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Rita Moreno

Rita Moreno is a Puerto Rican actress and singer. Her career has spanned over 70 years. Moreno is one of the few artists to have won all four major annual American entertainment awards: an Oscar, an Emmy, a Grammy and a Tony, she is one of 23 people who have achieved what is called the Triple Crown of Acting, with individual competitive Academy and Tony awards for acting. She has won numerous other awards, including various lifetime achievement awards and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America's highest civilian honor. Moreno was born in Humacao, Puerto Rico, to Rosa María, a seamstress, Francisco José "Paco" Alverío, a farmer, she was nicknamed "Rosita". Moreno, whose mother was 17 at the time of her birth, was raised in nearby Juncos, her maternal grandparents were Justino Trinidad from Spain. Moreno's mother moved to New York City in 1936, taking her daughter, but not her son, Moreno's younger brother, Francisco. Moreno adopted the surname of Edward Moreno, Rosa Maria's second husband, she spent her teenage years living in the villages of New York on Long Island.

Rita began her first dancing lessons soon after arriving in New York with a Spanish dancer known as "Paco Cansino", a paternal uncle of film star Rita Hayworth. When she was 11 years old, she lent her voice to Spanish language versions of American films, she had her first Broadway role—as "Angelina" in Skydrift—by the time she was 13, which caught the attention of Hollywood talent scouts. Moreno acted in films throughout the 1950s in small roles, including in The Toast of New Orleans and Singin' in the Rain, in which she played silent film star "Zelda Zanders". In March 1954, Moreno was featured on the cover of Life Magazine with the caption "Rita Moreno: An Actress's Catalog of Sex and Innocence". Moreno disliked most of her film work during this period, as she felt the roles she was given were stereotypical. One exception was her supporting role in I as Tuptim. In 1961, Moreno landed the role of Anita in Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins' film adaptation of Leonard Bernstein's and Stephen Sondheim's groundbreaking Broadway musical West Side Story, played by Chita Rivera on Broadway.

Moreno won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for that role. After winning the Oscar, Moreno thought she would be able to continue to perform less stereotypical film roles, but was disappointed: Ha, ha. I showed them. I didn't make another movie for seven years after winning the Oscar.... Before West Side Story, I was always offered the stereotypical Latina roles; the Conchitas and Lolitas in westerns. I was always barefoot, it was embarrassing stuff. But I did it. After West Side Story, it was pretty much the same thing. A lot of gang stories. Moreno had a major role in Smoke, released soon after West Side Story, she did appear in one film during her self-imposed exile from Hollywood – Cry of Battle – although it had been filmed directly before and after she won the Academy Award. She made her return to film in The Night of the Following Day with Marlon Brando, followed that with Popi, Marlowe with James Garner, Carnal Knowledge and The Ritz. Another notable role was in the hit film The Four Seasons.

She has continued to work in film since including a small voice role in the 2014 film Rio 2 her most commercially successful film. Moreno will star in, executive produce along with Steven Spielberg, the remake of West Side Story. In 1959 Moreno appeared as Lola Montez on the TV western Tales of Wells Fargo in the episode "Lola Montez". From 1971 to 1977, Moreno was a main cast member on the PBS children's series The Electric Company, she screamed the show's opening line, "Hey, you guys!" Her roles on the show included Millie the Helper, the naughty little girl Pandora, Otto, a short-tempered director. Rita Moreno has made numerous guest appearances on television series since the 1970s, including The Love Boat, The Cosby Show, George Lopez, The Golden Girls, Miami Vice. Moreno's appearance on The Muppet Show earned her a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program in 1977; as a result, she became the third person to have won an Oscar, a Grammy, a Tony, an Emmy referred to as an "EGOT".

She won another Emmy award the following year, 1978, this time a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress - Drama Series, for her portrayal of former call girl Rita Kapcovic on a three-episode arc on The Rockford Files. She was a regular on the three season network run of 9 to 5, a sitcom based on the film hit, during the early 1980s. During the mid-1990s, Moreno provided the voice of Carmen Sandiego on Fox's animated series Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego? In the franchise's 2019 animated series, Moreno voices the character Cookie Booker. In the late 1990s, Moreno played Sister Pete, a nun trained as a psychologist in the popular HBO series Oz, for which she won several ALMA Awards, she made a guest appearance on The Nanny as Coach Stone, Maggie's tyrannical gym teacher, whom Fran Fine remembered from her school as Ms. Wickavich, she had a recurring role on Law & Order: Criminal Intent as the dyin

7mm Winchester Short Magnum

The 7mm Winchester Short Magnum is a centrefire cartridge developed in partnership with Browning Arms Company and Winchester ammunition, making its debut and introduced to the shooting public in 2001. It is a member of the Winchester Short Magnum family of cartridges; the 7mm WSM is similar to the.300 WSM with the case necked down to handle.284" bullets. However, the distance from the case head to the datum line on the shoulder is longer for the 7WSM, preventing accidental chambering or firing of the.284" 7mm bullet in.270 WSM's.277" bore. The 7mm WSM cartridge achieves its useful purpose as an excellent cartridge for larger mule deer, black bear and elk. Winchester claims a muzzle velocity of 3,225 ft/s with a 140 grain bullet for their 7mm WSM cartridge. With a 160 grain bullet the Winchester figures are 2990 ft/s and 3176 ft. lbs. at the muzzle. The lighter, shorter 7mm bullets are preferred in these short case magnums; the 7mm WSM has failed to gain the same popularity as the other cartridges in the WSM family.

