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Jim Henson

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  • Going inside Big Bird, a film takes wing with Caroll Spinney

    He has lent body and soul to a certain 8-foot-tall 6-year-old for nearly half a century, all the while hidden from sight.
  • Big Bird reflects on life, kids and his film bio

    Big Bird reflects on life, kids and his film bio
    Never the conformist, Big Bird flew west for the winter. Or at least a chunk of it. "The snow back home was 3 1/2 feet deep when we left," Caroll Spinney was saying by phone from Hawaii, where he and his wife, Debra, were soaking up the sun, thousands...

    Downtown museum's new chief: 'I'm listening to the community'

    "Our story here goes back 12,000 years," Michael Perkins tells a visiting group at the Orange County Regional History Center, referring to the ancient Indians who migrated into Florida when the wildlife included 12-foot-tall mammoths. That long-ago...

    West Hartford Native's Naughty Puppets Starring In Slasher Movie

    West Hartford Native's Naughty Puppets Starring In Slasher Movie
    Jon Bristol grew up watching and loving the Muppets. After he graduated from Conard High in West Hartford in 1993, he taught himself puppetry. Today, Bristol makes puppets that look a lot like Muppets. But they don't act like Jim Henson's Muppets....

    When is a casino a big casino? The question vexes Vegas, regulators

    When is a casino a big casino? The question vexes Vegas, regulators
    When Becki Johnson’s busy life as a wife, mother and executive assistant gets too hectic, she seeks a break from the madcap modern grind: She plays video keno. But not on the Strip, where the hubbub of cavernous casinos, ebb and flow of boozy...