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Century City

Century City is a 176-acre neighborhood and business district in Los Angeles, United States. Located on the Westside to the south of Santa Monica Boulevard around 10 miles west of Downtown Los Angeles, Century City is one of the most prominent employment centers in the Los Angeles metropolitan area, its skyscrapers form a distinctive skyline on the Westside; the district was developed on the former backlot of film studio 20th Century Fox, its first building was opened in 1963. There are two private schools, but no public schools in the neighborhood. Important to the economy are the Westfield Century City shopping center, business towers, Fox Studios; the land of Century City belonged to cowboy actor Tom Mix. It became a backlot of 20th Century Fox, which still has its headquarters just to the southwest; the area is named for the 20th Century Fox's Century Property. In 1956, Spyros Skouras, who served as the President of 20th Century Fox from 1942–62, his nephew-in-law Edmond Herrscher, an attorney sometimes known as "the father of Century City", decided to repurpose the land for real estate development.

The following year, in 1957, they commissioned a master-plan development from Welton Becket Associates, unveiled at a major press event on the "western" backlot that year. In 1961, after Fox suffered a string of expensive flops, culminating with the financial strain put on the studio by the expensive production of Cleopatra, the film studio sold about 180 acres to developer William Zeckendorf and Aluminum Co. of America known as Alcoa, for US$300 million. Herrscher had encouraged his uncle-in-law to borrow money instead, but once Skouras refused, he was out of the picture; the new owners conceived Century City as "a city within a city". In 1963, the first building, Gateway West Building, was completed; the next year, in 1964, Minoru Yamasaki designed the Century Plaza Hotel. Five years in 1969, architects Anthony J. Lumsden and César Pelli designed the Century City Medical Plaza. According to the City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning, Century City constitutes census tract 2679.01. As shown on the map published on the Century City Chamber of Commerce website, Century City is bounded by Santa Monica Boulevard to the north, the city of Beverly Hills to the east, Pico Boulevard to the south, Century Park West to the west.

These boundaries correspond with those recognized by the Century City Business Improvement District Association. Neighboring Century City are Beverly Hills to the east, Cheviot Hills to the south, West Los Angeles to the west, Westwood to the north; the Mapping L. A. project of the Los Angeles Times extends Century City's western boundary to Beverly Glen Boulevard. However, this more expansive definition is not consistent with other L. A. Times reports: a 1999 article sets Century Park West as Century City's western boundary, a 2017 article refers to the neighborhood to the west of Century City as distinct from it. Two specific plans cover the neighborhood: "Century City North Specific Plan for the retail and entertainment functions in Century City," and "Century City South Specific Plan for multi-family homes, office tower and Fox Studios," according to the community plan set forth by the Los Angeles Department of City Planning; the following data applies to Century City within the boundaries set by the Mapping L.

A. project: The 2000 U. S. census counted 5,513 residents in the 0.70-square-mile Century City neighborhood—or 7,869 people per square mile, an average population density for the city and county. The Southern California Association of Governments estimates that the daytime population amounts to 48,343 on a working day. In 2008, the city estimated that the resident population had increased to 5,934. In 2008, the median age for residents was 46, older than average for the county; the percentage of residents aged 65 and older was the highest for any neighborhood in Los Angeles County. The percentages of widowed men and women and of divorced men were among the county's highest. Military veterans accounted for 11.9 % of the population, a high rate for the county. The neighborhood was considered "not diverse" ethnically, with a high percentage of white residents; the breakdown was whites, 82.5%. Iran and Canada were the most common places of birth for the 25.5% of the residents who were born abroad—a low percentage, compared to the city at large.

