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Gail Dubinbaum


Gail Dubinbaum (born 1957) is an American operatic coloratura mezzo-soprano and co-founder and Creative Director of the Phoenix Metropolitan Opera.
A native of Phoenix, Arizona,[1] Dubinbaum first studied with her mother, Ruth Dubinbaum, and then with operatic mezzo-soprano Herta Glaz. She also had a close association with Elisabeth Schwarzkopf.[2]
As befits a background so balanced between operatic and concert singing, Dubinbaum has been equally at home on the opera stage and concert platform since winning the Western Region Metropolitan Opera National Auditions in 1981.[3] Her operatic career, with a focus on works by Rossini and Mozart, has included appearances in productions at various major houses across the United States, ranging from the Metropolitan and Boston Lyric opera companies on the East Coast to the Portland Opera on the West, with appearances in Texas, Michigan, and Arizona in between. Internationally, she has sung with major companies in Israel, Austria, and Canada.[4] Her concert appearances have ranged equally widely: in addition to performances at several US music festivals, she has performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and New York Philharmonic, the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra and Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Cleveland Orchestra, and the Israel Philharmonic. Conductors with whom she has worked include the likes of Kurt Masur, Michael Tilson Thomas, Carlo Maria Giulini, and Leonard Bernstein;[2] James Levine presided over her appearances on television in the popular series In Performance at the White House and Live from the Met and in the Met Centennial Gala.[5] In 2007, Dubinbaum and her husband, conductor John Massaro, founded the Phoenix Metropolitan Opera, of which she is Creative Director. The company began with a single production of Puccini’s La Boheme but planned to expand to two productions for the 2008-2009 season.[6] The company also planned educational programs for children and young singers.[1] Besides her involvement with the Phoenix company, Dubinbaum maintains a private studio at which she teaches voice in Phoenix.[2]

^ a b Willoby, Shannon, “Gail Dubinbaum: Bringing Opera to Life,” North Valley magazine, May 29, 2008, accessed October 21, 2009
^ a b c Biographical sketch on Phoenix Opera Internet site, accessed October 21, 2009
^ List of Metropolitan Opera National Council Winners
^ Playbill Arts Internet site, accessed October 21, 2009
^ Biographical sketch on Los Angeles Je

Kim Moon-saeng


This is a Korean name; the family name is Kim.
Kim Moon-saeng(Korean: 김문생, born 1 January 1961) is a South Korean animator, director and screenwriter.


1 Biography
2 Wonderful Days
3 References
4 External links

Kim is one of the best-known commercial directors in Korea.[citation needed] His experience has been focused on special effects with animation film for over 15 years. During this period, he has directed more than 200 TV commercials including products like Fanta (Buzz 2-D & 3-D complex animation: awarded gold medal at the 27th Creative Award USA, Korean Broadcasting Commercial Award 1988, Seoul Int’l Creative Animation Festival Award 1996, Pinnacle finalist 1997). From 1998, he has worked with Hong Kong-based international advertising agencies such as Oglivy & Mather and JWT. He also serves as a professor at the Kaywon Art School, teaching film design.[1]
Wonderful Days[edit]
In 2003, Kim created the post-apocalyptic animated film, Wonderful Days (aka Sky Blue, in the US and UK), his first feature film so far. It tells the story of an ethnic group of people known as Diggers who attempt to destroy the last, polluting city on Earth.

^ Kim Moon-saeng and Wonderful Days,, archived from the original on 2007-07-14 

External links[edit]

Authority control

WorldCat Identities
VIAF: 61802337
ISNI: 0000 0000 7999 0721
SUDOC: 182161293
BNF: cb146223056 (data)

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Harlan (disambiguation)


Harlan is a given name and a surname. Harlan may also refer to:


1 Places

1.1 United States
1.2 Moon

2 Other uses

United States[edit]

Harlan, Indiana, an unincorporated census-designated place
Harlan, Iowa, a city
Harlan, Kansas, an unincorporated community
Harlan, Kentucky, a city
Harlan, Oregon, an unincorporated community
Harlan County, Kentucky
Harlan County, Nebraska
Harlan Township, Fayette County, Iowa
Harlan Township, Decatur County, Kansas
Harlan Township, Warren County, Ohio


Harlan (crater)

Other uses[edit]

Harlan (company), full name Harlan Sprague Dawley Inc., suppliers of animals and other services to laboratories
Harlan Estate, California cult wine producer
Harlan Community Academy High School, Chicago, Illinois
Harlan Hall, a historic opera house in Marshall, Illinois
Harlan – In the Shadow of Jew Süss, a 2008 documentary film about Nazi filmmaker Veit Harlan

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Erling Evensen


Olympic medal record

Men’s cross country skiing

1948 St. Moritz
4 x 10 km

Erling Evensen (April 29, 1914 – July 31, 1998) was a Norwegian cross-country skier who competed during the 1940s. He won a bronze medal in the 4 x 10 km relay at the 1948 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz. Evensen also finished 15th in the 18 km event at those same games.
External links[edit]

18 km results – 1948 Winter Olympics

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Lochmodocerus antennatus


Lochmodocerus antennatus

Scientific classification








L. antennatus

Binomial name

Lochmodocerus antennatus
Burne, 1984

Lochmodocerus antennatus is a species of beetle in the family Cerambycidae, and the only species in the genus Lochmodocerus. It was described by Burne in 1984.[1]

^ – Lochmodocerus antennatus. Retrieved on 8 September 2014.

