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Red Café

Jermaine Denny, better known by his stage name Red Café, is an American rapper. At various points in his career, he was signed to Fabolous' Street Family Records, Puff Daddy's Bad Boy Records, Akon's Konvict Muzik and Mack 10's Hoo-Bangin Records, he has ghostwritten for many popular rappers over the years. Red Café is a NY rapper, his nickname "Red" was his father's nickname. During an interview Café stated that he was born in Guyana, but he and his family moved to Brooklyn, New York at the age of 6, he is of Afro-Guyanese descent. After his release from jail he joined the group Da Franchise, signed by Violator Records but was not successful and disbanded, he was signed by Arista in 2003, by Capitol in 2005, by Universal in 2006, Interscope in 2007, but released no albums. His song All Night Long was included on the 2005 Coach Carter soundtrack; as an underground rapper, his work is not internationally recognized, though he has been rapping on the circuit since the late 1990s. He released an album with DJ Envy, The Co-Op, in 2007.

Remy Ma was featured on the album. Red Cafe made an original song, "Stick'm" for the game Grand Theft Auto IV. On March 17, 2011 Café released his retail mixtape, Above the Cloudz. On January 13, 2012 Café released his mixtape Hell's Kitchen. On December 12, 2012 Café released his mixtape American Psycho. American Psycho has featurings coming from French Montana, Chief Keef, Jeremih, T-Pain, Trey Songz, The Game, 2 Chainz, with production from Young Chop, Soundsmith Productions, others. On February 17, 2014 Café released his mixtape American Psycho 2. On July 29, 2014 Café released his latest single entitled "Pretty Gang" featuring frequent collaborator and close friend Fabolous. Red Cafe was uncredited for featured vocals on Rick Ross' eighth studio album, Black Market, released on December 4, 2015. In 2009 Café played the freestyle battle rapper, in the 2009 Biggie Smalls biopic Notorious. In 2011 he performed at the debut television event of the Urban Wrestling Federation, though the show was never released.

He was imprisoned for four years in 1992. Collaborative albumsThe Co-Op

The Golden Era (film)

The Golden Era is a 2014 Chinese-Hong Kong biographical drama film directed by Ann Hui and executive produced by Li Qiang and starring Tang Wei and Feng Shaofeng. Tang portrays Xiao Hong, while Feng plays Xiao Jun, two of the most important writers of 20th century China. Other notable characters portrayed include Duanmu Hongliang and Ding Ling; the movie was screened out of competition at the 71st Venice International Film Festival. It was selected as the Hong Kong entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 87th Academy Awards, but was not nominated; the movie won Best Director awards at the Hong Kong Film Awards. The idea for the film dates back to 2004, when Ann Hui and Chinese screenwriter Li Qiang discussed their interest in penning a story involving early 20th Century writers Xiao Hong and Ding Ling. Research made by Hui and Qiang raised concerns over the possible censorship from the government because of Ding Ling’s open criticism of the Communist Party throughout her life. In 2007, Hui and Qiang decided to focus on Xiao Hong, after a suggestion from Beijing production company Cheerland Films, whose first project was Hui’s The Postmodern Life of My Aunt.

Although uninterested in Xiao Hong’s work when she read them in the 1970s, Hui reread her novels as part of better understanding the literary writer. Hui found it difficult to research Hong’s own life due to the mystery that parts of her life were shrouded in, but remarked that the resulting screenplay for the film is “as close to the truth as we can get”; the Golden Era production cost ¥70 million and lasted five months, during which shooting took place on location in Harbin and Shanghai. Ann Hui would describe the process of filming The Golden Era as making her “tense and nervous”, playfully considered directing a comedy for her next film. In addition to dramatizations,The Golden Era incorporates fictional narration, breaking the fourth wall, faux-documentary interviews throughout the film, an unorthodox structure that gives it elements of experimental cinema; the Golden Era made its world premiere on September 6, 2014 at the 71st Venice International Film Festival, where it was shown out-of-competition and selected as the festival's closing film.

Hui's previous full-length directorial feature, A Simple Life premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 2011, where it competed for the Golden Lion. Shortly after its world premiere, The Golden Era made its North American premiere at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, placed under the Masters category and distributed by China Lion Film Distribution Inc; the film continued to appear in other festivals, including the 27th Tokyo International Film Festival while making its first public release on October 1, 2014 in China. On October 17, 2014, The Golden Era was released in the U. S. in a limited run that comprised just 15 theaters over a span of 6 weeks. Edko Films Ltd. released The Golden Era on Blu-ray under Region A coding on January 28, 2015. This physical release includes a making-of featurette; the film had earned ¥51.49 million at the Chinese box office. In its limited US release, The Golden Era earned $102,931 in 15 theaters; the Golden Era received mixed to positive reviews. Most reviews praised Ann Hui's direction and insightfulness into Xiao Hong's life, but criticized its running time and the loosely structured narrative.

