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Café Tacuba

Café Tacuba is a band from Ciudad Satélite, Mexico. The group gained popularity in the early 1990s, they were founded in 1989, before they had the current lineup of Rubén Isaac Albarrán Ortega, Emmanuel del Real Díaz, José Alfredo "Joselo" Rangel Arroyo, Enrique "Quique" Rangel Arroyo:, their friend Roberto Silva played the keyboards for a short period of time. Mexican folk music player Alejandro Flores was for a time considered the 5th tacubo, as he played the violin in every Café Tacvba concert for many years. Since the Cuatro Caminos World Tour, Luis "El Children" Ledezma has played the drums in every concert but is not considered an official member of the band. Known as "Alicia ya no vive aquí", the band took its final name from a coffee shop located in downtown Mexico City; the cafe, which opened in 1912 and had its heyday in the 1940s and 1950s, was representative of the Pachuco scene at the time, something the band would acknowledge as an influence. The Café de Tacuba is still in operation as a coffee shop and restaurant on Tacuba Street, in Mexico City's Historic Center.

The band changed its name to Café Tacvba. Singer Rubén Albarran and guitarist José Alfredo Rangel met while studying graphic design at Metropolitan Autonomous University in Mexico City. Rangel's brother, completed the band's lineup in 1989; the group began playing music in the garage of a house in their neighborhood, Satélite, an upper-middle-class suburban area in the Naucalpan municipality, in the northern region of the Mexico City metropolitan area. Café Tacvba was principally influenced by alternative rock bands of the 1980s such as The Cure, The Clash, The Smiths, Violent Femmes. Despite their English-language influences, the band members wanted to represent their native culture, so they incorporated Mexican influences into their music; the group began singing in Spanish and changed their name to Café Tacvba. Café Tacvba went from being a garage band to a concert act in 1989, when they joined the scene surrounding El Hijo del Cuervo, a cultural club in Coyoacán featuring writers and musicians.

As they performed in various venues around Mexico City, they were discovered by Argentinian music producer Gustavo Santaolalla, who at the time was producing albums for leading bands of the burgeoning Rock en Español movement of the time. Santaolalla arranged a contract for the band with Warner Music Latina, with plans to produce its debut album himself. Café Tacvba in turn proceeded to record their first song for commercial release, "Tamales de Iguanita," which WEA released as part of a Christmas-themed rock en español compilation, Diciembre 25, in 1990; the group's debut album, Café Tacvba, was released in 1992 and was popular in Mexico. The group experimented with many different musical styles, from punk and ska, to electronica and hip hop, to regional Mexican varieties such norteño, ranchera. However, the band was taken aback by the stark difference between the sound on the album and group's "rawer" live sound, likening the recording to "a pasteurized version of ourselves". Café Tacuva released five singles from the album – "Maria," "Rarotonga", "Las Persianas", "La Chica Banda" and "Las Batallas" – with a music video filmed for each, with the exception of the latter.

"María", directed by Gustavo Garzón, was nominated for Video of the Year at the Lo Nuestro Awards of 1993. Two years the band released a follow-up album, Re, in 1994; the singles "La Ingrata", "Las Flores" and "El Ciclón" were commercially successful. On the album, collaborators included Luis Conte and Alejandra Flores, while unconventional rock instrumentation such as jarana, guitarrón, drum machines were employed; the album's mixture of genres such as alternative rock and metal with traditional Latin American styles helped the group develop a dedicated cult following. During the promotion of the album, the band's attendance at the 1995 New Music Seminar in New York helped garner some media attention in the United States. In 1996, Café Tacvba released Avalancha de Éxitos, meaning "Avalanche of Hits", a covers album in which the band performed songs by other Spanish-speaking artists; the tracks were recorded while the band was in the studio working on Re and grew tired of recording new material.

