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Rudy Vallée

Hubert Prior "Rudy" Vallée was an American singer and radio host. He was one of the first modern pop stars of the teen idol type; the son of Charles Alphonse Vallée and Catherine Lynch, Rudy Vallée was born Hubert Prior Vallée in Island Pond, Vermont. His parents were born and raised in Vermont; the Vallées were Francophone Canadians from Quebec. Vallée grew up in Maine. In 1917, he enlisted for World War I but was discharged when United States Navy authorities discovered he was only 15 years old, he enlisted in Portland, Maine, on March 29, 1917, under the false birthdate of July 28, 1899. He was discharged at the Naval Training Station, Rhode Island, on May 17, 1917, with 41 days of active service. After playing drums in his high school band, Vallée played clarinet and saxophone in bands around New England as a teenager. From 1924 through 1925, he played with the Savoy Havana Band at the Savoy Hotel in London, where band members discouraged his attempts to become a vocalist, he returned to the United States attending the University of Maine.

He received a degree in philosophy from Yale University, where he played in the Yale Collegians with Peter Arno, who became a cartoonist for The New Yorker magazine. After graduation, he formed Rudy Vallée and the Connecticut Yankees, having named himself after saxophonist Rudy Wiedoeft. With this band, which included two violins, two saxophones, a piano, a banjo, drums, he started singing, he seemed more at home singing sweet ballads than jazz songs. But his singing, suave manner, boyish good looks attracted attention from young women. Vallée was given a recording contract, in 1928 he started performing on the radio, he became one of the first crooners. Singers needed strong voices to fill theaters in the days before microphones. Crooners had soft voices. Vallée's trombone-like vocal phrasing on "Deep Night" would inspire Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Perry Como to model their voices on jazz instruments. Vallée was one of the first celebrity pop stars. Flappers pursued him, his live appearances were sold out.

Among screaming female fans, his voice failed to project in venues without microphones and amplification, so he sang through a megaphone. A caricature of him singing this way was depicted in the Betty Boop cartoon Poor Cinderella. Another caricature is in Crosby and Vallee, which parodies him, Bing Crosby, Russ Columbo. In the words of a magazine writer in 1929, At the microphone he is a romantic figure. Faultlessly attired in evening dress, he pours into the radio's delicate ear a stream of mellifluous melody, he appears to be coaxing, pleading and at the same time adoring the invisible one to whom his song is attuned. Vallée had his share of detractors as well as fans. Radio Revue, a radio fan magazine, held a contest in which people wrote letters explaining his success; the winning letter, written by a man who disliked Vallee's music, said, "Rudy Vallee is reaping the harvest of a seed, sown this day and age: LOVE. The good-looking little son-of-a-gun and LOVES his audience and his art, he LOVES to please listeners—LOVES it more than he does his name in the big lights, his mug in the papers.

He loved all those unseen women as passionately as a voice can love, long before they began to purr and to caress him with two-cent stamps."Vallée made his first records in 1928 for Columbia's low-priced labels Harmony, Velvet Tone, Diva. He signed to RCA Victor in February 1929 and remained with the company through 1931, leaving after a heated dispute with executives over title selections, he recorded for the short-lived Hit of the Week label which sold records laminated onto cardboard. In August 1932, he signed with Columbia and stayed with the label through 1933, his records were issued on Victor's low-priced Bluebird label until November 1933, when he was back on the Victor label. He remained with Victor until signing with ARC in 1936. ARC issued his records on the Perfect, Melotone and Romeo labels until 1937, when he again returned to Victor. With his group the Connecticut Yankees, Vallée's best-known recordings include "The Stein Song" in 1929 and "Vieni, Vieni" in the latter 1930s, his last hit record was a reissue of "As Time Goes By", popularized in the 1942 film Casablanca.

Due to the mid-1940s recording ban, RCA Victor reissued the version he had recorded in 1931. During World War II, he enlisted in the United States Coast Guard to help direct the 11th district Coast Guard band as a Chief Petty Officer, he was led the 40 piece band to great success. In 1944 he was returned to radio. According to George P. Oslin, Vallée on July 28, 1933 was the recipient of the first singing telegram. A fan telegraphed birthday greeting, Oslin had the operator sing "Happy Birthday to You". In 1995, a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs, Walk of Stars was dedicated to him. In 1929, Vallée began hosting The Fleischmann's Yeast Hour, a popular radio show with guests such as Fay Wray and Richard Cromwell in dramatic skits. Vallée continued hosting radio shows such as the Royal Gelatin Hour, Vallee Varieties, The Rudy Vallee Show through the 1930s and 1940s; when Vallée took his contractual vacations from his national radio show in 1937, he insisted his sponsor hire Louis Armstrong as his substitute This was the first instance of an African-American hosting a national radio program.

