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St. Florian, Alabama

St. Florian is a town in Lauderdale County, United States, it is part of the Florence - Muscle Shoals Metropolitan Statistical Area known as "The Shoals". As of the 2010 census, the population of the town is 413, up from 335 in 2000; the area was first called Wilson Stand, for John and Matthew Wilson, the original owners of the town site. The present community was founded in the 1870s by a colony of Germans who named the town after Saint Florian. A post office was established at St. Florian in 1879, remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1904; the town incorporated at some point in the 1970s, as cited by the 1980 U. S. Census. St. Florian is located at 34°52′22″N 87°37′30″W. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of all land; as of the census of 2000, there were 335 people, 129 households, 103 families residing in the town. The population density was 112.3 people per square mile. There were 140 housing units at an average density of 46.9 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 0.60 % Asian.

There were 129 households out of which 34.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.9% were married couples living together, 2.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 19.4% were non-families. 17.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 2.89. In the town, the population was spread out with 22.1% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 28.4% from 45 to 64, 11.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.3 males. The median income for a household in the town was $46,250, the median income for a family was $48,125. Males had a median income of $36,364 versus $21,250 for females; the per capita income for the town was $17,522. About 9.2% of families and 9.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.5% of those under age 18 and 7.5% of those age 65 or over.

Town of St. Florian, Alabama

Edward Pryse

Colonel Edward Lewis Pryse was a British Liberal politician. Pryse entered the military in 1836, before becoming captain of the Carabiniers, retiring in 1846. From 1857 to 1888, he was Lord Lieutenant of Cardiganshire. Pryse's father, Pryse Pryse and brother, Pryse Loveden had both served as MP for Cardigan Boroughs. On his brother's death in 1855, Edward Pryse declined to contest the seat and John Lloyd Davies was elected as a rare Conservative MP for the constituency at the ensuing by-election. Pryse entered the political fray in 1857. Although Pryse had little political experience, his connection with the family based at Gogerddan was considered to be a considerable advantage. Shortly after his candidature was announced, Davies had withdrawn from the contest. Pryse came under scrutiny in 1868 amidst suggestions that he was neglecting his parliamentary duties, his absence from a key debate on the disestablishment of the Irish Church was cited as an example of this. Matters came to a head on 29 May when a Liberal conference was held at Aberaeron to consider the representation of both the borough constituency and the Cardiganshire county seat.

An editorial in the Welshman complained that the meeting was instigated by the Liberation Society and that prominent Liberals, including Pryse were not invited. Consideration was given to inviting the sitting member for the county, Sir Thomas Lloyd, who wanted to avoid the financial burden of a contested election, to contest the borough seat in place of Pryse. A few days Pryse announced at a meeting in Aberystwyth that he would retire from Parliament at the next election. On 16 June he address announcing his retirement from the Commons. In years, Pryse was out of touch with the radicalism of Cardiganshire Liberalism; however he remained president of the Cardiganshire Liberal Association at the time of his death in 1888. Pryse opposed Gladstone's proposals to disestablish the Irish Church. In 1886, he opposed Gladstone's Home Rule proposals and supported David Davies who stood as a Liberal Unionist candidate for Cardiganshire in 1886. Davies was narrowly defeated and it was a blow to the prestige of the House of Gogerddan that the family had supported a losing candidate.

Pryse did, invite the winning candidate, Bowen Rowlands, to his home shortly after the election, appointed him a JP for the county and "generally accepted the situation with the best grace possible". As Lord Lieutenant, Pryse appointed more Liberals as magistrates than happened in other counties. At the time of his death the Cambrian News stated that Pryse'believed it was his right and the right of his class to rule." His death was regarded as the end of an era. Jones, Ieuan Gwynedd. "Cardiganshire Politics in the Mid-Nineteenth Century". Ceredigion. 5: 14–41. Retrieved 30 April 2018. Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Edward Pryse

Christmas Oratorio

The Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, is an oratorio by Johann Sebastian Bach intended for performance in church during the Christmas season. It was written for the Christmas season of 1734 and incorporates music from earlier compositions, including three secular cantatas written during 1733 and 1734 and a lost church cantata, BWV 248a; the date is confirmed in Bach's autograph manuscript. The next performance was not until 17 December 1857 by the Sing-Akademie zu Berlin under Eduard Grell; the Christmas Oratorio is a sophisticated example of parody music. The author of the text is unknown, although a collaborator was Christian Friedrich Henrici; the work belongs to a group of three oratorios written in 1734 and 1735 for major feasts, the other two works being the Ascension Oratorio and the Easter Oratorio. All three of these oratorios to some degree parody earlier compositions; the Christmas Oratorio is by far the longest and most complex work of the three. The Christmas Oratorio is in six parts, each part being intended for performance on one of the major feast days of the Christmas period.

