The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a Christian restorationist church that is considered by its members to be the restoration of the original church founded by Jesus Christ. The church is headquartered in Salt Lake City and has established congregations, according to the church, it has over 70,000 missionaries and a membership of over 15 million. It is ranked by the National Council of Churches as the fourth-largest Christian denomination in the United States and it is the largest denomination in the Latter Day Saint movement founded by Joseph Smith during the period of religious revival known as the Second Great Awakening. Adherents, often referred to as Latter-day Saints, or, less formally, view faith in Jesus Christ and his atonement as fundamental principles of their religion. The church has a canon which includes four scriptural texts, the Bible, the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants. The current president is Thomas S. Monson, individual members of the church believe that they can receive personal revelation from God in conducting their lives.
The president heads a hierarchical structure with various levels reaching down to local congregations, drawn from the laity, lead local congregations. Male members, after reaching age 12, may be ordained to the priesthood, Women do not hold positions within the priesthood, but do occupy leadership roles in some church auxiliary organizations. Both men and women may serve as missionaries, and the church maintains a large missionary program which proselytizes, faithful members adhere to church laws of sexual purity, health and Sabbath observance, and contribute ten percent of their income to the church in tithing. The LDS Church was formally organized by Joseph Smith on April 6,1830, Smith intended to establish the New Jerusalem in North America, called Zion. In 1831, the moved to Kirtland and began establishing an outpost in Jackson County, Missouri. However, in 1833, Missouri settlers brutally expelled the Latter Day Saints from Jackson County, the Kirtland era ended in 1838, after a financial scandal rocked the church and caused widespread defections.
Smith regrouped with the church in Far West, Missouri. Believing the Saints to be in insurrection, the Missouri governor ordered that the Saints be exterminated or driven from the State, in 1839, the Saints converted a swampland on the banks of the Mississippi River into Nauvoo, which became the churchs new headquarters. Nauvoo grew rapidly as missionaries sent to Europe and elsewhere gained new converts who flooded into Nauvoo, Smith introduced polygamy to his closest associates. He established ceremonies, which he stated the Lord had revealed to him, to allow people to become gods in the afterlife. He introduced the church to an accounting of his First Vision. This vision would come to be regarded by the LDS Church as the most important event in history since the resurrection of Jesus
Branson is a city in Stone and Taney counties in the U. S. state of Missouri. Most of the city is in Taney County, with a portion in the west extending into Stone County. Branson is in the Ozark Mountains, the community was named after Ruben Branson and operator of a general store in the area in the 1880s. The population was 10,520 at the 2010 census, Branson has long been a popular destination for vacationers from Missouri and neighboring areas. The collection of entertainment theaters along 76 Country Boulevard, including Dolly Partons Dixie Stampede, has increased Bransons popularity as a tourist destination, Branson now draws visitors from all regions of the country, mostly by car or bus. In 1882, Reuben Branson opened a store and post office in the area. Branson was formally incorporated in 1912, and construction of the Powersite Dam nearby on the White River which would form Lake Taneycomo was completed, in 1894, William Henry Lynch bought Marble Cave and began charging visitors to tour it.
Hugo and Mary Herschend leased the cave for 99 years in 1950, Harold Bell Wright published his novel about the Ozarks, The Shepherd of the Hills, in 1907. The Old Mill Theater began its first outdoor production based on the novel in 1960, the show known as The Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Drama & Homestead continues in its 56th season for 2015. It is the home of Inspiration Tower, the Sons of the Pioneers show, the Harold Bell Wright Museum is located within The Worlds Largest Toy Museum complex. 1959 saw the completion of Table Rock Dam on the White River, in 1959, the Baldknobbers Jamboree opened the first live music show in Branson. In 1962, Paul Henning, inspired by a Boy Scout camping trip to the Ozarks, created The Beverly Hillbillies, the first five episodes of Season 8 in 1969 are set in the Branson area when the Clampetts return to their home. Henning donated 1,534 acres for the Ruth and Paul Henning Conservation Area near Branson and he donated the modified 1921 Oldsmobile truck used as the vehicle in the series to the College of the Ozarks, where it is on display in the Ralph Foster Museum.
