Dunwoody is a city located in DeKalb County, United States. It is a northern suburb of Atlanta. Dunwoody was incorporated as a city on December 1, 2008; as of 2015, the city has a population of 48,733, up from 46,267 in the 2010 Census. The Dunwoody area was established in the early 1830s and is named for Major Charles Dunwody, an extra "o" added with the incorrect spelling of the name on a banking note. Charles Dunwody returned to Roswell after fighting in the Civil War, in which he fought for the Confederates. One of Dunwoody's most historic buildings dates from 1829; the Ebenezer Primitive Baptist Church, at the corner of Roberts Drive and Spalding Drive, is still active to this date and is the home to one of the city's oldest cemeteries, where many of the founding fathers of Dunwoody are buried. The first public school, Dunwoody Elementary, first stood near the city center at the intersection of Chamblee-Dunwoody Road and Mount Vernon Road, it was in continuous operation from 1911 to 1986. A fire destroyed the school's cafeteria in 1966, on the corner of Womack Road and Chamblee-Dunwoody Road.
On that site today, the Dunwoody branch of the Dekalb County Public Library now operates along with the North Dekalb Cultural Arts Center. In 1881, the Roswell Railroad opened and ran along what is now Chamblee-Dunwoody Road north to the Chatahoochee River, it operated for 40 years, in 1905, President Theodore Roosevelt made a campaign whistle stop in Dunwoody along the way to Roswell, Georgia. On account of the railroad, Dunwoody developed into a small crossroads community; the community continued to grow and prosper after the railroad shut down in 1921. Dunwoody remained rural. In 1971, the Spruill family sold a large portion of their property for the construction of Perimeter Mall, with the completion of Dunwoody Village occurring the same year. In early 2006, a study was conducted by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government of the University of Georgia, to determine how feasible it would be to incorporate Dunwoody as a city. Critics claimed that incorporation of Dunwoody, as in the incorporation of Sandy Springs in 2005, would take away a great deal of tax revenue from the rest of the county, leading to shortages of services, tax increases, or both for everyone else in the county, as has happened in Fulton.
Citizens for Dunwoody, Inc. was the non-profit advocacy group begun by Senator Dan Weber to promote the effort. The bill for incorporation was withdrawn from the Georgia General Assembly for further study in 2006 and passed only the lower house in 2007. In 2008, the bill of incorporation was re-introduced by Senator Weber, due to increased pressure, it passed in the senate as well as the house. Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue signed the bill allowing the residents to vote for a city of Dunwoody on March 25; the referendum for cityhood, which took place on July 15, was approved by an overwhelming majority of voters. The Dunwoody City Charter was ratified by the Georgia General Assembly, on December 1, 2008, after a three-year movement, Dunwoody became a city. Dunwoody's geographic center is at 33°56′34″N 84°19′4″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, Dunwoody has a total area of 13.2 square miles, of which 12.9 square miles is land and 0.23 square miles, or 1.72%, is water. Dunwoody lies at the northern tip of DeKalb County, bounded by the Fulton County line on the north and west, Interstate 285 on the south, Peachtree Industrial Boulevard on the southeast, the Gwinnett County line on the northeast.
A small portion of Dunwoody is included in Gwinnett County. Late on April 8, 1998, a major tornado tore through parts of Dunwoody, running east-northeast from Perimeter Center and into Gwinnett County. Thousands of homes were damaged and several dozen were condemned. In addition, tens of thousands of native forest trees were downed; the vast majority of the tornado's damage occurred here, leading it to be called the "Dunwoody tornado", the most vivid in local memory until the 2008 Atlanta tornado. Dunwoody Village is the historic heart of the community, the location of the iconic Dunwoody Farmhouse; the distinctive Colonial Williamsburg architectural style of the district originated with the construction of Dunwoody Village Shopping Center in the 1970s, for which the district gets its name. Since all other construction in the area followed suit, giving Dunwoody a unique architectural identity and sense of place. Perimeter Center is the major edge neighborhood that has formed around Perimeter Mall.
