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January 25, 2020 - 10AM-12PM
One Day University with the Hartford Courant
Kingswood Oxford School

Six Memorable Musicals that Changed Broadway: Hamilton made history not long ago by receiving a grand total of 16 nominations at the Tony Awards – ultimately winning a total of 11, including Best Musical. The phenomenon is part of a long lineage of musical theater productions that capture the public's attention and reflects the culture surrounding it. Broadway combines the thrill of live music with the compelling storytelling and drama of watching a movie or TV show and, when done with incredible care and sensitivity, the combination of the two can lead to something transformative. In this class, the shows that will be explored in depth include Showboat, Oklahoma, Company, Cats, Beauty and the Beast, & Hamilton – plus a few surprises as well!

 

March 15, 2020 - 9:30AM-1:15PM
One Day University with the Hartford Courant
Kingswood Oxford School

 

Three Paintings Every Art Lover Should See: Could you name the three most important paintings in Western art? That is, the ones that most influenced the course of art, or history, or both? (Perhaps you're thinking about Michelangelo's Sistine Ceiling, or Leonardo's Last Supper?) While a fun exercise, there is no definitive list of the "most important" paintings—or the most beautiful, or the most famous, or the most valuable.

WWII: Surprising Stories You Never Learned in History Class: World War II is arguably the most tragic episode in human history. The six year war began in Europe but soon spread to all corners of the globe with countless men, women, and children affected by the struggle. Millions were killed on the battlefield, in the air, and on the sea. And as everyone knows, an estimated 6 million Jews were killed by the Nazi's in accordance with Hitler's master plan to exterminate their entire race. The chronology is well known, but during a war this complex and lengthy, there are many surprising and sometimes shocking incidents that occurred that are less well known.

The Art of Aging: What Everyone Should Know About Getting Older: No matter how old you are, you're aging. You started aging from the moment you were born, and you'll continue aging until the moment you die. That's the brutal, universal fact. But people age differently, as you’ve noticed if you've looked around and compared yourself to your peers. Are you aging better than they are? Worse than they are? In what ways and for what reasons?