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‘Weird Al’ on his weirdly successful week in music

Attention pop stars: If "Weird Al" Yankovic shows up at your concert or has tracked down your personal email address, you're likely his next parody conquest.

Such was the case for artists like Pharrell and Iggy Azalea, who are covered by Yankovic in his latest album, "Mandatory...

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This week at the O'Neill

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The O'Neill's Cabaret & Performance Conference is in full swing this week. All performances listed below are at 8 p.m. at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, 305 Great Neck Road, Waterford, and tickets are $35. Call (860) 443-1238.

Also, there are free open mic nights at Blue Gene's Pub...

You too can bake artisanal quality bread at home

Homemade bread really is the difference between a good sandwich and a great one. This is especially important when contemplating back-to-school lunches. A brown bag lunch should be something to look forward to. And even a peanut butter and jelly sandwich becomes a treat when good bread...


Jams increasingly strutting their savory side

When Chicago chef Gregory Ellis makes a pork belly sandwich, he doesn't stop at the belly. In addition to a fried egg and kumquat chow-chow, he adds a mystery ingredient - bacon jam.

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Live Lunch Break: Uncle Flatty

Uncle Flatty perform live at the Hygienic Art Park in New London as part of The Day's weekly Live Lunch Break concert series. You can join us in the park for live music and lunch specials from Italian Express.

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‘Simpsons’ marathon, digital Simpsons World coming

The full 25-year run of "The Simpsons" will arrive on cable channel FXX with a summer marathon, to be followed this fall by a digital...

FX’s ‘Married’ and ‘Worst’ test love’s limits

The benefit of pushing boundaries is to burst through to some new, unexplored area that feels risky and revealing - and no...

Premium Content O’Neill Theater Center to be featured on "CBS Sunday Morning"

The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford will be featured Sunday on “CBS Sunday Morning.”


Maria Shriver launches program honoring her dad

Maria Shriver is launching a new U.S. volunteer initiative called the Shriver Corps, named in part to honor the legacy of her late...

‘Treme’ actor settling profiling suit vs. Macy’s

A black actor who accused Macy's of racially profiling minorities as shoplifters is settling his civil rights lawsuit, one of several...

Daughter seeks right for autopsy of Casey Kasem

A judge in Washington state has granted Casey Kasem's daughter a temporary restraining order preventing the famous radio host's wife from...


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Premium Content State Street Saloon is Ace high

While on vacation, I read an excellent Western (see page 7) and I just started binge watching "Deadwood," both of which put me in the mood for the State Street Saloon.

Premium Content The food is as good as the view at Swooner

Skippers Dock on Stonington Harbor was beloved by some, if not for its food and dining room atmosphere, then certainly for its deck and its glorious view, each enhanced by the bewitching...


10 tasty ways to use fresh blueberries

There are muffins, of course. And pancakes. And the obligatory fruit salad. But then what? After all the usual suspects, how do you...

Premium Content Nina Planck brings 'Real Food' cookbook to Mystic

For Nina Planck, keeping it simple when it comes to food doesn't mean boring or unimaginative - but it does mean getting back to healthy...


Premium Content Movie tip: "Begin Again"

As a follow-up to his beloved indie "Once," writer-directed John Carney has played to his strengths: exploring a relationship between two music-centric characters, using songs as...

Movement expert transforms actors into apes on film

Movement expert brings life to digital characters

Terry Notary is Hollywood's human shape-shifter. In a blink, he can become an elf, an ape or almost any other moving creature.



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Comic Con festival kicks off in San Diego

Like Batman responding to a beaming Bat signal in the sky, fans are streaming to San Diego for the 45th annual Comic-Con pop culture extravaganza.

The four-day festival celebrating film, TV,...

Comic-Con offers toy designers a chance to go wild

When it comes to designing the highly coveted collectible toys for sale at Comic-Con, the annual celebration of pop culture lifting off Thursday in San Diego, the sky's the limit for the...


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Premium Content Lionel Richie plays the hits at Mohegan Sun

No matter what happens in our miserably troubled world, Lionel Richie can at least rest happily knowing he wrote and sang "Easy," which...


Premium Content Colonial Theater goes comic with ‘Complete Works of Shakespeare, Abridged’

Folks of a generation remember when Reader's Digest came out with their extensive line of "Condensed Books." The idea was that they'd take several...


Premium Content It's the Blessing of the Fleet in Stonington

It's tradition: the Blessing of the Fleet in Stonington Borough.

The annual event happens on Sunday, and it honors members of the...


Premium Content Ancient shipwrecks, modern damage to historic sites highlighted in Lyman Allyn exhibition

Discoveries of ancient shipwrecks and cautionary tales of the damage that trawlers can do to those relics are all part of a new exhibition at the...


Premium Content Book tip: "Glorious: A Novel of the American West"

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Premium Content Bank Square Books welcomes author Edan Lepucki

Book folks - people who still actually read - may be aware of a first-time author named Edan Lepucki, whose dystopian novel "California" has...


Your stars - July 24

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Keep life simple, uncomplicated and focused. Refuse to let emotional issues stir up trouble at home or at work.