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  • Amistad Center Juneteenth Gala

    Amistad Center Juneteenth Gala

    The Amistad Center for Art & Culture hosted its annual Juneteenth Gala Friday night, June 14, at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford. This year the Center honored Connecticut State Treasurer Denise L. Nappier, arts advocate and administrator Jonathan Bruce, and musician and producer Alvin B. Carter,...

  • CTNOW 2018 Best Of Hartford Red Carpet

    CTNOW 2018 Best Of Hartford Red Carpet

    Winners, nominees, friends and guests  gathered on the red carpet at Infinity Hall Hartford for the CTNow Best of Hartford party on Wednesday night. You can find out who won here. 

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  • Huge Conrad Shawcross Sculpture Installed At Atheneum

    Huge Conrad Shawcross Sculpture Installed At Atheneum

    The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford on Thursday added a new sculpture to its growing collection of outdoor art. Conrad Shawcross’ “Monolith (Optic)” is a 20-foot-tall work of faceted steel that captures and refracts light, sometimes seeming to be solid and at other times transparent....

    • Karla Knight's 'Spaceship Drawings' At EBK In Hartford

      Karla Knight's 'Spaceship Drawings' At EBK In Hartford

      Karla Knight’s pencil-on-paper drawings, which she calls “spaceships,” look like schematic diagrams scattered with letters not from any human alphabet but from an alphabet beyond Earthly understanding. Knight, of Redding, wants them to stay beyond our understanding. “People ask me if there is a...

        • NBMAA Exhibit Highlights New Britain's Industrial History

          NBMAA Exhibit Highlights New Britain's Industrial History

          Paul Baylock grew up in New Britain and walked past the factories daily. “They were like cathedrals,” he said. “Workers would coat the windows with material that was reflective so the heat wouldn’t come in or to reduce the light. You could see the color blue or red come out. It had the quality...

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            • A Mesmerizing 'Merchant Of Venice' As Arts & Ideas Hits Its Stride

              A Mesmerizing 'Merchant Of Venice' As Arts & Ideas Hits Its Stride

              The International Festival of Arts & Ideas continues to nail the cool summer concept of casual high culture. Events are comfortable, jazzy, confrontational and intellectual. One of this year’s big draws, Karin Coonrod’s production of “The Merchant of Venice,” plays through Saturday. This mind-expanding,...

            • Hot, Timely 'On Your Feet!' Delivers Estefans' Indomitable Spirit

              Hot, Timely 'On Your Feet!' Delivers Estefans' Indomitable Spirit

              ‘On Your Feet!” is no mean feat. The Broadway musical about the pop phenomenon Gloria Estefan and her producer/musician husband Emilio Estefan sets itself a difficult task. It tells stories of hardship, injury, recovery, tough family issues, racism and oppression. In between, it erupts in wild...

            • G-Thang To Play Funny Bone; Tim Dillon Coming To Comix

              G-Thang To Play Funny Bone; Tim Dillon Coming To Comix

              Gary “G-Thang Johnson” has an intriguing name, an intriguing film resume (“Moneyball” and “Disaster Movie”), and last year he starred in the TV series “Grown Folks.” He does his stand-up June 28 through July 1 at the Funny Bone club, 194 Buckland Hills Drive, Manchester. He’ll do five sets: Thursday...

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            • When It's All About The Hotel, Not The Destination

              When It's All About The Hotel, Not The Destination

              For many travelers, hotels are nothing more than a generic place to sleep and store their luggage while they spend their days exploring exotic locales. In some cases, however, the accommodations steal the show. From doing jail time to sleeping in a treehouse, these unique hotels and inns from New...

            • Walking in Memphis, visitors retrace Martin Luther King Jr.'s footsteps

              Walking In Memphis, Visitors Retrace MLK's Steps

              Shortly after noon, as Sunday services at Memphis’ abundant churches conclude, another gathering of the faithful is getting underway at a restaurant popular for its soul food.

            • Why Delray? A Beautiful Beach And A Bustling Avenue

              Why Delray? A Beautiful Beach And A Bustling Avenue

              In the 1980s Delray Beach was sadly saddled with the nickname “Dullray Beach,” reflective of a reputation as a dowdy, rundown Palm Beach County ocean side Florida town full of vacant buildings, high crime, racial tension, dysfunctional politics and a crumbling infrastructure. The list of problems...

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