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North Albany, Albany, New York

North Albany is a neighborhood in the city of Albany, New York. North Albany was settled in the mid-17th century by the Patroon of Rensselaerswyck and his tenants and became a hamlet in the town of Watervliet. Due to the Erie Canal being constructed in 1825, North Albany saw immense growth, with the Albany Lumber District and an influx of Irish immigrants lending the area the name of Limerick. Home to many historic warehouses and row houses, North Albany continues to be an important industrial neighborhood. Recent efforts have begun to gentrify the neighborhood by adapting heavy industry/warehouse use to artistic and entertainment venues, such as a German beer garden, an amusement park, live music venues, arts and crafts marketplaces; the area of North Albany was woodland and farmland as part of the patroonship of Rensselaerswyck, a feudal land patent covering present-day Albany and Rensselaer counties. In 1654 Barent Pietersen Coeymans and Teunis Cornelissen van der Poel rented a mill along the Patroon Creek from the patroon, in 1666 Patroon Jeremias van Rensselaer built a house and associated buildings such as a mill and barn along the Patroon Creek.

This area north of the original city limits of Albany as delineated by the Dongan Charter was referred to as the colonie. In 1825 the Erie Canal was built linking Albany to Buffalo on Lake Erie. Locks 1 and 2 were located in North Albany; the canal led to the establishment of the Albany Lumber District, the future lumber district at this time being owned by the Patroon Stephen Van Rensselaer and his brother William, consisting of vegetable gardens that paid little in the way of rent. The Patroon was soon approached about building slips off the canal for the use of the lumber industry in return for a more ample amount of rent. For about a quarter century in the middle of the 19th century the Albany lumber district was considered the largest white pine wholesale market, by the 1870s Albany was the largest lumber district in the United States by value, though by that time it had been outstripped in feet sold by Chicago. Due to the canal's influence factories began to locate in North Albany producing a varied collection of goods including books, stoves and machine tools.

Large numbers of Irish who built the Erie Canal and continued to work in the factories of North Albany lent to the area the name of Limerick. In 1826 the state legislature created the Watervliet Turnpike Company, which built a toll road extending from Broadway at what was the city line at the time north through North Albany to the village of West Troy. In 1862 the name of the company was changed to the Watervliet Turnpike and Railway Company and the state authorized the construction of a railroad along the road. In addition to the Watervliet Turnpike, the Loudonville Plank Road was a turnpike in North Albany, it had a toll gate on the corner with North Pearl Street. In 1860 North Albany consisted of 40 houses. In 1870 North Albany was annexed to the city of Albany from the town of Watervliet, becoming the Ninth Ward, today the Fourth Ward. In 1871 several North Albany streets received new names. Laughlin Street became Emmett Street in 1879. In 1876 the Sacred Heart Church was built on Walter Street for its large Irish Catholic population.

In 1865 Peter Cagger purchased the lot at the corner of Broadway and North Ferry Street for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, which they used as the St. Vincent's Orphan Asylum. Upon his death his widow donated money to convert the building into a hospital, named St. Peter's Hospital in his honor; the hospital opened in 1869 with 33 beds and a staff of 7 doctors and the Sisters of Mercy as the nursing staff. The hospital moved to its current location on New Scotland Avenue in 1930, the building on Broadway staying open as an out-patient clinic for another year before closing permanently; the WT&RR began running 8-motor electric cars between its North Albany car barns and West Troy in 1889. In 1892 the Albany Railway erected electric car barns in North Albany; when at the turn of the 20th century Albany built its first water filtration plant, it was located in North Albany. Many of North Albany's former turnpikes continued to be of importance to long-distance travel throughout the 20th century as evidenced by the designation of several US and state routes.

