Red Lightning were a Los Angeles-based rock band composed of English guitarist Alain Whyte on lead vocals and guitar, John DiMambro on bass guitar and Milo Todesco on drums. The band lists The Clash, The Cult, The Smiths and Morrissey as its influences; the three band members have a diverse musical background spanning punk to rockabilly to English pop to orchestral. Alain Whyte was most renowned as a guitarist, supporting co-writer in Morrissey. Whyte has a background in rockabilly. John DiMambro is a long-time fan of Morrissey and The Smiths. John grew up in Los Angeles' punk scene, he has recorded on bass with Down by Law, Jack Grisham of T. S. O. L. and the psychobilly band The Rocketz. He performed live with Pearl Harbor, Jane Wiedlin of The Go-Go's, Agent Orange. Milo Todesco had recorded and performed live with Down By Law, Armen Chakmakian of Shadowfax, Jim Cherry of Strung Out, Zero Down, played timpani with UCLA Choir conductor Roger Wagner. Red Lightning played their first official show on April 30, 2005 at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, California.
They recorded a full-length album with producer David Newton in 2005. Due to irreconcilable differences Red Lightning split in November 2006; the band announced their split via their Myspace page: LA Crash Landing "Something out of Nothing" "Crushed" L. A. Crash Landing Sign Up I Miss You Black Dog Day Stuck Were you in my Life http://redlightningmusic.com http://www.myspace.com/redlightningmusic http://www.alainmatters.com
Paul Rodriguez, Sr. is a Mexican-American comedian, actor and rapper. Paul Rodriguez was born in Sinaloa, to Mexican agriculture ranchers, his family migrated to Compton, where Rodriguez enlisted in the United States Air Force and was subsequently stationed in Iceland and Duluth, Minnesota. He first appeared in a.k.a. Pablo, a sitcom produced by Embassy Television for ABC, but the show was canceled after six episodes. In 1988 Rodriguez replaced Bob Eubanks as host of The Newlywed Game and lasted one season before cancellation. During his tenure as host, the show began using the 1958 song "The Book of Love", by The Monotones, as a theme song, he hosted a Friday nighttime television show called El Show de Paul Rodriguez, broadcast on Univision from March 2, 1990 to January 1, 1993. From 2010 to 2011, Rodriguez hosted two seasons of the MTV Tr3́s comedy home video series Mis Videos Locos; the reality show features video footage of Latino people from various countries who are filmed by devices such as surveillance cameras and mobile phones.
Rodriguez has appeared in several feature films, such as Blood Work with Clint Eastwood, D. C. Cab, Born in East L. A. Tortilla Soup, Rat Race, Ali, has performed voiceover roles for King of the Hill, Dora the Explorer, Beverly Hills Chihuahua. Rodriguez has undertaken other roles in the film industry: He directed and starred in the film A Million to Juan, he produced and appeared in the 2002 comedy film The Original Latin Kings of Comedy. In 2009 the Paul Rodriguez: Comedy Rehab movie featured a night of Latino comedy, hosted by Rodriguez and Paul Rodriguez: Just for the Record, which documents a live performance by the comedian, was released in 2011. According to Deadline Hollywood, Rodriguez is expected to appear in the dark comedy feature film The Immortalist in 2020, along with Franco Nero, Sherilyn Fenn, Aries Spears, Jeff DuJardin. In 2004 Comedy Central ranked him at No. 74 on its list of the "100 Greatest Standups of all Time." Rodriguez was acknowledged with the "Humanitarian of the Year Award" by the City of Fresno for his work in the area of water conservation.
Rodriguez is a part-owner of the Laugh Factory comedy venue in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U. S. where comedian/actor Michael Richards was filmed as he engaged in a publicized on-stage rant against two black male hecklers. Of Richards' repeated use of the word "nigger", Rodriguez said, "Once the word comes out of your mouth and you don't happen to be African American you have a whole lot of explaining to do." Rodriguez has an interest in farming and owns operations in California's Central Valley. Rodriguez is known for his charity work and many of Rodriguez's comedy specials cover serious issues that are of concern to the Latino community, he has performed for several Comic Relief charity specials and, in 1995, he performed a comedy television special, broadcast live from San Quentin State Prison. He is the chairman of the California Latino Water Coalition, a group that campaigns to draw attention to California's dire water situation, was influential in the enactment of the California Water Bond Measure.
