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The Book Tour Begins For “Remembering Katharine Hepburn”

This is one of those things  in one’s life that you just don’t see coming. This book, “Remembering Katharine Hepburn.” I am a founding trustee of the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center in Old Saybrook, Connecticut and that has been just a wonderful ride over the last 10 years or so…seeing the historic town hall Read more…

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Its All About Judy Garland In Goodspeed’s “Chasing Rainbows”

This is the story behind Goodspeed‘s now-playing “Chasing Rainbows.” The production is about Judy Garland as a child actress up thru the point at which she lands the part of Dorothy in the “Wizard of Oz.” Creator, producer Tina Marie Casamento Libby and famed Judy Garland historian, author, John Fricke worked together for seven years go get Read more…

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Dick Cavett to Receive The First “Spirit Of Katharine Hepburn Award”

The ‪Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center will hold its annual Summer Gala Saturday August 27th, 2016 on the historic Old Saybrook Town Green. In addition to fantastic eats and fabulous music and dancing, the inaugural Spirit of Katharine Hepburn Award will be presented as a graceful statuette sculpted in the likeness of Katharine Hepburn by Kimberly Read more…

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And The Oscar Goes To….Art Carney

 In 1975 actor Art Carney won an Oscar for the best performance by an actor for the movie “Harry And Tonto.” That year he was up against Albert Finney for the “Orient Express,” Dustin Hoffman for “Lenny,” Jack Nicholson in “Chinatown,” Al Pacino in “The Godfather, Part II.”               Read more…

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In the Company Of Legends ~ Bacall, Carson, Fonda, Garland, Hepburn, Newman, Sinatra, Stewart

David Heeley and Joan Kramer have lived incredible lives as documentary filmmakers. Name an actor in the age of old Hollywood or television and they have interviewed them and put them in their films. Heeley says of all the greats they loved getting to know four-time Academy Award winning actress, Katharine Hepburn. There are so Read more…

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“A Twist Of Lemmon,” Channeling Actor Jack Lemmon

Chris Lemmon, an actor and musician and Glastonbury, Connecticut resident, came on “NYBERG” to talk about a show he has mounted about the life of his very famous father, two-time Academy Award winner, Jack Lemmon. It is called “A Twist Of Lemmon” it is based on the book he wrote. One of the tales he Read more…

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Send A “Happy One Hundred Years” Video To The Shubert Theatre

The legendary Shubert Theatre in New Haven, CT is turning 100 years old on December 11, 2014! The Shubert is recognized throughout the theatre community as the  “birthplace of the nation’s greatest hits”, and was a popular try-out house in the golden age of theatre – playing host to the World Premieres of such musicals as Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, My Read more…

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Stunning Art Deco Warner Theatre

Warner Theatre in Torrington, Connecticut, figure out a date and go see it. This is a 1,700 seat stunner, reminds me of Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Built in 1931 by Warner Brothers, it first opened as a movie palace. Some who have written about it thru the years called it “Connecticut’s Read more…

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Hepburn Stamp Unveiled at The Kate

Actress Katharine Hepburn was given quite a birthday gift today, her own 44 cent U.S. Postal Stamp. Hepburn would have been 103 years old today. The photo used on the stamp is from a publicity shot taken for her 1942 film, “Woman of The Year.” The late 4-time Academy Award winning actress would have been Read more…

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Connecticut’s Gem of a Place With a Movie Star Name

The clock outside the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center says it’s nearly time for a show. I spend a lot of time at The Kate because I’m a true believer in the arts. The world is a better place with theater and music and art and dance, and children’s shows and all need to be Read more…

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