westwood elementary, bryker woods poets and prose writers

poets bear verses
school produces scholars

when i read posts
I get to know their plants of lawrence Congdon

Bessy Fan, Sherri Kim, Lee Fan, Rachel Schapiro,
Charles Fan, Karina Fisher, Diane Goettel, Benji Wojin,

Kit Frick, Raivenne-Lations, wabi Sabi, Cees Photography,
Leaf and Twig, Mihee-Kim Kort, Petitemagique, Poetry by Pamela

Elan Murdrow, Read between the Minds, Sharmishtha Basu,
Kevenna Rao, CBS New york, CBS Boston, Dunstan Carter

michaels Lair, Ryan Boren, Musehollow, Rel, Jerry REcco,
ZoralinQ, Phantom Gourmet, Meenas Poems, Terry Francona

Robinson Cano, Christian Vazquez, beeseeker, geezer girl,
Miriams Well, Shawn bird, Kevin Bird, Kevin Barretts, mezzojan

Pages from my mind shows case grace,
Jesse Novels, Cristian mihai, Toinets Projects, Kenneth Justice,

Yoga Mom, Biblioklept, Ocdbloggergirls, Marrian Zenawi, Fatima,
Fajita, martin Luther king, James, Judith, Anita, Liz Venable, Lucy,

Thomas turner, Salim Waliyah, Lisa jenny, Brahim Samirai, Rose Dickson,
Basim Fahim, Zanna Abdulwahab, Joseph Nura, Syrian Zayak, Twyla turner

Christabel Evelyn, many people write
Anna Yates, Blair Nye, Will McCord, Sarah Moore, Alana Alexander

neil Leff-Wilson, Alexis Royal, Hannah Colby, shenan McFeeley, Julia Martin,
Sierra Tothero, Justin Croft, Alex Lopez, Ivan Scott, Ben Arar, Drew Luecke,

Bryker Woods poetry connects to Saint Louis

Harry Minton, imani Dabney, Emily Mixon, Mirtam Worde, Tim Robinson,
Alyssa Phillips, Maddie Porter, Sheng Wu, toys R’Us, Amelia Wilson,

Jay Wise, Julia Watson, Bryanne Cooke, Corinna Archer, Blair Mitchell,
Connie Liu, Casey Theriot, Brad Williams, Jill calaway, Stephen You, Tom Wu

Gierra Perez, Joshua Hays, Larry Page, Lucinda Southworth, Trenton Goodwin,
Sophie Brame, Megan Jones, Jason cox, Shenan Novak, Owen Hunter, Zoe Berg,

too many talents
I shift my focus and say a few sweet things to J. J. Brown, Jiangsheng You, Xiaofeng Zhu

the story from east side of Han river, for poetry rally week 83, nutrition april 1 to may 2, 2016

Hyde Park Poetry

the talent show is on
a glance at Beijing, Hebei, and Anhui could be profound

look up,
look down,
we find lots of beauty and handsome well-known

old meets young

Ding XiaoJun sings sweetly,
Mei Baojiu acts womanly
Dan Zen is good at comedy

Niu Li is charming,
Pan Yongcao and Jin Yao are dancing,
Qin Yi, Tian Hua, and Song Fei are excellent exercising

middle east

we feel great
about Julie Cohen, Jennifer Flecher, and Kimberly Henry,
we do promote Zhou Tao, Dong Qing, and Zhao Wei

think of Ma Shucao, Xu Peidong, Jiang Kemei, Jiang Hun,
recall the show of 2016, 2015 from Chun Ni, Luo Jie, Qu Dan
a music rises for Tao Yulin, Zhang Ye, Ning Jing, Zhu Jun,

soft music
modern dance
free verse

Huang Hong regrets she did not grow taller,
Huo Xuanhe, Shi Weijian, Hu Wei, Yin Liyuan simply laughing, why not Li Shengsu, Yu Kuizhi, and Chen Sisi?

just kidding, we try to pay attention to Wang Erni,
including Wu Huan, Zhu Yibing, Juan Zi, Zhao Pu, and Guo Da
and keep in mind, Sun Yue, Hong Wei, Gong Shuang all thrive

beautiful wear,
fancy coats,
their boots stomp on the floor and make crunchy sound

