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Joseph Fielding Smith

Joseph Fielding Smith Jr. was an American religious leader and writer who served as the tenth president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1970 until his death in 1972. He was the son of former church president Joseph F. Smith and the great-nephew of LDS Church founder Joseph Smith. Smith was named to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in 1910, when his father was the church's president; when Smith became president of the LDS Church, he was 93 years old. Smith's tenure as President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles from 1951 to 1970 is the third-longest in church history. Smith spent some of his years among the Twelve Apostles as Recorder, he was a prolific writer. Many of his works are used as references for church members. Doctrinally, Smith was known for rigid orthodoxy and as an arch-conservative in his views on evolution and race. Smith was born in Salt Lake City on July 18, 1876, as the first son of Julina Lambson Smith, the second wife and first plural wife of Joseph F. Smith a member of the Quorum of the Twelve.

By agreement between his parents, Smith was given his father's name though Joseph F. Smith's third and fourth wives had had sons. Growing up, Smith lived in his father's large family home at 333 West 100 North in Salt Lake City, Utah Territory; the house was opposite the original campus of the University of Deseret, on a site now occupied by the LDS Business College. He often worked on the family farm in Taylorsville, Utah, as a child. In January 1879, when Smith was two years old, the U. S. Supreme Court in Reynolds v. United States upheld the constitutionality of the Morrill Anti-Bigamy Act of 1862, which had criminalized the Latter-day Saint practice of plural marriage. Due to aggressive federal enforcement of this ruling, as well as the Edmunds Act of 1882 and the Edmunds-Tucker Act of 1887, many LDS Church leaders, including Smith's father, were either imprisoned or forced into hiding and exile during most of the 1880s. Smith's father, as the keeper of the records of the Endowment House, felt a special need to avoid capture since the records could allow the federal authorities to prove polygamy charges against certain Latter-day Saint men.

In January 1885, Smith's parents and his younger sister, left for the Sandwich Islands, where Smith's father had served a mission as a teenager in the 1850s. In their absence, Smith continued to live in the family home with his brothers and sisters and his father's other wives, whom he "lovingly called'aunties'". Smith's mother returned to Salt Lake City in 1887, followed by his father. After his return, Joseph F. Smith was unable to visit and care for his wives and children until receiving a presidential pardon from U. S. President Benjamin Harrison in September 1891. Smith's mother worked as a midwife to help provide for the family, delivered nearly 1000 babies in her career without having a mother or infant die in childbirth; as a boy, Smith drove his mother by wagon to the various deliveries that she attended in Salt Lake City. Smith's primary schooling took place in "ward schools", which in the 19th century were semi-formal schools run by members of each ward which taught the traditional "three R's": reading and arithmetic.

As a teenager Smith completed two years of study at the Latter-day Saint College, an institution equivalent to the modern U. S. high school, which provided courses in the basic areas of mathematics, history, basic science, penmanship. After leaving the college, Smith began working as a stock clerk doing manual labor at ZCMI to supplement the family's income. Smith was present in the large assembly room of the Salt Lake Temple for its dedication on April 6, 1893, by church president Wilford Woodruff. Smith married his first wife, Louie Emily "Emyla" Shurtliff on April 26, 1898. In March 1899, church president Lorenzo Snow called him on a mission to Great Britain, which he completed, leaving Louie in Salt Lake City. On May 12, 1899, Smith was ordained a seventy by his father. A small group of missionaries, including Smith and his older brother, Joseph Richards Smith, left the next day for England. After his return from the British mission and his wife had two daughters and Julina. Louie died of complications of a third pregnancy on March 28, 1908.

For part of this time Smith was a member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for part of the time that Evan Stephens was the conductor. Smith married Ethel Georgina Reynolds, the daughter of prominent LDS Church leader George Reynolds, on November 2, 1908, they had five boys. Their youngest daughter, married Bruce R. McConkie, named to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles shortly after Smith's death. Ethel died of a cerebral hemorrhage on August 26, 1937, at age 47. Ethel had requested that Jessie Ella Evans sing at her funeral. Evans, born to Jonathan Evans and Janet Buchanan Evans, had joined the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in 1918, was a member of the American Light Opera Company, was the Salt Lake County Recorder. In November 1937, Evans and Smith were engaged to be married. In April 1938, Smith married Evans in the Salt Lake Temple; the marriage was performed by Heber J. Grant; the couple had no chi

The Altar Tour

The Altar Tour is the second official headlining concert tour by American musician Banks. It is in support of her second studio album The Altar; the tour began on February 24, 2017, in Antwerp and concluded on November 3, 2017, in Rotterdam, Netherlands. On September 19, 2016, 11 days before the release of The Altar, Banks announced the first leg of dates, they consisted of 11 tour dates across Europe. On January 18, 2017, Banks announced the first batch of North American tour dates, on February 28, 2017 more North American dates were announced. Tour dates for various music festivals across North America as well as Australian and Asian dates were announced at times. On May 22, 2017, Banks announced a second date of European dates that will take place in October and November 2017. On June 1, 2017, it was announced that the Asian leg of the tour was cancelled due to unknown unforeseen circumstances. On June 6, 2017, Banks announced another leg of North American concerts that took place from July to September 2017.

