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Pere Ubu

Pere Ubu is an American rock group formed in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1975. Despite a variety of long-term band members, singer David Thomas is the only constant, they released their debut album The Modern Dance in 1978 and followed with several more LPs before disbanding in 1982. Thomas reformed the group in 1987, continuing to tour. Describing their sound as "avant-garage," Pere Ubu's work drew inspiration from sources such as musique concrète, 60s rock, performance art, the industrial environments of the American Midwest. While the band achieved little commercial success, they have exerted a wide influence on subsequent underground music. Rocket from the Tombs was a Cleveland-based group that fragmented: some members formed The Dead Boys, others The Saucers, while David Thomas and guitarist Peter Laughner joined with guitarist Tom Herman, bass guitarist Tim Wright, drummer Scott Krauss and synthesist Allen Ravenstine to form Pere Ubu in 1975. At the time the band formed, Herman and Ravenstine lived in a house owned by Ravenstine.

The group's name is a reference to Ubu Roi, an avant-garde play by French writer Alfred Jarry. Pere Ubu's debut single was "30 Seconds Over Tokyo", backed with "Heart of Darkness". One review noted that "30 Seconds" "was the work of a garage band, yet its arty dissonance and weird experimentalism were startlingly unique." "Street Waves" b/w "My Dark Ages" was their third single, after their fourth single, "The Modern Dance" b/w'Heaven", Pere Ubu signed to Blank Records, a short-lived imprint of Mercury Records. Laughner left the group after their first two singles, died soon afterwards of acute pancreatic failure. Tony Maimone signed on as bassist after Tim Wright left to join DNA, their debut album, The Modern Dance, has proven influential. Musicians of many types, including progressive rock, punk rock, post punk and new wave, were influenced by the dark, abstract record. With the song "Sentimental Journey," the debut introduced the practice of re-appropriating titles from well-known popular songs: Pere Ubu's "Sentimental Journey" has no obvious relation to the Doris Day hit song of the same name.

This practice has continued through 2006's Why I Hate Women, which has a song called "Blue Velvet". While most synthesizer players tended to play the instrument as they would a piano or organ, Ravenstine opted instead to make sounds that were reminiscent of spooky sound effects from 1950s science fiction films, or electronic music and musique concrète. One critic writes that Ravenstine "may be one of the all-time great synth players" and his playing has been called "utterly original". Pere Ubu's second and third albums, Dub Housing and New Picnic Time, followed with much the same reaction; the group disbanded in 1979, but reformed soon afterwards with Herman replaced by Mayo Thompson. The Art of Walking featured Red Krayola's Mayo Thompson on guitar. For the next original album, Song of the Bailing Man, Krauss was replaced by Anton Fier; the group disbanded again soon afterwards. By the late 1980s, one of Thomas's solo projects featured much of Pere Ubu; the band was reformed again in 1987, with Jim Jones and Chris Cutler joining for the release of The Tenement Year, a far more pop-oriented album than before.

The following year, "Waiting for Mary" appeared on MTV briefly. After the recording of Cloudland, Ravenstine left the group and became an airline pilot. Eric Drew Feldman joined the band in time for the Cloudland tour and the recording of Worlds in Collision but left afterwards, joining Frank Black. Story of My Life was released. Robert Wheeler has played synthesizer and theremin with Pere Ubu since 1994. Krauss left the band during the Ray Gun Suitcase sessions. For the Ray Gun Suitcase tour, guitarist Jim Jones departed as a touring member, founding guitarist Tom Herman replaced him for the tour. Concurrent with the 1996 release of the Datapanik in Year Zero box set, Jim Jones retired due to health problems. Tom Herman returned to the band after a twenty-year absence to tour with the band in 1995, went on to record Pennsylvania and St. Arkansas in 2002. Jim Jones contributed guitar tracks to each album as well, guitarist Wayne Kramer of MC5 fame joined the band for their 1998 summer tour. Herman left again in 2005, being replaced by Keith Moliné, of David Thomas's "solo" group Two Pale Boys.