Hello, Yang Lan, Cao Kefan, and Bai Yansheng,
Goodbye Tang Yongli, Chen Kaige, Wang Chuanyue, and Wang Li
keep it up, David Boren, Frank Wang, Woody Guthrie, Alan Moore

McKnight Performing Art Center, yahoo news

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Ross and Billie McKnight
104 East High
Throckmorton, Texas 76483

United States

STILLWATER, Okla., March 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Oklahoma State University’s planned performing arts center received a major boost today with a $25 million gift from alumni Ross and Billie McKnight to establish an endowment to support programming.

“This visionary gift from the McKnights will ensure our new performing arts center truly maximizes the opportunities for cultural enrichment that the magnificent modern facility will afford,” said Oklahoma State University President Burns Hargis. “As a result of the generosity of the McKnights, we will be available to present celebrated national and international performing arts productions and artists that will enhance the cultural experience on campus, in the Stillwater community and across the region.”

The 93,000-square-foot performing arts center will be named The McKnight Center for the Performing Arts at Oklahoma State University. The center will stand prominently along the southwest corner of University Avenue and Hester Street within walking distance of the student union, the Atherton Hotel and the ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center.

The McKnight Center for the Performing Arts will be one of Oklahoma’s premier cultural institutions, creating an environment for artistic expression that allows Oklahoma State and the Stillwater community to express — and be recognized for — their passion for the arts on a global stage.

“Billie and I made this commitment to fulfill the vision of the performing arts center to expand the number and type of cultural opportunities available at Oklahoma State through vibrant performances and educational experiences,” said Ross McKnight. “We see our gift enabling students at Oklahoma State to achieve their fullest potential through interaction with some of the finest artists in the world. We believe these experiences will inspire students to express their own talents through music and performance.”

The endowment will allow Oklahoma State to explore unique opportunities to work with several of the country’s top symphonies, institutions, artists and traveling musical groups to bring once-in-a-lifetime entertainment and learning opportunities to Stillwater.

The McKnights’ generosity complements a number of donations to the performing arts center including a $15 million maintenance and operations gift from philanthropists and OSU alumni Frank and Carol Morsani.

“The McKnights and others who have already committed gifts to The McKnight Center for the Performing Arts represent a significant milestone under the leadership of President Burns Hargis toward achieving the goal of making the arts a vital part of the Oklahoma State experience,” commented Joe B. Hall, chairman of the OSU/A&M Board of Regents.

The McKnight Center for the Performing Arts will feature state-of-the-art technology designed to enhance the performance and audience experience. It will include an acoustically perfected 1,100­-seat performance hall, 222­-seat recital hall and an outdoor amphitheater with a large viewing screen for broadcasting performances in the hall as well as other performances from anywhere else in the world.

The McKnight Center for the Performing Arts will also include a new home for the Department of Music and its master class curriculum. Teaching studios for one-on-one lessons and ensemble rooms for small or large groups will be located in the center. These spaces will be engineered with the latest acoustics and technology for instruction, practice and performance.

The McKnight Center for the Performing Arts at Oklahoma State University is expected to open in 2019.

Jennifer Kinnard | OSU Foundation | 405-385- 5185 | jkinnard@osugiving.com
Gary Shutt | OSU Communications | 405-612-5757 | gary.shutt@okstate.edu

The Oklahoma State University Foundation, the private fundraising organization for OSU, exists to unite donor and university passions and priorities to achieve excellence. The Foundation manages donor contributions so the university can provide the most advanced educational opportunities to students. From scholarships to community programs to important research, OSU donors generously support the spirit and tradition of Oklahoma State University’s land-grant mission. OSU supporters fuel our historic growth and unprecedented excitement. We continue to witness an ongoing transformation at Oklahoma State, and all gifts help ensure we continue this tradition of excellence. 

