Caroll Spinney, the originator of Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on "Sesame Street," has died. He passed away at his home in Woodstock, Connecticut home after a long illness. In a statement, the Sesame Workshop said that he had dystonia, which causes involuntary muscle contractions. Last year, when he announced that he would be retiring, he said, "Before I came to 'Sesame Street,' I didn't feel like what I was doing was very important. Big Bird helped me find my purpose." Carroll Spinney was 85-year-old.
Ballet Arizona's beautiful production of 'The Nutcracker' begins this Friday night (12/13) at Symphony Hall!
Performances run through Christmas Eve afternoon.
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Celebrate the joy and wonder of the holidays with Ib Andersen’s The Nutcracker. Follow Clara’s wintry adventures as she battles mischievous mice and charms the Sugar Plum Fairy. With 150 performers, 100,000 Swarovski crystals, and Tchaikovsky’s cherished score performed live, Ballet Arizona’s The Nutcracker is the best way to celebrate the holidays with friends and family!