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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.
  • The Hartford Theater Scene Adjusts, With New Faces and Old Standbys

    The Hartford Theater Scene Adjusts, With New Faces and Old Standbys
    A year ago, Hartford Stage announced that they'd found a new artistic director. Michael Wilson had left the theater after 13 years to concentrate on Broadway opportunities, scoring immediately with revivals of The Best Man and The Trip to Bountiful. The...

    CT.com Interview: Gary Burton

    CT.com Interview: Gary Burton
    Vibraphonist Gary Burton has seven Grammys, six for projects he recorded with pianist Chick Corea. Over more than a half-century, he’s recorded more than 60 records as a bandleader. He retired from teaching nearly a decade ago, but he’s widely...

    Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood Bring Their Improv Comedy to the Jorgensen on Oct. 5

    Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood Bring Their Improv Comedy to the Jorgensen on Oct. 5
    It's one thing to get up in front of an audience and try to make them laugh; it's quite another to do it without a script. Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood (pictured) starred in the super-popular, forever-syndicated Whose Line Is It Anyway? with fellow...

    4 Cool Shows Happening This Week in Greater Hartford

    4 Cool Shows Happening This Week in Greater Hartford
    1) Clannad, The Webster, 31 Webster St., Hartford, 7:30 p.m. Thurs. 2) Shakedown, Arch Street Tavern, 85 Arch St., Hartford, (860) 246-7610. 10 p.m., $7-$10. archstreettavern.com. Fri. 3) New York Banjo Summit (featuring Bela Fleck), Jorgensen...