Philadelphia

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painting portrait

was a near contemporary of better-known American artist Mary Cassatt and also received her training in Philadelphia and France. Her sympathetic renderings of American ruling class made her one of the most successful portrait painters (Portrait painting) of her era. Early life Cecilia Beaux was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the youngest daughter of French silk manufacturer Jean Adolphe Beaux and teacher Cecilia Kent Leavitt, daughter of prominent businessman John Wheeler Leavitt of New York City and his wife Cecilia Kent of Suffield, Connecticut.


huge paintings/

in New York City, and sneaker forums (Internet forum) such as Niketalk and ISS. New Jersey Transit Rail Operations North Jersey; New York City Philadelphia – Atlantic City (Atlantic City, New Jersey) New Jersey New York Pennsylvania These huge paintings were taken on a tour and exhibited in many European cities and also in the US by the art dealer Charles Sedelmeyer. All three were bought by American


success working

; After being separated during World War II, during which Stan worked for the Army as a medical illustrator and Janice worked as a riveter, they were reunited and wed in 1946. While initially working as art teachers, the Berenstains pursued a joint career in cartooning and gradually found success working together on illustrations, humorous sketches and cover art for publications including ''The Saturday Review of Literature'', ''Collier's'', ''McCall's'', ''Good Housekeeping'', and ''The Saturday Evening Post''. Asim, Jabari. "Bear Necessities." The Washington Post, 2002-11-24, p. BW06. In 1951, they published ''Berenstains' Baby Book'', a humorous paperback aimed at adults and based on their experiences raising their infant son Leo in downtown Philadelphia. Nearly two dozen other books followed; described by Stan as "cartoon essays," the titles included ''Marital Blitz'', ''How To Teach Your Children About Sex Without Making A Complete Fool of Yourself'' and ''Have A Baby, My Wife Just Had A Cigar!'' The Western University Within a short period, more advanced education in the area was needed, so in 1819 the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania) amended the school's 1787 charter to confer university status. The school took the name the '''Western University of Pennsylvania''', or WUP, and was intended to be the western sister institution to the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. By 1830, WUP had moved into a new three-story, freestone-fronted building, with Ionic columns and a cupola, near its original buildings fronting the south side of Third Street, between Smithfield Street and Cherry Alley in downtown Pittsburgh. By the 1830s, the university faced severe financial pressure to abandon its traditional liberal education in favor of the state legislature's (Pennsylvania General Assembly) desire for it to provide more vocational training. The decision to remain committed to liberal education nearly killed the university, but it persevered despite its abandonment by the city and state. It was also during this era that founder of Mellon Bank, Thomas Mellon (Class of 1837), graduated and later taught at WUP. '''Temple University''' is a comprehensive public research university (public university) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Originally founded in 1884 by Dr. Russell Conwell, Temple University is among the nation's largest providers of professional education (law, medicine, podiatric medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, architecture) and prepares the largest body of professional practitioners in Pennsylvania,


study+opera

to go abroad to study opera. Her wealthy father refused to pay the bill, so she eloped to Philadelphia with Frank Thornton Jenkins, a physician. The two were married from 1885 until 1902. After her divorce Jenkins earned a living in Philadelphia as a teacher and pianist. In 1908 she began living with the stage actor St. Clair Bayfield (later her manager), a relationship that would last the rest of her life. Peters, Brooks, "


significant+current

course forms part of the Intracoastal Waterway. The need for direct navigation around the two capes into the ocean is circumvented by the Cape May Canal and the Lewes and Rehoboth Canal at the north and south capes respectively. The upper bay is also connected directly to the north end of Chesapeake Bay by the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal. For boaters using the bay, the bay offers several challenges. First, there is a significant current of up to three knots which has


quick study

the children. Vanderbilt also proved a quick study in legal matters, representing Gibbons in meetings with lawyers. He also went to Washington, D.C., to hire Daniel Webster to argue the case before the Supreme Court. Vanderbilt appealed his own case against the monopoly to the Supreme Court, which was next on the docket after ''Gibbons v. Ogden''. The Court never heard Vanderbilt's case, because on March 2, 1824, it ruled in Gibbons's favor, saying that states had no power to interfere


acting early

studied voice and acting early and performed on radio from the age of 9, first as an actress and later as a singer of popular music. While studying voice with Victor Issaurel, she made her debut in 1938 at ''Les Variétés lyriques'' in the operetta ''The White Horse Inn''. She also sang Marie in ''La fille du régiment'' and the lead role in ''Mireille''. On a scholarship she went to the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia to complete her studies with Elisabeth Schumann


prominent black

, west of Philadelphia. As of the 2010 census (2010 United States Census) it had a population of 7,891. Downingtown was settled by English and European colonists in the early 18th century and has a number of historic buildings and structures. In 1904 John S. Trower and William A. Creditt, prominent black Philadelphians, founded the Downington Industrial and Agricultural School (DIAS) in Downington, to serve as an academic and vocational high school


major musical

birth_place Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. (United States) death_date Early life Eric Bazilian was born at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia to a father who was a psychiatrist and a mother who was a concert pianist. After releasing six albums, The Hooters obtained a large global following throughout the 1980s and 1990s. As a result, they were asked to open three major musical events of the late 20th century: Live Aid in Philadelphia in 1985, Amnesty International Concert at Giants Stadium in 1986, and Roger Waters' The Wall Concert in Berlin in 1990. In 1995, The Hooters went on hiatus, although Hyman and Bazilian would continue to collaborate on musical projects for other artists. DATE OF BIRTH July 21, 1953 PLACE OF BIRTH Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. (United States) DATE OF DEATH birth_date


elaborate stage

formerly been held in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Boston, and New Jersey. The festival is also notable for its elaborate stage designs, bazaar of vendors of scene paraphernalia, movie screenings, and a dance floor featuring underground DJs from around the world. Route description West from Cranford (Cranford, New Jersey) the line follows the main line of the former Central Railroad of New Jersey. Until 1967 CNJ trains ran through Elizabeth, New Jersey Elizabeth

Philadelphia

'''Philadelphia''' (

In 1682, William Penn founded the city to serve as capital of the Pennsylvania Colony (Province of Pennsylvania). During the American Revolution, Philadelphia played an instrumental role as a meeting place for the Founding Fathers of the United States, who signed the Declaration of Independence (United States Declaration of Independence) in 1776 and the Constitution (United States Constitution) in 1787. Philadelphia was one of the nation's capitals (List of capitals in the United States) during the Revolutionary War (American Revolutionary War), and the city served as the temporary U.S. capital while Washington, D.C., was under construction. During the 19th century, Philadelphia became a major industrial center and railroad hub that grew from an influx of European immigrants. It became a prime destination for African Americans during the Great Migration (Great Migration (African American)) and surpassed two million occupants by 1950. Following numerous civil rights protests and riots (race riots), the city experienced decades of heavy crime and neared bankruptcy by the 1980s. Revitalization began in the 1990s with gentrification turning around many neighbors and reversing its decades-long trend of population loss.

The city is the center of economic activity in Pennsylvania, and is home to the Philadelphia Stock Exchange and seven Fortune 1000 companies. It is also known for its arts and culture. The cheesesteak and soft pretzel (Pretzel) are emblematic of Philadelphia cuisine (Cuisine of Philadelphia), which is shaped by the city's ethnic mix. The city has more outdoor sculptures and murals than any other American city, Gateway to Public Art in Philadelphia, ''Fairmount Park Art Association''. and Philadelphia's Fairmount Park is the largest landscaped urban park in the world.

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