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Curtis W. Harris

Curtis West Harris (July 1, 1924 – December 10, 2017) was an African-American minister, civil rights activist, and politician in Virginia.

Civil rights work

Curtis W. Harris' civil rights work began in 1950 with his stint as president of the Hopewell chapter of the NAACP.[1] In 1960, he was arrested and sentenced to 60 days in jail for his role in a sit-in at segregated Georges' Drugstore in Hopewell, Virginia. Later in that year, he protested the segregation of the Hopewell swimming pool, which eventually led to the pool's closure. In 1966, Harris led a peaceful demonstration to prevent the building of a landfill in Hopewell's African American community; and was confronted by the Ku Klux Klan on the steps of city hall.[2] Harris was arrested 13 times for civil disobedience during his years of involvement in the Civil Rights Movement.[1]

In 1960, Harris helped to organize the Hopewell Improvement Association, an affiliate of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and was elected Vice President.[3] He was named to the Board of Directors of the National SCLC in 1961 while Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was president. Also in 1961, Harris was cited for contempt by the Boatwright Committee of the Virginia General Assembly for not revealing the names of individuals associated with SCLC and not responding to the questions asked by the committee. On March 29, 1962, Dr. King along with more than 100 Virginia ministers and laymen accompanied Harris to his contempt trial (Boatwright Committee) in Hopewell.[3] He worked with Dr. King on multiple civil rights initiatives, including the March on Washington and the 50 mile march from Selma to Montgomery; and considered him as one of his mentors in the Civil Rights Movement. Harris served as president of the Virginia State Unit of SCLC from 1963–1998, and was elected the National SCLC Vice President in 2005.[3]

In 1987, he led a march against discrimination in Colonial Heights, Virginia. In 1996, he filed a discrimination complaint against a Fort Lee, VA military unit. In 2007, Harris marched against a proposed ethanol plant being built in Hopewell with support from the national SCLC.[4]

Church and political work

Curtis Harris was employed as a janitor at Allied Chemical when he was ordained a Baptist minister in 1959. First Baptist Church, Bermuda Hundred in Chester, VA was where he first served as a pastor and remained there until 1969. In 1961, he was called to pastor at both Union Baptist Church in Hopewell, VA and Gilfield Baptist Church in Ivor, VA. Harris retired from Gilfield in 1994, and on December 16, 2007, he delivered his final sermon at Union Baptist after a 46-year pastorship. Harris was also president of the Hopewell Ministerial Association, Moderator/Executive Director of Bethany Baptist Association and Allied Bodies, and affiliated with Lott Carey Foreign Mission.

As early as 1964, Harris ran for a seat on the Hopewell City Council. After seven attempts to be elected, he and many other like-minded residents moved the city of Hopewell to replace its longstanding at-large system with a ward system in 1983. Harris was finally elected to the Hopewell City Council (Ward 2) in 1986; in 1994 he was elected vice mayor; and in 1998, Harris was sworn in as the first African-American mayor of Hopewell. After 26 years of service to the city as well as to his constituents in Ward 2, Harris retired from his seat on the Hopewell City Council on March 1, 2012. [5]

On February 11, 2014, the Hopewell City Council voted to rename Terminal Street, Rev. C. W. Harris Street. For 57 years, Curtis and Ruth Harris lived at 209 Terminal Street, a street in Hopewell which now bears his name. The council also voted to rename Booker Street (which intersects Terminal), Ruth Harris Way in honor of Curtis’ late wife, Ruth. The Street Sign Ceremony hosted by the Hopewell City Council was held at Union Baptist Church on June 15, 2014, to pay tribute to Rev. Dr. Curtis W. Harris and his late wife, Dr. Ruth J. Harris. Herbert Bragg, Hopewell’s Director of Intergovernmental and Public Affairs was master of ceremony, music was rendered by the Harris Connection Singers and statements were made by Dr. Anthony Nutt, Mayor Michael Bujakowski, Vice Mayor Jasmine Guy, City Manager Michael Haley, Councilwoman Brenda Pelham, Councilwoman Jackie Shonak, State Senator Henry Marsh and Dr. Joanne Lucas, Dr. Harris’ daughter. Letters were read from Governor Terry McAuliffe, U.S. Senator Mark Warner and U.S. Senator Timothy Kaine.[6]

