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Funny Girl (musical)

Funny Girl is a 1964 musical with a book by Isobel Lennart, music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Bob Merrill. The semi-biographical plot is based on the life and career of Broadway star, film actress and comedian Fanny Brice featuring her stormy relationship with entrepreneur and gambler Nick Arnstein, its original title was My Man. The musical was produced by Ray Stark, Brice's son-in-law via his marriage to her daughter Frances, starred Barbra Streisand; the production was nominated for eight Tony Awards but, facing tough competition from Hello, Dolly!, it failed to win in any categories. The original cast recording of Funny Girl was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2004; the musical is set in and around New York City just prior to and following World War I. Ziegfeld Follies star Fanny Brice, awaiting the return of her husband, Nicky Arnstein, from prison, reflects on their life together, their story is told as a flashback. Fanny is a stage-struck teen, her mother and her friend Mrs. Strakosh try to dissuade her from show business because Fanny is not the typical beauty.

But Fanny perseveres and is helped and encouraged by Eddie Ryan, a dancer she meets in the vaudeville shows. Once Fanny's career takes off and Mrs. Brice lament that once she's on Broadway she'll forget about them. Fanny performs a romantic number in the Follies, but she turns it into a classic comic routine, ending the number as a pregnant bride, she meets the sophisticated and handsome Nick Arnstein, who accompanies Fanny to her mother's opening night party on "Henry Street". Fanny is falling in love with Nick, while acknowledging their complex vulnerabilities, they meet in Baltimore and have a private dinner at a swanky restaurant and declare their feelings. Fanny is determined to marry Nick, regardless of his gambling past, they do move to a mansion on Long Island. In the meantime, Mrs. Strakosh and Eddie suggest to Miss. Brice that she should find a man to marry, now that her daughter is supporting her. Fanny has become a major star with the Ziegfeld Follies. Nick asks Ziegfeld to invest in a gambling casino, but although Ziegfeld passes, Fanny insists on investing.

When the venture fails and they lose their money, Fanny tries to make light of it, which propels Nick to get involved in a shady bond deal, resulting in his arrest for embezzlement. Fanny feels helpless but stronger than in her love for him. In the present, Fanny has time to reflect on her situation. Nick arrives, newly released from prison, he and Fanny decide to separate, she is resolves to pick up her life again. Ray Stark had commissioned an authorized biography of Brice, based on taped recollections she had dictated, but was unhappy with the result, it cost him $50,000 to stop publication of The Fabulous Fanny, as it had been titled by the author. Stark turned to Ben Hecht to write the screenplay for a biopic, but neither Hecht nor the ten writers who succeeded him were able to produce a version that satisfied Stark. Isobel Lennart submitted My Man, which pleased both Stark and Columbia Pictures executives, who offered Stark $400,000 plus a percentage of the gross for the property. After reading the screenplay, Mary Martin contacted Stark and proposed it be adapted for a stage musical.

Stark discussed the possibility with producer David Merrick, who suggested Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim compose the score. Sondheim told Styne, "I don't want to do the life of Fanny Brice with Mary Martin. She's not Jewish. You need someone ethnic for the part." Shortly after, Martin backed out. Merrick discussed the project with Jerome Robbins, she agreed to play Brice. Merrick suggested Styne collaborate with Dorothy Fields, he went to Palm Beach, Florida for a month and composed music he thought Bancroft would be able to sing. While he was there, he met Bob Merrill, he played the five melodies he had written for him. Merrill agreed to write lyrics for them. Styne was happy with the results and the two men completed the rest of the score flew to Los Angeles to play it for Stark and Bancroft, at odds with Merrill because of an earlier personal conflict, she listened to the score stated, "I want no part of this. It's not for me."With Bancroft out of the picture, Eydie Gormé was considered, but she agreed to play Brice only if her husband Steve Lawrence was cast as Nick Arnstein.

Since they thought he was wrong for the role and Robbins approached Carol Burnett, who said, "I'd love to do it but what you need is a Jewish girl." With options running out, Styne thought Barbra Streisand, whom he remembered from I Can Get It for You Wholesale, would be perfect. She was performing at the Bon Soir in Greenwich Village and Styne urged Robbins to see her, he asked her to audition. Styne recalled, "She looked awful... All her clothes were out of thrift shops. I saw Fran Stark staring at her, obvious distaste on her face." Despite his wife's objections, Stark hired Streisand on the spot. Robbins had an argument with Lennart and told Stark he wanted her replaced because he thought she was not capable of adapting her screenplay into a viable book for a stage musical. Stark refused and Rob

