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Stevie Nicks

Stephanie Lynn Nicks is an American singer and songwriter. Nicks is best known for her work as a songwriter and vocalist with Fleetwood Mac, her chart-topping solo career, she is known for mystical stage persona and poetic, symbolic lyrics. Her work both as a member of Fleetwood Mac and as a solo artist has produced over forty top 50 hits and sold over 140 million records, making her one of the best-selling music acts of all time with Fleetwood Mac. Nicks joined Fleetwood Mac in 1975 along with her - Lindsey Buckingham. Rumours, Fleetwood Mac's second album after the incorporation of Nicks and Buckingham, was the best-selling album of the year of its release and to date has sold over 40 million copies worldwide, making it the fifth biggest-selling studio album of all time; the album remained at number one on the American albums chart for 31 weeks and reached number one in various countries worldwide. The album won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1978, it produced four US Billboard Hot 100 top-ten singles, with Nicks's "Dreams" being the band's first and only Billboard Hot 100 number-one hit.

In 1981, while remaining a member of Fleetwood Mac, Nicks began her solo career, releasing the studio album Bella Donna, which topped the Billboard 200 and has reached multiplatinum status. She has released eight solo studio albums, with her most recent, 24 Karat Gold: Songs from the Vault, released in October 2014. Nicks was named one of the 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time by Rolling Stone, she is the only woman to have been inducted twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as a member of Fleetwood Mac in 1998 and as a solo artist in 2019. She has garnered eight Grammy Award nominations and two American Music Award nominations as a solo artist, she has won numerous awards with Fleetwood Mac, including a Grammy Award and five Grammy Award nominations. Stephanie "Stevie" Nicks was born at Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, to Jess, Barbara Nicks. Nicks is of German and Irish ancestry. Nicks's grandfather, Aaron Jess "A. J." Nicks, Sr. taught Nicks to sing duets with him by the time.

Nicks's mother was protective, keeping her at home "more than most people" and fostered in her daughter a love of fairy tales. The infant Stephanie could pronounce her own name only as "tee-dee", which led to her nickname of "Stevie", her father's frequent relocation as a food business executive had the family living in Phoenix, Albuquerque, El Paso, Salt Lake City, Los Angeles and San Francisco. With the Goya guitar that she received for her 16th birthday, Nicks wrote her first song, "I've Loved and I've Lost, I'm Sad But Not Blue", she spent her adolescence playing records and lived in her "own little musical world". While attending Arcadia High School in Arcadia, she joined her first band, the Changing Times, a folk rock group focused on vocal harmonies. Nicks met her future musical and romantic partner, Lindsey Buckingham, during her senior year at Menlo-Atherton High School in Atherton, California; when she saw Buckingham playing "California Dreamin'" at Young Life club, she joined him in harmony.

She recalled, "I thought he was a darling." Buckingham was in a psychedelic rock band, but two of its musicians were leaving for college. He asked Nicks in mid-1967 to replace the lead singer. Fritz opened for Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin from 1968 until 1970. Nicks credits the acts as having inspired her stage performance. Both Nicks and Buckingham attended San Jose State University, where Nicks majored in speech communication and planned to become an English teacher. With her father's blessing, Nicks dropped out of college to pursue a musical career with Buckingham. After Fritz disbanded in 1972, Nicks and Buckingham continued to write as a duo, recording demo tapes at night in Daly City on a one-inch, four-track Ampex tape machine Buckingham kept at the coffee-roasting plant belonging to his father, they secured a deal with Polydor Records, the eponymous Buckingham Nicks was released in 1973. The album was not a commercial success and Polydor dropped the pair. With no money coming in from their album, Buckingham contracting Mononucleosis shortly thereafter, Nicks began working multiple jobs.

She waited tables and cleaned producer Keith Olsen's house, where Nicks and Buckingham lived for a time before moving in with Richard Dashut. She was soon experimenting with cocaine. "We were told that it was recreational and that it was not dangerous," Nicks told Chris Isaak in 2009. While living with Dashut, Buckingham landed a guitar role with the Everly Brothers 1972 tour. Nicks stayed behind working on songs. During this time, Nicks wrote "Rhiannon" after seeing the name in the novel Triad by Mary Leader, she wrote "Landslide", inspired by the scenery of Aspen and her deteriorating relationship with Buckingham. In late 1974, Keith Olsen played the Buckingham Nicks track "Frozen Love" for drummer Mick Fleetwood, who had come to Sound City in California in search of recording studio. Fleetwood remembered Buckingham's guitar work when guitarist Bob Welch departed to pursue a solo career. On December 31, 1974, Fleetwood called Buckingham. Buckingham refused, insisting that Nicks and he were "a package deal" and he would not join without her.

The group decided that incorporating the pair would improve Fleetwood Mac, making the British band into an Anglo-American one. The first rehearsals confirmed this feeling, with the harmonies of the newcomers adding a pop accessibility to the hard rock. In 1975, Fleetwood Mac achieved worldwide success with the album Fleetwood Mac. Nicks's "Rhiannon" was voted one of The 500 Greatest So

Rubus lasiococcus

Rubus lasiococcus is a species of wild blackberry known by the common names roughfruit berry and dwarf bramble. It is native to western North America from British Columbia to northern California, where it grows in mountain forests. In the southern half of its range the plant is found in a plant community in the understory of mountain hemlock and Shasta red fir. Rubus lasiococcus is a tangling, prostrate shrub with slender stolons spreading along the ground and rooting where their nodes come in contact with moist substrate, forming a mat; some stems grow erect to bear flowers. The leaves are each divided into three lobes, or compound into three toothed leaflets, borne on a petiole a few centimeters long; the inflorescence is a solitary flower or a pair of flowers with five reflexed sepals and five white petals each just under a centimeter long. The fruit is a densely hairy red aggregate less than a centimeter wide. Media related to Rubus lasiococcus at Wikimedia Commons Data related to Rubus lasiococcus at Wikispecies Jepson Manual Treatment University of Washington, Burke Museum Calphotos Photo gallery, University of California

Horizons: Software Starter Pack

Horizons: Software Starter Pack is a software compilation for the ZX Spectrum, designed by Psion Software Ltd and published by Sinclair Research Ltd in 1982. It came bundled with new ZX Spectrums. Side A of the cassette tape contains lessons and tutorials pertaining to the Spectrum and Side B contains eight programmes written in BASIC, it was considered a good companion to the Spectrum manual. Side A contains six separately-loading tutorials; the first is an overview of the Spectrum hardware. Programmes 2 to 5 are specific computing lessons; the final programme is a glossary of ZX Spectrum BASIC keywords. Side B contains eight programmes written in BASIC. Thro' the Wall is a Breakout clone which, while basic, was described as addictive. Bubblesort is an implementation of the bubble sort sorting algorithm. Evolution is a mathematical model of a simplified ecosystem of foxes and rabbits using the Lotka–Volterra equations; the logic was that too small a population of rabbits would provide insufficient food for foxes whose numbers would decline, until too few foxes would result in the rabbit population again increasing, the cycle would continue.

One nominated a number of rabbits and number of foxes to start watched the basic graph of the two populations rising and falling. At any point in time, one could pause the simulation and save to the audio cassette by pressing'Record' on the connected remote tape recorder later resume the simulation on the Spectrum from that point. Life is an implementation of Conway's Game of Life. Draw is a basic object-based drawing utility. Monte Carlo is a simulation of the repeated rolling of two dice which graphs the expected and observed probability distribution. Character Generator is a utility for editing the ZX Spectrum UDGs. Beating of Waves plots the sum of two sine waves

Art Fair on the Square (Madison)

Art Fair on the Square is an annual event held on the Capitol Square in Madison, United States. The juried event brings together around 500 artists from across America on the second weekend of July. Most art forms are represented, including ceramics, fiber arts, graphic arts, woodwork and jewelry, as well as the traditional paint and print media, it has been one of the most popular events in Madison for 50 years, drawing an estimated 200,000 people each year, including artists, students and casual browsers. The event is organized by the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art and serves as its primary fund-raising event; as part of the art fair, the corners of the square and the middles of each side are lined with food vendors, music stages and other entertainment. Held the same weekend as Art Fair on the Square is the Art Fair Off the Square, devoted to Wisconsin artists. Organized by the Wisconsin Alliance of Artists and Craftspeople, Art Fair Off the Square is held along Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.

