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  • 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...
  • Arts Round-Up: Global Harmony and Malian Blues

    Arts Round-Up: Global Harmony and Malian Blues
    The Hartford Symphony Orchestra has played Mussorgsky. They've played Die Fledermaus. On Saturday the HSO interprets Mickey Mouse. The event, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Bushnell (166 Capitol Ave., Hartford), is Disney's Fantasia in Concert, with the...
  • Best Place for Live Latin Music

    Best Place for Live Latin Music
    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...
  • Contradanza: Chucho Valdes and the Afro-Cuban Messengers play the Jorgensen Center in Storrs on Jan. 27-28

    Contradanza: Chucho Valdes and the Afro-Cuban Messengers play the Jorgensen Center in Storrs on Jan. 27-28
    Afro-Cuban music enjoys an evolutionary advantage over the rest of the jazz world. Like other points on the spectrum, it changes and grows over time, gaining in harmonic and formal complexity as it expands to incorporate a wide range of contemporary...
  • Hartford-area shows you don't want to miss this week

    Hartford-area shows you don't want to miss this week
    • Thursday: Anthony Braxton Small Ensemble, 8 p.m. Wesleyan University, Middletown; David Wax Museum, $12.50-$15. 7 p.m. Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton; Jimkata (Pictured), Sullys Pub, Hartford; Tim Reynolds & TR3, $18-$20. 9 p.m. Arch Street...
  • Have a Cigar: The Pink Floyd Experience tackles Wish You Were Here at the Jorgensen Center in Storrs on Feb. 17-18

    Have a Cigar: The Pink Floyd Experience tackles Wish You Were Here at the Jorgensen Center in Storrs on Feb. 17-18
    If you grew up in the ’80s and had hip older siblings, chances are you had LPs or cassettes of Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals and The Wall, the classic quartet of post-Syd Barrett Pink Floyd albums, floating around your house....
  • Colorado Quartet performs on March 8 at UConn's Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts

    Colorado Quartet performs on March 8 at UConn's Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts
    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...
  • Never Forget: 9/11 Tribute at Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts in Storrs

    Never Forget:  9/11 Tribute at Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts in Storrs
    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...
  • Freetime: 'Angel Reapers,' a Dance Piece About the Shakers, at the Jorgensen

    Freetime:  'Angel Reapers,' a Dance Piece About the Shakers, at the Jorgensen
    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,...
  • Angel Reapers at Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts in Storrs

    Angel Reapers at Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts in Storrs
    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...