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  • #HRBooks Review: "The Red List"

    #HRBooks Review: "The Red List"
    With the bald eagle as a physical and metaphorical bookend, "The Red List" by Stephen Cushman takes the reader on a roller coaster ride through the poetica. With lines such as, "A favorite cow, calf-bereft, loudly out-lows/a bellowing bull," to Biblical...
  • Ballet Theatre's magical 'Cinderella' en pointe for an encore at The Lyric

    Midway through its 2014-15 season at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Ballet Theatre of Maryland is continuing its Vote Your Choice season with performances picked by audience members. Now in her 12th year as the troupe's artistic director,...
  • Greenwich Author Says 'Star-Spangled Banner' Deserves A National Anthem Day

    Greenwich Author Says 'Star-Spangled Banner' Deserves A National Anthem Day
    Eighty-four years ago, on March 3, 1931, President Herbert Hoover made "The Star-Spangled Banner" the national anthem of the United States. Hoover's signature on the congressional decree made official what had been unofficial for years, and other...
  • Hui He boosts Lyric's 'Tosca'

    Hui He boosts Lyric's 'Tosca'
    With 10 performances remaining before Lyric Opera closes out its primary season, the company is finding that even a standard crowd-pleaser such as "Tosca" can no longer be relied upon to sell out the 3,400-seat Civic Opera House — hence the blizzard...
  • Lyons Township High School celebrates African American writers

    Lyons Township High School celebrates African American writers
    Words tumbled off the pages, whether describing ice cream flavors, mosquitoes or true love during a celebration of African-American authors and poets. Lyons Township High School students and teachers gathered to share readings Feb. 26 during a...
  • Sound of civil rights rings out in resurrected Staple Singers records

     Sound of civil rights rings out in resurrected Staple Singers records
    Occasionally, for reasons of fate or coincidence, sounds from the past converge in the present at key moments. Consider the Staple Singers, whose gospel recordings starting in the early 1960s carried them through the next four decades and included...
  • REVIEW: Jason Isbell reminds Keswick Theater crowd great music, lyrics can co-exist

    REVIEW: Jason Isbell reminds Keswick Theater crowd great music, lyrics can co-exist
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...