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Our Town (opera)

Our Town is a three-act opera by composer Ned Rorem and librettist J. D. McClatchy, it is the first opera to be adapted from the Thornton Wilder play of the same name. The opera was commissioned by Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Opera Boston, the Aspen Music Festival and School, North Carolina School of the Arts, Lake George Opera in Saratoga Springs, N. Y. and Festival Opera in Walnut Creek, Calif. The following principal roles appear as listed in the score published by Boosey & Hawkes: Stage Manager: Tenor Emily Webb, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Webb: Soprano George Gibbs, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gibbs: Tenor Dr. Gibbs, the town doctor: Bass Mrs. Gibbs: Mezzo-Soprano Mr. Webb, the newspaper editor: Baritone Mrs. Webb: Mezzo-Soprano Mrs. Soames: Mezzo-Soprano Simon Stimson, the choirmaster: Tenor Joe Crowell, Frank, & Sam, friends of George: Tenor It was premiered by Indiana University Opera Theater with student singers and orchestra on 25 February 2006, its professional debut was at the Lake George Opera on 1 July 2006.

It covers the same ground as the play, dealing with birth and death. Rorem created pleasant sparseness to maintain the feel of the original production; the opera is sung through, with little spoken dialogue. As with the play, the libretto calls for no sets, a bare stage, limited props; the British and European première took place in the Silk Street Theatre at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama on 29 May 2012, directed by Stephen Medcalf and conducted by Clive Timms. Opening night cast: Stage Manager: Stuart Laing Emily Webb: Sky Ingram George Gibbs: Alexandros Tsilogiannis Mrs Gibbs: Kathryn McAdam Dr. Gibbs: Barnaby Rae Mr Webb: Ashley Riches Mrs Webb: Emily Blanch Simon Stimson: Jorge Navarro-Colorado Mrs Soames: Anna StarushkevychThe opera was performed at the Glenn Korff School of Music at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln November 12–15, 2009; the Ohio première took place on 12 February 2010 at the Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music in Berea, Ohio. The Drake University Department of Music presented the Iowa première in Drake's Sheslow Auditorium April 26 & 27, 2013.

It was performed at Central City Opera in Colorado during the summer 2013 season and at the Bass School of Music at Oklahoma City University February 21–23, 2014. Boston Opera Collaborative presented the opera in June 2015, a rare performance was heard at the Eastman School of Music in April 2015 and at Opera Nuova in Edmonton in June 2015; the opera was performed at the Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto, California, by the Townsend Opera January 21 & 22, 2017, again at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Fresno, California by the Fresno Grand Opera on January 28 and 29, 2017. These two productions were the same though with local choruses and orchestras. Alison Moritz was Ryan Murray Music Director for both productions; the University of Missouri presented the opera in March 2017 at the Missouri Theater Center for the Arts. Christine Seitz directed the production. From February 7 to February 10, 2019 Southern Methodist University's Meadows School of the Arts will perform the opera in the Bob Hope Theater at the Owen Arts Center

Bobby Roberts (basketball)

Bobby Roberts was an American college basketball coach for Clemson University from 1962 to 1970. Roberts played for Furman, he joined Clemson in 1958 as an coach of the freshman team. He was promoted to head coach when Press Maravich left the Tigers to take an assistant coaching position under Everett Case at NC State. Roberts coached the Tigers for eight seasons, he was the first coach in school history to lead the ram to consecutive winning seasons in the Atlantic Coast Conference, in 1965–66 and 1966–67. Roberts resigned his post with six regular-season games to go the 1969–70 season, to be effective at the end of the year; the team finished 7–19 in his last year. Roberts died on June 2002 at age 74 at his home in Aiken, South Carolina. Coaching record @

Johannes Kalitzke

Johannes Kalitzke is a German composer and conductor. After studying in Cologne and at the IRCAM in Paris, he was chief conductor at the Musiktheater im Revier in Gelsenkirchen for several years led the ensemble musikFabrik and composed operas on commissions in Germany and Austria, he has been Professor of Conducting at the Salzburg Mozarteum from 2015. Born in Cologne, Kalitzke trained on the piano from 1967 to 1977 with Jeanette Chéro and studied church music in Cologne from 1974 to 1976, he studied further at the Musikhochschule Köln from 1978 to 1981, studying piano with Aloys Kontarsky, conducting with Wolfgang von der Nahmer, composition with York Höller, electronic music with Ulrich Humpert. He focused on electronic music at the IRCAM in Paris with Vinko Globokar in 1982–83, on a scholarship of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes. From 1984 to 1990, Kalitze was first Kapellmeister and chief conductor at the Musiktheater im Revier in Gelsenkirchen. From 1986, he was the leader of the Forum für Neue Musik there, succeeding Carla Henius.

