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  • 'Ode to My Father' stirs the box office and debate in South Korea

    'Ode to My Father' stirs the box office and debate in South Korea
    South Korea's path from postwar poverty to modern wealth is a rags-to-riches tale well suited to cinema, and it's intimately presented through one family in "Ode to My Father," the country's latest box office smash. Amid its success, "Ode" has sparked...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • 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...
  • The secret Sinatra past of Bob Dylan's new album

    The secret Sinatra past of Bob Dylan's new album
    Bob Dylan has a new album coming out Feb. 3, "Shadows in the Night," a collection of pop songs about romance, heartbreak and other existential themes written by other songwriters. But whatever you call this labor-of-love project, there's one thing Bob...
  • New '33 1/3' book explores life of mysterious chanteuse Bobbie Gentry

    New '33 1/3'  book explores life of mysterious chanteuse Bobbie Gentry
    Love was in the air in the summer of 1967, and it was all over the radio waves as well, from the Doors’ horny exhortation to a love interest in “Light My Fire” to the Beatles’ philosophically minded anthem “All You Need is...
  • Punch Brothers as unplugged superheroes

    Punch Brothers as unplugged superheroes
    The band Punch Brothers was half-jokingly called The Legion of Acoustic Superheroes by newgrass legend John Cowan soon after they formed in 2006. It made sense at the time — a bluegrass-in-instrumentation-only quintet of top young string virtuosi,...
  • Katie Ernst finds jazz in Dorothy Parker's poems

    Katie Ernst finds jazz in Dorothy Parker's poems
    Anyone who has attended Chicago jazz performances during the past couple of years probably has noticed her: a versatile young bassist who plays in far-flung bands and sings with uncommon delicacy and authenticity. Last May, she played the world premiere...