Watts

/wots/, n.
1. André /ahn"dray/, born 1946, U.S. concert pianist, born in Germany.
2. George Frederick, 1817-1904, English painter and sculptor.
3. Isaac, 1674-1748, English theologian and hymnist.

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(as used in expressions)
Kearny Stephen Watts
Watts André
Watts Isaac

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      southwestern district of Los Angeles, California, U.S. The district, originally called Mud Town, was renamed in 1900 for C.H. Watts, a Pasadena realtor who owned a ranch there. It was annexed to Los Angeles in 1926. The Watts district gained widespread notoriety on August 11–16, 1965, as the scene of racial disturbances. Angered by long-standing social injustices, thousands of African Americans rioted (riot), burned stores, and pillaged the area. Before order was restored, 34 people had been killed, nearly 4,000 arrested, and more than 1,000 injured, and hundreds of buildings had been destroyed. Disorder again marred the district in 1992 when rioting, looting, and arson consumed much of Watts and neighbouring Compton following the acquittal of four white police officers in the beating of African American Rodney King. A notable local attraction is Watts Towers (now a state historic park and a national historic landmark), a group of 17 bricolage spires constructed from 1921 to 1954 by Italian immigrant Simon Rodia from broken tiles, dishes, rocks, bottles, and seashells; the tallest of the towers rises to nearly 100 feet (30 metres).

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  • Watts —   [wɔts],    1) André, amerikanischer Pianist, * Nürnberg 20. 6. 1946; studierte bei L. Fleisher und debütierte 1955 bei einem Kinderkonzert des Philadelphia Orchestra. In seinem Repertoire bevorzugt er Werke des 19. Jahrhunderts (u. a. F. Liszt… …   Universal-Lexikon

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  • Watts — Watts, George Frederick, engl. Maler, geb. 23. Febr. 1817 in London, gest. 1. Juli 1904 auf seinem Landgut Limnerslease, bildete sich in seiner Jugend, ohne Lehrer und ohne Kopien zu machen, hauptsächlich nach den Elgin Marbles im Britischen… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Watts — (spr. wotts), George Frederick, engl. Historien und Porträtmaler, auch Bildhauer, geb. 1817 zu London, gest. das. 1. Juli 1904; anfangs in präraffaelitischer Richtung tätig; Hauptbild: Alfred, die Sachsen gegen die Landung der Dänen aufrufend. –… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Watts — [wäts] Isaac 1674 1748; Eng. clergyman & writer of hymns …   English World dictionary

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