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Discovery Premieres SCANNING THE SKIES Tonight, 9/9
by TV News Desk - Sep 9, 2012

Discovery Channel introduces viewers of all ages to America's latest scientific wonder with the world premiere of 'SCANNING THE SKIES: THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL TELESCOPE.' (more...)

BWW Blog: Adam Brandner - Three Button Exercise
by Guest Blogger: Adam Brandner - Sep 30, 2013

Every fall, I like to get my students interested in the idea of writing. I start by introducing them to creative writing in the hope that they will fall in love with it. Some do, and some don't. But the process of learning creative writing can be fun nonetheless. One of the challenging lesson plans that I have created is called: Three Buttons. I have three bags each filled with buttons that students can draw from. (more...)

New Hayden Planetarium Space Show Dark Universe Premieres November 2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2013

Dark Universe opens to the public on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at the American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 81st Street (more...)

Randy Jones and Matt Wilson to Host Espana Streb Trapeze Academy's Halloween Benefit Shows
by Sierra Fox - Oct 1, 2012

The Espana Streb Trapeze Academy presents OUT OF THIS WORLD and DRIVE ME BATTY, six Halloween-themed benefit shows in support of the KID ACTION Scholarship Fund. (more...)

Unwrap The Mystery Of Your Dog's Breed History This Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2013

PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ This holiday season, give your dog the gift of Wisdom and help dig up breed insights that could help you be smarter about caring for your pet. Wisdom Panel 2.0, the at-home, do-it-yourself dog DNA test kit, is the ultimate gift for the dog (and the owner) that has everything. (more...)

Mars Honors Advancements in Chocolate History Research and Scholarship at the Annual Colonial Chocolate Society Meeting
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2013

Today, Mars Chocolate North America announced the inaugural awarding of the Mars, Incorporated Chocolate History Grant for Research, Development and Investigative Studies to three institutions innovating in the areas of chocolate history research, scholarship and education. Winners were acknowledged last night at the banquet dinner of the Colonial Chocolate Society annual meetinga group formed in 2003 with the mission to investigate the history of chocolate in the Americaswhich is being held at historic Mount Vernon November 12 14, 2013. (more...)

Hubble Reveals First Pictures of Milky Way's Formative Years
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2013

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has revealed the first visual evidence of how our home galaxy, The Milky Way, assembled itself into the majestic pinwheel of stars we see today. (more...)

M&M'S' Racing Lets NASCAR' Fans Draft a #1 Pick of Their Own
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2014

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J., May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The M&M'S brand announced today that it is drafting off the hype of football news by giving its fans their own draft and asking them to select their favorite M&M'S flavor. From May 7 May 19, fans can visit the M&M'S Racing Facebook page and share which M&M'S flavor they would draft M&M'S Peanut, M&M'S Peanut Butter, or M&M'S Pretzel. The flavor with the top picks by May 19 will serve as the featured paint scheme on the No. 18 M&M'S Toyota during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race in Pocono, Pa, on June 8. (more...)

Professor Mwalim DaPhunkee Recognized by Boston City Council
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2012

Musician/ Playwright/ Spoken-word artist and UMass Dartmouth Professor, Mwalim (Morgan James Peters) 'DaPhunkeeProfessor' was surprised and honored with a proclamation from the Boston City Council. During Mwalim's May 3rd presentation of 'You're An NDN??' at the Dudley Branch Library, Ken Yarbough, special assistant to Charles Yancey made the presentation in front of an audience of about 30 - 40 people. Cited for his '27 years as a performing artist, writer, digital media artist, educator and mentor throughout the Boston area...' Mwalim was particularly recognized for his 'Academic On The Block' initiative that brings presentations in the arts and humanities to community spaces, libraries and schools throughout eastern Massachusetts, including Roxbury, Dorchester, and Mattapan. (more...)

