August 2010

Around Town and Holiday13 Aug 2010 08:43 am

by Diane Malone
Aug. 13, 2010

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   The Radio City Rockettes joined Santa, on August 12th, to Kick-off the 2010 Radio City Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The coast-to-coast kick-line featured the iconic Rockettes kicking off in eight of the 26 cities in which the annual Christmas Spectacular will play this season.  Hosted by WPLJ’s Race Taylor, the live performance took place in front of Radio City Music Hall, and concluded with invited guests joining the Rockettes in their legendary kick-line.  The annual “Kick Across America” celebration benefits deserving families in experiencing the magic of the annual Christmas Spectacular.

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   The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, starring the Radio City Rockettes, will run from November 5 through December 30 2010.  Visit Radio City Music Hall for more information. 

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All Photos: (c) Caroline P. Digonis 2010


Around Town and Calendar of Events04 Aug 2010 10:01 am

by Diane Malone
Aug. 4, 2010

king tut times square digonis

   The arrival of King Tut’s wooden chariot was unveiled yesterday, August 3rd., at the Discovery Times Square Exposition, in New York.  Exhibition designer Mark Lach was on hand and explained how the chariot almost didn’t make it to the exhibit due to its classification as a vehicle, henceforth, the transit authorities requiring the chariot get its own VIN number.  The installation of the boy king’s chariot marks the first time the chariot has traveled out of Egypt since it was discovered in 1922.  

   This sleeker wooden chariot, was one of six chariots discovered in the tomb of King Tut.  It is believed that its lighter unadorned wooden construction made this chariot the one of choice for hunting, battles, and other daily activities.  Furthermore, one of the tires on the wheels was a replacement made in ancient times, suggesting the frequent use by King Tut.  It has been suggested that the boy king fell from this chariot and that injury caused his death.  Several representations on the artifacts throughout the exhibit depicts King Tut in a chariot hunting or in battle.

   The “Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs” exhibit runs through January 2, 2011 before returning permanently to the Cairo Museum in Egypt. 

Photo: (c) Caroline P. Digonis 2010