The Chinese New Year Spectacular played January 14, 2008 at the Dodge Theatre, Phoenix, Arizona. The mayor of Phoenix city, Phil Gordon proclaimed January 14, 2008 as Divine Performing Arts Day.
Government officials and celebrities issued proclamations and sent congratulatory letters to honor the occasion.
Arizona Attorney General,Terry Goddard welcomes Chinese New Year Spectacular on behalf of the whole state
Government officials who issued proclamations and sent congratulatory letters included Senator John Huppenthal, Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard, Senator Meg Burton-Cahill, Senator Jorge Lius Garcia, Mayor of Phoenix Phil Gordon, Mayor of Chandler Boyd Dunn, Mayor of Gilbert Steven Berman, Dean of Arizona State University Mary Ard and Dean of College of Law, Arizona State University Patricia White.