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Mount Rushmore

Mount Rushmore National Memorial is centered on a sculpture carved into the granite face of Mount Rushmore in the Black Hills in Keystone, South Dakota, United States. Sculptor Gutzon Borglum created the sculpture's design and oversaw the project's execution from 1927 to 1941 with the help of his son Lincoln Borglum; the sculpture features the 60-foot heads of Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln, as recommended by Borglum. The four presidents were chosen to represent the nation's birth, growth and preservation, respectively; the memorial park is 5,725 feet above sea level. South Dakota historian Doane Robinson is credited with conceiving the idea of carving the likenesses of noted figures into the mountains of the Black Hills of South Dakota in order to promote tourism in the region, his initial idea was to sculpt the Needles. The United States broke up the territory; the sculptor and tribal representatives settled on Mount Rushmore, which has the advantage of facing southeast for maximum sun exposure.

Robinson wanted it to feature American West heroes, such as Lewis and Clark, Oglala Lakota chief Red Cloud, Buffalo Bill Cody. Borglum chose the four presidents. Peter Norbeck, the US Senator from South Dakota, sponsored secured federal funding. Construction began in 1927, the presidents' faces were completed between 1934 and 1939. After Gutzon Borglum died in March 1941, his son Lincoln took over as leader of the construction project; each president was to be depicted from head to waist, but lack of funding forced construction to end on October 31, 1941. Sometimes referred to as the "Shrine of Democracy", Mount Rushmore attracts more than two million visitors annually. Known to the Lakota Sioux as "The Six Grandfathers" or "Cougar Mountain"; as Six Grandfathers, the mountain was part of the route that Lakota leader Black Elk took in a spiritual journey that culminated at Black Elk Peak. Following a series of military campaigns from 1876 to 1878, the United States asserted control over the area, a claim, still disputed on the basis of the 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie.

Beginning with a prospecting expedition in 1885 with David Swanzey, Bill Challis, wealthy investor Charles E. Rushmore began visiting the area on prospecting and hunting trips, he joked with colleagues about naming the mountain after himself. The United States Board of Geographic Names recognized the name "Mount Rushmore" in June 1930. Historian Doane Robinson conceived the idea for Mount Rushmore in 1923 to promote tourism in South Dakota. In 1924, Robinson persuaded sculptor Gutzon Borglum to travel to the Black Hills region to ensure the carving could be accomplished; the original plan was to make the carvings in granite pillars known as the Needles. However, Borglum realized, he chose Mount Rushmore, a grander location because it faced southeast and enjoyed maximum exposure to the sun. Borglum said upon seeing Mount Rushmore, "America will march along that skyline." Borglum had been involved in sculpting the Confederate Memorial Carving, a massive bas-relief memorial to Confederate leaders on Stone Mountain in Georgia, but was in disagreement with the officials there.

After long negotiations involving a Congressional delegation and President Calvin Coolidge, the project received Congressional approval on March 3, 1925. The carving ended in 1941 with no fatalities. Between October 4, 1927, October 31, 1941, Gutzon Borglum and 400 workers sculpted the colossal 60-foot-high carvings of United States Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln to represent the first 130 years of American history; these presidents were selected by Borglum because of their role in preserving the Republic and expanding its territory. The carving of Mount Rushmore involved the use of dynamite, followed by the process of "honeycombing", a process where workers drill holes close together, allowing small pieces to be removed by hand. In total, about 450,000 short tons of rock were blasted off the mountainside; the image of Thomas Jefferson was intended to appear in the area at Washington's right, but after the work there was begun, the rock was found to be unsuitable, so the work on the Jefferson figure was dynamited, a new figure was sculpted to Washington's left.

The Chief Carver of the mountain was Luigi del Bianco and headstone carver in Port Chester, New York. Del Bianco emigrated to the U. S. from Friuli in Italy, was chosen to work on this project because of his remarkable skill at etching emotions and personality into his carved portraits. In 1933, the National Park Service took Mount Rushmore under its jurisdiction. Julian Spotts helped with the project by improving its infrastructure. For example, he had the tram upgraded so it could reach the top of Mount Rushmore for the ease of workers. By July 4, 1934, Washington's face was dedicated; the face of Thomas Jefferson was dedicated in 1936, the face of Abra

Protagonistas de Nuestra Tele 2012 (2nd Season)

Protagonistas de Nuestra Tele 2012 is the second season of reality shows Protagonistas de nuestra tele, participants for this season will be 16 and not 14 as in the previous season compete to participate in a soap opera RCN and achieve two winners-a woman and a man-and achieve her dream of being actors. This season is presented by Andrea Serna; the auditions were held throughout the month of May in certain cities of Colombia. Each person involved must submit a monologue a minute; the three jurors chose 78 shortlisted to continue to the first filter. In the first filter formed 8 groups where each should dramatize a scene and determined by production. From there he chose 26 participants that were to final filters, in which participants had to recreate a monologue with which should convince jurors that they were one of 16 selected to continue in the reality and would go to the home studio; the House Studio is the studio where the 16 selected will live for at least two months and compete to win the ultimate prize, through talent and expensive tests to faces two threats determine which one will be eliminated each week.

$100 million. A Car. A scholarship for two years at the acting school RCN Television. One year contract with RCN Television. $150 million. A Car. A scholarship for two years at the acting school RCN Television. One year contract with RCN Television. Has 25 years, displaced by violence reached Cartagena from Chocó, grew in a popular neighborhood, it is described as a nice, elegant, projecting good energy but know that does not sit well with everyone. Strong character and a great belief in everything he says. Think that blacks are strong and tough. Feel you have been discriminated against for being black, he is proud of his race. He likes to play football just to fit in with their friends. Not considered resentful but touched by the violence he saw in the Chocó and forced his family to move to Cartagena. Is assistant director in a theater group, the performing arts is the one you like sings and raps, it tenth semester student performing arts, participated as an extra on the hit soap opera "The Legend Joe" was in three episodes of "Forbidden Games" and was an extra in "Amor de Carnaval" was presented at the "X Factor "But it was not.

His biggest dream is to be known, Colombia wants all know and know what to Alberony Cortés.'Was threatened by talent in the 6th week and was eliminated with 66.21% of the votes.' Born in Ibagué but has lived in different cities, began studying systems engineering but did not complete the race, is 36 years old, a daughter of 16 and a boy of seven years. He acting workshops at Teatro Tolima, sportswear modeling, appeared in a scene of "false positives" as extra, coincidentally there and extra in the film "Silence in Paradise", it is described as casual, sincere energy radiates between people due to its good chemical, is loyal but a bit explosive. He loves tennis, watching TV and playing PlayStation. Try to lead a balanced life, not much work, not much rumba, not much study, to live well and be happy religious, fanatic not pass it on mass and chest banging but prays and thanks. I like art and analyze certain paints.'Was threatened by talent in the 4th week and was eliminated with 81.6% of the votes.'

23. He studied architecture, has made some acting courses, worked as a presenter on a regional channel Cúcuta and in his free time spent in the gym; the Pamplona acknowledges that his worst fault is that she likes to be criticized, it is something that hurts and it affects you. It further states that if a woman goes to her and speaks ill, can not confront or argue in front, it is not rude, but he knows retaliate in a subtle and adds that having better relationships with men, his hobbies include watching older novels, going to the gym and playing sports like basketball and athletics. Catholic but is not considered fanatical, his immediate family consists of his grandmother, his uncle and his sister. The 23-year-old mentioned that she is a faithful and respected partner spaces; the most traumatic of his life, was to have met his father when he was 12. His dream is to prove to his father, it is considered a competitive person and that makes things safe. He thinks he can get to become the next star of our Tele because he has talent, like acting and thinks he has all the capabilities to represent any character in a novel.'Was threatened by the coexistence of the tenth week, getting one against 44.15%.'

Born in Armenia, is 27 years old, calls himself "The Juan Angel", a name which has a website, described physically athletic, smooth vital strong and beautiful. Create the look sexy and seductive and flirtatious but think it is not, is cheerful, good friend, berraca and strong, she is a mother of a 3 year old. I love television and theater, had a supporting role in the Queen of the South participated in Women to the limit and toured with the play in skins; as model has extensive backgrounds and worked in commercials for soft drinks and chocolates. Laura Garcia Studio Theatre and Victoria Hernandez independent, participated as a contestant on Tough against the world, was the image of a girl soccer program in the Facebook profile is defined as Colombian singer-songwriter and reggaeton genre. Practice skating, going to the gym, like climbing mountains and swimming, his main hobbies are reading, watching movies and spending time with son putting puzzles. There is no religious fanatic but loving God, read the Bible, he always puts fear.

She enjoys painting, cinema art, theater, loves music and singing burn a disc but could not get the sale for lack of funds. Think you may be the winner of the protagonists of our TV because it has

Pinter's People

Pinter's People is a compilation of revue sketches or short prose works by Harold Pinter, performed for four weeks from 30 January 2007, at the Haymarket Theatre, in London, starring Bill Bailey, Geraldine McNulty, Sally Phillips, Kevin Eldon. The show was directed by Sean Foley, it included: "Apart From That" "The Black and White" "Last to Go" "The New World Order" "Night" "Precisely" "Press Conference" "Request Stop" "Special Offer" "Tess" "That's All" "That's Your Trouble" "Trouble in the Works" "Victoria Station" The reviews were not good. Charles Spencer, in The Daily Telegraph described the show as "one of the most punishingly unfunny evenings I have endured in a theatre." In The Guardian, Michael Billington commented, "Pinter’s people have been turned into lurching grotesques and the result does a grave disservice both to the writer and comic acting." Benedict Nightingale in The Times wrote: "Last night I was sickened by some of the coarsest performances I have seen in a London playhouse", before going on to praise the second half of the show.

The Observer was more favourable however, mentioning "the great pleasures of the evening" and praised the performers. Pinter himself was quick to defend the show, saying "I'm all for it. I admire these people in Pinter's People. I think they're a great bunch - they're so robust and energetic. I think they were terrific."