The median yearly income in 2014 was a high figure for Los Angeles. The percentage of households that earned $125,000 and up was high for Los Angeles County; the average household size of 1.8 people was low for Los Angeles. Renters occupied 39.6% of the housing stock and apartment owners held 60.4%. Century City makes up census tract 2679.01, 0.4 square miles. The 2000 U. S. Census counted 2,428 residents and 1,812 housing units, for an average of 1.34 persons per household. The 2017 American Community Survey estimated a population of 2,235 in Century City, or 5,170.1 people per square mile, 1,929 housing units. Per capita income was $148,638 and median household income was $123,889. Westfield Century City and Fox Studios occupy important acreage in the neighborhood. Westfield Century City underwent an $800 million renovation and expansion aiming to maintain the center's status as one of the Westside's premier shopping and entertainment destinations. One tower, Constellation Place

Virginians (singers)

The Virginians is a barbershop chorus located in Richmond, Virginia. Mike Wallen is its musical director, has been serving in this capacity since 1998, it celebrated its 50th anniversary and is one of the oldest continuous singing groups in the Greater Richmond Area. Chartered in 1952 as the Tobaccoland Chorus, the chapter was renamed to the Virginians, in 1990; the Virginians competed at the 2000 Barbershop Harmony Society International Competition, held at Kansas City, numbering 100 on stage. That same year, it sponsored a major benefit performance for the WRVA "Alden Aaroe Shoe Fund" at the Landmark Theater; the Virginians chorus was selected to participate at the seventh annual Russian Barbershop Music Festival with Greg Lyne, held in St. Petersburg, Russia; the active members of the chorus draw from the city of Richmond, Hanover and eastern Goochland counties. Some members come from as far away as Charlottesville and the Northern Neck, with a strong contingent from the Williamsburg area. Annual performances include: Spring Show, which has a theme and a guest quartet or performing group Williamsburg Community Show Dogwood Dell Show Christmas ShowThe Virginians chorus participates in numerous community appearances with diverse shows that may include performances by its registered chapter quartets.

One of its biggest fundraisers is an annual Singing Valentines program. Most of its repertoire is made up of barbershop arrangements, but the Virginians sing in other a cappella styles; the Virginians chorus is the principal performing group from the Richmond chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society a 501 non-profit charity. It is supported by the Arts Council of Richmond. In addition, the Virginians Ensemble is a daytime chorus, active in the community. "organized in the Fall of 1945" with 24 members of local quartets, the Richmond affiliate of SPEBSQSA received its official charter from the society on December 6, 1952 with "almost 40 members". Its Charter Party was attended by "approximately 150 persons". Dean Snyder from SPEBSQSA, presided at the ceremony to hand the charter to chapter president, Dr. Ralph M. Roberts; the Richmond affiliate started proceedings to get an official SPEBSQSA charter in September 1952 and open up its membership to men who wanted to sing in an ensemble chorus. The group had been made up of barbershop quartets.

Their Blue Skies album was recorded live at the University of Richmond's Modlin Center for the Performing Arts. Blue Skies was released in April 2008. Past musical directors include Brian Whitehead, Jim Garber, Hardman Jones, Buddy Johns, John Glass, Hardman Jones, John Hohl, Charlie Bechtler and Gary Parker; the director is Mike Wallen. Barbershop Harmony Society Barbershop music A cappella music Official Web Site: http://www.virginians.org/ Chorus Profile Arts Council of Richmond To Russia With Love A news article about the chorus plans to visit Saint Petersburg in August 2006 and its singing valentines fund-raiser. Senate Joint Resolution No. 5024 offered May 2006 before the Virginia General Assembly. Chapter Entry in Mid-Atlantic District of the Barbershop Harmony Society. Down by the River, Richmond Times Dispatch, June 3, 1999, Riverfront Opening Celebration

2013 Nagaland Legislative Assembly election

The Nagaland Legislative Assembly election of 2013 took place on 23 February 2013 to elect the Members of the Legislative Assembly from each of the 60 Assembly Constituencies in the state of Nagaland in India. The mandate of the 11th Nagaland Legislative Assembly, formed after the 2008 election, expired on 10 March 2013. Hence, the 12th Nagaland Legislative Assembly election was announced by the Election Commission of India. After the scrutiny of the nomination papers put up by the candidates, 188 candidates in total were able to contest for a total of 60 seats. A total of 1,098,007 people voted out of an eligible electorate of 1,198,449, representing a turnout of 90.19%. On 18 Jun 2014, 3 of the NCP MLAs defected to the BJP, leaving only one NCP MLA remaining in the assembly