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Los Lobos

Los Lobos is an American rock band from East Los Angeles, United States. Their music is influenced by rock and roll, Tex-Mex, zydeco, folk, R&B, brown-eyed soul, traditional music such as cumbia and norteños; the band gained international stardom in 1987, when their cover version of Ritchie Valens' "La Bamba" topped the charts in the U. S. the UK and several other countries. In 2015, they were nominated for induction into the Roll Hall of Fame. In 2018, they were inducted into Austin City Limits Hall of Fame. Vocalist and guitarist David Hidalgo and drummer Louie Pérez met at Garfield High School in East Los Angeles and bonded over their mutual affinity for obscure musical acts such as Fairport Convention, Randy Newman and Ry Cooder. Pérez recalls, "We’re looking at each other,'You like this stuff? I thought I was the only weird one.' So I went over to his house one day for about a year, which we spent listening to records, playing guitars, starting to write songs." The two borrowed reel-to-reel recorders from a friend and created multitrack recordings of music spanning from parody songs to free-form jazz.

They enlisted fellow students Frank Gonzalez, Cesar Rosas and Conrad Lozano to complete the group's lineup, in 1973. Their first album, Los Lobos del Este de Los Angeles, was recorded at two studios in Hollywood in 1977 over a period of about four months. At that time, they all had regular jobs, it was hard to get together for the sessions. To accommodate that situation, their producer Louis Torres would call the engineer, Mark Fleisher, who owned and operated a high-speed tape duplicating studio in Hollywood, to find a studio when he knew all the band members could get off work that night. Most of the songs were recorded at a studio on Melrose Avenue, located next to the Paramount studios at the time, a low-priced studio on Sunset Boulevard; the band members were unsatisfied with playing only American Top 40 songs and began experimenting with the traditional Mexican music they listened to as children. This style of music received a positive reaction from audiences, leading the band to switch genres, performing at hundreds of weddings and dances between 1974 and 1980.

However, Los Lobos took notice of the popular groups on the Hollywood music scene and added influences of rock to its sound. They called themselves Los Lobos del Este ]"), a play on the name of the norteño band Los Tigres del Norte. A; the name was shortened to Los Lobos. The band's first noteworthy public appearance occurred in 1980 at the Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles, when they were hired by David Ferguson and CD Presents to open for Public Image Ltd. In 1983, the band released an extended play entitled... And a Time to Dance, well received by critics but sold only about 50,000 copies. However, the sales of the EP earned the group enough money to purchase a Dodge van, enabling the band to tour throughout the United States for the first time. Los Lobos returned to the studio in the summer of 1984 to record its first major-label album, How Will the Wolf Survive?, in 1984. The album's title and the title song were inspired by a National Geographic article entitled "Where Can the Wolf Survive", which the band members related to their own struggle to gain success in the United States while maintaining their Mexican roots.

The film Colors includes "One Time, One Night" in the opening credits, although the song was not included on the soundtrack album. In 1986, members of Los Lobos appeared alongside Tomata du Plenty in the punk rock musical Population: 1. In 1987, they released a second album, By the Light of the Moon. In the same year, they recorded some Ritchie Valens covers for the soundtrack of the film La Bamba, including the title track, which became a number one single for the band. In 1988 they followed with another album, La pistola y el corazón, featuring original and traditional Mexican songs. In the late 1980s and early 1990s the band toured extensively throughout the world, opening for such acts as Bob Dylan, U2 and the Grateful Dead. Los Lobos returned with The Neighborhood in 1990, the more experimental Kiko in 1992. In 1991, the band contributed a lively cover of "Bertha", a song which they performed live, to the Grateful Dead tribute–rain forest benefit album Deadicated. In 1994 they contributed a track, "Down Where the Drunkards Roll", to the Richard Thompson tribute album Beat the Retreat.

