Art for All Spaces Presents "Theatrix" at City Arts Factory

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The performing arts have long recognized and taken inspiration from great works of art. Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Broadway musical, Sunday in the Park with George, paid tribute to artist Georges Seurat in months leading up to the completion of his most famous painting, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte. The song, Mona Lisa, written by Ray Evans and Jay Livingston describes Leonardo da Vinci’s portrait, Mona Lisa.

One Gift, Three Rules, and a Life-Changing Journey Around the World

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Travel can be hard – challenging at times, less than comfortable, and the stresses of dealing with unfamiliar cultures, people, and food. This can sometimes overwhelm the joys of travel – the wonder of the newly discovered, the kindness of people, the breathtaking scenery. Travel is as much about the journey within as the journey without. It’s about cultural adaptation, and changing worldviews, and intercultural growth. And, it’s about being open to learning, trying new things, understanding difference. 

Artist of the Month: Rachel Alvarez

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / May 06, 2017 /
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I'm elated to share the extraordinary art of Rachel Alvarez, a native of Salisbury, Maryland. She received her BFA in Painting and Photography from Salisbury University in 2002. Her original work has been exhibited at a number of local galleries, and her prints, notecards, and decals can be found in shops across the United States. Her work is inspired by her 2 children. Each piece in her collection was completed during their nap times and reflects her family’s love for backcountry drives, beach outings, and hikes in the woods.

Sabbatical Homes Listings: Germany

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Title: 45 qm apartment, 15 min. to Mitte, direct connection to Kreuzberg
Location: Berlin, Germany
Date Posted: May 15, 2017
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We offer a recently furnished, well equipped, 45 qm one room apartment for rent. The apartment is part of an old building (year of construction 1927), for one or two persons, with a separate built-in kitchen (washing machine, dish washer, fridge, microwave...

Sabbatical Homes Listings: France

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Title: Beautiful 3 bedroom house with yard
Location: Bordeaux, France
Date Posted: May 1, 2017
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Our house is perfectly located for the tram, downtown, campus, etc. With everything a family needs - but could rent to two individuals. Fully furnished with sheets....

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Sabbatical Homes Listings: United States

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Title: 4 Townhouse Apts. Walk to Columbia University and Steps to Central Park
Location: New York, New York
Date Posted: Jul. 6, 2010
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Steps to Central Park, subway and walking distance to Columbia University, these fully furnished apartments are perfect for academic professionals, visiting/exchange/graduate students, summer law associates and interns. 
Located in an historic townhouse, o...

Through the Eyes of an Educator: Water

by Stacey Ebert / May 02, 2017 /

Water. At some point in social studies classes, we stop learning about water and start learning about economics, history, and even a bit of geography. Water winds up reserved for science experiments and sips from the drinking fountain down the hallway. I never really understood why. Humans and the earth are made mostly of water. We need to drink it to survive, and the land needs it to thrive.

Florida Culture for the Week of April 30, 2017 By Josh Garrick

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Florida Culture for the Week of April 30, 2017 By Josh Garrick 

NOW to May 14 – Nancy Drew at Orlando Rep for Her ‘Biggest Case’

In “Nancy Drew and Her Biggest Case Ever,” Nancy must solve the biggest mystery of her young career. Clues are found and motives revealed, but will Nancy solve the mystery in time? Based on the classic series by Carolyn Keene, super-sleuth Nancy Drew and friends are ready to find the answers. Call 407.896.7365 X1 or visit 

Ten Tips for Creative Romance During Family Travel

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / May 01, 2017 /
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Let's face it - a family vacation isn't the ideal setting for romance. But with a few thoughtful gestures, romance can still be alive and well, despite the rigors of travel and the exhaustion of caring for your kids in a new locale. Here are ten tips for keeping romance alive while you're traveling with your family.

What Do Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and Life of Brian Have in Common?

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Apr 29, 2017 /
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What do Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and Monty Python's Life of Brian have in common? I bet you were wracking your brain to remember if Harrison Ford was in Life of Brian (he wasn’t). No, it’s more geographic – all of them were filmed in Tunisia!