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Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Theater review: 'Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812'
Created on Thursday, 23 March 2017 11:27
Josh Groban and Denée Benton in "Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812" (Photo by Chad Batka) NEW YORK – The pop opera “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812” has finally arrived on ...

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Review: 'A Bronx Tale'
Created on Saturday, 31 December 2016 22:01
Nick Cordero, Hudson Loverro and the cast of "A Bronx Tale" at the Longacre Theatre in New York. (Photo by Joan Marcus) NEW YORK – In Los Angeles in 1988, unknown actor Chazz Palminteri wrote a solo ...

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Theater review: ‘The Front Page’
Created on Monday, 28 November 2016 10:28
John Slattery and Nathan Lane in “The Front Page” (Photo by Julieta Cervantes)NEW YORK – Because of Nathan Lane’s presence in the cast,  the revival of “The Front Page” has attracted attention an...

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Theater review: ‘Holiday Inn’
Created on Monday, 31 October 2016 09:26
Bryce Pinkham and company in “Holiday Inn” at the Studio 54 Theatre. The production was launched at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam in 2014. (Photo by Joan Marcus) NEW YORK – The Christmas s...

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Theater review: ‘Cats’
Created on Sunday, 02 October 2016 21:15
The cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Cats.” The musical is back on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theater on West 52nd Street. (Photo by Matthew Murphy) NEW YORK – After a 16-year hiatus, “Cats,” Andrew Ll...

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Theater review: ‘Oslo’
Created on Tuesday, 30 August 2016 21:19
Daniel Oreskes, Anthony Azizi, Daniel Jenkins and Dariush Kashini in a scene from Lincoln Center Theater’s production of “Oslo,” a new play by J.T. Rogers (Photo by T. Charles Erickson) NEW YORK – T...

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'Zorba' invites you to dance in Bethlehem
Created on Wednesday, 03 August 2016 12:00
Thomas Camm appears in the title role in the Clay and Wattles Theater Company production of “Zorba,” opening Saturday, July 30, and running through Sunday, August 14, at The Gary-The Olivia Theater in...

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Theater review: ‘Cagney’
Created on Monday, 01 August 2016 14:41
Robert Creighton, center, and others in the cast of “Cagney” at the off-Broadway Westside Theater on West 43rd Street and 9th Avenue in New York. (Photo by Carol Rosegg) NEW YORK – Robert Creighton ...

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Review: ‘Long Day’s Journey into Night’
Created on Tuesday, 31 May 2016 09:33
John Gallagher Jr. and Jessica Lange in the Roundabout American Airlines Theatre production of Eugene O’Neill’s “Long Day’s Journey into Night” on 42nd Street in New York. (Photo by Joan Marcus) NEW...

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Theater review: 'She Loves Me'
Created on Monday, 02 May 2016 11:27
Gavin Creel and Jane Krakowski perform in “She Loves Me” at the Roundabout Theatre in New York City. (Photo by Joan Marcus, 2016) NEW YORK – “She Loves Me” is a perfect revival of a ’60s musical and ...

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Theater review: 'Henry IV, Parts I and 2'
Created on Wednesday, 06 April 2016 13:54
Antony Sher and Alex Hassell in a scene from "Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2 at the Harvey Theater in New York (Photo by Richard Termine) NEW YORK – The Royal Shakespeare Company is performing “King and Cou...

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Review: ‘The Cherry Orchard’
Created on Tuesday, 29 March 2016 12:12
A scene from the Maly Drama Theatre of the St. Petersburg, Russia, production of “The Cherry Orchard” by Anton Chekhov, directed and adapted by Lev Dodin at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Harvey Thea...

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Movie review: 'Lion'
Created on Tuesday, 07 February 2017 07:09
Sunny Pawar and Deepti Naval star in a scene from the movie "Lion." (CNS photo/The Weinstein Company) NEW YORK (CNS) -- The incredible true story of one orphan's 20-year odyssey to find his way back...

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Movie review: 'Birth of a Nation'
Created on Friday, 07 October 2016 22:07
Gabrielle Union and Colman Domingo star in a scene from the movie "The Birth of a Nation." (CNS photo/Fox) NEW YORK (CNS) -- Nat Turner's Rebellion, an 1831 insurrection among the enslaved people of...

