| Aug 11, 2014
| 1:03 PM
The Second Avenue Jewish Chorale is entering its fourth season and it has already made its successful debut performance at the recent North American Jewish Choral Festival in New York's Hudson River Valley in the Catskills.
"It was wonderful," said...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 12:06 PM
Cats are art? Well, why not? An event at Real Art Ways, "Connecticats," which combines art event with cat adoption, is one of the interesting gallery events taking place this season. Benton Museum has an exhibit of alternative photography methods -...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 3:00 AM
A few words about the "poor door."
Maybe you already know about this. Maybe you read on Slate, saw on Colbert or heard on NPR how a developer qualified for tax benefits under New York City's Inclusionary Housing Program by agreeing to add to its new...
| Jul 29, 2014
Everybody's mad about the "poor door." This is the name critics have bestowed upon the separate entrance for the affordable-housing units at a planned new luxury building on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Those who pay market rates would have access to...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 9:00 PM
My son, Robert David Peraza, was murdered on Sept. 11, 2001, during the World Trade Center terrorist attack in New York City. He was single, 30 years old and worked as a bond trader for Cantor Fitzgerald in Tower 1, floor 104.
Suzanne, my wife, and I...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Stephen Adly Guirgis is such a quintessentially New York playwright, it's incredible how popular his plays are outside the city limits. You have to wonder what those out-of-towners will make of "Between Riverside and Crazy," the scribe's latest love/...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 7:03 AM
A moment of distress happened unexpectedly for a young musician on Thursday and when it did, it was proof once again of the unity between the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival and the town where the Yale program is located.
There on the stage of the...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Sometimes an art museum opens new galleries more as an expression of ambition and possibility for the future than as the culmination of a completed achievement. That seems to be the case at the Huntington in San Marino, which on July 19 will inaugurate...
| Jul 22, 2014
"I just returned from a trip to Europe, and really enjoyed riding the high-speed Eurostar and TGV. Why can't we have something like that here in the U.S.?" So asked a reader, and the fundamental answer is simple: The United States, as a nation, does not...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 9:40 AM
It's a day Taylor Schilling might like better than taco night.
On Thursday, the 29-year-old actress scored a nomination for lead actress in a comedy for her portrayal as yuppie inmate Piper Chapman in Netflix's prison dramedy "Orange Is the New Black."...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 12:16 PM
Ah, the Emmy nominations -- happening at an ungodly early hour so the media can spend the day catching up with the actors and actresses making waves in television. A byproduct of the early morning announcement: star actors startled out of their sleep or...