- Hal Holbrook brings “Mark Twain Tonight!” to the Garde By Kristina Dorsey — The Day
Published May 11 2016
Hal Holbrook has played a lot of roles, from Deep Throat in “All the President’s Men” to Gemma’s father in TV’s “Sons of Anarchy,” from Abraham Lincoln in the 1976 TV series “Lincoln” to newspaper man Francis Preston Blair in the 2012 movie “Lincoln.” But sometimes an ...
- ‘Saturday Night Fever’ long on glitter, short on grit By Kristina Dorsey — The Day
Published May 5 2016
Certain distinct elements stood out about the 1977 movie “Saturday Night Fever”: The music. The star. And the grit.
Yes, grit. The blockbuster had a dark undertone, reflecting the lives of struggling, “going-nowhere” young men like Tony Manero in 1970s Brooklyn.
When it morphed into a stage musical in 1998, ...
- Shemekia Copeland brings the blues to New London By Rick Koster — The Day
Published April 25 2016
There’s a wonderful essence to the blues — a purity of form and a recurrence of familiar themes that distill the sorrows and joys of the human condition. At the same time, within this essence can be a tendency for critics or casual fans — and, yes, often in ...
- Magicians bare it all in ‘Naked Magic Show’ at Garde By Andy Smith — Norwich Bulletin
Publishes April 20 2016
There’s nothing up their sleeves. Because they have no sleeves.
There’s nothing in their pockets. Because they have no pockets.
They are Mike Tyler and Christopher Wayne, costars of “The Naked Magic Show,” which is coming Saturday to the Garde Arts Center in New London.
“We’re literally stripping away the ...
- Being Elvis: Skip Robinson plays Presley in ‘Million Dollar Quartet’ By Kristina Dorsey — The Day
Published March 30 2016
Skip Robinson makes showbiz look positively easy. Last May, he graduated from college. By July, he was hired as a star of the national tour of “Million Dollar Quartet.”
Robinson earned a degree in communications from La Salle University, but, that degree aside, he still harbored dreams of performing.
He figured ...
- New London talent show highlights region’s rich diversity By Greg Smith – The Day
Published March 12 2016
New London — There was salsa dancing, song, poetry and even a bit of old school breakdancing Saturday at the Garde Arts Center as more than 60 artists from 10 different communities showcased their talents at the 6th Annual New London Youth Talent Show.
The show was sold out, ...
- Sixth annual New London Youth Talent Show takes place Saturday By Rick Koster – The Day
Published March 11 2016
If you haven’t actually attended any of the earlier presentations, you can perhaps be forgiven a bit of skepticism concerning Saturday’s sixth annual New London Youth Talent Show.
We know what you’re thinking. Ah, the ol’ school talent program — that tenderly nurtured lovechild of “Show ‘n’ Tell” ...
- Garde Arts Center to host ‘Finest Hours’ screening, panel discussion By Staff Reports – Norwich Bulletin
Published February 29 2016
The Garde Arts Center, 325 State St., New London, will host a premiere of the Disney film “The Finest Hours” at 7:30 p.m. March 3, with a panel discussion afterward.
The film depicts the dramatic 1952 rescue of the crew of a sinking freighter off the coast of ...
- ECSO stages a thrilling concert of contrasts, in its parts and as a whole By Milton Moore – The Day
Published February 21 2016
When 80 or so professional musicians unite to make an orchestra, it’s easy to miss the parts for the whole. But Saturday’s concert by the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra was a reminder of the depth of talent in this ensemble.
The program at the Garde Arts Center, crafted ...
- Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra to host ‘Heart-Throbbing Romance’ concert By Staff Reports – Norwich Bulletin
Published February 12 2016
The Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra, led by music director and conductor Toshiyuki Shimada, will host a concert, “Heart-Throbbing Romance,” at 8 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Garde Arts Center, 325 State St., New London.
Composer Thomas Duffy will appear as guest conductor for his piece “Heart-throb,” a sonic ...
- Break out the popcorn: The Garde offers its winter movie series By Kristina Dorsey-The Day
It’s an honor just to be nominated …
Well, maybe not, but being nominated for an Oscar certainly has its perks, including getting your film seen by a lot more people.
Moviegoers want to see the releases that are up for an Academy Award, and the Garde Arts Center provides an additional opportunity to ...
- Movie tells story of Coast Guard’s ‘Finest Hours’ By Matt Scott and Jim McKeever
Published January 28 2016
One of the hottest new movies hitting theaters this month will be “The Finest Hours.”
A 1952 blizzard is the setting for a legendary sea rescue, which is the subject of this big-screen adventure. It’s the tale of the true story of the greatest small-boat rescue in U.S. ...
- Coast Guard Academy uses Disney’s ‘The Finest Hours’ as example of leaders of character By Julie Bergman – The Day
Published January 29 2016
When speaking at Bernie Webber’s funeral in Wellfleet, Mass., in 2009, retired U.S. Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen said “Bernie’s genius was creating the art of the possible where none existed.”
“That’s what we expect leaders of character to do,” Allen said in an interview at the Garde Arts Center ...
- Coast Guard cadets treated to ‘extraordinary night’ By Ryan Blessing – Norwich Bulletin
Published January 28 2016
Nine hundred U.S. Coast Guard cadets went out to the movies Thursday night.
The uniformed Corps of Cadets streamed through the lobby of The Garde Arts Center in downtown New London on their way to see “The Finest Hours,” the new Disney film that depicts the daring and true ...
- The Garde hosts ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ By Kristina Dorsey – The Day
Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber went on to big things — creating “Phantom of the Opera” and “Cats” among them — but he even did impressive work as a teen.
In 1967, the then-19-year-old and collaborator Tim Rice (who didn’t do so badly himself later, as lyricist for “The Lion King”) were ...
- Alan Rickman Dies at 69 By Alex Ritman – Hollywood Reporter
British icon of stage and screen Alan Rickman has died. He was 69.
The actor’s reps confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that the actor passed away on Thursday.
“The actor and director Alan Rickman has died from cancer at the age of 69. He was surrounded by family and friends,” his family ...
- David Bowie Dies at 69; a Chameleon in Music, Art and Fashion By Jon Pareles – New York Times
Published January 11 2016
David Bowie, the infinitely changeable, fiercely forward-looking songwriter who taught generations of musicians about the power of drama, images and personas, died on Sunday, two days after his 69th birthday.
His death was confirmed by his publicist, Steve Martin, on Monday morning. No other details were provided.
