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Time Warp (song)

"The Time Warp" is a song featured in the 1973 rock musical The Rocky Horror Show and in its 1975 film adaptation The Rocky Horror Picture Show, a 2016 TV production, as well as a dance performed during the chorus of the song. The song is both an example and a parody of the dance song genre in which much of the content of the song is given over to dance step instructions; the dance is one of the major audience-participation activities during screenings of the film and performances of the show. It has become a popular song beyond the reaches of the film and show, is played at dances and weddings; the song is in the key of A major. "The Time Warp" was the fifth song in the original stage show, but fourth in the film. Stage productions continued to use the original placing until Richard O'Brien revised the script for the 1990 West End revival in which he moved the song to the film's placing. For reasons of pacing, most productions now follow this order; the song begins at 19:35 in the DVD release.

The song consists of verses sung by alternating characters, serving as the introduction to two of them, choruses sung by the chorus of "Transylvanians" or "Phantoms", the Criminologist/Narrator. The characters that sing the verses are, in order, Riff-Raff and Columbia. After the second full chorus, Columbia launches into her tap dance; the order of the solos varies in certain albums. In the movie and Roxy cast album, Columbia's solo is right after Magenta's Columbia does her tap dance after a second chorus; the version, in stage shows more is similar to the movie and Roxy cast, with Columbia singing her solo right after Magenta's, but she does her tap dance right after her solo, leaving only two choruses. Columbia's solo and tap dance come after the chorus after Magenta's solo. Meat Loaf's voice is prominent in the chorus of the film version of the song, it is assumed that he is voicing a Transylvanian rather than the yet-to-be-introduced character of Eddie. The song is reprised/revisited at the end of the film, in flashback, in the show as an encore, led by Dr Frank N. Furter.

In 1976, the song reached number 12 in South Africa, in 1980, it peaked at number three on the Australian ARIA chart. The song was released as a single by Damian in 1987. However, a remixed version of the song made No. 7 on the UK charts in 1989. The Hillywood Show used the song in a Doctor Who parody, which David Tennant called "extraordinary". Italian comedy rock band Elio e le Storie Tese recorded a parody cover of the song in 1996, entitled "Balla coi barlafüs", with new Italian lyrics which mock Umberto Bossi and his attempt, earlier that year, to rally up a human chain in order to link Polesine and Monviso, symbolically blocking the course of the river Po. Apart from the lyrics, the band's cover follows the original song in every detail; the music video for the cover, made as the opening credits sequence for the 1996 edition of Gialappa's Band's popular sport satire show Mai dire Gol, is a faithful reproduction of the original scene from the movie, down to the Criminologist, played by Giacomo Poretti of Aldo, Giovanni e Giacomo, asking what sort of dance is it.

Daniele Luttazzi and Sabrina Ferilli starred as Brad and Janet, band leader Elio appeared as Riff Raff, Marina Massironi starred as Magenta, while the rest of the band were featured as Transylvanians. In an episode of The Drew Carey Show, the song was played in alternating fashion with Peaches & Herb's 1978 hit Shake Your Groove Thing, during a dance-off in front of a movie theater between Drew and Mimi, where Drew wants to see Rocky Horror Picture Show, Mimi wants to see Priscilla, Queen of the Desert instead. Drew's group dances to Time Warp.

Ambronay

Ambronay is a French commune in the Ain department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of eastern France. The inhabitants of the commune are known as Ambrunois or Ambrunoises The commune of Ambronay is at the centre of a semicircle of mountains at the foot of the westernmost foothills of the Jura Mountains and is bordered in the west by the river Ain. Ambronay is located some 50 km north-east of Lyon; the A42 autoroute traverses the western part of the commune from north to south with an exit to the D12 near the hamlet of Genoud. The D1075 road runs parallel to and east of the Autoroute from Pont-d'Ain in the north to Saint-Denis-en-Bugey in the south; the D12 and D12A road runs from Priay in the west through the commune to the village. The D36 road runs north-east from the D1075 from the southern border of the commune to the village and continues north-east to Saint-Jean-le-Vieux. There are numerous local roads covering the whole commune. A railway line runs from Pont d'Ain in the north to Amberieu-en-Bugey in the south parallel to and near the D1075 road.

There is a railway station in the commune west of the village just north of the D12A road. It is a rural commune with a land area of 3,355 hectares of which 720 are wooded - in the east. There are a number of hamlets in the commune; these are: Championnierre Chenavieux Coutelieu Genoud Les Ambrines Longeville Malafan Merland VorgeyThe highest point is at a place called le Morimont which rises to 643m. The Ain river flows to the south just west of the commune and a number of streams flow from the commune to this river including the Cozance and the Seymard. There are a number of small lakes to the north of the village; the name Ambronay comes from the Helvetii tribe of Ambrones, part of the Kimro-Teutons people according to the terminology adopted by Amédée Thierry in the 19th century. Roman remains are evidence of the distant origins of Ambronay. An Irish monk founded an abbey of women. In 800 Saint Barnard, an officer of the court of Charlemagne, undertook the restoration of the original buildings and installed a monastery which followed the rule of Saint Benedict.

