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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]

Awards and honors
  • 1971 - Citizen of the Year Award (Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Delta Omega Chapter)
  • 1972 - Awarded an Honorary Doctor of Divinity degree (Virginia University of Lynchburg, Lynchburg, VA)
  • 1978 - Dedicated Service Award (Virginia State University President, Board of Visitors and Faculty, Petersburg, VA)
  • 1981 - Rosa Parks Award (National Southern Christian Leadership Conference)
  • 1983 - Awarded an Honorary Doctor of Law degree(Virginia University of Lynchburg, Lynchburg, VA)
  • 1984 - Recognition of Excellence (United States Department of Housing and Urban Development)
  • 1984 - Majestic Leader Award (The Lott Carey Baptist Foreign Mission Convention, Landover, MD)
  • 1992 - Unmatched Determination Award (Southern Christian Leadership Conference National Board)
  • 1998 - Sworn in as first African-American mayor of Hopewell, Virginia
  • 2000 - American Century Award (The Washington Times Foundation, Inc., Washington, DC)
  • 2001 - Selected for Dominion Strong Men and Women: Excellence in Leadership (Dominion Energy, Richmond, VA)
  • 2005 - Elected Vice President of National Southern Christian Leadership Conference
  • 2007 - Library in Carter G. Woodson Middle School in Hopewell, Virginia dedicated to and named for Curtis W. Harris (Hopewell School Board, Hopewell, VA)
  • 2014 - Two streets in Hopewell, Virginia renamed in honor of Curtis W. Harris and his wife, Ruth J. Harris (Hopewell City Council, Hopewell, VA)
  • 2015 - Highlighted at the Virginia Legends Luncheon (Radio One Incorporated, Richmond, VA)
  • 2016 - Lifetime Leadership Award (Children's Home of Virginia Baptist, Inc., Petersburg, VA)
  • 2017 - Life and Legacy of Rev. Dr. Curtis West Harris Celebration (Union Baptist Church, Hopewell, VA)
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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The Shirelles

The Shirelles were an American girl group notable for their rhythm and blues, doo-wop and soul music and gaining popularity in the early 1960s. They consisted of schoolmates Shirley Owens (later Shirley Alston Reeves), Doris Coley (later Doris Kenner-Jackson), Addie "Micki" Harris (later Addie Harris McFadden), and Beverly Lee and were the first all female group to have Number 1 hit record with "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow". Founding Founded in 1957 for a talent show at their high school, they were signed by Florence Greenberg of Tiara Records. Their first single, "I Met Him on a Sunday", was released by Tiara and licensed by Decca Records in 1958. After a brief and unsuccessful period with Decca, they went with Greenberg to her newly formed company, Scepter Records. Working with Luther Dixon, the group rose to fame with "Tonight's the Night". After a successful period of collaboration with Dixon and promotion by Scepter, with seven top 20 hits, the Shirelles left Scepter in 1966. Afterwards, they were u ...more...



U.S. Figure Skating Championships

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U.S. Figure Skating Championships

The senior ladies podium at the 2008 U.S. Championships. Gold: Mirai Nagasu; Silver: Rachael Flatt; Bronze: Ashley Wagner; Pewter: Caroline Zhang. The U.S. Figure Skating Championships is a figure skating competition held annually to crown the national champions of the United States. The competition is sanctioned by U.S. Figure Skating. In the U.S. skating community, the event is often referred to informally as "Nationals". Medals are awarded in four disciplines: men's (boys') singles, ladies' (girls') singles, pair skating, and ice dancing in four colors: gold (first), silver (second), bronze (third), and pewter (fourth) on five levels, senior, junior, novice, intermediate, and juvenile. The event is also used to determine the U.S. teams for the World Championships, World Junior Championships, Four Continents Championships, and Winter Olympics, however, U.S. Figure Skating reserves the right to consider other results.[1] Usage note Unlike in other countries, such as Japan and Russia, where the "Junior Nat ...more...



