Matanzas is the capital of the Cuban province of Matanzas. Known for its poets and Afro-Cuban folklore, it is located on the northern shore of the island of Cuba, on the Bay of Matanzas, 90 kilometres east of the capital Havana and 32 kilometres west of the resort town of Varadero. Matanzas is called the City of Bridges, for the seventeen bridges that cross the three rivers that traverse the city. For this reason it was referred to as the "Venice of Cuba." It was called "La Atenas de Cuba" for its poets. Matanzas is known as the birthplace of rumba. Matanzas was founded in 1693 as San Carlos y San Severino de Matanzas; this followed a royal decree issued on September 25, 1690, which decreed that the bay and port of Matanzas be settled by 30 families from the Canary Islands. Matanzas was one of the regions that saw intensive development of sugar plantations during the colonial era. Many African slaves were imported to support the sugar industry during the first half of the nineteenth century. For example, in 1792 there were 1900 slaves in Matanzas 30% of its population.
In 1817, the slave population of Matanzas had grown to 10,773, comprising nearly 50% of the overall population. By 1841, 53,331 slaves made up 62.7% of the population of Matanzas. Census figures for 1859 put the Matanzas slave population at 104,519. Matanzas was the site of several slave insurrections and plots, including the infamous Escalera conspiracy. Due to the high number of both slaves and free Afro-Cubans in Matanzas, the retention of African traditions is strong there. In 1898, Matanzas became the location of the first action in the Spanish–American War; the city was bombarded by American Navy vessels on April 25, 1898, just after the beginning of the war. The name Matanzas means "massacre" and refers to a putative slaughter at the port of the same name, in which 30 Spanish soldiers tried to cross one of the rivers to attack an aboriginal camp on the far shore; the Spanish soldiers had no boats, so they enlisted the help of native fishermen. However, once they reached the middle of the river, the fishermen flipped the boats, due to the Spanish soldiers' heavy metal armor, most of them drowned.
Only two women—one said to be the beautiful María de Estrada—survived, the result of being taken by a Cacique. De Estrada is said to have escaped the "power of the Cacique" and married Pedro Sánchez Farfán in the city of Trinidad; the city is located on the north shore of the island of Cuba, on all three sides of the Bay of Matanzas. The bay cuts deep in the island, three rivers flow in the bay inside city limits. To the south-east, the landscape rises into a hill called Pan de Matanzas, divided from the Atlantic coast by the Yumuri Valley and a coastal ridge; the city of Matanzas is divided into three neighborhoods: Versalles and Pueblo Nuevo. The municipality is divided into the barrios of Bachicha, Bailén, Bellamar, Camarioca, Cárcel, Ceiba Mocha, Colón, Corral Nuevo, Guanábana, Ojo de Agua, San Luis, San Severino, Simpson y Monserrate and Yumurí. In 2004, the municipality of Matanzas had a population of 143,706. With a total area of 317 km2, it has a population density of 453.3/km2. Matanzas is served by Juan Gualberto Gómez Airport, 15 km east of the city.
The city has two railway stations. The main station is on the main line from Havana to Santiago de Cuba; the electrified Hershey train operates by a different route to Havana from a separate station in the barrio of Versalles. Matanzas is served by Viazul and Astro buses. After two failed attempts Matanzas had a tramway in 1916. In 1952 it acquired tramcars from Havana Electric Railway, but converted with buses by new owners Omnibus Urbanos SA in 1954; the Via Blanca highway connects the city with Varadero in the east. The University of Matanzas is the province's high learning education institution. Pharmaceutical Museum - established in 1882 Museo Historico Provincial de Matanzas - Provincial History Museum Sauto Theater - Teatro Sauto - Opened in 1863, the theatre hosts plays, opera and symphonic concerts, it is a National Monument of Cuba. Catedral San Carlos De Borromeo nearby Bellamar caves a National Monument of Cuba. Boating on the Canimar River Matanzas bridges Casino Español - Now being restored.
Matanzas High School Necropolis de San Carlos Borromeo Quinta de Bellamar, heritage house and church The Aqueduct of Matanzas, today a national monument, was built in 1870 and is still providing the City with Water from the spring Manantial de Bello. An ingenious construction built 1912 till 1912 by Fernando Heydrich and Company. Eufemio Abreu, Negro league baseball player Bernardo Benes, exiled Cuban born lawyer and civic leader in Miami Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons - Afro-Cuba Artist-photography, audiovisual media, sculpture, born in Matanzas in 1959 José Cardenal - MLB player for the San Francisco Giants, California Angels, Cleveland Indians, St. Louis Cardinals, Milwaukee Brewers, Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies, New York Mets, the Kansas City Royals Jesus Cabrera - Leading Cuban Pathologist was born in Matanzas in 1929 Leo Cárdenas - Former major league baseball player and 5-time All-Star was born in Matanzas in 1938 Rafael Cruz - Born in Matanzas in 1939.
Redux a compilation album by Adam Ant. It is a 15-track bonus disc that only came with the Adam Ant Remastered limited edition collector's box set released 11 April 2005, it features unreleased demo versions of songs from his previous albums. Along with Redux, Adam Ant Remastered came with remastered versions of Friend or Foe, Strip & Vive Le Rock, which contained demos and outtakes from their respective albums. Most of the demos on Redux were from older Adam and the Ants albums, however, a few demos from his solo career appear on it as well; the first four tracks are demos from 1980 for Adam and the Ants' breakthrough album, Kings of the Wild Frontier, recorded at KPM studio. "Prick Up Your Ears" is about 1960's English playwright & author Joe Orton and his mentor, lover & eventual murderer Kenneth Halliwell. By the time it became "The Magnificent Five," the lyrics became about Adam and the Ants. Tracks five through eight are demos from 1981 from the Prince Charming, recording sessions at Windmill Lane Studios.
Tracks nine through eleven are demos from Friend or Foe. "Seven Up" is a unreleased instrumental. Tracks twelve through fourteen are Vive Le Rock demos; the final track is a cover of the title track to T. Rex's "Dandy in the Underworld," recorded at John Reynolds' studio in Notting Hill. "Prick Up Your Ears" "Jolly Roger" "Making History" "Don't Be Square Be There" "Mowhok" "That Voodoo!" "Five Guns West" "Ups and Downs" "Friend or Foe" "Seven Up" "Desperate But Not Serious/Manzanera" "Saigon" "Scorpio Rising" "Mohair Lockeroom Pin-Up Boys" "Dandy in the Underworld"
SONATA VI are two paintings, Stellar sonata. Allegro and Stellar sonata. Andante, of Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis from 1908. Čiurlionis was painter. His most famous musical compositions are the symphonic poems. In the Forest and The Sea, they are both in a late romantic idiom. As a painter Čiurlionis was a symbolist rooted in Lithuanian mythology, his paintings were built in part by musical form principles. Čiurlionis painted seven pictorial sonatas. He numbered them, his pictorial sonatas can be connected with synaesthesia, the fusion of music and art, embody an original approach to synæstesis. The artist uses principles of musical composition in the paintings associated with the structure of musical forms such as sonatas, fugues or preludes, he united motifs from reality, spatial levels and contrasting symbolic images into a single compositional system or cycle, based on the dynamics of rhythm. Stellar Sonata. Allegro is a vision of outer space with fantastic multi-layered images; the compositional elements of the painting are arranged in a complex varying rhythm.
To portray the third dimension he instead overlays of varying opacity. Čiurlionis imagines the universe as a grand polyphonic symphony, junctions of cosmic nebulae and sunlight. The waves of this space ocean - the songs - mix together to form a rich and beautiful network pierced by the path of the Milky Way; the movement in outer space is rhythmic and harmonic. The symbol of order and harmony in the universe is an angel-like, a figure of light standing on a tapered tower of light; the second part of the sonata is solemn and monumental, but much more restrained: a few bands of cosmic fog blur one spherical planet the Earth itself, an angel goes over the band of the Milky Way, gives the impression of serene and magnificent music. This is one of the artist's most musical creations, full of the interplay of colors, rhythmic variations and a powerful imagination
Count Tokugawa Satotaka was a Japanese samurai of the late Edo period who became a government official in the Meiji, Taishō, Shōwa eras. Younger brother of Tokugawa Iesato, his childhood name was Bannosuke. Served as a member of the House of Peers and the Board of Trustees of Gakushūin. In the pre-1945 nobility, he held the rank of count. Father: Tokugawa Yoshiyori Mother: Takai Takeko Wives: Kyoko, Daughter of 15th shōgun Yoshinobu Shimazu Tomoko, Daughter of Shimazu Tadayoshi Children: Sumiko married Naoyoshi Mizoguchi by Kyoko Tokiko married Tsuchiya Kennao by Kyoko Tsuyako married Tachibana Kantoku by Kyoko Shuko married Tokugawa Takesada of Matsudo-Tokugawa Family by Kyoko Satonari Tokugawa by Tomoko Keiko married Okubo Kan’ichi by Tomoko
His House in Order is a 1920 American silent drama film produced by Famous Players-Lasky and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It starred Elsie Ferguson, it is based on a 1906 West End play by Sir Arthur Wing Pinero which played in New York where it starred John Drew and Margaret Illington. The story was filmed again in the United Kingdom in 1928 and titled House in Order; as described in a film magazine, young impulsive Englishwoman Nina Graham, left penniless by the death of her father, takes a position as governess in the home of Filmer Jesson, M. P. Filmer's wife Annabelle is killed in an accident, Nina learns that Annabelle had been carrying on an affair with an army officer. Nina and Filmer marry, but she is harassed by his constant references to his departed wife, his discovery that Annabelle was not the paragon he thought she was unnerves him and he seeks solace in the love of Nina. Elsie Ferguson as Nina Graham Holmes Herbert as Filmer Jesson Vernon Steele as Hillary Jesson Margaret Linden as Annabelle Jesson Marie Burke as Geraldine Ridgley Lawrence Johnson as Derek Jesson William P. Carleton as undetermined role Forrest Robinson as undetermined Jane Jennings as undetermined Lewis Sealy as undetermined Regis Collins as undetermined Inez Borrero as undetermined Both the 1920 American and the 1928 British film are now considered to be lost films.