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Road Show: A Guide to Summer Music Festivals

by Beth Rowen The Smashing PumpkinsSource:Archive Photos Sarah McLachlanSource:Archive Photos School's out and that means summer entertainment is in full swing. There's no shortage of…

will

(Encyclopedia) will, in law, document expressing the wishes of a person (known as a testator) concerning the disposition of her property after her death. If a person dies…

will

(Encyclopedia) will, in philosophy and psychology, term used to describe that which is alleged to stimulate the motivation of purposeful activity. It is characteristic of the will that…

Armory Show

(Encyclopedia) Armory Show, international exhibition of modern art held in 1913 at the 69th-regiment armory in New York City. It was a sensational introduction of modern art into the…

dumb show

(Encyclopedia) dumb show, a theatrical pantomime included as part of a drama, especially in Elizabethan works, from the middle of the 16th cent. well into the 17th cent. Whether…

minstrel show

(Encyclopedia) minstrel show, stage entertainment by white performers made up as blacks. Thomas Dartmouth Rice, who gave (c.1828) the first solo performance in blackface and introduced…

Amy's Will

Amy's WillWhile these things were happening at home, Amy was having hard times at Aunt March's. She felt her exile deeply, and for the first time in her life, realized how much she was…

One Man Shows

Still tired from a night of partying in anticipation of the season's final race, thousands of Formula One racing fans in Finland mobbed around televisions at 6 a.m. to catch a glimpse of…

Summers, Lawrence Henry

(Encyclopedia) Summers, Lawrence Henry, 1954–, U.S. economist, government official, and educator, b. New Haven, Conn. Educated at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and…

Rowan, Andrew Summers

(Encyclopedia) Rowan, Andrew Summers rou´ən [key], 1857–1943, American army officer, b. Monroe co., Va. (now W.Va.). At the outbreak (1898) of the Spanish-American War he was sent to…