Junior Theater Festival

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

  I’m about to travel to one of my favorite events of the year: the annual Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta, Georgia. Over the holiday weekend, more than 3000 kids will act, dance, and sing at a show space in …read more

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Polar Bears and the Arctic

Friday, December 28th, 2012

  More Fun Facts !!  This time, it’s “Polar Bears and the Arctic” 1.  When they stand up, many polar bears are as tall as a one-story building. 2.  Polar bears can smell a seal under several feet of ice …read more

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Jazz Music

Monday, October 29th, 2012

  For decades I’ve loved the early jazz music of New Orleans. The songs from Louis Armstrong’s first records are not only joyful, funny, and mysterious, they are also uniquely American. I really hope that today’s children will become more familiar with …read more

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More Fun Facts: Ghosts

Friday, October 19th, 2012

  1. New Orleans is said to be the most haunted city in America. 2. Abraham Lincoln’s ghost is said to haunt the White House. There is a story that the Queen of Holland was visited by it when she …read more

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