| Jul 24, 2010
| 4:33 PM
In the spring of 1975, I was invited by Herta Glaz Redlich, director of the New Haven Opera Theater in Connecticut, to compose a new work for the company. At our first meeting she suggested as a basis for a......
| Jan 25, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Endless Liquor Flow Many years ago the mails were cluttered with a nuisance chain letter called the Good Luck of London. It was an anonymous, loosely written but harmless bit of nonsense vaguely promising riches to recipients who quickly made six copies...
| Oct 18, 2010
It's autumn in New England
The days are getting shorter. Wood piles are stacked high. Geese are flying south, and Indian corn is hanging from the door.
People in new L.L. Bean flannels stop their cars in the middle of the road snapping pictures or...
| Oct 4, 2010
Buddy Morrow, a trombonist who carried on the tradition of big-band greats by leading the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra for decades, has died. He was 91.
Morrow, whose career spanned more than 75 years, died Sept. 27 at his longtime home in Maitland, Fla.,...
| Apr 26, 2010
Even if you're the kind who never reads a review before heading to the car lot or the movie theater, you probably want to know how your hospital stacks up before you walk through the door. You definitely wouldn't want to find out after the fact that...
| Jun 20, 2010
Few plays have affected me as viscerally as "Angels in America." I can still recall my state of mind in the theater, having traveled to New York from New Haven, where I was in graduate school, to see both parts ("Millennium Approaches" and "Perestroika")...
| Dec 15, 2010
Karen Sortito, a movie-marketing executive best known for groundbreaking product tie-ins to James Bond films in the 1990s, has died. She was 49.
Sortito died Monday of cancer at her New York City home, said her friend Terry Curtin, co-president of...
| Jul 25, 2010
In 1978, Lewis Spratlan wrote an opera but couldn't get it staged. In 2000, he won the Pulitzer Prize for the second act of that opera in concert version but still couldn't get it staged. This summer, "Life Is a Dream" finally will get its world...
| Jul 14, 2011
Roberts Blossom, a veteran character actor who played the old, white-bearded next-door neighbor who befriends young Macaulay Culkin in the hit movie "Home Alone," has died. He was 87.
Blossom died Friday of natural causes at a nursing home in Santa...
| Jul 24, 2011
At the top of the mountain, where an attendant will take your $46 ticket, foot traffic is steady and cellphone reception is excellent.
At the bottom of the same mountain, the town teems with pizzerias, tourists chatter in half a dozen languages and a...
| Apr 12, 2009
This is going to date me, but it's true: When I was young, most black ladies wore hats to church. Easter was the true beginning of spring, the day when hats in spring colors blossomed throughout the congregation: yellow, peach, mint, lilac, pink. Even...