| Dec 15, 2011
| 9:15 AM
Handel's Messiah was a slow burn — it was first performed in Dublin in 1753, and wasn't very popular at all for a while. It was originally written to accommodate small, practical-sized groups of musicians, but was inflated to orchestra/giant choir...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 9:15 AM
American Family Theater's Babes in Toyland begins with a cast of fairy tale characters coming to life, one by one, and telling their stories via dance in an epic opening sequence. There's Jack, Jill, Barnaby, Mary, Widow Piper and the toy soldiers, to...
| Jan 2, 2012
| 7:57 AM
Outspoken movie critic and columnist Rex Reed at will speak 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 29 as part of "Open Visions Forum" lecture series at Fairfield University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts.
His lecture is entitled "Hollywood Notebook:...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 5:00 AM
Consider a fish with the head of a parrot. Or a swordfish that mated with a rooster, producing offspring. Or a geisha girl whom is also an eel. Artist James Prosek has gone through the trouble of painting up these ridiculous creatures so that you don't...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 11:45 AM
Little Feat was founded by guitarist Lowell George (who died in 1979) and keyboardist Bill Payne (who remains in the band) in 1969 after George was fired from Frank Zappa's Mothers of Invention. (Some say he was fired because Zappa thought he needed to...
| Jan 7, 2012
| 4:42 PM
FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Seventeen more Haitian men are suing a convicted American aid worker and affiliated institutions for sexual abuse they say they suffered while living at a charitable school intended to feed, clothe, educate and house the needy.
| Jun 3, 2011
| 7:43 AM
St. Thomas Aquinas senior
Pos. P; Stats: .412 BA; 21 RBI; 9-2
Comment: Had a season-ending knee injury just prior to districts. Signed with Villanova University.
Archbishop McCarthy sophomore
Pos.: DH; Stats: .507...
| Jun 23, 2011
Sisters Ada and Jocelyn Truong, of Clarksville, both won first place in their age categories in the Howard County Bird Club's 2011 student art contest. Ada, 10, a fourth-grader at Centennial Lane Elementary School, drew an Overbird using pastels. Jocelyn,...
| Jan 28, 2012
| 8:08 AM
Earlier this month, assistant coach Luke Murray was traveling with Towson University's basketball team, psyching himself up for a win, when he got a text message from his dad.
"I think you guys should all go bowling," the text read. "I think all you guys...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 2:25 PM
When the Brookings Institution came out with a listing of the 200 wealthiest metropolitan areas in the entire freaking world, it seemed shockingly weird to see Hartford at the very top and Bridgeport just below at No. 5.
Whenever Connecticut folks...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 6:30 AM
For the past 40 years, Anthony Riccio has been documenting the experiences of Italians and Italian-Americans in Southern Italy, Boston's North End and New Haven's Little Italy using black and white photos and recorded conversations. A selection of these...