Steven Maxwell Porcaro is an American keyboardist and original member of the rock band Toto. He is the sole surviving Porcaro brother with his brothers Jeff and Mike having died in 1992 and 2015, respectively. Just like his brothers Jeff and Mike, Steve Porcaro started out as a drummer under the tutelage of his father Joe Porcaro, before taking up piano. Porcaro's touring career began playing with Gary Wright during his tour in 1977, supporting the latter's The Dream Weaver album. Porcaro and the other original members of Toto played with Boz Scaggs before forming Toto. Porcaro wrote or co-wrote at least one song on each of Toto's first six albums, with the exception of Isolation, his two older brothers Mike and Jeff were Toto's bassist and drummer as well as session musicians while his father Joe is a prolific session percussionist. Unlike most of his Toto bandmates, he did not contribute lead or backing vocals; the song "Rosanna" was inspired by Porcaro's girlfriend at Rosanna Arquette. He left Toto in 1987 after the Fahrenheit album in order to pursue a more full-time songwriting and composing career.
However, Porcaro continued working with Toto in various supporting capacities, assisting with keyboards, drum looping and arranging/composing. Porcaro composed the music for the song "Human Nature" and produced the synthesizer for "The Girl Is Mine" from Michael Jackson's album Thriller, as well as playing synthesizer and keyboard on "Stranger in Moscow" from Jackson's HIStory album, he has done session musician work for many other acts, including Yes and Jefferson Airplane. He was a member of Chris Squire's short lived band, The Chris Squire Experiment, in 1992. Steve Porcaro is working on film scores, he composed the music for the FX television show Justified, among many other projects. He collaborated with his daughter Heather Porcaro on her debut album, The Heartstring Symphony, released in 2009. Porcaro returned to play with Toto at live performances since 2010, when they decided to reform the band and tour in Europe to support Mike Porcaro, they scheduled further concerts in Europe. Porcaro performed on the band's 2015 studio album Toto XIV, co-writing and singing lead on'The Little Things' and writing/singing lead on the Japan-only bonus cut, "Bend."
Steve released his first solo album on June 10, 2016. Someday/Somehow was co-written/produced by former member of the band Lodgic; the album contains 13 songs, one of which reunites Steve with his late brothers Mike and Jeff Porcaro, from recordings made prior to their passing. With contributions from Michael McDonald, Jamie Kimmett, Michael Sherwood, Mabvuto Carpenter, Marc Bonilla, Steve Lukather, Lenny Castro, Shannon Forrest, Jeff Porcaro and Mike Porcaro. While David Paich handled piano duties, it was Steve's job to complement the music with creative synth sounds, he was known to use Yamaha GS1, Yamaha DX1, Yamaha DX7, Yamaha CS-80, Roland Jupiter-8, Oberheim Xpander, Polyfusion Modular, Dynacord Add-one and Sequential Circuits Prophet-5 synthesizers among others. The synth solo in the Toto song Rosanna is a noted example of his approach. Nowadays he prefers working with software synthesizers. Onstage he is using two Yamaha's, a Montage 8 and a Yamaha Motif XF7 to drive his Apple Mainstage based virtual synth rig.
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The Measure of Our Days
The Measure of Our Days: A Spiritual Exploration of Illness is a book of case studies of patients by Dr. Jerome Groopman, published by Penguin Books in October 1997, it was serialized in The New Yorker and in The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine. In 2000, it became the inspiration for the TV show Gideon's Crossing, nominated for a Golden Globe
Drama is the specific mode of fiction represented in performance: a play, mime, etc, performed in a theatre, or on radio or television. Considered as a genre of poetry in general, the dramatic mode has been contrasted with the epic and the lyrical modes since Aristotle's Poetics —the earliest work of dramatic theory; the term "drama" comes from a Greek word meaning "action", derived from "I do". The two masks associated with drama represent the traditional generic division between comedy and tragedy. In English, the word "play" or "game" was the standard term used to describe drama until William Shakespeare's time—just as its creator was a "play-maker" rather than a "dramatist" and the building was a "play-house" rather than a "theatre"; the use of "drama" in a more narrow sense to designate a specific type of play dates from the modern era. "Drama" in this sense refers to a play, neither a comedy nor a tragedy—for example, Zola's Thérèse Raquin or Chekhov's Ivanov. It is this narrower sense that the film and television industries, along with film studies, adopted to describe "drama" as a genre within their respective media.
