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Wellington School, Somerset

Wellington School is a co-educational independent day and boarding school in Wellington, England for pupils aged 3 to 18. Wellington School is situated to the south of the centre of the small town of Wellington, it was founded in 1837 as an all-boys school by Benjamin Frost. It was purchased and run by Frost's wife and William Corner; the school first came into existence as a private boys school. Girls were accepted in 1972; the school's arms consist of one quarter of the Duke of Wellington's arms, the dragons represent the County of Somerset and the open book represents learning. The school is a member of the Headmistresses' Conference; the school opened a new junior school in 2000, having only catered for pupils aged 10 and over. This was renamed "Wellington Prep School" in 2015. In 2003 the Princess Royal opened the Princess Royal Sports Complex, a £2.65 million indoor sports facility. Since September 2007, there have been no lessons on a Saturday; this has been replaced with activities that incorporate music and sport as well as activities for the boarders.

The Good Schools Guide, described Wellington School as "Friendly and busy, it is a solid, well-managed school, neat but not glossy, giving its pupils a sound education and masses of high points in developmental experience." The school has rugby pitches, cricket squares, football pitches, an all-weather pitch, all-weather training areas, tennis courts, squash courts, climbing wall and an indoor swimming pool. Football was reintroduced in the 2003 school year. Hockey is the most prestigious sport at Wellington. Many students have gone on to represent the school in county and England hockey, national athletics and England fencing and county rugby; the school's music department, dedicated to the ex-headmaster George Corner, includes a recording studio, iMac suite, percussion studio as well as many practice rooms and two classrooms. All 15 pianos in the department are by Steinway & Sons, accrediting the school as an'All Steinway School', the first of its kind in England. Regular concerts are held throughout the school year, performance spaces include the department's'Small Hall', the school's main hall and the school chapel, fitted with an electronic organ alongside a Steinway baby grand.

Drama is offered as part of the curriculum for all pupils in years 7-9 and can be taken as a choice at GCSE and A Level. Wellington boasts several celebrated actors amongst its alumni, including David Suchet who opened the school's dedicated drama studio in 2010. Built between 1928 and 1931 by C. H. Biddulph-Pinchard, the Grade II listed. Red brick building is dressed with stone and has a flat roof, concealed behind a parapet, it is a rectangular single-cell chapel with a carved stone altar. The Chapel went through specialist restoration work in 2013 which involved the repainting of the ceiling among other maintenance tasks; this restoration was funded by the school's Old Wellingtonians' Association The east end of the building holds choir stalls and an organ loft over the entrance vestibule. The interior is decorated with finely carved wooden wall panels and elaborately decorated canopies made of molded plaster; the Church of England Chapel has a full-time Chaplain. Though some assemblies and concerts are held in the building, there are Sunday services throughout term time for boarders and members of the public.

There are shorter services most days during the week with pupils attending on a house rota basis. The Chapel was built as a memorial to those. George Corner, the headmaster, wrote to the Old Boys and asked for their support in the project; the 37 members of the Wellington School Community who gave their lives are listed on the walls of the Chapel. Each year a pupil from each boarding house remembers one former pupil researching how and where they died and a basket of flowers is laid in their memory. Confirmation and all the other occasional offices of the church are open to all members of the school community on request; the school has a marching band and active Combined Cadet Force, founded in 1901. The Combined Cadet Force is open to senior school pupils, has upwards of 170 cadets across the Royal Navy and Air Force sections; the cadets learn military based skills such as drill, weapons handling and compass, climbing and leadership development. There are various CCF camps, military training weekends and cadet competitions each year, during which the cadets go on field manoeuvres in order to apply the skills they have learned in a practical situation.

Wellington School is unique in having three field exercises a year, each lasting three days and two nights. A full-time member of staff at Wellington School acts as the senior officer, he is assisted by an experienced warrant officer. The cadets are required to present themselves for inspection by the masters in charge of each section on a weekly basis. John Fraser Drummond, Battle of Britain fighter pilot Lieutenant-General Sir Freddie Viggers, KCB CMG MBE DL, Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Secretary to the Lord Great Chamberlain and Sergeant-at-Arms of the House of Lords. Senior official responsible for the day-to-day management of the House of Lords. Keith Floyd, Celebrity chef, television personality and restaurateur Frank Gillard BBC broadcaster and administrator. David Suchet, Actor known for playing Hercule Poirot Jeffrey Archer and politician Simon Singh, science author Tom Singh, founder of the New Look chain of stores Herbert Gamlin, England rugb

