Westfield San Francisco Centre

The Westfield San Francisco Centre is an upscale shopping mall located in San Francisco, managed by the Westfield Group and co-owned by Westfield and Brookfield Asset Management. It is anchored by Nordstrom and Bloomingdale's, includes a Century Theatres multiplex and a branch of San Francisco State University, it connects directly to the Powell Street transit station via an underground entrance. Developed by Sheldon Gordon the center opened in October 1991 as San Francisco Shopping Centre with 500,000 square feet of space, the then-largest Nordstrom store on the top several floors, the first spiral escalators in the United States, connecting through to the adjoining Emporium-Capwell flagship store. After a slow start, it soon became one of the top performing shopping centers in the country. In 1996, the adjoining Emporium was shuttered in the wake of Federated Department Stores' buyout of its parent, Broadway Stores; the vacated store was temporarily used as a Macy's furniture store while it renovated its Union Square flagship in 1997.

In May 1997, Urban Shopping Centers, Inc. a Real Estate Investment Trust acquired a half-interest and management of the center. This was followed by Urban's own buyout by Rodamco North America N. V. in October 2000 and Rodamco's subsequent sale to a consortium including The Westfield Group in January 2002. Westfield soon bought the rest. In 2003, Forest City, which had acquired redevelopment rights to the long-vacant Emporium store from Federated, reached an agreement with Westfield to jointly redevelop the two properties; the newly expanded mixed-use Westfield San Francisco Centre, unveiled September 28, 2006, included a Kohn Pederson Fox with Kevin Kennon as the Design Principal- designed Bloomingdale's West Coast flagship store, a nine-screen Century Theatres multiplex theater featuring 2 XD screens, a 30,000 square feet Bristol Farms gourmet supermarket, a satellite campus for San Francisco State University in its 1.5 million+ ft² of space. The redevelopment cost $440 million. Only the front facade and landmark dome of the original structure were preserved.

Upon completion of the project, Forest City became an equity partner and along with Westfield assumed responsibility for day-to-day management. In March 2009, it was announced that Westfield San Francisco Centre shopping center was named as one of nine finalists vying for the title of “World’s Best Shopping Center” as part of the International Council of Shopping Centers Inc.’s inaugural “Best of the Best” awards. In 2011, the San Francisco Police Department considered putting a substation in the mall to prevent rampant shoplifting. Bloomingdale's Nordstrom Century Theatres & XD 9-screen multiplex Crunchyroll San Francisco State University College of Extended Learning San Francisco Bay Area portal Notes Sources Westfield San Francisco Centre Opening Fact Sheet Westfield San Francisco Centre Press Release International Council of Shopping Centers Official website

Dissent (American magazine)

Dissent is a left-wing intellectual magazine edited by Michael Kazin and Timothy Shenk and founded in 1954. The magazine is published by the University of Pennsylvania Press on behalf of the Foundation for the Study of Independent Social Ideas. Former co-editors include Irving Howe, Mitchell Cohen, Michael Walzer, David Marcus; the magazine was established in 1954 by a group of New York Intellectuals, which included Irving Howe, Lewis A. Coser, Henry Pachter, Norman Mailer, Meyer Schapiro. From its inception, Dissent's politics deviated from the standard ideological positions of the left and right. Like politics, the New Left Review and the French socialist magazine Socialisme ou Barbarie, Dissent sought to formulate a third position between the liberalism of the West and the communism of the East. Troubled by the rampant bureaucratization of both capitalist and communist society, Dissent was home to writers like C. Wright Mills and Paul Goodman who identified themselves as radical democrats as well as to editors who like Irving Howe and Michael Harrington more identified with democratic socialism.

Over its seven decades in publication, it has become an influential venue for social and cultural criticism, publishing political philosophers including Michael Walzer, Cornel West, Iris Marion Young, as well as novelists and poets such as Günter Grass and Czeslaw Milosz. In the 1960s and 1970s, Dissent's skepticism toward Third World revolutions and the culture of the New Left isolated it from student movements, but its commitment to both pluralist and egalitarian politics—in particular, when it came to social and civil rights issues—separated it from both the mainstream liberalism and the growing neoconservative movement. Although Dissent still identifies with the democratic socialism of its founders, including Lewis A. Coser and Rose Laub Coser, its editors and contributors represent a broad spectrum of Left positions: from the Marxist humanism of Marshall Berman and Leszek Kołakowski, to the social democratic visions of Richard Rorty and Michael Walzer, to the radical feminism of Ellen Willis and Seyla Benhabib.