- Houston event to raise awareness about National Coast Guard Museum By Julia Bergman – The Day
Published January 8 2016
Editor’s note: this version corrects the name of the location of the event, the Houston Museum of Natural Science.
On behalf of the National Coast Guard Museum Association, honorary co-chairs George H.W. Bush, Arnold Palmer and James David Power III will host an advanced screening of Walt Disney ...
- Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra to play ‘The Sounds of Winter’ By STAFF REPORTS – NORWICH BULLETIN
Posted Dec. 15, 2015 at 7:00 PM
The Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra will play “The Sounds of Winter,” a collection of winter-themed pieces, at 8 p.m. Jan. 9 at the Garde Arts Center, 325 State St., New London.
Violinist and St. Louis Symphony concertmaster David Halen will join the ECSO to end ...
- Starry starry night (and afternoon) with Eastern Connecticut Ballet’s “Nutcracker” By Kristina Dorsey-The Day
Published December 9, 2015 2:07PM
Updated December 9, 2015 2:09PM
Sara Mearns, that luminous New York City Ballet principal dancer, returns to glimmer as the Sugar Plum Fairy in Eastern Connecticut Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” this weekend.
Each December since 2013, Mearns has appeared in the ECB production held at the Garde Arts Center. There’s another ...
- Boston honky tonkers Girls, Guns & Glory play tonight at The Garde By Rick Koster-The Day
Published December 3, 2015 11:38PM
Updated December 3, 2015 11:39PM
Take a listen to the retro-honky tonk of Girls, Guns & Glory. Now try to guess where they’re from. Gotta be Nashville, right? Bakersfield, California? Austin? An incubator in the back of Dwight Yoakam’s house? Actually, GG&G are from, ah, Boston — but they’re ...
- Berlioz piece and soloist Semenenko highlight ECSO concert Gerald Moshell, Special to The Day
Published November 22,2015 12:00PM
Updated November 22, 2015 9:15PM
A standard way of judging any group’s performance effectiveness lies in the answering of two related questions. How well they did do what they set out to do? And to what extent was what they set out to do worth doing in the ...
- Coalition seeks to create New London economic development roundtable By Lee Howard-The Day
Published November 19, 2015 6:48PM
Updated November 20,2015 7:44PM
New London — The Southeastern Connecticut Cultural Coalition launched an effort Thursday to mobilize various arts, business and governmental forces throughout the city to build on employment growth at Electric Boat, expected construction of the National Coast Guard Museum and the completed citywide transformation into an ...
- A Wally Lamb tale: ‘Wishin’ and Hopin’’ screened Sunday at the Garde By Kristina Dorsey-The Day
Published November 18. 2015 10:44AM
Updated November 18. 2015 2:54PM
Dare we hope this is becoming a Christmas-season tradition?
“Wishin’ and Hopin'” (which aired on Lifetime TV) received its movie premiere last November at the Garde Arts Center in New London, and it gets a follow-up screening there this Sunday. This warmly nostalgic holiday comedy is based on Wally ...
- Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra to hold ‘Euro-Latin Passion’ By Staff reports
Posted Nov. 11, 2015 at 6:00 PM
The Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra will hold “Euro-Latin Passion” at 8 p.m. Nov. 24 at the Garde Arts Center, 325 State St., New London.
ECSO music director Toshiyuki Shimada will open with a symphonic flourish of “Le Carnaval Romain Overture” by Hector Berlioz. Queen Elizabeth Prize silver medalist ...
- Garde offers storytelling, documentary, opera By The Bulletin
Posted Nov. 11, 2015 at 5:43 PM
New London’s historic Garde Arts Center has a full weekend planned, including tonight’s Tellabration, a documentary screening Saturday and the music of Mozart Sunday.
At the CT Storytelling Center’s Tellabration, hosted by Connecticut’s first official state troubadour Tom Callinan, attendees are invited to tell their own three-minute stories ...
- Oscar-nominated filmmaker and Egyptian activist screen documentary at the Garde By Kristina Dorsey-The Day
Published November 11, 2015 1:06PM
Updated November 11, 2015 1:12PM
Oscar-nominated filmmaker Gini Reticker will be at the Garde Arts Center on Saturday to screen her documentary “Trials of Spring.” The movie focuses on Hend Nafea, an Egyptian woman who became an activist during the Arab Spring uprising and was sentenced to life in prison after her ...
- CLO brings “The Marriage of Figaro” to the Garde By Kristina Dorsey-The Day
Published November 11, 2015 1:06PM
onnecticut Lyric Opera is staging one of the most popular operas around the globe — Mozart’s “La Nozze di Figaro” (“The Marriage of Figaro”).
CLO has done performances of “Figaro” in New Britain, Middletown and Hartford, and it all culminates in a final show Sunday at the Garde Arts ...
- Blues genius Buddy Guy returns to the Garde By Rick Koster-The Day
Published November 5,2015 12:01AM
When we lost B.B. King in May, the crown of Reigning Monarch of the Blues assuredly passed to Buddy Guy. All hail! And you may, in joy, supplicate yourself before the new king Saturday when Guy returns to New London’s Garde Arts Center.
It was in that storied venue, in ...
- This Sunday: Mel Brooks here, Shakespeare there By Staff-The Day
Published October 31. 2015 4:44PM
Updated November 01. 2015 5:17PM
Two very different shows kick off at 7 p.m. on Sunday night, not far from each other in New London.
Mel Brooks’ musical comedy “The Producers” comes to the Garde Arts Center, courtesy of Big League’s national tour. Zaniness rules.
Tickets range from $38 to $65; call ...
- The kings of Broadway: “The Producers” plays the Garde By Kristen Dorsey-The Day
Published October 29. 2015 12:27PM
Updated October 29. 2015 12:28PM
What better way to open this season’s Broadway at the Garde Series than with one of the most acclaimed and hilarious musicals of recent years?
“The Producers,” Mel Brooks’ 2001 adaptation of his 1968 movie, also nabbed its share of awards, winning a dozen Tonys ...
- Garde Arts Center to screen ‘Trials of Spring’ By Staff reports
Posted Oct. 28, 2015 at 4:46 PM
The Garde Arts Center, in partnership with the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut and its Southeast Area Women & Girls Fund, will present the acclaimed new documentary film “The Trials of Spring” at 7 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Garde Theater, 325 State St., New London.
A Q&A ...
