Michael Williams, better known by his stage name Sister Roma, is an American drag queen and art director of gay pornography. He is a twenty-year member of San Francisco's Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. Roma was the long-time art director at gay pornography studio Hot House Entertainment until Hot House was bought by NakedSword, in 2014. Roma co-hosts an online talk show, The Tim and Roma Show, that focuses on gay pornographic movies and the LGBT community. Roma has been a presenter at the GayVN Awards, a pornography industry awards show. Roma has served as an emcee and judge for the San Francisco Drag King Contest, the 2005 benefit Porn Idol. In 2006, Roma was nominated for Best Nonsexual Performance Gay Adult Video News award for her portrayal of Mona Lott, the maid of Wet Palms, a ten-episode gay-porn soap opera series, he has performed at San Francisco's long-running drag show Trannyshack. In 2012, Sister Roma was the sole community-elected grand marshal, serving with twelve other marshals appointed by the Pride Board of the San Francisco Pride Parade.
In 2014, Roma objected to Facebook's real-name policy after the site suspended multiple accounts belonging to LGBT entertainers, was one of a group of San Francisco residents who met with Facebook representatives to discuss the policy. Media related to Sister Roma at Wikimedia Commons
Roma (2004 film)
Roma is a 2004 Argentine-Spanish drama film directed by Adolfo Aristarain and starring Juan Diego Botto, Susú Pecoraro and José Sacristán. It won the Silver Condor for Best Film. Young journalist Manuel Cueto is sent by his publisher boss to help solitary novelist Joaquín Góñez finish his long-overdue last book. Brought out of his loneliness by the young man, Joaquín reminisces about his youth and experiences in Buenos Aires, as well as his intense relationship with his mother Roma. Juan Diego Botto as Manuel Cueto/Joaco Susú Pecoraro as Roma Di Toro José Sacristán as Joaquín Góñez Agustín Garvíe as Joaco Vando Villamil as Áteo Di Toro Marcela Kloosterboer as Reneé Maximiliano Ghione as Guido Marina Glezer as Alicia Gustavo Garzón as Joaquín father Carla Crespo as Betty Marcos Mundstock as Gustavo Smirnoff Raúl Rizzo as Doctor Cassano Jean Pierre Noher as Pando Alberto Jiménez as Publisher María Galiana as Portera Jane Darwell as Ma Joad Henry Fonda as Tom Joad Jonathan Holland, film critic for Variety magazine and reporting from the San Sebastián International Film Festival, liked the film and wrote, "Argentine helmer Adolfo Aristarain turns a compassionate eye toward his own spiritual and political education in the rangy affecting and rewardingly intense Roma, his most achieved work to date.
Lengthy, but not over-long, rites-of-passage yarn takes one young man's life as the focal point for the struggles which tore Argentina apart in the late'60s and'70s, as well as being an homage to the dangerous pleasures of self-discovery. Film garnered positive reactions at home on its spring release and has the emotional coherence to strike universal chords offshore." The film premiered in Argentina on April 15, 2004. In the year it was presented at the Donostia-San Sebastián International Film Festival on September 19, 2004. In Spain it opened wide on October 1, 2004; the picture screened at various film festivals, including: the Seattle International Film Festival, United States. Roma on IMDb Roma at AllMovie Roma at the cinenacional.com Roma review at La Nación by Diego Batlle Roma scene on YouTube
Henri Salvador was a French Caribbean comedian and singer. Salvador was born in Cayenne, French Guiana, his father and his mother, Antonine Paterne, daughter of a native Carib Indian, were both from Guadeloupe, French West Indies. Salvador had a brother, André, a sister, Alice, he began his musical career as a guitarist accompanying other singers. He had learned the guitar by imitating Django Reinhardt's recordings, was to work alongside him in the 1940s. Salvador recorded several songs written by Boris Vian with Quincy Jones as arranger, he played many years with Ray Ventura and His Collegians where he used to sing and play comedy on stage. He appeared in movies including Nous irons à Monte-Carlo, Nous irons à Paris and Mademoiselle s'amuse, he is known to have recorded the first French rock and roll songs in 1957 written by Boris Vian and Michel Legrand — "Rock'n Roll Mops", "Rock hoquet, Va t'faire cuire un oeuf, man" and "Dis-moi qu'tu m'aimes rock" — under the artist name of Henry Cording.