The piece is presented as a whole or split into two equal parts. The total running time for the entire work is nearly three hours; the first part describes the Birth of Jesus, the second the annunciation to the shepherds, the third the adoration of the shepherds, the fourth the circumcision and naming of Jesus, the fifth the journey of the Magi, the sixth the adoration of the Magi. In the liturgical calendar of the German reformation era in Saxony, the Christmas season started on 25 December and ended on 6 January, it was preceded by Advent, followed by the period of the Sundays after Epiphany. It included at least three feast days that called for festive music during religious services: apart from Christmas and Epiphany the period included New Year's Day, in Bach's time still referred to as the Feast of the Circumcision of Christ. 26 and 27 December were considered feast days, with festive music in church. If a Sunday fell between 27 December and 1 January on this first Sunday after Christmas a church service with music was held, similar for a Sunday between 1 and 6 January.

Before Bach composed his Christmas Oratorio for the 1734–35 Christmas season in Leipzig, he had composed Christmas cantatas and other church music for all seven occasions of the Christmas season: Before his Leipzig period he composed, as part of his Weimar cantata cycle: Christmas, 25 December 1714: Christen, ätzet diesen Tag, BWV 63. First Sunday after Christmas, 30 December 1714: Tritt auf die Glaubensbahn, BWV 152. For the 1723–24 Christmas season, during his first year as musical director of Leipzig's principal churches: Christmas Day: repeat performance of BWV 63, which thus became part of his first cantata cycle, and, as part of the Latin Church music he composed for Leipzig, his Magnificat, BWV 243a and Sanctus in D major, BWV 238. Second Day of Christmas: Darzu ist erschienen der Sohn Gottes, BWV 40. Third Day of Christmas: Sehet, welch eine Liebe hat uns der Vater erzeiget, BWV 64. New Year's Day: Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, BWV 190. Second Sunday after Christmas: Schau, lieber Gott, wie meine Feind, BWV 153.

Epiphany: Sie werden aus Saba alle kommen, BWV 65. For the 1724-25 Christmas season, as part of his chorale cantata cycle: Christmas Day: Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ, BWV 91, Sanctus for six vocal parts, BWV 232/III. Second Day of Christmas: Christum wir sollen loben schon, BWV 121. Third Day of Christmas: Ich freue mich in dir, BWV 133. First Sunday after Christmas: Das neugeborne Kindelein, BWV 122. New Year's Day: Jesu, nun sei gepreiset, BWV 41. Epiphany: Liebster Immanuel, Herzog der Frommen, BWV 123. Cantatas of Bach's third cantata cycle, for the Christmas seasons of 1725-26 and 1726-27: Christmas Day: Unser Mund sei voll Lachens, BWV 110. Second Day of Christmas: Selig ist der Mann, BWV 57. Third Day of Christmas: Süßer Trost, mein Jesus kömmt, BWV 151. First Sunday after Christmas: Gottlob! Nun geht das Jahr zu Ende, BWV 28. New Year's Day: Herr Gott, dich loben wir, BWV 16. Second Sunday after Christmas: Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid, BWV 58. Four of these third cycle cantatas for the Christmas season, BWV 110, 57, 151 and 16, were on a text from Georg Christian Lehms's Gottgefälliges Kirchen-Opffer cantata libretto cycle, published in 1711.

In the second half of the 1720s Bach collaborated with Picander as a librettist for his cantatas. The Shepherd Cantata, BWV 249a, first performed on 23 February 1725, one of Bach's secular cantatas, is an early example of such cantata. Bach reused the music of this cantata in the 1725 first version of his Easter Oratorio. Ihr Häuser des Himmels, ihr scheinenden Lichter, BWV 193a, composed in 1727, is another secular cantata on a text by Picander which was, shortly after its first performance, reworked into a sacred cantata. In 1728–29 Picander published a cantata libretto cycle, leading to at least two further Christmas season cantatas by Bach: Christmas Day 1728, or 1729: Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe, BWV 197a. New Year's Day 1729: Gott, wie dein Name, so ist auch dein Ruhm, BWV 171, with music in part adapted from the secular cantata on a tex

