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In Roman mythology, Caeculus was a son of Vulcan, the legendary founder of Praeneste. King Caeculus appears in Book VII of Virgil's Aeneid as an ally of Turnus against Aeneas and the Trojans, where he is said to be the "founder of Praeneste" and described as "the son of Vulcan, born among the rural herds and found upon the hearth"; the myth concerning the birth of Caeculus and his divine parentage is of great interest for the study of Latin religion. In the myth he is the nephew of two divine twin brothers called the Depidii, they had a younger sister. One day, a spark landed on her and she was impregnated; when the child was born, she exposed him near the temple of Jupiter, where he was found, lying next to a fire, by a group of girls, who had come to fetch water from a nearby spring. The girls took the child to the Depidii, who reared him. After spending his childhood among shepherds, he gathered a band of youngsters of his age, founded the city of Praeneste. Caeculus was unharmed by a fire, caused by his casting doubt on the divinity of his ancestry.

He showed mastery over fire by starting and extinguishing another at his will. The smoke though damaged his eyes, which remained smaller than normal, hence his name, little blind one, his story is reminiscent of the practise of ver sacrum and similar to that of Romulus and Remus the founders of Rome. Caeculus was claimed as the eponymous ancestor of the Roman gens Caecilia, perhaps by the lesser known gens Caesia. Mandelbaum, Allen; the Aeneid of Virgil, New York: Bantam Books, 1981. ISBN 978-0-553-21041-5. Grimal, The Dictionary of Classical Mythology, Wiley-Blackwell, 1996, ISBN 978-0-631-20102-1. "Caeculus". Farney, Gary D. Ethnic Identity and Aristocratic Competition in Republican Rome, Cambridge University Press, 2007. ISBN 978-0-521-86331-5. Paschalis, Virgil's Aeneid: semantic relations and proper names, Oxford University Press, 1997. ISBN 978-0-19-814688-9. Smith, William.

William Tresawna

William Samson Tresawna was an English cricketer. Tresawna was a right-handed batsman, he was born in Cornwall. Tresawna first played for Cornwall in the 1898 Minor Counties Championship against Glamorgan. From 1880 to 1913, he played infrequently for Cornwall, representing them in just 18 Championship matches, he played his final Championship match against Monmouthshire. Tresawna made a single first-class appearance for HK Foster's XI against the Australian Imperial Forces in 1919 at the Racecourse Ground, Hereford. In the HK Foster's XI first-innings he scored 55 runs before being dismissed by William Trenerry and in their second-innings he was run out for 21, he died in Abergavenny, Monmouthshire on 21 August 1945. William Tresawna at Cricinfo William Tresawna at CricketArchive

North Island, Seychelles

North Island is a small granitic island in the Seychelles. The island is one of the Seychelles' 42 inner islands, it is 5.8 km north of Silhouette Island, 27 km north west of Mahé. The island has four beaches; the highest point of the island is 180 m. The perimeter measures in at 7.55 km, the area is 2.01 km² North Island was the first Seychelles island to record a landing by seafarers. An expedition in 1609 by Captain Sharpeigh and the crew of the English East India Company vessel Ascension reported that the island had a large population of giant land tortoises. From 1826 until the 1970s, North Island was owned by the Beaufond family from Réunion. During this time, the island had a plantation for growing fruits and spices, as well as producing guano, fish oil and copra. After the plantation was sold in the 1970s, the island fell into disuse, was taken over by feral animals and alien species of weeds. In 1981, North Island was given to Marius Maier by his father, he intended to return the island to its former pristine state before human settlers arrived, including the removal of many unwanted animal and plant species, including pigs, coconuts, cows, Indian mynah birds, cats and a intrusive weed called latana.

He re-introduced the Seychelles' natural flora & fauna, including giant tortoises, certain birds, trees such as takamaka and the famous coco-de-mer palm. in 1982, Marius Maier and the villagers have established a turtle nest monitoring center. In 1997, North Island was purchased for US$5 million by Wilderness Holdings Limited, an ecotourism company from South Africa, they have opened a private resort in 2003, aiming with 11 private villas. The resort increased its population. In May 2011, it was the site for the royal honeymoon of the Duchess of Cambridge; the island is part of La Digue and Inner Islands district, it was part of Silhouette district until it was dissolved in 1977 following the decline in copra production on this group of islands. Most of the population are employed in the tourism business. Accommodations reserved for the permanent staff are located near the island's center; the buildings of the island are either renovated coral buildings or were built from the removal of the unwanted trees on the island, during Marius Maier plan.

