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  • Run the Jewels pose tough questions in sold-out Regent set

    Run the Jewels pose tough questions in sold-out Regent set
    The tag-team rappers known as Run the Jewels opened their gritty, adrenaline-pumping set at the Regent Theater in downtown Los Angeles as any self-respecting conquerors would: to the sound of Queen's "We Are the Champions." Pumping their fists,...
  • Benedict Arnold Bio, Mah Jongg Guide Among R.J. Julia Talks

    Benedict Arnold Bio, Mah Jongg Guide Among R.J. Julia Talks
    A biography of famous Revolutionary War era traitor Benedict Arnold and a guide for collectors of a Chinese game that has intrigued countless Americans will be discussed by their authors at R.J. Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Road, Madison. Both talks...
  • Jenn Gambatese joins Lyric's 'Carousel'

    Jenn Gambatese joins Lyric's 'Carousel'
    More key casting was announced for Lyric Opera’s spring production of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II’s “Carousel” on Thursday. Jenn Gambatese will play the role of Carrie Pipperidge, the company said. The actress was...
  • Local authors have books optioned, adapted for film

    Heather Hildenbrand, Virginia Beach author of more than eight young adult science fiction romance novels, recently announced that "Imitation," the first book in her Clone Chronicles series, has been optioned by broadcast network NBC for television...
  • Talking with J. Robert Lennon about Okey-Panky

    Talking with J. Robert Lennon about Okey-Panky
    It’s a terrific idea: An online literary magazine, posting a short piece every Monday, like a bracer before you start your week. That’s the intent of Okey-Panky, which launched this week under the auspices of Electric Literature. Okey-Panky...
  • 'Killer poet' comes up for parole

    'Killer poet' comes up for parole
    The underground Chicago literary community knew him as J.J. Jameson; the Massachusetts penal system knew him as Norman A. Porter Jr., a murderer who escaped in 1985. In 2005, Porter/Jameson was arrested in Chicago. "It's been a good 20-year run," he...
  • Virgil and Lenny: Their words about music defined an era

    Virgil and Lenny: Their words about music defined an era
    They don't make American icons like Virgil Thomson and Leonard Bernstein anymore. For decades during the last century, each artist reigned with unchallenged authority in his particular sphere, Thomson as the nation's most brilliant and erudite music...
  • 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...
  • L.A. Opera goes for the epic with 'The Ghosts of Versailles'

    L.A. Opera goes for the epic with 'The Ghosts of Versailles'
    In a large workshop at CBS Television City on the edge of Hollywood, the palace of Versailles was slowly taking shape. A platoon of set builders was hard at work on a December morning creating the imposing columns, ornate tapestries and swooping...
  • Compass Rose is a perfect fit for Eliot's 'Murder in the Cathedral'

    Compass Rose is a perfect fit for Eliot's 'Murder in the Cathedral'
    Compass Rose Theater displays its innovative play selection by presenting T.S. Eliot's probing drama, "Murder in the Cathedral" as its third offering of the season. The play, written in 1935, follows Compass Rose's acclaimed November-December production...
  • Rod McKuen: Poet of the lonely

    Rod McKuen: Poet of the lonely
    The tables were all full, and I sat on the floor, my back against the rear wall of Ali's Coffee House at 63rd Street and Kostner Avenue in Chicago. It was amateur night on a Friday, and I was waiting my turn to go onstage. At age 20, I had made the...