| Apr 17, 2014
We are one lucky nation to have a homegrown musical form, and cultural force, like jazz. Fortune continued to smile by giving us Milt Hinton (1910-2000) and Lee Friedlander (born 1934), two homegrown photographers with unique visual styles but a shared...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 12:55 PM
Actor John Lithgow is coming off some much-celebrated performances at Lincoln Center and London's National Theatre, and now he's heading to the Quick Center this Friday to present a one-man theatrical memoir, Stories By Heart. He'll tell tales of his...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 3:51 PM
Long drive this morning, but early enough to avoid rush hour, to the Bridgeport Holiday Inn, where representatives of Connecticut’s six mid-major men’s basketball teams gathered for the Connecticut 6 Classic Breakfast, drumming up interest for...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 8:35 AM
Ben Urwand's book The Collaboration: Hollywood's Pact with Hitler has caused quite a stir out in L.A., as you may have guessed from the title. Urwand claims that agreements were made between Hollywood producers and Germans before World War II to not...
| Sep 12, 2013
Time was, fall was about fresh beginnings: a new TV season, new dramas at theaters, college bands touring campuses. Now, all that stuff happens year-round, without a clean start or finish. It can be dizzying, but this is a good thing. Nostalgic tribute...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 7:40 AM
Way to Heaven is a play by written by Juan Mayorga that's loosely based on a real-life visit by the Red Cross to the concentration camp of Theresiandstadt during WWII. The Germans had created a model idyllic village to cover up the atrocities that were...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 11:44 AM
The following are updates on local athletes at the collegiate level.
Collin Keoshian (Glendale Community College, 2013) junior running back, Illinois State football: After basking in the limelight last season with the Vaqueros, Keoshian has wasted no...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 9:05 AM
In this post-"Glee" world, over-the-top, Broadway-style singing is more popular than ever. So when six male Broadway stars get together to sing show tunes at the Quick Center Saturday night under the name Broadway Boys, it will probably be very well-...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 3:17 PM
It's not exactly shocking that sons and daughters of state employees land on the government payroll as seasonal employees. That nexus between parentage and patronage is eternal.
But is it fair?
There are at least three such relatives out of 17...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 1:38 PM
If a new hurricane modeling system is correct, the East Coast can expect to get hit by one tropical storm this year and another will make landfall on the Gulf Coast.
The Coastal Carolina University of Conway, S.C., released a first-of-its-kind...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 6:05 AM
Native inhabitants of the American Southwest have been honing their pottery-making skills for centuries. The current exhibit at Fairfield U's Bellarmine Museum of Art features over three dozen potted vessels from Pueblos around New Mexico that demonstrate...