With a census-estimated population of 3,,, it is the second-most populous city in the United States, Los Angeles is also the seat of Los Angeles County, the most populated county in the United States. The city was founded on September 4,, by Spanish governor Felipe de Neve. It became a part of Mexico in following the Mexican War of Independence, in , at the end of the Mexican—American War, Los Angeles and the rest of California were purchased as part of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, thereby becoming part of the United States.
Los Angeles was incorporated as a municipality on April 4,, the discovery of oil in the s brought rapid growth to the city. The completion of the Los Angeles Aqueduct in , delivering water from Eastern California, nicknamed the City of Angels, Los Angeles is known for its Mediterranean climate, ethnic diversity, and sprawling metropolis.
Los Angeles also has an economy in culture, media, fashion, science, sports, technology, education, medicine. A global city, it has been ranked 6th in the Global Cities Index, the city is home to renowned institutions covering a broad range of professional and cultural fields, and is one of the most substantial economic engines within the United States.
The city has hosted the Summer Olympic Games in and and is bidding to host the Summer Olympics and thus become the second city after London to have hosted the Games three times.
The Queen of the Angels is an honorific of the Virgin Mary, two-thirds of the settlers were mestizo or mulatto with a mixture of African, indigenous and European ancestry. The settlement remained a small town for decades, but by California — California is the most populous state in the United States and the third most extensive by area. Located on the western coast of the U. S, California is bordered by the other U. The Central Valley, an agricultural area, dominates the states center.
What is now California was first settled by various Native American tribes before being explored by a number of European expeditions during the 16th and 17th centuries, the Spanish Empire then claimed it as part of Alta California in their New Spain colony. The area became a part of Mexico in following its war for independence. The western portion of Alta California then was organized as the State of California, the California Gold Rush starting in led to dramatic social and demographic changes, with large-scale emigration from the east and abroad with an accompanying economic boom.
If it were a country, California would be the 6th largest economy in the world, fifty-eight percent of the states economy is centered on finance, government, real estate services, technology, and professional, scientific and technical business services. Although it accounts for only 1. The kingdom of Queen Calafia, according to Montalvo, was said to be a land inhabited by griffins and other strange beasts. This conventional wisdom that California was an island, with maps drawn to reflect this belief, shortened forms of the states name include CA, Cal.
Settled by successive waves of arrivals during the last 10, years, various estimates of the native population range from , to , 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 also were diverse in their organization with bands, tribes, villages. Some 37 years later English explorer Francis Drake also explored and claimed a portion of the California coast in Spanish traders made unintended visits with the Manila galleons on their trips from the Philippines beginning in 3.
Actor — An actor is a person who portrays a character in a performance. Simplistically speaking, the person denominated actor or actress is someone beautiful who plays important characters, the actor performs in the flesh in the traditional medium of the theatre, or in modern mediums such as film, radio, and television.
Interpretation occurs even when the actor is playing themselves, as in forms of experimental performance art, or, more commonly, to act, is to create. Formerly, in societies, only men could become actors.
When used for the stage, women played the roles of prepubescent boys. The etymology is a derivation from actor with ess added. However, when referring to more than one performer, of both sexes, actor is preferred as a term for male performers. Actor is also used before the name of a performer as a gender-specific term. Within the profession, the re-adoption of the term dates to the —s. As Whoopi Goldberg put it in an interview with the paper, Im an actor — I can play anything.
In , the Los Angeles Times stated that Actress remains the term used in major acting awards given to female recipients. However, player remains in use in the theatre, often incorporated into the name of a group or company, such as the American Players.
Also, actors in improvisational theatre may be referred to as players, prior to Thespis act, Grecian stories were only expressed in song, dance, and in third person narrative. In honor of Thespis, actors are commonly called Thespians, the exclusively male actors in the theatre of ancient Greece performed in three types of drama, tragedy, comedy, and the satyr play.
Western theatre developed and expanded considerably under the Romans, as the Western Roman Empire fell into decay through the 4th and 5th centuries, the seat of Roman power shifted to Constantinople and the Byzantine Empire.
Records show that mime, pantomime, scenes or recitations from tragedies and comedies, dances, from the 5th century, Western Europe was plunged into a period of general disorder 4. Arnett was born in Toronto, Ontario, the son of Edith Alexandra Alix and Emerson James Jim Arnett and his parents were originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba, and he has roots on both sides of his family in Manitoba going back many generations. Arnett has two sisters and a younger brother.
His father, a graduate of Harvard University and corporate lawyer, served as the president, Arnett briefly attended Lakefield College School in Lakefield, Ontario, but was asked not to return after a semester for being a troublemaker. He eventually graduated from Leaside High School and attended Concordia University, Montreal for one semester, as a teenager, he was encouraged by his mother to pursue an acting career.
Arnett has referred to , the year after that show was cancelled, as the darkest year of life and he admits that he didnt get a lot of work and drank those years away. In summer , a friend helped pull Arnett out of his battle with alcoholism, in , Arnett was cast in the CBS television pilot, Loomis as the slacker brother of a local news reporter, that was not picked up.
