| Mar 30, 2012
| 8:17 AM
You expect seeing actors performing on the Yale Cabaret stage to go on to greater things.
But a musical that originated there?
"Fly By Night," a show that began at the Yale Summer Cabaret in 2009, will have its world premiere at the Dallas Theatre...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 2:10 PM
1) Black-eyed Sally's BBQ & Blues
In the last three years, Black-Eyed Sally’s has stepped up its jazz offerings. “We were mostly known for blues before that,” said owner James Varano. “Then we hooked up with Hartford Jazz...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 7:44 AM
Sara Topham, who recently Gwendlyn in Broadway’s “The Importance of Being Earnest” with Brian Bedford, plays Miranda in the upcoming Hartford Stage production of “The Tempest.”
She acted for 12 seasons at Stratford (Canada)...
| Aug 23, 2011
| 2:22 PM
Best Jazz: Earl MacDonald & the Hartford Jazz Society's New Directions Ensemble
The UConn professor is back in the Best Jazz spot, repeating his 2004 win in this same category. Back then, it was with his sextet; now it's with a group...
| Sep 29, 2011
| 6:20 AM
In this fall's issue of Freetime, we've taken a look at the Wadsworth's exhibit of Patti Smith's photos — and Smith herself is going to be performing there on Oct. 20. And we also spoke with the Emerson String Quartet, celebrating their 35th year...
| Sep 29, 2011
The Emerson String Quartet
Oct. 13, Hartt School of Music, 200 Bloomfield Ave.,
West Hartford, (860) 768-4451, emersonstringquartet.com
Sixteen years ago, at the opening convocation at the Hartt School of Music's Millard Auditorium, I listened in...
| Oct 6, 2011
| 6:00 AM
The Hartt School honors longtime faculty member and Luiz de Moura Castro with three concerts this weekend to help him kick off his 70th birthday. Further reason to celebrate: rock-star pianist-composer Franz Liszt (1811–1886, pictured here in an...
| May 15, 2011
Darko Tresnjak wanted to direct as far back as he can remember.
When the newly-named artistic director of Hartford Stage was a 7-year-old boy in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, he was inspired by the opening-day ceremonies of the 1972 Olympics to organize his...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 6:35 AM
• Thursday: Stephen Haynes and Joe Morris present Improvisations IV, 7 p.m., $12-$15, Real Art Ways, Hartford; Zach Birdcall Yost, The Benedicks, Mandrake Mechanism and Details, Sully's, Hartford.
• Friday: An Indie Good Time ft. Departures,...
| May 17, 2011
| 9:30 AM
There are any number of interesting things to talk about in pianist Ran Blake's music, but there's one passage in particular that caught my ear while I was listening to his new CD, Grey December: Live in Rome, released last week on Tompkins Square...
| May 20, 2011
| 6:47 AM
Contemporary Players Ensemble: Tribute to American Icons
Free, 7:30 p.m., March 10, Lincoln Theater, The Hartt School, 200 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford, (800) 274.8587, harttweb.hartford.edu
Imagine your iPod Shuffle is filled entirely with deep...
| May 20, 2011
| 7:37 AM
Mother’s Day, 1987. David Lang, Julia Wolfe, and Michael Gordon, three young composers fresh out of Yale, stage a 12-hour marathon of new music at a gallery on lower Broadway in New York City.
Double bassist Robert Black participates. “I...