The Presley family became the first to move their show to Highway 76 in 1967, eventually Branson would have more than 50 theaters, most of them located on Highway 76. It helped to launch the careers of Shoji Tabuchi and many others, in 1983, Branson began its transformation into a major tourist attraction when the Roy Clark Celebrity Theatre opened and began to bring famous country music stars to Branson. Many of the performers who have had their own theaters in Branson first discovered Branson when they performed at this venue, the Roy Clark Celebrity Theatre at the Lodge of the Ozarks has been called the birthplace of Branson celebrity theatres. Also in 1983, the 7, 500-seat Swiss Villa Amphitheatre opened in Lampe, the outdoor amphitheatre brought in acts like Def Leppard, Lynyrd Skynyrd, REO Speedwagon and Ozzy Osbourne. Closing in the early 2000s, it reopened in 2010 as the Black Oak Mountain Amphitheatre, in 1987, Boxcar Willie became the first internationally known entertainer to purchase a theater in Branson and have a permanent performance schedule there
Cinderella, or The Little Glass Slipper, is a folk tale embodying a myth-element of unjust oppression/triumphant reward. Thousands of variants are known throughout the world, the title character is a young woman living in unfortunate circumstances, that are suddenly changed to remarkable fortune. The oldest documented version comes from China, and the oldest European version from Italy, the most popular version was first published by Charles Perrault in Histoires ou contes du temps passé in 1697, and by the Brothers Grimm in their folk tale collection Grimms Fairy Tales. Although the storys title and main characters change in different languages. The word Cinderella has, by analogy, come to one whose attributes were unrecognized, or one who unexpectedly achieves recognition or success after a period of obscurity. The still-popular story of Cinderella continues to influence popular culture internationally, lending plot elements, the Aarne–Thompson system classifies Cinderella as the persecuted heroine.
The story of Rhodopis, about a Greek slave girl who marries the king of Egypt, is considered the earliest known variant of the Cinderella story, a version of the story, Ye Xian, appeared in Miscellaneous Morsels from Youyang by Duan Chengshi around 860. Here, the hardworking and lovely girl befriends a fish, the rebirth of her mother, the fish is killed by her stepmother and sister. Ye Xian saves the bones, which are magic, and they help her dress appropriately for the New Year Festival, when she loses her slipper after being recognized by her stepfamily, the king finds her slipper and falls in love with her. The Indonesian and Malaysian story Bawang Merah Bawang Putih, are two girls named Bawang Putih and Bawang Merah. While the two countrys respective versions differ in the relationship of the girls and the identity of the protagonist. Both have a fish as the fairy godmother to her daughter. The heroine finds the bones and buries them, and over the grave a magical swing appears, the protagonist sits on the swing and sings to make it sway, her song reaching the ears of a passing Prince.
The swing is akin to the slipper test, which distinguishes the heroine from her sister. In Indonesia, Bawang Putih is the girl, who suffers at the hands of her evil stepmother and stepsister, Bawang Merah. When the Prince enquires after the singer on the swing, Bawang Merah lies, the angry prince forces Bawang Merah and her mother to tell the truth. They admit that there is another daughter in the house, Bawang Putih comes out and moves the magical swing by her singing. In the end and her prince marry and live happily ever after, in the Malaysian version, it is Bawang Merah and her mother Mak Labu who are good, while her half sister Bawang Putih and her mother Mak Kundur are evil
Pop music is a genre of popular music that originated in its modern form in the United States and United Kingdom during the mid 1950s. The terms popular music and pop music are used interchangeably, although the former describes all music that is popular. Pop and rock were synonymous terms until the late 1960s, when they were used in opposition from each other. Although pop music is seen as just the singles charts, it is not the sum of all chart music. Pop music is eclectic, and often borrows elements from other such as urban, rock, Latin. Identifying factors include generally short to medium-length songs written in a format, as well as the common use of repeated choruses, melodic tunes. David Hatch and Stephen Millward define pop music as a body of music which is distinguishable from popular, according to Pete Seeger, pop music is professional music which draws upon both folk music and fine arts music. Although pop music is seen as just the singles charts, it is not the sum of all chart music, the music charts contain songs from a variety of sources, including classical, jazz and novelty songs.