- Review: ECSO gives glorious performance of “Ein Heldenleben” By Gerald Moshell-The Day
Published October 25, 2015 12:10PM
Updated October 25, 2015 8:30PM
hile German composer Richard Strauss was assuredly a less egocentric fellow than his idol Richard Wagner, that’s not saying a whole lot. The 1898 symphonic poem “Ein Heldenleben” (usually translated as “A Hero’s Life,” but more accurately rendered as “A Heroic Life”) — Strauss’ ...
- The Eastern Connecticut Symphony begins 2015-16 season with ‘A Hero’s Life’ By Rick Koster-The Day
Publish October 21,2015 3:45PM
Updated October 22,2015 6:20PM
The word “classical” has obvious connections to antiquity and suggests a carved-in-marble sense of established quality — whether alluding to architecture, education or, as with the popular instrumental acoustic guitar hit, “Gas.”
But the most immediate and significant association is “classical music” — with all that implies: centuries’ worth ...
- Secrets and ‘Lies’: Movie filmed in the region gets screening at the Garde By Kristina Dorsey-The Day
Published October 15,2015 10:19AM
A teenaged girl falls to her death from a deck at the building next door to the Norwich Community Development Corporation. A detective questions a skittish student aboard the Fishers Island Ferry.
Those are two scenes filmed locally for the new murder-mystery movie “Tell-Tale Lies,” which will get its Connecticut ...
- Influential roots guitarist Taj Mahal brings his Trio to New London’s Garde Arts Center By Rick Koster-The Day
Published October 15,2015 10:17AM
Perhaps not surprisingly, most band names that involve allusions to burial come courtesy of those folks involved in metal. We refer to samples such as Entombed, Mortuary, Sepulchre, Cemetery and Graveworm, just for example.
Grant’s Tomb is also a musical entity, though of the jam band ilk, and Headstones is ...
- CT-Filmed Thriller ‘The Murder Pact’ Making State Debut By Susan Dunne-Hartford Current
Published October 12, 2015
A thriller shot in Pomfret, Middletown, Manchester and New London, which was shown last summer on the Lifetime channel, will have its Connecticut cinema debut on Saturday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. at the Garde Arts Center, 325 State St. in New London.
“The Murder Pact” is based on “The ...
- Viewers pick the winners of the Manhattan Short Film Festival, screened at the Garde and around the world By Kristina Dorsey-The Day
Published September 30,2015 1:36PM
Over the past week, movie devotees around the globe have been watching and voting. They have been gathering at venues — cinemas, museums and colleges — to watch ten short films as part of the highly regarded Manhattan Short Film Festival.
On Sunday, southeastern Connecticut viewers can do the same, ...
- ‘Abbey Road’ recitation takes place Saturday in The Garde By Rick Koster-The Day
Published September, 30,2015 1:34PM
Replicating famous albums has become both big global business as well as a popular local phenomenon. Artists make a good living in tribute acts — everything from Genesis and Pink Floyd to AC/DC, The Who, The Boss and the Stones, Elvis, Stevie Wonder and Sinatra. Up in Norwich, at the ...
- ‘Jungle Book’ and family fest at the Garde The day
Published September 11. 2015 7:20PM
The Nathan Hale Arts Magnet School will host a screening of “The Jungle Book” Sunday afternoon at the Garde Arts Center in New London, along with a family festival that will include student performances and Indian culture.
The festival, sponsored by Nathan Hale, aims to draw awareness to the importance of ...
- Locally filmed short to screen Saturday at Garde By The Bulletin
Posted Aug. 20, 2015 at 4:01 PM
Updated Aug 20, 2015 at 4:02 PM
A short movie filmed locally, written by a native of Eastern Connecticut and featuring area residents, will make its state debut this weekend during the Garde Summer Cinema Series.
“Stag,” an award-winning short film by Kevin Newbury, with a screenplay by Donna ...
- Garde keeps film legacy alive with Summer Cinema Series By Lauren Flaum The Bulletin
Posted Aug. 19, 2015 at 5:46 PM
Updated Aug 19, 2015 at 5:47 PM
NEW LONDON — There’s more than enough seats for everyone at New London’s historic Garde Arts Center.
But if you’ve got a favorite spot and you’re headed to a screening in the current Summer Cinema Series, you may want to ...
- Garde Arts Center to present Coast Guard at the Garde By Staff reports
Posted Aug. 3, 2015 at 2:00 PM
Updated Aug 3, 2015 at 2:11 PM
New London, Conn.
Garde Arts Center will present the film “The Coast Guard Rescue of Pan Am Flight 6 Stratocruiser” during Coast Guard at the Garde at 7 p.m. Sept. 10 at the center, 325 State St., New London.
The event, part of ...
- 19-year-old magician Elijah Pysyk By Shelly Yang
Published 08/01/2015 12:00 AM
Updated August 01. 2015 8:14PM
Elijah Pysyk, a 19-year-old from New London, debuted an Upside Down Straight Jacket Escape at the Garde Arts Center Friday night, July 31.
- Garde summer films: leading with Bond and a Beach Boy — Kristina Dorsey
Published July 29. 2015 12:22PM
It’s time. The Garde Arts Center is starting its run of films this summer, kicking off Friday with the Bond classic “Thunderball.”
While that film was released in 1965, the series is more about recent releases. The first such example on the schedule: the fascinating “Love & Mercy.” The drama ...
- Rehearsing Sleeping Beauty at Garde Arts Center By Sean D. Elliot
Published July 08. 2015 5:09PM
Updated July 08. 2015 10:24PM
New London — Participants in the Garde Arts Center’s Summer on Stage program bide their time between rehearsing scenes of their production of Sleeping Beauty with coaches from Missoula Children’s Theater Wednesday on stage at the Garde. MCT tour staff Kendra Gliem and Chris ...
- Garde wraps Broadway series with ‘Guys’ By Kristina Dorsey
Published May 22. 2015 10:05PM
Updated May 22. 2015 10:26PM
A funny thing happened on the way to the theater: I saw “Guys and Dolls” at the Goodspeed Opera House a few weeks back … and I saw “Guys and Dolls” at the Garde Arts Center on Friday.
That’s a rare one-two punch, but if that’s ...
- “Guys and Dolls” tour stops at the Garde” — Kristina Dorsey
Published May 21. 2015 7:31AM
Updated May 21. 2015 7:42AM
Don’t be confused: The “Guys and Dolls” we refer to here is NOT the “Guys and Dolls” being staged at Goodspeed Opera House.