Cecil Stephenson

John Cecil Stephenson was a British abstract artist and pioneer of Modernism. Stephenson was educated at Leeds School of Art from the last two years as a pupil-teacher. In 1914 he won a scholarship to the Royal College of Art and moved to London, at 6, the Mall Studios, near Hampstead, where he remained for the rest of his life; the studio had belonged to Walter Sickert. In 1922, Stephenson was appointed Director of Art at the Northern Polytechnic in London, a post he retained until 1940 when he was made redundant. In 1928, Barbara Hepworth became his next door neighbor when she moved into 7, the Mall Studios with her first husband John Skeaping, his other friends and neighbours over the years included Piet Mondrian, Henry Moore, Herbert Read, Walter Gropius, Alexander Calder and Ben Nicholson. In 1933, along with Ben Nicholson, Stephenson exhibited for the first time with the Seven and Five Society, in 1935 he took part in the Seven and Five's first exhibition of abstract art. In 1937, Stephenson contributed a page to Ben Nicholson, Leslie Martin and Naum Gabo's influential Circle: an international survey of Constructivist art.

During the Second World War, Stephenson acted as a fire warden in London and sketched war damage in the city. His own studio was damaged during the Blitz.. In 1942, Stephenson married the artist Kathleen Guthrie. In 1961, Stephenson was elected a Fellow of Free Sculptors. Stephenson's 1937 work Painting is in the Tate collection, two works are in the Imperial War Museum collection, his Painting II was acquired by the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in 2008, his works can be found in the collections of the Arts Council of Great Britain, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, the National Museum, the British Museum, the V&A, the National Museum Wales and the Government Art Collection. Stephenson exhibited throughout his life and posthumously, was included in the following significant exhibitions: 1933: Seven & Five Society 1935: Seven & Five Abstract Group 1939: Abstract Work, Artists International Association, Whitechapel Art Gallery 1951: Luminescent Ceiling Decoration in the Pavilion of Power and Production at the Festival of Britain, 10 × 30 feet, executed in fluorescent colours and illuminated by ultra-violet mercury lamps.

1953: exhibited for the first time with the London Group 1961: Divergencies, Qantas Gallery, Piccadilly, an exhibition by the Fellows of Free Painters and Sculptors which included Stephenson, Frank Avray Wilson, Cliff Holden, E. L. T. Mesens, Denis Bowen, Roy Turner Durrant and others. 1965: Historically Important 20th Century Masters, Drian Gallery 1967: British Painting, Tate Gallery 1975: Retrospective exhibition, Camden Arts Centre and Laing Art Gallery 2007: British Art, 1900–2007, Tate Britain 2008: In Memoriam Halina Nałęcz exhibition at the National Museum, Warsaw 2011: John Cecil Stephenson: Pioneer of Modernism, Durham Art Gallery Artist's website 4 paintings by or after Cecil Stephenson at the Art UK site Simon Guthrie's biography of Stephenson on Google Books Stephenson exhibition catalogue at Liss Fine Art Stephenson biography at the Paisnel Gallery Stephenson page at britishabstractart.com

1996 Florida Citrus Bowl

The 1996 Florida Citrus Bowl was a college football bowl game featuring the Ohio State Buckeyes of the Big Ten, against the Tennessee Volunteers of the SEC. The Buckeyes were sparked by their senior Heisman Trophy winner running back Eddie George; the Vols were led by sophomore quarterback Peyton Manning. Both teams entered the game with losses to rival teams; the Buckeyes started off the season with a surprising win over Notre Dame. However, the media buzz around the Big Ten surrounded the Northwestern Wildcats who earned their way to an unbeaten conference run; because the Buckeyes held the tiebreaker over the Wildcats, the only thing between the Buckeyes invitation into the Rose Bowl and a possible National Championship was their rival the Michigan Wolverines. However, running back Tim Biakabutuka led the Wolverines to a 31-23 upset, sending the'Cats to the Rose Bowl. Tennessee started off the season with victories over East Carolina and Georgia, before heading off to Gainesville to play the rival Gators.

The Vols held a 30–21 halftime lead only to be outscored 41–7 in the second half, suffering a 62–37 defeat. However, the team won their remaining 8 regular season games, including a 41–14 win over Alabama; the Vols ended. First quarterOhio State – Eddie George 2 yard run – OSU 7, Tenn 0 2:07Second quarterTennessee – Graham 69 yard run – Tenn 7, OSU 7 0:23Third quarterTennessee – Kent 47 yard pass from Peyton Manning – Tenn 14, OSU 7 13:22Fourth quarterOhio State – Rickey Dudley 32 yard pass from Bobby Hoying – Tenn 14, OSU 14 14:40 Tennessee – Hall 29 yard Field goal – Tenn 17, OSU 14 9:24 Tennessee – Hall 25 yard Field goal – Tenn 20, OSU 14 2:06

