Al Hurricane, ‘Godfather of New Mexico Music,’ Dies at 81

10/23/2017

by Asso­ci­at­ed Press

Al Hurricane
Steve Snowden/Getty Images

Al Hur­ri­cane pos­es back­stage before his per­for­mance at Route 66 Leg­ends The­ater on Nov. 18, 2006 in Albu­querque, New Mex­i­co.

Al Hur­ri­cane, known as the “God­fa­ther of New Mex­i­co music” for devel­op­ing a dis­tinct sound bridg­ing the state’s unique His­pan­ic tra­di­tions with coun­try and rock, died Sun­day (Oct 22). His son, Al Hur­ri­cane, Jr., told The Asso­ci­at­ed Press that his father died from com­pli­ca­tions relat­ed to a long bat­tle against prostate can­cer. Two of his daugh­ters were at his side. He was 81.
Hur­ri­cane, Jr. said his father had already said his good­byes to his friends, fans and his chil­dren. “He didn’t want peo­ple cry­ing when it was his time to go,” his son said. His death came two years after the elder Hur­ri­cane went on a farewell tour fol­low­ing his announce­ment he had Stage 4 prostate can­cer and kept per­form­ing despite chemother­a­py treat­ment.
Born Alber­to Nel­son Sanchez on July 10, 1936, in the tiny vil­lage of Dixon, New Mex­i­co, he was raised for a time in Ojo Sar­co before mov­ing to Ari­zona and lat­er Albu­querque. He learned to play the gui­tar thanks to his moth­er and his father, a min­er.
Hur­ri­cane began his pro­fes­sion­al music career by singing in Albu­querque Old Town restau­rants before releas­ing his first songs, “Lobo” and “Rac­er” under the band Al Hur­ri­cane & the Night Rock­ers in 1962. He released his first album, Mi Sax­o­phone, in 1967. The album con­tained his sig­na­ture song “Sen­timien­to,” a bal­lad he wrote for his first wife and moth­er of his four chil­dren. Years lat­er, a young Tejano singer named Sele­na would hear the song and record her own ver­sion of it.
In 1969, while on a trip to Col­orado, a car car­ry­ing Hur­ri­cane and five band mem­bers skid­ded on an icy bridge and flipped five times. A piece of glass struck Hurricane’s right eye, caus­ing him to lose it. He’d wear an eye patch for this rest of his life, and it would become part of his unique look. Oth­er pop­u­lar songs he record­ed were “South Bend / Bur­ri­to” and “Mex­i­can Cat / Pedro’s Girl­friend.” The songs blend­ed tra­di­tion­al New Mex­i­co cor­ri­dos, Tejano, rock, folk, and coun­try. Often, he sang them in both Span­ish and Eng­lish.
He went on to record more than 30 albums and received a num­ber of awards while trav­el­ing inter­na­tion­al­ly.
Fol­low­ing the 1980 San­ta Fe prison riot — one of the most vio­lent prison riots in U.S. his­to­ry — Hur­ri­cane released the song “(El Cor­ri­do De) La Prison De San­ta Fe” which was a nar­ra­tive about the con­di­tions that led to the upris­ing. Hur­ri­cane would lat­er say the song did not seek to place blame for the vio­lence but to tell a sto­ry of the riot that left 33 dead and 200 hurt. In his lat­er years, Hur­ri­cane would cam­paign on behalf of for­mer U.S Rep. Heather Wil­son and cur­rent New Mex­i­co Gov. Susana Mar­tinez, both Repub­li­cans.
Al Hur­ri­cane, Jr., says final funer­al arrange­ments have not been made.

https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/obituary/8006974/al-hurricane-godfather-new-mexico-music-dies-81

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Walter Lassally

Wal­ter Las­sal­ly (Berli­no, 18 dicem­bre 1926La Canea, 23 otto­bre 2017[1]) è sta­to un diret­tore del­la fotografia tedesco.

Ha vin­to l’Oscar alla migliore fotografia nel 1965 per il film Zor­ba il gre­co.


Wal­ter Las­sal­ly nel 2006 a Cre­ta con l’Oscar del 1965

Fil­mo­grafia parziale
Zor­ba il gre­co (Alex­is Zor­bas), regia di Michael Cacoy­an­nis (1964)
Il giorno in cui i pesci uscirono dal mare (The Day the Fish Came Out), regia di Mihalis Kako­gian­nis (1967)
Note
^ (EN) Wal­ter Las­sal­ly obit­u­ary, su theguardian.com. URL con­sul­ta­to il 26 otto­bre 2017.
Altri prog­et­ti
Wiki­me­dia Com­mons con­tiene immag­i­ni o altri file su Wal­ter Las­sal­ly
Col­lega­men­ti esterni
(EN) Wal­ter Las­sal­ly, su Inter­net Movie Data­base, IMDb.com.

