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T. Rex (band)

T. Rex were an English rock band, formed in 1967 by singer-songwriter and guitarist Marc Bolan; the band was called Tyrannosaurus Rex, released four psychedelic folk albums under this name. In 1969, Bolan began to change the band's style towards electric rock, shortened their name to T. Rex the following year; this development culminated in 1970's "Ride a White Swan", the group soon became pioneers of the glam rock movement. From 1970 to 1973, T. Rex encountered a popularity in the UK comparable to that of the Beatles, with a run of eleven singles in the UK top ten, they scored four UK number one hits, "Hot Love", "Get It On", "Telegram Sam" and "Metal Guru". The band's 1971 album, it reached number 1 in the UK. The 1972 follow-up, The Slider, entered the top 20 in the US. Following the release of "20th Century Boy" in 1973, which reached number three in the UK, T. Rex's appeal began to wane. In 1977, founder and sole constant member Bolan died in a car crash several months after the release of the group's final studio album Dandy in the Underworld, the group disbanded.

T. Rex have continued to influence a variety of subsequent artists; the band will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2020. Marc Bolan founded Tyrannosaurus Rex in July 1967, following a handful of failed solo singles and a brief career as lead guitarist in psych-rock band John's Children. After a solitary disastrous performance as a four-piece electric rock band on 22 July at the Electric Garden in London's Covent Garden alongside drummer Steve Porter plus two older musicians: guitarist Ben Cartland and an unknown bassist, the group broke up. Subsequently, Bolan retained the services of Porter, who switched to percussion under the name Steve Peregrin Took, the two began performing acoustic material as a duo with a repertoire of folk-influenced Bolan-penned songs. After seeing an influential performance by Ravi Shankar, the band adopted a stage manner resembling the performance of traditional Indian music; the combination of Bolan's acoustic guitar and distinctive vocal style with Took's bongos and assorted percussion—which included children's instruments such as the Pixiphone—earned them a devoted following in the thriving hippy underground scene.

BBC Radio One Disc jockey John Peel championed the band early in their recording career. Peel appeared on record with them, reading stories written by Bolan. Another key collaborator was producer Tony Visconti, who went on to produce the band's albums well into their second, glam rock phase. During 1968–1969, Tyrannosaurus Rex had become a modest success on radio and on record, they released three albums, the third of which, came within striking distance of the UK Top 10 Albums. While Bolan's early solo material was rock and roll-influenced pop music, by now he was writing dramatic and baroque songs with lush melodies and surreal lyrics filled with Greek and Persian mythology as well as poetic creations of his own; the band became regulars on Peel Sessions on BBC radio, toured Britain's student union halls. By 1969 there was a rift developing between the two halves of Tyrannosaurus Rex. Bolan and his girlfriend June Child were living a quiet life, Bolan working on his book of poetry entitled The Warlock of Love and concentrating on his songs and performance skills.

Took, had embraced the anti-commercial, drug-taking ethos of the UK Underground scene centred around Ladbroke Grove. Took was attracted to anarchic elements such as Mick Farren/Deviants and members of the Pink Fairies Rock'n' Roll and Drinking Club. Took began writing his own songs, wanted the duo to perform them, but Bolan disapproved of his bandmate's efforts, rejecting them for the duo's putative fourth album, in production in Spring/Summer 1969. In response to Bolan's rebuff, Took contributed two songs as well as vocals and percussion to Twink's Think Pink album. Bolan's relationship with Took ended after this, although they were contractually obliged to go through with a US tour, doomed before it began. Poorly promoted and planned, the acoustic duo were overshadowed by the loud electric acts they were billed with. To counter this, Took drew from the shock rock style of Iggy Pop. With a belt, y'know, a bit of blood and the whole of Los Angeles shuts up.'What's going on, there's some nutter attacking himself on stage.'

I mean, Iggy Stooge had the same basic approach."As soon as Bolan returned to the UK, he replaced Took with percussionist Mickey Finn. and they completed the fourth album, released in early 1970 as A Beard of Stars, the final album under the Tyrannosaurus Rex moniker. As well as progressively shorter titles, Tyrannosaurus Rex's albums began to show higher production values, more accessible songwriting from Bolan, experimentation with electric guitars and a true rock sound. A breakthrough had been "King of the Rumbling Spires", which used a full rock band setup, the electric sound had been further explored on A Beard of Stars; the group's next album, T. Rex, continued the process of simplification by shortening the name, completed the move to electric guitars. Visconti got fed up with writing the name out in full on studio charts and tapes and began to abbreviate it; the new sound was more pop-oriented, the first single, "Ride a White Swan" released in October 1970 made the Top 10 in the UK by late November and reached number two

Cesar Chavez (film)

Cesar Chavez is a 2014 Mexican-American biographical film produced and directed by Diego Luna about the life of American labor leader Cesar Chavez, who cofounded the United Farm Workers. The film stars Michael Peña as Chavez. John Malkovich co-stars as the owner of a large industrial grape farm who leads the opposition to Chavez's organizing efforts, it premiered in the Berlinale Special Galas section of the 64th Berlin International Film Festival. The film follows Cesar Chavez's efforts to organize 50,000 farm workers in California; some of them were braceros—temporary workers from Mexico permitted to live and work in the United States in agriculture, required to return to Mexico if they stopped working. Working conditions are poor for the farmworkers, who suffer from racism and brutality at the hands of the employers and local Californians. To help the workers, Cesar Chavez forms a labor union known as the United Farm Workers. Chavez's efforts are opposed, sometimes violently, by the owners of the large industrial farms where the farmworkers work.

The film touches on several major nonviolent campaigns by the UFW: the Delano grape strike, the Salad Bowl strike, the 1975 Modesto march. Michael Peña as Cesar Chavez America Ferrera as Helen Chávez Rosario Dawson as Dolores Huerta Darion Basco as Larry Itliong Yancey Arias as Gilbert Padilla Wes Bentley as Jerry Cohen Michael Cudlitz as Sherriff Smith Gabriel Mann as Bogdanovich Junior John Malkovich as Bogdanovich Senior Mark Moses as Fred Ross Jacob Vargas as Richard Chavez Julian Sands as Victore Representative Gael García Bernal Héctor Suárez Daniel Moorehead as Dizzy Although numerous books, magazine articles, scholarly studies have been written about Cesar Chavez, Chavez is the first feature film about the labor leader. Keir Pearson, who wrote the Academy Award-nominated screenplay for the 2004 film Hotel Rwanda, wrote Chavez. Many writers and producers had tried for years to obtain the rights to Chavez's life story, but failed. Pearson negotiated for two years with Chavez's heirs before he and production partner, television producer Larry Meli, were able to secure the rights to Chavez's life in 2011.

Pearson says his script focuses on the positive aspects of Chavez's personality, family life, public accomplishments, but it is not a whitewash. Pearson and the producers reviewed the script with the Chavez family. Many of the comments made by the family, as well as anecdotes told by them, made it into the script. Pearson relied on archival material held by the Cesar Chavez Foundation; the script focuses on the grape boycotts and strikes of the 1960s and early 1970s. The producers of Chavez include Diego Luna, Gael Garcia Bernal, Pablo Cruz. In June 2012, production company Participant Media purchased the North American distribution rights to the film, Participant Media's Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King were added as executive producers. Chavez is directed by Diego Luna; the film is only Luna's second motion picture, is his first film whose primary language is English. Luna said that directing in both Spanish was a struggle. Chicago-born Michael Peña stars as Chavez, the Mexican American labor leader born in Yuma, Arizona, in 1927.