"Radio drama" has been used in both senses—originally transmitted in a live performance, it has been used to describe the more high-brow and serious end of the dramatic output of radio. The enactment of drama in theatre, performed by actors on a stage before an audience, presupposes collaborative modes of production and a collective form of reception; the structure of dramatic texts, unlike other forms of literature, is directly influenced by this collaborative production and collective reception. Mime is a form of drama. Drama can be combined with music: the dramatic text in opera is sung throughout. Musicals include songs. Closet drama describes a form, intended to be read, rather than performed. In improvisation, the drama does not pre-exist the moment of performance. Western drama originates in classical Greece; the theatrical culture of the city-state of Athens produced three genres of drama: tragedy and the satyr play. Their origins remain obscure, though by the 5th century BC they were institutionalised in competitions held as part of festivities celebrating the god Dionysus.
Historians know the names of many ancient Greek dramatists, not least Thespis, credited with the innovation of an actor who speaks and impersonates a character, while interacting with the chorus and its leader, who were a traditional part of the performance of non-dramatic poetry. Only a small fraction of the work of five dramatists, has survived to this day: we have a small number of complete texts by the tragedians Aeschylus and Euripides, the comic writers Aristophanes and, from the late 4th century, Menander. Aeschylus' historical tragedy The Persians is the oldest surviving drama, although when it won first prize at the City Dionysia competition in 472 BC, he had been writing plays for more than 25 years; the competition for tragedies may have begun as early as 534 BC. Tragic dramatists were required to present a tetralogy of plays, which consisted of three tragedies and one satyr play. Comedy was recognized with a prize in the competition from 487 to 486 BC. Five comic dramatists competed at the City Dionysia.
Ancient Greek comedy is traditionally divided between "old comedy", "middle comedy" and "new comedy". Following the expansion of the Roman Republic into several Greek territories between 270–240 BC, Rome encountered Greek drama. From the years of the republic and by means of the Roman Empire, theatre spread west across Europe, around the Mediterranean and reached England. While Greek drama continued to be performed throughout the Roman period, the year 240 BC marks the beginning of regular Roman drama. From the beginning of the empire, interest in full-length drama declined in favour of a broader variety of theatrical entertainments; the first important works of Roman literature were the tragedies and comedies that Livius Andronicus wrote from 240 BC. Five years Gnaeus Naevius began to write drama. No plays from either writer have survived. While both dramatists composed in both genres, Andronicus was most appreciated for his tragedies and Naevius for his comedies. By the beginning of the 2nd century BC, drama was established in Rome and a guild of writers had been formed.
The Roman comedies that have survived are all fabula palliata (comedies b
Hamish Linklater is an American actor and playwright, known for playing Matthew Kimble in The New Adventures of Old Christine and Andrew Keanelly in The Crazy Ones. He is the son of dramatic vocal trainer Kristin Linklater. Linklater was born in Great Barrington, the son of Kristin Linklater and James Lincoln Cormeny, his mother is a Scottish-born Professor of Theatre and Chair of the Acting Division at Columbia University and a teacher of vocal technique. A single mother, she raised her son in the Berkshires, where she was a founder of the Shakespeare & Company drama troupe, her son was eight years old. His maternal grandparents were Marjorie and Eric Linklater, a Scottish novelist of part Swedish origin and one of the founders of the Scottish National Party, his uncles are writer Andro Linklater. Linklater attended Amherst College. While first establishing himself on the stage, he made his big-screen debut in 2000's Groove; that was followed by his role. He has since appeared including Fantastic Four.
He had a recurring role on the television show American Dreams as well as Gideon's Crossing. He was second-in-line to play Logan on Dark Angel. From 2006 until 2010 he was a main cast member in the CBS sitcom The New Adventures of Old Christine, as the brother of Christine, played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus. In July 2006, Linklater appeared in Keith Bunin's The Busy World Is Hushed opposite Jill Clayburgh off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons, he played Hamlet at South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa and the Long Wharf Theater in New Haven, Connecticut. On Halloween 2007, Linklater appeared in an episode of Pushing Daisies on ABC, entitled "Girth", he completed the film The Violent Kind. He appeared in The Public Theater's 2009 production of Twelfth Night at Shakespeare in the Park as Sir Andrew Aguecheek, opposite Anne Hathaway, Audra McDonald and Raul Esparza. In 2011, he starred with Miranda July in The Future, he made his Broadway debut in October 2011 in Theresa Rebeck's new play Seminar opposite Alan Rickman, Jerry O'Connell, Lily Rabe, Hettienne Park.
