| Jan 9, 2014
| 8:34 AM
WINDSOR — The year 2003 must have seemed like a disaster for Stephen McKay at the time.
First, the tent at SummerWind performing arts center, which he led, collapsed during a snowstorm in the off-season. The organization set up a dramatic and...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 9:23 AM
The 2013 All-Courant high school boys cross country team package:
Omar Abdelsame, Plainville, Jr.
Russell Adam, Cheshire, Jr.
Christopher Ahlquist, Hall-West Hartford, Sr.
Patrick Begley, Suffield, Sr.
Matt Chisholm, Farmington, Sr.
| Jan 22, 2014
| 2:15 PM
If pomposity is a Superman-like barrier to entry into jazz, drummer Matt Wilson is its Kryptonite, a firm believer that if you play music honestly, you'll attract the right listeners. This week, Wilson's quartet — saxophonist Jeff Lederer, cornetist...
| Dec 31, 2013
Matthew Brady graduated from Daniel Hand High School in Madison in 1995 and went to James Madison University in Virginia for one year. Then he transferred to Loyola Marymount in Los Angeles and majored in Spanish. The motivation for the transfer wasn't...
| Nov 27, 2013
Like most people along Kelly Castleberry's route, Brittany Root wouldn't have guessed that her UPS man has dressage horses at home. Though it doesn't entirely surprise her that he'd be interested in animals. "He doesn't seem fazed by our dogs," she says,...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 7:50 AM
Downtown Essex recently got a new art gallery, opened by artists Judy Friday and Helen Cantrell. Their gallery19 opens its latest show Winter Wonders this week, showing the talents of more than two dozen local artists, as well as paintings by Friday and...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 10:15 AM
The Bee and Thistle Inn in Old Lyme just launched a Holiday Artisan Showcase series, happening every Tuesday through Dec. 17. Each week, two designers are featured inside one of the Bee and Thistle's dining rooms. This week, on Nov. 19, you can see, touch...
| Oct 31, 2013
Five-year-old Ruhee Lalla of West Hartford sat at a table recently making a little terrarium with a plastic globe, moss, sticks, rocks, shells and twine. All around her at other tables, other children made terrariums while their parents watched. The...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 11:50 AM
Step into the land of Oz, a tiny version of it, at the Florence Griswold Museum's fifth annual outdoor installation exhibit. This year, Wee Faerie Village in the Land of Oz will feature a pint-sized, faerie-scaled setting for each of L. Frank Baum's 24...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 10:45 AM
It's fall, people. Get out there and take a hayride, drink cider, pick apples, smash pumpkins — do whatever your heart tells you to do. Or try this: the Connecticut Art Trail has organized a series of autumnal events taking place at the Hill-Stead...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 8:35 AM
The Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts hosts a new exhibit of works by illustrator Tim O'Brien, whose work you may be familiar with. O'Brien's portrait of Osama Bin Laden ran on the cover of Time Magazine after he was captured and killed in May of 2011....