New York Fashion Week
New York Fashion Week, held in February and September of each year, is a semi-annual series of events when international fashion collections are shown to buyers, the press, the general public. It is one of four major fashion weeks in the world, collectively known as the "Big 4," along with those in Paris and Milan; the Council of Fashion Designers of America created the modern notion of a centralized “New York Fashion Week” in 1993, although cities like London were using their city’s name in conjunction with the words “fashion week” in the 1980s. NYFW is based on a much older series of events called “Press Week,” founded in 1943, it has consisted of numerous branded events, such as Olympus Fashion Week New York and MADE Fashion Week, many independent fashion productions around town. Producers of New York Fashion Week include IMG, The SOCIETY Fashion Week, FTL Moda in conjunction with Fashion Week Online, Style 360, Art Hearts Fashion, Style Fashion Week, ASC Fashion week among others. A centralized calendar of citywide events is kept by the CFDA, was acquired from calendar founder Ruth Finley.
The economic impact of New York Fashion Week is estimated at $887 million. The first New York Fashion Week was created in 1943 by Eleanor Lambert, press director of the American fashion industry’s first promotional organization, the New York Dress Institute; the event, the world's first organized fashion week, was called "Press Week", was created to attract attention away from French fashion during World War II, when fashion industry insiders were unable to travel to Paris to see French fashion shows. It was meant to showcase American designers for fashion journalists, who had neglected U. S. fashion innovations. Press Week was a success, fashion magazines like Vogue, which were filled with French designs featured American fashion. By the mid-1950s, the event was known as "Press Week of New York". Spring 1951 was the 16th Annual Press Week of New York. In 1993, the CFDA, led by president Stan Herman and executive director Fern Mallis, consolidated the citywide events known as "New York Fashion Week" by staging them in a cluster of white tents in Bryant Park.
The event was branded with the trademark "7th on Sixth." In 2001, "7th on Sixth" was sold to IMG. In 2004, the camera company Olympus became a sponsor of IMG's events, which were renamed "Olympus Fashion Week."In 2007, Mercedes-Benz became title sponsor of the IMG-produced events, adding New York to its roster of international "Mercedes-Benz fashion weeks," and dubbing it "MB Fashion Week New York."In 2010, IMG/Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York left the Bryant Park tents, relocating to the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. In September 2011, New York designers began live-streaming runway shows, following London, who began in February 2010. Streams were offered on YouTube, on other sites. In 2013, IMG and its New York Fashion Week events were sold to William Morris Endeavor and Silver Lake Partners for $2.3 billion. In 2014, the CFDA acquired FashionCalendar.com from Ruth Finley, who had managed it for more than 60 years. In January 2015, Mercedes-Benz announced its departure as title sponsor from WME/IMG's events.
Producer Kanye West announced. In March 2015, WME/IMG announced that it had acquired MADE Fashion Week, which takes place during WME/IMG's events. In 2015, IMG's events were moved from Lincoln Center to Spring Studios. Following the loss of Bryant Park and Lincoln Center as hosting site for New York Fashion Week, the event is no longer held in one central location. Locations have included converted railway terminals and a former post office. In February 2014, Dr. Danielle Sheypuk became the first wheelchair-using model to appear in a show for New York Fashion Week. In September 2014, Karen Crespo became the first quadruple-amputee to walk at New York Fashion Week for Carrie Hammer. On December 12, 2014, a New York state court approved a settlement in a lawsuit by community activists over whether allowing the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week tents in Damrosch Park was a violation of the public trust doctrine. In accordance with the settlement, the City of New York, the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts agreed not to renew their contract with IMG.
As a result, the February 2015 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week was the last one staged in Damrosch Park. In 2014, New York State passed legislation designating models under the age of 18 as child performers, restricting the hours they can perform and requiring additional documentation; the fall/winter 2015 shows took place from February 12–19. In that week, actress Jamie Brewer became the first woman with Down syndrome to walk the red carpet at New York Fashion Week, which she did for designer Carrie Hammer; the spring/summer 2016 shows took place from September 10–17, 2015 at two new locations, Skylight at Moynihan Station in Midtown and Skylight Clarkson Square in SoHo. The economic impact of these shows was estimated to be $900 million and attendance was 125,000 people. In December 2015, the CFDA announced that it had hired the Boston Consulting Group to study revising the format of New York Fashion Week to adapt to changes brought about by social media. One option being explored is to bifurcate the event, with private showroom appointments of next season's designs for buyers and public fashion shows displaying in-season merchandise for consumers.
