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2014-07-17 08:27:26

With 24 Emmy® Nominations Just Announced for MASTERPIECE, New Sponsorship Deal Extends Through Season Five of "Downton Abbey" LOS ANGELES, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Viking River Cruises (www.vikingrivercruises.com) announced today it has renewed its national corporate sponsorship of PBS' celebrated series MASTERPIECE for another year. The announcement comes on the heels of MASTERPIECE earning 24 nominations for the 2014 Primetime Emmy® Awards, which will be given out in a ceremony on...

2012-02-21 08:00:00

To get more information about this controversial painting and read more about the process and procedures that have taken place to authenticate this painting, visit http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/02/prweb5042744.htm today. Individuals and members of the press wishing to get more details about this press release will find contact information at VctH2(at)aol(dot)com today or call the requestor for Fogg Museum intervention Victor H Hall. (PRWEB) February 21, 2012 The Harvard University Fogg...

2011-07-08 09:00:00

MASTERPIECE on PBS/BBC COPRODUCTION TO AIR DURING DICKENS BICENTENNIAL BOSTON, July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gillian Anderson will star in the iconic role of Miss Havisham in a bold new adaptation of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations. The cast of the star-studded MASTERPIECE on PBS/BBC coproduction also includes David Suchet (Poirot) and Ray Winstone (Sexy Beast). (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110708/DC31831 ) "I can't wait to see Gillian delicately sink her...

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2011-04-06 10:35:00

Researchers are digging up the remains of an Italian noblewoman who they believe could be the model who sat for Leonardo da Vinci's infamous Mona Lisa masterpiece. Art historian Silvano Vinceti believes that by locating the remains of Lisa Gherardini, he will be able to prove whether or not she was the artists' model. According to a death certificate, Gherardini died in 1542 and is interred in a convent in Florence. The excavation will begin at Saint Orsola later this month. Art experts...

2011-03-31 11:47:00

ATHENS, Ga., March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A record 39 recipients of the 70th Annual Peabody Awards were announced today by the University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. The winners, chosen by the Peabody board as the best in electronic media for the year 2010, were named in a ceremony in the Peabody Gallery on the University of Georgia campus. "For 70 years the Peabody Award has defined excellence in electronic media," said Horace Newcomb,...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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