Charles Davis
Charles Davis
Charles Davis is an American jazz baritone saxophonist who performed extensively with Archie Shepp and Sun Ra, among others.
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Follow the Money: Marco Rubio, Paul Singer, and the Argentine Connection
Huffington Post - over 1 year
On Halloween morning, the New York Times broke the scary news that GOP presidential contender Marco Rubio just won the jackpot: the endorsement of billionaire hedge fund investor Paul Singer. But aside from citing Singer's praise for Rubio's "message of optimism" and "work on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee," the story offered little explanation of what could prove to be a decisive turning point in the Republican primary race. On the policy front, Rubio clearly meets Singer's requirement for a candidate who favors lower taxes on the rich and, even more important, a blank check for Israel's right-wing government. With his hawkish stands on the Middle East, including fervent opposition to the Iran nuclear deal, Rubio had already won over another leading Republican "bundler," New York attorney Phil Rosen, former chairman of American Friends of Likud and a believer that Israel's conflict with the Palestinians "was, and will always be, a holy war." Rubio is a protégé of Florida ...
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Battered Businesses in Ferguson, Mo., Tap Crowdfunding
Wall Street Journal - almost 2 years
By Ben Kesling and Leslie Josephs FERGUSON, Mo.—Juanita Morris watched on TV at home as her clothing shop burned to the ground during a night of violent protests and looting here in November. “Twenty-eight years of business in front of you, like a drowning person, and you can’t save him,” she said.The 69-year-old Ms. Morris initially struggled to find funds to rebuild her Fashions R Boutique. But a college student from a nearby city telephoned her within days after the fire to talk about the possibility of her using social networking to raise money, a process known as crowdfunding.The student called twice more before Ms. Morris agreed to the plan. Then, he and two friends set up a profile page on the crowdfunding website GoFundMe, to eventually raise more than $20,000 to help reconstruct her store.At least 26 Ferguson area businesses claiming damage from the unrest that followed last year’s fatal police shooting here of an unarmed black teenager have raised a combined $447,198 on GoFund ...
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Air Force says R&D funding may face cuts with sequestration
Yahoo News - about 3 years
By Andrea Shalal-Esa WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force may have to cut funding for research and development unless Congress reverses a law requiring across the board spending cuts, the No. 2 Air Force acquisition official said. Lieutenant General Charles Davis, military deputy to the Air Force's top weapons buyer, said Pentagon leaders were determined to protect funding in new technologies, but the Air Force would have to cut funding in that area somewhat to ensure the readiness of its forces if sequestration stayed in effect. The Pentagon is bracing for additional mandatory cuts in military spending in fiscal 2014, which began October 1, although lawmakers are working on a budget deal that could ease the extent of those cuts.
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Mine Disaster Victims' Relatives Say They're Still Owed Millions
Huffington Post - over 3 years
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Relatives of three of the 29 men killed in the Upper Big Branch mine disaster say Alpha Natural Resources has yet to pay them each $1.5 million as promised under a settlement with the federal government. A recent lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Beckley also claims that at least eight other families are still awaiting payments. It asks Judge Irene Berger to enforce the terms of the landmark $210 million agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice and ensure that all families receive the restitution that Virginia-based Alpha had publicly promised. But Alpha said Wednesday it has "fully complied" with the deal, including payments to various victims' families, "and these three plaintiffs are not due any additional payments." This is the second time the three families have sued with claims they're entitled to more money, said spokesman Ted Pile. "Their original lawsuit was dismissed, withou ...
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Monique Ruffin: Joelle Bercovitch: Moms Change the World
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Photo Courtesy of Anthony Pino Joelle Bercovitch emanates a particular kind of sweetness, along with a rooted sense of confidence that everything is and will work out just fine. Her new endeavor as a restaurant owner has proven to her that she's capable of following her dreams and that the stars will align to support her success. Twist Eatery, Bakery and More, opened its doors in the trendy Miracle Mile community of Los Angeles just a few weeks ago. The decor has a slightly sophisticated East Coast vibe, but Bercovitch's warmth makes her L.A. customers feel right at home. For twenty-five years, Bercovitch worked with her father running Charles David, a premier women's shoe and handbag company. During her time at this small, family-run company, Bercovitch honed her business, customer service, and retail skills. "Outside of what I'd learned in the accessories business, I knew nothing about running a restaurant. In order to prepare, I talked with other restaurant owner ...
