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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...
  • 'The Tempest'

    'The Tempest'
    Renowned for such Broadway hits as "The Lion King," director Julie Taymor turns her talents to one of Shakespeare's classics in this drama that alters the original story in one key way ...with Prospero converted into Prospera, as portrayed by Helen...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The Ultimate List of Summer Festivals in Connecticut

    The Ultimate List of Summer Festivals in Connecticut
    Alive @ 5, Columbus Park, Main St. & W. Park Place, Stamford. (203) 348-5285, Stamford-downtown.com. June 21: Los Lonely Boys. June 28: G. Love & Special Sauce. July 5: Creedence Clearwater Revisited. July 19: Matisyahu. July 19: Hot Chelle Rae. July 26:...
  • Vivian Nabeta Named New Haven Director of Arts, Culture, Tourism

    Vivian Nabeta is the new director of arts, culture, and tourism for New Haven. Nabeta succeeds Barbara Lamb, who retired last fall. Nabeta’s position is within the city’s Economic Development Administration. Nabeta, the previous membership...
  • 'House' recap: And the Emmy for best pustules goes to ...

     
    Fade in: Dutch slave ship off the coast of Bermuda, 1793. Slaves are sick. The ship’s doctor fears the worst. The Dutch decide to throw the infected Africans overboard one by one, to halt the spread of the disease. Wait,......
  • Cross-border pot smuggling tunnel has sophisticated features

     
    The drug tunnel found this week on the U.S.-Mexico border has several sophisticated features, officials said. The tunnel, discovered in a San Diego warehouse district, was one of the longest ever discovered and had several unique features that highlighted...
  • Pete Postlethwaite: 1946-2011

     
    The great grizzled British character actor Pete Postlethwaite has died, too young to go at age 64. The longtime smoker fought and lost a long battle with cancer. Cinema audiences last caught a whiff of his menace in “The Town,” playing The...