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  • Philip Levine, former U.S. poet laureate, Pulitzer winner, dies at 87

    Philip Levine, former U.S. poet laureate, Pulitzer winner, dies at 87
    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,...
  • Remembering Philip Levine

    Remembering Philip Levine
    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...
  • At NoHo Senior Arts Colony, it's never too late to be creative

    At NoHo Senior Arts Colony, it's never too late to be creative
    Jean Ritchie is chasing stardom. The blond, blue-eyed actress fills her days with auditions and acting classes. She's got new head shots, a new acting reel and dreams of seeing herself on television. It's an act that came later for Ritchie than for...
  • Wynton Marsalis leads a lively triple-header with orchestra

    Wynton Marsalis leads a lively triple-header with orchestra
    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...
  • Mount Dora tall-buildings issue arises again

    Mount Dora tall-buildings issue arises again
    MOUNT DORA — City officials insist there's no plot twist hidden in a proposal to amend building-height restrictions to accommodate giant screens for a much-anticipated movie cineplex. The change would allow 50-foot-tall screens at the 17-acre EPIC...
  • Poet laureate Philip Levine dies at 87

    Poet laureate Philip Levine dies at 87
    Philip Levine, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet whose intimate portraits of blue-collar life were grounded in personal experience and political conscience, died Saturday. Levine was 87. Levine, the country's poet laureate in 2011-2012, died at his home...
  • Kenneth G. Pigott, president and CEO of Lyric Opera of Chicago, dies at 71

    Kenneth G. Pigott, president and CEO of Lyric Opera of Chicago, dies at 71
    Kenneth G. Pigott was that rarity among leaders of cultural institutions: a visionary board president who could speak knowledgeably about the art form he served and who took an active, influential role in moving the institution forward. The widely...
  • Philip Levine dies at 87; former U.S. poet laureate, Pulitzer winner

    Philip Levine dies at 87; former U.S. poet laureate, Pulitzer winner
    Philip Levine, a former U.S. poet laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner, died Saturday in Fresno. He was 87.  Timothy Skeen, a friend of Levine’s, confirmed the death. Skeen, also a poet, coordinates the masters of fine arts program at Cal State...
  • Website Sells Poems, Drawings It Claims Are Cheshire Killer's

    Website Sells Poems, Drawings It Claims Are Cheshire Killer's
    Poems and drawings purportedly by Cheshire home invasion killer Joshua Komisarjevsky and clothes he reportedly wore in prison are for sale on a website that hawks items of serial killers and other notorious murderers. The website darkvomit.com began...
  • Windsor Locks edition community news

    Elmira College Dean's List EAST GRANBY - Samantha Berger '18 of East Granby was named to the Dean's List for Academic Achievement for the fall 2014 term at Elmira College. The Dean's List recognizes students that have a grade point average of 3.6 or...
  • Radiant Devices booting art rock in the face

    Radiant Devices booting art rock in the face
    There is no one way or one genre to accurately describe Radiant Devices' music. On the surface, art rock seems sufficient. The group's music is noisy and quirky at the same time, then the guitar lines and riffs build from steady and melodic to harsh and...