The new lineup completed an album entitled Why I Hate Women, released on 19 September 2006. On 18 February 2008, Jim Jones died at his Cleveland residence. On 24 April 2008 the Ether festival at the South Bank Centre hosted the world premiere of Bring Me The Head of Ubu Roi; this adaptation by David Thomas of Alfred Jarry's play Ubu Roi was accompanied by animations by the Brothers Quay. The production featured David Thomas as P

Denene Millner

Denene Millner is an American author and journalist. Millner grew up in Bay Shore, New York and graduated with a B. A. in communications from Hofstra University. Millner was a reporter for the Associated Press and a political and entertainment reporter for the New York Daily News, she was an editor at Honey and Parenting, where she worked as an editor and as a columnist. In March 2011, Millner was chosen by Black Voices website as one of 40 Influential Black Female Writers. In 2016, Millner became an editor at Bolden Books with Denene Millner Books, she has written 23 books of fiction and non-fiction, including co-authoring two #1 New York Times bestsellers, Straight Talk, No Chaser and Act Like a Lady, Think Like A Man, both with comedian Steve Harvey. Act Like a Lady was in the top ten on the New York Times hardcover advice list for 43 weeks in 2009, she co-wrote the memoir I Am Charlie Wilson with R&B performer Charlie Wilson, a New York Times bestseller. In August 2015. Millner's other books include the young adult novel Miss You, written for Scholastic.

The novel The Vow was turned into a movie on the Lifetime network, called With This Ring, that premiered on Jan. 24, 2015. She wrote three novels and three books of non-fiction with her former husband Nick Chiles, including Love Don't Live Here Anymore and What Brothers Think, What Sistahs Know, both Essence bestsellers. In 2007, Millner wrote the novelization of the screenplay for Dreamgirls and in 2012 the novelization for Sparkle. Millner was married to journalist Nick Chiles. Millner's blog on black parenting

The Mysterious Mr. M

The Mysterious Mr. M is a 1946 Universal Pictures movie serial, the 137th and last serial produced by Universal. Anthony Waldron intends to steal a new submarine invention from Dr. Kittridge while blaming a fictitious mastermind he calls "Mr. M." To further this plan, Waldron uses a mind control drug he has developed called "Hypnotreme." However, a mystery villain soon appears claiming to be the real Mr. M and starts giving Waldron orders. Federal agent Grant Farrell, whose brother was killed by Waldron, is dispatched to find the mysterious villain and stop his nefarious plans, teaming up with Kirby Walsh and Shirley Clinton to do so. Richard Martin as Detective Lieutenant Kirby Walsh Pamela Blake as Shirley Clinton, insurance investigator Dennis Moore as Agent Grant Farrell Virginia Brissac as Cornelia Waldron Danny Morton as Derek Lamont, one of Waldron's henchmen Edmund MacDonald as Anthony Waldron, the original villain Byron Foulger as Wetherby Jane Randolph as Marina Lamont, one of Waldron's henchmen Jack Ingram as William Shrag, the spearpoint heavy SOURCE: When Clocks Chime Death Danger Downward Flood of Flames The Double Trap Highway Execution Heavier than Water Strange Collision When Friend Kills Friend Parachute Peril The Human Time-bomb The Key to Murder High-line Smash-up The Real Mr. MSOURCE: List of film serials by year List of film serials by studio The Mysterious Mr. M on IMDb The Mysterious Mr. M at AllMovie

Ivan Kaye

Ivan Blakeley Kaye is an English film and theatre actor and producer. After playing roles in national productions like Bryan in the comedy series The Green Green Grass, his international fame came with roles in historical drama shows like the Duke of Milan in all three Seasons of The Borgias, King Aelle in the first four Seasons of History channel's series Vikings. More recent projects include action thriller Gunpowder Milkshake and the series pilot for Amazon's adaptation of Stephen King's The Dark Tower. Ivan Kaye was born on 1 July 1961 in Northamptonshire, his passion for entertainment started in early childhood when he recreated television adverts at age two and performed shows with his friends throughout his childhood. As an eight-year-old boy, a key experience strengthened his enthusiasm and he joined a youth theatre group at age eleven, taking over organizational duties some years later; as his parents were social workers who moved Ivan Kaye attended thirteen different senior schools and experienced bullying along the way.

