| Sep 11, 2013
| 5:30 AM
"Danny Kaye and Sylvia Fine: Two Kids From Brooklyn," currently ensconced at Walt Disney Concert Hall's Ira Gershwin Gallery through Feb. 23, is a treasure trove of lyric sheets, performance materials, scripts, correspondence, business papers, posters,...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 12:45 PM
New Haven is the birthplace of the hamburger. Apparently, this distinction has been codified by the Library of Congress. More specifically, as every New Havenite knows, it all started at Louis' Lunch in 1900, five years after that place opened its doors....
| Apr 10, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Removing weight can improve nearly every dynamic of a car, including gas mileage, acceleration, braking and handling. Shedding pounds isn't easy, however, and often requires a substantial reworking of a car's chassis or body ??? unless it's a track-...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 5:00 AM
In the early 1900s, Alexander Graham Bell intensively researched ways to lift humans heavenward on kite-like flying machines.
Now comes the decidedly earthbound postscript. The detailed archive that the telephone's inventor kept of his much later...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 2:27 PM
To observe that Nicolae Feraru has an intense relationship with his instrument, the Eastern European cimbalom, would be an understatement.
"The first love for me is not my wife, it is this instrument," says Feraru, 63, sitting before his beloved...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Dean Corey’s victory lap as one of Southern California’s top music impresarios will be an interdisciplinary undertaking in which the Philharmonic Society of Orange County, which he’s led since 1993, will present Ludwig van Beethoven in a...
| Jul 21, 2013
| 5:55 PM
Six local students who have just completed their junior year in high school were among the more than 1,500 high school students from across the country who participated in the youth tour held June 16-21, in Washington, D.C.
These six students who are...
| Apr 19, 2013
Early in his speech in Boston on Thursday, President Barack Obama summoned up a piece of poem.
"It was a beautiful day to be in Boston," he told the congregation in the cathedral, remembering Monday, before the bombs went off.
"A day," Obama went on,...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 8:21 AM
Ian Mackaye is the same Ian Mackaye you probably lionized when he was in Minor Threat and Fugazi. It’s his music that’s changed. Even though there’s constant clamor from fans of his old bands for reunion tours and albums, one of the...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 3:00 PM
As fireworks shoot into the air and cookouts are held across the country today, U.S. citizens will celebrate the country’s 237th birthday.
To many local residents, the celebration is a reminder of what the Fourth of July is about.
| Jul 1, 2013
| 4:10 PM
Mallory Caise, who is 28, hip, wide-eyed and unfailingly polite, pushed her way through the thicket of librarians. She wore a black polka-dot dress and clutched a pile of folders to her chest. She moved slowly, knocking into people, apologizing every...
| Mar 24, 2013
| 10:20 AM
The Library of Congress has added two dozen important recordings to its national registry.
Most are musical selections, including songs by Chubby Checker, the Bee Gees and Simon and Garfunkel, but one is a news broadcast with a tie to western Virginia,...