| Sep 5, 2014
| 6:34 AM
I once opened for Joan Rivers at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts. She was coming in from New York to do a fundraiser, and the house was packed. I was there to warm up the crowd and introduce her. As somebody who had spent her life working on...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Daunted by autumn? Stymied by the new school year? Be not afraid. A cadre of blue-collar comedians are coming to Connecticut to help you laugh away your blues.
Bill Engvall, an original member of the Blue Collar stadium comedy tours that criss-crossed...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 4:10 PM
Over the past 18 years, I am sure many Connecticut residents have seen posters, electronic signs or newspaper announcements for the Bristol Brass and Wind Ensemble. Some of you are our regular audience and others, have no idea who we are, or what we do....
| Aug 27, 2014
| 11:11 AM
The 6th Annual Connecticut Authors Trail, for which authors who live in the state or write about it give free talks at libraries in Eastern Connecticut, ends on Thursday, Sept. 4, when banker turned author and lifestyle expert Mar Jennings will answer...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 3:16 PM
HARTFORD — The Bushnell's vision for creating a neighborhood of apartments, shops and restaurants along Capitol Avenue could be years from becoming reality.
But The Bushnell isn't waiting: It has purchased an historic brownstone around the...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 8:48 AM
Ralph Gagliardo's grandfather had a garden at his home in South Windsor, and today, Gagliardo tends some vegetable gardens himself. They're in two big pots outside the First Presbyterian Church next door to the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 12:45 PM
The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts becomes Chez Che when the national tour of the Broadway revival of "Evita" comes to the Mortensen Hall Tuesday to Sunday, Sept. 23 to 28.
Ricky Martin who starred in the revival will not be part of the tour...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 12:41 PM
Some Shakespeare, a touch of Stoppard and then things get really Wilder (Thornton, that is). That's just some of the major writers whose works will highlight a busy stage season on Connecticut. Throw in a new musical at Goodspeed, a new comedy by a...
| Sep 14, 2014
Events featuring authors of books about witches and vampires, suspense and mystery and politics, religion and history, as well as books for young readers, are among those coming our way this fall. Here are highlights of literary events scheduled from...
| May 15, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Live classical music: the physical motions and intensities of performance, settings that are either outdoors or in pleasantly cooled interiors, an audience in relaxed mood. During the summer months live classical music is a celebration. Consider the...
| Feb 23, 2014
In March 1964, 44-year-old Bridgeport resident Joseph J. Farkes was pulled over for speeding on the Connecticut Turnpike. Typically, Farkes blamed his daughter for blasting the radio and making it impossible for him to judge the car's speed (a sketchy way...