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Finding All the Source Images for the Sgt. Pepper’s Album Cover

The iconic album cover for The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is a collage of images of dozens of people — mostly famous, mostly men — arranged as though they’re standing in a group behind the band. A list of the people depicted on the cover (including Marilyn Monroe, Edgar Allan Poe, Karl Marx, Shirley Temple, and Fred Astaire) can be found on Wikipedia but Chris Shaw went a step further and tracked down the exact source images for each one of people & objects shown. The collag...
Tags: London, Wikipedia, Peter Blake, Ringo Starr, Michael, Jason Kottke, Michael Cooper, Fred Astaire, Chris Shaw, Lonely Hearts Club Band, Sgt Pepper, Jann Haworth, BBC Hulton Picture Library

A fascinating website with the source photos for the people on the cover of Sgt. Pepper

Here's a guy who, for the last several years, has been trying to track down the source photos of the people who appeared on the cover of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967), The Beatles' eighth studio album. The collage was designed by Peter Blake and his wife Jann Haworth, and the cut-outs were assembled in Michael Cooper's London photographic studio. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, London, News, Peter Blake, Michael Cooper, Sgt Pepper s Lonely Hearts Club, Jann Haworth

‘Jurassic Park’ Author Michael Crichton’s Unpublished Work is Getting Adapted for Both Film and TV

Michael Crichton‘s books and films have helped shape pop culture of the 20th and 21st century — from Jurassic Park to Westworld to The Andromeda Strain, the late author was an inarguable force in genre and action storytelling. And like many authors, he left behind tons of unpublished manuscripts that would never see the light of day — until now. The estate and production of the author, CrichtonSun, has struck up a partnership with Range Media Partners to develop TV series and film adaptation...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, Drama, Adaptation, Jurassic Park, Congo, Michael Crichton, Michael, Michael Cooper, Laurent, Sherri, Crichton, Robert Wise, Action/Adventure, Laurent Bouzereau

Florida man arrested for threatening census taker with gun

A Florida man was arrested for using an assault-style weapon to threaten a census taker who had come to his house for the nationwide count of every U.S. resident. Michael Cooper, 32, was arrested Monday after threatening census taker Johnny Swinney, according to a police report. Neighbors told deputies that Swinney's U.S. Census Bureau badge was clearly identifiable when he approached Cooper sitting on the porch of his home and the census taker identified himself as a federal worker, according...
Tags: Florida, News, Cooper, Michael Cooper, U S Census Bureau, Swinney, Johnny Swinney

John Malveaux: Dr. Michael Cooper has developed a class to teach antiracism in one of the greatest of all White spaces in higher education, Music History

Dr. Michael Cooper John Malveaux of writes: Dr. Michael Cooper, Southwestern Louisiana, has developed a class/course t o teach antiracism in one of the greatest of all White spaces in higher education, the Music History curriculum.   See [Author: William J. Zick]
Tags: Religion, Michael Cooper, William J Zick, John Malveaux, Southwestern Louisiana, Michael Cooper John Malveaux

The breakdown: Best decade in SoCal sports history

By the numbers and taking into account championships, near-misses, individual awards and regular-season titles, here’s how the top sports decades in Southern California were decided: HOW WE MEASURED 7 points: Championship (World Series, NBA Finals, college national championship, etc.) 3 points: Reaching final and losing (or Final Four in college basketball) 2 points: Individual major postseason awards, final game or series MVP. 1 point: Regular-season championship (division, conference, etc.) ...
Tags: Angels, Sports, Raiders, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Kings, Nba, Robbie Keane, Chargers, Carson Palmer, Ncaa, Todd Gurley, Kobe Bryant, Johnson, Ducks

Alexander: From the start, Kobe was driven and determined

The clues were there from the very beginning. Those of us who were on hand in 1996, when Kobe Bryant first became a Laker, might not have picked up on them immediately but ultimately recognized those guideposts. The very first was draft night in ’96, when Lakers basketball boss Jerry West couldn’t stop raving about the 17-year-old kid from Pennsylvania even in the hours before the draft began. Such talk might be considered tampering now. Back then, we figured it was either (a) wishful thinking, ...
Tags: Utah, Sports, Sport, West, Soccer, Pennsylvania, Nba, Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, New York Times Magazine, Usc, Shaq, Lakers, Charlotte, Alexander, Derek Fisher

Kobe Bryant’s death leaves Jerry West, NBA community in shock

Kobe Bryant’s death on Sunday left all of basketball heartbroken and reeling. Bryant, 41, was among nine people killed, along with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, when the helicopter they were on crashed along a Calabasas hillside. “The news we’ve all received today is the most devastating news that anyone can imagine,” Hall of Famer Jerry West said in a statement. “I am so saddened for Kobe’s parents, Vanessa, Natalia, Bianka, Capri, Kobe’s sisters and all of the NBA fans that hold Kobe in the...
Tags: Instagram, La, Boston, Sports, Sport, West, Soccer, Gigi, Michael Jordan, San Diego, Nba, Philadelphia, Espn, Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, Rivers

Lara Downes: World Premiere Florence Price recording drops today!