On July 1, 2017, Harris celebrated his 93rd birthday with family and friends at a program, "Life and Legacy of Rev. Dr. Curtis West Harris," hosted by Union Baptist Church where he was Pastor Emeritus. He died on December 10, 2017, at the age of 93.[7]

References
  1. Setegn, Lea (2006-02-13). "Curtis W. Harris". The TimesDispatch. Retrieved 2008-02-02.
  2. "Community Honors Harris". The HopewellNews. Retrieved 2012-07-31.
  3. "SCLC People to People Tour" (PDF). SCLC Newsletter. Retrieved 2016-11-01.
  4. "2001 Honorees - Curtis W. Harris". Dominion. Archived from the original on 2008-03-15. Retrieved 2008-02-02.
  5. "Hopewell: Rev. Curtis Harris to retire from city council". WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, LA. Retrieved 2016-11-01.
  6. "Hopewell Political Rights Activist Get Street Named After Him". WRIC.com. Retrieved 2014-06-16.
  7. Monfort, Ashley. "Civil Rights leader, former Hopewell mayor dies". Retrieved 15 December 2017.
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Curtis W. Harris

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Curtis West Harris (July 1, 1924 – December 10, 2017) was an African-American minister , civil rights activist , and politician in Virginia . Civil rights work Curtis W. Harris' civil rights work began in 1950 with his stint as president of the Hopewell chapter of the NAACP . In 1960, he was arrested and sentenced to 60 days in jail for his role in a sit-in at segregated Georges' Drugstore in Hopewell, Virginia . Later in that year, he protested the segregation of the Hopewell swimming pool, which eventually led to the pool's closure. In 1966, Harris led a peaceful demonstration to prevent the building of a landfill in Hopewell's African American community; and was confronted by the Ku Klux Klan on the steps of city hall. Harris was arrested 13 times for civil disobedience during his years of involvement in the Civil Rights Movement . In 1960, Harris helped to organize the Hopewell Improvement Association, an affiliate of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference , and was elected Vice President. He was ...more...



Curtis W. Fentress

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Dendron, Virginia

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Dendron is a town in Surry County , Virginia , United States . The population was 297 at the 2000 census. Sculptor Leslie Garland Bolling was born in Dendron, as was mayor of Hopewell, Virginia , Curtis W. Harris . Geography Dendron is located at 37°2′40″N 76°56′5″W  /  37.04444°N 76.93472°W (37.044516, -76.934737). According to the United States Census Bureau , the town has a total area of 3.6 square miles (9.2 km²), all of it land. History Dendron was originally a mill town, built and run by the Surry Lumber Company in to house employees of its sawmill. The village was known as Mussel Fork Village until 1896 when it was renamed "Dendron." The name was derived from δένδρον , the Greek word for tree. The years after 1896 saw rapid growth and expansion of the sawmill and the Town. More people moved to Dendron and additional Company housing built. By 1906, Dendron had a population of 1513 people, 298 dwellings, two hotels, eighteen Company stores and five churches. By 1928, Dendron's population had reached ne ...more...



Tony Curtis

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Dove Award for Songwriter of the Year

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Charles Curtis

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Curtis Thomas

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The Shirelles

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Curtis Institute of Music

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Leader's Academy High School for Business and Academic Success

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Freaky Friday (2003 film)

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List of Halloween characters

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Justin Harris

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The Foundations

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Soul jazz

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Angel Band (song)

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Halloween: Resurrection

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Free Will (book)

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Sonny Red

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Laurie Strode

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Laurie Strode is a fictional character in the Halloween franchise , portrayed by actresses Jamie Lee Curtis and Scout Taylor-Compton . She appears in six of the ten Halloween films, first appearing in John Carpenter 's original 1978 film . She is the primary protagonist of the first, second, and seventh and appears at the beginning of the eighth in a small role. Jamie Lee Curtis portrayed the role in the original run of the series, with Scout Taylor-Compton taking the role in Rob Zombie 's reboot and its sequel . Outside of film, Laurie is a playable character in the video game Dead by Daylight (2017) and serves as the protagonist in a variety of literature based on the films. In September 2017, it was announced that Curtis is set to reprise her role in Halloween (2018). In academic materials, Strode is widely cited as one of the earliest and most influential examples of the " final girl " slasher film archetype and has been compared to other heroines such as Sally Hardesty from The Texas Chain Saw Massacre ...more...



