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The Little Match Girl

"The Little Match Girl" is a short story by Danish poet and author Hans Christian Andersen. The story, about a dying child's dreams and hope, was first published in 1845, it has been adapted to various media, including animated and live-action films, television musicals, video games. On a freezing New Year's Eve a poor young girl and barefoot, tries to sell matches in the street. Afraid to go home because her father will beat her for failing to sell any matches, she huddles in the angle between two houses and lights matches to warm herself. In the flame of the matches she sees a series of comforting visions: a warm stove, a holiday feast, a happy family, a magnificent Christmas tree. In the sky she sees a shooting star, which her late grandmother had told her means someone is on their way to Heaven. In the flame of the next match she sees her grandmother, the only person to have treated her with love and kindness. To keep the vision of her grandmother alive as long as possible, the girl lights the entire bundle of matches.

When the matches are gone the girl dies, her grandmother carries her soul to Heaven. The next morning, passers-by find the girl frozen, express pity, they do not know about the wonderful visions she had seen, or how happy she is with her grandmother in heaven. "The Little Match Girl" was first published December 1845, in Dansk Folkekalender for 1846. The work was re-published as a part of New Fairy Tales, Second Volume, Second Collection, again 18 December 1849 as a part of Fairy Tales; the work was published 30 March 1863 as a part of Fairy Tales and Stories, Second Volume. The Fairy Tale Forest of the amusement park Efteling in the Netherlands has a three-dimensional attraction showing the story of the Little Match Girl, called Het Meisje met de Zwavelstokjes. In this attraction, use is made of the Pepper's ghost technique. In the episode 307 of Crayon Shin-chan, "Nene-chan is the Tragedy Heroine", the story inspires Nene-chan to play the Cinderella game with her friends. In Is the Order a Rabbit?, Sharo starts daydreaming while handing out flyers, humorously seeing it as a death flag when she connects her actions to the match girl.

Chapter 18 of the manga series Binbou Shimai Monogatari replays the tale of "The Little Match Girl", featuring the protagonists Asu and Kyou with a happy ending twist. In Chapter 24 of Love Hina, Su makes Shinobu dress up as a Little Red Riding Hood type and sell matches to raise some travelling money to Okinawa; when that plot fails and Shinobu starts to cry, a good number of passers-by are moved to tears and prepare to buy all her matches until the two girls are chased off by resident Yakuza. In the Japanese anime Gakuen Alice, the main character, Mikan Sakura puts on a play about The Little Match Girl to earn money. Episode 201 of Gin Tama, "Everybody's a Santa", parodies The Little Match Girl, where Yagyu Kyubei narrates a humorous retelling of the story, featuring Kagura as the eponymous title character, replacing match sticks with Shinpachi, a human punching bag. "Girl Who Doesn't Sell Matches But is Misfortunate Anyway" is the final episode of the 2010 anime series Ōkami-san, which draws inspiration from various fairy tales.

The episode features a character called Machiko Himura, based on the little match girl. "The Little Key Frames Girl", episode 11 of the anime Shirobako, humorously replays the whole match girl story from a more modern and lower stakes point of view. In "Christmas Osomatsu-san", episode 11 of the anime Osomatsu-san, Iyami humorously acts as The Little Match Girl, dying in the end. Match Shoujo, a manga by Sanami Suzuki, is being made into a live-action film starring Sumire Sato, as the title character. In "Let's Get Wiggy With It", episode 2 of the anime Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo, Don Patch humorously recites a story of him selling churros at Christmas time with no one buying, showing a Churro buried and covered in snow in the end, resembling death. In "Troupe Dragon, On Stage!", episode 10 of the anime Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid, the main characters decide to stage a performance of "The Little Match Girl" for a nursing home on Christmas. Throughout the episode, the characters add their own ideas to the story, to the point that the performance bears no resemblance to the original.

In "Yuru Yuri" Season 3 episode 10, Akari and Kyoko light matches to keep themselves warm when the Kotatsu does not work. They see visions of a turkey dinner, they both survive however. The cover art for chapter 43 of Komi-san wa, Komyushou Desu. Features Komi-san dressed up as the little match girl in a snowy street holding a lit match; the record "Charles Dickens: A Christmas Carol" published by Peter Pan Records features a reading on the B side. In issue #112 of Bill Willingham's Fables, The Little Match Girl is introduced to Rose Red as one of the paladins of the embodiment of Hope, ostensibly on the night that the girl is doomed to die; the child identifies herself as "the caretaker of hope deferred", braving the deadly cold and saving the meager pennies she earns towards the promise of a better life in the future, stubbornly denying that her death is close at hand. In 1954, Castle Films released a 16 mm English language version of a 1952 black and white French short live-action film. Instead of her grandmother, the Virgin Mary, whom the match girl believes is he

Frederic Porter Vinton

Frederic Porter Vinton, sometimes spelled "Frederick", was an American portrait painter. He was born in Maine, he grew up in Chicago, moved to Boston in 1861 For twenty years he worked as a bookkeeper, during which he studied art under William Rimmer at the Lowell Institute. Soon after studying at the Institute, he wrote an art review for the Boston Advertiser, he opened a portrait studio in Boston in 1878. After his studio picked up business, he traveled abroad in Europe for eighteen months returned to marry Annie M. Pierce on June 27, 1883, his first exhibition was in 1880. He contributed his art to the exhibit every year until 1883, in which political unrest in the Academy in which the exhibit belonged forced him to resign for a year. In 1884 he submitted "Street in Toledo", the first of his landscapes to be submitted. Everything before it was a portrait of some kind. In 1891 he was elected a full member of the National Academy of New York City. Frederic moved to Chicago with his parents. Five years his family moved to Boston.

After first working as a clerk, he for short time was a banker, worked as a bookkeeper. While a bookkeeper, he began studying art under William Rimmer of the Lowel Institute. Upon prompting from Rimmer, Vinton sent a review of some local artwork to the Boston Advertiser. In 1878 he began his artistic career by starting a small portrait studio in Boston. Vinton married Annie M. Pierce on June 27, 1883, after an eighteen-month trip across Europe, visiting the Netherlands and Germany; some of his most famous paintings of portraits of his young wife. Frederic specialized in portraits, although he had done some landscapes, such as "Street in Toledo" and "River View, Spring", his paintings have been described as impressionistic. Some critiques have gone as far as to say his work was, more pre-1940's impressionism, his work was highly influenced by his European travels, his studies under many important artists of the time. It is associated with the Boston School of painting. Frederic spent much of his time traveling the European continent, it has influenced his work and differentiated it from the American work of the same time, with one reviewer calling him "an aristocrat of the old school."

In 1875, he studied under Léon Bonnat for a season. In 1876, he spent a year in Munich in which he spent his time learning under the teachings of Frank Duveneck and the Royal Academy of Munich, he returned to Paris for two years, citing his dislike of the German method of impressionism, which included artists such as Lovis Corinth or Max Liebermann. While back in France, joined the Acadèmie Julian and was taught under Jean-Pual Lauren. In 1882 he traveled to Spain with William Merritt Chase; the three artists spent time in Madrid and Toledo, Frederic studied portraiture by studying Velázquez's previous work. Vinton died of a bronchial affection in his home in Boston on May 20, 1911. After his death, Mrs. Frederic Porter Vinton released some of his paintings to assorted exhibits. AttributionChisholm, Hugh, ed.. "Vinton, Frederic Porter". Encyclopædia Britannica. Cambridge University Press. Dearinger, David and Sculpture in the Collection of the National Academy of Design, Hudson Hills, ISBN 1-55595-029-9 Boone, Mary Elizabeth, Vistas de España: American Views of Art and Life in Spain, 1860-1914, Yale University Press, ISBN 0-300-11653-5 Rosenfeld, European Painting and Sculpture, Ca.

1770-1937, in the Museum of Art, Rhode Island, University of Pennsylvania Pree, ISBN 0-911517-55-3 Pisano, Ronald G. William Merritt Chase: Portraits in Oil, Yale University Press, ISBN 0-300-11021-9 Quick, American Portraiture in the Grand Manner, 1720-1920, Los Angeles Country Museum of Art Shaw, The American Review of Reviews, University of Michigan von Mach, The Art of Painting in the Nineteenth Century and Company Some paintings of his, hosted by the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston More of his work, hosted by ArtNet Some of his work, the auction price they received

Temple Beth El (Detroit)

Temple Beth El known as Temple Beth-El, is a Reform synagogue located in Bloomfield Township, United States. Beth El was founded in 1850 in the city of Detroit, is the oldest Jewish congregation in Michigan. In 1982, its two former buildings in Detroit, at 3424 and 8801 Woodward Avenue, were listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1850, Sarah and Isaac Cozens arrived in Detroit and moved into a house near the corner of Congress and St. Antoine streets. At the time, there were only 60 Jews in no synagogues. Sarah urged her co-religionists to establish a congregation, on September 22, 1850, twelve Jewish families came together at the Cozens's home to found the "Beth El Society"; the congregation engaged the services of Rabbi Samuel Marcus of New York. Rabbi Marcus conducted services in the Orthodox mode, first in the Cozens's home and in a room above a store on Jefferson Avenue. In 1851, the congregation incorporated, adopted its first constitution the following year. In 1854, Rabbi Marcus died of cholera, the congregation chose Rabbi Leibman Adler, the father of famed Chicago School architect, Danker Adler, as his successor.

In 1856, the congregation adopted a new set of by-laws including a number of innovations from the then-emerging Reform Judaism. Although the congregation was growing, due in part to the influx of Jews to Detroit, some members of the congregation were unhappy with the reforms. In 1860, the new by-laws were re-affirmed. However, the introduction of music into the worship service in 1861 caused a split, with 17 of the more Orthodox members of the congregation leaving to form Congregation Shaarey Zedek; the remaining congregants adopted another set of by-laws in 1862. Temple Beth El was one of the thirty-four congregations involved in the founding of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations in 1873, became affiliated with the organization. In 1889, Beth El hosted the Eleventh Council of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, at which the Central Conference of American Rabbis was founded. In 1861, the congregation moved into a new temple on Rivard Street. In 1867, it purchased a spacious building on Washington Boulevard and Clifford Street, where services were held until 1903.

A number of rabbis served at Beth El, none staying for long until the tenth rabbi, Louis Grossman, arrived in 1884 after his graduation from Hebrew Union College. Grossman was the first American-born rabbi of Beth El, he organized a number of reforms, including the adoption of the Union Prayer Book. Rabbi Grossman resigned in 1898, the congregation hired Leo M. Franklin, a young Rabbi from Omaha and another Hebrew Union graduate; the choice proved fortuitous. Franklin organized the United Jewish Charities, began the Woman's Auxiliary Association, assumed editorship of the Jewish American, Detroit's first English-Jewish weekly, he instituted an interdenominational community Thanksgiving service and established a student congregation at the University of Michigan. Under Franklin's leadership, Temple Beth El grew rapidly. In 1902, the congregation authorized a new building on Woodward Avenue near Eliot Street; the building was designed by the young Beth El congregant Albert Kahn. Beth El used this building until 1922 when it was sold for use as a theater and remodeled by architect C. Howard Crane.

It houses Wayne State University's Bonstelle Theatre. In 1922, the congregation of over 800 families moved to another Albert Kahn structure at Woodward and Gladstone; the building houses the Bethel Community Transformation Center. Rabbi Franklin retired in 1941 and was replaced by B. Benedict Glazer. After Glazer's untimely death in 1952, the congregation elected Richard C. Hertz as leader who served until 1982. Once again, in 1973, the membership outgrew its facilities. With the movement of many of the congregants to the northern suburbs, Beth El built a new temple in Bloomfield Township at Telegraph and 14 Mile Roads; the facility was designed by Minoru Yamasaki. Temple Beth El has a membership of 1,100 families and is led by Senior Rabbi Mark Miller, Assistant Rabbi Megan Brudney and Rabbi Emeritus Daniel Syme. A growing staff includes Cantor Rachel Gottlieb Kalmowitz; the Temple remains at the forefront of current trends in Jewish worship and program, innovative lifelong education, a commitment to interfaith relations and active work in the broader community.

