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Rachel Sweet

Rachel Sweet is an American singer, television writer and actress. After beginning her singing career at the age of three, when she won an electric garage door opener in a singing contest, she began recording commercials at the age of six, toured with Mickey Rooney, performed in Las Vegas as the opening act for Bill Cosby at the age of 12, she began recording country music in 1974, but with little success beyond one minor hit. Switching to rock and roll, she signed to Stiff Records and released her first album, Fool Around, in 1978, dropping out of high school to concentrate on her career, although she was still required to devote time to her studies. Sweet was backed by The Records on the Stiff Records tour in 1978; the album was a critical success, but sales were poor, although she did have some success with the single "B-A-B-Y", a top-40 hit in the UK. The record label generated some controversy by pushing a Lolita-like image for her, her follow-up album, Protect the Innocent, produced by Martin Rushent and Alan Winstanley was ignored by the public and the music media, although it was popular with her fans as well as a much anticipated 1980 North American tour with her band The Toys.

She signed to Columbia Records in 1981, releasing... And Then He Kissed Me, which launched a duet with Rex Smith. Sweet released only one more album, 1982's Blame It on Love which featured her hit song "Voo Doo"; the video for the song was played on MTV, she performed the song on the musical TV show Solid Gold. She resumed her education via correspondence courses and graduated from Columbia University in French and English Literature in 1988, she returned to music sporadically as she focused on her education, recording the title track to John Waters' film Hairspray and many of the songs for his musical Cry-Baby. In 1989 and 1990, she hosted, she recorded the theme song to the Nickelodeon series Clarissa Explains It All. She provided the voice for the Barbie animated series. In 1992 Sweet appeared in a minor role as George Costanza's cousin on an episode of Seinfeld titled "The Contest." She has since focused on establishing an acting and producing career. In 1994, she appeared in All Tied Up, she worked as a writer and executive producer on the television series Dharma & Greg, Commando Nanny, George Lopez, Hot in Cleveland, 2 Broke Girls and The Goldbergs and has worked in television production since the late 1990s.

In 1982, she had a starring role in a low-budget musical film entitled Rock'n' Roll Hotel, which featured Judd Nelson. It was filmed in Virginia, at the then-inoperative Jefferson Hotel; the film never was released to theaters, but was finished by Sweet and her father and shown on HBO. In 1992, Rhino Records released Fool Around: The Best of Rachel Sweet; the CD compilation included all of her first album Fool Around as well as tracks from her other three albums, along with the theme to Hairspray. Sweet bought Madonna's former home, Los Pavoreales, selling it in 2010 for $4,895,000. Fool Around, Stiff - US No. 97 Protect the Innocent, Stiff - US No. 123... And Then He Kissed Me, Columbia - US No. 124 Blame it on Love, Columbia B. A. B. Y. - the Best of Rachel Sweet, Stiff Fool Around: The Best of Rachel Sweet, Rhino... And Then He Kissed Me / Blame It On Love, Sony Baby: Complete Stiff Recordings 1978 - 1980, RPM Records UK "Any Port in a Storm", Derrick "Paper Airplane", Derrick "The Ballad of Mable Ruth Miller and John Wesley Pritchett", Derrick "B-A-B-Y", Stiff - UK No.

35, AUS #47 "Stranger in the House", Stiff-Columbia "Baby Let's Play House", Stiff "I Go To Pieces", Stiff, AUS #36 "Tonight", Stiff "Spellbound", Stiff, US #107 "Fool's Gold", Stiff "Lover's Lane", Stiff/Columbia "Everlasting Love", Columbia - with Rex Smith, US No. 32 UK No. 35, AUS #41 "Then He Kissed Me - Be My Baby", CBS, AUS #55 "Party Girl", CBS "Voo Doo", Columbia - US No. 72 "Hairspray", MCA Rachel Sweet on IMDb

John D. Anthony

John D. Anthony was a member of the Illinois House of Representatives, who represented the 75th district from August 2013 to June 2016; the district he represents includes all or parts of Minooka, Joliet, Seneca, Marseilles and Plano. He was the first African American Republican member of the Illinois General Assembly since the Cutback Amendment came into effect in 1983. Anthony resigned from the Illinois House of Representatives on June 17, 2016 to take a position with the Illinois Department of Corrections. Representative John D. Anthony 75th District at the Illinois General Assembly Profile at Vote Smart Biography at Ballotpedia

Cesare Maccari

Cesare Maccari was an Italian painter and sculptor, most famous for his 1888 painting Cicerone denuncia Catalina. Maccari was born in the Grand Duchy of Tuscany, he was a student of the Institute of the Fine Arts in Siena together with Tito Sarrocchi, working in sculpture and helping complete the Monumento Pianigiani in Siena. He worked in the atelier of Luigi Mussini in Florence. There in 1864 he was commissioned by an English society to copy works of Bernardino Pinturicchio found in the Cathedral of Siena; some of his first patronage came from works the Marquis Pieri-Nerli, who commissioned him to paint frescoes of the four evangelists for a private chapel in his home in Quinciano, a hamlet in the comune of Monteroni d'Arbia. Maccari soon won a stipend to study in Rome, that allowed him to travel through Italy. Among his first major oil canvases in Rome, Maccari painted Vittoria Colonna meditates on the Poetry of Michelangelo. Another canvas, Sira che sacrifica la propia vita for the padrona Fabiola won a medal at the Exhibition of Termini.