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California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States. With 39.6 million residents, California is the most populous U. S. the third-largest by area. The state capital is Sacramento; the Greater Los Angeles Area and the San Francisco Bay Area are the nation's second and fifth most populous urban regions, with 18.7 million and 9.7 million residents respectively. Los Angeles is California's most populous city, the country's second most populous, after New York City. California has the nation's most populous county, Los Angeles County, its largest county by area, San Bernardino County; the City and County of San Francisco is both the country's second-most densely populated major city after New York City and the fifth-most densely populated county, behind only four of the five New York City boroughs. California's $3.0 trillion economy is larger than that of any other state, larger than those of Texas and Florida combined, the largest sub-national economy in the world. If it were a country, California would be the 5th largest economy in the world, the 36th most populous as of 2017.
The Greater Los Angeles Area and the San Francisco Bay Area are the nation's second- and third-largest urban economies, after the New York metropolitan area. The San Francisco Bay Area PSA had the nation's highest GDP per capita in 2017 among large PSAs, is home to three of the world's ten largest companies by market capitalization and four of the world's ten richest people. California is considered a global trendsetter in popular culture, innovation and politics, it is considered the origin of the American film industry, the hippie counterculture, fast food, the Internet, the personal computer, among others. The San Francisco Bay Area and the Greater Los Angeles Area are seen as global centers of the technology and entertainment industries, respectively. California has a diverse economy: 58% of the state's economy is centered on finance, real estate services and professional, scientific and technical business services. Although it accounts for only 1.5% of the state's economy, California's agriculture industry has the highest output of any U.
S. state. California is bordered by Oregon to the north and Arizona to the east, the Mexican state of Baja California to the south; the state's diverse geography ranges from the Pacific Coast in the west to the Sierra Nevada mountain range in the east, from the redwood–Douglas fir forests in the northwest to the Mojave Desert in the southeast. The Central Valley, a major agricultural area, dominates the state's center. Although California is well-known for its warm Mediterranean climate, the large size of the state results in climates that vary from moist temperate rainforest in the north to arid desert in the interior, as well as snowy alpine in the mountains. Over time and wildfires have become more pervasive features. What is now California was first settled by various Native Californian tribes before being explored by a number of European expeditions during the 16th and 17th centuries; the Spanish Empire claimed it as part of Alta California in their New Spain colony. The area became a part of Mexico in 1821 following its successful war for independence but was ceded to the United States in 1848 after the Mexican–American War.
The western portion of Alta California was organized and admitted as the 31st state on September 9, 1850. The California Gold Rush starting in 1848 led to dramatic social and demographic changes, with large-scale emigration from the east and abroad with an accompanying economic boom; the word California referred to the Baja California Peninsula of Mexico. The name derived from the mythical island California in the fictional story of Queen Calafia, as recorded in a 1510 work The Adventures of Esplandián by Garci Rodríguez de Montalvo; this work was the fifth in a popular Spanish chivalric romance series that began with Amadis de Gaula. Queen Calafia's kingdom was said to be a remote land rich in gold and pearls, inhabited by beautiful black women who wore gold armor and lived like Amazons, as well as griffins and other strange beasts. In the fictional paradise, the ruler Queen Calafia fought alongside Muslims and her name may have been chosen to echo the title of a Muslim leader, the Caliph. It's possible.
Know ye that at the right hand of the Indies there is an island called California close to that part of the Terrestrial Paradise, inhabited by black women without a single man among them, they lived in the manner of Amazons. They were robust of body with great virtue; the island itself is one of the wildest in the world on account of the craggy rocks. Shortened forms of the state's name include CA, Cal. Calif. and US-CA. Settled by successive waves of arrivals during the last 10,000 years, California was one of the most culturally and linguistically diverse areas in pre-Columbian North America. Various estimates of the native population range from 100,000 to 300,000; the Indigenous peoples of California included more than 70 distinct groups of Native Americans, ranging from large, settled populations living on the coast to groups in the interior. California groups were diverse in their political organization with bands, villages, on the resource-rich coasts, large chiefdoms, such as the Chumash and Salinan.