On the band's twentieth anniversary they released a two-CD collection of singles, live recordings and hits, entitled Just Another Band from East L. A. In 1995, Los Lobos released the prestigious and bestselling record Papa's Dream on Music for Little People Records along with veteran guitarist and singer Lalo Guerrero; the band scored the film Desperado. The album track "Mariachi Suite" won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance and stands as their last Grammy Award to date. In 1996, they released Colossal Head. In spite of the fact that the album was critically acclaimed, Warner Brothers decided to drop the band from their roster. Los Lobos spent the next few years on side projects; the band contributed along with Money Mark to the AIDS benefit album Silencio=Muerte: Red Hot + Latin, produced by the Red Hot Organization, on which they performed "Pepe and Irene." Los Lobos signed to Mammoth

Chimneys (play)

Chimneys is a play by crime writer Agatha Christie and is based upon her own 1925 novel The Secret of Chimneys. The play was written in 1931 and was due to open at the Embassy Theatre in Swiss Cottage in December of that year. One year Black Coffee, Christie's first performed stage play, had opened at the same theatre; as was the law at the time, the play was vetted by the Lord Chamberlain's Office and passed for performance. Several press articles referred to the new play but and without explanation, the theatre substituted Mary Broome, a four-act comedy from 1912 by Allan Monkhouse, in its place. In 1989, the play was rediscovered in an archive at the British Library. A copy was made for Agatha Christie's daughter but at her request no public details were released though the person who discovered it was allowed to have a copy. While not forgotten, it remained unknown other than to a small group of aficionados until December 2001 when John Paul Fischbach, the artistic director of the Vertigo Mystery Theatre in Calgary, Canada, was looking to re-launch the company after it had been forced to vacate its home in the Calgary Science Centre and was opening in its new home of the Vertigo Theatre Centre.

In looking for something special and unknown to celebrate the opening, Fischbach contacted Agatha Christie Limited, who handle the author's rights, was told by its chairman that the only unknown stage work that could be performed was the 1930s play A Daughter's a Daughter, performed once in the 1950s but had been revised into a 1952 novel published under the nom-de-plume of Mary Westmacott. Fischbach had a copy of the play available and in looking through it, found another manuscript headed: Chimneys: A play in three acts by Agatha Christie, he again said he had never seen a copy. Prichard contacted the British Library who located the typescript and the Vertigo Mystery Theatre presented the play's world premiere on 16 October 2003 with Mathew Prichard in the audience; the UK premiere took place on 1 June 2006 when it was performed by the Pitlochry Festival Theatre Company. The US premiere took place on 12 June 2008 as part of the International Mystery Writers' Festival in Owensboro, Kentucky.

The play has been published in the collection "Discovering New Mysteries Scripts" by on Stage Press, a division of Samuel French, Inc. Director: John Durnin Cast: Jonathan Battersby as TredwellJonathan Coote as LemoineJacqueline Dutoit as Old LadyRobin Harvey Edwards as Lord CaterhamMichele Gallagher as Lady Eileen BrentMartyn James as The Hon. George LomaxJonathan Dryden Taylor as Bill EversleighDarrell Brockis as Anthony CadeFlora Berkeley as Virginia RevelRichard Addison as the StrangerRonald Simon as Superintendent BattleMatthew Lloyd Davies as Herbert BanksRichard Galazka as Boris Anchoukoff Sunday Herald article on discovery and world premiere of the play. BBC article on play's discovery in the British Library Review of UK premiere in Pitlochry Article in Playbill on play's discovery and US premiere

Hannah Lightfoot

Hannah Lightfoot, nicknamed the'Fair Quaker', is said to have been the first wife of George III of the United Kingdom. Hannah Lightfoot was born into a Quaker family in St John, now Shadwell, Middlesex, now E1, the daughter of Matthew Lightfoot, a shoemaker, his wife Mary Wheeler. After the death of her father she lived with her uncle Henry Wheeler, a linen draper in Market Lane, Westminster, she married outside her faith at Keith's Chapel, Curzon Street, Mayfair, on 11 December 1753, Isaac Axford, grocer, of St Martin Ludgate, London. She had absconded from her husband by 1 January 1755, but it was reported on 3 September 1755 that her mother'was not satisfied she was absented from her husband'; the officials of her church reported on 7 January 1756 that she could not be found and agreed that a Testimony of Denial be prepared against her for marrying against their rules. This was read and approved on 3 March 1756, she had been bequeathed £50 by her aunt Hannah Plant in 1748 which she should have received on probate, 9 March 1756.

