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2010 – From the Winter Games to the Arab Spring

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014
by on Living Around

2010 was a year that began with the Olympic Winter Games in Canada and ended with the Arab Spring in the Middle East. In between,

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Patricia Palermino’s American Folk Art
Focuses on Two Cities She Loves

Friday, November 29th, 2013
by on Shopping Around

If you have yet to discover Patricia Palermino’s American Folk Art, this is the perfect time. Her paintings turn familiar landmarks in two of her

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Tom…In His Own Words: The Songs of Tom Waits – Stunning

Friday, November 1st, 2013
by on Playing Around

I think of Tom Waits (writer/performer/actor) as a doleful poet with insight, honesty, and leathery, alcohol-infused tone; an off-road raconteur, banged up and raw, but

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Jackie Maxwell Talks About Directing
Arena Stage’s Good People

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013
by on Playing Around

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
by on Playing Around

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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Adventures in Wonderland

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011
by on Playing Around

I can’t explain myself, I’m afraid, sir…because I’m not myself, you see. Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll A simple tale of a young man uprooted

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YA Literature – Beyond Harry Potter

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011
by on Reading Around

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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Bring Your Kids And Bring Your Gran—
They’ll All Delight In Wonderland

Sunday, April 24th, 2011
by on Playing Around

Wonderland has the potential to be this season’s Wicked. In fact, it’s really an amalgam of both Alice in Wonderland and The Wizard of Oz.

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