North Pearl Street was extended from Pleasant Street to Emmett Street and on to the city line at the village of Menands in 1925, as a consequence of the 1930 renumbering of state highways in New York North Pearl Street became a part of New York Route 32. In the 1940s NY Route 2 was extended south to NY Route 5 downtown by way of an overlap with NY 32. NY 2 was rerouted in the early 1950s to leave NY 32 at the junction of Wolfert Avenue and Broadway in Menands and follow Broadway into downtown. In the mid-1960s, Route 2 was shortened to end prior to North Albany. In 1950 North Albany held the neighborhood's first St. Patrick's Day Parade, one year before the citywide parade began. Whereas the city parade has been postponed due to weather, the neighborhood parade has not been cancelled or postponed when there was 23 inches of snow on the ground in 1993. In 1953 the Edwin Corning Homes, a public housing complex, was built in North Albany, as affordable housing for soldiers returning home from World War II.

It was named for Edwin Corning, former Lieutenant Governor of New Yo

Yurgamyshsky District

Yurgamyshsky District is an administrative and municipal district, one of the twenty-four in Kurgan Oblast, Russia. It is located in the center of the oblast; the area of the district is 2,600 square kilometers. Its administrative center is the urban locality of Yurgamysh. Population: 20,886 ; the population of Yurgamysh accounts for 36.5% of the district's total population. Курганская областная Дума. Закон №316 от 27 декабря 2007 г. «Об административно-территориальном устройстве Курганской области», в ред. Закона №60 от 2 июля 2015 г. «О внесении изменения в Закон Курганской области "Об административно-территориальном устройстве Курганской области"». Вступил в силу по истечении десяти дней со дня официального опубликования. Опубликован: "Новый мир", Документы, выпуск №1, 11 января 2008 г.. Курганская областная Дума. Закон №419 от 6 июля 2004 г. «О наделении муниципальных образований статусом городского округа, муниципального района, сельского поселения, городского поселения, о месте нахождения представительных органов муниципальных районов, сельских поселений, об установлении наименований представительных органов муниципальных образований, глав муниципальных образований, местных администраций », в ред.

Закона №70 от 2 июля 2015 г. «О внесении изменений в некоторые Законы Курганской области». Вступил в силу со дня официального опубликования. Опубликован: "Новый мир", №142, 31 июля 2004 г

Kaleidoscope (1990 film)

Kaleidoscope known as Danielle Steel's Kaleidoscope, is a 1990 made-for-television romantic drama film directed by Jud Taylor. The film is based upon the 1987 novel of the same name by Danielle Steel; when wealthy Arthur Patterson finds out that he is dying, he tries to make peace with his past. He looks back to his World War II years. There, he met Solange Bertrand, whom he fell in love with. Solange married his good friend Sam and they settled in New York City after the War, where Sam worked as an actor on Broadway. Solange gave birth to three girls. Arthur is determined to reunite the girls, with the help of private detective John Chapman. John warns the old man for a disappointing outcome, but Arthur remains determined to correct the past. First, John contacts the oldest sister, eight when her parents died. Hilary Walker, now working as the head of a big Manhattan firm denies having any acquaintance with Mr. Patterson, claims that she has lived in Manhattan all of her life. Through her assistant Paula, John finds out that Hilary lied to him about her past, confronts her with the facts.

Hilary angrily explains that she is still trying to bury her past, has no interest in reliving it. She reveals that she was abused by her aunt and uncle, who she and her sisters lived with after her parents died, her sisters were soon adopted by other people, but Hilary stayed behind with her abusive family, because most people had no interest in adopting her due to her age. When she was eighteen, she got away and tried to contact Mr. Patterson. Second, John meets the middle daughter, adopted by Margaret, resides in South Carolina as the wife of Senator Henry, she has a rich social life and two lovely daughters, though feels that her husband treats her more as a servant than as a loving wife. When John arrives in town, he first speaks to Margaret, through whom he learns that Alexandra is not aware that she is adopted. Margaret tries to prevent John from telling Alexandra the truth, but realizing that she cannot, she decides to tell her daughter the truth herself. Alexandra assures Margaret that she still sees her as her real mother, though blames her that she never informed her about having two sisters.

Henry feels that the situation could ruin his political career. Despite his objection, Alexandra eagerly agrees to meet her sisters and Mr. Chapman at his Connecticut mansion. Third, John travels to San Francisco to meet with the youngest daughter Meagan, now working as a doctor, she and her husband have been trying for ages to get pregnant, though she has suffered several miscarriages. Her husband feels that their love life has now become a tight schedule, he is frustrated that Meagan will not consider adopting. Meagan, who has known that she is adopted from the first minute, is surprised with John's visit, but agrees to travel with him to Connecticut. Back on the East Coast, John still has trouble convincing Hilary to meet with her sisters. Due to his constant visits to her office and home, they fall in love; because of John, Hilary becomes the third sister to agree to travel to Connecticut. At Patterson's mansion, the three women are reunited, they have dinner with Chapman. Hilary, who feels the whole get-together is a charade, publicly blames Patterson for the death of her parents.

She goes on to explain that she witnessed her father strangling her mother to death, after she had admitted that she has been in love with Patterson for years, was certain that Meagan is his child. Hilary leaves the scene in tears. Patterson assures Meagan that he never knew that he was her father, she calmly tries to process the information. Meagan decides to stay at his death bed, before he dies, he apologizes for not being in her life. Hilary refuses to attend the funeral, but, as a gesture for accepting her past shows up, aided by her new partner John. Jaclyn Smith as Hilary Walker Perry King as John Chapman Patricia Kalember as Alexandra Claudia Christian as Meagan Donald Moffat as Arthur Patterson Terry O'Quinn as Henry Bruce Abbott as Sam Kim Thomson as Solange Bertrand Colleen Dewhurst as Margaret Penny Johnson Jerald as Paula Mary Jo Keenen as Debi Ben Lemon as Young Arthur Erika Flores as Young Hilary Rebecca Herbst as Emily Kaleidoscope on IMDb Danielle Steel's Fine Things/Kaleidoscope

Myra Keaton

Myra Edith Keaton was an American vaudeville performer and film actress. She was the mother of actor Buster Keaton. Myra Keaton was born in Modale, the daughter of Frank Luke Cutler and Sarah Elizabeth, she had an older brother, Burt Melvin Cutler, two younger half-brothers, Clinton M. Cutler and Marine Cutler; as teenagers and Burt traveled and performed with their father's medicine show. Joe Keaton joined the show while they traveled through Oklahoma Territory in 1893. Myra and Joe married on May 31, 1894, began performing together in various medicine shows and vaudeville, their son, silent film actor Buster Keaton, was born on October 4, 1895. Their other children included Louise Keaton. At the age of four, Buster joined the family's vaudeville act, billed as "The Three Keatons". Myra and Buster left the act in 1917, as a result of problems arising from Joe Keaton's drinking. All members of the Keaton family appeared in Buster's silent and sound comedies. Although estranged in years, Myra remained married to Joe until Joe's death in 1946.

Myra Keaton died on July 21, 1955, in Los Angeles, aged 78. She died while her son, was on tour in England, she is buried at Glen Haven Memorial Park in California. Myra Keaton on IMDb Keaton biography Myra Keaton at Find a Grave

Stephane Graff

Stéphane Graff is a Franco-British, self-taught artist, based in London. His practice focuses on photography and photo-realistic paintings. Having been influenced by the psychoanalytical traditions of Freud and Jung, scientific methods, Graff addresses in his work themes of identity, memory and a secular conception of the sacred. In-depth research led Graff to develop Alter Egos such as the scientist ‘Professore’ and the ethno-botanist Dr Albert Frique, his most extensive bodies of work are the ‘Black Box’ paintings, the ‘Constrictions’ photographic series, the ‘Mille-Feuille’ paintings, which are made on numerous strips of wood, combining the disciplines of painting and sculpture. Graff has exhibited internationally. Selected exhibitions include: Galleria Mucciaccia, Rome. Graff is the son of billionaire diamond tycoon Laurence Graff. In the late 1980s, Graff utilised techniques combining painting and photomontage. In a 1988 solo exhibition there were three categories of work: "Theological Studies", "Feminine Beauty", "Screaming Portraits".