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The Heart Truth
The Heart Truth is a campaign meant to raise awareness of the risk of heart disease in women. The campaign is sponsored in the United States by the National Heart and Blood Institute, an organization of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, it focuses on educating women aged forty to sixty, as, the time when the risk of heart disease begins to increase. The campaign began in March 2001 on recommendation from over seventy experts on the health of women; the research stressed the need to communicate to women about the risk of heart disease, endorsed The Heart Truth as a means of doing so. The logo of the campaign is a red dress, it came into being as a way to attract attention to the Heart Truth, eliminate perceptions that heart disease is an issue only for men. The dress reminds women to focus on their "outerselves", as well as their "innerselves" heart health; the campaign has conjured a National Wear Red Day, meant to take place on the first Friday of February annually. The Heart Truth has joined with the United States Federal Government and fashion industries, in an attempt to appeal to female audiences.
Red dresses have been displayed across the country at New York's Fashion Week. The first Red Dress Collection Fashion Week took place in 2003 when nineteen designers, including Vera Wang, Oscar de la Renta, Carmen Marc Valvo contributed dresses that were displayed in the Byrant Park Tents. Many fashion shows have been put on in recent years during the Fashion Week festivities. Laureen Harper, the Wife of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has been a great supporter and has served as guest of honour at the event at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto, Ontario for many consecutive years. Former First Lady Laura Bush has been the ambassador for the Heart Truth since 2003, she has led the federal government in giving women more information relating to heart disease. Bush has coordinated many events relating to the Heart Truth, including a White House ceremony in 2004, the Kennedy Center exhibit, the Reagan Library exhibit, has participated in all Fashion Week events dating to 2003. A signature component of Mrs. Bush's involvement is her communication with women at hospital events featuring those living with heart disease.
She promotes the campaign through various media interviews as well. In May 2005, the Heart Truth constructed a special exhibition at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D. C. known as the First Ladies Red Dress Collection. The collection featured seven red dresses worn by America's first ladies Lady Bird Johnson, Betty Ford, Rosalynn Carter, Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush, Hillary Clinton and Laura Bush; the exhibit was unveiled by Laura Bush, in the presence of many Congressional spouses and Cabinet secretaries. In February 2007, the Heart Truth moved that exhibit to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, California. There, the exhibit was opened by former First Lady Nancy Reagan along with television personality Larry King and Laura Bush. A conference was held at the library with leaders of the heart disease awareness movement as well as Bush and Reagan. In February 2013, the Heart Truth presented a fashion show at Manhattan's Hammerstein Ballroom.
Celebrities who walked the runway included Minka Kelly, Soledad O'Brien, Wendy Williams, Brenda Strong, Kris Jenner, Jamie Chung, Toni Braxton, Kelly Osbourne and others. Hearttruth.gov Indian Heart Association The Heart Truth
Amanda Laura Bynes is an American actress and fashion designer. After appearing in commercials and in plays, she rose to prominence as a child star in the late 1990s and early 2000s on the Nickelodeon series All That and The Amanda Show. From 2002 to 2006, she starred in the sitcom What I Like About You on The WB, she has starred in several films, including What a Girl Wants, She's the Man, Sydney White, Easy A. Bynes announced an indefinite hiatus from acting in 2010 as she struggled with personal problems. Amanda Laura Bynes was born in Thousand Oaks, California, on April 3, 1986, the youngest of three children born to Lynn, a dental assistant and office manager, Rick Bynes, a dentist, her father is Catholic and is of Irish and Polish descent. Her mother is Jewish, was born to a Canadian couple whose families were from Poland and Romania. Bynes began professionally acting at the age of 7, appearing in a television advertisement for Buncha Crunch candies. During her childhood, she appeared on stage in versions of Annie, The Secret Garden, The Music Man, The Sound of Music.