Only God Can Judge Me

Only God Can Judge Me is the eighth studio album by American hip hop recording artist Master P, released on October 26, 1999 by No Limit Records, Priority Records and EMI. It was produced by Carlos Stephens, XL, Ke'Noe, Sons Of Funk, Jermaine Dupri, features several guest contributions from fellow American rappers such as Nas, Jermaine Dupri, Silkk the Shocker and Magic, it marked Master P's return to Rap as a solo artist after P vowed he would retire as a solo artist after the chart-topping "MP Da Last Don" in 1998. There were videos for the two singles Step to Da Ballers released, it has been certified Gold by the RIAA for shipments of 500,000 units. It has sold over more than 1 million copies worldwide. SamplesGhetto Prayer interpolates Aaliyah's "If Your Girl Only Knew". Aswad - Composer C-Murder - Primary Artist Jodi Cohen - Design, Layout Design De'Mond - Guest Artist, Primary Artist Jermaine Dupri - Guest Artist, Producer Ghetto Commission - Performer, Primary Artist Ke'Noe - Producer Ricco Lumpkins - Engineer, Producer M.

A. C. - Guest Artist, Primary Artist Magic - Guest Artist, Primary Artist Master P- Executive Producer, Performer Mercedes - Primary Artist Ms. Peaches - Primary Artist Mystikal - Primary Artist Nas - Guest Artist Porsha - Primary Artist Rappin' 4-Tay - Vocals Donald "XL" Robertson Producer Silkk the Shocker - Guest Artist, Primary artist Sons of Funk - Vocals Carlos Stephens - Arranger, Producer Suga Bear - Producer, Vocals Step To Dis List of number-one R&B albums of 1999

Church of Our Lady and St Michael, Abergavenny

The Church of Our Lady and St Michael, Monmouthshire is a Roman Catholic parish church. Built between 1858–60, the architect was Benjamin Bucknall, it is a Grade II* listed building. Abergavenny remained a Catholic stronghold in the years after the Reformation and its first Catholic church was built on Frogmore Street; this was replaced as the town's main Catholic church by Our Lady and St Michael's in 1860. The construction of the church was funded by a local solicitor, John Baker Gabb, the architect was Benjamin Bucknall. Bucknall was engaged on the building of Woodchester Mansion, Gloucestershire for another Catholic client, William Leigh, aged only 25, was seen as a coming man in Catholic architectural circles. Bucknall's intellectual and architectural influences were the work and ideas of Augustus Pugin, he converted to Catholicism in the year of Pugin's death, the French Gothic Revival architect Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, with whom Bucknall was in regular correspondence; the church is constructed with an accompanying Tudor Gothic presbytery.

Built of Old Red Sandstone, with Bath Stone dressings and slate roofs, the church comprises a nave and South aisles and a chancel. An intended "grand tower and spire" were never built. Simon Jenkins describes the church as "a bold composition of church and presbytery." The interior of the church is unchanged since its construction with all of its original Victorian furniture and furnishings intact. The presbytery is unspoilt; the church has "an exceptionally fine collection of medieval and vestments". Jenkins, Simon. Wales: Churches, Castles. London: Penguin. ISBN 978-0-713-99893-1. Newman, John. Gwent/Monmouthshire; the Buildings of Wales. London: Penguin. ISBN 0-14-071053-1

Mentor, Minnesota

Mentor is a city in Polk County, United States. It is part of the Grand Forks-ND-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area; the population was 153 at the 2010 census. The city is near Maple Lake. A post office called Mentor has been in operation since 1882; the city was named after Ohio. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.87 square miles, all of it land. As of the census of 2010, there were 153 people, 79 households, 39 families living in the city; the population density was 81.8 inhabitants per square mile. There were 95 housing units at an average density of 50.8 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 96.7% White, 1.3% Native American, 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.0% of the population. There were 79 households of which 17.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.2% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.1% had a male householder with no wife present, 50.6% were non-families.

43.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.5% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.94 and the average family size was 2.59. The median age in the city was 50.8 years. 15% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the city was 47.7 % female. As of the census of 2000, there were 150 people, 82 households, 45 families living in the city; the population density was 79.3 people per square mile. There were 102 housing units at an average density of 53.9 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White. There were 82 households out of which 17.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.7% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 45.1% were non-families. 41.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 26.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.83 and the average family size was 2.44. In the city, the population was spread out with 14.0% under the age of 18, 4.7% from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 30.7% from 45 to 64, 26.7% who were 65 years of age or older.

