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  • "Dancing" dragons are staples of Chinese/Lunar New Year parades.
    Facts about Chinese dragons
    The Chinese New Year is one of the most celebrated holidays on earth. Occurring annually between January and February, the Chinese New Year adheres to the ancient Chinese calendar and is often regarded as being the Eastern version of Christmas....
  • Hanging red lanterns is a Chinese/Lunar New Year tradition.
    Chinese New Year traditions
    The Chinese New Year is one of the most celebrated holidays on earth. Falling between January and February, the Chinese New Year adheres to the ancient Chinese calendar and is often regarded as being akin to Christmas. Chinese New Year is actually...
  • 2015 is the year of the Sheep which is sometimes referred to as the year of the Goat, depending on the translation.
    Facts about Chinese zodiac sheep
    The Chinese New Year is one of the most celebrated holidays on earth. Falling between January and February (usually February), the Chinese New Year adheres to the ancient Chinese calendar and is often regarded as being the Eastern Christmas....
  • Performers often dress up in historical costumes during public Lunar/Chinese New Years celebrations.
    Facts about the Chinese New Year
    The Chinese New Year is one of the most celebrated holidays on earth. Falling between January and February, the Chinese New Year adheres to the ancient Chinese calendar and is often regarded as being the Christmas of the East. Chinese New Year is...
  • Do Payday Lenders Target the Poor
    Payday loans and the community
    Payday lenders prey on communities that are economically vulnerable, endangering the wellbeing of those whole communities, not only their borrowers.That has been the finding of a recent report from the Howard University Center on Riches and Race,...
  • "A Fusion of Culture & Dance"
    'A Fusion of Culture and Dance:' Feb. 20
    On Friday, Feb. 20, the Consulate General of Lebanon in New York and the Middle East and Middle Eastern American Center (MEMEAC) will present a one-night-only performance at The Graduate Center at CUNY. This evening, entitled "A Fusion of...
  • Poster for the Italian Film & Culture Festival 2015
    Delightful Doc on Marionettes is part of the Opening Gala of Italian Film Fest
    The 8th New Mexico Italian Film and Culture Festival returns, running from February 8-15 in Albuquerque and February 5-7 in Santa Fe. This wonderful event celebrates Italian film, food, dance, art and music. The best of food and wine is available...
  • The Tempest at Shell Lumber Company,
    Shakespeare Miami presents free performances of The Tempest
    You’ll find treachery, sorcery, and young love in full measure, plus a plot twist that William Shakespeare never envisioned, in Shakespeare Miami’s current Shakespeare in the Park production of The Tempest.Admission to all performances...
  • Many of us will be tuning in to see more than the game on Feb. 1.
    Four million dollars for 30 seconds: Are Super Bowl ads worth it?
    Many of us will be tuning in to see more than the game on Feb. 1. Super Bowl XLIX advertisers include Coca-Cola, Pepsi, GoDaddy, Nissan, Snickers and Doritos, among others. According to Seth Winter, NBC Sports Group’s executive vice...
  • On Trend: A curated list of 10 forward thinking gifts ideas
    On Trend: A curated list of 10 forward thinking and fashionable gift ideas
    Less than a week before Christmas, but there is still time to pick-up a unique gift. Holiday shopping is never easy, brick n' mortar or click n' order. Here's a few more ideas from behind the scenes. The range of items selected are...
  • Words
    This is Merriam-Webster's 2014 word of the year
    And the envelope, please. The findings, just out today, are reported by theAssociated Press:A nation, a workplace, an ethnicity, a passion, an outsized personality. The people who comprise these things, who fawn or rail against them, are behind...
  • steak
    Study says 84 percent of vegetarians, vegans eventually start eating meat again
    There's a maxim that Americans know well: Meat is freaking delicious. Still, though, there is a very vocal minority in this country of people who are dead-set on ruining everyone else's B12-heavy good time. Vegetarians and vegans - a group...
  • Milk versus Solid Food
    Discernment: The solution to our societal woes
    Hebrews 5:12-14 states: “In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God’s word all over again. You need milk, not solid food! Anyone who lives on milk, being still an...
  • vape chick
    Oxford Dictionaries declares 'vape' word of the year
    Every year, the good people at Oxford Dictionaries search long and hard to find the perfect word that accurately encapsulates the overarching mindset of society. In the words of their blog, the word of the year is chosen "to reflect the ethos...
  • "Muslims pray in Christian National Cathedral"
    Sunday Dialogue: Is Muslim religion changing American culture?
    Some while back, President Obama declared that America was no longer a Christian nation. And he may be right – but why?Immigrants have been coming to this nation since the late 1600’s, and they came to have a new life; one of freedom;...