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Museumplein

The Museumplein is a public space in the Museumkwartier neighbourhood of the Amsterdam-Zuid borough in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Located at the Museumplein are three major museums – the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, Stedelijk Museum – and the concert hall Concertgebouw; the area was a wax candle factory and marshy meadows. Construction began following the completion of the Rijksmuseum in 1885, with a street plan based on the design of Pierre Cuypers, the museum’s celebrated architect; the area was the location of the International Colonial and Export Exhibition in 1883. The Museumplein was reconstructed after a design by the Swedish/Danish landscape architect Sven-Ingvar Andersson in 1999, it now includes an underground supermarket. In the winter, the pond can be transformed into an artificial ice skating area; the space is used for events such as festivals and demonstrations and Armin Van Buuren honoured The Dutch Team at Museumplein in 2010 by playing Swedish House Mafia. In July 2017 the 2017 FIBA 3x3 Europe Cup, the European 3x3 basketball tournament, was held at the Museumplein.

The main "I amsterdam" sign was located here in front of the Rijksmuseum, until 4 December, 2018, when it was removed at the behest of the City Council. The sculpture "Self Portrait of a Dreamer" by Joseph Klibansky is exhibited within the pond from 26 June 2018 to 28 Aug 2018. Consulate General of the United States Concertgebouw Stedelijk Museum Van Gogh Museum House of Bols Diamond Museum Coster Diamonds Rijksmuseum Moco Museum Museum Square 1891-2020 Museum District in Amsterdam

Iwate Asahi Television

Iwate Asahi Television Co. Ltd. known as IAT, is a Japanese broadcast network affiliated with the ANN. Their headquarters are located in Iwate Prefecture. A license to operate a fourth television station in Iwate Prefecture was established on 19 June 1995; the company, awarded that license, known as Iwate Asahi Television, began construction on the station a month later. JOIY-TV began operations on 1 October 1996, seven days after conducting its first transmission tests. Before the station began operations, Iwate Prefecture was the only area of northeastern Japan that lacked a full affiliate of the All-Nippon News Network. JODF-TV and JOII-TV functioned as secondary affiliates of ANN between the early 1970s and the fall of 1996; the Asahi network's full schedule was available on some local cable television providers via JOEM-TV, receivable over the air in portions of the prefecture's southern areas. Digital terrestrial television broadcasts commenced on 1 October 2006, analog broadcasts were expected to continue until 24 July 2011.

The 11 March 2011 earthquake resulted in an indefinite postponement of the shutdown of all analog broadcasts across Iwate and Fukushima prefectures. JOIY-TV shut down its analog signal on 31 March 2012 shortly before 0:00 JST, with regular programming having ended twelve hours earlier. Morioka JOIY-TV 31ch Ninohe 27ch Kuji 44ch Nishine-Matsuo 38ch Morioka-Asagishi 61ch Morioka-Kawame 49ch Shizukuishi 62ch Miyako 44ch Tono 44ch Kamaishi 62ch Ofunato 26ch Toyota-Suzuki-Honda-Civic 29ch Ichinoseki 23ch Ninohe-Horino 61ch Morioka-Matsuzono-Kita 61ch Morioka-Matsuzono-Minami 39ch Daito-Uchino 38ch Yamada 43ch Iwaizumi 30ch Iwaizumi-Ureira 60ch Tono-Nukamae 37ch Kamaishi-Osawa 39ch Rikuzen-Shimappe 52ch Esashi-Kotashiro 46ch Ichinoseki-Tsuriyama 61ch Noda 61ch Otsuchi 37ch Miyamori 36ch Sawauchi 44ch Hanamaki-Yuguchi 62ch Iwate-Numakunai 61ch Yuda 40ch Daito-Osozawa 39ch Fudai-Tanohata 39ch Niisato 60ch Otsuchi-Sakuragi 51ch Daito-Kami-Ohara 56ch Senmaya 31ch Morioka JOIY-DTV 22ch IAT Super J Channel at 18:17 to 19:00 on Monday to Thursday IAT Super J Channel Friday Souk at 18:17 to 19:00 on Friday Rakutima at 9:30 to 10:25 on Saturday Iwate Broadcasting Company Television Iwate Iwate Menkoi Television Iwate Asahi Television

Marx Brothers

The Marx Brothers were an American family comedy act, successful in vaudeville, on Broadway, in motion pictures from 1905 to 1949. Five of the Marx Brothers' thirteen feature films were selected by the American Film Institute as among the top 100 comedy films, with two of them, Duck Soup and A Night at the Opera, in the top fifteen, they are considered by critics and fans to be among the greatest and most influential comedians of the 20th century. The brothers were included in AFI's 100 Years... 100 Stars list of the 25 greatest male stars of Classical Hollywood cinema, the only performers to be inducted collectively. The brothers are universally known today by their stage names: Chico, Groucho and Zeppo. There was the first born, named Manfred, who died aged seven months; the core of the act was the three elder brothers: Chico and Groucho, each of whom developed a distinctive stage persona. After the group disbanded in 1950, Groucho went on to begin a successful second career in television, while Harpo and Chico appeared less prominently.

The two younger brothers and Zeppo, never developed their stage characters to the same extent as the elder three. Both of them left the act to pursue business careers at which they were successful, for a time ran a large theatrical agency through which they represented their brothers and others. Gummo was not in any of the movies; the early performing lives of the brothers owed much to their mother Minnie Marx, who acted as their manager until her death in 1929. The Marx Brothers were born in the sons of Jewish immigrants from Germany and France, their mother Miene "Minnie" Schoenberg was from Dornum in East Frisia, their father Samuel Marx was a native of Mertzwiller, a small Alsacian village, worked as a tailor. The family lived in the Yorkville district of New York City's Upper East Side, centered in the Irish and Italian quarters; the brothers are best known by their stage names: Another brother, the first-born son of Sam and Minnie, was born in 1886 and died in infancy: Family lore told of the firstborn son, born in 1886 but surviving for only three months, carried off by tuberculosis.

Some members of the Marx family wondered if he was pure myth. But Manfred can be verified. A death certificate of the Borough of Manhattan reveals that he died, aged seven months, on 17 July 1886, of enterocolitis, with "asthenia" contributing, i.e. a victim of influenza. He is buried at New York's Washington Cemetery, beside his grandmother, Fanny Sophie Schönberg, who died on 10 April 1901; the Marx Brothers had an older sister a cousin, born in January 1885, adopted by Minnie and Frenchie. Her name was Pauline, or "Polly". Groucho talked about her in his 1972 Carnegie Hall concert. Minnie Marx came from a family of performers, her mother was her father a ventriloquist. Around 1880, the family emigrated to New York City, where Minnie married Sam in 1884. During the early 20th century, Minnie helped her younger brother Abraham Elieser Adolf Schönberg to enter show business. Minnie acted as the brothers' manager, using the name Minnie Palmer so that agents did not realize that she was their mother.

All the brothers confirmed that Minnie Marx had been the head of the family and the driving force in getting the troupe launched, the only person who could keep them in order. Gummo and Zeppo both became successful businessmen: Gummo gained success through his agency activities and a raincoat business, Zeppo became a multi-millionaire through his engineering business; the brothers were from a family of artists, their musical talent was encouraged from an early age. Harpo was talented, learning to play an estimated six different instruments throughout his career, he became a dedicated harpist. Chico was an excellent pianist, Groucho a guitarist and singer, Zeppo a vocalist, they got their start in vaudeville, where their uncle Albert Schönberg performed as Al Shean of Gallagher and Shean. Groucho's debut was in 1905 as a singer. By 1907, he and Gummo were singing together as "The Three Nightingales" with Mabel O'Donnell; the next year, Harpo became the fourth Nightingale and by 1910, the group expanded to include their mother Minnie and their Aunt Hannah.

The troupe was renamed "The Six Mascots". One evening in 1912, a performance at the Opera House in Nacogdoches, was interrupted by shouts from outside about a runaway mule; the audience hurried out to see what was happening. Groucho was angered by the interruption and, when the audience returned, he made snide comments at their expense, including "Nacogdoches is full of roaches" and "the jackass is the flower of Tex-ass". Instead of becoming angry, the audience laughed; the family realized that it had potential as a comic troupe. (However, in his autobiography Harpo Speaks, Harpo Marx stated that the runaway mule incident occurred in Ada, Oklahoma. A 1930 article in the San Antonio Expr