| Sep 11, 2014
| 1:41 PM
Alternative-movie offerings are plentiful this fall. In addition to festivals featuring indie and foreign films — the Feminist Film Festival, the EROS gay film festival, the Festival of Ibero American Cinema, the Manhattan Short Film Festival...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 5:27 AM
A solo performance by British saxophonist Evan Parker might make you rethink everything you know about music. You could be reminded of John Coltrane's sheets-of-sound period, or the relentless, near-static textures of Gyorgi Ligeti's keyboard music, or...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 6:38 AM
It’s safe to say that artist Barbara Hocker likes water. Her upcoming installation at the Vernon Community Arts Center will feature water as its central theme, and will immerse visitors in the experience.
The exhibition is titled “River/Sea,...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 4:34 PM
Connecticut got a bit of a slow start in the arts, our Puritan forebears being generally opposed to fun in any form. But we've made up for lost time.
Since the Puritan hegemony waned, the state has been home to brilliant artists and artistic movements...
| Feb 23, 2014
With fabled clubs in the North End rocking with the sound of jazz, classic big bands and big-name instrumentalists and singers routinely blowing-off the roof at Foot Guard Hall on High Street, or shaking the foundations of the State Theater on Village...
| Feb 23, 2014
Are we inherently a musical state?
At the very least, we seem to have always been a state that likes to sing.
During the Colonial and Revolutionary days, we did most of our singing in church. And we took our church singing very seriously....
| Feb 7, 2014
| 5:33 PM
Creative people — from actors to musicians, and poets to painters — are coming to Hartford. What draws them here? What do they need to flourish? We asked four Hartford residents active in the city arts scene to contribute their thoughts. Three...
| May 15, 2014
| 8:33 AM
A wide range of exhibits will be on view this summer at Connecticut museums. The New Britain Museum of American Art will burst with energy, with a salon show of contemporary artists and an art-glass exhibit. The Lyman Allyn will focus on mystery, with...
| 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...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 7:15 AM
We frequently sing the praises of Hartford's super-hip Real Art Ways, our local portal into the world of amazing avant-garde films, art, theater, music and unclassifiable happenings. It's a fun parlor game trying to figure out what they'll program next,...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 12:55 PM
The Source Family
June 21, Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St., Hartford, realartways.org
If naked hippies are your thing, you probably want to see The Source Family, a documentary about a southern California cult from the early '70s. It's full of them,...