Avalancha de Éxitos marked Café Tacvba's first appearance on Billboard's album charts, the band commenced an international tour to promote the album. In 1996, the band contributed to the AIDS benefit album Silencio=Muerte: Red Hot + Latin produced by the Red Hot Organization performing along with David Byrne; the music video for the single "Como Te Extraño" was nominated for a Lo Nuestro Award. In the wake of the group's international tour, Café Tacvba withdrew from music for a while; when they returned to work, they gathered in their own studio and spent a half-year working on experimental music that encompassed ambient electronica and musique concrète, as well as collaborative work with the Kronos Quartet, an American string quartet. Santaolalla deemed it ready for release. WEA, did not like the idea releasing an instrumental album of experimental music, after the group had gained success with their more accessible style of music. In the end, WEA and Café Tacvba reached a compr

Zasanie Synagogue

Zasanie Synagogue, located in Przemyśl, was the only synagogue in Przemyśl built on the western bank of the San River. It served as a house of prayer for 30 years until the Second World War. Today it is one of the two remaining synagogue buildings in Przemyśl; the other is the New Synagogue. The synagogue was built by the "Society for the Israelite House of Worship in Zasanie", Zasanie being the district of Przemyśl located on the western bank of the San River. Construction was started in 1892 and it was opened in 1909. In 1939 when the area fell under Nazi occupation it was turned into a temporary power station. After the war the building was used as a garage, first for buses and for ambulances. In 1994 attempts were made to purchase the building and convert it into an art gallery and center for the artists of Przemyśl; the building would be named after a famous Przemyśl Jewish artist and include a permanent exhibit commemorating the contributions of the Jews of Przemyśl, their history and display photographs and accounts of the Holocaust.

However, in 2005 it was bought by private local businessman Robert Błażkowski. The building remaines wrecked and abandoned. Old Synagogue New Synagogue Tempel Synagogue Zasanie synagogue in Przemysl, 1999 Former Zasanie Synagogue, 2006

Manson Gibson

Manson Howard Gibson is a retired American kickboxer and a 12-time Muay Thai and Kickboxing World Champion. He was known for his vicious use of wild, unpredictable style. Sometimes referred to as the "Thai Killer". Gibson was one of the United States' greatest kickboxers and is credited with over 100 wins and more than 80 KOs, including around 40 via headkick. After a series of early career wins and claiming titles such as the K. I. C. K. Super Middleweight World Championship, Gibson found the competition at home uninspiring. So in the late 1980s and well into the 1990s, while many American fighters were fighting one another for a multitude of so-called "world titles", Manson headed across to Japan where he fought and beat top fighters such as Caesar Takeshi, Tosca Petridis and Changpuek Kiatsongrit fighting under different rule sets such as Shoot Boxing, K-1 and Muay Thai. During his period spent fighting in Japan, Gibson entered the inaugural K-2 Grand Prix in 1993. K-2 was a short lived series of tournaments held by the K-1 organization for Light Heavyweights and the 1993 event was held in Tokyo.

In the tournament quarter finals he faced the decorated Ernesto Hoost, with Hoost, the recent K-1 Heavyweight Grand Prix runner-up, the strong favorite and on his way to becoming a legend. Gibson proved in that fight that he could hang with the world's best, knocking Hoost down with his trademark spinning backfist. However, despite the knockdown, the match went to an extra round where Gibson again knocked down Hoost, this time with a sidekick. Gibson lost a split decision. Gibson returned to the United States around 1998; the match in Compton, was one in which Gibson had the MC announce himself as the "Thai Killer" and at the end of the fight did back flips next to the prone Coban. That year Gibson won the I. K. K. C. Muaythai world title by defeating Maurice Travis in Los Angeles. Over the next couple of years he would defend his I. K. K. C. World title four more times with the highlight being a second victory over seven-time World Champion Changpuek Kiatsongrit – although as with the Coban fight his match antics left a sour taste in the mouth.

On April 7, 2000 Gibson won the I. K. F. Pro Muay Thai Rules Light Cruiserweight North American title in Green Bay Wisconsin when he defeated Phil Petit of Sik Tai, Manitoba, Canada by KO with a spinning backfist in the first round. Gibson retired his title in 2005; when Gibson won this title it was called the Light Cruiserweight title but the weightclass was different: 175.1 lbs. - 182 lbs. The weightclass range was changed but Gibson's title remained Light Cruiserweight. Around 2002 age started catching up with Gibson, approaching his forties and he lost his I. K. K. C. World title to Frenchman Manu N'toh. A win against Heath Harris in 2004 for the I. K. K. C. Proved he could still be competitive, although his opponent Harris had only had a handful of professional fights prior to the encounter. Always one to try different fighting styles Gibson had a brief foray into MMA in 2006. By the end of 2009, with the losses stacking up after a series of unsuccessful title fights, Gibson retired. 2004 I. K. K. C. Pro Muay Thai Light Heavyweight World Champion -81.3 kg 1999 I.