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Movie review: 'Ben-Hur'
Created on Tuesday, 23 August 2016 15:05
Jack Huston stars in a scene from the movie " Ben-Hur." (CNS photo/Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc) NEW YORK (CNS) – Few films come to the screen with the kind of storied ped...

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Movie review: 'Jason Bourne'
Created on Friday, 29 July 2016 14:20
Matt Damon stars in a scene from the movie "Jason Bourne." (CNS photo/Universal Pictures) NEW YORK (CNS) – Nearly all of the characters in "Jason Bourne" (Universal) are under surveillance, being ha...

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Movie review: 'Ghostbusters'
Created on Saturday, 16 July 2016 21:46
Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Kristen Wiig and Leslie Jones star in a scene from the movie "Ghostbusters." (CNS photo/Sony) NEW YORK (CNS) – Few films released over the last several decades have e...

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Movie review: 'Captain America: Civil War'
Created on Tuesday, 10 May 2016 13:28
Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Chris Evans and Sebastian Stan star in a scene from the movie "Marvel's Captain America: Civil War."(CNS photo/Disney) NEW YORK (CNS) – Newcomers to the Marvel Comics ...

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Movie review: 'The Jungle Book'
Created on Friday, 22 April 2016 11:18
Neel Sethi stars in a scene from the movie "The Jungle Book." (CNS photo/Disney) NEW YORK (CNS) – Forest, fauna and beast never looked as good as they do in "The Jungle Book" (Disney), a lavish rete...

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Movie review: 'Zootopia'
Created on Thursday, 10 March 2016 15:51
A rookie bunny cop and a fugitive fox star in a scene from the animated movie "Zootopia." CNS photo/Disney) NEW YORK (CNS) – Anthropomorphism runs amok in the 3-D animated comedy-adventure "Zootopia"...

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Movie review: 'Race'
Created on Friday, 26 February 2016 12:23
Stephan James stars in a scene from the movie "Race." (CNS photo/Focus Features) NEW YORK (CNS) – Run, don't walk, to the nearest multiplex and see "Race" (Focus), a supremely entertaining biopic abo...

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Movie review: 'Risen'
Created on Tuesday, 23 February 2016 14:31
Joseph Fiennes and Tom Felton star in a scene from the movie "Risen."CNS photo/Columbia Pictures) NEW YORK (CNS) – In days of yore, Hollywood knew how to make Christian themes pay off at the box offi...

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Movie review: 'Hail, Caesar!'
Created on Monday, 08 February 2016 14:40
George Clooney stars in a scene from the movie "Hail, Caesar!" (CNS photo/Universal) NEW YORK (CNS) – The February release date of writers and directors Joel and Ethan Coen's comedy "Hail, Caesar!" (...

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Movie review: 'The Choice'
Created on Monday, 08 February 2016 14:29
Teresa Palmer and Ben Walker star in a scene from the movie "The Choice." (CNS photo/Lionsgate) NEW YORK (CNS) – Ever since "The Notebook" in 2004, film adaptations of Nicholas Sparks' novels have ...

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IROKO: Tree of Life/Árbol de Vida to open at Clare Gallery
Created on Monday, 13 March 2017 09:24
Hartford — The Clare Gallery will present IROKO: Tree of Life/Árbol de Vida, works by Imna Arroyo, from March 16 through May 21.

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Actor did St. Ignatius' spiritual exercises to prepare for priest role
Created on Wednesday, 25 January 2017 10:34
Andrew Garfield stars as Father Sebastian Rodrigues in a scene from the movie "Silence." (CNS photo/Paramount) WASHINGTON (CNS) – Actor Andrew Garfield underwent the spiritual exercises of St. Ignat...

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'Fences' actor got his career started at his Catholic high school
Created on Wednesday, 28 December 2016 12:35
Russell Hornsby and Viola Davis star in a scene from the movie "Fences." (CNS photo/Paramount) WASHINGTON (CNS) -- In a real-life situation akin to the "High School Musical" movie franchise, Russell ...

