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  • Quincy Jones tunes up for TCM Classic Film Festival

    Quincy Jones tunes up for TCM Classic Film Festival
    Quincy Jones knew even at a young age that he wanted to compose film scores. "I used to go to movies for 11 cents," Jones said at his mansion nestled in the Bel-Air hills. "I used to play hooky in Seattle every day. I could tell if a movie was scored at...
  • Counterfeiter Abel Buell Later Forged An Inventive Career

    In October the Library of Congress opened a new exhibition featuring the first map of the United States — the first ever to depict the Stars and Stripes. It was printed in New Haven in 1784 by a Connecticut engraver, Abel Buell, just half a year...
  • Tiny Chinese chicken cup sells for $36 million at auction

    Tiny Chinese chicken cup sells for $36 million at auction
    It measures only 8 centimeters, or about 3 inches, in diameter and couldn't even hold a cup of morning coffee. And yet it is worth $36 million.  Or at least someone was willing to pay that much. A 15th century porcelain cup from China sold at a Sotheby'...
  • Frankie Knuckles dies at 59; DJ helped create house music

    Frankie Knuckles, a record producer and disc jockey who helped develop the sound and culture of house music — a style of Chicago dance music that revolutionized club culture in the 1970s and '80s and resonates today — died Monday at his home...
  • Report: Super-rich, favoring just a few artists, drive art market

    Report: Super-rich, favoring just a few artists, drive art market
    Culture Monster has seen a picture of the global art market, and it looks very much like a portobello mushroom. The glimpse came not in a photograph, painting or drawing, but from the 83-page annual “TEFAF Art Market Report” issued...
  • Dance In Connecticut: Great Triumphs And Continuing Struggles

    Dance In Connecticut: Great Triumphs And Continuing Struggles
    People are often tickled by the story that famed choreographer George Balanchine considered settling in Hartford before establishing in New York, but local lore suggests he was never that serious. Balanchine's immigration to the U.S. was aided by...
  • Blondie and New York: That fabulous twosome

    "SHE WAS A GIRL who could sell ice to Eskimos!" That's what a record producer said of Deborah Harry in a documentary about the band Blondie and the making of their breakout album "Parallel Lines." This was on the Smithsonian Channel. It was the same...
  • Should you get your business degree now, or wait?

    Brazen Careerist Whether you're a recent college graduate or further down your career path, you might be asking yourself this question. The question isn't "should I or should I not go to graduate school?" It's a question of when should you go. Here...
  • SXSW Film Review: 'Take Me To the River'

    The latest documentary exploration of a particularly fertile region in the history of American music, in this case Memphis, "Take Me to the River" compensates for a lack of originality and depth with no shortage of joyful celebration. An inside job by...
  • SXSW: Car plows into Mohawk nightclub crowd, kills 2

    A car that hit clubgoers outside a show at the SXSW festival has left at least two dead and five critically injured, according to Austin police. The incident happened during the music portion of the multidisciplinary confab in Austin, Texas. The film...
  • PASSINGS: Wendy Hughes, William Hauck, S. Lee Pogostin, Fred Kaz

    PASSINGS: Wendy Hughes, William Hauck, S. Lee Pogostin, Fred Kaz
    Wendy Hughes Australian actress dies at 61 Wendy Hughes, 61, an Australian actress best known to American audiences for her performance in the 1979 film "My Brilliant Career," died of cancer Saturday in Sydney, her family said. Hughes began her rise...