| Nov 6, 2013
| 10:55 AM
The jazz singer Giacomo Gates has taken some roundabout journeys. But they've served him well. He grew up in Bridgeport. Then he moved up to the frozen tundra when he was in his 20s.
"I split from here for like 15 years," says Gates, who spoke to the...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 7:29 AM
1) University of Connecticut
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2) University of Hartford
3) Wesleyan University
| Nov 13, 2014
| 7:00 AM
When East Hampton sisters Alyssa and Alanna Bish-Rondinone were competing for the leading role in their school production of "The Wizard of Oz," their mom was concerned, and even the school theatre coach feared that "hair might fly at home." Turns out,...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 6:07 AM
With this week's release of the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Synthesis Report, scientists from across the world lit another torch of urgency for climate action. Three previous working group reports from the climate change panel went...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 1:44 PM
SIMSBURY — Robert W.D. Ball, who served in two wars and was involved in the first U.S. hydrogen bomb tests in the Pacific Islands, died Aug. 21. He was 83.
Born in Hartford in 1930, Ball grew up in West Hartford and attended Mount Hermon School...
| Nov 9, 2014
| 1:56 PM
Across almost 50 years as an educator at several suburban school districts and universities, Robert Dean Marshall focused on designing curriculum programs that would benefit students and their ability to learn.
"Bob took curriculum design from a student...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 8:37 AM
As wedding bands go, you could do worse than the Westminster Abbey Choir, which performed in 2011 at the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. The choir is trained at a special school, the only one in the UK that's created...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 8:30 PM
•"Avian Requiem": Lafayette College Contemporary Music Ensemble, 8 p.m. Monday Nov. 10, Williams Center Main Stage. An semi-theatrical work that includes transcribed bird songs, improvisation, live and pre-recorded electronics, and spoken texts,...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 5:49 PM
Dr. Phillip Lu is characteristically self-deprecating about the news that a newly discovered asteroid has been named after him.
"My younger daughter asked, 'Dad, what's this supposed to mean?'" said Lu, 82, a retired astronomy professor from Western...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 9:14 AM
The Riverwood Poetry Series will launch a four-day Connecticut Poetry Festival, featuring six events at five places in Hartford, from Thursday, Nov. 13 to Nov. 16. It's all free, but donations will be accepted, and a $10 donation is suggested for the...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 6:42 AM
Tula Telfair's landscapes look like places a person might stumble upon anywhere, quiet places, serene and green, so isolated it feels as if no one else exists. But as it turns out, the places themselves don't exist. They spring up entirely from Telfair'...