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Otis Redding

Otis Ray Redding Jr. was an American singer, record producer and talent scout. He is considered one of the greatest singers in the history of American popular music and a seminal artist in soul music and rhythm and blues. Redding's style of singing gained inspiration from the gospel music, his singing style influenced many other soul artists of the 1960s. Redding was born in Dawson, at the age of 2, moved to Macon, Georgia. Redding quit school at age 15 to support his family, working with Little Richard's backing band, the Upsetters, by performing in talent shows at the historic Douglass Theatre in Macon. In 1958, he joined Johnny Jenkins's band, the Pinetoppers, with whom he toured the Southern states as a singer and driver. An unscheduled appearance on a Stax recording session led to a contract and his first single, "These Arms of Mine", in 1962. Stax released Pain in My Heart, two years later. Popular with African-Americans, Redding reached a wider American pop music audience. Along with his group, he first played small shows in the American South.

He performed at the popular Los Angeles night club Whisky a Go Go and toured Europe, performing in London and other major cities. He performed at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967. Shortly before his death in a plane crash, Redding wrote and recorded his iconic " The Dock of the Bay" with Steve Cropper; the song became the first posthumous number-one record on both the Billboard Hot R&B charts. The album The Dock of the Bay was the first posthumous album to reach number one on the UK Albums Chart. Redding's premature death devastated Stax. On the verge of bankruptcy, the label soon discovered that the Atco division of Atlantic Records owned the rights to his entire song catalog. Redding received many posthumous accolades, including two Grammy Awards, the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In addition to " The Dock of the Bay," "Respect" and "Try a Little Tenderness" are among his best-known songs. Redding was born in Dawson, Georgia, U.

S. the fourth of six children, the first son, of Otis Redding, Sr. and Fannie Roseman. Redding senior was a sharecropper and worked at Robins Air Force Base, near Macon, preached in local churches; when Otis was three the family moved to Tindall Heights, a predominantly African-American public housing project in Macon. At an early age, Redding learned guitar and piano. From age 10, he took singing lessons. At Ballard-Hudson High School, he sang in the school band; every Sunday he earned $6 by performing gospel songs for Macon radio station WIBB, he won the $5 prize in a teen talent show for 15 consecutive weeks. His passion was singing, he cited Little Richard and Sam Cooke as influences. Redding said that he "would not be here" without Little Richard and that he "entered the music business because of Richard – he is my inspiration. I used to sing like Little Richard, his Rock'n' Roll stuff... My present music has a lot of him in it."At age 15, Redding left school to help financially support his family.

He worked as a well digger, as a gasoline station attendant and as a musician. Pianist Gladys Williams, a locally well-known musician in Macon and another who inspired Redding performed at the Hillview Springs Social Club, Redding sometimes played piano with her band there. Williams hosted Sunday talent shows, which Redding attended with two friends, singers Little Willie Jones and Eddie Ross. Redding's breakthrough came in 1958 on disc jockey Hamp Swain's "The Teenage Party," a talent contest at the local Roxy and Douglass Theatres. Johnny Jenkins, a locally prominent guitarist, was in the audience and, finding Redding's backing band lacking in musical skills, offered to accompany him. Redding sang Little Richard's "Heebie Jeebies." The combination enabled Redding to win Swain's talent contest for fifteen consecutive weeks. Jenkins worked as lead guitarist and played with Redding during several gigs. Redding was soon invited to replace Willie Jones as frontman of Pat T. Cake and the Mighty Panthers, featuring Johnny Jenkins.

Redding was hired by the Upsetters when Little Richard abandoned rock and roll in favor of gospel music. Redding did not stay long. In mid-1960, Otis moved to Los Angeles with his sister, while his wife Zelma and their children stayed in Macon, Georgia. In Los Angeles Redding recorded his first songs, including "Tuff Enuff" written by James McEachin, "She's All Right," written with McEachin, two Redding wrote alone, called "I'm Gettin' Hip" and "Gamma Lamma". A member of Pat T. Cake and the Mighty Panthers, Redding toured the Southern United States on the Chitlin' Circuit, a string of venues that were hospitable to African-American entertainers during the era of racial segregation, which lasted into the early 1960s. Johnny Jenkins left the band to become the featured artist with the Pinetoppers. Around this time, Redding met Phil Walden, the future founder of the recording company Phil Walden and Associates, Bobby Smith, who ran the small label Confederate Records, he signed with Confederate and recorded his second single, "Shout Bamalama" and "Fat Girl", together with his band Otis and the Shooters.


