| Jul 10, 2014
Acacia Courtney, 21, of Hamden, was crowned Miss Connecticut 2014 at the Garde Arts Center in New London on June 28.
Courtney said that just before the final announcement was made, and she was on the stage with eventual runner-up Alexandria Puglisi, she...
| May 31, 2014
| 1:48 PM
The news that “Menopause the Musical” is returning to Connecticut is not exactly a headline grabber.
After all, the show has been entertaining scads of largely female audiences for years in theaters across the country. It’s even...
| Mar 20, 2014
Over the course of a career now pushing into its fifth decade, Keb' Mo' — born Kevin Moore in Los Angeles, Calif. — has become a sort of blues ambassador, a testament to his incredible skills as an interpreter of the various blues subgenres....
| Feb 9, 2014
| 4:05 AM
The Puritans just didn't have much fun.
Until late in the 18th century, there wasn't much in the way of public entertainment for The Hartford Courant to cover, and certainly nothing in the way of theater.
Oh, there was the time just before the...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 12:40 PM
The Shubert in New Haven prides itself on its historical significance. This was the theater where Rodgers & Hammerstein, Neil Simon and many other theater legends chose to try out their new works before they went to Broadway. The 2013-14 Shubert "Best...
| Oct 24, 2013
Fans of vampires (real ones, not that sparkly BS), literature and Halloween should take notice of what the Garde Arts Center is doing on Oct. 27. The Center and Historic Haunts present Vampires of New England & Dacre Stoker on Stoker. Yes, that Stoker....
| Nov 19, 2013
| 1:40 PM
New York cabaret singers like to sniff that they can't perform Stephen Sondheim songs more than 50 miles outside the city because the provinces "just don't get" him.
On Nov. 23, the Hartford Symphony Orchestra will prove those New York snobs...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 10:25 AM
Searching For Sugar Man
Showing as part of the New London Winter Film Festival, Thursday, March 7, Garde Arts Center, 325 State St., New London, (860) 444-7373, gardearts.org
The music business is unjust. Everyone knows that. Some seemingly...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 9:10 AM
Robert Irvine believes that cooking should be considered a sport. In his Food Network show "Dinner: Impossible" he was challenged to create meals in exotic locations (on an isolated island, on a train, etc.) in a short amount of time with many...
| May 10, 2013
| 7:00 AM
New London Main Street, a community revitalization organization, presents the Spring Food Stroll on Wed., May 15. Strollers have the chance to sample food from nearly 50 participating restaurants and shops. In addition, there will be demonstrations at...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 9:55 AM
The 15th Annual Manhattan Short Film Festival — comprised of 10 finalists chosen from 520 entries originating in 49 countries — screens at various venues around Connecticut (and around the world) this week. On Friday, October 5, at 7 p.m., the...
| Oct 15, 2012
Whether debates influence elections is being hotly, well, debated. This year, they well may.
A lackluster job by President Barack Obama in the Oct. 3 debate gave Republican Mitt Romney his first polling lead in a year — four points in the Pew...