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Richard Hunt (puppeteer)

Richard Hunt was an American puppeteer and director, best known as a Muppet performer on Sesame Street, The Muppet Show, Fraggle Rock, other projects for The Jim Henson Company. His roles on The Muppet Show included Scooter, Janice and Sweetums. Hunt was born in The Bronx, New York City, The family moved to Closter, New Jersey some years later. Hunt came from a family of performers; as a student in middle school and high school, he put on puppet shows for local children, was a fan of the then-fledgling Muppets. After high school graduation, a four-month stint of doing weather reports at a local radio station, Hunt pursued a meeting with Jim Henson. In 1970 he was invited to audition. After being hired to work on Sesame Street, Hunt performed background characters. One of his first major performances was as Taminella Grinderfall in The Frog Prince, physically performing the character while Jerry Juhl portrayed the voice. Hunt performed Scooter and shared Miss Piggy with Frank Oz until the final quarter of the first season of The Muppet Show.

His characters on Sesame Street included Forgetful Jones, Placido Flamingo, Don Music, Gladys the Cow, Sully. On Fraggle Rock, Hunt's main role was the performing the facial expressions and voice of Junior Gorg. Hunt worked as a director of several home video releases such as Sing-Along, Dance-Along, Do-Along and Elmo's Sing-Along Guessing Game, as well as an episode of Fraggle Rock. Hunt was close friends with fellow puppeteer Jerry Nelson. Several of their characters were paired, such as Nelson's Floyd Pepper with Hunt's Janice. Hunt was gay; when Rudolf Nureyev openly gay, made a guest appearance on The Muppet Show, Nureyev bluntly flirted with Hunt. Mark Hamill was close friends with Hunt, as he told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in November 2003. On January 7, 1992, Hunt died of HIV/AIDS related complications at Cabrini Hospice in Manhattan, aged 40, he was cremated, some of his ashes were sprinkled over the flower beds at the Hunt Family home in Closter, New Jersey. The Muppet Christmas Carol was dedicated to his memory.

Following Hunt's death, the roles of Scooter and Janice were recast to David Rudman. The roles of Beaker and Statler were recast to Steve Whitmire and Jerry Nelson with Whitmire cast as Statler as well. John Henson was cast as Sweetums shortly prior to Hunt's death, having been trained by Hunt for physical performances in the attraction Muppet*Vision 3D, before Matt Vogel was cast in the role in 2009. On Sesame Street, Hunt's roles of Sully, Sonny Friendly, the right head of the Two-Headed Monster were recast to Rudman until the former two were retired, while the role of Gladys the Cow was recast to Jennifer Barnhart. Richard Hunt on IMDb Richard Hunt at the TCM Movie Database Richard Hunt at Find a Grave Muppet Central's Tribute to Richard Hunt

The Art of Storytelling (Dirty album)

The Art of Storytelling is the sixth album released by rap group, Dirty. It was released on June 12, 2007 through Rap-a-Lot Records and was produced by Terrence Cash and James Prince; the Art of Storytelling only made it to #40 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, becoming their only major studio album to not make it to the Billboard 200. This would mark Dirty's final album with Rap-a-Lot Records as the duo chose to leave label after this album's release. "Set Up"- 4:39 "Stop Playin'"- 3:30 "Makin Money"- 4:42 "Same Old Hood"- 3:52 "Shut Em Down"- 4:35 "Chevy Rock"- 4:16 "Slob on My Nobb"- 1:41 "I Got 50" - 0:37 "I Got 50"- 4:13 "Couple Hundred"- 4:41 "Just Look at Her"- 3:49 "Makin Money"- 2:34 "Ride 4 Me"- 4:56 "I'm Hood"- 4:33 "Black Flagg"- 2:22 "Everybody Shoot"- 3:04 "Snitcher"- 0:54 "Rearview Mirror"- 4:05 "Whoop Em"- 4:45 "Check Myself"- 5:02 "Comin Home"- 4:17