No, this version of the fabled stage musical is a national tour that plays the Garde Arts Center on Friday. So, double your ...
- The Robert Cray Band paints the Garde blue on Saturday Rick Koster
Published May 06. 2015 3:10PM
There are times in a musician’s career — if he or she or, in the case of a band, they are lucky — to develop a special relationship with a particular venue. Given the itinerant nature of the lifestyle, a “home away from home” club or concert hall becomes a ...
- ECSO’s Isabelle Singer bows out after 30 years By Rick Koster
Published April 23. 2015 4:07PM
Updated April 24. 2015 7:13PM
To that end, Singer says the orchestra’s marketing attitude has encouraged an “all are welcome” policy. She has myriad warm and funny anecdotes about perhaps unlikely concert-goers who’ve become regulars, including the butcher who would show up at the box office on the week of performances, ...
- A turning pointe: Russian National Ballet Theatre performs “Giselle” Kristina Dorsey – The Day
March 26, 2015
Tutus and toe shoes: Ballet sweeps back into the Garde Arts Center on Saturday. The Russian National Ballet Theatre will perform “Giselle,” the classic piece about a poor girl who falls for a fellow peasant – who turns out to be a count merely pretending to be a commoner.
- New London’s got talent: Youths offer positive message Karen Florin – The Day
March 14, 2015
New London — Sixty young people from the city and surrounding communities performed at Saturday’s fifth annual New London Youth Talent Show, dazzling the full house at the Garde Arts Center with their poise and talent.
The production that began five years ago as a response to the brutal murder of ...
- Good to the bone: George Thorogood at the Garde By Rick Koster
Published March 5,2015 12:01
Let’s assume that life really does imitate art. Since one of George Thorogood’s biggest hits is his immortal rendition of “One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer,” is it reasonable to assume that Thorogood is actually inspired to drink that combo every night in homage to the tune?
And if so, and ...
- ‘I Love Lucy Live’ In New London By CHRISTOPHER ARNOTT
March 4, 2015 12:32pm
So many TV sitcoms, from Burns & Allen to “The Odd Couple,” grew out of stage routines and scripted plays, that it’s not surprising to see some video properties head to the live stage. Shows from “The Brady Bunch” to “Fawlty Towers” to “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” have all made the ...
- New London native Stomps back onto Garde Arts Center stage Kristina Dorsey – The Day
February 23, 2015
New London – When a show is as much an ensemble piece as “Stomp,” you know something’s up when a single performer is greeted upon her entrance with a round of applause.
That’s what happened when Kris Lee turned up onstage Sunday at the Garde Arts Center. Lee, you see, ...
- Billy Gilman films music video at Garde Arts Center By Peter Huoppi
Published 02/23/2015 12:00 AM
Updated February 24. 2015 12:03AM
While filming a music video at The Garde Arts Center in New London for his song Say You Will, country singer Billy Gilman, originally from Hope Valley, RI, talks about his career after being a child star, and coming out publicly.
- George Thorogood and the Destroyers to perform at Garde Arts Center By Staff reports
Posted Feb. 19, 2015 at 3:54 PM
New London, Conn.
George Thorogood and the Destroyers will perform at 8 p.m. March 7 at the Garde Arts Center, 325 State St., New London.
Tickets for the “Badder Than Ever” tour are $32-$60 and are available online and at the Garde Arts Center Box Office. Box office hours ...
- Percussion Group Stomp Comes To Garde Arts Center By Michael Hamad
February 13,2015, 4:21 p.m.
In the summer of 1991, Boris Yelstin was elected president of Russia. The Super Nintendo Entertainment System had its stateside debut. And a wordless show called Stomp, involving eight carefully choreographed percussionists wandering around sparsely filled sets, beating the pulp out of garbage can lids, premiered at London’s Bloomsbury Theatre.
- “Wishin’ and Hopin’” premieres at the Garde Kristina Dorsey – The Day
November 20, 2014
Unroll the red carpet! Click on the klieg lights!
It’s time, film fans, for the premiere of the movie version of Wally Lamb’s “Wishin’ and Hopin’.”
The production, which was shot in and around Norwich this summer, is treated to its first public screening Sunday at the Garde Arts Center.
Not just ...
- ‘Wishin’ And Hopin” Screening In New London By Susan Dunne – The Hartford Courant
October 3, 2014
“Wishin’ and Hopin’,” the feature film made from the short novel by Wally Lamb and filmed in Norwich, Jewett City and Willimantic, will have its world premiere on Sunday, Nov. 23, at 2 p.m. at the Garde Arts Center in New London. Lamb will be there, as ...
- Wally Lamb’s “Wishin’ and Hopin’” at The Garde Arts Center The E List
November 23 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
See the world premiere of Wally Lamb’s film version of his best-selling novel “Wishin’ and Hopin’”, including a private cast and crew reception prior to the showing, a public panel discussion with the producers and a meet-and-greet in the lobby with Wally Lamb and the cast, at the ...
- Community Coalition for Children encourages community to play Staff Reports – The Bulletin
October 2, 2014
New London, Conn.
The Community Coalition for Children will host a presentation by Darell Hammond at 7 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Garde Arts Center, 325 State St., New London.
The presentation, “Unplugged-Play Matters: Giving Kids the Childhood they Need,” will focus on how parents, educators and community leaders can encourage ...
- Community leaders to participate in Dancing for Degrees Staff Reports – The Bulletin
November 18, 2014
Higher Edge announced that six community leaders will participate in the Dancing for Degrees fundraiser at 6 p.m. Nov. 22 in the Crozier-Williams Student Center at Connecticut College, 270 Mohegan Ave., New London.
Higher Edge announced that six community leaders will participate in the Dancing for Degrees fundraiser at 6 ...
- Garde hosts Manhattan Short Film Festival Kristina Dorsey – The Day
Sure, the Manhattan Short Film Festival has been screened at the Garde Arts Center for the past four years, but this year, it should be an even better experience. This is, after all, the first time the fest has happened since the Garde went digital, upgrading its sound and picture to ...
- Three gubernatorial candidates clash in New London debate By Brian Hallenbeck – The Day
October 16, 2014
New London — Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, flanked by Republicans Tom Foley and Joe Visconti, sought to stand his ground Thursday night at the Garde Arts Center in the only gubernatorial debate to include Visconti, a petitioning candidate whose presence altered the dynamics.
At one point, the governor complimented ...