K. F. Pro Muay Thai Light Cruiserweight North American Champion -84.5 kg 1998-02 I. K. K. C. Muay Thai Light Heavyweight World Champion 1989 Shoot boxing Hawk Class World Champion -75 kg Ring Fighting Arts World Champion U. K. F. Super Middleweight World Champion K. I. C. K. Light Heavyweight Champion K. I. C. K. Super Middleweight World Champion W. A. K. O. Super Middleweight World Champion W. K. A. Super Middleweight World Champion I. K. L. Middleweight Champion List of male kickboxers List of K-1 Events Official K-1 website Manson Gibson K-1 profile

Yaad Rakhegi Duniya

Yaad Rakhegi Duniyais a 1992 Indian romantic drama film directed by Deepak Anand on his debut. Starring Aditya Pancholi and Rukhsar, it premiered on 1 March 1992 in Mumbai, it is a remake of the Telugu blockbuster Geethanjali, directed by Mani Ratnam. Vicky Anand decides to celebrate. An accident leads him to the hospital and the shocking discovery that he's suffering from a terminal illness, he decides to move to the lush, green locales of Ooty, a hill-station hoping to find peace and solitude, where he meets Naina, a precocious young woman who enjoy playing pranks. Vicky finds support and encouragement befriending her and falls in love with the mischievous and outgoing Naina, who suffers from a terminal illness. Vicky comes to know about Naina's illness, discusses this with her doctor dad, who confirms it, saying that there is no cure. Despite this, Vicky wants to marry her; when Vicky's mom comes to visit her son, he tells her about his love for Naina, she is delighted. She rushes over to meet Naina for the first time, is pleased with Vicky's choice.

Unknowingly she blurts out a truth so devastating, that it will change Naina's final remaining days forever. Aditya Pancholi as Vicky Anand Rukhsar Rehman as Naina Tinnu Anand as Shikari Vikram Gokhale as Doctor, Naina's dad Anjana Mumtaz as Mrs. Anand, Vicky's mother Yunus Parvez as Shikari's advisor Dina Pathak as Naina's paternal grandmother Radha Seth as Komal, Shikari's wife The music was composed by Anand-Milind, while Sameer wrote the lyrics; the soundtrack is remembered for the melodious song Tere Liye Saari Umar", sung by Amit Kumar. Yaad Rakhegi Duniya on IMDb

Push Rewind

Push Rewind is the debut solo album by American pop singer Chris Wallace. It was released digitally on September 4, 2012; the album was taken off of iTunes in late 2013 and was re-released on March 4, 2014. After Chris' previous band, The White Tie Affair broke up, Chris began working on a solo album. On August 23, 2012, Chris tweeted that his first solo album, Push Rewind, would be available on iTunes on September 4. On September 4, 2012, his debut solo album was released via ThinkSay Records. "Remember When" was released as the lead single off of the album on June 12, 2012. The song was available for free for the week of September 4, 2012 as iTunes' Single of the Week to help promote the album; the song has so far reached number 2 on the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100. "Keep Me Crazy" was announced as the second single from the album. It was released to mainstream pop radio on April 22, 2013 but it was re-released on July 30, 2013

Kirkwood, Atlanta

Kirkwood is a national historic designated neighborhood on the east side of Atlanta, United States. It is a historic streetcar suburb, was designed by architect Will Saunders. Kirkwood is situated in DeKalb County, bordered by the neighborhoods of Lake Claire, East Lake and Oakhurst. Kirkwood is bound on the north by DeKalb Avenue, on the south by Memorial Drive and Interstate 20, on the west by Montgomery Street, on the east by 1st Ave. A large part of the neighborhood is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as Kirkwood Historic District. Prior to the Civil War, the most prominent landholders in early Kirkwood were the Kirkpatrick and Clay families; the name Kirkwood was derived from a blending of the Kirkpatrick and Dunwoody family names. James H. Kirkpatrick, a native of Ireland, settled in the area in 1827 and owned thousands of acres of property in Land Lots 111 and 112, in what are now the north Kirkwood and Lake Claire neighborhoods, his plantation estate was located just to the north of Georgia Railroad line near the vicinity of East Lake Road.

