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2008-10-01 06:00:38

By Susan Wloszczyna, USA TODAY There are directors who tend to bring out the best out in male stars. Martin Scorsese, Oliver Stone and, yes, the aptly named Michael Mann are but a few. Then there is Jonathan Demme, whose deft touch with actresses in such indelible late-20th-century favorites as Something Wild, Married to the Mob and his Oscar triumph Silence of the Lambs could put him in the running for the modern era's closest successor to George Cukor. "I've always been a sucker for...

2008-06-26 21:02:07

Norma Jean Oberwise of Carol Stream Visitation for Norma Jean Oberwise (nee Hengesbach), 88, formerly of Aurora, will be from 12 noon until the time of service at 2 p.m. Friday, at Brust Funeral Home, 415 N. Gary Ave., Carol Stream. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert A.; loving mother of Judith (John) Tierney and Robert (Barbara); and cherished grandmother of seven and great-grandmother of many. She is also survived by many other relatives and friends. For information, 630-...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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