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  • 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....
  • 'Fraggle Rock': Can Joseph Gordon-Levitt bring back the Muppet magic?

    'Fraggle Rock': Can Joseph Gordon-Levitt bring back the Muppet magic?
    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 puppeteerĀ have...
  • The Terps have already conquered one NCAA tournament

    The Terps have already conquered one NCAA tournament
    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...
  • Competition for kid audiences moves to Internet screens

    Competition for kid audiences moves to Internet screens
    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...
  • UConn presents 'Winter Puppet Slam'

    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...
  • Chicago International Puppet Theater Fest: The G-rated events

     Chicago International Puppet Theater Fest: The G-rated events
    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...
  • Manchester's Silk City Chorus Combines Puppets And Barbershop

    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...
  • Donate books and save $5 on "Sid the Science Kid"

    Donate books and save $5 on "Sid the Science Kid"
    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...
  • Sid the Science Kid, coming to Easton, tackles 'super, duper, ooper, schmooper' science

    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...
  • Jacqueline Watts

    Jacqueline Watts
    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...
  • Author Creating Special Poems For Reach Out And Read Connecticut

    Author Creating Special Poems For Reach Out And Read Connecticut
    After Mystic author, Tish Rabe, penned more than 150 tales for tots, many stories about Clifford and Curious George, she wanted to create a signature character, all her own. "I wrote a rhyming book about a dinosaur. Maurus O'Roarus was a brachiosaurus who...