- Viterbo grad makes costumes for local kids in 'Nutcracker,' Broadway stars in NYC
- During 'Scandal' hiatus, Morton will await fate
- Adam Booth, 'The Mountain Came Alive'
- BRIEF: CSO at CDM - Dec. 14
- Traditional, modern jazz: Greg Tardy bases contemporary sound on the classics - Dec. 13
- Gerald Dickens, the thespian, discovers Charles Dickens, the writer
- Batman-Superman film under way in Pontiac
- Bay Area repertory picks, Dec. 12-15
- Jolly for Hollywood: Suddenly everyone is paying attention to what's playing at the movies
- Children's Theatre takes on Christmas classic
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News Story of the Day
Updated Dec 12, 06:01 AM
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Composer Steven Sametz has written dozens of pieces in his long and prolific career, perhaps none so personal as the one he's about to begin: a requiem for the victims of the schoolhouse massacre in Newtown, Conn.
The Lehigh University music professor grew up about 20 miles from Newtown, where a gunman killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012.
"I know well what it was like to grow up in a small Connecticut town, and in what should have been, for all, a really beautiful time of life," Sametz said in an interview at Lehigh, a private school north of Philadelphia.
Sports Story of the Day
Updated Dec 11, 05:57 PM
ASHBURN, Va. - It takes quite the sales job to explain why a medically cleared Robert Griffin III won't play for the rest of the season.
Embattled Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan realized that and gave it his best shot Wednesday, speaking passionately at times in a 28-minute news conference that included references to the team's "circus atmosphere" and insistences that the move isn't a ploy to get himself fired.
Shanahan's reasoning is that he fears Griffin, who has taken a pounding in recent weeks, will get hurt, and that would ruin the franchise player's offseason - a reversal of Shanahan's oft-stated position that Griffin needed as much game experience as possible and would play to the end of the season.
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