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Area libraries provide escape from boredom

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, events and venues are closing their doors in an effort to reduce the spread of the virus,...

Down the Hatch wins first round at Crystal Bees battle of the bands

After jamming to classic rock songs such as “Man in the Box” by Alice in Chains, “Barracuda” by Heart, and R&B classic “No Diggity”...

Southington High School is ‘All Shook Up’

The Southington High School drama club shook up their audience last weekend, as over 40 students took to the stage in their production of...

Closings are ‘devastating’ to CT’s arts organizations

By BRUNO MATARAZZO JR., REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN TORRINGTON — The weekend in downtown Torrington is when the parking spots and streets fill up with cars as patrons make...

Joetown wins the battle of the bands

Rockers Joe Delaney, Kerry Gollarney, Darrin Yardley, and Jose Lopez emerged victorious last Thursday as their band, Joetown, was named as the 2020 champion...

Bad Bad Stereo advances with a good good performance

Another week, another battle, another impressive triumph in Southington. On Thursday, Feb. 13, Bad Bad Stereo beat out four other bands and advanced to...

Then there were three: Joetown advances

Add together two parts guitar, one part percussion, one part bass, one part vocals, and one part bagpipes and you’ll get a competition-winning performance—just...

Martel Music to hold guitar string swap this weekend

Attention local musicians. Don’t throw out those old, broken guitar strings. This weekend, those broken strings could get swapped for new ones…and help the...

Past, Present and Future: Taking the audience on a ride through history

For the past 50 years the Plainville Choral Society has been entertaining audiences, and this weekend was no exception. On Saturday, Feb. 28, the...

The show won’t go on: Coronavirus threat limits local entertainment

Gov. Ned Lamont is using emergency powers to prohibit gatherings of more than 250 people to try to check the spread of coronavirus infection,...

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