Highway 101 (album)

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Professional ratings Review scores Source Rating Allmusic - Highway 101 is the self-titled debut album by the American country music band Highway 101 . It saw the group shoot straight to the tops of the country music charts with two singles hitting the #1 spot on the Billboard Country charts, another rising to #2, and a fourth song at #4. The album itself was a #7 Country album. The #1 hits were "Somewhere Tonight" and "Cry, Cry, Cry." Also, "Whiskey, If You Were a Woman" rose to #2, and "The Bed You Made for Me" did almost as well at #4. Track listing " Whiskey, If You Were a Woman " (Mary W. Francis, Johnny MacRae, Bob Morrison) – 3:00 "Bridge Across Forever" ( Matraca Berg , Ronnie Samoset) – 3:11 " Somewhere Tonight " ( Harlan Howard , Rodney Crowell ) – 3:15 "Woman Walk the Line" ( Emmylou Harris , Paul Kennerley ) – 4:06 "Good Goodbye" ( Paulette Carlson , Bob DiPiero , Pat McManus) – 3:09 " Cry, Cry, Cry " ( John Scott Sherrill , Don Devaney) – 2:28 "Are You Still Mine" (Carlson) – 3:30 "One Step Close ...more...



USNS Sgt. Curtis F. Shoup (T-AG-175)

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USNS Sgt. Curtis F. Shoup (T-AG-175) was a C1-M-AV1 coastal freighter. Built as Spindle Eye , one of the many named for knots. The ship, modified to be a "news transmission ship" for the press during the planned invasion of Japan, was completed 9 July 1945, delivered to the War Shipping Administration and placed under its agent Lykes Brothers Steamship Company the same day. Days later, on 26 July, Spindle Eye was bareboat chartered to the War Department for operation by the Army. The ship was renamed November 1947 by the Army, after serving as a radio relay ship at the Operation Crossroads atomic bomb tests and conversion to an Army passenger-cargo vessel, Sgt. Curtis F. Shoup in honor Sergeant Curtis F. Shoup who had been awarded the Medal of Honor. After layup the U.S. Navy acquired the ship and placed her in service with the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) as the USNS Sgt. Curtis F. Shoup . The ship was converted by the Navy into a helicopter freighter and later into a ship responsible for ...more...



Warren G. Harris

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Warren G. Harris was an American politician and business executive who served as a member of the Massachusetts Governor's Council from 1947 to 1949. Early life Harris was born on April 29, 1913 in Worcester, Massachusetts . He was raised in Millbury, Massachusetts , where his father, Warren B. Harris, was a member of the school committee. Harris attended the Boston University College of Business Administration and School of Law . Political career In 1938, Harris was elected to the Millbury school committee. He defeated the same candidate who beat his father in 1923. Harris was reelected in 1940. In addition to serving on the school committee, Harris was also the president of the town's Republican committee and Kiwanis . In 1942, Harris enlisted in the United States Army . He served in the Pacific , African and Middle East theaters of World War II . He left the Army with the rank of Lieutenant. In 1946, Harris was elected to the Massachusetts Governor's Council. He was defeated for reelection in 1948 by Dem ...more...



World War II

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World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2 ), also known as the Second World War , was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although related conflicts began earlier. It involved the vast majority of the world's countries —including all of the great powers —eventually forming two opposing military alliances : the Allies and the Axis . It was the most widespread war in history, and directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war , the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort , erasing the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history , marked by 50 million to 85 million fatalities, most of which were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres , the deliberate genocide of the Holocaust , strategic bombing , starvation, disease and the first use of nuclear weapons in history. The Empire of Japan aimed to d ...more...



Stephen E. Harris

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Stephen Ernest Harris (born November 29, 1936) is an American physicist known for his contributions to electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT), modulation of single photons, and x-ray emission. In a diverse career, he has collaborated with others to produce results in many areas, including the 1999 paper titled “Light speed reduction to 17 metres per second in an ultracold gas,” in which Lene Hau and Harris, Cyrus Behroozi and Zachary Dutton describe how they used EIT to slow optical pulses to the speed of a bicycle. He has also contributed to developments in the use of the laser , generating paired photons with single driving lasers He has also shown the development of such pairs of photons using waveforms His more recent work has sought to address restraints imposed on the types of waveforms that can be produced by the single-cycle barrier Harris and colleagues succeeded in this endeavour in 2005 during a series of experiments aimed at obtaining full control of waveforms, noting "we were able ...more...



