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  • South Windsor's Christopher Shin Marks 6th Anniversary of "Mary Poppins"

    South Windsor's Christopher Shin Marks 6th Anniversary of "Mary Poppins"
    This month "Mary Poppins" celebrates its sixth anniversary on Broadway. But Christopher Shin of South Windsor, who is in the ensemble of the musical, is celebrating another sixth anniversary this year. Shin, 26, -- not to be confused with playwright...
  • The end of room service? Not so fast

    The end of room service? Not so fast
    When the New York Hilton Midtown said it was dispensing with room service starting in August, it caught the attention of frequent travelers who, after getting in from a long flight, have come to count on being able to order a burger at 2 a.m. The news...
  • Presidential pillows: Famous hotels where U.S. chief executives have bedded down

    Presidential pillows: Famous hotels where U.S. chief executives have bedded down
    Warren Harding died here" doesn't quite have the tourist draw of "Washington slept here," but for the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, the distinction of being the only hotel where a president of the United States drew his last breath is enough to put it...
  • ABC primetime schedule 2013-2014

     
    ABC announced its 2013-2014 prime time schedule on Tuesday, adding fourteen new shows and a Disney/Pixar special to its programming roster. “We are taking some big swings with groundbreaking shows this season, and staying close to our roots with...
  • Katy Perry, John Mayer back on? Well, she's still 'madly in love'

    Katy Perry, John Mayer back on? Well, she's still 'madly in love'
    The Katy Perry-John Mayer saga continues. The pair, who reportedly split up last March, appear to be back on. The singers were spotted holding hands Monday at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York as they were leaving the Friars Foundation's roast of...
  • Wiseguys Walken and Pacino on how it might end

    Wiseguys Walken and Pacino on how it might end
    At times it felt like an exit interview — the ultimate exit interview. The details are still so surreal that when I tell people who was there, the words sound as though someone else had dreamed them: Al Pacino walked into the room. Then...
  • ABC adds 'power pack' Tuesday night to 2013-14 TV schedule

    ABC adds 'power pack' Tuesday night to 2013-14 TV schedule
    With a 2013-14 TV schedule that mixes "stability and out-and-out ambition," ABC will air limited-run series and drop one night of "Dancing with the Stars," ABC Entertainment Group president Paul Lee said during a Tuesday morning conference call. ABC is...
  • Tony Award won by Helen Hayes in 1947 up for auction

    Helen Hayes won the first Tony Award for actress in a play in 1947, the inaugural year for Broadway's biggest honor. Her prize for her performance in "Happy Birthday" is currently being sold in an auction that will end Tuesday. But bidders expecting the...
  • Baking by the book

    Baking by the book
    If you'd told pastry chef Hedy Goldsmith 20 years ago that she'd one day cook on the "Today" show, she'd have said "Absolutely not!" It's not like Goldsmith wouldn't have loved showing off her pastries to an audience of millions. But pastry chefs...
  • Police Search For Landlord Of Slain Woman

    Police Search For Landlord Of Slain Woman
    After a woman was found brutally stabbed to death, police question her husband and search for her landlord. Figuring out the relationship among the three may help to crack this homicide case, but doing so may be a significant challenge, especially while...
  • Romney raises $170 million in September, not far behind Obama

    Romney raises $170 million in September, not far behind Obama
    Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romneyenjoyed a surge of donations in September, raking in $170 million for the month -- a major cash infusion that is helping finance a deluge of advertising by his campaign in the final weeks of the White...