The median age was 49 years. For every 100 females, there were 105.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.8 males. The median income for a household in the city was $21,705, the median income for a family was $27,917. Males had a median income of $24,688 versus $16,250 for females; the per capita income for the city was $12,972. There were 3.6% of families and 13.5% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 29.4% of those over 64

1969 NBA draft

The 1969 NBA draft was the 23rd annual draft of the National Basketball Association. The draft was held on April 7, 1969, May 7, 1969, before the 1969–70 season. In this draft, 14 NBA teams took turns selecting amateur U. S. college basketball players. A player who had finished his four-year college eligibility was eligible for selection. If a player left college early, he would not be eligible for selection until his college class graduated; the first two picks in the draft belonged to the teams that finished last in each division, with the order determined by a coin flip. The Milwaukee Bucks won the coin flip and were awarded the first overall pick, while the Phoenix Suns were awarded the second pick; the remaining first-round picks and the subsequent rounds were assigned to teams in reverse order of their win–loss record in the previous season. The Los Angeles Lakers were awarded an extra first-round draft pick as settlement of the Rudy LaRusso trade to the San Francisco Warriors; the draft consisted of 20 rounds comprising the selection of 218 players.

Lew Alcindor from UCLA was selected first overall by the Milwaukee Bucks. He went on to win the Rookie of the Year Award and was selected to both All-NBA Second Team and All-Star Game in his first season; the following season, the Bucks acquired former first overall pick Oscar Robertson from the Cincinnati Royals. They led the Bucks to a league-best 66 wins in the regular season; the Bucks beat the Baltimore Bullets in the Finals to win their first NBA championship, in only their third season. In that season, Alcindor won the Most Valuable Player Award and Finals Most Valuable Player Award, he went on to win five more NBA championships in the 1980s with the Los Angeles Lakers, where he teamed up with Magic Johnson, the first pick in 1979. He won another Finals Most Valuable Player Award in 1985, he won a total of six Most Valuable Player Award, the most in the history of the NBA. He held the record for the most All-Star Game selections with 19 and the most All-NBA Team selections with 15. Furthermore, he was selected to the second most selections.

He retired as all–time league scoring leader with 38,387 points and the all–time league leader in total blocked shots with 3,189 blocks. For his achievements, he has been inducted to the Basketball Hall of Fame, he was named in the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History list announced at the league's 50th anniversary in 1996. Jo Jo White, the ninth pick, won two NBA championships with the Boston Celtics in 1974 and 1976, he was named as the Finals Most Valuable Player in the latter. He was selected to seven All-Star Games. 45th pick Bob Dandridge won two NBA championships with the Milwaukee Bucks in 1971 and with the Washington Bullets in the 1978. He was selected to four All-Star Games. Norm Van Lier, the 34th pick, was selected to both the All-Star Game, he was selected to eight All-Defensive Teams. Two other players from this draft, 10th pick Butch Beard and 61st pick Steve Mix, was selected to an All-Star Game. Beard became a head coach after his playing career, he coached the New Jersey Nets for two seasons in the 1990s.

Three other players drafted went on to have a coaching career: 43rd pick Fred Carter, 68th pick Gene Littles and 187th pick Mack Calvin. In the 13th round, the San Francisco Warriors selected Denise Long, a girl's high school player from Whitten, Iowa. Long, who averaged 62.8 points per game in her senior year, became the first female to be drafted by an NBA team. However, the selection was voided by the commissioner as a publicity stunt. In the 15th round, the Phoenix Suns selected track and field athlete Bob Beamon from the University of Texas at El Paso with the 189th pick, he had just won the gold medal at the 1968 Olympic Games. Although he had played basketball before his athletics career, he stayed with it and never played in the NBA. A On October 20, 1967, the Chicago Bulls acquired Flynn Robinson, 1968 and 1969 second-round picks from the Cincinnati Royals in exchange for Guy Rodgers; the Bulls used the pick to draft Johnny Baum. B On August 27, 1968, the Phoenix Suns acquired a second-round pick from the Boston Celtics in exchange for Em Bryant.

The Suns used the pick to draft Gene Williams. C On December 17, 1968, the Phoenix Suns acquired Jim Fox and a third-round pick from the Detroit Pistons in exchange for McCoy McLemore; the Suns used the pick to draft Lamar Green. ^ 1: Lew Alcindor changed his name to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in 1971.^ 2: The Los Angeles Lakers were awarded an extra first-round draft pick as settlement of the Rudy LaRusso trade to the San Francisco Warriors on August 31, 1967. General Specific NBA.com NBA.com: NBA Draft History 1969 NBA Draft at Basketball Reference

Franklin High School (New Hampshire)

Franklin High School is located in Franklin, New Hampshire, United States. Students come from the neighboring town of Hill. Franklin is known in the area for its football and baseball teams, their main sports rival is Winnisquam Regional High School in the neighboring town of Tilton. FallVolleyball Field hockey Football Soccer Cheering Golf WinterBasketball Wrestling Winter cheering SpringBaseball Softball Track and field Football and baseball are the school's best sports programs, each playing in championship games in the past 5 years; the football won the state championship against Mascoma in 2012, marking the second state championship win in 4 years and their fourth appearance in six years. The football and the softball teams both won the championship game in 2008; the school's cheer team has won national honors within the past five years. Official website