The ECSO kicks off the 2018-19 season Saturday in the Garde Arts Center

Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra (Contributed)

The ECSO starts in 72nd season Saturday in New London's Garde Arts Center with a program titled "Rapture and Rhapsodies."

Q&A with Chita Rivera

Chita Rivera (Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Chita Rivera is one of the few people in this world who can legitimately claim the label “icon.” Or “legend.” Or “triple threat.”

John Gorka performs at Friday Night Folk in New London

Would there even BE folk music if some wise coffee shop owner hadn't, way back in the '50s, decided to push a few tables off to the side to provide space for guitar/harmonica-toting beatniks to sing their protest songs whilst earnest Young People sipped dark roast and smoked...

Guitar deity Sonny Landreth plays The Kate Tuesday

When you're pretty much a dolt, the idea of watching ANYONE who can do ANYTHING really well is always appealing. As a guy who cannot fix a flat tire or pay bills online or change the line in a weedwhacker without losing a kneecap — I know! You'd think it'd be a finger,...

Garde welcomes Los Lobos and Funky Feat

Los Lobos (Mark Zaleski/Ap Photo)

The Garde Arts Center has a cool lineup of musicians coming up this fall (we’re talking Lindsey Buckingham and The Mavericks), and first on that list of great performers will be there Sunday: Los Lobos. The band may have had its biggest hit with a cover of “La...

CD tip: "Desperate Man" by Eric Church

CD tip Desperate Man Eric Church Desperate? Hardly. Eric Church remains one of country music’s best singers and songwriters. His new release is a bit mellower than, say, his “Chief” and “The Outsiders,” but it's just as moving.

Theatre Re presents 'Nature of Forgetting' at Conn College

London-based Theatre Re comes to Connecticut College Tuesday. (Contributed)

Theatre Re’s “The Nature of Forgetting” delves into memory and dementia in a piece that uses elements of theater, movement and music. The show by this acclaimed London-based group comes to Connecticut College on Tuesday. Its central character is Tom, who is...

Alanis Morissette plays Saturday in Mohegan Sun Arena

Alanis Morrisette (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

There's a lot going on in the world, at a tempo seemingly impossible to process and comprehend. So it's OK if your main association with Alanis Morissette is her 1995 album "Jagged Little Pill." Launched to multi-platinum status by the hit "You Oughtta Know," "Jagged Little Pill" was rock...

Opera mezzo sees softer side of Dalila in 'Samson et Dalila'

Mezzo-soprano Elina Garanca as Dalila in a scene from  Saint-Saens'

Elina Garanca is portraying Dalila at New York's Metropolitan Opera, and she sees complexity in her character's feelings toward Samson




The homeless boy who got his very own castle

Every time Thomas Waller glanced out at the New York Stock Exchange from the windows of his Wall Street law office, he must have been reminded just how lucky he was.

Burrs, brambles and other annoying plants

Some plants develop pronged seeds in late summer and fall that stick to humans and other animals.


Upcoming concerts, shows and appearances

New Kids On The Block — July 3 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Oct. 19; $59-$99

Old Dominion — Feb. 8 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Oct. 19; $39.50-$69.50

Laurie Berkner Solo Holiday Show — Dec. 15 at Garde; tickets on sale now; $25-$75

Bill Clinton & Hillary Rodham Clinton — April 26 at Toyota Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $75-$750

Kristin Chenoweth — Oct. 20 at Jorgensen Center, Storrs; tickets on sale now; $35-$55 seats left

The Avett Brothers — Oct. 23 at Jorgensen Center, Storrs; tickets on sale now; $55 seats left