Andrews to present Goodspeed award to Walton


Julie Andrews will present designer/director Tony Walton with the Goodspeed Award for Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre at the upcoming Goodspeed Musicals’ Gala event “Razzle Dazzle.”

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BITS AND TIPS


‘Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck’: A clearer take on whatever, nevermind

Like Jim Morrison before him, Kurt Cobain exists in a dorm-room-poster afterlife, sanctified by fans, many of whom were born after his suicide in April 1994 and who flock to his recordings with the certainty that the music of Nirvana speaks directly...


Fiancee of Ebola victim hopes memoir closes chapter

The dark days of quarantine are over, yet Louise Troh remains captive to the disease that killed the man she loved.


Books for children - May 3

Book recommendations for young readers


Is CNN as bad as everyone thinks it is?

Is CNN as bad as everyone seems to think it is? Often, yes. The network’s live coverage of Monday’s destructive acts in Baltimore, and its seeming appetite for more trouble on Tuesday, in many ways demonstrated the strengths and...

COLUMNS

Messenger to Mercury

By the time this column runs, NASA’s Messenger spacecraft should have run out of fuel and slammed into the planet Mercury’s surface at around 9,000 miles per hour.

Night flights bring in spring’s first songbirds

For us who have known the frigid mornings, the deep February snow and the short dark days in long shadows, the melody of the first songbird of spring is a joyful moment not soon forgotten.

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DEAR ABBY

Boss’s unwelcome advances make first job uncomfortable

DEAR ABBY: I’m 16 and just got my first job working in food services. I have been working here for about two months, and have grown close with my co-worker “Samantha” and my boss

Woman’s prince charming has abandoned the magic words

DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend and I both have professional careers and are independent. We have been in a committed relationship for eight years now.

Speedy diagnosis is essential for treatment of Lyme Disease

DEAR ABBY: May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month. I’m a longtime Canadian reader who has suffered from it for many years.

Life of contentment doesn’t seem normal by comparison

DEAR ABBY: I’m 45, employed and earning plenty of money. I’m in a great relationship, my kids and grandkids are healthy and happy, and my parents are alive and well.

Mom with secret addiction is playing dangerous game

DEAR ABBY: I’m a 17-year-old girl and I caught my mom sniffing nail polish remover. She obviously doesn’t want me to know because she tries to hide it.

Despondent husband wants to break cycle of cheating

DEAR ABBY: I have been married twice. My first marriage lasted 20 years, the second one about four years.

Nonstop talkers take a toll on those stuck listening

DEAR ABBY: I have noticed that some people in my age group (60s) are becoming compulsive talkers. These people don’t ask questions of those around them.

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Your stars - May 4

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Don't overreact to thoughtless comments or emotional manipulation.