Robert Harris (novelist)

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Robert Harris (novelist)

Robert Dennis Harris (born 7 March 1957) is an English novelist. He is a former journalist and BBC television reporter. Although he began his career in non-fiction, his fame rests upon his works of historical fiction. Beginning with the best-seller Fatherland, Harris focused on events surrounding the Second World War, followed by works set in ancient Rome. His most recent works centre on contemporary history. Harris was educated at Selwyn College, Cambridge, where he was president of the Union and editor of the student newspaper Varsity. Early life and education Born in Nottingham, Harris spent his childhood in a small rented house on a Nottingham council estate. His ambition to become a writer arose at an early age, from visits to the local printing plant where his father worked. Harris went to Belvoir High School in Bottesford, and then King Edward VII School, Melton Mowbray, where a hall was later named after him. There he wrote plays and edited the school magazine. Harris read English literature at Sel ...more...



Walter Sande

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Walter Sande

Walter Sande (July 9, 1906 – November 22, 1971) was an American character actor, known for numerous supporting film and television roles. Films Born in Denver, Colorado, he was one of those stern, heavyset character actors in Hollywood no person could recognize by name. Sande showed an early interest in music as a youth and by his college years managed to start his own band. This led to a job as musical director for 20th Century-Fox's theater chain, which, in turn, led him to acting in films beginning in 1937. Usually providing atmospheric bits with no billing, he made an initial impression in serial cliffhangers as a third-string heavy with the popular The Green Hornet Strikes Again! and Sky Raiders. His first top featured role, however, would come with The Iron Claw as Jack "Flash" Strong, a photographer who, uncharacteristically for Walter, served as a comic sidekick to our serial hero. Best of all would be his role in another serial as Red Pennington, the amusing sidekick to Don Winslow of the Navy. H ...more...



Kerner Commission

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Kerner Commission

The National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders, known as the Kerner Commission after its chair, Governor Otto Kerner, Jr. of Illinois, was an 11-member Presidential Commission established by President Lyndon B. Johnson in Executive Order 11365 to investigate the causes of the 1967 race riots in the United States and to provide recommendations for the future.[1] Background President Johnson appointed the commission on July 28, 1967, while rioting was still underway in Detroit, Michigan. Mounting civil unrest since 1965 had spawned riots in the black and Latino neighborhoods of major U.S. cities, including Los Angeles (Watts riots of 1965), Chicago (Division Street Riots of 1966 [the first Puerto Rican riot in US History]), and Newark (1967 Newark riots).[2] In his remarks upon signing the order establishing the Commission, Johnson asked for answers to three basic questions about the riots: "What happened? Why did it happen? What can be done to prevent it from happening again and again?"[1] Report Summar ...more...



Steven Curtis Chapman

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Steven Curtis Chapman

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.[1] As of 2014, Chapman has sold more than 10 million albums[2] and has 10 RIAA-certified Gold or Platinum albums.[3] 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 ...more...



List of The Colbert Report episodes (2005–06)

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List of The Colbert Report episodes (2005–06)

This is a list of episodes for The Colbert Report in 2005 and 2006. Development In 2005, The Daily Show had won Primetime Emmy Awards, and Comedy Central wanted to expand the franchise.[1] Producers were also looking for a way to hold on to Colbert, Daily Show correspondent and co-writer for six seasons, after the show's other breakout star, Steve Carell, left the program to pursue a successful career in film and network television. Jon Stewart and Ben Karlin (The Daily Show's executive producer) supposedly came up with the idea for The Colbert Report after watching coverage of the sexual harassment lawsuit filed against Bill O'Reilly. Jon Stewart's production company, Busboy Productions, developed The Report. Colbert, Stewart, and Karlin pitched the idea of the show (reportedly with one phrase: "our version of The O'Reilly Factor with Stephen Colbert") to Comedy Central chief Doug Herzog, who agreed to run the show for eight weeks without creating a pilot.[2] The Colbert Report first appeared in the form o ...more...



Seattle SuperSonics all-time roster

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Seattle SuperSonics all-time roster

The Seattle SuperSonics were an American professional basketball team based in Seattle, Washington. They played in the Western, Pacific and Northwest divisions of the Western Conference in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The team joined the NBA in 1967 as an expansion team, and won their first and only NBA Championship out of 22 playoffs appearances in the 1979 NBA Finals. The SuperSonics played their home games mainly at the Seattle Center Coliseum, the Kingdome during eight seasons, and the Tacoma Dome for one season while the Coliseum was being remodeled and later renamed KeyArena. The SuperSonics started building their roster in the 1967 NBA Draft and the 1967 NBA Expansion Draft. Since then 257 players have appeared in at least one game for the franchise. Seven players were inducted in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Patrick Ewing, Spencer Haywood, Šarūnas Marčiulionis, Gary Payton, David Thompson, who played no more than two seasons with the Sonics, and Dennis Johnson and Lenn ...more...



