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The Valley of Gwangi

The Valley of Gwangi is a 1969 American western fantasy film, produced by Charles H. Schneer and Ray Harryhausen, directed by Jim O'Connolly, written by William Bast, starring James Franciscus, Richard Carlson, Gila Golan. Creature stop-motion effects were by the last dinosaur-themed film that he animated, he had inherited the film project from his mentor Willis O'Brien, responsible for the effects in the original King Kong. O'Brien had planned to make The Valley of Gwangi decades earlier but died in 1962 before it could be realized. Producer Charles Scheer called it " the least of the movies Ray and I made together." In Mexico at the turn of the 20th century, a cowgirl named T. J. Breckenridge hosts a struggling rodeo, her former lover, Tuck Kirby, a heroic former stuntman working for Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, wants to buy her out. Along the way, he is followed by a Mexican boy named Lope, who intends to join the rodeo on a quest for fame and fortune. T. J. is not interested in Tuck because of this, but Tuck is still attracted to T.

J. when T. J. jumps off a diving board on her horse. T. J. accepts Tuck when he saves Lope from a bull and the two kiss. T. J. has an ace she hopes will boost attendance at her show - a tiny horse called El Diablo. Tuck meets a British paleontologist named Horace Bromley, working in a nearby Mexican desert. Bromley shows Tuck fossilized horse tracks, Tuck notes their similarity to El Diablo's feet. Tuck sneaks Bromley into the circus for a look at El Diablo, Bromley declares the horse to be a prehistoric Eohippus; the tiny horse came from a place known as the Forbidden Valley. A gypsy known as Tia Zorina claims that the horse is cursed, demands that it be returned, she and the other gypsies collaborate with Bromley to steal El Diablo and release it back in the valley. Bromley hopes to follow the horse to its home in search of other prehistoric specimens. Carlos, an ex-member of the Gypsy tribe now working for T. J.'s circus, tries to stop it, but is knocked out. Tuck arrives. Carlos sees him. Tuck notices that the horse is missing, sets off after Bromley.

When T. J. and her crew discover Carlos claims that Tuck has stolen El Diablo for himself. Carlos, T. J. and the others decide to follow Bromley into the valley. Making their way into the Forbidden Valley, Tuck, T. J. and the rest of the group meet up and soon discover why the valley is said to be cursed when a Pteranodon swoops down and snatches Lope but due to the weight it falls back to the ground. After Carlos kills the Pteranodon by twisting its neck, they spot an Ornithomimus, which they chase after in the hopes of capturing it. Just as it is about to escape, it is killed by Gwangi, a vicious Allosaurus which chases Bromley and the rest of the group. However, a Styracosaurus drives Gwangi away; as Gwangi leaves, he takes the dead Pteranodon with him. Gwangi pursues the group to their base camp and they try to rope him down, but he breaks free when the Styracosaurus reappears. Gwangi battles and kills the Styracosaurus and manages to catch and kill Carlos, but is knocked out by a rockslide while trying to exit the valley in pursuit of the rest of the group.

Securing the creature with ropes and the other men in the group take Gwangi back to town to be put on display in T. J.'s show. On the opening day of the show, the dwarfed Gypsy sneaks in and begins to unlock Gwangi's cage in an effort to free him, only to be killed when Gwangi breaks free; the crowd begins to flee as Gwangi attacks, Tia Zorina is trampled to death in the chaos. Bromley is crushed by a broken piece of the cage, Gwangi attacks and kills a circus elephant before rampaging through the town. Tuck, accompanied by T. J. and Lope, tries to hide the crowd in a cathedral. Tuck urges the crowd out through a back exit, leaving Tuck inside with Gwangi, T. J. and Lope. Though Gwangi tries to eat them, he is distracted when the cathedral's organ is accidentally sounded off as Tuck falls backwards into the keyboard. Tuck manages to wound the dinosaur with a flag and throws a torch onto the floor near Gwangi, setting the building on fire. Tuck and the others manage to escape, leaving Gwangi trapped in collapsing building.

Shrieking in agony, Gwangi is crushed to death by the falling debris, as Tuck, T. J. Lope, the townspeople look on. James Franciscus as Tuck Gila Golan as T. J. Richard Carlson as Champ Laurence Naismith as Professor Bromley Freda Jackson as Tia Zorina Gustavo Rojo as Carlos Dennis Kilbane as Rowdy Mario De Barros as Bean Curtis Arden as Lope Gwangi was conceived by Willis O'Brien, the man who created the special effects for the original King Kong; the plot was inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's book The Lost World, with added elements from King Kong. In O'Brien's scenario called Valley of the Mists, cowboys discover an Allosaurus in the Grand Canyon. After roping the dinosaur, they put it in a Wild West show but the creature, now called "Gwangi", breaks free and fights lions from the show that have escaped. After killing the lions, Gwangi goes on a rampage around the town and is run off a cliff by a man in a truck. O'Brien worked on the project at RKO during most of 1942; the studio cancelled the production because of research done that the public did not want to see a picture about dinosaurs.

