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Michael Hutchence

Michael Kelland John Hutchence was an Australian musician, singer-songwriter and actor who co-founded the rock band INXS, which sold over 60 million records worldwide and was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2001. Hutchence was the lead lyricist of INXS from 1977 until his death. According to rock music historian Ian McFarlane, "Hutchence was the archetypal rock showman, he exuded an overtly sexual, macho cool with his flowing locks, lithe and exuberant stage movements." Hutchence was named'Best International Artist' at the 1991 BRIT Awards, with INXS winning the related group award. Hutchence was a member of the short-lived pop rock group Max Q, he recorded some solo material and acted in feature films, including Dogs in Space, Frankenstein Unbound, Limp. Hutchence had a string of love affairs with prominent actresses and singers, his private life was reported in the Australian and international press. In July 1996, Hutchence and English television presenter Paula Yates had a daughter, Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily.

On the morning of 22 November 1997, Hutchence was found dead in his hotel room in Sydney. His death was reported by the New South Wales Coroner to be the result of suicide by hanging. Michael Kelland John Hutchence was born on 22 January 1960, to Sydney businessman Kelland Frank Hutchence and make-up artist Patricia Glassop. Kelland's parents were sea captain Frank Hutchence and Mabs from England who settled in Sydney in 1922. Michael joined elder half-sister Tina. Following Kell's business interests, the Hutchence family moved to Brisbane and to Hong Kong. During the early years in Hong Kong, both boys attended Beacon Hill School in Kowloon Tong. While in Hong Kong, Michael showed promise as a swimmer before breaking his arm badly, he began to show interest in poetry and performed his first song in a local toy store commercial. Michael attended King George V School during his early teens; the family returned to Sydney in 1972. Hutchence attended Davidson High School, where he befriended Andrew Farriss.

Around this time and Farriss spent a lot of time jamming in the garage with Andrew's brothers. Farriss convinced Hutchence to join his band, Doctor Dolphin, alongside classmates Kent Kerny and Neil Sanders. Bass guitarist Garry Beers and drummer Geoff Kennelly from nearby Forest High School filled out the line-up. Hutchence's parents separated when he was 15. Hutchence returned to Sydney with his mother. In 1977, a new band, The Farriss Brothers, was formed with Tim Farriss on lead guitar, his younger brother Andrew as keyboardist, youngest brother Jon on drums. Andrew brought Hutchence on board as a vocalist and Beers on bass guitar, Tim brought in his former bandmate Kirk Pengilly to play guitar and saxophone; the band made their debut on 16 August 1977 at 40 km north of Sydney. Hutchence, the Farriss brothers, Sanders and Kennelly performed as The Vegetables, singing "We Are the Vegetables". Ten months they returned to Sydney and recorded a set of demos; the Farriss Brothers supported hard rockers Midnight Oil on the pub rock circuit, were renamed as INXS in 1979.

Their first performance under the new name was on 1 September at the Oceanview Hotel in Toukley. In May 1980, the group released their first single, "Simple Simon"/"We Are the Vegetables", followed by the debut album INXS in October, their first Top 40 Australian hit on the Kent Music Report Singles Chart, "Just Keep Walking", was released in September 1980. Hutchence became the main spokesperson for the band, he co-wrote all of INXS's songs with Andrew Farriss. According to Hutchence, most of the songs on the band's second album, Underneath the Colours, were written within a short space of time: "Most bands shudder at the prospect of having 20 years to write their first album and four days to write their second. For us, though, it was good, it left less room for us to go off on all sorts of tangents". Soon after recording sessions for Underneath the Colours – produced by Richard Clapton – had finished, band members started work on outside projects. Hutchence recorded "Speed Kills", written by Don Walker of hard rockers Cold Chisel, for the Freedom film soundtrack, directed by Scott Hicks.

It was Hutchence's first solo single and was released by WEA in early 1982. In March 1985, after Hutchence and INXS recorded their album The Swing, WEA released the Australian version of Dekadance, as a limited edition cassette only EP of six tracks including remixes from the album; the cassette included a cover version of Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood's hit "Jackson", which Hutchence sang as a duet with Jenny Morris, a backing singer for The Swing sessions. The EP reached No 2 on the Kent Music Report Albums Chart. Hutchence provided vocals for new wave band Beargarden's 1985 single release. On 19 May, INXS won seven awards at the 1984 Countdown Music and Video Awards ceremony, including'Best Songwriter' for Hutchence and Andrew, and'Most Popular Male' for Hutchence, they performed "Burn for You", dressed in Akubras and Drizabones followed by Hutchence and Morris singing "Jackson" to close. In 1986, Hutchence played Sam, the lead male role, in the Australian film Dogs in Space, directed by long-time INXS music video collaborator Richard Lowenstein.

