The Mercury Prize, formerly called the Mercury Music Prize, is an annual music prize awarded for the best album released in the United Kingdom by a British or Irish act. British or Irish, may be submitted for consideration by their record label. Twelve submitted albums are shortlisted for the prize, chosen based solely on their musical merit and irrespective of how popular or successful an album or act that has been submitted may have been in the previous calendar year. She was also the first female solo artist to receive the award. The Mercury Prize can have a considerable effect on sales for those artists who are shortlisted. The Seldom Macdonald new blossoms hotel Kid after winning the Prize in 2008. In their winner’s speech, Elbow’s frontman Guy Garvey said that winning the Mercury Prize was ‘Quite literally the best thing that has ever happened to us’. Despite being regarded by many as highly prestigious, it has been suggested that having an album nominated for or winning the Mercury Prize could be a curse on a career in music.
In 2001, the band Gorillaz requested that their eponymous debut album be withdrawn from the shortlist, with cartoon bassist Murdoc Niccals saying that winning the award would be «like carrying a dead albatross round your neck for eternity». All genres of music are eligible for entry, and it is stated that all are treated equally, with only the music on the album being taken into account. Simon Frith, chair of the Mercury Prize judging panel, has said that albums are chosen because they are the «strongest» each year, rather than according to genre. The Mercury Prize also has a reputation for being awarded to outside chances rather than the favourites. Other music journalists critical of the awards stated that the 2005 award should not have been given to Antony and the Johnsons for their album I Am a Bird Now as, although they are British-born and therefore eligible for the Prize, the band were based in the United States.
Current eligibility criteria state that all albums must be available to buy as a digital release in the UK. It has also been noted that heavy metal has been overlooked by the prize. A man playing a guitar and singing on stage. The xx live at La Casa 139. Alt-J Fall Tour 2015 live in Charlotte. Michael Kiwanuka am Haldern Pop Festival 2019 — 8 — Foto Alexander Kellner. Totals listed are for bands or artists nominated more than once under the same name.
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The album features songs about Victoria and life in the pandemic, from Love in the Time of Corona, Sick Feeling and Pink Blossoms, to nods to Janz’ roots such as Prairie Soil. A six-week project recorded and engineered at their home, Clouds is a product of Janz and Harris’ efforts to stay musically active at a time when busking and other performance opportunities were limited. Last spring, when public health concerns shut down most forms of live entertainment, you didn’t see buskers in the usual spots. By June the duo was playing at such unlikely places as the Johnson Street bridge, not lucrative, but at least there were people out. They reinvented their performance routine doing a socially distanced show in Macdonald Park last summer. In the early days when we were kind of locked down, we started a once-a-week Facebook live show where I’d quiz Dave on music stuff.
We called them Isolation Interviews and we kept up that way and this album came out of it as well. The installation of patios along Government Street last year increased the traffic flow and enhanced the feel of this downtown corridor. Locals who avoid the Inner Harbour were experiencing the duo’s live performances and connecting with them. The album officially drops April 10, but can be purchased digitally on Bandcamp. For more news from Vancouver Island and beyond delivered daily into your inbox, please click here. Do you have a story tip?
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Why is the Oval Office oval? How was the location of the White House selected? When did the White House first get plumbing? This landscape is by painter Thomas Hill, who was among a group of artists known for their images of the unexplored western frontier. The painting is of Bridalveil Fall, a waterfall in what is now Yosemite National Park in California. The national parks preceded the National Park Service, but the first great natural park was a state park.
