Sherman Players welcome spring with a farce

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A double life means double trouble for John Smith in Ray Cooney’s English farce “Run for Your Wife” playing at the Sherman Playhouse.  For five years, John Smith has succeeded in leading a double life because he has the perfect job. He’s a taxi cab driver with a fluctuating and ever-convenient ...

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Fond memories: A taste of the south

Shrimp and grits — nothing better!

Shrimp and grits — nothing better!One of our fondest memories about this time of year is “Spring Vacation.”  The smell of Coppertone suntan lotion and the sounds of Muskrat Love helped set the mood as we packed up the dark blue Bonneville station wagon and headed south to Aunt Lena and Uncle ...

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42: Meaningful look at a key American inning

Each week, the Reel Dad checks the nutritional value of a movie — new or classic — to help you choose what to watch. This week’s pick is a new drama about baseball legend Jackie Robinson, 42. The movie 42 is like the man it honors, Jackie Robinson. The film reaches beyond how things look... Read More

The king of spring: Sweet spires of asparagus

Asparagus brings flavor to spring.

Asparagus brings flavor to spring.Spring has arrived, heralded by bright, beautiful flowers, brilliant blue skies and the most regal of all vegetables, asparagus!  A treasure of New England gardeners, the appearance of the slender spires rising up from the soil is cause for a seasonal ...

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Politics, sex, and an assassination at Long Wharf

Douglas Sills plays Jack Kennedy and Christina Bennett Lind is his lover, Judith Campbell Exner, in ‘Ride the Tiger’ at Long Wharf Theatre.

Douglas Sills plays Jack Kennedy and Christina Bennett Lind is his lover, Judith Campbell Exner, in ‘Ride the Tiger’ at Long Wharf Theatre.“Ride the Tiger” by William Mastrosimone, at Long Wharf Theatre’s Main Stage, New Haven, explores why President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. The ...

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Independent films shine at Tribeca Film Festival

Each year, film buffs in our area can enjoy a wealth of quality movies at the Tribeca Film Festival. This week, the Reel Dad takes a look at four special movies to be shown during the 12th annual gathering. With so much of what we see on screen easy to forget, each year we look... Read More

This Week’s Movie Menu

What’s on your family’s movie menu this week?  Choosing what films to offer is a lot like planning what meals to serve. And all the choices on television make it easy to savor something at the same time you nourish the mind and heart.  This week, cable offers a range of nutritious movies. Here ...

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