Plays & Players Announces 2013-14 Lineup: THE DISAPPEARING QUARTERBACK World Premiere, CLOUD TECTONICS, & More!
by TV News Desk - May 28, 2013

Plays & Players' 2013-14 season focuses on brothers and sisters; those with whom we are closest, those who share our blood, and those with whom, familiar or unknown, we seek connection. Through rituals old and new, we continue searching for those who are both distant from and deeply within us as we attempt to unwrap the simplest of notions: brotherhood. (more...)

Check Out The 2013 Tony Awards Commercials!
by Pat Cerasaro - May 28, 2013

The 2013 Tony Awards will occur on June 9 at 8 PM on CBS and all of Broadway will be turning out for theatre's biggest night and some fabulous and quite funny new promos for the telecast have now been unveiled. CBS has just released three uniquely adorable ads for the forthcoming awards ceremony, featuring nominees and current stars of MATILDA, RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA, ANNIE and more. (more...)

Native Earth Performing Arts Announces 2012-2013 'Treason Season'
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2012

Native-Earth-Performing-Arts-Announces-2012-2013-Season-20010101 TREASON SEASON at Native Earth Performing Arts 2012/13 brings the anniversary of a colonial war that we hereby decline to euphemistically celebrate. With respect and gratitude to those colleagues who endeavour to include the First Nations presence in their commemorative projects, Native Earth will forego the glorification of selected, sustained, government sanctioned acts of violence in honour of the undeclared wars our people continue to fight. (more...)

Three Northrop Grumman-Built Spacecraft Mark On Orbit Anniversaries In 2014 with Continued Achievements, Additional Years of Performance
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

REDONDO BEACH, Calif., May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Two scientific spacecraft and a military communications payload produced by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) are observing major on orbit anniversaries this year as they continue to perform for many additional years beyond their design lives. (more...)

Three Northrop Grumman-Built Spacecraft Mark On Orbit Anniversaries In 2014 with Continued Achievements, Additional Years of Performance
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

REDONDO BEACH, Calif., May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Two scientific spacecraft and a military communications payload produced by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) are observing major on orbit anniversaries this year as they continue to perform for many additional years beyond their design lives. (more...)

The Washington National Opera Presents M&M'S Opera in the Outfield with Performance of THE MAGIC FLUTE, Today
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO) celebrates its sixth season of free opera simulcasts at Nationals Park with title sponsor Mars, Incorporated for the M&M'S® Opera in the Outfield performance of Mozart's beloved classic The Magic Flute today, May 3, 2014. Sung in English and featuring a colorful kaleidoscope of sets and costumes by Japanese- American artist Jun Kaneko, The Magic Flute is a perfect opera for the entire family. Gates open at 5 p.m. for “pregame” activities, and the opera will be broadcast live from the Kennedy Center Opera House to the high-definition NatsHD scoreboard at the ballpark at 7 p.m. Free seating will be available in the stands, while access to the outfield will be limited on a first-come, first-served basis when gates open at 5 p.m. More information, including a chance to RSVP to win prizes, is available at OperaintheOutfield.org. (more...)

AMNH Announces Summer Public Programs
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2012

AMNH has announced the following summer public programs. (more...)

Scoop: COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY on FOX - Tonight, March 9, 2014
by TV Scoop - Mar 9, 2014

Get all the scoop on COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY, airing on FOX on tonight, March 9, 2014! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Neil deGrasse Tyson Talks New FOX Series COSMOS
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 5, 2014

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson spoke about the exciting new project, airing on FOX on Sundays (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX (more...)

Scoop: COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY on FOX - Sunday, March 9, 2014
by - Mar 3, 2014

Get all the scoop on COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY, airing on FOX on Sunday, March 9, 2014! (more...)

New Artist-in-Residence Exhibit to Open at Kelso Depot Visitor Center's Desert Light Gallery
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2014

'Creating a fine art exhibit for Mojave National Preserve's Artist-in-Residence program requires reflection, introspection, and then interpretation,' says Linda Slater, Chief of Interpretation, 'because artists have to develop a thematic from 1.6 million acres of visual communities and millennia of history.' (more...)

