Culture

Male Breast Cancer Awareness
9:05 am
Tue October 22, 2013

Documentary highlights struggle for men with breast cancer

Bob DeVito and Bill Becker
Times Like These film project

This month is unofficially known as Pinktober as organizations raise awareness and money for women with breast cancer. But the pink image doesn't show the full picture.

Breast Cancer is not a gender specific disease.  The American Cancer Society estimates that over 2,200 men across the country will be diagnosed this year. And because typically men are diagnosed at a later stage, men succumb to the disease at a higher rate than women.

In an effort to save lives, two men with breast cancer in Connecticut are advocating for more  awareness and research. 

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Book Review
8:15 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Revolution & the Making of a Choreographer

Balanchine & the Lost Muse: Revolution & the Making of a Choreographer by Elizabeth Kendall

Many books have been written about choreographer George Balanchine. Arts critic Joan Baum has this review of a new book that focuses in on a unique aspect of the artist's life.

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A "treasure box" at Yale
6:38 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Once controversial, now beloved: Yale's Beinecke Library celebrates 50 years

Six stories of rare books and manuscripts behind glass at Beinecke Library
Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library

This week marks the 50th anniversary of Yale University’s Beinecke library. It’s a world-renowned repository of rare books and manuscripts. WSHU’s Mark Herz toured the now-beloved library with its director, E. C. Shroeder. Schroeder said the modernist cube made up of large marble squares—and surrounded by gothic and neo-classical buildings—was once controversial.

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Culture
10:22 am
Thu October 17, 2013

New Haven Symphony and The Great American Songbook

conductor Todd Ellison

The New Haven Symphony Orchestra visits The Great White Way with concerts Saturday, Oct 19th at Hamden Middle School and Sunday, Oct 20th at Shelton Middle School.  Todd Ellison, currently the music director of "Annie" on Broadway, will be on the podium for a program that includes hits from Gershwin's "Girl Crazy," as well as "Fiddler on the Roof," "Cabaret" and "Wicked."  Tony Award-winning singer Debbie Gravitte will be joining the orchestra as well.

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Stamford Symphony Orchestra
10:44 am
Wed October 2, 2013

Beethoven Takes Vienna By Storm

Beethoven was a confident, witty young man with his whole career ahead of him when he premiered his First Piano Concerto in Vienna.  It's on the season-opening concerts by the Stamford Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Eckart Preu at the Palace Theater Saturday, October 5th and Sunday, October 6th.  Listen in to Kate Remington's conversation with Eckart Preu.

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