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Wynonie Harris

Wynonie Harris, was an American blues shouter and rhythm-and-blues singer of upbeat songs, featuring humorous ribald lyrics. He had fifteen Top 10 hits between 1946 and 1952. Harris is attributed by many music scholars to be one of the founding fathers of roll, his dirty blues repertoire included "Lolly Pop Mama", "I Like My Baby's Pudding, "Sittin on It All the Time", "Keep On Churnin'", "Wasn't That Good". Harris's mother, Mallie Hood Anderson, was unmarried at the time of his birth, his paternity is uncertain. His wife, Olive E. Goodlow, daughter Patricia Vest said that his father was a Native American named Blue Jay. Wynonie had no father figure in his family until 1920, when his mother married Luther Harris, fifteen years her senior. In 1931, at age 16, Harris dropped out of high school in North Omaha; the following year, his first child, a daughter, was born to Naomi Henderson. Ten months his son Wesley was born to Laura Devereaux. Both children were raised by their mothers. Wesley became a singer in the Five Echoes and in the Sultans and was a singer and guitarist in Preston Love's band.

In 1935 Harris, age 20, started dating 16-year-old Olive E. Goodlow, of Council Bluffs, who came to neighboring Omaha to watch him perform. On May 20, 1936, Ollie gave birth to Adrianne Patricia. Harris and Ollie were married on December 11, 1936, they lived in the Logan Fontenelle projects in North Omaha. Ollie worked as a nurse, his mother was Pattie's main caretaker. In 1940, Wynonie and Ollie Harris moved to Los Angeles, leaving Pattie with her grandmother in Omaha. Harris formed a dance team with Velda Shannon in the early 1930s, they performed in North Omaha's flourishing entertainment community, by 1934, they were a regular attraction at the Ritz Theatre. In 1935, having became a celebrity in Omaha, was able to earn a living as an entertainer, in the depths of the Great Depression. While performing at Jim Bell's Club Harlem nightclub with Shannon, he began to sing the blues, he began traveling to Kansas City, where he paid close attention to blues shouters, including Jimmy Rushing and Big Joe Turner.

His break in Los Angeles was at a nightclub owned by Curtis Mosby. It was here that Harris became known as "Mr. Blues". During the 1942–44 musicians' strike, Harris was unable to pursue a recording career. Instead, he relied on personal appearances. Performing continuously, in late 1943 he appeared at the Rhumboogie Club in Chicago, he was spotted by Lucky Millinder. Harris joined on March 24, 1944, when the band was in the middle of a week-long residency at the Regal in Chicago, they moved on to New York City, where on April 7 Harris took the stage with Millinder's band for his debut at the Apollo Theatre, in Harlem. It was during this performance that Harris first publicly performed "Who Threw the Whiskey in the Well". After the band's stint at the Apollo, they moved on to their regular residency at the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem. Here, Preston Love, Harris's childhood friend, joined Millinder's band, replacing the alto saxophonist Tab Smith. On May 26, 1944, Harris made his recording debut with His Orchestra.

Entering a recording studio for the first time, Harris sang on two of the five cuts recorded that day, "Hurry, Hurry" and "Who Threw the Whiskey in the Well", for Decca Records. The embargo on shellac during World War II had not yet been rescinded, release of the record was delayed. Harris's success and popularity grew as Millinder's band toured the country, but he and Millinder had a falling out over money, in September 1945, while playing in San Antonio, Harris quit the band. Three weeks upon hearing of Harris's separation from the band, a Houston promoter refused to allow Millinder's band to perform. Millinder agreed to pay his asking price of one hundred dollars a night; the promoter reinstated the booking. Bull Moose Jackson replaced Harris as the vocalist in the band. In April 1945, a year after the song was recorded, Decca released "Who Threw the Whiskey in the Well", it became the group's biggest hit, reaching number one on the Billboard R&B chart on July 14 and staying there for eight weeks.

