| 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...
| 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...
| 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 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,...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 5:42 AM
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...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 5:44 PM
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...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 11:40 AM
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),"...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 10:10 AM
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...
| 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 12, 2015
| 6:50 AM
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...