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1884-1984: The History of the World’s Fair in New Orleans

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The World’s Fair, also known as the Exposition (Expo), is a large-scale public event held in various locations around the world. It serves as a platform for participating nations to showcase their culture and people. The first Expo took place in London B52 - Wade Crawley is back with a great B52 concert review! If you remember, Wade wrote for us Punk music in the late seventies. Now read his new exclusive article for ManuelMarino.com! The B52’s, London Roundhouse It was on a hot and very sweaty summer night in London’s trendy Camden and a packed audience of all… , England in 1851 and was named the “Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations.” New Orleans has hosted the World’s Fair twice, first in 1884 and then again 100 years later in 1984.


During this time, New Orleans was home to the Cotton Exchange and the Cotton Planters Association, and one-third of all cotton in the United States was produced in Louisiana. Hence, the fair was named the World Cotton Centennial. The name refers to the earliest recorded cotton export from the US to England, which dates back to 1784. Although …

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“1884-1984: The History of the World’s Fair in New Orleans”

Must See Museums in Miami

Miami is renowned for its sprawling beaches, crystal blue ocean waters, a few professional sports teams, and its vibrant Latin American community. However, what often goes unnoticed is the thriving arts culture that thrives in Miami. Beyond the numerous art museums showcasing the works of local artists, there are museums that narrate stories from the area’s history and its people.

The Bass Museum of Art specializes in art from various eras, dating back to the Renaissance. Established in 1963 by John and Johanna Bass, the museum features exhibitions that display international pieces borrowed from collections around the globe. Renowned artists such as Peter Rubens, Ferdinand Bol, and Armand Guillaumin have had their works showcased here.

The Charles Deering Estate was once the residence of Charles Deering, a prominent businessman and philanthropist. Both his father and brother were successful industrialists. The estate, which was built in 1900, is a three-story wooden house known as Richmond Cottage. Following its complete restoration after Hurricane Andrew in 1992, which cost $7.2 million, the property now offers a captivating glimpse into the lives and achievements of the Deering family.

In 1956, the Gold Coast Railroad Museum was established on the former Naval Air Station Richmond. …

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Lyceum Theatre London The Lion King Musical

The Lion King is an award-winning Broadway and West End musical that is performed at the Lyceum Theatre. It is based on the 1994 Disney animated film of the same name. The production features characters in animal costumes and giant, hollow puppets, and it is directed by Julie Taymor.

The story follows the journey of a young lion prince named Simba. When Simba is born, his evil uncle Scar is pushed to second in line for the throne. Scar plans to kill both Simba and his father, King Mufasa, in order to become king. Simba survives the attack but is led to believe that his father died because of him. Overwhelmed with guilt, Simba decides to flee the kingdom. The musical incorporates several changes and additions to the storyline compared to the original movie.

The Lyceum Theatre has a rich history dating back to 1772 when the Society of Arts established a space for exhibitions and concerts near the current location. Throughout its history, the theater has undergone various transformations and adaptations to accommodate changing styles and needs. In its early days, the theater hosted a range of entertainment, including hot air balloon shows, animal circuses, and fireworks displays.

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The History of Walt Disney World

In 1955, Mr. Walt Disney inaugurated Disneyland in Anaheim, California, and despite a somewhat challenging start, he achieved great success in its creation. Market reports conducted that same year showed that a significant portion of the US population resided east of the Mississippi River, a market that Mr. Disney wanted to tap into. Additionally, he was dissatisfied with the types of businesses that had sprung up around the park and sought an opportunity to have more control over a larger piece of land.

In 1959, Walt Disney Productions began the search for a suitable piece of land, and after exploring various locations, Mr. Disney liked what he saw in Orlando. In 1963, he flew over the city and was impressed by the well-developed transportation networks and the presence of McCoy Air Force Base. Over the next three years, land deals in Orlando were negotiated through dummy companies to avoid raising suspicions and prices. When the news finally reached the media, a press conference was held in which Walt Disney explained the plans for the site. Unfortunately, he passed away on December 15, 1966, before witnessing the realization of his dream.

On February 2, 1967, Roy O. Disney, Walt’s brother, held …

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The Great Age of Discovery

The remarkable Age of Discovery spanned from the mid-fifteenth century to the late sixteenth century. It was a time when European sailors embarked on explorations of the vast oceans for the first time.

It is difficult for us to grasp the level of fear and bravery these explorers possessed. Their knowledge of geography and the world was significantly less advanced compared to today. For instance, many believed that the Indian Ocean was a massive inland sea not connected to the Atlantic Ocean.

The oceans were thought to be inhabited by mythical sea creatures such as dragons and sea monsters. There were even tales of enormous water whirlpools that could swallow ships whole.

However, there were certain facts that the educated and experienced sailors of the time knew. They understood that the Earth was round, a truth that had been recognized since ancient times by various civilizations, including the Egyptians, Greeks, and Chinese.

The only misconception they had was regarding the size of the world. They underestimated its vastness by a significant margin. This is why Christopher Columbus believed he had sailed all the way to India when he reached the Americas. He and other explorers couldn’t fathom the existence of …

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A Short Review Of The History Of Pizza

If contemporary Americans were transported to Italy in the 1700s, they might struggle to recognize the pies sold at that time as pizzas. Although pizza had been available for centuries, it lacked many of the ingredients used today. Initially, white sauce, not tomato sauce, was used. Tomatoes were native to the Americas and unknown in Europe until the 1500s. However, their discovery did not immediately gain acceptance, as many believed tomatoes were poisonous. It wasn’t until the 1600s that tomato sauces were first used on Italian pizzas.

In the early days, pizzas were not a specific product. They were small, flatbreads that bakers used as inexpensive testers to check oven temperature. Instead of discarding them, bakers sold them to those who couldn’t afford more substantial items. The less fortunate began topping their pies with whatever sauces and seasonings they had. Eventually, street stands emerged, and bakers started selling pizzas through their windows. However, it wasn’t until the turn of the twentieth century that these humble pies gained popularity among more affluent consumers. Legend has it that in 1889, an enterprising baker named Raffaele Esposito presented Queen Margherita with a special pie named in her honor. He prepared a pie in …

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“A Short Review Of The History Of Pizza”