| 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...
| 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...
| 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....
| May 3, 2011
Reality-show vocal competitions are thought to be designed for newcomers just starting their careers.
For West Hartford's Javier Colon, who wowed the judges on NBC's "The Voice" last week, it was a return to the arena for someone whose first job out of...
| May 15, 2011
Darko Tresnjak wanted to direct as far back as he can remember.
When the newly-named artistic director of Hartford Stage was a 7-year-old boy in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, he was inspired by the opening-day ceremonies of the 1972 Olympics to organize his...
| Jun 5, 2011
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...