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Bill Francoeur

Bill Francoeur was a musical theatre composer and actor, who produced over 75 musicals for the amateur theatre market in a career spanning over 25 years. Children who sing on Francoeur's CDs include Brooke Mercer, Kelsie Mercer, Kate Louis, Victoria Olona and Jessica Olona. Francoeur was senior high school teacher for ten years before turning to playwriting, his work includes the music and lyrics for the musical The Ghost & Mrs. Muir, co-written with longtime collaborator Scott DeTurk, with a book by James Mellon. With DeTurk, Francoeur created the musical Western Star, with book by Dale Wasserman, garnering California's Elly Award for Best Original Work. In 2002, his children's musical, Oz!, was produced Off-Broadway. Francoeur began to collaborate with playwright Tim Kelly in the mid-1980s, with whom he created Oz! and numerous other works. Bill Francoeur died February 2015 in Colorado, he had four children. Doddllee List of Francoeur works

Varanasi–Lucknow Intercity Express (via Pratapgarh)

The 14219 / 20 Varanasi Lucknow Intercity Express is a Intercity Express train belonging to Indian Railways - Northern Railway zone that runs between Varanasi Junction & Lucknow NR in India. It operates as train number 14219 from Varanasi Junction to Lucknow NR and as train number 14220 in the reverse direction serving the state of Uttar Pradesh, it is one of 3 trains that run between Varanasi Junction to Lucknow NR, the others being 14227/28 Varuna Express & 14203 / 04 Varanasi Lucknow Intercity Express. The 14219 / 20 Varanasi Lucknow Intercity Express has 1 AC Chair Car, 12 General Unreserved & 2 SLR Coaches, it does not carry a Pantry car coach. As is customary with most train services in India, Coach Composition may be amended at the discretion of Indian Railways depending on demand; the 14219 Varanasi Lucknow Intercity Express covers the distance of 302 km in 6 hours 15 mins & in 7 hours 25 mins as 14220 Lucknow Varanasi Express. As the average speed of the train is below 55 km/h, as per Indian Railway rules, its fare does not include a Superfast surcharge.

The 14219 / 20 Varanasi Lucknow Intercity Express runs from Varanasi Junction via Bhadohi, Janghai Pratapgarh, Rae Bareli Junction to Lucknow NR. As the route is yet to be electrified, it is hauled by a Lucknow based WDM 3A for its entire journey. 14219 / 20 Varanasi Lucknow Intercity Express runs every day except Sunday in both directions. Dedicated Intercity trains of India "Welcome to Indian Railway Passenger reservation Enquiry". Archived from the original on 8 April 2014. Retrieved 5 April 2014. " Welcome to, the home of IRFCA on the internet". Retrieved 5 April 2014.


Marinera is a coastal dance of Peru. Marinera is a romantic couple's dance that uses handkerchiefs as props; the dance is an elegant and stylized reenactment of a courtship, it shows a blend of the different cultures of Peru. The dance itself has gained a lot of recognition and is one of the most popular traditional dances of Peru; the city of Trujillo has been the national capital of this dance since the passage of law No. 24,447 on January 24, 1986. The Trujillo Marinera Festival has been held in Trujillo since the 1960s. In 2012, the Congress of the Peruvian Republic declared October 7 as Marinera Day in Trujillo City, celebrated with a parade and dance expressions; the origin of the Marinera is traced back to the Zamacueca. However, there are several other theories about; the dance is traditionally accompanied by several instruments: cajón, guitars and bugles. The exact origin of the dance is undetermined, but it is an unmistakable blend of Spanish, Moorish and Gypsy rhythmic influences. Though the Marinera dance style had been around for centuries in Peru, it gained the name "Marinera" in honor of the Peruvian Navy, or the Marina de Guerra del Peru in 1879 when Peru entered war against Chile.