The mall was developed in 1971, spurring major office and commercial developments in the decades since. It is one of Metro Atlanta's largest job centers, employing hundreds of thousands of people each day. Perimeter Mall and 40 percent of the Perimeter Community Improvement District, is a self-taxing district of shopping and office buildings, are both located in Dunwoody; the western part of Perimeter Center edge city spans the Fulton county line into Sandy Springs. The tallest building in Dunwoody is the 34-story Ravinia 3, at 444 feet. Perimeter Center is located at the intersection of two major highways, GA 400 and I-285; the Dunwoody Transit Station provides public transit to the district. Georgetown was developed in the early 1960s, it is located near I-285 and borders with the city limits of Chamblee. Overdevelopment in Georgetown was one of the main reasons for the initiation of Dunwoody's incorporation movement, with many new apartments being approved for the area in some single-family residential areas.
Georgetown, one of the most walkable areas of the city, contains both si
David Dondero is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. In 2006, NPR's All Songs Considered named David one of the "best living songwriters" alongside Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney and Tom Waits. Dondero started his musical career on drums at the age of 10, due in part to the fact that he "was always drumming on stuff with my hands". Dondero released four records with the Clemson, SC-based punk/hardcore band Sunbrain, before breaking up in 1995; the following year, Dondero joined. He left in 1998 to focus on his solo material, he has since released seven solo albums - two with Ghostmeat Records, three with Future Farmer Records and the most recent two with Team Love Records. His eighth album, titled # Zero with a Bullet, was released on August 3, 2010. Dondero has toured with such acts as Crooked Fingers, Jolie Holland, Against Me!, The Mountain Goats, David Bazan, Preston School of Industry, Bright Eyes and the Wall, Erik Petersen of Mischief Brew and Willy Mason. The Pity Party - Spider West Myshkin and a City Bus - Shooting at the Sun with a Water Gun - The Transient - Spider West Myshkin and a City Bus - Live at the Hemlock - South of the South - Simple Love - # Zero with a Bullet - A Pre-existing Condition - This Guitar - Golden Hits vol. 1 - Inside the Cats Eye - David Dondero/Chris Terry - David Dondero/Mischief Brew - "Two Boxcars" David Dondero/Pine Hill Haints.
BBC Radio is an operational business division and service of the British Broadcasting Corporation. The service provides national radio stations covering the majority of musical genres, as well as local radio stations covering local news and interests, it oversees online audio content. Of the national radio stations, BBC Radio 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 Live are all available through analogue radio as well as on DAB Digital Radio and online including BBC iPlayer; the remaining stations, BBC Radio 1Xtra, 4 Extra, 5 Live Sports Extra and 6 Music, all broadcast on digital platforms only. All of the BBC's national radio stations broadcast from bases in London in or near to Broadcasting House in Marylebone. However, the BBC's network production units located in Belfast, Bristol, Cardiff and Manchester make radio programmes; the BBC's radio services began in 1922. The British Government licensed the BBC through its General Post Office, which had original control of the airwaves because they had been interpreted under law as an extension of the Post Office services.
Today radio broadcasting still makes up a large part of the corporation's output - the title of the BBC's listings magazine, Radio Times, reflects this. On 1 January 1927 the British Broadcasting Company was succeeded in monopoly control of the airwaves by the British Broadcasting Corporation, under the terms of a Royal Charter. John Reith, the founding managing director of the commercial company, became the first Director General, he expounded firm principles of centralised, all-encompassing radio broadcasting, stressing programming standards and moral tone. These he set out in his autobiography, Broadcast Over Britain, influencing modern ideas of public service broadcasting in the United Kingdom. To this day, the BBC aims to follow the Reithian directive to "inform and entertain". Although no other broadcasting organisation was licensed in the UK until 1973, commercial competition soon opened up from overseas; the English language service of Radio Luxembourg began in 1933 as one of the earliest commercial radio stations broadcasting to Britain and Ireland.
