| 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 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...
| 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...
| Jan 5, 2014
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...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 6:25 AM
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-...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 1:14 PM
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...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 12:31 PM
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...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 2:25 PM
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...
| 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.