Emmy-Winning Actor Courtney B. Vance to Narrate Christmas Concert

first_img Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Courtney B. VanceThe Christmas Truce of 1914, in which opposing soldiers during World War I put down their weapons for a few moments of peace, will be celebrated as part of a La Canada Presbyterian Church concert, “A Silent Night, Holy Night,” on Sunday, Dec. 18, at 2 p.m.Emmy-winning actor Courtney B. Vance, a local resident, will serve as guest actor and narrator for the presentation, which will be accompanied by the LCPC orchestra and choir, including some singers attired in World War I uniforms.In December 1914, five months after World War I began in Europe, French and British soldiers met spontaneously with their German counterparts at various points along the Western Front, in some cases even singing Christmas carols together. It was a rare instance of civility in the bloodiest conflict in modern warfare history.Vance, who also narrated “What Shall We Give Him?,” LCPC’s Christmas concert last year, received a Primetime Emmy Award for his portrayal of Johnnie Cochran in the FX series “The People v. O.J. Simpson,” and is also renowned for his work in feature films, including “The Hunt for Red October.” He will appear in the comedy “Office Christmas Party,” which opens Dec. 9.“A Silent Night, Holy Night” will be presented free. It will include a cast of more than 120 singers and instrumentalists directed by Jack Lantz, LCPC’s director of music and worship arts. It will be a multimedia program that tells the Christmas story in song and word, and is suitable for all ages.La Canada Presbyterian Church is located at 626 Foothill Blvd. For further information, call the church office at (818) 790-6708 or visit lacanadapc.org. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Subscribe Make a comment 11 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff HerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Gift Ideas Your New BF Will Definitely LikeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAncient Beauty Remedies From India To Swear By For Healthy SkinHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Power Yourself As A WomanHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRed Meat Is Dangerous And Here Is The ProofHerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. First Heatwave Expected Next Week faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Faith & Religion News Emmy-Winning Actor Courtney B. Vance to Narrate Christmas Concert Article and Photo courtesy of LA CANADA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Published on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 | 12:55 amlast_img read more

U.S. Targets Traffickers Linked to Sinaloa Cartel

first_imgBy Dialogo February 25, 2011 The United States on 23 February levied sanctions on more than 70 individuals and entities in six countries linked to Mexico’s notorious Sinaloa cocaine cartel. The Treasury Department targeted a supply group — headed by Colombia’s Jorge Cifuentes Villa — on allegations of drug trafficking and money laundering activities spanning Colombia, Mexico, Ecuador, Panama, Spain and the United States. The group was chiefly accused of supplying cocaine for the Sinaloa gang, which controls many of the drug routes from Mexico’s Pacific coast into the United States — the world’s largest market for cocaine. The Mexican cartel is led by the elusive Joaquin “El Chapo” (“Shorty”) Guzman, who made the Forbes list of the world’s billionaires in 2010 for his allegedly illicitly earned fortune. Guzman gained notoriety in Mexico after escaping from prison in a laundry truck 10 years ago. He is the subject of a $5 million bounty for help to nab him. Drug Enforcement Administration officials have long reported deep ties between Mexican traffickers and their Colombian counterparts. While Colombian groups were at the forefront of the international cocaine trade in the 1980s, they gradually shed their high profile role, in favor of outsourcing much of legwork to increasingly violent Mexican groups. Wednesday’s move revealed anew the extent of those connections, with everything from a Colombian scuba-diving school to a Panamanian childrens’ clothing company to an Ecuadorian airline linked to the drugs trade. “Targeting the corporate empires of narcotics traffickers is at the core of our efforts to degrade these dangerous organizations,” said the Treasury Department’s Adam Szubin. “Cifuentes Villa will no longer be able to masquerade as a legitimate businessman while supplying cocaine to the Sinaloa cartel.” The entities and individuals will have their assets in the United States frozen and Americans will be barred from doing business with them.last_img read more

Top 10 mobile banking apps to boost fiscal fitness in 2015

first_imgby: MJ KnoblockManaging your finances when you’re on the go keeps getting easier with the growing assortment of banking and personal-finance apps that can simplify how you spend and save money. According to a recent survey by the Federal Reserve, 28% of consumers with mobile phones track their money habits with the device, or would like to.Mobile banking and personal finance apps are growing in popularity and helping more consumers reach their financial goals. And their use will continue to increase, says David Lyon, chief executive of wealth-management firm Main Street Financial in Chicago.“If you look at the timeline of consumer behavior, it’s becoming more digital,” says Lyon, who is also an adviser to clients of the firm. “Everything from shopping to banking to consumer news is becoming more digital. It’s not going away; it’s just increasing.”Managing financesMany banks offer apps to help customers manage specific portions of their finances. There’s also an assortment of personal-finance and mobile-banking apps available from independent software providers. Some make it easier to pay bills and keep a record of daily expenses; others let you share your finances with family members or significant others. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more