John Walker
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‘Tomorrowland,’ starring George Clooney – Trailer
Hollywood News - almost 2 years
From Disney comes two-time Oscar® winner Brad Bird’s ‘Tomorrowland,’ a riveting mystery adventure starring Academy Award® winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as ‘Tomorrowland.’ What they must do there changes the world and them forever. Featuring a screenplay by ‘Lost’ writer and co-creator Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird, from a story by Lindelof & Bird & Jeff Jensen,’Tomorrowland’ promises to take audiences on a thrill ride of nonstop adventures through new dimensions that have only been dreamed of. The film also stars Hugh Laurie as brilliant scientist David Nix, Raffey Cassidy, Tim McGraw, Judy Greer, Kathryn Hahn, Keegan-Michael Key and Thomas Robinson. ‘Tomorrowland’ is produced by Damon Lindel ...
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Judge Gives Preliminary Approval To End State Funded Desegregation Programs For Little Rock Schools
Huffington Post - about 3 years
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge gave preliminary approval Friday to a proposed settlement that would bring an end to a decades-long desegregation lawsuit involving Little Rock-area schools. U.S. District Judge Price Marshall said the terms of the settlement passed legal muster, but he set a fairness hearing for Jan. 13-14 for the agreement to become official. Since 1989, the state has spent more than $1 billion on desegregation efforts in the Little Rock, North Little Rock and Pulaski County school districts. The lawsuit was filed in 1982, but its roots extend to the acrimonious integration of Little Rock public schools in 1957, during which President Dwight Eisenhower sent in federal troops to ensure nine black students could attend Little Rock Central High School. Under the proposed agreement, the special payments would end with the 2017-18 school year. Until then, annual payments of $37.3 million for Little Rock, $20.8 million for Pulaski County and $7.6 million for No ...
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Conversations With Graham Nash, Allen Toussaint and Colin Gilmore, Plus Coney Hatch and Dom La Nena Exclusives
Huffington Post - over 3 years
A Conversation with Graham Nash Mike Ragogna: Hi Graham, how are you? Graham Nash: I'm doing good. I think we've spoken before. MR: Yes, and thank you very much again for that interview. GN: You're very welcome. MR: Your new book Wild Tales, to me is like the who's who and the what's what of the music business. You're like Kevin Bacon. We can play Six Degrees of Graham Nash now. GN: Yes indeed, oh boy. I think that's one of the things that publishers really like. They like that it's my voice, that it feels like I'm sitting in your kitchen talking to you and I was as honest as I could be. MR: Absolutely. Graham, you're in the heart of at least a half-dozen important music or otherwise "scenes" including Liverpool at the time of your group The Hollies and The Beatles, Laurel Canyon in LA when that became a happening, the anti-nuclear assembly of artists... So even if you think it's cosmic, what is your explanation? How do you rationalize all this? GN: I think that the universe ...
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Drug lord's release is nightmare for victims
CNN - over 3 years
Every Sunday John Walker had a date to call his wife and young daughters in Minnesota. It was 1985, so he would ring from the landline in his apartment in Guadalajara, Mexico. The journalist had temporarily moved there hoping that it would inspire him to accomplish a lifelong goal: write an epic murder mystery.
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Drug lord's release is nightmare
CNN - over 3 years
Every Sunday John Walker had a date to call his wife and young daughters in Minnesota. It was 1985, so he would ring from the landline in his apartment in Guadalajara, Mexico. The journalist had temporarily moved there hoping that it would inspire him to accomplish a lifelong goal: write an epic murder mystery.
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Boy, 7, finds loaded gun in backpack at Philly school
Fox News - about 4 years
Police say a 7-year-old boy alerted a teacher after finding a loaded gun in his backpack at a Philadelphia elementary school. It happened during an after-school program at Universal Samuel Daroff Charter School in west Philadelphia around 4 p.m. Thursday. School officials told police the boy was putting a folder in his bag at the end of the day and noticed the gun. The principal says staff immediately took the backpack and called police. Lt. John Walker says police are conducting interviews with family and reviewing surveillance video to figure out how the gun got into the bag. Walker says it was a .38 caliber revolver loaded with five rounds of ammunition. The boy says he had his backpack with him in the classroom the entire day.  