- Shimada, Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra engage 2,100 students at Garde concerts
By Sean D. Elliot – The Day
November 20, 2014
New London – Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra conductor Toshiyuki Shimada waited backstage as the ECSO warmed up prior to the first of two Young People’s Concerts Thursday at the Garde Arts Center in New London.
About 2,100 students from school districts in Montville, New London, Waterford and Groton heard ...
- CreateHereNow celebrates New London as buds of progress start to bloom By Colin A. Young-The Day
New London — The Whaling City’s business, arts and philanthropic communities joined with state and local government Saturday evening as the city gathered for a showcase of newly inhabited downtown storefronts.
The showcase served as the ceremonial grand opening of businesses developed through CreateHereNow New London, which was launched in February at the ...
- New London storefronts seeded with new shops
Lee Howard-The Day
August 25. 2014
Businesses get free space for three months under program; goal is paying leaseholders
New London – All up and down State Street, Margaret Bodell has sprinkled seeds of creative new businesses that she hopes will take root in the next few months.
Bodell, project director of CreateHereNow New London, said during a whirlwind ...
- Set steel cage for Malloy-Foley rematch The Day
Brace yourselves for Foley vs. Malloy II – this time it’s personal.
These two Irishmen do not like one another. The animosity seeps through their campaign staffs. This is far more than a difference in philosophies. Both are convinced the election of the other would be tragic.
Tom Foley, who earned a rematch with his victory ...
- THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL Kristina Dorsey-The Day
July 31. 2014
Grand is right. Wes Anderson’s latest is grand in how offbeat its storyline and humor are and in how intricate its set designs and images are. Even better, it’s entertaining in an almost gonzo way. Ralph Fiennes is utterly (and unexpectedly) hilarious as a concierge at a old-world hotel as war ...
- Garde starts summer film series By Kristina Dorsey-The Day
July 31. 2014
With its new digital projection and surround sound systems all in place, the Garde Arts Center is unrolling a schedule of films.
This late-summer series begins Friday with “Ida,” a well-reviewed Polish film about a 1960s novitiate nun’s discovery of a family secret that goes back to the country’s Nazi occupation.
- Pro-playground author, advocate of free play, coming to region in October By Deborah Straszheim-The Day
July 9, 2014
The topic is “free play,” so it sounds mild enough, but Darell Hammond’s message is strong.
Hammond, founder of an organization that helps communities build playgrounds, was 24 when he moved to Washington, D.C., in August and read a story in The Washington Post about two children who had suffocated in ...
- Pointing the way toward showtime at the Garde By The Day
- Miss Hamden crowned Miss Connecticut at Garde Arts Center in New London The Day-06/30/2014
New London – Acacia Courtney was crowned Miss Connecticut 2014 during Saturday’s competition at the Garde Arts Center.
Courtney, 21, representing Hamden, competed against 17 women from across the state. She will compete for the title of Miss America 2015 in Atlantic City, N.J., from Sept. 9-14.
Courtney was previously Miss Connecticut’s Outstanding Teen 2009.
A college student ...
- Community foundation announces $2.2 million in grants By Lee Howard-The Day
New London — The Garde Arts Center and the New London Homeless Hospitality Center received two of the largest grants out of $2.2 million that the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut announced Friday would be given away in its first round of funding to nonprofits this year.
The bulk of the money, $1.4 million, ...
- For many Three Rivers grads, attending class was the easy part By Johanna Somers-The Day
New London — A class of non-traditional students — some working three part-time jobs while going to college, others raising families while completing their studies — walked the floor of the Garde Arts Center auditorium Saturday afternoon.
Family members shouted out “I love you,” “Congratulations,” and “Mommy,” as their loved ones picked up ...
- Novelist Khaled Hosseini speaks at the Garde By Rick Koster-The Day
he fiscal aspect to a life in the arts is fickle, indeed, and talent is often not the prime factor in what determines success.
The novelist Khaled Hosseini, who grew up scribbling stories for the pure enjoyment of it, certainly never expected to become a literary and bestselling sensation – and, by the ...
- CLO’s “Madama Butterfly” flies on the wings of Svedaite’s title role By Milton Moore-The Day
New London — Of the Big Three Puccini operas — “Tosca,” “La Boheme” and “Madama Butterfly” — “Butterfly” is the most perilous and the least performed, despite its wonderful score. The reason is simple: Few operas rely more heavily on a single performer.
But Friday evening at the Garde Arts Center, the Connecticut Lyric ...
- Garde school would enliven the region’s downtown By David Collins-The Day
n a tour this week of the rambling holdings of the Garde Arts Center, a full block, Executive Director Steve Sigel noted that plans for the New London Magnet School for Visual and Performing Arts will help cement the notion of the city’s downtown as the region’s downtown.
I like this description of ...
- ECSO: Two soloists featured in Brahms concerto By Milton Moore-The Day
When Music Director Toshi Shimada discusses Saturday’s Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra concerts, he says, “Usually the ‘Three Bs’ are Bach, Beethoven and Brahms, but this time, Barber is in there instead of Bach.”
So the concert at the Garde Arts Center will open with Samuel Barber’s powerful Symphony No. 1, a concise and ...
- Youths show off their skills at annual New London talent show By Kimberly Drelich-The Day
Youths display their skills at fourth annual event in memory of Chew
New London — Youths took the stage Saturday night at the Garde Arts Center with tap dance routines, hip-hop ensembles and songs – from the upbeat to the soulful – that echoed through the theater.
The audience clapped and cheered as participants showed ...
- Busy Hunter Hayes brings the fun and the fight vs. child hunger to NL By Rick Koster-The Day
By the time Hunter Hayes took the stage late Friday afternoon at the sold-out Garde Arts Center in New London, he probably didn’t remember where he woke up.
After all, that would have been four whole gigs ago.
The 22-year-old country-pop star, celebrating his brand-new “Storyline” album, was in the midst of a frenzied ...
- Garde welcomes Chris Smith Caribbean Jazz Ensemble By Rick Koster-The Day
In 2013, when Chris Smith brought his Caribbean steel drum band to the Garde’s Oasis Room, it was the middle of February and hardly the proper climate for an evening of exuberant tropical music.
Well, by God, it’s warm now!
Get out and luxuriate in the vernal good vibes when Smith and the Caribbean ...
- Hunter Hayes brings “24 Hour Road Race” to Garde on Friday By Rick Koster-The Day
Have you ever paid money to see a concert – and then watched as the headliner played 40 minutes or so and then hauled ass? Not fun.