Athletics at the 2009 Jeux de la Francophonie – Results

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Athletics at the 2009 Jeux de la Francophonie – Results

These are the official results of the athletics competition at the 2009 Jeux de la Francophonie which took place on 1–6 October 2009 in Beirut, Lebanon. Men's results100 meters Heats – October 1 Wind: Heat 1: +2.3 m/s, Heat 2: +3.5 m/s, Heat 3: +0.3 m/s, Heat 4: +0.9 m/s, Heat 5: +0.3 m/s Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes 1 1 Ben Youssef Meité  Ivory Coast 10.30 Q 2 4 Stéphan Buckland  Mauritius 10.33 Q 3 1 Idrissa Adam  Cameroon 10.35 Q 4 2 Hank Palmer  Canada 10.36 Q 5 4 Mouhamadou Lamine Niang  Senegal 10.38 Q 6 2 Emmanuel Ngom Priso  France 10.43 Q 6 4 Hua Wilfrieds Serg Koffi  Ivory Coast 10.43 Q 8 2 Fabrice Coiffic  Mauritius 10.44 Q 9 3 Aziz Ouhadi  Morocco 10.45 Q 10 1 Delivert Arsene Kimbembe  Republic of the Congo 10.48 Q 11 4 Gérard Kobéané  Burkina Faso 10.49 Q 12 5 Amr Ibrahim Mostafa Seoud  Egypt 10.51 Q 13 5 Nicolas Macrozonaris  Quebec 10.54 Q 14 1 Innocent Bologo  Burkina Faso 10.56 Q 15 2 Jean-Marie Louis  Wallonia 10.57 ...more...



Kevin McCarthy (actor)

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Kevin McCarthy (actor)

Kevin McCarthy (February 15, 1914 – September 11, 2010)[1] was an American stage, film, and television actor who gave over two hundred television and film performances. He is best remembered for portraying the male lead in the horror science fiction film Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956).[2] Following several television guest roles, McCarthy gave his first credited film performance in Death of a Salesman (1951), portraying Biff Loman to Frederic March's Willy Loman. The role earned him a Golden Globe Award[3] and a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.[4][5] Life and career McCarthy was born in Seattle, Washington, the son of Roy Winfield McCarthy and Martha Therese (née Preston).[6] McCarthy's father was descended from a wealthy Irish American family based in Minnesota. His mother was born in Washington state to a Protestant father and a nonobservant Jewish mother; she converted to Catholicism before her marriage.[7] He was the brother of author Mary McCarthy, and a distant cousin ...more...



Jon Scieszka

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Jon Scieszka

Jon Scieszka ( SHESH-kə: which phonetically resembles ścieżka, the Polish word for "path") (born September 8, 1954 ) is an American children's writer, best known for picture books created with the illustrator Lane Smith. He is also a nationally recognized reading advocate, and the founder of Guys Read – a web-based literacy program for boys whose mission is "to help boys become self-motivated, lifelong readers." Scieszka was the first U.S. National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, appointed by the Librarian of Congress for calendar years 2008 and 2009. His Time Warp Trio series, which teaches kids history, has been adapted into a television show. Personal life Scieszka (Polish: Ścieszka, pronounced ) was born in Flint, Michigan in 1954, the second oldest among six sons of Shirley Scieszka, and Louis Scieszka, a former elementary school principal. He attended Culver Military Academy in Indiana for high school, Albion College in Michigan where he studied English and pre-med. for his B.A.., and Colum ...more...



