| Jul 28, 2014
| 11:41 AM
Some 400,000 Garth Brooks fans may still be licking their wounds over his aborted concerts in Ireland, which were originally scheduled for this past weekend. But Irish musician Van Morrison gave about 400 of his most devoted followers something worth...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 6:09 AM
Some random thoughts and observations on Musikfest after four days.
After Musikfest had its first-ever main-stage proposal at Jason Derulo's concert Sunday, the festival had its second onstage proposal in two days Monday when a man...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 8:07 AM
The first-ever global longlist for the Man Booker Prize was announced Wednesday, and includes four Americans. For 2014, books written in English and published in Britain were eligible, regardless of the author's nationality.
Americans on the list are...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 12:30 PM
If watching TV's most prestigious dramas gives you wanderlust, there's a good reason. More U.S. series than ever before are filming outside of North America, and it's not simply a case of runaway production. Networks, especially the big guns in basic...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 8:44 AM
One memory is clearer than all the others from Jim Bohan's childhood in Leitrim, Ireland: watching his cousin build a violin. Bohan, now 88, was 7 years old at the time.
"It put a stamp in the side of my head and I could never get rid of it," he says,...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 4:41 PM
HARTFORD — Kenneth Ireland — an innocent man convicted of the brutal rape and murder of a Wallingford mother — was convinced he'd die in prison, of old age or, more likely, of violence.
Every waking moment of his 21 years in prison...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 4:35 PM
The sad saga of Tiger Woods at this British Open ended Sunday with a 5-foot putt for par on the 18th hole.
In his prime, the only question for him on a hole like that would have been whether he made his eagle putt. Now, he had shot three-over-par 75 for...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 10:30 AM
John Stanley will take on overall leadership of Warner Bros. Digital Distribution UK and Warner Bros. Consumer Products UK, in addition to his existing responsibilities as SVP & Managing Director, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group UK, Ireland, Spain &...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 5:26 AM
There were about 15 teenagers on what looked like a field trip earlier this month at the John Hancock Center, and not one of them seemed to recognize “Transformers: Age of Extinction” co-stars Nicola Peltz and Jack Reynor.
They carried on...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Traditional Irish music is alive and well in Chicago. One need look no further than the hooleys at Chief O'Neill's Pub and Restaurant on North Elston Avenue. A hooley is a social gathering — music, dancing, food, conversation. Under the auspices...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 1:46 PM
In a surprise turn that has left at least 400,000 concert ticket-holders in Ireland disappointed, the promoter of country superstar Garth Brooks’ five sold-out shows in Dublin announced Tuesday that the concerts have been canceled after the city&...