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Grauman's Chinese Theatre

TCL Chinese Theatre is a movie palace on the historic Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6925 Hollywood Blvd. in Hollywood, California. Named and still known as Grauman's Chinese Theatre, it was renamed Mann's Chinese Theatre in 1973. On January 11, 2013, Chinese electronics manufacturer TCL Corporation purchased the facility's naming rights, under which it is known as TCL Chinese Theatre; the original Chinese Theatre was commissioned following the success of the nearby Grauman's Egyptian Theatre, which opened in 1922. Both are in Exotic Revival style architecture. Built by a partnership headed by Sid Grauman over 18 months starting in January 1926, the theater opened May 18, 1927, with the premiere of Cecil B. DeMille's The King of Kings, it has since been home to many premieres, including the 1977 launch of George Lucas' Star Wars, as well as birthday parties, corporate junkets, three Academy Awards ceremonies. Among the theatre's most distinctive features are the concrete blocks set in the forecourt, which bear the signatures and handprints of popular motion picture personalities from the 1920s to the present day.

In 2013, the Chinese Theatre partnered with IMAX Corporation to convert the house into a custom-designed IMAX theater. The newly renovated theater seats 932 people and features one of the largest movie screens in North America. After his success with the Egyptian Theatre, Sid Grauman turned to Charles E. Toberman to secure a long-term lease from Francis X. Bushman on property at 6925 Hollywood Blvd. the site of Bushman's mansion. In appreciation, a plaque was installed on the front of the theater dedicating it to Bushman. Toberman contracted Meyer & Holler, designer of the Egyptian, to design a "palace-type theatre" of Chinese design. Grauman financed the theater's $2.1 million cost and owned a one-third interest in the Chinese Theatre. The principal architect was Raymond M. Kennedy of Holler. During construction, Grauman hired Jean Klossner to formulate an hard concrete for the forecourt of the theater. Klossner became known as "Mr. Footprint", performing the footprint ceremonies from 1927 through 1957.

Many stories exist to explain the origins of the footprints. The theater's official account credits Norma Talmadge as having inspired the tradition when she accidentally stepped into the wet concrete. However, in a short interview during the September 13, 1937, Lux Radio Theatre broadcast of a radio adaptation of A Star Is Born, Grauman related another version of how he got the idea to put hand and foot prints in the concrete, he said. I walked right into it. While we were building the theatre, I accidentally happened to step in some soft concrete, and there it was. So, I went to Mary Pickford immediately. Mary put her foot into it."Still another account by Klossner recounts that Klossner autographed his work next to the right-hand poster kiosk and that Grauman and he developed the idea and there. His autograph and handprint, dated 1927, remain today; the theater's third founding partner, Douglas Fairbanks, was the second celebrity after Talmadge to be immortalized in the concrete. In 1929, Grauman decided to sell his share to William Fox's Fox Theatres chain.

However, just a few months Howard Hughes convinced Grauman to return to the theater because he wanted Grauman to produce the world premiere of his aviation epic Hell's Angels, which would feature one of Grauman's famous theatrical prologues before the film. Grauman remained as the theater's managing director for the entire run of Hell's Angels, retiring once again after its run finished. Unsatisfied with retirement, Grauman returned to the theater as managing director on Christmas Day 1931 and kept that position until his death in 1950. One of the highlights of the Chinese Theatre has always been its décor. In 1952, John Tartaglia, the artist of nearby Saint Sophia Cathedral, became the head interior decorator of the Chinese Theatre, as well as the theater chain owned by Fox West Coast Theatres, he continued the work of Klossner, by recommendation of J. Walter Bantau, for the Hollywood footprint ceremonies. Tartaglia performed his first ceremony as a Master Mason for Jean Simmons in 1953, for the premiere of The Robe, the first premiere in Cinemascope.

