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Ready, aim, visit: American Revolution Museum at attention

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With muskets polished, flags aloft and one very commanding tent in place, Philadelphia’s Museum of the American Revolution is at the ready. After nearly two decades of planning, the museum that tells the dramatic story of the founding of the United States opens April 19, the anniversary of the shots fired at the battles of Lexington and Concord in 1775 that ignited the war. The museum also reveals how a diverse population — including women, Native Americans, and enslaved and…

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Day One of Oration Week 2009

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Of all the dorky things I do, and trust me there are many (atteding the midnight premiere of Watchmen is but the latest example, my absolute favorite nerdly function is to recite the Funeral Speech from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, which I will be performing at random spots in downtown St. Pete this Ides of March. A couple of years ago, to set the tone for the speech, I created my own holiday, spread across a week, to celebrate great moments…

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