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Roger Rees, Tony winner and Robin Colcord on 'Cheers,' dies

...probably best known onstage for playing the title character in the Royal Shakespeare Company's original production of Charles Dickens' "The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby" in England and on Broadway. He won an Olivier Award and then a...
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Around Town for Wednesday, Dec. 24

...Valley library. Share a journal, memoir, a letter or poetry. Details: Dixie, 789-2068.Community Read Aloud of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," 11:30 a.m., Downtown Public Library.Shriners' weekly luncheon, 11:30 a.m...
Today in History for Friday, Dec. 19, 2014

...winter.In 1813, British forces captured Fort Niagara during the War of 1812.In 1843, "A Christmas Carol," by Charles Dickens, was first published in England.In 1907, 239 workers died in a coal mine explosion in Jacobs Creek, Pennsylvania...
Exploring the realities of the 'butterfly effect' in Alaska

...different kind of connection, if you've ever wondered where the name "Dolly Varden" came from, the answer is a Charles Dickens novel. Dolly Varden was a character in his novel "Barnaby Rudge," and her clothing was sometimes drawn using the...
Today in History

...this date:In A.D. 68, the Roman Emperor Nero committed suicide, ending a 13-year reign.In 1870, author Charles Dickens died in Gad's Hill Place, England.In 1911, Carrie (sometimes spelled "Carry") A. Nation, the hatchet-wielding...
Alaska can do better than Medicaid expansion

...considering the extremely harmful side effects. Medicaid is effectively an abusive loan shark program right out of Charles Dickens' England. It's designed to make sure that poverty is handed down to the next generation. Surely Alaska can do...
Library to host Dickens read-aloud event

The Juneau Public Library is putting together a Community Read Aloud of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" for the holiday season and is currently recruiting readers of all ages. For the reading, the book will...
Church to celebrate the longest night

When Charles Dickens invented the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge and the ``Bah, humbug'' reaction to the holidays, he hit upon a human chord that still...
Singles team up for the holiday season

Norman Rockwell, Charles Dickens, movies and mass market advertising all picture Christmas as a family holiday, brimming over with jolly relatives, a golden...
Dickens' classic opens at Perseverance Theatre

The holiday classic "A Christmas Carol" opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Perseverance Theatre.Written by Charles Dickens in 1843, the story follows the life-altering transformation of grumpy, penny-pinching old Ebenezer Scrooge...


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