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Keith Emerson

Keith Noel Emerson was an English keyboardist and film composer. He played keyboards in a number of bands before finding his first commercial success with the Nice in the late 1960s, he became internationally famous for his work with the Nice, which included writing rock arrangements of classical music. After leaving the Nice in 1970, he was a founding member of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, one of the early progressive rock supergroups. Emerson, Lake & Palmer were commercially successful through much of the 1970s, becoming one of the best-known progressive rock groups of the era. Emerson wrote and arranged much of ELP's music on albums such as Tarkus and Brain Salad Surgery, combining his own original compositions with classical or traditional pieces adapted into a rock format. Following ELP's break-up at the end of the 1970s, Emerson pursued a solo career, composed several film soundtracks, formed the bands Emerson, Lake & Powell and 3 to carry on in the style of ELP. In the early 1990s, Emerson rejoined ELP, which reunited for two more albums and several tours before breaking up again in the late 1990s.

Emerson reunited the Nice in 2002 for a tour. During the 2000s, Emerson resumed his solo career, including touring with his own Keith Emerson Band featuring guitarist Marc Bonilla and collaborating with several orchestras, he reunited with ELP bandmate Greg Lake in 2010 for a duo tour, culminating in a one-off ELP reunion show in London to celebrate the band's 40th anniversary. Emerson's last album, The Three Fates Project, with Marc Bonilla and Terje Mikkelsen, was released in 2012. Emerson suffered from depression and alcoholism, in his years developed nerve damage that hampered his playing, making him anxious about upcoming performances, he died by suicide on 11 March 2016 at his home in California. Emerson was regarded as one of the top keyboard players of the progressive rock era. AllMusic describes Emerson as "perhaps the greatest, most technically accomplished keyboardist in rock history". Emerson was born on 2 November 1944 in West Yorkshire; the family had been evacuated from southern England during World War II, after which they returned south and settled in Goring-by-Sea, West Sussex.

Emerson attended West Tarring School in Tarring. His father Noel was an amateur pianist, they arranged piano lessons for Emerson. His studies in Western classical music inspired his own style in his professional career which incorporated jazz and rock elements. Although Emerson did not own a record player, he enjoyed listening to music on the radio Floyd Cramer's 1961 slip note-style "On the Rebound" and the work of Dudley Moore, he used jazz sheet music from Dave Brubeck and George Shearing and learned about jazz piano from books. He listened to boogie-woogie, to country-style pianists including Joe "Mr Piano" Henderson, Russ Conway and Winifred Atwell. Emerson described himself: "I was a serious child. I used to walk around with Beethoven sonatas under my arm. However, I was good at avoiding being beaten up by the bullies; that was because I could play Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard songs. So, they thought I was kind of cool and left me alone."Emerson became interested in the Hammond organ after hearing jazz organist Jack McDuff perform "Rock Candy", the Hammond became his instrument of choice in the late 1960s.

Emerson acquired his first Hammond organ, an L-100 model, on hire purchase. Emerson's initial plan was for a non-musical career. Upon leaving school he worked at Lloyds Bank Registrars where he played the piano in the bar at lunch times and local pubs at nights, he was fired from the bank. While performing in the Worthing area, Emerson received an offer to join his first professional group, the T-Bones, the backing band of blues singer Gary Farr; the group toured the France before they disintegrated. Emerson joined The V. I. P.'s. Instructed by the band to keep playing, he produced some explosion and machine gun sounds with the Hammond organ, which stopped the fight, his band members told him to repeat the stunt at the next concert. In 1967, Emerson formed the Nice with Lee Jackson of the T-Bones, David O'List, Ian Hague, after soul singer P. P. Arnold asked him to form a backing band. After replacing Hague with Brian Davison, the group set out on its own developing a strong live following; the group's sound was centred on Emerson's Hammond organ showmanship and theatrical abuse of the instrument, their radical rearrangements of classical music themes as "symphonic rock".

