| Dec 5, 2014
| 7:50 PM
A 22-year-old newcomer, U.K. soul-pop singer Sam Smith, joined Grammy mainstays Beyonce and Pharrell Williams with six nominations each on Friday for the 57th annual Grammy Awards.
Smith dominated the four major categories, including a nomination for...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 4:45 AM
Last year's original song Oscar race seemed like the slowest Iditarod in history as we all waited for "Frozen's" "Let It Go" to collect its ice sculpture. This year, there is no slam-dunk front-runner … except perhaps the heartbreaking famous...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 8:00 PM
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The Amazing Race The...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 7:22 AM
1. "Revival" By Stephen King (Scribner, $30). Two men — one an addict, the other a fallen minister — reunite after more than a century. Last week: —
2. "Gray Mountain" by John Grisham (Doubleday, $28.95). A lawyer...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 3:20 AM
Howard Swanson was just a little tyke when he and his father went to New Britain General Hospital to visit his Uncle Jake.
It was a long time ago, the mid-1930s, but the 82-year-old Plainville resident vividly recalls his uncle, Jacob (Fred) Bernasconi,...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 11:12 AM
The office for the Early Education and Extended Learning Programs has moved to 520 E. Wilson Ave., Suite 215, in Glendale. It will be open today in the new location. The department provides high-quality preschool and before- and after-school care to the...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 12:00 PM
It was a family barbecue in a park on the Rio Grande, a belated birthday party for Guillermo Arevalo Pedraza's wife, Nora, and their two daughters, Mariana and Priscila, ages 9 and 10.
Arevalo and his buddy, Josue Gonzalez, were lighting the coals and...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 11:16 AM
If I wasn't already impressed with Chicago hip-hop artist and actor Common, his recent performance at the Black Entertainment Television Awards gave me more reason to like and admire the superstar.
During a nationally televised hip-hop awards show...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 7:20 PM
The line in front of West Hollywood marijuana dispensary the Farmacy was a block deep on Tuesday night.
There wasn’t a sale on pot, although there were a bevy of stoners in attendance. The shop was packed with Jhené Aiko fans who scurried to the...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 3:01 PM
Lonnie Lynn Sr., a star player on DuSable High School's basketball team in the 1960s who played briefly in the American Basketball Association, was for many years a counselor of at-risk youths in Denver.
"The man was just so serious about the youth of...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 4:09 AM
EAST HAVEN — Joe Visconti has no money, few connections and little clout.
But the one-term council member from West Hartford has a strategy that he believes will propel him into the governor's office on Nov. 4.
"I'm not here to just influence...