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Keyboardist

A keyboardist or keyboard player is a musician who plays keyboard instruments. Until the early 1960s musicians who played keyboards were classified as either pianists or organists. Since the mid-1960s, a plethora of new musical instruments with keyboards have come into common usage, such as synthesizers and digital piano, requiring a more general term for a person who plays them. In the 2010s, professional keyboardists in popular music play a variety of different keyboard instruments, including piano, tonewheel organ and clavinet; some keyboardists may play related instruments such as piano accordion, pedal keyboard, or keyboard-layout bass pedals. There are many famous electronic keyboardists in metal, rock and jazz music. A complete list can be found at List of keyboardists; the use of electronic keyboards grew in popularity throughout the 1960s, with many bands using the Hammond organ and electric pianos such as the Fender Rhodes. The Doors became the first group to use the Moog synthesizer on a pop record on 1967's "Strange Days".

Other bands, including The Moody Blues, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles would go on to add it to their records, both to provide sound effects and as a musical instrument in its own right. In 1966, Billy Ritchie became the first keyboard player to take a lead role in a rock band, replacing guitar, thereby preparing the ground for others such as Keith Emerson and Rick Wakeman. In the late 1960s, a pioneer of modern electronic music Jean Michel Jarre started to experiment with synthesizers and other electronic devices; as synthesizers became more affordable and less unwieldy, many more bands and producers began using them paving the way for bands that consisted of synthesizers and other electronic instruments such as drum machines by the late 1970s/early 1980s. Some of the first bands that used this set up were Kraftwerk and The Human League. Rock groups began using synthesizers and electronic keyboards alongside the traditional line-up of guitar and drums; the pop-blues-rock band Fleetwood Mac was known for synthesizer-infused hits during this period.

Keyboardists are hired in cover bands and tribute bands, to replicate the original keyboard parts and other instrumental parts such as strings or horn section where it would be logistically difficult or too expensive to hire people to play the actual instruments. Pianist Organist List of Hammond organ players List of harpsichordists Classical pianists Young, Percy M. Keyboard Musicians of the World. London: Abelard-Schuman, 1967. N. B.: Concerns celebrated keyboard players and the various such instruments used over the centuries. SBN 200-71497-X Keyboard magazine Keyboard Player magazine Harmony Central resource for keyboard/synth players Vintage Synth Explorer

Yaya DaCosta

Camara DaCosta Johnson, better known as Yaya DaCosta, is an American actress and model. She was the runner-up in Cycle 3 of America's Next Top Model. DaCosta went to star in TV series including ABC's daytime drama All My Children, Ugly Betty, since 2015 stars in the NBC medical drama Chicago Med. DaCosta starred in the Lifetime television film Whitney as singer Whitney Houston and received praise for her performance. DaCosta was born on November 15, 1982, in Harlem, New York, is of Brazilian and African-American descent. In addition to English, she can speak Portuguese, French and conversational Japanese, she attended the elite Northfield Mount Hermon School during her high school years before attending college where she majored in Africana Studies and International Relations at Brown University. After finishing second on Cycle 3 of America's Next Top Model, DaCosta went on to have a successful career. DaCosta only appeared once in the bottom two during the competition, she has appeared in advertisements for Garnier Fructis, Lincoln Townhouse, Oil of Olay, Seda, Sephora and Dr. Scholl's.

She has graced the covers of numerous magazines, including W, Hype Hair and Global Modeling. In 2014, she landed a spot in Tom Ford’s Fall/Winter advertising campaign. DaCosta began acting in 2005 after guest-starring in an episode of the UPN sitcom Eve, she starred opposite Rob Brown, Antonio Banderas and Alfre Woodard in the 2006 dance film Take the Lead. DaCosta had supporting roles in The Messenger, she appeared in the ABC soap opera All My Children in 2008 as Cassandra Foster, the daughter of Angie Hubbard. According to an interview with All My Children's new head writer, Charles Pratt, Jr. DaCosta left the role some time in August 2008, less than four months after joining the show, to join the cast of The First Breeze of Summer on Broadway; the First Breeze of Summer was presented from 2008 to 2009 by the historic Negro Ensemble Company. In 2009, she had a recurring role as Nico Slater, the daughter of Wilhelmina Slater in the fourth and final season of the ABC comedy-drama series Ugly Betty.