Lara Downes writes: Dear friends, I'm happy to bring some good news this morning! My world premiere recording of Florence Price's Fantasie Negre No. 4 is here!  This is a really extraordinary piece of music that exposes Ms. Price's layers of creative expression in their unique and beautiful complexity. You can read the fascinating history of the piece in Michael Cooper's forward to his new source-critical edition, available now from G. Schirmer.  This is the first part of my ...
Tags: Religion, Michael Cooper, Lara Downes, William J Zick, Lara Lara Downes Skype, G Schirmer This

Ecommerce challenge: Page speed optimization

Waiting is a pain and the tolerance threshold has become increasingly thinner as the demand for instant gratification has crept into every aspect of consumers lives. Waiting for a website to load is no different than standing in line. Slow page load time dramatically increases the website bounce rate – a 4-second delay in page response results in a 25% abandonment rate. Page speed optimization also supports your page’s search ranking. Google penalizes page search rankings if there’s any indic...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Featured, Yahoo, Seo, Walmart, Commerce, Mozilla, Michael Cooper, KB, Amazon Yahoo Google Walmart, Pingdom Google

Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach: Spencer Pumpelly holds off late challenge to win GT4 America series race

Spencer Pumpelly drives to victory in the Pirelli GT4 America Series race at the 2019 Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach on Sunday, Apr. 14, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG) Pirelli GT4 America Series driver Matt Brabahm (20) races up Pine Avenue towards Seaside Way during the 45th Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach Sunday, April 14, 2019. Spencer Pumpelly won the race. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Cou...
Tags: California, America, Sport, Soccer, Porsche, Ford, Long Beach, Creed, James, Wells Fargo, Pirelli, Heather, Gordon, Michael Cooper, Petaluma, Alexander Rossi

Facebook ad February – $1000 spent and 300 book sales

My month-long experiment with Facebook ads may be at an end. Here’s the story so far: Restarting Facebook ads 2 weeks in 3 weeks in In summary – a month back I read Michael Cooper’s book about Facebook ads, which focused heavily on the essential importance of getting good book readthrough in order to make a profit, and decided I wanted to give it a real go. Now I have. I pushed book 1 in the 9-book Last Mayor zombie series and book 1 in the 2-book epic fantasy Ignifer Cycle. I experimented with ...
Tags: Facebook, Photography, Writing, Marketing, Facebook Ads, Michael Cooper, Restarting Facebook

Facebook ad February – $1000 and 300 book sales

My month-long experiment with Facebook ads is done with. Here’s the story so far: Restarting Facebook ads 2 weeks in 3 weeks in In summary – a month back I read Michael Cooper’s book about Facebook ads, which focused heavily on the essential important of getting good book readthrough in order to make a profit, and decided I wanted to give it a real go. Now I have. I pushed book 1 in the 9-book Last Mayor zombie series and book 1 in the 2-book epic fantasy Ignifer Cycle. I experimented with ad co...
Tags: Facebook, Photography, Writing, Marketing, Facebook Ads, Michael Cooper, Restarting Facebook

8 books returned in one day!!?!

Yesterday I had an epic day in Facebook ad response – 29 books sold across two series, earning $54 there and then with more to trickle in over today and tomorrow, on $65 worth of spend. Almost getting to the breakeven point? I had some great responses to ads, and as I learned from Michael Cooper, every comment on your ad increases its relevance in Facebook’s eyes. My challenge blurbs are raising a few hackles, but more people are saying they’ve gone on to buy the books in question because of the...
Tags: Facebook, Photography, Writing, Marketing, Facebook Ads, Michael Cooper, Levar Ball Huh

Facebook ad success?!?

