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Musicology (album)

Musicology is the twenty-eighth studio album by American recording artist Prince. The album was given to concertgoers at his Musicology Tour, from March 27 to September 9, 2004, in North America. A digital release followed two days after his tour started on March 29, 2004; the physical retail version was released on April 19, 2004 and April 20, 2004 by NPG Records and distributed by Columbia Records. Musicology was the first album in five years that Prince released through a major label and, being recorded in Mississauga, Canada, was his first to be recorded outside Minneapolis in many years. Musicology is R&B themed. Receiving positive reviews from music critics, Musicology proved to be Prince's most successful record in years, peaking at number three on the Billboard 200 and reaching top 10 in ten other countries. Prince won Grammy Awards for Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance for "Musicology" and Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for "Call My Name". By January 2005, Musicology was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.

At the time of release, Prince was quoted as saying he wished Musicology to provide musical education to listeners. Musicology proved to be Prince's most successful album since Diamonds and Pearls, reaching the Top 5 in the United States, United Kingdom and Germany and making a significant impression on charts around the world, it proved to be well received by music critics. The title track was only released as a single in Australia, where it enjoyed moderate chart success and airplay; however it was a hit on the US R&B charts through airplay. The album was certified platinum by The RIAA in June 2004 and was certified double platinum in late January 2005. Part of the album's chart success is due to concertgoers receiving a copy of Musicology, with the album cost included in the ticket price for the Musicology Tour; this prompted Billboard magazine and Nielsen SoundScan to change its chart data methodology: For future album releases, Billboard says that customers "must be given an option to either add the CD to the ticket purchase or forgo the CD for a reduced ticket-only price."

A purple vinyl edition was released in February 2019. Musicology received positive reviews from music critics. In his review for The Village Voice, critic Robert Christgau said that after the album's opening uptempo songs, "pleasant shocks lurk near the surface and go against the flow of the quality material, everything packs payback". In a less enthusiastic review, Mojo magazine found it better produced and performed than it was written. Prince won two Grammy Awards, for Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B Vocal Performance—Male, was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Performance—Male, Best R&B Song, Best R&B Album. Prince was chosen by Rolling Stone magazine's readers as the best male performer and most welcome comeback. Prince toured North America from March 27 to September 2004 to promote Musicology; the tour was billed as the Musicology Live 2004ever, or more the Musicology Tour. The tour earned $87.4 million and was attended by 1.47 million fans Although the tour promoted Musicology, only a select few tracks from the album were played during the concerts.

The title track, "Musicology", the two singles, "Call My Name" and "Cinnamon Girl", were among them. The tour featured many of Prince's more famous tracks, such as "Little Red Corvette", "Raspberry Beret", "Kiss", "Purple Rain". A copy of Musicology was included with every concert ticket sold. All tracks written by Prince. Prince – all vocals and instruments except as indicated Candy Dulfer – vocals on "Life'o' the Party" and "Cinnamon Girl", saxophone on "Life'o' the Party", horns on "The Marrying Kind", "If Eye Was the Man in Ur Life" and "On the Couch" Chance Howard – vocals on "Life'o' the Party", "Call My Name" and "Cinnamon Girl" Stokley – vocals on "Call My Name" Kip Blackshire – vocals on "Call My Name" Clare Fischer – strings on "Call My Name" Rhonda Smith – vocals on "Cinnamon Girl", bass on "Dear Mr. Man" John Blackwelldrums on "The Marrying Kind", "If Eye Was the Man in Ur Life", "On the Couch" and "Dear Mr. Man" Maceo Parker – horns on "The Marrying Kind", "If Eye Was the Man in Ur Life" and "On the Couch" Greg Boyer – horns on "The Marrying Kind", "If Eye Was the Man in Ur Life" and "On the Couch" Ornella Bonaccorsi – Italian speech on "What Do U Want Me 2 Do?"

