| Sep 19, 2013
| 12:01 PM
Tony-Award winner Debbie Gravitte (“Jerome Robbins Broadway”) and Broadway conductor Todd Ellison (“Annie” revival, “Spamalot”) are featured in “The Great American Songbook” Pops concert by The New Haven...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 11:27 AM
The state Senate and House, after short debates, voted overwhelmingly early Wednesday to approve a bill blocking public disclosure of photos of homicide victims and some other records in reaction to the Newtown school massacre.
The Senate took up the...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 2:20 PM
Chicago makes a claim on many writers — Nelson Algren, David Mamet, Ernest Hemingway, Carl Sandburg — even if those scribes spent only a portion of their lives within its sweet confines. But Thornton Wilder, the author of such iconic plays...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 6:03 AM
A multi-genre category like R&B/Soul/Funk cries out for a rule-breaking, wide-ranging, all-encompassing winner, and Fake Babies is the real thing. The self-described "dirty soul music group" records complex studio collages of sensitive...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 5:33 AM
The local small theater season has kicked in bigtime this month, well before some of the big regional theaters get going. Last weekend was the first weekend of The Specials, a new play by local British playwright Steve Bellwood. The show—a dark...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 5:18 PM
HARTFORD — Spurred by the threat that a congressional showdown over Obamacare will shut down the federal government, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's budget director asked heads of state agencies Tuesday for contingency plans by Oct. 1 on how to maintain...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 12:15 PM
8:30 p.m. July 12 at the Spaceland Ballroom, 295 Treadwell Street, Hamden. (203) 288-6400, spacelandballroom.com. With The Mountain Movers, Jounce and the Backyard Committee.
7 p.m. July 13 at the Iron Horse Music Hall, 20 Center Street,...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 4:30 PM
A scientific poll conducted by Quinnipiac University of Hamden, Conn. found what I consider a surprising level of support for increasing the rate of Pennsylvania’s gasoline tax to help raise revenue for the state’s crumbling bridges and roads....
| Oct 16, 2012
| 4:24 PM
Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. The state Senate tweaked a charter schools reform bill last night, dropping language that would have created a statewide authorizing board for the alternative public schools. The amended bill kicked out of the...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 4:24 PM
By the time the dust finally settled on Tuesday night, President Barack Obama carried Pennsylvania by 5.2 percentage points over Republican nominee Mitt Romney. So this begs the question: Just how correct were Pennsylvania’s army of pollsters in...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 2:25 PM
She was sitting quietly on a Connecticut Transit bus in Hamden last year, talking on her cell.
A man got up as the bus pulled up to a stop. As he passed, he snatched the phone from the woman's hand and jumped off just before the bus pulled away from the...