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  • Making The Arts Sing For Their Suppers

    Making The Arts Sing For Their Suppers
    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...
  • A documentary explores the extreme athletic feats of the Race Across America

    A documentary explores the extreme athletic feats of the Race Across America
    Bicycle Dreams 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...
  • Ben Kweller plays at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford on March 20

    Ben Kweller plays at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford on March 20
    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...
  • The 16th Annual Hartford Jewish Film Festival takes place this month at the Mandell Jewish Community Center

    The 16th Annual Hartford Jewish Film Festival takes place this month at the Mandell Jewish Community Center
    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,...
  • 'Andrew Wyeth: Looking Beyond' at the Wadsworth in Hartford

    'Andrew Wyeth: Looking Beyond' at the Wadsworth in Hartford
    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-...
  • 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...
  • Patti Smith and Lenny Kaye to perform at the Wadsworth Atheneum on Oct. 20

    Patti Smith and Lenny Kaye to perform at the Wadsworth Atheneum on Oct. 20
    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...
  • Just Cause: WHY? at Wadsworth Atheneum's Aetna Theater in Hartford

    Just Cause:  WHY? at Wadsworth Atheneum's Aetna Theater in Hartford
    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....
  • War Prizes: The Cultural Legacy of Slavery & The Civil War at the Wadsworth in Hartford

    War Prizes: The Cultural Legacy of Slavery & The Civil War at the Wadsworth in Hartford
    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,...
  • The Album Leaf plays tonight at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford

    The Album Leaf plays tonight at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford
    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...
  • Two Big Film Festivals in Connecticut

    Two Big Film Festivals in Connecticut
    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...