Harriet Sansom Harris

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Harriet Sansom Harris (born January 8, 1955), often credited as Harriet Harris , is an American actress best known for her portrayals of Bebe Glazer on Frasier and Felicia Tilman on Desperate Housewives . She won a Tony Award in 2002 as a Featured Actress in a Musical for playing the evil white slaver Mrs. Meers in Thoroughly Modern Millie . Apart from her television and theatre work, she has made various film appearances, including Memento , Addams Family Values and Nurse Betty . Early years Harriet Sansom Harris was born in Fort Worth, Texas , one of two sisters. On her mother's side, she is a descendant of one of the brothers of Marion Sansom, a 20th-century rancher and civic leader. Sansom Park is named after him. She began acting as a youngster, attending Arlington Heights High School . She attended Fort Worth Country Day School and graduated from there in 1973. At age 17, she was accepted at the Juilliard School 's Drama Division (1973-77, Group 6) where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Afte ...more...



Curt Gowdy

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Curtis Edward Gowdy (July 31, 1919 – February 20, 2006) was an American sportscaster , well known as the longtime "voice" of the Boston Red Sox and for his coverage of many nationally televised sporting events, primarily for NBC Sports in the 1960s and 1970s. Early years The son of Jack Gowdy, a manager and dispatcher for the Union Pacific railroad, Curt Gowdy was born in Green River, Wyoming , and moved to Cheyenne at age six. As a high school basketball player in the 1930s, he led the state in scoring. He enrolled at the University of Wyoming in Laramie , where he was a 5'9" (175 cm) starter on the basketball team and played varsity tennis , lettering three years in both sports for the Cowboys. He was also a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. After graduating in 1942 with a degree in business statistics, Gowdy aimed to become a fighter pilot , but a ruptured disk in his spine from a previous sports injury cut short his service in the Army Air Force , leading to a medical discharge in 1943. In Novemb ...more...



Gospel Music Hall of Fame

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The Gospel Music Hall of Fame , created in 1971 by the Gospel Music Association , is a Hall of Fame dedicated exclusively to recognizing meaningful contributions by individuals and groups in all forms of gospel music . Inductees This is an incomplete list of those inducted into the GMA's Gospel Music Hall of Fame, listed alphabetically with the year of induction. Many of these were honored posthumously for their contribution in gospel music. Individuals Lula Collins (1975) Doris Akers (2001) Brown Bannister (2014) Eugene Monroe Bartlett (1973) James Blackwood , Sr. – founder of The Blackwood Brothers , National Quartet Convention (1974) Pat Boone (2003) Shirley Caesar (2000) Ralph Carmichael president of Lexicon Music, Light Records (1985) Johnny Cash (2010) James B. Coats - songwriter (1992) Fanny Crosby – songwriter (1975) Andrae Crouch (1998) Thomas A. Dorsey (1982) Tennessee Ernie Ford (1994) John Wallace Fowler (1984) Aretha Franklin (2012) Bill Gaither (1983) Gloria Gaither (1997) Vestal Goodman (2004) ...more...



George H. W. Bush

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George Herbert Walker Bush (born June 12, 1924) is an American politician who served as the 41st President of the United States from 1989 to 1993. Prior to assuming the presidency, Bush was the 43rd Vice President of the United States from 1981 to 1989. A member of the Republican Party , he had previously been a congressman, ambassador and Director of Central Intelligence . While active in the public sector , he was known simply as George Bush; since 2001, he has often been referred to as George H. W. Bush, Bush the Elder or George Bush Senior in order to distinguish him from his eldest son, George W. Bush , the 43rd President of the United States. He is the nation's oldest living president and vice president , as well as the longest-lived president in its history. A member of the Bush family , he was born in Milton, Massachusetts to Prescott Bush and Dorothy Walker Bush. Following the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, Bush postponed his university studies, enlisted in the U.S. Navy on his 18th birt ...more...