Some people erroneously believe the short case necks make the 7mm WSM poorly suited to heavier bullets, limiting the cartridge’s usefulness on larger game. It is no different in this respect than the popular 300 Winchester Magnum. In reality rifles chambered for the 7mm WSM chronograph 50-100 ft/s faster than the 7mm Remington Magnum with all bullets weights. Cost is another factor limiting popularity. Ammunition prices are higher than those of the 7mm Remington Magnum and the.280 Remington, both of which have similar performance to the 7mm WSM, with the 280 Rem having less muzzle energy and the 7mm Rem Mag being equal. Table of handgun and rifle cartridges 7mm Cartridge Guide, 7mm WSM section

Daphnis and Chloe

Daphnis and Chloe is an ancient Greek novel written in the Roman Empire, the only known work of the second-century AD Greek novelist and romance writer Longus. It is set on the Greek isle of Lesbos, its style is pastoral. Daphnis and Chloe resembles a modern novel more than does its chief rival among Greek erotic romances, the Aethiopica of Heliodorus, remarkable more for its plot than for its characterization. Daphnis and Chloe is the story of a boy and a girl, each of whom is exposed at birth along with some identifying tokens. A goatherd named Lamon discovers Daphnis, a shepherd called Dryas finds Chloe; each decides to raise the child. Daphnis and Chloe grow up together, they fall in love but, being naive, do not understand what is happening to them. Philetas, a wise old cowherd, explains to them what love is and tells them that the only cure is kissing, they do this. Lycaenion, a woman from the city, educates Daphnis in love-making. Daphnis, decides not to test his newly acquired skill on Chloe, because Lycaenion tells Daphnis that Chloe "will scream and cry and lie bleeding heavily."

Throughout the book, Chloe is courted by suitors, two of whom attempt with varying degrees of success to abduct her. She is carried off by raiders from a nearby city and saved by the intervention of the god Pan. Meanwhile, Daphnis falls into a pit, gets beaten up, is abducted by pirates, is nearly raped. In the end and Chloe are recognized by their birth parents, get married, live out their lives in the country; the characters in the novel include: Chloe – the heroine Daphnis – the hero Dorcon – the would-be suitor of Chloe Dionysophanes – Daphnis' master and father Dryas – Chloe's foster father Eros – god of love Lamon – Daphnis' foster father Lycaenion – woman who educates Daphnis in love-making Myrtale – Daphnis' foster mother Nape – Chloe's foster mother Gnathon – the would-be suitor of Daphnis Philetas – old countryman who advises the heroes about love. As soon as he had copied the text, he upset the ink-stand and poured ink all over the manuscript; the Italian philologists were incensed those who had studied the pluteus giving "a most exact description" of it.

The first vernacular edition of Daphnis and Chloe was the French version of Jacques Amyot, published in 1559. Along with the Diana of Jorge de Montemayor and Chloe helped inaugurate a European vogue for pastoral fiction in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Daphnis and Chloe was the model of La Sireine of Honoré d'Urfé, the Aminta of Torquato Tasso, The Gentle Shepherd of Allan Ramsay; the novel Paul et Virginie by Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre echoes the same story. Jacques Amyot's French translation is better known than the original; the story has been presented in numerous illustrated editions, including a 1937 limited edition with woodcuts by Aristide Maillol, a 1977 edition illustrated by Marc Chagall. Another translation that rivals the original is that of Annibale Caro, one of those writers dearest to lovers of the Tuscan elegances; the 1952 work Shiosai, written by the Japanese writer Yukio Mishima following a visit to Greece, is considered to have been inspired by the Daphnis and Chloe myth.

Another work based on it is the 1923 novel Le Blé en herbe by Colette. The 1987 film The Princess Bride contains similarities to Chloe. Lawrence Rinder, director of the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, attributes the inspiration for the film to Longus. Jacques Offenbach wrote a one-act operetta based on the story in 1860. Joseph Bodin de Boismortier wrote a Daphnis et Chloé pastorale in 3 acts in 1747. Jean-Jacques Rousseau wrote a pastorale heroïque called Daphnis et Chloè between 1774 and 1776; the work was never finished, due to his death in 1778. Maurice Ravel wrote the 1912 ballet Daphnis et Chloé for Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, choreographed by Michel Fokine; the music by Ravel was used in the ballet of the same name by Frederick Ashton, first performed by the Sadler's Wells Ballet at Covent Garden on 5 April 1951, with Margot Fonteyn as Chloe and Michael Somes as Daphnis. Decor was by John Craxton. John Neumeier choreographed the ballet Chloe for his Frankfurt Ballet company.

Jean-Christophe Maillot created a contemporary and sensual choreography of the ballet Daphnis et Chloé for Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo. This shorter 35 minute choreography uses Maurice Ravel's music, but not the whole original ballet, it features Jeroen Verbruggen as Daphnis, Anjara Ballesteros-Cilla as Chloe, Bernice Coppieters as Lycenion and Chris Roelandt as Dorcon, was directed by Denis Caïozzi and produced by Telmondis, Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo and Mezzo. The ballet premiered on April 1, 2010, at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco and has since been broadcast several times on television internationally. Marc Chagall produced a series of 42 color lithographs based on the tale of Chloe; the work was adapted into a 64-minute mute film by Orestis Laskos in 193