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Dennehy Masterful In Vibrant, Funny 'Endgame' At Long Wharf

Reg E. Cathey finds invigorating rhythms in slamming doors, sweeping gestures, ascending a stepladder and folding stained linens. This eloquent and effortlessly entertaining actor has not graced a New Haven stage since his heroic role in Seamus Heaney's "A Cure at Troy" at Yale Repertory Theatre...

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  • 'Beautiful': A Jukebox Musical With Truth And Songs That Never Get Old

    'Beautiful': A Jukebox Musical With Truth And Songs That Never Get Old

    The beauty of "Beautiful" is not its songs so much as its story. It's about the singer and songwriter Carole King, but also about the world she grew up in. The first national tour of the Broadway hit is at the Bushnell through Jan. 22. This superbly crafted jukebox musical cares about dramatic...

  • Tap And Vine: Gastropub With Emphasis On Flavor

    Tap And Vine: Gastropub With Emphasis On Flavor

    If you work in the restaurant business long enough, you get a pretty good idea of what you would like to do with your own joint. But Hector Samuel, owner of Tap & Vine in Wallingford, seems to have gauged the local market well. Business seems to be booming at Tap & Vine. Apparently, there is sufficient...

      • Ornamental Guitarist Bombino At Infinity Hall

        Ornamental Guitarist Bombino At Infinity Hall

        Bombino is the stage name of Goumar Almoctara, a guitarist and singer from Niger. Bombino has lived all over, spending some years in Algeria, Libya and some in Burkina Faso, displaced by political upheaval and ethnic strife in his homeland. The music that Bombino makes is often lumped into the...

        • Heshima, Ofrecimiento Up Next At Baby Grand Jazz Series

          Heshima, Ofrecimiento Up Next At Baby Grand Jazz Series

          Bassist and vocalist Heshima Moja leads a smoking Latin jazz group, Ofrecimiento, with plenty of Afro-Cuban and Afro-Caribbean cross-currents. The percussive groundwork of the band is complex and polyrhythmic, with bata drums, shakers, congas, bongos and other elements added into the latticework...

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