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Mary of Bethany

Mary of Bethany is a biblical figure described in the Gospels of John and Luke in the Christian New Testament. Together with her siblings Lazarus and Martha, she is described by John as living in the village of Bethany near Jerusalem. Most Christian commentators have been ready to assume that the two sets of sisters named as Mary and Martha are the same, though this is not conclusively stated in the Gospels, the proliferation of New Testament "Marys" is notorious. Medieval Western Christianity identified Mary of Bethany with Mary Magdalene and with the sinful woman of Luke 7:36–50; this influenced the Roman Rite liturgy of the feast of Mary Magdalene, with a Gospel reading about the sinful woman and a collect referring to Mary of Bethany. Since the 1969 revision of that liturgy, Mary Magdalene's feast day continues to be on 22 July, but Mary of Bethany is celebrated, together with her brother Lazarus, on 29 July, the memorial of their sister Martha. In Eastern Christianity and some Protestant traditions, Mary of Bethany and Mary Magdalene are considered separate people.

The Orthodox Church has its own traditions regarding Mary of Bethany's life beyond the gospel accounts. In the Gospel of Luke, Jesus visits the home of two sisters named Mary and Martha, living in an unnamed village. Mary is contrasted with her sister Martha, "cumbered about many things" while Jesus was their guest, while Mary had chosen "the better part," that of listening to the master's discourse; the name of their village is not recorded. As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, He came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him, she had a sister called Mary. But Martha was distracted by all the preparations, she came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!” “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, it will not be taken away from her.” For Mary to sit at Jesus' feet, for him to allow her to do so, was itself controversial.

In doing so, as one commentator notes, Mary took "the place of a disciple by sitting at the feet of the teacher. It was unusual for a woman in first-century Judaism to be accepted by a teacher as a disciple."In the Gospel of John, a Mary appears in connection to two incidents: the raising from the dead of her brother Lazarus and the anointing of Jesus. The identification of this being the same Mary in both incidents is given explicitly by the author: "Now a man named Lazarus was sick, he was from the village of Mary and her sister Martha. This Mary, whose brother Lazarus now lay sick, was the same one who poured perfume on the Lord and wiped his feet with her hair." The mention of her sister Martha suggests a connection with the aforementioned woman in Luke. In the account of the raising of Lazarus, Jesus meets with the sisters in turn: Martha followed by Mary. Martha goes to meet Jesus as he arrives, while Mary waits until she is called; as one commentator notes, "Martha, the more aggressive sister, went to meet Jesus, while quiet and contemplative Mary stayed home.

This portrayal of the sisters agrees with that found in Luke 10:38–42." When Mary meets Jesus, she falls at his feet. In speaking with Jesus, both sisters lament that he did not arrive in time to prevent their brother's death: "Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died." But where Jesus' response to Martha is one of teaching, calling her to hope and faith, his response to Mary is more emotional: "When Jesus saw her weeping, the Jews who had come along with her weeping, he was moved in spirit and troubled. As the 17th century Welsh commentator Matthew Henry notes, "Mary added no more. A narrative in which Mary of Bethany plays a central role is the anointing of Jesus, an event reported in the Gospel of John in which a woman pours the entire contents of an alabastron of expensive perfume over the feet of Jesus. Only in this account is the woman identified as Mary, with the earlier reference in John 11:1–2 establishing her as the sister of Martha and Lazarus. Six days before the Passover, Jesus arrived at Bethany, where Lazarus lived, whom Jesus had raised from the dead.

Here a dinner was given in Jesus' honor. Martha served. Mary took about a pint of pure nard, an expensive perfume, and the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume. But one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, to betray him, objected, "Why wasn't this perfume sold and the money given to the poor? It was worth a year's wages." He did not say this because he was a thief. "Leave her alone," Jesus replied. "It was intended. You will always have the poor among you, but you will not always have me.” The woman's name is not given in the Gospels of Matthew and Mark, but the event is placed in Bethany at the home of one Simon the Leper, a man whose significance is not explained elsewhere in the gosp

Jimi Hendrix's unfinished fourth studio album

Jimi Hendrix intended to release his fourth studio album as a double or triple LP before Christmas 1970. From June to August 1970, he made good progress on the realization of the planned album in his new Electric Lady Studios. Many songs were mixed on 22 and 24 August. Four of these mixes were regarded as definitive versions and were presented at the opening party of Electric Lady on 26 August. Hendrix died on 18 September, leaving behind an enormous amount of unreleased recordings in various stages of completion, it is impossible to know what Hendrix would have changed and what he would have released, but there is some documentation of the album configurations he had in mind. While a good part of the designated tracks only needed some finishing touches, others only existed as rough recordings and for some titles no recordings are known at all; the Cry of Love, Voodoo Soup and First Rays of the New Rising Sun are released attempts to reconstruct the planned album. First Rays of the New Rising Sun is regarded as closest to Hendrix's vision, but features a track, never part of Hendrix's plans and the album left out some tracks that were considered.