Although replacing Klossner was thought to be a temporary job for Tartaglia, his dedication resulted in a 35-year career in which he last performed as the master mason/concrete artist in honor of Eddie Murphy in May 1987. Tartaglia was formally recognized by the City of Los Angeles in October 2011; the Chinese Theatre was declared a historic and cultural landmark in 1968, has undergone various restoration projects in the years since then. Ted Mann, owner of the Mann Theatres chain and husband of actress Rhonda Fleming, purchased it in 1973. From until 2001, it was known as Mann's Chinese Theatre. Mann Theatres grew to become the largest independent chain in the country before Mann sold the business, including the Chinese Theatre, to Gulf & Western in 1986. In 1988, Time Warner predecessor Warner Communications Inc. bought a 50% stake from Gulf & Western for $150 million. The theater chain was sold to WestStar Holdings in 1997. In 2000, a partnership of Warner Bros. and Paramount Pictures acquired the theater, along with the other Mann Theatres properties.

In 2000, Behr Browers Architects, a firm engaged by Mann Theatres, prepared a restoration and modernization program for the structure. The program included a seismic upgrade

Camilo Daza International Airport

Camilo Daza International Airport is a civil airport located in Cúcuta, Colombia. The airport serves the Norte de Santander Department, it is named after Colombian aviation pioneer Camilo Daza. The airport has international facilities and is able to operate general aviation flights to international destinations; this air terminal is 5 kilometres from the center of the city, about 15 minutes off the Pan American Highway. The Cucuta VOR-DME is located on the field. Camilo Daza International Airport was inaugurated on October 10, 1971 by the President of the Republic, Misael Pastrana Borrero, his Minister of Public Works, Argerino Duran Quintero. At the initiative of President of the Society of Public Improvements, Juan Agustín Ramírez Calderón, the airport was given the name of Camilo Daza as a tribute to the aviation pioneer and founder of the Colombian Air Force. On March 17, 1988, Avianca Flight 410, a Boeing 727 crashed on low mountains after takeoff to Cartagena's Rafael Núñez International Airport.

All 143 people on board died. This was the only air accident in the history of the city. In 2005, the Civil Aeronautics of Colombia Agency announced a renovation of the airport, seeking to transform it into one of the most modern in the nation; this renovation improved the air terminal infrastructure, provided a more contemporary design, made air traffic safer with a powerful light at night. In March 2008, Camilo Daza International Airport was the epicenter for the arrival of direct international flights from Madrid, San Jose and Caracas on the grounds of the Peace Without Borders concert held in Cúcuta; the pilots of these aircraft said the city has an excellent airport that has the capacity to receive aircraft from far distances as in the case of Madrid. On August 6, 2010 in the framework of the macro national business conference, the Deputy Minister of Tourism, Oscar Rueda, said that Colombia will conduct studies of a direct international flight to counteract the effects of the crisis in neighboring Venezuela.

The airline Avianca has its own lounge with different services such as Wi-Fi, different environments, satellite television, bar meals, air conditioning and various entertainment materials. The parking lot is located opposite the terminal. There are parking spaces for the disabled. In case of loss, total or partial damage of luggage on board, contact with passengers and luggage ticket held, the counter of the airline concerned or, failing in the information desk. Transport in Colombia List of airports in Colombia Airport information for CUC at Great Circle Mapper. OpenStreetMap - Cúcuta OurAirports - Cúcuta SkyVector - Cúcuta Current weather for SKCC at NOAA/NWS

Madawaska Les Lacs-Edmundston

Madawaska Les Lacs-Edmundston is a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick, Canada. The district was established in 1973 as Madawaska les Lacs when New Brunswick moved from a system of bloc voting to the first past the post electoral system, it had been a part of the Madawaska County electoral district which returned three members. It the 1994 electoral redistribution, it added parts of the old district of Madawaska Centre and it underwent only minor boundary changes in 2006. In 2013, it was renamed, it is one the safest francophone seats in New Brunswick for the Progressive Conservatives. It has been held by the PCs in every election since it was created except for the 1987 election and the 1991 election, its current MLA is Francine Landry of the Liberal Party. Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick Map of riding as of 2018