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The Stooges

The Stooges known as Iggy and the Stooges, were an American rock band formed in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1967 by singer Iggy Pop, guitarist Ron Asheton, drummer Scott Asheton, bassist Dave Alexander. Playing a raw, primitive style of rock and roll, the band sold few records in their original incarnation and gained a reputation for their confrontational performances, which involved acts of self-mutilation by Iggy Pop. After releasing two albums—The Stooges and Fun House —the group disbanded and reformed with a different lineup to release Raw Power before breaking up again in 1974; the band reunited in 2003 until dissolving in 2016 following the deaths of Scott Asheton and saxophonist Steve Mackay. Ron Asheton participated in the reunion until his death in 2009; the Stooges are regarded as a seminal proto-punk act. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked them 78th on their list of the 100 greatest artists of all time. Iggy Pop played drums in several Ann Arbor-area bands as a teenager, including the Iguanas and the Prime Movers.

The Prime Movers nicknamed Osterberg "Iggy" in reference to his earlier band. Osterberg was first inspired to form the Stooges after meeting blues drummer Sam Lay during a visit to Chicago. Upon returning to Detroit, Osterberg sought to create a new form of blues music, not derivative of historical precedents. Ron Asheton and Scott Asheton and Dave Alexander composed the rest of the band, with Osterberg as main singer. Osterberg became interested in Ron Asheton after seeing him perform in the Chosen Few, believing "I’ve never met a convincing musician that didn’t look kind of ill and kind of dirty, Ron had those two things covered!" The three nicknamed Osterberg "Pop" after a local character. Shortly after witnessing an MC5 concert in Ann Arbor, Osterberg began using the stage name Iggy Pop, a name that he has used since. Though the Stooges had formed, Iggy Pop attributes two key motivating influences to move the band forward; the first was seeing the Doors perform at a homecoming dance for the University of Michigan.

The second was seeing an all-girls rock band from Princeton, New Jersey called the Untouchable perform. In a 1995 interview with Bust Magazine, he relates: I had the Stooges, and we did not have the balls to do it. There were two things, and the other thing was. We had gone to New York a couple of months before that just to check out the scene, we had never been to a place like New York… we went down around Eighth Street there where all the young tourists hang out, we met these girls from New Jersey, from Princeton, they had a band called the Untouchable, we’re like, "Oh, you’ve got a band, sure, ha ha ha," and they said "Well, come to our house and see us play." And we didn’t have anywhere to crash, they played for us, they rocked, we were ashamed. The band's 1967 debut was at their communal State Street house on Halloween night, followed by their next live gig, January 1968. During this early period, the Stooges were billed as the "Psychedelic Stooges" at the Grande Ballroom in Detroit and other venues, where they played with the band MC5 and others.

At one of their early Grande Ballroom performances, Asheton's guitar neck separated from the body forcing the band to stop playing during the opening song, "I Wanna Be Your Dog". The group's early sound differed from their music. Homemade instruments were incorporated to flesh out the overall sound. The'Jim-a-phone' involved pushing feedback through a funnel device, raised and lowered to achieve the best effect. There was a cheap Hawaiian guitar which Pop and guitarist Ron Asheton would take turns in plucking to produce a simulated sitar drone, while drummer Scott Asheton pounded away at a set of oil drums with a ball hammer; the Stooges soon gained a reputation for their primitive live performances. Pop became known for his outrageous onstage behavior—smearing his bare chest with hamburger meat and peanut butter, cutting himself with shards of glass, flashing his genitalia to the audience. Pop is sometimes credited with the popularization of stage diving. In 1968 Elektra Records sent DJ/publicist Danny Fields to scout the MC5, resulting in contracts for both that band and the Stooges.

