Martín Tovar y Tovar

Martín Tovar y Tovar was a Venezuelan painter, best known for his portraits and historical scenes. Tovar was died in Caracas, his father, Antonio Maria Tovar, was a former official of the Spanish government who had retired after receiving a serious bullet wound during the War of Independence. His mother, Damiana Tovar Liendo, was from Caracas; the family had been living in exile in Puerto Rico, but returned to Venezuela before Tovar's birth. He received his first lessons from Celestino Martínez who, at the age of nineteen, had just become an instructor at the "Academia de Dibujo". Tovar studied at the Academy itself with Antonio José Carranza and at the "Colegio de La Paz" with Carmelo Fernández. In 1844, he joined with Fernández and two other artists to acquire a lithography workshop owned by German emigrants. In 1850, he travelled to Spain and enrolled at the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando in Madrid. There, he studied with his son, Federico de Madrazo, among others. In 1851, he opened a shop called "Fotografía Artística de Martín Tovar y Tovar", becoming one of his country's pioneer photographers.

In 1852, he found a position in the workshop of Léon Cogniet. Three years he returned to Venezuela, but stayed for only a year before going back to Paris to copy paintings by the major artists, with a view towards using them to establish a national museum in Caracas, his proposal was accepted. He continued to focus on portraits and participated in several exhibitions, including the International Exposition in Paris. Two years he was appointed Director of the "Academia de Bellas Artes" in Caracas. In 1872, he exhibited at the "Primera Exposición Anual de Bellas Artes Venezolanas", organized by the explorers James Mudie Spence and Anton Goering. In 1873, he received. In 1881, he received another commission from President Antonio Guzmán Blanco; the work was presented at the "Exposición Nacional de Venezuela" in 1883 and was awarded a gold medal. This resulted in further commissions to portray the battles of Boyacá, Junín and Ayacucho. After researching and sketching the battle sites, he set up a workshop in Paris, which he maintained from 1887 to the late 1890s, commuting between there and Caracas and doing more portraits as well as the battle scenes.

He had finished only three of the battles when he died in 1902. The Battle of Ayucucho was completed by Antonio Herrera Toro. Enrique Planchart, Martín Tovar y Tovar, Edición del Ministerio de Educación, Dirección de Cultura, 1952 Juan Calzadilla, Tovar y Tovar, C. V. G. Siderúrgica del Orinoco, 1977. Francisco Javier Duplá, Martín Tovar y Tovar, 1827–1902, Editora El Nacional, 2008 ISBN 980-395-182-3 Escuela de Artes Plásticas "Martín Tovar y Tovar"


Dochay is a 2015 Indian Telugu-language action crime film written and directed by Sudheer Varma and produced by B. V. S. N. Prasad under the banner Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra; the project features Naga Chaitanya and Kriti Sanon in the lead roles and Brahmanandam, Ravi Babu, Posani Krishna Murali, Pooja Ramachandran in important roles. Sunny M. R. composed the music for the film. Richard Prasad and Karthika Srinivas handled the editing respectively; the film was launched at Film Nagar in Hyderabad on 12 June 2014, principal photography began on 14 July 2014 at Hyderabad. The film released on 24 April 2015; the movie is inspired by the British series Hustle. The film starts off with a bank robbery, which involves two thieves stealing two crores from the local bank. However, they have a misunderstanding on talking about if they should give the money to their boss or run away with it, they both hold a gunpoint blank at each other. The film switches to the story of Chandu and his friends, they are small-time happy-go-lucky conmen with good hearts.

They are in league with a corrupt cop named CI Richard, who demands a cut in everything they do in return for keeping them out of the cops' radar. Chandu's sister wants to become a doctor, Chandu is arranging the money for her studies. One day, he meets a fellow student in the same college as his sister, they start off as friends and fall in love. It is revealed that Chandu's father, suffering from heart disease, is in jail, he has to go to the hospital. Chandu has to pay 5,00,000 for the operation, he has a scheme and steals the money from a drug dealer, so the operation is a success. However, during the course of conning the drug dealer, he is noticed by Richard, suspicious of him. However, Chandu cleverly manages to escape and fools Richard into thinking that he had not done any job recently. Richard is, still suspicious and decides to keep a close eye on him. Chandu learns that the minister's PA can get his father out of jail by treating it as a special case citing his father's health condition.

Chandu fixes an appointment with the PA at a new apartment complex. When Chandu goes to meet the PA, he accidentally goes into the adjacent flat where the thieves hold the guns and shoot each other. Chandu steals the money. However, while escaping from there, Chandu is noticed by two men while getting into an auto; these two men are in league with the robbers and had come to the flat to collect the stolen money from them. Upon seeing the dead bodies in the flat, they make it out on to the road just as Chandu leaves in an auto-rickshaw, they note down the registration number of the auto but lose sight of it in the traffic. Chandu goes to pick up his sister from her college in the same auto and leaves for the hospital where his father is being treated. Meanwhile, Chandu explains the flashback to Meera on, his family was poor, his mother was sick, his father, a taxi driver, took care of him and his sister. A man, hires him to take him to a faraway village, to meet an acquaintance and the father takes his kids too, who sleep off in the backseat.

