| Jun 12, 2013
| 6:45 AM
It's about sharing the experience.
That's what Mary Lou Aleski, executive director of New Haven's 18th annual International Festival of Arts & Ideas that begins Saturday, June 15, has found in data of who comes — and why— to the annual two-...
| May 29, 2013
| 7:15 AM
with the Wood Brothers. Ives Concert Park, Western Connecticut State University's Westside Campus, 43 Lake Avenue Ext., Danbury. (866) 558-4253. 6 p.m. $20-$35.
Jam band music isn't always truly improvisational. Chuck Garvey plays guitar...
| May 23, 2013
| 10:55 AM
Three artist-academics will receive the 2013 Governor’s Arts Awards.
The Connecticut residents to be honored are: poet, essayist, playwright Elizabeth Alexander of Hamden, chairwoman of the African-American studies department at Yale...
| Apr 25, 2013
Jimmy Greene, the celebrated jazz musician whose daughter was one of the 26 victims of the mass shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, joins noted jazz friends, fellow faculty members and students Thursday, April 25, at 7 p.m. in the...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 7:30 AM
WCSU traditionally has a killer music department that produces some of the most well-trained musical talent in the area. This weekend, the school is hosting WCSU Jazz Fest at the Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the University's downtown campus to...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 4:38 PM
At the nation's capital, gun safety bills have been so watered down that a Washington Post columnist declared that the National Rifle Association "has already won."
That may be the case in Washington, but it is not in Hartford. Members of Congress may...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 7:35 AM
Hello Dalai. The 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet accepted an invitation to speak at WestConn, and this Thursday and Friday he's going to make good on his promise. Thursday's talk is called The Art of Compassion while Friday's is the somewhat vaguer one titled...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 8:55 AM
Philip Glass has composed over a dozen operas and eight symphonies, one of the most influential composers of the 20th Century. He's known for being minimalist, but has distanced himself from that genre-fication as of late: He describes himself as a writer...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 11:30 AM
It's the stuff of a hideous higher-ed Halloween nightmare: sexual assault, campus fear, rape-culture environments, an ugly federal lawsuit against a prestigious institution, and an ongoing national crisis of violence against women.
Earlier this month,...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 12:00 PM
Andrew Werner is a 24-year-old Bridgeport resident who attended New York's School of Visual Arts. His background in comic book art has blended with his training in the world of fine art to produce darkly comedic illustrations of severed body parts and the...
| May 3, 2012
| 2:31 PM
1) Brian's Guitars
Brian's Guitars is one of the few places in Connecticut to buy high-end musical gear, and in greater New Haven, readers have voted it the best. "I've been handpicking most of the stuff in my shop, and I get kind of deep into the...