Actually, though, that’s the whole idea Friday when country superstar Hunter Hayes stops by New London’s Garde Arts Center for a brief performance at 4:15 p.m. ...
- Garde’s Oasis Room hosts jazz guitarist Albare By Rick Koster-The Day
You know how people are always saying they need to find something to do with their hands? People who are nervous or trying to quit smoking or whatever?
Albare has never had a problem keeping his hands busy.
In addition to being a renowned jazz guitarist – who brings his band Friday to the ...
- Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra ends its season with choral contrasts and the ‘Rite’ stuff By Milton Moore-The Day
New London — It’s always a good plan to finish a concert subscription series with something memorable to carry the audience members into the next season.
The Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra did just that Saturday night at the Garde Arts Center, ending their concert season with a full chorus and a definitive bang! Or ...
- Movie premiere of “The Charles W. Morgan” By Rick Koster-The Day
Few things are more electric than attending a movie premiere. And if the film happens to be about a local icon? So much the better!
On Sunday, the Garde Arts Center hosts the premiere of “The Charles W. Morgan,” a new documentary from Connecticut filmmaker Bailey Pryor, who grew up in Mystic and ...
- Eastern Connecticut Symphony and ECSO Chorus join in performance By Milton Moore-The Day
For its final concert each season, the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra fills the stage at the Garde Arts Center to the bursting point. This spring performance has a lot of moving parts, as the 80-voice ECSO Chorus joins the 80-plus musicians to challenge the spatial boundaries of the Garde, and this Saturday, ...
- CT Lyric Opera to host performances of “Madama Butterfly” By Larry Kellum-CT Lyric Opera
After 11 otherwise glorious seasons together, CT Lyric Opera and the CT Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra have finally gotten around to mounting a wonderful co-production of Puccini’s beloved opera “Madama Butterfly”, which will traverse the state at five venues throughout the month of May. The performance schedule is as follows:
Friday, May 9, 7:30 p.m., ...
- Garde inspires state tourism officials By Lee Howard-The Day
New London – Top state tourism and economic development officials descended Monday on the Garde Arts Center to talk about the importance of stories and a sense of place that help differentiate Connecticut from other parts of the United States.
And it was the magnificent restoration of the Garde and the energy of the ...
- Kathy Kosins and John di Martino play the Garde’s Oasis Room tonight By Rick Koster-The Day
Whichever jazz fan thought to place vocalist Kathy Kosins and pianist John di Martino on the same stage at the same time is a booking visionary.
Both artists are fluidly familiar with the traditional songbook and, at the same time, each has a penchant for exotic rhythms – Kosins’ work demonstrates a clear ...
- Morgan documentary premieres at the Garde May 4 By Rick Koster-The Day
For all its longtime and iconic status as an attraction at Mystic Seaport, there is a lot of little-known history and minutiae about The Charles W. Morgan, America’s last wooden whaleship.
It was that sort of curiosity that led Connecticut filmmaker Bailey Pryor to invest almost five years in making a documentary for ...
- Antiques appraisal in NL By Kristina Dorsey-The Day
It’s almost as big a dream as winning the lottery: hoping that a certain painting or piece of furniture you inherited is a real, honest-to-gosh, valuable antique. Maybe it’s worth thousands … or millions!
Find out tonight at “Priceless?” It’s a fundraiser held by the New London County Historical Society, in partnership with ...
- Keb’ Mo’ plays the Garde By Rick Koster-The Day
If Stevie Ray Vaughan ignited an interest in electric blues long after the form had been written off by Hip People, the same can be said of Keb’ Mo’ and the sort of acoustic, rural blues associated with the Mississippi Delta.
Like Vaughan, Mo’ took a glorious art form, mastered its nuances and ...
- New look, more features: Here’s what’s happening with Grace By Faye Parenteau-Grace
That’s the expanded mission of The Day’s Sunday magazines – including Grace. We’ve adopted a cleaner print design to let quality of our storytelling and photography shine, and our new logo restates and refines our mission: to share great stories about local life and local personalities. In each quarterly issue, (March, June, October, December) ...
- Delayed ‘Rock of Ages’ at the Garde was worth the wait By Kristina Dorsey-The Day
I realize they say that good things come to those who wait, but what about waiting a whole hour for “Rock of Ages” to start?
The Phoenix Entertainment tour was scheduled to begin its Sunday performance at the Garde Arts Center at 3 p.m. The clock creeped past 3, as a woman onstage ...
- 50 years later, Dick Campo Big Band is still swingin’ By Rick Koster-The Day
Yeah, yeah, yeah, John, Ringo, George and Paul. We know all about the 50th anniversary of “The Ed Sullivan Show” – and good for you and good for us.
As it turns out, 1964 also happened to be the same year New London’s own Dick Campo Big Band recorded its first album.
Half a ...
- “Rock of Ages” hits the Garde stage By Kristina Dorsey-The Day
Step into a cloud of Aqua Net. Slip on some freakily oversized shoulder pads.
The ’80s, in all their low-rent glory, are back in “Rock of Ages.”
This musical takes its soundtrack from hair-metal hits of the era. Such as “Here I Go Again,” “The Final Countdown,” “We Built This City,” “I Wanna Rock,” ...
- Oscar films screened at the Save Movies at the Garde Film Festival By Kristina Dorsey-The Day
You might know it as the Winter Film Festival or the New London Oscar Film Festival, but this year, the Garde Arts Center’s pre-Academy Awards screening extravaganza is going by another name: the Save Movies at the Garde Film Festival.
The event’s title serves as a reminder that the Garde is in the ...
- Garde film festival kicks off Thursday By The Bulletin-Norwich Bulletin
NEW LONDON — The Garde Arts Center’s winter fundraising film festival, which begins this week, features 18 diverse movies and many 2014 Oscar and Golden Globe recognized films, including “Blue Jasmine,” “Enough Said,” “12 Years a Slave,” “Wolf of Wall Street” and “Despicable Me 2.”
The first film in the Save Movies at ...
- See movies to save movies at the Garde 2/21/2014
The Garde Arts Center presents the Save Movies at the Garde Film Festival, starting Thursday.
Proceeds will benefit the Save Movies at the Garde Campaign to install a new state-of-the-art digital cinema and audio system at the Garde.
The festival will feature 18 movies, including “The Dallas Buyer’s Club,” “Captain Phillips,” “Nebraska,” “Gravity,” “12 Years a Slave,” ...