Bloomingdale, New Jersey

Bloomingdale is a borough in Passaic County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 7,656, reflecting an increase of 46 from the 7,610 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 80 from the 7,530 counted in the 1990 Census. Bloomingdale's Federal Hill was the site of the 1781 Pompton Mutiny, a winter revolt of Continental Army troops, crushed by General Robert Howe on direct orders of General George Washington. Growth in Bloomingdale was driven by the development in the late 1860s of a rubber mill and other factories in neighboring Butler; the New Jersey Midland Railroad known as the New York and Western Railway, laid tracks adjacent to the settlement, with a Bloomingdale station located in what today is Riverdale. The northern section of Riverdale and most of Butler were known as East Bloomingdale and West Bloomingdale during most of the 19th century. Despite crossing a county border, they shared a school district and residents considered the whole area as "Bloomingdale" until about 1881 when a Post Office named Butler was designated.

This began a period of rivalry which caused a schism between the residents of Butler and Bloomingdale resulting in separate schools and town bands. Bloomingdale was incorporated as an independent borough on February 23, 1918, when Pompton Township was split up into three new municipalities along with Wanaque and Ringwood. Prior to that, the area was known as Bloomingdale throughout the 19th century and was a farming community starting about 1712 with the "Bloomingdale Forge" built shortly thereafter to take advantage of the iron in the hills; the business district along the Paterson-Hamburg Turnpike and the Pequannock River began about the middle of the 19th century. Bloomingdale, like most municipalities in northeastern North Jersey, is a suburb of New York City; some of the things that still link Bloomingdale to its past are its two churches, the Samuel R. Donald School and the Bloomingdale Cornet Band continuously active since 1884. DeLazier Field, used by the Triboro Little League, was the home field for the Minor League Baseball team known as the Bloomingdale Troopers of the North Atlantic League from 1946 to 1948.

The History of Bloomingdale can be found in three separate books published by the borough in 1958, 1968 and 1993. Additionally, more history can be found in microfilmed local newspapers located at the Butler Museum, the Morristown Library, the Paterson Library and the New Jersey State Archives. According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 9.166 square miles, including 8.714 square miles of land and 0.452 square miles of water. Lake communities in the borough include Glen Wild Lake, Lake Iosco, Kampfe Lake and Lower / Upper Morse Lake. Unincorporated communities and place names located or within the borough include Cold Spring Lake, Glenwild Lake, Iosco Lake, Lake Kampfe, Morse Lakes, Mothers Lake, Norvin Green State Forest, Pompton Junction, Star Lake and Twilliger Lake; the borough borders Pompton Lakes, Ringwood and West Milford Township in Passaic County and both Butler and Riverdale in Morris County. As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 7,656 people, 2,935 households, 2,033.955 families living in the borough.

The population density was 878.6 per square mile. There were 3,089 housing units at an average density of 354.5 per square mile. The racial makeup of the borough was 91.97% White, 1.14% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 2.46% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 3.03% from other races, 1.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.33% of the population. There were 2,935 households out of which 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.0% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 30.7% were non-families. 25.1% of all households were made up of individuals, 8.1% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.10. In the borough, the population was spread out with 21.1% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 29.9% from 45 to 64, 14.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41.8 years. For every 100 females there were 96.8 males.

For every 100 females ages 18 and older there were 96.4 males. The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that median household income was $79,044 and the median family income was $103,972. Males had a median income of $56,974 versus $47,204 for females; the per capita income for the borough was $32,417. About 3.3% of families and 5.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.7% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over. Same-sex couples headed 23 households in 2010, up from the 14 counted in 2000; as of the 2000 United States Census there were 7,610 people, 2,847 households, 2,078 families residing in the borough. The population density was 864.7 people per square mile. There were 2,940 housing units at an average density of 334.1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the borough was 95.55% White, 0.42% African American, 0.12% Native American, 2.19% Asian, 0.67% from other races, 1.05% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.36% of the population.

There were 2,847 households out of which 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.9% we