Vivian Beynon Harris

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Vivian (Parkes Lucas) Beynon Harris (1906–1987) was an English writer. He was the younger brother of the well-known science fiction writer John Wyndham . Early life His mother was Gertrude Parkes, the daughter of successful Birmingham ironmaster John Israel Parkes. His father was George Beynon Harris, a schoolteacher from Port Eynon in South Wales , who, after passing the Incorporated Law Society final examination in 1889, practised as a solicitor in Cardiff , becoming a member of the Town Council in 1897. After marrying Gertrude, he became a barrister , a career more suited to their social position. However, Gertrude and George separated in 1911, and Vivian and his brother lived with their mother in a small house in Birmingham until 1915, and then in a number of hotels as he and his brother attended boarding schools. He wrote of his upbringing, 'We loved our mother and each other and we were as close as it is possible for a family to be.' Later, the two boys both attended Bedales School in Hampshire. H ...more...



The Bad News Bears Go to Japan

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The Bad News Bears Go to Japan (also known as The Bad News Bears 3 ) is a Sport-drama film 1978 film release by Paramount Pictures and was the third and last of a series, following The Bad News Bears and The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training . It stars Tony Curtis and Jackie Earle Haley , also featuring Regis Philbin in a small role and Japanese wrestler Antonio Inoki in a role. This film was followed by a 1979 CBS - TV series , and by a 2005 remake of the 1976 film . Plot Small-time promoter/hustler Marvin Lazar (Curtis) sees a potential money-making venture in the Bears that will help him to pay off his debts. After seeing a TV spot about the Bears, he decides to chaperone the baseball team for a trip to Japan in their match against the country's best little league baseball team. As implied in Breaking Training, the Bears had to defeat the Houston Toros for a shot at the Japanese champs. In the process, the trip sparks off a series of adventures and mishaps for the boys. A subplot involves the interest of ...more...



Brian Lee (wrestler)

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Brian Lee Harris (born November 26, 1966) is an American semi-retired professional wrestler . He is best known for his appearances with Extreme Championship Wrestling and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling under the ring name Brian Lee and with the World Wrestling Federation as Chainz and an imposter version of The Undertaker . Professional wrestling career Early career (1988–1991) Brian Lee made his debut in 1988 for Jerry Jarrett 's Continental Wrestling Association in Memphis, Tennessee . In 1989, the CWA merged with World Class Championship Wrestling to form United States Wrestling Association . He would remain with the USWA until 1991. He appeared in a dark match at the World Wrestling Federation's 1991 special Tuesday pay-per-view event This Tuesday in Texas . He made his debut in World Championship Wrestling's Clash of the Champions XIII on November 20, 1990 losing to The Z-Man . Smoky Mountain Wrestling (1991–1995) He appeared in Smoky Mountain Wrestling (SMW) from 1992 until 1995 as "Prime Time" Brian Le ...more...



Maestro Curtis

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Maestro Curtis , also known as Maestro Brian , is an American musician, composer, arranger, educator, author, and sound alchemist (sound healing). Biography Maestro Curtis is known for his musical versatility and voracity, most notably his piano and guitar playing, singing, and compositional and arranging skills. He was born into a family of musicians his mother Lucille Wong Curtis Robinson was a jazz, and gospel singer who performed across the Louisiana bayou and later around the San Francisco Bay Area . Her twin brother Emile Cy Wong was a singer/songwriter on Nat King Cole 's record label(KC records). Maestro earned a scholarship to Grambling State University where he attained bachelor's degrees in music (piano and voice), speech and theatre, and radio and television production with a minor in English and foreign languages. Grambling State University is home of the Grambling tiger marching band under the direction of Conrad Hutchinson Jr. While matriculating at Grambling's music department, Maestro was a s ...more...



Battle of Westport

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The Battle of Westport , sometimes referred to as the " Gettysburg of the West, " was fought on October 23, 1864, in modern Kansas City, Missouri , during the American Civil War . Union forces under Major General Samuel R. Curtis decisively defeated an outnumbered Confederate force under Major General Sterling Price . This engagement was the turning point of Price's Missouri Expedition , forcing his army to retreat. The battle ended the last major Confederate offensive west of the Mississippi River , and for the remainder of the war the United States Army maintained solid control over most of Missouri. This battle was one of the largest to be fought west of the Mississippi River, with over 30,000 men engaged. Cannon at Loose Park . Price was said to have watched the battle from a grove of trees here. The "General Tree", long since gone, was a landmark for many years John Wornall House , which was used by both sides as a hospital Westport Westport (now a part of Kansas City, Missouri ) had already established ...more...