Sam's girlfriend, was portrayed by

Mordechai Bibi

Mordechai Bibi is a former Israeli politician who served as a member of the Knesset for Ahdut HaAvoda and its successors between 1959 and 1974. Born in Baghdad in Iraq, Bibi was one of the founders of the Pioneering Zionist Underground movement in Iraq in 1942. Between 1944 and 1945 he directed the Aliyah Committee in Iraq on behalf of Mossad LeAliyah Bet. In 1945 Bibi himself made aliyah to Mandatory Palestine, was involved in helping with mass immigration from Iraq between 1949 and 1950, he studied law at Tel Aviv University, was certified as a lawyer. From 1953 until 1959 Bibi worked for the Ministry of Defense. A member of Ahdut HaAvoda since 1946, he became a member of the party's central committee and secretariat in 1958; the following year he was elected to the Knesset, retained his seat in elections in 1961, 1965 and 1969, by which time Ahdut HaAvoda had merged into the Alignment. Between 1969 and 1974 he served before losing his seat in the 1973 elections. During the 1980s he published two books, From the Four Corners of the Rivers and The Pioneering Zionist Underground in Iraq.

Mordechai Bibi on the Knesset website

Alexander Garden (Novocherkassk)

Alexander Garden is a central urban park in Novocherkassk, Rostov oblast, named after Emperor of Russia Alexander I. It is the eldest park in the city; the park was established in 1832 on 9 ha city-owned land. It is located in the south-east of Novocherkassk between Platovsky avenue, Aleksandrovskaya street and Atamanskaya street; the park was established on a former Aleksndrovskaya square. The new park occupied south part of the square. Right side of the park has survived to this day. Visitor attractions included stone arch. Alexander garden's viewing point on the barrow attracted visitors, it offered views of the Don steppe. The viewing point was decorated with open-work wooden arbor; the park consisted of lime tree walks with mixture of sawdust. There were benches along walkways. A lot of musicians performed on a podium. Monument to Matvey Platov was opened in 1853 alongside of the main park entrance. Platov founded Novocherkassk in 1805; the monument was the first sculpture in the city. The Ataman palace was built behind the monument in 1863.

The first fountain was erected after commissioning of water pipe in Novocherkassk in 1865. Appearance of the park was complemented by a delicate iron-cast railing, designed by architect Radionov; the grille was suspended between iron columns crowned with round bent caps. In 1881 two small chapels in a Russian Revival style was built over the gate overlooking Platovsky avenue; the Saint Alexander church was erected near the south end of the park in 1892-96. It was designed by architect N. Anuhin. Wooden church in this place was disassembled; the chapels were destroyed after the establishment of the Soviet rule in Novocherkassk. Sculpture of Matvey Platov was replaced by Lenin's statue in 1923. Gostiny dvor in the park was demolished during the Second World War; the resulting wasteland initial was occupied by a stadium by the buildings of the city administration, department store and restaurant. Outdoor cinema'Udarnick', сafe'Vesna' and dance floor were erected in the 1950-60s. Main entrance to the park was decorated with arch upon the project architect N. Gladkih.

He projected colonnades in front of the cinema and cafe. The ancient railing was dismantled in the 1970. A ferris wheel was established in Children's Park at this period. Alexander garden was the scene of the confrontation between workers of Novocherkassk locomotive plant and army units. Strike of workers culminated in riots of June 1–2, 1962 in front of the Ataman palace when 26 protesters were killed by Soviet Army troops; the barrow is crowned with a memorial complex. It was erected in honor of those; the opening ceremony of the monument took place in 1985 and was held in conjunction 35-year anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War. Monument to Matvey Platov was re-established on the historical place in 1993. Monument to Matvei Platov, a sculpture of founder of Novocherkassk designed by sculptor Peter Clodt and architect A. Ivanov; the sculpture was cut for scrap by the Bolshevicks in the 1930s. The current monument is the second to stand on this site. Ataman Palace is a two-storey palace in empire style designed by I.

Valprede. The palace was official residence of the appointed atamans from 1863 to 1917. Russian Emperors Alexander II, Alexander III, Nicholas II visited the Ataman palace, it is an affiliate of the Museum of Don Cossacks since 2001