Among the religious works was ‘The Last Supper’. In this photomontage, the heads of the disciples are concealed by black triangles, except for Judas, concealed by a black square. In ‘The Canonisation of Mary Magdalene’, the subject is veiled in black and depicted mourning Christ's crucifixion. According to De Dreyer, "By sculpting the halo in black, the artist narrates the transition from prostitute to saint."In works exploring the theme of feminine beauty, Graff juxtaposed “traditional” and “radical” conceptions of the theme. His earlier treatment of the female nude, such ‘Twisted Nude’ was interpreted as referencing renaissance sculpture, having “an inhuman, stone-like quality”; the "Screaming Portraits" series is characterised by tense, muscular detail and contorted expressions “suggestive of mental illness” It includes ‘Agree to Disagree’, ‘Portrait of the Old Man’ and ‘Exorcism’. Much of Graff's early work was inspired by tribal art. In February 1991, Graff exhibited the series ` Earthworks' at London.

Works were made from earth and oil paint and applied to a wooden surface. Graff utilised a restricted palette of greys and earth tones, with the thick layers of "indigenous media" which he intended to be evocative of cave walls; the artist used the cave as a psychological metaphor, stating "I find that the creative process is like an excavation. The artist progressively digs deeper to unearth the fossils of the unconscious". Graff exhibited works from the ‘Earthworks’ series at Fabien Fryns, Spain, in 1997, alongside works from the ‘Mummification’ series; these ` Earthworks' were executed in similar mixed media. ‘Traces de Terre’, ‘Akhenaten’s Dream’ and ‘Moonblood Dance’, referenced Paleolithic painting. ". From 1988, Graff carried out research on Ancient Egyptian artefacts, travelling to Luxor, he studied at the British Museum’s department of Egyptian Antiquities, where he was able to examine a large collection of Ancient Egyptian mummies and funeral relicsGraff exhibited his ‘Mummification’ series at the New Burlington Gallery, London in 1994, sponsored by the Emerging Art Foundation.

The exhibition included a body of work titled ‘Sand Reliefs’. Works were informed by similar concerns to his 1992 photographic exhibition ‘Constrictions’ at Hamiltons Gallery, which included images of string bound meat and sculptural female forms bound with coarse rope. David Cohen reviewed the exhibition in ‘Contemporary Art’: "His new sculptural works explore similar borderline territory between the animate and the static, the sensual and the morbid."Some sculptures interpreted the theme of mummification by incorporating personal objects and preserved in numerous burnt linen packages and embedded in earth panels, which the artist viewed as resembling tribal burial grounds or rows of Egyptian Shabti figures. "The work relates what we can not see before us. In 1991 Graff began producing a series of photographic nudes, entitled ‘Constrictions’, revisited the series in 2013; the images present both male and female bodies as sites for concealment. They are bound with rope. "Following the Surrealists’ devotion to ethnography", Graff was interested in forms of constriction evident in tribal or cultural practices, such as the neck extending rings of the Padaung people of South East Asia, Chinese foot binding.

His photograph ‘Rope Head’, with the male subject's head bound in rope, references artificial cranial deformation. Graff was influenced by the escapist Houdini, prompting him to photograph a Mongolian contortionist and circus performers. Graff explained in an interview in Australian Magazine ‘Black +White’, 1995, "…that the figures are naked is similar to Houdini’s performances – he would undress in front of his audience and be tied up, he had to prove there were no hidden tricks."Graff stated that Man Ray’s ‘Venus Restaurée’ was a precursor to his series of ‘Constrictions’. He was influenced by the exhibition ‘Le Corps en Morceaux’ at the Musée d’Orsay, Paris; the critic Caroline Smith observed that Graff was among a number of photographers seeking to question the relationship between art and pornography. The ‘Black Box’ series c