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Key California Democrats Feel More Upbeat Post-Convention Than Republicans
Calabasas Patch - over 4 years
California's influential Democrats came away from their national convention feeling significantly more optimistic that Barack Obama will win a second term than Republicans felt post-convention about GOP candidate Mitt Romney disrupting those plans. Patch recently surveyed key members of both major parties to gauge their responses to their own party's convention — and that of their opponents. Of 72 influential Democrats who received the survey, 25 responded with their thoughts on President Obama's chances of reelection. The California Republicans surveyed had a higher response rate: 41 out of 87 responded to our survey. Overall, about 80 percent of the Democrats felt more optimistic about Obama's prospects after the party convention, while about 49 percent of Republicans felt better about Romney's chances. About 10 percent of Republicans said they felt less confident in their candidate after the convention while 42 percent of Republicans said the convention did not change th ...
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Imam: Lindh can pray alone under religious rules
Doane Line - over 4 years
An imam on Tuesday disputed American Taliban fighter John Walker Lindh's claim that the school of Islam to which he belongs requires him to perform his ritual daily prayers as part of a group, even th
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Broadneck High School Honor Roll for 4th Quarter
Baoadneck Patch - over 4 years
All information is courtesy of the Anne Arundel County Public School System. The superintendent’s honor roll consists of students whose grades for both grading periods and semester examination grades are all A's or S's for an entire semester. Grade 9 Superintendent's Honor Roll Greta Easthom, Jeanne Luning Prak, Jett Mahler, Andrew Mainhart, Nolan McCue, Claire Whitaker.  Grade 10 Superintendent's Honor Roll Jeffrey Tateyama.  Grade 11 Superintendent's Honor Roll Bridget Derksen, Matthew Schofield, Katie Soisson.   Grade 12 Superintendent's Honor Roll Caroline Cameron, Kayla Cook, Samantha Dean, Sarah Duleh, Alexander Elliott, Devin Gardella, Emma Mulford, Megan Renner, Ana Torres, Curtis Winter, Ashley Zachery. The principal's honor roll consists of students who made straight A's for their grades throughout the full marking period. Grade 9 Principal's Honor Roll James Abert, Judy Barron, Brittany Beam, Bridget Bishop, Sydney Bostrom, Blair Bristow, ...
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Wabi Sabi dances into botanical garden June 21
Atlanta In Town - over 4 years
Wabi Sabi, the Atlanta Ballet’s new contemporary chamber performance group, will dance into the Atlanta Botanical Garden on Thursday, June 21, during Cocktails in the Garden. The evening begins with drinks at 6 p.m. and the performance at 7 p.m. Created by Atlanta Ballet veteran company dancer John Welker in 2011, Wabi Sabi seeks to push the boundaries of ballet through the creation of new works by the next generation of choreographic talent. Wabi Sabi allows Atlanta Ballet an opportunity to present new work that enhances the scope of the existing repertory, while offering new artistic challenges to its company members. Wabi Sabi takes its name from a Japanese worldview that finds beauty in the sincerity, simplicity, and integrity of the natural world. Thursday night’s show is free with admission to the Atlanta Botanical Garden. For additional ticket information, visit the Atlanta Botanical Garden at www.atlantabotanicalgarden.org.
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Culture notes: Wabi Sabi to dance at Botantical Garden; two call outs for arts honors
ajc - over 4 years
DANCE Atlanta Ballet (out)side project Wabi Sabi, a modern dance chamber performance group started by Atlanta Ballet dancer John Welker last year to showcase emerging choreographers, returns for a performance during Atlanta Botanical Garden’s Cocktails in the Garden on June 21. The evening will feature world premieres from Atlanta Ballet dancers-turned-choreographers Peng-Yu Chen, Jonah Hooper and Tara Lee. Pieces by three guest choreographers also will be performed: Nathan Griswold, a former Atlanta Ballet dancer now with BallettCQAugsburg in Germany; Jimmy Orrante of BalletMetCQ in Columbus, Ohio; and Rachelle Scott, a Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet member in New York City. The show marks Jacob Bush’s final performance with fellow Atlanta Ballet dancers before he departs for Ballett Augsburg. Cocktails in the Garden runs 6-10 pm, with Wabi Sabi performances staged throughout the evening in different areas of the Midtown garden. Performances are free with Cocktails …
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Tour of California 2012
The Sacramento Bee - almost 5 years
CLOVIS, Calif. (AP) -- Slovakia's Peter Sagan of Slovakia raced to his event-opening fourth straight stage victory in the Tour of California on Wednesday to increase his overall lead to 16 seconds. The 22-year-old Sagan, riding for Liquigas-Cannondale, finished the 130.2-mile stage from Sonora to Clovis -- the longest leg in the race -- in 5 hours, 18 minutes, 8 seconds in 95-degree conditions. Australia's Heinrich Haussler, racing for Garmin-Barracuda, was second for the fourth straight day, about a bike-length behind. Rabobank's Michael Matthews, also from Australia, was third in the stage. Sagan's fourth straight 10-second bonus for a stage win gave him a 40-second advantage over the expected overall contenders, including defending champion Chris Horner, the RadioShack-Nissan rider from Bend, Ore The eight-day event continues Thursday with an 18.4-mile individual time trial in Bakersfield, followed by two mountain stages. The 735-mile race concludes Sunday with a 42- ...
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Harford County Death Notices Through May 10
Bel Air Patch - almost 5 years
Here are links to obituaries for the communities of Aberdeen, Bel Air and Havre de Grace and our neighbors around Harford County, as posted by local funeral homes: William C. Brown Community Funeral Home(Aberdeen) Leroy Pullum Jr. passed away April 30. Rayner Veney Jr. passed away April 25. Effie Jones passed away April 25. Frances Burnett passed away April 21. Evans Funeral Chapel (Parkville) Rosemary Gauza passed away May 9. Michael Ciarpella Jr. passed away May 7. Frederick Mengoni passed away May 6. Sherry Baquol passed away May 6. Estella Rush passed away May 5. Paul Morin, Jr. passed away May 5. Genevieve Brown passed away May 2. Camille Daum passed away May 2. Roy McCauley passed away May 1. Howard Henry Jr. passed away May 1. Ursula Welzant passed away May 1. Kathleen Porter passed away April 30. Donald Rapp passed away April 29. John Walker, Sr. passed away April 27. James Loane Jr. passed away April 26. Ther ...
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Harford County Death Notices Through May 7
Bel Air Patch - almost 5 years
Here are links to obituaries for the communities of Aberdeen, Bel Air and Havre de Grace and our neighbors around Harford County, as posted by local funeral homes: William C. Brown Community Funeral Home(Aberdeen) Leroy Pullum Jr. passed away April 30. Rayner Veney Jr. passed away April 25. Effie Jones passed away April 25. Frances Burnett passed away April 21. Evans Funeral Chapel (Parkville) Frederick Mengoni passed away May 6. Sherry Baquol passed away May 6. Estella Rush passed away May 5. Paul Morin, Jr. passed away May 5. Genevieve Brown passed away May 2. Camille Daum passed away May 2. Roy McCauley passed away May 1. Howard Henry Jr. passed away May 1. Ursula Welzant passed away May 1. Kathleen Porter passed away April 30. Donald Rapp passed away April 29. John Walker, Sr. passed away April 27. James Loane Jr. passed away April 26. Theresa Hynson passed away April 26. Edgar Hylton passed away April 25. William ...
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Harford County Obituaries Through May 3
Bel Air Patch - almost 5 years
Here are links to obituaries for the communities of Aberdeen, Bel Air and Havre de Grace and our neighbors around Harford County, as posted by local funeral homes: William C. Brown Community Funeral Home(Aberdeen) Leroy Pullum Jr. passed away April 30. Rayner Veney Jr. passed away April 25. Effie Jones passed away April 25. Frances Burnett passed away April 21. Don Harris passed away April 15. Nwaka Etunnah passed away April 15. Evans Funeral Chapel (Parkville) Genevieve Brown passed away May 2. Camille Daum passed away May 2. Roy McCauley passed away May 1. Howard Henry Jr. passed away May 1. Ursula Welzant passed away May 1. Kathleen Porter passed away April 30. Donald Rapp passed away April 29. John Walker, Sr. passed away April 27. James Loane Jr. passed away April 26. Theresa Hynson passed away April 26. Edgar Hylton passed away April 25. William Toner passed away April 25. Salvatore "Sam" Miraglia Jr. passed away A ...
