| 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....
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| Aug 4, 2013
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...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 1:51 PM
Ivoryton has its “Dreamgirls.” Sheniqua Denise Trotman, JennLee Shallow and Ashley Jeudy will star in the theater’s production of the musical, directed by Lawrence Thelen. Choreography is by Todd L. Underwood with musical direction by...
| 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-...