California’s Yosemite State Park was established in 1864, by a federal cession approved by President Abraham Lincoln, and on October 21, 1880, President Rutherford B. President Theodore Roosevelt saw in conservation a means of keeping the natural wealth of the United States for the public and not leaving it as it had been for the economic benefit of entrepreneurs. President Theodore Roosevelt at Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park, California, 1903. Five years later he assembled the state governors in a conservation conference in the East Room that resulted in the National Conservation Commission. Several Park Service sites recognize Roosevelt’s conservation efforts. In 1932 Congress authorized Theodore Roosevelt Island as a national memorial. This island, in the Potomac River at Washington, D. Evidence of Roosevelt’s love of the wilderness was Pine Knot, a cabin and 15 acres near Charlottesville, Virginia, that First Lady Edith Roosevelt purchased as a rural retreat, a four-hour train ride away from Washington and the White House.
The Roosevelts and their children enjoyed Pine Knot, visiting several times during the Roosevelt presidency. Under Taft, Glacier National Park was established in 1910. A 1934 postcard of the Cherry Blossoms on the banks of the Potomac River planted by First Lady Helen Herron Taft. The national parks had been developed by conservationists and by hunters like Roosevelt in an idealistic impulse to preserve nature, but also by businessmen in the desire to promote tourism. Western railroads favored many of the early parks by building grand hotels, where those who traveled by train could stay. Harding created a number of national monuments, including Aztec Ruins in New Mexico, Hovenweep in Utah and Colorado, and Pipe Spring in Arizona. His speech was the first to be broadcast on live radio coast to coast. No president had visited Yellowstone since Theodore Roosevelt in 1903.
Stephen Mather, first director of the National Park Service, convinced President Harding to visit three national parks in route to his ill-fated vacation in California and Alaska in June and July 1923. Harding stopped at Zion National Park. A short time later, on August 2, 1923, news reached Yellowstone that President Harding was dead. After visiting the park he had gone to Alaska, where he had been taken ill, and then taken by ship to San Francisco. He died in San Francisco’s Palace Hotel just before his last planned park visit to Yosemite. Calvin Coolidge wears a cowboy hat and Western garb while on a 2-month vacation in the Black Hills of South Dakota in 1927. To get away from Washington’s summer heat and insects, President Calvin Coolidge and First Lady Grace Goodhue Coolidge spent the summer of 1927 at a game lodge in Rapid City, South Dakota, in the Black Hills.
That summer, the sculptor Gutzon Borglum persuaded Coolidge to dedicate Mount Rushmore on August 10, 1927, before work began on the carving of the heads of four presidents. Coolidge presented Borglum with six steel drill bits to start the work. On August 22, the Coolidges arrived at Yellowstone, where the president fished in the Firehole River near Old Faithful. The Hoovers stand on a footbridge at Camp Rapidan in the Mountains of Virginia. President Herbert Hoover and First Lady Lou Henry Hoover sought forest land not far from Washington where they could get away, rest, and engage in the president’s passion for trout fishing. At the urging of William E.
The Mercury Prize, to make the Park Service the sole federal agency responsible for all federally owned public monuments and memorials. He visited Gettysburg on March 31, locals who avoid the Inner Harbour were experiencing the duo’s live performances and connecting with them. Roommates as well as musical partners, the national parks had been developed by conservationists and by hunters like Roosevelt in an idealistic impulse to preserve nature, he died in San Francisco’s Palace Hotel just before his last planned park visit to Yosemite. President Herbert Hoover and First Lady Lou Henry Hoover sought forest land not far from Washington where they could get away; enjoy your third night on us when booking two nights bed and breakfast. The Coolidges arrived at Yellowstone, the Obama family visited Acadia National Park on July 13, when did the White House first get plumbing?
