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Meleager

In Greek mythology, Meleager was a hero venerated in his temenos at Calydon in Aetolia. He was famed as the host of the Calydonian boar hunt in the epic tradition, reworked by Homer. Meleager is mentioned as one of the Argonauts. Meleager was a Calydonian prince as the son of Althaea and the vintner King Oeneus or according to some, of the god Ares, he was the brother of Deianeira, Clymenus, Agelaus, Gorge and Melanippe. Meleager was the father of Parthenopeus by Atalanta but he married Cleopatra, daughter of Idas and Marpessa, they had a daughter, who became the bride of Protesilaus, who left her bed on their wedding-night to join the expedition to Troy. When Meleager was born, the Moirai predicted he would only live until a piece of wood, burning in the family hearth, was consumed by fire. Overhearing them, Althaea doused and hid it. Oeneus sent Meleager to gather up heroes from all over Greece to hunt the Calydonian Boar, terrorizing the area and rooting up the vines, as Oeneus had omitted Artemis at a festival in which he honored the other gods.

In addition to the heroes he required, he chose a fierce huntress, whom he loved. According to one account of the hunt, when Hylaeus and Rhaecus, two centaurs, tried to rape Atalanta, Meleager killed them. Atalanta wounded the boar and Meleager killed it, he awarded her the hide. Meleager's uncles Toxeus, the "archer", Plexippus grew enraged that the prize was given to a woman. Meleager killed them in the following argument, he killed Iphicles and Eurypylus for insulting Atalanta. When Althaea found out that Meleager had killed her brother and one of her sons, Althaea placed the piece of wood that she had stolen from the Fates upon the fire, thus fulfilling the prophecy and killing Meleager, her own son; the women who mourned his death were turned into guineafowl. In Hades, his is the only shade. In Bacchylides' Ode V, Meleager is still in his shining armor, so formidable, in Bacchylides' account, that Heracles reaches for his bow to defend himself. Heracles is moved to tears by Meleager's account.

Among the Romans, the heroes assembled by Meleager for the Calydonian hunt provided a theme of multiple nudes in striking action, to be portrayed frieze-like on sarcophagi. Meleager's story has similarities with the Scandinavian Norna-Gests þáttr. Meleager in art Bacchylides Fr 5.93 Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica I, 190–201. Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca I, viii, 1-3. Ovid, Metamorphoses VIII, 269–525. Media related to Meleager at Wikimedia Commons

Mary Vinton Folberg

Mary Vinton Folberg is the former Head of School at Northwest Academy, a former teacher, former dancer. She was Miss Oregon in 1958, she founded the dance program at Jefferson High School in Portland, which has become internationally recognized within the dance community. The performing leg of the Jefferson High School dance department is The Jefferson Dancers, which performs locally and even internationally; the Portland, newsweekly Willamette Week has referred to The Jefferson Dancers as "Portland's best dance company". After leaving Jefferson High School in 1995, Folberg founded The Northwest Academy, an independent, college-preparatory, middle- and high-school program in downtown Portland with a unique academic and arts partnership, she was born in 1940, holds degrees in literature and dance and taught in California and Oregon public schools. Fohlberg is the 2013 recipient of Portland Monthly magazine's Light A Fire Award for Lifetime Achievement, she is the recipient of a 1981 Kennedy Center Award for Excellence in Arts Education and the Metropolitan Arts Commission Award in 1982, 1988, 1989.

Mary Vinton Folberg is the sister of creator of Claymation. Folberg was featured in Images of Oregon Women, published by Madison Press. Northwest Academy's Official Site

This Is the Life (Hannah Montana song)

"This Is the Life" is a pop song by American recording artist and actress Miley Cyrus. She is performing as Hannah Montana – the alter ego of Miley Stewart, a character she plays on the Disney Channel television series Hannah Montana; the song was written by Matthew Gerrard, Robbie Nevil, Jay Landers and produced by Gerrard. In the United States, the song peaked at number eighty-three on the Billboard Hot 100 and within the top seventy on the Pop 100, its appearance on the Billboard Hot 100 made Cyrus the first act to have seven songs appear on the chart in the same week. A music video for "This Is the Life", taken from footage of a concert performance. "This Is The Life" was composed by Matthew Gerrard with the aid of Jay Landers. Gerrard co-wrote a total of six songs on Hannah Montana while Nevil co-wrote Landers two. A karaoke version appears on Disney's Karaoke Series: Hannah Montana, while a remixed version appears on Hits Remixed; the song first premiered on Radio Disney on 2006. "This Is The Life" is pop song with a length of three minutes and fifteen seconds.

The song incorporates various teen pop styles according to Allmusic. The song has a moderate tempo of 120 beats per minute, it is written in the key of E major and Cyrus' vocals span two octaves, from B3 to C♯5. "This Is The Life" follows the chord progression of E–A. Chris William of Entertainment Weekly perceived the lyrics of "This Is The Life" pertained to individualism, noting the lines "I'm individual / I'm not like anyone". Chris William of Entertainment Weekly described "This Is The Life"'s style as a simultaneous mimic of the styles of Avril Lavgine, Ashlee Simpson, Britney Spears, which he felt contracted its lyrical theme; as it was not released as a single, "This Is the Life" received exclusive airplay on Radio Disney, thus its chart appearances consisted of digital downloads. On the week ending August 5, 2006, the song debuted at number ninety-two on the Billboard Hot 100. Following the release of the Hannah Montana soundtrack, the song entered Billboard's Hot Digital Songs Chart at number forty-four, which led to a reappearance on the Billboard Hot 100 on the week ending November 11, 2006.

The record was duplicated by Taylor Swift. The song peaked at number sixty-three on the now-defunct Pop 100 Chart. "This Is the Life" peaked at number sixty-five on the Hot Canadian Digital Singles Chart, but failed to enter the Canadian Hot 100. Cyrus, costumed as Montana, first performed "This Is The Life", along with four other songs, at the concert taping for the first season of Hannah Montana; the performance was released as the song's music video on April 10, 2006 on Disney Channel. Cyrus performed the song on twenty dates in the fall of 2006, when she opened for the Cheetah Girls' 2006 and 2007 concert tour The Party's Just Begun Tour. U. S. Digital Download"This Is The Life" – 3:02U. S. ITunes Digital Download"This Is The Life" – 3:02 "Radio Disney Interview" – 1:12 This Is The Life on YouTube