Pop music, as a genre, is seen as existing and developing separately, pop music continuously evolves along with the terms definition. The term pop song was first recorded as being used in 1926, Hatch and Millward indicate that many events in the history of recording in the 1920s can be seen as the birth of the modern pop music industry, including in country and hillbilly music. The Oxford Dictionary of Music states that while pops earlier meaning meant concerts appealing to a wide audience. Since the late 1950s, pop has had the meaning of non-classical mus, usually in the form of songs, performed by such artists as the Beatles. Grove Music Online states that, in the early 1960s pop music competed terminologically with beat music, while in the USA its coverage overlapped with that of rock and roll. From about 1967, the term was used in opposition to the term rock music. Whereas rock aspired to authenticity and an expansion of the possibilities of music, pop was more commercial, ephemeral. It is not driven by any significant ambition except profit and commercial reward, and, in musical terms, it is essentially conservative.
It is, provided from on high rather than being made from below, pop is not a do-it-yourself music but is professionally produced and packaged. The beat and the melodies tend to be simple, with limited harmonic accompaniment, the lyrics of modern pop songs typically focus on simple themes – often love and romantic relationships – although there are notable exceptions
Canoga Park, Los Angeles
Canoga Park is a neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles, United States. Its 60, 000+ residents are considered to be highly diverse ethnically and it joined Los Angeles in 1917 and was renamed Canoga Park on March 1,1931, thanks to the efforts of local prominent civic leader Mary Logan Orcutt. They traded with the north Valley Tataviam-Fernandeño people, Native American civilizations inhabited the Valley for an estimated 8,000 years. Their culture left the Burro Flats Painted Cave nearby, from 1797 to 1846 the area was part of Mission San Fernando Rey de España. After the Mexican War of Independence from Spain the future Canoga Park land became part of Rancho Ex-Mission San Fernando and it was located in the area west of Fallbrook Avenue and called Platt Ranch. In 1863 the syndicate San Fernando Homestead Association led by Isaac Lankershim and they established seven wheat ranch operations and were the first to ship wheat to Europe from California. In 1869 Alfred Workman acquired the westernmost ranch, a 13,000 acres wheat farm in future Canoga Park, eucalyptus trees were introduced into the San Fernando Valley by Albert Workman, who imported seedlings from his native Australia and planted them on the Workman Ranch.
In time they spread though the Canoga Park area ranches, farms and it has been said that these trees are the parents of all eucalyptus trees in Southern California. The area was included in the part of the southern San Fernando Valley development syndicate. The entire south San Fernando valley, from Roscoe Blvd south to the hills, the town was founded on March 30,1912, and the Suburban Home Company contracted with the Janss Investment Company, to sell properties. A pre-development scheme brought Pacific Electric streetcars and an all purpose highway out all the way from Hollywood through Cahuenga Pass, through the previously subdivided Van Nuys. Highlighting the opening day barbecue was the display of the Owensmouth Baby, Owensmouth, as the junior San Fernando Valley city to Van Nuys, promoted itself with the baby motif—using storks in their advertisement. The baby city of the Valley remained a small community. The lack of an independent water supply made annexation to the City of Los Angeles inevitable, the name was changed to Canoga Park in 1931.