Hyƫga-Kutsukake Station

Hyūga-Kutsukake Station is a railway station in Miyazaki City, Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan. It is on the Nippō Main Line; the station is served by the Nippō Main Line and is located 352.5 km from the starting point of the line at Kokura. The station, unstaffed, consists of an island platform serving two tracks; the station building is simple functional prefabricated structure which houses a waiting area, a SUGOCA card reader and a toilet. Access to the island platform is by means of a footbridge. Japanese National Railways opened the facility as the Hyūga-Kutsukake signal box on 15 September 1965, it was upgraded to a full station on 1 October 1965, two weeks later. With the privatization of JNR on 1 April 1987, the station came under the control of JR Kyushu. In fiscal 2016, the station was used by an average of 85 passengers per day. List of railway stations in Japan Hyūga-Kutsukake

Jackson, Wyoming

Jackson is a small city in the Jackson Hole valley of Teton County, United States. The population was 9,577 at the 2010 census, up from 8,647 in 2000, it is the largest town in its county seat. Jackson is the principal town of the Jackson, WY-ID Micropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Teton County in Wyoming and Teton County in Idaho; the town mistakenly called Jackson Hole, derives its name from "Jackson Hole", the valley in which it is located. Jackson is a popular tourist destination due to its proximity to ski resorts: Jackson Hole Mountain, Snow King Mountain and Grand Targhee, as well as Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park; as of the 2010 Census, the main industries which provide employment are: arts, recreation and food services, retail trade, educational services, health care and social assistance, professional and management, administrative and waste management services. A strong local economy due to tourism, has allowed Jackson to develop a large shopping and eating district characterized by a large number of art galleries, custom jewelers, designer clothing retailers is centered on the town square.

Grand Teton National Park: A national park that includes the Teton Mountain Range 310,000 acres. The park brings in more than two million recreational tourists each year; the Grand Teton National Park is 5 miles away from Jackson. Yellowstone National Park: Yellowstone extends through Wyoming and Montana; this park was the first national park in the country, brings in four million visitors each year. This park is less than 60 miles away from Jackson. National Elk Refuge: The refuge was created to shelter one of the largest elk herds in the country and borders the town of Jackson. Throughout the winter visitors can go on horse-drawn sleigh rides to view the herd. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort: The resort opened in 1966, 12 miles north of Jackson, it has abundant steep terrain and has one of the highest vertical drops in North America, at 4,139 feet. Snow King Mountain Resort: The first ski resort in Jackson and is cheaper than Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Though Snow King is cheaper it is still quite a challenging hill.

This resort is located on the Southeast edge of town. Grand Targhee Resort: About an hour away, 42 miles, on the west side of the Teton Range in Alta, opened in 1969, it is accessed through Idaho over Teton Pass. National Museum of Wildlife Art: Overlooking the National Elk Refuge is the National Museum of Wildlife Art which shows and preserves many wildlife artworks. Along with pieces inside of the museum, there is a ¾ mile trail with many sculptures along it. Grand Teton Music Festival: This is a seven-week classical music festival held every summer in the town of Jackson. Center for the Arts: The center was founded in 1991 to help support an artist culture within the town. Construction of the facility was completed in 2007, today Center for the Arts, a 5013 not-for-profit organization and 78,000 square foot campus, serves all of Jackson Hole and the surrounding region by pursuing its dedicated mission within the walls of our creative campus. Elkfest: The annual Jackson Hole Elk Antler Auction occurs each spring.

At this event, members of the Boy Scouts of America help sell all the antlers collected on the nearby National Elk Refuge. Profits go to help the refuge. Jackson Hole was populated by Native American tribes including the Shoshoni, Blackfeet and Gros Ventre. In the early 1800s, the locality became a prime area for trappers and mountain men to travel through, one example being John Colter. After being discharged from the Corps of Discovery of the Lewis and Clark Expedition in 1806 at Fort Mandan, in present-day North Dakota, Colter visited Jackson Hole during the winter of 1807/1808. Among other mountain men who visited the valley include Jim Bridger, Jedediah Smith, William Sublette, who are responsible for many of the names in the area. David Edward Jackson gave his name to the valley after a winter spent on the shores of Jackson Lake; as part of the Hayden Expedition of 1871 and 1872, William Henry Jackson took the first photographs of the Teton Mountains and Yellowstone. His photographs, along with the sketches by Tom Moran, were important evidence to convince Congress to protect Yellowstone National Park.

Yellowstone National Park became the first National Park in 1872. Grand Teton National Park was created in 1929 and expanded in 1950 through the generous efforts of John D. Rockefeller, Jr. who purchased and donated over 30,000 acres. The Town of Jackson was named in 1894; some of the early buildings can be found throughout the area of the Town Square. The Town of Jackson elected the first all-woman city government in 1920; the first ski rope tow was built at Teton Pass in 1937 and Snow King Resort was established in 1930. Teton County now has three excellent ski areas including Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Teton Village, Grand Targhee Ski and Summer Resort located on the West slope of the Tetons, Snow King Resort; the Town of Jackson is the county seat of Teton County and the only incorporated municipality in the region. Less than 3% of land in Teton County is owned. 97 % of the 2,697,000 acres in Teton County are state owned/managed. In 2009, the Town of Jackson was designated as a Preserve America Community.