In 2010, DaCosta had supporting roles in the comedy-drama film The Kids Are All Right and the science fiction action-adventure film Tron: Legacy. She appeared in the magazines, including on the cover of W, in L'Officiel, in Vogue. In 2013, she appeared as Carol in the historical drama film The Butler, starring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey. In 2015, it was announced in an interview with actress Angela Bassett on CNN that DaCosta would star as musical icon Whitney Houston in a Lifetime television film about her life, Bassett's directorial debut. DaCosta received high praise for her performance. Since 2015, DaCosta has starred in the NBC medical drama Chicago Med as April Sexton, an ED nurse. On June 26, 2012, DaCosta married director Joshua Bee Alafia. In September 2013, she gave birth to their son, Sankara. On November 12, 2015, it was reported. Yaya Dacosta at Fashion Model Directory Yaya DaCosta on IMDb

Shepherd's Pipe Carol

The "Shepherd's Pipe Carol" is a modern Christmas carol composed by John Rutter. Rutter composed the carol whilst he was an undergraduate at university in 1966 with it being published a year at the behest of David Willcocks; the "Shepherd's Pipe Carol" was composed by John Rutter in 1966 when he was 18 and studying as an undergraduate at Clare College at the University of Cambridge. Rutter stated that he believed his inspiration for writing it came from when he sang as a boy soprano during the opera "Amahl and the Night Visitors" and heard pipe music as the title character headed for Bethlehem with the Biblical Magi; the carol was first performed by the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge conducted by Rutter at a Christmas concert. A few days David Willcocks, the director of the Choir of King's College, requested a copy of Rutter's manuscript for the "Shepherd's Pipe Carol" and made calls to EMI for the "Shepherd's Pipe Carol" to be published in 1967, it was Rutter's first composition to be published.

Rutter and Willcocks formed a publishing partnership and helped to compile the Carols for Choirs series of hymnals from the second edition for the Church of England. Prior to the breakup of the Soviet Union, choirs in the Baltic states circulated photocopies and faxes of the "Shepherd's Pipe Carol" to be sung as a sign of resistance to Soviet control; the lyrics of the "Shepherd's Pipe Carol", set after the annunciation to the shepherds, are in third person about a shepherd boy playing pipe music on the way to Bethlehem. The boy states in the carol that he will perform his music for the baby Jesus when he reaches the stable where the Star of Bethlehem was located; the music is scored for organ or small orchestra. Jeremy Grimshaw: John Rutter / Shepherd's Pipe Carol AllMusic John Rutter: Shepherd’s Pipe Carol landofllostcontent.blogspot.com 2014

Pholistoma auritum

Pholistoma auritum is a species of flowering plant in the borage family, known by the common name blue fiestaflower. It is native to California, southern Nevada, Arizona, where it can be found in many types of habitat, from mountain talus to coastal bluffs to desert scrub. Pholistoma auritum is an annual herb with a brittle, bristly stem branching profusely, sometimes forming a tangle; the leaves are lobed and toothed and borne on winged petioles. The foliage bristles; the inflorescence is made up of one or more bell-shaped flowers up to 1.5 centimeters long and 3 wide. The hair-lined flowers are blue to purple with darker markings in the centers; the purple Arizona fiestaflower, Pholistoma auritum var. arizonicum, is considered a subspecies. Jepson Manual Treatment - Pholistoma auritum Pholistoma auritum - Photo gallery

Arthur Matsu

Arthur A. Matsu was an American football player and coach, he was the first Asian-American student at The College of William & Mary and the quarterback and captain of the school's football team. He was selected by the Richmond Times-Dispatch as the best quarterback to play at William & Mary in the first half of the 20th century, he played one season of professional football for the Dayton Triangles and was the first Asian-American quarterback in the National Football League. He was an assistant football coach at Rutgers University for more than 20 years. Matsu was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1904, his father was Japanese, his mother was Scottish. He moved with his family to Canada as a young child and to Cleveland, Ohio. By age 13, Matsu had shown himself to be an exceptional athlete and was being compared to Jim Thorpe. Sportswriter Paul Purman wrote a nationally syndicated story about Matsu in July 1917. Purman wrote that Matsu played first base on an undefeated baseball team, played halfback for a high school football team, played forward on an amateur basketball team, set the Cleveland junior records in the 50, 75 and 100-yard dashes, pole-vaulted 7 feet, 4 inches, was a champion swimmer at the Cleveland Y.

