ECSO and chorus perform a majestic final concert of the season

What could have been a more fitting conclusion to the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra and Chorus concert Saturday night – and the concert season itself – with a grand, soaring choral version of that staple of graduation ceremonies, Elgar’s “Pomp and...

CALENDAR

BITS AND TIPS


Drinking coffee and wine good for microbes in the gut, scientists say

Scientists have some great news for those who love coffee, tea and wine: Drinking any of these beverages is associated with a healthier and more diverse community of microbes living in the gut.


Study: ‘Biggest Loser’ contestants have slower metabolisms

A new study has found that many competitors on NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” leave the show with a slower metabolism, making it more difficult to keep off the pounds.


'Hamilton' leads Tony nods, sets record with 16 nods

The megahit musical "Hamilton" has grabbed a record-breaking 16 Tony Award nominations, the biggest haul in Broadway history and another notch in the show's march into theatrical history


‘Always Picked Last’ comes in first with anti-bullying message

There’s nothing like a true story of hardship with a happy ending to get an audience’s attention. Emerson Theater Collaborative is staging such a play written by Lisa Giordano, ETC’s resident playwright and cofounder.

COLUMNS

Rick’s List: Novel Rewrites Edition

Following the trend of film remakes, Day columnist suggests some famous novels ripe for plot adjustments.

Taking life back from cancer

This column isn’t about me. It’s about two other cancer patients, one whom I know intimately because I share half his genes and see him all the time, and the other is an eternally 9-year-old girl I only know through Facebook.

BIG TICKET

Upcoming concerts and shows

Al Pacino — June 3 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. April 29; $125

98º, O-Town, Ryan Cabrera — Aug. 5 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. April 29; $30 - $75

George Winston — Nov. 2 and 3 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $60 - $65

Taylor Hicks — July 9 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $46 - $50

The Australian Pink Floyd Show — Aug. 10 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. April 29; $29.50 - $39.50

Nick Swardson — July 9 at Foxwoods' Fox Theater; tickets on sale now; $36.50 - $46.50

 

DEAR ABBY

Struggling sister should get help and get going

DEAR ABBY: I have a hard time differentiating between enabling and just helping out my sister.

Bed-wetter can get help but he has to make the effort

DEAR ABBY: I have a good friend who is a bed-wetter.

Daughter shuts door on mom in retaliation for remarriage

DEAR ABBY: I am 54. My daughter is 25 and married with two kids.

Couple’s difference in age causes girl’s family to worry

DEAR ABBY: I’m 17 and dating this older guy.

Sister struggles to reconcile love for brother and her faith

DEAR ABBY: I am very excited to be proposing soon to the man I want to spend my life with.

Girlfriend’s business contact arouses man’s suspicion

DEAR ABBY: I’m a divorced man dating a divorcee, “Sylvie,” who is eight years younger.

It’s best to meet online crush on woman’s familiar ground

DEAR ABBY: For the last five months I have been talking to a guy I met via a dating app.

HOROSCOPES

Your stars - May 3

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You’ve got more options than you realize.