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  • SNL's Kenan Thompson Brings His Stand-Up Act to the Jorgensen in Storrs

    SNL's Kenan Thompson Brings His Stand-Up Act to the Jorgensen in Storrs
    It's taken Kenan Thompson (pictured) seven years to become a breakout performer on Saturday Night Live. But over the years, few cast members have been as consistently funny, their recurring characters as memorable, or their short time in the spotlight...
  • Esperanza Spalding Performs at the Jorgensen in Storrs on April 25

    Esperanza Spalding Performs at the Jorgensen in Storrs on April 25
    At only 28 years of age, jazz bassist and singer Esperanza Spalding already has a Grammy under her belt, after winning for Best New Artist in 2011. It was a huge coup for the jazz world, who've claimed her as one of her own. But she's also a crossover...
  • Wale Performs at the Jorgensen Center in Storrs on April 11

    Wale Performs at the Jorgensen Center in Storrs on April 11
    Noted rapper and "go-go" beat specialist Wale will be appearing at the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts in Storrs on April 11. The artist — who gained national fame in 2007 with his mixtapes 100 Miles and Running and The Mixtape About...
  • Ebčne Quartet Performs at the Jorgensen Center in Storrs on April 19

    Ebène Quartet Performs at the Jorgensen Center in Storrs on April 19
    If hip, eclectic string quartets are your thing, go hear the four young Parisians of the Ebčne Quartet, who'll do Mozart, Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky this Friday at the Jorgensen Center. It's tough to stand out among the throngs of hotshot chamber players...
  • Our Picks: 3 Cool Events in Greater Hartford This Week

    Our Picks: 3 Cool Events in Greater Hartford This Week
    1) Latin Fest 2013 — Grupo Niche and Henry Santos of Aventura, Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, 2132 Hillside Road, Storrs Mansfield, (860) 486-4226. Sat., Apr. 6, 8 p.m. jorgensen.uconn.edu. $25-$40. 2) Film: Tattoo Nation, AMC Loews...
  • Bragh-ing Rights: Danú plays traditional Irish music on St. Patrick's Day at the Jorgensen Center

    Bragh-ing Rights:  Danú plays traditional Irish music on St. Patrick's Day at the Jorgensen Center
    Even if you aren't Irish, you want to be able to say you rocked out with an authentic Irish band for St. Patrick's Day. The members of Danú, who hail from Waterford, Dublin, Kerry and Donegal counties, will put on a clinic for anyone not already...
  • Advocate Interview: Victor Wooten of the Flecktones

    Advocate Interview: Victor Wooten of the Flecktones
    In the early 1990s, Béla Fleck and the Flecktones burst upon the contemporary jazz world like a mobile attack unit from Mars. Bassist Victor Wooten reinvented his instrument while doing back flips and tossing it around his neck. His brother, drummer...
  • Seven shred-tastic shows in Connecticut this week

    Seven shred-tastic shows in Connecticut this week
    1) Allan Holdsworth Band, $30-$45. Fri., 8 p.m. Infinity Music Hall & Bistro, Norfolk. 2) Ron Carter Trio, $10-$30. Fri., 8 p.m. Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Memorial Hall, New Haven. 3) Larry Ochs's Khinoua, $12-$18. Fri., 8:30 p.m., 10 p.m. Firehouse...
  • Best Place for Live Latin Music

    Best Place for Live Latin Music
    1) Casona Restaurant You can hear a Puerto Rican jazz band one week, a touring group from Ecuador the next, says General Manager Jose Gonzales. “Everyone, when the bands are playing, are getting up and dancing or sitting at the bar bouncing to...
  • Angel Reapers at Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts in Storrs

    Angel Reapers at Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts in Storrs
    You hardly ever encounter the name Martha Clarke without the words "MacArthur Genius Award Winner" preceding it. A choreographer best known for her multidisciplinary approach to dance, Clarke teamed with playwright Alfred Uhry (he wrote the Atlanta...
  • On "Fela" at Shubert Theater in New Haven -- and More

    On "Fela" at Shubert Theater in New Haven -- and More
    The show: “Fela!” The place: Shubert Theater in New Haven. Thoughts on leaving the parking lot?: I was going to write a standard blog-style review of "Fela" which I saw Friday night but since the run was so short -- it ended today -- I...
  • National Acrobats of The People's Republic of China at Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts in Storrs on Nov. 5

    National Acrobats of The People's Republic of China at Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts in Storrs on Nov. 5
    The first group of national performers to be established by the People's Republic of China in 1950, the National Acrobats have toured more than 40 countries around the world, but 2011 is the first year they've visited the good old U.S.A. Watch them...