| 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/...
| 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...
| 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...
| May 8, 2011
| 5:27 AM
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...
| May 14, 2011
| 6:47 PM
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...
| 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...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 10:19 AM
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,...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 6:35 AM
• 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,...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 12:15 PM
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...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 7:40 AM
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...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 7:35 AM
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...