20 years ago, a thunderous explosion shook the Lehigh Valley
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Two decades later, it's the thunderous boom — the unmistakable sound of something disastrous — that many in the Lehigh Valley remember about that night.
Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Dominick Argento dead at 91
NEW YORK (AP) — Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Dominick Argento, who wrote musical works inspired by the lives and literature of Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Dickens, Casanova, Elizabeth Barrett...
Today in History
Today in History
Today is Tuesday, Jan. 29, the 29th day of 2019. There are 336 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Jan. 29, 1936, the first inductees of baseball's Hall of Fame, including Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth, were named in Cooperstown, New York.
On this date:
In 1820, King George III died at Windsor Castle at age 81; he was succeeded by his son, who became King George IV.
Today in History
Today in History
Today is Saturday, Jan. 19, the 19th day of 2019. There are 346 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Jan. 19, 1955, a presidential news conference was filmed for television and newsreels for the first time, with the permission of President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
On this date:
In 1807, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee was born in Westmoreland County, Virginia.
In 1809, author, poet and critic Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston.
Richmond area historic sites offering free admission
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Twenty of the Richmond region's historic sites are offering visitors free admission this weekend.
The sites include museums, historic homes and other attractions that cover 400 years of history.
Each site will offer complimentary admission to visitors who show a "time travelers passport," which are available to download from each attraction's website.
Timeless stories about crimes of passion will be told within a musical collaboration during Delgani String Quartet’s “Murder and Madness” Saturday night.
Beaver Dam High School's spring play "Nevermore! Edgar Allan Poe — The Final Mystery" opens Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Additional performances will be on Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.
The play imagines what may have happened during the poet's strange final days after he failed to make his way back to New York. Poe died in Baltimore 1849 after being found delirious, wandering the streets. His cause of death remains a mystery to this day.
Longmont High School Drumline Readies to Defend State Title, Compete for World Championship
If you go
What: Longmont High School winter percussion drumline
When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday
Where: Longmont High School, 1040 Sunset St.
Cost: $10 adults; $5 students; $5 senior citizens; 8 years old and under free
The Longmont High School drumline feverishly practiced Thursday afternoon to prepare not just for the winter percussion show on Saturday, but for the next month's high-stakes drumline competitions.
Tickets for the Beaver Dam High School spring play "Nevermore! Edgar Allan Poe – The Final Mystery" go on sale today.
The play speculates about what may have happened during the poet's strange final days after failing to make his way back to New York. Poe died in 1849 after being found delirious, wandering the streets. His cause of death remains a mystery to this day.
Greensburg author and Tennessee native Michael Sims is in good writing company, one of five nominees for the Edgar Award in the best critical biography category for his book "Arthur and Sherlock: Conan Doyle and the Creation of Holmes" (Bloomsbury, $27).
The Mystery Writers of America has announced its list of nominees for the 2018 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2017.
Friday will mark 209 years since the birth of Edgar Poe in Boston, Massachusetts, to David and Elizabeth Poe. Edgar had an older brother, Henry, and a younger sister, Rosalie. After his father abandoned the family and his mother died of tuberculosis, the children were separated and Edgar was taken in by John and Frances Allan. From that point on he was known as Edgar Allan Poe.
LOWELL -- Most fans of Edgar Allan Poe are familiar with the mysterious circumstances surrounding his death.
On Oct. 3, 1849, the author was found wandering the streets of Baltimore, ranting and incoherent. He died four days later at the age of 40.
Tear up the planks! Poe statue in Virginia to be relocated
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Officials in Virginia are relocating a statue of Edgar Allan Poe.
The Poe statue will nevermore be located on the southwest corner of Capitol Square in Richmond. Instead, it will be located on the northwest corner.
The state's Department of General Services says the move ensures Poe won't be overshadowed. Planned monuments to Indians and women are being added to the southwest corner, and their scale would diminish the Poe statue.
Taking the stage for one weekend only is a treat for Halloween — "Poe's Midnight Dreary" which is based on the life and stories by the master of the macabre, Edgar Allan Poe.
First Stage Theatre Company presents the show, which includes highlights from Poe's work, including "The Raven," "The Black Cat" and "The Fall of the House of Usher," at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 20-21, and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at Huntington Middle School, 925 3rd St., Huntington.
When Philly branding goes wrong: Cream cheese shoes and cheesesteak chips?
Philadelphians are an incredibly proud group and we will try to take credit for everything we can, even the really weird stuff — we’re looking at you Edgar Allan Poe and David Lynch.
But we can admit that sometimes, people take Philadelphia a little too far.
Alaska filmmakers bring Eagle River to the silver screen
EAGLE RIVER, Alaska (AP) — Eagle River is more than 2,000 miles away from Hollywood, but for a week or so this summer, the two places felt much closer.
In the middle of August, the movies came to town. Led by Alaskan writer and director Charles Baird, a small crew of actors and filmmakers recently shot two feature films in Eagle River, recording scenes in the parking lot of the Eagle River Shopping Center, a private home on a lake and other places throughout the community.
NEW YORK (AP) — More than 170 years after Edgar Allan Poe's fictional raven croaked, "Nevermore," scientists are reporting that real-life ravens think about the future.
In a series of tests, ravens showed signs of a general planning ability that previously had been documented only in people and great apes. Even monkeys have failed to show it.
- Tribune-ReviewGreensburg library plans 'Macabre Masquerade' fundraiserNovember 23, 2018
- Star TribuneQuoth the raven: Baltimore -- the city where Poe is but one of the ghostsOctober 26, 2018
- Daily ChronicleSomonauk Library hosts Edgar Allen Poe presentationOctober 21, 2018
- Aiken StandardARTS AND HUMANITIES: Greenwood welcomes our state's third ALA Literary LandmarkSeptember 28, 2018
- The News-ReviewSister duo to rock Music on the Half ShellJune 29, 2018
MANTORVILLE — Mantorville Theatre Company will hold auditions June 25 and June 26 for the upcoming musical production of "Nevermore: The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe."
Auditions are at 6:30 p.m. both days at the Mantorville Opera House. The director is Sarah Schaller.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Music's elite and Hollywood stars remembered Chris Cornell at a somber memorial service Friday that focused on the Soundgarden frontman's love of family and friends as much as it did on his musical achievements as one of rock's leading voices.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — A Hollywood producer and screenwriter known for creating such television hits as "Magnum, P.I.," ''Quantum Leap" and "NCIS" donated $30 million to Penn State University on Friday.
The donation from Donald Bellisario and his wife, Vivienne, will be used for the College of Communications, Penn State said in a statement. The donation is the fifth-largest in the school's history.
A body inside a wall, DNA that freed a lifer — all in a day’s work for longtime NJ prosecutor
Robert Bernardi has seen too many bodies, including one that was wrapped in plastic and sealed behind a wall inside a Philadelphia rowhouse.
The Ogeechee International History Film Festival will make its debut in Statesboro Friday and Saturday as the very first film festival in the United States dedicated solely to historical films.
This festival has been a long-time dream of Georgia Southern Associate Professor of History Dr. Michael Scott Van Wagenen, who always has been interested in historical films. It has gone from dream to reality, thanks to the combined efforts of various organizations in the Statesboro community.
Today is Sunday, Jan. 29, the 29th day of 2017. There are 336 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History
On Jan. 29, 1820, King George III, the British monarch whose 59-year reign included the loss of the American colonies, died at Windsor Castle at age 81; he was succeeded by his son, who became King George IV.
On this date
1843— The 25th president of the United States, William McKinley, was born in Niles, Ohio.