Archive for February, 2013

Rosa Parks Honored with Statue at U.S. Capitol

Rosa Parks Honored with Statue at U.S. Capitol

On February 27, 2013, U.S. President Barack Obama and congressional leaders gathered in the Capitol’s Statuary Hall to unveil a statue of Rosa Parks. Rosa Louise McCauley Parks was born on February 4, 1913. In 1955, she refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery (Alabama) bus to a [...]

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John Waters Guest of Honor at Offscreen Film Festival in Brussels

John Waters Guest of Honor at Offscreen Film Festival in Brussels

The Offscreen Film Festival in Brussels is the annual rendez-vous for enthusiasts of bizarre and cult cinema. From March 6 to 24, 2013 the spotlight of the 6th edition is on independent filmmakers, cult classics and eccentric genres from all over the world. John Waters, Martha Colburn and José Ramon Larraz [...]

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David Lynch – Circle of Dreams: prints and short-films (February 23 – May 19 2013)

David Lynch – Circle of Dreams: prints and short-films (February 23 – May 19 2013)

David Lynch – Circle of Dreams prints and short-films From February 23 to May 19 2013   During spring 2013, Le Centre de la Gravure will feature David Lynch’s lithographs for the first time in Belgium. His first experimental short films, at the edge of fine arts and animation, will [...]

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Presidents Day: Honoring U.S. Presidents Washington and Lincoln

Presidents Day: Honoring U.S. Presidents Washington and Lincoln

U.S. Holidays Washington’s Birthday is a U.S. federal holiday celebrated on the third Monday of February in honor of George Washington, the first president of the United States. Increasingly, the holiday has become an occasion to celebrate the birthdays of both President George Washington and President Abraham Lincoln. Many Americans [...]

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New Orleans and Mardi Gras

New Orleans and Mardi Gras

With its unofficial motto being “Let the good times roll,” New Orleans has long been known as a place to party. Mardi Gras — marked by parades and unrestrained revelry each year on the Tuesday before the start of Lent — was declared a legal state holiday by Louisiana back [...]

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Black History Month Honors Legacy of Struggle and Triumph

Black History Month Honors Legacy of Struggle and Triumph

Each February, Black History Month honors the struggles and triumphs of millions of American citizens over the most devastating obstacles — slavery, prejudice, poverty — as well as their contributions to the nation’s cultural and political life. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, African Americans make up about 14 percent [...]

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