Christian Scott

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Christian Scott

Christian Scott (born March 31, 1983, in New Orleans, Louisiana), also known as Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, is an American jazz trumpeter, composer and producer. He is the nephew of jazz saxophonist Donald Harrison.[1] Early life Christian Scott live in 2016 at Leverkusener Jazztage Scott was born on March 31, 1983, in New Orleans, Louisiana,[2] 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.[3] By 14, he was accepted into the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA), where he studied jazz under the guidance of program directors Clyde Kerr, Jr. and Kent Jordan.[3] On graduating from 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,[3][4] he was member of the Berklee Monterey Quartet, and recorded as part of the Art:21 student cooperative quintet ...more...



List of MPs elected in the United Kingdom general election, 1818

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List of MPs elected in the United Kingdom general election, 1818

List of MPs elected in the United Kingdom general election, 1818 4th Parliament (1807) 5th Parliament (1812) 6th Parliament (1818) 7th Parliament (1820) 8th Parliament (1826) This is a list of the MPs or Members of Parliament elected to the House of Commons for the constituencies of the Parliament of the United Kingdom in the United Kingdom general election, 1818 , the 6th Parliament of the United Kingdom, and their replacements returned at subsequent by-elections, arranged by constituency. [1] Table of contents: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z By-elections Changes A Aberdeen Burghs (seat 1/1) Joseph Hume Whig Aberdeenshire (seat 1/1) James Ferguson Tory Abingdon (seat 1/1) John Maberly Whig Aldborough (seat 1/2) Henry Fynes Tory Aldborough (seat 2/2) Granville Venables Vernon Tory Aldeburgh (seat 1/2) Samuel Walker Tory Aldeburgh (seat 2/2) Joshua Walker Tory Amersham (seat 1/2) William Tyrwhitt-Drake Tory Amersham (seat 2/2) Thomas Tyrwhitt-Drake ...more...



Kilkenny cat

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Kilkenny cat

The term Kilkenny cat refers to anyone who is a tenacious fighter. The origin of the term is now lost so there are many stories purporting to give the true meaning. To "fight like a Kilkenny cat" refers to an old story about two cats who fought to the death and ate each other up such that only their tails were left.[1] There is also a limerick (with optional added couplet) about the two cats: There once were two cats of Kilkenny Each thought there was one cat too many So they fought and they fit And they scratched and they bit Till (excepting their nails And the tips of their tails) Instead of two cats there weren't any! Origins The story has many roots. The earliest suggested origin is that according to Irish legend, the monster cat Banghaisgidheach made its home in Dunmore Caves in Kilkenny County, about 6 miles north of Kilkenny city.[2] A local version of the story tells that in the mid 17th century, Oliver Cromwell's soldiers tied the tails of all the cats in Kilkenny in pairs of two and hung them ...more...



R. G. Armstrong

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R. G. Armstrong

Robert Golden Armstrong Jr. (April 7, 1917 – July 27, 2012) was an American actor and playwright. A veteran character actor who appeared in dozens of Westerns over the course of his 40-year career, he may be best remembered for his work with director Sam Peckinpah.[2][3] Early life Armstrong was born in Pleasant Grove, Alabama, and was reared on a small farm near Birmingham.[4] He came from a family of fundamentalist Christians, and his mother wanted him to be a pastor. Armstrong initially enrolled at Howard College, now Samford University in Homewood, Alabama, where he became interested in acting, and then transferred to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina. While there, along with classmate Andy Griffith, he began acting on stage with the Carolina Playmakers. Upon graduating, he attended the Actors Studio. Career Armstrong quickly launched a career on Broadway. He won considerable acclaim for his role in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. He also began writing his own plays, which were perf ...more...



Meanings of minor planet names: 33001–34000

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Meanings of minor planet names: 33001–34000

This is a partial list of meanings of minor planet names. See meanings of minor planet names for a list of all such partial lists. As minor planet discoveries are confirmed, they are given a permanent number by the IAU's Minor Planet Center, and the discoverers can then submit names for them, following the IAU's naming conventions. The list below concerns those minor planets in the specified number-range that have received names, and explains the meanings of those names. Besides the Minor Planet Circulars (in which the citations are published), a key source is Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names.[1][2][3] Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative. Meanings marked with an asterisk (*) are guesswork, and should be checked against the mentioned sources to ensure that the identification is correct. 33001–33100 Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog 33002 Everest 1997 DM Mount Everest (also known as Sagarmāthā in Nepa ...more...