In 2013, he played Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Ralph Branca in the Jackie Robinson biopic film 42. Linklater joined the cast of Aaron Sorkin's The Newsroom in a recurring role, playing senior producer Jerry Dantana, he remained for six episodes, until earning the role of Andrew Keanelly on the CBS series The Crazy Ones, which premiered in September 2013. In 2017, Linklater was cast in a recurring role in the FX original series Legion, based on the Marvel Comics character. Linklater married playwright Jessica Goldberg in January 2002, they have one daughter. Linklater is in a relationship with actress Lily Rabe, their first child, a girl, was born in March 2017. Hamish Linklater on IMDb Hamish Linklater at TV.com Hamish Linklater at the Internet Broadway Database Hamish Linklater at the Internet Off-Broadway Database
The Practice is an American legal drama created by David E. Kelley centering on the partners and associates at a Boston law firm. Running for eight seasons on ABC from March 4, 1997, to May 16, 2004, the show won the Emmy in 1998 and 1999 for Best Drama Series, spawned the spin-off series Boston Legal, which ran for five more seasons, from 2004 to 2008. Conflict between legal ethics and personal morality was a recurring theme with light comedy being present. Kelley claimed that he conceived the show as something of a rebuttal to L. A. Law and its romanticized treatment of the American legal system and legal proceedings. In Season 1, Robert Donnell and Associates features Bobby Donnell as the sole senior partner, Ellenor Frutt, Eugene Young, Lindsay Dole as his associates, Rebecca Washington as the firm's receptionist. Jimmy Berluti is hired as an associate. In Season 2, Robert Donnell and Associates becomes Donnell, Young and Frutt after Eugene and Ellenor become partners. Assistant district attorney Helen Gamble becomes entangled in the cases and personal lives of the employees of Donnell, Young and Frutt.
In Season 3, Rebecca Washington, attending law school in secret, becomes an associate after passing the bar exam. Lucy Hatcher is hired as the new receptionist. In Season 4, assistant district attorney Richard Bay, like Helen, becomes a frequent ally and opponent of Donnell, Young and Frutt. In Season 5, Lucy becomes a rape crisis counselor in addition to her job as the firm's receptionist. Richard is assassinated after refusing to throw a murder trial. In Season 6, assistant district attorney Alan Lowe becomes another antagonist against the firm for a short period of time. In Season 7, Lindsay leaves Donnell, Young and Frutt to start a new law firm with Claire Wyatt. Donnell, Young and Frutt is renamed to Donnell and Frutt. To fill in the void left by Lindsay, Jamie Stringer is hired as an associate. Bobby leaves the firm. In Season 8, Donnell and Frutt has been renamed once again to Young and Berluti. Jimmy has taken Bobby's place as a senior partner, Lucy has left the firm to become a full-time rape crisis counselor, Rebecca has left the firm for unknown reasons, Helen is no longer present at the firm's cases.
Tara Wilson is hired as a paralegal and Alan Shore becomes an associate. After firing Alan and Tara as well as being sued by the former, Young and Berluti dissolves. Eugene becomes a judge, Ellenor focuses her attention on motherhood and Jamie begin a new firm, Alan and Tara are hired by another firm known as Crane and Schmidt. Dylan McDermott as Bobby Donnell, the senior partner of the firm who struggles with his conscience and the idea of being a lawyer. Lisa Gay Hamilton as Rebecca Washington, the firm's first paralegal, she passed the bar exam and became an associate. Steve Harris as Eugene Young, the second highest-ranking partner at the firm and senior partner, more devoted to the letter of the law and legal ethics than his colleagues. Camryn Manheim as Ellenor Frutt, an associate and senior partner at the firm who brought in various nefarious clients. Kelli Williams as Lindsay Dole, an associate at the firm and wife of Bobby Donnell. Michael Badalucco as Jimmy Berluti, an associate and partner at the firm from a working-class background.
Jimmy struggles with his conscience, feelings of inadequacy, a gambling addiction. Lara Flynn Boyle as Helen Gamble, an Assistant District Attorney and friend of the firm partners, relentless in her attempts to prosecute those who do wrong. Marla Sokoloff as Lucy Hatcher, the firm's wise-cracking, nosy receptionist, hired after Rebecca became an attorney, she became a part-time counselor for rape victims in addition to her job as a receptionist. Jason Kravits as Richard Bay, a diminutive, hard-nosed Assistant District Attorney who believed in the guilt of all those he prosecuted. Ron Livingston as Alan Lowe, an Assistant District Attorney who replaced Richard Bay. Jessica Capshaw as Jamie Stringer, a high-strung, promiscuous Harvard Law School graduate and associate at the firm. Chyler Leigh as Claire Wyatt, Lindsay's associate at her new practice. Rhona Mitra as Tara Wilson, a paralegal and law student, she would appear in Boston Legal as an attorney. James Spader as Alan Shore, an amoral associate.
