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Friends remember Kurt Zimmerli for his love of art, culture and Spartanburg

Spartanburg philanthropist Kurt Zimmerli is being remembered as a skilled businessman and for his contributions to the arts, community and to higher education at Converse College.

Zimmerli, a native of Switzerland and founder of Zima, a textile machinery company, and Kusters, a paper machinery company, died at his home Sunday. He was 93.

Friend and fellow Converse Life Trustee Bill Barnet described Zimmerli as a thoughtful and skilled businessman and leader who, with his wife, Nelly, made major contributions to the beauty of Spartanburg. The Zimmerlis paid for the amphitheater in Barnet Park. In addition, the green space at the Spartanburg County Headquarters Public Library and the courtyard of the Chapman Cultural Center also are named in their honor because of their contributions to the projects.

“Their generosity of both spirit and resources is evident across the face of Spartanburg. The gift of the amphitheater and fountain in the community

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Five years after ‘Emotion,’ Carly Rae Jepsen has learned to love pop music… and L.A.

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Carly Rae Jepsen is celebrating the anniversary of her album “Emotion.” (Natalie O’Moore)

Even Carly Rae Jepsen was tired of hearing herself on the radio in 2012.

Oh, but she wasn’t just on the radio. Her runaway hit “Call Me Maybe” blasted in supermarkets, cafes, the neighborhood barbecue, the LGBTQ pride parade, your cousin’s wedding reception and all over talk shows and YouTube, where its video is now creeping up on 1.3 billion views. This writer once even used the song’s chorus as a pick-up line on a prospective boyfriend. (It worked.)

A fizzy ode to love at first sight, “Call Me Maybe” was the kind of juggernaut earworm that could have doomed some new artists to one-hit-wonder status. Except Jepsen wasn’t quite an ingénue. She was 26 at the time, a Canadian singer-songwriter who had been a finalist on “Canadian Idol” and

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The gifts fans of the Mexican artist will love

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Frida Kahlo is considered one of the most influential and important artists of all time, not least because of her captivating art, but for her fighter spirit and determination.

Known for her strong voice and bravery, Frida’s activism and feminism pushed boundaries and pioneered new forms of art through her authentic depictions of Mexican culture and the female experience.

At the age of six, Kahlo contracted polio and quickly became familiar with the awkwardness of a weakened, growing body. But, following a near fatal bus accident at 18, she sustained a range of further injuries – including a broken spinal column, collarbone, ribs and pelvis. A metal rail also pierced her abdomen, which caused her to be infertile, something that was well documented in her paintings. Her physical condition profoundly shaped her life, yet, it was something that she used to continually empower her work, making her

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