Peña says he knew nothing about Cesar Chavez prior to taking the role. His father, a Mexican farmer who emigrated to the United States wept when Peña told him that he was going to play Cesar Chavez. Peña says; because Peña keeps his hair short, he had to wear a wig during the production. America Ferrera was cast as Helen, the wife of Cesar Chavez who played a quiet, behind-the scenes role in Chavez's work. In contrast to Michael Peña, Ferrera said she had learned a great deal about who Cesar Chavez was while growing up and in school. Ferrera said she met several times with Helen Chávez to learn more about her role in the farmworker movement. Ferrera says that she learned that Helen Chávez pushed her husband hard to keep the farmworker movement alive, all while raising eight children. Ferrera called the role daunting. Rosario Dawson was cast as Dolores Huerta, the New Mexico-born daughter of a union activist and New Mexico state assemblyman who co-founded the United Farm Workers with Chavez. Dawson admitted.

But, she says, she spoke with Huerta to research the role, the more she learned the more impressed she was. She admitted to being "a little frightened about making sure that I get it right." Huerta has expressed her happiness. John Malkovich became involved with Chavez through his role as producer. Diego Luna convinced him to take the role of an abusive grape-grower. Malkovich agreed to the role because he admired Luna's previous film, wished to take part in telling an important story about fairness. Actor Gabriel Mann plays another abusive agricultural producer. Mann says he took the role because he felt it was a timely story that spoke to what happens when workers lack union protections. Most of Chavez was shot in Mexico. In part, Mexico offered much lower production costs, was where most of the producers lived and worked, but many rural and urban parts of Mexico still look as California did in the 1960s, which proved critical in obtaining a sense of visual realism for the film. A portion of the picture was filmed in Hermosillo.

The city, ethnically diverse, wa

Harold Shipman: Doctor Death

Harold Shipman: Doctor Death is a 2002 ITV television drama about the life and crimes of serial killer Harold Shipman. Starring James Bolam in the role of Shipman, the programme was directed by Roger Bamford and written by Michael Eaton. Broadcast on 9 July 2002, the programme attracted a viewing audience of 7.37 million. The programme was released on DVD on 15 July 2013 by Strawberry Media, in association with ITV. James Bolam as Harold Shipman James Hazeldine as Detective Inspector Stan Egerton Jacqueline Pilton as Primrose Shipman Olive Pendleton as Kathleen Grundy Deborah Norton as Debra King Peter Gunn as Detective Sergeant John Ashley Peter Penry-Jones as Dr. John Rutherford Gareth Thomas as Reverend Dennis Thomas Tony Melody as Len Fellows Alan Rothwell as Alan Massey John Flanagan as Jim King Clare Kerrigan as Julie Watkins Colin Meredith as Brian Burgess Demelza Randall as Debbie Bambroffe Michael Stainton as John Shaw Veda Warwick as May Clarke Mary MacLeod as Ivy Lomas Ken Kitson as Inspector Dave Smith Jonathan Coy as Detective Chief Superintendent Bernard Postles Marcus Romer as Detective Constable Ellis Crowther Paul Slack as Detective Sergeant John Walker Siobhan Finneran as Kathleen Adanski Harold Shipman: Doctor Death on IMDb

Ink (film)

Ink is a 2009 American science fiction fantasy film and directed by Jamin Winans, starring Chris Kelly, Quinn Hunchar and Jessica Duffy. It was produced by Winans's own independent production company, Double Edge Films, with Kiowa K. Winans, shot by cinematographer Jeff Pointer in locations around Denver, Colorado; the film premiered at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival on January 23, 2009, has screened in Denver, the Cancun Film Festival, Rams Head Onstage in Baltimore and in a number of independent movie houses in cities around the US. The film was circulated in peer-to-peer networks, which led to its commercial success; the film begins with John Sullivan, in a hurry to get into his car. He appears to be stressed as he begins driving down the city streets; when he goes through a lighted intersection he is broadsided by another driver, distracted by hot coffee in his lap. As he becomes unconscious, he dreams of playing with Emma. Emma pretends to be kidnapped and tells John to "save" her from the "monsters", although John seems exasperated and tells her to have her mother do it instead.

However, John gives in and runs to "save" his daughter, while Emma laughs and embraces him. It is revealed; the beings are spirits of deceased people from earth and are divided into distinct groups: Storytellers and Drifters. As the Storytellers and Incubi perform their daily work in the night, a Drifter known as Ink goes to Emma's room and removes her soul from her body. Although a number of Storytellers try to prevent the action, Ink escapes with the girl's soul into the dreamworld, leaving Emma's body unconscious. However, in the dreamworld, Ink is unable to open a portal to the Incubi's headquarters, where he intends to take Emma's soul, he is told that he must find and barter with two other Drifters to acquire parts of a code that will enable him to achieve entry into the headquarters. Meanwhile, whose life has attained a sense of repetition and perfection, faces turmoil when an account he has been working to acquire is about to be swept out from under him. Soon after, Ron Evans, John's estranged father in law, comes to inform John that Emma is in a coma and has been placed in a hospital.

Although Ron begs John to go and see the girl, John refuses and berates Ron, saying that the father-in-law turned the world against him. Shortly after, Ron is ordered out of John's office, it is revealed that Ron and his wife were given custody of Emma after the death of John's wife Shelly in a car accident, due to John's grief-induced addiction to alcohol and drugs. At the same time in the dreamworld, the Storytellers Allel and Sarah work to find a way to awake Emma. In order to do this, they receive the help of Jacob, an eccentric blind spirit known as a "Pathfinder". Meanwhile, a Storyteller named Liev confronts Ink and attempts to discourage him from delivering Emma to the Incubi. After Ink threatens to murder Emma if Liev continues to pursue him, Liev surrenders to Ink as a prisoner, it is revealed that Ink is taking Emma's soul to the Incubi in order to become one of them and cease to be a Drifter. Soon after, Ink barters with two Drifters for parts of the code; as Ink's prisoner, Liev tries to bolster Emma's bravery.

During this time, the Pathfinder Jacob unveils his abilities to the Storytellers: tapping into the "beat of the world" in order to cause physical changes that affect the course of time. Through a chain of events, Jacob causes several small accidents that culminate in a truck running a red light and crashing into John's car, revisiting an opening scene of the film. Due to his injuries, John is taken to a hospital, which turns out to be the same hospital where Emma is checked in. After recalling his happiness before his wife died, John walks to Emma's room, guarded by Allel as an unseen battle ensues between the Storytellers and Incubi. In the dreamworld, Liev discovers. Ink, being ashamed of his scarred appearance, believes the Incubi will help him. After making their way to the stronghold of the Incubi, Ink offers Emma and Liev as his payment to the leader; as Liev attempts to stand up to the leader of the Incubi, she is mortally wounded. While dying, Liev pleads with Ink to "remember". Ink has a revelation: he recalls that Emma died in the hospital without her father's presence.

Ink understands that he is, in fact, John Sullivan's soul from a future in which Emma dies and he does not visit her at the hospital. In this realization, Ink rushes at the Incubi and kills them to rescue his daughter, mirroring the dream scene in the beginning of the film. After the fight is over, Emma's soul embraces Ink. In the normal world, Pathfinder Jacob activates a device that calls the other Storytellers as reinforcement, with the onslaught of Storytellers defeating the Incubi. John makes his way to Emma's room; the film closes. Christopher Soren Kelly as John Sullivan Quinn H

2005 Canada Summer Games

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Kingsley Martin

Basil Kingsley Martin known as Kingsley Martin, was a British journalist who edited the left-leaning political magazine the New Statesman from 1930 to 1960. The son of a socialist and pacifist Congregationalist minister, younger brother of the housing reformer Irene Barclay, Martin grew up with a strong political influence in his life. After primary school he earned a scholarship to Mill Hill School. While still at school, Martin became liable to conscription. Being a pacifist, he was a conscientious objector to the First World War and refused to fight in it, but he did not object to serving as a non-military medical orderly caring for wounded soldiers, joining the Friends' Ambulance Unit in June 1916, in 1918 was sent to the Western Front to serve with them. After the war he returned to academic life at Cambridge. While studying at the college he became politically active and joined many groups such as the Union of Democratic Control and the Fabian Society. After obtaining his degree, Martin moved to the US to teach at Princeton University for a year.

