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West Hartford Actress To Attend Hartford Screening Of Her Film

On Saturday, June 2, Real Art Ways will host a screening of a film featuring the last performance by the great Martin Landau, who plays opposite an actress from West Hartford. “Abe & Phil’s Last Poker Game” co-stars Paul Sorvino and Maria Dizzia. It tells the seriocomic story of two men who make...

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  • 10 Ways To Kick Off Summer

    10 Ways To Kick Off Summer

    Did we think summer would never arrive? But, finally, Memorial Day weekend — the official start to summer — is upon us. We suggest you get started soaking up the sun with one of these 10 ideas. Eat Lobster And fried clams or shrimp, or whatever floats your boat as your favorite summer seafood....

  • Six Of The State's Waterfalls To Enjoy Year Round

    Six Of The State's Waterfalls To Enjoy Year Round

    Waterfalls are the scenic gifts that keep giving no matter what the season. In the spring, the melting snows and April showers showcase the plunges at their angry best. They offer an escape from the summer heat. The changing leaves of autumn frame their beauty. The cold north wind locks them up...

  • Jen Allen Jazz Quartet To Play Buttonwood Tree

    Jen Allen Jazz Quartet To Play Buttonwood Tree

    Educator, pianist, composer and arranger Jen Allen stays pretty busy. Allen teaches jazz history, music business and leads the Jazz Ensemble at Trinity College in Hartford. She was also the music director at the Litchfield Jazz Festival last year. And a few years before that she published her first...

    • Belle And Sebastian To Play College Street Music Hall

      Belle And Sebastian To Play College Street Music Hall

      When people talk of Scottish pop music, they’re often talking about a certain type of careful, studious, gentle, slightly retro and pretty style of songwriting. They’re also usually talking about Belle and Sebastian or bands influenced by them. The band Belle & Sebastian is from Glasgow, and it...

      • Imagine Dragons Coming To Xfinity Theater

        Imagine Dragons Coming To Xfinity Theater

        The band Imagine Dragons has a pretty curious origin story. Three of the members met while they were studying jazz at Berklee School of Music in Boston. Frontman Dan Reynolds had dropped out of Brigham Young University and the band took shape in Las Vegas, playing gigs at casinos where their style...

        • Taj Mahal To Play Infinity Hall Hartford

          Taj Mahal To Play Infinity Hall Hartford

          Taj Mahal spent some formative years just up I-91 in Springfield, Mass. The blues singer and guitarist had formative musical experiences that exposed him to gospel, jazz, Caribbean music, and styles from around the world. Mahal has released over 30 albums in a recording career that spans 50 years....

          • Slayer's Farewell Tour At Mohegan Sun

            Slayer's Farewell Tour At Mohegan Sun

            Some — many — would say that Slayer is the greatest thrash-metal band ever. The California band has remained true to its dark vision of death, suffering, punishment, insanity and chaos. The music is pounding and powerful, played like a sharpened drill bit puncturing holes on sheet metal. Guitars...

            • Cocoa Tea Coming To Toad's Place

              Cocoa Tea Coming To Toad's Place

              Jamaican singer Cocoa Tea has a sweet and smooth voice that he uses for slippery scat-like accents and vocal ornaments that often become the centerpieces of his songs. (He got his name for drinking hot cocoa as a kid, and for the fact that the beverage can fool you into thinking it’s cool when...

              • Scott Metzger's WOLF! To Perform At StageOne

                Scott Metzger's WOLF! To Perform At StageOne

                Guitarist Scott Metzger has performed, recorded and toured with artists like Trey Anastasio, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Phil Lesh, Dean and Gene Ween, and John Mayer. He’s versatile and wide-ranging to the point of seeming able to do anything on the instrument. With Wolf!, a trio with bassist Jon...

                • Viking Artifacts, Vinland Map On Display At Mystic Seaport

                  Viking Artifacts, Vinland Map On Display At Mystic Seaport

                  Lesson No. 1: Viking warriors didn’t wear horned helmets. “Viking helmets with horns date to the end of the 19th century, with Wagner operas,” says Nicholas Bell, senior vice president for curatorial affairs at Mystic Seaport Museum. “People in general are fascinated by Vikings, there is a romance...

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