Monday, 23 July, 2018

Burning Man Founder Lee Harvey Dies At Age 70

Burning Man founder Larry Harvey dies at age 70 Larry Harvey, Co-Founder of Burning Man Festival, Dies at 70
Judith Alexander | 30 April, 2018, 11:43

According to a statement from Marian Goodell, CEO of the Burning Man Project, Harvey was surrounded by family members in San Francisco when he died peacefully Saturday morning.

The AP once described Burning Man as "an esoteric mix of pagan fire ritual and sci-fi Dada circus where some paint their bodies, bang drums, dance naked and wear costumes that would draw stares in a Mardi Gras parade".

Harvey is survived by his son Tristan, his brother Stewart, "and a global community of devoted Burning Man participants inspired by his vision to build a more creative, cooperative, and generous world", the website said.

Harvey became the father figure of a $30-million-a-year performance art movement, receiving some $200,000 annually for his creation. I have lost a dear friend who I've known, loved, and worked beside for almost 22 years.

Harvey had a stroke April 4, she said.

More news: Politco: Ronny Jackson will not return as Trump's physician
More news: Peru child sacrifice discovery may be largest in history
More news: Suspected herdsmen kill 18 in church attack in central Nigeria

Within a few years the event had outgrown Baker Beach and moved to the desert. By 1993, the festival attracted 1,000 people and began doubling in size each of the next couple of years.

As many as 70,000 people from around the world now flock to a the weeklong celebration. A large, wooden man is burned at the end of the week to celebrate the ending of the festival, which has become a cultural phenomenon for spiritual guidance, self-expression, and art.

Harvey remained president of the Burning Man's board as well as "chief philosophic officer" and was heavily involved in the planning of every year's Burning Man festival until the time of his death.

Tickets for the event sell out very quickly and don't come cheap. Among the tens of thousands of attendees making the trek to Nevada's Black Rock desert are programmers, web designers and even a few millionaire executives. With this full page spread, Burning Man remembers its fearless leader. Even former Google CEO Eric Schmidt has attended the event. "He was always a passionate advocate for our culture and principles that emanate from the Burning Man experience in the Black Rock Desert", Goodell wrote on the website.

Many stories have been told about why Harvey made a decision to build a wooden man and set it ablaze on the beach in 1986.

Recommended

Bellator 198: Fedor Vs. Mir Complete Highlights Bellator 198: Fedor Vs. Mir Complete Highlights Chandler is riding a two-fight winning streak that includes victories over Goiti Yamauchi and Brandon Girtz. Danis took a couple of shots in the opening seconds before he brought Walker to the ground.

Holy Shit, Police Might Have Arrested The Infamous Golden State Killer Holy Shit, Police Might Have Arrested The Infamous Golden State Killer DeAngelo has been charged by the Ventura County District Attorney's Office with the 1980 murders of Lyman and Charlene Smith. Over the years, when news of the " Golden State Killer " would pop up, Dave said he closed himself off to it.

Tavon Austin Traded to Cowboys; Rams Receive 6th-Round NFL Draft Pick Tavon Austin Traded to Cowboys; Rams Receive 6th-Round NFL Draft Pick Austin, who is still a young speedster at 27 years old, has big play ability and is versatile enough to make an impact. All told, he had a career-low 13 receptions for 47 yards to complement 59 carries for 270 yards and a touchdown.

Institutional Investors Hate on Marathon Oil Corp Falls David Shaw decreased its stake in Marathon Pete Corp ( MPC ) by 15.38% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. It is negative, as 39 investors sold BK shares while 318 reduced holdings. 48 funds opened positions while 76 raised stakes.

Shell earnings improve surge thanks to higher oil prices Shell earnings improve surge thanks to higher oil prices According to Wilder, any number above 70 should be considered overbought and any number below 30 should be considered oversold. On the other hand, investors who only look at fundamentals may be missing key information presented by studying the numbers.

3D Touch not an option on the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone 3D Touch not an option on the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone Kuo believes Apple will then drop the 3D Touch functionality so the company doesn't have to increase the cost of the phone. The 3D touch technology is possibly the most underrated technologies that Apple has ever developed in the past decade.

ESPN says Witten retiring now for 'MNF' analyst job ESPN says Witten retiring now for 'MNF' analyst job FRISCO, Texas (AP) - The Dallas Cowboys have drafted a tight end with Jason Witten on the verge of retirement after 15 seasons. ESPN has reported that Witten is planning to retire and join the network's "Monday Night Football " crew as lead analyst.

Donald Trump Deserves Nobel Peace Prize, Says GOP Congressman Donald Trump Deserves Nobel Peace Prize, Says GOP Congressman Earlier in April of 2018, North Korea agreed to end the nuclear missile tests ahead of a meeting between Trump and Kim Jong Un . Last week, Trump gave North Korea and South Korea his "blessing to discuss the end of the war".

Guice on fall to pick No. 59: 'I didn't understand why me' Guice on fall to pick No. 59: 'I didn't understand why me' There are some who thought that besides Penn State running back Saquon Barkley, Guice was the best tailback in the draft. Guice would hear his name called in that same 2nd Round, thanks to the Washington Redskins at pick no. 59.

Saudi air strike kills over 50 Yemen rebels including commanders Saudi air strike kills over 50 Yemen rebels including commanders Yemen has been embroiled in a civil war since March 2015, a conflict that has created the world's worst humanitarian crisis. The alliance imposed a total blockade on Yemen's ports in November in retaliation for the rebel missile attacks.

Bill Cosby, once beloved 'America's Dad,' convicted of sexual assault Bill Cosby, once beloved 'America's Dad,' convicted of sexual assault Attorney Gloria Allred, who represents 33 of the Cosby accusers, rejoiced that Cosby was found "guilty , guilty, guilty". Constand said she became close with Cosby , who was a major supporter of the university, and viewed him as a mentor.

Draghi Faced Nowotny Plea to Discuss ECB Policy Draghi Faced Nowotny Plea to Discuss ECB Policy ECB President Mario Draghi referred to the recent moderation in growth but expressed confidence that the recovery remains solid. It is up around 1.5 percent against the USA dollar so far this year and was trading at $1.2155 shortly after 1 p.m.

Ford is ditching these vehicle models In North America, Ford's biggest market, the automaker's pretax profits were down $200 million to $1.9 billion. The company now anticipates reaching an 8 percent profit margin by 2020, two years ahead of schedule.

Auston Matthews on his poor playoff production: 'frustrating' Auston Matthews on his poor playoff production: 'frustrating' Don't forget, a lot of what Marner does, he can do because the best players on the other team are keyed up on Matthews. Not many would've given the Bruins strong odds to prevail if Rask let in four goals on 16 shots through two periods.

DeMarcus Cousins Unlikely To Get Max Contract In Free Agency DeMarcus Cousins Unlikely To Get Max Contract In Free Agency They didn't let that stop them, winning close games in Portland and then cruising to blowouts in New Orleans to sweep the Blazers. The last time they were in the second round of the playoffs was when they were still called the Hornets in the 2007-08 season.