The contracts were at different pay rates: MC5 $20,000, the Stooges $5,000, as revealed in the 2016 Jim Jarmusch film, Gimme Danger. In 1969, the band released their self-titled debut album. In 1970, their second album, Fun House, was released, featuring the addition of saxophonist Steve Mackay. On June 13 of that year, television recorded the band at the Cincinnati Pop Festival. While performing the songs "T. V. Eye" and "1970", Pop leapt into the crowd, where he was hoisted up on people's hands, proceeded to smear peanut butter all over his chest. In a broadcast interview at WNUR Northwestern University radio station in Evanston, Illinois in 1984, Stiv Bators of the Lords of the New Church and the Dead Boys confirmed the long-standing rumor that it was he who had provided the peanut butter, having carrie

2010 WGC-CA Championship

The 2010 WGC-CA Championship was a golf tournament held March 11–14 at Doral Golf Resort & Spa in Doral, Florida, a suburb west of Miami. It was the eleventh WGC-CA Championship tournament, the second of four World Golf Championships events staged in 2010; the only players eligible to compete who did not enter were six-time champion Tiger Woods and Ryo Ishikawa. Ernie Els, the 2004 champion, won his second WGC title with a bogey-free 66 in the final round, four strokes ahead of runner-up Charl Schwartzel, the 54-hole co-leader with Els; the field consisted of players from the top of the Official World Golf Ranking and the money lists/Order of Merit from the six main professional golf tours. 68 of the 70 qualifying players competed. Each player is classified according to the first category in which he qualified, but other categories are shown in parentheses. 1. The top 50 players from the Official World Golf Ranking, as of March 1, 2010Robert Allenby, Ángel Cabrera, Paul Casey, Stewart Cink, Tim Clark, Luke Donald, Ernie Els, Ross Fisher, Jim Furyk, Sergio García, Lucas Glover, Retief Goosen, Anders Hansen, Søren Hansen, Pádraig Harrington, Yuta Ikeda, Thongchai Jaidee, Miguel Ángel Jiménez, Dustin Johnson, Zach Johnson, Robert Karlsson, Martin Kaymer, Anthony Kim, Søren Kjeldsen, Matt Kuchar, Hunter Mahan, Graeme McDowell, Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson, Edoardo Molinari, Francesco Molinari, Sean O'Hair, Geoff Ogilvy, Kenny Perry, Ian Poulter, Álvaro Quirós, Charl Schwartzel, Adam Scott, Michael Sim, Vijay Singh, Henrik Stenson, Steve Stricker, Camilo Villegas, Nick Watney, Mike Weir, Lee Westwood, Oliver Wilson, Y.

E. Yang Ryo Ishikawa and Tiger Woods did not play. 2. The top 50 players from the Official World Golf Ranking, as of March 8, 20103; the top 30 players from the final 2009 FedExCup Points ListJason Dufner, Brian Gay, Jerry Kelly, Marc Leishman, Steve Marino, Kevin Na, John Senden, Heath Slocum, David Toms, Scott Verplank 4. The top 10 players from the 2010 FedExCup Points List, as of March 8, 2010Ben Crane, Bill Haas, J. B. Holmes, Ryan Palmer 5; the top 20 players from the final 2009 European Tour Order of MeritSimon Dyson, Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño, Peter Hanson, Ross McGowan 6. The top 10 players from the European Tour Order of Merit, as of March 1, 20107; the top 2 players from the final 2009 Japan Golf Tour Order of Merit 8. The top 2 players from the final 2009 PGA Tour of Australasia Order of MeritAlistair Presnell 9; the top 2 players from the final 2009 Sunshine Tour Order of Merit 10. The top 2 players from the final 2009 Asian Tour Order of MeritLiang Wen-chong Six-time champion Tiger Woods was on an indefinite leave from the tour and did not enter.

Thursday, March 11, 2010 Friday, March 12, 2010 Saturday, March 13, 2010 Sunday, March 14, 2010 Final round Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par Source: ESPN: Leaderboard Coverage on the European Tour's official site

Filippo Savi

Filippo Savi is an Italian footballer who plays for A. C. Fidenza 1922 as a midfielder. Born in Parma, Emilia–Romagna, Savi started his career at hometown club Parma. Savi made his Serie A debut on 23 April 2005, losing to A. C. Milan 0–3, he was the starting midfielder and replaced by Renato Olive after receiving a caution. He played the next match, winning Livorno 6–4, he came off the bench in the first half to replace Jorge Bolaño in that match. That season Parma relegated. Savi played for Parma at 2004–05 UEFA Cup, which he made his professional and European debut on 14 April, a 0–0 draw with Austria Wien, he played the next two matches, the semi-finals. The team finished as losing semi-finalists to CSKA Moskva. In 2005–06 Serie A, Savi made 8 appearances. Due to 2006 Italian football scandal, Parma qualified to UEFA Cup again; the club chose a squad rotation tactics, which Savi played all 6 European matches in the first half of the season, including 4 starts in group stage. However, he did not play any game in 2006–07 Serie A, only 4 matches in the cup.

