| Oct 23, 2014
| 10:08 AM
In the days of early America, men, women and children were taught that inactivity was sinful. Men had jobs, children had school and women had household tasks. But between the chores, what could a woman do to keep her hands from becoming idle?
| Oct 23, 2014
| 10:11 AM
If people know of John Cage at all, they tend to know of him as a "composer" of a famous, some might say gag-ish, piece of silent music, and as the writer of aesthetic theories about silence. Cage also hated records, and he was outspoken in his...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 1:58 PM
This season an array of dance offerings will entertain, amaze with athleticism, and even reflect on social issues — such as the slippery slope of social media — are we more connected, or less? And, what is up with the obsession over "selfies?"...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 3:05 AM
Morgan Gardner Bulkeley IV, accomplished artist and sculptor, Red Sox fan, last in the direct genealogical line with that distinctly Hartford name, visited the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., for the first time in the summer of 2012.
| Oct 22, 2013
| 1:40 PM
The Hartford Symphony Orchestra has played Mussorgsky. They've played Die Fledermaus. On Saturday the HSO interprets Mickey Mouse.
The event, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Bushnell (166 Capitol Ave., Hartford), is Disney's Fantasia in Concert, with the...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 10:10 AM
Want a Friday night experience unlike anything else going on? You should trek up to Middletown this Friday for RISK! at Wesleyan University's Crowell Concert Hall. It's the brainchild of Kevin Allison, whom you may recognize from MTV's watchable...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 11:45 AM
Indie neo-folk trio Plume Giant, who'll play a release show for their debut full-length, Callithump, at Wesleyan on Saturday, have Connecticut roots. Oliver Hill (guitar, viola, voice), Nolan Green (guitar, harmonium, voice) and Eliza Bagg (violin,...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 7:00 AM
Wesleyan's year-long Music and Public Life series offers up Voices of Afghanistan as its inaugural event, featuring ghazals by virtuosic master vocalist Ustad Farida Mahwash, sawol-jawab ("questions and answers") by rubāb (lute) shredder Homayoun Sakhi,...
| Nov 9, 2012
From his sixth-floor studio in the Colt Building, Richard Hawley may have the best city view in Hartford, with the blue-and-gold onion dome in the foreground. Hawley still lives in New York. However, the Farmington native — a descendant of 19th...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 9:55 AM
Born out of a 2002 jam session in the South Bronx, Afro-Puerto Rican music ensemble Alma Moyo have kept the beats alive. Their sound is full of driving rhythms and harmonies that are hard to resist by remaining still. They perform July 5 at Wesleyan's CFA...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 12:46 PM
Ben Ratliff, jazz and pop critic for The New York Times since 1996 and the author of three books of jazz criticism, has the rare ability to write about avant-garde jazz, doom-metal, indie rock, hip-hop, and probably a dozen or so other musical genres with...