| Aug 26, 2014
| 7:50 PM
Rock Cats Split Pair
The Rock Cats split a pair of games against the Binghamton Mets Tuesday, winning the early game 5-1 and losing 3-2 in a makeup for a game that had been postponed on July 2. Right fielder Tony Thomas led the Rock Cats' offense in...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 3:51 AM
You’d have to figure a sitcom set in Hartford in the late-19th century would pick Mark Twain’s house on Farmington Avenue as a setting.
But a reality show? No question, that’s the Wadsworth Tavern on the corner of Prospect and Albany...
| Aug 7, 2014
LEESBURG — The three playlets that make up the musical "The Apple Tree" have the same theme: Be careful what you wish for.
"The Apple Tree," which includes versions of Mark Twain's "The Diary of Adam and Eve," Frank R. Stockton's "The Lady or...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 8:46 AM
The Lakeside Chamber Players will celebrate American Artists Month by presenting "Concert Americana" featuring the music of such American composers as George Gershwin, Samuel Barber and Leonard Bernstein.
The event is the group's second concert of the...
| Aug 3, 2014
Book lovers who head out to visit authors' homes, museums and gravesites are part of a new chapter in travel called "literary tourism."
Some focus their storied journeys on places and events featured in works of fiction, (think "Da Vinci Code" tours...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 12:51 PM
WEST HARTFORD — From a distance, the ornate stone wall is unremarkable.
But with each step closer an intricate series of painstaking brushstrokes is revealed, the result of four months' work by Hartford artist Tao LaBossiere.
| Aug 15, 2014
Summer is a quintessential time for reading. For kids, it entertains and inspires, nurtures imagination and creativity, and helps bridge the gap between school years. It's probably a safe bet that Printers Row Journal readers well remember childhood...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 5:45 AM
Jake Klein (Elias Koteas), the central character in producer-writer-director Howard Goldberg's "Jake Squared," declares he's a "hopeless romantic." Unfortunately, the hopeless is more evident than the romantic. Disappointed at reaching 50 without having...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 2:30 PM
As far as the Emmy nominees for Variety Series are concerned, it's the politics, stupid. A category once dominated by music and sketches now tilts decidedly toward contemporary commentary and lampoons.
Whether the hook is faux news reporting (Jon...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 5:26 PM
"Whether this anachronism had any bearing upon the astonishing history I am about to set down will never be known. I shall tell you what occurred, and let you judge for yourself."
The foregoing is found in the opening lines of F. Scott Fitzgerald's...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 8:26 AM
Unfortunately, the pace of classroom learning can’t be tailored to every student’s individual needs -- particularly these days, as class sizes are growing and funding for special enrichment programs becomes limited. In fact, at least 35 states...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 5:21 PM
HARTFORD — Ralph Nader, the country's most famous consumer advocate, has been blamed by some Democrats for peeling away votes from then-Vice President Al Gore and throwing the 2000 presidential election to Republican George W. Bush.