Bynes attended a comedy camp at the Los Angeles Laugh Factory and was spotted by a Nickelodeon producer before being cast by the network. Bynes rose to prominence with her various roles in Nickelodeon's All That for seasons three through six, she became a regular member of Figure It Out. At the age of 13, she began starring in The Amanda Show. In 2002, Amanda began to establish her fan base with her debut film role in Big Fat Liar opposite Frankie Muniz, a co-starring role in the WB sitcom What I Like About You with Jennie Garth, which gained positive reviews, she made her voice-over debut in Charlotte's Web 2: Wilbur's Great Adventure and in the animated comedy Robots. She appeared on the cover of Vanity Fair's July 2003 edition. Bynes was named one of Teen People's "25 Hottest Stars Under 25" in 2006. In 2005 she starred. In 2006, after What I Like About You ended, Bynes focused on her film career and starred the sport comedy film She's the Man, based on William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night.. Bynes' next role was Penny Pingleton in Hairspray.
The film was a commercial success. Hairspray went on to become Amanda's most successful film at the time. Bynes was featured on the Hairspray soundtrack. Bynes' next role was in another comedy, Sydney White, released on September 21, 2007. In August 2007, Bynes teamed up with Steve & Barry's to create her own fashion line called Dear, consisting of apparel and accessories; the line was cut short when Steve & Barry's filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2008 and went out of business in January 2009. In 2008, Bynes appeared in the Lifetime Television movie Living Proof as the student assistant of Harry Connick, Jr.'s character. Bynes would reprise her role as Penny Pingleton in the sequel to Hairspray 2, but the project was canceled. In June 2009, she signed a two-picture deal with Screen Gems and co-starred the 2010 comedy Easy A, a critical and commercial success with many critics praising Bynes' role; the film after Easy A would have been a starring role, but she never got to record and decided to break the contract.
In 2009 she was originally set to star in the comedy Post Grad, but dropped for no reason revealed and was replaced by Alexis Bledel, aggravating rumors that she would be in personal trouble. In 2010, Bynes started recording the comedy film Hall Pass but dropped out again and was replaced by Alexandra Daddario. In July, Bynes announced an indefinite hiatus from acting. In 2007, Bynes described herself as Jewish, stated: "As far as religion, I was raised both. I learned about both Catholicism. My parents said. I'm sort of a spiritual person anyway. I haven't decided yet on a religion. I don't know yet what I believe."In 2008, Bynes dated Seth MacFarlane after voicing a character in an episode of MacFarlane's show Family Guy. Bynes is interested in fashion design, she has had her own fashion line sold nationwide, moved from Los Angeles to New York in order to facilitate her fashion career. In December 2013, Bynes enrolled at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Irvine for 2014. In 2018, she received her Associate's of Art degree in Merchandise Product Development and announced her intentions to start a bachelor's degree program.
In 2018, Bynes stated. She apologized for what she said on Twitter during her years of substance abuse: "I'm ashamed and embarrassed with the things I said. I can't turn back time but if I could, I would, and I'm so sorry to whoever I hurt and whoever I lied about because it eats away at me." In 2012, Bynes was charged with driving under the influence in West Hollywood. Two years the charge was dropped and she received a three-year probation. In May 2013, Bynes was charged with reckless endangerment and marijuana possession after she was found smoking in the lobby of her Manhattan apartment building; when officers entered her 36th-floor apartment, she threw a bong out the window. A New York County judge dismissed the case against her in June 2014. In July 2013, Ventura County sheriff's deputies detained her after she started a small fire in the driveway of a stranger in Thousand Oaks, she was hospitalized under a 72-hour mental-health evaluation hold. Bynes' parents filed for conservatorship of their daughter shortly.