Despite this historical aspect, he never ceased to claim that he disliked rock and roll and refused to talk about this subject on. In the 1960s, Salvador was the host of several popular television variety shows on French TV. In 1964, he scored a hit with "Zorro est arrivé", inspired by The Coasters' U. S. hit "Along Came Jones". He is famous for his rich, catchy laugh, a theme in many of his humorous songs. In 1969, Henri Salvador recorded a variation of "Mah Nà Mah Nà" entitled "Mais non, mais non", with lyrics he had written in French to Piero Umiliani's music. Henri Salvador and his song "Dans mon île" were thought to be an influence on Antônio Carlos Jobim in formulating the Brazilian bossa nova style. Caetano Veloso, a famous Brazilian composer and singer, made Henri Salvador famous to Brazilian audiences with the song "Reconvexo", in which he says "quem não sentiu o swing de Henri Salvador?". Veloso recorded a version of Salvador's song "Dans mon île". At the age of 70, Salvador was the voice-over of the crab Sebastian in the 1989 French dubbing of Disney's The Little Mermaid.
Recordings of "Embrasse-la" can be found on YouTube. Salvador discovered Art Mengo, he died of a ruptured aneurysm at his home in the early hours of 13 February 2008. He was 90 years of age, he was buried next to his wife Jacqueline in Père-Lachaise Cemetery. He was known as a supporter of Paris Saint-Germain F. C, he obtained four seats for life in the Parc des Princes. Henri Salvador continues to be popular today among French communities in Canada. In 2000, Virgin Records released a CD featuring popular hits such as "Jazz Mediterrannée", which continues to receive regular air play. In 2002, his album Chambre avec vue sold over two million copies. In 2005, Salvador was awarded the Brazilian Order of Cultural Merit, which he received from the acclaimed singer and Minister of Culture, Gilberto Gil, in the presence of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva for his influence on Brazilian culture on bossa nova, to whose invention he contributed; that same year he took 52nd place in the election of Le Plus Grand Français.
He was a commander of the French Légion d'honneur and of the French National Order of Merit. In 2007, he released Révérence on V2 Records, featuring Caetano Veloso, he went on to perform the track "La vie c'est la vie" from that album on an episode of the BBC programme Later… with Jools Holland aired on 4 May 2007. Henri Salvador chante ses derniers succès, Polydor Henry Cording and His Original Rock and Roll Boys, Philips Sous les tropiques, Philips Dans mon île, Barclay Chanté par Henri Salvador, Barclay Salvador s'amuse, Barclay Succès, Philips Henri Salvador, Philips Zorro est arrivé, Rigolo Le travail c'est la santé, Rigolo Henri Salvador, Rigolo Salvador, Rigolo Henri Salvador, Rigolo Chante Boris Vian, Barclay Le Petit Poucet, Rigolo Salvador 77, Rigolo Henri Salvador, Rigolo Salvador/Boris Vian, Rigolo Salvador en fête, Rigolo Henri, Pathé Marconi Des goûts et des couleurs, Pathé Marconi Monsieur Henri, Sony Music Chambre avec vue, Virgin Performance!, EMI Ma chère et tendre, EMI Révérence, V2 Tant de temps, Polydor "Clopin clopant" "Maladie d'amour" "L'abeille et le papillon" "Je vous'aime" "Blouse du dentiste" "Bonjour sourire" "Le loup, la biche et le chevalier" "Adieu Foulard, adieu Madras" "Rock'n Roll Mops" "Rock Hoquet" "Dans mon île" "Une bonne paire de claques" "Faut rigoler" "Le lion est mort ce soir" "Syracuse" "Minnie petite souris" "Monsieur Boum Boum" "Ma pipe" "Zorro est arrivé" "Le travail c'est la santé" "Juanita banana" "Mais non, mais non" "Fugue en rire" "C'est pas la joie" "J'aime tes g'nous" "Ouais" "Blues dingue" "J'ai vu" Last hit single / album Chambre avec vue Henri Salvador, French Wikipedia
Claudio Villa, byname of Claudio Pica, was an Italian singer and actor. Tenor Claudio Villa was born Claudio Pica in the Trastevere quarter of Rome in 1926, he recorded over 3000 songs, sold 45 million records, appeared in 25 musicals during his career. His parents gave him the name "Claudio" in honor of Claudio Serio. Many songs made famous by Villa, like "'A Tazza'E Cafe'," were recorded for the Fonit Cetra label. Villa died in 1987. Together with Domenico Modugno Villa holds the record for the most wins at the Sanremo Music Festival, where he won the competition in 1955, 1957, 1962 and 1967. In 1963 he won the Festival di Napoli with the song "Jamme ja", he sang at another Italian music competition, Canzonissima, a television event shown on RAI from 1956 to 1974. He won Canzonissima in 1964 with "O sole mio" and in 1966 with "Granada", he competed in the Eurovision Song Contest: in 1962 he sang "Addio, addio" and came in ninth. His death in 1987 by a heart attack was announced live by host Pippo Baudo during the last night of that year's Sanremo Festival.
