Paul Clarke of BBC Music gave the album a positive review by saying: "Things would probably be quite different for Woon had he’d got his act together sooner. In 2007, his fragile cover of an old folk spiritual placed him pretty much alone at the crossroads between rural blues and urban electronica, a 20-something Robert Johnson from London who’d sold his soul to dubstep instead of the Devil. Today, though, he shares this space with The xx and James Blake; and overshadowed by The xx’s Mercury Prize victory and Blake’s own debut album of earlier in 2011, Woon’s music could now be in danger of sounding wearily familiar rather than darkly mysterious".
In 2008 the municipality of Artà had a population of 7,113 recorded residents within an area of 139.63 square kilometres (53.91sqmi). This equates to 50.9inhabitants perkm2. In 2006 the percentage of foreigners was 13.2% (890), of which Germans made up 3.9% (262). In 1991 there were still 136illiterates in the municipality. 1,292inhabitants had no education, 1,675only a primary school certificate and 1,210had secondary school leaving certificates. The official languages are Catalan and Spanish (Castilian). The Catalan dialect spoken on the island is known as Mallorquí.
Artà lies in the northeast of the island of Majorca, around 60km from the island's capital of Palma. The Massís d’Artà, the highest and most compact massif in the eastern mountain chain of the Serres de Llevant, occupies more than half the area of the municipality. The municipality is located on the western part of peninsula of Artà and is bordered in the west by the Bay of Alcúdia (Badia d’Alcúdia), and in the north by the Mediterranean sea where its coast lies opposite the neighbouring island of Minorca. The coast of Artà stretches for 25kilometres and, so far, has escaped being developed. Particularly noteworthy are the beach and sand dune formations of sa Canova d’Artà, the flat coastal strip near the settlement of Colònia de Sant Pere, the high rocky coves of the Cap de Ferrutx and a large number of smaller bays that extend from s’Arenalet des Verger to Cala Torta.
The ART format (file extension ".art") holds a single still image that has been highly compressed. The format was designed to facilitate the quick downloading of images, among other things. Originally, the compression was developed by the Johnson-Grace Company, which was then acquired by AOL. When an image is converted to the ART format, the image is analyzed and the software decides what compression technique would be best. The ART format has similarities to the progressive JPEG format, and certain attributes of the ART format can lead to image quality being sacrificed for the sake of image compression (for instance, the image's color palette can be limited.)
Usage by AOL
The AOL service used the ART image format for most of the image presentation of the online service. In addition, the AOL client's web browser also automatically served such images in the ART format to achieve faster downloads on the slower dialup connections that were prevalent in those days. This conversion was done in the AOL proxy servers and could be optionally disabled by the user. This image conversion process effectively reduced the download time for image files. This technology was once branded as Turboweb and is now known as AOL TopSpeed.
Home-bound and running out of things to do? Then it’s about time you discover the simple pleasures of an ‘Art like’ walking tour at North Point. Supported by the Urban Renewal Fund, the Hong Kong Arts Centre has launched the Via North Point Festival which is open to the public now ...Food at the waterfront is not to be missed.
Rory O’Malley and Lauren Ash voice lead characters in ChicagoParty Aunt. Pic credit. Netflix ... Chicago Party Aunt ... Some of the things I love about Chicago one, there is art in the streets. I love that you can turn a corner on a residential street, and then there’s an art installation ... Two, I love the waterfront.” ... The food ... .
MarkSommer. Ken "Pinto Ron" Johnson won't be turning himself into a drip painting canvas as he's doused with ketchup and mustard prior to the Buffalo Bills season opener this year ...Watch now. 'I've still got mustard in my ear' ... +4 ... Mark Sommer covers preservation, development, the waterfront, culture and more. He's also a former arts editor at The News.
MarkSommer. Four internationally renowned writers are coming to Buffalo for Just Buffalo Literary Center's 2021-2022 BABEL series. Aminatta Forna will kick off the author series on Oct. 14, followed by Chang-rae Lee on Nov ... Mark Sommer covers preservation, development, the waterfront, culture and more. He's also a former arts editor at The News ....
Shea's BuffaloTheatre...RobertKirkham ... 10 ... A financial life raft came in the form of a $10 million Shuttered Venue Operators Grant, a federal program that provided over $16 billion to help hard-hit performing arts venues ... MarkSommer covers preservation, development, the waterfront, culture and more. He's also a former arts editor at The News ....
Back down on the seafront, I find pop-up studios and new street art ... Among the state-of-the-art exhibits, there’s a flying ride through the deafening shipyard, Edwardian street scenes, interactive displays about rivets, and a wall of rusted steel in the atrium that helps conjure the ship’s current state, 2½ miles under the sea ... Street art in Bangor.
Between sips, visit the Zona Rom�ntica filled with bars, dining, and shops; or walk along the Malecon boardwalk for waterfront art and street performances ... Peppered throughout the property are three stylish pools and 12 villa suites that come with clawfoot bathtubs and art from the 1700s and 1800s.
Soak up one of the last weeks of summer with art, food and fun for the whole family ... Photos provided by Big Four Bridge Arts Festival ... The Big FourBridge Arts Festival is one of those events you don’t want to miss ... How did the Big Four Bridge Arts Festival begin five years ago? ... To participate in the festival, the art has to be 100% handmade.
This new destination offers a true hotelier experience with the best campus environment and close proximity to some well-known hotels like Palazzo Versace and spans across other key locations such as Jameel Arts Center and Al Jaddaf waterfront walkway.