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Arts and Culture

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  • Hartford Symphony An Arts Innovator

    The Hartford Stage is giving its hometown a wonderful reputation as an innovation incubator for the arts — and giving other cities arts envy. It's not the only cultural institution here doing so. The Hartford Symphony Orchestra has, in its first...
  • Bushnell Puts Hartford Symphony On Firmer Footing

    The Hartford Symphony Orchestra is a 70-year-old treasure, a point of civic pride and the showpiece of the magnificent Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts (which is 84). Fortunately, the HSO will remain a treasure at the Bushnell for years to come...
  • Anti-Gay Crusader May Have Aided His Foes

    Fred Phelps once told me, "I'm the best friend that homosexuals have." In a way, he had a point. Although it is only now, almost 21 years later to the day and with the news of Phelps' death all over the Internet, that I'd concede it. He told me this...
  • So far, life is good in FastPass+ lane

    So far, life is good in FastPass+ lane
    After months of chatter about MagicBands and weeks of testing at Walt Disney World, I had my first full day of the MyMagic+ experience. I wasn't expecting to give a grade of A+ to FastPass+. The Disney system that allows visitors to make reservations...
  • Missouri man who considered 'Twilight' theater shooting gets 15 years

    Missouri man who considered 'Twilight' theater shooting gets 15 years
    All Tricia and Bill Lammers wanted was to get their son, Blaec, help to deal with his mental illness. Tricia went so far as to call police in 2012 and tell them her son had just purchased an AR-15 and another semi-automatic weapon. It was Blaec who told...
  • National Music Theater Institute Planned For O'Neill Center

    To capitalize on the increasing interest by young people in the area of music theater, Waterford’s Eugene O’Neill Theater Center is launching this fall a new division of the National Theater Institute called the National Music Theater...
  • Archaeologists seek War of 1812 remnants buried within Patterson Park

    Archaeologists seek War of 1812 remnants buried within Patterson Park
    Today it's best known for the pagoda, summertime jazz concerts and some of the city's best sledding. But an archaeological dig planned for Patterson Park's Hampstead Hill seeks to revive a largely forgotten 200-year-old story. While most know Fort...
  • Jay Z announces Made in America festival will come to Los Angeles

    Jay Z announces Made in America festival will come to Los Angeles
    Jay Z’s Made in America is officially coming to Los Angeles. The rap mogul, along with Mayor Eric Garcetti, Budweiser and United Way, announced that the festival will take over downtown’s Grand Park and surrounding areas in front of and...
  • Passings: Patrick Seale

    Patrick Seale Patrick Seale, 83, a veteran British journalist whose books established him as the leading expert on modern Syria, died Friday in London, according to family and friends. He had been diagnosed with brain cancer last year. Seale is best...
  • Jesse Winchester dies at 69; singer and songwriter

    Jesse Winchester dies at 69; singer and songwriter
    Jesse Winchester, 69, a U.S.-born singer who established himself in Canada after dodging the Vietnam War and who went on to write songs covered by Elvis Costello, Jimmy Buffett and Joan Baez, died of bladder cancer Friday at his home in Charlottesville,...
  • Plan To Reshape Gold Street Riles Church, Condo Owners

    Plan To Reshape Gold Street Riles Church, Condo Owners
    HARTFORD — Gold Street forms a gentle, S-shaped ribbon of no more than a tenth of a mile between Main Street and Bushnell Park, past Carl Andre's Stone Field Sculpture and the gate to the final resting place of the city's founders. Now, Hartford...