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Asilomar 2016

To begin, I’m here in a stunning place, completely surrounded by the ocean, wildlife, and beach lodges. It is, in a word, ethereal. Asilomar has been running a… 703 more words


Theatre review: The Double discovers Dostoyevsky’s funny side

“Hey, let’s put on a show right here! How about something by Dostoyevsky!”

To the best of my knowledge, that’s a line never spoken in any of those cheerful old movies, usually starring Mickey Rooney, about fresh-faced youngsters meeting the challenge of summer stock theatre. 602 more words


In or Out? Jason Priestley's new TV show or Festival TransAmériques opening day

Wondering what to do tonight? In or Out is the daily answer to that question from Gazette music contributor Erik Leijon and writer/editor Denise Duguay. 265 more words


Laura Linney Honored at Tower Cancer Research Foundation Gala: 'Comedy Is a Survival Technique'

Oscar-nominated actress Laura Linney received the humanity award for her cancer advocacy work at the Tower Cancer Research Foundation’s “Tower of Hope” gala on Thursday evening. 234 more words


Former Dixon, Illinois Mayor Jim Burke dies

Less than a year after his last day as mayor of Dixon, Illinois, Jim Burke has passed away.

He became a councilman at age 27, and he was 77 years old when he ended his 16 years as mayor on May 4, 2015. 122 more words


Former Dixon, Ill. Mayor Jim Burke has passed away

DIXON, Ill. (KWQC) – Former Dixon Mayor Jim Burke has passed away. He recently retired as mayor after 16 years of service. He died Friday, Feb. 61 more words


Theatre review: Imagination guides Persephone Productions' pursuit of Moby Dick

It’s a tale with the most iconic opening line of all time, and a man-versus-nature theme that has captured imaginations since 1851.

As I observed in the Montreal Gazette last fall when writing about… 607 more words