All but one of the tracks that are known to have been recorded for the album have been released in some shape or other on official albums. Hendrix loved nothing more than recording music. After finishing the double album Electric Ladyland in 1968, Hendrix recorded quite obsessively in several studios; the extensive sessions for Electric Ladyland had been a reason for Chas Chandler to quit his role of producer, soured Hendrix's relation with bass player Noel Redding. Redding quit the band at the end of June 1969. Hendrix had started recording with old-time friend and bass player Billy Cox. For much of 1969 and 1970 Hendrix was troubled by the constant touring, disappointment in the new band line-ups, demands of manager Michael Jeffrey, girlfriend troubles, the pressure of fame, heavy drug use and personal as well as professional insecurities. Hendrix's extensive use of hired studio time became expensive and was not always fruitful. In 1969 plans for Hendrix's own nightclub in New York City were converted into a plan for his own recording studio.

Electric Lady's Studio A was designed to serve as Hendrix's personal creative space. After being under construction for 13 months, the first session at Electric Lady's Studio A took place on 15 June 1970 - while Studio B was still unfinished; the studio provided creative continuity in a safe haven, but a place where he could find some rest. There was 24-hour security and Kramer set strict rules to stop having hordes of guests in the studio. Despite the lack of pay for the sessions, Hendrix was joined by the current Experience band members Billy Cox and Mitch Mitchell. Mitchell had to battle Jeffrey for back royalties and tour receipts and it may have been unpleasant for him that many tracks that were worked on had Buddy Miles's drum parts, but Mitchell got into the creative spirit of working on the album as much as the loyal Cox. Hendrix and his team soon showed much progress in the creation of a new album, so the studio time of August 1970 was exclusively used for mixing and overdubbing sessions to finish the recorded songs.

On 26 August 1970 four complete songs with final mixes were presented at the Electric Lady opening party. The next morning, Hendrix left for Europe to perform at a couple of festivals and would never see his studio again: he died in London on 18 September 1970. Hendrix was not able to read or write music, so he preserved his ideas on magnetic tape recordings, he developed patterns together with bass player Billy Cox in hotel rooms while on the road or in his apartment. Hendrix loved jamming in night clubs or studios and recorded much of it. Sometimes he overdubbed extra parts and guitar solos on parts of jams to create instrumental pieces (for instance "Pali Gap"_ Hendrix wrote his lyrics on whatever paper was around and recorded solo demos of resulting songs with an acoustic guitar in hotel rooms or apartments. In early 1970 in his Greenwich Village apartment, he recorded a complete cycle of 16 songs entitled Black Gold, including an embryonic version of "Astro Man". At Electric Lady he had a 4-track recorder for the purpose of recording demos for new song ideas.

Hendrix could take a long time to refine a song. For many songs Hendrix would record. For instance, on 16 June 1970 the 32nd take of "Night Bird Flying" provided the desired master. After listening to this take, three attempts for an edit section were recorded before the second one was inserted into the master. After achieving a master, it would usually be further enhanced with many overdubs. Hendrix sang vocals during takes, but these were intended as guide vocals. Eddie Kramer would differentiate between Hendrix performing vocals during takes and that Hendrix's real singing for vocal overdubs. To add his singing to completed backing tracks, Hendrix required a certain concentration and wished to be screened off from all studio personnel. Hendrix and Kramer experimented a lot with all kinds of effects to achieve certain sounds. While mixing tracks they both were all over the

George Canseco

George Masangkay Canseco was a Filipino composer of numerous popular Filipino songs. Canseco studied and graduated with a Liberal Arts degree at University of the East in the Philippines. After graduation, he worked for the Associated Press as a journalist, he free-lanced as a scriptwriter for hire in Manila. Canseco was commissioned by former Philippines First lady, Imelda Marcos, to compose the national tribute hymn, "I Am a Filipino". Canseco wrote the classic "Kapantay Ay Langit", a theme from the award-winning Motion Picture sung by Amapola, it had an English version titled "You're All I Love", sung by American singer Vic Dana that included some Tagalog lines. The song won the Manila Film Festival Best Song Of The Year Award in 1972. Canseco followed it with an English song entitled "Songs" for "Songs and Amapola" under the Vicor Music Corporation Pioneer Label. Canseco's best-known composition, was "Child", the English-language version of Freddie Aguilar's signature song "Anák", he wrote for Sharon Cuneta and Basil Valdez, his songs were recorded by Regine Velasquez, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Pilita Corrales, Martin Nievera, Kuh Ledesma.