M. C. A, played "a fair game of tennis," and caddied at a golf course. Purman concluded: "Even Jim Thorpe and Howard Berry, all around athletes de luxe, will have to doff their chapeaux to this Japanese youth who claims Cleveland as his home and who doesn't balk at anything in the athletic line except auto racing and poker."Matsu continued to excel as an athlete and became a multi-sport star at Cleveland's East Technical High School. In August 1923, he won the national scholastic diving championship, he was recruited as The College of William & Mary. At the urging of football coach J. Wilder Tasker, Matsu chose William & Mary, the second oldest college in the United States located in Williamsburg, Virginia. Matsu was the first Asian-American student at William & Mary and a star athlete in football, basketball and track, he gained national acclaim as the quarterback for the William & Mary Tribe football team from 1923 to 1926. In December 1925, he was selected by his teammates as the captain of the 1926 team.

He was the first Asian-American to be selected as the captain of an American college football team. Matsu was considered a "triple-threat man" due to his ability to pass and punt. While much of the press coverage focused on the novelty of a Japanese football player, the coverage emphasized his athleticism. In October 1925, one writer notedHarvard will face something new Saturday in playing William and Mary College to the extent of being opposed by a Japanese quarterback. Yale had a Chinese shortstop but so far as known, Art Matsu is the only Japanese playing college football in the east.... Matsu... is a splendid player and good field general. He gained further notice for scoring against every major college football team that he played against from 1923 to 1925. In February 1926, another sportswriter observed: "An able, consistent punter, good ball carrier, sure tackler, the Japanese makes up in brains and speed what he lacks in poundage." A nationally syndicated profile on Matsu was published in the fall of 1926.

After a game against Harvard in 1925, The New York Times wrote Matsu, the quarterback, of Scotch and Japanese parents, played a splendid game. Besides punting in fine fashion and making some steady advances when he carried the ball, the tall and thin player saved his team many times when he called the plays so that the Crimson defense was baffled. Matsu served as a campus leader at William & Mary and was elected as the president of the Varsity Club and a member of the school's secret society, the Seven Society. In 1924, while Matsu was attending William & Mary, the State of Virginia passed a law prohibiting marriage between whites and Asians, a law under which the marriage between Matsu's parents would have been illegal. One author has suggested that the law may have passed in response to the presence and popularity of Matsu on the William & Mary campus: "ears that Matsu's popularity would spark interracial fraternization may have helped prompt Virginia's Legislature to pass the Racial Purity Act in 1924, extending the state's miscegenation law and explicitly forbidding intermarriage between Asians and whites."The Richmond Times-Dispatch selected Matsu as the best quarterback to play at William & Mary in the first half of the 20th century, the New York Sun rated him as the second best quarterback in the school's history.

Matsu played professional football for the Dayton Triangles in 1928. He joined Walter "Sneeze" Achiu on the Daytons. A native of Hawaii, Achiu joined the Daytons in 1927 to become the first Asian-American to play in the National Football League. Matsu followed as the first Asian-American quarterback in the NFL. Matsu appeared including four as a starter; the Daytons finished the season with a record of 0–7 in last place in the NFL. On January 1, 1930, Matsu was the quarterback for a Virginia all-star team that played against Benny Friedman's all-star professional team in a game at Richmond Stadium. Matsu completed. In September 1929, Matsu was hired as the head football coach at Asheville High School in Asheville, North Carolina, he was reported by the Associated Press to be "the first Japanese football coach." In 1930

The Wandering Image

The Wandering Image is a 1920 German silent drama film directed by Fritz Lang and starring Mia May, Hans Marr and Rudolf Klein-Rogge. It is known by the alternative titles of The Wandering Picture and The Wandering Shadow; the film's sets were designed by Otto Hunte. The art directors Erich Kettelhut and Robert Neppach were employed designing models for the production. Mia May as Irmgard Vanderheit Hans Marr as Georg Vanderheit / John Vanderheit Harry Frank Rudolf Klein-Rogge as Georgs Vetter Wil Brand Loni Nest as Irmgards Tochter Bock, Hans-Michael & Bergfelder, Tim; the Concise CineGraph. Encyclopedia of German Cinema. Berghahn Books, 2009. Kreimeier, Klaus; the Ufa Story: A History of Germany's Greatest Film Company, 1918-1945. University of California Press, 1999. Das wandernde Bild on IMDb The Wandering Image is available for free download at the Internet Archive