Ivoryton Playhouse announces 2019 season

David Lutken will star this fall in a show whose title has yet to be announced at the Ivoryton Playhouse. (Courtesy Ivoryton Playhouse)

The Ivoryton Playhouse has announced it schedule for 2019. The shows include: "Burt & Me," March 20-April 7. Book by Larry McKenna, lyrics by Hal David, music by Burt Bacharach. "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner," April 24-May 12. Written by Todd Kreidler. "Godspell," May...

Review: Mellencamp puts fearless touch on American classics

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In a fresh collection of cover songs he's performed over the years, John Mellencamp demonstrates one more time that he is willing to take a risk

Van Morrison's latest finds him in relaxed, swinging groove

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Music Review: The 40th studio album from Van Morrison finds the Belfast-born legend in a relaxed, swinging groove, offering a mix of new compositions and covers of classic tunes by John Lee Hooker, Sam Cooke and other greats

A peek inside Edward Gorey's modern Gothic world

This is the first full-length biography of Gorey.

Three great audiobooks for that long holiday drive

The Spy and the Traitor: The Great Espionage Story of the Cold War

"The Spy and the Traitor: The Great Espionage Story of the Cold War" "The Spy and the Traitor" lives up to its subtitle, not least because Ben Macintyre has no equal in portraying the real-life, chimerical world of double agents. He has found gold in Oleg Gordievsky, a high-ranking KBG...

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Hempstead Historic District and the quest for civil rights

In May 1963, a group gathered outside a New London department store protesting an incident in Greensboro, North Carolina, where four black college men were refused service at a Woolworth’s lunch counter.

Rick's List — Dream Concert Bill Edition

One of the funniest and cleverest things I've seen in a long time was the fake press release announcing a joint tour with co-headliners Styx and Larry the Cable Guy. I figured The Onion sent it out — or maybe Will Ferrell's...

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Dane Cook — Oct. 19 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $29-$59

Jethro Tull — Sept. 15 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $35-$55

Chayanne — May 17 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale now; $51-$141

Keith Sweat, Silk, Carl Thomas, Mya — Feb. 15 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $75-$178

Marc Cohn, Blind Boys of Alabama — Jan. 7 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $50-$55

Sitcom Nerds of Comedy — Feb. 8 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $35

Gin Blossoms — Feb. 15 at Foxwoods' Fox Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $35, $45

Walk Off the Earth — May 31 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $50