Samuel Shepard Rogers III, known professionally as Sam Shepard, was an American actor, author and director whose career spanned half a century. He won ten Obie Awards for directing, the most won by any writer or director, he wrote 44 plays as well as several books of short stories and memoirs. Shepard received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1979 for his play Buried Child and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of pilot Chuck Yeager in the 1983 film The Right Stuff, he received the PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater Award as a master American dramatist in 2009. New York magazine described Shepard as "the greatest American playwright of his generation."Shepard's plays are known for their bleak, surrealist elements, black comedy, rootless characters living on the outskirts of American society. His style evolved from the absurdism of his early off-off-Broadway work to the realism of plays like Buried Child and Curse of the Starving Class.
Shepard was born on November 1943, in Fort Sheridan, Illinois. He was named Samuel Shepard Rogers III after his father, Samuel Shepard Rogers, Jr. but was called Steve Rogers. Samuel Shepard Rogers, Jr. was a teacher and farmer who served in the United States Army Air Forces as a bomber pilot during World War II. Shepard characterized his father as "a drinking man, a dedicated alcoholic", his mother, Jane Elaine, was a native of Chicago. Shepard worked on a ranch as a teenager. After graduating from Duarte High School in Duarte, California in 1961, he studied animal husbandry at nearby Mt. San Antonio College. While at college, Shepard became enamored of Samuel Beckett and abstract expressionism, he dropped out to join the Bishop's Company. Shepard found work as a busboy at the Village Gate nightclub when he arrived in New York City, in 1962 became involved in the off-off-Broadway theater scene through Ralph Cook, the Village Gate's head waiter. Steve Rogers adopted the professional name Sam Shepard.
Although his plays would be staged at several off-off-Broadway venues, Shepard was most connected with Cook's Theatre Genesis, housed at St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery in the East Village. In 1965, Shepard's one-act plays Dog and The Rocking Chair were produced at La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club; this was the first in many productions of Shepard's work at La MaMa during the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s. In 1967, Tom O'Horgan directed Shepard's Melodrama Play alongside Leonard Melfi's Times Square and Rochelle Owens' Futz at La MaMa. In 1969, Jeff Bleckner directed; the Unseen Hand would influence Richard O'Brien's musical The Rocky Horror Show. Bleckner directed The Unseen Hand alongside Forensic and the Navigators at the nearby Astor Place Theater in 1970. Shepard's play. Seth Allen directed Melodrama Play at La MaMa the following year. In 1981, Tony Barsha directed The Unseen Hand at La MaMa; the production transferred to the Provincetown Playhouse and ran for over 100 performances. Syracuse Stage co-produced The Tooth of Crime at La MaMa in 1983.
In 1983, the Overtone Theatre and New Writers at the Westside co-produced Shepard's plays Superstitions and The Sad Lament of Pecos Bill on the Eve of Killing His Wife at La MaMa. John Densmore performed in his own play Skins and Shepard and Joseph Chaikin's play Tongues, directed as a double bill by Tony Abatemarco, at La MaMa in 1984. Nicholas Swyrydenko directed a production of Geography of a Horse Dreamer at La MaMa in 1985. Several of Shepard's early plays, including Red Cross and La Turista, were directed by Jacques Levy. A patron of the Chelsea Hotel scene, he contributed to Kenneth Tynan's Oh! Calcutta! and drummed sporadically from 1967 through 1971 with the psychedelic folk band The Holy Modal Rounders, appearing on their albums Indian War Whoop and The Moray Eels Eat The Holy Modal Rounders. After winning six Obie Awards between 1966 and 1968, Shepard emerged as a screenwriter with Robert Frank's Me and My Brother and Michelangelo Antonioni's Zabriskie Point. Cowboy Mouth, a collaboration with his then-lover Patti Smith, was staged at The American Place Theatre in April 1971, providing early exposure for Smith, who became a well-known musician.
The story and characters in Cowboy Mouth were loosely inspired by Smith's relationship. After opening night, he abandoned the production and fled to New England without a word to anyone involved. Shortly thereafter, Shepard relocated with his son to London. While in London, he immersed himself in the study of G. I. Gurdjieff's a recurring preoccupation for much of his life. Returning to the United States in 1975, he moved to the 20-acre Flying Y Ranch in Mill Valley, where he raised a young colt named Drum and rode double with his young son on an appaloosa named Cody. Shepard continued to write plays and served for a semester as Regents' Professor of Drama at the University of California, Davis. Shepard accompanied Bob Dylan on the Rolling Thunder Revue of 1975 as the screenwriter for Renaldo and Clara that emerged from the tour. However, because much of the film was improvised, Shepard's work was used, his diary of the tour, Rolling Thunder Logbook, was published in 1978. A decade Dylan and Shepard co-wrote the 11-minute song "Brownsville Girl", included on Dylan's 1986 Knocked Out Loaded album and on compilations.
In 1975, Shepard was named playwright-in-residence at the Magic Theatre in San Francisco, where he created many of his notable works, including his
Michael Harris (offensive lineman)
Michael Cory Harris is an American football guard, retired. He played college football at UCLA, he was signed by the San Diego Chargers as an undrafted free agent on April 30, 2012. He has been a member of the Minnesota Vikings. Harris lettered four years in football at Duarte High School in Duarte, California for coach Wardell Crutchfield as an offensive and defensive tackle, he was a second-team All-Montview League selection as a junior after totalling 57 tackles, three sacks and one fumble recovery on defense and 20 pancake blocks on offense. As a senior, he was credited with 86 tackles, eight sacks, two fumble recoveries and 34 pancake blocks, helping lead his team to a 10-3 record and to the third round of the CIF playoffs, he was chosen MVP Lineman of the Year in the Montview League. He was named first-team All-State by Cal-Hi Sports and was selected to the CIF-Southern Section Mid-Valley team. Harris was member of the ″1000 pound Weightlifting Club″ at his school and lettered four years in basketball and three years in track & field.
Rated as the No. 27 offensive guard nationally and the No. 5 offensive guard in the state of California by Scout.com. He was regarded as a three-star prospect by both Rivals.com. In 2008, he was hampered by a sprained ankle early in the season but he made outstanding progress down the stretch and was the Offensive winner of UCLA's Captain Don Brown Memorial Award for Most Improved Player. In 2009, he started, he played every snap of each game and was on the field for at least 56 snaps in each contest and was Offensive co-winner of UCLA's Captain Don Brown Memorial Award for Most Improved Player. In 2011, Harris started in all 14 games at tackle and played every offensive snap on the season. Harris has developed during his career and was a starter in parts of all four seasons, he finished his career with 42 career starts along the Bruin offensive line. Harris had his first-career start on ESPN’s Monday Night Football against the Oakland Raiders when injuries kept incumbent starter Jared Gaither off the field during training camp.
Harris had an inconsistent rookie season but he ended up playing in 15 games with nine starts. On October 9, 2013, Harris was placed on IR, he had started 3 games in 2013. Harris was released on August 30, 2014. Harris signed with the Minnesota Vikings on August 31, 2014. On March 9, 2016, Harris re-signed a one-year contract with the Minnesota Vikings. On August 30, 2016, Harris was placed on the reserve/NFI list. On February 10, 2017, Harris was released by the Vikings, his biggest thrill in sports was catching a screen pass for a touchdown in his junior season at Duarte and lists former NFL star Jonathan Ogden as the player he admires the most. Michael Harris on Twitter San Diego Chargers bio UCLA Bruins bio
State schools are primary or secondary schools mandated for or offered to all children without charge, funded in whole or in part by taxation. While such schools are to be found in every country, there are significant variations in their structure and educational programs. State education encompasses primary and secondary education, as well as post-secondary educational institutions such as universities and technical schools that are funded and overseen by government rather than by private entities; the position before there were government-funded schools varied: in many instances there was an established educational system which served a significant, albeit elite, sector of the population. The introduction of government-organised schools was in some cases able to build upon this established system, both systems have continued to exist, sometimes in a parallel and complementary relationship and other times less harmoniously. State education is inclusive, both in its treatment of students and in that enfranchisement for the government of public education is as broad as for government generally.
It is organised and operated to be a deliberate model of the civil community in which it functions. Although provided to groups of students in classrooms in a central school, it may be provided in-home, employing visiting teachers, and/or supervising teachers, it can be provided in non-school, non-home settings, such as shopping mall space. State education is available to all. In most countries, it is compulsory for children to attend school up to a certain age, but the option of attending private school is open to many. In the case of private schooling, schools operate independently of the state and defray their costs by charging parents tuition fees; the funding for state schools, on the other hand, is provided by tax revenues, so that individuals who do not attend school help to ensure that society is educated. In poverty stricken societies, authorities are lax on compulsory school attendance because child labour is exploited, it is these same children whose income-securing labour cannot be forfeited to allow for school attendance.
The term "public education" when applied to state schools is not synonymous with the term "publicly funded education". Government may make a public policy decision that it wants to have some financial resources distributed in support of, it may want to have some control over, the provision of private education. Grants-in-aid of private schools and vouchers systems provide examples of publicly funded private education. Conversely, a state school may rely on private funding such as high fees or private donations and still be considered state by virtue of governmental ownership and control. State primary and secondary education involves the following: compulsory student attendance. In some countries, private associations or churches can operate schools according to their own principles, as long as they comply with certain state requirements; when these specific requirements are met in the area of the school curriculum, the schools will qualify to receive state funding. They are treated financially and for accreditation purposes as part of the state education system though they make decisions about hiring and school policy, which the state might not make itself.
Government schools are free to attend for Australian citizens and permanent residents, whereas independent schools charge attendance fees. They can be divided into two categories: selective schools; the open schools accept all students from their government-defined catchment areas. Government schools educate 65% of Australian students, with 34% in Catholic and independent schools. Regardless of whether a school is part of the Government or independent systems, they are required to adhere to the same curriculum frameworks of their state or territory; the curriculum framework however provides for some flexibility in the syllabus, so that subjects such as religious education can be taught. Most school students wear uniforms. Public or Government funded; these schools teach students from Year 1 to 10, with examinations for students in years 5, 8, 10. All public schools follow the National Board Curriculum. Many children girls, drop out of school after completing the 5th Year in remote areas. In larger cities such as Dhaka, this is uncommon.
Many good public schools conduct an entrance exam, although most public schools in the villages and small towns do not. Public schools are the only option for parents and children in rural areas, but there are large numbers of private schools in Dhaka and Chittagong. Many Bangladeshi private schools teach their students in English and follow curricula from overseas, but in public schools lessons are taught in Bengali. Per the Canadian constitution, public-school education in Canada is a provincial responsibility and, as such, there are many variations among the provinces. Junior kindergarten exists as an official program in only Ontario and Quebec while kindergarten is available in every province, but provincial funding and the level of ho
The Old Spaghetti Factory
The Old Spaghetti Factory is an Italian-style chain restaurant in the United States and Canada. The U. S. restaurants are owned by OSF International, based in Portland, while the Canadian restaurants are owned by The Old Spaghetti Factory Canada Ltd. In 2003, the U. S. company alone had 45 restaurants, in 14 states and Japan, sales of $105 million. The U. S. firm operated an Old Spaghetti Factory in Hamburg, from 1983 to 1993, but, its only European location. The chain was founded in Oregon, on January 10, 1969, by Guss Dussin. OSF International is the corporate name of the original, Portland-based company, which had 4,200 employees as of January 1994, in the U. S. and Japan. The Canadian locations are owned by a separate company, the Old Spaghetti Factory Canada Ltd. based in Vancouver. In 1983, the U. S. company opened an Old Spaghetti Factory in Hamburg, its 20th location. The Hamburg restaurant was closed 10 years having been the chain's only European branch; the company cited high labor costs in Germany as the reason this location was not profitable.
The U. S. company had $72 million in sales in 1993, an estimated $90 million in 1998. After the Spokane, Washington location opened in 1974, a 1996 review by The Spokesman-Review called OSF "one of Spokane's most popular restaurants" and "truly an institution" in the city. An Old Spaghetti Factory restaurant opened in Sydney, Australia in 1973, in the historic district of The Rocks, it seems to have been an instant success and was visited by international celebrities. By the second half of 1988 the establishment was being touted as a venue for "family fun". By 2003, the U. S. company had 45 restaurants, in 14 states and Japan, its sales in 2003 totalled $105 million. It had 3,500 employees at that time. In a 2004 article, The Oregonian newspaper wrote that, "The key to the Old Spaghetti Factory's success has always been full-service meals at fast-food prices, served in large restaurants with intimate spaces created by Tiffany lamps, refurbished trolley cars and lots of gleaming brass." However, the article reported that the chain had recorded its first-ever same-store decline in sales as diet-conscious Americans were cutting back on their pasta intake.
In response to that trend, OSF began adding some low-carb options to its menu, but was not planning major changes. Many of the chain's restaurants are located inside historic locations; the restaurant decor traditionally features antiques, including chandeliers, brass headboards and footboards as bench backs for booths. Each restaurant's most prominent feature is a streetcar in the middle of the restaurant with seating inside; the U. S. restaurants are owned by OSF International, based in Portland, while the Canadian restaurants are owned by The Old Spaghetti Factory Canada Ltd. The Canadian chain has 15 Old Spaghetti Factories in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario; the number of U. S. restaurants has fluctuated over the years. As of 1993, the U. S. chain had nine in Japan. In 2003, the U. S. company alone had 45 restaurants, in Japan. The number of U. S. locations stands at 43, in Arizona, Colorado, Indiana, Minnesota, Ohio, Tennessee and Washington. The Old Spaghetti Factory Japan locations were in Nagoya and Kawagoe, Saitama.
The downtown Seattle location, which opened in 1970 and was the second in the chain's history, was closed in December 2016, due to the sale of the building. Spaghetti Warehouse List of Canadian restaurant chains List of Italian restaurants The Old Spaghetti Factory official American website The Old Spaghetti Factory official Canadian website The Old Spaghetti Factory official Japanese website
Monrovia High School
Monrovia High School is a public high school located in Monrovia, California, a northeastern suburb of Los Angeles, United States. Monrovia High School is the only grades 9–12 comprehensive high school in the Monrovia Unified School District. Established in 1893, the campus is located in an environment of neo-Spanish architecture, green lawns, hundred-year-old oak trees, is nestled against the San Gabriel Mountains; the portion of the campus designed in 1928 is the work of noted Los Angeles architect John C. Austin. In 2006, the citizens of Monrovia approved a $45 million bond for the high school. Major construction transformed the campus by adding a science building with technology labs, a gymnasium to support the physical education and sports programs, a stadium and bleachers, an overall renovation of the campus. Monrovia High School has a Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association division 2A band, an indoor drumline and a jazz band. On October 23, 1946, the high school was the site of the fourth debate between incumbent Congressman Jerry Voorhis and his challenger, future president Richard Nixon.
In 1971, George Trapp, an alumnus of the Monrovia high school was the first-round draft pick of the Atlanta Hawks. In 1993, Corie Blount, another alumnus of the school, was the first round draft pick of the Chicago Bulls. On July 22, 1996, then-President Bill Clinton made a speech; the school has been the site of movie shoots including Not Another Teen Movie, A Cinderella Story, Liar, Leave it to Beaver, Drive Me Crazy. MHS was the filming site of 976-EVIL. Competes in the Rio Hondo League in all sports; the varsity football team won the CIF-Southern Section championship in its 10th try, defeating Whittier Christian High of La Habra by a score of 38–8 on December 11, 2010. The game was played at Arcadia High School with Monrovia High as the home team. Head Coach Ryan Maddox is the Pasadena Star-News football coach of the year. Quarterback Nick Bueno, a senior graduating in 2011, wins the Rio Hondo League's Most Valuable Player award and is the Pasadena Star-News player of the year for 2010; the varsity football team won the CIF-Southern Section championship again in 2011, defeating San Gabriel High School on December 10, 2011 by the score of 53–14, at Monrovia High School, giving head coach Ryan Maddox a second championship in a row.
The varsity football team won the CIF-Southern Section championship for the third time in a row in 2012, beating Paraclete High School of Lancaster by the score of 23–7 on November 30, 2012, at Monrovia High School, giving head coach Ryan Maddox a third championship in a row. George Trapp, NBA power forward / Center Corie Blount, NBA power forward Hardiman Cureton, football player Damon Griffin, NFL wide receiver Chris Hale, NFL defensive back Keith Lincoln, AFL running back Johnny Lindell, MLB baseball player Thomas J. Sargent, 2011 Nobel Prize Winner in Economics Leslie Van Houten, member of the Manson Family Roy Zimmerman, NFL quarterback Monrovia High School Monrovia Unified School District home page Monrovia High School Band and Colorguard
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa is a Japanese-born American and Russian actor, sports physiologist, martial artist and stuntman who has appeared on television in Star Trek: The Next Generation, Thunder in Paradise, Nash Bridges, Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding and The Man in the High Castle. His roles have included the voice of Sin Tzu for the video game Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu, Earth Alliance security officer Morishi in Babylon 5, the evil soul-stealing sorcerer Shang Tsung in a film adaptation of the video game Mortal Kombat and the evil mastermind Heihachi Mishima in the film adaptation of Tekken, he portrays Nobusuke Tagomi in The Man in the High Castle, the Amazon original series adaptation of the novel by Philip K. Dick. Tagawa was born in Tokyo, the son of a Japanese actress and a Japanese-American father who served in the United States Army and was stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Fort Polk and Fort Hood, Texas, his mother tongues are English and Japanese but he speaks some Korean and Spanish.
Tagawa was raised in various cities. He and his family settled in Southern California, where he began acting in high school while attending Duarte High School, he was an exchange student in Japan. His breakthrough as an actor came. In 1989, he played an undercover agent of the Hong Kong Narcotics Board in the James Bond film Licence to Kill. In 1991, he starred alongside Dolph Lundgren and Brandon Lee in the action film Showdown in Little Tokyo, where he played the role of Yakuza boss Yoshida, he starred alongside James Hong and Jeff Speakman in the same year in the film The Perfect Weapon, where he played Kai, an assistant to the Korean mafia families. He appeared in the movie Mortal Kombat as the shapeshifting sorcerer Shang Tsung, he appeared as the deadly pirate leader Kabai Sengh in The Phantom. Tagawa is among the actors and directors interviewed in the documentary The Slanted Screen, directed by Jeff Adachi, about the representation of Asian and Asian-American men in Hollywood. Tagawa played Heihachi Mishima in Tekken, the film adaptation of the video game franchise.
In 2006, he provided the voice of Brushogun in Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo. He was in its sequel Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board. In between those two films, Tagawa played Attar's mentor Krull in Tim Burton's version of Planet of the Apes. Tagawa reprised his role as Shang Tsung for the second season of the YouTube series Mortal Kombat: Legacy; this new version of the character was unrelated to Tagawa's previous work as Tsung. He played Satoshi Takeda in Revenge, a powerful CEO in Japan and Emily Thorne's former mentor in her quest for revenge. In season 2, Tagawa took over the role from Hiroyuki Sanada, unable to continue due to scheduling conflicts. Tagawa plays the role of Shogun Tokugawa Tsunayoshi https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tokugawa_Tsunayoshi in the film "47 Ronin" 2013 https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/47_Ronin_ In 2015, Tagawa was cast as one of the lead characters, Nobusuke Tagomi, the Trade Minister of the Pacific States of America in Amazon's The Man in the High Castle based on Philip K. Dick's novel of the same name.
