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Op-Ed: The end of an era for local thespians as faire founder passes on Special

Novato - It is the end of an era, especially for local thespians in the San Francisco Bay Area as the news of the death of Renaissance Pleasure Faire and The Great Dickens Christmas Fair founder Phyllis Patterson was announced this past May. She died on May 18.

New Botticelli record as 'Madonna' sold for over $10 million

New York - A Renaissance painting by the Italian master, Sandro Botticelli reached a record price at Christies on January 30, as "Madonna and Child with Young Saint John the Baptist" sold for $10,442,500.

Professor uncovers hidden literary references in the Mona Lisa

Kingston - A professor in Queen's University believes that Da Vinci's Mona Lisa was a product of a practice used by Renaissance artists of taking a passage from literature and then incorporating it into a work of art.

The Georgia Renaissance Festival hosts record crowds Special

Fairburn - The Georgia Renaissance Festival just ended another season of fun, food and frolicking for all who attended. It was the 25th year of amazing days and crazy knights offering entertainment that included everything from wenches, royalty, acrobats and crafts.

Renaissance masterpieces found behind bedroom door

Two lost paintings by Italian Renaissance master Fra Angelico, recently turned up in a modest house in central England.
 

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THE JOUST - The Original Extreme Sport: The famous Hanon-Lee jousting knights with their costumed st...
THE JOUST - The Original Extreme Sport: The famous Hanon-Lee jousting knights with their costumed steeds, authentic weaponry, and noble knights in shining armor highlight this action-packed jousting extravaganza
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The greatest free flying bird show in America- In addition to a majestic Falconry exhibition  this c...
The greatest free flying bird show in America- In addition to a majestic Falconry exhibition, this complete bird show includes hawks, eagles, owls and vultures. You’ll be astounded as these spectacular birds exhibit their free-flight skills directly over the heads of the audience!
Georgia Renaissance Festival
The Tartanic a new event this year spotlighted men dressed in full kilt performed with dancers  six ...
The Tartanic a new event this year spotlighted men dressed in full kilt performed with dancers, six drums, six drones, 18 notes, fast fingers, high comedy, flying bagpipes, taste-defying stunts and scorching hot music played at over 120 beats per minute with driving speed and high-volume.
Georgia Renaissance Festival
Originally horses of war  these Arabian  Andalusia and Royal Lipizzan Stallions display the strength...
Originally horses of war, these Arabian, Andalusia and Royal Lipizzan Stallions display the strength and athletic agility that have transformed them into living forms of equestrian art. When you see the Lipizzans perform, it is like stepping back four hundred years, viewing one of the greatest equine ballets in history. The horses were also on display for public viewing throughout the Festival day.
Georgia Renaissance Festival
Aerial trapeze and silk show starring Jayna Lee who demonstrates jaw-dropping and AHH-inspiring skil...
Aerial trapeze and silk show starring Jayna Lee who demonstrates jaw-dropping and AHH-inspiring skills: acrobatics, contortion, fire-eating, and juggling on the aerial trapeze and aerial silks! Jayna has an extensive background in gymnastics and 10 years of performance experience spanning in the United States and Europe.
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