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Posted Friday, March 16, 2018 by WLRH News

Theatre Huntsville brings Jim Leonard, Jr.'s play "The Diviners" to the Von Braun Center Playhouse, opening March 16th. The play is a "slice-of-life" piece set in a small town in the 1930s.

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What are Uilleann pipes? How are they different from Highland pipes? Most importantly, what do they sound like?

There are lots of wonderful communities of people helping people in Huntsville, and one of those is 305 8th Street.

This week, Lee High School presents Tarzan, based on the animated Disney film of the same name.

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In her 18th term, Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, is now the longest-serving woman in the U.S. House.

The 18-term lawmaker takes the title from the late Massachusetts GOP Rep. Edith Nourse Rogers.

Maryangel Garcia Ramos, 32, is a disability activist from Mexico.

Maryangel Garcia Ramos, a Mexican disability activist, isn't afraid to call out TV execs, rock out in front of the stage at a Killers concert and stand up to her country's machismo culture.

Patrick Desbois began investigating Nazi crimes because of his family history. His grandfather was deported to a work camp in Ukraine during World War II but never spoke about what had happened. "So I decided to go there one day," he says, "and that's when I discovered that the Germans shot at a minimum 18,000 Jews, plus gypsies, plus Soviet prisoners. But no one wanted to speak about it."

Patrick Desbois has spent the last 15 years uncovering details of Nazi massacres in Eastern Europe and Russia. Using the same methods, the priest is now uncovering ISIS crimes against Yazidis.

We asked transgender educators around the country to share a selfie, and tell us what they wish others knew about them. Many say they play vital roles in creating safe spaces for the next generation.

Storm Reid, who plays Meg Murray in the film, arrives at the world premiere of "A Wrinkle in Time" at the El Capitan Theatre on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, in Los Angeles.

For decades, Disney has been criticized for its passive, love-struck heroines. Do the women in Black Panther and A Wrinkle In Time finally signal real change?



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