Sheila E. – shaker on "Dear Mr. Man" Renato NetoFender Rhodes on "Dear Mr. Man" "Musicology" "Call My Name" "Cinnamon Girl" Album review at New York Musicology at Metacritic

American Dream (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young album)

For the Mike Jones album, see The American Dream American Dream is the ninth album by the band Crosby, Stills & Nash, their fifth studio album and their second with Neil Young. Released in 1988 on Atlantic Records, it peaked at #16 on the Billboard 200 and has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. To date, it is their final album of original material to receive either a gold or platinum citation by the RIAA, it is the highest-selling album by Neil Young in the 1980s. The album is dedicated to Anne Stills, Susan Nash and Pegi Young. Neil Young promised David Crosby in 1983 that he would reunite with Crosby, Stills & Nash if Crosby could solve his problems with drugs and clean up. Five months in prison for Crosby at the Texas Department of Corrections in Huntsville during 1986 accomplished that, good to Young's word the quartet assembled to record the second CSNY studio album at Young's ranch in Woodside, California; the title song, written by Neil Young, was a satire of sensational political scandals involving Oliver North, former presidential candidate Gary Hart and televangelist Jimmy Swaggart.

Released as a single, it missed the Billboard Hot 100 as did three of the other four singles released from the album. The only single to chart, "Got It Made", peaked at #69 on the Hot 100, though it charted much higher on two format-specific Billboard charts— #11 on Adult Contemporary and #1 on Album Rock Tracks. David Crosby recounted, "The whole thing, the recording of American Dream, it got stretched out, and we did not have the best group of songs to work with. Though we did not have enough good songs, we ended up putting fourteen of them on the album! I think, stupid." For the first time in the group's history, none of the songs from a studio album became standard items in the group's live repertoire. Writing in Rolling Stone, critic Anthony DeCurtis wrote that "Despite pleasant melodies, the occasional interesting song, the signature harmonies, American Dream is, for the most part, a snoozefest." David Crosby – vocals.

Nurbol Zhumaskaliyev

Nurbol Zhumaskaliyev is a retired Kazakh football attacking midfielder and forward, current manager of FC Tobol. At the age of 11, Nurbol was selected for a youth club, created to find the most promising talents in the nation, his first coach was Talgat Nurmagambetov. Nurbol played for FC Zhetysu in next season. In 2000 Nurbol moved to FC Tobol, he scored 7 goals in European competitions. After being sent-off on 16 October 2016 in Tobol's 1-0 defeat to Akzhayik for foul and abusive language, Zhumaskaliyev received a seven-match ban. Zhumaskaliyev went on to leave Tobol in December 2016. On 30 June 2017, Zhumaskaliyev left Irtysh Pavlodar by mutual consent. On 27 December 2018, FC Tobol announced Zhumaskaliyev as their new Sporting Director. At the age of 20, Nurbol earned his first cap on 16 October 2001 in a friendly against Estonia, he was dropped during the World Cup 2006 qualifiers, in favour of Ruslan Baltiev, but regained his place when Baltiev was injured. As of match played 16 October 2016 Statistics accurate as of match played 7 June 2016 As of 5 March 2014 TobolKazakhstan Premier League: 2010 Kazakhstan Cup: 2007 UEFA Intertoto Cup: 2007 2003, 2005, 2010 Kazakhstan FF "Best Player of the year" Nurbol Zhumaskaliyev at National-Football-Teams.com Nurbol Zhumaskaliyev – UEFA competition record Nurbol Zhumaskaliyev at Soccerway

Cherry Beach Sound

Cherry Beach Sound is a recording studio in the Port Lands of Toronto, Canada at 33 Villiers Street. It is located in Toronto's growing film district and is a successful audio post-production house. Cherry Beach Sound was founded in 1982 by Carman Guerrieri, who continues to operate the studio today; the name references Cherry Beach, a local beach. The building that houses Cherry Beach Sound is called The Munition Factory, as it served as a munitions factory in the early 20th century. Awarded with Mix's "Best of 2005", Cherry Beach is a popular destination for artists and continues to attract entertainers such as 50 Cent, who filmed his 2005 film Get Rich Or Die Tryin' at one of its studios. Kevin James and Adam Sandler visited the facility to work on their 2015 film Pixels. Other notable musicians who have recorded at Cherry Beach include Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars, Mark Ronson, John Legend, Keri Hilson, Wyclef Jean, Trey Songz, Usher, Ludacris The Jonas Brothers and American Idol finalist Jason Castro.

