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  • Extraordinary Life: A Face Of Hartford's Cultural Scene

    Extraordinary Life: A Face Of Hartford's Cultural Scene
    Think Auntie Mame with big hats, a Texas accent and a gift for organizing people and events, and you'd have a partial picture of Fran Gordon. Combine the energy of a cheerleader with endless optimism and a sense of fun and you will have a sense of the woman who, for years, was the public voice of many of Hartford's premier cultural institutions.
  • Jazz Flutist Ali Ryerson Hopes Latest CD Is A 'Game Changer'

    Jazz Flutist Ali Ryerson Hopes Latest CD Is A 'Game Changer'
    Ali Ryerson, a celebrated, Connecticut-based practitioner and crusading champion of the jazz flute, may have finally delivered a knockout blow in her mission to gain full equality for her instrument thanks to her new, cool, flute-centric album, "Game...

    Connecticut's Musical Roots Began With Voices, Instruments Weren't Allowed

    Connecticut's Musical Roots Began With Voices, Instruments Weren't Allowed
    Are we inherently a musical state? At the very least, we seem to have always been a state that likes to sing. During the Colonial and Revolutionary days, we did most of our singing in church. And we took our church singing very seriously....

    It's uphill all the way in Met Opera's 'The Audition'

    It's uphill all the way in Met Opera's 'The Audition'
    Just like the stories it seeks to tell through histrionic plots, spectacular settings and virtuosic vocal lines, the world of opera is full of behind-the-scenes drama. Maria Callas' diva-like antics have become legendary. Luciano Pavarotti earned the...

    Darker nights at the opera

    Darker nights at the opera
    M any an opera plot is set in motion by a wicked curse that generates terrible heartache and loss. These days, it looks as if the real world of opera has been hit with a curse every bit as pernicious. Although orchestras, art museums, theater troupes and...