To increase the visual interest of his show, Emerson abused his Hammond L-100 organ by, among other things, hitting it, beating it with a whip, pushing it over, riding it across the stage like a horse, playing with it lying on top of him, wedging knives into the keyboard. Some of these actions produced musical sound effects: hitting the organ caused it to make explosion-like sounds, turning it over made it feed back, the knives held down keys, thus sustaining notes. Emerson's show with the Nice has been cited as having a strong influence on heavy metal musicians. Emerson became well known for his work with the Nice. Outside of the group, he participated in the 1969 Music from Free Creek "supersession" project that included Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck. For the session, Emerson performed with drummer Mitch Mitchell and bassist Chuck Rainey covering, among other tunes, the Eddie Harris instrumental "Freedom Jazz Dance"

Stephen Haggard

Stephen Hubert Avenel Haggard was a British actor and poet. Haggard was born on 21 March 1911 in Guatemala City and was the son of Sir Godfrey Digby Napier Haggard, a British diplomat, his wife Georgianna Ruel Haggard, he was the grandnephew of author H. Rider Haggard, the brother of photographer and author Virginia Haggard, the companion of the painter Marc Chagall, he was the father of the film director Piers Haggard. Haggard was educated at Haileybury College, where he became close to the artist-schoolmaster Wilfrid Blunt. After an initial foray into journalism, determined to obtain some overseas experience, Haggard moved to Munich, where he studied for stage at the Munich State Theatres under Frau Magda Lena, he made his stage debut at the Schauspielhaus in October 1930 in the play Das kluge Kind directed by Max Reinhardt. He appeared as Hamlet at the same theatre. Upon Haggard's return to the United Kingdom in 1931, his career path was discouraging: he received only small parts in various London plays and worked in repertory in Worthing.

He undertook further study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and subsequently received good notices when he played Silvius in Shakespeare's As You Like It in London in 1933. He was noticed by the playwright Clemence Dane and made his first appearance in New York in 1934 as the poet Thomas Chatterton in her play Come of Age. Returning to Britain, he had successful roles in a number of plays, including Flowers of the Forest, a production of Mazo de la Roche's Whiteoaks, he appeared as Konstantin in Chekhov's The Seagull, was hailed as one of the most promising and handsome classical actors of the era. Haggard married Morna Gillespie in September 1935, they had three children, of whom one died young. In 1938, Haggard returned to New York to reprise his role as Finch in Whiteoaks, which he directed, his novel Nya was published in the same year. He appeared as Mozart in the film; the film was not a success, in part because Haggard was considered to be inexperienced, was unknown. He appeared in Alfred Hitchcock's film Jamaica Inn and subsequently appeared as Lord Nelson in the Carol Reed film The Young Mr. Pitt.

At the outbreak of the Second World War Haggard joined the British Army, serving as a captain in the Intelligence Corps. His wife and two sons went to the United States in 1940, where his father was consul-general in New York. Shortly after their departure, he wrote his sons a letter, published in the Atlantic Monthly that year as "I'll Go to Bed at Noon: A Soldier's Letter to His Sons." Haggard was worked for the Department of Political Warfare. There he met her husband, the broadcaster R. D. Smith; the latter recruited Haggard to play starring roles in his productions of Henry V and Hamlet on local radio in Jerusalem. While in the Middle East, Haggard fell in love with a beautiful Egyptian married woman whose husband worked in Palestine. Haggard was felt that the war had destroyed his acting career, he was on the edge of a nervous breakdown when after some months the woman decided to end the relationship. Haggard shot himself on a train between Cairo and Palestine on 25 February 1943 at the age of 31.

The manner of Haggard's death was hushed up and is not mentioned in the biography of Haggard written by Christopher Hassell and published in 1948. Haggard is buried in Cairo, Egypt. Manning based the character Aidan Sheridan in her Fortunes of War novel sequence on Haggard. Haggard, S.. Nya. London: Faber and Faber Limited Haggard, S.. I’ll Go to Bed at Noon: A Soldier’s Letter to His Sons. London and Faber Haggard, S.. The Unpublished Poems of Stephen Haggard. Salamander Press Athene Seyler with Stephen Haggard; the Craft of Comedy. New York: Theatre Arts Hassall, C.. The Timeless Quest: Stephen Haggard. London: A. Barker. Stephen Haggard at the Internet Broadway Database Stephen Haggard on IMDb Stephen Haggard at Find a Grave

Teen Angels

Teen Angels was an Argentine pop band formed from the series Casi Ángeles. Its original members were Lali Espósito, Peter Lanzani, Nicolás Riera, Gastón Dalmau and China Suarez, who would be replaced in 2011 by Rochi Igarzábal. Teen Angels recorded three live albums. Teen Angels 2 was certified double platinum, Teen Angels, Teen Angels 3 and Teen Angels 4 Platinum and gold Teen Angels 5 by CAPIF; the band provided concerts and promotions in different cities in Argentina and in countries such as Peru, Israel, Uruguay, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador and Italy. In 2011 the band become independent by hand of Sony Music. During that year they released a fifth record work, TeenAngels 5, a different CD and showing a more mature profile of the Band. In addition tours were made by the different points of Argentina, Israel and Peru. In March 2012 it was confirmed its dissolution and after a schedule of recitals farewell at the Teatro Gran Rex, on October 8, 2012 they made their last show in the Orfeo Superdomo of the city of Córdoba.