With no possibility of commercial broadcasting available from inside the UK, a former British Royal Air Force captain and entrepreneur named Leonard F. Plugge set up his own International Broadcasting Company in 1931; the IBC began leasing time on transmitters in continental Europe and reselling it as sponsored English-language programming aimed at audiences in Britain and Ireland. Because Plugge demonstrated that State monopolies such as that of the BBC could be broken, other parties became attracted to the idea of creating a new commercial radio station for this purpose, it was modern commercial radio in the United Kingdom. The onset of World War II silenced all but one of the original IBC stations. To provide a different service from the domestic audience the Corporation started the BBC Empire Service on short wave in 1932 in English but it soon provided programmes in other languages. At the start of the Second World War it was renamed The Overseas Service but is now known as the BBC World Service.
Beginning in March 1964, Radio Caroline was the first in what became an eventual fleet of 10 offshore pirate radio stations that began to ring the British coastline along the South East coast. By 1966 millions were tuning into these commercial operations, the BBC was losing its radio listening audience; this was due to the fact that though they were aware of the problem, the BBC still only played a few hours of Pop music from record a week, as opposed to the pirates who broadcast chart music and new releases all day. The British government reacted by passing the Marine Offences Act, which all but wiped out all of the stations by midnight on 14 August 1967, by banning any British citizen from working for a pirate station. Only Radio Caroline survived, still continues today. One of the stations called Radio London was so successful that the BBC was told to copy it as best they could; this led to a complete overhaul by Frank Gillard the BBC's Director of Radio of the BBC output creating the four analogue channels that still form the basis of its broadcasting today.
The creator of BBC Radio One told the press. The BBC hired many out-of-work broadcasting staff. Kenny Everett was asked for input in how to run the new Pop station due to his popularity with both listeners and fellow presenters. Tony Blackburn who presented the first BBC Radio One morning show had presented the same morning show on Radio Caroline and on Big L, he attempted to duplicate the same sound for BBC Radio One. Among the other DJs hired was the late John Peel who had presented the overnight show on "Big L", called The Perfumed Garden. Though it only ran for a few months prior to Big L's closure, The Perfumed Garden got more fan mail than the rest of the pop DJ's on Radio London put together, so much that staff wondered what to do with it all; the reason it got so much mail was that it played different music, was the beginning of the "album rock" genre. On Everett's suggestion, Big L's PAMS jingles were commissioned to be resung in Dallas, Texas so that "Wonderful Radio London" became "Wonderful Radio One on BBC"
I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning is one of two Bright Eyes albums released on January 25, 2005, by Saddle Creek Records. The music video for "First Day of My Life" was directed by John Cameron Mitchell; this was the first Bright Eyes album to feature Nate Walcott, now a permanent member of the band. "Road to Joy" contains an interpolation of Beethoven's "Ode to Joy". The title of the album is taken from a lyric in this song, they achieved success in the charts when the singles "Lua" and "First Day of My Life" took the top two positions in the Billboard Hot Singles Sales chart in 2004. In 2005, the band set off on a two-part world tour to promote the album along with Digital Ash in a Digital Urn, with the first half of the tour centring on the folk-influenced first album, the latter half featuring the more electronic second album. Both records made it into the Top 20 of the Billboard album charts, with I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning peaking at number 10 on the Billboard 200 chart and at number 2 on the Billboard independent albums chart.
The tour was captured on the album Motion Sickness, released in the year. Like the two Bright Eyes albums before it, I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning opens with a spoken recording, this time by Conor Oberst himself; the monologue is a short story about two strangers on an airplane, about to fall into the ocean. Nearing the crash, one of the passengers begins to sing, "At the Bottom of Everything," the opening song of the album; the simple, four-chord folk song is one of Oberst's trademark sarcastic social commentaries on American ideals: "We must memorize nine numbers and deny we have a soul. And in this endless race for property and privilege to be won, we must run..." This song made its television debut on the April 2004 episode of Late Late Show. The short story was replaced with a dedication to the Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, the President of the United States, George W. Bush. "Two men I admire a lot," declared Oberst, "for their biceps and for their creepy, fascist agendas," after which Conor counted the song in "1, 2, 6, 6, 6."
