| Jul 15, 2013
| 3:17 PM
It's not exactly shocking that sons and daughters of state employees land on the government payroll as seasonal employees. That nexus between parentage and patronage is eternal.
But is it fair?
There are at least three such relatives out of 17...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 6:50 AM
Brandi Carlile is crazy talented. Her songs are catchy and melodic. Her voice is pitch perfect and breaks up in a satisfying dirty way on command. She's got great taste, and she's a woman that radiates strength and confidence. And her guitar and bass...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 6:35 AM
NPR fans rejoice. Garrison Keillor is bringing his "Prairie Home Companion" to Danbury so that you can hear him tell his tales from Lake Wobegon live, hear some good folk music and chuckle at the fake advertisements. He's been doing the show on and off...
| May 30, 2011
| 12:08 AM
Let’s just say that crowds weren’t a problem this year at B.O.M.B. Fest.
Actually, from a certain perspective, that was the problem.
About 8,000 people paid to attend (an average of 4,000 per day, with another 500 total comped in) the two-...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 9:24 AM
Paul Pasqualoni, who graduated from Cheshire High School and coached at Western Connecticut State University, is coming home. He will be named UConn football coach Friday at a 12:30 p.m. press conference in Storrs.
Pasqualoni, 61, will replace Randy...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 10:02 AM
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet will visit and present talks on the campus of Western Connecticut State University on Oct. 18 and 19, according to a school press release.
The visit was arranged in cooperation with Do Ngak Kunphen Ling, the...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 5:44 PM
Dr. Mel Goldstein had plans for the weeks ahead, cancer or no cancer. They included giving his daily weather reports on two radio stations and organizing a radiothon to benefit Connecticut Hospice in Branford.
But on Wednesday, the 66-year-old former...
| Nov 29, 2011
| 9:15 AM
Westconn music students are used to jamming with great musicians, but they're going to get a real treat on Friday when bassist John Patitucci stops by to give a master class and then perform alongside them in the Ives Concert Hall (named after composer...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 10:20 AM
Hey, why not go see some bands? You like live music don't you? 'Cause we've got some ideas. They go a little something like this:
Thursday, Feb. 9: WCSU Jazz Ensemble at WCSU's Alumni Hall, Danbury. They've got one of the best music departments around,...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 10:45 AM
Sal Trapani, co-chair of the Department of Theatre Arts up at WestConn has a thing for making his own unique adaptations to Shakespearean plays. This time around, it's Aristophones getting the Trapani treatment. Lysistrata enters its final weekend of...
| Aug 23, 2011
| 12:53 PM
Thursday, August 25
FREAKS AND GREEKS
If any country is America's brethren, it's Greece. It also went from being a trailblazer in the field of democracy and the center of global culture and commerce to a humiliated deadbeat nation. (It took Greece...