According to Harryhausen the project "didn't get to the shooting stage. They built a series of Dioramas in three-dimensional cardboard cutouts for each set

The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza

The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza was an American mathcore band, from Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The band was founded in Monroe, Louisiana by members Layne Meylain, Mason Crooks, Brad Thompson, Mike Butler. After these members joined together, they relocated to Murfreesboro, TN to find a frontman, whom became Jessie Freeland; the group derived their name from celebrity Tony Danza, upon one of his professions being tapdancing. The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza released four studio albums before disbanding in 2012; the Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza was founded in 2004. They chose their band name after actor Tony Danza; the group signed with Corrosive Recordings in 2005 after self-releasing their debut album. Their second release, Danza II: Electric Boogaloo, was issued in 2007 on Black Market Activities; the album's name is a parody of the Danzig album, Danzig II: Lucifuge, as well as the 1980s film Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo. The album features short, humorous skits interspersed with the songs making fun of their surroundings growing up.

The group has toured with Cattle Decapitation, Arsonists Get All the Girls, Veil of Maya, Full Blown Chaos, Despised Icon, The Acacia Strain, Beneath the Massacre, See You Next Tuesday, The Red Chord, Shai Hulud, The Number 12 Looks Like You, Lye By Mistake, A Life Once Lost, Emmure, among others. In March 2008, the band crashed their tour van after playing a show in Texas. Former member Brad Thomson founded Midgets with Machetes, a record label distributed by Uprising Records. On September 24, 2009, the band announced that Layne Meylain and Mike Butler had amicably left the group. At the same time, the band formally announced their next album, Danza III: A Series of Unfortunate Events; the album focuses on lyrical themes such as personal, social and global "unfortunate events" tied around the three musical themes of technical, groove-based and ambient music. It was recorded in November 2009 with Steve Blackmon; the band released their third album, Danza III: The Series of Unfortunate Events, on July 6, 2010.

On the record, Josh Travis performs lead and rhythm guitar on an 8-string guitar as well as the bass. It marks the first album by the band to include drummer Mike Bradley; the songs "I Am Sammy Jankis" and "The Union" were released as singles. During May 2011, the band confirmed. In the meantime of its creation, guitarist Josh Travis has joined Jerry Roush's new band Glass Cloud as a side-project with their debut album, The Royal Thousand, being released on July 3, 2012. On October 16, 2012, their album Danza IIII: The Alpha – The Omega was released. Dave Mustein of MetalSucks gave the album 4.5 out of 5 stars, stating, "Danza's bottom end is the single most unified element on The Alpha The Omega. There's no denying that previous Danza releases are heavy but the record's heaviness is due to the fact that all the instrumentation on the album was performed by rhythmic mastermind Joshua Travis The production holds it all together, sounding gritty but professional, digital but uncompressed," but criticized the band for falling "into the trap of writing filler.

And it's impossible to sit through the entirety of the glitchy, gimmicky Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid."On August 23, 2012, Joshua Travis made this statement, regarding Danza's future: "For this album, Jessie and I were looking to create more of a visceral vibe than a technical vibe. There's parts that do still get a bit chaotic of course, but not nearly as much as the avid listener is used to. Everything about this record is way more to the point, with much more heart put into it rather than just seeing how many notes could be thrown into a part or seeking to create'the heaviest shit ever' or any of that nonsense; the record being titled The Alpha -- The Omega, to us symbolized the end of Danza. Jessie and I hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed creating it for you all."The band's breakup has led the members to pursue different careers. Guitarist Travis went on to join the metalcore band Glass Cloud and Emmure Final lineup Jessie "Danza" Freeland – lead vocals Josh Travis – guitars Past members Layne Meylain – guitar Brad Thomson – guitar Mike Butler – bass Phil Lockett – bass Mason Crooks – drums Djed Cyril – drums Mike Bradley – drums Timeline 2005: The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza 2007: Danza II: Electric Boogaloo 2010: Danza III: The Series of Unfortunate Events 2012: Danza IIII: The Alpha – The Omega The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza on Facebook The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza at Black Market Activities

Des fleurs pour un caméléon

Des fleurs pour un caméléon is Belgian pop singer Lio's fifth studio album of new material and sixth album overall. It was produced by French singer Etienne Daho and was released in 1991; the lead single of the album is a cover of Antônio Carlos Jobim's "The Girl From Ipanema". The album was released by the record company Polydor in 1991, it was re-released by Ze Records in 2005 with five bonus tracks, including the radio versions of the singles. Backing vocals – C. C Sisters, Helena Noguerra, Nicholas West Bass – Marcel Aubé Drums, percussionChuck Sabo Engineer – David Browne, John McDonnel*, Ron Aslan Engineer – Emmanuelle Ancla, Etienne De Crécy Guitar – Jérôme Soligny, Xavier Geronimi HarmonicaElliott Murphy Keyboards – David Munday, Jérôme Soligny Mastered by – Tony Cousins Mixed by – Roland Herrington PianoHelen Turner Producer, arranged by – Etienne Daho Programmed by – Andy Whytmore*, Chuck Sabo, Gota* Reissue producer – Michel Esteban Remastered by – Charlus de la Salle Saxophone, FluteSimon Clarke Saxophone – Tim Sanders TrumpetRoddy Lorimer

