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  • A shiny poem for Jeff Koons -- assembled from his Whitney reviews

    A shiny poem for Jeff Koons -- assembled from his Whitney reviews
    The Jeff Koons retrospective has opened at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York and it is filled with BIG SHINY THINGS and LOTS OF COLOR. But if there's something that contains even more color, it's been all of the reviews of the show. In...
  • Roundup: Death metal in a box, vintage Koons and billboard bombs

    Roundup: Death metal in a box, vintage Koons and billboard bombs
    Video games take on mental illness, a death metal band plays in a box until it runs out of oxygen and Brad Pitt's architectural foundation focuses on houses for American Indians. All this, plus a walk down memory lane of vintage reviews covering Jeff...
  • Leslie Uggams To Star In 'Gypsy' In Connecticut

    Leslie Uggams To Star In 'Gypsy' In Connecticut
    Leslie Uggams, the Tony and Emmy Award winning actress will be starring as Rose in Connecticut Repertory Theatre's production of "Gypsy"  July 10 to 20.  It is the third  and final show in the 2014 Summer Nutmeg Series, which includes the musical "A...
  • Passings: Patrick Seale

    Patrick Seale Patrick Seale, 83, a veteran British journalist whose books established him as the leading expert on modern Syria, died Friday in London, according to family and friends. He had been diagnosed with brain cancer last year. Seale is best...
  • Green and wild: Ireland the way you imagined it

    Green and wild: Ireland the way you imagined it
    "I carry the sun in a golden cup, the moon in a silver bag." --Irish poet W.B. Yeats Breda met me in front of the butcher shop and led my car down a road so narrow a moonbeam would need daylight to find it. Then we arrived at Thomas Lynch's...
  • Gregory White Smith dies at 62; co-wrote Jackson Pollock biography

    Gregory White Smith, a Harvard-trained lawyer, businessman, philanthropist and Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer who raised hackles in the art world with an intensely psychological examination of the life and work of Jackson Pollock, has died. He was 62....
  • 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...
  • 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'...
  • '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...
  • 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...
  • 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...