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Over its 75-year history, the American Ballet Theatre has been home to the lions of 20th century dance: Mikhail Baryshnikov, Gelsey Kirkland, Jerome Robbins, and George Balanchine all spent portions...
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2014/09/01 20:15
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WASHINGTON — For die-hard book lovers, the National Mall was the perfect place for the celebrated National Book Festival, the largest festival of its kind in the country. There was a certain magic,...
2014/09/01 11:17
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Carl Jung's Red Book exhibit just closed at The Library of Congress this past week; it recorded the creation of Jung's seminal theories developed after his 1913 split with Freud. It is also thought to...
2014/08/31 02:52
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MANHATTAN — History books reveal that Thomas Jefferson tasted vanilla for the first time while in France. Being a good Founding Father he is credited with introducing vanilla to the United States....
2014/08/30 17:19
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Literacy organizations from Oregon to Turkey are among the winners of this year’s Library of Congress Literacy Awards, announced Saturday at the National Book Festival in Washington. The prizes are...
2014/08/30 17:17
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Book Festival has moved inside and is opening to the public in the Washington Convention Center this weekend after a decade on the National Mall. The free festival runs...
2014/08/29 03:43
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... was a moment of truth,” said Feinstein, who had come to the position with no previous conducting experience. “I knew it would drastically go in one direction or the other. I said to myself, ‘God’s...
2014/08/28 23:16
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Ithaca, NY (WBNG Binghamton) By recording, preserving and sharing the stories of thousands of African Americans, the History Makers hope to educate and enlighten millions worldwide. They believe that...
2014/08/28 20:36
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Bob Staake is a prolific illustrator. He regularly produces New Yorker covers, children's books, a weekly Washington Post Style Invitational contest drawing, and humorous illustrations for a multitude...
2014/08/28 15:42
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CDs may not be the first thing to come to mind when you think of The Library of Congress, but it houses more than 500,000. The extensive collection includes everything from music to maps and labs...
2014/08/28 11:50
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Storytelling is one of history’s great oral traditions. Before radio, television or the internet, everything we needed to know was passed along by word-of-mouth. A good storyteller could so captivate...
2014/08/28 02:19
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Miguel Román is one of five finalists for the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals “Call to Service” award for his work on climate and energy data. (Amanda Voisard/For The Washington Post) The...
2014/08/28 01:44
2014/08/28 01:44
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Two hundred years ago Sunday, 5,000 battle-hardened British troops captured Washington, D.C., and burned all the public buildings down. They started with the Capitol, which housed the Supreme Court...
2014/08/27 23:57
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World War II veterans are telling their stories this week. Plymouth High School has partnered with the Marshall County Historical Society to interview local World War II veterans about their...
2014/08/27 19:09
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Dorothea Lange/Library of Congress For a singular image of the Great Depression and the roughness of those years, it's hard to do much better than Dorothea Lange's 1936 photograph of Florence Owens...
2014/08/27 01:36
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It was a busy day in Pahrump for Nevada Representative Steven Horsford, who last week arrived here bearing gifts. Horsford, joined by District 36 Assemblyman James Oscarson and Nye County School...
2014/08/26 22:18
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I t is a historical novel. It is a story about connection between historical figures. It is a story crafted from the creative imagination of a professor and writer as he weaves a tapestry around an...
2014/08/26 21:42
2014/08/26 21:42
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Mike Gorman's path to geekdom began early on. As a kid who was really into the space program, he hijacked his closet to create a space museum, complete with models, books and displays related to space...
2014/08/26 15:26
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It’s the 123rd wedding anniversary of President Warren G. Harding and his wife Florence, which makes today a perfect day to discuss Harding’s sexy, intimate, and X-rated letters to his mistress. In...
2014/08/26 10:31
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WAVERLY TWP. — The neighborhood group working to restore the oldest schoolhouse in Northeast Pennsylvania needs $100,000 to finish the project, its spokesman told supervisors Monday night. The...
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