From 1991, he was artistic director of the ensemble musikFabrik. Since 1996, he has taught at the Darmstädter Ferienkurse and held master classes at several universities of music, for Deutscher Musikrat, his first opera, Bericht über den Tod des Musikers Jack Tiergarten, premiered at the Munich Biennale in 1996. On a commission from the state of Schleswig-Holstein, he composed his second opera, Molière oder die Henker der Komödianten, which premiered in Bremen in 1998, as did his opera Inferno in 2004. In 2007, Kalitzke received a commission from Theater an der Wien to compose Die Besessenen after Witold Gombrowicz, which premiered on 19 February 2010, his fifth opera, based on Edgar Allan Poe's novel The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket, premiered in Heidelberg in May 2016. The story is told by nine male singers and by dancers, while a quartet with female voices performs from behind the scene. Online Musik Magazin wrote that Kalitzke's score "could be a musical representation of the world of Hieronymus Bosch."Kalitzke has been a professor of conducting contemporary music at the Mozarteum in Salzburg from 2015.

1990 Bernd Alois Zimmermann Scholarship of Cologne 2003 Villa Massimo Fellowship 2009 Member of the Academy of the Arts, Berlin 2015 Member of the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts Kalitzke's works are held by the German National Library: Spiegelbild De Profundis Macchina d’autunno Berceuse intégrale pour Hieronymus Bosch Trio Infernal Rotationsetüde Die Hundertjahrfeier der Nacht Jardins Paradoxaux Das Labyrinth der Lieder Tübingen, Jänner Nachtschleife Bis zum äußersten Tor, Kafka-Komplex for solo voices, viola and Zuspiel Salto, Ikarus Bericht über den Tod des Musikers Jack Tiergarten Hände im Spiegel Die Rückseite der Tage Moliere oder die Henker der Komödianten Chasse Royale Circus Frenzy Cruxification I Schuberts Traum – Stilleben mit Inferno nach einem Tagebuchtext von Franz Schubert, für Stimmen und Ensemble Six Covered Settings Vier Toteninseln memoria Inferno, musical stage work after the play by Peter Weiss Ortswechsel Die Besessenen, opera Figuren am Horizont, for violin solo and six instrumentalists Die Weber, music to the silent film by Friedrich Zelnik for chamber orchestra Angels Burnout Graffiti for ensemble Pym, opera Literature by and about Johannes Kalitzke in the German National Library catalogue Official website Werke von Johannes Kalitzke Edition Gravis Johannes Kalitzke The Living Composers Project Johannes Kalitzke discography at Discogs Johannes Kalitzke / Born 12 February 1959 BBC

Joseph Olshan

Joseph Olshan is an American novelist. He is the author of nine novels, most Cloudland, his first novel, Clara's Heart, won the Times/Jonathan Cape Young Writers' Competition and went on to be made into a feature film starring Whoopi Goldberg in 1988. In addition to his novels, he has written extensively for newspapers and magazines, including the San Francisco Chronicle The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, The Times, The Observer, The Independent, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The New York Observer, Harper's Bazaar, People Magazine, Entertainment Weekly. Between 1992 and 1994 he was a regular book reviewer for The Wall Street Journal. For most of the 1990s he was a professor of Creative Writing at New York University, where he taught both graduate and undergraduate courses, he is Executive Editor of Delphinium Books. Joseph Olshan is published in the U. S. by St. Martin's Press and Berkley Books and in United Kingdom by Bloomsbury Publishing and by Arcadia Books, his work has been translated into sixteen languages.

He grew up in Harrison, New York, New York City and graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He lives in Vermont. Olshan is gay, he is not considered a writer of gay literature but prefers to be considered as a "writer". Cloudland The Conversion In Clara's Hands Vanitas Nightswimmer The Sound of Heaven The Waterline A Warmer Season Clara's Heart Library of Congress Online Catalog > Joseph Olshan Joseph Olshan Official Website Audio: Vermont Public Radio > Interview with Author Joseph Olshan on The Conversion > Friday May 2, 2008 > By Neal Charnoff Bloomsbury > Joseph Olshan Bio Audio: NPR's All Things Considered> Book reviewer Alan Cheuse Examines The Conversion, by Joseph Olshan Audio: NPR's All Things Considered> Book reviewer Alan Cheuse Reviews Vanitas, by Joseph Olshan Review: Library Journal > Reivew by Jenn B. Stidham of The Conversion by Joseph Olshan


Nett written as Net, is one of the administrative divisions of Pohnpei State, Federated States of Micronesia. Nett is one of the six municipalities located in the main island of Pohnpei, it corresponds to the north-central sector of the island. The population was 5,139 as of 2000. Nett municipality included Kolonia, now a separate administrative division. Pohnpei State Department of Education operates public schools: Nett Elementary School Parem Elementary SchoolBailey Olter High School in Kolonia serves students from Nett. Madolenihmw Kitti U, Pohnpei Sokehs Kapingamarangi Pingelap Sapwuahfik Nukuoro Mokil Kolonia Oroluk Palikir Thomas Panholzer & Rufino Mauricio, Place Names of Pohnpei Island, ISBN 978-1-57306-166-7