Cher (department)

Cher is a department in the Centre-Val de Loire region of France. It is named after the Cher River. Cher is one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on 4 March 1790. Most of it was created, along with the adjacent department of Indre from the former province of Berry; the southeastern corner of the department, was part of the Duchy of Bourbon. The department is part of the current administrative region of Centre-Val de Loire, it is surrounded by the departments of Indre, Loir-et-Cher, Loiret, Nièvre and Creuse. The inhabitants of the department are called Berrichons from the former province of Berry; the President of the General Council is Alain Rafesthain of the Socialist Party. The Bourges Cathedral of St. Étienne is a major tourist attraction. Cantons of the Cher department Communes of the Cher department Arrondissements of the Cher department Coat of arms of Cher The historical languages are Berrichon and the northern version of Bourbonais; these are the Langues d'oïl.

They are named after the former Province of Berry and the former Duchy of Bourbon. Some 11 communes in the extreme South used to speak Occitan; the old dialects were in widespread use until the middle decades of the twentieth century and incorporated major regional variations within the department, influenced by the dialects of adjacent regions near the departmental frontiers. During the twentieth century government educational policy promoted a more standardised version of the French language. In the extreme south of the department influence from the southern Occitan language begins to appear, with "chambrat" being used in place of "grenier a foin", "betoulle" in place of "bouleau" and "aigue" in place of "eau". General Council of Cher Prefecture of Cher Cher at Curlie

Hermann Andreas Pistorius

Hermann Andreas Pistorius was a German Protestant-Lutheran theologian and clergyman, reviewer and writer. During his lifetime he was regarded as "the most learned man on Rügen". Pistorius was born in Bergen auf Rügen; the son of a Bergen deacon, he lost his father at an early age. His stepfather Brandanus, he attended school in the Stralsund Gymnasium and the Collegium Carolinum in Braunschweig. Afterwards he studied at the universities of Göttingen, he spent two years as a private scholar in Hamburg and Altona. During this time he was engaged in the translation of works by David Hume. In Greifswald he obtained a magister degree in 1756. In 1757, he took over a position as Pastor substitutus in Schaprode. On 27 April 1759, he became pastor and provost in Poseritz, where he worked until the end of his life. With the pastors Lorenz Stenzler and Joh. Eberhard Christian Krüger, he formed a learned circle, which had good contacts to Ernst Moritz Arndt; the University of Greifswald granted him the title of Doctor of Theology in 1790.

In 1798, he died in Bergen from pneumonia at age 68. In addition to his extensive theological knowledge, Pistorius possessed excellent knowledge of languages, he was interested in philosophical studies and addressed, among other matters, topics of interest to the German and English philosophers of his time. He took a moderate Skeptical position, he was neither a supporter of Christian Wolff, nor of Immanuel Kant. Following a visit to his brother-in-law Johann Joachim Spalding in Berlin in 1764 he became a member of the review journal Allgemeine deutsche Bibliothek. In 33 years he wrote more than a thousand reviews of philosophical, but of theological publications. All of Kant's works belonged to this group. Known beyond the borders of Swedish Pomerania, Pistorius was mentioned in various descriptions of journeys to Rügen, his guests judged him harshly, like Wilhelm von Humboldt, were enthusiastic like the Kosegarten pupil Karl Nernst or the Berlin Consistorial Councillor Johann Friedrich Zöllner.

Pistorius married Sophie Juliane Brunnemann, daughter of the Bergen provost Christian Anton Brunnemann. They had four children: Christian Pistorius and translator Johann Philipp Pistorius, Pastor in Garz/Rügen, married to Charlotte Pistorius, poet Karl Ludwig Pistorius, 1798 lawyer at Wismarer Tribunal, 1801–1809 Mayor of Grimmen, 1810–1833 District Court Secretary in Loitz Heinrich Julius Pistorius, mayor of Wolgast David Hume: Vermischte Schriften über die Handlung, die Manufacturen und über die andern Quellen des Reichthums und der Macht des Staates. Translation from English, Grund und Holle and Leipzig 1754. Joseph Priestley: Liturgie und Gebetsformeln zum öffentlichen Gottesdienst für Christen von allen Confessionen. Translation from English, Berlin 1786. Erich Gülzow: Heimatbriefe Ernst Moritz Arndts. In Rügisch-Pommerscher Geschichtsverein: Pommersche Jahrbücher 3rd supplementary volume, Julius Abel, Greifswald 1919, p. 230 f. Adolf Häckermann, "Pistorius, Hermann Andreas", Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie, 26, Leipzig: Duncker & Humblot, pp. 194–196 Bernward Gesang: Kants vergessener Rezensent.

