| May 15, 2014
| 8:39 AM
Events featuring authors and poets are scheduled this spring and summer. Here are some highlights:
International best-selling British author of fantasy, whose work includes the comic book series "The Sandman" and novels "Stardust,"...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 6:45 AM
It's about sharing the experience.
That's what Mary Lou Aleski, executive director of New Haven's 18th annual International Festival of Arts & Ideas that begins Saturday, June 15, has found in data of who comes — and why— to the annual two-...
| Jun 20, 2013
The show: National tour of "Billy Elliot" at Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford.
What makes it special?: The tour of the London and Broadway hit was long in coming to the Bushnell, so long that the Broadway run has closed.
| 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.
| Feb 23, 2013
| 9:08 AM
Ta'Rea Campbell (Broadway's "Book of Mormon," "The Lion King") will star as Deloris Van Cartier in the national tour of "Sister Act," coming to the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford April 16 to 21.
Also featured are Hollis Resnik as...
| 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...