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Church of St Mary, Charlcombe

The Anglican Church of St Mary in Charlcombe within the English county of Somerset was built in the 12th century. It is a Grade II* listed building; the church dates from the 12th century. It underwent Victorian restoration between 1857 and 1861; the work was carried out by James Wilson from plans drawn up by George Gilbert Scott. There is believed to be a holy well in the grounds. Charlcombe was the mother church of Bath. In acknowledgment of this Bath Abbey sent a pound of pepper on an annual basis. In 1734 Henry Fielding got married in the church. Above the nave is a small bell turret. Inside the church is a font, as old as the church itself; the parish is part of the benefice of Charlcombe with St Stephen's Church, Bath within the Diocese of Bath and Wells. List of ecclesiastical parishes in the Diocese of Bath and Wells

OmpA domain

In molecular biology, the OmpA domain is a conserved protein domain with a beta/alpha/beta/alpha-beta structure found in the C-terminal region of many Gram-negative bacterial outer membrane proteins, such as porin-like integral membrane proteins, small lipid-anchored proteins, MotB proton channels. The N-terminal half of these proteins is variable although some of the proteins in this group have the OmpA-like transmembrane domain at the N terminus. OmpA from Escherichia coli is required for pathogenesis, can interact with host receptor molecules. MotB serve two functions in E. coli, the MotA-MotB complex attaches to the cell wall via MotB to form the stator of the flagellar motor, the MotA-MotB complex couples the flow of ions across the cell membrane to movement of the rotor. OmpA-like transmembrane domain

Alsophila latebrosa

Alsophila latebrosa, synonym Cyathea latebrosa, is a common and widespread species of tree fern native to Indochina. Its natural range covers Cambodia and Thailand, stretches from the Malay Peninsula to Indonesia, where it is present on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra. Plants reported from India and Sri Lanka have thinner indusia and may represent a separate, as-yet undescribed, species. A. latebrosa grows in a wide range of habitats, including forest, secondary forest, plantations, from sea level up to an elevation of about 1500 m. The trunk of Alsophila latebrosa is erect and grows to a height of 3–4 m. Fronds are about 2 m long, they form a sparse, feathery crown. The stipe is reddish-brown and bears some scales near the base; these scales are dark and have fragile edges. Stipes may be retained in younger plants. Sori occur near the fertile pinnule midvein, they are protected by bilobed indusia that are scale-like in appearance. A. Latebrosa is a variable tree fern. Large and Braggins note that it forms part of a complex of species, not understood.

A. Latebrosa appears to be most related to Alsophila incisoserrata, from which it differs in pinnule morphology and in not having scales throughout the length of the stipe. In cultivation, this species is not tolerant of frost. Plants should be provided with a plentiful supply of moisture and grown in well-drained humus

Torche (band)

Torche is an American heavy metal band from Miami, Florida. The group formed in 2004 and has released five full-length studio albums, four EPs, two split albums, three singles, they released their fifth full-length studio album, Admission, on July 12, 2019. The group was formed in 2004 by Juan Montoya, Jonathan Nuñez and Rick Smith. According to "Their music has a unique, hard-hitting sound that provokes a wide range of emotions, they have a large fan base throughout the world." They have toured with Mogwai, Pelican, Black Cobra, Jesu, The Sword and Cambria, Stinking Lizaveta, Harvey Milk and High on Fire. Steve Brooks, has said that they don't consider themselves a metal band. In describing the band's sound, Smith said in an interview: "To me it's a combination of everything we listen to collectively as a band. We take what we like from what we use it as creatively as we can. I think the meshing of different sounds comes just because we all have different musical backgrounds yet have a ton of common interests."

In terms of touring, Brooks said. On April 8, 2008, the band released their second entitled Meanderthal, it was produced by Kurt Ballou. It was met with critical acclaim from publications including Decibel Magazine, who ranked Meanderthal No. 1 on their list of the Top 40 Extreme Albums of 2008, Pitchfork Media, who gave the album an 8.2/10 score in their review. In an interview, Brooks said the band themselves came up with the album's concept in terms of artwork and packaging, along with Aaron Turner. Brooks has said that in terms of writing material, the band focuses on what they like, rather than worrying about a "backlash" from their fans. Guitarist Stephen Brooks is one of the few gay musicians in the metal scene, he did an interview round table in 2008 on with other gay musicians such as Brian Cook, Juan Velazquez of Abe Vigoda. In late 2008 Juan Montoya left the band, a move credited to musical differences. Steve Brooks said "He is an amazing guitarist, but we are just not on the same page... but Torche will still carry on as a 3 piece band".