(EN) Wal­ter Las­sal­ly, su All­Movie, All Media Net­work.

(DEEN) Wal­ter Las­sal­ly, su filmportal.de.


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Marilyn Manson, morto a 49 anni il co-fondatore Daisy Berkowitz (Scott Putesky)

Marilyn Manson, morto a 49 anni il co-fondatore Daisy Berkowitz (Scott Putesky)

Scott Putesky, chi­tar­rista che insieme a Bri­an Warn­er avviò nel 1989 a Fort Laud­erdale, in Flori­da, il prog­et­to Mar­i­lyn Man­son, è mor­to all’età di 49 anni in segui­to a una lot­ta dura­ta quat­tro anni con­tro un tumore al colon: a darne notizia è la pag­i­na uffi­ciale delle Jack Off Jill, la band nel­la quale il musicista ave­va mil­i­ta­to tra il ’97 e il ’98 cap­i­tan­ta da Jes­sic­ka Addams, che solo qualche giorno fa ha accusato di stupro Twig­gy Ramirez, che “incro­ciò” Putesky in for­mazione tra il ’94 e il ’96.

https://www.facebook.com/Jack.Off.Jill.band/photos/a.778595328818510/1716188008392566/?type=3

Con un nome d’arte ispi­ra­to al per­son­ag­gio di Daisy Duke del tele­film “Haz­zard” e al ser­i­al killer David Berkowitz, Putesky fornì a Warn­er la base musi­cale per il duo Mar­i­lyn Man­son & The Spooky Kids, pri­ma incar­nazione di quel­lo che poi sarebbe diven­ta­to il grup­po di “Mechan­i­cal Ani­mals” che nel ’93 si vide l’al­bum “The Man­son Fam­i­ly Album” rifi­u­ta­to dal­la Warn­er per dis­si­di rel­a­tivi alla pro­duzione. Megliò andò, un anno dopo, con “Por­trait of an Amer­i­can Fam­i­ly”, pri­mo dis­co del prog­et­to che aprirà al Rev­eren­do le porte del­la fama inter­nazionale. Il sodal­izio tra Putesky e Warn­er si inter­ruppe nel ’96 durante le ses­sion di “Antichrist Super­star”, durante le quali — accusò il chi­tar­rista — gli venne dis­trut­ta dal­lo stes­so Warn­er e da Trent Reznor, chiam­a­to in stu­dio in veste di pro­dut­tore, gran parte del suo mate­ri­ale, tra le quali una chi­tar­ra e il reg­is­tra­tore mul­ti­trac­cia col quale ven­nero reg­is­trati i pri­mi demo dei MM.
Ter­mi­na­ta l’es­pe­rien­za con Warn­er, Putesky iniz­iò a esi­bir­si come solista, col­lab­o­ran­do per un breve peri­o­do come ele­men­to aggiun­to delle Jack Off Jill: nel 1999 il chi­tar­rista rag­giunse un accor­do extrag­iudiziale con l’ex col­le­ga Bri­an Wan­er otte­nen­do una som­ma in denaro a tito­lo di ris­arci­men­to di dirit­ti all’e­poca non riconosciu­ti sui diver­si brani di “Por­trait of an Amer­i­can Fam­i­ly” e “Antichrist Super­star”, oltre che alla disponi­bil­ità di ven­tuno brani reg­is­trati a inizio car­ri­era come Mar­i­lyn Man­son & The Spooky Kids. Le can­zoni finirono nel­l’al­bum “Lunch box­es & chok­lit cows”, pub­bli­ca­to nel 2004, la cui dis­tribuzione fu avver­sa­ta legal­mente dal­lo stes­so Warn­er.

https://www.rockol.it/news-717024/marilyn-manson-la-storia-del-trono-di-dave-grohl-e-axl-rose

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Augustin Mawangu Mingiedi, Bandleader Of Konono No. 1, Dies At 56

Andrew Flanagan.
Andrew Flana­gan
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Augustin Mawan­gu, band­leader of the Gram­my-win­ning Con­golese band Konono No. 1, died on Mon­day, Oct. 16.