Mars Chocolate Begins Production Of Two Of America's Favorites In The Nation's Heartland
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Today Mars Chocolate North America officially opened the doors of a new, state-of-the-art, roughly 500,000-square-foot facility in Topeka, Kan. The facility the first new Mars Chocolate North America site built in the last 35 years will help the company meet the demands of consumers for the next 50 years by producing M&M'S and SNICKERS sustainably. (more...)

A DAY WITH AN EXTRATERRESTRIAL by Lou Baldin is Released
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2013

A Day with an Extraterrestrial is a story about ongoing Alien abductions that have remained hidden and unknown by most of the human population on Earth, says Baldin. Abductions and visitations by Alien beings have occurred throughout history and have become more frequent in modern times as humans are bombarded by ever-increasing amounts of technology; technology that has drastically change humankind from a low-tech pastoral existence (horse and plow) to a Space Age existence in less than a hundred years. (more...)

Scoop: COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY on FOX - Today, March 15, 2014
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2014

Get all the scoop on COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY, airing on FOX today, March 15, 2014! (more...)

Plays & Players Launch New Interactive Theatre for Young Audiences: P.L.A.Y.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

Plays & Players will launch a new yearly series dedicated to introducing young audiences to the power of live theater. This season, P.L.A.Y. (Philadelphia Local Artists for Youth) premieres with Delaware Mudtub and the Mighty Wampum, a work that explores mythic animals local to the area -- the great blue heron, the red fox, and the box turtle, as well as the stories of the people once indigenous to the Delaware River -- the Lenni-Lenape. (more...)

Scoop: COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY on FOX - Saturday, March 15, 2014
by TV Scoop - Mar 10, 2014

Get all the scoop on COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY, airing on FOX on Saturday, March 15, 2014! (more...)

Mars Launches New Policies On Palm Oil And Deforestation
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

Mars, Incorporated announced today a new policy to help build a fully sustainable palm oil supply chain. This sees Mars commit to both industry leading standards and develop a fully traceable pipeline back to known palm oil processing mills by year-end 2014. (more...)

COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY Coming to Blu-ray in Time for Father's Day
by TV News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment presents a fantastic journey through the universe as Carl Sagan's visionary series continues with COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY, arriving on Blu-ray and DVD June 10. (more...)

Intel Powers the World's Fastest Supercomputer, Reveals New and Future High Performance Computing Technologies
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2013

A system built with thousands of Intel processors and co-processors was just named the most powerful supercomputer in the world in the 41st edition of the Top500 list of supercomputers. (more...)

COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY Comes to Blu-ray in Time for Father's Day
by TV News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment presents a fantastic journey through the universe as Carl Sagan's visionary series continues with COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY, arriving on Blu-ray and DVD today, June 10. (more...)

PBS Orders New Series THE BRAIN WITH DR. DAVID EAGLEMAN for 2015
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Today at the Television Critics Association Press Tour, PBS announced the production of its newest science series, THE BRAIN WITH DR. DAVID EAGLEMAN (w.t.), six one-hour episodes that tell the story of the inner workings of the brain and take viewers on a visually spectacular journey into why they feel and think the things they do. The show will premiere in 2015 as part of the PBS 'Think Wednesday' lineup of science and nature programming. (more...)

Kelon Productions Announces the Release of "Q" The Graphic Novel
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2013

Raising $29,000 in 30 days for what may be the next Big Super Hero Graphic novel is no small feat, but a local San Franciscan has created something that just might go beyond his wildest dreams. (more...)

KEECKER's Smart & Connected Robot Will Transform Connected Devices & Home Entertainment at CES 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2014

PARIS and LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ KEECKER, a Paris-based company dedicated to making your life better through innovative technologies will unveil its new smart, connected robot at CES 2014 in Las Vegas this week. (more...)

