The Eastern Connecticut Symphony Chorus holds auditions Jan. 23 for current season

The Eastern Connecticut Symphony Chorus is holding auditions for singers who will perform for the rest of the 2018-19 season. Those selected will sing Mozart's Coronation Mass in C Major during the April 27 concert with the Eastern Connecticut Symphony in New London's Garde Arts...

Pianist Ian Frenkel performs a concert in tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr., Saturday in Norwich

Pianist Ian Frenkel will present a concert honoring Martin Luther King. Jr., at 5:30 p.m. Saturday in Norwich at St. Mark Lutheran Church. Frenkel is well-known to local music fans. The former longtime pianist for the United States Coast Guard Band who once accompanied B.B. King at...

With Dr. Dre behind him, Anderson .Paak is feeling epic

Anderson .Paak (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP)

Getting Dr. Dre to produce his entire album had Anderson .Paak feeling like "the prodigal son," as he put it, since it's rare that you'll find Dre overseeing an entire music project these days

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Flock’s mask work powers ‘Animal Farm’ at Mitchell College’s Red Barn

Eric Michaelian is joined by other actors during a rehearsal of Flock Theater's

On a night last week, the animals held centerstage.

The Falcon Theatre group at Fitch High School presents O'Neill's 'Horizon'

Members of the Fitch High School Falcon Theater rehearse Eugene O’Neill’s “Beyond the Horizon.” Pictured are, from left, Eduen Smith, Raina Ricketts, Arizona Johnson, Julianna Ziegler, and Grier Currie. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The repertoire associated with high school drama departments has historically comprised familiar and mostly lighthearted fare. Sure, parents and family members experience occasional flashes of darkness through "Twelve Angry Men" or "Fiddler on the Roof," but there are plenty more...

Randy Bachman discusses the Guess Who, his old pal Neil Young

Randy Bachman (Crossick Matt/Abaca Press/TNS)

On his current Every Song Tells a Story tour, he tells the stories behind “American Woman,” “Takin’ Care of Business,” “You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet."




Rick's List — Rot in Hell edition

The other day in a convenience store, I overheard a pleasant customer, her voice seething with anger, say to the clerk, "I hope you rot in hell!"  At issue was a debit card that malfunctioned or didn't have enough...

At last: A transit plan focusing on biking, walking

Are there any people more coddled than drivers?