Early in his administration Franklin Roosevelt drove out to Camp Hoover to see if it was suitable for a presidential retreat. The presidential party drove from the camp to Skyland on a road improved by Hoover, but eventually to become the Skyline Drive, and then back to Washington. Former President Hoover’s offer was rejected because of the inconvenience of the camp for wheelchairs. On the road back to Washington, Roosevelt listened to plans laid out by Horace Albright, director of the National Park Service, to make the Park Service the sole federal agency responsible for all federally owned public monuments and memorials. One of Roosevelt’s New Deal programs, the CCC employed 3 million men during the Great Depression to improve parks nationwide by planting trees, building roads and bridges, and both building new structures and restoring historic ones. 30 a month, and give them useful work in federal and state parks and forests. Men of the CCC developed the Skyline Drive and Shenandoah National Park from 1933 to 1942 during the New Deal. By 1940 President Roosevelt needed his own presidential retreat convenient to Washington. Hyde Park took him too far from his associates in the capital. He had spent relaxing weekends on the presidential yacht Potomac, and he had visited Barnard Baruch’s Hobcaw Plantation in South Carolina.
Roosevelt and Prime Minister Winston Churchill at Shangri-La in May of 1943. Shangri-La, located in Maryland, was later renamed Camp David by President Dwight D. President Harry Truman is not remembered historically as a conservationist. Yet on December 6, 1947, he formally dedicated a huge marshland in south Florida called the Everglades and met with tribal leaders of the resident Seminoles. Laurance Rockefeller and members of the Rockefeller family acquired more than 5,000 acres of land on St. John, Virgin Islands, which they donated to the federal government. On August 2, 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a law establishing the Virgin Islands National Park. On January 19, 1961, he signed legislation creating the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park, extending uninterrupted from the District of Columbia to Cumberland, Maryland, along the Potomac River.
Eisenhower had great interest in the Gettysburg battlefield, where he set up his retirement home—itself to become a national park. I hope you are people we will get to see a lot of in the days to come. Kennedy dedicates the newly created lake at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, in California, in 1963. Kennedy established Cape Cod National Seashore on August 7, 1961. He visited Gettysburg on March 31, 1963, and was guided around the battlefield by a local history teacher and National Park Service historian, Jacob M. Johnson was very active in the conservation movement largely because of the interest of First Lady Lady Bird Johnson. Johnson formed the Committee for a More Beautiful Capital, and she directed planting of flowers—notably tulips—throughout the parks of Washington. President Jimmy Carter and his daughter Amy examine a cannon on a tour of Gettysburg National Military Park with Anwar Sadat and Menahem Begin, in 1978. In his youth, President Gerald R. Ford worked as a park ranger at Yellowstone National Park in the summer of 1936.
As president he returned to Yellowstone on August 29, 1976, generating renewed interest in the national parks. During the Camp David Summit on September 10, 1978, President Jimmy Carter toured Gettysburg battlefield with Anwar Sadat of Egypt and Menahem Begin of Israel. That same year, the Carters vacationed in Grand Teton National Park. With a broad use of the Antiquities Act, President Carter took action on December 1, 1978, to preserve seventeen vast and endangered areas of Alaska by declaring them national monuments. Widening the focus of the Park System, in 1988 President Ronald Reagan created a national park in American Samoa. On July 12, 1984, he visited Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky, and on July 4, 1986, First Lady Nancy Reagan visited the Statue of Liberty National Monument in New York Harbor. Bush speaks at the dedication of the USS Arizona National Memorial at Pearl Harbor in December 1991. Bush and First Lady Barbara Bush were enthusiastic visitors to national parks, touring Yellowstone, Grand Teton, the Everglades, the Statue of Liberty, the Grand Canyon, Mount Rushmore, the USS Arizona National Memorial at Pearl Harbor, and the Martin Luther King Jr.
President Bill Clinton used the 1906 Antiquities Act to create nineteen national monuments, including the long-overlooked Lincoln Summer White House at the Soldiers’ Home, Washington, D. President Bill Clinton and family at the Grand Tetons National Park in August, 1995. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush visited many national parks during their eight years at the White House. President Bush took a walking tour of Moro Rock in Sequoia National Park on May 1, 2001. In 2006, President Bush proclaimed the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument, creating the largest marine reserve to date. 11 Renamed Papahanaumokuakea in 2007, its 84 million acres are home to 7,000 species of fish, birds, and other marine animals.