In 2017, Cherry Beach Sound and head engineer Inaam Haq were awarded a Grammy Award for Record of the Year during the 59th Annual Grammy Awards for their work on Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson In January 2006, at around 6:30 AM, Cherry Beach Sound was hit by a Gray Line bus which lodged 3 metres into the building and damaged support columns. To prevent the building from collapsing and to clean up fuel spill, structural engineers and a hazardous materials team were sent to handle the situation. There were no passengers on the driver escaped with minor injuries; the bus penetrated the building, destroying the front facade and damaging an interior main wall, requiring serious repair. The bus came to rest just inches from the studio's constructed Control Room A no one was in the building at the time. Soon after, the building was repaired and carried on business as normal. In January 2005, a considerable amount was invested in the renovation and addition of a new state-of-the-art studio to Cherry Beach.

The new studio, Control Room A, was designed by Martin Pilchner of renowned facility designers Pilchner-Schoustal International and includes four Genelec 1034B monitors, a Genelec 1034BC in the center-speaker position and a Genelec 7073A sub installed beneath the 56-input SSL6000 console in Cherry Beach's newly designed control room. Carman Guerrieri, owner of Cherry Beach states that the studio's new 5.1 array: "is capable of producing the fullrange of musical audio to the threshold of feeling at both the frequency extreme—19 Hz at the bottom end—and at the amplitude extreme—over 125 dB SPL per unit. It's quite remarkable." Cherry Beach Sound has two control rooms, one of which houses a large Solid State Logic console, the other of which uses a Digidesign D CONTROL Icon console. Both control rooms are wired to the studio's live floor, were designed and acoustically treated by Martin Pilchner. Control Room A is a one of a kind studio as it is the only studio in Canada with soffit-mounted Genelec monitors and 5.1 surround sound capability.

The website of Pilchner-Schoustal International states: "A notable feature of the design is the large front window which engages the control room to the studio. Four separate layers of laminated glass take up over 6 feet of depth and run over 21 feet long including two 30 degree miters per layer; the window splays upward toward the studio space, as such incorporated an enormous amount of glass." Cherry Beach Sound utilizes the latest modern technologies such as Source-Connect, an array of Genelec monitors, a 56-channel SSL console and Manley pre-amps and compressors, a Yamaha C7 Grand piano, a large lot of mics including the Neumann U 87, Neumann U 89, AKG C 414 EB, Sennheiser MD 421, many more. The building that contains Cherry Beach Sound, The Munitions Factory, houses several other companies such as Zero Fractal and Pro Rehearsal and Backline, offering services such as rental of rehearsal spaces; the warehouse section of The Munitions Factory is used for storage, filming/photoshoots and construction of sets.

The facility presently offers three video suites, eleven rehearsal rooms, a repair shop and a rental service for film and television production. The warehouse built in 1911 has high ceilings that date back to its history as a munitions factory; the high ceilings were designed to allow explosions to rise high before hitting the ceiling and being forced to expand horizontally. This reduced the risk of injury in the event of munitions-related accidents. Today, the high ceilings make the warehouse a popular space for film shoots, large band rehearsals, other events. Official Website

McCleary, Washington

McCleary is a city in Grays Harbor County, United States. The population was 1,653 at the 2010 census. Henry McCleary came to the land in 1897, building a door manufacturing company, he sold the land and the companies to Simpson Logging Company, December 31, 1941. On January 9, 1943 the land became an incorporated city named after its founder; the Henry McCleary House, designed by Joseph Wohleb, stills stands in Olympia, Washington and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1959, McCleary started its Bear Festival, it was an idea that bears that were in surplus came and ate the bark from the evergreen trees and killing the trees after hibernation. People from all over have come to taste its bear stew. Although the bear stew is the big attraction to the festival, there is a kiddies parade, grand parade, royal court ceremony, dances, slow-pitch baseball, many other events in all three days. McCleary is located at 47°3′19″N 123°16′8″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.07 square miles, of which, 2.05 square miles is land and 0.02 square miles is water.

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,653 people, 699 households, 427 families living in the city. The population density was 806.3 inhabitants per square mile. There were 759 housing units at an average density of 370.2 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 93.5% White, 0.8% African American, 1.0% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.4% from other races, 3.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.4% of the population. There were 699 households of which 29.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.5% were married couples living together, 13.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.4% had a male householder with no wife present, 38.9% were non-families. 31.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.1% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.95. The median age in the city was 37.4 years. 24.6% of residents were under the age of 18.