Steven Curtis Chapman

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Steven Curtis Chapman (born November 21, 1962) is an American Christian music singer , songwriter , record producer, actor, author, and social activist. After starting his career in the late 1980s as a songwriter and performer of contemporary Christian music , Chapman has since been recognized as one of the most prolific singers in the genre, releasing over 20 albums. Chapman has also won five Grammy awards and 58 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards , more than any other artist in history. His seven "Artist of the Year" Dove Awards, his latest in 2009, are also an industry record. As of 2014, Chapman has sold more than 10 million albums and has 10 RIAA -certified Gold or Platinum albums. Chapman is also a vocal advocate for adoption , along with his wife Mary Beth. Together, they have started a charity organization called Show Hope (formerly called Shaohannah's Hope), that mobilizes individuals and communities to care for orphans through its international orphan care work as well as adoption aid grants to ...more...



Robert H. Frank

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Robert Harris Frank (born January 2, 1945) is the Henrietta Johnson Louis Professor of Management and a Professor of Economics at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University . He contributes to the "Economic View" column , which appears every fifth Sunday in The New York Times . Frank's 2011 book is on wealth inequality in the United States . Career Born in Coral Gables, Florida , Frank graduated from Coral Gables High School in 1962. Frank received a B.S. in mathematics from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1966, M.A. in statistics from the University of California, Berkeley in 1971, and Ph.D. in economics from UC Berkeley in 1972. Until 2001, he was the Goldwin Smith Professor of Economics, Ethics, and Public Policy in the Cornell University College of Arts and Sciences . For the 2008–09 academic year, Frank was a visiting professor at the New York University Stern School of Business . Frank has also been a Peace Corps volunteer in rural Nepal , the chief econom ...more...



Bray Wyatt

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Windham Lawrence Rotunda (born May 23, 1987) is an American professional wrestler currently signed to WWE , where he performs on the Raw brand under the ring name Bray Wyatt . He formerly wrestled under the ring name Husky Harris and was a member of The Nexus . He is a former WWE Champion and SmackDown Tag Team Champion along with Randy Orton and Luke Harper under the Freebird Rule . Rotunda is a third generation professional wrestler, he has followed in the footsteps of his grandfather Blackjack Mulligan , his father Mike Rotunda , and two of his uncles, Barry Windham and Kendall Windham . His younger brother Taylor Rotunda also performs in WWE under the ring name Bo Dallas . Alongside his brother, he held the FCW Florida Tag Team Championship twice while in WWE's developmental territory Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW), where he wrestled under different ring names between 2009 and 2012. He also briefly wrestled on WWE's main roster from 2010 to 2011, most notably as a member of The Nexus. After ret ...more...



Christian Scott

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Christian Scott (born March 31, 1983 in New Orleans, Louisiana ), also known as Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, is an American trumpeter, composer and producer. He is the nephew of jazz saxophonist Donald Harrison. Biography Christian Scott live in 2016 at Leverkusener Jazztage Scott was born on March 31, 1983, in New Orleans, Louisiana , to Cara Harrison and Clinton Scott III and also has a twin brother, Kiel. At the age of 13 he was given the chance to play with his uncle, jazz alto saxophonist Donald Harrison . By 14, he was accepted into the New Orleans Center of Creative Arts where he studied jazz under the guidance of program directors, Clyde Kerr, Jr. and Kent Jordan. Once he graduated NOCCA, Scott received a scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, where he graduated in 2004. Between 2003 and 2004, while attending Berklee, he was member of the Berklee Monterey Quartet, and recorded as part of the Art:21 student cooperative quintet, and studied under the direction of ...more...