Zenbu Media

Zenbu Media is a media company located in New York City, United States and founded by Steve Bernstein, focused on the music industry, sporting the slogan "we live for music." Zenbu Media published Relix magazine, Global Rhythm magazine, Metal Edge Magazine, Metal Maniacs magazine. Relix Magazine was founded in 1974 by Les Kippel as a newsletter focusing on The Grateful Dead; the publication was called Dead Relix and was less than twenty pages thick with a hand-drawn black and white cover. By 1978 Dead Relix had dropped the word "Dead" from its title and expanded to include articles about the entire Bay Area psychedelic scene. From here the scope of Relix expanded to encompass a vast array of musical genres such as reggae and heavy metal; this caused the magazine to lose direction until it rallied behind its original focus on The Grateful Dead. However, Relix did not revert to its old ways and managed to cover various genres of music and some non-music related issues. Soon after this transformation Relix became known as a magazine that broke acts, with many emerging bands making their debut in Relix columns such as "Independents Daze” and “On the Edge.”

After the passing of Jerry Garcia in 1995 Relix was forced to move away from its coverage of The Grateful Dead. Embracing change, it began to report on jambands and other genres of music not considered as mainstream. In 2000 the magazine was purchased by Steve Bernstein and in 2007 it entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Today, Relix covers a variety of jambands, indie rockers, singer-songwriters, the live music scene in general; each issue comes with a free CD sampling various up and coming bands. Bernstein sold "Relix" to Relix Media Group in 2009. Global Rhythm was founded in 2000 by Alecia Cohen. In November 2005 Global Rhythm was acquired by Steve Bernstein. Alecia Cohen remained on staff as associate publisher. Global Rhythm is a music and lifestyle magazine featuring coverage of world music, film and travel. Published monthly and circulated across North America and hundreds of other locations worldwide, New York-based Global Rhythm is a vital source of music and arts news and reviews for a worldly and sophisticated consumer niche.

Each issue of Global Rhythm includes a 15-track compilation CD. Metal Edge was the longest running metal magazine in America, it was first published by Sterling Publishing in 1985 and was closed in 2009. Its founding editor was Gerri Miller. Metal Maniacs covered heavy metal music and was founded in 1989 by Mike Greenhaus and Kathrine Ludwig; the magazine was focused on covering underground metal with an emphasis on the black and death metal genres. It was published by Sterling. Metal Maniacs was published ten times annually and every issue came with a free CD, it was closed in 2009. Zenbu Media is in charge of two major events: the Green Apple Music & Arts Festival; the Jammys is an award show geared towards jam bands but including other live improvisational genres of music. The Green Apple Music & Arts Festival is America’s largest Earth Day celebration. Founded by music producer and former Wetlands Preserve club owner Peter Shapiro and Relix Magazine, the annual event features an eclectic array of musical performances in venues and rock clubs, as well as large-scale free public outdoor concerts.

The Festival’s mission is to raise environmental awareness by combining live musical performances from diverse genres with educational outreach and cultural events suitable for all audiences. The festival is held around Earth Day, April 22, the world’s largest secular holiday observed by over a billion people each year. In 2006, the event’s first year, the Green Apple Music & Arts Festival took place in New York City. A year the celebration had spread across the United States to over 60 live music venues featuring over 200 performances in New York and San Francisco. In 2008, continuing its partnership with Earth Day Network, Green Apple Music & Arts Festival will expand to additional U. S. cities including Miami, Washington D. C. Dallas and Denver. “By featuring a diverse group of musicians and uniting these venues under one cause, we are able to coordinate an exciting, unprecedented event. We hope the national footprint of the Festival will help inform as many people as possible on these important issues.

And, we hope to keep expanding in future years. I think everyone would agree that Earth Day should be recognized in a big way every year.” -Peter Shapiro, Executive Producer Relix Records is a boutique record label established to help artists create and distribute their music in the US and internationally. Current releases include: Jonah Smith, John Popper Project featuring DJ Logic and Phil Lesh & Friends. Additionally, Relix Classics, imprint of Relix Records digitally releases the works of heritage artists such as Jorma Kaukonen, Hot Tuna, Flying Burrito Brothers and the New Riders of the Purple Sage; these are distributed digitally by Egami Media. As owner of these recordings, Zenbu filed lawsuits in January 2015 against streaming-music companies such as Apple's Beats, Google, Rdio and Slacker for streaming pre-1972 recordings without having licensed them. All of the lawsuits were dismissed, except for the lawsuit against Sony. "Wear Your Music" is a charitable project sponsored by Zenbu, in which artists donate guitar strings which are made into collectible bracelets and sold, with the profits going to a charity of the artist's choice.

