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CBGB

CBGB was a New York City music club opened in 1973 by Hilly Kristal in Manhattan's East Village. The club was a biker bar and before, a dive bar; the letters CBGB were for Country, BlueGrass, Blues, Kristal's original vision, yet CBGB soon became a famed venue of punk rock and new wave bands like the Ramones, Patti Smith Group and Talking Heads. From the early 1980s onward, CBGB was known for hardcore punk. One storefront beside CBGB became the "CBGB Record Canteen", a record shop and café. In the late 1980s, "CBGB Record Canteen" was converted into an art gallery and second performance space, "CB's 313 Gallery". CB's Gallery was played by music artists of milder sounds, such as acoustic rock, jazz, or experimental music, such as Dadadah, Kristeen Young and Toshi Reagon, while CBGB continued to showcase hardcore punk, post punk and alternative rock. 313 Gallery was the host location for Alchemy, a weekly Goth night showcasing goth, dark rock, darkwave bands. On the other side, CBGB was operating a small cafe and bar in the mid-1990s, which served classic New York pizza, among other items.

Around 2000, CBGB entered a protracted dispute over unpaid rent amounts until the landlord, Bowery Residents' Committee, sued in 2005 and lost the case, but a deal to renew CBGB's lease, expiring in 2006, failed. The club closed upon its final concert, played by Patti Smith, on October 15, 2006. CBGB Radio launched on the iHeartRadio platform in 2010, CBGB music festivals began in 2012. In 2013, CBGB's onetime building, 315 Bowery, was added to the National Register of Historic Places as part of The Bowery Historic District. CBGB was founded on December 10, 1973, on the site of Kristal's earlier bar, Hilly's on the Bowery, that he ran from 1969 to 1972. Kristal focused on his more profitable East Village nightspot, Hilly's, which Kristal closed amid complaints from the bar's neighbors. After Hilly's closure, Kristal focused on the Bowery club, its full name of CBGB & OMFUG stands for "Country, Bluegrass and Other Music for Uplifting Gormandizers". Although a gormandizer is a ravenous eater of food, what Kristal meant was "a voracious eater of... music".

Kristal's intended theme of country and blues music along with poetry readings yielded to the American movement in punk rock. A pioneer in the genre, the Ramones played their first shows at CBGB. In 1973, while the future CBGB was still Hilly's, two locals—Bill Page and Rusty McKenna—convinced Kristal to let them book concerts. In February 1974, Hilly booked local band Squeeze to a residency, playing Tuesdays and Wednesdays, the club's change from country and bluegrass to original rock bands. Squeeze was led by guitarist Mark Suall with CBGB's quasi house band the Revelons, which included Fred Smith of Television and JD Daugherty of the Patti Smith Group. Although these bands did not play punk rock, they helped lay its foundation; the August 1973 collapse of the Mercer Arts Center left unsigned bands little option in New York City to play original music. Mercer refugees—including Suicide, The Fast, Wayne County, the Magic Tramps—soon played at CBGB. In 1974, on April 14, in the audience of Television's third gig were Patti Smith and Lenny Kaye, whose Patti Smith Group debuted at CBGB on February 14, 1975.

Other early performers included the Dina Regine Band. Dennis Lepri was lead guitarist as well as the Stillettoes; the newly formed band Angel and the Snake renamed Blondie, as well as the Ramones arrived in August 1974. Mink DeVille, Talking Heads, the Shirts, the Heartbreakers, the Fleshtones and other bands soon followed. In April 1977, The Damned played the club, marking the first time a British punk band had played in America. During 1975 and 1976, Metropolis Video recorded. Starting in 1977, Metropolis Video filmmaker Pat Ivers and partner Emily Armstrong continued to record shows in a project called Advanced TV renamed GoNightclubbing. Ivers' and Armstrong's films are available at the New York University Fales Library. CBGB's two rules were that a band must move its own equipment and play original songs—that is, no cover bands—although regular bands played one or two covers in set. CBGB's growing reputation drew more acts from outside New York City. In 1978, new wave songwriter Elvis Costello would open shows for The Voidoids, while The Police played at CBGB for their first American gigs.

