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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....
  • 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...
  • Edward Cumming Named To Hartt School Post

    Edward Cumming Named To Hartt School Post
    Edward Cumming, outgoing music director of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, is sticking around town. Cumming is the new associate professor of conducting and director of orchestral activities at The Hartt School at the University of Hartford. During...
  • Sara Topham, Ben Cole Added To "Tempest" Cast at Hartford Stage

    Sara Topham, Ben Cole Added To "Tempest" Cast at Hartford Stage
    Sara Topham, who recently Gwendlyn in Broadway’s “The Importance of Being Earnest” with Brian Bedford, plays Miranda in the upcoming Hartford Stage production of “The Tempest.” She acted for 12 seasons at Stratford (Canada)...
  • Rita Moreno Gives Students in "West Side Story" a Ring

    Rita Moreno Gives Students in "West Side Story" a Ring
    The phone rang Monday night to a group of more than 65 high school students who were rehearsing "West Side Story" at Simsbury High School -- and it was  Rita Moreno calling.e Technical problems trying to connect on Facetime with an IPad 2 caused problems...
  • Malcolm Morrison To Direct "Hamlet" at Hartt

    Malcolm Morrison To Direct "Hamlet" at Hartt
    And what did you do your final year at college? Oh, I played “Hamlet”. That’s what Mark Ford can say when he takes on the role of William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” at The Hartt School Thursday through Sunday in the Kent...
  • New Musical "Time After Time" Being Developed At Hartt

    New Musical "Time After Time" Being Developed At Hartt
    Kevin Gray, the Broadway actor-turned-educator, will direct The Hartt School production of the musical “Time After Time,” March 8 to 11 at Millard Auditorium, 200 Bloomfield Ave at the University of Hartford in West Hartford. The musical is...
  • The Victims And Their Stories

    Killed in Friday's horrific shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School were 20 children, ages 6 and 7, and six adults. In the day since the worst massacre at a primary school in the country's history, stories of heroism in the face of death and of young...
  • $50,000 Grant From Mercer Foundation Launches Goodspeed Artists Colony Project

     $50,000 Grant From Mercer Foundation Launches Goodspeed Artists Colony Project
    Is Connecticut becoming the home of music theater residencies? A $50,000 grant from The Johnny Mercer Foundation will help launch the first year of Goodspeed Musicals' new four-week residency program from music theater writers. This will make a...
  • 'Urinetown' Team Will Be First Artists At Goodspeed 'Colony'

    Greg Kotis, book writer and lyricist and composer  Mark Hollmann who both won Tonys for the Broadway music “Urinetown” will be among the artists working on new material during the first first year of Goodspeed Musicals' new four-week residency...
  • James Snyder Heads HSO Concert Honoring Goodspeed

    James Snyder Heads HSO Concert Honoring Goodspeed
    James Snyder (Broadway's "Crybaby," Goodspeed's "Carousel") will be among the singers featured in a concert by the Hartford Symphony Orchestra celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Goodspeed Opera House. The concert will be held on Saturday, Feb. 23...