Oklahoma State University is a modern land-grant university that prepares students for success. OSU has more than 36,000 students across its five-campus system and more than 25,000 on its combined Stillwater and Tulsa campuses, with students from all 50 states and around 120 nations. Established in 1890, Oklahoma State has graduated more than 260,000 students who have been serving Oklahoma and the world for 125 years.


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Architectural rendering of the front façade of The McKnight Center for the Performing Arts at Oklahoma State University


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Rendering of the grand Performance Hall in The McKnight Center, complete with state-of-the-art technology


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Rendering of the Outdoor Plaza, which will simulcast live performances within The McKnight Center and from stages around the globe

wonders on grandparents and their grandkids



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hundreds of miles apart

how to handle the relation is an art


when a wise grand daughter speaks

the wisdom and the courage in her make Himalaya mountain shake


when an infant baby cries for human touches

the sound waves echo in between are as powerful as Olympic torch


despite the fact that two persons never meet

the tie and comprehension cross generations are great


God bless Lydia, Valeria, Sarah, Lisa, Bob, John, and Roxanne,

Any care givers derve to benefit gtom early childhood education excellence

sting wrestler Stephen (Steve) Borden


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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Sting in March 2015
Birth name Steve Borden[1]
Born March 20, 1959 (age 57)[2][3]
Omaha, Nebraska,
United States[1]
Residence Dallas, Texas, United States[4]
Alma mater University of California, Los Angeles[5]
Children 3
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Blade Runner Flash[2]
Blade Runner Sting[1][2]
Flash Borden
Steve Borden[2]
Billed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)[6]
Billed weight 250 lb (110 kg)[6]
Billed from Venice Beach, California[6]
Every Man’s Nightmare
Trained by Red Bastien[1]
Rick Bassman
Debut November 28, 1985[7]

Steve Borden, Sr. (born March 20, 1959), better known by the ring name Sting, is an American professional wrestler, actor, author and former bodybuilder, currently signed to WWE.[6] Sting is known for his time spent as the public face of two major pro wrestling companies: the now-defunct World Championship Wrestling (WCW), which displaced the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) as the leading pro wrestling organization in the United States from 1995–1998;[8] and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA).[9] With a career spanning more than three decades, Borden has cultivated a legacy as one of the greatest pro wrestlers of all time.[10]

Sting’s 14-year tenure with WCW and its predecessor, Jim Crockett Promotions (JCP), began in 1987. Dubbed “The Franchise of WCW”,[6] Sting held a total of 15 championships in the promotion – including the WCW World Heavyweight Championship on six occasions, the WCW International World Heavyweight Championship on two occasions, and the NWA World Heavyweight Championship on one occasion – and made more pay-per-view (PPV) appearances for the company than any other wrestler.[11] He headlined the highest-grossing PPV event in WCW history at Starrcade 1997.[12] Upon the acquisition of WCW by the WWF in March 2001, Sting and his long-term rival Ric Flair were chosen to perform in the main event of the final episode of Nitro.[6]

Following the expiration of his contract with WCW’s parent company, AOL Time Warner, in March 2002, Borden held talks with the WWF but ultimately did not join the promotion,[13] instead touring internationally with World Wrestling All-Stars (WWA)[14] – winning the WWA World Heavyweight Championship – before joining the then-upstart TNA in 2003.[1] Over the following 11 years, he won the NWA World Heavyweight Championship on one further occasion and the TNA World Heavyweight Championship four times, and was the inaugural inductee into the TNA Hall of Fame in 2012.[15] Previously described by WWE as the greatest wrestler never to have performed for that promotion,[16] Sting finally joined the company in 2014, making his first appearance at Survivor Series and having his debut match at WrestleMania 31 the following year.

Sting has held 25 total championships throughout his career, including 21 between WCW and TNA. Readers of Pro Wrestling Illustrated named him “Most Popular Wrestler of the Year” on four occasions, a record he shares with John Cena.[5] On January 11, 2016, Sting was announced as the first inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2016:[17] this renders him the only performer to be inducted into both the WWE and TNA Hall of Fame, as well as the second man to be inducted while an active WWE wrestler, after Ric Flair.

