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Bernard B. Brown

Bernard B. Brown was an American sound engineer and composer, who wrote the scores for many early animated cartoons produced by Leon Schlesinger Productions for distribution by Warner Bros. Pictures, he won an Academy Award in the category Sound Recording and was nominated for seven more in the same category. He was nominated three times in the category Best Visual Effects, he worked on more than 520 films between 1930 and 1958. In 1933, animation producer Leon Schlesinger set up his new animation studio: Leon Schlesinger Productions; the company would be known as Warner Bros. Cartoons. Schlesinger had to hire new staff for his studio. According to animation historian Michael Barrier, Schlesinger "knew nothing about making cartoons" and took help wherever he could find it. Among his new employees was Bernard Brown, in charge of recording sound and scores for the studio's films. According to a interview with Brown, he worked on animated short films in addition to his regular work; this "regular work" was recording film scores for the feature films of the Warner Bros. studio.

Brown would spend many hours working on the score of a big production, return to work on the score of a cartoon. Barrier credits Brown with having the useful ability to approach people in power with the right mixture of deference and ease; this made these people more comfortable with turning to him for help beyond the scope of his nominal expertise. Studio associate Bob Clampett described Brown as having the ability to ooze in any hole that needed filling. Brown was responsible for Schlesinger hiring two of his friends, animator Tom Palmer and songwriter Norman Spencer. Tom Palmer was the main director of the studio, but left after completing only two films, his replacement Earl Duvall left after completing only five films. Schlesinger was in need of new directors, Brown received credits for directing two Merrie Melodies shorts. According to Barrier, Brown was "no artist" and had no previous experience directing or animating films; the films in question were Pettin' in the Park and Those Were Wonderful Days.

Bernard Brown and Norman Spencer were responsible for the sound effects and the music of most animated films of the Schlesinger studio for a few years. Brown left, in order to start a new job as head of the sound department at Universal Studios, he was replaced in his responsibilities as sound editor by Treg Brown. Brown won an Academy Award and was nominated for seven more in the category Best Sound: WonWhen Tomorrow Comes Nominated That Certain Age Spring Parade Appointment for Love Arabian Nights Phantom of the Opera His Butler's Sister Lady on a Train Nominated The Boys from Syracuse The Invisible Man Returns Invisible Agent Barrier, Michael, "Warner Bros. 1933-1940", Hollywood Cartoons: American Animation in Its Golden Age, Oxford University Press, ISBN 978-0199839223 Bernard B. Brown on IMDb

M. W. Wade

Madison W. Wade was an early American photographer through the late 19th to early 20th centuries, his pioneering photographic techniques of the 1890’s led to the concept of the “Ping-Pong photo” which revolutionized the professional photographic studios of the early 1900’s. Wade came up with the original idea for producing Ping-Pong photographs, which he named the "little photo", while working for Mr. Chas. T. Pomeroy, a photographer from Kansas City, Mo. Wade began publicly selling his small portrait concept to the public on July 17, 1897, it was a huge success. Over the next four years he produced over 500,000 photo's. Wade moved to Colorado opening a photo studio in Denver. In 1901, Wade opened 5 galleries; the main gallery was located in Akron on 207 E. Market St. Of the remaining four, two were located in Columbus, one in Canton, one in Massilon. In 1904, Wade moved to Youngstown and for the next 35 years operated "Wade's Studio" on W. Federal Street, his exact address on this street varied over time.

The Ohio Business Directory includes records of the following locations of Wade's studio from 1908-1927: 17, 101, 103, 105 W. Federal Street, he was attributed by the Youngstown Vindicator Newspaper in the August 10th, 1905 edition as holding the world's record for taking the most portrait photographs from 1897 to 1905. This was attributed to the popularity of his "little photo's" concept. In addition, the article stated "The first 6 months of this year in the neighborhooding city of New Castle he made sittings for fifteen thousand dozens photographs, the most phenomenal photographic run made in that city.". Wade retired from photography in 1939 and died on April 17, 1943 at St. Francis Hospital in Columbus, Ohio

Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint

Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint is a fast casual restaurant chain serving pizzas and sandwiches with its headquarters in Atlanta, United States. The first Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint opened in 2009 in Atlanta; the chain has nearly 40 franchised units open in Georgia, Colorado, Arkansas, South Carolina, North Carolina, North Dakota, Tennessee, with additional locations announced for those states as well as Maryland, Louisiana, Mississippi and New Jersey. The brand has franchise commitments for more than 225 stores. Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint was founded by CEO Matt Andrew, a founder and former president of the Moe's Southwest Grill chain of Tex-Mex restaurants. On April 13, 2019, Integrity Brands - the parent company of the Uncle Maddio's brand name - filed for bankruptcy. List of pizza chains of the United States Official website

Mahabat Khan

Mahabat Khan (full title Mahabat Khan Khan-e-Khanan Sipah-Salar Zamana Beg Kabuli, born Zamana Beg, was a prominent [[Mughal Empire| Mahabat Khan was the son of Ghayur Beg, a Rizvi Sayyid from Shiraz. As a young man, his father had travelled to Kabul and taken up employment under the city's ruler, Mirza Muhammad Hakim. After the latter's death, Ghayur Beg joined the service of Akbar, though he never gained a high position. Upon entering the Mughal service, Zamana Beg enjoyed a rapid ascent through the ranks of the Mughal army, he began his military career in the personal forces of Crown Prince Salim. Having endeared himself to the crown prince, he was soon made an officer in charge of 500 men. Prince Salim sent him to Malik Ambar to removed to camapiagns of Prince Daniyal in Deccan, he led Salim army during the Rajputana Camapigns in Mewar. Mahabat Khan was gifted a concubine from Mewar. Upon Jahangir's rise to the throne in 1605, he was granted the honorific title'Mahabat Khan,' and was promoted to the rank of commander of 1,500 men, bakhshi of the emperor's private privy purse.

Mahabat Khan rose to prominence in 1623, when he was made commander of the Mughal forces sent to defeat the unsuccessful rebellion of Prince Khurram in the Deccan. For his loyal service, he was recognised as a'pillar of the state', was promoted to chief commander of the Mughal army, with a personal force of 7,000 men. Mahabat Khan's success in quelling Prince Khurram's rebellion was not met with pleasure by many members of the Mughal court, who began to fear and resent the general's growing prestige and influence. Empress Nur Jahan was concerned, in an effort to curb Mahabat Khan's rising power, she arranged to have him made governor of Bengal, a province far removed from the Mughal capital at Lahore. Furthermore, in an effort to humiliate him in the imperial court, Nur Jahan had him charged with disloyal conduct and ordered him to return to Lahore to face trial; as a result of Nur Jahan's machinations against him, Mahabat Khan decided to take action, so in 1626, he led an army of loyal Rajput soldiers to the Punjab.

He had brought the wives and families of many of them, so that, if driven to extremity, they would fight to the last for the lives and honour of themselves and their families. Meanwhile and his retinue were preparing to head to Kabul, were encamped on the banks of the River Jhelum. Mahabat Khan and his forces attacked the royal encampment, took the emperor hostage. Mahabat Khan declared himself emperor of India at Kabul, however his success was short-lived. Nur Jahan, with the help of nobles who were still loyal to Jahangir, came up with a plan to free her husband, she surrendered herself to Mahabat Khan, once reunited with her husband, put her plan into action. She had Jahangir convince Mahabat Khan that he was satisfied with the current arrangement, as it had freed him from her clutches. Mahabat Khan believed that he had won over the former emperor, failing to realise that Jahangir was in fact siding with Nur Jahan, he decreased the Rajput guards that he had placed around Jahangir, prepared to return to Lahore with the captive emperor.

Meanwhile, Nur Jahan arranged for an army to meet them en route to Lahore. Mahabat Khan with the help of Raja Nathu Mall of Majhauli settled the remaining wounded Rajputs and their family in the forests of Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, thus Mahabat Khan's brief reign lasted 100 days. Following his unsuccessful coup, Mahabat Khan fled to the Deccan. There, Prince Khurram convinced him to surrender himself to Jahangir. However, with the death of Jahangir shortly thereafter in October 1627, Mahabat Khan went unpunished. Upon Prince Khurram's rise to the throne as Emperor Shah Jahan, Mahabat Khan was appointed governor of Ajmer, he was transferred to a post in the Deccan, where he died in 1634. His body was carried back to Delhi. Upon death, his eldest son, Mirza Amanullah, was awarded the title'Khan Zaman', while his second son, was granted his late father's title, Mahabat Khan

Zenobia (Albinoni)

Zenobia, regina de’ Palmireni is an opera in three acts by Tomaso Albinoni with a libretto by Antonio Marchi. It was Albinoni’s first opera, written when he was only 23, was first performed at the 1694 carnival at the Teatro Santi Giovanni e Paolo in Venice; the work was popular and performances continued for several weeks. Albinoni was the first composer to write an opera on the theme of Zenobia. Zenobia, queen of Palmyra, has been defeated by the Roman emperor Aureliano because of the treachery of the governor of Palmyra, who hopes to marry his daughter Filidea to the emperor. Zenobia refuses to submit to him when he offers to marry her. Infuriated, Aureliano decides to put Zenobia and her son to death, but when he overhears Ormonte offer to kill him and Zenobia refuses, he thinks better of it. Instead, Aureliano restores Zenobia to her throne. Ormonte is exiled and unity and order restored. Marchi’s libretto did not give his characters great emotional presence and offered little insight into their motivations.

Albinoni was a newcomer to opera. The arias are short to keep the action moving and provide interest through contrast; the opera’s first modern performance was at the Damascus Opera House in 2008. It was performed at La Fenice in Venice in 2018. Digital copy of original libretto