click links in text for more info
SUMMARY / RELATED TOPICS

The Zap

The Zap was a nightclub in Brighton, England that became famous in the late 1980s and early 1990s for the acid house nights that were held there. It has been described as an "influential... club which pulled together many of the underground strands of visual art, music, comedy and theatre which were circling at the time". The Zap first opened at the New Oriental Hotel, Brighton in April 1982. Founded by Neil Butler, Patricia Butler and Amanda Scott, it was an experiment to mix radical art with cutting edge entertainment; the first shows were presented in a cabaret format mixing performance art, comedy and theatre with the opening night featuring Ian Smith, Roger Ely and the band Resident Zero. It soon moved to the Royal Escape and to the Northern before settling at its own venue in the King's Road Arches in October 1984; the Club was organised by the four directors: Pat Butler. Dave Reeves and Angie Goodchild. Ian Smith was the resident MC and in the new venue the Club started to develop a music policy that won acclaim for its live music and its place at the forefront of the late 1980s house music boom.

Meanwhile, The Zap continued to promote and commission radical art and entertainment through its regular performance programmes and festivals. The Club's commitment to "New Art for New Audiences" led to a range of projects across the UK, including curating seasons of performance at the Institute of Contemporary Arts and London's South Bank and developing the Streetbiz Street Arts Festival as part of Glasgow's 1990 European Capital of Culture; these external projects were managed by Zap Productions where The Zap directors were joined by Robin Morley. In 1994 Zap Productions joined with Edinburgh's Unique Events to create Glasgow based UZ Events. UZ went on to create a range of festivals and events including the Shine on Festival, Glasgow's Hogmanay and Millennium celebrations, Big in Falkirk, Glasgow Art Fair and Glasgow's Merchant City Festival. Internationally UZ created programmes for the Scottish Government in New York and Sweden and a range of projects on nearly every continent; the original Zap directors sold the club in 1997 with Zap Productions continuing for some years before handing over all projects to the charity Zap Art which continues to create programmes and commission artists and companies in the field of street arts.

Neil Butler is Artistic director of UZ Events. Dave Reeves is Chief executive of Zap Art. Angie Livingston works with Cherie Blair. Patricia Butler is a teacher. Robin Morley is Director of Magnetic Events. Ian Smith co-founded Scottish street theatre company Mischief La-bas in 1992 in Glasgow and was Artistic director until his death in 2014. In the 1980s, the Zap was a performance arts venue, with Ian Smith hosting Performance Platform on Tuesdays and the Silver Tongue Club on Sundays; these played host to numerous stand-up comedians, artists and theatre groups. Tony Lidington of the Pierrotters recalled,'Alongside such acts as the Pookies, Theatre of the Bleeding Obelisk, Bright Red, The Pierotters, The Wild Wigglers, the nascent alternative cabaret and street scene had support and a home on the south coast... These seminal groups have had a profound impact on the contemporary performance scene in Britain today.'From 1985, the Zap staged an annual alternative pantomime, performed by Zap staff and other performers, including John Dowie, James Poulter, Robin Driscoll, Tony Haase, Becky Stevens, Pete McCarthy, Andy Cunningham, Louise Rennison, Liz Aggiss, Steve North, John Cunningham, Roy Smiles and Jane Bassett.

The Brighton based Yes/No People staged the preview of their hit show Stomp at the Zap in May 1990, ahead of the show's official premiere in Edinburgh the following year. In 1986, the Zap commissioned Liz Aggiss and Billy Cowie of the Wild Wigglers to make a stage show in one of the Zap's arches; the show, a solo performance by Aggiss, was Grotesque Dancer, which premiered at the Zap in December 1986. This was the beginning of Divas Dance Theatre, which went on to premiere five more stage shows at the Zap: Dorothy and Klaus Die Orchidee im Plastik Karton and Drivel They Care Cafeteria for a Sit-Down Meal and Absurditties A performance night was "Andy Walkers Frame Fame" on early Friday evenings, which showcased new performers and acts on the stage, introduced by Andy Walker and Adrian Bunting. Audiences were invited to stay on at the following club promotion afterwards free of charge. Key club nights that became associated with The Zap were "Tonka" with DJs DJ Harvey and Rev, "Club Shame", "Protechtion" with DJ Eric Powell, "Coco Club" with DJ Chris Coco.

Tuesday evenings at The Zap were staged by Josh Dean and Martin Southern, two promoters booking a broad variety of bands and attracting audiences too large for the venue such as The Lemonheads, Rollins Band, Teenage Fanclub and Hole. The success of these nights enhanced the reputation of the club as a pivotal live music venue. Located in 5 arches on the King's Road in Brighton, the mixed cosmopolitan audiences would party until 5 am, with many continuing the motion on the beach opposite until sunrise, depending on the time of year; the Zap is mentioned in the book The Black Album by Hanif Kureishi. A large part of The Zap's appeal was its location, it was for many years the only nightclub on the lower seafront and as a result, attracted a less mainstream clientele. It was popular with a broad mix of people and helped define clubbing regardless of sexual orientation thanks to the vision of the owners and staff.'Club Shame' on Wednesdays was regarded as "the blueprint of gay clubbing in the nineti

USS Peggy (SP-1072)