Rey Valera was a lyricist of two of Canseco's songs. Canseco credited film producer and Vicor Music Corporation owner Vic del Rosario for his biggest break in the music industry. Canseco was elected President of the Filipino Society of Composers and Publishers, Inc. in 1973, elected a Councillor for the First District of Quezon City in 1988 He died on November 19, 2004, in Manila, Philippines due to cancer. Composer "George Canseco". Organisasyon ng Pilipinong Mang-aawit. Archived from the original on 19 September 2008. Retrieved 26 June 2019

Kai (artist)

Kaï is an American artist, known for his use of cement and signature Imaginary Friend character. Kai, who studied art in Europe, became a street artist at the age of 16, his work has been exhibited across Paris, Aspen and Los Angeles, integrates universal themes and values. He has partnered with professional athletes and musical artists on custom collections and group exhibitions. Born in Los Angeles to a French-Tunisian father and Mexican-American mother, Kai Guetta goes by the pseudonym Kai. After high school he studied at the l'École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, where he learned about art disciplines and techniques and began to respect art as a way of life. Kaï is known for his street art, which can be found in his hometown of Los Angeles, across the United States and abroad, he creates paintings and sculptures and limited edition collectibles. Kaï's first piece to receive public attention was a street art mural of a Marlboro cigarette pack with the term “Morons” replacing the brand’s name. During his teenage years, he continued to add graffiti pieces to surfaces in West Hollywood with an anti-consumerism message.

In 2012 he held his first solo exhibition at the Guetta Gallery in Los Angeles entitled Now Royalty, which consisted of paintings representing hip hop artists in medieval royal outfits and motifs. Prior to the creation of the twenty-seven paintings, he trained in Italy and Holland in order to study the work of the Flemish Masters. In all the collection took four years to create. In 2013 Kaï debuted his solo exhibition Lost Values at the Lab Art Gallery in Los Angeles, in which he spoofs commercial imagery. In 2014 Kai took both of his exhibitions to Miami, in order to exhibit them at the Lulu Laboratorium. Pieces from the collection have since sold to public figures in the hip hop industry, including Lil Wayne and P. Diddy. In 2013 Kaï held a guerilla solo exhibition in the Louvre-Rivoli station of the Paris metro; the exhibition featured sculptures of cigarette packets with ironic slogans similar to the pieces he first created in LA, the Baroque-style oil paintings of hip hop icons from his Now Royalty collection.

The exhibition was set-up before the station opened as it had not been authorized by the city. Each piece was arranged as if it were in a real gallery, with pedestals for the sculpture pieces and secured frames for the paintings; some of the pieces parodied the work within the Louvre Museum specifically. In 2015 Kaï began partnering with musical artist Chris Brown, under the pseudonym Konfused, to produce street art pieces under the label Konfuzed x Kai collection; the two spray-painted Porsche vehicles for Fine Art Auction Miami’s Urban Art Week, in addition to several other pieces. These pieces were auctioned during the week. Seven pieces were created by the two in all over a three-day period, he has partnered with NFL player Jarvis Landry for artwork in Wynwood, Miami. At the 2016 Art Basel Miami, Kaï exhibited the installation piece Modern Relic, that year he exhibited cement plaques in the city of Le Touquet, France. In August 2017 Kaï affixed eight cement-relief pieces on the exteriors of seven buildings in Aspen, causing the city to consider citing him for trespassing and destruction of property after his methods were seen as damaging to the heritage value of the sites.

