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  • New Documentary Celebrates The Muscle Shoals Sound

    New Documentary Celebrates The Muscle Shoals Sound
    The final verse of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s 1974 hit single “Sweet Home Alabama” — “Muscle Shoals has got the Swampers / and they've been known to pick a song or two” — probably confused generations of pre-Wikipedia radio...
  • 15 Connecticut Arts Groups Receive NEA Grants

    The National Endowment for the Arts bestowed $360,000 to 15 Connecticut cultural organizations in the latest round of grant-giving. Those receiving a happy holiday are: Waterford’s Eugene O’Neill Theater Center for development of new plays...
  • Revamping Vampires: Neil Jordan's 'Byzantium' Brings the Ancient Bloodsuckers Into the Light

    Revamping Vampires: Neil Jordan's 'Byzantium' Brings the Ancient Bloodsuckers Into the Light
    Byzantium July 19 through 26, at Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St. Hartford, (860) 233-6691, realartways.org   Vampire stories tend to be metaphors for illicit lust — there's all that necking and swapping of fluids, not to mention the way that too...
  • Kameelah Janan Rasheed's 'No Instructions for Assembly' on Display at Real Art Ways in Hartford

    Kameelah Janan Rasheed's 'No Instructions for Assembly' on Display at Real Art Ways in Hartford
    Talented Brooklyn, N.Y. artist Kameelah Janan Rasheed pieces together fragments of her shattered family's history — many of their belongings were destroyed when the family was removed from their home in 1988 — from waterlogged photos, magazine...
  • The Stepkids Talk About Their New Record 'Troubadour' and the Band's DIY Approach

    The Stepkids Talk About Their New Record 'Troubadour' and the Band's DIY Approach
    Troubadour, a new album by Bridgeport's Stepkids to be released on Sept. 10, took them more than two years to complete. Seriously. "When we finished our first album, we didn't really stop," said guitarist Jeff Gitelman. "We just kept going." For DIY...
  • A Documentary Follows Drummer and Singer Levon Helm Near the End of His Life

    A Documentary Follows Drummer and Singer Levon Helm Near the End of His Life
    The laid-back oak-aged voice of Levon Helm telling stories about catching catfish, smoking boutique weed or talking shit about the music business makes for an entertaining movie. His toothy grin, manic cackle and weathered face add to the show. That,...
  • 'The Harder They Come' Playing at Real Art Ways in Hartford This Weekend

    'The Harder They Come' Playing at Real Art Ways in Hartford This Weekend
    The 1973 cult-classic The Harder They Come, which starred up-and-coming reggae star Jimmy Cliff (pictured) as, well, an up-and-coming reggae star named Ivan Martin, has been a staple of weed-smoke-filled midnight screenings for the last 40 years. To...
  • 30 Cool Places to Visit in Greater Hartford

    30 Cool Places to Visit in Greater Hartford
    Even if you never leave the county, there are plenty of opportunities to simulate world travel, time travel, or just have a pleasant getaway inside or near the city of Hartford. This is by no means a complete list, but many of the attractions here are...
  • Improvisations Returns to Real Art Ways for a Third Season

    Music lovers: how often do you get to take a seat at a concert, knowing full well that what you’re about to hear is completely improvised, with three world-class musicians who haven’t so much as joked about what they’re going to play?...
  • 'Computer Chess' Examines the Line Between the Human Spirit and Digital Technology

    'Computer Chess' Examines the Line Between the Human Spirit and Digital Technology
    The default stance of the movies towards artificial intelligence, from HAL 9000 to Haley Joel Osment as robo-Pinocchio, is somewhere between mild unease and shrieking terror. So it's not surprising that there's plenty of paranoia hanging over the heads of...
  • Bubble Gum-Themed Exhibit At Real Art Ways

     Bubble Gum-Themed Exhibit At Real Art Ways
    Julia Randall says she is "45 going on 12," an apt summation of her current artistic inspiration on view at Real Art Ways in Hartford. Randall starts by chewing bubble gum and blowing a bubble, then biting the end of the bubble to seal it. Then she...