Almost 50 years ago, a Hartford man was part of an event that changed the course of the civil rights movement. Leroy Moton was born in Selma, Alabama. As a teenager, he worked with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Alabama. He told reporter Sara Karl one of the most difficult and powerful things he saw during that volatile time was the brutal murder of civil rights activist Viola Liuzzo. That murder, he says, had a profound impact on the movement, and on him.
This season, the Connecticut Chamber Choir celebrates 36 years of bringing the joy of choral music to audiences in Southwestern Connecticut. On Sunday, Jan 12 the Chamber Choir will present a program that features works for chorus, strings and organ by Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert and others. Kate Remington talked with the choir's Music Director, Connie Chase, about the diverse, rarely-heard pieces on the program.
The region is still busy digging out from the snowstorm that hit overnight. Slick roads have caused traffic deaths and temperatures are expected to sink below zero. In Connecticut, people seem more bothered by the cold than the snow.