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The Orange and Blue

"The Orange and Blue" is the traditional fight song of the Florida Gators intercollegiate sports teams of the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. The author of the lyrics and original music of "The Orange and Blue" is uncertain, but published examples of the University of Florida's songs and yells which include the lyrics date to at least the 1916–17 school year. Sheet music for the song was published in 1925. Thornton W. Allen, a prolific compiler and arranger of American university alma maters and college football fight songs, arranged a version of the musical score in 1935, with "Words by George Hamilton." The present music for the song, as played at University of Florida events, was arranged by the university's former director of bands, Richard W. Bowles, in 1964. Bowles served as the assistant university band director from 1958 to 1961, the director from 1961 to 1975, continued to teach at the university until his retirement in 1985. While "The Orange and Blue" is played during football and basketball games and other Florida Gators athletic contests to rally fans and show support for the university's athletic teams, The Pride of the Sunshine marching band and the university's other pep bands play any part of the song other than the chorus.

So give a cheer for the Orange and Blue Waving Forever! Forever pride of Old Florida, May she droop never. We’ll sing a song for the flag today, Cheer for the team at play! On to the goal, We’ll fight our way for Flor-i-da! Go Gators! History of the University of Florida We Are the Boys from Old Florida Song recording

Lucia Dlugoszewski

Lucia Dlugoszewski was a Polish-American composer, choreographer and inventor. She created over a hundred musical instruments, including the timbre piano, a sort of prepared piano in which hammers and keys were replaced with bows and plectra; the daughter of Polish immigrants, Dlugoszewski was raised in Detroit. Beginning at the age of six, she studied piano under Agelageth Morrison at the Detroit Institute of Musical Arts known as the Detroit Conservatory of Music. In life, she studied pre-med at Wayne State University, where she took physics courses. Surprised and disappointed by an unsuccessful application to medical school in 1950, Dlugoszewski spontaneously moved to New York City, where she would spend the rest of her life. In New York, Dlugoszewski took piano lessons from Grete Sultan and studied analysis with Felix Salzer and composition with Edgard Varèse. Apart from a handful of piano preludes and sonatas, Dlugoszewski had written little music prior to 1950, but once in New York, she became a prolific composer of experimental music, including several open-form works.

Lucia was married to dancer, choreographer Erick Hawkins, the former husband of Martha Graham. Dlugoszewski's compositions have been recorded for Nonesuch Records, Folkways, CRI, other important contemporary music labels, her 1975 piece Abyss and Caress, for trumpet and small orchestra, was commissioned by the New York Philharmonic and premièred by Pierre Boulez. In 1977, she became the first woman to win the Koussevitzky International Recording Award with Fire Fragile Flight, for 17 instruments – the work became a signature piece for the Philadelphia ensemble Orchestra of Our Time; the recordings for Nonesuch and CRI released in the 70s were reissued by CRI in 2002 as Disparate Stairway Radical Other along with new work for string quartet and timbre piano. Beginning in 1957, Dlugoszewski cultivated a professional and personal relationship with the dancer and choreographer Erick Hawkins. Dlugoszewski, a dancer herself, wrote chamber and orchestral scores for the Erick Hawkins Dance Ensemble as well as for the Foundation for Modern Dance.

Her music for dance includes Journey of a Poet, written for and executed by Mikhail Baryshnikov, Taking Time to be Vulnerable, for Pascal Denichou. She contributed music for chamber ensemble to the soundtrack of the 1962 avant-garde film Guns of the Trees, directed by Jonas Mekas. A early performance of her timbre piano can be heard in her music for Marie Menken's 1945 film Visual Variations on Noguchi, a score added in the early 50s when the composer had arrived in New York. During a conversation with Cole Gagne in the early 1990s, Dlugoszewski expressed ambivalence at having composed so many collaborative pieces, pointing out that while writing for film and dance allowed her music to be heard by enormous numbers of listeners, those audiences could not give her music their undivided attention. Dlugoszewski composed dozens of pieces for a variety of ensembles. Like that of Pauline Oliveros, Harry Partch and Moondog, Dlugoszewski's music was animated by the invention and construction of new musical instruments, many of which she utilized in performance.

