SUMMARY / RELATED TOPICS

Malus sylvestris

Malus sylvestris, the European crab apple, is a species of the genus Malus, native to Europe. Its scientific name means "forest apple" and the wild tree has thorns. Wild apple has an expanded crown and appears more like a bush than a tree, it can grow up to 10 m tall with trunk diameters of 23 -- 45 cm. Due to its weak competitiveness and high light requirement, wild apple is found at the wet edge of forests, in farmland hedges or on extreme, marginal sites; the tree is rather native to most European countries. It occurs in small groups. In the past M. sylvestris was thought to be the most important ancestor of the cultivated apple, which has since been shown to have been derived from the central Asian species M. sieversii. However another recent DNA analysis confirms that M. sylvestris has contributed to the genome. The study found that secondary introgression from other species of the genus Malus has shaped the genome of M. domestica, with M. sylvestris being the largest secondary contributor.

It found that current populations of M. domestica are more related to M. sylvestris than to M. sieversii. However, in more pure strains of M. domestica the M. sieversii ancestry still predominates. The flowers are pollinated by insects, its leaves are food of the caterpillars of the twin-spotted sphinx and the hawthorn moth. List of Lepidoptera that feed on Malus M. H. A. Hoffman, List of names of woody plants, Applied Plant Research, Boskoop 2005. RHS dictionary of gardening, 1992 USDA Plants Profile for Malus sylvestris Jepson Manual treatment of Malus sylvestris — introduced species in California. Topwalks.net: Plants of Spain, Malus sylvestris Malus sylvestris in the CalPhotos Photo Database, University of California, Berkeley EUFORGEN species page: Malus sylvestris. Information and related resources

Tomorrow Is My Turn (album)

Tomorrow Is My Turn is the first studio album from Rhiannon Giddens. Nonesuch Records released the album on February 10, 2015, she worked with T Bone Burnett in the production of this album. The album was nominated for Best Folk Album at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards; the title song is Nina Simone's English version of Charles Aznavour's 1962 hit "L'Amour, c'est comme un jour". Awarding the album four stars at AllMusic, Stephen Thomas Erlewine writes, "Her easy, welcoming touch is a balm every time Tomorrow Is My Turn is played, but it's upon successive spins that the intricacies of Giddens' construction -- not to mention her subtle political messages -- begin to take hold." Hal Horowitz, giving the album four stars from American Songwriter, states, "The combination of Burnett’s characteristically genuine, acoustic based production, Giddens’ sumptuous voice and a conceptual set list that never feels musty, yields a wonderful album whose restrained pleasures reveal themselves over repeated playings."

Rating the album five stars for The Daily Telegraph, Marcus Chilton says, "The result is the gorgeous Tomorrow is My Turn, which shows off the full singing range and power of the frontwoman for innovative string-band trio the Carolina Chocolate Drops." Jonathan Bernstein, granting the album a three and a half star review at Rolling Stone, describes, "Giddens is having a solo coming-out party, displaying her classical vocal training and ability to reanimate traditional music in her own nuanced image."Putting an eight out of ten rating upon the album at Spin, Anthony Easton expresses, "Tomorrow Is My Turn continues that task with her clarion call gracing a smart collection of classic folk and country standbys, rather than an act of anthropology for the sake of it. Turn is a haunting painfully beautiful example of how songs that may seem dead and buried can sublimely rise from the grave." George de Stefano, signaling in a nine out of ten review for PopMatters, replies, "Everything works on Tomorrow Is My Turn, an album that heralds the arrival of a major American artist."

Assigning the album four stars at The Observer, Neil Spencer recognizes, "Co-founder of the revivalist Carolina Chocolate Drops, Giddens explores the frontiers of Americana on a solo debut of phenomenal vocal power, effortlessly jumping between gospel holler, tender folk song and lachrymose country ballad." Lee Zimmerman, indicating in a four star review by Blurt, responds, "Giddens emulates her forebears with reverence and assurance... Producer T Bone Burnett steers the proceedings accordingly, imbuing a sepia-tinted feel that melds well with Giddens’ stately, assertive delivery." The popularity of the album in the UK caused Giddens to become the first non-British winner of the "Folk Singer of the Year" award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Jack Ashford - tambourine Jon Batiste - Melodica Jay Bellerose - drums, percussion Mike Bub - acoustic bass T Bone Burnett - acoustic guitar, producer Keefus Ciancia - keyboards Mike Compton - mandolin Dennis Crouch - bass, acoustic bass Richard Dodd - cello Rhiannon Giddens - arranger, vocals Hubby Jenkins - banjo, acoustic guitar Paul Kowert - acoustic bass Darrell Leonard - trumpet Colin Linden - electric guitar Lester Lovitt - trumpet Adam Matta - beatbox Tom Peterson - baritone sax Noam Pikelny - banjo Joe Sublett - tenor sax Jim Thompson - tenor sax Tata Vega - background vocals Gabe Witcher - fiddle, acoustic guitar, horn arrangements, string arrangements, violin Jean Witherspoon - background vocals

Umika Kawashima

Umika Kawashima is a Japanese idol, singer and voice actress. She is a former member of the Japanese girl group 9nine, her solo single "Maji de Koi Suru 5 Byō Mae/Ichigo Iro no Kimochi", on the Watashi no Yasashikunai Senpai soundtrack, reached #46 on the Oricon chart. As an actress, she played in movies. Umika Kawashima was born in the Saitama Prefecture, she was scouted in Shibuya when she joined Lespros Entertainment. The actresses she idolizes are Yui Aragaki and Kou Shibasaki, she has stated. She graduated from the Faculty of Arts and Letters at Meiji University with a degree in psychology in 2016. Since 2006, Kawashima has appeared in movies. In 2007 she joined the female idol group 9nine, however she announced her graduation from the group in 2016 to focus on her acting career, she appeared for her final performance with the group during "9nine LIVE 2016," BEST 9 Tour" after being with the group for nine and a half years. Early 2016, it was announced that Kawashima would become a regular alongside Masu Taichi on the television program ZIP!.

Kawashima commented, "Now is the time to move forward. I want to present an exciting program without any accidents." She receives her first leading role as a voice actress in the 2017 summer anime series, Nana Maru San Batsu. INTERNATIONAL DRAMA AWARD in TOKYO 2009 The Rookie of the Year Award Tokyo Drama Awards: Best Newcomer Award 23rd Japan Best Dressed Eyes Awards Special Prize INTERNATIONAL DRAMA AWARD in TOKYO 2011 GrandPrix "99 years LOVE ~JAPANESE AMERICANS~" 19th Hashida Award GrandPrix "99 years LOVE ~JAPANESE AMERICANS~" 2013 24th BEST JEWERY DRESSER in Japan Official profile at the LesPros Entertainment website Official blog by Ameba Official blog Umika Kawashima on IMDb Umika Kawashima at Anime News Network's encyclopedia