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Vienna Boys Choir performs at cathedral
Created on Tuesday, 13 December 2016 09:03
The Vienna Boys Choir presented a holiday celebration at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford on Dec. 10. More than 1,500 people gathered in the pews to hear the famous choir perform a program o...

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Laughing at ourselves helps us grow and improve, comedy writer says
Created on Tuesday, 18 October 2016 12:22
Jeannie Gaffifgan, comedy writer and producer of "The Jim Gaffigan Show," speaks after accepting the inaugural Eloquentia Perfecta Award from Paulist Press and Fordham University's Graduate School of ...

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Documentary on how God’s mercy transforms lives to air on ABC affiliates
Created on Friday, 14 October 2016 12:14
NEW HAVEN – “The Face of Mercy,” a new Knights of Columbus documentary that uses personal accounts to highlight the impact of God’s mercy on people’s lives, will air on many ABC-affiliated TV statio...

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'Ben-Hur' remake stresses reconciliation theme, producer Downey says
Created on Thursday, 18 August 2016 11:11
Toby Kebbell and Pilou Asbaek star in a scene from the movie "Ben Hur." (CNS photo/Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc) WASHINGTON (CNS) – It's been 57 years since the last film v...

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‘Annie’ staged by home-schoolers
Created on Monday, 01 August 2016 14:00
Curtain call at the close of the show “Annie,” performed on June 18 and 19 brings out some of the 115-member cast of students of the Adoro Te homeschooling group and its Avon Mountain Drama Group, whi...

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Soup kitchen nun uses ‘Chopped’ win to evangelize
Created on Thursday, 23 June 2016 10:08
Invited speaker Sister Alicia Torres, a Franciscan Sister of the Eucharist of Chicago, lunches with members of the ladies guild at the Franciscan Urban Life Center at St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish in...

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Parishioners gather to watch Dominican ordination on EWTN
Created on Monday, 23 May 2016 15:04
Photo by Mary Chalupsky NEW HAVEN – Dominican Father John Paul Walker, pastor of St. Mary Parish, and a few of the parisioners on hand watch television on Saturday as the parish hosted a Dominican "O...

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'Farm-Art Festival' to benefit theater company
Created on Wednesday, 04 May 2016 12:50
BETHLEHEM – “The Farm-Art Festival – Inspired By Nature” is a celebration of local artists, small farms, artisan food producers and the Clay & Wattles Theater Company that will take place from 1...

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Divine messengers in Bible appear in storybook for kids
Created on Wednesday, 30 March 2016 13:48
The cover of Angels in the Bible Stoybook by Allia Zobel Nolan. (Photo submitted) NORWALK – Angels have long held a fascination for many people, including author Allia Zobel Nolan, who took two years...

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Theater Reviews

Thomas Camm appears in the title role in the Clay and Wattles Theater Company production of “Zorba,” opening Saturday, July...
Robert Creighton, center, and others in the cast of “Cagney” at the off-Broadway Westside Theater on West 43rd Street and...
John Gallagher Jr. and Jessica Lange in the Roundabout American Airlines Theatre production of Eugene O’Neill’s “Long Day’s Journey into...
Gavin Creel and Jane Krakowski perform in “She Loves Me” at the Roundabout Theatre in New York City. (Photo by...
Antony Sher and Alex Hassell in a scene from "Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2 at the Harvey Theater in...
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Movie Reviews

Gabrielle Union and Colman Domingo star in a scene from the movie "The Birth of a Nation." (CNS photo/Fox) NEW...
Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Chris Evans and Sebastian Stan star in a scene from the movie "Marvel's Captain America: Civil...
Neel Sethi stars in a scene from the movie "The Jungle Book." (CNS photo/Disney) NEW YORK (CNS) – Forest, fauna...
A rookie bunny cop and a fugitive fox star in a scene from the animated movie "Zootopia." CNS photo/Disney) NEW YORK...
Stephan James stars in a scene from the movie "Race." (CNS photo/Focus Features) NEW YORK (CNS) – Run, don't walk, to...
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