| Mar 9, 2014
Can't wait for spring? Remember, along with warmer weather, May and June bring graduations and weddings — and graduations and weddings bring out-of-town guests.
I learned this fact some years ago, when my son got married in June and then my...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 11:12 AM
Tenor saxophonist and Canton native Noah Preminger has settled nicely into a busy New York City jazz existence. He regularly leads two quartets — the first, a piano-less group with forward-thinking guitarist Ben Monder, bassist Matt Pavolka and...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 2:54 PM
New Haven is thought by many to be Connecticut’s top restaurant town, although the Gold Coast also offers a wealth of dining opportunities and Greater Hartford is definitely up and coming. Despite the strength of our dining scene, Greater New...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 7:50 AM
Downtown Essex recently got a new art gallery, opened by artists Judy Friday and Helen Cantrell. Their gallery19 opens its latest show Winter Wonders this week, showing the talents of more than two dozen local artists, as well as paintings by Friday and...
| Nov 27, 2013
Like most people along Kelly Castleberry's route, Brittany Root wouldn't have guessed that her UPS man has dressage horses at home. Though it doesn't entirely surprise her that he'd be interested in animals. "He doesn't seem fazed by our dogs," she says,...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 2:10 PM
The half-brother of former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown was arrested in Old Lyme for impersonating a law enforcement officer in a bizarre, elaborate and seemingly pointless ruse. Outfitted in a nylon belt holding a real, loaded pistol, Bruce Browne (who spells...
| Dec 31, 2013
Matthew Brady graduated from Daniel Hand High School in Madison in 1995 and went to James Madison University in Virginia for one year. Then he transferred to Loyola Marymount in Los Angeles and majored in Spanish. The motivation for the transfer wasn't...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 6:25 AM
On a recent Friday evening, long after most workers had gone home, there were barely any parking spaces available outside a quiet South Windsor office complex.
Musicians, media-types and fans lined up outside the headquarters of Telefunken-...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 8:34 AM
WINDSOR — The year 2003 must have seemed like a disaster for Stephen McKay at the time.
First, the tent at SummerWind performing arts center, which he led, collapsed during a snowstorm in the off-season. The organization set up a dramatic and...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 9:23 AM
The 2013 All-Courant high school boys cross country team package:
Omar Abdelsame, Plainville, Jr.
Russell Adam, Cheshire, Jr.
Christopher Ahlquist, Hall-West Hartford, Sr.
Patrick Begley, Suffield, Sr.
Matt Chisholm, Farmington, Sr.
| Jan 22, 2014
| 2:15 PM
If pomposity is a Superman-like barrier to entry into jazz, drummer Matt Wilson is its Kryptonite, a firm believer that if you play music honestly, you'll attract the right listeners. This week, Wilson's quartet — saxophonist Jeff Lederer, cornetist...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 6:40 AM
Take some time this Saturday to lend a helping hand to one of our own who's already sacrificed so much. Sgt. David Tupper, a 2002 graduate of Old Saybrook High School, suffered a traumatic brain injury during one of his two tours in Iraq and Afghanistan...