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New art exhibit showcasing San Diego opens in La Jolla

first_img , Updated: 12:20 PM Posted: February 11, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsLA JOLLA (KUSI) — San Diegans have a chance to check out artistic portrayals of our highly photogenic city at a new art gallery that opened in La Jolla Saturday.The gallery is a collaborative effort between local photographer Evgeny Yorobe and craftsman William Waters.The duo revealed their work Saturday evening at the La Jolla Art Walk.To see more of their art, visit: http://www.sandiego-landscapes.com February 11, 2018 New art exhibit showcasing San Diego opens in La Jolla Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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The story of the sitar

first_imgDo you know that during the recording of the Beatles’ iconic song Norwegian Wood, one of the strings of the sitar played by George Harrison broke leaving him with no clue about how to replace it until he was helped by none other than Indian political activist in Britain Ayana Angadi. This and several other titbits about the band and their India connection are mentioned in an article in The Equator Line magazine written by American freelance writer Robert Cepican. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Harrison bought the sitar from a shop called Indiacraft on Oxford Street in London and John Lennon suggested using it for the first time in the song Norwegian Wood.The Beatles-India story took an interesting twist during the recording of Norwegian Wood. Whether it was divine intervention or the product of a ‘real crummy’ sitar, one of the strings on the instrument broke,” writes Cepican in the piece titled The Yogi and the Fab Four. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixWritten by Lennon and Paul McCartney, Norwegian Wood was recorded in October 1965 and released on December 6, 1965.Cepican, who is the author of Yesterday Came Suddenly, The History of the Beatles and is working on another book on the legendary British band, says Harrison had no clue how to replace the broken string.“Producer George Martin stepped in and suggested that he contact Ayana Angadi, the co-founder of the Asian Music Circle (AMC). Angadi had provided George Martin with authentic Indian musicians five years earlier on a song, recorded with Peter Sellers and Sophia Loren, called Goodness Gracious Me,” he writes.Shankara Angadi, Ayana’s son, recalls, “As luck would have it, we did have some sitar strings in the house, and the whole family went down to the studio at Abbey Road and watched them record, from behind the glass.” The simple act of a sitar string breaking had a profound influence on the direction of Harrison’s life. Indian music had been completely unknown to him but for the next two years, Ayana Angadi and the AMC would mentor Harrison in the study of Indian classical music. The organisation had two sitar teachers, one of whom became Harrison’s first teacher, but according to Shankara, no one seems to remember his name.The AMC would provide authentic Indian musicians for Harrison’s next two Indian songs —Love you to, which appeared on Revolver; and Within you without you, which appeared on ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club Band’. George wrote Love you to— to draw more attention to the sitar. It was also the first Beatles recording to give credit on the album cover to a musician outside the group, an Indian musician named Anil Bhagwat, who played the table. Cepican says that it was through the AMC that Harrison was introduced to the man who would be his life-long friend and teacher, Ravi Shankar.Harrison was the first Beatle to visit India. Following the group’s last live concert performance at Candlestick Park, San Francisco in August 1966, he travelled to Mumbai to study the sitar with Ravi Shankar.“I went to India for about six weeks. Ravi would give me lessons, and he’d also have one of his students sit with me. My hips were killing me from sitting on the floor, and so Ravi brought a yoga teacher to start showing me the physical yoga exercises. It was a fantastic time…,” Harrison once recalled.The Beatles as a group arrived in Rishikesh on February 16, 1968, eager to take part in an advanced course in meditation at Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s Himalayan retreat.Attendees included folk singer Donovan, Mike Love of the Beach Boys, actor Mia Farrow and her sister Prudence. The Beatles led a simple lifestyle in the stone cottages at the Maharishi’s ashram and ate vegetarian meals. Lennon and Harrison were both vegetarians, McCartney was a meat-eater and Ringo was on a restricted diet.The Beatles’ time in Rishikesh was spent attending 90-minute lectures in the afternoon and evening. They discovered that meditation provided answers to their spiritual questions and found drugs less capable of helping them find the inner peace they sought, Cepican writes.Much of their free time was spent writing songs, which resulted in one of their most productive periods as songwriters, collectively writing 48 songs that would appear on the White Album and Abbey Road, he says.Some of the songs were directly inspired by the lectures they attended and by their experiences in Rishikesh. Lennon wrote Child of Nature, which he later reworked and renamed Jealous Guy for the Imagine album. McCartney’s Mother Nature’s Son was similarly inspired by his experiences with meditation.The Beatles would continue to use Indian instruments and express Indian spirituality in their songs and on their records. George wrote The Inner Light, which was recorded in Mumbai one month before attending the Maharishi’s retreat.Lennon wrote Across the Universe, which was influenced by his experiences with meditation. The chorus included the mantra ‘Jai guru deva om’ that the Maharishi gave them.last_img read more

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Before You Sign Up For a Coding Class Do This

first_img This is a pretty common question and there are generally two different ways to tackle this. The first way is to ask a question of yourself: what exactly are you trying to build? If you know exactly what kind of app or website you’re trying to create, your answer might be a simpler one. If you’re trying to build an iOS or Mac app, learning Objective-C and XCode are the way to go. If you’re trying to build an application for the Android platform, then I would suggest Java and the Android SDK. If you need to build an awesome website for your business, learn HTML5, CSS3, PHP, and it’s also good to know your way around WordPress themes.If you want to build the next amazing SaaS (Software as a Service), you’ll probably want to get started with HTML5 and CSS3 then jump into Ruby and then Rails for rapid prototyping. The best part about this approach is that your motivation is to finish whatever project you set out to finish, so hopefully this will help you structure your learning a bit more. For instance, if you’re building a basic database driven application that can store user information, you’ll know that you have to learn about database theory and how to enact a basic user authentication scheme to sign users up, in, and out. The parts can be broken down fairly easily.Related: Finding the Right Coding Bootcamp for YouThe second approach to the question is the more general one. You’re interested in programming because you heard from a friend that it could be a really cool thing to check out. Maybe you’ve always wanted to know more about it, or you think it will help you professionally to understand it better. In this case, I’d recommend starting slow so you don’t get overwhelmed. Start with HTML and CSS and then graduate to a fun language like Ruby or Python so you understand the basic tenets of programming. Both of these languages are fairly beginner-friendly but also allow for robust and deep use later on if you decide to delve further into coding. Also, the concepts you learn will be transferrable to other languages and technologies you may want to learn in the future.The most important thing with both of these approaches is not to get overwhelmed. There will be times when you’re frustrated beyond belief by a certain problem. I encourage you to take a break and come back to the problem later with a fresh perspective and nine times out of ten, the answer will be there for you. Also, don’t forget that no programmer knows everything. “Google is your friend” is a phrase I often say to my students. There are a ton of great places to search for answers online. The most important thing is just to start learning.Related: 5 Reasons Entrepreneurs Should Learn to Code  Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Register Now » Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. May 20, 2014last_img read more

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