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  • Around The World To All the Slams

    Around The World To All the Slams
    Finola Spillane -- a tennis fan from County Kerry, Ireland -- finally made it to the U.S. Open this year, and in doing so, she's accomplished a feat called the "spectator" Grand Slam. "Last year, for a 'big' birthday, my children gave me a trip to the...
  • New Haven's Theater Scene is Bursting

    New Haven's Theater Scene is Bursting
    Most states are lucky to have one theater that's won the Tony Award for Best Regional Theater. Connecticut has five, and two of them are in New Haven. The Yale Repertory Theatre [1120 Chapel St., New Haven; (203) 432-1234, yalerep.org], right downtown on...
  • New Haven Fall Arts Preview: A Lively, Unpredictable Theater Season

    New Haven Fall Arts Preview: A Lively, Unpredictable Theater Season
    Let the casting debates begin! Paul Giamatti will star as Hamlet next spring at the Yale Repertory Theatre, part of a lively Rep season that includes new works by Sarah Ruhl (with the Clean House playwright devising "a play in letters" from the...
  • Louis Armstrong early birthday wishes

    Louis Armstrong early birthday wishes
  • Book review: 'Half-Blood Blues' by Esi Edugyan

    Book review: 'Half-Blood Blues' by Esi Edugyan
    Not unlike its counterpart rock 'n' roll, memorable jazz novels occupy a pretty slim shelf at the local bookstore. Though the music has been gracefully spun into fiction by Roddy Doyle, Michael Ondaatje and — most distinctively — Rafi Zabor in...
  • A Tony Bennett revival? They're singing his song

    A Tony Bennett revival? They're singing his song
    By his own admission, Tony Bennett doesn't get nervous often. But he was anxious that day, more than 50 years ago, when he was filling in for Perry Como as host on the crooner's variety television show. "Como had a big orchestra and great stars," Bennett...
  • Wynton Marsalis swings for the fences

    Wynton Marsalis swings for the fences
    Wynton Marsalis is explaining jazz to me by talking about my boots. He is coming to Walt Disney Concert Hall this weekend to play his ambitious new composition, "Swing Symphony," with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. But before we get into musical details,...
  • Classic Hollywood: Joel Grey looks back — and forward — at his career

    Classic Hollywood: Joel Grey looks back — and forward — at his career
    There was a time in 1965 when Joel Grey thought he would throw in the towel on show business. He wanted to be Laurence Olivier but instead he was doing a dreadful musical in Jones Beach, Long Island, called " Mardi Gras" with the June Taylor Dancers. "It...
  • Library of Congress builds the record collection of the century

    Library of Congress builds the record collection of the century
    About an hour south of Washington, D.C., deep beneath rolling hills near the verdant Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, lies a storehouse filled with bounty. At one time, during the Cold War, that treasure was cash — about $3-billion worth —...
  • Russell Garcia dies at 95; arranger, composer and conductor

    Russell Garcia dies at 95; arranger, composer and conductor
    Russell Garcia, an arranger, composer and conductor who was an influential figure in the West Coast music scene during the 1950s and '60s and whose work in Hollywood included writing the score for the 1960 science-fiction classic "The Time Machine," has...
  • Mary Cleere Haran dies at 58; cabaret-style singer

    Mary Cleere Haran dies at 58; cabaret-style singer
    Mary Cleere Haran, a singer, actress and writer whose performances and recordings brought new perspectives to classic American popular songs, died Saturday in Deerfield Beach, Fla. She was 58. The Broward County coroner's office confirmed that she died...
  • Orrin Tucker dies at 100; bandleader owned L.A.'s Stardust Ballroom

    Orrin Tucker dies at 100; bandleader owned L.A.'s Stardust Ballroom
    Orrin Tucker, a bandleader whose orchestra achieved national prominence with a 1939 recording of "Oh Johnny, Oh Johnny, Oh!" and who decades later owned a big-band venue on Sunset Boulevard, has died. He was 100. Tucker, who was a longtime resident of...