Frank Infante is an American guitarist and bassist best known as a former member of the new wave band Blondie. Infante began his music career playing guitar in hard rock and electric blues groups such as The Elegant End and World War III, he joined Sniper in 1975 and Blondie in 1977 as a session player, replacing bassist Gary Valentine. Blondie released their second album Plastic Letters in 1978. Infante was not pictured on its cover. In 1978, Blondie recruited bassist Nigel Harrison, which allowed Infante to switch to guitar full-time. Record producer Mike Chapman has said that he considered Infante to be an "amazing guitarist" and the most technically proficient member of Blondie when he began producing Parallel Lines in 1978. Though the group was a commercial force in the UK and Australia, Parallel Lines and its follow-up Eat To The Beat proved to be Blondie's commercial breakthroughs in the US. After sessions for the band's 1980 album Autoamerican, Infante sued the group for his alleged minimal involvement in the recording, but the matter was settled out of court.
Infante stayed on as an official member of Blondie for the 1982 album The Hunter, but Deborah Harry has claimed in interviews that despite receiving credit, Infante's participation in the sessions was non-existent. Infante was no longer a member of the group during their tour in July and August 1982, Blondie broke up by the end of the year. Throughout his time with Blondie, Infante contributed to writing a handful of their songs, including "Victor" and "I Know But I Don't Know", plus a demo from the Parallel Lines sessions titled "Underground Girl". Neither Infante nor Harrison were asked to rejoin. Infante and Harrison sued the other members of the band for reforming without them, but the lawsuits were unsuccessful. During Blondie's hiatus in 1981, Infante went on to work on Joan Jett's album Bad Reputation, he worked on albums by Stiv Bators and Sylvain Sylvain. Shortly afterwards, he recorded with acts including Iggy Pop and Divinyls. Iggy Pop's German compilation Nuggets in 1999 and UK box set Where The Faces Shine in 2009 both feature live tracks with Infante on guitar.
Blondie were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in March 2006. Seven members were invited to the ceremony, which resulted in an on-stage spat between the extant group and Infante, who asked during the live broadcast of the ceremony that he and Nigel Harrison be allowed to perform with the group, their request was refused by Deborah Harry, who stated that the band's current line-up were prepared for the performance. In 2010, Infante toured and performed with The New York Dolls in shows at The Cluny, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, he played guitar on their album Dancing Backward in High Heels, released in March 2011. Infante lives in Los Angeles, California, he continues to record and perform with Infante's Inferno with Infante on guitar, Clem Burke and Steve Fishman. The trio performed at the Rhino Records Pop Up Store, Los Angeles in 2011. In December 2018, he was recruited by Divinyls guitarist Mark McEntee to participate in an abortive Australian reunion tour, intended to commence in February 2019 but cancelled on the 6th of that month.
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Year 808 was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar. King Godfred of the Danes forms an alliance with the Wiltzi and other Wendic tribes, against the pagan but pro-Frankish Abodrites. Godfred builds earthworks across the isthmus of Schleswig-Holstein, separating Jutland from the northern extent of the Frankish Empire. Viking Age: First Viking raid, by Danes against the Baltic coast. Godfred destroys the Slav settlement of Reric, used as a strategic trade route; the population is abducted, to Hedeby. Emperor Charlemagne gives orders to construct two new forts on the Elbe River, garrisoning them against future Slav incursions. In Gharb al-Andalus, Hazim ibn Wahb leads a rebellion against the Emirate of Córdoba. Exiled king Eardwulf of Northumbria is able to return to his kingdom, with the support of Charlemagne and Pope Leo III, he ousts the usurper, King Ælfwald II. Cadell ap Brochfael, king of Powys, dies after a 35-year reign, is succeeded by his son Cyngen ap Cadell. Jewish merchants in Lombardy open the first bank in Italy.
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Robert Leonard Schenck is an American Evangelical clergyman who ministers to elected and appointed officials in Washington, DC, serves as president of The Dietrich Bonhoeffer Institute. He is an ordained minister. Since 1982, Schenck has preached in all 50 states, several Canadian provinces, over 40 countries, he is the subject of the Emmy Award-winning 2016 Abigail Disney documentary, "The Armor of Light". Robert Lenard Schenck and his identical twin brother, were born in 1958 in Montclair, New Jersey, to Chaim "Henry Paul" Schenck and Marjorie Schenck. Schenck was named after his father's older brother, a decorated B-17 bomber pilot in World War II and who lost his life in an air crash while serving in the Korean War. Schenck's father was born Jewish, raised in Manhattan and attended a reformed Temple on Long Island, Schenck's mother was born Catholic in Brooklyn, raised non-religious, grew up in Northern New Jersey. Schenck grew up in New York. One of his interests was Spanish, he and his friends started GASP: Grand Island Association Against Pollution, which served as an early community recycling center.
