Muhammad Ali

Page 132

Muhammad Ali, or Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr., was born on January 17, 1942, in Louisville, Kentucky. He was named after his fatheAli.jpgr Cassius Marcellus Clay Sr. and later changed his name after joining the nation of Islam. He is now a retired American Boxer who was named the "Sportsman of the Century" in 1999 by Sports Illustrated. He has won the North American Boxing Federation championship as well as a gold medal in the Olympics. Ali also won the Presidential Medal of Freedon which is on display at the Ali Center in Louisville. He is most recognized for winning the World Heavyweight Boxing championship three times. Sadly, in the early 1980’s Ali was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and it is said that it has worsened in 2005.


Sources:
"Muhammad Ali." 15 Nov 2006
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhammad_Ali>.
Plimpton, George. "Muhammad Ali." 10 Nov 2006.
<http://www.time.com/time/time100/heroes/profile/ali01.html>.
"Muhammad Ali." 11 Nov 2006
<http://www.ibhof.com/ali.htm>.





Jesus Alou

page 134





Bruce Kison

Page 135

Bruce Eugene Kison was born on February 18, 1950 in Pasco, Washington. Hekison.jpg played for three Major League Baseball teams; the Boston Red Sox, the Pittsburgh Pirates, and the California Angels. He was starting pitcher on each team. His nickname was Buster. Kison spent most of his 15 season career playing for Pittsburg. His first game was on July 4th 1971. His final game was on October 5th 1985. He used his right hand to bat and his left hand to throw.

Sources:
"Bruce Kison." 10 Nov 2006.
<http://www.baseball-reference.com/k/kisonbr01.shtml>.
"Bruce Kison." 09 Nov 2006
<http://www.baseballlibrary.com/baseballlibrary/ballplayers/K/Kison_Bruce.stm>.
"Bruce Kison." 09 Nov 2006
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Kison>.




Canned Heat

Page 131

canned_heat.jpgCanned Heat is a blues, boogie, and rock and roll band formed in Los Angeles in 1966. It was founded by Alan Wilson and Bob Hite. Their first album called Canned Heat was released in 1967. The group members are Barry Levenson, Greg Kage, Robert Lucas and Fito De La Parra. Thieir latest album, The Boogie House Tapes Volume, was released in 2004. They took their name from the Tommy Johnson's 1928 song called Canned Heat Blue, a song written about an alcoholic who consumes a drink called "Sterno", which was nick-named Canned Heat. They are recognized mainly for their top 3 songs, "On the Road Again", " Let's Work Together"and "Going up the Country", the most popular. They are currently on tour across Western United States.


Sources:
"Canned Heat." 11 Nov 2006
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canned_Heat>.
"Canned Heat Short Biography." 10 Nov 2006
<http://www.cannedheatmusic.com/bio.htm>.
"Canned Heat Biography." 09 Nov 2006
<http://www.snowcrest.net/jmike/chbiog.html>.






The Group of Seven

Page 129

The Group of Seven’s original members include Franklin Carmichael, A.Y. Jackson, Lawren Harris, Arthur Lismer, Frank Johnston, J.E.H. MacDonald, and Fred Varley. They were a group of Canadian landscape artists in the 1920’s. There is another Group_of_Seven.jpgman often associated with the group, Tom Thomson. However, Tom Thomson died before the group was ever officially formed. He is sometimes referred to as the inspiration for the group’s formation. The Group themselves were influenced by European Impressionism in the 1800’s. They were a huge inspiration to other Canadian artists such as Emily Carr, who was a close friend of Lawren Harris. Their influence on others was so powerful that in the early 1930’s, the members no longer found it crucial to be an exclusive group. Therefore, at the end of their eighth exhibition, it was announced that a new group would be formed, known as the Canadian Group of Painters. They held their first exhibition in 1933.



Sources:
"The Group of Seven." 11 Nov 2006
<http://www.tomthomson.org/groupseven/>.
"Group of Seven (artists)." 07 Nov 2006
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Group_of_Seven_(artists>.
"Tom Thomson and The Group of Seven." 08 Nov 2006. 17 Nov 2006
<http://www.artchive.com/artchive/groupseven.html>.







Joe Torre

Page 127
external image torre_joe2.jpg
Joseph Paul Torre was born in Brooklyn, New York, on July 18th, 1940. He is a former Major League Baseball player. He started playing at the age of twenty for the Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves. He played catcher and first base. He won the All Star award from 1963-1967. Furthermore, he won the Gold Glove Award in 1965. In 1969, Torre was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals, and played on first and third base. He received four more All Star selections with the Cardinals from 1970-1973. In 1974, Joe was traded to the New York Mets. He had a career batting average of 304. Joe Torre is currently the Manager of the New York Yankees. He is one of only four people to have ever won more than one thousand games as their manager. He formerly managed every team he played for while in the Major Leagues.

Sources:
"Joe Torre." 12 Nov 2006
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Torre>.
"Joe Torre." 11 Nov 2006
<http://www.baseball-reference.com/managers/torrejo01.shtml>.
"Joe Torre." 11 Nov 2006
<http://www.baseballlibrary.com/baseballlibrary/ballplayers/T/Torre_Joe.stm>.



Woodstock

page 131
The Woodstock Music and Arts Festival went from August 15th to August 18th, 1969. It was held at Max Yasgur’s 600 acre dairy farm Bethel, Newexternal image 250px-Woodstock_poster.jpg York. Woodstock was a major event during the hippie era. Many different genres of music were played throughout the rainy weekend. They included; Rock & Folk, Blues Rock, Folk Rock, Jazz Rock, Latin Rock, Alternative Rock, Psychedelic Rock and Rap. Many famous artists of the time played at the festival, including Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Santana and Joe Cocker. At its peak, the crowd reached a total of 500 000 people. Traffic lines were as long s 20 miles! Most people did not pay for entry, since there was very little security compared to the amount of viewers. There were many other problems throughout the event, including a lack of food, sparse sanitation facilities, many drugs and alcohol, and two deaths were reported, as well as two births. However, the viewers went through it all, made the best of their situation and had an amazing weekend that would never be forgotten.

Sources:
"The Woodstock Music and Art Fair." 15 Nov 2006
<http://www.britannica.com/psychedelic/textonly/woodstock.html>.
"1969 Woodstock Festival and Concert." 15 Nov 2006
<http://www.woodstock69.com>.
"Woodstock Festival." 15 Nov 2006
<http://www.reference.com/browse/wiki/Woodstock_Festival>.