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.
The 40-hectare West Kowloon Cultural District, on the Victoria Harbor waterfront, was created to help the city realize its dream of being a cultural magnet and an international arts destination ... "The time is now ripe to extend collaboration to developing art and culture," he said.
Linnea Nemeth, vice chairperson for the Arts Commission, gave a presentation to the Cocheco WaterfrontDevelopmentAdvisory Committee Tuesday night. She discussed broad and evolving ideas on how art can be incorporated into the new waterfront park and adjacent major housing and commercial development to help make Dover's waterfront a destination.
The billionaire bond trader and investor who grew up in Snyder announced a community challenge grant on Twitter that, if matched, would raise his total contribution for the new BuffaloAKGArt Museum to $65 million ... "Buffalo Fine Arts Academy is planning a ceremony to celebrate this milestone ... Image via Albright-Knox Art Gallery.
DOVER — ChiefWilliam Breault of the DoverPolice Department is alerting the public about numerous recent thefts recently in the city ...Nearly all of these thefts involved unlocked vehicles or unsecured bicycles ... More. Chicago has the 'bean,' will Dover have a dove? Waterfront park art ideas pitched ... Facebook. Twitter. Email.
The rhyme harkens back to a tougher, grittier era, one where Belfast’s waterfront boasted chicken and sardine processing plants instead of the picturesque pedestrian pathway that is a draw today ...Photographer Liv KristinRobinson has curated a new exhibit, “Photographing Belfast’s Waterfront ... “Photographing Belfast’s Waterfront.
... public art exhibitions focusing on a big, elemental theme ... Beyond the trilogy of exhibitions commissioned by DATMA, there will be related events including the SeaportArtWalk, an outdoor juried sculpture exhibition along the waterfront, and other exhibitions and performances.
From steamboats and sardines to a tourist destination, see how Belfast’s waterfront has changed ...Credit ... “Photographing Belfast’s Waterfront. Then & Now,” which opens this week at Waterfall Arts in Belfast, is the brainchild of photographer and lead curator Liv KristinRobinson, who has documented the city’s evolving harbor for more than 30 years.
Deposit under £5k? Sign us up (Picture. Metro.co.uk) ... And no wonder ... It’s a shocking amount ... Under £5,000. 1. Bow ... 3 ... 6 ... Gallions Place is set in the up-and-coming waterfront district. Some £8 billion is being invested in turning the docks into a new waterfront district, with 25,000 homes, a relocated City Hall, shops, leisure, arts and community spaces ... .
MarkSommer. Suzanne Simard, an expert on plant communication and intelligence, will speak at 7 p.m ... The acquisition would be part of the proposed Western New York Wildway ... Sharon Cantillon ... Mark Sommer covers preservation, development, the waterfront, culture and more. He's also a former arts editor at The News.� ....
“Finally, live theater is back, and it couldn’t come soon enough,” said Michael Murphy, president of Shea’s Performing Arts Center... “Shea’s Performing Arts ... MarkSommer covers preservation, development, the waterfront, culture and more. He's also a former arts editor at The News.