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Harford County Obituaries Through April 30
Bel Air Patch - almost 5 years
Here are links to obituaries for the communities of Aberdeen, Bel Air and Havre de Grace and our neighbors around Harford County, as posted by local funeral homes: William C. Brown Community Funeral Home(Aberdeen) Frances Burnett passed away April 21. Don Harris passed away April 15. Nwaka Etunnah passed away April 15. Evans Funeral Chapel (Parkville) Donald Rapp passed away April 29. John Walker, Sr. passed away April 27. James Loane Jr. passed away April 26. Theresa Hynson passed away April 26. Edgar Hylton passed away April 25. William Toner passed away April 25. Salvatore "Sam" Miraglia Jr. passed away April 24. Thomas "Tom" Heinlein passed away April 24. Laurie Bourdeau passed away April 23. Gloria Middleton passed away April 23. Charles Kilpatrick, Jr. passed away April 22. Daniel Sullivan passed away April 20. Mary Ensor passed away April 20. Dorothy Niedzwick passed away April 20. Janet Begunich passed away April 20 ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of John Walker
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2011
    Age 67
    He died of the disease, at his Los Angeles home, on 7 May 2011.
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  • 2010
    Age 66
    In 2010, Walker was diagnosed with liver cancer.
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  • 2009
    Age 65
    At the time of his 2009 book, Walker lived in California and had four children and three grandchildren.
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    A dual autobiography, written by Walker and Gary Leeds, The Walker Brothers: No Regrets - Our Story, was published in 2009.
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    He toured the UK again in 2009, as part of an "oldies" package, and in 2010 with the Dakotas, whose original line-up backed Billy J. Kramer in the 1960s.
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  • 2007
    Age 63
    In 2007, he released two new CDs, Just For You, a collection of love songs, and Songs of Christmas and Inspiration.
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  • 2004
    Age 60
    He toured Britain again as part of a nostalgia package tour in 2004, and released an album, Silver Sixties Tour 2004, as well as resuming extensive touring in his own right.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 2003
    Age 59
    In December 2003, he married Cynthia, who sang with him on tour.
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  • 2000
    Age 56
    In 2000, he set up his own record label and released a CD, You.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1986
    Age 42
    In 1986, he took part in a 1960s revival tour, before finally moving from England to San Diego.
    More Details Hide Details He took an electronics course, and became a technical consultant to manufacturing companies, while developing his own recording studio. He also began writing and composing material, mainly for other artists, and formed his own publishing company, Arena.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1980
    Age 36
    He married Brandy Nielsen in 1980; they divorced in 2003.
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  • 1974
    Age 30
    Late in 1974, he agreed with Engel and Leeds to reform The Walker Brothers.
    More Details Hide Details In 1975, they released an album, No Regrets. The title track was taken off as a single and rose to # 7 on the UK chart in early 1976. They recorded two further albums together, Lines (1976) and Nite Flights (1978), which were less successful. They undertook some cabaret performances, although Engel (by now more usually known as Scott Walker) was reluctant to sing live; the group's contract with GTO Records ended and, according to Walker, the group "just drifted apart".
  • TWENTIES
  • 1971
    Age 27
    In 1971 he married Julie Parker-Cann; they divorced a few years later.
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    In 1971, he recorded an album co-produced by Bill Wyman at the Château d'Hérouville in France, but it was never released.
    More Details Hide Details Two years later, he toured briefly with singer Jimmy Wilson and a backing group, as The New Walkers, before they split up.
  • 1969
    Age 25
    Later solo singles on Philips, and then on the Carnaby label owned by Mervyn Conn, were less successful, as was a 1969 album, This Is John Walker.
