| Oct 15, 2014
| 7:30 AM
The show: "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford.
What makes it special?: "American Idol" stars and husband and wife Ace Young and Diana DeGarmo head the cast in this touring revival...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 6:27 AM
Until now, "Mark My Words"— an annual literary fundraiser for the Mark Twain House & Museum — has been held outside of Hartford and has generally featured authors of mysteries and legal thrillers.
This year, the series finally hits home...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 2:55 PM
If you arrived in town from outer space last weekend, your first thought was, "Wow, this place is cooking."
On Thursday night, Charles M. Blow, Doris Kearns Goodwin and Karl Rove packed The Bushnell at The Connecticut Forum on the nation's broken...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 11:13 AM
Soul/R&B concerts in a theater environment are a genre unto themselves. To see bands that sweaty throngs boogied expressively to in discos decades ago now soothing those same fans in a sedate auditorium is a singular nostalgic experience. It's a date...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 9:00 PM
"The Honeymooners" as a musical? The folks at Goodspeed are hoping it's a "Bang, zoom, straight to the moon" idea.
The East Haddam-based theater, in association with Jeffrey Finn productions, will present a private workshop of a new musical based on the...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 4:01 PM
Congress appears stuck in neutral and civil discourse has been replaced by partisan sniping. Charles Blow, blogger and New York Times op-ed columnist, talked with David Holahan in a question and answer session and didn't hold out much hope for change....
| Oct 2, 2014
| 10:01 AM
A.R. Gurney is one of the most produced playwrights at the Westport Country Playhouse with 14 mainstage works. Now it can add another title to its list — a world premiere.
Artistic director Mark Lamos — and a longtime Gurney collaborator...
| Oct 5, 2014
St. Francis Breast Health Talks
Dr. Kim Caprio, M.D., of the Saint Francis Enfield Access Center, will talk about recent advances for breast cancer screening and treatment options, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Enfield center, 7 Elm St. Register at www....
| Sep 26, 2014
| 5:49 PM
During his 40 years of college coaching, Jim Calhoun lived in the moment with an eye on the future.
But a year into retirement, Calhoun is more comfortable recounting the past. A new documentary on the life of the former UConn men's basketball coach...
| Sep 25, 2014
The show: "Evita" at Bushnell in Hartford.
What makes it special: Tour of Broadway revival.
First impressions: She's back, that Broadway leading lady who's glamorous, beloved by the masses and has a killer signature number. No, she's not Dolly Levi...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 6:51 AM
The Bushnell Performing Arts Center is freshening up a bit. As part of its Family Fun Day at Hartford's Envisionfest festivities Saturday, Sept. 20, the public will get a look at the new website that will be officially launched at 11 a.m. with "big...