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George R. R. Martin

George Raymond Richard Martin known as GRRM, is an American novelist and short story writer in the fantasy and science fiction genres and television producer. He wrote the series of epic fantasy novels, A Song of Ice and Fire, adapted into the HBO series Game of Thrones. In 2005, Lev Grossman of Time called Martin "the American Tolkien", in 2011, he was included on the annual Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world. George Raymond Martin was born on September 20, 1948, in Bayonne, New Jersey, the son of longshoreman Raymond Collins Martin and Margaret Brady Martin. On his mother's side his family used to be wealthy, owned a successful construction business, but they lost it all in the great depression. Something Martin was reminded about every day when he passed what used to be his family's dock and house, it made him feel that if they were poor, they came from greatness, taken away from them. He has two younger sisters and Janet, his mother was of half Irish ancestry. He acknowledges French, English and German roots, which were confirmed on the television series Finding Your Roots.

However, while he believed he was a quarter Italian because of who he was told was his paternal grandfather, a DNA test on the show confirmed his Irish and other ancestries but excluded any Italian ancestry, showing instead he is a quarter Ashkenazi Jewish. The family first lived in a house on Broadway. In 1953, they moved to a federal housing project near the Bayonne docks. During Martin's childhood, his world consisted predominantly of "First Street to Fifth Street", between his grade school and his home. Martin began writing and selling monster stories for pennies to other neighborhood children, dramatic readings included, he wrote stories about a mythical kingdom populated by his pet turtles. Martin had a habit of starting "endless stories" that he never completed, as they didn't turn out as great as word on paper as he had imagined them in his head. Martin attended Mary Jane Donohoe School and Marist High School. While there he became an avid comic book fan, developing a strong interest in the superheroes being published by Marvel Comics, credited Stan Lee for being one of his greatest literary influences.

A letter Martin wrote to the editor of Fantastic Four was printed in issue No. 20. Fans who read his letters wrote him letters in turn, through such contacts, Martin joined the fledgling comics fandom of the era, writing fiction for various fanzines. In 1965, Martin won comic fandom's Alley Award for Best Fan Fiction for his prose superhero story "Powerman vs; the Blue Barrier". In 1970, Martin earned a B. S. in journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism in Evanston, graduating summa cum laude. S. in Journalism in 1971 from Medill. Eligible for the draft during the Vietnam War, to which he objected, Martin applied for and obtained conscientious objector status. In the mid-1970s, Martin met English professor George Guthridge from Dubuque, Iowa, at a science fiction convention in Milwaukee. Martin persuaded Guthridge not only to give speculative fiction a second look, but to write in the field himself. Guthridge has since been a finalist for the Hugo Award and twice for the Nebula Award for science fiction and fantasy.

In 1998, Guthridge and Janet Berliner won the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in the Novel for their Children of the Dusk. In turn, Guthridge helped Martin in finding a job at Clarke University. Martin "wasn't making enough money to stay alive" from writing and the chess tournaments, says Guthridge. From 1976 to 1978, Martin was an English and journalism instructor at Clarke, he became Writer In Residence at the college from 1978 to 1979. While he enjoyed teaching, the sudden death of friend and fellow author Tom Reamy in late 1977 made Martin reevaluate his own life, he decided to try to become a full-time writer; when his wife graduated from Clarke in 1979, he resigned from his job, being tired of the hard winters in Dubuque, they moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1979, which they had "fallen in love with" after a visit the year before on their way to the worldcon in Phoenix. Martin began selling science fiction short stories professionally in 1970, at age 21, his first sale was "The Hero", published in its February 1971 issue.

His first story to be nominated for the Hugo Award and Nebula Awards was "With Morning Comes Mistfall", published in 1973 in Analog magazine. In 1975 his story "...for a single yesterday" about a post-apocalyptic timetripper was selected for inclusion in Epoch, a science fiction anthology edited by Roger Elwood and Robert Silverberg. His first novel, Dying of the Light, was completed in 1976 right before he moved to Dubuque and

Springwater School

Springwater School was built in 1922 and is located in Starland County, 10 miles north of the Michichi turn off on Highway 9 in Alberta, Canada. The School was part of the Drumheller School Division No. 30. Though it is no longer in use, it has been well maintained by the Springwater Homestead Foundation. Built by a local stonemason, the school was built with all local stones. There were only ten students when the school opened. In addition to being a school, the building hosted many community events after closing as a school. In April, 1952, the school was sold to the Majestic Farrell Lake Women's Institute, it was remained as a community hall. The 1988 movie Bye Bye Blues was filmed in the area, the Springwater School was used as a set.

