK M. Sc. African Studies, University of Edinburgh, UK Ph. D. Education, University of Edinburgh, UK Professor Bray has over 45 books/monographs, over 120 articles, 80 chapters. Confronting the Shadow Education System: What Government Policies for What Private Tutoring?- PDF Paris: UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning