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The Sorcerer's Apprentice

"The Sorcerer's Apprentice" is a poem by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe written in 1797. The poem is a ballad in fourteen stanzas; the poem begins as an old sorcerer departs his workshop, leaving his apprentice with chores to perform. Tired of fetching water by pail, the apprentice enchants a broom to do the work for him, using magic in which he is not trained; the floor is soon awash with water, the apprentice realizes that he cannot stop the broom because he does not know the magic required to do so. The apprentice splits the broom in two with an axe, but each of the pieces becomes a whole broom that takes up a pail and continues fetching water, now at twice the speed. At this increased pace, the entire room begins to flood; when all seems lost, the old sorcerer returns and breaks the spell. The poem concludes with the old sorcerer's statement that only a master should invoke powerful spirits. Goethe's "Der Zauberlehrling"; the lines in which the apprentice implores the returning sorcerer to help him with the mess he created have turned into a cliché the line Die Geister, die ich rief, a garbled version of one of Goethe's lines, used to describe someone who summons help or allies that that the individual cannot control in politics.

The animated 1940 Disney film Fantasia popularized the story from Goethe's poem, the Paul Dukas symphonic poem based on it, in one of eight animated shorts based on classical music. In the piece, which retains the title "The Sorcerer's Apprentice", Mickey Mouse plays the apprentice, the story follows Goethe's original except that the sorcerer is stern and angry with his apprentice when he saves him. Fantasia popularized Goethe's story to a worldwide audience; the segment proved so popular that it was repeated, in its original form, in the sequel Fantasia 2000. Some versions of the tale differ from Goethe's, in some versions the sorcerer is angry at the apprentice and in some expels the apprentice for causing the mess. In other versions, the sorcerer is a bit amused at the apprentice and he chides his apprentice about the need to be able to properly control such magic once summoned; the sorcerer's anger with the apprentice, which appears in both the Greek Philopseudes and the film Fantasia, does not appear in Goethe's "Der Zauberlehrling".

Philopseudes is a short frame story by Lucian, written c. AD 150; the narrator, Tychiades, is visiting the house of a sick and elderly friend, where he has an argument about the reality of the supernatural. Eucrates and several other visitors tell various tales, intended to convince him that supernatural phenomena are real; each story in turn is either rebutted or ridiculed by Tychiades. Eucrates recounts a tale similar to Goethe's "Zauberlehrling", which had happened to him in his youth, it is, the oldest known variation of this tale type. While the similarities are so great as to make it obvious that Lucian was Goethe's inspiration, there are several minor differences: The sorcerer is, instead, an Egyptian mystic – a priest of Isis called Pancrates. Eucrates is not a companion who eavesdrops on Pancrates casting his spell. Although a broom is listed as one of the items that can be animated by the spell, Eucrates uses a pestle. Similar themes are found in many traditions and works of art: Strega Nona Golem Frankenstein Midas Faust The Man Who Could Work Miracles "The Monkey's Paw" "Sweet Porridge" Forbidden Planet "The Master and his Pupil" Abhimanyu in Chakravyuha in the Mahabharata The Sañjīva Jātaka story about the boastful pupil, killed by the tiger he brought to life with a spell, without yet being taught the counter-spell by his teacher.

Following Goethe's poem and Dukas' symphonic piece and the film Fantasia, the term "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" has had numerous iterations as the title of various media pieces. These include several fiction and nonfiction books, including novels by Elspeth Huxley and Hanns Heinz Ewers. Nonfiction books with this title include Sorcerer's Apprentice by Tahir Shah. "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" is the title of a Doctor Who novel by Christopher Bulis. "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" is a 1962 episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents featuring Brandon deWilde as mentally-troubled youth Hugo, coveting the magic wand of a kindly magician. "Top Secret Apprentice", a segment of the Tiny Toon Adventures episode broadcast on February 1, 1991, is a modern version of the story, with Buster Bunny messing around with Bugs Bunny's cartoon scenery machine and getting himself into a big heap of trouble. Like the Fantasia segment, there is no dialogue, save for a line by Buster in the end. There is a live action film, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, featuring a scene based on Goethe's poem, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and starring Nicolas Cage.

Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels alluded to Goethe's poem in The Communist Manifesto, comparing modern bourgeois society to "the sorcerer, no longer able to control the powers of the nether world whom he has called up by his spells."The poem's story is alluded to in several episodes of the fairy-tale drama Once Upon a Time in "The Apprentice". A variation of the Dukas piece plays in certain scenes; the apprentice himself is a recurring character. The Fanta


Fendika is an Ethiopian music group based in Addis Ababa. Led by dancer/choreographer Melaku Belay, they operate a venue, tour and perform under the name Fendika. Born in 1980 in Ethiopia, Melaku Belay lived as an orphan on the streets of Addis Ababa; as a child Belay earned a living shining shoes and taught himself to dance through participation in folk traditions and religious festivals. He worked for seven years as a dancer for tips in Addis Ababa's Kazanchis neighborhood at a local azmari bet—a tavern that hosts azmari story-songsters who accompany themselves on the masenko or krar; each night after work, the young Melaku slept under the bar and saved enough money to buy the club, Fendika Azmari Bet, from its owners. When not working at the azmari bet, Melaku traveled extensively through Ethiopia, Eritrea and South Sudan to learn as many dances as he could from more than 80 tribes around the Horn of Africa, including the traditions of Gurage, Tigray, Konso and Gojam, as well as dances from Somali and Afar regions.

Melaku became a nationally celebrated artist in eskesta, a shoulder dance style whose movements share roots with hip hop's traditions of locking and popping. With Ethiopia's capital city being a nexus of culture and dance from other nations, Melaku incorporated these into his repertoire as well assembling a 13-piece ensemble called the Ethiocolor Cultural Band. Combining tribal dances and folk instruments with jazz, rock and elaborate costumes; the group became a staple at Fendika, rooted in the azmari tradition but with amplified versions of its instruments. In 2009 Melaku assembled a smaller group out of the larger Ethiocolor ensemble, featuring three musicians, two dancers, one singer. With a more portable acoustic sound and azmari folk aesthetic, the group named themselves Fendika in tribute to the establishment from which they originated. Through the Fendika venue's hosting touring artists from all over the world, the ensemble has established an international network enabling them to travel and collaborate with musicians from around the globe.

They have toured the United States and eastern Africa with Boston-area Ethiojazz orchestra Debo Band, in 2010 the two groups released a joint live recording from a concert given at the Sauti za Busara African music festival in Zanzibar. Fendika has toured throughout Europe with Dutch post-punk band The Ex and released records through the band's label. In 2018 Fendika toured Scandinavia in collaboration with Paal Nilssen-Love's free jazz orchestra Large Unit before embarking on their first U. S. solo tour, performing as headliners to Boston's Global Music Fest. In their home city of Addis Ababa, Fendika have collaborated with many of their nation's most well-known musicians, including singer Mahmoud Ahmed, begena player Alemu Aga, saxophonist Getatchew Mekuria. Fendika leads workshops in traditional Ethiopian music and dance; the group supports a school for migrant children which aims to prevent youth homelessness and child labor by providing cultural education for these children and their families.

At the azmari bet, Belay supports a dozen young azmaris with room and board plus stipends to support their work. Fendika has collaborated with members of The Ex, Instant Composers Pool, others to bring electronic and improvised music education to Ethiopia. In 2011 Melaku Belay won the Alliance Ethio-Francaise award for dance excellence and in 2015 was named Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture. In 2011 Los Angeles rock group the Red Hot Chili Peppers released the song "Ethiopia" for their album I'm with You based on band members' time spent at Fendika. While visiting Ethiopia with guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, Peppers' bass player Flea had called up Melaku and asked to play at the venue. Inspired by their experience at Fendika, the musicians penned the song. Fendika and Ethicolor perform and record in different configurations with ensembles that vary from 5 to 20 members at any given time. AlbumsAddis Tradition CD Ethiocolor CD Melaku's Fendika CD Birabiro LP/CD Singles and EPsFlamingoh: Pink Bird Dawn CD EP with Debo Band "Lale Guma"/"Addis Hum" 7" single with The Ex Melaku Belay's website Reverb Nation Terp Records


KWDZ was a broadcast radio station licensed to Salt Lake City, serving the Salt Lake City metropolitan area. The station was operated by iHeartMedia; the KWDZ broadcast license was held by Inc.. The station was founded in 1945 and held the callsign KALL, it was owned by Mr. and Mrs. George C. Hatch and Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Hinkley. In 1946, John F. Fitzpatrick, publisher of The Salt Lake Tribune, representing the Tribune, purchased fifty percent interest in the station from the owners; the Tribune's interest sold its interest in 1954 to permit its owner to apply for a license to buy a television license and to purchase a fifty percent ownership in KUTV Channel 2. KALL had long aired a full service format. In the early 1990s, the station began airing a news/talk format, carrying programming such as The Rush Limbaugh Show and The G. Gordon Liddy Show; the station's ownership changed several times during the 1990s. Apollo Radio sold its stations to Regent Communications in 1995. Jacor merged with Clear Channel Communications in 1999.

On March 6, 2000, the station's format was adjusted when its sister station KNRS adopted a talk radio format, the station adopted the slogan "talk radio with an attitude", carrying hosts such as Jim Bohannon and Phil Hendrie. Clear Channel sold KALL to Mercury Broadcasting Company after its 2001 acquisition of KTVX brought them over ownership limits. In 2003, Disney/ABC purchased the station for $3,700,000, while the intellectual property and callsign was purchased by Clear Channel Communications for $2,000,000. Disney/ABC bought the station to clear its Radio Disney network, about to be dropped by previous affiliate KBEE. Clear Channel moved KALL's talk programming and the KALL callsign to 700 kHz, on April 30, 2003, the station changed its call sign to KWDZ. In June 2013, Disney put KWDZ and six other Radio Disney stations in medium markets up for sale, in order to refocus the network's broadcast distribution on top-25 markets. On August 17, 2013, KWDZ went silent. After one year, KWDZ resumed operations on August 14, 2014.

Broadcasting locally originated automated programming upon its return to the air, Radio Disney programming returned sometime around October 2014. By that time, Disney had announced plans to sell all but one of Radio Disney's remaining 23 owned-and-operated stations. Planning to sign-off the stations on September 26, 2014, Disney decided to keep the stations on the air until they were sold. On May 29, 2015, Radio Disney Group filed an application to sell KWDZ to the Citicasters Licenses, Inc. subsidiary of iHeartMedia. IHeart bought KWDZ for $1.95 million. The sale was approved by the FCC on July 14, 2015; the sale was completed on July 17, 2015 and the station went silent again. Following temporary operations in May 2016 and April 2017, iHeartMedia surrendered the KWDZ license on April 25, 2018. Query the FCC's AM station database for KWDZ Radio-Locator Information on KWDZ Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for KWDZFCC History Cards for KWDZ

Wink of an Eye (film)

Wink of an Eye is a 1958 American comedy film directed by Winston Jones and written by James Edmiston. The film stars Jonathan Kidd, Doris Dowling, Barbara Turner, Irene Seidner, Jaclynne Greene and Wally Brown; the film was released in June 1958, by United Artists. Meek, henpecked Alvin Atterbury is a chemist for a perfume factory. Unhappy at home and work, he begins keeping company with Myrna Duchane, he spends a great deal of time at home doing experiments in his basement. Atterbury's wife disappears one day. A lodger, law student Judy Carlton, arrives unexpectedly, having been rented a room by Atterbury's wife. Judy and a neighbor, Mrs. Lazlow, both begin to suspect foul play in Mrs. Atterbury's absence and express concerns to Cantrick, the town sheriff. Denying that anything is occurring in his cellar except work-related research, Atterbury is cleared of suspicion when his wife returns, having been away at a sanitarium, but as soon as all suspicions are averted, Atterbury begins to concoct a new experiment.

Jonathan Kidd as Alvin Atterbury Doris Dowling as Myrna Duchane Barbara Turner as Judy Carlton Irene Seidner as Mrs. Lazlow Jaclynne Greene as Mrs. Atterbury Wally Brown as Sheriff Cantrick Taylor Holmes as Mr. Vanryzin Max Rich as Max Paul Smith as Ben Lazlow Jack Grinnage as Delivery Boy Lucien Littlefield as Old Man Rodney Bell as Rand Dick Nelson as Butler Sam E. Levin as Trumpet player Howard Roberts as Guitar player Henry Slate as Attendant Thomas Browne Henry as Mr. Hix Wink of an Eye on IMDb


SouthLink is an Australian bus service operator in Adelaide. It operates services as part of the Adelaide Metro network under contract to the Government of South Australia, it is a subsidiary of Keolis Downer. In April 2000 SouthLink commenced operating the Adelaide Metro Outer South services with 82 buses under contract to the Government of South Australia, won by its parent Australian Transit EnterprisesIn April 2005 SouthLink commenced operating the Outer North contract, run by Serco. In July 2011 SouthLink commenced an eight-year contract with an optional four-year extension exercisable if performance criteria is met for the Outer North and Outer South areas, it commenced operating the Hills area services, operated by Transitplus. In March 2015, its parent Australian Transit Enterprises was bought by Keolis Downer and SouthLink was reorganised as a subsidiary of the latter; as at February 2018, the fleet consisted of 350 buses. SouthLink operate depots in Aldgate, Pooraka, Elizabeth and Mount Barker.

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Jenny Armstrong

Jennifer Margaret Armstrong OAM is an Olympic sailor from New Zealand. After competing for her native country at the 1992 Olympics, she moved to Australia in 1996 and won a historic sailing gold for her adopted country at the 2000 Olympics. Armstrong was born in 1970 in New Zealand, to John and Robyn Armstrong. Armstrong attended Otago Girls' High School there. In Dunedin, Armstrong is a member of the Ravensbourne Boating Club, she went to the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona and competed in the Europe class for New Zealand, coming fourth in that competition. Armstrong is listed as New Zealand Olympian number 592. Armstrong is married to a Scandinavian sailing coach, they moved to Australia in 1996 when he secured a contract to coach Australian Olympic solo dinghy sailors. In Australia she was affiliated with the Middle Harbour Yacht Club in New South Wales. Armstrong attended the 2000 Summer Olympics for Australia in her new home city Sydney and competed in the 470 class with Zimbabwean-born Belinda Stowell.

They won Australia's first gold medal in sailing in 28 years. On 16 January 2001, Armstrong was awarded the Australian Sports Medal. Ten days on 26 January 2001, she was awarded the Order of Australia medal for service to sport as a gold medallist at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. At the 470 World Championships and Stowell won silver in both 2000 and 2001. Armstrong and Stowell were crowned female Australian Yachtsman of the Year for both the 2000–01 and the 2001–02 seasons. Armstrong and Stowell again competed for Australia at the 2004 Summer Olympics in the 470 class and in that year, they came 14th. Armstrong retired from international sailing after the 2004 Olympics. In 2016, Armstrong and her husband joined the Otago Yacht Club. In 2017, Armstrong and Stowell were inaugural inductees in the Australian Sailing Hall of Fame. Jenny Armstrong at the International Olympic Committee