In her interview with Gagne, the composer estimated that she had constructed or designed at least a hundred instruments during her career. She was inspired, she told Gagne, by her teacher Varèse, who used electronic tools to create disorienting and exciting new sonorities. "It's not that I was out to invent instruments", said Dlugoszewski, "but that I wanted to create an ego-less sound possibility, a suchness possibility, so that you would help the ear just to hear the sound for its own sake."Most of Dlugoszewski's invented instruments are percussive: pianos, drums and gourds. She created dozens of new instruments, many made of plastic, for a single 1961 work, Eight Clear Places, her most famous invented instrument is the timbre piano, which uses bows and plectra in addition to the traditional keys. Dlugoszewski retreated from invention after the early 1960s, preferring to explore the possibilities of the huge array of instruments which she by had at her disposal. Dlugoszewski, like other composers of her generation, claimed a wide and varied assortment of influences, many of them Eastern in origin.

She was exceptional, for her belief in the power of subtlety in music. Virgil Thomson described hers as "music of great delicacy". Dlugoszewski's music is remarkable for its use of silence and of gentle, muffled sounds considering that much of her repertoire is for percussion instruments. Obituary of Lucia Dlugoszewski, The New York Times Public Radio feature on Dlugoszewski

Bad Habits (play)

Bad Habits is play by Terrence McNally. The play premiered Off-Broadway in 1974 in a Manhattan Theatre Club production, transferred to Broadway; the comedy is composed of what were written as two one-act plays set in a nursing home, or sanatorium. In Dunelawn, a doctor allows his patients to indulge in all their bad habits as means of finding happiness. In Ravenswood, a serum is used to provide a cure; the cast of eight actors all perform in each act, albeit as different characters. The play premiered Off-Broadway in a Manhattan Theatre Club production at the Astor Place Theatre on February 4, 1974 and closed on April 28, 1974 after 96 performances. Directed by Robert Drivas, the cast featured Paul Benedict and Doris Roberts; the production transferred to Broadway at the Booth Theatre on May 5, 1974 and closed on October 5, 1974 after 177 performances. The Broadway cast was joined by Cynthia Harris. A revised version of the play opened at the Manhattan Theatre Club on February 27, 1990 and closed on April 13, 1990.

Directed by Paul Benedict, the cast starred Nathan Lane, Kate Nelligan, Robert Clohessy, Faith Prince. This version switched the names of the sanitariums to the arrangement mentioned above and added an extra scene to the beginning of Dunelawn, along with numerous other minor changes. Bad Habits won the Obie Award as Distinguished Play for the 1973–1974 season and Robert Drivas won the Obie Award for Distinguished Direction. Doris Roberts won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Actress. Wheel-chaired marriage counselor Dr. Jason Pepper treats his patients in a country club setting complete with a clay tennis court and flowing cocktails. Roy and April Pitt arrive. Anal-retentive Harry Schupp has been at Dunelawn for three months, on this day his wife Dolly decides to drive up to encourage him to come home. Hiram and Francis are old friends of questionable sexuality who have been at Dunelawn since it opened years ago, content to stay indefinitely courtesy of Francis' family fortune. Meanwhile, manservant Otto mixes the drinks, carries luggage, keeps the grounds.

Over the course of the play the various couples meet, interact and wrestle, with Dr. Pepper encouraging them to do whatever feels good. Little has changed by the end of the day, except that Harry has decided to return home while Dolly is going to check in. A day in a rehab centre that deals with various "bad habits"; the three patients that are introduced through the dialogue are an alcoholic, a drag queen and a perverted sadistic deluded man. Doctor Toynbee, the man in charge of the centre, is described throughout as a great man, a saint, revered by everyone in his presence; the doctor has developed a “serum”, meant to help get rid of his patience’s flaws and worries. However, it lasts momentarily and the effects don’t seem to eliminate any amount of the patients’ previous bad habits as a sign of gradual elimination of their bad habits; the play is over the course of a sunny afternoon at the centre. Bruno, a worker who helps out Ruth Benson and Becky Hedges, the nurses, tends to the garden, brings the patients out one by one, where the nurses are giving patients serum, some sun and some fresh air.

