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    Coast Guard Band moves its audience with patriotic tunes
    New London — Growing up in a Coast Guard family, Christie Hayes had a childhood full of changes. When station assignments moved the Hayes household up and down the East C...

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    New London — Andrew “Suave-Ski” Camacho carries two boxes of aromatic pizza through the doors and into ArtFlame’s quaint studio in an artist-filled downtown corner of the...
    Hugh Birdsall needed to come up with an idea. In 2014, then-60-year-old Birdsall was approached by the New London Homeless Hospitality Center to organize a musical fundra...
    New London prides itself on its diversity of music, but some musicians have found it harder to find a place in the city's music community. UConn's Gladi Suero talked to Q...
    Over the last eight years, the annual "Pass the Guitar" event benefiting the New London Homeless Hospitality Center has raised close to $24,000. The event is just one exa...
    New London — Amid a sea of Whaler pride shirts, the New London High School colors of green and gold, firetrucks and military uniforms, the We Are New London parade on Sta...
    New London — Sean Nelson’s love for jazz was solidified when he was still in middle school and he bought his first John Coltrane CD. That love ignited a dream he would so...
    Restaurants and bars are pivotal in the New London music scene. The pandemic has forced some to close while others have had to reinvent. UConn's Corina Wallenta talked to...
    New London – the Whaling City – has always been intrinsically connected to the waterways that surround it. In fact, it was Connecticut's first official port. And before t...
    New London — Jack Madry knows music is sometimes the catalyst that initially draws people to his church. He’s OK with that. The professional jazz musician who is pastor a...

    About this series

    Under the direction of instructors Gail B. MacDonald, a UConn professor in residence and former Day reporter, and Carlos Virgen, The Day's assistant managing editor for audience development, UConn journalism students worked all semester crafting stories in text, audio and photographs that strive to tell parts of the overarching tale of music in New London. They spoke to musicians, business people, city and regional officials, educators and others to inform their work. These stories will be published in The Day and on theday.com

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