| Feb 29, 2012
| 7:09 AM
The glass ceiling has in many ways been shattered, but in classical music it remains pretty much intact. Take a look at orchestral musicians who play "female" instruments like the flute. A whole of them have been men, are men.
So it's right for the...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 8:20 AM
Even if you aren't Irish, you want to be able to say you rocked out with an authentic Irish band for St. Patrick's Day. The members of Danú, who hail from Waterford, Dublin, Kerry and Donegal counties, will put on a clinic for anyone not already...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 6:27 AM
In the early 1990s, Béla Fleck and the Flecktones burst upon the contemporary jazz world like a mobile attack unit from Mars.
Bassist Victor Wooten reinvented his instrument while doing back flips and tossing it around his neck. His brother, drummer...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 10:00 AM
1) Allan Holdsworth Band, $30-$45. Fri., 8 p.m. Infinity Music Hall & Bistro, Norfolk.
2) Ron Carter Trio, $10-$30. Fri., 8 p.m. Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Memorial Hall, New Haven.
3) Larry Ochs's Khinoua, $12-$18. Fri., 8:30 p.m., 10 p.m. Firehouse...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 2:56 PM
1) Casona Restaurant
You can hear a Puerto Rican jazz band one week, a touring group from Ecuador the next, says General Manager Jose Gonzales. “Everyone, when the bands are playing, are getting up and dancing or sitting at the bar bouncing to...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 8:05 AM
You hardly ever encounter the name Martha Clarke without the words "MacArthur Genius Award Winner" preceding it. A choreographer best known for her multidisciplinary approach to dance, Clarke teamed with playwright Alfred Uhry (he wrote the Atlanta...
| Oct 24, 2011
| 3:55 AM
The show: “Fela!”
The place: Shubert Theater in New Haven.
Thoughts on leaving the parking lot?: I was going to write a standard blog-style review of "Fela" which I saw Friday night but since the run was so short -- it ended today -- I...
| Oct 31, 2011
| 2:05 PM
The first group of national performers to be established by the People's Republic of China in 1950, the National Acrobats have toured more than 40 countries around the world, but 2011 is the first year they've visited the good old U.S.A. Watch them...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 5:00 AM
Thursday: Jedi Mind Tricks, $15-$18. 9 p.m. Pearl Street Nightclub, Northampton; Stephen Haynes and Joe Morris, 7 p.m. Real Art Ways, Hartford; Rustoes Presents American Graffiti Rap Showcase, Sullys Pub, Hartford
Friday: Al Jarreau in Concert, $10-$55....
| Nov 11, 2011
| 6:16 AM
Vocalist Al Jarreau is a lot of things to a lot of people. Jazz and soul-savvy boomers know his early stuff, when, working by day as a San Francisco rehabilitation counselor in the ‘60s, Jarreau moonlighted as a strict, hep-cat jazzer in a trio with...
| Nov 15, 2011
| 9:30 AM
The Mark Twain House and Museum brings controversial filmmaker Michael Moore (pictured) to Storrs' Jorgensen Center as part of its A Pen Warmed Up in Hell lecture series, named after an incendiary Twain quote. Moore, whose films Roger and Me, Bowling...