He obtained full independence for the abbey and, over the centuries, it became powerful. In a papal bull of 1051 Pope Leo IX attested to that independence. Greed and many wars, led to the Abbey asking the Savoyards for protection in 1282. Ambronay was fortified. In 1470 the city had its current coat of arms and in 1601 it was attached to the kingdom of France by the Treaty of Lyon. Biron levelled the Dauphine tower and the decline of the Abbey continued until 1652 when it was attached to the rich congregation of monks of Saint Maur. Large restoration works were undertaken; the French Revolution removed all religious orders on 12 July 1790 and everything from Ambronay was scattered. The cloister was converted into a prison. In 1793 Albitte pulled down the abbey tower, it was not until 21 December 1889 that Canon Garcin and MP Alexandre Bérard obtained the beginning of the classification as a historical monument of the Abbey, followed in 1905 by the cloister. The town has had its present form since 1762.

The main street was famous but lost its covered walkway, the northern quarter, two of its three gates. Only the Gargouille gate has been preserved. Ambronay appears as the same on the 1790 version. A military camp was located on the plain in 1916 to provide bread to soldiers at the front during the First World War, it closed in June 2008. The International Baroque Music Festival was created in 1980. In 2003 the Cultural Encounter Centre of Ambronay was opened; the restoration of old buildings continues and was a part of the French government project 1000 Projets in 2009. List of mayors of Ambronay Elements of calculationTotal population DGF = 2,316 Potential 4 taxes = 1,250,326 Financial potential = 1,533,145 Financial potential by population DGF = ~ 661.98 Financial potential per capita stratum = ~ 727.92Main financial resourcesBuildings = 255,016 Undeveloped land = 30,713 Housing tax = 200,943 Block grant = 499,653 assets of Urban solidarity = 6,776 Total assets = 506,429Total per population by DGF = ~ 218.66 The commune of Ambronay has a total of about 800 households, whose average income was around €16,200 / year.

More than half of households had two vehicles. The working population is about 1,000 with an unemployment rate above 9%; the commune has 82 business enterprises with core businesses being trades and services. The commune has a number of sites that are registered as historical monuments: Fort Sarrazin The Chateau of Silans Park The Town Hall Park; the Town Hall was rebuilt in the 19th century. The Chateau of Saint-Gras Park The commune has two religious sites that are registered as historical monuments: The old Abbey of Our Lady of Ambronay The Cloister GardenPicture Gallery of the Abbey The Church of Our Lady of the Assumption contains a large number of items that are registered as historical objects. To see a complete list with links to descriptions and some photos click here. Labelled a Cultural Encounter Centre since 2003, Ambronay is a place where culture is accessible to everyone, a place of open exchange. Children, amateurs, researchers, international artists, young professionals, everyone finds in Ambronay a creative development space open to all.

For students and young musicians, the European Baroque Acad

Albury–Wodonga

Albury–Wodonga is the broad settlement incorporating the twin Australian cities of Albury and Wodonga, which are separated geographically by the Murray River and politically by a state border: Albury on the north of the river is part of New South Wales, while Wodonga on the south bank is in Victoria. Albury–Wodonga was selected as the primary focus of the federal Whitlam government's scheme to arrest the uncontrolled growth of Australia's large coastal cities by encouraging decentralisation. Grand plans were made to turn Albury–Wodonga into a major inland city; some industries were enticed to move there, a certain amount of population movement resulted. However, due to the subsequent Fraser Government's repudiation of Labor's decentralisation policies, the plan to populate inland areas and cities other than the State capitals was abandoned. No other Commonwealth Government since, either conservative or Labor, has made any attempt at repopulating inland areas, thus the current Albury–Wodonga population is far below the 300,000 projected by Gough Whitlam in the 1970s.

