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After the coffee. Before seeing the ratings for 'The Following.' The Skinny: The game is still almost two weeks away and I'm already tired of Super Bowl hype. I'll never make it to February 3. Tuesday's headlines include a recap of the holiday box...
Hartford CourantOscar, Emmy and Tony Award winner Christopher Plummer will be honored this spring with the Monte Cristo Award from the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford, Plummer will receive the award at a fundraiser in at the Edison Ballroom in New York...
In 1985 I began working with producer Joseph Papp on "Free for All," an oral history of the celebrated New York Shakespeare Festival/Public Theater. I ended up interviewing more than 160 individuals, including actors known for their powerful...
Soundboard Music Blog - Orlando SentinelSome say the world will end in fire, some say in ice. With apologies to Robert Frost, ice wouldn’t stand a chance in the world of Trans-Siberian Orchestra, which lit the match on another incendiary holiday spectacle on Sunday at Amway Center. TSO...
Blogging with Bill WhiteI know, I'm supposed to do a movie list on Fridays, not Thursdays. But I'll be out of the office a good chunk of the day Thursday, so I decided to write this one in advance and let it post......
Hartford CourantOlympia Dukakis was a smash in the title role of “The Tempest” last summer at Shakespeare & Company at Lenox, Mass. in the Berkshires. This summer the actress will star in Bertolt Brecht’s “Mother Courage and Her Children.”...
Texas A&M won't let Johnny Manziel talk to the media this year because it has a policy against freshmen doing interviews. The fear is that these young Aggies, even redshirts like Manziel, might say something immature or inappropriate. Manziel led the...
LeVar Burton speaks with the clarity and conviction of a man with an audience. His indignations are righteous. “I'm pissed at the current state of education in America. The fact that we've spent way too much money on war and not enough on our kids?...
John Barth surely ranks among the least screen-adaptable modern (or, perhaps, postmodern) American novelists. His stories are about themselves; the words, their own subject. It's not surprising that only one of his books has made it to the big screen....
Hedda Gabler Through Sept. 23, Hartford Stage, 50 Church St., Hartford, (860) 527-5151, hartfordstage.org Hedda Gabler is a great play that takes well to vigorous revisualization. The new production at Hartford Stage is quite faithful — no...
Tags: Culture, Feminism, Sociology, Arts and Culture, Hartford Stage
Gore Vidal was impossible to categorize, which was exactly the way he liked it. The reading public knew him as a literary juggernaut who wrote 25 novels —from the historical "Lincoln" to the satirical "Myra Breckinridge" — and volumes of...
Tags: Book, Frank Sinatra, Charlton Heston, Al Gore, Fiction
Hartford CourantPlanning to join in the salute to playwright Terrence McNally at the Westport Country Playhouse gala are John Kander, who collaborated with McNally for the musicals, “The Rink,” “The Visit,” and “Kiss of the Spider Woman,"...
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