| Jan 12, 2014
Exit, Mr. Goodspeed
It's going to be strange not to see Michael Price in his office tucked away off the cozy lobby of the Goodspeed Opera House, sitting in his barber chair, holding court with guests during intermission. Or stationed at the bottom of...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 9:55 AM
John Ridley's Hendrix biopic, All Is by My Side, starring dead ringer and Outkast member André Benjamin as Jimi (but without any of Jimi's actual music), premiered last month at the Toronto Film Festival (to mixed reviews). On Nov. 5, Bloomsbury publishes...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 12:50 PM
When you see Christmas candy appearing at the supermarkets before Halloween has even happened, there's no surprise that Christmas-themed theater shows are already being performed weeks before Thanksgiving.
A Christmas Story — The Musical tours...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 10:55 AM
The jazz singer Giacomo Gates has taken some roundabout journeys. But they've served him well. He grew up in Bridgeport. Then he moved up to the frozen tundra when he was in his 20s.
"I split from here for like 15 years," says Gates, who spoke to the...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 8:15 AM
It's unsettling when you find out an album you really like isn't well-regarded by its creators.
In 2012, the Montreal-based trio Plants and Animals released The End of That, 11 tracks of frayed nerves, jangly guitars and singer Warren C. Spicer's...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 2:10 PM
It's hard to believe, but Taj Mahal has been around long enough to have a listing — squeezed between Mad River and Mamas and the Papas — in Lillian Roxon's seminal 1969 Rock Encyclopedia. Harder to believe that, every year, his name never...
| Nov 21, 2013
The point of assembling Broadway Idiot, a new documentary opening on Friday, Nov. 22 at Real Art Ways in Hartford, one quickly realizes, was to get people excited about the newest touring season of American Idiot, the musical, which commenced in Portland,...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 12:00 PM
The final verse of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s 1974 hit single “Sweet Home Alabama” — “Muscle Shoals has got the Swampers / and they've been known to pick a song or two” — probably confused generations of pre-Wikipedia radio...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 8:44 AM
>>Harry's Bishops Corner, 732 N. Main St., West Hartford, known for its award-winning pizza, has added Italian-style panini sandwiches to its menu.
"We're hoping that by adding paninis to the menu, we will appeal to more local businesses for their...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 9:08 AM
The parking lots of Rentschler Field, usually quiet on a midweek summer's night, became an international playground Tuesday night uniting thousands with one common interest — soccer.
American flags worn as capes, flags of Costa Rica flying high,...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 2:47 PM
I dare you to step outside of your box this weekend and do something totally cool with your kids. Join my family and me Saturday night (10/12 at 5:30 p.m.) at Night Fall: Night Fall is Hartford's community celebration of seasonal change through art,...