HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ In Connecticut, becoming a troubadour doesn’t involve traveling back to the Middle Ages.

The state is seeking to appoint its next Connecticut State Troubadour, an honorary two-year position established in 1991 to promote music and culture among residents.

The Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism says it’s accepting applications through Dec. 3 and will select the next State Troubadour in February 2011. The position pays $2,500 for each of the two years.

Connecticut’s current State Troubadour is Lara Herscovitch of North Guilford, a singer-songwriter who blends acoustic and folk music with pop, jazz, blues and Latin influences.

Application information is on the tourism agency’s website at www.cultureandtourism.org.
(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

  1. Old Time Teacher says:

    Another $5 grand down the tube by the “Culture’ commitee. I thought the state was broke.

  2. Sick of Wasteful Spending says:

    This is just the time of item that can be cut from the budget. This is ridiculous,

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