| Sep 25, 2013
| 12:35 PM
Besides all the hay-riding, corn-mazing, football-watching and apple-fritter-chomping that goes on during the autumn season, fall signifies a blissful time for craft beer aficionados — Oktoberfest lagers, pumpkin ales, chocolate malts, and spicy...
| Sep 12, 2013
Burgers and fries have gotten a bad rap the last several decades, beaten down to on-the-go, fast-food fare with marginal taste and questionable nutrition.
But, oh, Connecticut, how lucky you are. Because a restaurant chain from Boston has found its...
| Sep 5, 2013
At Jamie McDonald's new barbecue spot in Windsor, he's issued a challenge to hungry customers. Come into Bear's Smokehouse and pick any item off the menu. If you eat more of that food in 10 minutes than he does, he'll give you $1,000.
The catch: You'...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 4:41 PM
Classical music and craft beer may seem like an unconventional pairing, but Back East Brewery and Hartford Symphony Orchestra are making it happen. The Bloomfield brewers have created a seasonal "Bachtoberfest" for the fall, and proceeds from sales will...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 4:51 PM
If you haven't been to an outdoor music event in Connecticut so far this summer, you have no one to blame but yourself. They are everywhere; they are varied to suit nearly every taste, and there's hardly anything more pleasant than music alfresco on a...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 7:45 AM
There was a time when, as an orchestra director, programming a Rolling Stones pops concert might have gotten your ass fired, or at least reprimanded. That's all behind us; Boomer concert-goers want what they want — the music they grew up with...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 2:39 AM
They are considered the Hartford area's movers and shakers, the politicians, the athletes, the executive director's, the financial whiz kids and non-profit leaders who have already racked up a few accomplishments in their young lives and are expected to...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 9:03 AM
Baltimore Symphony Music Director Marin Alsop has canceled more conducting engagements as a result of injuring her July 1 falling in her hotel room in Brazil. She canceled her gigs for the rest of the month.
In order to recuperate fully, Alsop has...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 1:25 PM
For the few folks who didn't think there were already enough musical fireworks in the music of Mozart and Haydn: the Hartford Symphony Orchestra — led by guest conductor Steven Lipsitt — provide actual, physical fireworks, the exploding kind,...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 9:28 AM
A world premiere of an original musical comedy, two classic performed in repertory, a reunion of the theater’s five artistic directors and a “rejuvenated” “A Christmas Carol” will be among the highlights of Hartford Stage&...
| Mar 24, 2013
A premiere of an original musical comedy, two classics performed in repertory, a reunion of the theater's five artistic directors, and a "rejuvenated" Dickens' favorite are highlights of Hartford Stage's 50th anniversary season beginning in September....