Friday, March 21, 2008

Pirates in the (local) News! March 21, 2008

A mock pirate ship in the Virgin Islands sank as its owners were trying to move it.

In Greenville County, North Carolina, the area is being invaded by Painted Pirates, gearing up for the city's PirateFest. The Statues will be on the streets April 12. Check out the Slideshow here.

In Paris, Ferdinand Herold's ``Zampa ou la Fiancee de Marbre'' (Zampa or the Marble Bride) has been excavated from history. The opera was immensely popular in the 19th century. From its premiere in 1831 through World War I, it clocked up 694 performances at the Opera Comique alone, not to mention productions across Europe.It is playing at the Opera Comique, Paris, through March 21. For more information, go to

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