Zenbu Media is in charge of many websites. Each magazine the company publishes has its own web page complete with a free online subscription; the record label, the Jammy Awards, the Green Apple Music & Arts Festival

Lonicera nitida

Lonicera nitida is a species of flowering plant in the honeysuckle family. In English, it is sometimes given the common names Wilson's honeysuckle, it is used as a low hedging plant, for topiary. It is a popular low-maintenance ground cover plant for urban landscaping; the species is native to China, in the area of Yunnan and West Sichuan, where It grows in scrub form along streams at 1,200–3,000 m. L. nitida is a broadleaf evergreen shrub 4–5 ft tall and 4–6 ft wide if unclipped, with dark green, small leaves. The creamy white, fragrant flowers, appearing at the end of spring, are 6 millimeters long, grow in pairs; the fruit is an inedible bluish-purple berry about 6 millimeters in diameter. The stems are layered one on top of the other giving the appearance of a haystack; the growth rate is fast growing. While resistant to deer and rabbits, it is attractive to birds; when planted, the species is easy to clip and needs frequent clipping because it flops if it grows to a height over 5 feet. The species is confused with cotoneaster species.

The difference between the two is that cotoneaster has alternate leaves while this species has opposite leaves. The Latin specific epithet nitida means “shining’, in reference to its glossy leaves. Cultivars include'Maigrün','Baggesen's Gold' and'Briloni' When planted, the species should be put in the full sun to light shade in fertile, well-drained soil; the species is more shade resistant than most honeysuckles. The species can tolerate pollution. Lonicera nitida makes a small hedge; the cultivar ‘Baggesen’s Gold’ has gained the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit. At Osborne House, a holiday home built in 1845 on the Isle of Wight for Queen Victoria and her husband Prince Albert, there are L. nitida shrubs clipped in the form of stags rising from beds of Felicia amelloides, Festuca glauca, scarlet pelargoniums. This plant is used for bonsai; because it is an energetic grower, it is possible to collect old and quite sizable L. nitida from the landscape or growing wild, cut most of the roots and branches off to start from scratch to build a new tree-like form.

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Time Remembered (album)

Time Remembered is a live album by jazz pianist Bill Evans with Chuck Israels and Larry Bunker recorded at the Shelly Manne's club in Hollywood, California in May 1963, but not released until 1983 on the Milestone label as a 16-track double LP. It would be reissued on CD in 1999, with only 13 tracks; the trio performances were recorded at the same sessions that produced At Shelly's Manne-Hole and were first released on Bill Evans: The Complete Riverside Recordings. The four solo performances were recorded in a separate session in April 1962 in New York City. "Some Other Time" was recorded in New York City. The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars and states "This is one of the finest recordings by this particular trio. Worth searching for"; the track listing differs between the CD re-issue. This was an attempt to rationalise the Bill Evans catalogue; the 13 track 1999 CD version removes all the common tracks and adds the solo numbers recorded the month before plus Some Other Time.

The CD reissue of At Shelly's Manne-Hole adds All the Things You Are, not featured on either original LP. 1983 LP Track ListingSide 1: "Who Cares?" - 5:22 "In a Sentimental Mood" - 4:23 "Everything Happens to Me" - 4:46 "What Is This Thing Called Love?" - 5:48 *Side 2: "Time Remembered" - 5:37 "My Heart Stood Still" - 4:33 "Lover Man" - 5:06 * "Blues in F/Five" - 5:41 *Side 3: "Love Is Here to Stay" - 4:48 * "'Round Midnight" - 8:58 * "Stella by Starlight" - 4:59 * "How About You?" - 4:04 *Side 4: "Isn't It Romantic" - 4:39 * "The Boy Next Door" - 5:24 * "Wonder Why" - 5:16 "Swedish Pastry" - 5:48*Indicates selections recorded on May 30, 1963, all others May 31. 1999 CD Track Listing "Danny Boy" - 10:41 "Like Someone in Love" - 6:27 "In Your Own Sweet Way" - 2:58 "Easy to Love" - 4:42 "Some Other Time" - 6:12 "Lover Man" - 5:06 "Who Cares?" - 5:24 "What Is This Thing Called Love?" - 5:48 "How About You?" - 4:06 "Everything Happens to Me" - 4:47 "In a Sentimental Mood" - 4:26 "My Heart Stood Still" - 4:34 "Time Remembered" - 5:35 Bill Evans - piano Chuck Israels - bass Larry Bunker - drums