90px|Barbara Britton in 1982 performance of The King and I at the
School for Creative and Performing Arts in Cincinnati, Ohio
The School for Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) is a magnet arts
school in Cincinnati, Ohio. SCPA was founded in 1973 as one of the
first magnet schools in Cincinnati and became the first school in the
country to combine a full range of arts studies with a complete
college-preparatory academic program for elementary through high school
students. The school rose to national prominence in the 1980s, but was
nearly closed in the 1990s following a series of scandals, leadership
struggles, and an arson fire which destroyed the auditorium. Its
reputation recovered in the years that followed and in 2009–10, the
school was featured in the MTV reality series Taking the Stage, filmed
at the school and featuring SCPA students. In 2010 SCPA combined with
the Schiel Primary School for Arts Enrichment to create the first
kindergarten through twelfth grade arts school and first private sector
/ public arts school in the US. Students must audition for admission;
fewer than 20 percent of those who apply each year are accepted. The
newly combined school offers a curriculum designed to prepare students
for professional careers in creative writing, dance, drama, music,
technical theater, and visual art. (more...)
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Today's selected anniversaries:
Pedro I was crowned the first Emperor of Brazil, less than two months
after he actually began his reign on October 12.
Ford Motor Company began operating the world's first moving assembly
line for the mass production of automobiles.
The Locarno Treaties were formally signed in London, establishing
post-First World War territorial settlements.
African-American Civil Rights Movement: Seamstress Rosa Parks was
arrested for violating the racial segregation laws of Montgomery,
Alabama, after refusing to give up her seat on a public bus to a white
man, precipitating the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
Led by the Reform the Armed Forces Movement, members of the Armed
Forces of the Philippines began a coup attempt against President
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