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  • Revisiting Downtown Hartford's Lost Architectural Treasures

    In 1990, a local Hartford bank reassured city leaders that plans for an office tower at the corner of Main and Asylum streets were real and the 45-story edifice would be built. Just one thing stood in the way: the 78-year-old Hartford-Aetna Building, the...
  • 15 Connecticut Arts Groups Receive NEA Grants

    The National Endowment for the Arts bestowed $360,000 to 15 Connecticut cultural organizations in the latest round of grant-giving. Those receiving a happy holiday are: Waterford’s Eugene O’Neill Theater Center for development of new plays...
  • Morgan Hall Gets A New Paint Job

    Morgan Hall Gets A New Paint Job
    After nearly a quarter century in deep crimson, the nearly 100-year-old walls of Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art's most recognized space, Morgan Great Hall, are gray. The shade is closer in hue to what they were when the hall was dedicated by J. Pierpont...
  • Sam Colt's Dress Blues, A New Find, Sheds Light On Brief Chapter In Civil War

    Sam Colt's Dress Blues, A New Find, Sheds Light On Brief Chapter In Civil War
    In May 1861, Samuel Colt was Hartford's richest, most famous citizen. A charismatic, driven entrepreneur, Colt possessed inventive genius, boundless imagination and unsurpassed marketing prowess. He had built an internationally renowned business centered...
  • Best Local Attraction

    Best Local Attraction
    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...
  • Best Opening Reception

    Best Opening Reception
    1) Real Art Ways Creative Cocktail Hour, held on the third Thursday of the month from 6 to 10 p.m., is approaching its 10th anniversary as a mainstay of Hartford nightlife. Spirited receptions pair an art opening (and cash bar) with live music or a DJ,...
  • Shows you don't want to miss around Hartford this week

    Shows you don't want to miss around Hartford this week
    • Thursday: Stephen Haynes and Joe Morris present Improvisations IV, 7 p.m., $12-$15, Real Art Ways, Hartford; Zach Birdcall Yost, The Benedicks, Mandrake Mechanism and Details, Sully's, Hartford. • Friday: An Indie Good Time ft. Departures,...
  • 'Three Histories' video exhibit at the Wadsworth in Hartford

    'Three Histories' video exhibit at the Wadsworth in Hartford
    Until March 4, head to the Wadsworth and check out Three Histories, a video installation that showcases three MATRIX exhibitions from the past: Welcome to the Wadsworth: A Museum Tour (1991) by Andrea Fraser (MATRIX 114), The Matrix Effect (2000) by...
  • Arts Input Sought for New State "Arts Office"

    Want to put your two cents in about the Connecticut Office of the Arts, formerly the state’s Commission on Culture and Tourism — but down-classified when it became part of the Department of Economic and Community Development? The COA will...
  • Thurston Moore performs at the Wadsworth Atheneum on Jan. 28

    Thurston Moore performs at the Wadsworth Atheneum on Jan. 28
    Thurston Moore, best known as the guitarist from Sonic Youth guitarist and our close neighbor to the north (Northampton, to be precise), released the Beck Hansen-produced solo album Demolished Thoughts, an acoustic chamber-pop offering that's lovely in...
  • TMI: Anthony Fedorov, Former 'American Idol' Finalist

    TMI: Anthony Fedorov, Former 'American Idol' Finalist
    Anthony Fedorov age: 26 occupation: professional entertainer found at: Wadsworth Atheneum's Aetna Theater (Hartford) What was your earliest ambition? It's always been music. I've been singing ever since I could remember. It was something I always wanted...