Temple Beth El has been the congregation for two well-known architects, Albert Kahn, whose Packard Plant, Ford Highland Park Plant, Ford Rouge Complex, the Fisher Building, Willow Run Plant, the Clements Library, Hatcher Graduate Library, Hill Auditorium, Burton Tower on the University of Michigan Campus are his most well-known. Dankmar Adler was ten when his father first became the rabbi for the congregation, after his move to Chicago, subsequent apprenticeship and military service, became half of the firm Adler & Sullivan, credited with being one of the most successful and prosperous architecture firms, giving a young Frank Lloyd Wright an apprenticeship, after which he was fired for moonlighting. Adler designed the Old Chicago Tribune Building, The Jeweler's Building, the Auditorium Building, the Wainwright Building, Charnley House, Guaranty Building, the Transportation Building for the 1893 Columbian Exp

Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade

Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade is a launch title for the Sony PSP handheld video game system, developed by Sony Online Entertainment. It is a third person action role-playing game in which the player can complete various quests for money and items. Untold Legends can be played cooperatively with up to four other players via Ad Hoc; the player can choose to be one of four characters. The goal is to save Aven, a city so high in the mountains that it appears to be floating in the clouds, from the attack of various creatures; this "floating city" is the last defense of humanity against a sudden onslaught of dark, foul creatures. It is up to the player to explore the world of Untaca and its various regions, searching for items, talking to people, killing monsters. After emerging victorious from a tournament, the Guardian finds the city under attack by large Spiders. Pursuing through the sewers, the Guardian discovers that the benevolent ruler Kaylee and the Overseer Lysetta have been corrupted by praetox and a dark disease that twists their minds.

After dealing with a series of threats and would-be usurpers, the Guardian is told that Kaylee has succumbed to the dark curse and is forced to kill her and the forces that started the series of attacks. The game received "average" reviews according to video game review aggregator Metacritic. In Japan, Famitsu gave it a score of one eight, one six, two sevens, for a total of 28 out of 40. Untold Legends: The Warrior's Code Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade official website Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade at MobyGames

Homenaje a Dos Leyendas: El Santo y Salvador Lutteroth (1999)

Homenaje a Dos Leyendas: El Santo y Salvador Lutteroth was a professional wrestling major show event produced by Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre, which took place on March 19, 1999 in Arena México, Mexico City, Mexico. The event was to honor and remember CMLL founder Salvador Lutteroth who died in March 1987, it honored El Santo, the most famous Mexican professional wrestler ever. The name of the annual March event would be shortened to just Homenaje a Dos Leyendas after CMLL had a falling out with El Santo's son El Hijo del Santo, with the event honoring a different wrestler along with Lutteroth; the main event was a tag team match between the team of Hijo del Santo and Negro Casas and the team of Bestia Salvaje and Scorpio Jr. under Lucha de Apuestas rules. This meant that each team would bet either their hair or their mask on the outcome of the match and if the team lost one of them would have to unmask and the other would have his hair shaved off; the show hosted the Torneo Salvador Lutteroth Tag Team tournament, honoring the founder of CMLL Salvador Lutteroth.

The one night tournament included eight teams in total, some who worked together on a regular basis and others paired up for the tournament. The card featured a non tournament tag team match, a one on one match and a three vs. four handicap match. Since 1996 the Mexican wrestling company Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre has held a show in March each year to commemorate the passing of CMLL founder Salvador Lutteroth who died in March 1987. For the first three years the show paid homage to Lutteroth himself, from 1999 through 2004 the show paid homage to Lutteroth and El Santo, Mexico's most famous wrestler and from 2005 forward the show has paid homage to Lutteroth and a different leyenda each year, celebrating the career and accomplishments of past CMLL stars. Billed as Homenaje a Salvador Lutteroth, it has been held under the Homenaje a Dos Leyendas since 1999 and is the only show outside of CMLL's Anniversary shows that CMLL has presented every year since its inception. All Homenaje a Dos Leyendas shows have been held in Arena México in Mexico City, Mexico, CMLL's main venue, its "home".

