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Shirley

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Beginnings: Brooklyn native Walter Shirley caught his first glimpse of the Suffolk County woodlands that would later bear his name during World War I. Shirley was an Army private assigned as a bugler at Camp Upton. One night Shirley snuck out of camp to explore only to get lost in the vast wilderness.
Photo: Cruising down the the Carmans River (in a yellow kayak), Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge, Shirley. (Newsday / Bill Davis)
Beginnings: Brooklyn native Walter Shirley caught his first glimpse of the Suffolk County woodlands that would later bear his name during World War I. Shirley was an Army private assigned as a bugler at Camp Upton. One night Shirley snuck out of camp to explore only to get lost in the vast wilderness.
Photo: Cruising down the the Carmans River (in a yellow kayak), Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge, Shirley. (Newsday / Bill Davis)
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  • The Fountain's 'Heart Song' gives voice to flamenco's depths

     The Fountain's 'Heart Song' gives voice to flamenco's depths
    Two years ago Stephen Sachs began working on a play about the philosophy and practice of flamenco. He figured he had all the material he needed, having spent years in close proximity to flamenco dancers as the co-artistic director of the Fountain Theatre,...
  • 'The Real Indies: A Close Look at Orphan Films' takes in strays

    'The Real Indies: A Close Look at Orphan Films' takes in strays
    Lost works, home movies, industrial films, abandoned technologies and other assorted cinematic ephemera all fall under the umbrella of miscellany known as "orphan film." The strange mix of the odd and slightly sad gets its own festival at the Linwood Dunn...
  • Ron Palillo Memorial in NYC Oct. 3; Actor, Connecticut Native, UConn Grad

    Ron Palillo Memorial in NYC Oct. 3; Actor, Connecticut Native, UConn Grad
    A memorial celebration to honor the life and career of Cheshire Connecticut native Ron Palillo, best known as Horshack on TV’s "Welcome Back, Kotter" will be ob Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 6 p.m. at The Triad Theatre, 158 West 72nd St. in New York....
  • Leonard Kastle dies at 82; writer-director of 'The Honeymoon Killers'

    Leonard Kastle dies at 82; writer-director of 'The Honeymoon Killers'
    When Leonard Kastle's debut movie as a writer and director, "The Honeymoon Killers," was released in 1970, critics raved over the grimly realistic, low-budget, black-and-white crime drama about a lowlife lothario and his overweight nurse lover whose...
  • Joseph Wershba dies at 90; pioneering CBS producer

    Joseph Wershba dies at 90; pioneering CBS producer
    Joseph Wershba, a pioneering CBS reporter and producer whose work on Edward R. Murrow's "See It Now" series in the 1950s helped expose the McCarthy era's communist witch hunt and demonstrated the power of television, has died. He was 90. Wershba, a two-...
  • Martin Davidson, Sandy Davidson hope to sell home in West Hollywood Hills

    Martin Davidson, Sandy Davidson hope to sell home in West Hollywood Hills
    Director-writer Martin Davidson and his wife, residential and restaurant designer Sandy Davidson, have put their West Hollywood Hills home on the market at $1,995,000. The 1940 house was designed for a sculptor, and the two-story living room served as...
  • What we're reading: book news, copyrights and ephemera

     
    A big copyright decision, The Big Sleep on screen, a stellar set of library fellows and a happy day for Samuel Pepys in today's book news....
  • Oscars 2012: Shorts categories have multiple Irish, Canadian noms

     
    The 2012 Academy Awards nominees include multiple nominees from Ireland and Canada in the short film categories....
  • Entertainment notes

     
    This American Sex Life -- Ira Glass, host of public radio's "This American Life" is a guest sex-adviser on this week's episode of "The Savage Lovecast," the provocative podcast from author and columnist Dan Savage. Glass' credential? His late mother,........
  • Andrew Breitbart rebelled against Los Angeles liberals, Limbaugh says

     
    Andrew Breitbart, the conservative Web innovator and author who died Thursday, rebelled against the liberal political views that he grew up with on L.A.'s Westside, Rush Limbaugh said. "He grew up in West Los Angeles, surrounded by liberals ... Sometime.....
  • Andrew Breitbart's embrace of conservatism followed 'epiphanies'

     
    Andrew Breitbart was remembered Wednesday for his strong conservative views, which he developed as a young man after growing up on Los Angeles' traditionally liberal Westside. Breitbart's mother-in-law, Alison Mills Bean, called Breitbart "one of the most...