| Nov 20, 2014
| 7:26 AM
Bridgeport's P.T. Barnum will be the subject of a new movie musical: "The Greatest Showman on Earth" starring Hugh Jackman.
Filming is expected to begin this summer in New York City, according to deadline.com.
Tony Award-nominated songwriters Benj...
| Nov 20, 2014
Real Art Ways is the cat's meow. For the next three weekends, it's all about kitties at the Hartford art space.
The cats-in-residence pet-adoption installation will be up until Dec. 7. As a complement, Real Art Ways will show the Internet Cat Video...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 5:30 AM
People who participate in Open Studio Hartford on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 15 and 16, can spend all weekend all over Hartford looking at thousands of works of art by creative talents who live and work in the city. Those who make Chet and John...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 11:55 AM
Joy Mckinney had just moved to New York City from Atlanta for graduate school in 2011. She was on the train, feeling claustrophobic, when she saw a woman crying. "I wanted to touch her," Mckinney said. "But you're not able to really share that. It made me...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 5:20 PM
I spent more than three hours on Election Night sitting next to Mark Boughton, the Republican mayor of Danbury, the 2010 running mate of Tom Foley and a candidate for this year's Republican gubernatorial nomination.
It was my idea to invite him to...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 10:26 AM
In 1979, a young social studies teacher named Jordi Herold opened the Iron Horse Coffeehouse in Northampton, with little sense of what would unfold over the next quarter-century.
Under his watch, the Iron Horse became a cultural hot-spot, expanding into...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 5:41 AM
From Nov. 1 to Dec. 7, there will be new artists-in-residence at Real Art Ways in Hartford. Visitors who like what they see can't take the art home with them, but they can take the artists home.
The "artists" are homeless cats. They will live at the...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 7:35 AM
Hartford's Real Art Ways has been a regional hub for wide-eyed, avant-garde musical happenings for a few decades, and recent programming, like the ongoing Improvisations series, suggests that reputation is secure for now. Occasionally, as they did for...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 8:10 AM
Real Art Ways celebrates the Halloween season with two fun movie events this week, both of them a little horrifying.
On Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 6:30 p.m., the arts venue at 56 Arbor St. in Hartford will show “Soylent Green,” the 1973 sci-fi...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 11:09 AM
The weekend is coming and it looks like it’s going to be a great one. Autumn weather and a plethora of choices when it comes to getting out.
On Thursday, the Hartford Symphony Orchestra opens its 2014-2015 season with a program featuring “...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 1:34 PM
HARTFORD — Sara Myers understands 29-year-old Brittany Maynard's decision to end her life next month, a choice the terminally ill California woman has shared with the world in a YouTube video that has gone viral in recent days.
Like Maynard, Myers...