The gender makeup of the city was 47.7% male and 52.3% female. As of the census of 2000, there were 1,454 people, 555 households, 376 families living in the city; the population density was 800.2 people per square mile. There were 583 housing units at an average density of 320.9 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 94.36% White, 0.21% African American, 0.89% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.76% from other races, 3.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.20% of the population. There were 555 households out of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.3% were married couples living together, 13.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 32.1% were non-families. 27.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.2% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.00. In the city, the population was spread out with 25.0% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, 18.8% who were 65 years of age or older.

The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.0 males. The median income for a household in the city was $30,769, the median income for a family was $36,534. Males had a median income of $33,421 versus $25,417 for females; the per capita income for the city was $14,249. About 12.2% of families and 17.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.9% of those under age 18 and 24.5% of those age 65 or over. In 1901, there was a one-room class serving 60 students. In 1909, the district was official and a school was built on the current location. McCleary has since had four remodels, it serves 50 preschoolers and 270 K-8th graders. In 1988, McCleary school district began a scholarship program for its students; when a student who completed their 8th grade class in McCleary Elementary School graduates high school, they are awarded a scholarship equal to the sum of $55 per year that they attended McCleary, including kindergarten.

This scholarship may be used for any type of skilled training or trade school. Most high school students travel to Capital High School. Angelo Pellegrini, author Clarence Chesterfield Howerton, circus performer The City of McCleary is governed by a mayor, as well as five councilmembers representing 5 different districts; the McCleary City Council meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month at the McCleary City Hall, beginning at 6:30 pm. Mayor: Brenda Orffer Councilmember, pos 1 & Mayor Pro Tem: Dustin Richey Councilmember, pos 2: Brycen Huff Councilmember, pos 3: Jaron Heller Councilmember, pos 4: Ben Blankenship Councilmember, pos 5: Joy Iversen

Baron Hesketh

Baron Hesketh, of Hesketh in the County Palatine of Lancaster, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1935 for Sir Thomas Fermor-Hesketh, 8th Baronet, who had briefly represented Enfield in the House of Commons as a Conservative; as of 2010 the titles are held by his grandson, the third Baron, who succeeded his father in 1955. Lord Hesketh held junior ministerial positions in the Conservative administrations of Margaret Thatcher and John Major. However, he lost his seat in the House of Lords after the House of Lords Act 1999 removed the automatic right of hereditary peers to sit in the upper chamber of Parliament; the Hesketh Baronetcy, of Rufford in the County Palatine of Lancaster, was created in the Baronetage of Great Britain in 1761 for Thomas Hesketh, with special remainder to his brother Robert, who succeeded him as second Baronet. The latter's great-great-grandson, the fifth Baronet, sat as a Conservative Member of Parliament for Preston, his grandson, the eighth Baronet, was elevated to the peerage as Baron Hesketh in 1935.

The former seat of the Barons Hesketh was Easton Neston in Northamptonshire. The house was the seat of the Fermor family, came into the Hesketh family through the marriage in 1846 of Sir Thomas George Hesketh, 5th Baronet, to Lady Anna Maria Isabella Fermor sister and heiress of George Richard William Fermor, 5th and last Earl of Pomfret. However, the house was sold by the current Baron in 2005; the original seat of the Hesketh family was Rufford Old Hall in the village of Rufford in Lancashire. This house was sold to the National Trust by the first Baron Hesketh in 1936. Easton Neston Holmeswood Hall Meols Hall Rufford Old Hall Rufford New Hall Sir Thomas Hesketh, 1st Baronet Sir Robert Hesketh, 2nd Baronet Sir Thomas Dalrymple Hesketh, 3rd Baronet Sir Thomas Henry Hesketh, 4th Baronet Sir Thomas George Hesketh, 5th Baronet Sir Thomas Henry Fermor-Hesketh, 6th Baronet Sir Thomas George Fermor-Hesketh, 7th Baronet. Sir Thomas Fermor-Hesketh, 8th Baronet Thomas Fermor-Hesketh, 1st Baron Hesketh Frederick Fermor-Hesketh, 2nd Baron Hesketh Thomas Alexander Fermor-Hesketh, 3rd Baron Hesketh The heir apparent is the present holder's son the Hon. Frederick Hatton Fermor-Hesketh Earl of Pomfret Kidd, Williamson, David.

Debrett's Baronetage. New York: St Martin's Press, 1990. Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages