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Nashville Skyline

Nashville Skyline is the ninth studio album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, released on April 9, 1969, by Columbia Records as LP record, reel to reel tape and audio cassette. Building on the rustic style he experimented with on John Wesley Harding, Nashville Skyline displayed a complete immersion into country music. Along with the more basic lyrical themes, simple songwriting structures, charming domestic feel, it introduced audiences to a radically new singing voice from Dylan, who had temporarily quit smoking—a soft, affected country croon; the result received a positive reaction from critics, was a commercial success. Reaching No. 3 in the U. S. the album scored Dylan his fourth UK No. 1 album. By the time Nashville Skyline was recorded, the political climate in the United States had grown more polarized. In 1968, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and Senator Robert Kennedy were assassinated. Riots broke out in several major cities, including a major one surrounding the Democratic National Convention in Chicago and racially motivated conflagrations spurred by King's assassination.

A new president, Richard Nixon, was sworn into office in January 1969, but the U. S. engagement in Southeast Asia the Vietnam War, would continue for several years. Protests over a wide range of political topics became more frequent. Dylan had been a leading cultural figure, noted for political and social commentary throughout the 1960s; as he moved away from topical songs, he never lost his cultural stature. However, as Clinton Heylin wrote of Nashville Skyline, "If Dylan was concerned about retaining a hold on the rock constituency, making albums with Johnny Cash in Nashville was tantamount to abdication in many eyes.""Our generation owes him our artistic lives," observed Kris Kristofferson, who sang with Cash in The Highwaymen, "because he opened all the doors in Nashville when he did Blonde on Blonde and Nashville Skyline. The country scene was so conservative, he brought in a whole new audience. He changed the way people thought about it – the Grand Ole Opry was never the same again."Helped by a promotional appearance on The Johnny Cash Show on June 7, Nashville Skyline went on to become one of Dylan's best-selling albums.

Three singles were pulled from it. Despite the dramatic, commercial shift in direction, the press gave Nashville Skyline a warm reception. A critic for Newsweek wrote of "the great charm... and the ways Dylan, both as composer and performer, has found to exploit subtle differences on a deliberately limited emotional and verbal scale." In Rolling Stone, Paul Nelson wrote, "Nashville Skyline achieves the artistically impossible: a deep and interesting statement about being happy. It could well be... his best album." However, Nelson would reconsider his opinion in a review for Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. II less than three years writing, "I was misinformed. That's why no one should pay any attention to critics the artist." In The Village Voice, Robert Christgau argued that "the beauty of the album" was in the "totally undemanding" and "one-dimensional" quality of the songs, believing Dylan had toyed with the public's expectations again by embracing a country tenor voice and aesthetic. He included it in his "Basic Record Library" of 1950s and 1960s recordings, published in Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies.

It was voted number 579 in the third edition of Colin Larkin's All Time Top 1000 Albums. A few critics expressed some disappointment. Ed Ochs of Billboard wrote, "the satisfied man speaks in clichés, blushes as if every day were Valentine's Day." Tim Souster of the BBC's The Listener magazine wrote, "One can't help. Isn't this idyllic country landscape too good to be true?" All songs written by Bob Dylan. Bob Dylanguitar, keyboards, vocals Norman Blake – guitar, dobro Kenneth A. Buttreydrums Johnny Cash – vocals and guitar on "Girl from the North Country" Fred Carter Jr. – guitar Charlie Danielsbass guitar, guitar Pete Drakepedal steel guitar Marshall Grant – bass guitar on "Girl from the North Country" W. S. Holland – drums on "Girl from the North Country" Charlie McCoy – guitar, harmonica Bob Wilsonorgan, piano Bob Wootton – electric guitar on "Girl from the North Country" Bob Johnston – production Charlie Bragg – engineering Neil Wilburn – engineering

Jonathon Charlesworth

Jonathon Charlesworth is an Australian field hockey player. He is a medical doctor. In field hockey, he wears a white headband, he played for the WA Thundersticks in the Australian Hockey League, winning a championship with the team in 2008. He joined the Kookaburras in 2009, he is trying to earn a spot on the national team that will represent Australia at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Charlesworth is from Western Australia; when he was younger, he played soccer because of the game's similarities to field hockey. He is a medical doctor like Ric Charlesworth. Charlesworth is a midfielder, he started playing field hockey. Like his father, he wears a white headband while playing. Charlesworth started playing for the WA Thundersticks of the Australian Hockey League in 2005, he played in the league finals in 2009. In 2008, he was a member of the WA Thundersticks that won the league championships, with a score of 6–2 against the Queensland Blades in a match held in Canberra. In the match, he scored a goal. Prior to joining the Kookaburras, Charlesworth had represented Australia internationally as a member of Australia A team when they played games against Malaysia and Canada.