Meanwhile, CBGB became famed for the Misfits, Patti Smith Group, Mink DeVille, the Dead Boys, the Dictators, the Fleshtones, the Voidoids, the Cramps, the B-52's, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, the Shirts, Talking Heads. Yet in the 1980s, hardcore punk's New York underground was CBGB's mainstay. Named "thrash day" in a documentary on hardcore, Sunday at CBGB was matinée day, which became an institution, played from afternoon until evening by hardcore bands. In 1990, violence inside and outside of the venue prompted Kristal to suspend hardcore bookings, although CBGB brought hardcore back at times. CBGB's last several years had no formal bans by genre. In 2005, atop its paid monthly rent of $19,000, CBGB was sued for some $90,000 in rent owed to its landlord, Bowery Residents' Committee. Refusing to pay until a judge ruled the debt legitimate, Kristal claimed that he had never been notified of scaled rent increases, accruing over a number of years, asserted by BRC's executive director Muzzy Rosenblatt.

Ruling the debt false—that BRC had never properly billed the rent increases—the judge indicated that CBGB ought to be declared a landmark, but noted that Rosenblatt did not need to renew the lease, soon expiring. Rosenb

Piper High School (Kansas)

Piper High School is a public secondary school located in the latent township Piper, Kansas of Kansas City, Kansas, USA operated by Piper USD 203, serves students of grades 9 to 12. This school is one of multiple high schools located in Kansas City; the school colors are purple and white, although black is considered a third official color. Piper High School is a member of the Kansas State High School Activities Association and offers a variety of sports programs. Athletic teams compete in the 4A division and are known as the "Pirates". Extracurricular activities are offered in the form of performing arts, school publications, clubs. Piper High School serves a learning community of 570 students. Piper High is the only high school in USD #203, which encompasses 32 square miles of Western Wyandotte County in Kansas City, Kansas; the student population of USD #203 is 1800 students. Piper USD #203 History. Piper Rural High School District #13130 North 122 Street, Kansas City, Kansas At the close of the school year of 1919 a community meeting was held and plans for a rural high school in Piper, Kansas were discussed.

At the time of this meeting there was no rural high school in Kansas. Piper Rural High School District #1 was organized with James Glenn as director, William Einhellig as clerk and W. B. Vining serving as treasurer of the board; this board was given authority to go ahead and map out the boundaries of District #1 and issue bonds for the erection of a new building. It was decided the district boundaries should extend as far west as the Wyandotte/Leavenworth County line and north and south to the “opposition,” that is, to a line bounding territory where there would be opposition to voting bonds for the school, thus the district’s lines are a little irregular. District #1 as platted at that time had a valuation of $1,800,000. One-room elementary schools Brauer, Center Point, Island Creek, Piper, Pleasant Ridge and Wolcott were located in the district boundaries; each elementary school was governed by a board of education consisting of three members. In the fall of 1919 the Piper Rural High School District #1 was opened with an enrollment of 65 pupils in the Woodsman Hall located at 12129 Russell Avenue in Piper, Kansas.

The first principal was F. C. Marks. During World War I the federal government asked the state of Kansas to send six of their best educators to France to instruct the soldiers during the war. Mr. Marks was one of the six. On his return to the United States, Piper Rural High School District #1 was fortunate enough to secure him as the first principal. In March of 1920 the Woodsman Hall burned, so the board purchased canvas and divided the church in Piper into four rooms and continued school for the remainder of the year; the first class graduated in May of 1920. This class graduated the following four students: Delila Barker, Mike Einhellig, Helen Freedle and Dwight Vining. In the fall of 1920 the school was moved to the new building with George B. Owens as principal. In 1951 a new gymnasium was added to the existing building; this bond issue passed by only one vote. At the time of this bond issue the total enrollment of Piper Rural High School District #1 was 20 students. Piper High School4400 North 107 Street, Kansas City, Kansas Piper Elementary was built in 1976 with the addition of "old Piper High School" still standing became known as Piper Elementary School.

