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  • 'Peter and the Wolf' Playing at the Jorgensen

    'Peter and the Wolf' Playing at the Jorgensen
    Sergei Prokofiev's orchestra play Peter and the Wolf was originally written to explain instruments to children, and it has since become a beloved tale. Now, musicians led by UConn alum Ehren Brown will join forces with puppets from the university's Puppet Arts Program and WNPR's Colin McEnroe (narrating, naturally) to perform this classic. The performance will feature Mark Gale, puppeteer and voice-over artist who has worked with various Sesame Street productions. The play will also incorporate a unique staging technique that showcases both the orchestra pit and the puppets themselves.
  • Albert Mazibuko Of Ladysmith Black Mambazo Talks About Spreading Mandela's Legacy

    Albert Mazibuko Of Ladysmith Black Mambazo Talks About Spreading Mandela's Legacy
    Ladysmith Black Mambazo first blipped our cultural radar in 1986, with the arrival of Paul Simon's "Graceland." But for nearly 50 years, the Grammy-winning a cappella ensemble has worked tirelessly to promote South Africa's history and traditions. Their...

    Arts Round-Up: Global Harmony and Malian Blues

    Arts Round-Up: Global Harmony and Malian Blues
    The Hartford Symphony Orchestra has played Mussorgsky. They've played Die Fledermaus. On Saturday the HSO interprets Mickey Mouse. The event, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Bushnell (166 Capitol Ave., Hartford), is Disney's Fantasia in Concert, with the...

    CT.com Interview: Gary Burton

    CT.com Interview: Gary Burton
    Vibraphonist Gary Burton has seven Grammys, six for projects he recorded with pianist Chick Corea. Over more than a half-century, he’s recorded more than 60 records as a bandleader. He retired from teaching nearly a decade ago, but he’s widely...

    Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood Bring Their Improv Comedy to the Jorgensen on Oct. 5

    Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood Bring Their Improv Comedy to the Jorgensen on Oct. 5
    It's one thing to get up in front of an audience and try to make them laugh; it's quite another to do it without a script. Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood (pictured) starred in the super-popular, forever-syndicated Whose Line Is It Anyway? with fellow...