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  • Circus Fire At 70: A Closer Look

    The Hartford Circus Fire — 70th Anniversary Commemoration July 6, 2 p.m. at The Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford. Authors Stewart O'Nan, "The Circus Fire: A True Story of an American Tragedy," and Mike Skidgell, "The...
  • McAninch Arts Center announces 2014-15 season

    The McAninch Arts Center at the College of DuPage announced its 2014-15 performance series on Thursday. The schedule is listed below:   Aug. 29 — Colbie Caillat Sept. 12 — Cherry Poppin’ Daddies Salute the Music of the Rat Pack...
  • Carl Leubsdorf: What's in the political cards for Rick Perry?

    If he runs again in 2016, Texas Gov. Rick Perry hopes better physical and substantive preparation will enable him to avoid the mishaps that made his 2012 race "painful" and "very humbling." Initial results are distinctly mixed. One of Perry's greatest...
  • Randy Newman, Jo Dee Messina, Danny Aiello top State Theatre's 2014-15 season

    Singer-songwriter Randy Newman, country singer Jo Dee Messina and actor/singer Danny Aiello highlight the 2014-15 season of The State Theatre in Easton, officials announced Wednesday. The 47 shows also include top comedians and a lineup of Broadway and...
  • Grammy-winning songwriter, country chart-topper, actor/singer headline State Theatre season

     
    Singer-songwriter Randy Newman, country singer Jo Dee Messina and actor/singer Danny Aiello, along with a cache of comedy and a long lineup of Broadway and stage performances highlight the 2014-15 season of The State Theatre in Easton, which was...
  • You say Grenada, I say Granada: Maryland man sues British Airways over flight mix-up

    You say Grenada, I say Granada: Maryland man sues British Airways over flight mix-up
    A Maryland man is suing British Airways over an intended flight to Spain that ended up taking him to the West Indies. In court documents, Edward Gamson said he booked a first-class flight from Washington Dulles International Airport to Granada, Spain,...
  • Print-on-demand museum passes

    EAST HARTFORD - The East Hartford Public Library's popular museum pass program is now available online through the library website. While people can still reserve museum passes in person or by phone, anyone with Internet access can reserve their pass on-...
  • Russi Taylor, the voice and personality of Minnie Mouse

    Russi Taylor, the voice and personality of Minnie Mouse
    When she was a young girl, Russi Taylor and her family visited Disneyland, where she had a close and remarkable encounter with Walt Disney himself. "It was night time and we had just gotten off of the Mark Twain boat ride. There was a man sitting on the...
  • Jay Leno to receive Mark Twain prize for American humor

    Jay Leno to receive Mark Twain prize for American humor
    Jay Leno will receive this year's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the center announced on Wednesday. Leno, who ended a 22-year run as the host of NBC's "Tonight Show" in February, will...
  • Jay Leno to Receive Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

    WASHINGTON -- Comedian Jay Leno has been tapped by the Kennedy Center to receive this year's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. The award will be presented Oct. 19 at a Kennedy Center ceremony to be broadcast Nov. 23 on PBS stations. The comedy award,...
  • India's incomplete democracy

    In April and May, the world's largest democracy elected its latest prime minister, Narendra Modi. Modi has promised to shake up long-standing government corruption and bring prosperity to all of India, as he did to the state of Gujarat as its chief...