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Polyhymnia

Polyhymnia spelt Polymnia was in Greek mythology the Muse of sacred poetry, sacred hymn and eloquence as well as agriculture and pantomime. Her name comes from the Greek words "poly" meaning "many" and "hymnos", which means "praise", she is depicted as serious and meditative, holding a finger to her mouth, dressed in a long cloak and veil and resting her elbow on a pillar. Polyhymnia is sometimes credited as being the Muse of geometry and meditation. In Bibliotheca historica, Diodorus Siculus wrote, "Polyhymnia, because by her great praises she brings distinction to writers whose works have won for them immortal fame...". She appears in Dante's Divine Comedy: Paradiso. Canto XXIII, line 56, is referenced in modern works of fiction. Polyhymnia was described as the mother of Triptolemus by Cheimarrhoos, son of Ares, of the musician Orpheus by Apollo. In astronomy, there are nine asteroids named after the Muses; the one named after Polyhymnia is a main belt asteroid discovered by Jean Chacornac, a French astronomer, in 1854.

On Mount Parnassus, there was a spring, sacred to Polyhymnia and the other Muses. It was said to flow between two big rocks above Delphi down into a large square basin; the water was used by the Pythia, who were priests and priestesses, for oracular purposes including divination. Media related to Polyhymnia at Wikimedia Commons Primary sources and basic information concerning Polyhymnia Polyhymnia in painting Warburg Institute Iconographic Database

BC LuleƄ

BasketballClub Luleå is a professional basketball club from Luleå, Sweden that competes in the Basketligan. The team has won the Swedish championship 7 times; the club was founded in 1976 as Plannja Basket. From 1996 till 2007 Plannja won 7 Swedish titles, the only season they didn't win it was the 2002–03 season; until the 2012–2013 season LF Basket played its home games in the Pontushallen, which held a capacity of 3,000. The club moved to the ARCUS Arena during the 2012–2013 season due to reconstructions. Starting with the 2013–2014 season it has moved back, although the new name of the Pontushallen arena is Luleå Energi Arena. In 2015, LF Basket changed its name to BC Luleå. In 2017, the club won its eight national championship. Basketligan:1996–97, 1998–99, 1999–00, 2001–02, 2003–04, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2016–17 Runner-up: 2009–10, 2017–18 Official website Team profile at Eurobasket.com

Ron Paley

Ronald "Ron" Frank Paley is a Canadian, Winnipeg-based composer, pianist, electric bassist, big-band leader. Paley earned his B. Mus. at the University of Manitoba in 1972, studying piano under William Aide. Paley toured internationally from 1973-75 as the electric bassist in turn with the Buddy Rich big band, the Woody Herman big band, he recorded three albums including an album with Frank Sinatra. Upon his return to Winnipeg, Paley rose to prominence on the local music scene as a composer and leader of both big bands and small ensembles, he is a perennial act at the Jazz Winnipeg festival, has performed in concert with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra & the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, has performed a concert of new music sponsored by Winnipeg’s new music concert organization “Groundswell”. In 2014, Ron Paley was presented with the BreakOut West "Heritage Award"—an honor bestowed upon an artist with "a demonstrated, outstanding body of work over a long period of time -- a real icon in the community".

The Ron Paley Big Band was formed in 1976, has since performed numerous jazz concerts and dances, appeared at Expo 86 as part of a western Canadian tour, traveled in Manitoba. The small ensemble performed at the 1987 Montreal International Jazz Festival. Paley was the musical director for the University of Manitoba stage band from 1976–86, filled the same role for two local TV shows, CKND's'Friday Night Live', CBC's'Jerry and Ziz', his composition credits include two works for big band with symphony orchestra, two works for jazz trio with symphony orchestra. These four works were premiered by Paley with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, he has written more that 25 pieces for big band alone, as well as several third-stream items, notably Happiness Is a String Quartet Playing the Blues, Saxophone Quintet, Shades of Jazz. A number of his works were premiered at concerts sponsored by the Manitoba Composers Association, of which Paley is a member. Paley was commissioned by the Royal Canadian College of Organists in 2002 to compose a work for choir and organ based upon the text of Psalm 122.

He was thereafter commissioned by the National Arts Centre to write a fanfare for the Toronto Symphony Orchestra for the occasion of the Royal Visit. In 2004, his big band toured with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, performing jazz arrangements of Rogers and Hart tunes for “A Cinderella Story”. Paley received a 2007 commission from the Winnipeg Singers for a choral work based on the text of three Shakespearean sonnets. Winnipeg Free Press jazz writer Chris Smith notes that "any number of longtime local musicians have performed in Paley's orchestra over the years, many still do, it is considered both a good gig and training ground". Numerous well-established players include the Ron Paley Big Band in their pedigree, or cite Paley as an influence: Earl MacDonald - Juno-nominee, composer, jazz pianist, Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Connecticut Dr. Richard Gillis - trumpeter, recording artist, University of Manitoba Faculty of Music professor Ken Gold - saxophonist, recording artist, director of Small Jazz Ensembles at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Music Will Bonness - Winnipeg-based jazz pianist, music educator Andrew Littleford - Winnipeg-based trumpeter, recording artist, music educator Boxton Ron Paley Big Band Jazz Rocks & Swings The Big Band Dance Album The Sea of Time Bring'Em Back The More You Know Encyclopedia of Music in Canada Official website