Rodriguez has been a vocal and active supporter of the Republican Party. In 2010 Rodriguez endorsed Republican Meg Whitman during her campaign against Jerry Brown to become governor of California. Rodriquez calls himself a "closeted Republican" but voted for Barack Obama in 2008. Rodriguez endorsed Republican candidate Mitt Romney during the 2012 presidential election and recorded a radio promotion in Spanish for Romney's campaign. Rodriguez collaborated with former governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger as part of his work with the California Latino Water Coalition. In 2018, Rodriquez announced. Rodriguez's son Paul Rodriguez Jr. is a professional skateboarder. 1986: You're in America now, speak Spanish 1997: Cheese'n' macaroni ALMA Award 1999: Nominated, "Outstanding Performance by an Individual or Act in a Variety or Comedy Special" – Comic Relief VIII 2002: Nominated, "Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture" – Tortilla SoupImagen Awards 2009: Nominated, "Best Supporting Actor/Feature Film" – Beverly Hills ChihuahuaNCLR Bravo Awards 1996: Won, "Outstanding Performance by a Male in a Variety or Music Series/Special" – Latino Laugh Festival Quotations related to Paul Rodriguez at Wikiquote Official website Paul Rodriguez on IMDb
Ignacio Cosidó Gutiérrez is a Spanish conservative politician, member of the People's Party. He has been member of both the Lower and Upper House of the Cortes Generales, directed the National Police Corps from 2012 to 2016. From 2018 to 2019, he served as Spokesperson of the PP parliamentary group in the Senate. Born on 31 July 1965 in Salamanca, Cosidó graduated in Political Science at the Complutense University of Madrid, he has been a prominent collaborator of the neo-conservative Grupo de Estudios Estratégicos think-tank. His political activity began in 1988, as Secretary General of the "Liberal Youths", he served as Secretary of Political Action of the New Generations of the People's Party, reading in 1994 his PhD thesis in History at the National University of Distance Education before a tribunal formed by historian Javier Tusell, Juan Gómez Castañeda, fellow GEES colleague Florentino Portero, as well as two members of the Congress of Deputies representing the PP, Cristóbal Montoro and Luis Gamir Casares.
After the win of the PP in the 1996 general election, he became and assistant to the new Director General of the Civil Guard, Santiago López Valdivieso. He was elected Senator in 2004 general election. Aligned to the most reactionary wing of the PP, he acquired a political profile bashing the PSOE in the Senate, with the party having arrived to power after the general election. In 2005, Cosidó derided Gregorio Peces-Barba, the new High Commissioner for Support to the Victims of Terrorism and one of the Fathers of the 1978 Spanish Constitution, as "High Commissioner for dialog and shelter to terrorist executioners", he adhered to the conspiracy theories surrounding the authorship of the 11-M train bombings in Madrid. He was elected member of the Congress of Deputies in the 2008 general election representing Palencia, he was re-elected in the November 2011 general election. Appointed in December 2011 as Director General of the National Police Corps, Cosidó took office on 2 January 2012. During his spell as director of the CNP, Cosidó created in 2012 the Strategic Planning and Coordination Unit, of uncertain functions, as purposed towards analysis, the special unit worked as sort of full-blown intelligence agency, thus it got the moniker of "la CIA de Cosidó".
After taking office, new minister Juan Ignacio Zoido re-shifted the high-ranking officials of his Ministry in late 2016, removing Cosidó from office. In December 2016, Cosidó returned to the Senate, as he was designated Senator by the Cortes of Castile and León, with the sole support in the regional parliament from the PP's parliamentary group. After the ascension of Pablo Casado to the presidency of the People's Party in the summer of 2018, the new PP leader appointed Cosidó as Spokesperson of the PP parliamentary group in the Spanish Upper house, where the party enjoyed an absolute majority of senators. In November 2018 a Whatsapp message of Cosidó directed at the members of the PP group at the Senate became public. In that message, Cosidó took pride in the deal tentatively agreed between the PP and the PSOE to renovate the General Council of the Judiciary, as the collegiate body responsible for appointing judges would have Conservative Manuel Marchena as president, while he emphasized that the PP would somehow retain a "backdoor control" over the 2nd Penal Hall of the Supreme Court and would "preside" over the 61st Hall.