As'Mrs Hannah Axford Miss Hannah Lightfoot' she was bequeathed an annuity of £40 for life by Robert Pearne of Isleworth, an old friend of the family, in his will dated 26 January 1757 and proved 4 April 1757. Hannah was mentioned in the will of her mother Mary Lightfoot dated 10 January 1760 and proved 4 June 1760 in which she left the residue of her estate in trust for Hannah, adding'I am not certain whether my said daughter be living or dead I not having seen or heard from her for about two years last past'. Hannah's husband Isaac Axford remarried in Wiltshire, describing himself as a widower, in December 1759, but he may not have known whether Hannah was dead or alive, his second wife, Mary Bartlett, died in 1791, he himself died at Warminster in 1816. George III admired the simple goodness of the Quakers and there is an old story, first published in 1770 but much embellished in the nineteenth century, that, in amusement, linked his name, as an shy teenager of fifteen, with that of Hannah Lightfoot, eight years his senior, who ran away from her husband in 1754 and disappeared.

The King Prince of Wales, is said to have organised her abduction at or after her marriage to Isaac Axford in 1753 and, according to stories, to have secretly married and had children by her. Her whereabouts were unknown to her family by 1758, her husband married again in 1759 describing himself as a widower. Just a month before the Testimony of Denial was issued against Hannah Lightfoot, the young Prince of Wales had seen a Quaker at a masquerade at Northumberland House. If noted and remarked upon at the time it may account for the story which arose. In December 1759 the gossips were saying that the Prince had kept a beautiful Quaker for some years, that she had died, that a child survived; when he visited Quakers in the City in 1761 the joke was that he had been'thoroughly initiated and instructed by the fairest of the Quaker sisterhood'. And so the story grew. Hannah was advertised for in 1793 without success. However, the story gained strength and much dubious detail with the publication of the anonymous An Historical Fragment Relative to Her late Majesty Queen Caroline, the anonymous Authentic Records of the Court of England and the Secret History of the Court of England in which it was stated that a marriage between Prince George and Hannah Lightfoot had taken place in the Curzon Street Chapel on 17 April 1759.

Such a marriage would have bastardised the children of George III and given any child of his brother the Duke of Cumberland a claim to the throne. The imposter Olive Wilmot Serres "Olivia Serres" who claimed to be such a child forged a succession of documents to prove these events, including this 1759 marriage; when Olive's daughter "Princess Lavinia" produced these documents in court in 1866 the case was dismissed, the Lord Chief Justice saying'I believe them to be rank and gross forgeries' and the Attorney General declaring her action as'a case of fraud and imposture from beginning to end'. The documents are now in The National Archives at Kew. Although not accepted by any academic historian these claims are sometimes still asserted: see Kreps in references below; the above portrait, attributed to Sir Joshua Reynolds, has been linked without proof to Hannah Lightfoot. A guide to the pictures at Knole published in 1839 attributed another painting of Hannah Lightfoot by Reynolds and followed an earlier guide of 1817 in describing the sitter as'Miss Axford, the Fair Quakeress'.

It is a portrait of a woman of fashion and it has been suggested that in view of the early uncertainties surrounding the name of the'fair Quaker' that it may be a portrait of a member of the prosperous Axford family, who were not Quakers, was wrongly attributed. It may be a portrait of Miss Ann Axford, a sister of William and John Axford, of Ludgate Hill, alive in 1780. Four novels have been based on the Hannah Lightfoot story. A Fountain Sealed: 1897. A historical novel by Sir Walter Besant in which Hannah Lightfoot is the narrator The Prince and the Quakeress, Jean Plaidy, London, 1968, ISBN 0709103816 Kingdom of Lies, Lee Wood, St. Martin's Minotaur, New York, 2005, ISBN 0-312-34030-3. A mystery novel, set in contemporary times, based on the Hannah Lightfoot story; the King's Secret Daughter 2017 A historical fiction novel by K. M. Ellis, features the fictional illegitimate daughter of Hannah Lightfoot and George III. ISBN 978-1520889719 Royal Mistresses and Bastards

A. Marvin Quattlebaum Jr.

Arthur Marvin Quattlebaum Jr. is a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. He was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina. Quattlebaum Jr. was born on August 1964, in Durham, North Carolina. He received his Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from Rhodes College and his Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law, where he served as a member of the South Carolina Law Review, he started his legal career as an associate at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP, where he was a partner before becoming a judge. His nationwide trial practice focuses on complex civil litigation in federal courts. On the basis of this expertise, he was invited to serve as a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers. From 2011–2012, he served as the president of the South Carolina Bar. On August 3, 2017, President Trump nominated Quattlebaum Jr. to serve as a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, to the seat vacated by Judge Cameron McGowan Currie, who assumed senior status on October 3, 2013.

