Monthly Archives: November 2013

November 30 – Saint Andrew’s Day

Who was Saint Andrew ? Despite what many may think, St. Andrew, who is the patron saint of Scotland, did not live and work in that country. In fact, his legendary connections to Scotland appeared centuries after his death. Andrew, … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Trivia: Happy Turkey Day!

It took more than 200 years after the first Thanksgiving before it became an official holiday. The first Thanksgiving was a three day feast, which included hunting, athletic games, and eating. The Pilgrims dined on venison, NOT turkey. There was … Continue reading

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Time Warner Will Carry the Ovation Network Again Beginning In January 2014!

Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks will be reinstating Ovation to their channel line-up starting January 1, 2014! To read the entire Press Release announcement, please click here. Together, we Stand For The Arts, Chad E. Gutstein Chief Operating Officer … Continue reading

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Regency Celebrity: Mary Ann Duff, Anglo-American Tragedienne, One of the Greatest on the American Stage

Mary Ann Duff, born Mary Ann Dyke (1794- September 5, 1857), was an Anglo-American tragedienne, in her time regarded as the greatest upon the American stage. She was born in London, England, and died in New York City, USA. Biography … Continue reading

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Happenings During the Reign of William IV: The Merthyr Rising of 1831

The Merthyr Rising of 1831 was the violent climax to many years of simmering unrest among the large working class population of Merthyr Tydfil in South Wales and the surrounding area. Beginnings Throughout May 1831, the coal miners and others … Continue reading

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Regency Celebrity: Maria Theresa Kemble, Actress and Playwright

Maria Theresa Kemble (1774–1838), née Marie Thérèse Du Camp, was an actress on the English stage and wife of Charles Kemble. She wrote a number of comedies. Early Life The daughter of George De Camp, real name possibly De Fleury, … Continue reading

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Regency Celebrity: James Harvey D’Egville, English Dancer and Choreorgrapher

James Harvey D’Egville (ca. 1770 – ca. 1836) was an English dancer and choreographer. James’ father Pierre D’Egville was ballet master at Drury Lane and Sadler’s Wells Theatres. His other son George D’Egville was also a dancer. James D’Egville performed … Continue reading

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