Harshly criticised over this perceived partisan understanding of the judicial power and with the political rivals asking for his resignation, he lamented the tone of the message but declined to step down, as he declared to enjoy full support from his party leader, Casado. Marchena renounced to the potential candidacy to the dual presidency of the CGPJ and the Supreme Court, the PP declared any sort of deal with the PSOE to renovate the body "broken" as long as the minister of Justice Dolores Delgado did not resign, thus de facto prolonging the mandate of Carlos Lesmes. In 23 July 2019, the Parliament of Castile and León dismissed him and appointed Javier Maroto to replace him. A practicing Catholic, Cosidó espouses a religious and conservative worldview, he is considered a "hardliner" within the PP. In 2008 Cosidó declared Muslim immigrants to be "a risk to our democracy" because, with their customs and ideas, they would bring to Spain a lifestyle presenting "serious incompatibilities"
Club of the factory named after Peter Alekseev is a former house of culture in the north of Moscow near the estate Mikhalkovo. It was built in 1927-1929 for the Moscow fine-wool factory named after Peter Alekseev in the constructivist style, designed by the architect L. A. Vesnin; the building had an asymmetric composition of three volumes of simple geometric shapes. In Soviet times it had the status of a monument of architecture. In 1982 the club was rebuilt. In 2010, it was occupied by Jehovah's Witnesses. In the spring of 1927 the Moscow regional department of the trade union of textile workers decided to start building workers' clubs, it was decided to develop 4 types of clubs: type A with a hall for 500 seats and 10-12 club rooms, type B with a hall for 700 seats and 14-15 rooms, type B with a hall for 1000 seats and 15-18 rooms, type G with a hall for 1500 seats, 20 rooms, a gym and an audience. In March 1927 the architect LA Vesnin worked out a project for a club of type A. According to this project, clubs were built in Rostokin, at the Proletary and Savvinsky factories and in Mikhalkov.
The construction of the club for a fine-woven factory named after Peter Alekseev in Mikhalkov began in July–August 1927, was finished in the rough in 1928, in 1929. The architect LA Vesnin did not take part in the construction of the club himself. Taking into account the terrain, Vesnin's project was mirrored along the longitudinal axis. Adifference from the original design was the additional wide entrance from the estate park; the cost of building the building was 50 kopecks per cubed meter. After the opening of the club, factory workers noted a number of its shortcomings: the auditorium for 450 people was too small and could not accommodate all comers. In addition, a number of premises of the club was converted into housing for workers; the club of the factory in its architecture is different from most other Moscow houses of culture of that period. Since this is a country club building, the architect was not limited to the small size of the site. For this reason, the club was made not of high-rise, but rather stretched in length.
The second floor was only a small part of the building. On the first floor there is associated rooms; the foyer of the first floor is quite spacious. It continues into a wide corridor adjoining the wall of the auditorium and is lined with a series of doors. At the end of the corridor are the entrances to the premises connected with the stage. From the street side, the corridor adjoins to an open terrace. From the garden side, the club had a second wide entrance. On the opposite end of the building there was a staircase leading to the second floor, had a separate entrance from the street; the wardrobe was located in the corner between the main and side entrances. To the right of the main entrance was a toilet, a smoking room, an administration room. A buffet area was located on the side of the auditorium and had an entrance from the lobby and to the outdoor terrace, where it was possible to set tables in the summer. On the second floor there were club rooms of different sizes, they were located on both sides of a long corridor.