This set list is representative of the show on March 2017 in Paris, France. It does not represent all dates throughout the tour

Joe Rosenblatt

Joseph Rosenblatt was a Canadian poet who lived in Qualicum Beach, British Columbia. He won Canada's Governor-General's Award and British Columbia's B. C. Book Prize for poetry, he was a talented artist, whose "line drawings and sketches illustrate his own and other poets’ books of poetry." The son of Jewish immigrants from Poland, Rosenblatt was born and raised in Toronto, where he grew up in the city's Kensington Market area and attended Lansdowne Public School. He went to Central Technical School, but dropped out and worked in a variety of blue-collar jobs. In 1956 he became a laborer for the Canadian Pacific Railway. A socialist, he became a Trotskyist, he ran for city council in Ward 1, receiving 521 votes. He began writing poetry in the early 1960s. "He became interested in writing through his association with the worker poet Milton Acorn in the early sixties and the metaphysical poetry of Gwendolyn MacEwen." He "got his start with the help of other poets: Milton Acorn, Al Purdy and Earle Birney."His first book, The L.

S. D. Leacock, was published in 1966. In the same year he received a Canada Council grant that allowed him to quit his railway job and write full-time. Since in his 40-year career, "Rosenblatt has written more than 20 books of poetry, several autobiographical works and his poems have appeared in over thirty anthologies of Canadian poetry.... He has traveled giving readings of his poems in Europe and the United States."Books in Canada wrote of him in 1988 that, "street smart, water wise, heaven bent, Joe Rosenblatt is a talented man, fisher of gods, a school in himself. He makes you feel things that are hard to touch: bee fur and the human heart."Rosenblatt summed up his philosophy of writing in this way: I write to escape hyper reality – genocide of man and fish – the death of the ozone layer, the industrial degredation of the earth – My affordable opiate is my Muse. It allows me to create an escapist literature. Let the prose-fanciers, the dog people as opposed to poetic feline fancier – indulge in grim reality.

The thought of reality gives me hives. Rosenblatt died on March 11, 2019, shortly after advance reviews of his newest poetry collection Bite Me! Musings on Monsters and Mayhem began to appear in media. A 1976 book of selected poems, Top Soil, won Rosenblatt the Governor General's Award in 1976. A decade another book of selected poems, Poetry Hotel, won him the B. C. Book Prize for Poetry in 1986."Rosenblatt has been writer in residence at several Canadian universities, as well as the University of Rome and the University of Bologna." "Several bilingual volumes of his poetry have been published in Italian with translations by Prof. Alfredo Rizzardi of the University of Bologna, Ada Donati of Rome". "His poems have been... translated into French, Dutch and Spanish." The LSD Leacock. Toronto: Coach House Press, 1966. Winter of the Luna Moth. House of Anansi, Toronto, 1968 Bumblebee Dithyramb. Press Porcepic, Erin 1970 Blind Photographer. Press Porcepic, Erin, 1974 Dream Craters. Press Porcepic, Erin, 1975 Virgins & Vampires.

McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 1975 Top Soil, Selected Poems. Press Porcepic, Erin, 1976 Loosely Tied Hands. Black Moss Press, Windsor, 1978 The Sleeping Lady. Exile Editions, Toronto, 1980 Brides of the Stream. Oolichan Books, Lantzville, B. C. 1983 Poetry Hotel, Selected Poems. McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 1985 A Tentacled Mother. Exile Editions, Oct. 1995 The Rosenblatt Reader. Exile Editions, Toronto, 1995; the Voluptuous Gardener. Beach Holme Press, Vancouver, 1996. Parrot fever. Collages by Michel Christensen. Toronto: Exile Editions, 2002; the lunatic muse, Joe Rosenblatt. Toronto: Exile Editions, 2007. Dog, Joe Rosenblatt & Catherine Owen. Toronto: Mansfield Press, 2008. Bite Me! Musings on Monsters and Mayhem, 2019 Tommy Fry & the Ant Colony. Black Moss, Windsor, 1970 Escape From the Glue Factory. Exile Editions, Toronto, 1985 The Kissing Goldfish of Siam. Exile Editions, Toronto, 1989 Beds & Consenting Dreamers. Oolichan Books, Lantzville, B. C. 1994Except where noted, bibliographic information courtesy University of Toronto.

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