In 2009, he and Brent Dancer made their national team debut during a five-game test series in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia against Malaysia. The pair's debut was notable because both players are the sons of famous Australian field hockey coaches: Charlesworth's father is Ric Charlesworth, the current coach of the men's senior team and Dancer's father is Barry Dancer who coached the men's field hockey team to their first Olympic gold in 2004. In May 2011, he played in the Azlan Shah Cup for Australia; the Cup featured teams from Pakistan, India, South Korea and New Zealand. In December 2011, he was named as one of twenty-eight players to be on the 2012 Summer Olympics Australian men's national training squad; this squad will be narrowed in June 2012. He trained with the team from 18 January to mid-March in Western Australia. In February during the training camp, he played in a four nations test series with the teams being the Kookaburras, Australia A Squad, the Netherlands and Argentina

1997 Gold Coast Classic – Doubles

The 1997 Gold Coast Classic – Doubles was a tennis competition as part of the 1997 Gold Coast Classic, a tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts at the Hope Island Resort Tennis Centre in Hope Island, Queensland in Australia, part of Tier III of the 1997 WTA Tour. The tournament was held from 30 December 1996 through 5 January 1997. Naoko Kijimuta and Nana Miyagi won in the final 7–6, 6–1 against Ruxandra Dragomir and Silvia Farina. Champion seeds are indicated in bold text while text in italics indicates the round in which those seeds were eliminated. Patricia Tarabini / Caroline Vis Els Callens / Helena Suková Naoko Kijimuta / Nana Miyagi Sabine Appelmans / Barbara Rittner 1997 Gold Coast Classic Doubles Draw

Cyclone Cilla

Tropical Cyclone Cilla was a tropical cyclone that brought minor damage to several islands in the South Pacific in January 2003. The fifth cyclone of the 2002–03 South Pacific cyclone season, Cyclone Cilla developed from a monsoon trough on January 26 northwest of Fiji. Cilla moved east, due to decreased wind shear, Cilla was able to intensify. On January 28, Cilla reached its peak intensity of 75 km/h. After weakening, Cilla re-intensified the next day. However, Cilla transitioned into an extratropical cyclone on January 30. Along its path, Cilla dropped heavy rainfall over islands. During its formative stages, the low dropped heavy rain over Fiji, affected by Cyclone Ami two weeks prior. Damage in Tonga was limited to vegetation and fruit trees. Cilla brought moderate rain to American Samoa. On January 25, 2003, a low-pressure area formed within a monsoon trough about 300 mi northwest of Fiji and moved to the east-southeast; that morning, the Joint Typhoon Warning Center began to issue warnings on the system, designating it as 12P.

Shortly thereafter, Cilla turned southeast hours in the general direction of Tonga Early on January 26, RSMC Nadi designated the low as Tropical Depression 07F, after attaining 10-minute sustained winds of 35 mph. At the time, the slow moving system had a poorly defined center of circulation, hard to identify via radar and satellite imagery. In addition, most of the deep thunderstorm activity was displaced to the north and southeast of the center; that morning, the JTWC reported winds of 35 mph. Early the next day, RSMC Nadi upgraded the tropical depression to a Category 1 tropical cyclone on the Australian intensity scale and named it Cilla. By 0600 UTC January 27, the JTWC reported that Cilla had attained 1-minute sustained winds of 40 mph, which according to JTWC data, was its peak intensity. Subsequently, Cilla turned east-southeast. Throughout the day, wind shear conditions lessened further. At 2100 UTC January 27, RMSC Nadi remarked. Upon attaining peak intensity, the storm passed closed to Tonga.