Milena Markovna "Mila" Kunis is an American actress. In 1991, at the age of seven, she moved from Soviet Ukraine to the United States with her family. After being enrolled in acting classes as an after-school activity, she was soon discovered by an agent, she appeared in several television series and commercials, before acquiring her first significant role at age 14, playing Jackie Burkhart on the television series That'70s Show. Since 1999, she has voiced Meg Griffin on the animated series Family Guy. Kunis' breakout film role came in 2008, playing Rachel in the romantic comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall, she gained further critical acclaim and accolades for her performance in the psychological thriller Black Swan, for which she received the Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actor or Actress, nominations for the SAG Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress. Her other major films include the neo-noir action film Max Payne, the post-apocalyptic action film The Book of Eli, the romantic comedy film Friends with Benefits, the comedy film Ted, the fantasy film Oz the Great and Powerful as the Wicked Witch of the West, the comedy film Bad Moms.
Milena Markovna Kunis was born on August 1983 in Chernivtsi, Ukrainian SSR in the Soviet Union. Her mother, Elvira, is a physics teacher who runs a pharmacy, her father, Mark Kunis, is a mechanical engineer who works as a cab driver. Kunis has an elder brother named Michael, her mother tongue and the common language within her family is Russian. She stated in 2011 that her parents had "amazing jobs", that she "was lucky" and the family was "not poor". In 1991, when she was seven years old, her family moved to Los Angeles, with $250. "That was all. My parents had given up good degrees, which were not transferable. We arrived in New York on a Wednesday and by Friday morning my brother and I were at school in LA."Kunis comes from a Jewish family and has cited antisemitism in the former Soviet Union as one of several reasons for her family's move to the United States. She has stated that her parents "raised Jewish as much as they could", although religion was suppressed in the Soviet Union. On her second day in Los Angeles, Kunis was enrolled at Rosewood Elementary School, not knowing a word of English.
She recalled: "I blocked out second grade completely. I have no recollection of it. I always talk to my grandma about it, it was. I didn't understand the culture. I didn't understand the people. I didn't understand the language. My first sentence of my essay to get into college was like,'Imagine being blind and deaf at age seven.' And that's kind of what it felt like moving to the States."In Los Angeles, she attended Hubert Howe Bancroft Middle School. She used an on-set tutor for most of her high school years while filming That'70s Show, she attended Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies, but when that school proved to be insufficiently flexible about her acting commitments, she transferred to Fairfax High School, from which she graduated in 2001. She attended UCLA and Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. At age nine, Kunis was enrolled by her father in acting classes after school at the Beverly Hills Studios, where she met Susan Curtis, who would become her manager. On her first audition she landed the role for a Barbie commercial.
Shortly after, she did a commercial for the Lisa Frank product line. Her first television roles took place in 1994, first appearing on Days of Our Lives, a few months doing her first of two appearances on Baywatch, she had a minor role on 7th Heaven and supporting roles in Santa with Muscles, Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves, the Angelina Jolie film Gia, as the young Gia Carangi. At the age of 10, Kunis auditioned for but failed to get the role of a Russian Jewish girl who moves to America in the film Make a Wish, Molly. Instead, she was cast in the secondary role of a Mexican girl. In 1998, Kunis was cast as Jackie Burkhart in the Fox sitcom That'70s Show. All who auditioned were required to be at least 18 years old. Though they figured it out, the producers still thought Kunis was the best fit for the role. That'70s Show ran for eight seasons, she won two consecutive Young Star Awards as Best Young Actress in a Comedy TV Series in 1999 and 2000 for her performances. In 1999, Kunis replaced Lacey Chabert in the role of Meg Griffin on the animated sitcom Family Guy, created by Seth MacFarlane for Fox.