As of June 16, 2015, Rotten Tomatoes has given the film a 63% rating compiled from 5 positive and 3 negative reviews. The average score from those reviews is 6/10. Marcus Goh of Yahoo! Movies Singapore praised the film for its depiction of Xiao Hong, calling The Golden Era a "powerful coming-of-age story". Easternkicks.com's Andrew Heskins found that, though at times "overwhelming", complimented Ann Hui for "seeking to push her methods and styles of storytelling". Boston Herald's James Verniere applauded the film for its "epic telling" of Xiao Hong. In contrast, Daniel M. Gold of The New York Times disliked the film's focus on the negative events of Hong's life, elaborating how this "unintentionally reduces her to a cliché — the starving young artist, done wrong by men — she would have rejected."The editing and experimental nature of The Golden Era was commented on by critics. South China Morning Post's Yvonne Teh found its 179-minute running time and use of different filmmaking elements resulted in an "emotional distant" movie criticizing Tang Wei's portrayal of Xiao Hong.

With regards to its nonlinear narrative, Evelyn Kok of HK Magazine summated: "You can’t deny its masterful craft and intent, but it’s a portrait of a woman with her features all twisted and jumbled up."Montreal Gazette's Liz Ferguson found the film informative and applauded its visual aesthetics, but described how Chinese viewers familiar with Xiao Hong's life are more to enjoy the film and can "fill in the blanks so much better" than Western viewers. List of submissions to the 87th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film List of Hong Kong submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film The Golden Era on IMDb

Shirley Gordon (writer)

Shirley Gordon was an American writer of radio programs, television shows, children's books. Gordon was born on December 29, 1921 in Geneva, Illinois, to Russell Gordon, a police officer, Viola LaVoy Gordon, she graduated from East Aurora High School in Aurora, Illinois in 1938. Early in her career, Gordon was assistant editor of Radio Life magazine, she was a publicist for CBS. During the Golden Age of Radio, Gordon wrote scripts for anthology series Suspense, The Whistler, Elliott and Cathy Lewis' On Stage; when dramatic radio was revived in the 1970s, Gordon wrote scripts for The Hollywood Radio Theatre and Sears Radio Theatre. From the 1950s-1970s, sometimes credited as "Shirl Gordon", wrote episodes of popular sitcoms, including Bewitched, The Courtship of Eddie's Father, My Three Sons, she wrote 49 episodes of The Bob Cummings Show. Gordon published eight books for children in the 1980s. Six are picture books and two are chapter books; the Green Hornet Lunchbox, illustrated by Margaret Bloy Graham Grandma Zoo, illustrated by Whitney Darrow Jr.

The Boy Who Wanted a Family, illustrated by Charles Robinson Me and the Bad Guys, illustrated by Edward FrascinoFour of the books were narrated by a girl named Susan about her friend Crystal. All of the Crystal books were illustrated by Edward Frascino. Crystal Is the New Girl Crystal Is My Friend Happy Birthday, Crystal Crystal's Christmas Carol Gordon had one son, David Russell Gordon, whom she adopted. Two of her books, The Boy Who Wanted a Family and Me and the Bad Guys, were based on her son's experiences. Gordon and several of her friends, including actress Barbra Fuller, met every Saturday for years to take walks around Hollywood. Gordon died on February 2008 in Glendale, California. Shirley Gordon on IMDb Shirley&ArtistNumber=45412 Shirley Gordon at the RadioGOLDINdex Script for On Stage episode "Call Me a Cab" Script for On Stage episode "The Bunch of Violets"

Sang Penari

Sang Penari is a 2011 Indonesian film based on the trilogy of novels Ronggeng Dukuh Paruk by Ahmad Tohari and directed by Ifa Isfansyah. Starring Nyoman Oka Antara and Prisia Nasution, it tells the story of a young man and his friendship with his small village's new ronggeng; the second adaptation of the Ronggeng Dukuh Paruk trilogy, Sang Penari required two years of research to better present the historical context, including the 30 September Movement and ensuing anti-communist actions. Although the film was set and shot in Purwokerto, Central Java, neither of the leads was ethnic Javanese. Nasution, cast in her debut role, is Batak. Upon its release on 10 November 2011, Sang Penari was critically praised. Tohari called it a "sublime adaptation of his work", while Labodalih Sembiring of the Jakarta Globe described its socio-cultural elements as worthy of a Shakespearean tragedy. At the 2011 Indonesian Film Festival, Sang Penari won four awards, including Best Picture, out of nine nominations.

In 1953, two tempeh bongkrèk makers in Dukuh Paruk, a small hamlet in Banyumas, Central Java, accidentally sell poisoned tempeh, which kills many residents, including the much respected ronggeng. The residents of the hamlet begin panicking and rioting, causing the tempeh makers to commit suicide, their daughter, survives and is raised by her grandfather Sakarya. Ten years in 1963, Srintil and Rasus are fast friends. Rasus has romantic feelings for her. With the hamlet starved and in a depression since the loss of its ronggeng, Sakarya receives a vision that Srintil will become a great ronggeng, capable of saving the hamlet from starvation, he convinces Srintil to become a ronggeng. She tries to proves herself to Kartareja, the hamlet's ronggeng caretaker and his wife by dancing at the grave of Ki Secamenggala, the hamlet's founder, her attempt is only successful after Rasus gave her the ronggeng amulet belonged to the late ronggeng of Dukuh Paruk. Seeing this amulet, Kartareja announces that Srintil has been chosen by the founder's spirit.

