| Aug 25, 2014
| 5:28 AM
If you're planning to dress as a character from the 19th-century Austrian operetta "Die Fledermaus" for Halloween and you've found the inventory at local costume shops unsatisfactory, you may be interested in an upcoming costume sale.
The Lyric Opera of...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 10:03 AM
Disney Cruise Line is getting into the spirit of the holidays with recent announcements of Halloween- and Christmas-themed cruise offerings.
The Very Merrytime Cruises will be featured on all four Disney Cruise Line vessels, with sailings departing...
| Aug 13, 2014
•Names: Kate and John Pitts
•Ages: 25 and 30
•Type of pet: Dog
•Age: 9 months
•Breed: Poodle mix
•Male or female: Male
•Why he's a friend: He is...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 7:39 AM
Rob Caprilozzi saw "Jaws" when he was a little kid and it scared him so much he refused to go swimming for a long time.
"You could put me in a pool and I'd be positive there'd be a shark in there," Caprilozzi says.
He saw "Alien" a few years later....
| Jun 19, 2014
| 8:26 AM
They say celebrity deaths come in threes, so perhaps it's appropriate that "The Walking Dead" is coming back for round 3 of Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios.
The zombie-driven TV drama, which appears on AMC, will be featured prominently...
| May 17, 2014
Cindy Starr is planning a comeback. You've never heard of Cindy Starr? Well, that's definitely your loss. A famed dancer, singer and actress of indeterminate yesteryear, Starr plots her return to the big time in an explosion of pink sparkles, tappin'...
| Apr 19, 2014
Electronic payments reduce toxic pollutants and solid waste, save tress and, of course, can pay bills on time.
Somehow, inexplicably, e-pay failed to pay a $56.13 bill AT&T's U-Verse had sent David Tanner and Tracy Kane of West Hartford for adding a...
| May 16, 2014
| 7:13 PM
After 21 years, "Dark Blood" will finally see the light of day. River Phoenix's final film, which suspended production in 1993 when the actor died of an overdose but was improbably salvaged by its director years later, has been acquired for U.S....
| May 2, 2014
Sister Kathleen McIntyre was born at Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park, the hospital that ultimately became her life's work.
She was inspired to become a nurse after watching the Sisters of Little Company of Mary care for her ailing...
| May 20, 2014
| 9:20 AM
Ever wonder what the circus was like 70 years ago? Ask the performers of the Happenstance Theater. The visual, poetic theater company will be putting on its own version of what goes down under the big top with "Impossible! A Happenstance Circus,"...
| May 21, 2014
| 9:13 AM
It's common Savvy Shopper knowledge that buying off season can yield the best savings.
That proves to be true at the website buycostumes.com, which is offering 80 percent off a large variety of its costumes selections.
Costumes regularly priced in...