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  • This week's Hartford-area shows that you don't want to miss

    This week's Hartford-area shows that you don't want to miss
    • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • '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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Esperanza Spalding Performs at the Jorgensen in Storrs on April 25

    Esperanza Spalding Performs at the Jorgensen in Storrs on April 25
    At only 28 years of age, jazz bassist and singer Esperanza Spalding already has a Grammy under her belt, after winning for Best New Artist in 2011. It was a huge coup for the jazz world, who've claimed her as one of her own. But she's also a crossover...
  • 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...
  • 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,...