Meanwhile, Indonesian Communist Party member Bakar arrived in the hamlet and convincing local farmers to join the party, saying that the Communist party are the only ones who can help save the wong cilik of Dukuh Paruk and their starved hamlet. After the success of her dance at the grave of Ki Secamenggala, Srintil is told that she must undergo a ritual before she can become a ronggeng, called bukak klambu; this upsets Rasus. Srintil says that she will give her virginity to Rasus, on the day of the bukak klambu they have sex in a goat shack. Devastated, Rasus runs away from the hamlet leaving Srintil broken-hearted, joins a local army base, where he befriends Sergeant Binsar. Binsar wins Rasus' trust. Meanwhile, the residents of Dukuh Paruk start to embrace communism under Bakar's leadership, despite their unawareness of political knowledge. During Rasus' military time, Dukuh Paruk's ronggeng troupe which includes Kartareja, Sakum the blind kendhang player, Srintil becomes popular and become involved in many rally events organised by the communist party.

Two years following the failed Communist-led coup d'état in Jakarta. Rasus is sent by Binsar in operations to clear the presence of Communists in the area. However, when Dukuh Paruk's turn comes in the massacre, Rasus hurries back, leaving his army comrades to his hamlet to find and save Srintil, he found Dukuh Paruk have been destroyed and void of its inhabitants, leaving only Sakum, the blind kendhang player. His continued effort ended in vain as Rasus arrives in a hidden army concentration camp just as Srintil is taken away by the army and disappear along with the rest of Dukuh Paruk's residents. Ten years Rasus met a street dancer and a blind man in a village close to Dukuh Paruk who resemble Srintil and Sakum, he stops her, giving her the amulet of Dukuh Paruk's ronggeng which he found in Dukuh Paruk during his search for Srintil ten years ago. The dancer nervously accepts it and leave Rasus, who smiles, signalling his recognition of his love Srintil; the movie disappear in the horizon. Prisia Nasution as Srintil Nyoman Oka Antara as Rasus Slamet Rahardjo as Kartareja Lukman Sardi as Bakar Tio Pakusadewo as Sergeant Binsar Sang Penari was directed by Ifa Isfansyah.

Husband and wife team Wong Aksan and Titi Sjuman were chosen to do the scoring, which they spent a month and a half on. Shanty Harmayn, who had worked on Pasir Berbisik, was chosen to produce, while Salman Aristo, known for his scripts for Ayat-Ayat Cinta and Laskar Pelangi spearheaded the writing; the screenplay took two years of research. Sang Penari is based on the Ronggeng Dukuh Paruk by Ahmad Tohari; the film was shot in Banyumas, Central Java. Director Ifa Isfansyah attempted to cast the lead role of Srintil there, but f

Mina.Minerva

MINA. MINERVA is a 2013 short Canadian comedy written and directed by Marshall Axani, based on the story by Diana Donaldson and Marshall Axani; the film stars Jacqueline Robbins, Joyce Robbins, Jennifer Spence, Lori Triolo, Fabiola Colmenero, Mackenzie Gray and Eliza Smith. It was produced by Allude Entertainment. MINA. MINERVA is a journey through the tumultuous relationship of two feisty twins; when a petty argument nearly pushes sixty-five-year-old identical twin sisters Mina and Minerva to fisticuffs, decades of unaired baggage threatens to implode their strained relationship. Jacqueline Robbins as Mina Joyce Robbins as Minerva Jennifer Spence as Robyn Lori Triolo as Divinity Fabiola Colmenero as Bev Mackenzie Gray as Emotional Man Eliza Smith as Stagette Queen Calgary International Film Festival 2015: Best Short Film NominationLeo Awards 2015: Best Sound Design NominationCold Reading Series 2013: Best Short Screenplay IMDB

Robert Sauer

Robert Thomas Sauer is an American biochemist, the Salvador E. Luria Professor of Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Sauer was born in New York, in the Hudson Valley area of New York, he attended Amherst College in Massachusetts as an undergraduate and earned his bachelor's degree in biophysics in 1972. He received his PhD in biochemistry and molecular biology from Harvard University in 1979. Sauer joined the faculty at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1978, a year before he completed his PhD, he has remained at MIT for his entire academic career, becoming a full professor in 1987 and the Edwin C. Whitehead Professor in 1991. Sauer assumed his current appointment as the Salvador E. Luria Professor of Biology in 1999, he has held a number of service roles at MIT and spent five years, from 1999 to 2004, as the head of the biology department. He was the president of the Protein Society from 1997 to 1999. Sauer was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1996 and to both the American Academy of Microbiology and the United States National Academy of Sciences in 1996.

He has received both the Stein and Moore Award from the Protein Society. Sauer's research group has focused on protein structure and folding, the relationship of structure to the molecular mechanisms of intermolecular interactions such as DNA binding, his group has made significant contributions to the study of protein degradation and its regulation in living cells