Vera Marmelo/Courtesy of Konono No. 1
Augustin Mawan­gu Mingie­di, leader of the Con­golese group Konono No. 1, died on Mon­day, Oct. 16 after a months-long ill­ness relat­ed to com­pli­ca­tions from dia­betes, a rep­re­sen­ta­tive for the band con­firmed. He was 56 years old.
Konono No. 1 was found­ed between 1965 and 1968, by his father, Mingie­di Mawan­gu. After the elder Mawan­gu’s death in April 2015 at the age of 85, Augustin Mawan­gu Mingie­di became the group’s leader. Now a third mem­ber of the fam­i­ly, Augustin’s son Makon­da, will take the reins of the cel­e­brat­ed group. “We are dev­as­tat­ed,” the band wrote. “But Konono No. 1 are inde­struc­tible.“
Augustin’s instru­ment, like that of both his father and his son, was an ampli­fied ver­sion of the likem­be, a hand­held instru­ment some­times referred to as a “thumb piano” (and also known else­where as the mbi­ra or karim­ba, among oth­er names). It is played by pluck­ing met­al tines con­nect­ed to a res­onator board. Mingie­di Mawan­gu elec­tri­fied the instru­ment using found parts, yield­ing a mes­mer­iz­ing dis­tor­tion that West­ern­ers com­pared to the sounds of exper­i­men­tal rock and elec­tron­ic music.

https://youtu.be/FRA815LKSDs

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“At the begin­ning, my father went very often to col­lect car parts like springs, wire, met­al discs, old car alter­na­tors, mag­nets … all that sort of stuff, as well as the wood, which he used to make the likem­be,” Augustin told the BBC in a 2015 pro­file.

Only decades after the group’s found­ing did it release its first album, 2004’s Con­gro­tron­ics, record­ed in Kin­shasa for the Bel­gian label Crammed Discs. It was the result of a long search by Bel­gian pro­duc­er Vin­cent Kenis, a zeal­ous fan of Con­golese music who first trav­eled to the coun­try in 1971, mak­ing reg­u­lar trips there over the fol­low­ing three decades.

https://www.npr.org/sections/therecord/2017/10/19/558618652/augustin-mawangu-bandleader-of-konono-no-1-dies-at-56

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i Professoressa denuncia lo stupro di un’alunna 12enne: uccisa fuori dalla scuola

Professoressa denuncia lo stupro di un'alunna 12enne: uccisa fuori dalla scuola

di Alessia Stri­nati

È sta­ta uccisa dopo aver denun­ci­a­to uno stupro. Vane­sa Castil­lo è sta­ta mas­sacra­ta con 13 coltel­late davan­ti al can­cel­lo del­la scuo­la Alto Verde, a San­ta Fe, dove inseg­na­va, dopo aver tes­ti­mo­ni­a­to al proces­so per lo stupro di una ragaz­za di 12 anni rimas­ta inc­in­ta dopo la vio­len­za. 



La don­na ha aiu­ta­to la sua alun­na a sporg­ere denun­cia, le è sta­ta vic­i­na e l’ha sem­pre sostenu­ta con­tro il fratel­las­tro di 21anni autore del­lo stupro. I fat­ti si sono svolti nel 2018, ma solo oggi si sta tenen­do il proces­so con­tro Juan Ramón Cano, reo con­fes­so del­l’omi­cidio del­la pro­fes­sores­sa che però anco­ra non ha spie­ga­to chi fos­se il suo man­dante. L’uo­mo ha spie­ga­to di aver rice­vu­to del denaro per uccidere la don­na, così ha fat­to.
Il fem­mini­cidio ha pro­fon­da­mente scos­so la comu­nità che si è stret­ta intorno alla famiglia del­la don­na e ha avvi­a­to una cam­pagna sui social per­ché ven­ga fat­ta gius­tizia. Molti chiedono che la sua morte pos­sa portare a delle leg­gi più severe per la tutela dei minori e dei più deboli.

https://www.leggo.it/esteri/news/professoressa_denuncia_stupro_di_un_alunna_12enne_viene_uccisa_fuori_dalla_scuola-5470783.html

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Addio a Franco Morganti, una delle menti dell’hi-tech italiano

12 Set­tem­bre 2020

L’ingegnere, gior­nal­ista e scrit­tore. Fran­co Mor­gan­ti, una delle men­ti dell’hi-tech ital­iano, mor­to saba­to 12 set­tem­bre all’et di 89 anni. Com­men­ta­tore del Cor­riere del­la Sera, Mor­gan­ti sta­to pri­ma allie­vo del cele­bre Col­le­gio Ghis­lieri di Pavia e poi ingeg­nere al Politec­ni­co di Milano, dove si lau­re­ato nel 1956 e in segui­to vi ha anche inseg­na­to. La sua car­ri­era era per com­in­ci­a­ta all’Olivetti e in SGS (ora ST Micro­elec­tron­ics), quan­do poi nel 1974 ave­va intrapre­so l’attivit di con­sulen­za strate­gi­ca nel set­tore sia pub­bli­co che pri­va­to.

