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House of Blues

House of Blues is an American chain of live music concert halls and restaurants. It was founded by Isaac Tigrett, the co-founder of Hard Rock Cafe, Dan Aykroyd, co-star of the 1980 film The Blues Brothers; the first location opened at Harvard Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1992. The chain has been a division of Live Nation Entertainment since July 2006, there are 11 locations throughout the United States as of August 2019; the first House of Blues opened on November 26, 1992, in the Harvard Square commercial district and retail area of Cambridge, Massachusetts, as a live music concert hall and restaurant. The company was financed by Dan Aykroyd, Paul Shaffer, River Phoenix, James Belushi, Harvard University, among others; this original location closed in 2003 as the company sought a larger Boston location. However, the hands-in-concrete driveway where members of the Blues Brothers and others left their mark, still remains. Aykroyd and Belushi remain associated with the brand and are present for most openings and performing as The Blues Brothers.

In 1993 House of Blues launched a 501 non-profit called International House of Blues Foundation which provided arts programs and musical instruments for youths. The Music Forward Foundation continues to provide services for youth and has generated more than $20 million of support for these programs over its 20+ year existence. In 1993, The syndicated program The House of Blues Radio Hour, hosted by Dan Aykroyd as Elwood Blues, launched in partnership with CBS Radio Hour; this hour-long program focuses on the history of blues music and the contemporary artists honoring the art form. The program ended in July, 2017. In 1999, House of Blues acquired Universal Concerts from Seagram. On July 5, 2006, Live Nation acquired House of Blues Entertainment and created the Live Nation Club and Theater Division; as a division of Live Nation, the company operates 12 clubs throughout North America. The following is a list of venues owned and operated by Live Nation: Live From the House of Blues, A 1995 TBS television series made in conjunction with the chain List of music venues House of Blues official site House of Blues Hits Lansdowne House of Blues Studios - Recording studios in Nashville and Memphis

Kilburn Priory

Kilburn Priory was a small monastic community of nuns established around 1130–1134 three miles north-west of the City of London, where Watling Street met the stream now known as the Westbourne, but variously known as Cuneburna, Keeleburne, Coldburne, or Caleburn, meaning either the royal or cow's stream. The priory gave its name to the area now known as Kilburn, the local streets Priory Road, Kilburn Priory and Abbey Road; the site was used until 1130 as a hermitage by Godwyn, a recluse, who subsequently gave the property to the conventual church of St. Peter, Westminster; the priory was established with the consent of Gilbert Universalis, bishop of London, before his death in August 1134. Though it was subordinate to Westminster Abbey, whose monks followed the Benedictine rule, by 1377 it was described as being an order of Augustinian canonesses, it was once believed that the Ancrene Riwle was written for the first three nuns of Kilburn, but this is now thought unlikely. Agnes Strickland states that the priory was established in 1128 for the three pious and charitable ladies-in-waiting of Queen Matilda of Scotland, consort of Henry I, named Emma and Cristina.

After the death of the queen these ladies retired to the hermitage of Kilburn near London, where there was a holy well, or medicinal spring. This was changed to a priory in 1128, as the deed says, for the reception of these... damsels who had belonged to the chamber of Matilda. Kilburn Priory was dissolved by Henry VIII in 1537 and its site in Kilburn was given to the Knights of St. John in exchange for other property, seized back by the crown in 1540. Park, John J.. "Kilburn Priory". The topography and natural history of Hampstead, in the County of Middlesex. Pp. 159–202. J. S. Cockburn. P. F. King. G. T. McDonnell, eds.. "Religious Houses: 6. The Priory of Kilburn". A History of the County of Middlesex. Volume 1. Pp. 170–182

Hubert L. Lee

Hubert Louis Lee was a soldier in the United States Army during the Korean War. He received the Medal of Honor for his actions on February 1, 1951, he was born in Arburg and moved to Little Rock, with his family, as a boy. He lived in Leland, until his death and was married in life. Lee joined the Army in May 1939. After World War II he repaired radio and electronic equipment, a trade he had been taught and learned on the GI Bill, he is buried in the Stoneville Cemetery. The Stoneville Cemetery is located on Old Leland Road, between Leland and Greenville, MS. Rank and organization: Master Sergeant, U. S. Army, Company I, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division Place and date: Near Ip-ori, February 1, 1951 Entered service at: Leland, Miss. Born: February 2, 1915, Arburg, Mo. G. O. No.: 21, February 5, 1952. Citation:'M/Sgt. Lee, a member of Company I, distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty in action against the enemy; when his platoon was forced from its position by a numerically superior enemy force, his platoon leader wounded, M/Sgt.

