I wasn't always a party girl. Well, actually I was. As a child growing up in New Britain, and then as a teenager in Plainville, I was one of ...
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June 24, 2014
For many James Earl Jones is best known as that distinctive voice of Darth Vader in "Star Wars," Mufasa in Disney's "The Lion King" or as the older version of author Alex Haley in the television mini-series "Roots: The Next Generations."
June 19, 2014
It's summer reading time and for many, past beach reads have included such books as "Good In Bed" and "In Her Shoes." But what you might not know is the popular author of those best-selling books, Jennifer Weiner, hails from Simsbury and has a hot-off-the-presses new book out for the summer called "All Fall Down."
May 13, 2014
Performer Megan Hilty has piled up an impressive pile of rave reviews in Broadway roles, ranging from Glinda in "Wicked" to Lorelei Lee in "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" to Doralee Rhodes in "9 to 5."
April 10, 2014
You may remember comedian Bill Engvall as part of the successful "Blue Collar Comedy" concert films or on "The Jeff Foxworthy show" or as a finalist in last season's "Dancing With The Stars."
April 3, 2014
You'll probably be seeing a little less of one of Hartford's most creative and altruistic power couples from now on. Walter and Linda Cheverton Wick are taking a bit of a break.
March 26, 2014
When Washington Post writer Wil Haygood met the late Eugene Allen in 2008, his intent was to write a feature story tied to the country's election of its first black president, then-senator Barack Obama. The result was his feature story "A Butler Well Served By This Election," the story of Allen's work as a butler who for 34 years, served eight presidents from Harry Truman to Ronald Reagan.
November 5, 2013
Hartford Stage is celebrating its Golden Anniversary and doing it in style with a slew of events, including the celebration Monday, Nov. 4, at the Hilton in downtown Hartford that was a reunion of sorts. Familiar faces who have appeared at Hartford Stage over the past 50 years including Dana Ivey, Kate Forbes, David Patrick Kelly and Bill Raymond were on the guest list for the party that included an evening of performances by the esteemed actors and a dinner. Also on the list was the award winning Richard Thomas, best known for his role as "John Boy Walton" on "The Waltons" television series. Thomas is equally passionate about and a master of Shakespearian theater and proved it in several roles at Hartford Stage including "Hamlet" and "Richard III." He recently Spilled the Beans with Java, before the Hartford Stage gala.
October 3, 2013
Sue Grafton, author of the popular 'alphabet series' that began with "A is for Alibi" and features private investigator Kinsey Millhone, is coming to New Haven's Schubert Theater on Oct. 9. She, along with fellow blockbuster authors Alice Hoffman, Scott Turow and David Baldacci will be featured at the Mark Twain House & Museum's "Mark My Words" benefit that begins at 8 p.m. Grafton, an author and screenwriter before publishing the first of her alphabet series novels, is the daughter of the late detective novelist, C. W. Grafton. Ready to release the newest in the series, "W is for Wasted" the 73-year-old Grafton had just arrived to her Louisville, Ky., home from a book tour when she kicked back and shared Kinsey's story and her plans for her heroine as the end of the alphabet looms and as she Spilled the Beans with Java.
July 16, 2008
The "Dean of Sports," Arnold "Arnie" D'Angelo, held court at Maneeley's in South Windsor Monday as his fans feted him on his 60th year in the broadcast business.