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  • 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,...
  • 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.,...
  • On "Fela" at Shubert Theater in New Haven -- and More

    On "Fela" at Shubert Theater in New Haven -- and More
    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...
  • Advocate Interview: Al Jarreau

    Advocate Interview: Al Jarreau
    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...
  • Moore and Me: Michael Moore speaks at Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts in Storrs on Nov. 18

    Moore and Me: Michael Moore speaks at Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts in Storrs on Nov. 18
    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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Bragh-ing Rights: Danú plays traditional Irish music on St. Patrick's Day at the Jorgensen Center

    Bragh-ing Rights:  Danú plays traditional Irish music on St. Patrick's Day at the Jorgensen Center
    Even if you aren't Irish, you want to be able to say you rocked out with an authentic Irish band for St. Patrick's Day. The members of Danú, who hail from Waterford, Dublin, Kerry and Donegal counties, will put on a clinic for anyone not already...