In November 2015, both he and Taimak were honorees for the Fists of Legends Legacy Award at the Urban Action Showcase & Expo. In 2013, Tagawa started working with Ivan Okhlobystin. On November 12, 2015, he was baptized as Panteleymon in the Russian Orthodox Joy of All Who Sorrow church in Moscow. In 2016, he acquired Russian citizenship. Paul, Louis. "Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa". Tales From the Cult Film Trenches. Detroit: Wayne State University Press. Pp. 254–261. ISBN 978-0-7864-2994-3. Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa on IMDb
Twelfth grade, senior year, or grade 12 is the final year of secondary school in most of North America. In other regions it is equivalently referred to as class 12 or Year 13. In most countries students graduate at age 18; some countries have a thirteenth grade. Twelfth grade is the last year of high school. In Australia, the twelfth grade is referred to as Year 12. In New South Wales, students are 16 or 17 years old when they enter Year 12 and 17–18 years during graduation. A majority of students in Year 12 work towards getting an ATAR or OP, which will allow them access to courses at university. In South Australia, this is achieved by completing the SACE. In New South Wales, when completing the, students are required to satisfactorily complete at least 10 units of study in ATAR courses which must include: eight units from Category A courses two units of English three Board Developed courses of two units or greater four subjectsSome Year 12s may receive a Year 12 Jersey. Schools choose the design and writing which are printed or stitched onto the jersey.
Sometimes the last two digits of the year they are graduating are printed on the back along with a personalised nickname. The front may show the school emblem and the student's name, stitched in. Many schools conduct end of year "formals", they are held from any time between graduation in September to November. Australian private schools conduct Year 12 balls in January or February of Year 12 instead of an end of year formal. In Belgium, the 12th grade is called 6de middelbaar or laatste jaar in Dutch, rétho or 6e année in French. In the General Education, this year guides and prepares students for their first year in University by recalling everything learned during the past six years of secondary school. In the Skills Education, this year prepares the students for the professional life with an Intership in the chosen domain. In Brazil, the 12th grade is called terceiro ano do ensino médio informally called terceiro colegial, meaning third grade of high school, it is attended by 17–18 years old students.
During this grade, most students apply to what is called Exame Nacional do Ensino Médio, the Brazilian equivalent of the SATs in the US, vestibular, the individual entrance examination particular to each university. As in many countries, Grade 12 students attend Graduation, which involves a formal official ceremony, a party where students and friends are invited and another party just for the students. In Bulgaria the twelfth grade is the last year of high-school. Twelfth-grade students tend to be 18–19 years old. Students are preparing to take the Matriculation exam in the end of their 2nd semester. In Canada, the twelfth grade is referred to as Grade 12. Students enter their Grade 12 year when they are 16 or 17 years old. If they are 16 years old, they will be turning 17 by December 31 of that year. In many Canadian high schools, student during their year, hold a series of fundraisers, grade-class trips, other social events. Grade 12 Canadian students attend Graduation which involves an official ceremony and a dinner dance.
Ontario had Grade 13, renamed Ontario Academic Credit, before being phased out, leaving Grade 12 as the final year. Grades 12 and 13 were similar to sixth form in England. Quebec is the lone province that does not have Grade 12. Thus, when a student is in Grade 12 in Ontario, for instance, the student in Quebec is in his first year of college. Newfoundland and Labrador did not introduce Grade 12 until 1983. In Denmark, the twelfth grade is the 3rd G, the final year of secondary school. G is equivalent to gymnasium; this is not compulsory. Students are 18-19 or older when they finish secondary school; the age of graduation is caused by the fact that Danish children first start school at 6. The reason that many students will be at the age of 20 when they graduate is because some people choose to have one-year gap between the 9th grade and gymnasium's 1st G, where students go to special art- or sport-oriented boarding schools or become exchange students all over the world; this is optional though. The twelfth grade is the third and last year of High School or secondary school The students graduate from High School the year they turn 19.
The twelfth grade is shorter than the previous ones because the twelfth graders lessons end in February and they go on to take their final exams shortly afterwards. Compulsory education ends after the ninth grade, so the upper grades are optional; the equivalent grade in this country is Terminale, it is the third and last year of lycée, equivalent to High-School, upon completion of which students sit for a test, the Baccalauréat. French-language schools that teach the French government curriculum use the same system of grades as their counterparts in France; this is not compulsory, as education is only