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  • Ted Hershey Dance And Music Festival Slated For Charter Oak

    Ted Hershey Dance And Music Festival Slated For Charter Oak
    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. This...
  • Dirty Projectors' Nat Baldwin Takes Inspiration From Connecticut's Anthony Braxton

    Dirty Projectors' Nat Baldwin Takes Inspiration From Connecticut's Anthony Braxton
    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...
  • Harpist Brandee Younger Moves Between Worlds Of Jazz, Hip-Hop, Classical

    Harpist Brandee Younger Moves Between Worlds Of  Jazz, Hip-Hop, Classical
    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...
  • Hartford's Stage's Revamped 'Christmas Carol' As Splendid As Ever

    Hartford's Stage's Revamped 'Christmas Carol' As Splendid As Ever
    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...
  • 'The Cider House Rules' Rules Hartt

    The Hartt School at the University of Hartford presents “The Cider House Rules,” Peter Parnell’s stage adaptation of the John Irving novel on Thursday, Oct. 10 to 13 at the McCray Theater, Handel Performing Arts Center, 35 Westbourne...
  • Connecticut's Musical Roots Began With Voices, Instruments Weren't Allowed

    Connecticut's Musical Roots Began With Voices, Instruments Weren't Allowed
    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....
  • Jazz In Connecticut -- The Early Years

    Jazz In Connecticut -- The Early Years
    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...
  • Malcolm Morrison, Director And Former Dean of Hartt School Dead At 73

    Malcolm Morrison, who expanded the Hartt School at the University of Hartford in size and scope, died Friday at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford after a long battle wirh cancer. He was 73 and lived in West Hartford with his wife of 42 years, actress and...
  • New Haven's Douglas Lyons ('The Book of Mormon') Has New Recording

    New Haven's Douglas Lyons ('The Book of Mormon') Has New Recording
    Douglas Lyons, a BFA musical theater grad of The Hartt School at the University of Hartford who went on to be in the cast of Broadway's "The Book of Mormon" and now "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical," has a new CD out. The New Haven native is...
  • Former Hartt Students Sing At Julie Harris Tribute

    It was a beautiful remembrance Tuesday in New York for the memorial for actress Julie Harris who died Aug. 24 at the age of 87 with touching recollections from Christopher Plummer, HalHolbrook, Zoe Caldwell, Cherry Jones, Rosemary Harris, Joan Van Ark and...
  • Connecticut's Musical Heroes -- Natives And Adoptees

    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...