The resort has 10 standard villas, a special excluded. A gym is in the village, a huge spa, restaurant; the resort features a boutique, a dive center, a main pool, a bar. The island has many activities. Mountain biking, scuba diving and deep sea fishing; the resort offers a unique dining concept: the chef discusses guests' likes and dislikes upon arrival and bases available ingredients on this information. All food on North Island is either grown in the organic vegetable gardens, reared on the island, or caught fresh from the sea

R&B Showcase (magazine)

R&B Showcase is a quarterly music magazine focusing on pioneer and national recording acts. It was established in 2003 in Willingboro, New Jersey, by Tim Marshall, who still is the magazine's editor-in-chief; the publication covers classic to contemporary Rock, Pop and jazz music and culture. Each issue features in-depth interviews with musicians, promoters and educators sharing insight on the music entertainment industry; the magazine includes music news and CD, DVD, Show reviews. The R&B Showcase magazine made its debut on August 23, 2003 with a test pressing distributed at a Promotional event in Atlantic City with Pop vocal group LMNT of MTV's Making the Band; the group was featured on the cover with Motown Legend Richard Street of The Temptations. The publication was called Rhythm & Blues Showcase News Magazine. Associate Editor Dennis DiPasquale suggested a name change to reflect the range of the publication; the second pressing featured the new name and cover art listing the various styles of music featured in the magazine.

R&B Showcase main focus is the cultural preservation of R&B Music and culture. The publication provides exposure for new and independent recording artists. R&B Showcase sponsors a yearly benefit for local non-profit organizations featuring independent and national recording acts; the publication supports the mission of the Rhythm and Blues Foundation, R&B Music Hall of Fame, The Global Entertainment Media Arts Foundation. The magazine hosts education workshops for community youth including a "Breaking Into Music" seminar for students of the arts. Official website

Kenyon Hopkins

Kenyon Hopkins was an American composer who composed many film scores in a jazz idiom. He was once called "one of jazz's great composers and arrangers." Hopkins was born in Coffeyville, Kansas, to the marriage of Rev. Thomas John Hopkins and Gertrude Conover Nevius. He, with his parents and brother, Thomas Oliver Hopkins, lived in several towns were his father had been a clergyman who had served as pastor at the First Baptist Church in Coffeyville from 1909 to 1918, the First Baptist Church in Adrian, from 1918 to 1923, the Tenth Avenue Baptist Church in Columbus, from 1923 to 1928, the Central Baptist Church in Wayne, from 1928 to 1936, the Prospect Hill Baptist Church in Prospect Park, from 1936 until his death in 1939. Hopkins attended Indianola Junior High School in Columbus in June 1929, graduated from North High School. In the fall of 1929, he enrolled at Oberlin College where he studied composition. Hopkins transferred to Temple University. In the mid to late 1940s, after World War II, Hopkins studied theories and the concepts of serial music – including so-called serious music – with Stefan Wolpe.

In the 1930s, Hopkins arranged in New York for Andre Kostelanetz and Paul Whiteman, for radio and theater. Hopkins composed various orchestral works, including two symphonies, the Symphony in Two Movements and Town and County Dances for chamber orchestra, the jazz ballet Rooms for Anna Sokolow, he recorded several albums for ABC Paramount Records, Cadence and Verve during the 1960s. Many of his soundtrack recordings were released on LP, including that for the 1956 film Baby Doll, re-released on CD. Hopkins married at least three times, he first married, in 1936. They divorced around June 1943 in Mexico. On December 13, 1947, he married a magazine writer and publicist whose first name was Florence, they divorced in 1951 in Florida. On February 17, 1952, he married Geri Beitzel in Bergen County, New Jersey, she was a 1945 graduate of Juilliard. Hopkins died in Princeton, New Jersey, at the age of 71. He, with his wife Geraldine, had been living on their farm – the Backbone Hill Farm in Clarksburg, New Jersey, for 27 years.

Contrasting Colors, Capitol, 1959 The Sound of New York, ABC Paramount, recorded November 17, 21, 27, 1958, in New York.

Theatre (album)

Theatre is an album by Swiss pianist and arranger George Gruntz's Concert Jazz Band'83 recorded in 1983 and released on the ECM label. The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 2½ stars stating "the music overall is for selective tastes and it never seems to flow, making it of limited interest". All compositions by George Gruntz except as indicated"El Chancho" - 15:18 "In the Tradition of Switzerland" - 9:21 "No One Can Explain It" - 6:27 "The Holy Grail of Jazz and Joy" - 25:20Recorded at Tonstudio Bauer in Ludwigsburg, West Germany in July 1983 George Gruntz – keyboards Marcus Belgravetrumpet Tom Harrell – trumpet, flugelhorn Palle Mikkelborg – trumpet Bill Pusey – trumpet, flugelhorn Julian Priestertrombone Dave Bargeron – trombone, euphonium Dave Taylorbass trombone Peter Gordon – French horn Tom Varner – French horn Howard Johnsontuba, bass clarinet, baritone saxophone Charlie Mariano – alto and soprano saxophones, flute Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky – alto and soprano saxophones, clarinet Seppo Paakkunainen – tenor saxophone, flute Dino Saluzzibandoneon Mark Egan – bass guitar Bob Mosesdrums Sheila Jordanvocals