USS Peggy was a United States Navy patrol vessel in commission from 1917 to 1918. Peggy was built as a private motorboat of the same name in 1914 or 1915 by Vanderslice at Camden, New Jersey. On 14 August 1917, the U. S. Navy acquired her from her owner, G. F. Dieser of Philadelphia, for use as a section patrol boat during World War I, she was commissioned the same day as USS Peggy. Assigned to the 4th Naval District and based at Philadelphia, Peggy conducted patrols for the rest of World War I; the Navy returned Peggy to Dieser on 23 November 1918. This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships; the entry can be found here. SP-1072 Peggy at Department of the Navy Naval History and Heritage Command Online Library of Selected Images: U. S. Navy Ships -- Listed by Hull Number: "SP" #s and "ID" #s -- World War I Era Patrol Vessels and other Acquired Ships and Craft numbered from SP-1000 through SP-1099 NavSource Online: Section Patrol Craft Photo Archive Peggy

2006 Maryland county offices elections

The election to choose all elected positions in the counties of Maryland occurred on Tuesday, November 7, 2006. The Maryland County Executive Election, 2006, U. S. House election, 2006, U. S. Senate election, 2006, Maryland gubernatorial election, 2006, Maryland General Assembly Election, 2006 were scheduled for the same day. Seven charter counties chose elected officeholders in their county: Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, Harford County, Howard County, Montgomery County, Prince George's County, Wicomico County; the County elected offices include: County Council, State's Attorney, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Probate Judge, Register of Wills. Please see Maryland County Executive Election, 2006; this page will describe notable candidates. John Edward Lindner G. James Benoit, Jr. Andrew Pruski Walter Kenneth Moody Devin F. Tucker Sid Saab A. J. Baca Cathleen Vitale Josh Cohen, Annapolis city Alderman. Swafford, Attorney-At-Law from Annapolis Robert L. Tufts - Green Party and environmental activist from Churchton Ed Reilly - Incumbent District 7 Ron Dillon, Jr.

- Incumbent District 3 C. Edward Middlebrooks - Incumbent District 2 Cathleen Vitale Attorney Rene C. Swafford DevinTucker.com joshcohen.org jamiebenoit.com votepruski.com AJ Baca Alderman Joshua J. Cohen Vote Tufts 2006 Anne Arundel Green Party Maryland Campaign Finance Report Database Anne Arundel County Board of Elections Jeff Lambert Brian Bittner Tufail Ahmad Ashley "Hugh" Bailey Marc Elrich Reginald "Reggie" Felton Nancy Floreen, incumbent William "Bill" Jacobs Cary Lamari George Leventhal, incumbent Robert "Bo" Newsome Donell Peterman Bette Dale Petrides Michael Subin, incumbent Duchy Trachtenberg Tom Reinheimer Shelly Skolnick Amber Gnemi Adol Owens-Williams Stephen Abrams, school board member Roger Berliner Howard Denis, incumbent Sharon Dooley Mike Knapp, incumbent Scott Dyer Phil Andrews, incumbent Bob Doresy, Rockville City Councilman Henry Maraffa Mike Jones Marilyn Praisner, incumbent Mark Fennel Valerie Ervin, school board member Hans Riemer Dennis Walsh Prince George's County Primary Election September 12, 2006

Grigory Ivanovich Choglokov

Grigory Ivanovich Choglokov was a division commander of the Imperial Russian Army. At the beginning of World War I, he was a major general, he was promoted in 1915. After the October Revolution, he emigrated to Turkey. Order of Saint Anna, 3rd class, 1899 Order of Saint Stanislaus, 2nd class, 1904 Order of Saint Anna, 2nd class, 1908 Order of Saint Vladimir, 3rd class, 1912 Order of St. George, 4th class, 1915 Gold Sword for Bravery, 1915 Order of Saint Anna, 1st class, 1916 Order of Saint Vladimir, 2nd class, 1917 Р. Г. Гагкуев, В. Ж. Цветков, С. С. Балмасов Генерал Келлер в годы Великой войны и русской смуты // Граф Келлер М.: НП «Посев», 2007 ISBN 5-85824-170-0 "Grigory Ivanovich Choglokov". «Russian army in a Great war» project

Bohn Towers

The Bohn Towers is a 1972-erected 204-foot 22-story high-rise apartment building complex in the Reserve Square area of downtown Cleveland. It is named after one of the former directors of the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority, Ernest J. Bohn, he directed the agency responsible for public housing in the urban area of Cleveland from 1933 until 1968. The Bohn is known for its modern style apartment dwelling design, which approaches the brutalist style; the Bohn sits directly east of the Reserve Square West Towers. The property is listed in the CMHA registry as a senior living high rise in the downtown neighborhood of Cleveland and is one of only a handful of such properties in the central business district. In recent years the city of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County have experienced a great demand and need for such housing as older couples shed the demands of maintaining suburban housing and seek to live in the urban centers of Cleveland, Akron and Parma

William C. Andrews

William C. "Bill" Andrews is an American former politician in the state of Florida. Andrews was born in Florida, he attended the University of Florida's Warrington College of Business Administration, receiving a degree in business administration in 1955. He attended the University of Florida Law School and earned a Bachelor of Laws degree in 1958. In college, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, he has three children. Andrews served as a Democrat in the Florida House of Representatives from 1967 to 1971, representing the 31st district, from 1973 to 1978, this time representing the 27th district. In 1978, he received a Distinguished Alumni Award from the Warrington College of Business Administration