| 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...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| Feb 28, 2013
The show: The national tour of “American Idiot” at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford.
First impressions: The operative expression for musical based on Green Day's 2004 pop-punk album “American Idiot” is...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 7:00 AM
When Ina Garten looks out from center stage at a live presentation, she sees an audience of hundreds of eager faces, hungry to share an in-person experience with the food star known as "The Barefoot Contessa."
Garten, who comes to Hartford's Bushnell...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 11:25 AM
1) DanceMasters Weekend Showcase Performance, Wesleyan University CFA Theater, 283 Washington Terr., Middletown, Sat., Mar. 9, 8 p.m. $8-$28.
2) The Connecticut Forum: A Meaningful Life, Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, Mortensen Hall, 166...
| Mar 10, 2013
In our first interview in the 1990s, Valerie Harper described the character of Rhoda Morgenstern —sidekick on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and star of the spinoff "Rhoda" — as "the brash New Yorker who says the unsayable."
The same can be...