The American Shakespeare Center in Staunton, Va received a huge outpouring of local and international support for its “Keep the Lights On” campaign. Artistic Director Ethan McSweeny previously announced the “Keep the Lights On campaign” to raise $350,000 to keep the company viable between now – the Center is closed due to the cornavirus pandemic […]
Archives for March 26, 2020
Father Gilbert Hartke. The unlikely story of a Catholic University priest and James Cagney
Gilbert “Gib” Hartke was the son of an interdenominational love match that transcended the social norms of late-nineteenth-century Chicago. His father, Emil, the offspring of a prominent first-generation German and Lutheran household, left medical school at the University of Illinois to marry his mother, Lillian Ward, a first-generation Irish Catholic. Emil converted to Catholicism over […]
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