Piper Elementary East was opened neighboring the High School eight blocks away in 1994. Piper School USD 203 has completed its installation of fiber optic networking bandwidth of 1Gb/sec download and upload provided by Google Fiber. Piper High School is the top performing school in the metro area, based on state math and reading assessments as of May 22, 2016. Piper High once again was awarded the Standard of Excellence by the Kansas Board of Education for excellence in Math and Reading. ACT results remain in the top 10% of all metro schools, continue to improve. Piper High's Kansas State Math and Reading performance is the highest of ALL high schools classified 4A - 6A in the state of Kansas. Piper High students have the opportunity to take a rigorous curriculum, which includes Advanced Placement courses as well as dual-credit community college courses. Seniors are eligible to graduate with as many as 26 college hours that they have earned through the dual-credit program at Piper High School.

Piper High School is the highest performing school in the state in 4A, 5A and 6A. Piper High School is ranked in the top 1% of all high schools 1A - 6A in the state of Kansas based on assessment performance. Sumner Academy of Arts and Science ranked number 1 in the State of Kansas and 69th in the nation in 2009 for best High Schools in America with college ready students. Piper USD 203 shares Wyandotte County's school districts with 4 other school districts. Kansas City, Kansas USD 500, Bonner Springs USD 204, Edwardsville District 7, Turner USD 202; the extracurricular activities offered at Piper High School are small and limited due to the school's modest size. The Pirates are classified as a 4A school by the Kansas State High School Activities Association; the school offers a well-rounded debate and forensics season. Throughout its history, Piper has won two state championships in baseball; the Piper Pirates 2012-2013 football team won its first regional bracket, losing to Eudora in the state semifinals.

Eudora lost to Holton at the state championship. Piper High School offers the following sports: Eric Stonestreet, Emmy-winning actor School website

Prested Hall, Feering

Prested Hall is a country house in Feering, Essex. It was built in the fourteenth century for the Weston family and passed through several notable families over the next six hundred years. Today it is a hotel and spa and caters for special events weddings, it is a Grade II listed building. The Domesday Book of 1086 mentions the site and at this time it was known as Peresteda, it was owned by Ranulf Peverel, a knight in the service of William the Conqueror. William rewarded his followers by giving them numerous fiefdoms. Before the conquest Peverel had no land at all but after 1066 he owned 37 different manors one of, Preston Hall. By 1360 the manor was owned by Humphrey de Weston and the Weston family flourished here until the beginning of the seventeenth century; the last member of the Weston family was Robert Weston. When he died in 1601 his heir was his daughter Amye who married Dean Tyndale thereby bringing the house into the Tyndale family, their son John Tyndale had only one child - his daughter Elizabeth.

A document of 1701 shows that he passed the property to Jasper Blythman, Elizabeth’s husband as part of a marriage settlement. In 1707 Blythman leased the estate to Daniel Eley. At some stage during this century it seems that the Eley family bought the property as it was owned by them until about 1800. In 1800 John Eley of Prested Hall died; the property passed to his son called John Eley. It appears. William Raven was a wealthy landowner who owned numerous properties in Feering including Feering Hill House, he moved to this house some years and leased Prested Hall to tenant farmers. Francis Hills was one of these tenants and he is recorded in the 1851 Census as living there with his wife Hannah and six children, he remained at the Hall with his family until shortly before his death. His son John Harrison Hills took over the running of Prested Hall and is shown in the 1881 and 1891 census as living there with his wife Lucy, he moved to Messing. When William Raven died in 1841 he left all of his Feering properties including Prested Hall to his eldest son John Cornwell Raven.

He left the Hall to his two sons Cornwell Raven and William Raven. When the younger son William died in 1898 all of the Feering properties owned by the Ravens were put on the market and many of them were bought by Nathaniel Newman Sherwood. A notice about these properties and the people who bought them is shown. Nathaniel Newman Sherwood was born in France in 1846, his father Newman Sherwood was a builder and he wanted Nathaniel to become an engineer. For two years he was apprenticed to his uncle, an engineer on the Great Eastern Railway but this work was not to his liking so in 1862 he entered the firm Hurst and Son who were wholesale seed merchants. After only six years he became a partner in the company. In 1873 he married the owner’s daughter Emma Hurst and the couple went to live in Streatham, they moved to a house called Dunedin in Streatham Hills. They had one daughter, his wife Emma died in 1883 at the age of only 43. In 1890 he became the sole owner of Hurst and Son but his two sons assisted him with the operations of the company.

