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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • On Sephardic story songs

    On Sephardic story songs
    From time to time I am accused of being one of those Jewish storytellers who tends to snub Sephardic folk narrative. Guilty as charged! There just seem to be so many more sources around for Ashkenazi material. So whenever I come across Sephardi folklore,...
  • Thomas Patrick Foley: On Veterans Day, it's our duty to remember

    Thomas Patrick Foley: On Veterans Day, it's our duty to remember
    Almost 75 years ago, my Irish grandmother, Nellie Loftus Foley, sent three of her four sons off to fight in what President Franklin Delano Roosevelt called the war for the "four freedoms." My father, the baby of the family, recalls that it was not an easy...
  • For Veterans Day, a great ballad from World War I

    For Veterans Day, a great ballad from World War I
    On this Veterans Day, a century after the start of the war that was supposed to end all wars, I thought I'd share one of my favorite songs from that era (strange how closely music and war have always been). "Dear Old Pal of Mine," published in 1918 as...
  • Poet Brian Turner mesmerizes QVCC crowd

    If anyone was disappointed that Yoko Ono didn't appear at Quinebaug Valley Community College's "Waiting for Yoko" event on Oct. 30, that disappointment was wiped away by poet Brian Turner's eloquent reading. Turner was the featured reader at the QVCC...
  • 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...
  • Canton Selectmen Set To Name Poet Laureate, Town Historian

    CANTON — Four people are seeking to become the town's first poet laureate, a position that officials hope will promote Canton and its arts community. The position was created earlier this year at the suggestion of members of the Canton Main...
  • The Riff Report: New music this week

    Azealia Banks � "Broke With Expensive Taste" (CD) Harlem rapper Azealia Banks has struggled with highly-publicized album delays and label woes since 2011 when her early single "212" became an underground hit. After dozens of false starts,...