When he returned to England, Martin was hired as a book reviewer for the journal The Nation. His employer used his connections to get him a teaching job at the London School of Economics, under Harold Laski; as well as a new job, Kingsley managed to publish one of his earliest books, The Triumph of Lord Palmerston. Martin remained at the LSE for three years, before he was offered a job as a leader writer at the Manchester Guardian. Martin accepted, during his time there he published another work, he became editor of the New Statesman in 1930, taking up the post at the beginning of 1931. With Martin as editor, the New Statesman became a significant influence on Labour politics. Martin was a pacifist, writing after the 1938 Anschluss: "Today if Mr. Chamberlain would come forward and tell us that his policy was one not only of isolation but of Little Englandism in which the Empire was to be given up because it could not be defended and in which military defence was to be abandoned because war would end civilization, we for our part would wholeheartedly support him".

Martin abandoned this position in response to the rise of fascism in the 1930s. During this period and the Statesman were criticised for pursuing an erratic response to the regime of Stalin in the Soviet Union. Martin's friend John Maynard Keynes complained that in regard to Stalin's Russia, Martin was "a little too full of goodwill; when a doubt arises it is swallowed down if possible." Martin wrote a hostile account of Leon Trotsky, "Trotsky in Mexico" for the NS, did not allow the magazine to review Trotsky's anti-Stalinist book The Revolution Betrayed. Despite all this, the circulation of the Statesman grew from 14,000 to 80,000 over the course of Martin's thirty years in the editor's chair. Martin supported the policy of demanding an unconditional surrender from the Nazis during the Second World War. Martin became disillusioned with the Soviet Union after the Hitler-Stalin Pact. After attending the Soviet-sponsored World Congress of Intellectuals for Peace in Wrocław, Poland, in 1948, Martin wrote a hostile account of the conference, entitled "Hyenas and other Reptiles".

Kingsley Martin remained at the New Statesman until 1960. Martin's editorship resulted in what D. J. Taylor called a "titanic feud" with contributor George Orwell. Returning to the UK after fighting in the Spanish Civil War, Orwell contacted Martin and offered to give him an account of the conflict. However, Martin rejected Orwell's first article, "Eyewitness in Spain", on the grounds it could undermine the Spanish Republicans; as compensation, Martin offered Orwell a chance to review Franz Borkenau's book The Spanish Cockpit. However and the literary editor Raymond Mortimer turned down Orwell's review on the grounds that "it is uncompromisingly said and implies that our Spanish correspondents are all wrong" and that it was more a restatement of Orwell's opinions than a review. Mortimer wrote to Orwell to apologise for the rejection of his articles on Spain: "There is no premium here on Stalinist orthodoxy". Orwell never forgave Martin for the rejection. Orwell included Martin's name in a list of "fellow travellers" he passed on to the Information Research Department, a branch of UK intelligence.

In The Magic of Monarchy and The Crown And The Establishment he put forward the first modern arguments for British Republicanism. The Crown and The Establishment caused considerable controversy, with Gerald Nabarro condemning Martin's views on the monarchy as "scurrilous". Martin married Olga Walters. Martin became romantically involved with the activist Dorothy Woodman, they remained together for the rest of his life. Martin worked with Woodman in pressure groups such as the anti-militarist Union of Democratic Control and the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. In his last years he published Father Figures and Editor. Reviewing Father Figures, Margaret Cole described Martin as a "wonderfully good editor". Spartacus Educational: Kingsley Martin