| Dec 31, 2014
| 4:52 AM
No real surprise but affirming and important to hear.
A new study by University of Vermont College of Medicine researchers shows that playing instruments helps "kids focus their attention, control their emotions and diminish their anxiety."
| Sep 24, 2014
| 3:58 AM
The experts at Music Together say "no"....that everyone has the ability to learn to be musical.
The early childhood music organization is trying to get this word out, in reaction to a survey it commissioned, conducted online by Harris Poll, that shows...
| 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...
| 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,...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 10:42 AM
Two years ago, William Shatner made his long-awaited return to Broadway in his one-man show "Shatner's World: We Just Live in It." This fall, fellow "Star Trek" veteran George Takei will boldly go to Broadway in the musical "Allegiance," which is set to...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 7:03 PM
You've probably been to weddings that got a little crazy. But you've probably never been to a wedding quite like "Tony n' Tina's Wedding."
"Tony n' Tina's Wedding" has the typical ceremony, dinner, cake-cutting, music and dancing. But in the...
| Feb 8, 2015
| 8:39 PM
The 57th Grammy Awards on Sunday became the night of Sam Smith, the freshman British singer-songwriter who took three of the four top awards, for record, song and new artist.
The runaway success of Smith’s career in the span of barely eight months...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 12:49 PM
The story in "Disney's Newsies" is familiar to many people because the musical-comedy is based on the 1992 movie, which became a cult favorite.
The Tony Award-winning score in the Broadway show, through Feb. 8 at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 7:22 AM
The show: "Nice Work If You Can Get It" at Hartford's Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts.
What makes it special?: The non-Equity tour of the 2012 revamped version of George and Ira Gershwin's 1926 musical "Oh, Kay!" with additional tunes from the...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 4:02 PM
A disembodied voice echoed through the cavernous expanse of Staples Center on Thursday, booming the phrase "Cello mike — one, two, three, four…." And then the sound of a piano floated through the arena, telegraphing the opening for Annie...