Sunday, October 16, 2005

Hayes, Helen

(HELEN HAYES BROWN), U.S. actress (b. Oct. 10, 1900, Washington, D.C.--d. March 17, 1993, Nyack, N.Y.), as the luminous first lady of the American theatre, enraptured audiences with her twinkling eyes and elfin smile and, though diminutive in stature (1.5 m [5 ft]), she exuded a majestic stage presence that made her regal performances in Maxwell Anderson's Mary of Scotland (1933) and Laurence Housman's Victoria

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Ricardo, David

Ricardo was the

Saturday, July 23, 2005

Shochiku Co., Ltd.

Leading Japanese motion-picture studio, the films of which are usually home-centred dramas aimed toward an audience of women. The company was formed in 1902 as a production company for kabuki performances. The business was expanded in 1920 to include motion-picture production, and, shortly afterward, the corporation established the Shochiku Kinema Company to train actors

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Santa Eugenia De Riveira

City, La Coruña provincia, in the comunidad autónoma (“autonomous community”) of Galicia, northwestern Spain. The city is the chief centre of Riveira (Ribeira) municipality. It lies on the Arosa Inlet across the inlet from Villagarcía de Arosa, in the coastal zone. Remains of Roman fortifications and of a Phoenician port, La Covasa, attest to early occupation of the site,

Thursday, June 30, 2005

Liturgical Music

Also called  Church Music,   music written for performance in a religious rite of worship; the term is most commonly associated with the Christian tradition. Developing from the musical practices of the Jewish synagogues, which allowed the cantor an improvised charismatic song, early Christian services contained a simple refrain, or responsorial, sung by the congregation. This evolved

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Sesson Shukei

Sesson was a monk of the Soto sect of Buddhism and a self-taught artist who lived

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Abel, Sir Frederick Augustus

English chemist and explosives specialist who, with the chemist Sir James Dewar, invented cordite (1889), later adopted as the standard explosive of the British army. Abel also made studies of dust explosions in coal mines, invented a device for testing the flash point of petroleum, and found a way to prevent guncotton from