| 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...
| 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 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 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 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 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...
| 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...
| 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,...
| 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,...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 3:38 AM
When both of my sons were babies and toddlers, we loved attending our local Music Together classes and have such fond memories of singing "Tingalayo" and "All Around the Kitchen Cock-a-doodle-doodle-doo"!
Now, this wonderful organization, committed to...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 3:09 AM
When my oldest son, Sam, was just shy of two, it was summertime and I was very pregnant with his brother. I decided to leave work for awhile...to slow down before the birth of the baby and then adjust to my growing family.
On my last day, a good friend...