As a self-described "rebellious teen" Schenck and brother Paul became involved in risky behavior. In 1974 at the age of 16, the boys became acquainted with the son of a United Methodist minister serving the Trinity United Methodist Church in Grand Island. After Paul was introduced to a circle of young, religious Christians, he decided to become a Christian. Schenck accompanied his brother to prayer meetings, soon converted as well. Both brothers were baptized in the waters of the Niagara River, which forms the borders of Grand Island; the conversion displeased Henry, who felt that Schenck was rejecting his Jewish roots, but Marjorie, who had converted from Catholicism when she married Henry, was more understanding. Henry came to accept Schenck's conversion and traveled with him on a religious mission to Russia. While attending a youth prayer group in Grand Island, Schenck met Cheryl Smith, whom he married in 1977 after graduating from Grand Island High School, they have two children. After graduating from Grand Island High School, Schenck began to study theology.
He attended Elim Bible Institute's Buffalo campus in New York. After studying for 4 years, Schenck graduated with a Certificate in Theology. During this time, Schenck completed the Ministerial Studies Program of Berean College, a distance education school based in Springfield and was granted his license to preach in 1978 by the New York District of the Assemblies of God. Schenck was ordained in 1982 by the New York District Presbytery of the Assemblies of God, he transferred his ministerial affiliation to the Evangelical Church Alliance International in 1990, while at the same time pursuing further theological studies through Faith Evangelical Lutheran Seminary in Tacoma, Washington. He received both the Bachelor of Arts in Religion and Master of Arts in Christian Ministry in 1998. In the year 2010, Schenck was honored by his alma mater when he was conferred its Distinguished Alumnus Award. On October 12, 2012, Schenck received the degree of Doctor of Ministry in Strategic Leadership from Faith Evangelical Seminary.
His dissertation was entitled "Bulwark Against Political Idolatry: The Necessity of Theology of Church and State for American Evangelical Pastors." Schenck has been awarded an honorary degree, a Doctor of Divinity, by St. Paul Christian University in St. Paul, Indiana. After serving in various capacities with the Rochester, New York Teen Challenge center, a church sponsored home for at-risk youth, Schenck was selected as the director of a Rochester, New York program and executive director of the statewide network of homes known as Empire State Teen Challenge that included facilities in Syracuse and Buffalo, New York. In 1980, Schenck left Teen Challenge and served a short stint as Youth Pastor for the Webster Assembly of God congregation in a suburb of Rochester, followed by another short post as a staff pastor for the Community Gospel Church in Long Island City, New York. In the latter role, he was tasked with developing a training program for college interns in urban cross-cultural ministry.
The program became the New York School of Urban Ministry or NYSUM. In 1982, Schenck reunited with his brother Paul in ministry and became minister of missions and evangelism at the New Covenant Tabernacle in Tonawanda, New York where Paul was the senior pastor, they worked together in ministry from 1982 to 1994. During that time Schenck formed New Covenant Evangelical Ministries, renamed P & R Schenck Associates in Evangelism. In 1983, while at New Covenant Tabernacle, Schenck branched out into organizing medical mission efforts by creating "Operation Serve" which grew into an international effort. Operation Serve International is a Christian humanitarian outreach organization deploying volunteer medical and other health and hygiene workers to serve some of the poorest population groups in the world. Schenck turned the operation over to others in 1993 when he went to DC to minister. 1988 led Schenck into a new avenue of activism: long distance walking. Through personal contact during a speaking tour of Mexico, he became aware of the plight of the Mexican "dump people", individuals and families who live and make their living scrounging recyclables in the municipal garbage dumps of Mexico City.