Two weeks back I wrote about how I was getting back into Facebook ads. Well, I have done that with a vengeance, and while spending $500 from Feb 1-15 I have experienced some of my best results yet. So am I making money? Technically, no. But maybe yes? Let’s break it down. After reading Michael Cooper’s book ‘My Facebook Ads Suck’ I got wise to the importance of knowing your readthrough payments. If you know what any single first-in-series book is worth to you overall, as in how much money you’ll...
Tags: Facebook, Photography, Writing, Marketing, Michael Cooper, Ignifer Cycle, Last Mayor

Canada legislators reject probe into government officials over ethics woes

Former Veterans Affairs Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould quit unexpectedly on Tuesday amid allegations she had been pressured by Trudeau's team to go easy on SNC-Lavalin Group Inc last year when she was justice minister and attorney general. The committee, dominated by Liberal legislators, defeated an opposition proposal to question Wilson-Raybould as well as two top aides in the prime minister's office. "It's a cover-up and it's becoming clearer by the day," Conservative lawmaker Michael Cooper...
Tags: Science, Canada, Liberal, Trudeau, Michael Cooper, Jody Wilson Raybould, SNC Lavalin Group Inc, Wilson Raybould

For Her Upcoming World Premiere, Composer Julia Wolfe Goes Shopping For Scissors

Reporter Michael Cooper joins the Pulitzer winner in the search for shears (“The big thing is the sound. I’m not really looking for how they cut.”) for her new piece about the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire of 1911, Fire in my mouth, written for the New York Philharmonic and The Crossing and arriving on stage this week. — The New York Times
Tags: Art, Music, Michael Cooper, New York Philharmonic, Julia Wolfe, Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, 01.22.19

New Sparks coach Derek Fisher wants a title ‘as soon as possible’

LOS ANGELES — Sparks forward Candace Parker wore her 2016 WNBA championship ring to Friday’s introductory news conference, where she sat beside her new head coach, Derek Fisher – a five-time NBA champion for the Lakers. “I want more,” Parker said, referencing her ring, and Fisher said he understood his star player’s mandate. “I’m thankful and I’m grateful and I’m going to do the best job I can possibly do to win a championship as soon as possible,” Fisher said. The Sparks job is Fisher’s second ...
Tags: New York, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, New York Knicks, Penny, Lakers, Sparks, Lamar Odom, Derek, Parker, Knicks

Sparks hire former Laker Derek Fisher as their new head coach

The L.A. Sparks hired former Laker Derek Fisher as head coach, the team announced Wednesday. Fisher will be introduced at a news conference Friday. “I’m excited to be the new head coach of the L.A. Sparks,” Fisher said in a news release from the team. “There is no finer organization in the WNBA and I can’t wait to work with our ownership group, front office, talented players and staff to cement a culture of sustained excellence, which is what LA basketball fans demand – and deserve.” Fisher play...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Nba, WNBA, New York Knicks, Lakers, Sparks, Derek, Parker, Knicks, Derek Fisher, Fisher, Michael Cooper, Kobe, Agler

Glenn Gould’s Heavily Marked-Up Score for the Goldberg Variations Surfaces, Letting Us Look Inside His Creative Process

Does it make sense to call Glenn Gould, that most prodigious and unusual interpreter of classical piano, a composer? While his radio documentary trilogy should earn him the title, his classical performances and recordings remain bound—albeit sometimes maddeningly loosely for certain tastes—to the work of others, whether Mozart, Schoenberg, Strauss, Sibelius, Beethoven, Brahms, or J.S. Bach, who provided Gould with the material that would launch his career, the “Goldberg” Variations, which he fi...
Tags: Google, Music, New York, College, Toronto, Glenn Gould, University Of Southern California, Gould, Facebook Twitter, Glenn, Bach, Michael Cooper, Jeremy Denk, Denk, Goldberg, Josh Jones

Sergio Mims: A Rediscovered African-American Female Composer

The composer Florence B. Price,  whose catalog has been acquired by the music publisher G. Schirmer.    (Credit  University of Arkansas Libraries Special Collections) Sergio A. Mims writes: In a  major announcement the international music publisher G. Schirmer has announced that it has acquired the worldwide publishing rights to all of Florence Price's music. The New York Times Michael Cooper November 15, 2018 A Rediscovered African-American ...
Tags: Religion, Chicago, New York Times, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Michael Cooper, Little Rock Ark, Langston Hughes, Dubois, Robert Thompson, Paul Laurence Dunbar, William J Zick, Florence Price, Sergio A Mims, Sergio Mims, Serge Koussevitzky, G Schirmer

Is Daniel Barenboim’s West-Eastern Divan Orchestra A Hopelessly Quixotic Enterprise?

“The group’s deceptively simple premise — that getting musicians from groups [Israel and the Arab world] that have been opposed for decades to play together would foster understanding — seems even more ambitious in this polarized age.” (Indeed, the orchestra’s current tour of the U.S. nearly collapsed when the Trump administration withheld visas for some of its members.) As the conductor told reporter Michael Cooper, “When I’m with [the musicians], it doesn’t feel quixotic at all. When I talk to...
Tags: Art, Music, Israel, Trump, Daniel Barenboim, Michael Cooper, 11.06.18

