Culture

Ukraine
5:35 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Ukrainian cultural curator in Stamford watching events in birthland closely

Lubow Wolynetz, 75, of the Ukrainian Museum and Library in Stamford, Conn. holds a picture of an Ukrainian hero and anti-occupation activist, poet Taras Shevchenko. The museum is organizing an exhibit to celebrate the bicentennial year of his birth.
Kaomi Goetz

The political unrest in the Ukraine is being closely watched by Ukrainian immigrants in Connecticut and New York. Lubow Wolynetz, 75, of the Ukrainian Museum and Library  in Stamford, Conn. says she has mixed feelings about her birth country being in the news.  

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Columbia, CT native competes at Paralympics
5:17 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Connecticut Paralympian competes in Sochi, on one ski

Patrick Parnell competing in the 2014 IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup in Copper, Colorado.
Credit Joe Kusumoto

You may have seen the Olympic alpine skiers flying down an icy race course at terrifyingly high speeds in Sochi.Well, imagine doing that on just one ski. That’s what Patrick Parnell of Columbia, Connecticut will be doing in Sochi. He’s representing the United States at the Paralympic Winter Games, which begin Friday. 20-year-old Parnell was born with a condition which meant his left leg didn’t fully form.
He spoke with WSHU’s Craig LeMoult.

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Orchestra New England
1:12 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Orchestra New England Celebrates 40 Years

James Sinclair

Orchestra New England celebrates its 40th anniversary on Saturday, March 8th in New Haven 

  with a recreation of its very first concert, which featured the music of Charles Ives.  The concert includes some of the world premiers from the inaugural concert, and Ives' Pulitzer Prize winning Symphony No. 3.  Kate Remington talked with co-founder and conductor James Sinclair about the long life of the orchestra.  

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Yale drama alum wins for "Twelve Years a Slave"
5:09 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

Oscar winner Nyong'o celebrated by Yale School of Drama

Lupita Nyong’o accepts the award for best actress in a supporting role for "12 Years a Slave" during the Oscars on Sunday. Nyong'o is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama.
Credit Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP

During her emotional acceptance speech for best supporting actress Sunday night at the Oscars for her performance in “Twelve Years a Slave,” Lupita  Nyong’o thanked the Yale School of Drama. The school's Dean, James Bundy, says they take enormous pride in Nyong'o's accomplishments, "and absolutely no credit."

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New Haven Symphony
2:10 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Happy Birthday, August Read Thomas!

Augusta Read Thomas

Thursday evening, Februrary 27th. The New Haven Symphony Orchestra is throwing a 50th birthday celebration for American composer Augusta Read Thomas, that includes settings of poems by e e cummings, as well as the world premier of her Henke Saxophone Concerto, Prisms of Light.  Kate Remington talked with Thomas about how this celebration came together.  

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