Archive for the 'Festivals' Category

Boston Marathon 2012

Trailing the leaders by 200 yards when the Boston Marathon slogged through Heartbreak Hill, Wesley Korir passed them one by one until he took the lead on his way out of Kenmore Square. That’s when leg cramps forced him to slow down and relinquish the lead. “It’s hot out there, in case you didn’t know” […]

Mega Millions jackpot in Maryland

Someone in Maryland is about to have a wildly euphoric weekend. A winning ticket for the record-breaking 640 million dollars Mega Millions jackpot was sold in Baltimore County, the Maryland Lottery said Saturday. Lottery officials are waiting for information on potential jackpot winners from other Mega Millions states. The winning numbers in the Mega Millions […]

2012 Oscar winners – Meryl Streep and “The Artist”

Immediately after the winners accept their statues on the stage of the Kodak Theatre, they are whisked backstage to face the hoards of press who are waiting to hear their every word. This year’s press room was full of laughter, tears, and some heartfelt words from Hollywood’s biggest stars. Meryl Streep displayed her characteristic charm […]

Ash Wednesday 2012

“You are dust and to dust you shall return.” Thousands of Catholics, Lutherans, Episcopalians, Presbyterians and Methodists will begin or end their day hearing those words today. Ash Wednesday will be celebrated in churches throughout El Paso. The day begins the 40 days of the Lenten season. It’s a time which many Christians observe by […]

Fat Tuesday 2012

Fat Tuesday is your last hurrah, folks, so let the carbo loading begin. Fat Tuesday will give way to a more solemn occasion – Ash Wednesday – and then a 40-day period of self-sacrifice known as Lent. Fat Tuesday, the English translation of the French “Mardi Gras,” signals the official end of Carnival season, billed […]

Westminster Dog Show 2012

As the final night of judging drew to a close, Texas dogs had their own day at the 136th Westminster Kennel Club dog show in New York. Suede, a Cavalier King Charles spaniels from North Texas, claimed one of the few prizes given out – an award of merit, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. Her […]

Groundhog Day 2012

Yes, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow which means 6 more weeks of winter. The forecast from Punxsutawney Phil at the annual ceremony of Groundhog Day 2012 – “Many shadows do I see: six more weeks of winter it must be.” Thousands of people that were gathered for the annual groundhog day event groaned when Punxsutawney […]

Screen Actors Guild Awards 2012

“The Help” cleaned up at the 18th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Sunday night, claiming best ensemble cast, best actress and best supporting actress. “The Artist” – too, claimed another key prize as Jean Dujardin won for best actor. Hollywood’s acting guild spread awards across the television and film spectrum and gave “The Help” a […]

Ethan Zohn finishes in New York City marathon

Running the New York City Marathon on Sunday, former “Survivor” winner Ethan Zohn spotted his girlfriend of eight years, Jenna Morasca, cheering him on outside of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, where he has spent countless hours battling his Hodgkin’s lymphoma. “I jogged over to her and gave her a big giant hug. And there may […]

Columbus Day 2011 events

A variety of celebrations including religious services, a ceremony in a Near West Side park, and the annual downtown parade will be held Monday, October 10, in observance of Columbus Day. A Mass honoring the Italian born explorer will begin at 9 a.m. that day at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1225W. Lexington […]