Con-Soul & Sax

Con-Soul & Sax is an album by American jazz saxophonist Johnny Hodges and organist Wild Bill Davis featuring performances recorded in 1965 and released on the RCA Victor label. The title is a play on words based on the term "console organ", a term for an organ having at least two 61-note manuals and a 25-note radiating pedal clavier. Both the Hammond B-3 and C-3, which Davis played most are console organs; the Allmusic site awarded the album 4½ stars. "On the Sunny Side of the Street" - 3:45 "On Green Dolphin Street" - 3:13 "Lil' Darlin'" - 4:09 "Con-Soul and Sax" - 4:51 "The Jeep Is Jumpin'" - 2:25 "I'm Beginning to See the Light" - 3:25 "Sophisticated Lady" - 4:01 "Drop Me Off in Harlem" - 4:24 "No One" - 3:19 "Johnny Come Lately" - 3:06 Wild Bill Davis - organ Johnny Hodges - alto saxophone Dickie Thompson, Mundell Lowe - guitar Milt Hinton, George Duvivier - double bass Osie Johnson - drums

Music & Me

Music & Me is the third studio album by American singer Michael Jackson, released in 1973 on the Motown label, selling two million copies worldwide. The album was reissued in 2009 as part of the 3-disc compilation Hello World: The Motown Solo Collection; the album was released during a difficult period for Jackson, 14 years old at the time, as he had been experiencing vocal changes and facing a changing music landscape. Having been influenced by fellow Motown label mates Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder, Jackson wanted to include his own compositions on the album, but Motown refused to allow this. Jackson would express his frustrations about this to his father, Joe Jackson, who would work to terminate Michael's and his brothers' contract with Motown, negotiate lucrative contracts for them with Epic Records. Since Jackson was on a world tour with his brothers as a member of The Jackson 5, promotion on this album was limited; the Stevie Wonder cover, "With a Child's Heart", was released as a single in the United States, where it reached No. 14 on the Billboard R&B Singles chart and No. 50 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart.

Two additional songs were released as singles in the UK. Another track, "Too Young", was released as a single in Italy, while the track "Happy" was a single in Australia and "Doggin' Around" was a limited-release single in the Netherlands. Ten years after this album's release, "Happy" was released as a single in the UK to promote Motown's 18 Greatest Hits compilation album. For the compact disc issues of the album, the text on the album was changed and the shade of green was darker. Despite featuring a photo of Jackson strumming an acoustic guitar on the album cover, he does not play an instrument on the album; the album was arranged by Dave Blumberg, Freddie Perren, Gene Page and James Anthony Carmichael and is the singer's lowest selling. After this release, it would take Motown two years to release another Jackson solo album, entitled Forever, Michael. A solo album recorded by Jackson soon after Music and Me was shelved following the surprising smash success of the "Dancing Machine" single from the Jackson 5.

The original mix of the album, along with its 1984 remixes, would be released as part of the Hello World: The Motown Solo Collection in 2009. The track order of 7-9 were changed in releases. "Johnny Raven" was moved to track 7, "Euphoria" was moved to track 8 and "Morning Glow" was moved to track 9. Music & Me is sometimes confused with a Michael Jackson compilation album of the same name that Motown Records released on CD in the 1990s, it was released in 1982 as Motown Legends: Michael Jackson on vinyl and received a US release in 1985. The compilation contained all tracks from the 1973 album, with several more from Jackson's other albums; the CD was not released in the US. "Rockin' Robin" "Johnny Raven" "Shoo-Be-Doo-Be-Doo-Da-Day" "Happy" "Too Young" "Up Again" "With a Child's Heart" "Ain't No Sunshine" "Euphoria" "Morning Glow" "Music and Me" "All the Things You Are" "Cinderella Stay Awhile" "We've Got Forever"

Meanest Man Contest

Meanest Man Contest is a hip hop and electronic music duo based in San Francisco, California. The members are Eriksolo; as college roommates, Noah Blumberg and Eric Steuer started making lo-fi rap songs on a 4-track recruited friends to create the Santa Barbara hip-hop crew mic.edu. The duo formed Meanest Man Contest after a move upstate to Oakland, where they searched through stacks of flea market records looking for samples. From this effort came a series of short tracks that would form MMC's collage-like first single, Contaminated Dance Step. MMC's first LP, included jazz samples and live guitar. More the duo has expanded its musical approach with releases like the off-kilter pop EP Some People, the electro-tinged single Throwing Away Broken Electronics, the hip-hop releases Split and Partially Smart. In 2013 the group released Everything Worth Mentioning. Meanest Man Contest