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  • 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...
  • Seinfeld and Maher: More cranky than comic these days

    Seinfeld and Maher: More cranky than comic these days
    On his podcast, the comedian Todd Glass recently addressed the argument that the politically correct thought-control police would have destroyed the career of his icon George Carlin. Glass countered that if Carlin were alive today, he would have evolved...
  • Can Connecticut's 'American Idol' Winner Nick Fradiani Expect Stardom?

    Can Connecticut's 'American Idol' Winner Nick Fradiani Expect Stardom?
    On the two-hour season finale of "American Idol" earlier this month, 29-year-old Guilford native Nick Fradiani beat out Nashville's Clark Beckham, becoming the first Idol winner from Connecticut and across the Northeast. So what happens now?...
  • HSO Premieres Contest Winner's Piece About Women

    HSO Premieres Contest Winner's Piece About Women
    This spring, the Hartford Symphony Orchestra invited composers to submit a "Fanfare for the Hartford Woman" — a three- to four-minute companion piece to Aaron Copland's "Fanfare for the Common Man." The winner was 24-year-old Pennsylvania native...
  • Community News for South Windsor edition

    South Windsor Senior Center trips SOUTH WINDSOR - On Monday, June 29, the South Windsor seniors will see the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra on their first East coast tour since 2003. The motorcoach will depart Geissler's plaza in South Windsor...
  • Marcus Belgrave dies at 78; jazz trumpeter backed Motown stars

    Marcus Belgrave dies at 78; jazz trumpeter backed Motown stars
    Marcus Belgrave, a jazz trumpeter who shared the stage and recording studio with Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Cocker and a string of Motown artists, has died. He was 78. Belgrave died Sunday of heart failure at an Ann Arbor, Mich.,...
  • Deerfield students rack up awards

    Deerfield students rack up awards
    Retiring Principal Audris Griffith has called Deerfield High School a "special place," for numerous reasons, including student achievement inside and outside of the classroom. That achievement was on display when 157 students, mostly seniors, were...
  • Guest column: These grants are good for county

    Guest column: These grants are good for county
    I feel the need to respond to the recent editorial, "Appearances matter with Schuh's grant decisions" (The Capital, May 13) questioning County Executive Steve Schuh's community grant recommendations. As someone who participated in the overall grant...
  • School Notes: New officers elected to Mundelein High School board

    School Notes: New officers elected to Mundelein High School board
    School events, performances and more. Grayslake Exhibit: Beginning May 29, the Grayslake Post Office will display 12 pieces of Woodland Elementary West student artwork. The display will be part of an official ceremony that will begin at 11:30 a.m.,...
  • Filmmaker Theo Anthony's 'Peace In The Absence Of War' documents another side of the Baltimore Uprising

    Filmmaker Theo Anthony's 'Peace In The Absence Of War' documents another side of the Baltimore Uprising
    There has been no shortage of takes, riffs, heartfelt appeals, and downright bullshit concerning the Baltimore Uprising over the past few weeks. The content economy certainly has its dictates, but just as important as covering the thing is considering how...