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Newport Festival

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* At Newport (disambiguation) * Newport Beach Film Festival * Newport Folk Festival * Newport International Film Festival * Newport Jazz Festival * Newport Music Festival ...


St. Thomas' Church

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* African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas * Cathedral of Saint Thomas (disambiguation) * Church of St Thomas, the Apostle and Howard-Flaget House * Church of St. Thomas (Brno) * Church of St. Thomas (Henderson, Minnesota) * Church of St. Thomas the Apostle, Beloit * Church of St. Thomas, Alcamo * Chu ...


U.S. Route 62 in New York

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U.S. Route 62 is a part of the U.S. Highway System that travels from the United States–Mexico border at El Paso, Texas, to Niagara Falls, New York. In the U.S. state of New York, US 62 extends from the New York–Pennsylvania border south of Jamestown to an intersection with New York State Route ...


Lee Konitz

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Leon Konitz was an American composer and alto saxophonist. He performed successfully in a wide range of jazz styles, including bebop, cool jazz, and avant-garde jazz. Konitz's association with the cool jazz movement of the 1940s and 1950s includes participation in Miles Davis's Birth of the Cool ...


Al Hirt

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Alois Maxwell "Al" Hirt was an American trumpeter and bandleader. He is best remembered for his million-selling recordings of "Java" and the accompanying album Honey in the Horn , and for the theme music to The Green Hornet . His nicknames included "Jumbo" and " ...


Santa Maria in Portico, Naples

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Chiesa di Santa Maria in Portico is a late-baroque church in the city center of Naples placed at the end of its homonymous street, just off the seaside promenade of the Riviera di Chiaia. While the original architect was Nicola Longo in 1632; the facade was completed by Arcangelo Guglielmelli in a ...


Karatoya River

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Karatoya River , a small stream in Rajshahi Division of Bangladesh, was once a large and sacred river. A channel of it presently flows by the ancient ruins of Mahasthangarh in Bogra District. The Karatoya mahatmya bears testimony to its past greatness. In the Mahabharata it is mentioned that a ...


Hamburg, New York

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Hamburg is a town in Erie County, New York, United States. As of the 2010 census, the town had a population of 56,936. It is named after the city of Hamburg, in Germany. The town is on the western border of the county and is south of Buffalo. Hamburg is one of the Southtowns in Erie County. The vi ...


Something old

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" Something old " is the first line of a traditional rhyme that details what a bride should wear at her wedding for good luck: Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a sixpence in her shoe. The old item provided protection for the baby to come. The item ...


Henry Kirke White

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Henry Kirke White was an English poet. He died at the young age of 21. Life. White was born in Nottingham, the son of a butcher, a trade for which he was himself intended. However, he was greatly attracted to book-learning. By age seven, he was giving reading lessons to a family servant. After be ...


St. Paul's Church, Diu

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The St. Paul’s Church , is situated on Diu Island, on the west coast of India, a Union Territory of India. Diu came under the control of Portuguese colonists in early 16th century. The St. Paul’s Church, named after St. Paul, the Apostle of Jesus also known as the Apostle to the Gentiles, is st ...


Andy LaVerne

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Andy LaVerne is an American jazz pianist, composer, arranger, and educator. Education and musical career. Born in New York City, LaVerne studied at Juilliard School of Music, Berklee College, and the New England Conservatory, and took private lessons from jazz pianist Bill Evans. LaVerne has work ...


Chess tournament

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A chess tournament is a series of chess games played competitively to determine a winning individual or team. Since the first international chess tournament in London, 1851, chess tournaments have become the standard form of chess competition among serious players. Today, the most recognized chess ...


Hossein Borujerdi

18-Apr-2021 14:23:51

Sayyid Hossein Ali Tababataei Borujerdi was a leading Iranian Shia Marja' in Iran from approximately 1947 to his death in 1961. Life. Borujerdi was born in March 1875 in the city of Borujerd in Lorestan Province in Iran. His family traced its lineage 30 generations to Hassan ibn Ali. His father ...


Pir (Sufism)

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Peer or Pir is a title for a Sufi master or spiritual guide. They are also referred to as a Hazrat and Sheikh or Shaykh, which is literally the Arabic equivalent. The title is often translated into English as "saint" and could be interpreted as "Elder". In Sufism a Pir's ...


Emily Remler

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Emily Remler was an American jazz guitarist, active from the late 1970s until her death in 1990. Early life and influences. Born in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, Remler began guitar at age ten. She listened to pop and rock guitarists like Jimi Hendrix and Johnny Winter. At the Berklee College of ...


Oxford Movement

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The Oxford Movement was a movement of High Church members of the Church of England which eventually developed into Anglo-Catholicism. The movement, whose original devotees were mostly associated with the University of Oxford, argued for the reinstatement of some older Christian traditions of faith ...


Andrew of Galicia

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Andriy II Yuriyevych or Andrew of Galicia was the last Rus' king of Galicia-Volhynia in 1308-1323. He was the son of Yuriy I whom he succeeded on the royal throne of Galicia. His mother was Euphemia of Kuyavia. After the death of his father, he ruled the kingdom together with his brother Lev II. ...


List of United States senators from Virginia

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has sent senators to the U.S. Senate since 1789. Its Senate seats were declared vacant in March 1861, due to its secession from the Union, but Senators representing its western counties continued to sit until March 1865. Virginia's Senate seats were again filled from January 1870. Virginia's current ...


Marian McPartland

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Margaret Marian McPartland , OBE, was an English-American jazz pianist, composer and writer. She was the host of Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz on National Public Radio from 1978 to 2011. After her marriage to trumpeter Jimmy McPartland in February 1945, she resided in the United States when not ...


Populus sect. Aigeiros

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Populus section Aigeiros is a section of three species in the genus Populus , the poplars. Like some other species in the genus Populus , they are commonly known as cottonwoods. The species are native to North America, Europe, and western Asia. In the past, as many as six species were recogniz ...


Jeremy Steig

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Jeremy Steig was an American jazz flutist. Biography. Steig was born in Manhattan, the son of New Yorker cartoonist William Steig and Elizabeth Steig, head of the fine arts department at Lesley College. Steig was a maternal nephew of Margaret Mead and Leo Rosten, and was also the cousin of Mary ...


Francis Palgrave

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Sir Francis Palgrave , was an English archivist and historian. He was Deputy Keeper of the Public Record Office from its foundation in 1838 until his death; and he is also remembered for his many scholarly publications. Early life. Francis Cohen was born in London, the son of Meyer Cohen, a Jewish ...


Charles Cotton

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Charles Cotton was an English poet and writer, best known for translating the work of Michel de Montaigne from the French, for his contributions to The Compleat Angler , and for the influential The Compleat Gamester attributed to him. Early life. He was born in Alstonefield, Staffordshire, at ...


David Grisman

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David Grisman is an American mandolinist. His music combines bluegrass, folk, and jazz in a genre he calls "Dawg music". He founded the record label Acoustic Disc, which issues his recordings and those of other acoustic musicians. Biography. Grisman grew up in a Conservative Jewish hous ...