Leontyne Price, the revered American opera singer, turned 90 last week. Springfield Symphony Orchestra Conductor Kevin Rhodes has been itching to find a way to celebrate her brilliant career. He’s doing it, at last, Saturday evening.
“These full-throated, powerful few are at every game,” says our commentator, a sports parent in Northampton, Mass.
Author and illustrator Grace Lin of Florence, Massachusetts, is out with the fourth book in her early reader series about Chinese-American twins. “Ling and Ting: Together in All Weather” follows their adventures — and misadventures — through the seasons.
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Over potluck dinners in fellowship halls, and over coffee on Sunday mornings, in synagogues and nearby mosques, Muslims, Christians and Jews from greater Hartford have been collaborating since last fall. Their project: to bring refugee families to the region.
Our imagination plays tricks on us. That’s explored in a new volume of poems by Lawrence Raab, who teaches at Williams College.
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Pastor Geordie Campbell of the First Congregational Church of Christ organized the first meeting of West Hartford clergy last September because of his own anguish over the refugee crisis.