The song remained on the charts for five months becoming popular with white audiences. In California the success of the song opened doors for Harris. Since the contract with Decca was with Millinder, Harris was a free agent and could choose from the recording contracts with which he was presented. In July 1945, Harris signed with a label owned by the brothers Leo and Edward Mesner. Harris' band was assembled by Johnny Otis, the group recorded the 78-rpm record "Around the Clock". Although not a chart-topper, the song became popular, cover versions were recorded by many artists, including Willie Bryant, Jimmy Rushing and Big Joe Turner. Harris went on to record sessions for other labels, including Apollo and Aladdin, his greatest success came when he signed for Syd Nathan's King label, where he enjoyed a series of hits on the U. S. R&B chart in early 1950s; these included a 1948 cover of Roy Brown's "Good Rocking Tonight", "Good Morning Judge" and "All She Wants to Do Is Rock". In 1946, Harris recorded two singles with the pianist Herman "Sonny" Blount, who earned fame as the eclectic jazz composer and bandleader Sun Ra.

In 1950, he released the double-sided hit "Sittin' on It All the Time" backed with "Baby, Shame on You" (Kin

VA Boston Healthcare System

The VA Boston Healthcare System is a set of hospitals run by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs in the Greater Boston area. It comprises nine campuses, with three major medical centers in Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury, Brockton; the Jamaica Plain building was the site of a great deal of research in neuropsychology. Edith Kaplan, Norman Geschwind and Harold Goodglass developed many neuropsychological tests here to describe and treat aphasia along with other psychological problems. After it was retired as an inpatient facility, many of the rooms were converted into offices that now support researchers from Harvard and Boston University. Current research activities include the Massachusetts Veterans Epidemiology Research and Information Center, the Behavioral Science Division of the National Center for PTSD, the Women's Health Sciences Division of the National Center for PTSD, a Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center GRECC. Official site

People Just Like Us

People Just Like Us is the third live praise and worship album of contemporary worship music by Hillsong Church. People Just Like Us was recorded live at the Hills Entertainment Centre by Geoff Bullock, Darlene Zschech and the Hillsong team, it has the first release of one of the most famous modern Christian worship songs of all time, Shout to the Lord by Darlene Zschech. The Majority of the songs were written by Geoff Bullock, Russell Fragar, Paul Iannuzzelli. In December 1997 Norman Smith of Cross Rhythms rated the album as 2 out of 10 and described the video as showcasing "glitzy, good looking, well dressed, brand new hairdo worship" where "only the beautiful, the groomed and the young are on display", he opined that "Although the songs themselves are sung with a certain conviction... no matter how it's dressed up, this dog's dinner of an offering... contextless collection of schmaltzy, Sydney soap song". "Introduction" "People Just Like Us" - Lead Vocals: Debbie Steinhardt, Geoff Bullock & Darlene Zschech "Father of Lights" - Lead Vocals: Darlene Zschech & David Evans "In the Name of the Lord" - Lead Vocals: Darlene Zschech, David Evans & Geoff Bullock "You Rescued Me" - Lead Vocal: Rob Eastwood "The Power and the Glory" - Lead Vocals: David Evans & Darlene Zschech "Have Faith in God" - Lead Vocals: David Evans, Geoff Bullock & Darlene Zschech "Your Love Keeps Following Me" - Lead Vocals: Lucy Fisher "I Just Want to Praise the Lord" - Lead Vocals: Darlene Zschech, David Evans & Geoff Bullock "Longin' for Your Touch" - Lead Vocal: David Evans "In the Silence" - Lead Vocals: Darlene Zschech & David Evans "Just Let Me Say" - Lead Vocals: Debbie Steinhardt & Geoff Bullock "Shout to the Lord" - Lead Vocals: Darlene Zschech "Faith" - Lead Vocals: Darlene Zschech, David Evans & Geoff Bullock Worship Pastor Geoff BullockMusic Director Russell FragarVocals Director Darlene ZschechChoir Directors Annabelle Chaffey Janine BullockLead Vocals Darlene Zschech David Evans Geoff Bullock Lucy Fisher Debbie Steinhardt Rob EastwoodBacking Vocals Lucy Fisher Gail Dunshea Deborah de Jong Debbie Steinhardt Steve McPherson Rob Eastwood The Hillsong ChoirPiano Geoff BullockAdditional Piano & Keyboards Russell FragarKeyboards Paul IannuzzelliGuitars David Moyse Allan ChardBass Guitar Paul EwingDrums Adam SimekPercussion Stuart FellTrumpet Mark GregorySaxophone Paul Iannuzzelli Jun JavierFlute Jun JavierExecutive Producer Brian HoustonProducers Geoff Bullock Darlene Zschech Russell FragarEngineer Jeff ToddPost Production & Mixdown @ Rich Music Studios Assistant Engineers Frazer Stuart Phil MunroeMastered by: William Bowden Front Of House Engineer Nick AshaFoldback Engineer Heath GrahamTechnical Director Cameron WadePhotographer Victoria HawkinsArtwork Chris Perry Graphic Design Asher Gregory

