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  • Al Bendich, lawyer who defended Allen Ginsberg's 'Howl,' dies at 85

    In a San Francisco courthouse in 1957, a poem went on trial. It was Allen Ginsberg's "Howl," the incantatory, profanity-laced paean to self-expression that became the centerpiece of one of the most important obscenity cases of the last century. Among...
  • National Book Critics Circle announces 2014 awards finalists

    National Book Critics Circle announces 2014 awards finalists
    Marilynne Robinson, Roz Chast, Chang-rae Lee and Hector Tobar are among the finalists for the 2014 National Book Critics Circle Awards, it was announced Monday. The winners of the awards in six categories (autobiography, biography, criticism, fiction,...
  • Vega Quartet concert spans four generations

    Music, like all great art, evolves over time, with ideas passing from generation to generation, teacher to student, and, in some cases, father to son. It's a living process that will be vividly illustrated when the Vega String Quartet appears at the...
  • Virgil and Lenny: Their words about music defined an era

    Virgil and Lenny: Their words about music defined an era
    They don't make American icons like Virgil Thomson and Leonard Bernstein anymore. For decades during the last century, each artist reigned with unchallenged authority in his particular sphere, Thomson as the nation's most brilliant and erudite music...
  • Poet Miller Williams dies at 84

    Poet Miller Williams dies at 84
    Miller Williams, who died on New Year’s Day at 84, led an exemplary literary life. Poet, professor, mentor, he spent the last half century actively engaged in not just his own work but also facilitating the work of others; at Loyola University, he...
  • Bob Dylan's 'Shadows in the Night' album illuminates American standards

    Bob Dylan's 'Shadows in the Night' album illuminates American standards
    Call them standards if you must — imagine dusty old classics of the so-called Great American Songbook. But as interpreted by Bob Dylan, more accurate is to consider the entirety of "Shadows in the Night" as a gathering of meditations, or a booklet...
  • Opera review: Lyric Opera's grim 'Tosca'

     Opera review: Lyric Opera's grim 'Tosca'
    Lyric Opera's imperishable love affair with Puccini's "Tosca" goes back as far as the company's inaugural season in 1954. Some of the greatest sopranos of their day have loved, killed and leapt through the title role here. Such are the vocal and...
  • One reporter's fond memory of a chat with the great poet Miller Williams

    One reporter's fond memory of a chat with the great poet Miller Williams
     When I saw the news today that the great poet Miller Williams had died at age 84, I immediately flashed back to the day in October 2005 when I had the opportunity to speak with him by phone for a half-hour or so.  Williams was appearing that year at...
  • Education notebook: Hampton School Board sets timeline for superintendent search

    Education notebook: Hampton School Board sets timeline for superintendent search
    The Hampton School Board posted a timeline on the Hampton City Schools website outlining the search process for the school district's next superintendent. HCS Superintendent Linda Shifflette will retire in June. The School Board will host three...
  • Has 'Baltimore Our Baltimore' been forgotten?

    Has 'Baltimore Our Baltimore' been forgotten?
    Gil Sandler had his turn ("No ode to Baltimore, ords by Folger McKinsey and music by Emma Hemberger. The song was first performed on Feb. 22, 1916. I learned it in elementary school and it was sung at every school assembly and special program, including...
  • Freebie Friday: Fridays are free at the Morse

    Freebie Friday: Fridays are free at the Morse
    Looking for free stuff to do this week?   Freebie Spotlight  Free Fridays at the Morse --Free admission to the galleries from 4-8 p.m. on Fridays through  April.  Visit www.morsemuseum.org for more information.   Event/Festival    Central...