Yellow M&M'S To Appear Alongside His Pals From ABC's 'The Bachelor'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2014

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Today Mars Chocolate North America announced a new partnership between M&M'S Brand and ABC's 'The Bachelor,' the Warner Horizon Television-produced hit relationship series. (more...)

Plays & Players to Launch New Interactive Theatre for Young Audiences: P.L.A.Y.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2014

Plays & Players will launch a new yearly series dedicated to introducing young audiences to the power of live theater. This season, P.L.A.Y. (Philadelphia Local Artists for Youth) premieres with Delaware Mudtub and the Mighty Wampum, a work that explores mythic animals local to the area -- the great blue heron, the red fox, and the box turtle, as well as the stories of the people once indigenous to the Delaware River -- the Lenni-Lenape. (more...)

Maxwell Technologies Space Computers Provide Processing Power For European Space Agency Astronomy Mission To Map The Milky Way Galaxy
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2014

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Maxwell Technologies, Inc. (MXWL) supplied seven powerful single board computers that are providing processing power for the European Space Agency's (ESA) Gaia satellite, which lifted off on December 19, 2013, to survey more than a billion stars and other celestial bodies to trace the origin and evolution of The Milky Way galaxy. (more...)

American Museum of Natural History's March Programs Include EXPERIENCE KOREA, A NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM SLEEPOVER and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

Experience Korea: Innovations in Art and Culture Saturday, March 1, from noon to 5 pm Free for Members or with Museum Admission The Museum spotlights Korea, inviting visitors to journey through a changing Korea and to experience how the country's past enriches its present. Experience a window into rare artifacts from the Museum collections with Museum Curator of Asian Ethnology and Anthropology Division Chair Laurel Kendall. Be the first to experience a new piece from modern dance choreographer Grace Song. Join the Korean Wave with a rousing performance by MJ Choi and her K-Pop inspired dance group I LOVE DANCE, and more! (more...)

ROGUE CLONE Series is Available Now at GraphicAudio
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2014

Earth, 2508 A.D. Humans have spread across the six arms of The Milky Way Galaxy. The Unified Authority controls Earth's colonies with an iron fist and a powerful military-a military made up almost entirely of clones... (more...)

Hubble Watches Stars' Clockwork Motion In Nearby Galaxy
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2014

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Using the sharp-eyed NASA Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have for the first time precisely measured the rotation rate of a galaxy based on the clock-like movement of its stars. (more...)

AMNH Announces December-January Public Programs
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2012

Human languages first appeared between 30,000 and 100,000 years ago but the question of how languages spread and evolve is still under investigation. Join Museum Curators Peter Whiteley and Ward Wheeler to learn how advanced computational techniques, typically used in genetic analyses, are also being used to help understand anthropology, language shifts, and key patterns in human social evolution. (more...)

Mars Chocolate Releases Gender Assessment Regarding Women Cocoa Farmers in Cote d'Ivoire
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2013

In April, Mars Chocolate signed the United Nations Women's Empowerment Principles as a demonstration of their commitment to empowering women in the cocoa sector. As part of its commitment and to promote the principle of "Mutuality," Mars Chocolate is releasing a gender assessment regarding women cocoa farmers in Cote d'Ivoire. The assessment in its entirety is available at www.cocoasustainability.com. (more...)

Spending Time with Your Dog may Help Lower Your Blood Pressure
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2013

The presence of a pet dog can significantly lower the blood pressure of its owner as they go about their day-to-day activities, new research by the University of Maryland has shown. The study, which was supported by funding from the WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition (WALTHAM ), looked at pet owners over 50 years of age with pre- to mild hypertension and found that blood pressure was lower when pet dogs were present. These results suggest that dogs may be an effective component of interventions to help slow the development of hypertension in older adults. (more...)

