Florida: Mayor and City Council of the City of Plantation Declare December 27, 2007, as Holiday Wonders Day
(Clearwisdom.net) New Tang Dynasty Television's Holiday Wonders, performed by the Divine Performing Arts company, was staged in the City of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and the City of St. Petersburg, Florida, on December 27-30, 2007. Mayor James T. Naugle of the City of Fort Lauderdale declared December 27, 2007, as Holiday Wonders Day in the City of Fort Lauderdale. In the nearby City of Plantation, Mayor Rae Carole Armstrong and the City Council also issued a proclamation to declare December 27, 2007, as Holiday Wonders Day and encouraged all residents to attend this cultural presentation. Below is the text of the proclamation from the City of Plantation.
Whereas, China once went by the name "Shen Zhou" or "The Land of the Divine" because the people of the time believed that Chinese culture was a gift from the heavens; and
Whereas, from imperial court protocols to fine arts, music, fashion, and science, all aspects of society were aligned with the divine order; and
Whereas, the Divine Performing Arts has become synonymous with Chinese classical dance and traditions of China's classical performing arts; and
Whereas, the Divine Performing Arts is reclaiming the long-lost treasures of China by presenting a series of traditional Chinese performances, transporting audiences around the world to a land of beauty and enchantment; and
Whereas, beginning in 2006, the Divine Performing Arts joined forces with New Tang Dynasty Television to produce the acclaimed Holiday Wonders and Chinese New Year Spectacular, themed "Myths and Legends"; and
Whereas, the evening will present a Chinese song and dance style show that captures the spirit of traditional culture with artistic styles from different dynasties and ethnic regions; and
Whereas, on December 27-28, at 8:00 p.m., the Divine Performing Arts Group will present the Holiday Wonders show at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.
Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved that I, Rae Carole Armstrong, Mayor, and the City Council of the City of Plantation, Florida, declare December 27, 2007 as:
"Holiday Wonders Day"
In the City of Plantation and encourage all residents to attend this cultural presentation.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the City of Plantation to be affixed this 17th day of December 2007.
Rae Carole Armstrong, Mayor