As he goes back and forth, he "leers" at Hedges. As they wait for Bruno to bring along the next patient, we learn about the two nurses, their own bad habits, past lives and their striving for reformation. We learn of the trigger for their quest: men. Mel Gussow reviewed the 1974 Broadway production for The New York Times, writing: "This comedy has no problem of adjustment, it fills the Booth Theater with laughter... The attitude is cynical, but the author's humor is tonic rather than toxic... Mr. McNally's needle is right on target - in the first play...a subcutaneous probe of contemporary manners." Frank Rich, in his New York Times review of the 1990 revival wrote: "...the show has little of the zing audiences rediscovered in the equivalent Joe Orton comedy, the 1967 What the Butler Saw, revived by the Manhattan Theater Club last season. What survives in Bad Habits is not so much a focused evening of theater as a pair of overextended burlesque sketches that live or die from joke to joke... Mr. McNally is incapable of being unfunny, and, in his better moments, he imagines a Dr. Feelgood whose unctuously whispered words of wisdom are babytalk and a skirt-chasing gardener whose libidinal urges are written all over his anatomy, not to mention his face."

Bad Habits at the Internet Off-Broadway Database Bad Habits at the Internet Broadway Database New York Times review from March 1990

2020 Philadelphia Eagles season

The 2020 season will be the Philadelphia Eagles' upcoming 88th in the National Football League and their fifth under head coach Doug Pederson. They will attempt to improve on their 9–7 record in the previous season and return to the playoffs, where they won the NFC East before losing 9–17 in the Wild Card round to the Seattle Seahawks. Notes The Eagles do not have a selection in the seventh round; the Eagles acquired one additional seventh-round selection, along with wide receiver DeSean Jackson, in a trade that sent their 2019 sixth-round selection to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. However, the Eagles made trades with the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots involving both their own seventh-round selection and the one acquired from the Buccaneers; the Eagles acquired an additional fifth-round selection in a trade that sent one of their seventh-round selections and defensive end Michael Bennett to the Patriots. The Eagles acquired an additional sixth-round selection, along with linebacker Duke Riley, in a trade that sent one of their seventh-round selections and safety Johnathan Cyprien to the Falcons.

The Eagles traded a conditional fifth- or sixth-round selection to the Chicago Bears in exchange for running back Jordan Howard. As the result of the negative differential of free agent signings and departures that the Eagles experienced during the first wave of the 2019 free agency period, the team is projected to receive two compensatory selections for the 2020 draft. Free agent transactions that occurred after May 7, 2019 did not factor into the team's formula for determining compensatory selections. Exact numbers of the selections from rounds 4–7 will be determined when compensatory selections are awarded at the NFL's annual spring owners' meetings; the Eagles' preseason opponents and schedule will be announced in the spring. Listed below are the Eagles' opponents for 2020. Exact dates and times will be announced in the spring. Official website

Scottish Senior Citizens Unity Party

The Scottish Senior Citizens Unity Party - the All-Scotland Pensioners Party - was formed on 3 February 2003, in time to contest that year's elections to the Scottish Parliament. The leading figure in its formation and its first leader was John Swinburne a director of Motherwell Football Club. Swinburne was inspired to form the party after reading the UK government's plans for pensions in December 2002: he felt it was unfair that people might have to work longer in the future and have less time to enjoy their retirement. To fight elections, the SSCUP registered with the UK Electoral Commission and under the provisions of the Political Parties and Referendums Act 2000, the party registered alternative names for use on ballot papers, including "Scottish Senior Citizens and Pensioners", "Alliance of Scots Greys". On the same day the SSCUP was launched, the Scottish Pensioners Party was formed in Fife; the SSCUP made an electoral pact with this party for the Scottish Parliamentary elections, whereby they did not stand candidates against each other.

Former Scottish international footballers Billy McNeill, who played for Celtic and Eric Caldow, who played for Rangers, both stood for the SSCUP in these elections. John Swinburne was the SSCUP's sole representative in the Scottish Parliament, representing Central Scotland from 2003 until 2007; the party listed 9 key aims on its website: An index-linked basic weekly state pension of £160 for all senior citizens Remove all senior citizens from poverty in Scotland Abolition of means-testing for senior citizens Replace council tax with a fairer system based on ability to pay Local authorities to set up more residential homes for senior citizens Free nationwide travel for all senior citizens - out with peak travelling times 50% reduction in television licences for senior citizens aged 60 to 75 50% reduction in Road Tax for all senior citizens Establish a Scottish Lottery, with all profits going back into the communityIn the 2007 Scottish Election the SSCUP lost its only seat in Holyrood, despite polling as the sixth best party and a slight increase in its vote share.

However, due to the party putting up more candidates. In 2011 their vote decreased; the party was deregistered in 2015