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Ueno is a district in Tokyo's Taitō Ward, best known as the home of Ueno Park. Ueno is home to some of Tokyo's finest cultural sites, including the Tokyo National Museum, the National Museum of Western Art, the National Museum of Nature and Science, as well as a major public concert hall. Many Buddhist temples are in the area, including the Bentendo temple dedicated to goddess Benzaiten, on an island in Shinobazu Pond; the Kan'ei-ji, a major temple of the Tokugawa shōguns, stood in this area, its pagoda is now within the grounds of the Ueno Zoo. Nearby is the Ueno Tōshō-gū, a Shinto shrine dedicated to Tokugawa Ieyasu. Near the Tokyo National Museum there is The International Library of Children's Literature. Just south of the station is the Ameya-yokochō, a street market district that evolved out of an open-air black market that sprung up after World War II. Just east is the Ueno motorcycle district, with English-speaking staff available in some stores. Ueno is part of the historical Shitamachi district of Tokyo, a working class area rather than where the aristocrats and rich merchants lived.

Today the immediate area, due to its close proximity to a major transportation hub, retains high land value but just a short walk away to the east or north reveals some of the less glitzy architecture of Tokyo. Ueno Station is operated by JR East. Ueno Park and Ueno Station are home to a large percentage of Tokyo's homeless population. Though nearly invisible in other parts of Tokyo, the homeless population in Ueno can be found sleeping or communing in large numbers around the "ike" of this district. Ueno is the hometown of Yoshida Watch Shop, established in 1901 by Shogoro Yoshida, it is the origin of Orient Watch Co. Ltd. Taitō operates public junior high schools. Public high schools are operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education. Ueno High School Ueno Shinobugaoka High School Ueno Tōshō-gū Ueno travel guide from Wikivoyage Ueno / Official Tokyo Travel Guide GO TOKYO


Stotra is a Sanskrit word that means "ode, eulogy or a hymn of praise". It is a literary genre of Indian religious texts designed to be melodically sung, in contrast to a shastra, composed to be recited. A stotra can be a description, or a conversation, but always with a poetic structure, it may be a simple poem expressing praise and personal devotion to a deity for example, or poems with embedded spiritual and philosophical doctrines. Many stotra hymns praise aspects such as Devi, Shiva, or Vishnu. Relating to word "stuti", coming from the same Sanskrit root *stu-, both mean "praise". Notable stotras are Shiva Tandava Stotram in praise of Shiva and Rama Raksha Stotra, a prayer for protection to Rama. Stotras are a type of popular devotional literature. Among the early texts with Stotras are by Kuresha, which combine Ramanuja's Vedantic ideas on qualified monism about Atman and Brahman, with temple practices. Stotra comes from the Sanskrit root stu- which means "to praise, eulogize or laud"; the term refers to "poems of praise".

The earliest trace of Stotras are Vedic in the Samaveda. The following is a Peterson translation of a Stotra by the Tamil poet Appar for Ardhanarishvara, the Hindu concept of a god who incorporates both the masculine and the feminine as inseparable halves; the nama-stotra is based on chanting a litany of names for a deity. The Sahasranama, a type of nama-stotra, is a litany of a thousand names for a particular deity. Sahasranama means "1000 names". For example, Vishnu Sahasranama means 1000 names of Vishnu. Other nama-stotras may include 108 epithets of the deity. According to Hinduism, the names of God are valuable tools for devotion. Shiva Tandava Stotram Dakshinamurti Stotram Shiv Mahimna Stotra Panchakshara Stotra Ram Raksha Stotra Mahishasuramardini Stotra Maruti Stotra Agasti Lakshmi Stotra Dvadasha StotraJainismBhaktamara Stotra Khadgamala List of suktas and stutis Apte, Vaman Shivram, The Practical Sanskrit Dictionary, Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers, ISBN 81-208-0567-4 Read Stotras in multiple languages Alphabetical List of the Stotras

Linha do Sul

Linha do Sul is a Portuguese railway line which connects Campolide A, in Lisbon, Tunes, in the Algarve. The first section, from Pinhal Novo to Setúbal, was opened in 1861; the route to Funcheira opened on the 25th of May 1920. In 2003 it was linked to Lisbon; the section between Pinhal Novo and Funcheira was classified as Linha do Sado until 1992, while the section from Barreiro to Vila Real de Santo António via Vendas Novas and Beja was classified as Linha do Sul. List of railway lines in Portugal List of Portuguese locomotives and railcars History of rail transport in Portugal Martins, João. O Caminho de Ferro Revisitado. Lisbon: Caminhos de Ferro Portugueses. Reis, Francisco. Os Caminhos de Ferro Portugueses 1856-2006. Lisbon: CP - Comboios de Portugal e Público-Comunicação Social S. A. ISBN 989-619-078-X. "2019 Network Statement". 7 December 2018. Retrieved 20 January 2019

Larry Gray

Larry Gray is a Chicago musician known for his compositions and skill on the double bass and cello. His primary teachers were Joseph Guastafeste, longtime principal bassist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, cellist Karl Fruh. Gray was born to Lawrence Gray, he has been married to Karolyn R. Kuehner since 1990, they have Soffia H. Kuehner Gray. A jazz guitarist, Gray switched to double bass and developed a reputation as a first-call sideman. Within a short time, he began to work at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago, where he appeared with drummer Wilbur Campbell and pianist Willie Pickens. Throughout the years he has worked with George Coleman, Lee Konitz, Bobby Hutcherson, McCoy Tyner, Sonny Fortune, Ira Sullivan, Junior Mance, David "Fathead" Newman, Charles McPherson, Branford Marsalis, Benny Golson, Jackie McLean, Sonny Stitt, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Al Cohn, Eddie Harris and Les McCann. In addition, he has collaborated with guitarists Kenny Burrell, Joe Pass, Tal Farlow, as well as the drummers Ed Thigpen and Jack DeJohnette, trumpeters Donald Byrd and Harry "Sweets" Edison, among others.

