| Nov 14, 2014
| 9:11 AM
The Hartford Symphony Orchestra continued its 2014-2015 Masterworks Series in the Belding Theater, at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, with a program of contrasts.
The evening began with a juxtaposition of the "Tragic Overture" by Brahms and...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 5:21 AM
"Hoodle-ah da-wa-da," sang bass-baritone soloist Kevin Deas as the character named Sportin' Life from Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess'', "Scatty Wah!" A huge local choral force echoed his attitude and it was great fun. But in a program that a casual glance...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 10:11 AM
While the Brubeck brothers, Chris and Dan, long ago established their own distinctive musical identities and moved out from under the huge shadow cast by their jazz giant of a father, Dave Brubeck, their grand patriarch's loving presence is still felt...
| Oct 18, 2014
A summer-like night and a new relationship marked the opening of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra's 2014-2015 season Thursday, the first opening night since the orchestra and the Bushnell entered into a collaborative agreement six months ago.
| Oct 16, 2014
| 9:02 AM
The Mark Twain House's annual fundraiser event, Mark My Words 2014: A WICKED Cool Evening!, will be held Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 8 p.m., at The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford.
Author Gregory Maguire, whose novel, "Wicked: The Life and Times of the...
| 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....