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Keith Pascoe

Keith Pascoe is a musician and conductor from Liverpool, best known for his work with musical ensembles such as the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, the London Philharmonic, the RTÉ Vanbrugh String Quartet. Born in Liverpool, Pascoe studied violin with Jaroslav Vanecek, piano with Eileen Reynolds, conducting with Norman Del Mar at the Royal College of Music in London, he holds first-class honours degrees from both Cork Institute of Technology and NUI, University College Cork and received an Hon. ARAM from the Royal Academy of Music in London. In 2016 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Concert Hall in Ireland, he lives in Cork, Ireland. Pascoe's professional life began in 1981, when he became a founding member of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Subsequent full-time positions included sub-leader of the London Philharmonic at the age of twenty-three, assistant director of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, ten years with exclusive EMI artists, the Britten Quartet. Since 1998, Pascoe has been a violinist with the Vanbrugh Quartet, artists-in-residence to University College Cork.

He is Lecturer in Chamber Music and Violin at the Dublin Institute of Technology, Conservatory of Music, Conductor of the Cork Fleischmann Symphony Orchestra. More in addition to having a busy international schedule, Pascoe has been researching the music of the eighteenth-century composer Luigi Boccherini, his critical editions of a unpublished works by Boccherini, issued by HH Edition, were critically acclaimed. From 2004-2016, Pascoe was conductor of the Cork Symphony Orchestra. From 2016 he has been conductor of the Cork Fleischmann Symphony Orchestra Vanbrugh Quartet Edition HH City of Cork Symphony Orchestra

Monrovia, Alabama

Monrovia known as Vaughn Corners or Thompson Mill, is an unincorporated community in Madison County, United States. It is bordered on the south by the city of Madison, on the southeast by the city of Huntsville, on the west by Limestone County and on the north by the community of Harvest. A post office operated under the name Monrovia from 1878 to 1904. Jeff Gin, located on the southwest corner of the intersection of Jeff Road and Nick Davis Road, began operation in 1956, it was started by Wilburn Douglass. At that time the gin was one of 26 gins in Madison County. Along with the gin, Erle had a farming operation with Jack Vandiver called Vandiver. Jack Vandiver ended up managing the gin. By 1972, Wilburn Douglass and Jack Vandiver realized they did not have enough time to farm and run a gin, so a decision was made to make the gin a co-op, the name was changed to Jeff Gin Company; the area is part of the Madison County School System. Area schools include Endeavor Elementary School Legacy Elementary School Monrovia Elementary School Monrovia Middle School Sparkman Middle School Sparkman High School The community is served by the Harvest-Monrovia Water and Sewer Authority.

The water system maintains several large storage tanks and has a substantial new water treatment facility. The Madison County Sheriff's Department administers order in Monrovia. Monrovia Fire/Rescue is a large volunteer fire department of 81 members serving the residents of west central Madison County; the Huntsville Madison County Public Library maintains a branch, The Monrovia Public Library, in the Monrovia Community Center on Allen Drake Dr. near Phillips Park. The Monrovia Parks and Recreation Association is the owner and operator of Phillips Park and operates youth sports leagues Babe Ruth baseball and softball. MPRA is a non-profit organization run by a board of directors. Caitlin Carver, actress Madison County Commission Madison County Schools

Ronnie Montrose

Ronald Douglas Montrose was an American rock guitarist, who led the bands Montrose and Gamma and performed and did session work with a variety of musicians, including Van Morrison, Herbie Hancock, Beaver & Krause, Boz Scaggs, Edgar Winter, Gary Wright, The Beau Brummels, Dan Hartman, Tony Williams, The Neville Brothers, Marc Bonilla and Sammy Hagar. The first Montrose album was cited as "America's answer to Led Zeppelin" and Ronnie Montrose was referred to as one of the most influential guitarists in American hard rock. Montrose was born in California; when he was a toddler, his parents moved back to his mother's home state of Colorado. He spent most of his younger years in Denver, Colorado until he ran away at about 16 years old to pursue his musical career, he spent most of his life in the San Francisco Bay area. In 1969, he started out in a band called'Sawbuck' with Mojo Collins, Starr Donaldson, Chuck Ruff and Bill Church, they were signed to Fillmore Records, co-owned by producer David Rubinson and promoter Bill Graham, toured and opened for major acts.

At the end of 1970 and beginning of' 71, they were recording Sawbuck. During this time, Rubinson had arranged an audition for Montrose with Van Morrison. Morrison, having moved from New York to California, needed a new band to record his next album Tupelo Honey. Both Montrose and Church left Sawbuck to join Morrison, but both did appear on two songs on the Sawbuck album, released in 1972. Montrose and Church played on the song "Listen to the Lion", recorded during the Tupelo Honey sessions but released on Morrison's next album Saint Dominic's Preview. Montrose played with Boz Scaggs before joining the Edgar Winter Group in 1972 and Montrose recruited Chuck Ruff which ended the band Sawbuck. For Winter's third album release, They Only Come Out at Night, which included the hit singles "Frankenstein" and "Free Ride", Montrose recorded electric guitar, acoustic 12 string, mandolin. Montrose formed Montrose, in 1973, featuring Sammy Hagar on vocals; that incarnation of the band released two albums on Warner Bros.

