Upper Franconia is a Regierungsbezirk of the state of Bavaria, southern Germany. It forms part of the significant region of Franconia, all now part of the German Federal State of Bayern. With more than 200 independent breweries which brew 1000 different types of beer, Upper Franconia has the worlds highest brewery-density per capita. A special Franconian beer route leads along popular breweries; the administrative region borders on Thuringia to the north, Lower Franconia to the west, Middle Franconia to the south-west, Upper Palatinate to the south-east, Saxony to the north-east and the Czech Republic to the east. After the founding of the Kingdom of Bavaria the state was reorganised and, in 1808, divided into 15 administrative government regions, in Bavaria called Kreise, they were created in the fashion of the French departements, quite in size and population, named after their main rivers. In the following years, due to territorial changes, the number of Kreise was reduced to 8. One of these was the Mainkreis.
In 1837 king Ludwig I of Bavaria renamed the Kreise after historical territorial names and tribes of the area. This involved some border changes or territorial swaps, thus the name Mainkreis changed to Upper Franconia. Next to the former episcopal residence city of Bamberg, the capital Bayreuth, the former residence city of Coburg and the classicist downtown of Hof as well as the towns of Lichtenfels, Kronach, Gößweinstein and Kulmbach, the Weißenstein Palace, Banz Abbey and the Basilica of the Fourteen Holy Helpers, the scenic attractions of the River Main and the low mountain ranges of Fichtel Mountains with the town of Wunsiedel and the Franconian Forest belong to the major tourist attractions. There are numerous spas like Bad Rodach, Bad Steben, Bad Staffelstein, Bad Berneck and Bad Alexandersbad. Oberfranken is subdivided into four Kreisfreie Städte. Landkreise: Bamberg Bayreuth Coburg Forchheim Hof Kronach Kulmbach Lichtenfels WunsiedelKreisfreie Städte: Bamberg Bayreuth Coburg Hof Middle Franconia Lower Franconia Official website Sights in Frankonia
Celeste Carballo is an Argentine singer-songwriter rock, hard rock and tango. She became known in the early 1980s for her distinctive voice range from B2 to F#6 in head voice, her highest note in chest voice is B5. This way her voice covers 3.7 octaves. In the late 1980s, she made public her homosexuality and publicly confessed her romance with fellow singer Sandra Mihanovich. Although her confession was unprecedented in the memory of a still inexperienced in basic issues country, this did not affect her career. Among her best known songs are "¿Seré judía?", "Me vuelvo cada día más loca", "Es la vida que me alcanza", "Mi último blues", "Mujer contra mujer" and "Una canción diferente". LGBT rights in Argentina Argentine rock Argentine punk
A Small Circle of Friends is a 1980 American drama film directed by Rob Cohen and starring Brad Davis, Karen Allen, Shelley Long, Jameson Parker, Peter Mark. It was distributed by United Artists; the film follows the life of three students at Harvard University and Radcliffe College in the 1960s. The soundtrack features instrumental music composed by Jim Steinman; some outdoor riot sequences were filmed some 37 miles south of Cambridge at Bridgewater State College in Bridgewater, Massachusetts after Harvard declined to allow the filming on their campus. Other scenes were filmed at other local colleges. A Small Circle of Friends on IMDb A Small Circle of Friends at Rotten Tomatoes Karen Allen: An ACME Page