Early life

Borden was born in Omaha, Nebraska,[1] and raised in Southern California.[7] He excelled at football and basketball in high school, and later embarked on a career in bodybuilding,[1] once co-owning a Gold’s Gym health club. Borden is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles.[5] He had no interest in professional wrestling and no television access to it within his home community, but decided to pursue a career in the industry after being taken to an “incredible” World Wrestling Federation (WWF) event in Los Angeles where he saw Hulk Hogan, The Iron Sheik, The British Bulldogs, André the Giant, and others perform.[7]

Professional wrestling career

Continental Wrestling Association (1985–1986)

Borden, originally wrestling under the ring name Flash, teamed with Jim “Justice” Hellwig as two members of Power Team USA in independent All-California Championship Wrestling. Power Team USA was a four-man unit also featuring Garland “Glory” Donahoe and Mark “Commando” Miller, plus manager Rick Bassman.[18] Hellwig and Borden later moved to the Continental Wrestling Association, a wrestling company based in Memphis, Tennessee and became known as the Freedom Fighters.[19] Fans were slow to respond to the lumbering hulks, so the team turned heel.[3][20] The Freedom Fighters left the CWA after an uneventful run, the highlight of which was an angle in which they broke the leg of veteran wrestler Phil Hickerson.[19]

Universal Wrestling Federation (1986–1987)

The duo surfaced in the Universal Wrestling Federation, an organization run by Bill Watts and based in Shreveport, Louisiana where they were known as the Blade Runners. Borden changed his ring name from Flash to Sting, while Hellwig became known as Rock.[3] They soon joined Hotstuff & Hyatt International, a heel stable headed by “Hot Stuff” Eddie Gilbert and Missy Hyatt. Together with “Russian” wrestler Kortsia Korchenko, the Blade Runners became henchmen in Gilbert’s on-screen feud with Watts. Hellwig, who would later become The Ultimate Warrior in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, then WWE), left the promotion in mid-1986, leaving Sting without a partner. Sting won the UWF World Tag Team Championship twice with Gilbert in 1986 and a third time with Rick Steiner in 1987.

Following a match against Terry Taylor in mid-1987, Gilbert interfered on Taylor’s behalf, costing Sting the match. Taylor and Gilbert ganged up on Sting until Gentleman Chris Adams came to Sting’s aid. Adams cleared the ring and then asked Sting if he was with him or against him in his feud with Taylor and Gilbert. Sting turned face by declaring his allegiance to Adams.

Behind the scenes, Gilbert endorsed Borden by telling a dirt sheet that Sting would be a megastar in the future. Later that year, Sting was tabbed to win the UWF Television Championship, then held by Gilbert, until Jim Crockett of the National Wrestling Alliance bought the company from Watts. Crockett’s booker, Dusty Rhodes, decided to put the Television title on Taylor to set up a feud between Taylor and NWA Television Champion Nikita Koloff to unify the two titles. Rhodes used then-unknown Shane Douglas as the transitional champion from Gilbert to Taylor because Rhodes did not want to diminish Sting’s growing stardom with a brief title run.

Jim Crockett Promotions/World Championship Wrestling

Rise to stardom (1987–1989)

Sometime after Sting’s arrival to the NWA in July 1987, Dusty Rhodes used the opening bout of Crockett’s first foray into pay-per-view, Starrcade ’87, to showcase the young superstar. Sting partnered with Michael P.S. Hayes and Jimmy Garvin in a six-man tag team match against Gilbert, Steiner, and Larry Zbyszko that ended in a 15-minute time-limit draw.

Having established himself as a rising star, Sting was one of the few UWF alumni to be pushed in the NWA. At the inaugural Clash of the Champions in March 1988, Sting challenged Ric Flair for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. The match ended in a draw after the 45-minute time limit expired and the ringside judges could not declare a winner.[3][21] Sting lost to Flair in several non-televised rematches following the Clash and, later that year, battled other members of Flair’s stable, the Four Horsemen. Sting teamed with Koloff at The Great American Bash in July 1988 to challenge Horsemen Tully Blanchard and Arn Anderson for the NWA World Tag Team Championship; Blanchard and Anderson retained the titles when the match ended in a 20-minute time-limit draw.

