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10:05 am
Tue May 5, 2015

Book Review: The Mysteries Of Soldiers Grove

  

A new novel published by The Permanent Press in Sag Harbor, Long Island is a unique mix of a love story wrapped around a thriller. 

Joan Baum has this review of The Mysteries of Soldiers Grove. 

The title of 81-year old Paul Zimmer’s debut novel, The Mysteries of Soldiers Grove, is a kind of tease. The story’s not about “soldiers,” but two elderly characters, Cyril and Louise,  who live in what Cyril calls a “geezer home.”  That’s an assisted-living facility in Soldiers Grove, a small town in southwestern Wisconsin.

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Ensemble REBEL
11:38 am
Tue April 28, 2015

Firey Music from REBEL

REBEL Baroque Ensemble

REBEL, the period instrument ensemble, will be performing a concert that features music from Vivaldi, Handel, Telemann, and others on Sunday, May 3 at Bedford Presbyterian Church.  Kate Remington talked with the ensembe's co-founders, Jorg-Michael Schwarz and Karen Marie Marmer, about the concert, and why this is such a great time to be a period musician.  

  

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Waterbury Symphony
11:18 am
Tue April 21, 2015

Waterbury Symphony performs Verdi's Operatic Requiem

Giuseppe Verdi

Giuseppe Verdi's Requiem requires massive forces to bring his operatic sacred music to life.  Kate Remington talked with Leif Bjaland, conductor of the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra about this incredible, dramatic work, which the symphony will be performing on April 25th and 26th. 

  

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Culture
12:40 pm
Thu March 26, 2015

Book Review: The Illusion of Separateness

A new short story collection called The Illusion of Separateness taps into an old belief that humankind is one. Book critic Joan Baum has this review.

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Culture
4:00 am
Thu March 26, 2015

The Logbooks: Connecticut's Slave Ships and Human Memory

In The Logbooks:  Connecticut's Slave Ships and Human Memory, journalist Anne Farrow explores a part of U.S. history that she says we, as a nation, have collectively forgotten.  Farrow writes, it's the history of "a labor system that held millions in bondage."  At the same time, slavery was an economic machine that generated great wealth for some families and made Connecticut prosperous. 

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