| Feb 5, 2013
| 12:15 PM
"Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody," a musical comedy revue that bears a striking similarity to the sensibilities of a certain best-selling book, returns to the Belding Theater at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts on Aug. 1 to 3 at 7:30 p.m. ...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 8:10 AM
Canadian guitar wiz Jesse Cook brews a batch of his distinctive rumba-jazz-pop at Hartford's Bushnell Center on Saturday, from the fresh grounds of his recent album The Blue Guitar Sessions, which found the stringsman branching out with vocals by Emma-...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 2:10 PM
Valerie Harper, a four-time Emmy Award and Tony Award-nominated actress, was hospitalized over the weekend in New York City where she was rehearsing for the tour of the comedy "Looped," which was set to begin later this month in Hartford.
| Dec 31, 2012
| 8:55 AM
Good luck keeping track of all the recent, plot-thin musicals thrown together to celebrate a certain artist or genre (Jersey Boys, anyone?). But you might find it even harder to suppress your excitement over Million Dollar Quartet (pictured), a smash-...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 8:15 AM
France, Russia, the good ole U.S.A.: composers from all over the place struggled to write symphonies in Ludwig Van Beethoven's (1770-1827) formidable shadow. On Thursday, the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, led by Carolyn Kuan (pictured), kick off 2013...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 6:20 AM
James Snyder (Broadway's "Crybaby," Goodspeed's "Carousel") will be among the singers featured in a concert by the Hartford Symphony Orchestra celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Goodspeed Opera House. The concert will be held on Saturday, Feb. 23...
| Jan 1, 2013
| 3:55 AM
UConn grad James Barry will play rocker Carl Perkins in the national tour of "Million Dollar Quartet" when it plays Harttford's Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts Jan. 8 to 13.
Barry, a grad of UConn's graduate drama program, was also in the...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 11:20 AM
Music Director Carolyn Kuan leads the Hartford Symphony Orchestra in Holiday Cirque Spectacular, a detour away from your traditional holiday Pops schtick. Yes, Tchaikovsky's Nutcraker is in the hiz-ouse. But who are those folks in tights, flying around...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 2:45 PM
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's $150 million in immediate cuts to deal with a looming deficit has an effect on many arts, cultural, heritage and tourism organizations.
The governor cut a total of $1,038,742 from the Department of Economic and Communuity...
| 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....