U2’s tour manager Dennis Sheehan stood out, even offstage


Dennis Sheehan, a longtime tour manager for U2 who died of an apparent heart attack at 68 on Wednesday, was one of the best.

How ‘Wolf Hall’ director Jeremy Herrin keeps audiences rapt

If the Tony Award for best director was handed out on quantity alone, Jeremy Herrin would easily be the winner.

'Serial' plans for two more seasons, beginning this fall

“Serial” junkies, get out your sleuthing kits again. The wildly popular podcast is coming back with two new series.

Bluegrass Festival returns this weekend to Strawberry Park in Preston

The Metacomet Range Mountains are much closer, but for the next few days, the music emanating from Preston is going to sound a lot more Appalachian. That’s because it’s time for the 38th annual Strawberry Park Bluegrass Festival, taking place in the titular campground from...

On the Bright side: New music fest, created in response to youth suicide, promotes mental wellness

A music festival will debut this weekend, offering concerts and activities — and an important purpose behind it all. The Bright Music Festival, held Sunday at McCook Point Park in Niantic, addresses the issue of suicide among young people. So, in addition to bands performing and...

Lynyrd Skynyrd flies like a free bird into Foxwoods

Lynyrd Skynyrd brings their groundbreaking and hugely influential stars ‘n’ bars rock back to Foxwood’s Grand Theater on Friday. Though the band is down to their last original member — guitarist Gary Rossington — a core group of longtime members, including...

Showcasing orchestra students at Waterford festival

All orchestra students in Waterford will participate in the 2015 Waterford Orchestra Festival on Friday, culminating in a public concert at 11:30 a.m. Starting at 9:30 a.m. in Waterford High School, the students in grades 4-12 will attend clinics and master classes featuring alternative...

Ivoryton Playhouse premieres “Calendar Girls”

Ivoryton Playhouse is producing the U.S. professional premiere of “Calendar Girls” — the stage version, which was a huge hit in the United Kingdom, of the 2003 movie starring Helen Mirren. Ivoryton’s artistic/executive director Jacqui Hubbard directs and acts in...

Agent: ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ star Omar Sharif has Alzheimer’s

Legendary “Lawrence of Arabia” actor Omar Sharif is battling Alzheimer’s disease, his agent Steve Kenis confirmed to The Associated Press on Monday.

Chestnut Street Playhouse announces auditions

The newly named Chestnut Street Playhouse (former Spirit of Broadway Theater) will hold auditions for its first musical of the 2015 season.

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John Ledyard, globetrotting college drop-out

In 1783 John Ledyard dedicated a book about his travels to Governor Trumbull, Connecticut’s Revolutionary War statesman.

Could you Be the Match?

Did you ever think a swab of your cheek has the information needed to save someone else’s life?