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  • New Duke Ellington Bio Offers New Insights Into The Jazz Giant

    New Duke Ellington Bio Offers New Insights Into The Jazz Giant
    Duke Ellington was — in addition to being a genius and a charmer — something of a B.S. artist. That's one of the character traits that comes through in Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington, the fast-moving, well-balanced and astonishing new...
  • Should Children Be Allowed On Social Networking Sites?

    Should Children Be Allowed On Social Networking Sites?
      We asked students and teachers at Windham Center School how they felt about kids going on social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. It really comes down to safety versus freedom, meaning the freedom for kids to be on social networking sites...
  • A Hot Rod Life

    By Andrea Wojcik More than 60 years in the automotive service industry makes Don Gallant a walking history of the street rod scene on the Berlin Turnpike. Gallant's enthusiasm and ingenuity have played a key role in shaping Connecticut’s hot rod...
  • Muslim Weddings

    Muslim Weddings
    Most people know the traditional wedding vow couples take, but for many of the millions of Muslims in the United States, that’s not the case at all. In fact, the whole Muslim wedding experience is completely unconventional. More than 1 million...
  • 'Simpsons' invade the Hollywood Bowl

    'Simpsons' invade the Hollywood Bowl
    Few corners of the Earth have been safe from the cultural reach of “The Simpsons.” From Pakistan to Sweden to China, the American family that perhaps put the most fun into dysfunctional has delighted audiences - and confounded network and...
  • Star-Spangled Spectacular concert at Pier Six features BSO, diverse lineup

    Star-Spangled Spectacular concert at Pier Six features BSO, diverse lineup
    Far from the smoothest production imaginable, and a little too reminiscent of a typical, lightweight PBS fundraiser, the "Star-Spangled Spectacular" concert Saturday night at Pier Six nonetheless delivered a decent level of entertainment for a sizable,...
  • OPERA REVIEW: 'Macbeth' at the Harris Theater ★★★½

     OPERA REVIEW: 'Macbeth' at the Harris Theater  ★★★½
    As far as most operatic buffs are concerned, there is only one musical setting of Shakespeare's "Macbeth" – the revised 1865 version of Giuseppe Verdi's masterpiece. Leave it to general director Andreas Mitisek, Chicago Opera Theater's dauntless...
  • PBS makes great television out of Baltimore's 'Star-Spangled' concert

    PBS makes great television out of Baltimore's  'Star-Spangled' concert
    "Great Performances," the PBS showcase of American performing arts, came to town for the "Star-Spangled Spectacular" concert at Pier Six Saturday night and showed how to make great, live television. On paper, the lineup of talent for the concert...
  • Springfield comes alive as 'The Simpsons' take over Hollywood Bowl

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Under the starry skies of Hollywood on Friday, the animated world of America's longest-running television series "The Simpsons" came alive through music and lively performances from the cast on stage at Los Angeles' Hollywood Bowl....
  • The doors open to a curious public

    The doors open to a curious public
    Soaring high on the wings of the Eagles' inaugural concert Friday, PPL Center and a legion of volunteers welcomed hundreds of visitors Saturday to Rise Together Allentown, a collaboration featuring tours of the new arena and exhibits by downtown arts...
  • Fall music, theater and dance events crowd the calendar

    Fall music, theater and dance events crowd the calendar
    "Where did the summer go," we all ask? And for many of us, the next question is often, "What's coming up on the fall arts scene." The short answer is a diverse lineup of music, theater and dance events promise some outstanding nights in the theater....