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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Glastonbury's Eli Baker To Star In New NBC Sitcom

    Glastonbury's Eli Baker To Star In New NBC Sitcom
    In January, Eli Baker was a sixth-grader in Glastonbury, playing on soccer and lacrosse teams and auditioning for stage, film and television roles. Two months later, the 11-year-old was filming a NBC television pilot, "Growing Up Fisher," that will be a...
  • Jazz Flutist Ali Ryerson Hopes Latest CD Is A 'Game Changer'

    Jazz Flutist Ali Ryerson Hopes Latest CD Is A 'Game Changer'
    Ali Ryerson, a celebrated, Connecticut-based practitioner and crusading champion of the jazz flute, may have finally delivered a knockout blow in her mission to gain full equality for her instrument thanks to her new, cool, flute-centric album, "Game...
  • South Windsor Sound Parties Let Artists Test Drive Telefunken's Microphones

    South Windsor Sound Parties Let Artists Test Drive Telefunken's Microphones
    On a recent Friday evening, long after most workers had gone home, there were barely any parking spaces available outside a quiet South Windsor office complex. Musicians, media-types and fans lined up outside the headquarters of Telefunken-...
  • Julie Harris' Last Performance On Stage At Monomoy Theater On Cape Cod

    Julie Harris' Last Performance On Stage At Monomoy Theater On Cape Cod
    From my 2008 piece.:    It started with Alan Rust casually saying to his friend Julie Harris, "I was going to ask you if you'd like to do 'The Effect of Gamma Rays on the Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds,' but I didn't have the heart to ask you to play...
  • Great Performances: Julie Harris' Connecticut Credits

    Great Performances: Julie Harris' Connecticut Credits
    Among Julie Harris' Connecticut performances and connections: In 1948, Harris performed in "Sundown Beach" at the Westport Country Playhouse, directed by Elia Kazan. With Kim Hunter, Steven Hill, Martin Balsam, Joan Copeland, Nehemiah Persoff. An Actors...