Nel 1981 Mor­gan­ti era sta­to chiam­a­to a pre­siedere un grup­po di lavoro pres­so la Pres­i­den­za del Con­siglio dei min­istri sul rias­set­to delle tele­co­mu­ni­cazioni ital­iane. Poi, dal 1998 al 2000, gli era sta­ta offer­ta la con­sulen­za per l’Autorit per le Garanzie nelle Comu­ni­cazioni, men­tre dal 1999 era diven­ta­to con­sigliere d’amministrazione dell’Enel e dal 2003 di Wind Tele­co­mu­ni­cazioni. Nel­lo stes­so anno era sta­to nom­i­na­to vicepres­i­dente dell’International Insti­tute of Com­mu­ni­ca­tions con sede a Lon­dra. Mor­gan­ti ha fonda­to aziende come etrel, Reseau, Data­bank Con­sult­ing ed era mem­bro del Col­le­gio dei Sag­gi di Ned­com­mu­ni­ty. Ma la sua per­son­alit era poliedri­ca. Nel 1993 si era can­dida­to Sin­da­co di Milano ed era sta­to allie­vo del­la scuo­la del Pic­co­lo Teatro. Appas­sion­a­to di mon­tagna, Mor­gan­ti ave­va sca­la­to varie cime nel grup­po del Monte Bian­co. E con la sec­on­da moglie ave­va dato vita a una famiglia numerosa: i 6 figli, che lo ave­vano reso non­no di 20 nipoti.

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Franco Morganti

Franco Morganti
L’ingegnere, gior­nal­ista e scrit­tore. Fran­co Mor­gan­ti, una delle men­ti dell’hi-tech ital­iano, è mor­to saba­to 12 set­tem­bre all’età di 89 anni. Com­men­ta­tore del Cor­riere del­la Sera, Mor­gan­ti sta­to pri­ma allie­vo del cele­bre Col­le­gio Ghis­lieri di Pavia e poi ingeg­nere al Politec­ni­co di Milano, dove si lau­re­ato nel 1956 e in segui­to vi ha anche inseg­na­to. La sua car­ri­era era per com­in­ci­a­ta all’Olivetti e in SGS (ora ST Micro­elec­tron­ics), quan­do poi nel 1974 ave­va intrapre­so l’attivit di con­sulen­za strate­gi­ca nel set­tore sia pub­bli­co che pri­va­to. Nel 1981 Mor­gan­ti era sta­to chiam­a­to a pre­siedere un grup­po di lavoro pres­so la Pres­i­den­za del Con­siglio dei min­istri sul rias­set­to delle tele­co­mu­ni­cazioni ital­iane. Poi, dal 1998 al 2000, gli era sta­ta offer­ta la con­sulen­za per l’Autorit per le Garanzie nelle Comu­ni­cazioni, men­tre dal 1999 era diven­ta­to con­sigliere d’amministrazione dell’Enel e dal 2003 di Wind Tele­co­mu­ni­cazioni.

http://www.totomorti.com/

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USA Baseball Mourns the Passing of Dr. Creighton J. Hale

Octo­ber 10, 2017


(https://www.obitpatrol.com)