The former name of the dance was "Chilena" due to the friendly situations between the two nations, but due to the hostile situation, in a patriotic moment, it was agreed to be renamed. According to Peruvian historian Romulo Cuneo Vidal, the Zamacueca was itself a dance of rest during the times of the Inca empire. Thus, coming from such a far natively Peruvian background, the dance is itself a derivation of an ancient Peruvian dance. What helps validate this statement are the ancient huacos depicting people resting in the Zamacueca positions; the first Marinera to be written in musical notation was La Concheperla composed by Abelardo Gamarra Rondó and José Alvarado, by Rosa Mercedes Ayarza de Morales in 1894. The claim coming from Peru is that the dance is Peruvian. According to Peruvian historian Rómulo Cúneo Vidal, the zamacueca was itself a dance of rest during the times of the Inca Empire. Thus, coming from such a far natively Peruvian background, the dance is itself a derivation of an ancient Peruvian dance.

A fact that may validate this statement are the ancient huacos depicting people resting in Zamacueca positions. Some favor the idea that the ballroom dances of the days of the Viceroyalty are what evolved into the Latin American dances such as the Marinera. According to its supporters, the European rhythms such as "Fandango" and "Cashuas" led to the creation of the Chilean Sajuriana, the Venezuelan Zambo, the Argentine Cielo Gaucho, the Mexican Tas-be, the Colombian Bambuco, the Ecuadorian Amor Fino, the Peruvian Toro Mata. Different schools and dancing styles of the Marinera exist, based on location. There are Marinera dance academies all over Peru, competitions are held; the most important competition is the National Competition of the Marinera held during the National Festival of the Marinera, held in Trujillo, every January. The three main variations are the Marinera Limeña, the Marinera Norteña, the Marinera Serrana. Sometimes the Marinera is danced with a Chalan mounted on a Peruvian Paso This Marinera is elegant and a little slow-paced in comparison to other variations.

The dance can be interpreted in high tones. The Marinera of contrapunto or "canto de jarana" consists of three Marineras, a succession of "fugas". Nowadays, the Marinera Limeña seems to be becoming overshadowed by the Marinera Norteña, because of its popular qualities; the dance still has a small number of fans that dance it during October fests or during the anniversary of Lima. It acquired characteristics of the Marinera Limeña, soon enough it became a new variation of the dance; the dance itself tends to be quick-paced and though not as "elegant" as the Limeña, it can be stylish. Though the dance originated in the Northern coasts of the country, it has become quite popular throughout Peru, it is thanks to that popularity that the Marinera is considered the National Dance of Peru, along with the Peruvian Waltz. In Marinera Norteña, the man wears shoes, while the woman dances barefoot. With constant practice women are able to dance barefoot on hot pavement and coarse rough surfaces, as the soles of their feet become well seasoned and toughened up, something they are proud of.""The dancer must go to the dance floor wearing their best clothes but with bare feet, in the same way they did the rural northern girls of the nineteenth century.

Being forced to dance barefoot on any surface without showing any discomfort, professional dancers should practice enough to develop thick calluses on the soles of their feet.""The Marinera Norteña allows men to wear shoes, but women must dance barefoot, soon developing thick calluses on their feet, of which they are proud to show off.""It was in Trujillo that female dancers started the whole tradition of going barefoot—some pride themselves on being able to put out cigarettes on their callused soles."Besides high skills and constant rehearsals, marinera demands great physical effort and sacrifices from the dancers, who must exercise and have a proper diet. In order to strengthen the soles of their feet it is known that many marinera dancer women train by walking barefoot in the street, going to different places as a part of their regular routine and in their spare time, becoming what's

Plains, Montana

Plains is a town in Sanders County, United States. The population was 1,048 at the 2010 census, it was founded as Horse Plains and sometimes called Wild Horse Plains, as the local Native Americans would winter their horses here to feed on the grasses in the valley. The name was shortened to Plains when the US Postal Service established a presence in 1905. Plains is located at 47°27′31″N 114°53′6″W; the town straddles the Clark Fork River with the fairgrounds on one shore and the town proper on the other. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.60 square miles, all of it land. This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot summers and cold winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Plains has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps; as of the census of 2010, there were 1,048 people, 502 households, 256 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,746.7 inhabitants per square mile.

