Chinese New Year Spectacular Debuts in the City of Detroit and Wins Acclaim from City Officials (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) New Tang Dynasty Television's Chinese New Year Spectacular, performed by the Divine Performing Arts touring company, was staged at the Detroit Opera House in Detroit, Michigan, on January 22, 2008.
On the occasion of the Chinese New Year Spectacular in Detroit, officials from the City of Detroit wrote letters to congratulate and welcome the show. These officials include Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, City Council President Kenneth Cockrel, City Council Member Barbara Rose Collins, City Council Member Kwame Kenyatta, City Council Member Matha Revees, City Council Member Brenda Jones, and City Council Member Alberta Tinsley-Talabi. Below are some of the letters.
Letter from Kwame M. Kilpatrick, Mayor of the City of Detroit, MI
January 22, 2008
On behalf of the city of Detroit, it gives me great pleasure to welcome all in attendance at the Oriental Culture Association (OCA) of Michigan's "Chinese New Year" at the Detroit Opera House, to our great city.
The "Chinese New Spectacular" has made a tremendous impact on our city by contributing to the culture diversity that Detroit has always been known for.
During your stay please take time to experience Detroit and enjoy the unique attractions our city offers. Detroit is home to the largest museum of African American history, the Detroit Institute of Arts, Motown Historical Museum, the New Detroit Science Center and numerous other cultural attractions. Our downtown civic center offers exciting nightlife, outdoor entertainment and Las Vegas style casinos.
Once Again, I welcome all in attendance at this tremendous event and thank you for choosing Detroit as your host city. Congratulations on another extravaganza for the Chinese New Year and please accept my best wishes for a successful and joyful evening!
Kwame M. Kilpatrick
Kenneth V. Cockrel, Jr., City Council President
Letter from Kenneth V. Cockrel, Jr.
City of Detroit
On behalf of the Detroit City Council I would like to welcome everyone attending Detroit's debut of the Chinese New Year Spectacular.
It is an honor that Detroit has been chosen to host the 2008 Lunar New Year which will bring men and women of Asian descent all over the world together to celebrate 5,000 years of their culture. I am grateful to the Oriental Culture Association (OCA) of Michigan for recognizing the Detroit Opera House as a worthwhile venue for this extravaganza. We always welcome the opportunity to showcase Detroit's diversity to the rest of the world.
As president of the City Council I would like to thank everyone who has come out to support this event. I have no doubt that this will be a memorable experience for all who have chosen to attend. It is my hope that everyone will have a prosperous and successful new year.
Kenneth V. Cockrel, Jr.
Barbara-Rose Collins, City Council Member
Letter from Barbara-Rose Collins, City Council Member
City Of Detroit
September 10, 2007
Greetings! It is with pleasure and deep honor that I have the opportunity to extend a hearty greeting in recognition of the Chinese New Year Spectacular that will debut in Detroit at the Opera House on January 22, 2008.
The Chinese New Year is the longest and most important celebration in the Chinese calendar and the Chinese New Year Spectacular is a way of sharing your visual arts with many different cultures. Chinese New Year 2007 is the Year of the Pig or DingHai and as you celebrate the Year of the Pig, you make preparations to help those who are less fortunate.
I wish you a very Happy and Prosperous New Year!
Kwame Kenyatta, City Council Member
Letter from Kwame Kenyatta, City Council Member
City of Detroit
August 28, 2007
It is with great pleasure that I wholeheartedly extend my greetings and congratulations to all those participating in the celebratory festivities of the 2008 Chinese New Year Spectacular.
This event allows Detroit to revel in the diversity of all those who are contributing to Detroit's renaissance while embracing the new possibilities that come with a New Year.
I am proud to send my best wishes with a sense of fellowship and fraternity through my sincere reverence for this joyful and venerated occasion.
City of Detroit
Alberta Tinsley-Talabi, City Council Member
Letter from Alberta Tinsley-Talabi, City Council Member
December 21, 2007
It is my sincere honor and pleasure to extend best wishes and congratulations for a successful 2008 Chinese New Year Spectacular.
The Spectacular is a world-class production that showcases the beauty and grace of China's heritage. This occasion is a celebration of the traditional Chinese Culture that will not only ring in the New Year, but also create lasting memories.
Again, congratulations and may you have peace and prosperity for the coming year.
Member, Detroit City Council