The conclusion of the story during the bridge was replaced by Oberst shouting "M. Ward for president!" A music video directed by Cat Solen and starring Evan Rachel Wood and Terence Stamp was made for the song, based on the story in its introduction, which remained intact. I'm Wide Awake. At Metacritic, the album received an average score of 85 out of 100, based on 33 reviews, which indicates "universal acclaim." Los Angeles Times describes it as "An album with the simmering glow of a masterpiece." Drowned in Sound critic Sean Adams called the album a "thing of awe", praising the lyrics and "calculated attention to detail". Pitchfork's Chris Dahlen gave the album 8.7 out of 10 and states "I'm Wide Awake weaves the personal and the political more fluidly than most singers care to try, the consummate tunefulness just strengthens those moments where he pinches a nerve."In a less positive review, Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic criticized Oberst's "heavy-handed pretension in the words and affectedness in his delivery," calling the album proof that "instead of reaching musical maturity, he's wallowing in a perpetual adolescence."Up to 2014, the album has sold 522,000 copies in US.
In 2007 it was awarded a gold certification from the Independent Music Companies Association which indicated sales of at least 100,000 copies throughout Europe. The album was ranked on several lists for best albums released during the year 2005, it was ranked at number 50 on Rolling Stone list of "Top 100 Albums of the Decade" and at number 31 on NME's "Top 100 Greatest Albums of the Decade". All tracks written by Conor Oberst. I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning and Digital Ash in a Digital Urn were the first Bright Eyes albums on which Conor Oberst, Mike Mogis, Nate Walcott became the three permanent members of Bright Eyes. Conor Oberst – guitar, vocals Mike Mogis – mandolin, pedal steel, 12 string guitar Nate Walcott – trumpet Nick White – piano, rhodes, vibraphone Jesse Harris – guitar Alex McManus – guitar Tim Luntzel – bass Matt Maginn – bass Jason Boesel – drums Clark Baechle – drums Jim James – vocals Emmylou Harris – vocals Maria Taylor – vocals Andy LeMaster – vocals Jake Bellows – harmonica, vocals
Splendour in the Grass
Splendour in the Grass is an annual Australian music festival held at the North Byron Parklands in Yelgun, New South Wales. Since its inauguration in 2001, the festival was has been held in various locations near Byron Bay, New South Wales for all but two years; the festival was jointly created and promoted by the Village Sounds Agency and Secret Service music companies, began in 2001 as a one-day gathering to cater for Australia's winter season. It is now considered Australia's largest winter music festival. Splendour in the Grass showcases popular and established musical artists, as well as emerging Australian artists; the music festival has attracted notable artists such as Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys, Kanye West and Lorde. The three headliners for the 2019 event will be Chance the Rapper, Tame Impala and Childish Gambino."Ode: Intimations of Immortality", by English poet William Wordsworth, was the inspiration for the naming of the event. Tickets for the 2005 festival were sold out within 11 hours and, soon after, festival tickets that cost A$125 were offered on eBay at inflated prices of up to A$3000.
The festival organisers responded by sending "cease and desist" letters to eBay, as well as around 150 ticket resellers, citing a breach of the conditions of sale. However, eBay refused to block the ticket auctions, claiming it was the seller's responsibility to ensure that they have the ability and right to sell products; the Triple J radio station encouraged its listeners to sabotage the bidding process and fake bids of up to A$10,000 were listed on eBay by protesters opposed to ticket scalping. Following media coverage, the NSW Department of Fair Trading became involved and met with eBay representatives; the then-Fair Trading Minister John Hatzistergos instructed the Office of Fair Trading to investigate the reselling of tickets and determine whether resellers were in breach of the Fair Trading Act. Festival promoters hoped that the investigation would lead to the introduction of anti-ticket scalping legislation. In response to the events of 2005, the organisers altered the ticketing system for the 2006 festival.