Kunis won the role after auditions and a slight rewrite of the character, in part due to her performance on That'70s Show. When Kunis auditioned for the role, she was called back by MacFarlane, who instructed her to speak slower, he told her to come back another time and enunciate more. Once she claimed that she had it under control, MacFarlane hired her. MacFarlane added: "What Mila Kunis brought to it was in a lot of ways, I thought more right for the character. I say that Lacey did a phenomenal job, but there was something about Mila – something natural about Mila, she was 15 when she started, so you were listening to a 15-year-old. Oftentimes with animation they'll have adult actors doing the voices of teenagers and they always sound like Saturday morning voices, they sound oftentimes forced. She had a natural quality to Meg that made what we did with that character kind of work." Kunis was nominated for an Annie Award in the category of Voice Acting in an Animated Televisi
Glendale is a city in Maricopa County, United States, located about nine miles northwest from Downtown Phoenix. According to the 2017 U. S. Census estimates, the population of the city is 246,709. In the late 1800s what is now known as Glendale, was all desert. William John Murphy, a native of New Hartford, New York, who resided in the town of Flagstaff in what was known as the territory of Arizona, was in charge of building a 40-mile-long Arizona Canal from Granite Reef to New River for the Arizona Canal Company. In 1885, he completed the canal. Murphy was deep in debt, since he had agreed to be paid in Arizona Canal Company stock and bonds and land instead of cash. In 1887, Murphy formed the Arizona Improvement Company, his objective was to sell the water rights south of the canal. Murphy had to raise capital from out of state sources in order to meet payroll and construction expenses. Murphy decided to refer to this land as "Glendale". In order to develop and interest potential investors and settlers in this new town, Murphy decided to provide a better way of access from Phoenix to Glendale and ending in the town of Peoria by building an 18-mile-long diagonal road which he named Grand Avenue.
In 1891, Burgess Hadsell worked with Murphy to bring 70 Brethren and River Brethren families to Glendale to form a temperance colony. Soon settlers, attracted by the town's ban on alcoholic beverages, continued to arrive. In 1895, Murphy platted the original town site and amended the plat to include a town park and some business lots, it was bounded by Lamar Road on the south, 55th Avenue on the east, Myrtle Avenue on the north, 59th Avenue on the west. The construction of a railroad from Prescott to Phoenix was made possible with an exchange of the right-of-way made by Murphy along Grand Avenue; the railroad allowed Glendale settlers to transport goods to the north and receive building materials. The construction and commercial applications of the Beet Sugar Factory in 1906 contributed to the growth of Glendale. Though the operations of the factory only lasted until 1913, it played an important role in the increase of immigrant and migrant settlers in the city. Glendale is located at 33°32′19″N 112°11′11″W.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 55.8 square miles, of which, 55.7 square miles of it is land and 0.1 square miles of it is water. As of the census of 2010, there were 226,710 people, 79,114 households, 54,721 families residing in the city; the population density was 3,929.5 people per square mile. There were 79,667 housing units at an average density of 1,430.7 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 75.54% White, 6% Black or African American, 1.7% Native American, 3.9% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 16.95% from other races, 4.0% from two or more races. 35.5% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 79,114 households out of which 39.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.5% were married couples living together, 12.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 28.2% were non-families. 21.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.
The average household size was 2.85 and the average family size was 3.33. In the city, the population was spread out with 30.1% under the age of 18, 10.8% from 18 to 24, 31.9% from 25 to 44, 19.9% from 45 to 64, 7.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females, there were 99.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.1 males. The median income for a household in the city was $45,015, the median income for a family was $51,162. Males had a median income of $35,901 versus $27,736 for females; the per capita income for the city was $19,124. About 8.8% of families and 11.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.3% of those under age 18 and 9.5% of those age 65 or over. Adobe Mountain Desert Park Glendale Chocolate Festival Glendale Folk & Heritage Festival Glendale Glitters Glendale Jazz and Blues Festival Historic Manistee Ranch Historic Sahuaro Ranch Cerreta Candy Co. factory tour Downtown Glendale featuring antique shops and restaurants Deer Valley Rock Art Center State Farm Stadium Gila River Arena Brelby Theatre Company Spotlight Youth Theatre Elsie McCarthy Sensory Garden Westgate Entertainment District Glendale is the site of two major sports venues: State Farm Stadium and Gila River Arena.
Both venues are part of the Glendale Sports and Entertainment District development plan, meant to spur growth in the sparsely inhabited Yucca district. Both venues are owned by the City of Glendale. State Farm Stadium has been the home field of the Arizona Cardinals in the National Football League since 2006, the annual Fiesta Bowl college football game since 2007. Both the Cardinals and bowl game moved from Sun Devil Stadium on the Arizona State University campus in Tempe. Since opening, the facility has brought two Super Bowls, three college football national championship games, the NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four, WrestleMania XXVI and International Champions Cup soccer to Glendale. Designed by architect Peter Eisenman, the stadium was featured on The History Channel TV series, Modern Marvels because of its roll-out natural grass field. Gila River Arena and Westgate City Center is adjacent to State Farm Stadium, is the home of the Arizona Coyotes of the National Hockey League, it was the home of the now defunct Arizona Sting of the National Lacrosse League.
