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  • Jay Leno Keeps The Crowds Laughing

    He may be off late night TV but longtime "The Tonight Show" host Jay Leno continues doing his nighttime shtick. But he's doing it these days as part of his live tour that comes to University of Connecticut's Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts Center on Sept. 20.
  • Natalie Merchant On Her Evolution From Ensembles To Orchestras

    Natalie Merchant On Her Evolution From Ensembles To Orchestras
    A segment of the population will always connect singer-songwriter Natalie Merchant with 10,000 Maniacs, the Jamestown, N.Y. alt-rock band she joined in the early 1980s, when she was still a teenager. Merchant's career, however, really took off with...

    The Fado Sounds Of Ana Moura At Jorgensen

    The Fado Sounds Of Ana Moura At Jorgensen
    It's no surprise that Ana Moura embraced fado while growing up in Northern Portugal. Fado, the mournful folk music of the Portuguese, which dates back more than 200 years, is ubiquitous throughout Moura's country. Moura, 34, came of age while immersed...

    Pink Martini And The Von Trapps In Storrs

    Pink Martini And The Von Trapps In Storrs
    Pink Martini is a democratizing force. The last time they performed at UConn ended in a theater-wide conga line, if memory serves (and it might not). For their 2013 album "Get Happy," Portland's little orchestra, whose tastes and repertoire range from...

    Pop-Star Organist Cameron Carpenter Shifts The Focus From The Instrument To Musicianship

    Pop-Star Organist Cameron Carpenter Shifts The Focus From The Instrument To Musicianship
    Editor's note: The Cameron Carpenter recital scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 15, at the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts has been canceled because of the impending storm. Tickets can be exchanged or refunded. Information: jorgensen.uconn.edu. A...