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  • Arkansas-based poet Miller Williams, who read at Clinton's 1997 inauguration, dies at age 84

    Arkansas poet Miller Williams, a prolific writer and teacher who read a poem at President Bill Clinton's 1997 inauguration, has died. He was 84. Williams, the father of singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams, died Thursday night at a hospital in Fayetteville...
  • Delacroix's 'Greece on the Ruins of Missolonghi' as a rallying cry

    Delacroix's 'Greece on the Ruins of Missolonghi' as a rallying cry
    They don't make paintings like "Greece on the Ruins of Missolonghi" anymore. The slow, ruminative medium of oil paint on canvas has pretty much had it as the sharpest system for the memorable delivery of effective, politically minded propaganda....
  • Scottish supper commemorates the native poet Robert Burns

    The legendary Scottish poet Robert Burns once again will be remembered during a supper in his memory in Mount Dora. The supper will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. Jan. 23 in the community room at the Lakes of Mount Dora clubhouse, 8576 Lakes of Mount Dora...
  • BSO welcomes new year with joyous Beethoven

    BSO welcomes new year with joyous Beethoven
    The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has charged into the new year delivering a message of cheer and brotherhood. Yes, that means Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, the one with the choral “Ode to Joy” at the end. Never mind that the BSO...
  • Poet Miller Williams dies at 84

    Poet Miller Williams dies at 84
    Miller Williams, who died on New Year’s Day at 84, led an exemplary literary life. Poet, professor, mentor, he spent the last half century actively engaged in not just his own work but also facilitating the work of others; at Loyola University, he...
  • One reporter's fond memory of a chat with the great poet Miller Williams

    One reporter's fond memory of a chat with the great poet Miller Williams
     When I saw the news today that the great poet Miller Williams had died at age 84, I immediately flashed back to the day in October 2005 when I had the opportunity to speak with him by phone for a half-hour or so.  Williams was appearing that year at...
  • Education notebook: Hampton School Board sets timeline for superintendent search

    Education notebook: Hampton School Board sets timeline for superintendent search
    The Hampton School Board posted a timeline on the Hampton City Schools website outlining the search process for the school district's next superintendent. HCS Superintendent Linda Shifflette will retire in June. The School Board will host three...
  • Michele Serros, author of 'How to Be a Chicana Role Model' and other works, dies at 48

    Michele Serros, a short story writer, essayist and poet whose wry and witty observations on growing up Mexican-American in Southern California became required reading in many ethnic studies courses, has died at age 48. Serros died Sunday at her home in...
  • Lehigh Valley classical music: What's coming in 2015

    The New Year brings plenty of great classical music to our area, with some new twists to some old favorites. Aerialists will perform over the heads of symphony musicians in a sure-to-be-memorable concert, and dancers will take to the stage in two others....
  • Anti-discrimination agency finds Phillipsburg teacher was fired for giving a student a Bible

    Anti-discrimination agency finds Phillipsburg teacher was fired for giving a student a Bible
    Phillipsburg school officials discriminated against a substitute teacher who provided a Bible to a student who expressed curiosity about a verse the teacher had quoted, the federal agency that guards against workplace discrimination found. In its...
  • 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...