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  • Lyric revisits one of Verdi's toe-tappers with success

    Lyric revisits one of Verdi's toe-tappers with success
    When Giuseppe Verdi's "Il Trovatore" premiered in 1853, it was the second of a trio of masterpieces including "Rigoletto" and "La Traviata" that emerged in the composer's "middle" career period and found him developing the art form beyond the traditions...
  • Frontier's First Days: Minor Glitches, Major Ambitions

    Frontier's First Days: Minor Glitches, Major Ambitions
    NEW HAVEN — Paul Quick said all the right things Monday in his first regular business day as the Frontier Communications senior vice president and general manager for Connecticut. The first day, that is, after Frontier took over the $1.25 billion...
  • TV Review: 'A Poet In New York'

    Watching a guy drink himself to death is never particularly fun and, in the case of a tortured artist, borders on cliche. Yet that was the fate of Dylan Thomas, the brilliant poet whose final days (and some of his earlier life) are documented by "A Poet...
  • Preliminary injunction allows Lawrence Smith to continue coaching Dunbar football

    Preliminary injunction allows Lawrence Smith to continue coaching Dunbar football
    Lawrence Smith will continue to coach Dunbar's football team for the duration of his appeal of a one-year suspension over an alleged hazing incident in the school's locker room last fall. On Oct. 20, a 10-day restraining order was granted allowing Smith...
  • Reflecting on Patti Smith, winner of the 2014 Tribune Literary Prize

    Reflecting on Patti Smith, winner of the 2014 Tribune Literary Prize
    It was 1975 and I was a college freshman when Patti Smith's first album, "Horses," arrived in a Milwaukee record store. I didn't know anything about her music, hadn't heard a note. But that album cover was enough to stop traffic. It intrigued, haunted...
  • Kesha, studio guru Dr. Luke exchange lawsuits

    Kesha, studio guru Dr. Luke exchange lawsuits
    As a team, Kesha and Dr. Luke were platinum hitmakers. Today, the singer and producer are making news again, but not for their music. The bitter rivals are suing each other, likely marking the end of one of pop's most successful pairings in recent...
  • Patti Smith on literary heroes, role models and Sinatra

    Patti Smith on literary heroes, role models and Sinatra
    Patti Smith was born in Chicago during a snowstorm in 1946. Saturday she returns to the city of her birth to receive the 2014 Chicago Tribune Literary Award, only weeks after she delivered a galvanizing set at Riot Fest in Humboldt Park, a few blocks from...
  • Taylor Swift unveils latest instant smash 'Out of the Woods'

    Taylor Swift unveils latest instant smash 'Out of the Woods'
    Taylor Swift might have ushered in her “official” pop album with a cheerful, sugary confection that told us all to “Shake It Off," but her latest tune is a bit more in line with classic Swift. It’s a song about a boy. Around...
  • Happy 100th birthday, Dylan Thomas!

    Happy 100th birthday, Dylan Thomas!
    He was known as much for his poetry as he was for his tumultuous life and tragically early death, but today the world celebrates the 100th birthday of legendary Welsh poet Dylan Thomas. Thomas, best known for his play "Under Milk Wood" and poems like...
  • Brevity is the soul of 'The Honest Pint,' a broadside on poetics

    “The Honest Pint” No. 22 arrived in the mail this past weekend,┬áthe latest issue of a monthly series of broadsides on poetics, published by Tavern Books in Portland, Ore. and edited by the poet Matthew Dickman. This month’s issue...
  • 'All About That Bass' co-writer took '15 years to become an overnight success'

    'All About That Bass' co-writer took '15 years to become an overnight success'
    For years, no one in the music industry cared about songwriter Kevin Kadish's passion project: a '50s-sounding record of doo-wop-inspired pop. Top 40 radio had increasingly fallen in love with the opposite: beat-driven, electronic-leaning dance music...