It was in a school fight. While earning his degree on the insistence of his parents, he performed in as many student plays as possible and started his professional career right afterward, making his first West End theatre appearance early on. Hence Ivan Kaye had a successful theatre career before starting his television work in his thirties, he decided to leave the theatre and turn to television in order to be able to spend time with his children while they were growing up because theatre performances in the evenings would have meant that he would not have been at home when they returned from school and university. Ivan Kaye made his theatre debut in 1980 at Sadler's Wells Theatre as Willie Wonka in a stage version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. More theatre roles followed throughout the 1980s and 1990s, e.g. at the Royal National Theatre and the Piccadilly Theatre. In 1990, he started his television career by guest starring in the crime shows The Paradise Club and The Bill. In 1992 he played the leading part Sam Sterne in ITV's crime show Sam Saturday.

Since he has played 50 roles in television and, from 2004, in movies. Ivan Kaye's roles in recent international productions include drug baron Polo Yakur in Assassination Games, the Duke of Milan Ludovico Sforza in The Borgias, Joshua Collins, father of the main character Barnabas Collins in Dark Shadows, famous Viking warrior Ivar the Boneless in Hammer of the Gods, pub landlord Mick Sturrock in BBC One's crime show The Coroner and the Saxon King Aelle of Northumbria in History channel's period drama Vikings. Aside from his villain roles as cold-blooded Polo Yakur and unscrupulous Duke Ludovico it is his portrayal of King Aelle - in Vikings the deadly enemy and nemesis of the legendary hero of the show Ragnar Lothbrok - that has shaped Ivan Kaye's international profile. In his Twitter bio he describes himself as "Villain for Hire", his performances in the second part of Season 4 of Vikings have been met with increased interest as his character King Aelle is of pivotal importance in the scenes of Ragnar's death and at the centre of attention during his own execution through the blood eagle torture inflicted by Ragnar's sons in revenge for the death of their father.

In an interview on his character King Aelle in September 2017 Ivan Kaye has contested the assessment of this antagonist as a villain - an assessment, subject to disputes between parts of the audience. Earlier internationally known roles include Reuben Starkadder in the television film Cold Comfort Farm and Adonija in the German-Italian-French co-production Solomon. In the United Kingdom Ivan Kaye is known for his characters Dr. Jonathan Leroy in 27 episodes of the soap opera EastEnders in 2003-2004 and the herdsman Bryan in all of the episodes of the 4 Series television sitcom The Green Green Grass; as a versatile actor and voice artist Ivan Kaye has performed in three short films and lent his voice to characters in several video games like Warhammer 40,000: Fire Warrior and Star Wars: The Old Republic as well as starring as a main character in comedy episodes produced by his own and Douglas McFerran's production company Comedy Ink Productions. From October 2017 to January 2018 he returned to the stage in the role of Tom Kettle in Jez Butterworth's play The Ferryman at Gielgud Theatre in London's West End.