His tomb, surrounded by bas-relief and wall-paintings made in occasion of 20th anniversary of death, is located in San Sebastiano cemetery in Rocca di Papa, near Rome, where he lived for many years with his family. The singer was unknown in North America until the 1996 film Big Night was released, co-directed by Stanley Tucci and Campbell Scott; the film won international acclaim. The soundtrack includes three Claudio Villa songs: "Stornelli Amorosi", "La Strada Del Bosco" and "Tic Ti, Tic Ta". According to the liner notes accompanying the CD, "Stanley grew up listening to vocalists such as Carlo Buti and Claudio Villa, huge names in Italy but little known here. Villa is a master of the stornello, a traditional song style that we thought had just the right, delicate feeling for the film's opening, but we and co-director Campbell Scott were further amazed by Villa when in the editing room, we chanced upon his boisterous "Tic Ti, Tic Ta" and his shamelessly romantic "La Strada del Bosco". Song of Spring Serenata amara Solo per te Lucia Ore 10: lezione di canto Primo applauso Serenate per 16 bionde L'amore nasce a Roma Fountain of Trevi
Roma Street busway station
Roma Street busway station is located in Brisbane, Australia serving the Brisbane central business district. It is located adjacent to the Brisbane Transit Centre, it opened on 19 May 2008. It is served by eight routes all operated by Brisbane Transport. Roma Street busway station TransLink
MV Doulos Phos
The ship known as the Doulos Phos, The Ship Hotel held the record of being the world's oldest active ocean-faring passenger ship until December 2009, having travelled the world's oceans from the time of her building in 1914 until being retired from cruising service at the end of 2009. She is now owned by Eric Saw and chief executive of BizNaz Resources International Pte Ltd in Singapore, she was operated by the German charity Gute Bücher für Alle, was used as a floating bookshop. The ship has been known as the SS Medina, the SS Roma, the MS Franca C, the MV Doulos; the Doulos ended her final cruise in late 2009 at Singapore, with the ship being handed over to her new owners on 18 March 2010. The ship's conversion into a luxury hotel was still ongoing during 2017and 2018. In February 2016 the ship was renamed Doulos Phos, The Ship Hotel and began conversion into a luxury hotel; the conversion is expected to retain the ship's bridge and engine room as part of the Maritime Heritage Museum. Decks A and B will be used as the hotel.
Two restaurants capable of seating 250 people each will be located on the Promenade deck and the boat deck. Other future amenities include a deli, café, wine and juice bars, a bookshop, banquet hall, meeting rooms, a bible school. An amphitheater seating up to 70 people has been proposed. Scheduled to open in late 2016, workers and heavy equipment were still on the site in November 2017; as of January 2019 a Bintan tourism site listed the Doulos Phos as a hotel "coming soon". MV Logos II MV Logos Hope Elaine Rhoton; the Doulos Story. Carlisle: OM Publishing ISBN 1-85078-269-5 MV Doulos' history site Former owner OM Ships International Port History as MV Doulos Operated by GBA 1978–2009
Italian battleship Roma (1907)
Roma was an Italian pre-dreadnought battleship, laid down in 1903, launched in 1907 and completed in 1908. She was the third member of the Regina Elena class, which included three other vessels: Regina Elena and Vittorio Emanuele. Roma was armed with a main battery of two 12 in twelve 8 in guns, she was quite fast for the period, with a top speed of nearly 21 knots. Roma saw action in the Italo-Turkish War in 1911 and 1912. Roma remained in service during World War I in 1915–18, but saw no action as a result of the cautious policies of both the Italian and Austro-Hungarian navies, she remained in the Italian inventory until she was stricken from the naval register in September 1926 and was subsequently broken up for scrap. Roma had a beam of 22.4 m and a maximum draft of 8.58 m. She displaced 13,772 long tons at full combat load, her propulsion system consisted of two vertical triple expansion engines rated at 21,968 indicated horsepower. Steam for the engines was provided by twenty-eight coal-fired Wilcox boilers.