Gordon Bok

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Gordon Bok

Gordon Bok (born October 31, 1939) is a folklorist and singer-songwriter who grew up in Camden, Maine. Career Bok's first album, self-titled, was produced by Noel Paul Stookey (Paul of Peter, Paul, and Mary) and released in 1965[1] on the Verve Records' Verve Folkways subsidiary. His second album, A Tune for November, was released on Sandy Paton's Connecticut-based Folk-Legacy label in 1970. His association with Folk-Legacy has continued since that time, though his more recent work (from the early 1990s on) has been released on his own label, Timberhead Music. For a long time, he was best known as part of a trio with Ed Trickett and Ann Mayo Muir, Trickett accompanying with the hammered dulcimer and guitar and Muir with the harp and flute. Bok sings in a baritone and plays six-string guitar (both the steel-string acoustic guitar and the nylon-string classical guitar) and 12-string guitar. In his playing of the nylon-string guitar, he embraces the tradition of Latin American guitar music. He also plays a sel ...more...



List of DC Comics characters: E

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List of DC Comics characters: E

E E.L. Lawrence E. Leopold Maas Eagleman Eagleton (Warner Bros. Animation (DCAU)) Eagleton, Morris (also known as Gargoyle) Eames, Joseph Earl Earl (Columbia Pictures) Earl Barton Earl Benson (also known as Farmerboy Benson) Earl Cooper (Warner Bros. Animation (DCAU)) Earl of Greed Earle, William (Warner Bros.) Earth (Fawcett Comics) Earth Mover (also known as Tony Maychek) (Warner Bros. Animation (DCAU)) Earth-Man Earthquake Beast Earthworm Easton, Phil Eben Flow Ebenezer Batson (Fawcett Comics) Ebikar Hrui (also known as Green Lantern of Space Sector 2815) Echidna Echo Echo (also known as Myke-4 Astor) Echo (also known as Vicki Grant) Echo (also known as Terri Eckhart) Echo (also known as Nina Damfino) Echo (also known as Isabella Cheranova) Echo Memoria (Vertigo) Echson Krystal Eckhardt, Max (Warner Bros.) Eclipso Ecstacy Ed Ed Ed Ed Ed Ed (Tribune Media Services) Ed Blake Ed Burton Ed D. Edd (also known as Machine Gun Eddie) (Tribune Media Services ...more...



Morgan Robertson

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Morgan Robertson

Morgan Andrew Robertson (September 30, 1861 – March 24, 1915) was an American author of short stories and novels, and the self-proclaimed inventor of the periscope. Early life Robertson was the son of Andrew Robertson, a ship captain on the Great Lakes, and Amelia (née Glassford) Robertson. Career Morgan went to sea as a cabin boy and was in the merchant service from 1866 to 1877, during which he rose to first mate. Tired of life at sea, he studied jewelry making at Cooper Union in New York City and worked for 10 years as a diamond setter. When that work began to impair his vision, he turned to writing sea stories, placing his work in such popular magazines as McClure's and the Saturday Evening Post. Robertson never made much money from his writing, a circumstance that greatly embittered him. Nevertheless, from the early 1890s on he supported himself as a writer and enjoyed the company of artists and writers in a small circle of New York's bohemia. Futility Robertson is best known for his short novel Futil ...more...



Larry Pennell

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Larry Pennell

Lawrence Kenneth "Larry" "Bud" Pennell (February 21, 1928 – August 28, 2013) was an American television and film actor, often remembered for his role as "Dash Riprock" in the television series The Beverly Hillbillies.[3] His career spanned half a century, including starring in the first-run syndicated adventure series Ripcord in the leading role of Paradiver Ted McKeever, as well as playing Keith Holden in the CBS' television series Lassie.[4] He was also a baseball player, playing on scholarship for the University of Southern California and later professionally for the Boston Braves organization.[1][5] Early life and education Pennell was born in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, to entrepreneur Harold Pennell and homemaker Ruth Pennell.[3] His parents moved to Niagara Falls, New York during the Great Depression in search of better opportunities. After a short time in New York, the family moved to California, where they lived in a studio apartment overlooking Angels Flight in Downtown Los Angeles.[6] His family move ...more...