Die Kritik der theoretischen und praktischen Philosophie Kants in fünf frühen Rezensionen von Hermann Andreas Pistorius. In: Kant-Forschungen. Vol. 18, Felix Meiner, 2007, ISBN 978-3-7873-1823-0, p. XI. Heinrich Döring: Die gelehrten Theologen Deutschlands im achtzehnten und neunzehnten Jahrhundert. Vol. 3, Neustadt an der Orla 1833, p. 326–328. Literature by and about Hermann Andreas Pistorius in the German National Library catalogue Literature about Hermann Andreas Pistorius in the State Bibliography of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Ersel Hickey

Ersel Hickey was an American rockabilly singer best known for his hit song "Bluebirds over the Mountain". Hickey was born in Brighton, New York, was named after the family doctor, Dr. Ersel, his mother was from Ontario. He was one of eight children. One brother's name was Allen and another brother's name was William, his mother had a nervous breakdown and was put into a mental hospital, while he was put into foster homes. He would run away, living in different parts of New York State; when Hickey was 15, he started traveling with an exotic dancer. She was popular in the carnival circuits and together they traveled for about a year, he decided to go on his own and travel with the carnival left and began living in Columbus, Ohio. From there he was sent to a "tough kids" home, where he became familiar with the main rhythm and blues groups and started singing with the gospel group there. In 1954, Hickey heard Elvis Presley's "I Don't Care if the Sun Don't Shine" and became a devoted fan of rock and roll.

He was playing a few places in New York that his brother booked him in. It was around this time. One side was "Then I'll Be Happy", an old song; the single not much happened with it. While visiting Rochester in 1957, Phil Everly told Hickey; that night Hickey wrote "Bluebirds Over the Mountain", which he subsequently recorded and charted at No. 75 in the United States. The song was recorded by Ritchie Valens in 1958 and was a top 100 hit for The Beach Boys in the United States and the United Kingdom in 1968. Hickey wrote songs for other artists, including "The Millionaire" for Jackie Wilson, "A Little Bird Told Me So" for LaVern Baker, "Don't Let the Rain Come Down", a US top ten hit for the Serendipity Singers. Hickey's contribution to the genre has been recognized by the Rockabilly Hall of Fame. In 1957 Hickey was staying with his aunt in Buffalo, New York when he arranged to have publicity pictures taken at a local photography studio, Gene Laverne's Studio of the Stars; the pose—Hickey with his knees bent and pointing his guitar like a machine gun—was the idea of Laverne, an exotic dancer and female impersonator.

The photograph appeared in 1976 on the opening page of The Rolling Stone Illustrated History of Rock & Roll. Actor Ron Thompson based many of his dance moves on Hickey's, Thompson's mentor and friend, for his performance in the film American Pop. Hickey died at age 70 in July 2004 after surgery to remove his gallbladder at New York University Medical Center. Bluebirds Over The Mountain KM on the sleeve, KR on the label Going Down That Road/Love in Bloom/Wedding Day/You Threw A Dart/You Never Can Tell/Don't Be Afraid of Love/I Guess You Could Call It Love/What Do You Want//Hanging Around/Another Wasted Day/Stardust Brought Me You/Blue Birds Over The Mountain/Lover's Land/Teardrops at Dawn/Self Made Man/Blue Birds Over The Mountain 1985 Back-Trac Records #18750 The Rockin' Bluebird:Bluebirds Over The Mountain/Hangin' Around/You Never Can Tell/Lover's Land/Goin' Down That Road/Love in Bloom/Shame on Me/What Do You Want?/Stardust Brought Me You/Don't Be Afraid of Love Bluebirds Over the MountainsBear Family Records – BCD 15676 Bluebirds Over The Mountain /Hangin' Around/You Never Can Tell/The Wedding/Lover's Land/Goin' Down That Road/Love in Bloom/Another Wasted Day/You Threw A Dart/Shame on Me/What Do You Want?/Stardust Brought Me You /Due Time /A Mighty Square Love Affair/Teardrops at Dawn/Magical Love/I Guess You Could Call It Love/Lips of Roses/What Have You Done To Me?/Stardust Brought Me You /Roll on Little River /Don't Be Afraid of Love/People Gotta Talk/I Can't Love Another/Bluebirds Over The Mountain Rockin BluebirdCollectables Records – COL 6479 RELEASE DATE: January 16, 2001 Tracks: Bluebirds Over The Mountain, Hangin' Around, Goin' Down That Road, Lover's Land, You Never Can Tell, Wedding Day, Don't Be Afraid Of Love, You Threw A Dart, People Gotta Talk, I Can't Love Another, What Do You Want?, Love In Bloom, Stardust Brought Me You, Another Wasted Day, Shame On Me, Some Enchanted Evening, Put Your Mind At Ease, Rockabilly Dream, In Spite Of The Fool That Rockabilly Hall of Fame profile on Ersel Hickey Allmusic Famous photograph of Hickey taken in 1957 by Gene Laverne