- Shimada reinvents “the Three Bs” for a fine ECSO performance By Milton Moore-The Day
New London – Music Director Toshi Shimada crafted a program for the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra Saturday night that gave three lesser-performed works by three well-known composers their moments in the spotlight. And each earned its bows, for very different reasons.
The concert at the Garde Arts Center opened with Samuel Barber’s Symphony No. ...
- Garde Arts Center’s Save Movies at the Garde Campaign reaches 75 percent mark
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Garde Arts Center’s Save Movies at the Garde Campaign reaches 75 percent mark
Historic theater hits 75 percent fundraising mark
for new digital film system
(New London) After 87 years of movie-going memories in the heart of downtown New London, the future of movies at the Garde Arts Center’s ...
- Theater review: ‘Memphis’ a kick at the Garde By Kristina Dorsey-The Day
That’s the celebratory exclamation characters occasionally yelp in “Memphis,” and, really, I can think of no better way to express the impact of the musical staged at the Garde Arts Center Saturday.
The NETworks touring production of “Memphis” popped and fizzed. It was just a kick, from start to finish, from lead characters ...
- Producer Sue Frost talks “Memphis” Kristina Dorsey-The Day
“Memphis” enjoyed a recent Tony-winning, three-year run on Broadway, and it’ll open in London next fall – impressive landmarks, both. And right now? Well, this weekend, a tour of the musical will touch down in New London.
It’s a stop that Sue Frost – a founding partner of Junkyard Dog Productions, which produced “Memphis” ...
- Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra and young soloist plumb the depths of Elgar concerto By Milton Moore-The Day
New London — In an oddly cyclical turn of events, the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra performed its January concert Saturday night with the same pairing as its January concert in 2011: an Elgar concerto followed by a Tchaikovsky symphony. And, once again, this was to Tchaikovsky’s disadvantage.
It is both odd and heartening (to ...
- A Romantic evening with the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra By Milton Moore-The Day
The Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra mixes a trio of powerful Romantic era works with startlingly different messages.
ECSO Music Director Toshi Shimada will lead the orchestra in a performance of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 2 in C minor, the “Little Russian,” a symphony rife with Russian folk tunes and anthems worked out with the ...
- Hot Music in an Unexpected Place By Rita Christopher- Shore Publishing
That do you think of when somebody says Old Lyme? A classic New England town? Likely. The tick bite heard ’round the world? Perhaps. A sophisticated jazz club? Are you kidding?
All kidding aside, Old Lyme is home to The Side Door, a new jazz club at the Old Lyme Inn that’s ...
- Bioscience startup gives state some of the credit for its success By Lee Howard-The Day
New London – Bioscience innovators and supporters gathered Monday at the Garde Arts Center to hear how a cutting-edge chemical engineering company incubated in Groton took explosive new ideas and turned them into a fast-growing business.
Jerry Salan, chief executive of Essex-based Nalas Engineering, told about 50 people seated in the Garde’s lobby that ...
- New York City Ballet star Sara Mearns guests in Eastern Connecticut Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’ By Kristina Dorsey-The Day
Sara Mearns is still in her 20s, but she’s already had a storied, dramatic dance career.
She was chosen by the legendary Peter Martins to dance the lead in New York City Ballet’s “Swan Lake” when she was 19.
She quickly became a NYCB luminary. No less than New York Times critic Alastair Macauley ...
- Catie Curtis does a holiday concert at the Garde By Rick Koster-The Day
Catie Curtis is such a wonderful songwriter and vocalist that it’s almost a shame that her appearance Friday in the Garde’s Oasis Room is billed as a “Holiday Concert.”
We said “almost” – because it’s hard to resist the thought of Curtis offering her sure-to-be-pleasing twist on frequently too-familiar seasonal material. Besides, as ...
- ‘Flying Dutchman’ opera at Garde was worth the wait By Milton Moore-The Day
New London – The Connecticut Lyric Opera gave New London its first taste of a fully staged Richard Wagner opera Saturday night – and it was delicious.
On this bicentennial of Wagner’s birth, the CLO opened its 11th season here with a performance of “Der Fliegende Holländer” (“The Flying Dutchman”) at the Garde Art ...
- Sara Gazarek Quartet plays the Garde’s Oasis Room By Rick Koster-The Day
There’s the sense, with singers like Bryan Ferry, Rod Stewart and even Paul McCartney, that a quick flirtation with the Great American Songbook is a rite of passage – rather like the musical equivalent of signing up for AARP.
For younger artists such as Sara Gazarek, though, the interpretation and nuancing of standards ...
- Jazz trumpeter Dave Douglas takes his show on the road By Rick Koster-The Day
It’s hard to imagine Miles Davis or Bill Evans hiking up a mountain, playing a concert, then hiking back down the mountain.
God bless ’em, for all their musical genius, it’s hard to imagine Miles or Bill hiking across a STREET.
Dave Douglas, however, is a different story. The musician, winner of about 20 ...
- Music review: Highs and lows in an evening of contrasts at the ECSO By Milton Moore-The Day
New London — Saturday night’s Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra was a study in contrasts: voices high and low — with spotlighted works for double bass and for soprano — music concise and sprawling, and orchestral groupings that ranged from a spare 20-piece ensemble to a late Romantic orchestra with so many instruments ...
- School kids get music lesson at the Garde The Day
Toshiyuki Shimada conducts the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra for children from schools across the region Thursday in the second of two Young People’s Concerts at the Garde Arts Center in New London. More than 2,200 students from Groton, Montville, Norwich and New London attended the two concerts on the theme “The Orchestra Loves a ...
- Double bassist Tom Green solos with ECSO By Milton Moore-The Day
Saturday’s Eastern Connecticut Orchestra concert gives us the rare chance to see a crucial orchestra member front-and-center as a soloist. Double bassist Tom Green, who has anchored the very foundation of the string section for 20 years, will be featured in a concert oddity: a concerto for double bass.
The music director of ...
- Garde welcomes the Dave Douglas Quintet By Rick Koster-The Day
A man of true aesthetics, trumpeter Dave Douglas isn’t content to explore the post-bop landscape of modern jazz. A composer of endless vision and curiosity, he meshes the genre’s vocabulary with all sorts of worldwide musical and literary influences, and seems to be forever creating something new.
At the same time, a lover ...
- And the winner is … the Sigels! The Day
How fitting that the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut should honor Steve and Jeanne Sigel with the William Crawford Distinguished Service Award and how appropriate that the chamber take the unusual step of recognizing them as a team.