King (T.I. album)

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King is the fourth studio album by American rapper T.I. , released on March 28, 2006 through Grand Hustle Records and Atlantic Records . Recording sessions for the album took one and a half years to complete in late 2005 according to T.I. in an interview with MTV News . Production was handled by several high-profile record producers, including DJ Toomp , Just Blaze , Mannie Fresh , Swizz Beatz , Keith Mack, Travis Barker , The Neptunes , Kevin "Khao" Cates, Nick "Fury" Loftin, and Tony Galvin, among others. The album's release, which coincided with T.I.'s feature film debut ATL , also served as the official soundtrack for the film. The album debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling over 522,000 copies in its first week of release in the United States, achieving respectable international charting and produced the two hit singles that attained chart success, including US Billboard hit singles " What You Know " and " Why You Wanna ". It was certified Gold in sales by the Recording Industry As ...more...



List of magicians

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This is a list of magicians , illusionists, mentalists , escapologists , and other practitioners of stage magic . For a list of witches , wizards , and other practitioners of paranormal magic , see: List of occultists . Magicians are listed by the most common name used in performance. Magicians' actual names, when applicable, follow in parentheses. A Aalto, Simo Abbot, David Acer, David Ackerman, Allan Adams, Curtis Aich, Jewel Alexander, C. A. (Claude Alexander Conlin) Alexander, Jason Alexander, Jay Amazing Johnathan (John Edward Szeles) Ammar, Michael Amodei, Ivan Anckorn, Fergus ("Wizardus") Anderson, Harry Anderson, John Henry Andrus, Jerry Andruzzi, Tony (Tom S. Palmer) Angel, Criss (Christopher Sarantakos) Annemann, Theodore (Theodore John Squires) Archer, John Atkins, Jeffery B Baker, Al Balducci, Ed Baldwin, Samri Ballantine, Carl (Meyer Kessler) Bamberg II, David Tobias (Fu Manchu) Bamberg, Tobias Banachek (Steven Shaw) Barry and Stuart (Barry Jones & Stuart MacLeod) Barry, Keith Bartl, János B ...more...



Wynonie Harris

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Wynonie Harris (August 24, 1915 – June 14, 1969), born in Omaha, Nebraska , was an American blues shouter and rhythm-and-blues singer of upbeat songs, featuring humorous, often 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 rock and roll . He influenced Elvis Presley , among others. His dirty blues repertoire included "Lolly Pop Mama" (1948), "I Like My Baby's Pudding (1950), "Sittin on It All the Time" (1950), "Keep On Churnin'" (1952), and "Wasn't That Good" (1953). Biography Early life and family Harris's mother, Mallie Hood Anderson, was fifteen and unmarried at the time of his birth. His paternity is uncertain. His wife, Olive E. Goodlow, and 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 Nor ...more...



List of people with surname Harris

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Harris is an English-language surname with a variety of spellings. A list of notable people sharing the surname "Harris" is shown here. Only the "Harris" spelling is considered here. List of notable people with surname Harris A A. J. Harris (born 1984), American football player Aaron Harris (disambiguation) , multiple people Abram Lincoln Harris (1899–1963), American economist, anthropologist, and social critic Abram W. Harris (1858–1935), American academic Ace Harris (1910–1964), American jazz pianist Addie "Micki" Harris (1940–1982), American singer, member of The Shirelles Al Harris (cornerback) (born 1974), American football player Albert Harris (football manager) , English football manager Albert T. Harris (1915–1942), American naval officer Alexander Harris (writer) (1805–1874), Australian writer Allan Harris (born 1942), English footballer Alysha Harris (born 1987), American beauty pageant titleholder Andrew Harris (disambiguation) , multiple people Angela Harris (disambiguation) , multiple people Anit ...more...



Michael Myers (Halloween)

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Michael Myers is a fictional character from the Halloween series of slasher films . He first appears in John Carpenter 's Halloween (1978) as a young boy who murders his sister and then, fifteen years later, returns home to murder more teenagers. In the original Halloween, the adult Michael Myers, referred to as The Shape in the closing credits, was portrayed by Nick Castle for most of the film, with Tony Moran and Tommy Lee Wallace substituting in during the final scenes. The character was created by Debra Hill and John Carpenter and has appeared in nine films, as well as novels , multiple video games, and several comic books. The character is the primary antagonist in the Halloween film series, except Halloween III: Season of the Witch , which is not connected in continuity to the rest of the films. Since Castle, Moran, and Wallace put on the mask in the original film, six people have stepped into the same role. Tyler Mane is the only actor to have portrayed Michael Myers in consecutive films, and one of on ...more...




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