| Aug 2, 2013
| 3:39 PM
The newspaper headline proclaimed that the Democrats did thus and such (details unimportant) and that their proposal "Angered the GOP." This is unalloyed tommyrot — and un-newsworthy to boot. One cannot anger modern Republicans: They are frothing...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 4:18 PM
Aug. 9, 2013, New Haven: A Rockwell International Turbo Commander 690B crashes into two houses on approach to Tweed-New Haven Airport, killing at least two people.
June 23, 2013, Ellington: Adam Curtis, 52, of Enfield, died when his ultralight, one-...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 10:33 AM
Goodspeed found its fella.
Broadway veteran Bill Nolte will star in Goodspeed Musical's revival; of Frank Loesser's "The Most Happy Fella"
Nolte’s Broadway credits include" La Cage aux Folles," "The Producers," "Amour," "Jane Eyre," "1776,"...
| Apr 7, 2013
Would the story of the Goodspeed Opera House make a good musical?
The thought occurred to me while I was interviewing Michael Price, who's been with the Victorian theater on the Connecticut River in East Haddam for 46 of its 50 years. During lunch at...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 10:19 AM
In 1963, professional theaters were sprouting up around the nation, far from the bright neon lights of Broadway. There was some kind of magic in the air, particularly in Connecticut.
Happy 50th anniversary to Hartford Stage and the Goodspeed Opera...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 1:55 PM
East Haddam's First Church of Christ, Congregational will host the Music at the Meetinghouse summer concert series. On Aug. 3 at 7:30 p.m., Grayson Hugh and Polly Messer will perform A Midsummer's Eve Concert, a collection of songs for piano and voice...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 12:30 PM
It's July. Time for some theater day trips by the water where it's cool.
The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford, a stone's skip from New London, has shifted from National Playwright Conference mode to its National Music Theater Conference. Three...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 10:25 AM
Sunday marks the 10th annual Connecticut Historic Gardens Day. Fourteen lush and floral outdoor spots count themselves as members, and quite a few of them fall in our neck of the woods. Contact each site directly for more info about any special events...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 7:20 AM
You can satisfy your musical theater jones, your jazz itch and your pop-idol crush all with one concert this week: Harry Connick Jr. is performing 8 p.m. June 22 at Simsbury Meadows (22 Iron Horse Boulevard, Simsbury). Connick's a skilled pianist who...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 8:45 AM
Father's Day Trolley Special: June 16, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Dad rides free with paid family member. The Shoreline Trolley Museum, 17 River St., East Haven, (203) 467-6927, shorelinetrolley.org. Adults $10; seniors $8; kids $6.
Father's Day Cruise:...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 11:34 AM
113th Italian Festa Celebration: June 27-30. St. Andrew Club Grounds, 515 Chapel St., New Haven, ssaanewhaven.com. A parade, Italian music, Italian food and a celebration of Italian-American heritage. Free.
21st Annual Arts and Craft Fair: Aug. 17, 10...