The Canoga Park Airstrip occupied the now known as Warner Center. In 1955, Rocketdyne, a division of North American Aviation and it became a major employer along with the Atomics International and Santa Susana Field Laboratory divisions. Other aerospace companies followed, including Atomics International, Thompson Ramo Wooldridge-TRW, Hughes Aircraft, Rockwell International, small machine shops and other ancillary businesses sprang up to service the aerospace industry. Currently the facility is operated by Aerojet Rocketdyne, and is the only remaining aerospace industry, the Santa Susana Field Lab property has been closed and will be undergoing an extensive environmental cleanup, and become an open-space park
Swansea Grand Theatre
Swansea Grand Theatre is a performing arts venue in the centre of Swansea, Wales. The theatre stages plays and touring theatrical acts visiting Swansea, Swansea Grand Theatre was the base for the UKs only Russian ballet company, the Swansea Ballet Russe. In 1968, the Swansea Grand was threatened with closure but, following a campaign led by its manager and artistic director John Chilvers, the Swansea Corporation leased the building in May 1969 and bought it outright in 1979. The theatre was refurbished and updated between 1983 and 1987 at a cost of £6. 5m. A further £1m was spent on an Arts Wing which opened in 1999, the City and County of Swansea continues to own and fund the building today. Swansea Grand Theatre has a 1,014 -seat auditorium and variety of smaller studios, the Arts Wing is the most recent development at the theatre, a space to host exhibitions and smaller-scale music and drama performances. Since September 1999, the Ballet Russe, formerly known as Swanseas Pavlov Ballet, has based at the Swansea Grand Theatre.
The company, which started in Bristol, is a group of dancers, most whom trained in Russia at the Bolshoi. Aladdin Aladdin Aladdin Swansea Grand Theatre Fluellen Theatre Company
American Broadcasting Company
The network is headquartered on Columbus Avenue and West 66th Street in Manhattan, New York City. There are additional offices and production facilities elsewhere in New York City, as well as in Los Angeles and Burbank. Since 2007, when ABC Radio was sold to Citadel Broadcasting, ABC originally launched on October 12,1943, as a radio network, separated from and serving as the successor to the NBC Blue Network, which had been purchased by Edward J. Noble. It extended its operations to television in 1948, following in the footsteps of established broadcast networks CBS, in the mid-1950s, ABC merged with United Paramount Theatres, a chain of movie theaters that formerly operated as a subsidiary of Paramount Pictures. Leonard Goldenson, who had been the head of UPT, made the new television network profitable by helping develop, in 1996, most of Capital Cities/ABCs assets were purchased by The Walt Disney Company. The television network has eight owned-and-operated and over 232 affiliated television stations throughout the United States, most Canadians have access to at least one U. S.
ABC News provides news and features content for radio stations owned by Citadel Broadcasting. In the 1930s, radio in the United States was dominated by three companies, the Columbia Broadcasting System, the Mutual Broadcasting System and the National Broadcasting Company. The last was owned by electronics manufacturer Radio Corporation of America, in 1938, the FCC began a series of investigations into the practices of radio networks and published its report on the broadcasting of network radio programs in 1940. The report recommended that RCA give up control of either NBC Red or NBC Blue, at that time, the NBC Red Network was the principal radio network in the United States and, according to the FCC, RCA was using NBC Blue to eliminate any hint of competition. Once Mutuals appeals against the FCC were rejected, RCA decided to sell NBC Blue in 1941, the newly separated NBC Red and NBC Blue divided their respective corporate assets. Investment firm Dillon, Read & Co. offered $7.5 million to purchase the network, Edward John Noble, the owner of Life Savers candy, drugstore chain Rexall and New York City radio station WMCA, purchased the network for $8 million.
Due to FCC ownership rules, the transaction, which was to include the purchase of three RCA stations by Noble, would require him to resell his station with the FCCs approval, the Commission authorized the transaction on October 12,1943. Soon afterward, the Blue Network was purchased by the new company Noble founded, Noble subsequently acquired the rights to the American Broadcasting Company name from George B. Meanwhile, in August 1944, the West Coast division of the Blue Network, both stations were managed by Don Searle, the vice-president of the Blue Networks West Coast division. The ABC Radio Network created its audience slowly, the network became known for such suspenseful dramas as Sherlock Holmes, Gang Busters and Counterspy, as well as several mid-afternoon youth-oriented programs. S. From Nazi Germany after its conquest, to pre-record its programming, while its radio network was undergoing reconstruction, ABC found it difficult to avoid falling behind on the new medium of television.
