| Oct 9, 2013
| 8:55 AM
What happens when you jam a 30-piece orchestra in a room together without any conventional notation to play from? Will you get music, or do you have a potential Lord of the Flies situation on your hands?
Those questions dissolve if composer/conductor/...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 4:33 PM
If you are a lobbyist or the client of one, watch for a consumer alert warning of a political fundraising shakedown. You may get squeezed for as much as $100,000. The squeezer is one-time campaign finance reformer Democratic and Working Families Gov....
| Oct 25, 2013
| 4:16 PM
What brought me to Hartford in 2009 was my desire to do more … with the community, my career, socially … just more.
What I found was that "Hartford Has It" all!
In Hartford, I found an amazing group of young professionals called HYPE...
| Oct 31, 2013
Five-year-old Ruhee Lalla of West Hartford sat at a table recently making a little terrarium with a plastic globe, moss, sticks, rocks, shells and twine. All around her at other tables, other children made terrariums while their parents watched. The...
| Oct 20, 2013
For a tiny state, Connecticut is big on culture. We're home to hundreds of museums featuring fabulous art and artifacts. But in many cases, admissions aren't cheap — which can make them inaccessible to individuals and families on tight budgets....
| Nov 14, 2013
| 12:37 PM
At a talk at the Wadsworth Atheneum a few years ago, interior designer and lifestyle philosopher Alexandra Stoddard of Stonington described how she keeps calm.
Every morning she starts the day with a "one-flower" meditation, which, she said, leaves her...
| May 13, 2013
| 4:46 PM
In the dozen years that the landmark Hartford Times building has stood vacant, there has been only one serious proposal to redevelop the property. And that one didn't work out.
Now, in the space of a few months, there are two more.
The Thomas Hooker...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 1:05 PM
Ahmed Alsoudani: MATRIX 165
Runs through Jan. 6, 2013, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main Street, Hartford. (860) 278-2670, wadsworthatheneum.org
Ahmed Alsoudani's meteoric rise as an artist with a worldwide reputation is the sort of...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 8:51 AM
The City of Hartford will be hosting a city wide event filled with hundreds of free activities and great entertainment on September 29 in an effort to transform Hartford into a cultural attraction.
The IQuilt Partnership and supporting arts, businesses...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 12:01 PM
One of the favorite films of the Connecticut Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Cloudburst, will be playing at the Wadsworth Atheneum three times this week: Thursday the 19th and Saturday the 21st at 7 PM, and Sunday the 22nd at 2 PM. This comeic drama...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 8:35 AM
In conjunction with Hartford's Taste of the Caribbean and Jerk Festival, this month's Thursday night Art After Hours is a summer block-party celebration of all things Caribbean, including gobs of reggae and calypso music, decorative arts, a costume parade...