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Charles Davis donates to Suez Energy PAC
Houston Chronicle - over 3 years
According to the Federal Election Commission, Charles Davis, of Cypress, contributed $2,000 to the GDF Suez Energy North America Inc. Political Action Commitee on Monday, April 8.
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Video: Brian Billick and Charles Davis discuss Texans’ offseason needs
Houston Chronicle - almost 4 years
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U.S. to continue helicopter purchase with only 1 bidder
Fox Business News - about 4 years
The U.S. Air Force on Friday declined to confirm that it had received only one bid for a $6.8 billion helicopter competition, but said it had procedures in place that would allow the acquisition to continue regardless of the number of bidders. All but one of the contractors expected to bid to build a new combat search and rescue helicopter for the Air Force announced last month that they would not compete, raising the prospect that the Air Force would have to adopt a different approach to the acquisition program. Sikorsky Aircraft, a unit of United Technologies Corp , did submit a bid for the competition, based on its H-60 helicopter, according to a company spokesman. Other potential competitors confirmed that they had decided to skip the bidding, and at least one of the companies said it was exploring a possible legal challenge to the terms of the competition. Air Force spokesman Ed Gulick said he could not say how many companies had submitted bids by the Thursday deadline ...
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U.S. to continue helicopter purchase even if only 1 bidder
Fox Business News - about 4 years
The U.S. Air Force on Friday declined to confirm that it had received only one bid for a $6.8 billion helicopter competition, but said it had procedures in place that would allow the acquisition to continue regardless of the number of bidders. All but one of the contractors expected to bid to build a new combat search and rescue helicopter for the Air Force announced last month that they would not compete, raising the prospect that the Air Force would have to adopt a different approach to the acquisition program. Sikorsky Aircraft, a unit of United Technologies Corp , did submit a bid for the competition, based on its H-60 helicopter, according to a company spokesman. Other potential competitors confirmed that they had decided to skip the bidding, and at least one of the companies said it was exploring a possible legal challenge to the terms of the competition. Air Force spokesman Ed Gulick said he could not say how many companies had submitted bids by the Thursday deadline ...
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Jayel Aheram: How Occupy Wall Street Is Beating the Liberty Movement
Huffington Post - over 4 years
When a group of young libertarians gathered in Pepperdine last week for a Students for Liberty conference, they probably did not expect to begin their day listening to a speech advocating for greater cooperation between the Liberty and the Occupy Wall Street movements. However, that was the message of left libertarian philosopher Prof. Gary Chartier, who called for the ideologically disparate movements to work together to change the world. Calling it an "alliance worth rebuilding," Chartier reminded the young libertarians that the dissidents of the Occupy Movement correctly identified a host of problems stemming from state-sanctioned violence and coercion. From the bank bailouts and massive debt, to war and empire, libertarians and occupiers alike are united in their opposition to these manifestations of state aggression. He urged libertarians to reach out to the dissidents and help them see that more state aggression and violence are not solutions to these problems. Charti ...
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Your Week 6 College Football Announcing Schedule
Awful Announcing - over 4 years
The first Saturday in October brings plenty of juicy matchups all over college football.  Primetime will be particularly stacked with big games.  Will Fox be able to win the night once again behind unbeaten Texas aganst Geno Smith and West Virginia?  As if that wasn't enough, there's also Notre Dame-Miami, Ohio State-Nebraska, and Georgia-South Carolina.  All the games, dates, times, and announcers are below for you to plan your weekend accordingly. FBS: Thursday, October 4 7:30 PM- Arkansas State at Florida International (ESPNU) Joe Davis, Jay Walker 8 PM- East Carolina at Central Florida (CBS Sports) Dave Ryan, Doug Chapman, Evan Washburn 9 PM- USC at Utah (ESPN) Rece Davis, Jesse Palmer, David Pollack, Samantha Steele Friday, October 5 7 PM- Pittsburgh at Syracuse (ESPN) Dave Lamont, Kelly Stouffer, Paul Carcaterra 10:15 PM- Utah State at BYU (ESPN) Carter Blackburn, Rod Gilmore, Shelley Smith (BYUtv Delay) Dave McCann, Blaine Fowler, ...