Lee assumed command, regrouped the remnants of his unit, led them in repeated assaults to regain the position. Within 25 yards of his objective he received a leg wound from grenade fragments, but refused assistance and continued the attack. Although forced to withdraw 5 times, each time he regrouped his remaining men and renewed the assault. Moving forward at the head of his small group in the fifth attempt, he was struck by an exploding grenade, knocked to the ground, wounded in both legs. Still refusing assistance, he advanced by crawling, rising to his knees to fire, urging his men to follow. While thus directing the final assault he was wounded a third time, by small-arms fire. Persistently continuing to crawl forward, he directed his men in a final and successful attack which regained the vital objective, his intrepid leadership and determination led to the destruction of 83 of the enemy and withdrawal of the remainder, was a vital factor in stopping the enemy attack. M/Sgt. Lee's indomitable courage, consummate valor, outstanding leadership reflect the highest credit upon himself and are in keeping with the finest traditions of the infantry and the U.

S. Army. List of Medal of Honor recipients List of Korean War Medal of Honor recipients This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Army Center of Military History.""HUBERT L. LEE" entry". Medal of Honor recipients: Korean War. United States Army Center of Military History. June 8, 2009. Retrieved 2007-12-31."Hubert L. Lee". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. Retrieved 2007-12-28


In traditional Icelandic grammar, ri-sagnir is a term that refes to the four verbs in the language that have a -ri suffix in the past tense as opposed to a suffix containing a dental consonant such as -d or -ð. These verbs are the only verbs in Icelandic which inflect with the mixed conjugation except for the preterite-present verbs; the verbs are núa, róa and snúa. The principal parts of the ri-verbs are as following: Historically, róa and snúa belonged to the seventh class of "strong" verbs, the only class of verbs in Germanic that had retained the reduplication inherited from the Proto-Indo-European perfect aspect. In Old Norse, the verb sá belonged to this group, but it has become regular in Modern Icelandic; the past tense of these three verbs from Proto-Germanic and Proto-North-Germanic was as follows: *rōaną - *rerō *snōaną - *sesnō > *seznō *sēaną - *sesō > *sezō Originally, all conjugation class 7 verbs showed this reduplication. In most verbs containing -ē- in the stem, this changed to -ō- through a process known as ablaut, common to all strong verbs.

The change from s- to z- was due to Verner's law, a historical sound change in the Proto-Germanic language whereby voiceless fricatives were voiced when following an unstressed syllable in the same word. Given that reduplicating prefix was unaccented, this caused voicing of /s/ to /z/. In Old Norse, this -z- was rhotacized to -r-, creating the following forms: róa - røra, rera snúa - snøra, snera sá - søra, sera The forms with ø were older and resulted from a vowel rounding process caused by word-final -ō, which became -u in Old Norse before it was deleted altogether. Following this, the verbs adopted the endings of irregular verbs in the past tense, with -a, -ir, -i in the first and third person singular past, the original vowel e was restored; the verbs gróa and gnúa were adapted to the forms of róa and snúa by analogy, although they did not begin with s- or r-. In modern Icelandic, the first person singular ending was replaced by -i in all weak verbs, the ri-verbs followed suit; the verb sá eventually became weak, reducing the number of ri-verbs to the current four.

A list of the ri-verbs on Wiktionary Ri-Sagnir í Íslensku máli an article in the Morgunblaðið from the year 1990 Ri-Sagnir í Íslensku máli an article in the Morgunblaðið from the year 1990

Christoff Cliff

Christoff Cliff is a rocky cliff forming Aytos Point on the coast of Bransfield Strait, eastern Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. The cliff rises to over 300 m at the southern extremity of an offshoot of Serdica Peak and has ice-free eastern and southern slopes; the cliff overlooks Boyana Glacier to Srebarna Glacier to the northeast. The cliff is named after the famous Bulgarian singer Boris Christoff; the cliff is located at 62°42′00″S 60°03′30″W, 2 km southeast of Serdica Peak, 2.7 km southwest by south of Radichkov Peak and 2.4 km southeast by east of Silistra Knoll. L. L. Ivanov et al. Antarctica: Livingston Island and Greenwich Island, South Shetland Islands. Scale 1:100000 topographic map. Sofia: Antarctic Place-names Commission of Bulgaria, 2005. L. L. Ivanov. Antarctica: Livingston Island and Greenwich, Robert and Smith Islands. Scale 1:120000 topographic map. Troyan: Manfred Wörner Foundation, 2009. ISBN 978-954-92032-6-4 Christoff Cliff. SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Bulgarian Antarctic Gazetteer. Antarctic Place-names Commission. Christoff Cliff. Copernix satellite imageThis article includes information from the Antarctic Place-names Commission of Bulgaria, used with permission

The Closers

The Closers is the 15th novel by American crime author Michael Connelly, the eleventh featuring the Los Angeles detective Hieronymus "Harry" Bosch. This novel features a return to an omniscient third-person style narration after the previous two, set during Bosch's retirement were narrated in from a first-person perspective. Harry Bosch: Harry Bosch is the lead detective in the story. Bosch returns to LAPD after a three-year retirement, he works in the open-unsolved division of the force. Bosch is an intelligent detective, he is the only member of his police academy class still working for the LAPD. Kizmin Rider: Kizmin "Kiz" Rider is an African American detective with the Los Angeles Police Department, she worked robbery and fraud in the Pacific Division before moving to the homicide table in the Hollywood Division where she was assigned to Squad One along with Harry Bosch and Jerry Edgar. She had persuaded the chief to take Harry back to service