Feds: Conn. man knows something about stolen art

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — It remains the largest art heist in history, a brazen robbery in which two thieves disguised as police officers walked into Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, disabled two...

DATE: April 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

U.S. Best-selling books for April 3

IndieBound.org compiles a weekly list of best-selling books from independently owned bookstores.Fiction1. The Sense of An Ending by Julian Barnes (Knopf)2. The Paris Wife by Paula McLain...

DATE: April 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Books

Cyclists have their savior in new book

The Enlightened Cyclist aspires to be a kind of bible for bicycle commuters, who will read it, laugh, weep and identify with almost every detail.It’s also the kind of book that drivers and...

DATE: April 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Books

Food for thought

DATE: April 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Finding simple beauty in nature

The Japanese art of ikebana is one of finding beauty through the simplicity and purity of nature. Mike Brieger’s collection of ikebana vases at the White Dragon Tea Room in Durango poses the...

DATE: April 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

More than skin deep

Expressive and colorful art is nothing new at Your Flesh Tattoo, but it usually leaves with each paying customer. That’s why the Calico Collective is an innovative idea for the Main Avenue...

DATE: April 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Television shows to set sail with Titanic anniversary

From dramas to docs, the Titanic centennial won’t escape TV’s notice. On special programming, viewers will be welcomed aboard the doomed luxury vessel, hear stories of its passengers and crew, and...

DATE: April 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Warning: Woman on the loose at the opera

On the one hand, Manon is a sentimental, suffering heroine. Sounds like standard issue opera. Or is she a dangerous, free-thinking woman on the loose? Chances are the new Metropolitan Opera...

DATE: April 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Arts Briefs for March 30

Pfau to speak at authors’ meeting Indie Authors Network will meet from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday in the upstairs meeting room at Pine River Valley Bank, 1701 Main Ave. Local author Holli Pfau will...

DATE: March 29, 2012 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Unsinkable James Cameron refloats ‘Titanic’ in 3-D

LOS ANGELES – There was a time when James Cameron’s career looked as though it might join Titanic, down in the lower depths.Before he became king of the modern blockbuster with “Titanic” and...

DATE: March 29, 2012 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

There’s life away from the ‘Shore’ for Pauly D

NEW YORK – Paul “DJ Pauly D” DelVecchio admits he felt a little odd when he got a deal for his own show, “The Pauly D Project,” on MTV. “I felt a little strange,” he said, adding that his “Jersey...

DATE: March 29, 2012 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Smithsonian showcases replica of monster snake

WASHINGTON – A prehistoric monster snake the length of a school bus that likely fed on supersize turtles and crocodiles has made its way to the Smithsonian Institution for an exhibit that will open...

DATE: March 29, 2012 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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