Kevin McHale (actor)

Kevin Michael McHale is an American actor, singer and radio personality. Of the boy band NLT, McHale is known for his role as Artie Abrams in the Fox comedy-drama series Glee. From 2014 to 2016, he hosted the British panel show Virtually Famous on E4. McHale is one of the four hosts of Sick of My Own Voice on Dash Radio. McHale was born in Plano, Texas to Christopher McHale and Elizabeth Payne, the youngest of four children. McHale is descended from immigrants from Ireland, he grew up with singer Demi Lovato. He attended Academy of the Canyons High School in the Santa Clarita Valley in California. Before becoming an actor, McHale joined the American boy band NLT, which stands for "Not Like Them", they were discovered by Chris Stokes in 2006, who subsequently signed them to his label, The Ultimate Group. On March 13, 2007, they released their first single, "That Girl"; the following month, they opened for The Pussycat Dolls. The band made a guest appearance in the film Bratz: The Movie as an auditioning band.

While in the group, McHale, along with Timbaland and his bandmates, co-wrote the song "She Said, I Said". On April 30, 2009, member Travis Michael Garland announced. McHale, who has a record deal with Universal Music Group, writes original music in his spare time. In an interview with Mario Lopez, McHale stated. In 2015, McHale, Chris Moy, Justin Thorne co-wrote the song "Heartless", featured on the latter's debut EP The Heartbreaker; that same year, he starred in the music video for Thorne's song "Summer Nights". In April 2019, McHale released the pop song "Help Me Now", directed by Justin Thorne; the accompanying music video stars actor Nolan Gould. McHale described the video as having "a bootleg kinda gay Wes Anderson vibe." In June 2019, he released the song "James Dean". The accompanying music video stars Pose actor Johnny Sibilly. In 2019, he competed in The X Factor: Celebrity. In 2007, McHale made a guest appearance on NBC's comedy series The Office in the season four episode "Launch Party", portraying a pizza delivery boy, taken hostage by Michael Scott.

He guest starred in three episodes of Nickelodeon's teen drama series Zoey 101 as Dooley Fibadoo. In 2008, McHale guest starred in two episodes of HBO's dark fantasy drama series True Blood, appearing as Neil Jones, a coroner's assistant. In 2009, McHale landed his breakout role as Artie Abrams in the Fox musical comedy-drama series Glee, his character, who uses a wheelchair after a car accident, joins the McKinley High glee club in the first episode. He had his first solo performance on the show when he sang "Dancing with Myself" in the episode "Wheels". In the episode "Dream On", he danced in a fantasy sequence to "The Safety Dance", sang "Dream a Little Dream of Me". In the second-season episode "Britney/Brittany", he sang a solo of "Stronger", after being anaesthetized for dental surgery, he danced in a dream sequence alongside Harry Shum, Jr. to Michael Jackson's song "Scream" in the third-season episode "Michael". McHale, along with the main cast of the series, was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series four times, winning in 2010.

In 2010, McHale appeared in One Call's music video "Blacklight" alongside former NLT bandmate Justin Thorne, a member of One Call. In June 2011, McHale appeared in Katy Perry's music video for her song "Last Friday Night" as the character Everett McDonald. On July 22, 2012, McHale co-hosted the 2012 Teen Choice Awards with Demi Lovato. In January 2014, it was reported that McHale would host a comedy panel show, Virtually Famous, for the British digital television channel E4; the show features comedian Seann Walsh and radio presenter Chris Stark as series regulars and team captains. On February 24, 2014, it was announced that McHale had signed on to play a supporting role in the Kathy Bates and Dustin Hoffman led independent film Boychoir. McHale's character, Wooly, is a young music teacher. In July 2014, it was announced that he and Aaron Tveit had signed on to star in the comedy film They Might Be Kennedys. McHale will play one of Teddy Mulligan. In April 2016, McHale joined the cast of Dustin Lance Black's drama miniseries When We Rise as AIDS activist Bobbi Campbell.

In September 2012, McHale and his dog Sophie appeared in a PETA ad campaign, promoting the adoption of shelter animals. In June 2016, the Human Rights Campaign released a video in tribute to the victims of the 2016 Orlando gay nightclub shooting, in which McHale and other celebrities told the stories of the people killed there. In September 2016, he co-created the mobile app +ONE, created with the intent to "provide people with one app to simplify the process of creating events." He resides in the Hollywood Hills in a $1.025 million mid-century home. In April 2018, McHale came out as gay with a tweet, he is dating actor Austin McKenzie. EP Boy Kevin McHale on IMDb

Merry Cemetery

The Merry Cemetery is a cemetery in the village of Săpânța, Maramureş county, Romania. It is famous for its colourful tombstones with naïve paintings describing, in an original and poetic manner, the people who are buried there as well as scenes from their lives; the Merry Cemetery became a national tourist attraction. The unusual feature of this cemetery is that it diverges from the prevalent belief, culturally shared within European societies – a belief that views death as something indelibly solemn. Connections with the local Dacian culture have been made, a culture whose philosophical tenets vouched for the immortality of the soul and the belief that death was a moment filled with joy and anticipation for a better life. A collection of the epitaphs from the Merry Cemetery exist in a 2017 volume called Crucile de la Săpânța, compiled by author Roxana Mihalcea; the cemetery's origins are linked with the name of Stan Ioan Pătraş, a local artist who sculpted the first tombstone crosses. In 1935, Pătraș carved the first epitaph and, as of the 1960s, more than 800 of such oak wood crosses came into sight.

