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Kanye West adds Connecticut ‘Yeezus’ tour date

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Kanye West may have passed by Connecticut on the initial run of his visually insane “Yeezus” tour. But, thankfully, the Grammy Award-winning rapper/producer is making it up to area fans, scheduling a performance at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville on Friday, Feb. 21 at 8 p.m. Tickets, which cost $99 and $79, go on sale […] [Read More]
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‘Movies That Rock’ series opens at Acoustic Cafe

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Grab a beer and a bowl of popcorn and get ready to rock out — Bridgeport’s Acoustic Cafe opens its ‘Movies That Rock’ series with host Daveylove on Wednesday, Jan. 8. The series, to be held on consecutive Wednesdays beginning at 8:30 p.m. (doors open at 8 p.m.), kicks off with “Flash Gordon,” Mike Hodges’ […] [Read More]
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Newtown native Floyd Kellogg earns New England Music Award nods

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Last year, Floyd Kellogg, a multi-instrumentalist and veteran of Connecticut’s indie rock scene, floored local listeners with his production and instrumentation on “Violent Mae,” the self-titled debut from his collaboration with Roxbury singer/songwriter Becky Kessler. Now, Kellogg is getting some much-deserved recognition for his efforts, earning nominations for Producer of the Year and Best in […] [Read More]
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Westport’s Nile Rodgers, Bridgeport native John Mayer help Grammys with awards, Beatles’ salute

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The 56th annual Grammy awards may be a couple of weeks away, but the lineup of performers has already begun to trickle out, with the latest additions announced earlier this week. On Tuesday, it was announced that Grammy nominees Lorde and Katy Perry were being added to the list of performers, as well as multiple […] [Read More]
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Easton singer/songwriter Samantha Preis releases debut LP, performs in New York City

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Sometimes it takes leaving home — and your native country — to find out who you are. That is certainly true of Samantha Preis, an Easton-raised singer/songwriter who recently released her debut full-length album, “Good News.” “Self-exploration and travel have always been important to me,” Preis, 25, said. “I feel more in tune with myself […] [Read More]
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Auditory exploration: Young persons symphony series sound off in New Haven, Stamford and Bridgeport

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New Haven The New Haven Symphony Orchestra offers its first family concert of the season on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Davis Street School, and then again on Sunday at 2 p.m. at Shelton Intermediate School. For this event, the orchestra’s woodwind quintet will perform Sergei Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf,” as narrated by Tom […] [Read More]
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Redding’s Michael Ian Black to host National Geographic’s ‘Duck Quacks Don’t Echo’

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Michael Ian Black is a comedian by trade, having starred in the sketch comedy series “The State,” “Stella,” “Michael & Michael Have Issues” and more. But did you know he’s also a man of science? The Redding resident is set to co-host “Duck Quacks Don’t Echo,” a National Geographic reality series that puts over-the-top theories to […] [Read More]
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Bodies to be revealed for one more week in Hartford

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If you have ever been curious as to how your body works, now is the time to make your way to Hartford where “Bodies Revealed” has been extended through Jan. 14 at the Connecticut Science Center. It was an overwhelming response from the public that prompted the extension, according to center officials. The show, which […] [Read More]
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