| Aug 27, 2013
| 10:54 AM
You can't swing a critic around Times Square without hitting some kid who's featured, if not starring, in a Broadway show.
This fact was abundantly clear in the opening number of June's Tony Awards show when young cast members of "Annie," "Matilda,"...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 9:49 AM
Ashley believes news is all about real people and that's why she takes great pride in telling stories about people in her hometown.
Ashley was born and raised in Springfield. She was bitten by the journalism bug while taking media classes at...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 7:00 AM
To Joel McHale, revenge is not a dish best served cold, but one dealt out weekly with a healthy ladle of percolating "Soup."
For nearly a decade, the 41-year-old comedian — armed with little more than a green screen, a video monitor and a boyishly...
| Aug 28, 2013
For Mollie Aeder to meet her educational needs, she had to attend a boarding school six hours away in Michigan, her parents said. The couple wanted a high school wholly dedicated to teaching students with learning disabilities like their 14-year-old's...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Vince Flynn, a best-selling author of political thriller novels, died early Wednesday morning at United Hospital in St. Paul, Minn. after a long battle with prostate cancer. He was 47.
He was best known for his CIA page-turners that starred Mitch Rapp, a...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 7:57 AM
Buffy St. Marie
Thurs., June 13, Infiinity Music Hall, 20 Greenwoods Road West, Norfolk, (866) 666-6306, infinityhall.com
In his memoir, Bob Dylan says he resisted the label of “protest singer” at a certain point in his career. “...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 8:32 AM
About a year ago, actor-author-producer Paul Reiser decided to return to standup comedy. He hadn’t really done the whole comedy-club tour thing in about 20 years.
“People said, ‘Hey, it’s like riding a bike … ’...
| May 31, 2013
| 5:20 PM
Henry Winkler has managed to stay in the comedy zeitgeist for more than 40 years, from his star-shot to fame on "Happy Days" in 1974 to the fourth season of "Arrested Development" on Netflix. These days Winkler continues to make recurring appearances on...
| May 24, 2013
| 1:29 PM
Testing season is upon us as the school year draws to a close and local students engage in the annual rituals of standardized assessments and final exams.
Most kids find these tests a bit stressful. But for those with dyslexia and other learning...
| May 26, 2013
| 3:45 AM
Idle thoughts while squeezing and then sucking the last smidge of toothpaste out of the tube:
- Can you beat the Beach Boys singing “Graduation Day” this time of year? “There’s a time for joy … a time for tears …...
| May 18, 2013
| 6:18 PM
Luke Badley was 6 years old riding along with his family when he noticed the long fenced bridge spanning across I-70 and asked his dad what it was.
It was the Appalachian Trail overpass that hikers use to cross the busy highway. Badley’s father...
| May 14, 2013
| 3:30 PM
Family Promise is having its third annual Empty Bowl fundraiser on June 2 with proceeds going to provide safe shelter, meals and support for homeless families.
Guests are welcome from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Glendale,...