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Conn College professor Nadav Assor discusses 'Future Perfect' show at Hygienic

A woman tests out a virtual reality game at Hygienic's

As humans, we tend to worry, speculate and question our futures — not just the futures of our own lives but also those of humanity and the universe. “Future Perfect,” a juried exhibition currently on display in New London’s Hygienic Art Galleries, explores such thoughts...

'70s hard rock giants Uriah Heep perform Friday in the Sun's Wolf Den

Uriah Heep, from left, Phil Lanzon, Bernie Shaw, Russell Gilbrook, Mick Box and Davey Rimmer. (Richard Stow)

In the prehistoric days, back when record stores were essentially the only way to obtain new music, excitement built exponentially when the release date drew nigh for a favorite artist's new album. Once the day arrived and the record was purchased, the music would blast at jet engine...

CarLeans' new "Forgotten Pages" album kicks off national campaign

The CarLeans, from left, Jim Carpenter, Sarah MacLean and Corina Malbaurn (Peter Huoppi/The Day)

Americana trio the CarLeans celebrate the release of a new CD with a party Saturday at the Knick. They then head off on a tour of the south.

Lean and mean: Lisa Lampanelli plays Foxwoods

Lisa Lampanelli (Jordan Strauss, Invision/AP)

Lisa Lampanelli has made a name for herself by being a standup comic. She's the "Queen of Mean" who has made hilariously vitriolic jokes at various celeb roasts — including two for Donald Trump. But she has added another job description: playwright. Her play "Stuffed" had an...

Noted rap producer appears Friday at Shrine

London on Da Track (Contributed)

Research is all, and so I'm sure The Day will be delighted they paid me last week to spend an entire afternoon learning about the science and art of crafting beats for hip hoppers. This dive down the spider hole started when I heard a bit of musical tooth-extraction called "Hookah" by a...

Ian Fitzgerald heads four-band bill Saturday in New London

Ian Fitzgerald (Steve Benoit)

Providence, R.I., folksinger Ian Fitzgerald headlines Saturday in New London's 33 Golden Street. Having slowly clambered up the muddy slopes of coffee house stardom over the past decade, Fitzgerald is cited more and more by well known composers as a terrific tunesmith — and records...

Uriah Heep brings cobwebbed greatness to Wolf Den on Friday

I have a short but intriguing personal history with Uriah Heep, who play Friday in the Mohegan Sun Wolf. The, ah, band, not the Dickens character. Yes, the Heepsters are one of the great four British hard rock bands of the '70s, along with their more famous brethren Black Sabbath, Deep...

Eclectic singer Nellie McKay plays Kate Thursday

Nellie McKay (Courtesy Nellie McKay)

Nellie McKay is an interesting and distinctive pianist/singer whose who seems equally happy writing her own songs or issuing album-length collections of interpretative work. In the context of the latter, she's released "My Weekly Reader," an affectionate and whimsical batch of...

Bananarama, groundbreaking ’80s trio, reunites for tour

Bananarama’s Keren Woodward scoffs at the idea that the ’80s “Cruel Summer” trio set out to be feminist icons.

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I'm a sap for maple syrup

During a rainstorm the other day, I noticed a frog hopping across the street.

Rick's List — Sad but funny edition

I don't know how many Rick's Lists I've written. Hundreds, I suppose. They are theoretically humorous. Based on comments I receive, many people don't think so. That's okay. Humor is a subjective beast. I find all these lists funny to...

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