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Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell back to criminal ways

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

By Rick Bentley The Fresno Bee (TNS) Almost 10 years ago, I sat in a bar talking with Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell about their roles in the under-appreciated FOX series “Prison Break.” They played brothers who through an elaborate plan escape from prison and go on the run. Now, I’m in the same bar at the Langham Huntington Beach Hotel talking to them about playing criminals again. They aren’t …

Singer Joni Mitchell hospitalized in Los Angeles

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

LOS ANGELES — Joni Mitchell was in intensive care in a Los Angeles-area hospital on Tuesday, according to the Twitter account and website of the folk singer and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer. “Joni was found unconscious in her home this afternoon,” said a statement on the Mitchell website. “She is currently …

Toast the end of ‘Mad Men’ with the era’s classic cocktails

Thursday, March 26, 2015

From Don Draper’s old fashioneds to Roger Sterling’s smuggled-in Stoli, cocktails have played a deliciously major role on AMC’s “Mad Men.” But was it really that great an era to drink? Because though the show celebrates — and …

Which way will One Direction go after Zayn Malik’s departure?

Thursday, March 26, 2015

By SANDY COHEN AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES — David Lee Roth and Van Halen. Noel Gallagher and Oasis. And now Zayn Malik and One Direction. Malik said Wednesday he is leaving the chart-topping British boy band “to …

Oprah Winfrey selling clothing, furniture, paintings in auction

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

CHICAGO — Oprah Winfrey will auction off paintings, furniture, designer clothing and other items from her Chicago residence next month. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers said Tuesday that the proceeds will benefit the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in …

Record-breaking show ‘The Fantasticks’ to close in May

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

By MARK KENNEDY AP Drama Writer NEW YORK — The off-Broadway phenomenon “The Fantasticks” will pack away its confetti and cardboard moon this summer, ending a record-breaking, fantastic run that started when Dwight D. Eisenhower was president. Producers of the stalwart, low-tech show said Wednesday the musical will …

Diemand Egg Farm in Wendell cancels annual Easter event because of concerns over bird flu

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

WENDELL — The Easter Bunny will skip his annual trip to Diemand Egg Farm, playing it safe amid reported cases of bird flu elsewhere in the country. The farm has held an Easter egg hunt for 10 years, drawing as many as 700 people annually. Reports of avian …

Families can battle clutter without attacking each other

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Shoes litter the living room floor, unopened mail and catalogs are scattered across the dining room table, dirty dishes are stacked next to the sink. You want to be one team united against clutter, but your family or …

Musings: Recalling the fog of parenting small children

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

About six years ago, as I was shuffling down the street in the wake of my running/walking/stopping 1½-year-old, I must have looked every bit as haggard as I felt because a complete stranger passing by said to me, …

Family time with fine art: Smith College courts the next generation of museumgoers

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The exhibit “Mary Bauermeister: The New York Decade” at the Smith College Museum of Art focuses on the “lens boxes” that the German avant garde artist created in the 1960s. “Her work was shaped by experimentation and the …

Are you guilty of ‘oversharenting’ online?

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Three of four U.S. parents say they know of at least one mom or dad guilty of oversharenting — sharing online information that’s embarrassing or downright inappropriate, according to the newest installment of a parents survey out of …

Family To Do List

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

CREATURES GALORE Spring is here, right? Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls, invites children ages 3 to 6 and their parents or guardians, siblings and friends to search for early signs of the season Saturday …