On May 30, 2013, the Argentine cinema released the "film" of their latest show, called: Teen Angels: El Adiós. The group emerged following the release of the album Teen Angels I, which contained the music of the 2007 TV series. Emilia Attias, Gastón Dalmau, Lali Espósito, Peter Lanzani, Nicolás Riera and China Suárez were the main performers with the participation of Nicolás Vázquez; the content of the songs was related to the facts narrated in the telenovela and one of them, «Voy por más», became the first single. The band gave support to Casi Ángeles a series of recitals at the Teatro Gran Rex in Buenos Aires, Argentina during that year. In 2008, the band transcended the fiction and edited Teen Angels II; the disc contained three of them interpreted by Attias and Vázquez. The singles of this album were «A ver si pueden» and «A decir que si», being crowned during that year, this first, like one of the ten most popular songs of America according to The Associated Press. Teen Angels 2 received the gold disc, only two days after its release, was awarded double platinum in Argentina.

This album toured several Argentine provinces such as Santa Fe, Mendoza and Salta. And they made their first show in Uruguay in front of 10 thousand spectators. At the end of 2008 they signed a contract for Coca-Cola releasing the song and the video clip, «Hoy Quiero»; the third season began on April 20, 2009 on Telefé, giving way to the release of the third studio album called homonymous, Teen Angels III. His broadcasting court was «Que Nos Volvamos A Ver»; the album became platinum in Argentina. They presented the second single, «Vuelvo a casa», in the middle of the year. In July they recorded the video clip «Cada Vez Que Sale El Sol», a cover of the song performed by the Argentine singer Sergio Denis, for the new campaign of the brand Coca-Cola; the track was included as a bonus track on his second live album recorded at the Gran Rex Theater, which went on sale on August 25 corresponding to the play of the third season of the series. The 27 of September are presented for the first time in Madrid, Spain, in the Telefónica Flagship Store de la Gran Vía in a showcase for guests and press, like promotion of the cd.

On October 3, they gave their first concert in Israel for a series of performances at the Nokia stadium in Tel Aviv, performing 13 functions with more than 78,000 spectators. Right there they recorded a song in Hebrew, «El lugar real», they released a special album and DVD TeenAngels En Vivo: From Israel. Due to its enormous success and popularity, the State of Israel issued stamps with the photos of the band. There were a total of eleven postage stamps: two of each member of the group and another of the five together. In the last quarter of the year, Teen Angels made their first promotional tour of Chile, Perú, Guatemala, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica and Italy. With the arrival of the holidays, the quintet recorded a new song called «Navidad» and a new video for Coca-Cola and his campaign La magia está con vos, and they received in Spain the award 40 principales, to the best artist of Argentina. In March, Teen Angels returned to Israel to promote the release of the CD + DVD pack Live from Israel recorded the previous year and gave a show in Spain on March 23 at the Palacio Vistalegre in Madrid.

There was filmed the video clip of "Miedo A Perderte" produced by Carlos Jean, an advance of the fourth album of study titled Teen Angels IV. On May 22 they performed in Madrid at a concert. For that, the group was presented in the framework of the celebrations of the Día Mundial de la Biodiversidad organized by the magazine Bravo. There they released their video clip «Bravo por la Tierra» in order to raise awareness in defense of the planet; the song «Vos Ya Sabés» was the tuning head of the fourth season of the series, first single of his fourth album. Followed by «Miedo a perderte»; this fourth album came to be crowned platinum. In May 2010 they visit Brazil, where they do a promotional tour and present their album Quase Anjos which contains the Portuguese versions of «A ver si pueden» and one of «A decir que sí» respectively. In July they began a series of presentations at the Teatro Gran Rex in Buenos Aires. in addition to an Argentine national tour as a reason for the farewell of the television series.

