Pat Embers was 27 years old when she decided it was time for her to move to Europe for the second time. This time around, she would take a boat.
This past Friday McCain Performance Series presented “An Evening with Kristin Chenoweth,” 90 nonstop minutes during which the popular performer dazzled the all-but-sold-out-house crowd with a varied display of her vocal artistry and personal charm.
Don’t you think it’s a bit bizarre that Americans are so hooked on the customs, history, language, music and dress of a country that counts just 6 million residents?
“The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates” is a book about two men whose strikingly parallel childhoods lead them down divergent paths.
News coverage often portrays black men as ghettoized caricatures, a simplification in the media that undermines their capacity for success.
To the author’s credit, his portrayal of scheming within the sultan’s palace is compelling, as are the details of life in Constantinople, a city that Bess says dwarfs her London both in size and majesty. And the author spins a good yarn.
Something vaguely similar to pizza has existed for thousands of years, but it wasn’t until the lowly, New World tomato arrived in Europe that the pizza we know and love today became a possibility.
The title of this book is both a setup to a joke (you will have to read it to learn the punch-line) and an indication of the three kinds of Christians discussed in it — the scriptural Jesus, Roman Catholic Pope Francis and mainline Protestants.
Each time lawyer and consultant Susan Cain would speak before a crowd, she could almost hear her nerves screaming. No one had any idea how jittery she felt on the inside. She was a master at hiding her pain, her shyness.
Ben Hopper Contributing writer SUNDAY A & H Pumpkin Patch, 10 a.
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