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2011-03-10 10:24:00

ST. PAUL, Minn., March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The world premiere of Theater Latte Da's original musical Steerage Song, which celebrates the journey of immigrants to America during the height of immigration, will debut at St. Paul's historic Fitzgerald Theater and will run June 2-5, 2011. Created by Artistic Director Peter Rothstein along with musician and writer Dan Chouinard, the new musical docudrama is premiering in partnership with Minnesota Public Radio. Steerage Song will tell a...

2010-10-21 14:16:00

Exhibition features images by one of the 19th century's most acclaimed photographers, including images of celebrated figures of Victorian England PITTSBURGH, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The exhibition For my best beloved Sister Mia: An Album of Photographs by Julia Margaret Cameron opens at the Frick Art & Historical Center on October 23, 2010. One of photography's early masters, Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879) is one of the best-known photographers of the Victorian era. From...

2010-06-22 05:10:00

(1918-2010) WASHINGTON, June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The family of Edith Shain announced the passing of their dear mother in Los Angeles on Sunday June 20, 2010 California. Ms. Shain was a Registered Nurse, kindergarten teacher, public access cable television producer who became a world famous figure following her participation in the 50th Anniversary of V-J Day in August of 1995. In August of 1945 she was photographed by famed photographer Alfred Eisenstadt while kissing a...

2009-12-04 12:31:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a media invitation from Chris McIntyre, writer and director of the film "21 AND A WAKEUP": Dear Hard Charging Journalist, If you are available this coming Tuesday evening, December 8th, I'd like to invite you and a guest to a VIP and Press screening of a new film about the Vietnam War unlike anything you have ever seen. "21 AND A WAKEUP" is the very first American motion picture about the War ever allowed by the Vietnamese...

2008-10-14 12:00:20

EMMEN, The Netherlands, October 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The mysterious photograph was made by chance in February 1997 in the Netherlands, and has been examined by photo experts who were puzzled by the image. It is quite unlike anything ever seen before, and it has never been made public, until now. In the dark background of this simple, non-digital snapshot there is a seemingly unexplainable, but very clearly visible, face made of bright white light: A young woman with dark hair and a white...

2008-09-28 03:00:10

By Trachtenberg, Alan "I DON'T KNOW WHY A REPLICANT WOULD COLLECT PHOTOS-MAYBE they were like Rachel-they needed memories." In the role of the bounty hunter Rick Deckard in Ridley Scott's 1982 cult classic, Blade Runner, Harrison Ford utters these words with a bitter edge. Assigned to "terminate" the beautiful Rachel, an "android" especially menacing because she's almost (almost!) indistinguishable from a "real" person, Deckard lusts after her and wants to be sure she's human, not...

2008-07-13 09:00:29

By Gwen Fowler, The Sun News, Myrtle Beach, S.C. Jul. 13--The old photograph shows a crowd of Vietnamese children, reaching out for the candy two young Marines are passing out at a Catholic school in Da Nang. Near the right of the frame is a small boy with a wide smile spread across his face. One of the Marines, Nelson Sperling, took the photo. On July 3 -- almost 43 years after the picture was taken -- the photographer and the subject learned that both live in Myrtle Beach....

2005-08-11 15:34:22

NEW YORK (Reuters) - This kiss has indeed lingered. The woman in an iconic photograph of an American sailor rapturously kissing a nurse during a V-J Day parade unveiled a sculpture of the clinch on Thursday, saying she still doesn't know who kissed her 60 years ago. Taken in Times Square and entitled "V-J Day," the picture by Life magazine photographer Alfred Eisenstadt came to symbolize the euphoria as crowds celebrated the Allied victory in Japan at the end of World War Two on...

2005-08-11 14:13:16

NEW YORK (Reuters) - This kiss has indeed lingered. The woman in an iconic photograph of an American sailor rapturously kissing a nurse during a V-J Day parade unveiled a sculpture of the clinch on Thursday, saying she still doesn't know who kissed her 60 years ago. Taken in Times Square and entitled "V-J Day," the picture by Life magazine photographer Alfred Eisenstadt came to symbolize the euphoria as crowds celebrated the Allied victory in Japan at the end of World War II on Aug. 14,...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'