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  • Mt. Everest epic restored and screening at Block Cinema

    Mt. Everest epic restored and screening at Block Cinema
    A member of England's Royal Geographical Society, Captain John Noel was on hand with his movie camera when British climbers George Mallory (who was 37) and Andrew "Sandy" Irvine (just 22) attempted their 1924 summit of Mount Everest. The pair famously...
  • Rising conductor Dmitri Jurowski is keeping it in the family

    Rising conductor Dmitri Jurowski is keeping it in the family
    When Lyric Opera opens a new-to-Chicago production of "Tosca" on Saturday night at the Civic Opera House, a conductor with a relatively familiar name – Jurowski – will be leading Puccini's ever-popular melodrama. But this won't be a Jurowski...
  • Lucinda Williams shares a mentor's compassion

    Lucinda Williams shares a mentor's compassion
    At some point during her Parker Playhouse show on Saturday night, Lucinda Williams will appear onstage without her band and summon the opening chords of "Compassion," the first track on her excellent double-album "Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone."...
  • Manchester Woman, 84, About To Publish 3rd Children's Book

    Manchester Woman, 84, About To Publish 3rd Children's Book
    Elaine H. Leone, 84, spent 70 years writing before she first tried to become a published author. That happened in 2012, when the lifelong Manchester resident's first children's book, "The Grandies," was published. The book is a collection of 100...
  • South Florida theater awards announce nominations

    South Florida theater awards announce nominations
    The nominations for the 39th annual Carbonell Awards for excellence in South Florida theater were announced today. Theatrical companies in Miami-Dade County eaned the most, with a total of 50 nods. Palm Beach County came in second with 44 and Broward...
  • Run the Jewels pose tough questions in sold-out Regent set

    Run the Jewels pose tough questions in sold-out Regent set
    The tag-team rappers known as Run the Jewels opened their gritty, adrenaline-pumping set at the Regent Theater in downtown Los Angeles as any self-respecting conquerors would: to the sound of Queen's "We Are the Champions." Pumping their fists,...
  • CNU's annual writing conference on the horizon

    Writers — mark your calendars for Christopher Newport University's 34th Annual Writers Conference. Titled "The Successful Writing Life," this year's conference is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, February 27-28, and focuses on workshops and panels...
  • Henry F. Hoeckel Jr., project manager, dies at 89

    Henry F. Hoeckel Jr., project manager, dies at 89
    Henry F. Hoeckel Jr., a retired estimator and project manager for the Genstar Stone Products Co. and a World War II veteran, died on Dec. 13 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md., of heart failure. He was 89. Mr. Hoeckel's love for...
  • Benedict Arnold Bio, Mah Jongg Guide Among R.J. Julia Talks

    Benedict Arnold Bio, Mah Jongg Guide Among R.J. Julia Talks
    A biography of famous Revolutionary War era traitor Benedict Arnold and a guide for collectors of a Chinese game that has intrigued countless Americans will be discussed by their authors at R.J. Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Road, Madison. Both talks...
  • 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,...