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Kiss (band)

Kiss is an American rock band formed in New York City in January 1973 by Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Peter Criss, Ace Frehley. Well known for its members' face paint and stage outfits, the group rose to prominence in the mid-to-late 1970s with their elaborate live performances, which featured fire breathing, blood-spitting, smoking guitars, shooting rockets, levitating drum kits, pyrotechnics; the band has gone through several lineup changes, with Stanley and Simmons being the only members to feature in every lineup. The original and best-known lineup consisted of Stanley, Simmons and Criss. With their make-up and costumes, they took on the personae of comic book-style characters: the Starchild, the Demon, the Spaceman or Space Ace, the Catman. Due to creative differences, both Criss and Frehley had departed the group by 1982. In 1983, Kiss began performing without makeup and costumes, thus marking the beginning of the band's "unmasked" era that would last for over a decade, they accordingly experienced a commercial resurgence, with the platinum certified album Lick It Up introducing them to a new generation of fans, their music videos received regular airplay on MTV.

Eric Carr, who had replaced Criss in 1980, died in 1991 of heart cancer and was replaced by Eric Singer. In response to a wave of Kiss nostalgia in the mid-1990s, the original lineup re-united in 1996, which saw the return of their makeup and stage costumes; the resulting Alive/Worldwide Tour was successful, grossing $143.7 million, making it their most successful tour to date. Criss and Frehley have both since left the band again and have been replaced by Singer and Tommy Thayer; the band has continued with their original stage makeup, with Singer and Thayer using the original Catman and Spaceman makeup, respectively. In September 2018, Kiss announced that, after 45 years of recording and performing, they would be embarking on their final tour, The End of the Road World Tour, in 2019, with the final show confirmed for July 17, 2021 in New York City where the band formed back in 1973, with additional shows added. Kiss is one of the best-selling bands of all time, having sold more than 75 million records worldwide, including 21 million RIAA-certified albums.

Kiss holds the title as America's #1 Gold record award-winning group of all time, having earned 30 Gold albums. Kiss has 14 Platinum albums, with three albums being multi-Platinum. On April 10, 2014, the four original members of Kiss were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Kiss was ranked by MTV as the ninth "Greatest Metal Band of All Time", placed tenth on VH1's "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock" list, as well as being ranked as the third "Best Metal and Hard Rock Live Band of All Time" by Loudwire. Kiss trace their roots to Wicked Lester, a New York City-based rock band led by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, they recorded one album, shelved by Epic Records, played a handful of live shows. Simmons and Stanley, feeling a new musical direction was needed, abandoned Wicked Lester in 1972 and began forming a new group. After abandoning the name Wicked Lester late in 1972, Simmons and Stanley came across an ad in the East Coast version of Rolling Stone placed by Peter Criss, a veteran drummer from the New York City scene who had played in the bands Lips and Chelsea.

Simmons and Stanley met Criss in a nightclub. After hearing Criss sing, they thought. Criss auditioned for, joined their new band; the trio focused on a much harder style of rock than. They began experimenting with their image, by wearing makeup and various outfits. In November 1972, the trio played a showcase for Epic Records A&R director Don Ellis, in an effort to secure a record deal. Although the performance went well, Ellis disliked the group's music. In early January 1973, the group added lead guitarist Ace Frehley. Frehley impressed the group with his first audition, although he showed up wearing two different colored sneakers, one red and one orange. A few weeks after Frehley joined, the classic lineup was solidified as the band to be named Kiss. Stanley came up with the name while Simmons and Criss were driving around New York City. Criss mentioned that he had been in a band called Lips, so Stanley said something to the effect of "What about Kiss?" Frehley created the now-iconic logo, making the "SS" look like lightning bolts, when he went to write the new band name over "Wicked Lester" on a poster outside the club where they were going to play.

Stanley designed the logo with a Sharpie and a ruler and accidentally drew the two S's nonparallel because he did it "by eye." The art department asked him if he wanted it to be redrafted to be perfect and he said, "It got us this far, let's leave well enough alone. Our number one rule has always been no rules." The letters happened to look similar to the insignia of the Nazi SS, a symbol, outlawed in Germany by Section 86a of the German criminal code. However and Stanley, both Jewish, have denied any intentional likeness to Nazi symbolism in the logo. Since 1979, most of the band's album covers and merchandise in Germany have used an alternate logo, in which the letters "SS" look like the letters "ZZ" backwards; this logo is used in Austria, Poland, Lithuania and Israel to avoid controversy. The band's name has been the subject of rumors pertaining to alleged hidden meanings. Among these rumors are claims that the name is an acronym for "Knight

