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  • Dylan songs come alive in Hollywood with New Basement Tapes group

    Dylan songs come alive in Hollywood with New Basement Tapes group
    How do you bring together five musicians, each with significant catalogs of their own, and put them on the same stage without a hint of raging ego or argument over who gets the spotlight? Easy. Just throw them some vintage, unreleased Bob Dylan songs to...
  • HSO Presents A Program Of Contrasts

    The Hartford Symphony Orchestra continued its 2014-2015 Masterworks Series in the Belding Theater, at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, with a program of contrasts. The evening began with a juxtaposition of the "Tragic Overture" by Brahms and...
  • Tragedy shapes a South L.A. playwright's artistic life

    Tragedy shapes a South L.A. playwright's artistic life
    The bullet screamed out of the barrel of a silver-plated handgun, tearing through his left eye, his nasal canal, the optic nerve in his right eye. He fell to the barroom floor. Everything was dark and he waited for death. So did the paramedics; he heard...
  • Poetry Event Features American School For The Deaf Students

    Poetry Event Features American School For The Deaf Students
    HARTFORD — Deaf and hard of hearing students conjured flames and flowers with their fingertips Thursday at a poetry reading at Asylum Hill Congregational Church. Students from the American School for the Deaf in West Hartford joined students...
  • Canton Appoints Town Poet Laureate

    CANTON — A resident who is a professor at the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford has been named as the town's first-ever poet laureate. Joan Hofmann was appointed to that position by the board of selectmen when it met on Wednesday. Hofmann...
  • Social Issues Dominate Talks At Twain And Stowe Centers

    Social Issues Dominate Talks At Twain And Stowe Centers
    The Mark Twain House & Museum and Harriet Beecher Stowe Center will present two talks on social issues at the Twain House Museum Center, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. On Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 7:30 p.m., Katha Pollitt, a longtime columnist for The...
  • From the Archives: You made me and shall keep me, Chicago!

    From the Archives: You made me and shall keep me, Chicago!
    Editors note: In the weeks leading up to the holidays in 1953, the Chicago Tribune asked a group of authors why they stayed in Chicago. Here is Gwendolyn Brooks' response. When I was a little girl I often visited a now departed aunt, Mrs. Joseph Small,...
  • Man uses poetry to lure 12-year-old karate student into sexual activity

    Man uses poetry to lure 12-year-old karate student into sexual activity
    A former South Florida martial arts instructor admitted Wednesday that he used a 12-year-old fellow student's love of poetry to lure her into a sexual relationship. Alexander Johnson, 41, of Boca Raton, is facing 10 years to life in federal prison after...
  • Days of the dead: Time to say 'enough' to extreme narco-culture?

    Days of the dead: Time to say 'enough' to extreme narco-culture?
    Call it the Mexican Spring. Over the weekend, I was riveted by the protests in Mexico City: the tens of thousands of people who had taken to the streets to demand answers from the government about the disappearance of 43 student activists in the...
  • 'Big Bank Hank' dies at 57; founding member of rap trio Sugarhill Gang

    'Big Bank Hank' dies at 57; founding member of rap trio Sugarhill Gang
    Henry Lee Jackson, one of the founders of the pioneering New Jersey rap trio Sugarhill Gang whose 1979 single "Rapper's Delight" proved that hip-hop could have mass-market appeal, has died. He was 57. Jackson, who recorded as "Big Bank Hank," died...
  • Literary events in Hampton Roads

    Literary events in Hampton Roads
    Here are a few highlights of literary events taking place in Hampton Roads this week. Go to our online calendar for a more complete listing. (Click on "Categories & Search" and select "Literary.") Thursday, the monthly poetry reading at the Peninsula...