| 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 12, 2015
| 8:30 PM
Steve Ritchie is enthusiastic about his music, but in a phone call from his home in Ontario, he hesitates as he tries to describe it.
"I would call it folk rock, but that could mean so many things. It does follow the folk tradition of telling stories."...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 10:21 PM
The NBA's All-Star Game in New York this Sunday will have some Broadway-quality entertainment, with the casts of "Chicago," ''Jersey Boys" and "Mamma Mia!" performing during the telecast.
The musicals' singers and dancers will join Christina Aguilera and...
| Feb 13, 2015
Hayden Milanes loved baseball as a kid.
He's in the major leagues now, but not for swinging a bat. His vocal pipes have been his ticket to fame as a lead in the touring company of "Jersey Boys." The Broadway musical, based on the story of the pop...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 8:17 AM
No, it wasn’t the Oscars, but it sure felt that way.
NBC celebrated the 40th anniversary of “Saturday Night Live” Sunday night with a live special that was as long (3˝ hours) and as stuffed with montages as an Academy Awards broadcast....
| Feb 14, 2015
| 9:00 AM
At 12, she was nominated for a Tony for the Broadway musical "High Society," at 24, she snagged an Oscar nomination for the drama "Up in the Air," and, at 27, her song "Cups," from the hit comedy "Pitch Perfect," went multi-platinum and became one of...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 1:07 AM
"Miss Saigon" and Shakespeare have triumphed at Britain's WhatsOnStage awards, as theatergoers rewarded seasoned shows, spectacle and star power.
"Miss Saigon" took nine trophies at Sunday's ceremony, whose winners were decided by public vote. It was...