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Arcola is a city in Douglas County, United States. The population was 2,916 at the 2010 census; the city was founded in 1855. The railroad itself was responsible for surveying and founding the town. Arcola is somewhat famous for the Lawn Rangers, a "precision lawn mower drill team" that marches in formation with brooms and lawn mowers while wearing cowboy hats; every year since 1980, the Lawn Rangers have marched in the Arcola Broom Corn Festival Parade. The event, held the weekend after Labor Day, honors Arcola's position in the late 19th century as a center of broom corn production; the Lawn Rangers were so named because the Grand Marshal of the Parade in 1980 was Clayton Moore, famous as the Lone Ranger, they were named in his honor. This unique custom was publicized by humor columnist Dave Barry, who marched with the Lawn Rangers in 1995. Arcola was the birthplace in 1880 of John Barton Gruelle, or "Johnny" Gruelle, famous for creating Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy, the loveable American dolls and storybook characters.
Gruelle used artistic skills learned from his painter father Richard Buckner Gruelle combined with his self-taught writing skills to create stories expressing regional values and aesthetic images. His artistic granddaughter, Joni Gruelle Wannamaker, manages the Raggedy Ann Museum in Arcola. A nationally known tourist attraction, Rockome Gardens, which features large formal gardens, concrete fencing and architecture, buggy rides, many special events from May through October, is conveniently located just outside the town of Arcola. Arcola is known for housing the world's only Hippie Memorial, created by Bob Moomaw, he died in 1998. He did not like either job; as an eccentric, independent artist with strong beliefs, he was able to give voice to his feelings and opinions through his art and the writing on the sides of his buildings. He created the 62-foot-long artwork starting in 1992 to say something about his life and the era during which he lived. A nearby marker gives an interpretation of his work.
In the countryside surrounding nearby Arthur, Illinois, is a prominent community of Old Order Amish, the largest in Illinois. Amish farms occupy much of the farmland west of Arcola, with the highest concentration of Amish businesses around Arthur and the unincorporated communities of Chesterville, Illinois. Arcola is home to the Illinois Amish Interpretive Center; this Old Order Amish Museum opened in 1996 and features exhibits on most aspects of Amish life, as well as an introductory video about the Central Illinois Amish. Through the museum, tours can be scheduled of the Amish countryside, Amish homes and businesses, meals in Amish homes can be scheduled as well. Arcola is located at 39°41′1″N 88°18′21″W. US Route 45 & Illinois Route 133 run through the town. According to the 2010 census, Arcola has a total area of 2.021 square miles, of which 2 square miles is land and 0.021 square miles is water. At the 2000 census, there were 1,031 households and 748 families residing in the city; the population density was 1,938.9 per square mile.
There were 1,080 housing units at an average density of 789.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 89.40% White, 0.26% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.79% Asian, 8.03% from other races, 1.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 19.87% of the population. There were 1,031 households of which 33.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.7% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 27.4% were non-families. 24.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.03. 25.7% of the population were under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, 15.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.2 males. The median household income was $38,125, the median family income was $46,107.
Males had a median income of $30,168 versus $22,723 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,664. About 2.0% of families and 3.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.1% of those under age 18 and 2.9% of those age 65 or over. Joseph Barricklow, Illinois lawyer amd state legislator Johnny Gruelle, creator of the Raggedy Ann doll Jennie Garth, best known for her role as Kelly Taylor in Beverly Hills, 90210 The Lawn Rangers, a "precision lawn mower drill team" that has participated in parades across the USA H. M. Wicks, Herbert Moore "Harry" Wicks, founding member of the Communist Party of America, predecessor of the CPUSA History of the Communist Party USA Arcola Community Unit School District #306 Arcola Chamber of Commerce History of Arcola Township A Walk Through Time Museum, Illinois Hippie Memorial The Illinois Amish Interpretive Center