Culture

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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Author Interview
9:29 am
Fri February 21, 2014

Foreign Gods Inc.

Okey Ndibe at the WSHU Public Radio studios in Fairfield, Connecticut.

Foreign Gods Inc. is a new novel about one man's scheme to steal a statue of a Nigerian god of war to sell it in the United States. 

It's the second novel from writer and Nigerian political commentator Okey Ndibe, who lives in West Hartford, Connecticut and teaches African literature at Brown University. WSHU Morning Edition Host Tom Kuser spoke with Professor Ndibe about the new book.

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Olympic Winter Games
2:31 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

Conn. and Long Island athletes competing in Sochi

A number of athletes from Connecticut and Suffolk County are representing the United States at the Olympic Winter Games. Several of them are tweeting from Sochi, and you can subscribe to a Twitter list of  them here.

Our local Olympians are:

Julie Chu, Ice hockey
Hometown: Fairfield, CT
Twitter: @juliechu13
Result: SILVER MEDAL

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