| Dec 15, 2012
In 2000, the British film "Billy Elliot" generated a flurry of admiration on both sides of the Atlantic. Something about this story of an 11-year-old boy, who decides to study ballet even as it makes him a major oddity in his northern England mining town,...
| Feb 17, 2012
| 4:06 PM
The national touring production of "Come Fly Away," Twyla Tharp's sensual ballet/musical set to the songs of Frank Sinatra, breezes through Baltimore this week. One of the featured dancers in the show will look very much at home on the stage of the Modell...
| Feb 23, 2012
When you dance in a Twyla Tharp show, you've got to do more than pirouettes or pretty ballet steps. Tharp's choreography is unique. It's gutsy, quirky and Olympics-competition-ready with its bag full of flips, backbends and cartwheels galore.
So it's a...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 12:54 PM
Most of our lives are spent living and working in the four dimensions. Reality, as we know it, consists of up/down, left/right, forward/backward and space/time. But in the world of wine, Stemmler Pinot Noirs enter the fifth dimension. These bottlings...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 9:11 AM
It was a great experience being arts editor in Howard County the past 25 years. This was a dream job for a guy like me and I can't believe I'm walking away from it this week with nary a kick nor a scream.
I'll always treasure the opportunities the job...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 10:36 AM
Talk about a ticket deal.
As Bill Clinton would say, “Listen to this, this is important.”
Hartford Stage is introducing its new “Stage Pass Season” for young adult theater goers between the ages of 18 and 27. But it’s...
| Jul 30, 2012
Oxygen's upcoming docu-series "All the Right Moves" in New York for the series premiere on Tuesday, July 31.
"All the Right Moves" features four of the best dancers in the business as they embark on a journey to launch their own dance company, Shaping...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Man in a Case
Adapted from Chekhov by Annie-B Parson & Paul Lazar of Big Dance Theater
Through March 24, Hartford Stage, 50 Church St., Hartford, (860) 527-5151, hartfordstage.org
Some of New York's best experimental theater has fetched up at...
| Feb 17, 2013
Mikhail Baryshnikov remembers studying a short story by Anton Chekhov, "Man in a Case," which was required reading in Russia when he was 14.
"I feel deeply personal towards this piece," says the actor-dancer-arts entrepreneur in his sleek modern...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 12:05 PM
Notice that the latest trend in gift-giving is the "experiential gift?"
Instead of that sweater, slippers or cheese board, I'm noticing more people giving (and asking to be given) gifts of experiences: a day at the spa, a balloon ride, a...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 11:29 AM
Another theater bargain alert!
Hartford Stage is offering half-price tickets for any of Thanksgiving weekend’s five performances of its "A Christmas Carol -- A Ghost Story of Christmas" on sale Friday from midnight to 11:59 pm Nov. 23 only....
| Oct 2, 2012
| 9:00 AM
Jess Barbagallo, Tymberly Canale, Chris Giarmo and Aaron Mattocks will join Mikhail Baryshnikov in the cast of the world premiere stage adaptation of Anton Chekhov's "Man in a Case" to be presented at Hartford Stage Feb. 21 to March 24.