Opposite the stairs was a meeting room with access to the flat roof of the foyer. To its left was a library and a reading room. In the corridor of the second floor were seven small rooms for circles, the portal of the movie screen-box of the auditorium, an exit to a small balcony. In the basement of the building there is a room equipped for a shooting gallery
Visible Music College is a private music college with its main campus in Memphis and teaching sites in the Chicago and Dallas areas. Its educates musicians and business professionals for secular or religious careers. Visible Music College is authorized for operation as a post-secondary educational institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, offering four-year Bachelor's degrees and a one year certificate program, it is accredited by the Transnational Association of Christian Schools. Visible School was created in early 2000, after Dr. Ken Steorts, founding guitarist of the Christian rock band Skillet, had left the band to travel to Coventry, England to view a Christian music college resembling the idea of Visible School. After visiting the Nexus Academy of Music, he began Visible Community School of Music and Worship Arts as a ministry of Grace Covenant Church located in Memphis, Tennessee; the 2000-2001 school year began with four full-time faculty. During the 2001-2002 school year, the school formally separated from Grace Covenant Church, now Lifelink Church, became an incorporated and authorized school of higher education in the state of Tennessee.
In August 2002, the school grew to sixty-nine first and second year students, partnered with Crichton College for accredited coursework through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The school formalized relations with Days Inn, Tennessee for dormitory housing, creating a campus for the institution; the faculty increased to twelve and programs increased to match student and faculty growth. In the late 2003, Visible School increased again to seventy-nine first and second-year students, twenty faculty members, added a School Board. Working towards institutional accreditation through TRACS, Visible School is nearing all of its original intended goals of one hundred new students per year, programs in the arts to minister worldwide. In early 2003, faculty and staff decided to gain independent accreditation from Crichton College through TRACS. Throughout mid-2003, investigation into several arts accrediting bodies and various Christian accrediting bodies was completed; the decision to pursue TRACS recognition was made, the school moved forward.
In mid-2005, Visible School ended its relationship with Crichton College. Visible School, now able to receive United States Department of Education Authorization for Title IV aid, stood alone as a college for which students could get loans and aid directly. However, the Department of Education denied Visible School the ability to obtain aid for its students due to low ratio scores financially. Expected enrollment of 100 became 65, with the course load of 35 students paying in cash and unsecured loans. Financially the budget shrank, many of the faculty took part-time hours and pay cuts to balance. In the late 2005 and early 2006, a single donor stepped up to cover the costs of running the school for the remainder of the 2005-2006 academic year. Visible School was able to hire a full-time Librarian and continue offering full course loads to students as a result of the TRACS accreditation process; the faculty continued to receive training. Many assessment processes began, as the College matured in planning and assessing the results of student education.
Mid 2006 saw an increase in enrollment and positive audited financial statements, bringing 65 full-time students, with tight financial restraint and budgeting, a successful enough year to receive DOE authorization for the spring term. This in turn, granted financial aid to all students in any economic situation. In early 2007, the student body number rose and the school focused on International Programs and Recording Projects, such as Visible Media Group; the Executive Council expanded to include all the Directors, including the new Director of Institutional Development. The College improved, with consolidated offices, technological updates, reduced faculty workload; the focus of TRACS requirements link, coupled with the ongoing assessment and response with TRACS that had begun years before combined to give Visible School 70 new students. In February 2008, the student population rose again. With more fundraising and spending, the financial success of the school is beginning to materialize. A healthy student body and faculty relationship is the hallmark of Visible School, that connection has returned and grown through the initiatives of the school over the 2007-2008 school year.
Expecting 80 full-time students in a reduced number of courses and major programs, Visible School has had the most successful year of its history in 2008-2009, culminating in a decision by second Self-Study, a TRACS Self-Study Team visit, a TRACS Commission decision to grant Accredited Status to the College in 2009. In 2011 moved the campus into Downtown Memphis, Tennessee after receiving a 3 million-dollar matching grant; the new urban campus is located in the renovated C&I Bank Building on 200 Madison Avenue, in Downtown Memphis. That same year, Visible School announced its official name change to Visible Music College and launched Madison Line Records. Pete Eekhoff, former member of Christian rock band Jonah 33; the Christian rock band Ilia attended the 2005-2006 academic year, signed a management contract with Seth Holloway, a booking contract with Bridge Street Artist Agency in Nashville. Sam Hancock, founder of Christian contemporary band Luminate Kameron Whalum is Bruno Mars’ trombone player and one of The Hooligans, performed at Super Bowl 50.