| Jul 3, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The show started with a bang and ended with a bigger bang. In between, there were salutes to veterans, classic American marches, bales of lively bluegrass music and lots and lots of laughs. Emphasis on lots and lots.
Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 12:01 PM
Thomas Berger, the witty and eclectic novelist who reimagined the American West in the historical yarn "Little Big Man" and mastered genres ranging from detective stories to domestic farce, has died. He was 89 and had been in failing health.
| Jul 9, 2014
"You learn to be your best self by sometimes being your worst self."
Who said that first?
As far as I know, I did, and I said it for the first time Tuesday, the day I decided to run a little experiment in misattribution in the quote-happy land of...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Voice actor Richard Percy "Dickie" Jones died July 7 in his Northridge, Calif., home of apparent natural causes, although he had suffered an earlier fall. He was 87.
The Texas-born Jones began as a child actor and maintained his career into his 30s,...
| 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...
| Jul 16, 2014
On Sunday, July 17, 1955, Disneyland opened with an invitation-only event broadcast live on ABC. In addition to the invited guests, thousands carrying counterfeit tickets show up. On Monday, July 18, 1955, the park opened to the public....
| Jul 14, 2014
| 7:50 AM
Tom Rush, an iconic singer, songwriter and guitarist who helped shape the great folk revival in the '60s and its resurgence in the '80s and the '90s, is still very much a spirited, spirit-lifting entertainer, musician and raconteur whose ebullient talents...
| 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...