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Wise Old Moon Hits Its Stride With New Digs And A New Sound

In music circles, "industrial" means something very specific: an aggressive, experimental meeting of electronic sounds and noise, popularized (a relative term) in the mid-1970s by bands like Throbbing Gristle, and later hybridized by Ministry and Nine Inch Nails. But for the Hartford quartet Wise...

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  • 55th Hartford West Indian Independence Parade

    55th Hartford West Indian Independence Parade

    The 55th Annual West Indian Independence Parade and Celebration in Hartford Saturday featured a parade, live music, dance and food vendors.

  • Hartford Courant Reader Appreciation Night

    Hartford Courant Reader Appreciation Night

    Courant Readers and Yard Goat Fans gathered at the Connecticare Pavillion in Dunkin Donuts Stadium on Thursday night for the Hartford Courant Reader Appreciation Night to watch the Hartford Yard Goats play ball against Trenton Thunder.

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  • CHS Exhibit Reflects Queen Victoria's Influence On Fashion

    CHS Exhibit Reflects Queen Victoria's Influence On Fashion

    Queen Victoria had a huge impact on 19th-century fashion, but her two biggest contributions can be summed up in two words: black and white. Before Victoria walked down the aisle in 1840 to marry her love, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, brides weren't in the habit of wearing white on their...

      • Hong Hong's 'Vivid Dream' At Real Art Ways

        Hong Hong's 'Vivid Dream' At Real Art Ways

        Hong Hong likes to start working on her art very early in the morning. "The city is between being asleep and being awake. So am I. I feel as if everything is a dream," she says. By the time the sun comes up and is high in the sky, Hong needs its help with her work. "As they move from wet to dry,...

        • Hygienic Exhibit Illustrates Novel About A Troubled Connecticut Boy

          Hygienic Exhibit Illustrates Novel About A Troubled Connecticut Boy

          As an artist-in-residence for five years at Hygienic Art Galleries in New London, Casey Spec wrote a novel about a young Connecticut man with a troubled childhood. "It's about growing up weird, feeling isolated, always having an antagonist in your life, always having issues with your family," says...

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        • Write Stuff: Connecticut Book Awards To Be Presented At Twain House

          Write Stuff: Connecticut Book Awards To Be Presented At Twain House

          The 2017 Connecticut Book Awards, which celebrate the best work of Connecticut authors and illustrators who published books in 2016 in or about the state, will be presented Oct. 22, from 2 to 4 p.m., at the Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. Tickets can be purchased for $25...

        • Yale Institute for Music Theatre Discontinued; Long Wharf Announces 'Fireflies' Cast

          Yale Institute for Music Theatre Discontinued; Long Wharf Announces 'Fireflies' Cast

          The Yale Institute for Music Theatre has played its last note. The program, which began in 2009, served as a key transitional opportunity for writers and composers who had recently graduated from musical theater writing programs and were just beginning to navigate the real-world theater industry....

        • 'Appropriate' A Topical, Dysfunctional Drama At Westport Playhouse

          'Appropriate' A Topical, Dysfunctional Drama At Westport Playhouse

          An already highly dysfunctional bunch of siblings, with spouses and children in tow, gathers in Arkansas to deal with the estate of their recently deceased father. The family is white and the homestead was once a plantation. As the house is being tidied up for sale, some extremely disturbing mementoes...

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        • A Connecticut Pilgrimage To Machu Picchu

          A Connecticut Pilgrimage To Machu Picchu

          Lucretia Bingham is on her fourth pilgrimage to Machu Picchu, the "lost city" of the Incas that her grandfather "found" in 1911 and then brought to the attention of the world. A young Peruvian boy led Hiram Bingham III to the overgrown citadel in the jungle. The name Bingham, an historical footnote...

        • Connecticut-Based Group Headed On Cross-Country Tour To Promote Upcoming Eclipse

          Connecticut-Based Group Headed On Cross-Country Tour To Promote Upcoming Eclipse

          If you’ve never been in the path of totality of a solar eclipse, it can be a hard thing to describe. As the moon passes in front of the sun, an area about 70 miles wide is plunged into darkness – and it’s an experience unlike anything else. But Paul Cox, the observatory and chief astronomical officer...

        • Newport, R.I.: Indulge In Luxury Living And The Best Of Jazz

          Newport, R.I.: Indulge In Luxury Living And The Best Of Jazz

          If you're looking for a vacation with sights and sounds you won't find elsewhere, Newport, R.I., is hard to beat. Throughout the year, "the city by the sea" as it's called, draws fans of "Downton Abbey" and the Gilded Age, who come to tour spectacular turn-of-the-century mansions, feast on fresh...

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