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  • Albert Mazibuko Of Ladysmith Black Mambazo Talks About Spreading Mandela's Legacy

    Albert Mazibuko Of Ladysmith Black Mambazo Talks About Spreading Mandela's Legacy
    Ladysmith Black Mambazo first blipped our cultural radar in 1986, with the arrival of Paul Simon's "Graceland." But for nearly 50 years, the Grammy-winning a cappella ensemble has worked tirelessly to promote South Africa's history and traditions. Their latest album, "Always With Us," weaves together traditional songs sung by the group's late matriarch, Nellie Shabalala, with newly overdubbed parts. CTNow asked founding member Albert Mazibuko about the new recording and current tour, which stops at UConn's Jorgensen Center on Feb. 1.
  • READER SUBMITTED: Connecticut Student Writers Magazine Recognition Night

    Connecticut Student Writers is Connecticut's longest running contest for student writing, honoring the writing of Connecticut's K through 12 students since 1988. Students from across the state submit their poetry and prose. The 26th annual Connecticut...

    Story Ballets, Dance Marathon Among The Highlights

    Story Ballets, Dance Marathon Among The Highlights
    Dance is an ideal art form to convey love, from nuanced relationships to the heady, romantic arcs of courtship and passion. On Feb. 8, Connecticut Ballet will bring "Be My Valentine" to The Bushnell's Belding Theater, presenting a palette of love with...

    Arts Round-Up: Global Harmony and Malian Blues

    Arts Round-Up: Global Harmony and Malian Blues
    The Hartford Symphony Orchestra has played Mussorgsky. They've played Die Fledermaus. On Saturday the HSO interprets Mickey Mouse. The event, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Bushnell (166 Capitol Ave., Hartford), is Disney's Fantasia in Concert, with the...

    'Man with the Golden Flute' Spreads Gospel Of Live Classical Music

    'Man with the Golden Flute'  Spreads Gospel Of Live Classical Music
    In today's world of computers, smart phones and digital music effects, live, old-fashioned, classical music is still a force to be reckoned with says Sir James Galway. "It's got a magic about it that other things don't have," Galway says. Known as...