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St Paul, MN Noyes-McKay House by army.arch *Adam*
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On Summit Avenue with an interesting mix of Italianate and Second Empire styles. In the Historic Hill District, National Register #76001067.


St Paul, MN Fogg House by army.arch *Adam*
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I really like those half moon windows on the third floor. A Colonial Revival on Summit Avenue. In the Historic Hill District, National Register #76001067.


St Paul, MN Irvine Park house by army.arch *Adam*
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In the Irvine Park Historic District, National Register #73000993.


U2 - Bono (Paul David Hewson), The Edge (David Howell Evans), Adam Clayton & Larry Mullen Jr. @ BC Place Stadium, Vancouver, BC, Canada on Friday, May 12, 2017.

The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 Setlist for Opening Night:

Sunday Bloody Sunday
New Year’s Day
A Sort Of Homecoming
Pride (In The Name Of Love)

Joshua Tree:
Where The Streets Have No Name
I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
With Or Without You
Bullet The Blue Sky
Running To Stand Still
Red Hill Mining Town
In God’s Country
Trip Through Your Wires
One Tree Hill
Exit / Eeny Meeny Miny Moe (snippet)
Mothers Of The Disappeared / El Pueblo Vencera (snippet)

Beautiful Day
Ultra Violet (Light My Way)
Miss Sarajevo
The Little Things That Give You Away

Marvel in The Golden Era of Hollywood

Tony Curtis as Tony Stark

Marlon Brando as Steve Rogers

Jack Lemmon as Bruce Banner

Paul Newman as Thor

Janet Leigh as Natasha Romanoff

Anthony Perkins as Clint Barton

James Dean as Peter Parker

Montgomery Clift as Bucky Barnes

Sidney Poitier as Sam Wilson

Natalie Wood as Wanda Maximoff

Gregory Peck as Vision

Gene Kelly as Scott Lang

Elizabeth Taylor as Peggy Carter

Clark Gable as Howard Stark


St Paul, MN Allen House by army.arch *Adam*
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How about that open porch on the third floor of the tower? A Richardsonian Romanesque on Summit Avenue. In the Historic Hill District, National Register #76001067.

Great American Composers : William Grant Still

William Grant Still (May 11, 1895 – December 3, 1978) was an American composer, who composed more than 150 works, including five symphonies and eight operas.

Often referred to as “the Dean” of African-American composers, Still was the first American composer to have an opera produced by the New York City Opera. Still is known most for his first symphony, which was until the 1950s the most widely performed symphony composed by an American. 

Born in Mississippi, he grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas, attended Wilberforce University and Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and was a student of George Whitefield Chadwick and later Edgard Varèse.

Of note, Still was the first African American to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, the first to have a symphony (his 1st Symphony) performed by a leading orchestra, the first to have an opera performed by a major opera company, and the first to have an opera performed on national television.

Due to his close association and collaboration with prominent Afro-American literary and cultural figures such as Alain Locke and Langston Hughes, William Grant Still is considered to be part of the Harlem Renaissance movement. 

In 1918, Still joined the United States Navy to serve in World War I. Between 1919 and 1921, he worked as an arranger for W. C. Handy’s band. In 1921 he recorded with Fletcher Henderson’s Dance Orchestra, and later played in the pit orchestra for Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake’s musical, Shuffle Along. Later in the 1920s, Still served as the arranger of Yamekraw, a “Negro Rhapsody” composed by the noted Harlem stride pianist, James P. Johnson. His initial hiring by Paul Whiteman took place in early November 1929.

In the 1930s, Still worked as an arranger of popular music, writing for Willard Robison’s Deep River Hour and Paul Whiteman’s Old Gold Show, both popular NBC Radio broadcasts. In 1936, Still conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra ; he was the first African American to conduct a major American orchestra.

In 1934, Still received his first Guggenheim Fellowship; he started work on the first of his eight operas, Blue Steel. In 1949 his opera Troubled Island, originally completed in 1939, about Jean Jacques Dessalines and Haiti, was performed by the New York City Opera. It was the first opera by an African American to be performed by a major company.

Still moved to Los Angeles in the 1930s, where he arranged music for films. These included Pennies from Heaven (the 1936 film starring Bing Crosby and Madge Evans) and Lost Horizon (the 1937 film starring Ronald Colman, Jane Wyatt and Sam Jaffe). For Lost Horizon, he arranged the music of Dimitri Tiomkin. Still was also hired to arrange the music for the 1943 film Stormy Weather, but left the assignment after a few weeks due to artistic disagreements.

In 1955, he conducted the New Orleans Philharmonic Orchestra; he was the first African American to conduct a major orchestra in the Deep South. Still’s works were performed internationally by the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, and the BBC Orchestra.

He was the first African American to have an opera performed on national United States television when A Bayou Legend, completed in 1941, premiered on PBS in June 1981. Additionally, he was the recording manager of the Black Swan Phonograph Company.

( Source : Wikipedia )


St Paul, MN Lindeke House by army.arch *Adam*
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A modified Queen Anne on Summit Avenue. In the Historic Hill District, National Register #76001067.