| Apr 30, 2013
| 9:10 AM
Funny Smart People
The Connecticut Forum, Saturday, May 4, 8 p.m., The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford, (860) 509-0909 or ctforum.org for tickets
In honor of this month's Connecticut Forum on the subject of creativity, let's discuss satire....
| Apr 30, 2013
| 1:15 PM
Good vs. Evil: An Evening with Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert
May 3, The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford, (860) 987-6000, bushnell.org
Most chefs don't radiate calm and goodwill. The kitchen has always been a place of heat and energy...
| May 6, 2013
| 7:40 AM
When Valerie Harper announced recently she had been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, it was a huge shock to the acting community. Emmy nominee Stefanie Powers (right) stepped up to fill Harper's shoes in Looped, Matthew Lombardo's comedy about the...
| May 9, 2013
The notorious Anderson and Roe Piano Duo (Elizabeth Joy Roe and Greg Anderson, pictured) join the Hartford Symphony Orchestra for a Gershwin-fest of sorts; Roe will tackle the Gersh's Rhapsody in Blue, while Anderson has his way with the "I Got Rhythm"...
| May 9, 2013
| 1:38 PM
The run of Matthew Lombardo's "Looped" starring Stefanie Powers as Tallulah Bankhead at Hartford's Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts this week prompted a letter from Henry E. Josten, 90, of Deep River.
He said the actress performed at the Ivoryton...
| May 14, 2013
| 8:25 AM
HSO director Carolyn Kuan (pictured), no doubt after watching too many episodes of Iron Chef, dreamed up a terrific idea: why not invite area chefs to create new dishes based on musical masterpieces? Participating area restaurants include Firebox, Max...
| May 16, 2013
| 7:05 AM
There are fans of the Harry Potter series, and then there are the Potter Superfans. If you're one of the former, head to Potted Potter, a completely unauthorized, hilarious condensation of ALL SEVEN books into a single show, performed by only two dudes....
| May 21, 2013
| 1:55 PM
How can you cope with the cancellation of that irrepressible, deliriously uncentered Broadway-brouhaha TV series "Smash"? By getting tickets to the Bushnell stop on the national tour of Catch Me If You Can.
Based on the 1980 memoirs of con man and...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 4:05 PM
I've noted that some citizens of Connecticut have expressed chagrin at the cost of governors' portraits. While I won't evaluate the aesthetic merits of Gov. M. Jodi Rell's portrait, I will say I have no qualms regarding its existence and its placement...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 8:58 AM
The show: The tour of "Flashdance" at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford.
First impressions: In terms of the movie musicals of the '70s and '80s, "Flashdance" may be the most incredulous. Adrian Lyne's visually arresting (in an...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 8:50 AM
1) The Piano Guys, Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, Belding Theater, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford, (860) 987-5900. 7:30 p.m., $35 and up. bushnell.org. Thurs.
2) Tev Stevig, The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts and Cultural Center, 605 Main Street,...