Rhodes continued to book Sting in title matches throughout the year against both NWA United States Champion Barry Windham and NWA Television Champion Mike Rotunda. In the fall of 1988, Sting was attacked by Hawk and Animal of The Road Warriors after a televised match. Rhodes, as booker, identified Sting as the face who was most over with the fans, despite knowing that turning the Road Warriors heel would be no easy task. Rhodes himself teamed with Sting to challenge the Road Warriors for the tag team championship at Starrcade ’88 that December. Rhodes and Sting got the win by disqualification, allowing the Road Warriors to retain the titles.

Sting returned to singles matches in 1989, starting the year off by wrestling Flair to a one-hour draw in Atlanta’s Omni on New Year’s Day. He would also have his first experience in Japan with a brief tour in All Japan Pro Wrestling, with his most notable match in AJPW against Dan Spivey on January 25. After a long push, Sting won his first title in the NWA when he defeated Rotundo for the NWA Television Championship at a live event in March.[3] Sting defended the Television title actively but tended to face sub-par challengers such as The Iron Sheik. In mid-1989, The Great Muta challenged Sting at The Great American Bash. The match was booked with a classic, controversial Dusty Finish even though Rhodes (the namesake of the technique) had been fired months earlier. Sting got the three-count and was announced as the winner, but a replay showed Muta’s shoulder was up at the count of two. The NWA decided to declare the title vacant.[3] Sting and Muta battled in many rematches for the vacant Television title, but they always ended in disqualification, giving neither man the championship. Eventually, Muta won a No Disqualification match against Sting at a live event in September by using a blackjack to get the win and the title.

In the main event of that year’s Great American Bash, Flair defended the NWA World Heavyweight Championship against Terry Funk, who was a member of Gary Hart‘s J-Tex Corporation. After Flair got the victory, he was attacked by Funk’s stablemate, Muta. Sting came to the aid of his old rival Flair, and the two feuded with Muta and Funk for the rest of the summer and fall, culminating in a Thunderdome Cage match between the two teams, which Flair and Sting won, at Halloween Havoc ’89. The alliance with Flair resulted in Sting joining the newly reformed and now-face Four Horsemen along with the Andersons, Arn and Ole.

Sting finished out the year by winning a four-man round-robin Iron Man tournament at Starrcade ’89. In the final match of the night, Sting defeated Flair to accumulate the necessary points to win the tournament. The victory made Sting the number one contender for Flair’s NWA World title, leading to tension within the Four Horsemen.

Feud with the Four Horsemen (1990–1991)

Sting was summarily dismissed from the Four Horsemen on February 6, 1990, at Clash of the Champions X: Texas Shootout after refusing to relinquish his title shot against Flair, thus restarting their rivalry. Later that evening, Borden suffered a legitimate knee injury while interfering in a Steel Cage match featuring the Horsemen.[3]

Borden’s injury forced the bookers of World Championship Wrestling, the dominant promotion in the NWA, to find a new opponent for Flair for the forthcoming WrestleWar pay-per-view event. Lex Luger was chosen to challenge Flair at WrestleWar. During the match between Flair and Luger, Sting came down to motivate Luger to come back and beat Flair. Before this Sting and Luger had been at odds. When Luger was close to winning Sting was attacked by Ole Anderson. Luger opted to save the already injured Sting and ended up losing the match by countout while assisting his friend. Behind the scenes, WCW officials had wanted Flair to drop the title to Luger at WrestleWar, but Flair refused, saying he had promised Borden he would hold the title until Borden could return to the ring.

Despite the injury, Sting was still utilized on television and pay per views when necessary. At the Capital Combat event in May, Sting was accosted by the Four Horsemen and thrown into a metal cage at ringside. In a promotional crossover, Sting was rescued by his buddy RoboCop.[22]

After Borden’s recovery, Sting finally defeated Flair for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship on July 7, 1990, at the The Great American Bash.[3] Sting went on to feud with title contenders Flair and Sid Vicious. Vicious appeared to defeat Sting in a title match at the 1990 Halloween Havoc, but the “Sting” that Vicious pinned was revealed to be an impostor played by Horseman Barry Windham. The real Sting appeared soon after and pinned Vicious to retain his title after the match was restarted.