In January 2007 he left for Monza. Savi joined Monza in January 2007, he only played 9 games in Italian third division. In July, he joined fellow Serie C1 club Arezzo, he made a double figure appearances before returned to Parma. In July 2008 he moved back to Lega Pro Prima Divisione at first on loan. On 2 February 2009 the deal became a co-ownership deal. However, in June Parma bought back Savi, he injured and left for Lega Pro Seconda Divisione club Carpenedolo in August 2009. Savi did not play any league match that season. After 6 months inactive in football, Savi left for another L. P. second division club Crociati Noceto, located 12 km away from the city of Parma. He only played once. Savi moved abroad in 2011–12 season. In August 2011 it was reported. However, on 8 September he was signed by Belgian Second Division club FC Brussels, rejoining Parma team-mate Sulaiman Sesay Fullah and numbers of Italian trained players. Savi made his debut on 13 November 2011. After the end of the 2011–12 season, Savi intended to retire due to a cruciate ligament tear in the knee but decided to continue challenging the world of professional football.

In August 2012, he joined Serie D side A. C. Fidenza 1922. Savi had played for Azzurrini from under-16 to under-20 level, he was the member of U-17 team at 2004 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship qualification, wore no.10 shirt. In the elite round he changed to wear no.13. He played all 6 competitive matches in that tournament as starter The team finished as the runner-up in the elite round group 3, failing to advance. In the 2006 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship qualification, he wore no.8 shirt and played all 3 matches as starter. Azzurrini finished as the third in group 6. Since Savi followed the team-mate promoted to Italy U-20, a bridging team between U-19 and U-21 in November 2005; however Savi failed to earn any cap since November 2006. His last call-up, however in January 2008. Savi played 3 times in total in 2005 -- 06 and 2006 -- 07 edition. "Player profile on Arezzo's official site". Archived from the original on 13 May 2008. Retrieved 13 December 2007. CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown FIGC "Lega Serie A Profile".

Archived from the original on 18 February 2013. Retrieved 17 November 2011. CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown Filippo Savi at ESPN FC Filippo Savi at Soccerway Filippo Savi at Profile

Apple Jack

Apple Jack or The Legend of Apple Jack is a 2003 American short film directed by Mark Whiting, produced by Tranquility Pictures. The filming was performed on Canyon Country, California. On October 30, 1938, UFO reports about sightings over the United States are heard on CBS radio, members of a neighborhood gets ready to fight the incoming extraterrestrials; that same night, two notorious criminals are never heard from again. Randy Travis - Narrator Sean Bridgers - Les Danyou Ron McCoy - Sherman Pyne Gene Dynarski - Helmut Jitters Walton Goggins - Moe Danyou Cole Sprouse - Jack Pyne Dylan Sprouse - Jack Pyne Orson Welles - Mark Whiting - Prison Guard Film Festival awards Won, L. A. Shorts Fest, 2003, Deep Ellum Film Festival, 2004, for Best Short Film Won, Deep Ellum Film Festival, 2004, for Best Comedy Short Official MySpace page for Apple Jack Apple Jack on IMDb New York Times article on Apple Jack


Hernicourt is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France. A commune made up of three farming villages that surround the neighbouring commune of Wavrans-sur-Ternoise. Situated 2.5 miles north of St. Pol and 24 miles northwest of Arras, on the D99 and the D343 roads; the church of St. Vaast at Hernicourt, rebuilt in the 19th century; the medieval church of St. Martin. Evidence of an old castle at Sautricourt. A watermill. Communes of the Pas-de-Calais department INSEE commune file Hernicourt on the Quid website

The Greatest Showman

The Greatest Showman is a 2017 American musical biographical drama film directed by Michael Gracey in his directorial debut, written by Jenny Bicks and Bill Condon and starring Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya. Featuring nine original songs from Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, the film is inspired by the story of P. T. Barnum's creation of Barnum's American Museum and the lives of its star attractions. Principal photography began in New York City in November 2016; the film premiered on December 8, 2017, aboard the RMS Queen Mary 2. It was released in the United States on December 20, 2017, by 20th Century Fox, seven months after Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus ceased operations, grossed over $434 million worldwide, making it the fifth-highest grossing live-action musical of all time. The Greatest Showman received mixed reviews from critics, with praise for the performances and production values, but criticism for its artistic license, with some reviewers calling it "faux-inspiring and shallow".