He would appear in Boston Legal. Ray Abruzzo as Mike McGuire Holland Taylor as Roberta Kittleson Linda Hunt as Zoey Hiller Bill Smitrovich as Kenneth Walsh Richard McGonagle as Patrick Wilcox James Pickens, Jr. as Mike McKrew Frank Birney as Warren West Herb Mitchell as Rodney White Michael Monks as George Vogelman Edward Herrmann as Anderson Pearson Anna Gunn as Jean Ward Kate Burton as Susan Alexander Bruce Davison as Scott Wallace Paul Dooley as Philip Swackheim Lynn Hamilton as P. Fulton Billee Thomas as Kendall Young Susan Blommaert as Rudy Fox Steven Gilborn as Gavin Bullock Vince Colosimo as Matthew Billings The series holds the Emmy Award record for most wins in the Guest Actor and Actress categories for a single series, as well as most nominations in those categories. Emmys went to John Larroquette, Edward Herrmann, James Whitmore, Beah Richards, Michael Emerson, Charles S. Dutton, Alfre Woodard, Sharon Stone, a
American Broadcasting Company
The American Broadcasting Company is an American commercial broadcast television network, a flagship property of Walt Disney Television, a subsidiary of the Disney Media Networks division of The Walt Disney Company. The network is headquartered in Burbank, California on Riverside Drive, directly across the street from Walt Disney Studios and adjacent to the Roy E. Disney Animation Building, But the network's second corporate headquarters and News headquarters remains in New York City, New York at their broadcast center on 77 West 66th Street in Lincoln Square in Upper West Side Manhattan. Since 2007, when ABC Radio was sold to Citadel Broadcasting, ABC has reduced its broadcasting operations exclusively to television; the fifth-oldest major broadcasting network in the world and the youngest of the Big Three television networks, ABC is nicknamed as "The Alphabet Network", as its initialism represents the first three letters of the English alphabet, in order. ABC launched as a radio network on October 12, 1943, serving as the successor to the NBC Blue Network, purchased by Edward J. Noble.
It extended its operations to television in 1948, following in the footsteps of established broadcast networks CBS and NBC. In the mid-1950s, ABC merged with United Paramount Theatres, a chain of movie theaters that operated as a subsidiary of Paramount Pictures. Leonard Goldenson, the head of UPT, made the new television network profitable by helping develop and greenlight many successful series. In the 1980s, after purchasing an 80 percent interest in cable sports channel ESPN, the network's corporate parent, American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. merged with Capital Cities Communications, owner of several print publications, television and radio stations. In 1996, most of Capital Cities/ABC's assets were purchased by The Walt Disney Company; the television network has eight owned-and-operated and over 232 affiliated television stations throughout the United States and its territories. Some of the ABC-affiliated stations can be seen in Canada via pay-television providers, certain other affiliates can be received over-the-air in areas within the Canada–United States border.
ABC News provides news and features content for select radio stations owned by Citadel Broadcasting, which purchased the ABC Radio properties in 2007. In the 1930s, radio in the United States was dominated by three companies: the Columbia Broadcasting System, the Mutual Broadcasting System, the National Broadcasting Company; the last was owned by electronics manufacturer Radio Corporation of America, which owned two radio networks that each ran different varieties of programming, NBC Blue and NBC Red. The NBC Blue Network was created in 1927 for the primary purpose of testing new programs on markets of lesser importance than those served by NBC Red, which served the major cities, to test drama series. In 1934, Mutual filed a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission regarding its difficulties in establishing new stations, in a radio market, being saturated by NBC and CBS. In 1938, the FCC began a series of investigations into the practices of radio networks and published its report on the broadcasting of network radio programs in 1940.
The report recommended that RCA give up control of either NBC NBC Blue. At that time, the NBC Red Network was the principal radio network in the United States and, according to the FCC, RCA was using NBC Blue to eliminate any hint of competition. Having no power over the networks themselves, the FCC established a regulation forbidding licenses to be issued for radio stations if they were affiliated with a network which owned multiple networks that provided content of public interest. Once Mutual's appeals against the FCC were rejected, RCA decided to sell NBC Blue in 1941, gave the mandate to do so to Mark Woods. RCA converted the NBC Blue Network into an independent subsidiary, formally divorcing the operations of NBC Red and NBC Blue on January 8, 1942, with the Blue Network being referred to on-air as either "Blue" or "Blue Network"; the newly separated NBC Red and NBC Blue divided their respective corporate assets. Between 1942 and 1943, Woods offered to sell the entire NBC Blue Network, a package that included leases on landlines, three pending television licenses, 60 affiliates, four operations facilities, contracts with actors, the brand associated with the Blue Network.