Typhoon Elsie (1989)

Typhoon Elsie, known in the Philippines as Typhoon Tasing, was one of the most intense known tropical cyclones to make landfall in the Philippines. A powerful Category 5 super typhoon, Elsie formed out of a tropical disturbance on October 13, 1989, moved slowly in an area of weak steering currents. On October 15, the storm underwent a period of rapid intensification, attaining an intensity that corresponds to a Category 3 hurricane on the Saffir–Simpson Hurricane Scale. After taking a due west track towards the northern Philippines, the storm intensified further, becoming a Category 5 super typhoon hours before making landfall in Luzon. After moving inland, the typhoon weakened to a tropical storm. Once back over water in the South China Sea, wind shear prevented re-intensifcation. Elsie made landfall in Vietnam on October 22 and dissipated the following day over Laos. In the Philippines, Elsie worsened the situation left in the wakes of typhoons Angela and Dan. Although it was stronger than the previous two, Elsie caused far less damage due to the sparse population in the area of landfall.

During the storm's passage, 47 people were killed and another 363 were injured. Damages throughout the country amounted to $35.4 million and 332,000 people were left homeless. Super Typhoon Elsie, the third typhoon to impact the Philippines within a 12-day span during 1989, originated from a Tropical Upper Tropospheric Trough over the western Pacific Ocean in mid-October. By October 13, a tropical disturbance developed out of the system 1,240 kilometres east-northeast of Manila, Philippines. At this time, the Japan Meteorological Agency began to monitor the system as a tropical depression. Located between two other TUTT cells, the disturbance's outflow was enhanced, allowing it to intensify; the Joint Typhoon Warning Center issued a Tropical Cyclone Formation Alert late on October 13. Early the following day, the disturbance was designated as Tropical Depression 30W as it began to stall in an area of weak steering currents between two subtropical highs. Shortly after being declared a depression, the JTWC upgraded the system to a tropical storm, giving it the name Elsie.

At the same time, the JMA upgraded the depression to a tropical storm. By October 15, Elsie intensified; that day, a short-wave trough passed to the north of the storm, again enhancing its outflow. This led to a period of rapid intensification, during which Elsie intensified from a tropical storm to the equivalent of a high-end Category 3 hurricane on the Saffir–Simpson Hurricane Scale in a 24-hour span; the JMA upgraded Elsie to a typhoon, though they reported a much more gradual rate of intensification. After strengthening further to Category 4 intensity, maximum winds leveled out for most of October 17. On October 18, another period of intensification took place as the storm neared the northern Philippines. Early in the day, Elsie was upgraded to a storm with winds of at least 240 km/h. Hours before making landfall in Luzon, the storm attained its peak intensity as a Category 5 super typhoon with winds of 260 km/h and a barometric pressure of 898 hPa; the peak intensity of Elsie was assessed by the JMA at the same time.

They reported that the typhoon attained a minimum pressure of 915 hPa. The center of Elsie crossed the Philippine coastline at around 0300 UTC on October 19. Rapid weakening took place as the storm moved over the mountainous terrain of northern Luzon. Nine hours after crossing the coastline, Elsie was downgraded to a tropical storm; the weakened storm continued its westward track as it entered the South China Sea along a monsoonal surge. This surge helped to keep Elsie as a tropical storm due to increased wind shear over the northern portion of the cyclone; the JMA, unlike the JTWC, did not downgrade Elsie to a tropical storm until October 21. Failing to re-intensify, Elsie made landfall in central Vietnam on October 22 and degenerated into a remnant-low pressure system early the following day; the remnants of Elsie were monitored by the JTWC on satellite imagery for a short time until the former typhoon dissipated over Laos. During the storm 50,500 people sought refuge in shelters set up across the country.

