Michael McDonald and Marc Cohn impress at the Garde

Michael McDonald performs at the Garde Arts Center in New London Sunday. (Tim Martin/The Day)

The phrase “distinctive voice” gets tossed around pretty liberally when people discuss singers. But, in the case of the two stars who played the Garde Arts Center on Sunday, it absolutely applies.

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BITS AND TIPS


I-Park opens its doors to the public

I-Park, the East Haddam “art park,” will be opening its doors again this Sunday and welcoming the public during its “October Open Studios” event to meet and view the works of the six resident artists who have been living...


New works by Dan Brown, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and Jeffrey Eugenides

‘ORIGIN’ by Dan Brown Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and star of “The Da Vinci Code” and other novels, is back in action. This fifth outing takes place in the Spanish cities of Madrid, Barcelona,...

COLUMNS

Mystic’s ties to early Key West

You might think that places like Mystic and Key West — 1,550 miles and four climate zones apart — wouldn’t have a shared past, but they do.

Rick's List - The Modern Social Contract edition

Recently, buying my wife a birthday present, the check-out interrogation by the sales clerk wasn't all that much fun — and not just because she had a voice that reminded me of someone stepping on a turkey. It was because the...

BIG TICKET

Upcoming concerts and shows

Judy Collins — Dec. 22, 23 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale at noon today; $75, $78

Robin Thicke — Dec. 31 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday; $39

Power Rangers Live — March 16 at Foxwoods' Fox Theater; tickets on sale now; $39.50, $49.50

Dancing with the Stars: Live! — Jan. 27 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale now; $45

Alice Cooper — March 8 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale now; $30, $45

Celtic Woman — March 30 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale now; $25-$45