The chamber presents the Crawford Award annually to an outstanding member of the community who has ...
- Garde hosts “50 Shades! The Musical” By Kristina Dorsey-The day
So “50 Shades! The Musical” is supposed to be a parody of “50 Shades of Grey.”
But, um, doesn’t “Fifty Shades of Grey” already seem like a parody?
Whatever. The musical version is an audience-pleasing romp, based on reactions in Chicago and New York and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Oh, and based, too, ...
- Garde hosts “Ireland: The Show” By Kristina Dorsey-The Day
Did Irish shows even exist before “Riverdance”?
The foot-stomping, Michael-Flatley-flaunting extravaganza suddenly turned Celtic tradition into theater gold – as in box-office gold.
So that begat a trend, with “Lord of the Dance,” “Gaelforce Dance,” “Celtic Fyre,” and on it went.
The latest stepdancing spectacular is “Ireland – the Show,” which plays the Garde Arts ...
- Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut welcomes new leader By Kelly Catalfamo-The Day
New London – Maryam Elahi, the new president of the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut, kept her remarks brief Sunday afternoon during the first of four events designed to introduce her to local philanthropists and nonprofit leaders.
At the Garde Arts Center event, Elahi said that, for now, she was focused on listening to ...
- A triumphant concert for the ECSO By Milton Moore-The Day
New London — The closing pages of Carl Nielsen’s Fourth Symphony are nothing if not triumphant. So those final soaring moments were an apt conclusion to a triumphant return of the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra to start its 67th season.
Saturday night at the Garde Arts Center, Music Director Toshi Shimada gave further proof why there ...
- New London Elks to honor community volunteers The Day
New London — The New London Lodge of Elks is hosting its second annual New London Night Nov. 2 to recognize those who volunteer in the community.
This year’s recipients are Denny Miceli, Tom Hurley and the late David Garside Sr., known as the “3 Amigos,” who have contributed hours of volunteer time to preserve and ...
- Tuning up: The classical music season starts now By Milton Moore-The Day
The ECSO pauses to spend time with old musical friends
Five years ago, conductor Toshi Shimada arrived here to energize the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra with his sparkling rapport with both audiences and musicians and a fresh look at the concert repertoire here.
He brought seasons full of surprises, such as his 2010-11 season ...
- ECSO concert features pianist Vijay Venkatesh By Milton Moore-The Day
The Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Music Director Toshi Shimada, opens its 2013-14 season at the Garde Arts Center with a program that starts with Disney and ends with war and peace.
Opening the season will be Dukas “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” beloved by millions for the Mickey Mouse animation of ...
- Dacre Stoker comes to the Garde By Rick Koster-The Day
Sure, they SAY he’s directly descended from “Dracula” author Bram Stoker.
But how do we know Dacre Stoker – reputedly the writer’s great grand-nephew – isn’t actually Undead?! Mayne Dacre Stoker is in fact hundreds of years old. Have YOU seen him in the daylight?
I thought not.
In any case, his after-sunset appearance Sunday ...
- Military Appreciation Week starts Oct. 13 in New London The Day
New London – Downtown businesses will be honoring those who serve in the armed forces next week, offering an array of discounts and specials for active duty and retired military personnel.
Mayor Daryl Justin Finizio declared the week of Oct. 13-20 as Military Appreciation Week. The mayor issued a proclamation Thursday at Muddy Waters Café on ...
- Garde Audience Votes for Manhattan Short Films The Garde Arts Center Audience has voted and here are the results! Visit www.manhattanshort.com for the Festival’s final tallies and see who will be crowned Best Short Film of 2013.
Winner Best Short Film:
Pale of Settlement (108 votes)
Runner-up – Kismet Diner (99 votes)
Winner Best Actor:
Reese Noi (130 votes)
Runner-up Jessica Vickers (93 votes)
Movies – Total votes
#30 – ...
- Garde screens movies from Manhattan Short Film Festival By Kristina Dorsey-The Day
The Garde Arts Center is once again participating in the Manhattan Short Film Festival – and that means you can participate, too.
These short films are screened at theaters around the world, and audiences get to cast their vote for their fave film.
And this year they get to voice their opinion in a ...
- New London teacher to perform on the Garde Arts Center stage with the Grammy Award-winning Take 6 (New London) When the Grammy Award-winning group TAKE 6 takes to the Garde Arts Center’s stage on Tuesday, October 8, at 7:30 p.m., they’ll have a little local company. Joining the sextet a cappella group will be New London’s own Lisa Marien, music teacher and choir director at Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School. The event ...
- The Garde’s Sigels win E. Chamber’s service award By Lee Howard-The Day
Waterford – Steve and Jeanne Sigel, the husband-and-wife team that has run the Garde Arts Center in New London for more than two decades, will be recognized Nov. 8 as winners of the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut’s top service award, the region’s largest business organization announced today.
The William Crawford Distinguished Service ...
- Chamber Presents Garde Arts Center’s Jeanne and Steve Sigel With Distinguished Service Award By Jayne Keedle -Patch.com
On Friday, the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut presented Garde Arts Center’s Development & Marketing Director Jeanne Sigel and Executive Director Steve Sigel with the 2013 William Crawford Distinguished Service Award.
The award is periodically presented to an outstanding member of the community who has exemplified the spirit of service to one’s neighbors and ...
- New London Company Makes Fun And Games Its Business By LEE HOWARD-The Day (MCT)
July 29, 2013
With a new video game just out and an original “Star Wars” character under its belt, Killer Minnow is cruising.
The downtown animation, game-design and video-production studio, started by a former criminal defense attorney and two veterans of Sonalysts Inc. in Waterford, also is the creator of an original sci-fi ...
- Adamowski seeks out partners for city schools By Kathleen Edgecomb- The Day
Special master recruits Garde, ISAAC to help create New London magnet district
New London – Last fall, officials of the Garde Arts Center invited the new state-appointed special master of the public schools to lunch at the Moroccan-themed theater on State Street.
After touring the performing arts theater, Steven Adamowski paused under the ...
- Mattea strikes a rich vein this time around at Garde By Kristina Dorsey-The Day
Despite the ol’ aging-like-fine-wine adage, how often do performers actually sound better decades into their career?
I saw Kathy Mattea in concert at the Garde Arts Center in 1995. And I saw her at the Garde Friday night. I dare say, she has surpassed her earlier stage self. Her alto is richer and ...
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