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1:30 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

Book Review: Jackson Pollock

Time Magazine once called painter Jackson Pollock “Jack the Dripper.” The name describes Pollock’s well known style of paint-flinging and pour-it-out-of-the-can art.

In the mid-20th century, Pollock was criticized for his vision. Book critic Joan Baum says a new book about Pollock puts the artist and his work in proper perspective.

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Culture
1:22 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

Stonington Company Designs Traditional Harpsichords For Modern Musicians

Harpsichord made at the Zuckermann workshop in 2006 and recently refurbished for a performance.
Credit Rhonda Miller

For more than 40 years, Zuckermann Harpsichords International has operated in the seaside village of Stonington in southeastern Connecticut. It’s a small business that restores vintage harpsichords and builds new ones.

The keyboard instrument played a vital role in the development of Baroque music between the 16th and 18th centuries. But the musicians and craftspeople at Zuckermann's want to bring the harpsichord into the 21st century.

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Culture
5:49 pm
Thu February 12, 2015

Restoring Bridgeport's Barnum Museum

The front facade of the Barnum Museum in downtown Bridgeport.
Credit Davis Dunavin / WSHU News

Nineteenth century showman P.T. Barnum was the father of the American circus. He was also an early mayor of Bridgeport, Connecticut, and he developed much of the city’s downtown. And among his wonders is the Barnum Museum.

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Orchestra New England
12:46 pm
Wed February 11, 2015

Orchestra New England By Request

Orchestra New England's Colonial Concert
Credit orchestranewengland.org

Orchestra New England has come up with a daring idea for their next concert: every piece they play will be chosen by the audience! You can make your choices on their website, and attend the concert on Saturday, March 7th at Battell Chapel in New Haven, CT.  Kate Remington talked with the orchestra's co-founder and music director, James Sinclair about this unique way to involve the audience.

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Stephen Hough
1:21 pm
Tue February 10, 2015

Stephen Hough brings Beethoven to Stamford

Stephen Hough
Credit juilliard.edu

Virtuoso pianist Stephen Hough joins the Stamford Symphony Orchestra for their concerts at the Palace Theater on Saturday, Februrary 14th and Sunday, February 15th.  Kate Remington talked with Stephen about his experiences building a career as a soloist, as well as his advice to up and coming music students.  

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