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Revolvy User Larry Pennell (* Uniontown, Pennsylvania/Tuesday, February 21, 1928 - + ?/Wednesday, August 28, 2013) who played the handsome, headstrong, youthful, colorful, audacious and brave Ripcord guy Ted McKeever, rest in eternal peace! He was 85 years-old.


Lee J. Cobb

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Lee J. Cobb

Lee J. Cobb (born Leo Jacoby , December 8, 1911 – February 11, 1976) was an American actor. He is best known for his performances in 12 Angry Men (1957), On the Waterfront (1954), and The Exorcist (1973). He also played the role of Willy Loman in the original Broadway production of Arthur Miller's 1949 play Death of a Salesman under the direction of Elia Kazan. On television, Cobb starred in the first four seasons of the Western series The Virginian. He typically played arrogant, intimidating and abrasive characters, but often had roles as respectable figures such as judges and police officers. He was twice nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, for The Brothers Karamazov (1958) and On the Waterfront (1954). Background Cobb was born in New York City, to a Jewish family of Russian and Romanian extraction. He grew up in the Bronx, New York, on Wilkins Avenue, near Crotona Park. His parents were Benjamin (Benzion) Jacob, a compositor for a foreign-language newspaper, and Kate (Neilecht). Cob ...more...



List of Detroit Red Wings players

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List of Detroit Red Wings players

The Detroit Red Wings are a professional ice hockey team based in Detroit, Michigan. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the National Hockey League's (NHL) Eastern Conference. The Red Wings franchise has been a part of the NHL since 1926, making them one of the "Original Six" clubs. Originally named the Detroit Cougars, the team was renamed to the Detroit Falcons in 1930; in 1932, the team's name was changed to the Detroit Red Wings and has remained the same since. As of the conclusion of the 2014–15 NHL season, 897 players have played for the franchise; of them, 91 of them are goaltenders, while 806 are skaters. Since its inception, the team has had 36 captains, including Hall of Famers Sid Abel, Ted Lindsay, Red Kelly, Gordie Howe, Alex Delvecchio, Steve Yzerman, and Nicklas Lidstrom. Seven players have had the honor of having their uniform number officially retired from play; one of them is Yzerman, who played for the Red Wings from 1983 to 2006, and was the longest-serving captain in North Ameri ...more...



Angel Band (song)

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Angel Band (song)

"Angel Band" is an American gospel music song. The lyrics – a poem written in common metre – were originally titled "My Latest Sun Is Sinking Fast," and were written by Jefferson Hascall (sometimes found as Haskell in hymnals). The lyric was first set in J. W. Dadmun's tunebook The Melodeon in 1860, to a tune by Dadmun. These words, being in common metre, could be sung to many hymn tunes, but the tune now universally associated them is by William Batchelder Bradbury, and was published in Bradbury's Golden Shower of S.S. Melodies in 1862. Bradbury's song was originally titled "The Land of Beulah." "Angel Band" became widely known in the 19th century, both in folk traditions and in published form, e.g. William Walker's Christian Harmony of 1866, and has been recorded by many artists, probably most famously by the Stanley Brothers, Emmylou Harris, and by the Monkees.[1][2][3] The Stanley Brothers version is included on the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack album (2000). Angel Band - Autoharp A r ...more...



How the West Was Won (TV series)

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How the West Was Won (TV series)

How the West Was Won is an American western television series that starred James Arness, Eva Marie Saint, Fionnula Flanagan, Bruce Boxleitner, and Richard Kiley.[1] Loosely based on the 1962 Cinerama film of the same name, it aired as a mini-series in 1977, and as a regular series in 1978 and 1979. A 2-hour pilot film, The Macahans, ran in 1976.[1] A total of 25 episodes were aired. The show was a great success in Europe, apparently finding a larger and more lasting audience there than in the United States. It has been rebroadcast many times on various European networks, e.g. in France, Germany, Italy, and Sweden, and has built a cult following.[2] It was released on DVD in Europe in November 2009. A sequence of paintings by Charles Marion Russell was shown during the end credits. Plot James Arness as Zeb Macahan Zebulon Macahan is a well known mountain man, trapper/trader, and scout working for the U.S. Army in the Indian Territories. In the early 1860s, as the Civil War is beginning, he is reminded ...more...




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