In addition to gallery work, Kai has produced street art in several American cities, including Los Angeles and New York City. In September 2017 Kaï issue a limited edition serigraphy of "Love vs Money", one of his messages using the character IF; this Limited edition print sold out in 14 minutes The same month Kaï painted the façade of Rag & Bone’s store in New York Houston Street. June 2018, Kaï collaborate with Kev Adams, French actor, in design the Kev Adam Popup store. August 2019, Odell Beckham Jr. X Kai Make a Statement with a One-of-a-Kind Sneaker

Adrián Annus

Adrián Annus is a Hungarian hammer thrower, stripped of his gold medal at the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens for a doping violation in a publicized scandal. The disqualification received heightened attention, as it came on the heels of several drug scandals at the Athens Games and came as Annus' teammate, discus thrower Róbert Fazekas was stripped of his Olympic title for a doping violation; the incident received attention, as Annus refused for several months to return his gold medal, relenting only after the International Olympic Committee put pressure on the Hungarian Olympic Committee and threatened sanctions. Annus grew up in Gyula and moved to Szombathely in 1989, his first coach was Géza Annus, but joined Haladás VSE, the Szombathely sports club after his move. At Haladás Gyula Simon coached him, his first significant result came in 1992, when he finished eleventh in the discus throw at the World Junior Championship in Seoul. In 1998, Adrián Annus finished eighth in the hammer at the European Championships in Budapest.

This strong showing made Annus a potential contender for a medal at the 2000 Summer Olympic Games, but he was left out of the team due to stiff competition for a spot on the team. He received a spot on the team due to an injury, but was not in top form to be a real contender and finished seventeenth. Following the 2000 Olympics, Annus broke with his coach, Pál Németh, joined József Vida. 2002 and 2003 were among his best years. In 2002 he won the European Championship and in 2003 he took silver at the World Championship, he won the 2003 World Athletic Final. This achievement earned him the title 2003 Hungarian Sportsman of the Year. In 2004, Annus was favored to win in Athens, but was stripped of his medal just a few days after winning, losing the gold medal to Koji Murofushi; the International Olympic Committee concluded, that his urine samples—taken before and after competition—showed evidence of belonging to different people, therefore indicating tampering. The IOC attempted to test Annus shortly after his competition in Athens, but Annus refused the test, which by itself warranted his disqualification.

The IOC never concluded how it was possible for Annus to provide samples that belonged to different people, but track and field insiders said he used a device, which included a container for urine and a fake penis and emptied the container into the testing bottle when required to provide a sample. Following a rejected appeal and a hearing by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, Annus was banned for two years. Following the ban, Annus began training and started competing in 2007. List of sportspeople sanctioned for doping offences 1996: Atlanta, Olympic Games, 28th 1998: Budapest, European Championships 8th 2000: Sydney, Olympic Games 17th 2001: Edmonton, World Championships 9th 2001: Beijing, Summer Universiade, 3rd 2002: Münich, European Champions, 1st 2002: Madrid, World Cup, 1st 2002: Paris, Grand Prix, 2nd 2003: Szombathely, Hungary, MAL Cup, 84 meter 19 cm - Hungarian record 2003: Paris, World Championships, 2nd 2003: Szombathely, World Athletics Final, 1st Hungarian athlete of the Year: 2003 Annus's official home page

Royal Oak, Calgary

Royal Oak is a residential neighbourhood in the northwest quadrant of Calgary, Alberta. It is located close to the northwestern edge of the city and is bounded to the north by Country Hills Boulevard, to the east by Stoney Trail, to the south by Crowchild Trail and to the west by Rocky Ridge Road. Royal Oak is located near Rocky Ridge, Calgary The land was annexed to the City of Calgary in 1989, Royal Oak was established in 1998, it is represented in the Calgary City Council by the Ward 2 councillor. In the City of Calgary's 2014 municipal census, Royal Oak had a population of 11,650 living in 4,011 dwellings, a 6.1% increase from its 2011 population of 10,979. With a land area of 3.6 km2, it had a population density of 3,130/km2 in 2012. Residents in this community had a median household income of $110,906 in 2010, there were no low income residents living in the neighborhood; as of 2011, 32% of the residents were immigrants. The Calgary Board of Education opened the Royal Oak School in September 2010.

The school accommodates Kindergarten to Grade 3 students residing in Rocky Ridge. William D. Pratt School, a new middle school located near Royal Oak School, opened in 2016 serving students in grades 4–9 residing in Royal Oak and Rocky Ridge, it is named for Bill Pratt a longtime Calgary contracting general manager, chair of the Calgary Olympics, co-founder of the Canada Trail, member of both the Olympic Order and the Order of Canada. Students in grades 10–12 from Royal Oak are served by Robert Thirsk High School in Arbour Lake, as well as St. Francis High School in Brentwood for students in the Catholic school system. List of neighbourhoods in Calgary Rocky Ridge-Royal Oak Community Association