The ship's propulsion system provided a top speed of 21.39 knots and a range of 10,000 nautical miles at 10 knots. Roma enlisted men; as built, the ship was armed with two 12 in 40-caliber guns placed in two single gun turrets, one forward and one aft. The ship was equipped with twelve 8 in 45-cal. Guns in six twin turrets amidships. Close-range defense against torpedo boats was provided by a battery of twenty-four 3 in 40-cal. Guns and two 47 mm guns, she was equipped with two 17.7 in torpedo tubes placed in the hull below the waterline. Roma was protected with Krupp steel manufactured in Terni; the main belt was 9.8 in thick, the deck was 1.5 in thick. The conning tower was protected by 10 in of armor plating; the main battery guns had 8 in thick plating, the 8-inch gun turrets had 6 in thick sides. Roma was laid down at the La Spezia shipyard on 20 August 1903 and launched on 21 April 1907. After fitting-out work, the ship was completed on 17 December 1908. After her commissioning, Roma was assigned to the active duty squadron, where she remained through 1910, which included her three sisters and the two Regina Margherita-class battleships.
At the time, these six battleships represented Italy's front-line battle fleet. The active duty squadron was in service for seven months of the year for training. Italy declared war on the Ottoman Empire in order to seize Libya and other Ottoman holdings in the Mediterranean on 29 September 1911. For the duration of the conflict, Roma served in the 1st Division of the 1st Squadron with her three sister ships, under the command of Vice Admiral Augusto Aubry. On 30 September, her sister Vittorio Emanuele, the armored cruiser Pisa conducted a sweep in the Aegean, in the hopes of catching the Turkish training squadron, at the time returning from the Levant to Constantinople. Shortly thereafter, her sister Napoli, the armored cruisers Pisa and Amalfi conducted a blockade of the port of Tripoli; the ships were relieved on 3 October by the battleships Benedetto Brin and the three vessels of the Re Umberto class. On 18 October and the rest of the 1st Division escorted a convoy of eight troopships to Benghazi.
The Italian fleet bombarded the city the next morning after the Ottoman garrison refused to surrender. During the bombardment, parties from the ships and the infantry from the troopships went ashore; the Italians forced the Ottomans to withdraw into the city by evening. After a short siege, the Ottoman forces withdrew on 29 October. By December and the other ships of the 1st Squadron were dispersed in the ports of Cyrenaica. Roma remained stationed at Benghazi along with her sister Regina Elena, along with the armored cruiser San Marco and the protected cruiser Agordat. While there, the ships assisted in the defense of the conquered city from Turkish counter-attacks. In early 1912, Roma and the bulk of the fleet withdrew to Italy for maintenance necessary after several months of combat operations. Only a small force of cruisers and light craft was left to patrol the North African coast, since the Ottoman fleet remained confined to port; the 1st Division left Taranto on 13 April for a demonstration off the Anatolian coast, along with the battleships of the 3rd Division, which had left from Tobruk.
The two squadrons met on 17 April off the island of Stampalia, after which the combined fleet steamed north. The following day, the ships cut submarine telegraph cables between Imbros, Lemnos and the Dardanelles; the ships steamed to the entrance to the Dardanelles in an attempt to lure out the Ottoman fleet. When the Ottoman coastal fortifications began to take the Italian ships under fire, the Italians returned fire and inflicted serious damage on them. On 19 April and most of the fleet returned to Italy, leaving only Pisa, a flotilla of torpedo boats to cruise off the Ottoman coast. On 30 April, the 1st Division again departed from Taranto, bound for the island of Rhodes. Meanwhile, the 3rd Division battleships escorted a convoy of troopships from Tobruk to the island; the Italian heavy ships cruised off the city of Rhodes while the transports landed the expeditionary force 10 miles to the south on 4 May.