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  • Alaska's Fiddling Poet brings his strings and his stories to Virginia Beach

    Alaska's Fiddling Poet brings his strings and his stories to Virginia Beach
     Once upon a time, theer was a business major at Duke University whose big passion outside the classroom was tennis.  How Ken Waldman went from there to become billed as Alaska's Fiddling Poet ... well, that's a fairly organic tale, actually.  "Before...
  • Al Bendich, lawyer who defended Allen Ginsberg's 'Howl,' dies at 85

    In a San Francisco courthouse in 1957, a poem went on trial. It was Allen Ginsberg's "Howl," the incantatory, profanity-laced paean to self-expression that became the centerpiece of one of the most important obscenity cases of the last century. Among...
  • National Book Critics Circle announces 2014 awards finalists

    National Book Critics Circle announces 2014 awards finalists
    Marilynne Robinson, Roz Chast, Chang-rae Lee and Hector Tobar are among the finalists for the 2014 National Book Critics Circle Awards, it was announced Monday. The winners of the awards in six categories (autobiography, biography, criticism, fiction,...
  • 'Victrola' transmits opera magic to young ears

    'Victrola' transmits opera magic to young ears
    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...
  • Vega Quartet concert spans four generations

    Music, like all great art, evolves over time, with ideas passing from generation to generation, teacher to student, and, in some cases, father to son. It's a living process that will be vividly illustrated when the Vega String Quartet appears at the...
  • Brian Jagde replaces Didyk in Lyric's 'Tosca'

    Brian Jagde replaces Didyk in Lyric's 'Tosca'
    American tenor Brian Jagde will replace the previously announced Misha Didyk as Mario Cavaradossi in the first cast of Lyric Opera's production of Puccini's "Tosca," running Jan. 24 to Feb. 5 at the Civic Opera House. This will mark Jagde's company...
  • Goucher College to digitize a rare 1816 edition of Jane Austen's 'Emma'

    Goucher College to digitize a rare 1816 edition of Jane Austen's 'Emma'
    They are so small, those books, and so light that the pair rest comfortably in one outspread hand. The 1816 edition of Jane Austen's "Emma" is a petite enough luxury that a 19th-century aristocrat could tuck the two volumes into a trunk alongside the...
  • Festival offers look into art of contemporary poetry

    Festival offers look into art of contemporary poetry
    The Palm Beach Poetry Festival is back with a literary lineup of workshops, craft talks, readings and discussions. It's also bringing the written word to the stage with dance and spoken-word performances. The six-day festival at the Delray Beach...
  • With 'Selma' and Ferguson, MLK Day events more meaningful

    With 'Selma' and Ferguson, MLK Day events more meaningful
    Roberta Meek's memory of the day she met the man is fading. It was 1965 or 1967. She was 9 years old or 11 years old. She and her father walked through a hotel lobby in Philadelphia, his big hand cradling her little one. She recognized a man striding...
  • Jan. 16 Letters: Islamic tenents

    Inaccurate assertion Dr. Ahmed Noor's assertion that jihadis are not following the faith but rather are in "a flagrant violation of the principles of Islam" is not accurate. We who have been reading and learning what the Quran has to say about...
  • Jan. 17 Letters: Paris march, Islamic and Christian values, roses vs. thorns

    Joining hands Re: "Paris parades in unity after chaos." (Jan. 12) I would like to thank you for showing France taking the initiative in marching for solidarity and unity. Oh, if only we could turn our problems as a society into answers for bringing...