| Aug 21, 2012
| 8:39 AM
Some students ran in, while others shyly stood in the doorway at C.C. Lee Elementary School this morning to gather in the gym before the official start of the first day of school.
Sisters Vanessa and Valerie Maina were among the first to arrive. Vanessa...
| Sep 3, 2012
| 5:15 PM
Mon 9/3/2012 7:06 PM
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), at the request of the state of Louisiana, has activated its Transitional Sheltering Assistance program, which allows eligible evacuees from Hurricane Isaac whose neighborhoods are not...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 3:04 PM
About 300 flights from across the country were cancelled into Louis Armstrong International airport Tuesday. There also are not any flights scheduled to leave New Orleans, and it's the same deal in Mobile, Biloxi and Baton Rouge.
As that's going on,...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 8:34 AM
With the closing of Gore Vidal's "The Best Man" last week, the most politically direct show on Broadway has left the stage. It has also got me to thinking about theater and politics during these last few weeks of a major presidential campaign.
| Sep 26, 2012
| 5:25 PM
If there can be a Connecticut Wine Trail and a Connecticut Impressionists Trail, then why not a Connecticut Theater Trail?
Is the state tourism office missing a market?
After all, this small-in-size state is packed with Tony Award-winning theaters,...
| Sep 2, 2012
| 2:35 PM
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...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 9:25 AM
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...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 8:40 AM
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...
| May 29, 2012
| 5:33 PM
Downtown New Orleans is a block of old buildings that one expert calls the most significant structures in jazz history! WGNO photographer Pat Thomas shows you where the legend began for Louis Armstrong in this edition of Real New Orleans.
| Jun 14, 2012
| 7:44 PM
To celebrate its 50th anniversary, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band on July 6 will bring back the best of New Orleans-style jazz through its 22nd appearance at the Irvine Barclay Theatre.
The Preservation Hall Jazz Band drew its name from Preservation...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 8:39 AM
PETOSKEY -- Many people can name someone who had a significant influence on their life or career, but very few can name someone like Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong.
During his formative years, trumpet player Chris Clifton's experiences with Louis and...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 7:43 PM
Funk upon a rhyme!
In the days of the Funky bunch
The concept of dropping Hip-Hop on the one
Was firmly planted, Oops, upside your head
To the boogie to the boogie-de-beat
By the earthly funketeers in the heart of the Elm City