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World Columbian Exposition (1893)

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  • Kutztown new home of rare percussion instruments

    The marimba has an interesting history in which, oddly enough, Pennsylvania plays a major role. It is one of the oldest of musical instruments. There are records that the marimba existed in a much cruder form, as long ago as 2,000 B.C. Despite its...
  • Young sword swallower in spotlight of free Ripley event

    Young sword swallower in spotlight of free Ripley event
    Sixteen-year-old Haley Hall knows she must concentrate, must be careful. That’s the life of a sword swallower, even one who’s not yet earned her high school diploma. “If you are trying to focus on a bunch of different things at one...
  • Ripley's to salute sword swallowers

    Ripley's to salute sword swallowers
    The Ripley's Believe It or Not attraction on International Drive will participate in World Sword Swallower's Day again. Free lump-in-throat feats will be attempted Feb. 28 by a handful of swallowers, including Dan Meyer, co-founder of Sword Swallower'...
  • Holiday lights, carol singers and other things that I like

     Holiday lights, carol singers and other things that I like
    Every now and then I make a list of things I've liked lately. Here's one for the end of another fleeting year. 1. Holiday lights This is the season when gaudy passes for beautiful, and nothing's more delightfully gaudy than a spectacle of holiday...
  • Battle of the bands

    Two musical worlds will collide this weekend. Concert Artists of Baltimore, a valued contributor to the area's classical scene for 28 years, will team up with the Baltimore Rock Opera Society for a program billed as "Convergence Maximus." It could also...
  • Gerald Wilson dies at 96; multifaceted jazz musician

    Gerald Wilson dies at 96; multifaceted jazz musician
    Gerald Wilson, a bandleader, trumpeter, composer, arranger and educator whose multifaceted career reached from the swing era of the 1930s to the diverse jazz sounds of the 21st century, has died. He was 96. Wilson, who had been in declining health, died...
  • Baltimore Rock Opera Society, Concert Artists of Baltimore converge for 'fun, crazy' event

    Baltimore Rock Opera Society, Concert Artists of Baltimore converge for 'fun, crazy' event
    Two musical worlds will collide this weekend. Concert Artists of Baltimore, a valued contributor to the area's classical scene for 28 years, will team up with the Baltimore Rock Opera Society for a program billed as "Convergence Maximus." It could...
  • Jazz musician Gerald Wilson dies at 96

    Jazz musician Gerald Wilson dies at 96
    Gerald Wilson, a bandleader, trumpeter, composer, arranger and educator whose multifaceted career reached from the swing era of the 1930s to the diverse jazz sounds of the 21st century, has died. He was 96. Mr. Wilson, who had been in declining health,...
  • Mah-jongg exhibit runs at Jewish Museum

    Mah-jongg exhibit runs at Jewish Museum
    As Judy Greiner strolled through San Francisco's Chinatown in the mid-20th century, she couldn't help noticing that the bespectacled Jewish bubbes and tattooed Asian gamblers were eyeing one another with wary respect. You wouldn't want to meet a...
  • Arlington Heights teen advances in Jeopardy

    Arlington Heights teen advances in Jeopardy
    Arlington Heights native Selena Groh finished first on the Teen Jeopardy Tournament July 22 and she will appear again today. The 17-year-old was initially trailing and in last place in the first round during the July 22 episode. By the second round, she...
  • Lake Michigan has long inspired building dreams

    Lake Michigan has long inspired building dreams
    When a mechanical engineer today proposed building a floating entertainment island full off Chicago's shoreline, he wasn't the first to dream of building on Lake Michigan. Here are some ideas that didn't see fruition: • In 1884, it was reported...