Come to ‘Cabaret’: CRT brings 1920s Berlin night club to the stage

Come to ‘Cabaret’: CRT brings 1920s Berlin night club to the stage

Similar to the transportive quality of its earlier summer production of “Mamma Mia!”, the Connecticut Repertory Theatre’s second production in the Nutmeg Summer Series sent its audience on a journey through time and space--but with a less lighthearted storyline. CRT’s production of “Cabaret,” directed by Scott LaFeber, brought audiences to late 1920s Berlin and portrayed how life in Germany changed as the Nazis rose to power. 

Mamma Mia!: A CRT musical made for summer

Mamma Mia!: A CRT musical made for summer

This past Friday night, the Connecticut Repertory Theatre kicked off its 2019 Nutmeg Summer Series with a charming production of the beloved musical “Mamma Mia!” Heartwarming performances and hysterical situations combined into the perfect musical to start off the summer.


The 2019 Mad Decent Block Party Festival is sure to be one of the hottest events of the summer

The 2019 Mad Decent Block Party Festival is sure to be one of the hottest events of the summer

There are some events that are just quintessentially “summer:” Beach days, block parties, outdoor concerts and local carnivals are just a few that come to mind. So what happens when you combine some of these perfectly in-season events? You’ll end up with the biggest and best summer party of the season, which is exactly how one would define the Super Mega Ultra Giant Mad Decent Block Party Festival, taking place on July 20 and 21 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts.

The 2019 Governors Ball performances ranked from HOT to NOT

The 2019 Governors Ball performances ranked from HOT to NOT

Just as in the past, Govball did an incredible job of getting a varied and eclectic lineup of artists spanning many different genres, age groups and mainstream popularity level. In order to pay homage to the 2019 festival, we ranked some of this year’s performances from hot to not.

Performances to make you feel like the belle of the (Governors) Ball

Performances to make you feel like the belle of the (Governors) Ball

I guess the second time’s the charm with music festivals, especially with Governors Ball in New York City. After experiencing my first festival the week before at Boston Calling, I felt better equipped to handle the Empire State’s premier summer music event. The ninth edition of the three-day festival, held this past weekend at Randall’s Island Park, sure had its ups and downs, as is warranted for such a large event in the city.

What’s what at Gov Ball (besides the music!)

What’s what at Gov Ball (besides the music!)

New York City sure knows how to throw a three-day party. It also knows how to handle all of the eclecticness and craziness that comes with hosting a music festival. The Governors Ball, held at Randall’s Island Park this past weekend, evolved from its humble beginnings in 2011 to become something beyond just a venue with multiple artists performing. Now, the festival has grown to host dozens of food vendors, activities and events so there’s never a second of your weekend wasted to boredom, hunger or thirst.

A musical medley at Boston Calling

A musical medley at Boston Calling

Attending Boston Calling was truly a trial for a first-time festival goer, especially one that doesn’t even clear five feet, such as myself. However, the 10th edition of the music festival, which was held at the Harvard Athletic Complex over Memorial Day Weekend, hosted more than enough talented performers to make it a worthwhile way to ring in the summer season. With sunny skies and temperatures that barely broke 70 degrees, even the weather cooperated to make the festival memorable.

Featuring festival food, fashion and fun of Boston Calling

Featuring festival food, fashion and fun of Boston Calling

Over the past few years, music festivals have transformed beyond just concert events with multiple artists. Now the food, the fashion trends people are wearing and the activities for attendees are arguably equally as important to the experience. Boston Calling is no different and in 2019, the festival definitely delivered on all fronts for a fun and even sometimes overwhelming experience with the bevy of options available.

Govball 2019 Preview Series: Alt-rock band DREAMERS creates art through music

Govball 2019 Preview Series: Alt-rock band DREAMERS creates art through music

The best weekend of the summer is fast approaching: The Governors Ball Music Festival is set to start this Friday, May 31, and continue for the rest of the weekend at Randall’s Island Park in New York City. With the fest only days away, here’s our final profile in which we spotlight some of the best up-and-coming musicians playing this year.

Govball 2019 Preview Series: Rapper-singer Tobi Lou makes sad songs in a happy way

Govball 2019 Preview Series: Rapper-singer Tobi Lou makes sad songs in a happy way

With the last finals of the semester and for some, graduation, behind us, it’s time to start making summer plans. The Governors Ball Music Festival, a three-day festival at Randall's Island Park in New York City spanning May 31 to June 2, is the perfect way to kick off a truly incredible summer. With the festival less than a month away, we’re continuing to spotlight some of the best up-and-coming musicians playing the fest this year.

A farewell to our favorite UConn traditions and locations

A farewell to our favorite UConn traditions and locations

As spring semester comes to a close, it’s important that us seniors have a chance to say goodbye to our favorite UConn traditions and locations. After all, it’s these special places and activities that have made our college experience unique from any other, and will continue to stick with us long after we graduate. Let’s all take a moment to bid farewell to the events, pastimes and food spots that made campus so meaningful.