In April/May 2018 Ivan Kaye came back to the small screen in the UK in his role as Pesca in the five part mini-series The Woman in White, a new BBC adaptation of Wilkie Collins' classic Gothic novel. A sneak peek review of British independent feature film For Love or Money: An Unromantic Comedy has emphasized his outstanding performance as the father of the main female character. Ivan Kaye's most important recent projects are Amazon's pilot for an adaptation of Stephen King's The Dark Tower book series, starting with a prequel about the main character's youth based on book 4 Wizard and Glass and Navot Papushado's new action thriller Gunpowder Milkshake; the former has started filming in Split on 13 May 2019, the latter finished filming in August 2019 in Berlin. On social media Ivan Kaye interacts directly with his followers, he can be reached through his Twitter account and his Facebook fan page. Aside from his native language English he has knowledge in French and Spanish; as indicated by his first name he has Russian ancestry.

Ivan Kaye has two grown-up daughters and lives in Lon

Jackson Irvine

Jackson Alexander Irvine is an Australian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for English Championship club Hull City. Irvine has represented the Scotland national under-19 football team, but has since made his debut for the Australia national team. Irvine was born and raised in Melbourne, where he attended The Knox School, and where he played for clubs in the Victorian League structure. While growing up, Irvine met Curtis Good when "they were both ten and lived two minutes from each other and grew up together", they "ran cross countries together, played for Knox City as juniors". He signed with Celtic in December 2010 after a successful trial period. During the 2011–12 season, Irvine played for Celtic in the NextGen Series, a pan-European competition for youth teams, he captained the under 19-side that won the Scottish Youth Cup and Under-19 League that season. Irvine won the Youth Cup in 2010–11 and 2012–13, he made his Scottish Premier League debut on 1 September 2012, when he came on as a half-time substitute in a 2–2 draw against Hibs.

Having made his first team debut he captained the club's new under-20 side. At the start of the 2013–14 season, Irvine joined Scottish Premiership side Kilmarnock on a six-month loan following interest from manager Allan Johnston. Two days after signing for the club, Irvine made his debut, in a 1–1 draw against St Mirren. Irvine went on to earn regular playing time in the starting eleven. After making six appearances at the club, Irvine scored a "stunning strike from a short Barry Nicholson free-kick" in a 2–0 victory over Ross County on 19 October 2013, giving Johnston his first win for Kilmarnock since arriving at the club as manager. Several weeks on 9 November 2013, Irvine was sent-off for receiving a second bookable offence, in a 3–1 loss against St Johnstone. In January 2014, Irvine's loan spell with Kilmarnock was extended until the end of the season. On 1 September 2014, Irvine was sent out on loan again, this time to Ross County, he made his debut on 13 September 2014, in a 2–1 home defeat against Motherwell.

On 28 July 2015, Ross County signed Irvine on a two-year permanent deal from Celtic for a development fee. On 15 July 2016, Irvine signed for English Championship club Burton Albion for a reported fee of £330,000, with the club saying they had broken their transfer record to sign him, he made his debut for the club on 13 August against Bristol City. Three days he scored his first goal, helping Burton Albion beat Sheffield Wednesday 3–1; this marked the start of a run of four goals in his first six league games for the club. Irvine was named Burton's Player of the Year for 2016–17 after scoring 10 goals in 43 games and helping the club to avoid relegation. On 30 August 2017, Irvine signed a three-year deal with Hull City. On 8 September 2017, he made his debut for the club when he came off the bench after 70-minutes to replace Jon Toral in a 5–0 away loss to Derby County. On 9 December 2017, Irvine scored his first goal for the club when he netted Hull's final goal in a 3–2 home win against Brentford.

Irvine represented Scotland at the under-19 international level, although he said in October 2011 that he was still interested in playing for Australia. Irvine was eligible to play for Scotland because his father was born in Aberdeen, although he reiterated his desire to play for his native Australia in September 2012. On 11 October 2012, he made his debut for the Australia under-20 team in a friendly match against Portugal. In September 2013, Irvine received. Irvine responded as "a nice surprise and wasn't something I was expecting". After being on the bench for one game, Irvine made his debut for his national team after coming on as a substitute for Mile Jedinak in the 83rd minute, in a 3–0 win over Canada on 15 October 2013, which described his debut as "obviously pretty special". In May 2018 he was named in Australia's 23-man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia; as of 26 February 2020. Statistics accurate as of match played 14 November 2019. Scores and results list Australia's goal tally first.