He bought numerous properties many of the in Feering. From about 1890 after the Hill family left he used Prested Hall as a hunting lodge and acquired the other surrounding estates in 1898, he continued to live at Streatham Hills for some years later moved to Prested Hall. He was one of the founders of the National Sweet Pea Society and in 1910 was its president, it was this society that brought him fame in the gardening world as many gardening magazines mentioned his work. In 1910 the United States journal called “The American Florist” published an article about him with accompanying photo which can be seen here He was the subject of a feature article in 1912 in the English magazine called “The Garden” with a photo, shown, he was generously donated to this institutions. When the Royal Horticultural Society decided to create a Victoria Medal of Horticulture, Sherwood was one of the recipients, he left Prested Hall to his younger son John Edward Newman Sherwood. John Edward Newman Sherwood called.

He was educated at Cheltenham College. In 1896 at the age of 18 he entered his father’s firm of Hurst and Son seed growers and became joint manager with his elder brother William; when his father died in 1916 he and his brother became the sole proprietors. In 1923 he married Florence Sybil Keeling (1895-1987. Like his father he was an active community member, he held many musical events at Prested Hall. He died in 1939 and although the Sherwood family continued to own the Hall they did not live there again, it was requisitioned by the army during the War and afterwards was a nursing home. In 1994 it was bought by the present proprietors. Prested Hall website

Lake Allatoona

Lake Allatoona is a U. S. Army Corps of Engineers reservoir on the Etowah River in northwestern part of the State of Georgia, in the countryside; this reservoir is in southeastern Bartow County and southwestern Cherokee County. A small portion is located in Cobb County near Acworth. Cartersville is the nearest city to Allatoona Dam. Red Top Mountain State Park is located on its shores, on the peninsula between the two arms of the lake. Most of the north side of the lake remains protected from land development because of its isolated location blocked by the lake; the major highways Interstate 75 and U. S. Highway 41 pass along the southern and western sided of Lake Allatoona, they cross the Etowah River downstream from the Allatoona Dam. Allatoona Dam is a concrete gravity dam on the Etowah River, authorized by the Flood Control Acts of 1941 and 1944. Delayed due to World War II, construction on the dam began in 1946; the reservoir began to fill in during December 1949 and the dam and power station were operation in January 1950.

The power station has an installed capacity of 85 MW and the dam facility is owned and operated by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers. Allatoona serves seven authorized purposes: Flood Control Hydropower generation Water supply Recreation Fish and wildlife management Water quality NavigationThere are several private marinas and public boat ramps on the banks of the lake. Lake Allatoona supplies much of the drinking water for the three counties that it is in; the water is supplied by the Etowah River, its major tributary the Little River, in turn Noonday Creek. The other major arm of the lake is Allatoona Creek, extending down to Acworth, where pre-existing Lake Acworth now empties directly into Allatoona at Lake Acworth Drive. Other significant streams include Rose Creek; the Allatoona Dam holding back the lake was completed in 1949 on the Etowah River, which in turn merges with the Oostanaula River at Rome, Georgia to form the Coosa River of Georgia and Alabama. Its basin upstream of Lake Allatoona covers about 1,100 square miles.

This is nearly as large as the basin of Lake Lanier, but since Lake Allatoona is smaller, it drains and fills more than Lake Lanier during droughts and floods. The lake's summer level has averaged 840 feet above mean sea level. During major droughts it has dropped as much as 13 feet below this, exposing old tree stumps and former hills which are submerged at depth safe for navigating boats, its maximum capacity or flood stage is +23 feet, though it has never been known to reach this level, flooding of boat ramps and other lakeside facilities begins to occur well below it. Hydroelectric power generation at Allatoona returns more than $3.5 million to the U. S. Treasury annually; the Corps of Engineers has 662 campsites on Allatoona. Allatoona Pass was the site of an intensive 8-hour battle during the Atlanta Campaign of the American Civil War in June 1864. More than 1,500 Union and Confederate soldiers were missing in this battle. Lake Allatoona was authorized by the Flood Control Acts of 1941 and 1946.

