Roger Angell, longtime New York writer and publisher, dies | Culture & Leisure

NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Angell, a famous baseball writer and reigning man of letters who, for more than 70 years, helped define the New Yorker’s urban spirit and style through his essays, pieces of humor and its editing, died. He was 101 years old. Angell died Friday of heart failure, according to The New … Read more

Billy Bob Thornton and Boxmasters will perform in Colorado Springs | Culture & Leisure

Some people made sourdough bread during lockdown. Others did Zoom happy hours. Billy Bob Thornton and The Boxmasters did some music. Three albums, to be exact, the second of which, “Help… I’m Alive”, was released last month. “It’s a little faster and with a little more universal subject matter,” Thornton said in a phone interview. … Read more

‘Support Ukraine’ | Culture & Leisure

Since Russia invaded Ukraine, there have been 3,752 civilian casualties, including 250 children, as well as 4,300 civilians injured and 6.2 million refugees fleeing the country this week. Local basketball coach Yana Pollard traveled to Eastern Europe in March to help her family flee Ukraine. With his family safe in Ireland, Pollard refocuses his efforts … Read more

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra pays tribute to Florence Price | Culture & Leisure

The Century of Progress International Exposition, also known as the Chicago World’s Fair, was held from 1933 to 1934 and changed the life of composer Florence Price. It was for this international event that his first symphony was selected as one of the works for a celebration concert by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) conducted … Read more

New this week: Harry Styles, ‘Angelyne’ and ‘The Valet’ | Culture & Leisure

Here’s a curated collection from the Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s coming to TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES – The gripping documentary “Hold Your Fire,” directed by Stefan Forbes, chronicles a 1973 Brooklyn robbery that became a turning point in hostage negotiation and de-escalation tactics. The scene, vividly depicted in … Read more

“All’s well that ends well” | Culture & Leisure

Telluride Theater has a triad of good news to share with its theater-mad community with the recent announcement of its annual Shakespeare in the Park production of “All’s Well That Ends Well.” It’s a. The second is that guest director Becca Wolff will join the company this summer to take the helm, and three open … Read more

After 2 years of cancellations, Territory Days returns | Culture & Leisure

Old Colorado City was once the stuff of a John Wayne movie. Nestled between what is now Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs, the small town was then known as Colorado City and was teeming with gambling dens, brothels and saloons. Native American encampments dotted the landscape, cowboys trotted on their mounts, and Laura Bell McDaniel … Read more

Travis Scott and Morgan Wallen on stage at the Billboard Music Awards | Culture & Leisure

Travis Scott and Morgan Wallen made controversial returns to the Billboard Music Awards stage on Sunday, while Mary J. Blige was honored for her musical excellence. Wallen starred in his first major awards show after being filmed over a year ago using a racial slur. After receiving no verbal introductions, the country star sat down … Read more

Review: ‘Team America’ probes the lasting impact of 4 generals | Culture & Leisure

“Team America: Patton, MacArthur, Marshall, Eisenhower, and the World They Forged” by Robert L. O’Connell (Harper) Insightful and informative, military historian Robert L. O’Connell’s latest book bears a title that might evoke in today’s readers a group of superheroes determined to save the free world – in this case, four army generals transforming the United … Read more