Throughout the Philippines, 47 people were killed by the typhoon from drowning. Sixteen of these fatalities occurred in Isabela Province. Heavy rains triggered several landslides across mountainous areas of the country. High winds created deadly air-borne debris, including roofing and tree limbs. Downed power lines across the northern provinces left most of Luzon without power. Officials stated that about 61,300 homes were either damaged or destroyed by Elsie in the Philippines. In the wake of the typhoon 332,000 people were left homeless. Damages sustained by agriculture amounted to 105 million PHP. In all, Typhoon Elsie killed 47 people and injured 363 others in the Philippines, left $35.4 million in damages. Although Elsie brushed Hainan Island in China and made landfall in northern Vietnam, little damage was reported in these regions. In addition to damages caused by Brian and Dan ¥1.9 billion was left in damages. Following the storm, the Red Cross and World Food Council set up shelters and began assisting residents in need of food and shelter.

Several thousand residents were provided food and shelter across the country in mass-feeding shelters. The UNDRO contributed $461,000 in funds to the Philippines. Another $46,000 was provided by the Government of Norway and the Cathol

Silvio Amadio

Silvio Amadio was an Italian film director and screenwriter. He directed 24 films between 1957 and 1981, his film Wolves of the Deep was entered into the 9th Berlin International Film Festival. He is known to horror film fans for directing Amuck!, a giallo film starring Rosalba Neri and Barbara Bouchet. Wolves of the Deep Minotaur, the Wild Beast of Crete aka Theseus Against the Minotaur War Gods of Babylon Desideri d'estate Assassination in Rome For One Thousand Dollars Per Day Smile Before Death - aka Smile of the Hyena, Rosalba Neri Amuck! Aka In Pursuit of Pleasure, aka Maniac Mansion, starring Rosalba Neri and Barbara Bouchet La minorenne Catene That Malicious Age So Young, So Lovely, So Vicious... Il carabiniere Silvio Amadio on IMDb

David Miller (architect)

David E. Miller is an American architect, he is a co-founder, with Robert Hull of the Miller/Hull Partnership, an architecture professor at the University of Washington where he served as Chair of the UW Department of Architecture from 2007 to 2015. Miller was born in Iowa, he received a Bachelor of Architecture B. Arch. From Washington State University in 1968 worked in Brasilia as a Peace Corps volunteer, he next studied at the University of Illinois and received his Master of Architecture M. Arch. in 1972. After graduation, Miller worked for Canadian architect Arthur Erickson, he moved to Seattle in 1977 to open a branch office of Iredale. In 1980, Miller and Robert Hull took the office independent and renamed it the Miller/Hull Partnership. In 1990 Miller joined the faculty of the UW Department of Architecture as an associate professor, he became Chair of the Department in summer 2007. He stepped down as Chair in June 2015. After sabbatical leave, Miller returned to teaching as a member of the architecture faculty.

Miller continues to practice architecture at Miller/Hull. Miller spoke at the Spotlight on Design Lecture Series held at the National Building Museum in 2003. Miller became a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects in 1994. Miller/Hull was selected for the AIA Architecture Firm Award, the highest award the national AIA can give to an architecture firm, in 2003. David Miller and Robert Hull were co-recipients of the Washington State University Regents' Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2007. In 2010 Miller and Hull were co-recipients of the AIA Seattle Chapter Medal. Miller's book, Toward a New Regionalism: Environmental Architecture in the Pacific Northwest offers the theoretical background for his approach to design; the book was a Finalist for the 2006 Washington State Book Award in General Nonfiction. Miller, David E. Toward a New Regionalism: Environmental Architecture in the Pacific Northwest, University of Washington Press and London, 2005, ISBN 0-295-98494-5 Ojeda, Oscar Riera, Ten Houses: Miller/Hull Partnership, Rockport Publishers, Gloucester MA.