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  • McCarthy lets it all hang out, and then pulls it back in, as 'Tammy'

    Say this for Melissa McCarthy: A couple of years into her stardom, and not all that far past the dust-up over critics' deriding her comic reliance on the sight gag that is her physique, she puts it all out there in the opening moments of "Tammy," a star...
  • Kentucky: Riverboat fest celebrates Belle of Louisville's 100th year

    Kentucky: Riverboat fest celebrates Belle of Louisville's 100th year
    Five riverboats will gather in Louisville, Ky., in October to celebrate one of its own: the Belle of Louisville. The National Historic Landmark turns 100 years old with a splashy six-day Centennial Festival of Riverboats on the Ohio River. The Belle,...
  • Hartford Circus Fire: Day Of Panic, Heroes

    Hartford Circus Fire: Day Of Panic, Heroes
    It was Hartford's 9/11, an ordinary day that turned into a horrid tragedy in a matter of minutes, and haunts us still. Sunday is the 70th anniversary of the Hartford Circus Fire, the "Day The Clowns Cried," the day the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey...
  • Grammy-winning songwriter, country chart-topper, actor/singer headline State Theatre season

     
    Singer-songwriter Randy Newman, country singer Jo Dee Messina and actor/singer Danny Aiello, along with a cache of comedy and a long lineup of Broadway and stage performances highlight the 2014-15 season of The State Theatre in Easton, which was...
  • Circus Fire At 70: A Closer Look

    The Hartford Circus Fire — 70th Anniversary Commemoration July 6, 2 p.m. at The Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford. Authors Stewart O'Nan, "The Circus Fire: A True Story of an American Tragedy," and Mike Skidgell, "The...
  • McAninch Arts Center announces 2014-15 season

    The McAninch Arts Center at the College of DuPage announced its 2014-15 performance series on Thursday. The schedule is listed below:   Aug. 29 — Colbie Caillat Sept. 12 — Cherry Poppin’ Daddies Salute the Music of the Rat Pack...
  • Randy Newman, Jo Dee Messina, Danny Aiello top State Theatre's 2014-15 season

    Singer-songwriter Randy Newman, country singer Jo Dee Messina and actor/singer Danny Aiello highlight the 2014-15 season of The State Theatre in Easton, officials announced Wednesday. The 47 shows also include top comedians and a lineup of Broadway and...
  • Carl Leubsdorf: What's in the political cards for Rick Perry?

    If he runs again in 2016, Texas Gov. Rick Perry hopes better physical and substantive preparation will enable him to avoid the mishaps that made his 2012 race "painful" and "very humbling." Initial results are distinctly mixed. One of Perry's greatest...
  • Print-on-demand museum passes

    EAST HARTFORD - The East Hartford Public Library's popular museum pass program is now available online through the library website. While people can still reserve museum passes in person or by phone, anyone with Internet access can reserve their pass on-...
  • Russi Taylor, the voice and personality of Minnie Mouse

    Russi Taylor, the voice and personality of Minnie Mouse
    When she was a young girl, Russi Taylor and her family visited Disneyland, where she had a close and remarkable encounter with Walt Disney himself. "It was night time and we had just gotten off of the Mark Twain boat ride. There was a man sitting on the...
  • Jay Leno to receive Mark Twain prize for American humor

    Jay Leno no longer has "The Tonight Show," but he'll soon have a new honor to add to his resume. On Wednesday, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced that the comedian will receive the 17th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor....
  • Jay Leno to Receive Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

    WASHINGTON -- Comedian Jay Leno has been tapped by the Kennedy Center to receive this year's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. The award will be presented Oct. 19 at a Kennedy Center ceremony to be broadcast Nov. 23 on PBS stations. The comedy award,...