Fairy tales with cultural slants at BRM

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Brian Pinkney (b. 1961), What a grand entrance Cendrillon made!, 1998, oil on scratchboard. Collection of the artist. Illustration for Cendrillon, A Caribbean Cinderella by Robert D. San Souci (Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1998)

Just about everyone knows the stories of “Cinderella” and the “Three Little Pigs,” but are the stories exactly the same in all parts of the world? The short answer is “no” and a new exhibit at the Brandywine River Museum of Art drives that point home. Cinderella & Co. — Three Fairy Tales Reimagined takes the audience on an international journey showing how the same stories…

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Ronald M. Padula of Chadds Ford

Ronald M. Padula, 81, of Chadds Ford, died Oct. 2,  at Riddle Memorial Hospital. Raised in Southwest Philadelphia, Ron had lived in Lansdowne for 30 years and in Chadds Ford the past 20 years. He was a graduate of PMC/Widener University and received his doctorate at Temple University. Ron taught at Harcum and Delaware County Community College for more than 42 years in early childhood…

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Adopt-a-Pet Oct. 7

Thunder Thunder is a 1-year-old who is a tiny cat with a big spirit. He loves to play, especially with laser pointers, and any time he can stretch his curiosity. Long, lean, and always down for a chat, Thunder would do well in almost any home, as long as he can sample what life serving with his new family. He is available to adopt for…

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