An Empire Built on Tea

An Empire Built on Tea

Britain was an empire built on tea. The East India Company, with its monopoly on Chinese tea trade, helped finance British expansion into Asia and North American beginning with the reign of Elizabeth I. But that monopoly ended in 1833 and both Britain and America eventually turned away from Chinese teas. By the end of … Continue reading

America’s Greatest Dance Company Returns to the Norton Center with Four Incredible Pieces

America’s Greatest Dance Company Returns to the Norton Center with Four Incredible Pieces

Hailed by Dance Magazine as “the most daring artistic director,” Robert Battle proves through four mixed repertory programs that Ailey dancers really can do anything. Come discover what tens of millions of fans already know—you don’t just see an Ailey performance, you feel it. In exciting new works and traditional favorites, the company showcases its originality and athleticism. Staying true to its beloved history, the company performs Revelations at … Continue reading

Concert Connections:  A Closer Look at the Collaboration Between Simone Dinnerstein + Tift Merritt

Concert Connections: A Closer Look at the Collaboration Between Simone Dinnerstein + Tift Merritt

On Saturday, February 22 classical pianist Simone Dinnerstein and singer/songwriter Tift Merritt will share the Club Weisiger stage for a unique collaboration uniting folk, rock and classical worlds, exploring common terrain and uncovering new musical landscapes. Though Simone (a Juilliard-trained classical pianist from Brooklyn) and Tift (a singer-songwriter from North Carolina whose father taught her to play … Continue reading

The Inner Circus

The Inner Circus

Imagine an empty expanse of field: quiet, flat, nondescript. One day, seemingly by magic, the field is punctuated by a vibrant big-top tent filled with strange colors and sounds, and the mind-bending feats of costumed performers.  As we enter the tent and cross the threshold of the ring we come to a distinct space: the … Continue reading

Living “Beyond Glory”

Living “Beyond Glory”

“The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration that may be awarded by the United States government. It is presented by the President of the United States, in the name of Congress, and is conferred only upon members of the United States Armed Forces who distinguish themselves through conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the … Continue reading