Academy

An academy (Attic Greek: Ἀκαδήμεια; Koine Greek Ἀκαδημία) is an institution of secondary education or higher learning, research, or honorary membership. The name traces back to Plato's school of philosophy, founded approximately 385 BC at Akademia, a sanctuary of Athena, the goddess of wisdom and skill, north of Athens, Greece.

The original Academy

Before Akademia was a school, and even before Cimon enclosed its precincts with a wall, it contained a sacred grove of olive trees dedicated to Athena, the goddess of wisdom, outside the city walls of ancient Athens. The archaic name for the site was Hekademia, which by classical times evolved into Akademia and was explained, at least as early as the beginning of the 6th century BC, by linking it to an Athenian hero, a legendary "Akademos". The site of Akademia was sacred to Athena and other immortals.

Plato's immediate successors as "scholarch" of Akademia were Speusippus (347–339 BC), Xenocrates (339–314 BC), Polemon (314–269 BC), Crates (ca. 269–266 BC), and Arcesilaus (ca. 266–240 BC). Later scholarchs include Lacydes of Cyrene, Carneades, Clitomachus, and Philo of Larissa ("the last undisputed head of the Academy"). Other notable members of Akademia include Aristotle, Heraclides Ponticus, Eudoxus of Cnidus, Philip of Opus, Crantor, and Antiochus of Ascalon.

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The Prom: Full Trailer Reveals Netflix Broadway Musical Starring Meryl Streep

Collider 26 Nov 2020
When Dee Dee and Barry decide that Emma's predicament is the perfect cause to help resurrect their public images, they hit the road with Angie (Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman) and Trent (Andrew Rannells), another pair of cynical actors looking for a professional lift....
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22 alcohol brands you didn't realize were owned by celebrities

Yahoo Daily News 26 Nov 2020
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Review: 'Monsoon' tells beautifully shot story of a Vietnamese-born man returning to his homeland

Lincoln Journal Star 26 Nov 2020
The most successful film made in Nebraska, “Terms of Endearment” was nominated for 11 Academy Awards and won five -- best picture; best director; best screenwriting for James L ... Courtesy image ... Payne’s second film earned him his first Academy Award nomination for best adapted screenplay, along with his partner Jim Taylor ... Courtesy image....
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Folarin Balogun: Mikel Arteta wants Arsenal striker to sign new contract - ‘He’s part of the DNA’

Yahoo Daily News 25 Nov 2020
> ... Balugon, 19, has been linked with a move away from the Emirates, with the academy graduate’s current deal set to expire at the end of the 2020/21 season ... Arsenal FC via Getty Images ... Arsenal FC via Getty Images. "The young talent and the top talent that we produce at the academy is with the final aim to put them in the first team ... Read More ... 1 ... 2....
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Grammys 2021 Nominations: The Weeknd deems Grammys 'corrupt'; Justin Bieber feels 'weird' about his nod

Pinkvilla 25 Nov 2020
Attach Main Entertaiment Image.. grammys_2021_weeknd_justin_bieber.jpg. The Recording Academy announced the Grammys 2021 nominations on November 24. The nomination list features Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa, BTS and Roddy Ricch. While fans of the respective artists celebrated, The Weeknd wasn't impressed ... ALSO READ ... Twitter Instagram Getty Images ....
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You're gonna need a bigger museum: 'Jaws' shark installed

Gulf News 24 Nov 2020
Image Credit ... "Bruce the Shark," rumored to have earned its nickname from director Steven Spielberg's razor-sharp lawyer, now lurks 30-feet (nine-metres) above the third floor of the Academy Museum, which is set to open in April. Image Credit ... Image Credit ... Image Credit ... Image Credit ... Image Credit ... Image Credit....
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Beyonce, Taylor Swift and Megan Thee Stallion among stars leading the Grammy 2021 nominations

Metro UK 24 Nov 2020
Beyonce performs at the Staples Center on July 13, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Picture. Kevin Winter/Getty Images). Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Megan Thee Stallion, and Harry Styles are among the stars who are leading the Grammy nominations ahead of the anticipated 2021 awards ceremony ... Best R&B ... Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)....
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Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Roddy Ricch and Dua Lipa among stars leading the Grammy 2021 nominations

Metro UK 24 Nov 2020
Beyonce performs at the Staples Center on July 13, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Picture. Kevin Winter/Getty Images). Beyonce, Taylor Swift, and Roddy Ricch are among the stars leading the Grammy nominations ahead of the anticipated 2021 awards ceremony ... Advertisement. Advertisement ... III — HAIM ... Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy) ... ....
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Ken Jennings will be first interim 'Jeopardy!' host; long-term replacement to come later

The North Platte Telegraph 24 Nov 2020
NEW YORK (AP) — “Jeopardy!” record-holder Ken Jennings will be the first in a series of interim hosts replacing Alex Trebek when the show resumes production next Monday ... This image released by JEOPARDY! shows Ken Jennings, a 74-time champion the the set of the popular quiz show ... (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images) ... ....
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Beyoncé and Taylor Swift lead the 2021 Grammy nominees

Vox 24 Nov 2020
BET Awards 2020/Getty Images ... The Recording Academy has announced the full list of nominations for the 2021 edition of the annual ceremony, because no matter how unusual and unpredictable 2020 has been, there’s still been plenty of popular art made that’s worthy of celebration....
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The Prom Character Posters Reveal Starry Look at Netflix Movie

Collider 23 Nov 2020
When Dee Dee and Barry decide that Emma's predicament is the perfect cause to help resurrect their public images, they hit the road with Angie (Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman) and Trent (Andrew Rannells), another pair of cynical actors looking for a professional lift....
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It’s MC Meryl Streep as star tries her hand at rapping on soundtrack to Netflix movie The Prom

Metro UK 23 Nov 2020
‘When Dee Dee and Barry decide that Emma’s predicament is the perfect cause to help resurrect their public images, they hit the road with Angie (Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman) and Trent (Andrew Rannells), another pair of cynical actors looking for a professional lift....
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Grammy Nominations Preview: What to Expect in a COVID-Rocked Year, From Taylor Swift to Bob Dylan

The Wrap 23 Nov 2020
But that doesn’t mean it will be a usual year for the Recording Academy and its venerable awards show. In fact, it’ll be far from usual, with the nominations threatening to be overshadowed by questions about the Academy, the awards process and what the show itself can possibly be ... Neil Portnow and Deborah Dugan (Getty Images)....
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