Next, his canvas Un palpito del passato was awarded a gold medal at the Exposition of Parma. He painted two figures in the church of Santa Francesca Romana, he was commissioned a Deposition by the marchesa di Cassibile. From 1870 to 1873, he was active as a fresco artist decorating the interior of the church of the Sudario in Rome, he painted the lunette above the tomb of the Lombardi in Campo Verano. He painted in tempera: Love crowning the three Graces At the 1878 Turin Exposition, he sent an oil canvas depicting The Deposition of Pope Silverius by Antonina, wife of Belisarius; the prize winning painting was purchased for the Civic Museum of Turin. In 1863, Maccari painted Leonardo che ritrae la Gioconda which won an award in 1865. In his home town Siena he decorated the Sala del Risorgimento in the public palace with frescoes that were well received by critics. Between 1882 and 1888 Maccari painted a series of frescoes depicting famous events in the history of the Senate of Ancient Roman at the "Sala Maccari" in the Salone d'Onore of Rome's Palazzo Madama, seat of the Italian Senate, amongst them his most famous work, Cicero Denounces Catiline.

Other walls include these depictions: Appius Claudius Caecus led into the Senate where he will give a speech to convince the Romans to urge them to reject the humiliating peace conditions imposed by Pyrrhus of Epirus's ambassador, Cineas. The elder senator, Marcus Papirius, bravely seated motionless confronts the Gauls occupying Rome after the Battle of the Allia. Samnites trying to bribe Curius Dentatus to convince the Senate to make peace. Marcus Atilius Regulus, sent back to Rome after being captured by Carthage during the First Punic War, urges the Senate to reject the Carthaginian peace offer he was sent to deliver and vows to return to Carthage as a prisoner, where he knows that he will be executed. Maccari designed and completed the frescoes for the cupola of the Basilica di Loreto, completed in 1890 to 1907, which replaced the frescoes of Cristoforo Roncalli, from the second decade of the 17th century, which had badly deteriorated; the museum adjacent to the Basilica has the preparatory paintings by Maccari.

They depict events that led to the proclamation of the dogma of the Immaculate Conception in 1854. In life, Maccari became a lecturer at the Accademia di San Luca in Rome, he became paralyzed while he was working on the Palace of Justice in Rome in 1909 and as a result stopped working as an artist. Among his pupils were Cesare Bertolotti and Giuseppe Aureli, he died in Rome in 1919. See also: Catiline Orations Maccari's most famous work of art depicts Cicero's Oratio in Catilinam Prima in Senatu Habita, his first speech denouncing Catiline in the Roman Senate which drove him from the city. Maccari has been praised for the way his paintings captured the description of events and how Catiline has been avoided by his fellow senators and sat alone while Cicero attacked him. On the other hand, his work has been criticized for some historical inaccuracy since he depicted the Senate meeting in the wrong place: the Senate met in the Temple of Jupiter Stator, not in the Senate House. Cicero was 43 years old at the time but looks much older, Catiline, two years older than Cicero, looks much younger than Cicero.

The painting has been reproduced in many textbooks and histories of Rome, its depiction of the Roman Senate has influenced the presentation of the Senate of the Roman Republic in nonfiction books. List of Orientalist artists Orientalism Guglielmo De Sanctis. Gli affreschi di C. Maccari nel Senato. Rome, 1889. G. Cantalamessa. Gli affreschi di C. Maccari nella cupola di Loreto. Rome, 1895

Bruce (New Zealand electorate)

Bruce was a rural parliamentary electorate in the Otago region of New Zealand, from 1861 to 1922. For part of the 1860s with the influx to Otago of gold-miners it was a multi-member constituency with two members. In 1865 the Bruce electorate included Tokomairiro, East Taieri, suburbs of Dunedin, Inch Clutha, Lawrence and Pomahaka; the Bruce electorate was formed in the 1860 electoral redistribution. It covered the rural area surrounding Dunedin, part of the Dunedin Country electorate; the Bruce electorate was a two-member constituency. Charles Kettle and Thomas Gillies were the only two candidates for the newly constituted two-member electorate of Bruce, they were thus declared elected unopposed on 11 February 1861. Kettle died on 5 June 1862. Edward Cargill succeeded him in the 1862 by-election. Thomas Gillies resigned in 1865 and the subsequent by-election was contested by William John Dyer and Arthur John Burns. On 8 April 1865, Dyer received 102 and 78 votes. Burns was thus declared elected. In 1865, Edward Cargill resigned.