To raise awareness of their plight, Schenck decided to take a 2,000-mile "Faithwalk" from
Paul Dmitriievich Romanovsky-Ilyinsky was a three-time mayor of Palm Beach and the only child of Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich of Russia and his morganatic wife, Cincinnati heiress Audrey Emery. He was a great-grandson of Tsar Alexander II of Russia and a first cousin once removed of Nicholas II. Prince Paul Romanovsky-Ilyinsky was born 27 January 1928 at his parents’ home, 26 Manchester Square, London, his father Grand Duke Dmitri, as a direct result of his involvement in the murder of Grigori Rasputin in 1916, had been sent to the Persian front, which saved his life. Dmitri, working as a champagne salesman, married Cincinnati heiress Audrey Emery in 1926. Grand Duke Cyril Vladimirovich of Russia, Dmitri's cousin and the self-proclaimed Emperor in exile, elevated Grand Duke Dmitri's wife and their descendants to Russian princely rank. Any children the couple would have would be known as Romanovsky-Ilyinsky, the latter half of the surname derived from Dmitri's former property in Russia, Ilinskoe.
The marriage ended in divorce in 1937, Ilyinsky was raised by his mother, who lived in France. That same year, she married her second husband, Prince Dimitri Djordjadze, a member of a princely house of Georgia. Dmitri Pavlovich's health had always been somewhat frail, in the 1930s, his chronic tuberculosis became acute, leading to his death in 1942. Ilyinsky, a U. S. citizen, attended Woodberry Forest School in Virginia and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, before joining the U. S. Marine Corps, he served with distinction as a combat photographer in the Korean War and retired a lieutenant colonel. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 1953. Ilyinsky lived in Cincinnati for about 20 years, serving on the board of the company founded by his mother's family, Emery Industries, working as an author and photographer. In 1980, he returned to Palm Beach, where he had lived before moving to Cincinnati, he served on the Palm Beach Council for 10 years and was mayor for three terms as Republican candidate.
He resigned for health reasons in 1999. Ilyinsky was named the first Distinguished Citizen of Palm Beach for his outstanding service to the Boy Scouts of America of Palm Beach County. While in Cincinnati, he received the Silver Beaver Award – one of the Boy Scouts of America's honors for distinguished service to youth. After the Soviet Union broke apart in the early 1990s, Leningrad reverted to its original name of Saint Petersburg, a private delegation visited Ilyinsky while he served on Palm Beach City Council to ask him to return to Russia to claim the throne as tsar. Ilyinsky said, "Gentlemen, I could not be more pleased and flattered at your invitation, but I must tell you that I am satisfied with my present occupation."Ilyinsky died at his home in Palm Beach, Florida, in February 2004. He held British and U. S. citizenship. Ilyinsky was married twice. Ilyinsky had four children: Prince Dimitri Pavlovich Romanovsky-Ilyinsky he married Martha McDowell on 22 September 1979, has issue: Princess Catherine Adair Romanovsky-Ilyinsky she married Bradley Goodyear in 2013.
Princess Victoria Bayard Romanovsky-Ilyinsky she married Mbeke Yves Binda in 2013. Princess Lela McDowell Romanovsky-Ilyinsky Princess Paula Maria Pavlovna Romanovsky-Ilyinsky she married Mark Comisar on 31 May 1980. Princess Anna Pavlovna Romanovsky-Ilyinsky she married Robin de Young on 9 May 1980 and they were divorced in 1990. Prince Michael Pavlovich Romanovsky-Ilyinsky Princess Alexis Taylor Romanovsky-Ilyinsky Paul is regarded by some to have become a "Prince and Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorp" as his birthright. Where a dynasty's house law or customs were silent on the equality requirement, German princely law was deemed to apply, by the 19th century, marriages to commoners were held to be non-dynastic for all immediate German dynasties of the Holy Roman Empire
Bill Van Auken is a politician and activist for the Socialist Equality Party and was a presidential candidate in the U. S. presidential election of 2004, announcing his candidacy on January 27, 2004. His running mate was Jim Lawrence, he came in 15th for the popular vote. In November 2006, Van Auken ran for the United States Senate seat held by Hillary Clinton, he finished with 6,004 votes. Van Auken is a full-time reporter for the World Socialist Web Site, resides in New York City. In the U. S. presidential election of 2008 he was the vice presidential nominee of the same party. New York United States Senate election, 2006 United States presidential election, 2004 Socialist Equality Party site "Kerry’s dilemma: defending medals from a criminal war" article by Van Auken, including some of his own biographical details