M&M'S Shows Off Passion For Peanuts In New Online Content Series Starring Funnyman David Koechner
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2013

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J., Dec. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ What do you get when you mix M&M'S Brand's passion for peanuts with one of the world's funniest actors? Something nutty in the best possible way. Today, Mars Chocolate North America unveiled a humorous new online content series starring beloved actor and comedian David Koechner, who rhapsodizes, analyzes and agonizes over peanuts in truly original fashion. (more...)

Google Global Impact Award Expands Zooniverse, A Project Led By The Adler Planetarium And University Of Oxford
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2013

A $1.8 million Google Global Impact Award will enable Zooniverse, a nonprofit collaboration led by the Adler Planetarium and the University of Oxford, to make setting up a citizen science project as easy as starting a blog and could lead to thousands of innovative new projects around the world, accelerating the pace of scientific research. (more...)

Western River Expeditions Debunks Rafting Myths
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

In Huckleberry Finn the author posits the protagonist on a raft on the Mississippi River as a means of escaping civilization's wiles. (more...)

World Class Swimmer Ryan Lochte Swims the Hudson River to Deliver COMBOS Snacks
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2013

Ryan Lochte is one of the most iconic American competitive swimmers of all time, and today he brought his swim-tastic technique to the delicious world of COMBOS baked snacks. Armed with a waterproof pizza-delivery bag full of Pizzeria Pretzel COMBOS, Lochte leapt from a moving watercraft into the Hudson River, swim-delivering the crunchy snacks to expectant fans at the Midtown Ferry Terminal. Needless to say, it was one of the most epic pizza deliveries in world history. (more...)

2014 Creative Arts Emmy Winners - Complete List!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 17, 2014

This year's Creative Arts telecast partner is FXM; a two-hour edited version of the ceremony will air Sunday, August 24 at 8:00 PM ET/PT with an encore at 10:00 PM ET/PT on FXM. The program will be streamed in its entirety as part of the Backstage LIVE! show on Emmys.com at 12:00 PM PT/3:00 PM ET on Monday, August 25. (more...)

Discovery to Premiere SCANNING THE SKIES, 9/9
by TV News Desk - Aug 16, 2012

Discovery Channel introduces viewers of all ages to America's latest scientific wonder with the world premiere of 'SCANNING THE SKIES: THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL TELESCOPE.' (more...)

BWW Reviews: LUMA - Bringing Living Light Into the Darkness
by Anya Sebastian - Apr 9, 2014

LUMA, which lit up the Lensic stage on April 6, is a unique theatrical experience. A symphony of light, music, words and movement, is performed against a background of complete darkness. Using the dark as a canvas, the brilliant, colored light displays produce ever-changing kinetic art forms that are completely captivating to behold. (more...)

The Washington National Opera Presents M&M'S Opera in the Outfield with Performance of THE MAGIC FLUTE, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO) celebrates its sixth season of free opera simulcasts at Nationals Park with title sponsor Mars, Incorporated for the M&M'S® Opera in the Outfield performance of Mozart's beloved classic The Magic Flute on Saturday, May 3, 2014. Sung in English and featuring a colorful kaleidoscope of sets and costumes by Japanese- American artist Jun Kaneko, The Magic Flute is a perfect opera for the entire family. Gates open at 5 p.m. for “pregame” activities, and the opera will be broadcast live from the Kennedy Center Opera House to the high-definition NatsHD scoreboard at the ballpark at 7 p.m. Free seating will be available in the stands, while access to the outfield will be limited on a first-come, first-served basis when gates open at 5 p.m. More information, including a chance to RSVP to win prizes, is available at OperaintheOutfield.org. (more...)

MY M&M's' Celebrates 'May The 4th' With Star Wars-Themed Products
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

MT. ARLINGTON, N.J., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ To celebrate Star Wars Day on May 4 th, MY M&M'S is unveiling 'sweet' Star Wars-themed MY M&M'S chocolate candies and merchandise. Now, fans of either the dark or light side can join the chocolate 'm'pire and display their allegiance with special blends of M&M'S with well-known Star Wars phrases and characters, like Darth Vader and Yoda. (more...)

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