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Disney’s Cinderella Is Charming

Friday, March 13th, 2015
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The Disney vault is deep indeed. Disney characters, stories, and even theme park rides are continually and creatively mined for box office winners. Johnny Depp

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Middleburg Film Festival
Continues to Provide Thought-Provoking Films

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014
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The first time I drove through Middleburg, Virginia, I couldn’t believe my eyes. Here surrounded by rolling hills, wineries, and horse farms sat a quaint

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Jackie Maxwell Talks About Directing
Arena Stage’s Good People

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013
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Jackie Maxwell, artistic director of Canada’s Shaw Festival, was sitting in the Toronto Airport waiting to board a flight for Ireland to visit her mother.

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Downton Christmas

Before Downton Abbey – Where the Stars Shone

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012
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Downton Abbey’s Season 3 will begin January 6, 2013, on PBS and excitement is growing. First Lady Michelle Obama, a big fan of the show,

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YA Literature – Beyond Harry Potter

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011
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Young-adult fiction or young adult literature (often abbreviated as YA) is fiction written for, published for, or marketed to adolescents and young adults, roughly ages

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New York Childhood in the Olden Days: Nostalgic Look Back

Thursday, April 8th, 2010
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“The Olden Days,” a phrase that my daughters used when they were young, amalgamates wildly different times in the past. In New York City’s Olden

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Who Took the Wonder Out of Wonderland?

Sunday, March 7th, 2010
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When Abraham Lincoln said over 150 years ago, “What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself,” he could have easily been talking today

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Alice in Wonderland—Timeless as the White Rabbit’s Watch

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010
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“It’s still new. It’s still fresh. If it were written yesterday and released on shelves today, people would still be as amazed by it as

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