Valerie Harper back on screen despite cancer struggle

FILE - In this June 7, 2016 file photo, Valerie Harper arrives at the ELLE Women in Comedy event, in Los Angeles. Harper stars in a short film titled,

This is what a tough cookie Valerie Harper is: Despite her prolonged fight against cancer, she took on the demanding role of a woman with Alzheimer's to draw attention to the disease

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BITS AND TIPS


DVD tip: See "The Big Sick"

DVD tip The Big Sick Let’s face it. This hasn’t exactly been a banner year for movies. Lackluster and underperforming seem to be the most appropriate words. But “The Big Sick” is one of the pleasant...


Daniel Pearl memorial concert takes place Friday in NL

The annual Daniel Pearl World Music Days concerts take place across the globe this weekend. In New London, local musicians will take part with a performance Friday at the Washington Street Coffee House.

COLUMNS

Mystic’s ties to early Key West

You might think that places like Mystic and Key West — 1,550 miles and four climate zones apart — wouldn’t have a shared past, but they do.

Rick's List - The Modern Social Contract edition

Recently, buying my wife a birthday present, the check-out interrogation by the sales clerk wasn't all that much fun — and not just because she had a voice that reminded me of someone stepping on a turkey. It was because the...

BIG TICKET

Upcoming concerts and shows

Judy Collins — Dec. 22, 23 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale at noon today; $75, $78

Robin Thicke — Dec. 31 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday; $39

Power Rangers Live — March 16 at Foxwoods' Fox Theater; tickets on sale now; $39.50, $49.50

Dancing with the Stars: Live! — Jan. 27 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale now; $45

Alice Cooper — March 8 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale now; $30, $45

Celtic Woman — March 30 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale now; $25-$45