MLB Hits a Grand Slam with Field of Dreams Game

Posted on August 20th, 2021
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“Baseball really hit a grand slam,” Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa said of the August 12 Field of Dreams game in Dyersville, Iowa.  “It turned out to be a game you think would have been scripted on a Hollywood movie lot or something.” Played at a specially constructed, six-million-dollar stadium adjacent to the Field of Dreams diamond […]

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Music World Loses a Legend

Posted on August 6th, 2021
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Ed Berkeley’s unexpected death last month was a shocker in the performing arts community here and abroad. It was extraordinarily hard-hitting for the two organizations with which Berkeley had longstanding relationships: the Aspen Music Festival and School and The Juilliard School. Berkeley had been Director of the Opera Theater Center of the Festival for 40 […]

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Ageless Disneyland Turns 66 This Summer

Posted on July 23rd, 2021
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“Growing old is mandatory, but growing up is optional,” is perhaps Walt Disney’s most well-known adage.  It certainly applies to his most celebrated creation, Disneyland.  The park is turning 66 years old this month — it remains a gleaming testament to the wonder of youth just as it did on opening day in Anaheim, California, July […]

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The Collyer Brothers: World Champion Hoarders

Posted on July 16th, 2021
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“Like the rest of the world I knew of the Holt brothers through the newspapers which made them a sensation,” Marcia Davenport wrote. “Scarcely anybody has forgotten how Seymour Holt was found dead in that derelict house crammed from cellar to roof with one hundred seventy tons of hoarded rubbish; and how, after a twenty-two […]

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Esther Raab’s Lifesaving Dream about her Mother

Posted on July 8th, 2021
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Can dreams accurately predict future events? Are they able to reveal vital information that isn’t available elsewhere? Holocaust survivor Esther Raab would answer both those questions affirmatively. She had a dream on October 13, 1943, that literally saved her life. At the time, she was one of 600 Jewish prisoners in Sobibor, the secret Nazi extermination […]

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