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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Shake Off The Winter Blues With Spring Arts Around Hartford

    Shake Off The Winter Blues With Spring Arts Around Hartford
    So, spring already. Spring into the air with the P&G Gymnastics and Secret U.S. Classic June 3 at the XL Center in Hartford. Bounce along with the New England Region Volleyball Association — Northeast Junior Championships at the Connecticut...
  • Fun Stuff To Do In Greater Hartford In February

    Fun Stuff To Do In Greater Hartford In February
    Coney Island – Revisited "Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland," says the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, "will be the first major exhibition to use visual art as a lens to explore the lure that Coney Island exerted on...
  • Wesleyan Giving Michael Price, Lin-Manuel Miranda Honorary Degrees

    Wesleyan Giving Michael Price, Lin-Manuel Miranda Honorary Degrees
    What do Lin-Manuel Miranda and Michael Price have in common? Yes, they're both major figures in musical theater and have earned Tony Awards. But also, on May 24 both men will receive honorary degrees from Wesleyan University in Middletown. In 2002...
  • 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...
  • 'Holiday Inn' Extends Again; Audra McDonald To Perform At Long Wharf Gala

    'Holiday Inn' Extends Again; Audra McDonald To Perform At Long Wharf Gala
    Six-time Tony Award and two-time Grammy Award-winner Audra McDonald will headline Long Wharf Theatre's 50th Anniversary Gala on June 5. Her Broadway accolades in all four acting categories (best leading and featured actress in a musical and also in a...
  • 'Annapurna' Star Doesn't Mind Practically Nude Scene

    'Annapurna' Star Doesn't Mind Practically Nude Scene
    To play the character of man who has lost it all in Sharr White's "Annapurna," now playing at Harford's TheaterWorks, you need an actor devoid of vanity. "I don't know if you can find one," laughs Vasili Bogazianos who plays the character of a man who's...
  • Talking Pointers: What Candidates Should Do

    How will Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and his Republican challenger Tom Foley score points and deflect attacks in their televised, hour-long debate Thursday at UConn's Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts? Two Yale debaters give the candidates tips and...
  • 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...