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  • Charles Marowitz dies at 80; playwright, director and critic

    Charles Marowitz, a playwright, director and theater critic known for his blunt manner and cutting-edge work, including controversial reworkings of classics by Henrik Ibsen and Shakespeare, died in Agoura Hills on Friday from complications of Parkinson'...
  • Go Away With ... Lucas Neff

    Go Away With ... Lucas Neff
    Raised in Chicago and now a resident of Los Angeles, Lucas Neff is best known to television viewers as Jimmy Chance, the young dad on the Fox series "Raising Hope" whose series finale is scheduled to air on Friday, April 4. And he's the first to admit...
  • Jesse Winchester dies at 69; singer and songwriter

    Jesse Winchester dies at 69; singer and songwriter
    Jesse Winchester, 69, a U.S.-born singer who established himself in Canada after dodging the Vietnam War and who went on to write songs covered by Elvis Costello, Jimmy Buffett and Joan Baez, died of bladder cancer Friday at his home in Charlottesville,...
  • 'The House That Will Not Stand' A Bold, Tasty Gumbo At Yale Rep

     'The House That Will Not Stand'  A Bold, Tasty Gumbo At Yale Rep
    The show: "The House That Will Not Stand" at New Haven's Yale Repertory Theatre What makes it special?: Co-world premiere of a play by Marcus Gardley. First impressions?: It takes a bit to get into the rhythms, language and music of this stylized...
  • Raymond Sarlot, investor who restored Chateau Marmont, dies at 89

     Raymond Sarlot, investor who restored Chateau Marmont, dies at 89
    Developer Raymond Sarlot was looking for a tax write-off when he and an associate paid $1 million for a down-on-its-luck Hollywood landmark, the Chateau Marmont, in 1975. Long a haven for privacy-loving celebrities such as Greta Garbo and Roman...
  • Cindy McCain calls Gwyneth Paltrow's war comments ignorant, selfish

    Cindy McCain calls Gwyneth Paltrow's war comments ignorant, selfish
    When Gwyneth Paltrow stirred controversy this week by comparing her daily struggles with Internet trolls to the “dehumanizing” experience of soldiers at war, she messed with the wrong woman: Cindy McCain. Hearing about Paltrow’s...
  • NEA Grants More Than $1 Million To Connecticut Arts Groups

    NEA Grants More Than $1 Million To Connecticut Arts Groups
    The National Endowment for the Arts announced its latest round of funding, awarding 15 grants to Connecticut arts groups, totaling $1,024,200. Receiving the largest funding is the state office of the arts under the Department of Economic and Community...
  • UConn Puppet Museum Has A New Home And Family-Friendly Summer Programs

    They are beloved by children and adults alike, symbols of global culture and performance. Puppets. And, a local gallery filled with these elaborate figures is experiencing a renaissance, like the art form itself. "The Ballard Institute and Museum of...
  • Athol Fugard Gets Personal In 'Shadow of the Hummingbird' At Long Wharf

    Athol Fugard Gets Personal In 'Shadow of the Hummingbird' At Long Wharf
    Athol Fugard has written plays about the ravages of Apartheid, about life in South Africa amid the AIDS epidemic, and of clashes of conscience, class and art. But the South African dramatist's latest work, "The Shadow of the Hummingbird", is a different...
  • Europe's powerful artistic experiences

    Europe's powerful artistic experiences
    My TV crew and I often enjoy the rare privilege of filming inside Europe's great museums and palaces on days when they are closed to the public. For this honor, we sign up months in advance, often pay dearly, and never regret it. While the logistics of...
  • Geisha remain important to Japanese as numbers dwindle

    Geisha remain important to Japanese as numbers dwindle
    Like ghosts from another time, the real geisha seem to float silently along the streets at twilight, making their way to tea houses and restaurants where they will entertain elite, powerful men. Trained to be exquisite hostesses, they are accomplished...