Nevanlinna's criterion

In mathematics, Nevanlinna's criterion in complex analysis, proved in 1920 by the Finnish mathematician Rolf Nevanlinna, characterizes holomorphic univalent functions on the unit disk which are starlike. Nevanlinna used this criterion to prove the Bieberbach conjecture for starlike univalent functions A univalent function h on the unit disk satisfying h = 0 and h' = 1 is starlike, i.e. has image invariant under multiplication by real numbers in, if and only if z h ′ / h has positive real part for |z| < 1 and takes the value 1 at 0. Note that, by applying the result to a•h, the criterion applies on any disc |z| < r with only the requirement that f = 0 and f' ≠ 0. Let h be a starlike univalent function on |z| < 1 with h = 0 and h' = 1. For t < 0, define f t = h − 1, a semigroup of holomorphic mappinga of D into itself fixing 0. Moreover h is the Koenigs function for the semigroup ft. By the Schwarz lemma, |ft| decreases as t increases. Hence ∂ t | f t | 2 ≤ 0. But, setting w = ft, ∂ t | f t | 2 = 2 ℜ f t ¯ ∂ t f t = 2 ℜ w ¯ v, where v = − h h ′.

Hence ℜ w ¯ h h ′ ≥ 0. and so, dividing by |w|2, ℜ h w h ′ ≥ 0. Taking reciprocals and letting t go to 0 gives ℜ z h ′ h ≥ 0 for all |z| < 1. Since the left hand side is a harmonic function, the maximum principle implies the inequality is strict. Conversely if g = z h ′ h has positive real part and g = 1 h can vanish only at 0, where it must have a simple zero. Now ∂ θ arg ⁡ h = ∂ θ ℑ log ⁡ h = ℑ ∂ θ log ⁡ h = ℑ ∂ z ∂ θ ⋅ ∂ z log ⁡ h = ℜ z h ′ h, thus as z traces the circle z = r e i θ, the argument of the image h increases strictly. By the argument principle, since h has a simple zero at 0, it circles the origin just once; the interior of the region bounded by the curve. If a is a point in the interior the number of solutions N of h = a with |z| < r is given by N = 1 2 π i ∫ | z | = r h ′ h − a d z. Since this is an integer, depends continuously on a and N = 1

Kansas Magic

Kansas Magic was a professional indoor soccer team based in Overland Park, Kansas. They played in the Eastern Division of the Professional Arena Soccer League; the team colors were purple and black. The Kansas Magic was awarded a franchise in the PASL on February 10, 2011, their first game was an exhibition at Landon Arena on April 30, defeating the Illinois Piasa 7-3. They beat the Piasa 11-9 in Illinois in the PASL season opener on November 5 and 4-3 in their first home game at EPIC Indoor Sports on November 12, they finished the 2011–12 season with a record of 8 wins and 8 losses and qualified for the playoffs. Matt Germain lead the team in scoring and goalkeeper Jason Jacob was fourth in the league with a 6.77 goals against average. The Magic defeated the Louisville Lightning in the Divisional Playoffs 9-5 in Louisville, they lost to the eventual PASL Champion San Diego Sockers 9-5 in the Newman Cup Semi-Finals in San Diego. The team disbanded after the season

Steven Chandra

Steven Chandra is an Indonesian former swimmer, who specialized in long-distance freestyle events. He won a bronze medal in the 1500 m freestyle at the 1999 Southeast Asian Games in Brunei, represented Indonesia at the 2000 Summer Olympics. Chandra competed in the men's 1500 m freestyle at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. After winning a bronze medal from the Southeast Asian Games, his entry time of 16:02.63 was accredited under a FINA B-standard. He challenged five other swimmers in heat two, including SEA Games silver medalist Carlo Piccio of the Philippines and defending champion Dieung Manggang of Malaysia, he came up short with his best swim in fifth place at 16:10.98 eight seconds off his entry time. Chandra failed to reach the top 8 final, as he placed thirty-eighth overall in the prelims

San Francisco Community Music Center

The San Francisco Community Music Center is a nonprofit music school located in San Francisco, California, US. The CMC is the oldest community arts organization in the San Francisco Bay Area; the school's stated mission is to make "high quality music accessible to people of all ages and abilities, regardless of financial means." The Community Music Center was founded in 1921 by Gertrude Field, evolving from her Dolores Street Girls Club. The main branch has remained in the same building in San Francisco's Mission District since the founding of the school. In 1983, the CMC opened a second branch in San Francisco's Richmond District. In 2012, the CMC purchased the property next door to the school's main building in the Mission District, in order to provide ADA-compliant accessibility and double the number of students. In November 2019, the San Francisco Planning Commission approved the plans for this expansion. In December 2019, the CMC was added to the city's Legacy Business Registry, in recognition of the school's decades of service to the community.