There were 593 housing units at an average density of 988.3 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 94.7% White, 0.2% African American, 2.0% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.2% from other races, 2.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.4% of the population. There were 502 households of which 23.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.1% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.2% had a male householder with no wife present, 49.0% were non-families. Of all households 43.8% were made up of individuals and 16.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.99 and the average family size was 2.78. The median age in the town was 47.2 years. Of residents 21.1% were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the town was 52.4 % female. As of the census of 2000, there were 1,126 people, 472 households, 297 families residing in the town; the population density was 2,005.3 people per square mile.

There were 532 housing units at an average density of 947.4 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 95.91% White, 0.09% African American, 1.24% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.36% from other races, 2.04% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.93% of the population. There were 472 households out of which 27.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.1% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 36.9% were non-families. Of all households 32.4% were made up of individuals and 16.7% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.88. In the town, the population was spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 22.1% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, 22.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 92.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $26,331, the median income for a family was $30,893. Males had a median income of $26,875 versus $16,058 for females; the per capita income for the town was $13,010. About 16.7% of families and 20.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.4% of those under age 18 and 10.3% of those age 65 or over. Plains High School, a Class C school, serves local teenagers, its students can participate in extracurricular activities. There are numerous community youth organizations and clubs including soccer, softball and art. Assembly of God Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Clarkfork Baptist Church is an Independent Baptist Church; the pastor is Kim Ray Earhart. First Lutheran Church is located within the town limits. Harvest Community Church; the pastor is Todd Brouillette and the associate pastor is Jeff Burrows. Plains Alliance Church Plains Bible Chapel Plains United Methodist Church St. James Catholic Church Carl E. Olson, Catholic convert who co-wrote The Da Vinci Hoax with Sandra Miesel.

Wayne Baker, selected in the third round of the 1975 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers, played for the Seattle Seahawks and Oakland Raiders before being cut by coach John Madden. Plains is the setting for poet Richard Hugo's 1981 murder mystery Death and the Good Life, published by St Edmundsbury Press, UK. KQEZ 99.1 The River

Deadly Little Christmas

Deadly Little Christmas is a 2009 direct-to-video horror film directed by Novin Shakiba, written by Jeremiah Campbell. On Christmas Day, a young boy named Devin Merriman is institutionalized after being found covered in blood and clutching a knife, having murdered his father and the housekeeper after walking in on the two of them having sex. Fifteen years Devin escapes, just as a figure in a red mask begins committing a series of random murders, the victims including two teenagers, an elderly, a pair of police officers. After a Christmas Eve play headed by Devin's sisters and Noel, is finished at the community centre, Noel's boyfriend Steve is killed; the next morning, the Merriman sisters receive a call from their mother, who demands they come to the community centre. Concerned with their mother's odd behavior as of late, the girls call the police before heading out. Arriving at the centre first is Detective Hughes, confronted and stabbed by the hysterical Mrs. Merriman; when Taylor and Noel arrive, they find the bodies of all the recent victims seated at a table in a mockery of The Last Supper, their mother and Devin, the latter claiming that Mrs. Merriman is the killer of their father and everyone else, that she framed him due to being a misandrist.

When Mrs. Merriman pulls out a knife, Devin disarms her, but she manages to grab Detective Hughes's dropped gun. Before Mrs. Merriman can fire it, Taylor wrestles the gun away from her, shoots her in the head when she charges forward. Barbara Jean Barrielle - Margaret Charlotte Barrielle - Young Taylor Merriman Anthony Campanello - Steve Eric Fischer - Detective Hughes Manuel A. Ruiz Garcia - Orderly Noa Geller - Inga Leah Grimsson - Noel Merriman Patrick Heng - Dead Orderly Samuel Nathan Hoffmire - Devin Merriman Kaypri - Nurse Grant Keledjian - Zack Monique La Barr - Taylor Merriman Alan Morataya - Joel Jay Moreno - Security Officer Tom Douglas Myers - Mr. Merriman Lynne Newton - Mrs. Quinn Felissa Rose - Mary Merriman Jed Rowen - Security Officer Harold Scarlett Shae - Young Noel Merriman Shane Carther Thomas - Young Devin Merriman Emery Wheeler - Play Actor Deadly Little Christmas has been met with widespread disdain by critics, who complained about the poor performances, plodding storyline, weak cinematography and derivative plot.

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