| Sep 22, 2011
| 9:15 AM
Few string quartets have household-name cachet in this country, and the Kronos is one of them. They've premiered more works by important contemporary composers than any other chamber music group over the course of more than 30 years of playing together...
| Sep 29, 2011
| 6:30 AM
These days, 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,...
| 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...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 8:00 AM
• Thursday: Goo Goo Dolls, 8 p.m. Warner Theatre, Torrington; Jake Shimabukuro, $10-$30, Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, Storrs; Rosie Ledet & the Zydeco Playboys, $18-$28, 8 p.m., Bridge Street Live, Collinsville.
• Friday: Tower of...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 11:10 AM
Featuring the Birdland Big Band (pictured) and its director, Tommy Igoe, Live At Birdland sends audiences back to the heyday(s) of Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonius Monk, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Stan Getz, and Lester Young — artists who...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 1:25 PM
An Evening with Branford Marsalis
Feb. 7, 7:30 p.m., $10-$39, Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, 2132 Hillside Road Unit 3104, Storrs, (860) 486-4226, jorgensen.uconn.edu
In his 52 short years on this planet, what hasn’t saxophonist...