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  • Connecticut Authors trail comes to Lebanon

    The husband and wife team of authors Jean Sands and Jack Sheedy appeared at the Jonathan Trumbull Library on Aug. 7 as part of the sixth-annual Connecticut Authors Trail. Arriving in the middle of a sudden downpour, the couple took their seats at the...
  • Williams' genius diverted us from sadness

    Robin Williams made me cry. Like his mentor, the late Jonathan Winters, Williams, who committed suicide Monday, made me laugh so intensely tears would come to my eyes. Williams' death made headlines and led TV newscasts. His comedic genius diverted us...
  • Robin Williams: Comedy and tragedy

    Robin Williams made me cry. Like his mentor, the late Jonathan Winters, Williams, who committed suicide Monday, made me laugh so intensely tears would come to my eyes. Williams' death made headlines and led TV newscasts. His comedic genius diverted us...
  • REVIEW: The Avett Brothers infuse Musikfest with energy, and music, that's real

     
    The three words that become hard to say in The Avett Brothers’ eponymously titled song “I and Love and You” came pretty easily after the band’s headlining concert Thursday at Musikfest’s main Steel Stage. The Avett Brothers...
  • Amid all the fretting about classical music's future, some worries about its past

    Amid all the fretting about classical music's future, some worries about its past
    Day after day, someone somewhere discusses the state of classical music, typically with a degree of concern about its long-term survivability. This has been going on for ages, of course, but it has generated something of a cottage industry in recent...
  • The Avett Brothers infuse Musikfest with energy, and music, that's real

    The three words that become hard to say in the title of The Avett Brothers' song "I and Love and You" came pretty easily after the band's headlining concert Thursday at Musikfest's main Steel Stage. That's because there was much to love about the...
  • Review: 'The Zhivago Affair' by Peter Finn and Petra Couvée

    Review: 'The Zhivago Affair' by Peter Finn and Petra Couvée
    Literature thrives on repression. At certain times, and under certain regimes, it has been thought by many to be not worth just making sacrifices for, but actually worth dying for, and the more autocratic the government, the greater cachet it possesses in...
  • Review: 'New Selected Poems' by Les Murray

    Review: 'New Selected Poems' by Les Murray
    Les Murray is a cantankerous Catholic poet who grew up on a dairy farm in New South Wales and dedicates his books "to the glory of God." This makes him sound like a more religious, Australian Seamus Heaney, and many of his poems fit the bill, with their...
  • Roxane Gay on 'Bad Feminist'

    Roxane Gay on 'Bad Feminist'
    It's not easy being a feminist these days (not that it ever was), in part because the push for equality for women managed to pick up a lot of negative baggage over the decades. Today, many people — including many women — think of feminism as a...
  • A diva in the twilight of her career inspires new song cycle, at Ravinia

     A diva in the twilight of her career inspires new song cycle, at Ravinia
    Although composer Jake Heggie has focused the bulk of his creative energies on opera over the last couple of decades, between major projects he has returned again and again to his musical heart and soul – telling stories through song. The prolific...
  • In Pompano Beach, the healing power of spoken words

    In Pompano Beach, the healing power of spoken words
    A hallmark of Deerfield Beach resident Brynth Peterson’s spoken-word performances has been a ruthless candor about his painful upbringing and subsequent stretch of time as a “bad individual.” “I give it to ‘em blunt raw,&...