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Re: Mayor Tells PPA to Stop "Character Attacks" After Auditor Clears Cops in Review of Frashour Arbitration Testimony
The Portland Mercury - over 4 years
Fascinating in-depth reporting on this controversial story. The shift in position, O'Dea's testimony on it, is indeed the highlight for me. Posted by Matthew Charles Davis
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This weekend's complete Division I football schedule, courtesy of the National Football Foundation
The Morning Call - Blogs - over 4 years
ACC Date Time Game Network (Talent) Sat., Sept. 29 12 p.m. Middle Tennessee at Georgia Tech RSN (Mike Hogewood, Riley Skinner, Elizabeth Moreau) Sat., Sept. 29 12 p.m. N.C. State at Miami (Fla.) ESPNU (Tom Hart, John Congemi) Sat., Sept. 29 12:30 p.m. Duke at Wake Forest ACC Network (Steve Martin, Dave Archer, Scott Pryzwansky) Sat., Sept. 29 3:30 p.m. (16) Clemson at Boston College ESPN2 (Bob Wischusen, Danny Kanell, Maria Taylor) Sat., Sept. 29 3:30 p.m. Idaho at North Carolina RSN (Paul Kennedy, Keith Jones, Jenn Hildreth) Sat., Sept. 29 3:30 p.m. Louisiana Tech at Virginia ESPN3 (John Sadak, John Gregory, Angela Mallen) Big East Date Time Game Network (Talent) Sat., Sept. 29 12 p.m. Buffalo at Connecticut BIG EAST Network (Eamon McAnaney, David Diaz-Infante, Paul Carcaterra) Sat., Sept. 29 3:30 p.m. (25) Virginia Tech vs. Cinc ...
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Your Week 1 College Football Announcing Schedule
Awful Announcing - over 4 years
College football is now officially back because your opening week college football announcing schedule has arrived!  And the best part about the 2012 season... no Craig James!  Let's pause for a brief happy dance! All righty then.  Craig James is out of the booth this season and so is AA flagbearer Pam Ward.  Don't worry though, the Pammies will always be a part of Awful Announcing (at least until we're overthrown in a bloodless coup... well, hopefully it'll be bloodless). If you're new around these parts, here's how things work.  Every Wednesday or Thursday we'll post the college football announcing schedule for the weekend's games.  Before the Thursday night games (and again Saturday morning) our Pam Ward Chronicles thread will go live.  That's where you'll leave the best, funniest, most inappropriate, and highly dubious announcer quotes in the comments.  You can also tweet us announcer quotes by using the hashtag #PWAA.  On Monday, we'll collect the top ...
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TV, Radio: Falcons vs. Ravens, 7:30 p.m. Thursday
ajc - over 4 years
790TheZone has a nice truck. (D. Orlando Ledbetter/dledbetter@ajc.com) Here’s the TV and Radio info for the Falcons’ exhibition game opener against the Baltimore Ravens at 7:30 p.m.  Thursday night at the Georgia Dome. RADIO COVERAGE – Star 94 (94.1 FM/790 AM): Play-by-play: Wes Durham,  Color Analyst: Dave Archer, and Sideline: John Michaels.   TV COVERAGE BY CBS Atlanta: Play-by-play: Tim Brant,  Color Analyst: Charles Davis and Sideline: Hans Heiserer. LIVE STREAMING: NFL Audio Pass (There is a fee involved).   THE LATEST NEWS Jacquizz and James Rodgers have a thick football bond DE Lawrence Sidbury & WR Michael Calvin shine at Friday Nights Lights event Falcons sign DT Conrad Obi (Grayson High and Colorado) Michael Palmer is the No. 1 Y-Tight end right now 6 questions with rookie safety Charles Mitchell A season of promise for White-Jones receiving duo Matt Ryan rested for Thursday’s practice; Vance Walker suffers undisclosed injury Former Fal ...
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Parasites: A gene thief
The Economist - over 4 years
Plants of the genus Rafflesia are among the oddest on the planet. They have the largest known flowers (up to a metre across) and are parasites, growing on South-East Asian vines of the genus Tetrastigma. The latest research, though, shows that Rafflesia take more than just nutrients from their hosts. A study by Charles Davis of Harvard and Joshua Rest of Stony Brook University, in New York, just published in BioMed Central Genomics, has shown that at least one species, Rafflesia cantleyi, has also snaffled 49 genes from its particular victim, Tetrastigma rafflesia (named, like Rafflesia itself, after Sir Stamford Raffles, founder of Singapore and of the London Zoo). The genes in question, which have a wide range of functions, are fully operational and have become integrated into the nuclei of cantleyi’s cells. Such gene transfer between species is common in bacteria, but rare in more complex organisms. Yet another curiosity, then, about an already curious vegetable.