Leading to the Monona Terrace. In recent years and artists have set up along State Street leading to the University of Wisconsin campus; the Dane County Farmers' Market operates as usual on Saturday morning, but it is moved one block off the square. MMoCA: Art Fair on the Square website Art Fair Off the Square

Radio UserLand

Radio UserLand is a software package from UserLand Software, first released in 2000, which includes not only a client-side blogging tool but an RSS aggregator, an outliner and a scripting language. Radio UserLand is an offspring of UserLand's Manila, built on the Frontier platform, it uses a desktop client to store the full content of a user's weblog on the user's computer, provides a mechanism for uploading it to a shared server. Server space at UserLand's site was included in the annual registration fee from the start, continued after UserLand's founder sold most of to VeriSign in 2005. Radio users have the option of uploading their weblog content to a server at another Web hosting service. Radio blog content can be organized into categories with separate RSS feeds. Radio UserLand has been praised for its ease of use. Radio Userland was first presented in a demo under the name "Pike" in March 2000. Major releases include Radio in March 2001 and Radio 8.0 in January 2002.

The most recent release was version 8.2 of September 2005⁠. With the exception of minor fixes, the software is no longer under active development but continues to be sold and supported by UserLand. In June 2009, Userland Software announced that the Radio Userland service would be closing at the end of 2009. Radio was the first commercially available program to enable the "RSS enclosure" method of delivering audio or video files, the basis of what came to be known as podcasting several years after the feature was introduced. Ojeda-Zapata, Julio. "Radio Userland Gives Bloggers An Online Home". St. Paul Pioneer Press. P. E3. Retrieved 2008-07-28. "Blogging Technology Going Open Source". EWeek. 17 May 2004. Retrieved 2008-07-28. "Radio Userland calling". Computer Weekly. May 3, 2001. Retrieved 2008-07-28


Hopechest is the only album released by country music artist Stephanie Bentley. It was released in 1996 on Epic Records Nashville and it accounted for four singles, in addition to reprising a single from Ty Herndon's debut album What Mattered Most on which Bentley provided duet vocals; the album reached a peak of 60 on the U. S. Billboard Top Country Albums charts. Before the release of this album, Bentley had charted as a duet vocalist on Ty Herndon's 1996 single "Heart Half Empty", the third single from his debut album What Mattered Most, issued on Epic Records. After this single was Bentley's first solo release, "Who's That Girl"; this song, her only solo Top 40 country hit, peaked at number 32 on the Billboard country charts. Following it were "Once I Was the Light of Your Life" at number 60, "The Hopechest Song" at number 47, "Dead Ringer", which failed to chart; the album was produced by Paul Worley and Todd Wilkes, except for "Heart Half Empty", which Ed Seay and Doug Johnson produced. "Half the Moon" was recorded by Tanya Tucker on her 1992 album Can't Run from Yourself.

Hopechest received a B+ rating from Entertainment Weekly critic Alanna Nash. She thought that Bentley did not have a distinctive voice but still "delivered with smarts and sass". Nash called the song selection "nearly faultless." Chet Flippo of Billboard gave the album a positive review, saying that Bentley "has a big, controlled voice, solid writing chops, an ear for a good song". "I'm Listening" – 2:54 "Who's That Girl" – 3:04 "Once I Was the Light of Your Life" – 3:40 "What's Wrong With You" – 2:38 "Half the Moon" – 3:05 "Permanent Hurt" – 3:25 "The Hopechest Song" – 4:11 "If Promises Were Gold" – 3:24 "Dead Ringer" – 4:00 "Heart Half Empty" – 4:55 duet with Ty Herndon "Think of Me" – 3:19 Stephanie Bentley - lead vocals Bruce Bouton - steel guitar Gerald Boyd - acoustic guitar Spady Brannan - bass guitar Steve Brewster - drums, percussion Mike Cass - steel guitar Joe Chemay - bass guitar Dan Dugmore - steel guitar Rob Hajacos - fiddle Tony Harrell - piano, keyboards Dann Huff - electric guitar Chris Leuzinger - electric guitar Carl Marsh - string section Steve Nathan - keyboards Bobby Ogdin - piano, keyboards Russ Pahl - acoustic guitar Billy Panda - electric guitar Robert Patin - piano, keyboards Brent Rowan - electric guitar Michael Severs - electric guitar Eric Silver - mandolin, fiddle Michael Spriggs - acoustic guitar Billy Joe Walker, Jr. - acoustic guitar Biff Watson - acoustic guitar Lonnie Wilson - drums, percussion Paul Worley - acoustic guitar allmusic