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Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts

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  • 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...
  • Our Picks: 6 Awesome Upcoming Shows Around Hartford

    Our Picks: 6 Awesome Upcoming Shows Around Hartford
    Why wait until the last minute to get your act together? Here are six events at least a couple of weeks out to get you started. 1) Foreign Language Film Festival, through the end of Oct., Bruyette Athenaeum, University of Saint Joseph, 1678 Asylum Ave.,...
  • This Week's Picks: 6 Unique Events Happening Soon Around Hartford

    This Week's Picks: 6 Unique Events Happening Soon Around Hartford
    1) Think Pink Thursdays, Sept. 20, 27, Cuvée, 37 Raymond Road, West Hartford, (860) 756-5590, cuveewesthartford.com. 2) Artini, Sept. 27, 6-9 p.m., $40, Union Station, Hartford, letsgoarts.org/artini. 3) Shakedown, Sept. 28, 9 p.m., $7, Arch Street...
  • 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...
  • Seven shred-tastic shows in Connecticut this week

    Seven shred-tastic shows in Connecticut this week
    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...