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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • All-star lineup highlights Lyric gala

    All-star lineup highlights Lyric gala
    Lyric Opera celebrated its Diamond Anniversary in grand style Saturday evening, with a dazzling gala held at the Civic Opera House. Conducted by Lyric's music director Sir Andrew Davis, and hosted by Jane Lynch, the evening fielded a treasure trove of...
  • 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,...
  • Lyric Opera Baltimore's 'Butterfly' comes with a twist

    Lyric Opera Baltimore's 'Butterfly' comes with a twist
    Back in the day, the marketing of suspense movies sometimes included asking viewers to keep a secret. A typical example, from the trailer for "Strait -Jacket," the now cult-camp classic from 1964, is Joan Crawford's plea: "Don't reveal the surprise...
  • Norman Lloyd at 100: Hollywood's Living Memory

    The earliest surviving footage of broadcast television in America is a fragment of "The Streets of New York," an adaptation of playwright Dion Boucicault's 19th-century drama, aired by the experimental New York NBC affiliate W2XBS on August 31, 1939....