To ensure a space, in 1947, ABC submitted five applications for television station licenses, the ABC television network made its debut on April 19,1948, with WFIL-TV in Philadelphia becoming its first primary affiliate
Ogden /ˈɒɡdɛn/ is a city and the county seat of Weber County, United States, approximately 10 miles east of the Great Salt Lake and 40 miles north of Salt Lake City. The population was 84,316 in 2014, according to the US Census Bureau, the city served as a major railway hub through much of its history, and still handles a great deal of freight rail traffic which makes it a convenient location for manufacturing and commerce. Ogden is known for its historic buildings, proximity to the Wasatch Mountains. Ogden is a city of the Ogden–Clearfield, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Weber, Davis. The 2010 Census placed the Metro population at 597,159, in 2010, Forbes rated the Ogden-Clearfield MSA as the 6th best place to raise a family. Ogden has had a Sister City relationship to Hof since 1954, originally named Fort Buenaventura, the city of Ogden was the first permanent settlement by people of European descent in the region that is now Utah. It was established by the trapper Miles Goodyear in 1846 about a mile west of where downtown Ogden is currently located, in November 1847, Fort Buenaventura was purchased by the Mormon settlers for $1,950.
There is some confusion in which Ogden was the first to set foot in the Utah city, peters older brother Samuel Ogden traveled though the western United States on an exploration trip in 1818. The site of the original Fort Buenaventura is now a Weber County park, Ogden is the closest sizable city to the Golden Spike location at Promontory Summit, where the First Transcontinental Railroad was joined in 1869. Railroad passengers traveling west to San Francisco from the eastern United States typically passed through Ogden, in 1972, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints completed construction of and dedicated the Ogden Utah Temple in Ogden. The temple was built to serve the large LDS population in the area, in 2010, the LDS Church announced a major renovation of the Ogden Temple and the adjacent Tabernacle. The Temple was rededicated in 2014, because Ogden has historically been the second largest city in Utah, it is home to a large number of historic buildings. However, by the 1980s, several Salt Lake City suburbs, the Defense Depot Ogden Utah operated in Ogden from 1941 to 1997.
Some of its 1,128 acres has since converted into a commercial and industrial park called the Business Depot Ogden. Ogden is located at 41°13′11″N 111°58′16″W, at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains, according to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 26.6 square miles, all land. Elevations in the city range from about 4,300 to 5,200 feet above sea level, the Ogden and Weber Rivers, which originate in the mountains to the east, flow through the city and meet at a confluence just west of the city limits. Pineview Dam is located in the Ogden River Canyon 7 miles east of Ogden, the reservoir behind the dam provides over 110,000 acre feet of water storage and water recreation for the area. Prominent mountain peaks near Ogden include Mount Ogden to the east, Ogden experiences a dry summer continental climate
Long Haired Lover from Liverpool
Long Haired Lover from Liverpool is a pop song by Little Jimmy Osmond. Written by Christopher Kingsley and produced by Mike Curb and Perry Botkin Jr, a UK number one for five weeks in December 1972, it was the Christmas number one that year, and has since sold over a million copies in the UK. It reached #2 on the Australian Singles Chart and #38 on the US, kingsleys 1969 version was an unsuccessful single, played by then-popular MOR station KMPC, Los Angeles. Mike Curb, president of MGM and producer of the Osmonds agreed and recorded Jimmy, the timing could not have been better, as Osmond-mania was sweeping the UK and the Osmond family was embarking on a major UK-European promotional tour
Captain James Hook is a fictional character, the antagonist of J. M. Barries play Peter Pan, or, the Boy Who Wouldnt Grow Up and its various adaptations, in which he is Peter Pans archenemy. The character is a captain of the brig Jolly Roger. His two principal fears are the sight of his own blood and the crocodile who pursues him after eating the hand cut off by Pan, an iron hook replaced his severed hand, which gave the pirate his name. After getting a taste of Hook, the crocodile pursues him relentlessly, Hook did not appear in early drafts of the play, wherein the capricious and coercive Peter Pan was closest to a villain, but was created for a front-cloth scene depicting the childrens journey home. Later, Barrie expanded the scene, on the premise that children were fascinated by pirates, Barrie openly acknowledged Hook and his obsession with the crocodile was an English version of Ahab, and there are other borrowings from Melville. Barrie states in the novel that Hook was not his true name, to reveal who he really was would even at this date set the country in a blaze, and relates that Peter Pan began their rivalry by feeding the pirates hand to the crocodile.
