Henry Singleton (painter)

Henry Singleton was an English painter and miniaturist. Henry Singleton was born in London, into an artistic family, he was not yet two years old when his father died, so he was raised by his uncle William Singleton, who had studied under the tutelage of Ozias Humphry and painted portraits and miniatures. Another uncle, Joseph Singleton, exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1773 and 1788. Henry’s sisters Maria and Sarah were miniaturists who exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1808 to 1820 and from 1787 to 1806 respectively. In 1807 Henry married his cousin William Singleton’s only daughter. Henry Singleton died in London at the age of 72, at the house of a friend at 7 Kensington Gore, was buried in the church of St Martin-in-the-Fields. Although Singleton, like his uncles and sister painted miniatures, he did not adhere to the genre, he exhibited at the Royal Academy, between 1784 and 1839 300 works, a large proportion of which were portraits, with scriptural subjects making up much of the remainder.

He was for many years the Royal Academy's oldest living exhibitor. His works were exhibited at the British Institution from 1806 and at the Society of British Artists from 1824 until his death in 1839. From the age of sixteen, Singleton worked as a professional portraitist, he attended the Royal Academy Schools from the age of seventeen and won the silver medal in 1784. His painting from John Dryden’s ode Alexander’s Feast won the gold medal in 1788. In 1793, Singleton was commissioned by the Royal Academy to paint a group portrait of forty of the academicians, he never became a member or an associate of the Academy himself. Early in his career, Singleton was noted for large compositions from the Bible, Shakespeare or contemporary historical events. Although his portrait work was always in demand, he never achieved the great success as a historical painter that his early promise indicated. Lord Nelson, Admiral Vernon, Lord Howe and John "Mad Jack" Fuller are among his portrait sitters. Paul I Granting Liberty to Kościuszko and The Death of Captain Alexander Hood after Capturing the French 74 "L'Hercule", 21 April 1798 are considered by some to be his best works.

Shortly before his death, Singleton completed a series of cabinet pictures to illustrate the works of Shakespeare. Henry Singleton’s works are in the collections of the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the National Portrait Gallery, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Tate Britain, the Ulster Museum, the Royal Institution and the Brighton Art Gallery. Foster, J. J.. A Dictionary of Painters of Miniatures: with some account of exhibitions, sales, etc. pertaining to them. Lenox Hill Publishing. ISBN 0-8337-1218-7. Harrington, Peter. British Artists and War: The Face of Battle in Paintings and Prints, 1700–1914. Greenhill. ISBN 1-85367-157-6. Matthew, H. C. G.. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: in association with the British Academy: from the earliest times to the year 2000. Oxford University Press, 2004. ISBN 0-19-861411-X. Media related to Henry Singleton at Wikimedia Commons

Ringmasters (barbershop quartet)

Ringmasters is a Swedish barbershop quartet affiliated with the Society of Nordic Barbershop Singers. The quartet received first place gold medals at the Nordic Barbershop Quartet Contest in Stockholm, won the Barbershop Harmony Society International Collegiate Championship in July 2008 in Nashville, Tennessee. On July 8, 2012 at the Society's International Convention in Portland, they became the first quartet from outside North America to win the prestigious gold medal as International Quartet Champions; the quartet sings non-traditional barbershop harmonies with a contemporary touch. As a competing barbershop quartet, Ringmasters has earned several awards and accolades, the most prestigious being the Barbershop Harmony Society International Quartet Championship Gold Medal in Portland, Oregon on July 8, 2012, their other accomplishments include the Society's International Collegiate Quartet Championship in 2008 and first place at IABS barbershop contest in 2007, SNOBS gold in 2008. Some members of Ringmasters are members of zero8, the SNOBS 2008 Champion Chorus led by Doug Harrington of Second Edition.

All four founding members attended Adolf Fredrik's Music School, Stockholms Musikgymnasium, two high-profile music schools in Stockholm. Jakob Stenberg – tenor/lead Rasmus Krigström – lead/tenor Emanuel Roll – baritone Didier Linder – bass Martin Wahlgren – original bass The quartet chose the name Ringmasters by flipping through an English dictionary and picking a word they liked. Ringmasters decided to form their group after viewing the Simpsons episode involving a barbershop quartet. Jakob's record for posting is 52 seconds. 2016 was the quartet's 10 year anniversary. The quartet plays Dota 2 together. Ringmasters I Ringmasters II Ringmasters III Barbershop Harmony Society entry at the Association of International Champions

Hiroshi Kaino

Hiroshi Kaino is a Japanese Professional baseball pitcher for the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks of Nippon Professional Baseball. On October 25, 2018, Kaino was drafted by the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks first overall pick in the 2018 Nippon Professional Baseball draft. On March 29, 2019, kaino pitched his debut game against the Saitama Seibu Lions as a relief pitcher, won the game for the first time in the Pacific League. In 2019, the rookie year, he finished the regular season with a 2–5 Win–loss record, a 4.14 ERA, 73 strikeouts in 58 2/3 innings, 26 Holds, 8 saves. And he pitched as a Setup man against the Yomiuri Giants in the 2019 Japan Series. Kaino represented the Japan national baseball team at the 2018 USA VS Japan Collegiate All-Star Series, 2018 Haarlem Baseball Week and 2019 WBSC Premier12. During Toyo University era, Kaino was selected as the Japan for the 2018 USA VS Japan Collegiate All-Star Series and 2018 Haarlem Baseball Week. On October 24, 2019, he was selected as the Japan national baseball team in the 2019 WBSC Premier12.

Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference 20 Hiroshi Kaino PLAYERS2020 - Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks Official site