At the time of his death, James Kirkpatrick's personal estate was considered one of the largest in DeKalb County. Jesse Clay, a native of Virginia, operated dairy farms on over 850 acres in Land Lots 206 and 207, in the southwest corner of the Kirkwood neighborhood; the Clay farmstead was located near present-day Clay Street. In addition to farming, Jesse Clay, his sons and his brother Green Clay speculated in land development throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Aside from Gilliam Park, once a part of their property, the only vestige of the Clay family in Kirkwood today is the small, late nineteenth-century family cemetery located on the west side of Clifton Street NE, between Wade Street and Hosea L. Williams Drive. Kirkwood traces its beginnings to residential development begun in the 1870s. While no one would consider Kirkwood a suburb of Atlanta today, an early tour book described it as an "area of beautiful suburban villas." Kirkwood was an early streetcar suburb of Atlanta.

By 1910 streetcars provided express service to and from Atlanta three times daily, streetcars continued service along some streets including Kirkwood Road NE until the early 1950s. Kirkwood was incorporated as an independent municipality in 1899. Governed beginning in 1899 by its own city council and mayor, the town boasted its own water system, school systems and fire department; the former Kirkwood School is a handsome building from this period, located on Kirkwood Road NE just north of Bessie Branham Park. Individually nominated to the National Register of Historic Places, the primary building on the property's south side was designed by John Francis Downing, the son of the noted Atlanta architect W. T. Downing. Both buildings now comprise the Kirkwood Lofts apartments as a result of a $1 million renovation in 1997. There are 5 Historic Markers placed by the Georgia Historical Commission detailing major events during the Battle of Atlanta during the Civil War and examining what a pivotal role the area played in the events that unfolded.

The Marker "Unexpected Clash" at the intersection of Clifton Street and Memorial Drive, details a surprise encounter sparking some of the first shots fired in the battle of Atlanta. Click Here To View Marker The Marker "Battle of Atlanta Began Here" located near the intersection of Memorial Drive and Clay Streets marks the first two brigades of the North and South that would set off the battle that would leave countless soldiers and civilians dead and lead to the burning of Atlanta. Click Here to View Marker While Kirkwood's residential community began to flourish by the late 1990s, the community's business district running along Hosea L. Williams Dr. remained stagnant. A major problem with any planning efforts gaining traction to raise the quality of the downtown area was the fact that properties along the district had varying zoning designations governing their density and use. In 2001, the community obtained Neighborhood Commercial Zoning that allowed for consistency in planning efforts.

In 2003, work began on Phase I of a $1.5M streetscape project in the district that, coupled with earlier zoning changes, served to create an environment that would attract small business and private commercial development to the area. The streetscape project increased pedestrian access by narrowing street crossings, slowing traffic, installing protected crosswalks and bicycle lanes on Hosea Williams, building wider decorative sidewalks; the visual element of the project added historic street lighting, removal of several power poles, decorative brick pavers, trash cans and bike racks. Today, Downtown Kirkwood has become what neighbors call "the small town in the big city," hosting its own post office, newly constructed fire station, police precinct and public library. Residents and visitors have a host of shopping and dining options at their disposal, including: day spas, furniture galleries, gift shops, bars, a wine store, coffee shops, real estate offices, professional/creative spaces, dance studios, yoga studios, more.

The Kirkwood Business Owners' Association represents local businesses and installed new gateway signage and landscaping at the main traffic island on Hosea Williams Drive. The KBOA promotes and markets Kirkwood Events and businesses; the Kirkwood Historic District, including 1,788 contributing buildings, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2009. Kirkwood Spring Fling: Each year the KNO ushers in the warm weather with its annual Spring Fling Festival and Tour of Homes. Local residents can sample music, artist market, food and children's area at Bessie Brahnam Park. Pr