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  • Pro bass tour is at home in Branson

    BRANSON, Mo. This country music town hung out the Gone Fishin' sign this weekend. Oh, the bright lights and rows of shows, restaurants and tourist attractions on 76 Country Boulevard still attracted crowds. But so did a new show in town, a Bassmaster...
  • Spielberg draws throngs to Lincoln ceremony

    Spielberg draws throngs to Lincoln ceremony
    Before a record-breaking crowd of more than 700, filmmaker Steven Spielberg was honored with the Lincoln Leadership Prize by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation on March 19 at the Hilton Chicago. This annual award honors individuals...
  • Looking Back On 250 Years Of Arts And Culture

    Looking Back On 250 Years Of Arts And Culture
    In 1794, the Connecticut Courant's 30th year of publication, there appeared in the paper an advertisement for two stage comedies — "Child of Nature" and "Love Alamode" — being performed by the Old American Company. Doors would open at 6 p.m.,...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Prominent Community Members Selected To Serve On Board Of The Amistad Center

    The Amistad Center for Art & Culture has added six outstanding community leaders to the organization's Board of Trustees, elected to an initial three year term. The newly elected Trustees, well-respected in their professions, join an exceptional board...
  • Pete Postlethwaite dies at 64; actor was nominated for an Oscar for 'In the Name of the Father'

    Pete Postlethwaite dies at 64; actor was nominated for an Oscar for 'In the Name of the Father'
    When British actor Pete Postlethwaite was studying at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in the 1970s, the head of the school predicted he would fare well as an actor but couldn't resist telling him that he had a face like a "stone archway." "It's all in...
  • Kevin Young on 'Book of Hours'

     Kevin Young on 'Book of Hours'
    "Book of Hours," Kevin Young's heartfelt, beautifully crafted new collection of poems, is a chronicle of a series of seismic changes in his life. It begins with the sudden death of his father, an ophthalmologist, as the result of a hunting accident and...
  • Matthew McConaughey maps his route to stardom

     Matthew McConaughey maps his route to stardom
    We could, on our own, diagram the ups and downs of Matthew McConaughey's acting career. But, to borrow a line from "Dazed and Confused," it'd be a lot cooler if he did. He obliges. 'Dazed and Confused' " 'All right, all right, all right!' First...
  • Oscars 2014: For many, '12 Years a Slave' is too hard to watch

    Come Sunday night, director Steve McQueen's critically praised rendering of the true story of Solomon Northup, a free black man kidnapped and sold into slavery in the Antebellum South, may win the Academy Award for best picture. So why isn't everyone...
  • The Oscars and the Holocaust-film myth

    Among the 25 or so awards to be handed out at Sunday's Oscars will be the prize for documentary short. One of the less recognized categories at the annual ceremony, the doc short field this year contains a certain newsworthiness because of the inclusion...
  • Matthew McConaughey on 'Dallas Buyers Club': 'Damn Right This Is a Great Time in My Career'

    It may not be to most actors' tastes, but Matthew McConaughey is sounding oddly happy about his smaller paydays. "For the first time in my career, I lost money! No joke!" the actor says. Then again, McConaughey has reason to smile; his choice to...
  • Connecticut's Hollywood Treatment: State Has Been A Backdrop And Star In Movies

    Connecticut's Hollywood Treatment: State Has Been A Backdrop And Star In Movies
    Hollywood has spent some time in Connecticut over the years. Some big box-office hits have been filmed here. Some flops have, too. But what has Connecticut looked like to movie goers? Some movies shot and set here take a jaundiced look at Connecticut....