| Feb 16, 2012
| 10:12 AM
I attended two events Wednesday in Hartford about arts funding in Connecticut and taken together they speak of new -- and troubling -- ways the state is attempting to deal with its cultural treasures.
The first event was an "arts forum," one of several...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 11:40 AM
Wednesday, March 7, 7 PM, Aetna Theater, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main St., Hartford, (860) 278-2670, thewadsworth.org
The screening is sponsored by Bike Walk CT.
The Race Across America may be the most extreme and...
| Mar 12, 2012
| 7:39 AM
There’s nothing ambiguous about the three E major chords that open “Mean To Me,” the opening track of Ben Kweller’s new album Go Fly A Kite, the first to be released on his own Noise Company Records.
The sound calls to mind...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 11:53 AM
This month Mandell Jewish Community Center of West Hartford hosts the 16th Annual Hartford Jewish Film Festival, which boasts 22 films, from 10 countries, in 10 days: Saturday, March 17 to Tuesday, March 27.Thirteen of the films are Connecticut premieres,...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 11:00 AM
Three paintings by Andrew Wyeth — "Northern Point" (1950), "April Wind" (1952) and "Chambered Nautilus" (1956, pictured) — will hang at Hartford's Wadsworth Atheneum for the first time, next to studies allowing viewers to peer into the much-...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 9:47 AM
1) Connecticut Science Center
With more than 285,000 people visiting annually, the Connecticut Science Center has established itself as “the largest destination in the Hartford region for families” in less than three years, says President and...
| Sep 9, 2011
| 12:44 PM
If you haven't heard, rocker Patti Smith’s photography will soon hang at the Wadsworth Atheneum.
More good news: the rock icon will play a show on Oct. 20, with longtime guitarist Lenny Kaye and Smith's daughter, Jesse, on piano. You can buy...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 3:00 AM
On their latest album, 2009's Eskimo Snow, Anticon recording artists WHY? (pictured) leave their hip-hop roots behind, focusing instead on well-crafted songs crooned mostly in throaty middle registers over fingerpicked guitars and vibey arpeggios....
| Sep 22, 2011
| 7:00 AM
The new exhibition at the Amistad Center, which draws from its permanent collection of sheet music (including Harold K. Simon and Michael Todd's Hot Mikado with Bill Robinson and Hassard Short from 1939, pictured), albums, war propaganda, news clippings,...
| Sep 26, 2011
| 8:45 AM
If The Album Leaf’s latest studio album, A Chorus of Storytellers, which came out on Sub Pop Records in February of 2001, sounds expansive and a little bleak, keep in mind that it was mixed in Iceland by Jimmy LaValle, who started the band as a solo...
| Sep 27, 2011
| 10:47 AM
Manhattan Short Film Festival
Sept. 29 at the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, 7:30 p.m.; Sept. 30, 7:30 p.m.; Oct. 1, 2 p.m.; at the WHC, and The Palace, Danbury, Sept. 30, 7 p.m; at the Bijou, Bridgeport Oct. 1, 7:30 p.m.; Oct. 2, 4 p.m.; at the Garde...