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Vortex (Bond and Larkin novel)



First edition cover

Larry Bond, Patrick Larkin

Cover artist
Peter Thorpe (design/illustration)

United States


Thriller, war novel

Little, Brown and Warner Books

Publication date

June 1991

Media type
Print (Paperback)

909 pp (paperback edition)

0-446-51566-3 (first edition, hardback) & ISBN 0-446-36304-9 (Paperback edition)


Dewey Decimal

813/.54 20

LC Class
PS3552.O59725 V6 1991

Vortex is a 1991 war novel by Larry Bond and Patrick Larkin. Set during the final years of apartheid in South Africa, Vortex follows the assassination of a reformist National Party president and his cabinet by the African National Congress, as well as a subsequent seizure of power by far-right Afrikaners. The plot unfolds through a series of intertwining accounts narrated through several characters. It was a commercial success, receiving generally positive reviews.
A Vortex audiobook, presented by David Purdham, was released via Simon Schuster Audio in August 1991.


1 Background
2 Plot
3 Characters

3.1 South Africans
3.2 Americans
3.3 Cubans

4 Reception
5 References

In an increasingly tense, hypothetical South Africa, the ruling National Party and newly elected State President Frederick Haymans seek to negotiate diplomatic reforms with the African National Congress (ANC). However, beneath the surface progress has been slow, since the ANC refuses to disarm its militant wing or cease planning guerrilla operations, and Haymans remains solidly opposed to a universal franchise.
South African paratroopers raid an African National Congress base in Zimbabwe. The raiders uncover plans for “Broken Covenant,” an ANC plot to assassinate the government as they travel back to Pretoria from Cape Town aboard the Blue Train for the legislature’s summer recess. The raid comes at a time when the government’s talks with the ANC are approaching a major breakthrough; the ANC decides to abort Broken Covenant, not knowing that the South Africans already have information on the plan. Seeing an opportunity to take power with the leadership eliminated, Internal Security Minister Karl Vorster deliberately excuses himself from the trip. A courier assigned to transmit the abort signal to the ambush team is also killed in a hit-and-run.
With Haymans and his Cabinet killed in the attack, Vorster assumes the presidency and declares marti

St. John’s Episcopal Church (Montgomery, Alabama)


St. John’s Episcopal Church

U.S. National Register of Historic Places

St. John’s Episcopal Church in 2009.

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113 Madison Ave., Montgomery, Alabama

32°22′47″N 86°18′26″W / 32.37972°N 86.30722°W / 32.37972; -86.30722Coordinates: 32°22′47″N 86°18′26″W / 32.37972°N 86.30722°W / 32.37972; -86.30722

less than one acre


Frank Wills; Henry Dudley

Architectural style
Gothic Revival

NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP
February 24, 1975[1][2]

St. John’s Episcopal Church is a historic Gothic Revival church in Montgomery, Alabama, United States. It was designed by the New York City architectural firm of Frank Wills and Henry Dudley. The church was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on 24 February 1975.[1]
St. John’s parish was organized in 1834 and by 1837 the parishioners had moved into a modest brick sanctuary on the corner of Perry and Jefferson Streets. After little more than a decade, the church needed to expand after the state capital moved to Montgomery and a rise in cotton production swelled the region’s population. The current building was completed in 1855, in the same city block as the old, but facing Madison Street.[3]

An interior view toward the altar in 1934.

St. John’s Episcopal Church was involved in several historic events around the time of the American Civil War. It hosted the Secession Convention of Southern Churches in 1861, which had helped fuel the South’s secession movement. St. John’s was also the church attended by the Confederate President, Jefferson Davis, when Montgomery was the capital of the Confederate States of America. The church was forced to close its doors in 1865 under Union Army orders, it would reopen for services in 1866.[3]
The old building from the 1830s was torn down in 1869 and its bricks were used to construct an addition to the main structure. The building was expanded again in 1906. The church hosted many Army recruits from the nearby “Camp Sheridan” tent city during World War I, until an outbreak of the Spanish Flu forced the church to temporarily close its doors.
In May 1925, a bronze plaque in honor of President Jefferson Davis was dedicated.[4] John Trotwood Moore, the State Librarian and Archivist of Tennessee, was invited to give a speech.[4]
The church was renovated in

The Nightmare


For the 2015 film of the same name, see The Nightmare (2015 film).

