| Mar 26, 2015
| 6:28 AM
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....
| Mar 20, 2015
| 2:00 PM
For all the goodwill Jim Henson's fuzzy creations have earned over the years, they haven't always had an easy path to the multiplex — and once there, they haven't always notched big numbers.
Movies inspired by the pioneering puppeteer have...
| Mar 18, 2015
| 7:14 AM
As the Maryland Terrapins prepare for the NCAA tournament (and the men continue to not be happy with their fourth seed draw), they can get some solace in the fact that they've already conquered one heated tourney.
The University of Maryland has won...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 6:00 AM
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...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 10:38 AM
Listen up, little ones! You're at the epicenter of a brewing content battleground that heated up last week with several announcements: Netflix and Amazon are shelling out more bucks on children's content, and YouTube also upped the ante. With tykes...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 12:17 PM
The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry and the UConn Puppet Arts Program will present the 2015UConn Winter Puppet Slamon Friday, Feb. 6 at 8 p.m. in the Dramatic Arts Department's Studio Theatre. According to a press release, "TheUConn Winter Puppet...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 10:14 AM
Chicago International Puppet Theater Fest has something for all ages, but not every show is rated G.
Blair Thomas has ambitious plans for the inaugural Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival. "Our festival is going to redefine what the word...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 8:21 AM
The Silk City Chorus, which has been performing for more than 50 years, is always looking to keep its shows fresh.
For instance, last year the 70-man barbershop choir constructed a pirate ship for its annual stage show.
This year the group is working...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 5:44 AM
Bring your books to the State Theatre and get a discount on tickets for Jim Henson’s "Sid The Science Kid Live" Sunday.
The State Theatre Center is holding a book drive to collect books for the Easton Area Public Library.
Donate books at the...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 2:11 PM
Jacqueline "Jackie" Watts, the former editor of The East Baltimore Guide who became an Enoch Pratt Free Library editor and graphic designer, died of cancer Dec. 30 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. She was 61 and lived in Greektown.
"Jackie Watts was...
| Jan 11, 2015
Sid the Science Kid, using his catch phrase, has been introducing tots to "super, duper, ooper, schmooper" science since 2008.
The inquisitive preschooler stars in an animated TV show on PBS Kids, created by Jim Henson Co. Now he takes the stage in a...