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2014-07-07 12:27:25

PHILADELPHIA, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eastern State Penitentiary is teaming up with The Bearded Ladies, an experimental cabaret troupe, to present the French Revolution in a spectacle of song, dance, and beheading for the penitentiary's annual Bastille Day festival, to be held Saturday, July 12, 2014. This playful reenactment of the storming of Bastille will be emceed by the voice of Paris herself, Edith Piaf (portrayed by John Jarboe, Artistic Director of The Bearded Ladies),...

2011-03-24 11:22:00

PHILADELPHIA, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Eastern State Penitentiary will kick off the 2011 season by literally handing visitors the keys to the cellblocks with new Hands-On History interactive experiences. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110324/PH71140 ) These short demonstrations take place throughout the penitentiary complex, each lasting five minutes or less. An expert Eastern State tour guide will lead each activity, although visitors will do the bulk of the physical...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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