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Dr. Seuss, Alvin Ailey Among Names Selected For 23 Mercury Craters
2012-04-27 03:08:38

The International Astronomical Union (IAU) recently approved a proposal from the MESSENGER Science Team to assign 23 new names to impact craters on Mercury. The IAU has been the arbiter of planetary and satellite nomenclature since its inception in 1919. In keeping with the established naming theme for craters on Mercury, all of the newly designated features are named after famous deceased artists, musicians, or authors. The newly named craters include: - Ailey, for Alvin Ailey...

2010-11-30 18:24:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Ovation will be kicking off their annual holiday programming event, "Battle of the Nutcrackers," with the help of two stars who know a thing or two about ballet -- Sarah Jessica Parker and Damian Woetzel. Ms. Parker, award-winning actress of television, stage and screen, who trained in classical ballet, sits on the Board of the NY City Ballet, and Mr. Woetzel, international ballet star, is the former senior principal dancer for the New York City...

2008-10-08 12:00:23

Carmike Cinemas, Inc. (NASDAQ: CKEC) announced today that The Royal Opera House in HD "Series of Five Masterworks" will be featured on 42 digital High-Definition screens through DigiScreen, at local Carmike theatres in 26 states (a complete listing of the theaters and locations is below). The Royal Opera House is the home of three world-class performing companies - The Royal Ballet, The Royal Opera, and The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House. It is a focal point for England's national...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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