There is money in the taxi's trunk. Upon reaching the destination, the passenger drops off to meet his acquaintance, named Manikyam. Manikyam, kills the passenger and blames it on Chandu's father by bribing the cops; the cops recover the money from Chandu's father's car and proceed to arrest him. Chandu's mother dies, he and his sister go into an orphanage, but they soon escape. There he meets a friend, together they form a gang of thieves and start performing small-time robberies and con jobs. In present time, revealed to be the boss of the bank robbers' gang, tracks down the auto rickshaw driver and from where he tracks down Chandu and his sister. Finding out that Chandu has the two crores, he kidnaps Chandu's father and sister and demands for the two crores, which Chandu no longer possesses. Chandu comes up with a con to get the two crores, he and Meera use an actor, as their target. Bullet Babu, a has-been in desperate need of a hit, has invested everything he has in a movie and is told that he still requires to pitch in more money.

He has a major flaw, that he always ends up having a crush on all good-looking girls. Chandu gets Meera to meet him under a false pretext providing him with a false story that his great-grandparents owned land, worth 40 or 50 crores and he is the only known claimant. However, he will have to pay a processing fee of four crores. Bullet Babu believes this. However, who for some time now has been following Chandu, discovers that Chandu has a new protege - Meera, he goes to Meera's house, interrogates her forcefully, tells her that he will trap her in a false case, panicking, tells him the entire job details and tells him that the registration for the land will be in Gandipet. Richard tells him that he is being duped, he tells him to take four crores so. In order to make this happen, he provides Bullet Babu with four crores from his own pocket. If the plan works out Bullet Babu can claim back the four crores and return it to Richard. Bullet Babu goes for registration; as Bullet Babu goes into the office and his friends threaten to kill him, they empty the bag of money and stuff it in their pockets.

They make off with the money in a car, soon, a car chase goes on between Richard and Chandu. When Chandu is surrounded, he pulls over his car and demands to know what is his crime. Richard, mean

Luísa Maita

Luísa Maita is a Brazilian singer-songwriter known for her mix of traditional Brazilian samba, bossa nova, MPB along with modern electronic sounds. Her debut album was released in the US and Europe on the label Cumbancha and in Brazil by Oi Música in May 2010. Maita was born in Brazil on April 27, 1982, into a musical family, her father, Amado Maita, was a composer and musician and her mother, Myriam Taubkin, is a singer and music producer. Her name derives from a song by the bossa nova pioneer Antonio Carlos Jobim, whom her parents named her two sisters after; the samba was present in Luisa's early days because of the experiences of her father in Bixiga, a working-class neighborhood in São Paulo famous for its culture and music. As a child at home, Maita started singing samba, bossa nova, her father's compositions, at the age of seven began recording jingles. In 2001, Maita founded her first band, with Morris Picciotto, but left to pursue a solo career. Maita sang in a 2009 promotional video directed by Fernando Meirelles for the 2016 Olympics bid, wrote two songs for Virginia Rosa's album Samba a Dois, wrote "Beleza" with Rodrigo Campos for Mariana Aydar's second album, one of the best songs of 2009 according to Rolling Stone Brazil magazine.

In 2010, Maita released her first solo album. She says the title means "an informal conversation". Maita wrote a number of the songs, with others arranged by string expert Paulo Lepetit and bassist Rodrigo Campos, who both perform on the album. Cumbancha released a remixed version of Lero-Lero in the same year, entitled Maita Remixed. In November 2010, Maita made her first North America tour. During the tour, she appeared on KCWR's Morning Becomes Eclectic show. In Brazil, the album appeared in lists of the best albums of 2010, including in the magazines Veja and Rolling Stone Brasil. In July 2011, Maita received the award for Best New Artist in the twenty-second edition of the Brazilian Music Award, went on her first European tour, playing in festivals such as Nuits du Sud in France and Musicas do Mundo in Portugal; the 2014 coming-of-age film Boyhood, directed by Richard Linklater, featured two of Maita's songs, including "Lero-Lero". Maita's second solo album, Fio da Memória, or "threads of memory", was released by Cumbancha in 2016.

Lero-Lero combines influences from alternative pop, downtempo electronica, MPB, bossa nova all on an acoustic base. The overall sound of her album Fio da Memória was inspired by the bustle of the city in São Paulo. Maita cites Billie Holiday, Chet Baker, Michael Jackson, Kid Cudi, Nana Vasconcelos as inspirations for her music; as a child, her parents introduced her to João Gilberto, Nana Caymmi, Vinicius de Moraes, Milton Nascimento, Edu Lobo, Baden Powell. Some of the rhythms in her album are drawn from the Afro-Brazilian martial art capoeira. Lero-Lero Maita Remixed Fio da Memória 2011 – Best New Artist at the Brazilian Music Awards Official web site Cumbancha artist's page