Léo Schnug was an Alsatian painter and illustrator of German ancestry. When he was still young, his father, a court clerk, was hospitalized for a mental illness. To survive, his mother rented out rooms in their house to performers from the municipal theater and the opera costumes they brought with them became a source of inspiration. After a few years at the School of Decorative Arts in Strasbourg, Anton Seder, one of his teachers, obtained work for him providing illustrations to Gerlach & Schenk, a Viennese publishing company, he was only seventeen at the time. His studies continued at the Academy of München, where he studied under Nikolaos Gyzis, he moved back to Strasbourg and became a member of the Cercle de Saint-Léonard, where he learned marquetry from Charles Spindler and worked with a coterie of Alsatian artists, including Léon Hornecker, Henri Loux, Alfred Marzolff, Georges Ritleng, Joseph Sattler, Lothar von Seebach and Émile Schneider. He was influenced by Art Nouveau and Medieval themes.
At the outbreak of World War I, he enlisted as a sergeant in the German Army. His excessive drinking brought several reprimands, he was due for more severe punishment, but was saved by the intervention of Wilhelm II, who had honored him with the Order of the Red Eagle for his work on the restoration of the Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg. He began paying his bills at the local taverns by drawing small sketches on the tables, his health began to decline after the war. From 1918 to 1919, he voluntarily entered "Stephansfeld" for rehabilitation; when his father died in 1919, his crisis worsened. When his mother died in 1921, he spent a short time at the Hospices Civil de Strasbourg but suffered a complete breakdown in 1924 and was involuntarily committed to Stephansfeld, he remained there until his death in 1933. In addition to his regular art work, he designed costumes and various appurtenances for several public events. A street in Lampertheim was named in his honor and a portrait of him is in the staircase of the Town Hall.
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Nina in the Mix: The Dense Modesto Remixes is the first remix album by Filipina singer Nina, the second by DJ Dense Modesto. It was released in the Philippines on October 31, 2007 by Club Myx, in collaboration with Warner Music. After the success of Sitti in the Mix: The Dense Modesto Remixes and the Club Myx record label decided to team up for the second time to release another Dense Modesto remix album, this time approaching the pop-R&B influenced Nina; the album's concept is a "ride in the air," forming the sound of an airplane flight. The album includes dance remixes of her notable hits such as "Jealous", "Foolish Heart", "I Don't Want To Be Your Friend", "Through the Fire"; the album was made available on digital download through iTunes on December 11, 2007. Without any promotion and participation from Nina, the album was able to enter the top 10 of retailer charts in the Philippines, it received positive reviews from critics and listeners, with Lorelie Dino of Titik Pilipino, stating "It may have been a slow start, but Dense Modesto worked it up in gaining momentum, the album ends off greatly."
She was impressed with "Through the Fire", "Jealous", "Someday", saying "I find the latter ones more superior." However, she thought the Nina's name caught the attention more than the "Dense Modesto remixes" title, explaining "You can mistake the album as being Nina's rather than the remixes that they are." She ended up giving the album four out of five stars. An unofficial music video for "Someday" was created and aired on MYX to advertise the album and help it increase in sales. Other adverts of the album were posted on DJ Dense Modesto's official Multiply page. "Intro: Modesto Air" – 0:29 "Someday" – 4:52 "Through the Fire" – 4:46 "Love Is Contagious" – 7:11 "Heaven" – 4:47 "I Can't Make You Love Me" – 4:54 "Jealous" – 4:44 "Loving You" – 5:21 "Sunlight" – 4:37 "Foolish Heart" – 4:23 "I Don't Want to Be Your Friend" – 5:53 "Interlude: Through the Fire" – 2:47 "I Do" – 4:10 "Interlude: Jealous" – 2:33 "Outro: Someday" – 1:54 Jim Baluyut - executive producer Anne Poblador - album producer Nina Girado - lead vocals, back-up vocals DJ Dense Modesto - remixing
NOWAR-PAIX is an anti-war and anti-racist organization based in Ottawa, Canada. The group's full name is "Network to Oppose War and Racism – Pacte contre l'Agression, l'Intolérance et la Xénophobie", which form the acronyms "no war" and "paix,", French for "peace"; the group was formed in response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the subsequent military actions of the United States of America and its allies. NOWAR-PAIX's website indicates that it opposes Canada's current military presence in Afghanistan, government attacks on civil liberties, ongoing racist and xenophobic attacks across North America. NOWAR-PAIX emerged during the buildup to the 2003 American-led invasion of Iraq, its website featured news updates on rallies and petitions during the war itself, the Ottawa Citizen described it as one of the two main sites of the Canadian peace movement in this period. In 2004, NOWAR-PAIX attracted attention for its role in organizing anti-war demonstrations at the Republican National Convention in New York City.
In the same year, the group protested against an Ottawa visit by United States president George W. Bush. In March 2007, NOWAR-PAIX took part in a global protest against the continuing war in Iraq; the Canadian Security Intelligence Service issued an internal report entitled The Creation of a New Peace Movement? in January 2005, hypothesizing that the emergence of NOWAR-PAIX and related groups marked a shift in Canadian protest culture from anti-capitalism to a new anti-war movement. Parts of this document were issued to the Canadian Press in March 2005, following an access to information request. In 2007, NOWAR-PAIX argued that undercover police officers had been used as agents provocateurs to discredit protestors at the North American Leaders' Summit in Montebello, Quebec. NOWAR-PAIX leaders have called for their demonstrations to be peaceful and have condemned acts of violence by attendees. NOWAR-PAIX