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Compton election could pave way for more Latino representation
LATimes - over 4 years
Compton voters on Tuesday will decide on a ballot measure that could change the way residents are represented on the City Council, potentially paving the way for a greater voice for Latinos. The city's four council seats and mayor's post are currently filled through at-large elections, with all residents of the city voting on each seat. Although about two-thirds of the city's population is Latino, all City Council members are black. A lawsuit filed against the city by three Latinas in late 2010 alleged that the system dilutes the voting power of Latino residents -- who are a minority of the city's adult citizens despite being a majority of the total population -- and violates the California Voting Rights Act. After fighting the suit for more than a year, the city settled in February, agreeing to place a measure on the ballot that would amend the city's charter to institute by-district voting. An argument in favor of the measure by lawsuit plaintiffs Enelida Alvarez, Felicitas ...
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Charles Pennebacker Francis
Emmaus Patch - almost 5 years
Charles Pennebacker Francis was born on November 15, 1921, in Philadelphia, Pa, to Charles Davis Francis and Mary Amelia Pennebacker.  His parents lived in Allentown, where his father was instrumental in developing his grandfather's Pennebacker Peach Orchards.  As time and situations progressed, the family also lived in New York, Cleveland, Ohio, and Washington, D.C.  Charles spent the better part of his youth with his Grandfather, Daniel Pennebacker working in the Pennebacker Foundry in Emmaus.  It was in his grandfather's foundry, that he learned, what would be his trade for his lifetime, foundry engineering.  His favorite place to spend time was the seashore.  His favorite pasttime was exploring the roads of the Eastern United States.   He was fortunate to do both, within a short time of his passing.  He passed to the other side, peacefully in his sleep, on February 9, 2012, in Medina, Ohio, where he had moved from Marietta, Georgia on the New Year.  His ashes will be pl ...
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Protesters in Front of the Post Office and Door Blown Open by Wind
Hamilton-Wenham Patch - almost 5 years
The following activity for the Wenham Police and Fire Department comes from the Hamilton-Wenham Emergency Center log for Thursday, April 25 through Sunday, April 29. Wednesday, April 25 9:45 a.m. Directions were given out. 1:02 p.m. A fire alarm activation at Jenks Hall at Gordon College was caused by an accidental activation or defective alarm. 1:37 p.m. Directions were given out. 4:22 p.m. A suspicious person was reported on Topsfield Road. 6:47 p.m. A verbal warning was issued after a car stop at Arbor Street and Eddel Avenue. Thursday, April 26 1:09 a.m. A suspicious person was reported at Grapevine Road and Charles Davis Drive. It was a Gordon College student out walking and smoking. 5:56 a.m. A suspicious person reported at Cherry Street and Virginia Place. 7:10 a.m. An animal call at a Patti Lane address was unfounded. 8:01 a.m. An alarm activation at the former Mullen Advertising on Essex Street was caused by an accidental activation or defectiv ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Charles Davis
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2016
    Age 83
    Died on July 15, 2016.
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  • 2007
    Age 74
    Some of his CDs as a leader include Blue Gardenia, with Cedar Walton on piano, Peter Washington on bass and Joe Farnsworth on drums, on Reade Street Records; Land of Dreams, with Tardo Hammer, Lee Hudson and Jimmy Wormworth, released in 2007 on Smalls Records, and Our Man in Copenhagen (the music of Bent Jaedig, released in October 2008 on Fresh Sound Records, with Sam Yahel, Ben Street, and Kresten Osgood.
    More Details Hide Details The Charles Davis Allstars: A Tribute to Kenny Dorham (with Tom Kirkpatrick on trumpet, Claus Raible on piano, Giorgos Antoniou on bass and Bernd Reiter on drums), recorded live at the Bird's Eye in Basel, Switzerland, was released in 2010.
  • 2004
    Age 71
    In August 2004, they performed for the 50th Anniversary of the Newport Jazz Festival.