Maria Callas’s Legendary Film Of ‘Tosca’ Act Two Has Been Colorized

Ton Volf, the filmmaker of the new documentary Maria by Callas has colorized the famous black-and-white film clip of her 1964 performance at Covent Garden as well as film of Callas in the final scene of Norma at the Paris Opera in 1965. Michael Cooper talks to Volf about why he did it.
Tags: Art, Music, Maria, Covent Garden, Michael Cooper, Norma, Paris Opera, Maria Callas, Callas, Volf, 10.29.18

Heisler: Now for the season before the season the Lakers yearn for

Now for the season Lakerdom has waited all decade for … Oh, wait, that’s next season, after the Lakers bag that second star player they’ve saved salary cap space for, such as Kawhi Leonard or (they can dream) Kevin Durant. This season should be titled “In the meantime.” For the Lakers, who measure success in titles, this is still about rebuilding to contend on that level, as opposed to being there. The Western Conference powers far outgun them – that’s the Rockets as well as the Warriors and per...
Tags: Utah, Boston, Sports, Sport, West, Soccer, Brooklyn, Showtime, Nba, New Orleans, Magic, Miami, Rockets, Las Vegas, Lebron James, Houston

Violinist Leila Josefowicz Wins $100,000 Avery Fisher Prize

When she was given the prize on Thursday night, she was performing with the New York Philharmonic in Stravinsky’s Violin Concerto — which, as reporter Michael Cooper observes, “counts almost as early music for her.”
Tags: Art, Uncategorized, Michael Cooper, Stravinsky, New York Philharmonic, Leila Josefowicz, 10.04.18

Watching Jaap Van Zweden Get Started At The New York Philharmonic

Reporter Michael Cooper and photographer Nina Westervelt follow the Phil’s new music director through his first week on the job — unpacking his office, meeting with CEO Deborah Borda, strategizing with his publicist, taking selfies with passersby who recognize him from the ads around town, and (of course), rehearsing for the opening night concert.
Tags: Art, Music, Phil, Michael Cooper, New York Philharmonic, Jaap van Zweden, Deborah Borda, Nina Westervelt, 09.19.18

When the photographer who shot the Beatles captured the moment the Vietnam war came home | In pictures

Michael Cooper was most famous for shooting candid moments with the Rolling Stones and the cover of the Beatles’ 1967 album Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. But in the summer of 1968 he found himself in Chicago to witness ‘America’s crack-up’ – as a police riot filled television screens and an inter-generational conflict opened up over the Vietnam warCHICAGO 68: The Whole World is Watching, Photographs by Michael Cooper, with text by Terry Southern is being published by Hat & Beard Press Co...
Tags: America, World news, US news, Chicago, Vietnam, Beatles, Michael Cooper, 1968: The Year Of Revolt, Terry Southern, Hat Beard Press Continue

The Pack Horse Chair Wants You to Focus On Analogue Activities (And Eat More Snacks)

Here's an interesting piece of furniture: Michael Cooper's Pack Horse chair not only features a built-in bookshelf, but it also has straps to hold down a blanket and side compartments to keep various objects in place. Even though books are pictured, I'm already contemplating which snacks I could fit around the sides. Bags of chips seem most viable, but I am also open to candy and cookies. You can even hide more snacks—maybe the ones you're more ashamed to be eating—in a hidden compartment und...
Tags: Design, London, Organization, Ikea, Furniture Design, Cooper, Michael Cooper, New Designers, Building Crafts College

Sparks lose fifth straight home game after poor fourth quarter

LOS ANGELES — The Sparks came into their final game before the All-Star break having lost four straight home games. Meanwhile, the Atlanta Dream were riding a seven-game winning streak. With 7:03 left in the fourth quarter, the Sparks took a one-point lead after Chelsea Gray made a layup. But the Dream closed out the game with a 15-4 run, topping L.A. 81-71 at Staples Center as the Sparks made just one basket after Gray’s layup en route to their fifth straight home loss. The last time Los Angele...
Tags: Minnesota, Sports, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Sport, Soccer, Staples Center, Ucla, Gray, Sparks, Parker, Carson, All Star, Michael Cooper, Atlanta Los Angeles, Los Angeles Sparks

Alexander: Morrison, Riverside’s go-to guy, will enter California Sports Hall of Fame

RIVERSIDE — The residents of this city had little idea what awaited them when Stan Morrison arrived in town in 1999 to become UC Riverside’s athletic director. And they probably didn’t have a clue how thoroughly he would throw himself into Riverside’s civic life after he stepped down at UCR in 2011. Morrison will be honored Sunday night at the Morongo Casino, Resort and Spa when he is inducted into the California Sports Hall of Fame. He is part of an induction class that also includes former Rai...
Tags: New York, Sports, America, Spain, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Lebron James, Santa Barbara County, Riverside County, Tim Brown, Notre Dame, Lakers, Andrea Bocelli, Morrison, Alexander