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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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        • Laundry Day Celebrates New Album At Cafe Nine

          Laundry Day Celebrates New Album At Cafe Nine

          New Haven's Laundry Day has a new record coming out in early September. "It's Cool It's Whatever" showcases the band's way with a sturdy rhythm section and nicely mussed-up guitar textures all lifted up with memorable vocal melodies. The band sounds slightly more jubilant than they did on their...

        • Big Bad Voodoo Daddy At Infinity Hall Norfolk

          Big Bad Voodoo Daddy At Infinity Hall Norfolk

          Big Bad Voodoo Daddy plays swing revival, but it's got a little dash of jump blues, calypso, mambo and rock. If you wish your life was something like a Buster Keaton movie with fizzy, brassy soundtrack, then you might enjoy this zoot-suit-and-porkpie-hat-wearing party band from California. Band...

        • Organist Brian Charette At The Side Door

          Organist Brian Charette At The Side Door

          Brian Charette was born in Meriden. He went to UConn and played plenty of early dates in Hartford as a teenager. The organ player and band leader has gone on to make a career for himself among jazz heavy-hitters in New York City. Over the years he's also cultivated strong ties in the Czech Republic....

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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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