In an unprecedented action, ticket buyers were required to register their name and date of birth at the time of purchase. These details were printed on the event tickets and valid identification was required to gain admission into the festival. Tickets to the 2006 festival went on sale at 9am on Monday 15 May 2006—all camping tickets sold out within three hours, all general admission tickets sold out after 48 hours. Festival organisers encountered difficulties with the ticketing system provided by the Qjump company in 2008, as consumers were unable to purchase tickets following lengthy delays. Qjump issued an apology on the festival's Internet forum. For a once-only trial, the organisers obtained permission to stage the 2009 Splendour in the Grass at a site in Yelgun. However, the consent provided to the organisers was the subject of a challenge by a group of residents and the Environmental Defenders Office of NSW, who presented their case in the New South Wales Land and Environment Court; the Chief Judge of the Land and Environment Court, Justice Brian Preston, ruled that Byron Shire Council had exceeded its powers by granting the development consent where the land included parts zoned for conservation purposes.
The development consent was ruled invalid, prohibiting the festival from being held at the Yelgun site. As a consequence of the decision, the festival remained at the Belongil site in 2009. In 2016 many attendees were forced to walk from the venue or sleep in the mud due to a lack of transport. Lorde replaced Frank Ocean, who withdrew from the lineup due to health issues Two Door Cinema Club withdrew from the lineup and were replaced by UK outfit Foals. London Grammar were replaced by The Presets. Catfish And The Bottlemen withdrew from the lineup just two days from the festival's start due to illness and were replaced with DZ Deathrays. Allday withdrew from the lineup just hours before he was scheduled to perform due to a family emergency. Friday, 22 JulySaturday, 23 JulySunday, 24 July Friday, 21 JulySaturday, 22 JulySunday, 23 JulyGeorge Ezra, scheduled for Friday the 21st withdrew from the lineup, moving Peking Duk to the Friday and extending both LCD Soundsystem's & Sigur Ros' set times on Sunday the 23rd Friday, July 20Saturday, July 21Sunday, July 22Chromeo withdrew from the lineup due to health issues and were replaced with The Presets.
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Omaha is the largest city in the state of Nebraska and the county seat of Douglas County. Omaha is located in the Midwestern United States on the Missouri River, about 10 miles north of the mouth of the Platte River; the nation's 40th-largest city, Omaha's 2018 estimated population was 466,061. Omaha is the anchor of the bi-state Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area; the Omaha Metropolitan Area is the 59th largest in the United States, with an estimated population of 944,316. The Omaha-Council Bluffs-Fremont, NE-IA Combined Statistical Area encompasses the Omaha-Council Bluffs MSA as well as the separate Fremont, NE Micropolitan Statistical Area, which consists of the entirety of Dodge County, Nebraska; the total population of the CSA was 970,023 based on 2017 estimates. 1.3 million people reside within the Greater Omaha area, within a 50 mi radius of Downtown Omaha. Omaha's pioneer period began in 1854, when the city was founded by speculators from neighboring Council Bluffs, Iowa; the city was founded along the Missouri River, a crossing called Lone Tree Ferry earned the city its nickname, the "Gateway to the West".
Omaha introduced this new West to the world in 1898, when it played host to the World's Fair, dubbed the Trans-Mississippi Exposition. During the 19th century, Omaha's central location in the United States spurred the city to become an important national transportation hub. Throughout the rest of the 19th century, the transportation and jobbing sectors were important in the city, along with its railroads and breweries. In the 20th century, the Omaha Stockyards, once the world's largest, its meatpacking plants gained international prominence. Today, Omaha is the home to the headquarters of four Fortune 500 companies: mega-conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway. Berkshire Hathaway is headed by local investor Warren Buffett, one of the richest people in the world, according to a decade's worth of Forbes Magazine rankings, some of which have ranked him as high as No. 1. Omaha is the home to five Fortune 1000 headquarters: Green Plains Renewable Energy, TD Ameritrade, Valmont Industries, Werner Enterprises, West Corporation.