Durham, N.C. — USA Base­ball Exec­u­tive Direc­tor, Paul Seil­er, released the fol­low­ing state­ment in response to the pass­ing of Dr. Creighton Hale:
“Dr. Hale was a vision­ary in every sense of the word. Base­ball and all sports with­in the ama­teur land­scape owe him a debt of grat­i­tude for his ded­i­ca­tion and years of ser­vice. USA Base­ball joins in the mourn­ing of this tremen­dous loss and hon­or­ing of his lega­cy and mem­o­ry.“
The fol­low­ing release was issued by Lit­tle League Inter­na­tion­al:
South Williamsport, Pa. (Octo­ber 8, 2017) — Lit­tle League® Inter­na­tion­al is deeply sad­dened to announce the pass­ing of Dr. Creighton J. Hale, a titan of the youth sports indus­try, accom­plished safe­ty inno­va­tor, and for­mer Pres­i­dent and CEO of Lit­tle League Inter­na­tion­al. Dr. Hale (1924–2017), served as Lit­tle League Pres­i­dent from 1973 to 1994, and was appoint­ed Chief Exec­u­tive Offi­cer in 1983.
Dr. Hale, 93, joined Lit­tle League as the Direc­tor of Research in 1955. His research efforts led to inno­va­tions that changed the way the game of base­ball was played, and his vision helped make Lit­tle League a fab­ric of neigh­bor­hoods and com­mu­ni­ties around the world. He was the sec­ond full-time Pres­i­dent in the his­to­ry of the orga­ni­za­tion, suc­ceed­ing Peter J. McGov­ern. From 1994 to 2001, Dr. Hale served as spe­cial advi­sor to cur­rent Lit­tle League Pres­i­dent and CEO, Stephen D. Keen­er. He announced his retire­ment from the Lit­tle League Inter­na­tion­al Board of Direc­tors in 2014, after 60 years with the orga­ni­za­tion.
“Lit­tle League would not be what it is today with­out the unequaled lead­er­ship of Dr. Hale,” said Mr. Keen­er. “Through his 60-year tenure with Lit­tle League, his lega­cy is arguably one of the most impor­tant in the his­to­ry of sports. Per­son­al­ly, I could not have asked for a more ded­i­cat­ed men­tor and kind, thought­ful friend, and I will miss him deeply. We are for­ev­er grate­ful for Dr. Hale’s last­ing impact on our pro­gram, and for his lead­er­ship and coun­sel over these many years. Dur­ing this dif­fi­cult time, our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Bev­er­ly, as well as his chil­dren, fam­i­ly, and many friends.“
Pri­or to join­ing Lit­tle League, Dr. Hale was an Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor of Phys­i­ol­o­gy at Spring­field (Mass.) Col­lege. He earned degrees from Col­gate Uni­ver­si­ty, Spring­field Col­lege, and New York Uni­ver­si­ty. Orig­i­nal­ly from Hardy, Neb., Dr. Hale’s research and inno­va­tions in the games of base­ball and soft­ball led to the devel­op­ment of the dou­ble ear-flap bat­ter’s hel­met, catcher’s hel­met, chest pro­tec­tor with throat guard, and the non-wood base­ball bat. As Lit­tle League Pres­i­dent and CEO, he over­saw vast expan­sion of the Lit­tle League pro­gram domes­ti­cal­ly and abroad, the inclu­sion of girls in the Lit­tle League pro­gram, the cre­ation of Lit­tle League Soft­ball® and the Lit­tle League Chal­lenger Divi­sion®, and pro­vid­ed mil­lions of chil­dren the oppor­tu­ni­ty to play base­ball and soft­ball.
“My father and I had the great­est admi­ra­tion for Dr. Creighton Hale and we both served as Trustees on the Lit­tle League Foun­da­tion Board,” said Peter O’Mal­ley, for­mer long­time Los Ange­les Dodgers own­er and Pres­i­dent. “Dr. Hale was a pio­neer and his vision to inno­vate equip­ment for safe­ty was inter­na­tion­al­ly rec­og­nized. His pas­sion for grow­ing inner-city base­ball was instru­men­tal in giv­ing more chil­dren an oppor­tu­ni­ty to enjoy play­ing our nation­al pas­time. Our thoughts are with Mrs. Hale and their fam­i­ly.” In addi­tion to his advances in safe­ty equip­ment for base­ball and soft­ball, Dr. Hale served as chair­man of the mil­i­tary com­mit­tee that over­saw the devel­op­ment of the Kevlar hel­met, as well as the light­weight bul­let-proof vest. Through his accom­plish­ments, Dr. Hale received count­less hon­ors both local­ly in the Williamsport com­mu­ni­ty, and nation­al­ly, from USA Base­ball, the White House, the Amer­i­can Col­lege of Sports Med­i­cine, and more. Under Pres­i­dents Dwight D. Eisen­how­er and Richard Nixon, Dr. Hale served on the Pres­i­den­t’s Coun­cil for Youth Fit­ness.
“Dr. Hale was an inspi­ra­tion; he was the con­sum­mate gen­tle­man and a leader in his field of sci­ence, youth sports and Lit­tle League in par­tic­u­lar,” said Davie Jane Gilmour, Ph.D., Lit­tle League Inter­na­tion­al Board of Direc­tors Chair­man. “My life is more rich for the time we spent togeth­er laugh­ing, think­ing and look­ing to the future.“
He was a Char­ter Fel­low of the Amer­i­can Col­lege of Sports Med­i­cine, and a Pres­i­den­tial Appointee to the White House Con­fer­ence for a Drug-Free Amer­i­ca. Dr. Hale was the pub­lished author of near­ly 30 research arti­cles.
Dr. Hale is sur­vived by his wife, Bev­er­ly and his chil­dren, Tad (Jen­ny) Hale and Kathy Duma­n­is. Also sur­viv­ing Dr. Hale are 10 grand­chil­dren and five great-grand­chil­dren. He is pre­de­ceased by his son, Tim­o­thy, and par­ents, Rus­sell and Ani­ta.

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