As of 2010, Juan Montoya joined up with ex-Bloodsimple members Bevan Davies and Kyle Sanders, Charlie Suarez of Sunday Driver to create the band "MonstrO" In an interview with Malia James, Brooks revealed that Montoya's departure was acrimonious, involved physical violence between the two of them. Torche embarked on tours with bands such as dredg in April 2009, another with a reunited Harvey Milk; the band opened for Coheed and Cambria on their headlining tour alongside Circa Survive in spring 2010. One of Torche's earliest festival performances was at Incubate in 2006. After that, the band played at SXSW in 2008. On January 14, 2011, it was announced on the Riverfront Times blog that Andrew Elstner would be joining Torche; the band released Restarter, in February 2015 on Relapse Records. Torche announced their fifth full-length record, Admission on May 19, 2019, with the release of the song Slide; the album was released on Relapse Records July 12, 2019. Studio albumsEPsSplitsSinglesOther appearancesMetal Swim - Adult Swim compilation album "In Bloom Official website Official MySpace page Robotic Empire Rock Action Torche Interview Pics London Underworld 2006 by: Bartolomy Torche at AllMusic Interview with Steve Brooks of Torche at The Bone Reader Florida Geek Scene Interviews Torche

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago is a contemporary art museum near Water Tower Place in downtown Chicago in Cook County, United States. The museum, established in 1967, is one of the world's largest contemporary art venues; the museum's collection is composed of thousands of objects of Post-World War II visual art. The museum is run gallery-style, with individually curated exhibitions throughout the year; each exhibition may be composed of temporary loans, pieces from their permanent collection, or a combination of the two. The museum has hosted several notable debut exhibitions including Frida Kahlo's first U. S. exhibition and Jeff Koons' first solo museum exhibition. Koons presented an exhibit at the Museum that broke the museum's attendance record; the current record for the most attended exhibition is the 2017 exhibition of Takashi Murakami work. The museums collection, which includes Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, Cindy Sherman, Kara Walker, Alexander Calder, contains historical samples of 1940s–1970s late surrealism, pop art and conceptual art.

It presents dance, theater and multidisciplinary arts. The current location at 220 East Chicago Avenue is in the Streeterville neighborhood of the Near North Side community area. Josef Paul Kleihues designed the current building after the museum conducted a 12-month search, reviewing more than 200 nominations; the museum was located at 237 East Ontario Street, designed as a bakery. The current building is known for its signature staircase leading to an elevated ground floor, which has an atrium, the full glass-walled east and west façades giving a direct view of the city and Lake Michigan; the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago was created as the result of a 1964 meeting of 30 critics and dealers at the home of critic Doris Lane Butler to bring the long-discussed idea of a museum of contemporary art to complement the city's Art Institute of Chicago, according to a grand opening story in Time. It opened in fall 1967 in a small space at 237 East Ontario Street that had for a time served as the corporate offices of Playboy Enterprises.

Its first director was Jan van der Marck. In 1970 he invited Wolf Vostell to make the Concrete Traffic sculpture in Chicago; the museum was conceived as a space for temporary exhibitions, in the German kunsthalle model. However, in 1974, the museum began acquiring a permanent collection of contemporary art objects created after 1945; the MCA expanded into adjacent buildings to increase gallery space. In 1978, Gordon Matta-Clark executed his final major project in the townhouse. In his work Circus Or The Caribbean Orange, Matta-Clark made circle cuts in the walls and floors of the townhouse next-door to the first museum. In 1991, the museum's Board of Trustees contributed $37 million of the expected $55 million construction costs for Chicago's first new museum building in 65 years. Six of the board members were central to the fundraising as major donors: Jerome Stone, Beatrice C. Mayer and family, Mrs. Edwin Lindy Bergman, the Neison Harris and Irving Harris families, Thomas and Frances Dittmer.

The Board of Trustees weighed architectural proposals from six finalists: Emilio Ambasz of New York. According to Chicago Tribune Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic Blair Kamin, the list of contenders was controversial because no Chicago-based architects were included as finalists despite the fact that prominent Chicago architects such as Helmut Jahn and Stanley Tigerman were among the 23 semi-finalists. In fact, none of the finalists had made any prior structures in Chicago; the selection process, which started with 209 contenders, was based on professional qualifications, recent projects, the ability to work with the staff of the aspiring museum. In 1996, the MCA opened its current museum at 220 East Chicago Avenue, the site of a former National Guard Armory between Lake Michigan and Michigan Avenue from 1907 until it was demolished in 1993 to make way for the MCA; the four-story 220,000-square-foot building designed by Josef Paul Kleihues, five times larger than its predecessor, made the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago the largest institution devoted to contemporary art in the world.

The physical structure is said to reference the modernism of Mies van der Rohe as well as the tradition of Chicago architecture. The museum opened at its new location June 21–22, 1996, with a 24-hour event that drew more than 25,000 visitors. For its 50th anniversary in 2017, the museum unveiled a $16 million renovation by architects Johnston Marklee, which redesigned 12,000 square feet within the existing footprint of the original Joseph Paul Kleihues design; the museum operates as a tax-exempt non-profit organization, its exhibitions and operations are member-supported and funded. The board of trustees is composed of 6 officers, 16 life trustees, more than 46 trustees; the current board chair is Michael O'Grady. The museum has a director, who oversees the MCA's staff of about 100. Madeleine Grynsztejn replaced 10-year director Robert F