The inscription on his tombstone cross says: Tourism in Romania Seven Wonders of Romania Photos of the Merry Cemetery Brandon's Photos of the Merry Cemetery More epitaphs and photos


The Vingeanne is a river in France, a right tributary of the Saône, which in turn is a tributary of the Rhône. It was the scene of an important battle during the Gallic wars; the river supplies water to the Canal entre Champagne et Bourgogne, a navigable waterway that connects the Marne and the Saône, thus links Paris to the Mediterranean. The Vinganne is a torrential watercourse; the source of the Vingeanne is near the village of Aprey, Haute-Marne. It forms as a stream, it forms at an altitude of 429 metres and flows south for 93.3 kilometres to the Saône, which it joins at an altitude of 187 metres. Tributaries are the streams of Flagey, Leuchey and Orain. A hydrological station measures the river's flow at Saint-Maurice-sur-Vingeanne, where it is fed by a watershed that covers 398 square kilometres; the river there has average flow of around 8.43 cubic metres per second in February, falling to 0.914 cubic metres per second in August. The maximum instantaneous flow was recorded on 30 December 2001 at 61.4 cubic metres per second.

A hydrological station measures the river's flow further down at Oisilly, where the Vingeanne captures water from an area of 609 square kilometres. The river there has average flow of around 12.4 cubic metres per second in February, which falls to around 1.56 cubic metres per second in August. The maximum instantaneous flow was recorded on 27 April 1983 at 82 cubic metres per second; the Vingeanne is an exceptional 2nd category river. Trout and "Satoille" were fished in the Saône and Vingeanne in the Middle Ages. Margaret III, Countess of Flanders recounts having tasted the fish in 1382–83; some of the upstream courses have trout, the Dame Fario is common upstream with a spawning area in Saint Maurice sur Vingeanne. There are many species of cyprinids and pike is present throughout; the Amicale des pêcheurs de haute et moyenne Vingeanne, a fishers' association, practices a heritage management policy, releases rainbow trout for the opening of the season in March and for holidaymakers in June. The Vingeanne crosses 30 communes.

In Haute-Marne it crosses Aprey, Choilley-Dardenay, Dommarien, Longeau-Percey, Villegusien-le-Lac and Villiers-lès-Aprey. In Côte-d'Or it crosses Beaumont-sur-Vingeanne, Blagny-sur-Vingeanne, Champagne-sur-Vingeanne, Chaume-et-Courchamp, Dampierre-et-Flée, Fontaine-Française, Heuilley-sur-Saône, Licey-sur-Vingeanne, Montigny-Mornay-Villeneuve-sur-Vingeanne, Pouilly-sur-Vingeanne, Renève, Saint-Maurice-sur-Vingeanne, Saint-Seine-sur-Vingeanne and Talmay. In Haute-Saône it crosses Germigney, Lœuilley, Percey-le-Grand and Saint-Sauveur. In July 52 BC the Roman general Julius Caesar fought an important battle of the Gallic Wars against a coalition of Gauls led by Vercingetorix. Caesar responded to an attack against Gallia Narbonensis by leading his forces east through Lingones territory towards Sequani territory marching down the Vingeanne valley, he had recruited German cavalry, they would prove decisive. The Gallic army held a strong position guarded by high slopes, easy to defend, it was protected by the Vingeanne on the right, the Badin, a small tributary of the Vingeanne, on its front.

In the space between these two streams and the road from Dijon to Langres was an area 5 kilometres across uneven in some parts flat everywhere else between the Vingeanne and the hillock of Montsuageon. Near the road, to the west, rise hills which dominated the ground, as well as the whole country, up to the Badin and the Vingeanne; the Gauls decided to attack. One group of Gallic cavalry blocked the Roman advance while two groups of cavalry harried the Roman's flanks. After hard fighting, the German cavalry broke the Gallic cavalry on the right and chased them back to the main Gallic infantry force; the remaining Gallic cavalry fled, Vercingetorix was forced to retreat to Alesia, where he was besieged by the Romans. The Battle of Alesia decided the war in the Romans' favor; the Quillot Brothers had a dairy in the village of Montigny sur Vingeanne where they produced sterilized milk. In 1897 they commissioned the Swiss artist Théophile Steinlen to produce a poster advertising their product; the result was an endearing poster that shows the artist's daughter Colette tasting a bowl of milk before giving it to the family cats, who are waiting expectantly.

Steinlen was a prolific artist. The Canal entre Champagne et Bourgogne, crosses the Langres plateau watershed between the Marne to the northwest and the Saône to the southeast. Much of the route on the Saône side is along the Vingeanne valley. A barge travelling from the Saône up to the Langres plateau travels 62 kilometres and passes 43 locks with a total rise of 155 metres; the canal crosses the watershed through the Balesmes tunnel at an elevation of 340 metres. From there it travels 152 kilometres down to the navigable part of the Marne, passes 71 locks with a total drop of 237 metres. A dependable supply of water is needed to replace the 800 cubic metres of water lost when a lock is operated and losses from leaking lock gates and other causes; the Langres plateau has 886 millimetres of annual rainfall, can supply sufficient water, but seasonal variations in the flow of the Marne an