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Musical Theater

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  • New Study: Playing Music Improves Kids' Brain Development

    New Study: Playing Music Improves Kids' Brain Development
    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." Called...
  • Are Some Born With The Innate Ability To Carry A Tune?

    Are Some Born With The Innate Ability To Carry A Tune?
    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...
  • Taj Mahal Continues His Mission Of Global Music

    Taj Mahal Continues His Mission Of Global Music
    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...
  • Exit, Mr Goodspeed: Floods, Flops and Tonys, Michael Price Saw It All

    Exit, Mr Goodspeed: Floods, Flops and Tonys, Michael Price Saw It All
    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...
  • 'Broadway Idiot' Offers a Backstage Pass to Green Day Play

    'Broadway Idiot' Offers a Backstage Pass to Green Day Play
    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,...
  • Guilford Singer Nick Fradiani Is An 'American Idol' Hopeful This Week

    Guilford Singer Nick Fradiani Is An 'American Idol' Hopeful This Week
    In July, when The Courant last checked in with Nick Fradiani, he was competing on the TV reality show "America's Got Talent" with his band, Beach Avenue. The band got eliminated early on in the competition, during "Judgment Week." Don't count Fradiani...
  • Occidental Gypsy Converting Fans With Its Red-Hot Saucy Swing

    Occidental Gypsy Converting Fans With Its Red-Hot Saucy Swing
    As it journeys from venue to venue throughout the United States, Occidental Gypsy, a red-hot, Django Reinhardt-inspired, gypsy swing and fusion band, loves to encourage rapt listeners to get up on their feet and dance to its classically retro yet...
  • Four Seasons Founder Bob Gaudio Tells Stories Behind 'Jersey Boys'

    Four Seasons Founder Bob Gaudio Tells Stories Behind  'Jersey Boys'
    After languishing for decades on old jukeboxes, wedding-DJ playlists and your mom's favorite radio stations, the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons — think "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Rag Doll," "December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night),"...
  • 'SNL 40': Kanye plays new song 'Wolves,' is razzed for stage-crashing

    'SNL 40': Kanye plays new song 'Wolves,' is razzed for stage-crashing
    Be on guard, high school theater productions, minor league baseball games and any other location with a microphone and an audience: Kanye West is going to find his way onto your stage. West was the willing and good-humored target of some ribbing...
  • George Takei boldly going to Broadway with 'Allegiance'

    George Takei boldly going to Broadway with 'Allegiance'
    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...
  • Seth Stainback is the big winner at Local Music Awards

    Seth Stainback is the big winner at Local  Music Awards
    Seth Stainback and Roosterfoot took the top prize on Wednesday night at the VEER Magazine Local Music Awards, and Stainback and the Norfolk duo Little Pants were the only acts to win multiple awards.  Stainback's brilliant CD "Fire & Steel" was named...