| Feb 12, 2015
| 7:01 AM
Six-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald and her spouse Tony Award-nominee Will Swenson will star in Eugene O'Neill's "A Moon for the Misbegotten" at the Williamstown Theatre Festival this summer in the Massachusetts Berkshires.The production will run...
| Feb 15, 2015
| 8:15 PM
Philip Levine, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and former U.S. poet laureate who wrote elegies to American blue-collar workers sweating through despair-laced jobs, has died in Fresno. He was 87.
Levine, who was a professor emeritus at Cal State Fresno,...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 6:39 AM
The Norton Anthology of World Religions, Vols. 1 and 2, edited by Jack Miles, Wendy Doniger, Donald S. Lopez Jr., James Robson, David Biale, Lawrence S. Cunningham, Jane Dammen McAuliffe, W.W. Norton, 4448 pages, $100
Weighing in at 8.4 pounds, a...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 11:49 AM
More casting was announced on Wednesday for Lyric Opera’s spring production of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II”s musical “Carousel.”
Continuing Lyric’s trend of packing this show with Broadway talent, Matthew...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 10:55 AM
Philip Levine, the former U.S. poet laureate who died of pancreatic cancer on Saturday at the age of 87, was not a poet to everyone’s taste. Born and raised in Detroit, he was called, by Edward Hirsch, “a large, ironic Whitman of the...
| Feb 15, 2015
| 7:38 AM
What's the difference between a great ensemble and a merely fine one?
Perhaps it's malleability: the gift for adapting quickly to shifting artistic demands.
Certainly Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra showed that skill over...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 3:55 PM
The following items were discussed and/or action was taken at the Lincolnwood School District 74 board of education meeting on Feb. 5.
Community presentation planned for Lincoln Hall renovations
School District 74 will review plans for a multi-million...
| Jan 18, 2015
| 10:54 AM
Of the three original presentations Lyric Opera has presented thus far to open the world of opera to young children, "The Magic Victrola" proved that the third time was the charm.
The hourlong entertainment, a project of Lyric Unlimited, the company's...
| Feb 8, 2015
| 6:04 PM
The Lehigh Valley health care scene has long been dominated by two huge, fiercely independent providers that have trouble talking to each other about the many patients they share.
That is about to change, however, as both Lehigh Valley Health Network...
| Feb 7, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Bang. Bang. Crash. That was the sound of the Republican majority in Congress shooting itself in both feet, then tripping over them.
At a moment of heightened concern that terrorists in the Middle East might stage or inspire attacks on U.S. soil, the...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 2:33 PM
In the generations since Bob Dylan melded the lyrical prowess of folk with rock sensibilities, music fans seem to have forgotten, or at least largely ignored, the fact that songs can be both rich literature and great tunes. And that bare and bitter...