Gustav Mahler’s sixth symphony requires a hammerschlag or hammer blow. Mark Weaver of the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra constructed a hammer drum in his garage for principal percussionist Connie Coghlan to play during the ECSO’s concert at the Garde Arts Center on Saturday October 22, 2011.Read more "ECSO’s homemade hammer of fate"
The movie Great Hope Springs, starring Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones, was filming on Water Street in Stonington Borough on Wednesday.Read more "Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones filming in Stonington"
Family Pizza in Niantic serves a 22-inch hot dog that they claim is New England’s longest.Read more "New England’s longest hot dog"
Emma Furgueson, 11, is directing a back yard production of The Wizard of Oz to raise money for the Humane Society.Read more "Yellow brick road leads to Mystic"
Three years after the death of lead guitarist Phil Agins, The Royale Brothers will reunite in a concert to raise money for a scholarship in Agins’ name.Read more "Royale Brothers ‘confront the sorrow’"
I had the opportunity recently to do a story on Survival Systems USA, a business across the river in Groton that trains students to do things like escape from a submerged helicopter and survive at sea in a life raft. To add a first person perspective, we used a GoPro camera on one of the […]Read more "How to survive a helicopter crash: Survival Systems USA"
One of my favorite things about the city of New London is the weekend surrounding Hygienic Art’s annual open show. It’s something we cover every year, and this year we went all-in with our video coverage. Rick Koster and I did a longer-form (for newspaper web videos, anyway) preview, mixing a historical perspective with a […]Read more "Hygienic: New London’s weekend of art"
Richard Blumenthal and Linda McMahon are in the middle of an intense campaign for the US Senate seat from Connecticut currently occupied by Chris Dodd. On Tuesday, the campaigns came to New London for a televised debate at the Garde Arts Center sponsored by The Day and WTNH. My job was to capture the audio […]Read more "Blumenthal vs. McMahon: the scene on the street"
Over the last few years we’ve tried a couple of different ways to incorporate video into our political coverage. We’ve tried posting a full one-hour debate between candidates for Congress. We tried an edited version of a debate with an introduction by the reporter. We tried shooting candidates’ endorsement interviews and publishing an edited ~10 […]Read more "Candidate interviews: trying something new"