Independence Visitor Center Corporation will collaborate with WHYY and Equality Forum to produce The Pursuit: 50 Years In The Fight for LGBT Rights, a documentary film project that will illuminate the 50-year history and progress of the LGBTQ civil rights movement. The film will highlight the powerful experiences of Gay Rights movement pioneers and feature interviews, archival images, and footage of such leading LGBTQ figures as Michael Palumbaro, founding member of the Gay Activist Alliance, and John James who marched in the first 1965 peaceful demonstrations at Independence Hall.
He was born in 1941 in Romania in the city Gaeshty, not far from Bucharest. In 14 years, George has not been adopted in the Bucharest Music Lyceum in the accordion class. Almost by force, he was forced to go to the class of pan-flute. Talented students demonstrated not only hard work in classes, he discovered an incredible talent for classical instruments, which, according to Greek mythology, the god of shepherds Pan cut the reed in order to impress the lovely nymphs. Zamfir impressed by his playing, not only teachers of the conservatory, already at 18, he won first prize at the national competition. Having experience derizhera pianist and musician continued to improve his musical instrument. In order to expand the repertoire for the pan-flute, he increased the number of handsets on the flute, first to 22, then to 25, and finally to 30. It gave such opportunities to perform music on a pan-flute, which would have been unthinkable for this simple tool. During the 50-year history of his artistic activities, Gheorghe Zamfir has recorded over 200 LPs and CD discs, had sold more than 40 million of his recordings, including more than 90 gold and platinum albums. His compositions are played in the films "What Happens in America", "Kill Bill". The repertoire is very diverse artist - along with gypsy melodies heard in his performance and well-known works of Puccini, Mozart, Verdi, Schubert, in his own treatment.
Producer, composer and musician from Hamburg (Germany), Achim Reichel is a key figure in the explosion of krautrock. Reichel was first a founder member of "The Rattles" at the beginning of the 60's. In 1968 he formed the "Wonderland band" with the drummer Frank Dostal. Late 60's he launched his first solo musical project called A. R. & Machines. Musically it provides a supreme sonic musical voyage turned to cycled psychedelic guitar playing with lot of echoes and delay. The first album was published in 1971 in collaboration with Frank Dostal. The album presents an ambitious collection of spacey rock jams featuring a lot of electronic effects and arrangements. This album prefigures "acid" trips of krautrock guitar / minimal electronic explorers like Manuel Gottsching.