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A Brief History Drama fans, here is your chance to be among the first in Cleveland, Ohio to see Women Talking on Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 7:00PM at Cedar Lee Theatre on 2163 Lee Road in Cleveland Heights, Ohio!  For your chance to get a pass, please log on to https://uareleasingscreenings.com/HHWOMEN17.  Passes are first-come, first-serve.  The theater is overbooked slightly to ensure a full audience.  Therefore, seating is not guaranteed.  So, please arrive early!  Saving seats for other parties is prohibited. Digging Deeper Women Talking is based upon the book by Miriam Toews, directed by Sarah Polley, and stars…

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A Brief History On January 15, 1967, the NFL Champion Green Bay Packers faced off with the American Football League Champion Kansas City Chiefs, defeating the Chiefs 35-10 in a game later called “The First Super Bowl.” Digging Deeper Back when there were 2 major professional football leagues, the people running those leagues got the bright and money-making idea to have a championship game between the respective league champions. If you are too young to recall, that “First Super Bowl” was actually called the “AFL–NFL World Championship Game,” and the term “Super Bowl” did not come into use until the…

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A Brief History On January 14, 1952, the Today Show, also simply called Today, made its debut on NBC television, the first daily morning television talk show. Digging Deeper Originally a 2-hour long show, the program has evolved into a 4 hour composite morning television powerhouse, basically unchallenged in its genre until the introduction of Good Morning America on ABC and the ascendance of that program in the 1980s. These 2 morning shows have exchanged the coveted #1 rating a few times over the years, and in keeping with the times, Today now also offers a 24 hours streaming show…

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A Brief History On January 11, 1569, the first documented example of a lottery in England took place.  Although 1569 seems like a long time ago, lotteries actually go back much, much farther! Digging Deeper The first evidence of any sort of government run lottery for money game takes us back to the Chinese Han Dynasty somewhere between 205 and 187 BC.  This money raising scheme was for the purpose of financing public works, including The Great Wall of China. Lotteries first showed up in Europe in the Roman Empire, first in private parties and later under Emperor Augustus as…

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A Brief History On January 10, 1927, Fritz Lang’s classic film Metropolis was released in Germany.  This iconic film, made during the “silent film era,” cost the modern equivalent of 21 million Euros and is considered to be among the greatest films ever made. Digging Deeper Oddly enough, Orson Welles, creator of another candidate for “Greatest Movie,” Citizen Kane, called Metropolis, “Silly.” Some of the other films others have called, “The Greatest,” include Gone with the Wind, The Wizard of Oz, Vertigo, Jaws, The Seven Samurai, The Godfather, Battleship Potemkin, and 2001: A Space Odyssey. Obviously, criteria such as biggest…

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