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  • Lyric sets world premiere of new opera based on Ann Patchett novel for 2015-16 season

    Lyric sets world premiere of new opera based on Ann Patchett novel for 2015-16 season
    Lyric Opera of Chicago has shied away from commissioning any new operas over the last decade, at a time when other major American opera companies such as the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera and Los Angeles Opera have...
  • Annual Manual Listings: Galleries & Museums

    Artspace, 50 Orange St., 203-772-2709, artspacenh.org. It’s the highest-profile gallery in town, thanks to its eye-catching location (the Chamberlain Building in Ninth Square), thought-provoking exhibits, handling of the ambitious annual City-Wide...
  • War Prizes: The Cultural Legacy of Slavery & The Civil War at the Wadsworth in Hartford

    War Prizes: The Cultural Legacy of Slavery & The Civil War at the Wadsworth in Hartford
    The new exhibition at the Amistad Center, which draws from its permanent collection of sheet music (including Harold K. Simon and Michael Todd's Hot Mikado with Bill Robinson and Hassard Short from 1939, pictured), albums, war propaganda, news clippings,...
  • Elizabeth Alexander's Poems Explore the Black American Experience

    Elizabeth Alexander writes poems of elegant simplicity about the black American experience. Author of five books of poetry and two books of essays and chair of the African American Studies Department at Yale, she’s probably best known for her poem...
  • Ahead of Its Time: Mr. Isaac Allen at Lyric Hall Theater on May 20th

    Ahead of Its Time:  Mr. Isaac Allen at Lyric Hall Theater on May 20th
    In the past year, Lyric Hall's defined itself as one of the premiere emerging arts venues for New Haven. The vaudeville-era theater has hosted everything from the New Haven Review's “Silent Movie, Live Music” series to A Broken Umbrella...
  • Jumoke Charter School Shows Odds Can Be Beaten

    Jumoke Charter School Shows Odds Can Be Beaten
    The student populations seem much the same: Minority children from mostly working-class families attending schools in the city's North End. The school buildings are separated by just a few blocks. But the achievement levels are gaping. At Jumoke...
  • 5 rescued from cross-border tunnel

    5 rescued from cross-border tunnel
    SAN DIEGO -- Firefighters rescued five people who became stuck in an abandoned pipe while trying to sneak across the border in the Otay Mesa area, officials said. Border Patrol agents saw the four men and a woman enter the tunnel on the Mexican side of...
  • Raymond Clark III, Killer of Yale Student Annie Le, Finally Shows Remorse

    Mug shots capture a bad moment that's usually not the best representation of their subjects. When Steven Hayes was arrested for the 2007 slaying of the Petit family, the police photo of his shaved head, his glower and his bulging neck suggested a ticking...
  • Annie Le's Killer Finally Shows Remorse

    Mug shots capture a bad moment that's usually not the best representation of their subjects. When Steven Hayes was arrested for the 2007 slaying of the Petit family, the police photo of his shaved head, glowing face and bulging neck suggested a ticking...
  • Police Files

    AREA 1 Volga Drive: A disturbance of the peace was reported in the 7600 block at 3:26 p.m. Friday. The caller reported a neighbor was yelling profanities at her and her boyfriend. The neighbor threw grass over the fence and was also taking video of them....
  • Man Finds Image of Jesus on Breakfast Burrito

    Man Finds Image of Jesus on Breakfast Burrito
    BEEVILLE, Texas (KTLA) -- They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But for one Texas man, it may have been the most holy meal of his life. Ernesto Garza, 80, was going about his morning like usual at the La Amistad Adult Daycare in...