He is said to be Blackbeards bosun and the man of whom Barbecue was afraid. In the play, it is implied that Hook attended Eton College and Balliol and his words are Floreat Etona. In the novel, Hooks last words are bad form, in disapproval of the way Peter Pan beats him by throwing him overboard, Hook is described as cadaverous and blackavised, with blue eyes and long dark curls resembling black candles. In many pantomime performances of Peter Pan, Hooks hair is a wig, the hook is fixed to his right hand and is used as a weapon. He is described as having a handsome countenance and an elegance of, diction – even when he swearing. Barrie describes an attire associated with the name of Charles II, Hooks cigar holder enables him to smoke two cigars at once. Barrie stated in Captain Hook at Eton that he was, in a word, although Hook is callous and bloodthirsty, Barrie makes it clear that these qualities make him a magnificent pirate and not wholly unheroic. In the animated film Peter Pan, Hook is a far more comical villain than the character, he is seen as a vain coward with a childish.
During the films development, the story department analysed Hooks character as a fop. Yet very mean, to the point of being murderous and this combination of traits should cause plenty of amusement whenever he talks or acts. Frank Thomas was the animator of Hook. According to Disneys Platinum release bonus features, Hook was modeled after a Spanish King, in modern animation, Hook is voiced by Corey Burton
Come Dine with Me
Come Dine with Me is a popular Channel 4 television programme shown in the United Kingdom. It was produced by ITV Studios until 2013, when Shiver Productions took over, first broadcast in January 2005, the show has either four or five amateur chefs competing against each other hosting a dinner party for the other contestants. Each competitor rates the performance with the winner winning a £1,000 cash prize which was announced by the competitor who hosted the dinner party on Friday. An element of comedy is added to the show through comedian Dave Lamb, the format has been franchised internationally by many other broadcasters throughout the world. Episodes from the first series are regularly shown on Discovery Real Time, DMAX UK, Discovery Travel & Living. The difference is that in House Guest, guests draw toothbrushes to see who will stay overnight at the house, to judge their hospitality skills. Both shows involved four contestants, both carried a £1,000 prize and both had a sarcastic voice-over during proceedings, Series 2 premiered on 12 September 2005 with the first Celebrity Come Dine with Me.
The episode shown in Bristol was not shown during the original run, two years than the premiere of series two, and a year after the premiere of series three. This episode premiered on LifeStyle FOOD in Australia the week of 21 to 25 August 2006 as part of the second series, gloucester was not shown during the original run but first aired in 2008. Three years than the premiere of two, several months after series four had aired, and after a run of held over episodes from series three. This episode premiered on LifeStyle FOOD in Australia the week of 4 to 8 September 2006 as part of the second series, both of these episodes are seen as series 2 on the official Come Dine with Me website from Channel 4. In the episode held in London, contestant Isabelle Goldstein gave low scores to other competitors to improve her own chances of winning, the shows producers instructed her to re-mark her scores or risk being disqualified. Goldstein gave new scores and, having been in first place with 28 points, the third series premiered in the summer of 2006.
As with the series the first week featured celebrities. The first five weeks aired on weekdays at 4, 30pm while Deal or No Deal took a summer break, after a one-week absence it returned for a further three weeks at 4, 15pm. The remaining programmes from the series were held back and aired sporadically during 2007, manchester and Kent were not shown during the original run but first aired in 2008, two years than the premiere of series three and a few months after series four had aired. An hour-long primetime Christmas special was produced during the middle of the series. Only four contestants took part with each making a course for the dinner, fish course, main course