Arnett became so frustrated, after his fourth failed pilot, that he swore off pilots altogether and he also played Max the Magician in Sesame Street, in a nod to Gob Bluths penchant for using Europes The Final Countdown during his magic shows. According to a interview with the Los Angeles Times, Arnetts two favorite episodes of the show were Pier Pressure and Afternoon Delight and his exposure on Arrested Development led to a number of larger roles in feature films.
Though having worked in drama, his role for Arrested Development is still comedy and he never considered himself a comic and considers himself an actor first. The film was No. Americans — Americans are citizens of the United States of America. The country is home to people of different national origins. As a result, Americans do not equate their nationality with ethnicity, although citizens make up the majority of Americans, non-citizen residents, dual citizens, and expatriates may also claim an American identity.
See Names for United States citizens. S, virgin Islands and Northern Mariana Islands in the 20th century. It also includes influences of African-American culture, westward expansion integrated the Creoles and Cajuns of Louisiana and the Hispanos of the Southwest and brought close contact with the culture of Mexico. Large-scale immigration in the late 19th and early 20th centuries from Southern and Eastern Europe introduced a variety of elements, immigration from Asia, Africa, and Latin America has also had impact.
A cultural melting pot, or pluralistic salad bowl, describes the way in which generations of Americans have celebrated and exchanged distinctive cultural characteristics, in addition to the United States, Americans and people of American descent can be found internationally. As many as seven million Americans are estimated to be living abroad, the United States of America is a diverse country, racially, and ethnically. Some other race is also an option in the census and other surveys, people of European descent, or White Americans, constitute the majority of the million people living in the United States, with They are considered people who trace their ancestry to the peoples of Europe, the Middle East.
Of those reporting to be White American,7,, reported to be Multiracial, with largest combination being white, additionally, there are 29,, White Hispanics or Latinos. In addition, the District of Columbia has a non-white majority, the state with the highest percentage of non-Hispanic White Americans is Maine.
The largest continental ancestral group of Americans are that of Europeans who have origins in any of the peoples of Europe. This includes people via African, North American, Caribbean, Central American or South American and Oceanian nations that have a large European diaspora, the Spanish were the first Europeans to establish a continuous presence in what is now the United States.
The awards are given for Broadway productions and performances, and an award is given for regional theatre, several discretionary non-competitive awards are also given, including a Special Tony Award, the Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre, and the Isabelle Stevenson Award.
The 71st Tony Awards will be held on June 11,, as of , there are 24 categories of awards, plus several special awards. Starting with 11 awards in , the names and number of categories have changed over the years, some examples, the category Best Book of a Musical was originally called Best Author.
The category of Best Costume Design was one of the original awards, for two years, in and , this category was split into Best Costume Designer and Best Costume Designer.
It then went to a category, but in it was divided again. For the category of Best Director of a Play, a category was for directors of plays. A newly established non-competitive award, The Isabelle Stevenson Award, was given for the first time at the ceremony in The award is for an individual who has made a contribution of volunteered time and effort on behalf of one or more humanitarian.
Performance categories Show and technical categories Special awards Retired awards The award was founded in by a committee of the American Theatre Wing headed by Brock Pemberton. The award is named after Antoinette Perry, nicknamed Tony, an actress, director, producer and co-founder of the American Theatre Wing, who died in As her official biography at the Tony Awards website states, At Jacob Wilks suggestion, proposed an award in her honor for distinguished stage acting, at the initial event in , as he handed out an award, he called it a Tony 7.
It tells the story of the fictional American small town of Grovers Corners between and through the lives of its citizens. Throughout, Wilder uses metatheatrical devices, setting the play in the theatre where it is being performed. The main character is the manager of the theatre who directly addresses the audience, brings in guest lecturers, fields questions from the audience.
The play is performed without a set on a bare stage. With a few exceptions, the actors mime actions without the use of props and our Town was first performed at McCarter Theatre in Princeton, New Jersey in It later went on to success on Broadway and won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and it remains popular today and revivals are frequent. Professor Willard speaks to the audience about the history of the town, Joe Crowell delivers the paper to Doc Gibbs, Howie Newsome delivers the milk, and the Webb and Gibbs households send their children off to school on this beautifully simple morning.
Three years have passed, and George and Emily prepare to wed, the day is filled with stress. Howie Newsome is delivering milk in the rain while Si Crowell, younger brother of Joe. George pays a visit to his soon-to-be in-laws. Here, the Stage Manager interrupts the scene and takes the back a year, to the end of Emily. Emily confronts George about his pride, and over an ice cream soda, they discuss the future, George resolves not to go to college, as he had planned, but to work and eventually take over his uncles farm.
Soames, and Simon Stimson. Town undertaker Joe Stoddard is introduced, as is a man named Sam Craig who has returned to Grovers Corners for his cousins funeral. That cousin is Emily, who died giving birth to her, once the funeral ends, Emily emerges to join the dead, Mrs.
Gibbs urges her to forget her life, but she refuses. Ignoring the warnings of Simon, Mrs. Gibbs, Emily returns to Earth to relive one day, the memory proves too painful for her, and she realizes that every moment of life should be treasured 8.
Hollywood — Hollywood is an ethnically diverse, densely populated neighborhood in the central region of Los Angeles, California. It is notable as the home of the U. Hollywood was a community in and was incorporated as a municipality in