| Aug 13, 2013
| 7:50 AM
Resurrected from an art storage room in the Wadsworth Atheneum, a nineteenth-century Keats Death Mask (pictured) becomes Philadelphia-based artist Virgil Marti's inspiration for his site-specific MATRIX installation Ode to a Hippie. The plaster cast of...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 9:00 PM
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...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Tires: they keep our cars from flying off the road at 65 mph. But they also accumulate, rapidly, as you'll see in Edward Burtynky's "Oxford Tire Pile #1" (pictured). It's a rare photo of the world's largest, non-burning tire pile, and it's part of An...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Playwright Anton Chekhov famously said that a gun should never be displayed onstage without a reason. If it is seen in the first act, he advised, it ought to go off by the third.
In other words, writers should not clutter a narrative with distractions...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 9:18 AM
Singer-songwriters (and roots-music power couple) Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires will play Hartford's Arch Street Tavern on August 4, according to Manic Productions.
Isbell, a former member of the Drive-By Truckers and the focus of a recent, lengthy New...
| May 21, 2013
| 1:50 PM
The Symbol of the Unconquered
Silent Film Screening w/live accompaniment by William Hooker, May 24, 7:30 p.m., Q&A to follow, $5-$12, Trinity-on-Main, 69 Main St., New Britain, (860) 229-2072, trinityonmain.org
Drummer William Hooker's...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 9:27 AM
The holidays are hectic enough between parties you want to attend, parties you don’t want to attend, parties you don’t want to attend - but there’s an open bar so attendance is mandatory - shopping, relatives... the list goes on and on. ...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 12:45 PM
The National Endowment for the Artsgave out its lastest round of grants, giving 12 Connecicut arts organizations a total of $345,000 for various projects.
Outgoing Chairman Rocco Landesman announced the arts agency will award 832 grants totaling $23.3...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 9:10 AM
Hartford must have done something karmically right to land two Jason Isbell visits in a single calendar year. Isbell, a former Drive-By Trucker who grew up in the Muscle Shoals, Ala. area, played solo at the Wadsworth Atheneum last time around. He's...
| Dec 8, 2012
| 9:00 AM
CONNetic Dance's Nutcracker Suite and Spicy takes the audience away from Candy Land and Tchaikovsky's classic score by leading them through an ugly sweater party, a Snow Ball and dancing Florettes, all to the music of jazz, hip-hop and tap. It's the third...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 11:06 AM
So, besides a fantastic pun, what exactly is the Sea Tea Improv? It's a talented collective of local Hartford actors who teach and play in various venues throughout Hartford: The Mark Twain House, ESPN, the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford stage, and the...