On October 4, 2017, a hearing on his nomination was held before the Senate Judiciary Committee. On October 26, 2017, his nomination was reported out of committee by voice vote. On February 28, 2018, the United States Senate voted 69–29 in favor of cloture. On March 1, 2018, his nomination was confirmed by a vote of 69–28; the senators who voted against confirming Quattlebaum did so not because they found him unqualified, but as a protest vote over the fact that in 2013 and 2016, the Senate had not advanced two black nominees for the same South Carolina judgeship. Quattlebaum Jr. received his judicial commission on March 6, 2018. His service on the district court terminated on September 6, 2018, upon elevation to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. On April 26, 2018, President Trump announced his intent to nominate Quattlebaum to serve as a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. On May 7, 2018, his nomination was sent to the Senate.

He was nominated to the seat being vacated by Judge William Byrd Traxler Jr. who announced his intention to take senior status on August 31, 2018. On June 20, 2018, a hearing on his nomination was held before the Senate Judiciary Committee. On July 19, 2018, his nomination was reported out of committee by a 15–6 vote. On August 15, 2018, the Senate voted to invoke cloture on Quattlebaum's nomination by a vote of 61–28. On August 16, 2018, the Senate confirmed his nomination by a vote of 62–28, he received his judicial commission on September 4, 2018. A. Marvin Quattlebaum Jr. at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center. A. Marvin Quattlebaum Jr. at Ballotpedia

Gema Switzerland

Gema Switzerland, based in St. Gallen, is an international supplier of electrostatic powder coating equipment; the products range from manual coating to automated powder coating. Since 2012, Gema has been a part of the Graco Group, a worldwide supplier of liquid conveyance systems and components. Gema was founded in 1897 by Viktor Gehrig, joined in 1907 by Gottlieb Mannhart in Walenstadt, Switzerland, as a metalworking company. Soon after its relocation to St. Gallen in the 1950s, Gema began operating in the electrostatic powder coating industry. In 1971, Gema's research department was the first to integrate the generation of high voltages into a spraying gun; as of 2014, seven affiliated companies, along with a broad network of international distributors in more than 60 countries, sell the products to a wide range of industrial users. The Gema units and equipment are manufactured in the headquarters in St. Gallen. Gema Switzerland exhibits its products at international trade shows for industrial coating, such as Paint Expo.

1976: IF Product Design Award for the electrostatic powder coating device type 721. 2006: IF Product Design Award for the manual gun OptiFlex. 2014: Red Dot Design Award for the automatic gun OptiGun GA03 in the category Product Design. Official website


Arbignieu is a former commune in the Ain department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of eastern France. On 1 January 2016, it was merged into the new commune Arboys-en-Bugey; the inhabitants of the commune are known as Arbignolans or Arbignolanes The commune is located 4 km south-west of Belley and 30 km north-west of Chambery. It is traversed by the Tour du Bugey trail, it lies in the Appellation d'origine contrôlée zone for wine from Bugey with the label "Roussette du Bugey-Arbignieu". The commune can be accessed on the D69 from Belley in the north-east which continues west to Colomieu; the D100 road branches from the D49 at the northern edge of the commune and goes south along the eastern side of the commune joining the D10 which passes through the commune from the D992 in the east through the hamlet of Peyzieu south-west to Saint-Bois. There are three hamlets in the commune other than Arbignieu: Thoys and Peyzieu; the commune is half farmland and half forest with most of the forest along the western border.

The Furans river forms the eastern border of the commune and flows east to join the Rhone. The Ruisseau d'Armaille flows from west to east across the commune into the Furans. List of mayors of Arbignieu The Ball of Gargantua The ruins of the Chateau of Longecombe, a former Fief owned by the Luyrieu Family in the 14th century; the Fortified house of Thoy or Thuey General Parra's House at Sillignieu The Church of Peyzieu, a hamlet in Arbignieu Césaire Nivière, was born in Peyzieu in the current territory of the commune. Communes of the Ain department Arbignieu on the old National Geographic Institute website Arbignieu on Lion1906 Arbignieu on Google Maps Arbignieu on Géoportail, National Geographic Institute website Arbignieu on the 1750 Cassini Map Arbignieu on the INSEE website INSEE