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Brewer's: Bass

Matting made of bast, that is the lime or linden tree. Dutch, bast, bark; Swedish, basta, to bind; so called because used for binding. “Ribbons from the linden tree give a wreath no c…

Perkins BASS

BASS, Perkins, (father of Charles Foster Bass), a Representative from New Hampshire; born in East Walpole, Norfolk County, Mass., October 6, 1912; graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H…

Karen BASS

BASS, Karen, a Representative from California; born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, on October 3, 1953; graduated from Hamilton High School, Los Angeles, Calif.; B.S., Californi…

Ross BASS

Senate Years of Service: 1964-1967Party: DemocratBASS, Ross, a Representative and a Senator from Tennessee; born on a farm in Giles County, near Pulaski, Tenn., March 17, 1918; attended the pub…

Charles Foster BASS

BASS, Charles Foster, (son of Perkins Bass), a Representative from New Hampshire; born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., January 8, 1952; graduated from Holderness School, Plymouth, N.H., 1970;…

Lyman Kidder BASS

BASS, Lyman Kidder, a Representative from New York; born in the town of Alden, Erie County, N.Y., November 13, 1836; attended the common schools and was graduated from Union College, Schenectad…

Lance Bass,

singer in the boy band 'N Sync, aspired to be the first celebrity in space when he began his training at the Johnson Space Center in August. He had planned to join three astronauts on a missi…

Curtis Mayfield

A versatile and creative musician, Curtis Mayfield is usually remembered for performing the funky soundtrack to the 1972 blaxploitation movie Superfly. The album is considered one of R&B's landmark di…

Mighty Mighty Bosstones Biography

Mighty Mighty Bosstonesska band One of the first bands to fuse Jamaican ska rhythms with distorted guitar riffs and punkish attitude. The Mighty Mighty Bosstones emerged from Boston's undergro…

Lester Young

Lester Young's innovative saxophone style had a large influence on other jazz greats in the mid-2oth century. Nicknamed "The Prez," Lester Young was particularly known for his work with the Count Bas…