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Piedmont (United States)

The Piedmont is a plateau region located in the Eastern United States. It sits between the Atlantic coastal plain and the main Appalachian Mountains, stretching from New York in the north to central Alabama in the south; the Piedmont Province is a physiographic province of the larger Appalachian division which consists of the Gettysburg-Newark Lowlands, the Piedmont Upland and the Piedmont Lowlands sections. The Atlantic Seaboard fall line marks the Piedmont's eastern boundary with the Coastal Plain. To the west, it is bounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, the easternmost range of the main Appalachians; the width of the Piedmont varies, being quite narrow above the Delaware River but nearly 300 miles wide in North Carolina. The Piedmont's area is 80,000 square miles; the name "Piedmont" comes from foothill. From Latin "pedemontium", meaning "at the foot of the mountains", similar to the name of the Italian region of Piedmont, abutting the Alps; the surface relief of the Piedmont is characterized by low, rolling hills with heights above sea level between 200 feet and 800 feet to 1,000 feet.

Its geology is complex, with numerous rock formations of different materials and ages intermingled with one another. The Piedmont is the remnant of several ancient mountain chains that have since been eroded away. Geologists have identified at least five separate events which have led to sediment deposition, including the Grenville orogeny and the Appalachian orogeny during the formation of Pangaea; the last major event in the history of the Piedmont was the break-up of Pangaea, when North America and Africa began to separate. Large basins formed from the rifting and were subsequently filled by the sediments shed from the surrounding higher ground; the series of Mesozoic basins is entirely located inside the Piedmont region. Piedmont soils are clay-like and moderately fertile. In some areas they have suffered from erosion and over-cropping in the South where cotton was the chief crop. In the central Piedmont region of North Carolina and Virginia, tobacco is the main crop, while in the north region there is more diversity, including orchards and general farming.

The portion of the Piedmont region in the southern United States, is associated with the Piedmont blues, a style of blues music that originated there in the late 19th century. According to the Piedmont Blues Preservation Society, most Piedmont blues musicians came from Virginia, the Carolinas, Georgia. During the Great Migration, African Americans migrated to the Piedmont. With the Appalachian Mountains to the west, those who might otherwise have spread into rural areas stayed in cities and were thus exposed to a broader mixture of music than those in, for example, the rural Mississippi delta. Thus, Piedmont blues was influenced by many types of music such as ragtime and popular songs—styles that had comparatively less influence on blues music in other regions. Many major cities are located on the Atlantic Seaboard fall line, the eastern boundary of the Piedmont; the fall line, where the land rises abruptly from the coastal plain, marks the limit of navigability on many major rivers, so inland ports sprang up along it.

Within the Piedmont region itself, there are several areas of urban concentration, the largest being the Philadelphia metropolitan area in Pennsylvania. The Piedmont cuts Maryland in half. In Virginia, the Greater Richmond metropolitan area is the largest urban concentration. In North Carolina, the Piedmont Crescent includes several metropolitan clusters such as Charlotte metropolitan area, the Piedmont Triad, the Research Triangle. Other notable areas include the Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson, SC Combined Statistical Area in South Carolina, in Georgia, the Atlanta metropolitan area. Cecil Piedmont Atlantic Piedmont region of Virginia Interstate 85 Godfrey, Michael A.. Field Guide to the Piedmont. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press. ISBN 0-8078-4671-6. Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History "Piedmont Plain". New International Encyclopedia. 1905

Beatmania (2006 video game)

Beatmania known colloquially as beatmania or BMUS to distinguish it from the original arcade game beatmania, is the first version of the music video game beatmania IIDX to be released in the United States. It was released by Konami on March 28, 2006, for the PlayStation 2 video game console. There are 58 tracks in this game. All tracks are playable in Game Mode, in Free Mode after being played once in the former. While there are no hidden songs, only a few are available. More appear as the game progresses, but once the game is started again only those same few are available. Tracks in both beatmania and beatmania IIDX game modes: Tracks only in the beatmania game mode: Tracks only in the beatmania IIDX game mode: The original artists for "Toxic", "Virtual Insanity" are not credited. "You Really Got Me" is the cover version by Van Halen, rather than the original by The Kinks, is not credited. G4's video game show X-Play gave the game 2/5 stars, declaring that the game was a rip-off of the then-recently released Guitar Hero.

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Himanshu Sharma

Himanshu Sharma is a National Film Award winning film writer and producer who works in Bollywood. He is most well known as the writer of the Tanu Weds Manu series and Raanjhanaa, all of which were considered successful domestically, his screenwriting for the films was received with praise. Himanshu Sharma was born to Jiwan Sharma, a U. P. Tourism officer and Shama Sharma in Lucknow. Himanshu did his schooling from Spring dale College and moved to Kirori Mal College, Delhi for higher education, where he started taking part in theatre. Himanshu has one younger sister and a brother, he was in a relationship with Bollywood actress Swara Bhaskar, he started his career with NDTV as script writer for a health show. Subsequently, he moved to Mumbai to pursue his career in movies, he wrote the script for many TV serials like Kkusum on Sony TV and Bhootwala on SAB TV. He made his film writing debut with the movie Strangers, with Nandana Sen and Jimmy Sheirgill, produced by Raj Kundra, he is a member of International Film And Television Club of AAFT.

Himanshu Sharma is part of Colour Yellow Productions, which co-produced Raanjhanaa and Tanu Weds Manu: Returns 2012 Best Dialogue: Star Screen awards for Tanu Weds Manu 2012 Best Dialogue: IIFA Singapore awards for Tanu Weds Manu 2012 Best Story: Filmfare awards for Tanu Weds Manu 2012 Best Story: Apsara awards for Tanu Weds Manu 2014 Best Story: Star guild award for Raanjhanaa 2014 Best Dialogue: Star guild award for Raanjhanaa 2014 Best Screenplay:Star guild award for Raanjhanaa 2014 Dialogue of the year: Star guild award for Raanjhanaa 2014 Best Story: Zee Cine award for Raanjhanaa 2014 Best Dialogue: Zee Cine award for Raanjhanaa 2014 Best Screenplay: Zee Cine award for Raanjhanaa 2016 Best Story: Star Screen award for Tanu Weds Manu: Returns 2016 Best Dialogue: Star Screen award for Tanu Weds Manu Returns 2016 Best Screenplay: Star Screen award for Tanu Weds Manu Returns 2016 Best Dialogue: TOIFA award for Tanu Weds Manu Returns 2016 Best Dialogue: National Film Awards for Tanu Weds Manu Returns 2016 Best Story: National Film Awards for Tanu Weds Manu Returns 2014 Best Dialogue: Star Guild award for Raanjhanaa 2014 Best Dialogue: Zee Cine award for Raanjhanaa 2016 Best Dialogue: Filmfare award for Tanu Weds Manu: Returns 2016 Best Dialogue: TOIFA award for Tanu Weds Manu Returns 2016 Best Dialogue: National Film Awards Tanu Weds Manu Returns 2016 Best Story: National Film Awards for Tanu Weds Manu Returns Himanshu Sharma on IMDb