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  • A 'mighty fine' tribute to country singer Denny Wayne

    "Mighty fine. Mighty fine." It was Denny Wayne's favorite expression, and it is also describes the way people remember him. The "East Coast King of Western Swing," leader of the band Texas Fever and a resident of Emmaus, was a beloved figure in the...
  • Simplicity supplies emotional eloquence to pub musical 'Once'

     Simplicity supplies emotional eloquence to pub musical 'Once'
    At last, a Broadway show that doesn't feel the need to conk its audience over the head with hollow flash and empty dazzle. "Once," the Tony-winning musical based on John Carney's 2006 indie film, honors its source by staying true to its folksy lyricism....
  • Chicago area classical music recommendations

    Chicago area classical music recommendations
    Chicago Folks Operetta: The troupe presents the American premiere of Paul Abraham's "Ball at the Savoy," a jazzy, tuneful, singing-and-dancing confection from Weimar-era Berlin, about the revenge of a clever wife on her philandering hubby. Anthony Barrese...
  • Goodspeed's 'Fiddler on the Roof' A Fitting Tribute

    Goodspeed's 'Fiddler on the Roof' A Fitting Tribute
    The show: "Fiddler on the Roof" at Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam. What makes it special?: The 50th anniversary since the show opened on Broadway in 1964. First impressions: What's not to like? It's one of Goodspeed's finest and most intimate...
  • Datebook

    Sunday, July 20 River run Kayak the Patuxent at Jug Bay Wetland Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Road, Lothian, 11 a.m. Meet at Patuxent Wetland Park and paddle to Chris Swarth Boardwalk at Glendening Preserve. After lunch, there's an optional hike before...
  • HSO, Marva Hicks and Byron Stripling Pay Tribute To Ella And Pops At Talcott Mountain

    HSO, Marva Hicks and Byron Stripling Pay Tribute To Ella And Pops At Talcott Mountain
    When the Hartford Symphony Orchestra planned their tribute to Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, which takes place on July 25 as part of their Talcott Mountain Music Festival, they sure pulled in some ringers. Performing as Fitzgerald is vocalist...
  • 'We Will Rock You' totally misses Queen's mercurial nature

    'We Will Rock You' totally misses Queen's mercurial nature
    What a betrayal. That's what I kept thinking during the long, slow slog through rock 'n' roll cliché that is "We Will Rock You," the jukebox musical built around the songs of Queen that opened Wednesday night at the Ahmanson Theatre. A king-sized...
  • Broadway's Elaine Stritch Dies; Frank Rizzo Interview From 2008

    Broadway's Elaine Stritch Dies; Frank Rizzo Interview  From 2008
    Editor's note: Broadway actress and singer Elaine Stritch, 89, died on Thursday, July 17, at her home in Birmingham, Mich. (Story and photos here.) Following is an interview by Hartford Courant theater critic Frank Rizzo from 2008. Elaine Stritch is...
  • Review: Steve Turre's moving tribute to Trayvon Martin

    Review: Steve Turre's moving tribute to Trayvon Martin
    The most gripping moments in trombonist Steve Turre's opening set Thursday night at the Jazz Showcase came near the end, when he unveiled a new work with a sharp social message. Titled simply "Trayvon's Blues," the piece amounted to a lament for Trayvon...
  • Jae Sinnett's new CD hits all the right notes

    Jae Sinnett's new CD hits all the right notes
     "Subject to Change" is Jae Sinnett's 12th jazz album - and, he says, his last. If so, it arrives as an emphatic exclamation point at the end of the musical story he has been telling for all these years.  Sinnett, the 58-year-old drummer-composer from...
  • Musicians On Call’ bring music for the soul to patients’ beds

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Musicians On Call, a nonprofit providing live music to the seriously ill, hopes to aggressively expand to other major cities across the U.S. next year. For more than a decade, volunteer artists with Musicians On Call have...