| Aug 7, 2014
| 8:55 AM
The Little Theatre of Manchester at Cheney Hall has been buzzing with preparation for the performance of "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee." The show runs Aug. 8 through Aug. 17.
Gloria Trombley is the director and choreographer of the two-...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 10:08 AM
A Hartt School senior has been chosen to portray Hartford’s famed Sophie Tucker.
Colleen Welsh will portray Hartford’s own “red hot mama” when the movie “The Outrageous Sophie Tucker” makes its Connecticut premiere at...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 4:10 PM
Enfield American Baptist Church, 129 Post Office Road, will be celebrating their 50th Anniversary on Sept. 20 and 21.
The church was established in Enfield after an extensive study of the area was done by the Connecticut Baptist Convention. It was...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 9:47 AM
Patrick Miller, an associate professor of music theory at University of Hartford's Hartt School, is also a pianist and a popular silent-film accompanist. He performs Saturday, Sept. 13, for a double feature of Buster Keaton comedies.
The short "One...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 11:09 AM
When she decided to forgo the usual classical-music path, harpist Brandee Younger faced a tough road: what space was out there for the harp in the jazz world, let alone hip-hop and popular music?
Luckily, Younger, a Brooklyn-based musician, had a few...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 7:48 AM
The 16th Annual Ted Hershey Dance & Music Marathon Concert will be held Saturday, April 12, 7 p.m., at the Charter Oak Cultural Center in Hartford.
The annual event features dance companies, choreographers and schoolfropm around the state.
| Feb 23, 2014
With fabled clubs in the North End rocking with the sound of jazz, classic big bands and big-name instrumentalists and singers routinely blowing-off the roof at Foot Guard Hall on High Street, or shaking the foundations of the State Theater on Village...
| Feb 23, 2014
Are we a musical state? We are indeed. But our performances and organizations tell only part of the story. In some ways, the vitality and range of Connecticut's musical history is best indicated by the large and ever-lengthening roster of notable music...
| Feb 23, 2014
Are we inherently a musical state?
At the very least, we seem to have always been a state that likes to sing.
During the Colonial and Revolutionary days, we did most of our singing in church. And we took our church singing very seriously....
| May 23, 2014
| 9:14 AM
Bassist Nat Baldwin is best known for his work in Dirty Projectors, a band that's largely a vehicle for singer/guitarist David Longstreth's compositional vision.
Before meeting Longstreth, however, Baldwin was already performing his own music. Over...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 1:16 PM
The show: "A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas" at Hartford Stage
What makes it special: The 16th annual holiday production gets a major re-freshening.
First impressions: The ghosts are scarier, the party scenes are more populated and...