Gray has studied classical music extensively. His principal teachers were Joseph Guastafeste, longtime principal bassist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and cellist Karl Fruh, he received master's degrees in Cello Performance from Chicago Musical College. He tours extensively, performing at jazz festivals and clubs, including the Umbria Jazz Festival, the Montreal International Jazz Festival, The Montreaux Detroit Festival, the ECM Festival, the Poznan Jazz Festival, the Chicago Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, the Havana Jazz Festival, Rio São Paulo Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival, Montreux Jazz Festival, Johannesburg International Jazz Festival, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Hollywood Bowl, Village Vanguard, the Blue Notes in Tokyo, New York and Milan, Ronnie Scott's in London, Zawinal's Birdland in Vienna, the Ravinia Festival, with such jazz luminaries as Marian McPartland, Clark Terry, Nancy Wilson, Frank Morgan, Roscoe Mitchell, James Moody, Larry Coryell, Louis Bellson, Barry Harris, Ramsey Lewis, Dorothy Donegan, Monty Alexander, Frank Wess, Joe Williams, Doc Severinsen and The Tonight Show Band, Kenny Drew Jr. Gray is an arranger and composer whose discography includes Solo + Quartet on Premonition Records.

He produced the album Django by Ferro by Mike Ferro. His original composition for double bass and guitar, Five Movements, was commissioned and performed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Chamber Ensemble at Symphony Center in Chicago, his album Larry Gray 1,2,3... featuring his guitar trio's performances of his original compositions, on Chicago Sessions Records, was released in December 2008. He has recorded with Curtis Fuller, Ira Sullivan, Lin Halliday, Jodie Christian, Willie Pickens, Nicholas Payton, Randy Brecker, Bunky Green, Bob Moses, Laurence Nugent, John Williams and Bohola, Linda Eder, Dennis DeYoung, Jim Peterik, Peter Cetera, Michael Smith, he appeared on the PBS series Legends of Jazz hosted by Ramsey Lewis. He is a first-call studio musician and his playing can be heard on many commercial radio and television jingle and studio projects. Gray has been featured as a solo recitalist on both bass and cello at various universities and venues throughout the midwest, his recitals combine jazz and improvised music.

He was the featured bassist in Amistad, produced by the Lyric Opera of Chicago. He was principal bass of Civic Orchestra of Chicago and has served as a substitute with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, he collaborated with choreographer Lauri Stallings and dancers from Hubbard Street Chicago and the Joffrey Ballet, developing an original work for solo double bass and dancers. In 2007, he joined the full-time jazz faculty at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign where he is Assistant Professor of Double Bass in Jazz, he held positions at DePaul University, where he taught for nineteen years, at Northern Illinois University and the American Conservatory of Music. He participates as a clinician in high school and college jazz festivals

Prashanth Iyengar

Prashanth Iyengar is a classical musician and veena exponent from India, in the Carnatic Music genre. He is a performer and teacher, he is the first composer from Karnataka to have composed Varnams in all the'72 Melakarta Ragas. He holds the Limca national record for his marathon veena concert spanning 24 hours at Srirangapatna Temple in the year 2011. Prashanth's mother Vid. Padmasini Narasimhachar was his first veena guru. At the age of seven, he could play keertanas like Endaro Mahanubahulu, he studied under Vid. R. K. Suryanarayana, he has a Diploma in Computer Engineering. He was working as the in-charge of the music department in the Directorate of Textbooks, Government of Karnataka, he went on to become a full-time musician. His style is known for its rich gamakas along with a rendition that brings out the purity and clarity of notes, he holds the Limca national record for the rendition of a marathon veena concert spanning 24 hours at the Srirangapatna Temple in the year 2011. He was accompanied by Vid.

Ravishankar Sharma, Vid. K S Krishnaprasad and Vid. D V Prasanna Kumar. Prashanth is a prolific composer who has composed 90 varnas that include the 72 of them in each of the melakarta ragas, he is the first composer from Karnataka to have composed Varnams in all the 72 Melakarta Ragas and second youngest after Dr M. Balamuralikrishna to compose, he has composed 20 kritis, 10 devaranamas and five thillanas. Prashanth has authored a book "Varna Lakshana Ranjani" which has 72 Geethes; the book is published in Kannada and Hindi and is hand written by his first guru and mother Vid. Padmasini Narasimhachar, he started the Sree Rama Centre of Performing Arts for teaching students music appreciation, the art of the veena and vocal renditions. Limca national record marathon veena concert spanning 24 hours at Srirangapatna Temple