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Posts Tagged ‘Burton’

Burton To Speak At UMass Lowell

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

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This Saturday, Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s LeVar Burton will be speaking at the UMass Lowell commencement ceremonies.

A record number of graduates will be there to hear Burton’s commencement address.

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Burton Part of Roots Reboot

Friday, May 1st, 2015

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A remake of the Roots miniseries has been announced.

The reboot will air on the History Channel, A&E and Lifetime in 2016.

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Burton Wins Tribune Award

Friday, April 10th, 2015

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LeVar Burton will receive an award from the Chicago Tribune.

The award is the 2015 Young Adult Literary Award.

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Burton To Be Honored at Facets Boo! Bash

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

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Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s LeVar Burton will be the recipient of an award at the Facets Boo! Bash this Sunday.

Burton will receive the Facets Award at the gala.

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Burton On Shatner’s Brown Bag Wine Tasting

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

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The Next Generation‘s LeVar Burton made an appearance on William Shatner‘s Brown Bag Wine Tasting recently.

Brown Bag Wine Tasting “follows Shatner’s adventures as he asks willing participants to blindly taste wine and describe it in terms of their occupations, with the goal of making the show fun, interactive and a social experience.”

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New Burton Book Coming Soon

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

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Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s LeVar Burton has penned a book for children.

The book, The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm, will be published by Reading Rainbow.

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Reading Rainbow Fans Break Kickstarter Record

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

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Thanks to the generosity of the fans, LeVar Burton‘s Reading Rainbow Kickstarter is up to almost five million dollars in pledges.

98,153 backers have pledged the amount, which is a new record for Kickstarter backers.

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Trek Stars Join Reading Rainbow Event

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

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Some new perks for the Reading Rainbow Kickstarter were added recently, and will surely be of interest to Trek fans.

The perks include several live storytime events called Reading Rainbow Live! which feature Star Trek actors.

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Burton Wants To Expand Reading Rainbow Access

Friday, June 6th, 2014

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After the success of the initial Reading Rainbow Kickstarter campaign, LeVar Burton wants to go further.

The original goal of one million dollars was reached in less than a day, and the amount now stands at three-and-a-half million dollars with twenty-six days to go.

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Burton In Funny Or Die

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

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A new Funny or Die clip featuring LeVar Burton explores the power of reading.

In the clip, Burton finds out that there are unexpected consequences from that power.

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Burton Kickstarter Funded In Twelve Hours

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

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LeVar Burton‘s Reading Rainbow Kickstarter campaign made its target one million dollars in less than a day.

The campaign, reported here by TrekToday, only began yesterday.

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Burton’s Reading Rainbow Kickstarter

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

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LeVar Burton has announced an ambitious project to bring Reading Rainbow into more homes and classrooms.

The goal of the Kickstarter campaign is to raise $1,000,000 and already almost a fifth of that has been pledged in the first day.

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Burton Promotes Free Comic Book Day

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

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Free Comic Book Day is fast approaching and Star Trek: The Next Generation’s LeVar Burton is helping to get the word out about the event.

Burton can be seen in a new video promoting Free Comic Book Day.

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Win A Lunch With LeVar Burton

Monday, December 9th, 2013

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A new contest by We-Care.com offers a chance to win a lunch with LeVar Burton.

We-Care allows those shopping online to have a percentage of their purchase given to a charity of their choice. There is no extra cost involved with using We-Care.

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Burton’s NASA Maven PSA

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

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Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s LeVar Burton has done a NASA YouTube public service announcement explaining the MAVEN mission.

The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission will “explore Mars’ climate history and gather clues about the question scientists have been asking for decades.”

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