At the 75th Golden Globe Awards, the film received nominations for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and Best Actor – Musical or Comedy for Jackman. For the song "This Is Me", the film won the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song and was nominated for Best Original Song at the 90th Academy Awards and won the Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards. In the mid-19th century, P. T. Barnum and his troupe perform a show at the circus; as a child and his tailor father Philo work for the Hallett family. He loves their daughter Charity, being sent to finishing school; the two keep in touch through letters marrying and raising two daughters and Helen, in New York City. They live a humble life. Barnum loses his job as a clerk at a shipping company after the company goes bankrupt, returns home for Caroline's birthday, he takes out a loan from a bank, deceiving them into accepting his former employer's lost ships as collateral. He uses this loan to set up Barnum's American Museum in downtown Manhattan, an attraction showcasing various wax models.

Sales are slow. On the suggestion of his children to showcase something "alive", Barnum searches for "freaks" to serve as performers for his museum, he gathers a large group including bearded lady Lettie Lutz. This attracts a large audience despite protests and poor reviews from well-known critic James Gordon Bennett, prompting Barnum to rename his venture "Barnum's Circus". Searching for ways to further his reputation, Barnum meets playwright Phillip Carlyle and convinces him to join his venture. Phillip is mesmerized by the African American trapeze artist Anne Wheeler, but he hides his feelings. During a trip, Phillip arranges for his troupe to meet Queen Victoria. Afterwards, Barnum convinces famed Swedish singer Jenny Lind to perform in America with him as her manager. Lind's first American performance is a rousing success; as Barnum gains favor with the aristocratic patrons, he begins to distance himself from his troupe as he advises them to work on their performances without him. Dejected, they decide to stand against their local harassers.

Phillip and Anne attend the theatre but they run into Phillip's parents, who chastise Phillip for "parading around with the help". Anne runs off, Phillip angrily berates them chases Anne and tries to convince her that they can be together, but she rejects him; as Barnum takes Lind on a US tour, Charity feels isolated from her husband as she stays home with their daughters. While on tour, Lind begins falling in love with Barnum; when he refuses her advances, she threatens to quit and orchestrates a kiss with him at the end of her last show, photographed by the press. Barnum returns home to find his circus on fire, caused by a fight between the protesters and the troupe. Phillip runs into the burning building, believing that Anne is still inside, suffers serious injuries before being rescued by Barnum. Barnum gets word from a sympathetic Bennett that the culprits have been caught and that Lind has canceled her tour after her and Barnum's "scandal". Barnum's mansion is foreclosed upon and Charity takes their daughters to her parents' home.

Devastated by his selfishness, Barnum retreats to a local bar where his troupe find him and explain that despite their disappointments, they still consider themselves a family that needs him. Inspired, he resolves to start a new show and not let ambition overtake his love. Phillip wakes in a hospital with Anne by his side. Barnum finds Charity and they mend their relationship. Barnum is faced with the financial difficulty of rebuilding the circus, but the recovering Phillip steps in, offering to use his share of the circus's profits to rebuild it under condition of becoming a full partner, which Barnum accepts. To save money, Barnum transforms the enterprise into an open-air tent circus by the docks; the revamped circus is a huge success. Barnum gives full control of the show to Phillip to spend more time with his family. Pointe Ballerinas portrayed by Emerson Tate Alexander, Victoria Llodra, Louise Hindsbo, Laci Justice, GiaNina Paolantonio, Rachel Quiner, Madison Smith, Brando Speach During rehearsals for the 81st Academy Awards in 2009, producers Laurence Mark and Bill Condon compared host Jackman to Barnum.

After Jackman expressed interest in a Barnum project and Condon approached J