The Sleeping Beauty Live from London
Art / Dance / Theater

The Sleeping Beauty Live from London

By: Mariko Turk
London’s Royal Ballet is performing its illustrious version of Marius Petipa’s The Sleeping Beauty, complete with magic spells, good and evil fairies, and Tchaikovsky’s beautiful score. Yesterday’s production was broadcast live in movie theatres around the world, and will be shown all over the US this evening. Continue reading

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Recess Reboot: Johnny Appleseed Day
Culture / Recess

Recess Reboot: Johnny Appleseed Day

By: John Cech
Today is Johnny Appleseed Day, which marks the death, in 1843, of one of our nation’s most intriguing personages. He was born John Chapman, in 1775 in Leominster, Massachusetts, the son of a Minuteman, Nathaniel Chapman, who could well have been the yeoman farmer who fired “the shot heard round the world” Continue reading