The resulting by-election, held on 26 July, was contested by John Cargill. Macandrew and J. Cargill received 207 and 34 votes, Macandrew was declared elected. From the 1866 general election, Bruce was a single-member electorate. John Cargill was its first representative, he resigned in 1870. James Clark Brown won the 1870 by-election on 21 March. Brown stood for Tuapeka in the 1871 general election. William Murray won the 1871 election for Bruce, was confirmed in 1876 and 1879, but defeated in 1881 by James Rutherford, who died in 1883. James McDonald was defeated at the 1884 general election. Robert Gillies won the 1884 general election, but resigned on 30 June 1885. Donald Reid won the resulting 1885 by-election, but was defeated at the 1887 general election by Crawford Anderson, he retired at the end of the term, the 1890 general election was won by James William Thomson, who resigned again in 1892. The Defence Minister James Allen won the 1892 by-election and held the seat until 1920, when he resigned.

John Edie was successful in the 1920 by-election, when the electorate was abolished in 1922, he stood for Clutha. Bruce was represented by 16 Members of Parliament. Key: Independent Conservative Reform Liberal Bruce was a two-member electorate from 1861 to 1866. From 1866 to 1922, Bruce was a single-member electorate. McRobie, Alan. Electoral Atlas of New Zealand. Wellington: GP Books. ISBN 0-477-01384-8. Scholefield, Guy. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1949. Wellington: Govt. Printer. Wilson, James Oakley. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984. Wellington: V. R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103

Carlos MarĂ­a de la Torre

Carlos María Javier de la Torre y Nieto was an Ecuadorian cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. Archbishop of Quito, he was elevated to the cardinalate in 1953 by Pope Pius XII, the first Ecuadorian to be admitted to the College of Cardinals. After finishing his studies at the Conciliar Seminary in Quito, Carlos María moved to the prestigious Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome where he earned doctorates in theology and canon law, he was ordained a priest on 19 December 1896, served as Professor of dogmatic theology at the Seminary where he had been a student and was for a time pastor in Pelileo. Pope Pius X appointed him Bishop of Loja on 30 December 1911 and de la Torre worked as a parish priest throughout this period. Despite his unusually youthful appointment as a bishop, it took a long time for him to advance further: he was only transferred to the more important diocese of Guayaquil in 1926 and promoted to Archbishop of Quito at the age of fifty-eight in 1933. However, his ability was recognised after World War II by Pope Pius XII in 1946 when he became Assistant at the Pontifical Throne, over the next decade his long period of service to the Church was recognised though his elevation to the cardinalate at the advanced age of seventy-eight in January 1953.

He was decorated by the Spanish government with the Cruz of Alfonso X el Sabio at the same time and in the following years he began addressing the issue of extreme social inequality in Latin America and the problem of the evangelical inroads that were just beginning to emerge in Latin America. Cardinal de la Torre participated in the conclave of 1958 but his efforts to ameliorate social inequality in Latin America were defeated by his exceedingly advanced age. By 1962, his health was so poor that he could, at the age of eighty-nine, attend neither any of the sessions for Vatican II nor the 1963 conclave, he was the first cardinal not to attend a conclave for health reasons since José María Martín de Herrera y de la Iglesia and Giuseppe Prisco in 1922. He ordered the commencement of the cause of beatification and canonization of Gabriel García Moreno, President of Ecuador during the nineteenth century. Cardinal de la Torre died in 1968 at the age of 94 and was buried in the metropolitan cathedral of Quito.

One of his major contributions to Ecuadorian education was his founding of the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador. Biography

Philip Hoffman (British politician)

Philip Christopher Hoffman was a British trade unionist and Labour Party politician. Born in London, Hoffman studied at the Coopers' Company and Coborn School in Stepney the Warehousemen and Drapers School at Purley, he became a draper and an active trade unionist, was soon working for the Shop Assistants Union. In 1908, he was the union's South Wales Organiser. Hoffman stood as the Labour Party candidate for South East Essex in 1922, was elected at the 1923 general election, he lost the seat in 1924, in 1929 was instead elected for Sheffield Central. He lost this seat in 1931 and narrowly failed to regain it in 1935. After the second world war he authored `. Michael Stenton and Stephen Lees, Who's Who of British MPs: Volume III, 1919-1945 Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Philip Hoffman