Investment firm Dillon, Read & Co. offered $7.5 million to purchase the network, but the offer was rejected by Woods and RCA president David Sarnoff. Edward J. Noble, the owner of Life Savers candy, drugstore chain Rexall and New York City radio station WMCA, purchased the network for $8 million. Due to FCC ownership rules, the transaction, to include the purchase of three RCA stations by Noble, would require him to resell his station with the FCC's approval; the Commission authorized the transaction on October 12, 1943. Soon afterward, the Blue Network was purchased by the new company Noble founded, the American Broadcasting System. Noble subsequently acquired the rights to the American Broadcasting Company name from George B. Storer in 1944. Meanwhile, in August 1944, the West Coast division of the Blue Network, which owned San Francisco radio station KGO, bought Los Angeles station KECA f
The United States of America known as the United States or America, is a country composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles, the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles. With a population of over 327 million people, the U. S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D. C. and the largest city by population is New York City. Forty-eight states and the capital's federal district are contiguous in North America between Canada and Mexico; the State of Alaska is in the northwest corner of North America, bordered by Canada to the east and across the Bering Strait from Russia to the west. The State of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific Ocean; the U. S. territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, stretching across nine official time zones. The diverse geography and wildlife of the United States make it one of the world's 17 megadiverse countries.
Paleo-Indians migrated from Siberia to the North American mainland at least 12,000 years ago. European colonization began in the 16th century; the United States emerged from the thirteen British colonies established along the East Coast. Numerous disputes between Great Britain and the colonies following the French and Indian War led to the American Revolution, which began in 1775, the subsequent Declaration of Independence in 1776; the war ended in 1783 with the United States becoming the first country to gain independence from a European power. The current constitution was adopted in 1788, with the first ten amendments, collectively named the Bill of Rights, being ratified in 1791 to guarantee many fundamental civil liberties; the United States embarked on a vigorous expansion across North America throughout the 19th century, acquiring new territories, displacing Native American tribes, admitting new states until it spanned the continent by 1848. During the second half of the 19th century, the Civil War led to the abolition of slavery.
By the end of the century, the United States had extended into the Pacific Ocean, its economy, driven in large part by the Industrial Revolution, began to soar. The Spanish–American War and World War I confirmed the country's status as a global military power; the United States emerged from World War II as a global superpower, the first country to develop nuclear weapons, the only country to use them in warfare, a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Sweeping civil rights legislation, notably the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the Fair Housing Act of 1968, outlawed discrimination based on race or color. During the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union competed in the Space Race, culminating with the 1969 U. S. Moon landing; the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 left the United States as the world's sole superpower. The United States is the world's oldest surviving federation, it is a representative democracy.
The United States is a founding member of the United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Organization of American States, other international organizations. The United States is a developed country, with the world's largest economy by nominal GDP and second-largest economy by PPP, accounting for a quarter of global GDP; the U. S. economy is post-industrial, characterized by the dominance of services and knowledge-based activities, although the manufacturing sector remains the second-largest in the world. The United States is the world's largest importer and the second largest exporter of goods, by value. Although its population is only 4.3% of the world total, the U. S. holds 31% of the total wealth in the world, the largest share of global wealth concentrated in a single country. Despite wide income and wealth disparities, the United States continues to rank high in measures of socioeconomic performance, including average wage, human development, per capita GDP, worker productivity.
The United States is the foremost military power in the world, making up a third of global military spending, is a leading political and scientific force internationally. In 1507, the German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller produced a world map on which he named the lands of the Western Hemisphere America in honor of the Italian explorer and cartographer Amerigo Vespucci; the first documentary evidence of the phrase "United States of America" is from a letter dated January 2, 1776, written by Stephen Moylan, Esq. to George Washington's aide-de-camp and Muster-Master General of the Continental Army, Lt. Col. Joseph Reed. Moylan expressed his wish to go "with full and ample powers from the United States of America to Spain" to seek assistance in the revolutionary war effort; the first known publication of the phrase "United States of America" was in an anonymous essay in The Virginia Gazette newspaper in Williamsburg, Virginia, on April 6, 1776. The second draft of the Articles of Confederation, prepared by John Dickinson and completed by June 17, 1776, at the latest, declared "The name of this Confederation shall be the'United States of America'".
The final version of the Articles sent to the states for ratification in late 1777 contains the sentence "The Stile of this Confederacy shall be'The United States of America'". In June 1776, Thomas Jefferson wrote the phrase "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" in all capitalized letters in the headline of his "original Rough draught" of the Declaration of Independence; this draft of the document did not surface unti