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  • 'The Little Prince' Playing at the Jorgensen in Storrs on March 3

    'The Little Prince' Playing at the Jorgensen in Storrs on March 3
    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's infamous children's tale The Little Prince meets the puppets (pictured), live actors and musicians of Pennsylvania's Bristol Riverside Theatre, as they swing through Storrs on March 3. The puppets were designed by Emmy recipient...
  • Gus Mazzocca Exhibit at Contemporary Art Galleries in Storrs Examines 4 Decades of Printmaking

    Gus Mazzocca Exhibit at Contemporary Art Galleries in Storrs Examines 4 Decades of Printmaking
    Until his retirement last year, Gus Mozzocca taught printmaking at the University of Connecticut for 40 years (imagine how much grading he had to do). To celebrate his long career, Contemporary Art Galleries at UConn, headed by Barry Rosenberg, put...
  • CT.com Interview: Saxophonist Branford Marsalis

    CT.com Interview: Saxophonist Branford Marsalis
    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...
  • Tommy Igoe and the Birdland Big Band Play the Jorgensen in Storrs on Jan. 31

    Tommy Igoe and the Birdland Big Band Play the Jorgensen in Storrs on Jan. 31
    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...
  • Jake Shimabukuro Performs at the Jorgensen in Storrs on Nov. 29

    Jake Shimabukuro Performs at the Jorgensen in Storrs on Nov. 29
    There's a Jake Shimabukuro of any instrument. You could say Jimi Hendrix was the Jake Shimabukuro of the electric guitar, or that Bonzo was Led Zep's resident Shimabukuro behind the skins. You wouldn't be way off the mark to suggest Winston Churchill...
  • SNL's Kenan Thompson Brings His Stand-Up Act to the Jorgensen in Storrs

    SNL's Kenan Thompson Brings His Stand-Up Act to the Jorgensen in Storrs
    It's taken Kenan Thompson (pictured) seven years to become a breakout performer on Saturday Night Live. But over the years, few cast members have been as consistently funny, their recurring characters as memorable, or their short time in the spotlight...
  • Plan Ahead: 5 Great Events Coming to the Greater Hartford Area

    Plan Ahead: 5 Great Events Coming to the Greater Hartford Area
    Why wait until the last minute to get your act together? Here are five events at least a week out to get you started. 1) Knuckleball!, Nov. 23-29, Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St., Hartford, realartways.org. 2) Jake Shimabukuro, Nov. 29, 7:30 p.m., $34,...
  • Plan Ahead: 5 Shows Coming to the Hartford Area

    Plan Ahead: 5 Shows Coming to the Hartford Area
    Why wait until the last minute to get your act together? Here are six events at least a week out to get you started. 1) Oliver Lake Organ Quartet, Nov. 16, 8 p.m., $5-$15, Polish National Home, 60 Charter Oak Ave., Hartford, (860) 242-6688,...
  • Ron White's Moral Compass Tour Comes to Storrs on Oct. 26

    Ron White's Moral Compass Tour Comes to Storrs on Oct. 26
    Some comedians never make the transition to movie acting, nor do they need to. Between highly rated Comedy Central specials, CD, DVD and book sales and sold-out shows, Ron "Tater Salad" White has remained one of the most successful comedians on the planet...
  • Plan Ahead: 6 Upcoming Events in the Hartford Area

    Plan Ahead: 6 Upcoming Events in the Hartford Area
    Why wait until the last minute to get your act together? Here are six events at least a week out to get you started. 1) Halloween Nights, Oct. 13, 20 & 27, Lions Fairgrounds, Hebron, ctfaire.com/fear. 2) Staff Benda Bilili, Oct. 19, 8 p.m., $34,...
  • Pat Metheny Unity Band Performs at the Jorgensen in Storrs on Oct. 13

    Pat Metheny Unity Band Performs at the Jorgensen in Storrs on Oct. 13
    Guitarist Pat Metheny is at the top of his game. For 30 years straight, he's been touring, playing well over a hundred shows a year. Some of his recent projects, like his automated orchestra adventure, weren't popular with critics, perhaps. But here's a...