Traditionally CMLL holds their major events on Friday Nights, which means the Homenaje a Dos Leyendas shows replace their scheduled Super Viernes show. The 1999 show was the fourth overall Homenaje show and the first dedicated to both Salvador Lutteroth and El Santo; the event featured 11 professional wrestling matches with different wrestlers involved in pre-existing scripted feuds and storylines. Wrestlers were portrayed as either heels or faces as they followed a series of tension-building events, which culminated in a wrestling match or series of matches. In early 1999 Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre announced that they were planning on holding a one night, single elimination tag team tournament on a special show on March 19, 1999 dedicated to the memory of Salvador Lutteroth, the founder of CMLL; the tournament was the second year in a row that CMLL held a tournament named after Lutteroth, but the first time it was for tag teams. The tournament featured 8 teams in total, four teams of wrestles whose careers peaked in the 1980s and early 1990s and four teams who were looking to make a name for themselves at the time.

The veteran teams included Kahoz and Scorpio Jr. Ringo Mendoza and Super Astro, Los Missioneros del Muerte and Fisman and Villano III while the younger generation was represented by the teams of Último Guerrero and Violencia, El Felino and Máscara Mágica, Olímpico and Tony Rivera and Mr. Niebla and Shocker; the main event of the show was a tag teamLucha de Apuestas that came about as a result of a long running rivalry between the tecnico team of Hijo del Santo and Negro Casas facing off against the veteran rudo team of Bestia Salvaje and Scorpio Jr. Salvaje and Scorpio Jr. set out to teach Casas and Hijo del Santo a lesson in respect but ended up humiliate by them when they were defeated, leading them to attack their opponents after the match. The opening match saw the tecnico team of El Pantera and Starman defeated Karloff Lagarde Jr. and Valentin Mayo two falls to one in a Best two out of three falls tag team match. In the second match Blue Panther defeated Rodolfo Ruiz, the father of Averno known as Rencor Latino.

The Torneo Salvador Lutteroth opened up with the new generation team of Último Guerrero and Violencia defeated the veteran rudos Kahoz and Scorpio Jr. with the storyline being that Scorpio Jr. was more focused on the main event match than the tournament. In the second match the experienced team of Ringo Mendoza and Super Astro overcame El Felino and Máscara Mágica; the third match featured Los Missioneros del Muerte, who had teamed since the early 1980s, defeating the makeshift team of Olímpico and Tony Rivera. in the final first round match Mr. Niebla and Shocker defeated the experienced Fishman and Villano III to move into the semi-finals. Guerrero and Violencia fell to the team of Ringo Mendoza and Super Astro while Mr. Niebla and Shocker advanced to the finals over El Signo and Negro Navarro; the last match saw the veterans Ringo Mendoza and Super Astro take the match, the tournament and the trophy. In the semi-main event Atlantis and Brazo de Plata teamed up with the 2.13 m tall Giant Silva to take on the four man team of Gran Marku

Hull High School

Hull High School is a public high school located in Hull, Massachusetts. It is located at 180 Main Street at the edge of town adjacent to the Hull Gut, overlooking Boston Harbor and the Boston skyline. Hull has an approximate enrollment of 380 students in grades 9-12; the school's mascot is the Pirates and the school colors are Royal Blue, Gold. As of 2015 Spanish is the sole foreign language offered at the school. Hull's football field is located at the tip of the town and is surrounded by water on 3 sides; the football field has one of the most unusual views in the country, as the Boston skyline is visible at the north of the field about 5 miles across Boston Harbor. Hull is known for having a 210-foot high wind turbine located about 30 feet behind the north end zone. Football State Champions - 1977, 1996 Football State Finalists - 1992 Dean Tong, author