This designation recognizes that, as a community, the town protects and celebrates its heritage, uses historic assets for economic development and encourages people to experience

Matthew Temple

Matthew Temple is an American actor and filmmaker who has made numerous films from both sides of the camera, including 8213: Gacy House, Chillerama with Kane Hodder and Joel David Moore and "L. A. Paranormal", in which he stars, produced. At the age of 25 he produced his first film, going on to win a Silver Remi award from World Fest Houston, a best of the fest nod at Lake Placid Film Festival and a nomination for Best Independent Film at the Ohio Independent Film Festival. In 2001, Temple wrote and produced his first feature film, Senses of Place, while still an undergraduate at Marlboro College. Shot on super 16mm film, the film went on to play at over a dozen film festivals nationwide and won a Remi Award at WorldFest Houston and honored as Best of the Fest at the Lake Placid Film Forum. Since Temple has gone on to produce, write and/or direct dozens of projects, including national commercials, music videos, award winning short films and numerous feature films. In 2007, Temple began working with producers Bill Borden and Barry Rosenbush, producers of High School Musical.

He worked on music design and development for two feature films with them, The American Mall, an MTV co-production and First Love: It’s the Music, a Columbia Pictures local language production in Russia. He branched out on his own, producing several independent feature films, including the award-winning independent thriller, The Advocate, directed by Tamas Harangi. Most Temple serves as VP of Production and Development for Mili Pictures, a Chinese animation studio with offices both in China and Santa Monica, CA. Shortly after his return to Los Angeles, Temple was cast in his first feature film Animals with Naveen Andrews, Marc Blucas and Nicki Aycox, but it wasn’t until two years that Temple’s career as an actor began to take off. He started off 2010 being cast in Jonah Hex with Josh Brolin and went on to star in Chillerama with Joel David Moore and Kane Hodder, "L. A. Paranormal", 8213: Gacy House, an Assylum Picture, Crescendo by Alonso Alvarez Barredo, whose first short film “Historia de un Letrero” won the coveted Best Short Film Award in the Short Film Corner at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival.

Temple has starred in over a dozen movies and TV shows. Temple was born in Los Angeles, CA, where he lived until the age of nine, when his father was offered a job in Denver, CO; that move was the beginning of something of a nomadic life for Temple, who four years moved on to San Cristobal, Mexico Cullowhee, NC, Santa Rosa, CA, Goettingen, Germany all before graduating from Summerfield Waldorf School in 1995. After high school, Temple planned on taking a year off of school to travel, he spent the following spring and summer hitchhiking all over Europe, including parts of eastern and southern Europe before postponing college indefinitely while, at the age of 19, preparing for the arrival of his first daughter. In 1998, with his wife, one year-old daughter and his a cappella trio, Temple moved back to Germany and spent several months touring before settling down for the remainder of the year near Bremen to work on music. Temple received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Marlboro College where he worked with professor and filmmaker Jay Craven, a relationship that moved him toward filmmaking.

In 2006, Temple returned to Los Angeles. Additionally, Temple is the founder of the non-profit organization NetworkM, now called Avoiding Post Production Catastrophe Senses of Place Interview Matthew Temple on IMDb Official Website Matthew Temple on Facebook


BookBox, a social enterprise located in Pondicherry, created ‘AniBooks’, animated stories for children with the narration appearing on-screen as Same Language Subtitles. Every word is highlighted in exact timing with the audio narration, thus strengthening reading skills and subconsciously. BookBox has their videos with over 45 stories in 40 languages; the business was born in 2004 from a student-driven competition, Social e-Challenge, at Stanford University. SLS is a pedagogically sound and proven technique and has won many international awards alongside their partner non-profit, PlanetRead created by Brij Kothari, implemented on film song based TV programs in India. BookBox offers books in the following languages: Brij. "BookBox: Scaling children's reading". Huffington Post. Oath Inc. "Elon Musk Backs Youth Literacy Through The Global Learning Xprize". The South African. Blue Sky Publications Ltd. January 13, 2016. Philip, Annie. "Taking Kalam's Stories to Children Across India". The Hindu. Kothari, Brij.

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Berryhill-Morris House

The Berryhill-Morris House is a historic farmhouse near the city of Bellbrook in Greene County, United States. Built in the 1830s for an elderly veteran, it has changed little since its early years, it has been named a historic site. Berryhills were among the pioneers of Sugarcreek Township, starting when Alexander and Rachel Berryhill moved from Virginia. A great-nephew of Charles Thomson, secretary of the First Continental Congress, Alexander enlisted in the Continental Army at the age of nineteen. Fighting under the command of Nathanael Greene, Berryhill was wounded as his company was captured at the Battle of Guilford Court House. After two years as a prisoner of war, he was returned home. Having married, he moved to Ohio in 1814 with his family, he became the patriarch of one of the township's premier old families, composed of eleven children, including a prominent Old School Presbyterian minister. His property was inherited by his son Samuel, who continued farming until dying in 1840. Eighteen years the Morris family purchased the property and began a tenure of over a century.

Built in 1832, the Berryhill-Morris House is a two-story building in the Federal style. Both the walls and the foundation are brick, it possesses an asphalt roof and elements of stone, its floor plan is that of a rectangular central-passage house, it sits amid a farm of 100 acres that retains its original rural appearance. In 1975, the house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it qualified because of its architecture, deemed significant as an example of earlier settlers' efforts to civilize the wilderness of early Ohio