Juan Vásquez (composer)

Juan Vásquez was a Spanish priest and composer of the Renaissance. He can be considered part of the School of Andalusia group of composers along with Francisco Guerrero, Cristóbal de Morales, Juan Navarro Hispalensis and others. Relative to the standards of early music composers, the life of Juan Vásquez is unknown, despite the best efforts of leading musicologists; as a result, all mentions of his age are educated guesses by professionals rather than hard facts. A chapel singer from boyhood, his engagement in 1511 as a "contralto" at the cathedral of Plasencia, Cáceres indicates that he was still a boy at that time, he does not appear in any other records for nearly 20 years. In late 1530 he turns up at Badajoz Cathedral; the year 1539 finds him singing in Palencia Cathedral. He seems to have gone to Madrid in 1541, but by 1545 he was back in his native city of Badajoz as the cathedral's chapel master. From 1551, he was on the payroll of Seville's Don Antonio de Zuñiga, to whom Vásquez dedicated his collection that year of Villancicos I canciones.

It's thought. In 1560 all his secular compositions were published in Recopilatión de sonetos y villancicos, his sole surviving work of sacred music is the Agenda defunctorum of 1556. In this work for four voices Vásquez not only demonstrated his ability with extended forms of music but conveyed his facility for counterpoint and his beautiful and melodious lines. Cantus firmi are apparent in this work but he used them intermittently in all of the voices at various places; the music employs both plainchant and polyphony, with his best and most extensive use of polyphony to be found in the Missa pro defunctis from that collection. The Office of the Dead is highly regarded for its contemplative qualities, standing well alongside Vásquez's elegantly simple songs which have more reputation today; the bulk of Vásquez's compositions are ingeniously written secular villancicos, employing texts by leading Spanish poets of the day. Most of the music is formally typical but qualitative aspects of his music included easy counterpoint, textual emphasis with care given to the music for this purpose and delightful variations.

Many of them include folk poetry and allude to Spanish folk song styles, they seem to have been quite popular during the composer's lifetime. Vásquez's setting is remarkable for being part of a complete Agenda defunctorum that included Matins and Lauds in addition to the more usual Vespers and Mass. In the first publication, the original Sevillan chants appear alongside their polyphonic elaborations, it was in Spain and Portugal that the tradition of stile antico requiem settings had the greatest longevity, its ramifications extending well into the next century, through the colonial possessions of both countries, into new continents as well. The service seems to follow the example of Morales and indeed both were written for Seville. Vásquez composed his imposing Agenda defunctorum in 1556 in Sevilla. For the text Vásquez has chosen parts out of the Officium Defunctorum of the Seville Cathedral. Versions of most of these chants can be found in the modern Liber Usualis; this work by Vásquez consists of six parts: Inventorium, In Primo Nocturno, In secundo Noctruno, In tertio Nocturno, Ad Laudes, Missa pro defunctis.

The musical items not set polyphonically by Vásquez would have been performed using their original plainchant with improvised polyphony. The items which Vásquez set whose corresponding chants can be found in the Liber Usualis are the Invitatory, Psalm no.5, nine antiphons, five lessons, one Responsorium, the Canticum Zachariae, the Requiescant in pace and the Missa pro defunctis. Vásquez has written this Agenda defunctorum for four voices. In most of the pieces from the Agenda defunctorum, Vásquez uses the homophonic and polyphonic style alternately; the Canticum Zachariae is optimised for alternating between these, in which the strophe with numbers will be performed by several voices, the strophe with odd numbers by one voice. The Responsorium Libera me, Domine is written for alternating plainsong and polyphony; the Graduale is set for three voices. Agenda Defunctorum: Capilla Peñaflorida, Josep Cabré. Isabel Álvarez, Karmele Iriarte, M. Jesús Ugalde, David Azurza, Mirari Pérez, David Sagastume, Jon Bagüés, Josep Benet, Peio Ormazábal, Nicolás Basarrate, Aitor Sáiz de Cortázar, Gonzalo Ubani, Fernando Sánchez, Loreto Fernández Imaz.

CD, 73:22, Almaviva 0122, ASIN: B000025Q3B, UPC: 8427287101220, recorded June 1996. Ex Agenda Defunctorum Officium: Coro de Cámara de la Universidad de Salamanca, Bernardo García-Bernalt. Gloria Ramos Sánez de Tejada, Amparo Cerdá Miralles, Araceli Rodríguez Flores, Paz Carrasco García, Paz Vara Castro, Miriam Gutíerrez Martínez, Inmaculada Vara Castro, Raquel Nieto Arroyo, Mercedes Pinto Oviedo, Bernardo García-Bernalt Alonso, etc. CD, 49:50, Radio Nacional de España 640036, recorded January 1991. Villancicos - Quink Vocal Ensemble 2013 Si no os hubiera mirado: Los Afectos Diversos, Nacho Rodríguez. Selection from his "Recopilación de sonetos y villancicos a quatro y a cinco", Sevilla, 1560. Cristina Teijeiro, Flavio Ferri-Benedetti, Gabriel Díaz, Diego Blázquez, Fran Braojos, Nacho Rodríguez, Manuel Jimé

Liberation (Bunny Wailer album)