Ross County Scottish League Cup: 2015–16Individual Scottish Premiership Player of the Month: March 2016 Burton Albion Player of the Year: 2016–17 Jackson Irvine at Soccerway


Waterstock is a village and civil parish on the River Thame about 4.5 miles west of the market town of Thame in Oxfordshire. The parish is bounded to the north and west by the river, to the south by the A418 main road, to the east by the minor road between Tiddington and Ickford Bridge across the Thame. On the north side of the parish, the river forms the county boundary with Buckinghamshire as well as the parish boundary with Ickford and Worminghall. Waterstock village is surrounded by open farming land. In the village are about 50 houses and a farm along one main street. Waterstock's toponym is derived from the Old English for "Waterplace". Waterstock Mill is recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086, it was most on the same site as the current mill, a 15th-century building on a small island in the River Thame. The mill a two-storey L-shaped building, with a timber frame filled in with brick nogging, it was rebuilt in the Elizabethan period. In 1957 it was sold. Many of the parish's fields show ridge-and-furrow strip cultivation.

In 1279 there were about 200 inhabitants, but after the Black Death the population decreased to 51 persons over the age of 14. Waterstock's oldest buildings are the two thatched cottages, one thought to date from late in the 13th or early in the 14th century and the other from the 16th. Orchard End is a mediaeval cruck house, its smoke-blackened beams showing that it was a two-bay open hall house; the village's single street is flanked by cottages built of stone or local brick, some retaining the small buildings in the gardens privies or pig-sties. At one end of the village, Home Farm is a 17th-century timber-framed house with its thatched barn and 17th-century granary; the 18th-century Park Farm is beyond. The grounds of Waterstock House are next to the church; the manor house was built in 1787 to designs by the architect SP Cockerell. It was demolished in 1953 or 1956 after the servants' quarters were converted into the present substantial residence; the stone-built stables are 18th-century and contemporary with the 1787 house.

They are now the Waterstock Equestrian Centre. Near Waterstock Mill is Bow Bridge: a small, single-arch brick bridge built for Diana Ashhurst in 1790. By the entrance to Waterstock House is the Pump House dated 1898, a small building with a "Rhenish helm" roof reminiscent of a Saxon tower. Many of the villagers used to collect water from it until the village's mains water supply was installed in 1951. Opposite the church are Church Farm Cottages and the Old Rectory, a substantial stone-built 18th-century house, the only other'gentlemen's house'. In the 20th century it was the home of the violinist Manoug Parikian, his wife Diana Parikian, the antiquarian bookseller, their two sons, until his sudden death on Christmas Eve 1987, he is buried in St Leonard's churchyard. Richard Ellis the Californian astronomer lived in the Old School House while a graduate student at Oxford from 1971 to 1974. Waterstock seems to have had a parish church since at least 1190; the current Church of England parish church of Saint Leonard was built at the end of the 15th century.

The nave and chancel were rebuilt in 1790, in 1858 the Gothic Revival architect G. E. Street restored the building, it is the burial place of the early-17th-century Puritan writer William'Eternity' Tipping. Remnants of mediaeval window glass were recovered after the English Reformation and have been inserted above the armorial Ashurst window; this window, together with monuments in the church, records the families of local squirearchy who inhabited the manor house and retained its patronage until 1957. As well as regular church services and concerts are held in the church. Many of the houses in Waterstock have their own stables. Waterstock House Training Centre was once the main equestrian centre of the area, was once owned by the horse trainer Lars Sederholm. Junction 8A of the M40 motorway and Oxford Services motorway service station are in the parish. There is a public golf course; the Oxfordshire Way traverses the parish and crosses the River Thame by Bow Bridge near Waterstock Mill. There is a Tiddington Women's Institute.

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