Records and Paper Money, before Hagar left to pursue a solo career. Although the liner notes for the CD edition of Paper Money said that Montrose was offered to play lead guitar for Mott the Hoople, when he left the Edgar Winter Group, Montrose says that it never happened and was just a rumor, he added his guitar work to Gary Wright's song, "Power of Love" off the 1975 album, The Dream Weaver. The guitarist released two more Montrose band albums in the rock/vocal format shifted direction and released his debut solo album, the all-instrumental Open Fire before returning to the rock-vocal format and forming Gamma in 1979 releasing three albums under that name with Davey Pattison singing. In 1983 he played lead guitar on the song " Telepath" from Paul Kantner's album Planet Earth Rock and Roll Orchestra although he wasn't a member of the original PERRO. In 1985 he joined Seattle's Rail for several months, he was looking for a new band and one of Rail's guitarists, Rick Knotts, had left. Billed as'Rail featuring Montrose' or'Ronnie & Rail', they played a set of half Rail favorites and half Montrose songs.

At the end of the tour, there was an amicable split. He continued to record through the 1980s and 1990s, releasing solo albums including The Speed of Sound, Music from Here, Bearings, as well as another Montrose album titled Mean and a fourth Gamma album Gamma 4. Montrose appeared on Sammy Hagar's solo album Marching to Mars along with original Montrose members bassist Bill Church and drummer Denny Carmassi on the song "Leaving the Warmth of the Womb"; the original Montrose lineup reformed to play as a special guest at several Sammy Hagar concerts in summer 2004 and 2005. Montrose performed from 2001 until 2011 with a Montrose lineup featuring Keith St. John on lead vocals and a rotating cast of veteran hard rock players on bass and drums. In 2011, Montrose formed the'Ronnie Montrose Band' with Randy Scoles on vocals, Dan McNay on bass, Steve Brown on drums, playing music from his entire career, including both Montrose and Gamma songs; this lineup was captured in his final released work, the concert DVD Ronnie Montrose: Live at the Uptown.

During his 2009 tour, Montrose revealed that he had fought prostate cancer for the previous two years but was healthy once again. Montrose had two children and Kira, five grandchildren, he was survived by two brothers and Mike, his wife, Leighsa. On March 3, 2012, Montrose died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, his death was assumed to be the result of his prostate cancer. However, the San Mateo County Coroner's Office released a report that confirmed the guitarist had taken his own life; the toxicology reported a blood alcohol content of 0.31 percent at the time of death. In early 2012, the deaths of his uncle and of Lola, his bulldog, worsened what Guitar Player magazine called a "clinical depression that plagued him

Lithuanian Naval Force Band

The Lithuanian Naval Force Band is an official military band in the Lithuanian Armed Forces. The band has been in existence since 1966, back when Lithuania was still known as the Lithuanian SSR in the Soviet Union. In Soviet times it was a professional Klaipėda City Orchestra. Justin Jonuš was appointed as the first conductor at that time. In 1971, 1974 and 1977 the orchestra won the 2nd place in the LSSR's music competitions, the 1st place in competitions of the same nature in 1979, 1980 and 1983; the band has been part of the National Defense System since 1 May 1998. It began its service in the Lithuanian Armed Forces as part of the 7th Grand Duke Butigeidis Coast Dragoon Battalion of the Lithuanian Land Force. In 2000, the band was transferred to the composition of the Žemaitija Motorized Infantry Brigade in Klaipėda, itself reorganized into the Western Military District. On 1 July 2004, the military reassigned the band to the Lithuanian Naval Forces. Today, the Navy Band, supports events in the City of the surrounding counties.

It participates in solemn ceremonies including military and state holidays and military events, festivals on behalf of Lithuania and the Lithuanian Navy. It has given various concerts in the countries such as the Czech Republic, Hungary and Germany; the repertoire of the group includes various orchestral and contemporary music of Lithuanian and foreign composers. The band celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2016. Lithuanian Armed Forces Headquarters Band Lithuanian Air Force Band Band of the Estonian Defence Forces

2012 Thomas & Uber Cup

The 2012 Thomas & Uber Cup was the 27th tournament of the Thomas Cup and 24th tournament of the Uber Cup. It was held from May 20 -- 2012 at the Wuhan Sports Center Stadium in Wuhan, China. Jakarta and Wuhan submitted bids for the competition. Wuhan was announced as the host by BWF after a meeting in Qingdao during the 2011 Sudirman Cup. All the seeding list based on March 1, 2012 world rankings as the draw was conducted on April 15, 2012; the top four seeding teams is in first pot, follow by next four teams in the second pot and the bottom four teams was put in the third pot. For the knock out draw, to be held after the group stage is completed, the four teams that had topped their group will be ranked according to their world ranking on the 17 May, the top two seeds would be separated each into one half. Seeds 3/4 will be drawn into each half followed by the remaining 5/8 seeded teams. All times are Chinese Standard Time. 2012 Thomas and Uber Cups at Badminton World Federation 2012 Thomas & Uber Cup Finals at