At 0600 UTC January 28, Cilla reached its peak intensity, with 10–minute sustained winds of 45 mph per RMSC Nadi. At this time, the tropical cyclone was located about 400 mi south-southeast of Pago Pago. Moving, Cilla showed baroclinic characteristics, hinting that the system was a hybrid low, sustaining characteristics of both tropical and nontropical cyclones. According to RMSC Nadi, Cilla weakened as the storm lost organization due to increased wind shear. On January 29, thunderstorm activity once again increased in converge around the center, though at first, the convection was sheared at times. On 0000 UTC, Dvorak satellite intensity estimates yielded a 3.0, suggesting a tropical cyclone with 10–minute winds of 45 mph, Cilla's secondary peak intensity. Satellite images indicated a banding pattern associated with the cyclone; the JTWC watched this system for regeneration, noting it had a "fair" chance. However, continued wind shear began to weaken Cilla, by 1200 UTC on January 29, Cilla was reduced to a tropical depression just before the system turned south-southeast.

With the center exposed from the deep convection, Tropical Depression Cilla transitioned into an extratropical cyclone at 1100 UTC the next day, on January 30. The extratropical cyclone dissipated two days later; as a tropical depression, Cilla passed over Vanua Levu. Though the region had been affected by Cyclone Ami two weeks earlier, flood waters that resulted from rains associated with the cyclone receded due to the storm's rapid motion; when Cilla first posed a threat to Tonga, the Fiji Meteorological Service issued a tropical cyclone alert for the entire island chain. Damage in Tonga was limited to vegetation and coconut and banana trees. Peak winds of 32 mph and peak gusts of 67 mph were recorded in Ha'apai. Power was lost on Lifuka for about three hours during the night of January 27. Communications services were affected but restored on January 28. Cilla affected the American Samoa, providing moderate rainfall over the area, peaking at 2.21 in in Asasfou. The name Cilla was retired by the World Meteorological Organization after the season.

Cyclone Cliff Cyclone Tam Cyclone Ami World Meteorological Organization Australian Bureau of Meteorology Fiji Meteorological Service New Zealand MetService Joint Typhoon Warning Center

Fascinating Rhythm

"Fascinating Rhythm" is a popular song written by George Gershwin in 1924 with lyrics by Ira Gershwin. It was first introduced by Cliff Edwards, Fred Astaire and Adele Astaire in the Broadway musical Lady Be Good; the Astaires recorded the song on April 19, 1926 in London with George Gershwin on the piano. Many recorded versions exist. One of the rarest recordings is one by Joe Bari for Leslie Records in 1949 and issued as catalog number 919 with "Vieni Qui" as the flip side. Having rerecorded it as a duet with Diana Krall in 2018 for their duet album Love Is Here to Stay, he holds the Guinness World Record for the "longest time between the release of an original recording and a re-recording of the same single by the same artist"."Fascinating Rhythm" inspired the riff to the 1974 Deep Purple song "Burn". The 1926 Astaire/Gershwin version and a 1938 version by Hawaiian steel guitarist Sol Hoʻopiʻi have both been added to the Library of Congress's National Recording Registry of "culturally or aesthetically important" American sound recordings.

Newly discovered — Tony's first single under the name of Joe Bari

Vladimir Kovalyonok

Vladimir Vasiliyevich Kovalyonok is a retired Soviet cosmonaut. He was commander of three missions, he retired from the cosmonaut team on June 23, 1984. From 1990 to 1992 he was a Director of the 30th Central Scientific Research Institute, Ministry of Defence. Soyuz 25 Soyuz 29/Soyuz 31 Soyuz T-4 Salyut 6 Hero of the Soviet Union, twice Pilot-Cosmonaut of the USSR Order of Merit for the Fatherland, 3rd class Order of Military Merit Three Orders of Lenin Order for Service to the Homeland in the Armed Forces of the USSR, 3rd class Medal "For Merit in Space Exploration" - for great achievements in the field of research and use of outer space, many years of diligent work, public activities Hero of the German Democratic Republic Order of Karl Marx Hero of the MPR Order of Sukhbaatar Cross of Grunwald, 3rd class Order for Service to the Homeland, 2nd class Cosmonaut Biography: Vladimir Kovalyonok The official website of the city administration Baikonur - Honorary citizens of Baikonur