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Margarete Gröwel

Margarete Gröwel was a German teacher who became a politician. In 1953, she became the first woman to serve in the German consular service in Houston. Margarete Gröwel was born in Hamburg, she taught at a Catholic school for boys in the city's St. Georg quarter. After the Catholic schools in Hamburg were closed down, in 1934, she enrolled as a student at University of Hamburg where she studied Philology, History and Philosophy, she progressed with her studies and in 1937 received a doctorate, for which she was supervised by the ethnographer-anthropologist Georg Thilenius. Her dissertation concerned the education problems of "Indian" children in the United States. After passing the necessary further exams she worked in a teacher training college and at a secondary school in Hamburg; as a young woman during the Weimar years Gröwel was engaged in charitable and women's social welfare associations. She was politically engaged, joining the catholic Centre Party in 1921 or 1924. An influential political mentor was Hedwig Fuchs.

During the years before 1933 she was active in Hamburg within the Association for German cultural relations abroad, the Windhorst League and the Catholic German Teachers' League. In 1939 she switched from the VKDL to the National Socialist Teachers League. Active participation in quasi-political associations during the Weimar years evidently placed Margarete Gröwel on a list of potential government targets; the failed assassination attempt against Hitler was followed by a mass-roundup of people identified as anti-Nazis. The overwhelming majority of those arrested in what came to be known as "Aktion Gitter" had been active as members or supporters of the Communist or Social Democratic Party during the Weimar years. A handful had not. There is no indication in the sources that Gröwel was a Communist or a Socialist, but during August 1944 she was one of five thousand people arrested, she was taken to the concentration camp at Fuhlsbüttel on the north side of the city centre. However, she was released on 29 August 1944.

War ended in May 1945. There was a widespread view that it was the failure of the traditional political parties to present a united front that had enabled populist politicians to take power in 1933, the Christian Democratic Union was created in 1945 to embrace the entire palette of centrist and moderate right-wing political traditions. In Hamburg Margarete Gröwel was a co-founder, she became a deputy president in the new party in the British zone. At the party's first national conference, held in Goslar in 1950, she was elected a member of the party's national executive. Locally, during the early postwar years she took a job at the library attached to the Hamburg Museum of Ethnology, where her former tutor Georg Thilenius had been the director for three decades till 1935, she was politically active locally as a member of the city council, as president of the city's cultural commission involved in negotiations over cultural matters with Ascan Klée Gobert and Gerd Bucerius. In 1953 she married the Austrian engineer Maximilian Sztollar, after which her name became Margareta Sztollar-Gröwel.

This coincided with the conclusion of her direct political involvement, she joined the West German consular office in Houston, the first woman to do so. She worked to develop commercial relations between the American south. After her return from Houston she took on the same function closer to home, at Liege in Belgium, where she was posted between 1962 and 1964

Brian Sanford

Brian Sanford is a former American football defensive end. He was signed by the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent in 2010, he played college football for Temple, was a postgraduate player at the Connecticut boarding school, Westminster School. He played college football for Temple. After going undrafted in the 2010 NFL Draft, Sanford signed with the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent on May 17, 2010, he was cut on September 4, 2010. He was added to the Browns' practice squad the following day. In 2011, Sanford appeared in 5 games for the Cleveland Browns. In 2012, Sanford spent the first 7 weeks of the season on the practice squad until he was placed on the active roster on October 27, 2012. On August 19, 2013, Sanford was traded to the Seattle Seahawks for offensive lineman John Moffitt. On August 20, 2013, the trade was rescinded due to Moffitt failing his physical. Sanford was claimed off waivers by the Oakland Raiders on September 1, 2013. Sanford re-signed with the Browns on December 25, 2013.

He was released on May 12, 2014. Sanford signed with the Denver Broncos in August 2014. Oakland Raiders bio Cleveland Browns bio Temple Owls bio

Jerry Nadeau

Gerald Nadeau is an American former stock car racer. He competed in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series, he started racing in karting before moving up to car racing, driving in the 12 Hours of Sebring, the European Formula Ford Festival, the Barber Dodge Pro Series. Nadeau arrived in NASCAR, the highest and most expensive level of stock car racing in the United States, with a limited budget, he finished sixth in the 1996 Formula Opel Euro Series. He started full-time racing in 1998 and came third in that year's NASCAR Rookie of the Year award standings. After Nadeau took his first Top Ten finish at Talladega Superspeedway in 1999, he won his first NASCAR sanctioned race in the Winston West Series at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, he earned his first Winston Cup victory at Atlanta Motor Speedway the following year. Nadeau achieved his top NASCAR season in 2001 when he finished seventeenth in points, but his racing career ended in 2003 after he suffered serious injuries in a practice crash, he attempted a comeback before moving on to mentor drivers.

Nadeau was born on September 9, 1970, grew up in Danbury, Connecticut. His parents were Gerald Joseph, a roofer, veteran in the United States Army and Pauline Cyr Nadeau. Nadeau's ancestors originate from Maine, he has Debbie. Nadeau was studied automotive technology, his family had connections to auto racing. Nadeau was given a go-kart by his father when one-half years old, he worked with his father in the construction industry to support his career. Speaking about his father's role in his career, Nadeau said, "I learned a lot from my dad, while I was growing up, he wasn't afraid to yell and get on my toes to do my job because he hated to lose and I hated to lose. He made me the hungriest guy on the race track."At age seven, he came first in the eight- to twelve-year-old karting championship held in Bethany, Connecticut. In 1988, aged eighteen, Nadeau won his first World Karting Association Gold Cup championship. Motorsports Talent Scout, Dicken Wear, had seen Jerry Race for a number of years in Karting and asked if he would like to drive his SCCA SS/C Toyota Celica at an EMRA open track event at Lime Rock Park.

Jerry caught a few other driving instructors that day. Afterward, he was introduced to Bruce MacInnes and fellow graduates Walter Bladstrom, Tom Cotter, Bill Fisher, Bob Kullas, Frank Martinelli, Art Regan who gave Nadeau financial support, he defended his karting title for the next two years. In 1991, he took the WKA Grand National Championship. In the same year, Nadeau moved into car racing, he became the Rookie of the Year. At the end of 1991, Nadeau won the $100,000 Barber Pro Series shoot-out, allowing him to race in the Barber Dodge Pro Series. Nadeau drove alongside sports car driver Gene Felton for the Jill Prewitt team which entered the 1992 12 Hours of Sebring, but retired after forty-eight laps because of a differential problem, he took part in karting events in St. Petersburg, competing on an ice track, winning two out of eight races. Nadeau stated the experience helped him to develop the skill of not using his car's brakes on slippery surfaces. In 1993, he raced in the Barber Pro Series, where he finished with one win and took fifth in the points standings.

Nadeau drove in the European Formula Ford Festival winning the qualifying race and coming second in the semi-finals behind Formula Ford champion Peter Duke. Nadeau secured fourth in the final heat, he took five, top-four finishes in the Firestone Firehawk Series. Nadeau improved in the Barber Pro Series in 1994 by finishing fifth in the championship with two victories. In 1995, he fell to thirteenth overall in the standings. Nadeau entered eight NASCAR Busch Grand National Series races for T&G Racing in 1995. At that time, the Busch Grand National Series was considered NASCAR's feeder circuit, a proving ground for drivers who wished to step up to the organization's premiere circuit, the Winston Cup, it is comparable to Formula One's relationship with Formula 2/Formula 3000/GP2 Series. He signed to run fourteen season races. Nadeau moved to North Carolina that year on the advice of public relations worker Tom Cotter, was on a budget of $200, he went to Hendrick Motorsports to receive tips. Nadeau failed to qualify for his first career NASCAR race, which took place at Richmond International Raceway.

That year, he finished twenty-first at Hickory, twenty-ninth at New Hampshire, nineteenth at the Myrtle Beach Speedway, twentieth at the Milwaukee Mile, thirty-first at Lucas Oil Raceway, did not qualify for the races at North Carolina Speedway or Homestead-Miami Speedway. The following year, Nadeau moved to M. P. H. Racing and planned to run ten races in the Busch Series in 1996, in combination with a full season in the Formula Opel European Union Series Championship, he ran only two races in the Busch Series, finishing thirty-ninth in both races and did not qualify at Darlington. In Formula Opel, he drove a partial season, running in thirteen out of seventeen races for six teams and finished sixth overall, the highest for an American driver, he declined a move into the Formula 3000 series, opting for a return to NASCAR. In November 1996, Nadeau and Barber Dodge Pro Series driver Tony Renna represented the United States in the EDFA Nations Cup held at Donington Park and won the silver medal, finishing behind Germany.

After returning from racing in Europe in 1997, Nadeau moved to the Winston Cup Series and signed a five-race contract with Precision Products R