| Jul 20, 2012
| 5:11 AM
LOS ANGELES -- Stop us if you've heard this one before: HBO dominated the Emmy nominations announced Thursday morning, picking up 81 nods for viewer favorites such as "Boardwalk Empire" and "Game of Thrones" as well as comedy newcomers "Girls" and "Veep."...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 7:19 PM
Tom Davis, a comedy writer who teamed with Al Franken to write memorable bits on"Saturday Night Live" beginning with the late-night show's debut in 1975, has died. He was 59.
Davis died Thursday at his home in Hudson, N.Y., his wife, Mimi Raleigh, told...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 10:20 AM
Hey, why not go see some bands? You like live music don't you? 'Cause we've got some ideas. They go a little something like this:
Thursday, Feb. 9: WCSU Jazz Ensemble at WCSU's Alumni Hall, Danbury. They've got one of the best music departments around,...
| Feb 13, 2012
The 54th Grammy Awards will be remembered as a story of two women with towering, timeless voices — Adele and Whitney Houston — one representing youthful triumph and boundless possibility, the other a reminder of fresh tragedy and a life...
| Feb 17, 2012
| 4:54 PM
***1/2 (out of 4)Having limited exposure to previous work from Fun (an indie super-group comprising members of the Format, Anathallo and Steel Train), I showed up to the New York outfit’s sophomore full-length merely expecting some fun indie pop....
| Feb 28, 2012
| 11:19 AM
1. Big Head Todd and the Monsters - Broken Hearted Savior 2. Bodeans - Naked 3. Don Henley - The Last Worthless Evening 4. Foo Fighters - Times Like These 5. John Hiatt - Have a Little Faith in Me
1. I don't want to spoil the...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 4:14 PM
Democrats Sen. Dick Durbin and Gov. Pat Quinnsent letters Friday urging veteran a Republican congressman from Virginia to lift his opposition to the federal purchase of the unused Thomson prison in western Illinois.
Durbin urged Rep. Frank Wolf to...
| Jul 28, 2012
| 3:34 PM
Veteran Virginia Republican Rep. Frank Wolf’s rejection of the Justice Department’s latest bid to purchase the unused Thomson prison in western Illinois has drawn the ire of two leading Illinois Democratswho accused the congressman of...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 10:54 AM
Black-and-white photos from the Sentinel’s archives are stored in category folders, carefully labeled and filed alphabetically in sections for People and Subjects. Many of the photos are decades old and almost none are from the last 10 years since...
| Aug 6, 2012
Spoiler alert: Little-known, critically acclaimed early 1970s folk singer Rodriguez is not, contrary to popular belief, dead.
Yet, as chronicled in the Sundance award-winning film “Searching for Sugar Man,” that’s what many fans in...
| Aug 5, 2012
With every cab ride to and from a Chicago airport, 25 cents of the fare goes to a tiny suburb renowned for insider dealing and outsize clout.
Those coins add up to millions a year for the suburb — Rosemont — and help fuel a political...