Headquartered in Omaha are the following: First National Bank of Omaha, the largest held bank in the United States. Notable modern Omaha inventions include the following: the bobby pin and the "pink hair curler" created at Omaha's Tip Top Products. S. at Omaha's KOWH Radio. Various Native American tribes had lived in the land that became Omaha, including since the 17th century, the Omaha and Ponca, Dhegian-Siouan-language people who had originated in the lower Ohio River valley and migrated west by the early 17th century; the word Omaha means "Dwellers on the bluff". In 1804 the Lewis and Clark Expedition passed by the riverbanks where the city of Omaha would be built. Between July 30 and August 3, 1804, members of the expedition, including Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, met with Oto and Missouria tribal leaders at the Council Bluff at a point about 20 miles north of present-day Omaha. South of that area, Americans built several fur trading outposts in succeeding years, including Fort Lisa in 1812.
There was fierce competition among fur traders until John Jacob Astor created the monopoly of the American Fur Company. The Mormons built a town called Cutler's Park in the area in 1846. While it was temporary, the settlement provided the basis for further development in the future. Through 26 separate treaties with the United States federal government, Native American tribes in Nebraska ceded the lands constituting the state; the treaty and cession involving the Omaha area occurred in 1854 when the Omaha Tribe ceded most of east-central Nebraska. Logan Fontenelle, an interpreter for the Omaha and signatory to the 1854 treaty, played an essential role in those proceedings. Before it was legal to claim land in Indian Country, William D. Brown was operating the Lone Tree Ferry to bring settlers from Council Bluffs, Iowa to the area that became Omaha. Brown is credited as having the first vision for a city where Omaha now sits; the passage of the Kansas–Nebraska Act in 1854 was presaged by the staking out of claims around the area to become Omaha by residents from neighboring Council Bluffs.
On July 4, 1854, the city was informally established at a picnic on Capital Hill, current site of Omaha Central High School. Soon after, the Omaha Claim Club was formed to provide vigilante justice for claim jumpers and others who infringed on the land of many of the city's founding fathers; some of this land, which now wraps aro
Rabbit Fur Coat
Rabbit Fur Coat is an album by Jenny Lewis of Rilo Kiley, featuring The Watson Twins. It was released in the United States on January 2006 by Team Love. Lewis has described the album as a "sort of soul record"; the album contains a cover of the Traveling Wilburys song "Handle With Care", featuring Ben Gibbard, Conor Oberst and M. Ward. Lewis embarked on her first solo tour to support the album, with Johnathan Rice and either Whispertown 2000 or The Blow opening, she appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson in support of the album. This album is the 8th release of Team Love Records. Listeners of All Songs Considered, NPR's online music show, voted the album the eighth best of 2006. A vinyl reissue of Rabbit Fur Coat was released in January 2016. Lewis was joined in early 2016 by M. Ward and The Watson Twins for a brief tour celebrating the anniversary. Rabbit Fur Coat received favorable reviews and maintains a normalized rating of 78 out of 100 on Metacritic based on 24 professional reviews.
Actress Anne Hathaway was quoted in People as calling Rabbit Fur Coat "beautiful and subversive". People Magazine noted that album's first track "Run Devil Run," was "old-time gospel" with Chandra and Leigh Watson providing a cappella backing. With other reviews calling the opener track "breathy, gospel-tinged" and a "blast of impassioned close harmony bluegrass-style vocals."Two singles were released. "Run Devil Run" – 1:06 "The Big Guns" – 2:32 "Rise Up with Fists!!" – 3:36 "Happy" – 4:14 "The Charging Sky" – 2:56 "Melt Your Heart" – 2:50 "You Are What You Love" – 2:51 "Rabbit Fur Coat" – 4:32 "Handle with Care" – 2:56 "Born Secular" – 5:07 "It Wasn't Me" – 4:10 "Happy" – 0:48 As of 2007, sales in the United States have exceeded 112,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. James Valentine, Jenny Lewis, Chandra Watson, Leigh Watson, Johnathan Rice, Jason Boesel, Mike Mogis, Mickey Madden, Greg Kurstin, Mike Bloom, Matt Ward, Larry Crane, Michael Runion, Benjamin Gibbard, Conor Oberst, David Scher and Rachel Bloomberg