During Sting’s title run, a masked man known as The Black Scorpion would taunt and attack Sting on many occasions. This feud culminated in a final showdown between Sting and The Black Scorpion at Starrcade: Collision Course in December. The cage match ended with Sting pinning and unmasking the Scorpion, who turned out to be Flair in disguise.

short story slam week 39, a parkway leads to San Francisco bay





roads, avenues, drive, streets, lanes, parkway,
zig zag, jigsaw puzzle form wrinkly pines,
when we drive,
we seek direction and satisfaction

i pick these names,
i pin them in zebra tail,
I brush them off,
i type and wail

at California state,
we have Hauward, Bakersfield, Menlo Park, Oxnard, Palo Alto, and Fremont,
we find Charleston road,
Google road

how about other roads?
here comes Burke road,
Miranda road,
Pelham Al gilroy road

then, we see Cherry Avenue
Maybell Avenue
La Para Avenue
Wilkie Way

Ross road,
plymouth street,
Shorebird Way,
rock Street

Edith Avenue
Hans Avenue,
Ayala Drive,
Muriagan Avenue

turning left,
turning right,
one way,
two way, here is what we read

Abbey road,
East middlefield
Showers Drive
Ortega avenue or amelia road

Bair island
Laguna woods
Irvine Meadows

Amphitheater Parkway road
Celia street

Cornell street
sherland Avenue
Oceanview Terrace
Harrison street

Sherman Avenue
Church Street
August Street
Farm Road

university of kansas high school orchestra camp

be aware,

lots of musicians enjoy choir

band, jazz also encho love

passionate things come in

with lovely dove

look, write, recommend, send

apply, and attend,

young singers rise among lawrence enterprise


High School Music Camp

(Band, Choir & Orchestra)

June 19 – 24, 2016

Open to students entering 9th – graduating 12th grades


Choir Camp

Music Camp Choir StudentsThe High School Choir Camp provides an opportunity for high school students, interested in learning more about the choral arts, to engage in in-depth study with choral experts.

The summer curriculum will include choral ensemble rehearsals, classes in diction, voice lessons, individual and group conducting lessons, and All-State music preparation. The Choir Camp provides an exciting environment for the study of choral music and other related subjects.


High School Choir Camp Director and Conductor:
Dr. Paul Tucker, KU Director of Choral Activities
Please note faculty may be subject to change

Orchestra Camp

Music Camp Orchestra The High School Orchestra Camp will feature outstanding KU faculty and guest artists from the pinnacle of the string and orchestral profession, teaching the skills and knowledge necessary for high school string students of various levels to improve their playing and perform at a high level in rehearsals in concerts. Through masterclasses, sectionals, chamber music, and full rehearsals, students’ ears will be opened to a higher standard of musicianship, and they will learn the techniques and gain the confidence to attain that new standard.


High School Orchestra Camp Director and Conductor:
Jacob Dakon, KU String Education Professor, Assistant Professor of Music Education & Music Therapy
Please note faculty may be subject to change


Band Camp

Music Camp Band The camp will emphasize instruction on individual musical skills through warm-up techniques, masterclasses, solo/ensemble and all-state audition preparation techniques, large ensembles, music theory and listening skills. The program is designed for high school students of all levels of experience. Nationally acclaimed faculty/staff will not only coach students and give master classes, but will also perform alongside students in the large ensembles, providing them with a unique and valuable experience that they will carry with them for years to come.


High School Band Camp Director:
Dr. Paul W. Popiel, KU Director of Bands

Band Conductors:

Dr. Paul Popiel

Ms. Sharon Toulouse, KU Assistant Director of Bands
Please note faculty may be subject to change

Murphy Hall, Room 460
1530 Naismith Drive
Lawrence, Kansas 66045-3103

2015 High School Music Band Camp Parent Handbook (pdf)

2015 High School Music Choir Camp Parent Handbook (pdf)
2015 High School Music Orchestra Camp Parent Handbook (pdf)