| 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 3, 2015
| 9:16 AM
The Windham Theatre Guild (WTG) is a non-profit organization that has been producing quality community theatre since 1985. "Hundreds of community volunteers join us each year as we strive to offer live theatrical and musical productions and education in...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Having the opportunity to record in the legendary studios of Capitol Records is a feat many will never accomplish. But, for a small group of high school students, the record label home of artists such as Sam Smith, Katy Perry and Mary J. Blige opened...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 6:43 PM
It's been 28 years since Johnny Castle uttered, "Nobody puts Baby in a corner," and yet the line from the beloved 1987 movie is still enduringly popular.
"Dirty Dancing," the film that thrilled audiences with its daring dance moves, will again return to...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 9:14 AM
I just heard about the cutest, "must-see" theater event ever.
On February 14, 15, 21, and 22, the Highland Park Players are presenting a musical for young audiences called "Goodnight Moon." Yes, one of the most well-loved children's books has become a...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 3:54 PM
When the music starts, it's just drums and space. A shuffling house beat with an eerie minor-key synth. Then a bigger kick drum locks in place and the arrangements come into focus, topped by a pitch-tweaked vocal, androgynous and eager: "Baby, I'm wasted,...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 10:05 AM
About 90 Lake Zurich High School students will come together on Feb. 6, 7 and 8 to blow the socks off of audiences with their production of "Shrek the Musical."
Playing the part of Shrek is senior Peter Iliopoulous, who speaks with an impressive Scottish...