| Mar 19, 2015
| 8:30 PM
What do you know about Thomas Jefferson?
"He wrote the Declaration of Independence!" one boy answered.
"He was the third president!" answered another.
"He was a nice man," said 5-year-old Hannah, who added that, "I really don't know anything about...
| Mar 16, 2015
| 4:15 AM
"We live in unsettled times," the president sings at the beginning of John Adams' opera "Nixon in China." He has just arrived in Peking (now Beijing) for his 1972 meeting with Chairman Mao, thus opening up relations between the U.S. and China and paving...
| Mar 14, 2015
| 10:04 PM
Bucks County airportsreceive state grants
Two Bucks County airports recently received awarded grants totaling $667,500 as part of a $9.7 million state investment to improve safety and operations at six Pennsylvania airports.
Doylestown Airport will...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 2:30 AM
As if we aren't already divided enough by race, class, gender, political party, economic status and sexual orientation, the federal government is reportedly thinking about creating a new category of Americans just in time for the next census.
| Jan 27, 2015
| 8:41 AM
Riccardo Muti may be unhappy about the present state of the world but he exudes absolute confidence in the place of respect he and his Chicago Symphony Orchestra hold in that world.
Nor has he broken faith with his conviction that cultural warriors such...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 10:30 AM
The founding fathers receive the "Vikings" treatment in "Sons of Liberty," a six-hour miniseries that History channel will air over successive nights. Produced by Stephen David Entertainment - best known for heavily re-enacted docu-hybrids, like "The...
| Jan 18, 2015
| 12:25 AM
Mid-January is the time to ask the annual question: Are we ready for a big, noisy, overhyped prime-time production that has outgrown its simple origins and usually leaves us feeling both gorged and disappointed? If not, you may want to skip the State of...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 9:00 AM
Long before the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776, there was a group of radical young men who fomented rebellion against the British monarchy.
They represented all tiers of society, from well-heeled lawyers to humble craftsmen. They met...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 9:05 AM
It's the season to take stock of the year's musical blessings — also those people and performances that made 2014 not quite so blessed. In that spirit, we present our 38th annual Rheingold Awards. The envelopes, please.
Operatic triumph of the...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 5:15 AM
Mark Twain nailed the description of a Connecticut Yankee innovator.
The year was 1889, less than a decade after Twain handed in perhaps the first book manuscript written on a typewriter. Hartford was, in the words of historian William Hosley, "The...
| Dec 27, 2014
| 1:15 PM
John Adams once wrote, "Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity and happiness of the people."
In the Lehigh Valley, we have a strong tradition of caring for the common good. Even in times of fiscal...