More several of its younger editors have identified themselves with the heterodox Marxism and visions of radical democracy espoused by Occupy Wall Street. Together with the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research, Dissent announced its Archive project, it will be digitizing several short-lived literary magazines, including Marxist Perspectives and democracy, providing access to them online. It recently launched a labor podcast and introduced a new front of the book section dedicated to publishing cultural criticism. In 2014, design studio Rumors finished a redesign of the magazine. George Packer, "A Modest Utopia: Sixty Years of Dissent", New Yorker, October 21, 2013. Felicia R. Lee, "A Leftist Stalwart, Still Fighting the Fight", The New York Times, February 21, 2004. J. Toby Reiner, "Toward an Overlapping Dissensus: The Search for Inclusivity in the Political Thought of "Dissent" magazine," Political Research Quarterly, vol. 66, no. 4, pp. 756–767. In JSTOR Jennifer Schuessler, "A Lion of the Left Wing Celebrates Six Decades", The New York Times, October 27, 2013.

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Ron Nelson (composer)

Ronald Jack Nelson is a composer of both classical and popular music and a retired music academic. A native of Joliet, Ron Nelson was born December 14, 1929, he studied composition at the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester earning a bachelor's degree in 1952, a master's degree in 1953, a doctorate in composition in 1957. His teachers at Eastman included Bernard Rogers and Howard Hanson. In 1954–1955 he studied with Tony Aubin in France at the Ecole Normale de Musique and at the Paris Conservatory under a Fulbright Grant. In 1956, Dr. Nelson joined the faculty of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, where he served as chairman of the music department from 1963 to 1973, retiring as Professor Emeritus in 1993. In 1991, Dr. Nelson was awarded the Acuff Chair of Excellence in the Creative Arts, the first musician to hold the chair, his Passacaglia was the first piece to win all three major wind band composition prizes during one period — the National Band Association Prize, the American Bandmasters Association Ostwald Award, the Sudler International Prize.

He was awarded the Medal of Honor by the John Philip Sousa Foundation in 1994. In 2006, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from Oklahoma City University. Nelson has received numerous commissions, including those from the National Symphony Orchestra, the Rochester Philharmonic, the USAF Band and Chorus, Musashino Wind Ensemble, Aspen Music Festival and numerous colleges and universities, he has received grants and awards from The Rockefeller Foundation, the Howard Foundation, ASCAP, several from the National Endowment for the Arts. Conductor Leonard Slatkin may have described Ron Nelson best: "Nelson is the quintessential American composer, he has the ability to move between conservative and newer styles with ease. The fact that he's a little hard to categorize is what makes him interesting." Ron Nelson resides with Michele, in Scottsdale, Arizona. 1955 Savannah River Holiday 1958 Sarabande for Katharine in April 1960 This Is The Orchestra 1960 Jubilee 1961 Toccata for Orchestra 1969 Trilogy: JFK-MLK-RFK 1969 Rocky Point Holiday 1976 Five Pieces after Paintings by Andrew Wyeth 1996 Panels 1997 Resonances 11" 1958 Mayflower Overture 1969 Rocky Point Holiday 1973 Savannah River Holiday 1982 Fanfare for a Celebration 1982 Medieval Suite 1983 Pebble Beach Sojourn for organ and percussion 1984 Aspen Jubilee 1985 Danza Capriccio for solo alto saxophone and wind ensemble 1988 Te Deum Laudamus for SATB chorus and wind ensemble 1989 Morning Alleluias 1989 Fanfare For The Hour of Sunrise 1990 Resonances 1 1991 Lauds 1992 To The Airborne 1992 Passacaglia 1994 Epiphanies – Fanfares and Chorales 1994 Chaconne 1994 Sonoran Desert Holiday 1995 Epiphanies 1995 Nightsong 1995 Fanfare For The Kennedy Center 1995 Courtly Airs and Dances 1999 Fanfare for the new Millennium for symphonic band and two antiphonal brass choirs 2006 Pastorale: Autumn Rune 2019 Homage to Landini 1954 Dance in Ruins Ballet 1955–1956 The Birthday of the Infanta Opera for Chamber Orchestra 1981 Hamaguchi Opera for Chamber Ensemble 1982 Kristen's Song for Violin and Organ 1983 And the Moon Rose Golden for Cello and Piano 1958 Three Mountain Ballads for women's chorus or SATB 1958 Choral Fanfare for Easter for mixed chorus and narrator 1960 Fanfare for a Festival for mixed chorus and timpani 1961 Behold Man for men's chorus 1963 Triumphal Te Deum for double chorus, brass and percussion 1964 Oratorio: What is Man? in three movements, for narrator, soprano solo and baritone solo, mixed chorus, orchestra 1969 Alleluia, July 20, 1969 for mixed chorus 1972 Prayer of Emperor of China on the Altar of Heaven, December 21, 1539 for mixed chorus and ensemble 1977 Four Pieces After The Seasons for mixed chorus 1981 Mass of Saint LaSalle for mixed chorus, mallet instruments and percussion 1982 Three Nocturnal Pieces for mixed chorus, solo viola and percussion 1983 Three Settings of the Moon for women's chorus, piano and glockenspiel 1989 Three Pieces After Tennyson for mixed chorus or TTBB 2002 Proclaim this Day for Music for mixed chorus and percussion 2005 Let Us Find A Meadow Official Website Interview with Ron Nelson, December 19, 1997 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Marine Corps document "Hall of Composers: Ron Nelson".

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