The creekside town of Allatoona, Georgia was destroyed by the creation of the lake. Several roads were severed or rerouted, including the Acworth-Dallas Highway; the general contractor for construction of Allatoona Dam was National Constructor Inc. The total cost of the Allatoona project for construction, land and relocation was $31,500,000 in 1950; the record high water on Allatoona of 861.19 feet occurred on April 9, 1964. Visitors to Allatoona spent more than $12 million for consumable goods in 1999; the Corps collected more than $1 million in camping and day use fees in 2006. From 1950 through 2006, 281 drownings have occurred in Allatoona; the power plant began operation January 31, 1950. Since 1957 the summer pool elevation has been 840 feet AMSL. Since 1957 the winter draw-down has been 823 feet AMSL. Two municipalities withdraw water from the lake; the city of Cartersville uses 12,000,000 US gallons per day. Cobb County-Marietta Water Authority uses 43,000,000 US gallons per day. During the late 1980s there was a prolonged drought.

The peak of the drought in 1986 exposed vast portions of the lake bed revealing tree stumps and foundations of houses. Grass grew in some places and children were seen to mow the grass and play baseball on the newfound vacant lots. In 1998 Allatoona clocked 86,813,126 hours, which were more visitor hours than any of the other 450 Corps of Engineer projects in the United States, exceeded that in 2006 with more than 92 million visitor hours; the presence of Allatoona Dam has prevented nearly $80 million in flood damages since 1950. There are eight operated marinas that provide fuel, boat repairs, supplies, and/ or other boater's needs. There are two yacht-clubs, one off Kellogg Creek Road towards the middle of the lake and the other off Red Top Mountain State Park Rd; the Corps of Engineers provides fifteen public boat ramps throughout the lake area located in three counties: Cobb and Bartow. These are used for water sports, water park area, paddle boating, picnic place, for the south-western part of the lake.

Parking is provided. Camping: The Corps of Engineers operates seven campgrounds and campsites on the Lake Allatoona area. Hunting: All hunting seasons are set by the appropriate state or local governing authority. State hunting licenses are required at all areas open to hunting on the Corps of Engineers property. LakeAllatoona.com Lake Allatoon

From: The Scissor Girls To: The Imaginary Layer on Skeletons

From: The Scissor Girls To: The Imaginary Layer On Skeletons is the title of the debut album by the Chicago-based no wave band, the Scissor Girls. The album was recorded in December 1993 with the intention of being released as a 10" single, but after a number of delays, including the destruction of a pressing plant to which the master tapes had been sent, the album was recut with additional tracks recorded in March 1994 and released by Quinnah Records; the CD version of the album was released on the God Is My Co-Pilot-run Making of Americans label. Atomic Boys / Love Sick EvrxbdxLvsaGdMxatrx F*L*E*E*T*S My Habit, Prescript The Walking Dead Parasitic 2 Sewers, st.s... Your Lousy Scat Gonioze Omens Azita Youssefi - vocals, bass guitar Heather Melowic - drums SueAnne Zollinger - guitar, trumpet Howell, Stephen; the Scissor Girls. "www.allmusic.com". 2007 All Media Guide, LLC. Accessed August 14, 2007

List of political parties in Artsakh

This article lists political parties in the Republic of Artsakh. The Republic of Artsakh has a multi-party system with numerous political parties, in which no one party has a chance of gaining power alone, parties must work with each other to form coalition governments; the following parties won seats in the National Assembly following the 3 May 2015 elections: The extra-parliamentary political parties which have no seats in the National Assembly, are listed below: Communist Party of Nagorno Karabakh Armenia Our Home Social Justice Party Moral Revival Peace and Development Party Nagorno-Karabakh: Elections in the Republic of Artsakh Foreign relations of Artsakh National Assembly of ArtsakhGeneral: Politics of Artsakh Politics of Armenia List of political parties in Armenia List of political parties by country