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The Daily News of Newburyport, Mass.In her poem "For My Daughters," Dorothy Kerper compared happiness to a fragile butterfly. "Be still and let it come to rest," the poem advises. "Drink deeply of its beauty then / But be most careful when you touch / Its iridescent wings." Kerper...
Early in "Oklahoma!" the 1943 masterpiece by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II now at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the traveling peddler Ali Hakim asks the naive young farm girl Laurey Williams if she wants something. He means trinkets from his...
Jon Meacham, Pulizter Prize winner and best-selling author of "Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power," will speak about Jefferson tomorrow at Colonial Williamsburg. I'll be there, my pencil and wits (hopefully) sharpened, to bring you the scoop! For more...
The poetry of Wendell Berry hit Congregation Solel pianist Philip Orem close to home, which is why he was moved to compose a song cycle dedicated to his works. That composition will have its world premiere at Solel in Highland Park at 7:30 p.m. Monday,...
Tags: Langston Hughes, Entertainment, Music
The Hartford CourantJoe Battaglia's classroom is like a teenager's ode to rap and Bob Marley, civil rights heroes and comic books. Posters of Captain America, Iron Man and Malcolm X loom over an electronic whiteboard, where Opportunity High School students on Tuesday wrote...
Tags: Rocky Hill, Malcolm X, Middletown, Technology, Engineering
Daily PressMay 1 UPDATE: All of the entries are in and voting for the 2013 Daily Press Poetry contest begins tomorrow. To read all of the poems and choose your favorite, you'll be able to vote on Facebook or at www.dailypress.com/contests starting Thursday, May 2....
Tags: Elections, Hampton Roads, Voting, Politics
The 2013 Tony nominations were announced Tuesday morning in New York by multiple Tony winner Sutton Foster and "Modern Family" actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson. "Bring It On," "A Christmas Story," "Kinky Boots" and "Matilda: The Musical" were nominated as...
The other day I overheard my adult son talking to my husband. 'Next week is Mother's Day?!," he asked...or shrieked. "What can we get her?" Of course I pretended not to hear, since I wanted to catch my husband's unfiltered response, which was...
Tags: Arts, Mother's Day, Amazon.com Inc., Hampton Roads, Authors
May Overby Elementary School fourth-grader Ashlyn Dinger won top honors in POET Biorefining's "POET Tree" contest. Students were asked to submit poems about nature for Arbor Day and National Poetry Month in April. Regan Stoick of Mobridge-Pollock...
Tags: Elementary Schools, Schools
The story of the Beat Generation is often seen as a tale of two cities: The movement began in New York and blossomed in San Francisco. A UCLA Library exhibit sheds light on "a third, lesser-known hub" — Los Angeles, specifically the beachside...
The Rohrersville Cornet Band of Washington County will open its 277th season Sunday, May 19. The spring concert in the band hall on Main Street in Rohrersville will begin at 3 p.m. Holly Feather will direct the band as it performs concert favorites...
In a week that has already seen PepsiCo pull an ad developed by Odd Future ringleader Tyler, the Creator, the beverage giant is severing ties with another rapper, Lil Wayne. PepsiCo announced it has ended its partnership with the rapper over a vulgar...
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