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The poetry of Wendell Berry hit Congregation Solel pianist Philip Orem close to home, which is why he was moved to compose a song cycle dedicated to his works. That composition will have its world premiere at Solel in Highland Park at 7:30 p.m. Monday,...
Tags: Music, Entertainment, Langston Hughes
The Hartford CourantJoe Battaglia's classroom is like a teenager's ode to rap and Bob Marley, civil rights heroes and comic books. Posters of Captain America, Iron Man and Malcolm X loom over an electronic whiteboard, where Opportunity High School students on Tuesday wrote...
Williamsburg resident Sofia Starnes, writing/critique editor with Creative Writing Critiques and co-host of the monthly Poetry at the Crossing reading in Williamsburg, has won a number of prestigious poetry awards and has authored five poetry collections....
Tags: Social Media, Book
Though much of his writing — gritty, urban and urbane, filled with humanity and lively characters — ranks with the best ever published about Chicago, Norbert Blei spent the last four decades in the relative peace and calm of Door County,...
Months after Lil Wayne created a firestorm for lyrics that name-dropped slain civil rights figure Emmett Till along with a vulgar sexual reference, the rapper has formally apologized to Till’s family. In a letter sent to the Till family, which...
May Overby Elementary School fourth-grader Ashlyn Dinger won top honors in POET Biorefining's "POET Tree" contest. Students were asked to submit poems about nature for Arbor Day and National Poetry Month in April. Regan Stoick of Mobridge-Pollock...
Tags: Elementary Schools, Schools
The story of the Beat Generation is often seen as a tale of two cities: The movement began in New York and blossomed in San Francisco. A UCLA Library exhibit sheds light on "a third, lesser-known hub" — Los Angeles, specifically the beachside...
The Rohrersville Cornet Band of Washington County will open its 277th season Sunday, May 19. The spring concert in the band hall on Main Street in Rohrersville will begin at 3 p.m. Holly Feather will direct the band as it performs concert favorites...
In a week that has already seen PepsiCo pull an ad developed by Odd Future ringleader Tyler, the Creator, the beverage giant is severing ties with another rapper, Lil Wayne. PepsiCo announced it has ended its partnership with the rapper over a vulgar...
AvonAvon native Brendan Walsh, a student in the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program at Southern Connecticut State University, has been selected for a Fulbright U.S. Student Award for 2013-2014 to Laos, where he will teach English at Ventiane...
The MAVEN spacecraft is leaving for Mars in November. Along with scientific gear and advanced communication technologies, it will be bringing along some poetry. It could be yours. NASA launched -- or, rather, opened -- the poetry contest on Wednesday....
Tags: NPR, Google+, NASA, NASA Mars Exploration Program
UF fans could have more opportunities to see the Gators starting in 2014, especially if they subscribe to AT&T U-verse. Officials from the Southeastern Conference and ESPN announced they signed a 20-year agreement through 2034 that also included the...
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