Tag Archive: On this day in history

Oct 12 2017

Always hoped that I’d be an apostle

On this day in 1971, Jesus Christ Superstar, the rock opera with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, opened at the Mark Hellinger Theatre in New York and played for 711 performances. In things that make you go “hmmm…” The Mark Hellinger Theatre has been the home of the Times Square …

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Oct 04 2017

Word Play

  Anyone who undertakes the literary grind had better like playing around with words. American humorist and journalist, Roy Blount, Jr., was born on this day in 1941. That’s the thing about writers. We like seeing how words fit together. Sometimes we force them to work together even when they don’t want to. And, if …

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