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Barack Obama to Elijah Cummings: Monuments to the men who “didn’t build that”

WASHINGTON: The Chicago Museum of Science and Industry has a storied past. It occupies one of the few remaining buildings from the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893. The venue proudly displayed America’s technological prowess 400 years after Christopher Columbus arrived in the New World. Inventor Nicola Tesla–whose electric motor and alternating current are still in use today–dazzled ...

More Dolley Madison: for whom the title of First Lady was coined

FORT WORTH: James and Dolley Madison were the golden couple of their era, but they were not without detractors. They had no children of their own, although Dolley had given birth during her first marriage. Enemies used this information to question James’ virility, indicating that he was impotent and was too feeble to lead the country. ...

Dolley Madison: for whom the title of First Lady was coined

FORT WORTH: When people think of Dolley Madison, one of two thoughts come to mind. Either that of a determined woman bent on saving national treasures from a British onslaught or a pastry company that made snacks for children’s school lunches. These are both true. However, this enchanting lady is so much more to American ...

America’s Founding Fathers; what price did they pay for freedom?

FORT WORTH: We celebrated Flag Day last week and Independence Day is just around the corner. Americans from one end of the country to the other will celebrate with parades, barbecues, and cook-outs filled with food, fun, and last but not least: fireworks. The pyrotechnic displays remind us of what our forebears went through to ...

Măcelaru, Znaider headline eclectic NSO series concert

WASHINGTON, April 1, 2016 – The National Symphony Orchestra opened the first of a pair of regular series programs Thursday evening at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall that feature well-known violinist-conductor Nikolaj Znaider in each of his roles. Thursday’s series concert, conducted by Cristian Măcelaru, offered an eclectic program in which Johannes Brahms’ epic Violin ...

Singer-songwriter William Fitzsimmons at the Howard Theater

WASHINGTON, May 29, 2014 – Throughout his recent set at the Howard Theater, William Fitzsimmons was required to wear several different hats to define all the key points in his repertoire. This was obviously a symbolic statement, of course, but one with a bit of detached irony about it. That’s on of this artist’s most ...