Murmansk Governorate

Murmansk Governorate was an administrative division of the early Russian SFSR which existed in 1921–1927. The governorate was established on the territory of former Alexandrovsky Uyezd of Arkhangelsk Governorate by the All-Russian Central Executive Committee Decree issued on June 13, 1921; the administrative center was in Murmansk. At the time of its creation, the governorate was administratively divided into nine volosts and had three cities and towns. However, just one month after the creation of the governorate, a new project of the administrative-territorial division was proposed at the First Congress of the Governorate Soviets. According to the project, the governorate's territory was to be divided into four uyezds: Murmansky, to cover the eastern coast of the Arctic Ocean up to the Yokanga River, the area of the Kola Bay excluding Alexandrovsk, all the areas adjacent to the railroad; the proposal, was shelved and a special commission was appointed to study the possibilities of changing the administrative-territorial structure of the governorate.

By 1922, the Murmansk Governorate Statistics Bureau and the Economics Council of the Governorate jointly developed a new project of the division of the governorate into districts. The districts were delineated using the economic principles and included: Oceanic fishing-based, which consisted of two areas—the western coast of the Kola Peninsula and the eastern coast —and had its administrative center in Murmansk; the division into the western and eastern areas took into the consideration the ethnic composition of the population—the population of the western coast was predominantly Finnish while that of the eastern coast was Russian. Sea fishing-based. Administratively, it included the territories of Kuzomenskaya and Umbskaya Volosts, it was proposed to transfer the eastern portion of Kandalakshskaya Volost of Kemsky Uyezd of Arkhangelsk Governorate to this district, to make Kandalaksha its administrative center, as the volost's populace voted in 1921 to transfer the volost to Murmansky Uyezd and that de facto they were paying taxes to the Murmansk Department of Finance.

Timber industry-based, on the territory of Kolsko-Loparskaya Volost. As the territory of the proposed district was to be quite large, it was suggested that it is to be further subdivided into the northern and southern areas. Reindeer herding-based, on the territory of Ponoyskaya Volosts; this district was proposed to be subdivided into two areas: western and eastern. Reindeer herding was to play major role in the western area, whereas the eastern area, while having some of reindeer herding activity of its own, would specialize in fur trade; the fifth district was supposed to shape the borders of the governorate more neatly. It was to be composed of the part of the territory of Kemsky Uyezd of the Karelian Labor Commune and of Onezhsky Uyezd of Arkhangelsk Governorate; the district was to be divided into two sub-districts: Onezhsky. The project was approved at the session of the Murmansk Governorate Economic Conference on January 2, 1923 and sent for further consideration to the North-Western Economic Conference in Petrograd.

There, the project was declined, in 1924 the Murmansk Governorate Planning Commission developed yet another plan to divide the governorate into districts. The new plan proposed only minor changes to the volost borders. However, it again included a provision to transfer Kandalakshskaya Volost from the Karelian ASSR to Murmansk Governorate; the plan was approved by the Presidium of the Murmansk Governorate Executive Committee on July 8, 1924 and forwarded to the administrative commission of the VTsIK. While the VTsIK approved the transfer of some inhabited localities between the volosts. On January 12, 1925 the VTsIK suspended all work on the changes to the administrative-territorial divisions of the territory of the RSFSR in order to re-group and to improve planning. No changes were proposed until October 16, 1925, when at the Murmansk Governorate Commission meeting work on compiling the lists of the urban and rural localities was initiated; the commission categorized Murmansk and Kola

Daniel Bermúdez

Daniel Bermúdez Samper is a Colombian architect, Professor at the Faculty of Architecture and Design of the University of the Andes. Daniel was born in 1950 in Bogotá, his father was the well known modern architect Guillermo Bermúdez Umaña and her mother Graciela Samper Gnecco. Compared to his father's Daniel Bermudez's work is less propositive and less innovative, but his involvement with pedagogy has provided him a position of certain relevance in Bogota's architectural context, he is an alumnus of the University of the Andes where he graduated in Architecture in 1973 Since 1975 he has been a faculty member of the Universidad de Los Andes teaching at the Department of Architecture and Design. He is coordinator of the Degree project course, part of the faculty team in charge of thesis projects and a member of the Architecture and Education research team, he received the Bienal Colombiana de Arquitectura, the Asocreto Concrete Excellence Award ), the “XIII Premio Obras Cemex” award. Bermúdez critiqued the work of fellow Colombian architect Giancarlo Mazzanti Daniel Bermúdez Samper has been an independent architect since 1975.

His awarded projects include: Master plan for the Universidad de los Andes campus including Alberto Lleras Camargo and Carlos Pacheco Devia buildings library, gallery, postgraduate building and square for the Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano He was director of the collaborative city planning project Ciudad Salitre Two of Bogotá’s large scale public libraries Cultural Centre Julio Mario Santo Domingo Daniel Bermúdez Samper was a member of the Holcim Awards jury for region Latin America in 2008. Daniel was born to Guillermo Bermúdez Umaña an architect, his wife Graciela Samper Gnecco, he married Inés Obregón Martínez de Irujo an architect, on 18 June 1981