AP exclusive: A peek at how Disney resort shows are made

Actors with giant puppets perform the show

Walt Disney World recently invited The Associated Press for an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at how it put its shows together

Chris Pratt engaged to Katherine Schwarzenegger

A whirlwind romance is leading to an engagement for actor Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger

Book tip: "The Witch Elm" by Tana French

Book tip The Witch Elm Tana French Author French takes her time establishing backstory in this astonishing psychological brain-melter — but luxuriate in her lush prose and character-sculpting. It's not a lot to ask; in fact, you'll fall into the trap of the story...




Rick's List — Rot in Hell edition

The other day in a convenience store, I overheard a pleasant customer, her voice seething with anger, say to the clerk, "I hope you rot in hell!"  At issue was a debit card that malfunctioned or didn't have enough...

At last: A transit plan focusing on biking, walking

Are there any people more coddled than drivers?



Upcoming concerts and shows

Phish — July 9, 10 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Jan. 25; $78

Bill Maher — May 25 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $50-$70

Karla Bonoff — May 11 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $38-$42

Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez — April 19 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $33

Bob Weir and Wolf Bros — March 2 at Toyota Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $59.50-$99.50

Momix — Feb. 6 at Jorgensen Center, Storrs; tickets on sale now; $25-$35

Wiz Khalifa — Feb. 27 at Toad's Place, New Haven; tickets on sale now; $50