Liberation is a reggae album by Bunny Wailer, released in 1989 under the Gallo record label. Wailer was one third of The Wailers, with Bob Marley. Liberation was praised and considered a landmark album. All tracks written by Neville "Bunny" Livingston. "Rise and Shine" "Liberation" "Botha the Mosquito" "Want to Come Home" "Ready When You Ready" "Didn't You Know" "Dash Wey the Vial" "Bald Head Jesus" "Food" "Serious Thing" Bunny Wailer - Percussion, Director, Producer, Cover Art Concept The Psalms - Background vocals Tony "Asher" Brissett - Keyboards Barry Barrington Bailey - Horn Headley Bennett - Horn Errol Carter - Bass Steven "Cat" Coore - Guitar Carlton "Santa" Davis - drums Sly Dunbar - Drums Bobby Ellis - Horn Harry T. Powell - Percussion Eric "Bingy Bunny" Lamont - Rhythm guitar Sugar Minott - Drums Johnny "Dizzy" Moore - Horn Sylvan Morris - Engineer Karl Pitterson - Mixing Dwight Pinkney - Guitar Robbie Shakespeare - Bass Earl "Chinna" Smith - Bass Keith Sterling - Keyboards Danny Thompson - Bass Neville Garrick - Graphic Design, Art Direction, Cover Art Concept Owen "Red Fox" Stewart - Keyboards

Seixal F.C.

Seixal Futebol Clube is a Portuguese sports club from Seixal, in the Setúbal district. The club had a main football squad but it folded in 2007 due to financial reasons, it only maintains the junior divisions. The club's football divisions play there games at the Estádio do Bravo which holds a capacity of 5000; the club was founded in 1925, its main section is rink hockey. It is a basketball and a futsal club. Premier Division: 2 Second Division: 28 Third Division: 36 The club has two presences at the top level of Portuguese football. Portuguese Third Division: 21960–61, 1967–68Taça Ribeiro dos Reis: 11961–62 Official site ZeroZero profile profile

Arnold Krog

Arnold Krog was a Danish architect and designer, remembered for his achievements as artistic director of Royal Copenhagen from 1884 to 1916. He revived the company after a period of decline, moving away from the stiff Empire style of previous decades in favour of a more Impressionist style which combined underglaze painting techniques with inspiration from Japanese imagery and European naturalism, he designed the Polar Bear Fountain for the Peace Palace in The Hague. He has designed furniture and silverware and took up landscape painting after his retirement from the porcelain factory in 1916.. Krog was born in Frederiksværk, the son of inspector at Frederiksværk Iron Works Hans Jacob Grøgaard Krog and Jenny Meyer, he graduated from Efterslægtselskabets Skole in 1873. He apprenticed as a mason for half a year C. Wienberg and studied drawing under C. V. Nielsen, he enrolled at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts' School of Architecture in October 1874, graduating in 1880. In 1877–78, together with Martin Nyrop, Hack Kampmann and Martin Borch, he contributed to Hans J. Holm's Surveying of Kronborg Castle.

He studied Majolica ceramics on a journey to Italy in 1877–83. He worked as a draftsman for Ludvig Fenger and contributed to Ferdinand Meldahl and Heinrich Hansen's interior restoration of Frederiksborg Castle and received attention for his Moorish Hall at the Panopticon Building in Copenhagen. After Aluminia's acquisition of the Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Manufactury in 1882, its director, Philip Schou, was looking for someone who could revive the stagnating company artistically. In 1884 he asked the xylograher Frederik Hendriksen for advice on the matter and he proposed Krog as a possible candidate for the job. Krog was hired on a trial basis in October 1884 and was appointed to artistic director of the company on a permanent basis in January 1885. Krog introduced a new style with inspiration from Japanese nature, his achievements won recognition at the Nordic Exhibition of 1888 in Copenhagen and international attention at the 1891 General Land Centennial Exhibition in Paris where the company won the grand prix.

It was for the Nordic Exhibition 1888 that Arnold Krog introduced the first underglazed memorial plate from Royal Copenhagen, which would become the inspiration for the Danish Christmas plates. Krog has designed silver, for instance for A. Michelsen, he has designed furniture and bookbinding. He became a member of the Academy's plenary session in 1911 and he was a member of the academy council from February 1911 to February 1919, he was appointed Knight of the Order of the Dannebrog in 1890 and a titular professor in 1892. Late in his life, he took up landscape etching, he held a solo exhibitions at Kleis' gallery in Østergade in 1919 and 1923. He was represented at the Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition in 1887, 1891, 1916, 1919–21 and 1923. Krog was married to Euphemia Magdalene Henningsen on 8 September 1882 in Hvedstrup Church, she was a sister of the painters Frants Erik Henningsen. They lived in Tisvildeleje after his retirement, he was buried in Vinderød Cemetery. Gundorph Albertus Henning Koppel Arnold Krog - Nationalmuseum