    More Details Hide Details Davis was a featured artist at the 14th annual Jazz Festival in Badajoz, Spain, and was a member of the Walter Booker Quintet. He performed with his quartet at New York's Rubin Museum of Art and performed in the Netherlands, Denmark and Israel. In addition to performing and recording with guitarist Roni Ben-Hur and the El Mollenium Band (featuring the music of Elmo Hope), in 2009 Davis toured Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy with the Charles Davis All-stars: A Tribute to Kenny Dorham; the following year, the quintet performed in Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Slovenia and Croatia. In addition to his own quartet, featuring Tardo Hammer (piano), Lee Hudson (bass) and Jimmy Wormworth (drums), the saxophonist performs with the Spirit of Life Ensemble in the U.S. and Europe. Davis was a private saxophone instructor for students from The New School and a teacher at the Lucy Moses School. For over 25 years, he was an instructor at the Jazzmobile Workshops. Davis recorded eight albums, and was featured on over 100 recordings.
  • 2001
    Age 68
    In August 2001, he performed for President Bill Clinton at the Harlem Welcomes Clinton celebration.
    More Details Hide Details The Barry Harris-Charles Davis Quintet appeared several times at Sweet Basil in New York City and continues to perform together, including yearly appearances at Birdland.
  • 1999
    Age 66
    He was a featured artist at the 1999 Jazz & Image Festival.
    More Details Hide Details Since 2000, Davis has been a featured artist at the Blue Note in Beirut, a number of other clubs in Italy and Spain and at the 2000 Jazz & Image Festival. With his quartet, he played on the M.S. Dynasty, a Carnival Cruise Lines ship. Davis produced and performed in the Tribute to Stanley Turrentine concert in Philadelphia.
    In June 1999, Davis performed with Aaron Bell and the Duke Ellington Tribute Orchestra at the Jackie Robinson Afternoon of Jazz Festival in Norwalk, Connecticut.
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  • 1998
    Age 65
    The saxophonist was a featured soloist at the 1998 Chicago Jazz Festival.
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    Davis played in the Three Baritone Saxophone Band with Ronnie Cuber and Gary Smulyan (touring Italy) and appeared at the New Orleans Jazz Festival, the 1998 JVC Jazz & Image Festival at Villa Celimontana in Rome and Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club in London.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1984
    Age 51
    In 1984, he was named a BMI Jazz Pioneer.
    More Details Hide Details During the 1990s, Davis was the musical librarian for Spike Lee's Mo Better Blues. He performed at the Jamaica Jazz Festival with Dizzy Reece, returning to perform with Roy Burrowes. Davis played in the Apollo Theater Hall of Fame Band with Ray Charles, Joe Williams and Nancy Wilson. He toured the Netherlands in a salute to the music of Kenny Dorham, and was a guest artist at the 12th annual North Carolina Jazz Festival at Duke University. A featured soloist with the Barry Harris Jazz Ensemble, Davis performs in clubs with the Barry Harris-Charles Davis Quartet. He recorded and toured Europe and Japan with the Clifford Jordan Big Band. Davis played tenor saxophonist and arranged for Larry Ridley's Jazz Legacy Ensemble, which appeared at the Senegal Jazz Festival, performed concerts and conducted clinics, seminars and master classes. The ensemble also appeared in a concert series at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. He was a featured artist at the Amman Jazz Festival, produced by the American Embassy. Davis was also a featured artist in clubs and concerts in Paris, Toulouse and Hamburg.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1964
    Age 31
    In 1964, Davis topped Downbeat Magazines International Jazz Critics Poll for baritone saxophone.
    More Details Hide Details He performed in the musical The Philosophy of The Spiritual – A Masque of the Black with Willie Jones, produced by Nadi Qamar. Davis taught at PS 179 in Brooklyn and was musical director of the Turntable, a nightclub owned by Lloyd Price. During the 1970s, Davis was a member of the cooperative Artistry in Music with Hank Mobley, Cedar Walton, Sam Jones and Billy Higgins. He co-led, composed and arranged for the Baritone Saxophone Retinue, a six-baritone-saxophone group. Davis toured Europe, playing major jazz festivals and concerts with the Clark Terry Orchestra, and toured the United States with Duke Ellington’s Orchestra under the direction of Mercer Ellington. As musical director of the Home of the Id nightclub, he presented Gene Ammons, Randy Weston and Max Roach. As producer of the Monday Night Boat Ride Up The Hudson, Davis presented Art Blakey, George Benson and Etta Jones. He appeared on television with Archie Shepp, Lucky Thompson, Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1933
    Age 0
    Born on May 20, 1933.
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