The population increased by 1.1% per year on average from 81,540 in 2008 to 86,274 in 2013. Further increasing to 89,007 by the 2016 census, giving an average annual growth rate of 1.04%. Christmas Eye, a seasonal epidemic of corneal ulceration which predominantly occurs only within a particular region of Australia Albury City Council City of Wodonga Council

Greenwich, Kansas

Greenwich is an unincorporated community in Sedgwick County, United States. It is located northeast of 53rd St North and Greenwich Rd. Greenwich had its start by the building of the St. Louis, Fort Scott & Wichita Railroad through that territory; the first post office in Greenwich was established in September 1874. The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Greenwich has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps; the community is served by Circle USD 375 public school district. Sedgwick County Maps: Current, Historic, KDOT

Mount Tyndall (Tasmania)

Mount Tyndall is a mountain, part of the Tyndall Range, a spur off the West Coast Range, located in the Western region of Tasmania, Australia. The mountain was named in 1877 by James Reid Scott on the suggestion of Thomas Bather Moore in honour of Professor John Tyndall, a Fellow of the Geological Society who made important contributions in physics, atmospheric science and geology; the area is at the northern end of a block of mountains. Located at the base of the mountain are a number of glacial lakes, most notably Lake Westwood and Lake Dora; the mountain lies southeast of the Henty Gold Mine, Hydro Tasmania dam on the Henty River. Blainey, Geoffrey; the Peaks of Lyell. Hobart: St. David's Park Publishing. ISBN 0-7246-2265-9. Whitham, Charles. Western Tasmania: A Land of Riches and Beauty. West Coast Range on Google Maps Context of World Heritage Area

Velocity (novel)

Velocity is a novel by Dean Koontz first published in 2005. Set in Napa County, California, it is about a man in his thirties who takes the law into his own hands when, out of the blue, he is threatened by an anonymous adversary; the "words of wisdom" with which the novel is interspersed are direct quotations from the writings of T. S. Eliot. Not so long ago a promising young short story writer, Billy Wiles has not turned on his PC since his fiancée Barbara fell into a coma several years ago. Leading the life of a recluse who spends his spare time alone at home doing woodwork, he leaves his secluded house only when he goes to work as a bartender. An orphan, he associates with only a few people, he considers them acquaintances rather than friends. Wiles' life takes a dramatic turn when he finds a piece of paper stuck to his windshield which contains an ultimatum, he decides not to go to the police and to consult someone he knows who happens to be in the police force instead. Together, although not convinced, the two men decide that the note must have been some sick joke.

The following day, however, a cruel murder is reported which fits the description given in advance by the alleged joker. Two more notes follow in quick succession, only when they become personal does Wiles realize that he has not been chosen at random by the person he comes to think of as "the freak". For example, shortly after receiving a cryptic message saying Are you prepared for your first wound? he is physically assaulted by the mask-wearing killer. When Wiles recovers from the shock and the pain he realizes that the psychopath has driven three large fish hooks under the skin of his forehead. Acts of violence like the one depicted above lead the third person narrator to reflect on the society we live in: "Not long ago in the history of the world, routine daily violence—excluding the ravages of nations at war—had been personal in nature. Grudges, slights to honor, disputes over money triggered the murderous impulse. "In the modern world, more in the postmodern, most of all in the post-postmodern, much violence had become impersonal.

Terrorists, street gangs, lone sociopaths, sociopaths in groups and pledged to a utopian vision killed people they did not know, against whom they had no realistic complaint, for the purpose of attracting attention, making a statement, intimidation, or just for the thrill of it."The freak, whether known or unknown to Billy, was a daunting adversary. Judging by all evidence, he was bold but not reckless, psychopathic but self-controlled, ingenious, with a baroque and Machiavellian mind."By contrast, Billy Wiles made his way in the world as plainly and directly as he could. His mind was not baroque, his desires were not complex. He only hoped to live, lived on guarded hope." Although Wiles does check on each of the few acquaintances he has, he cannot at first decide which of them, if any, might be the freak. He focuses his attention on Steve Zillis, one of his workmates, it soon turns out, that Zillis has a watertight alibi for the time when some of the crimes were committed, Wiles ends up none the wiser.

Wiles has clear reasons for not involving the police. Right from the beginning of his nightmarish adventure, he has a hunch that circumstantial evidence planted by the killer, would turn him into the prime suspect: In the eyes of the police, he would be the perpetrator rather than one of the victims; as more murders are committed, he realizes that he might endanger Barbara's life. In the end Wiles finds out that the psychopath sees his crimes as a work of art rather than, say, a game, he discovers that the freak is the artist and confronts him. After a short discussion, Billy sprays shoots him dead. Returning home, Billy mistakenly assumes, he manages to catch up with Zillis before he can kill Barbara, after driving him out into the country, kills Zillis. The book ends with Billy caring for Barbara in his own home. At the end of the book, Barbara's eyes open and she comments on a flock of Barn Swallows flying past. While her eyes close again, the ending seems promising for her imminent recovery.

In February 2014, Dean Koontz announced that his upcoming novel Secret Forest would be a spinoff of this novel. The story will focus on Ivy Elgin, a supporting character from Velocity that Koontz stated he has received lots of correspondence about from readers. Review of Velocity at UnrealityShout.com