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  • 1968
    Age 24
    The Walker Brothers split up in early 1968, principally as a result of tensions between Maus and Engel, after a UK tour in late 1967 which also featured Jimi Hendrix, Cat Stevens, and Engelbert Humperdinck, followed by a tour of Japan.
    More Details Hide Details John Walker then began performing solo with a backing band. He released a single, "Annabella", co-written by Graham Nash, which reached # 24 on the UK singles chart, and an album, If You Go Away.
  • 1965
    Age 21
    Walker was married four times. He married American pop singer Kathy Young in 1965; they divorced in 1968.
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    With financial backing from Leeds' stepfather, Walker, Engel and Leeds travelled to the UK in February 1965 for an exploratory visit.
    More Details Hide Details In the UK, "Love Her" was released on the Philips label, an affiliate of Mercury, and reached # 20 on the UK singles chart. Walker and Engel signed a new recording contract, and, with Leeds, began performing live in England, to considerable press attention and with growing numbers of - predominantly female teenage - fans. Their next record, a version of the Bacharach and David song "Make It Easy On Yourself", produced like their other British recordings by Johnny Franz, reached # 1 in the UK chart in September 1965. Over the next two years the Walker Brothers became - with the Beatles and the Rolling Stones - one of the most popular groups in the country. Their second British number one, "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore" in 1966, was also their biggest hit in the US, where it made # 13 on the Billboard Hot 100.
  • 1964
    Age 20
    He formed The Walker Brothers (originally The Walker Brothers Trio) in 1964, with himself as lead vocalist and guitarist, Engel on bass and harmony vocals, and Al "Tiny" Schneider on drums.
    More Details Hide Details Walker and Engel were signed as a duo by Mercury Records, and recorded their first single, "Pretty Girls Everywhere" in Los Angeles. There they became a leading attraction at Gazzari's nightclub, and appeared on the Shindig! TV show developed by Jack Good, and then on a weekly TV show, Ninth Street A Go Go. Late in 1964, they met drummer Gary Leeds, previously of The Standells, who had recently toured the UK with singer P.J. Proby, and who persuaded them that they would have greater success in England. Before leaving, they recorded their second single, "Love Her", overseen by Nick Venet and arranger Jack Nitzsche, with Scott Engel taking the lead vocal part for the first time.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1963
    Age 19
    In 1963, Walker and Engel, with two other musicians, toured the Midwest as "The Surfaris", although the group included none of the musicians who played on the Surfaris' records.
    More Details Hide Details Walker also released his first solo record, "What a Thrill", on the Almo label, with The Blossoms as backing singers.
  • 1957
    Age 13
    From 1957 onwards, he worked as singer and guitarist with his sister, as the duo John and Judy. They recorded several singles for the Aladdin, Dore, Arvee and Eldo labels between 1958 and 1962. In 1961, they formed a backing band and performed as John, Judy and the Newports, until the band split up after an engagement in Hawaii.
    More Details Hide Details They then met Scott Engel, who had been playing bass in The Routers, and, with drummer "Spider" Webb, formed a new band, Judy and the Gents. Maus obtained an ID card in the name of John Walker, in order to perform in clubs around Los Angeles while under the legal age to do so.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1947
    Age 3
    John Maus was born in New York City, the son of John Joseph Maus Sr., who was of German extraction, and his wife Regina. With his parents and his older sister, Judith, he moved to California in 1947, at first settling in Redondo Beach and later in Hermosa Beach.
    More Details Hide Details He began learning saxophone, clarinet and guitar as a child, and by the age of 11 also began acting and appearing in TV talent shows. He had a role in a regular sitcom, Hello Mom, and small uncredited parts in the movies The Eddy Duchin Story (1956) and The Missouri Traveler (1958). He became a friend of Ritchie Valens, and was an honorary pallbearer at Valens' funeral. In 1959 the family moved again, to Inglewood, where he made the acquaintance of David Marks and Dennis and Carl Wilson, helping to teach them guitar. He began using the name John Walker at the age of 17, because he was unhappy at how people pronounced his real name.
  • 1943
    Born
    Born on November 12, 1943.
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