| Dec 30, 2014
| 9:33 AM
Wine-tasting excursions aren't reserved just for the warm months. Six venues in western Connecticut are once again participating in the Litchfield Hills Winter Wine Trail promotion, a scaled-down version of the popular summer "passport" program...
| Mar 9, 2015
| 6:17 AM
HARTFORD — Several state legislators are fighting to restore a proposed $3.5 million budget cut over two years in the state's Youth Employment Program, which provides jobs for more than 2,500 students.
They're saying that participants won't ever...
| Mar 5, 2015
"Defending the Caveman" is an established small-theater standard. The show, about the comical differences between men and women (especially heterosexual married ones) had regional success in San Francisco, Dallas, Washington D.C. and elsewhere before...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 4:41 PM
HARTFORD — State funding for the arts has been reduced by more than $3 million and reconfigured with few arts and cultural leaders knowing how much — if anything — they will receive in Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's proposed budget.
| Feb 16, 2015
| 10:18 AM
Update: Tuesday night's School Board meeting and work session have been postponed to a later date, according to Newport News Public Schools spokeswoman Michelle Price.
Newport News Public Schools will present the superintendent's proposed 2015-...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 10:51 AM
Beginning in May, international superstar (and all-around nice guy) Ed Sheeran hits the road on a North American headlining tour, which will arrive at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville on Saturday, May 23 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets ($49-$69) go on sale Friday,...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 10:37 AM
Pumpkin ale? Check.
Foliage-peeping bifocals? Check.
Music? We've got that for you, from summer songs that've overstayed their welcome to edgy indie rockers in sweaters, tweedy U.K. singer-songwriters and masked Heartland rockers. Check out these 20...
| May 28, 2014
| 10:23 AM
It's been 35 years since the release of the Charlie Daniels Band's anthemic "The Devil Went Down to Georgia."
The rousing country classic, which chronicles the Devil's attempt to steal a young fiddler's soul, hit the top of the Hot Country Singles...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 7:21 AM
Blues-rock quartet Branchwater has reached a crossroads of sorts. As high school students, they gigged quite a bit and self-produced two excellent albums: the studio recording "When the World Seems Cold" and "Live at the Warner Theatre." They've become...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 5:00 PM
The comedian Bill Maher, who often talks politics, believes in healthy living. He follows a regimen that involves basketball and getting yelled at by a trainer. The 58-year-old will need to keep his energy up as he does back-to-back shows on Sept. 12,...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 9:30 AM
The roots of bluegrass music in Connecticut run deeper than you'd expect.
There's an active bluegrass association (ctbluegrass.org) that provides all the details: local and regional bands, upcoming concerts, jam sessions — even rules on how to jam...