Julie Rulyak Steinberg serves as the Community Music Center's executive director. Sylvia Sherman is the program director; the CMC serves over 3100 students annually. Private lessons and group classes in voice, instruments and music theory are offered, with tuition assistance available on a sliding scale; the CMC hosts several tuition-free programs, including choirs for adults aged 55 and older, the Mission District Young Musicians Program for students aged 13 to 18, the New Voices Bay Area TIGQ Chorus, a mixed voice choral ensemble for transgender and genderqueer singers, led by Reuben Zellman. Former ambassador and philanthropist James Hormel was one of the first donors to help fund the New Voices chorus. Guest performers and instructors at the school have included Marcus Shelby. Official website

Joe Cavanagh

Joseph V. Cavanagh Jr. is an American attorney and former ice hockey player. Cavanagh was a three-time all-state selection as a high schooler in Rhode Island, he went on to play hockey at Harvard University where he earned multiple awards including being named an All-American for three straight years. He left Harvard as the school's all-time assist leader. However, he remains the Beanpot's all-time leading scorer. An injury lead him to stop pursuing a career in hockey, he was inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in 1994 and named one of the top 50 players in ECAC history in 2010. Following his hockey career Cavanagh began practicing law becoming a successful attorney, he is the Board of Bar Examiners. Cavanagh grew up as part of a large family having eight siblings in the town of Cranston, Rhode Island; as a high school student Cavanagh was a three-time all-state selection, renowned for his on ice work ethic. He led the state in scoring for three years from 1964 to 1966 and was named Rhode Island's most valuable high school player in 1965 and 1966.

He spent one year in a post-graduate program at Phillips Academy in Massachusetts. Following his post-graduate year he began playing at Harvard University. In his first season, he helped. By the end of the season, he compiled a team leading 62 points, he earned multiple post season honors for his play including: first team All-American, first team All-East, first team All-Ivy, first team All-New England, Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Hockey Rookie of the Year and the Walter Brown Award. The following season after he tied a teammate as the team's leading scorer, he was again named first team All-American, All-East, All-Ivy and All-New England. In addition he was awarded the John Tudor Memorial Cup Award as Harvard's most valuable player. In his senor year Cavanagh registered 72 points and led the team in scoring for the third consecutive year, he duplicated the awards he earned during his junior year and added the Bingham Award as the top male athlete at Harvard and the Walter Brown Award as the top U.

S.-born player in New England. He finished his career at Harvard as the teams all-time leader in assists, second all-time in points and third all-time in goals, his assist total now ranks third all-time. While he remains fifth in points, he has fallen to fourteenth in goals, he is the Beanpot tournament's all-time leading scorer. He was named to the ECAC's All Decade first team. Following his collegiate career, Cavanagh played one season with the Braintree Hawks in the New England Hockey League scoring 13 goals and registering 39 points. In 1971 he took a deferment from law school in an attempt to make the 1972 Olympic hockey team and was invited to Boston Bruins training camp. Cavanagh broke his wrist during a practice with the Olympic team and decided to not to pursue a career in hockey. In 1994 he was elected to the United States Hockey Hall of Fame. Sixteen years he was announced as one of the top 50 players in ECAC history. After his playing career Cavanagh earned a law degree from Boston College Law School.

He has earned multiple honors as an attorney. From 2005 to 2010 he was recognized as an outstanding general litigator by Chambers USA, he was named a Rhode Island and New England Super Lawyer from 2007 to 2010. He has served on the Rhode Island Board of Bar Examiners and is a member of the Rhode Island Bar Association as well as serving on its Superior Court Bench/Bar Committee. Cavanagh has served as Chairman of the Rhode Island chapter of the American College of Trial Lawyers which he has been a member of since 1990. Cavanagh along with his wife, live in Warwick Rhode Island; the couple had nine children together. In 1982 he coached youth hockey and served on the board of directors for the Warwick Junior Hockey Association, he is a founding director of ACCESS/R. I. An organization dedicated to improving public access to government information, he serves as a director and vice president of the St. Thomas More Law Society and is an officer and director of the Rhode Island Special Olympics, his son, former San Jose Sharks player, Tom died on January 6, 2011 at the age of 28.

His death was believed to be a suicide. Tom had battled mental illness for some time. Joe Cavanagh career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database