The Nightmare. Oil on canvas, 101.6 x 127 mm. Detroit Institute of Arts

The Nightmare is a 1781 oil painting by Anglo-Swiss artist Henry Fuseli. It shows a woman in deep sleep with her arms thrown below her, in a room filled with white light, and with a demonic and apelike incubus crouched on her chest.
The painting’s dream like and haunting erotic evocation of infatuation and obsession was a huge popular success. After its first exhibition, at the 1782 Royal Academy of London, critics and patrons reacted with horrified fascination and the work became widely popular, to the extent that it was parodied in political satire, and an engraved version was widely distributed. In response, Fuseli produced at least three other versions.
Interpretations vary. The canvas seems to portray simultaneously a dreaming woman and the content of her nightmare. The incubus and horse’s head refer to contemporary belief and folklore about nightmares, but have been ascribed more specific meanings by some theorists.[1] Contemporary critics were taken aback by the overt sexuality of the painting, since interpreted by some scholars as anticipating Jungian ideas about the unconscious.


1 Description
2 Exhibition
3 Interpretation
4 Legacy

4.1 Influence on literature
4.2 In the twentieth and twenty-first centuries

5 References
6 Notes
7 Further reading
8 External links

The Nightmare simultaneously offers both the image of a dream—by indicating the effect of the nightmare on the woman—and a dream image—in symbolically portraying the sleeping vision.[2] It depicts a sleeping woman draped over the end of a bed with her head hanging down, exposing her long neck. She is surmounted by an incubus that peers out at the viewer. The sleeper seems lifeless, and, lying on her back, takes a position then believed to encourage nightmares.[3] Her brilliant coloration is set against the darker reds, yellows, and ochres of the background; Fuseli used a chiaroscuro effect to create strong contrasts between light and shade. The interior is contemporary and fashionable, and contains a small table on which rests a mirror, phial, and book. The room is hung with red velvet curtains which drape behind the bed. Emerging from a parting in the curtain is the head of a horse with bold, featureless eyes.
For contemporary viewers, The Nightmare invoked the relationship of the incubus and the horse (m

Carlos Raúl Contín


Carlos Raúl Contín

Governor of Entre Ríos Province

In office
October 12, 1963 – June 28, 1966

Preceded by
Leandro Ruiz Moreno

Succeeded by
Ricardo Favre

Provincial Deputy of Entre Ríos Province

In office
May 1, 1958 – March 29, 1962

Personal details

November 4, 1915
Nogoyá, Entre Ríos Province

August 8, 1991(1991-08-08) (aged 75)
Buenos Aires

Political party
Radical Civic Union

Nélida Biaggioni

Alma mater
National University of the Littoral


Carlos Raúl Contín (November 4, 1915 — August 8, 1991) was an Argentine politician and leader of the centrist Radical Civic Union (UCR).
Life and times[edit]
Born in Nogoyá, Contín enrolled in the National University of the Littoral and became a biochemist by profession. He married Nelida Biaggioni, a native of the city of Gálvez, Santa Fe Province, in 1946. Contín campaigned from his youth for the UCR, representing the party as alderman of his city, Nogoyá, at the age of 30 years. A leader of the UCR’s “Unionist” wing (the faction most opposed to populist leader Juan Perón), he became prominent in the Entre Rios UCR when this faction eclipsed the pro-Perón “Renewal” wing. Following Perón’s 1955 overthrow, and with a schism in the UCR during their 1956 convention, he joined the more conservative People’s Radical Civic Union (UCRP). The rival Intransigent Radical Civic Union (UCRI) won the 1958 elections with the exiled Perón’s endorsement, though Contín was elected to the Lower House of Congress for Entre Ríos Province; he was reelected in 1960, but lost his seat when President Arturo Frondizi was overthrown in 1962.
Ahead of new elections in 1963, Contín was nominated as the UCRP candidate for governor of his province in a ticket with the Mayor of Concepción del Uruguay, Teodoro Marco. The duo defeated the UCRI, securing 113,436 votes (33%), versus the latter’s 94,660 (28%).[1] The UCR returned to power in Entre Ríos after 20 years, having last governed the important province from 1914 to 1943.
His government had no majority in the provincial House of Representatives, but was able to enact significant initiatives largely due to the skill of the UCRP caucus leader, César Jaroslavsky. In this way, Contín was able to resume the stalled construction of the Hernandarias Subfluvial Tunnel that would link the city of Paraná to Santa Fe (June 1, 1964), to create the Ministry of Social Policy, the School

George Thomas (footballer, born 1857)


George Thomas

Personal information

Date of birth

Place of birth

National team



George Thomas (1857 – ?) was a Welsh international footballer. He was part of the Wales national football team, playing 2 matches. He played his first match on 14 March 1885 against England and his last match on 23 March 1885 against Scotland.[1]
See also[edit]

List of Wales international footballers (alphabetical)


^ “Wales player database 1872 to 2013”. Retrieved 30 April 2016. 

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