| 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...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 10:56 AM
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...
| 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,...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 8:28 AM
The U.S. Supreme Court's historic decision this morning to allow married gay and lesbian couples to receive federal benefits under the law was a huge victory for the gay rights movement, a ruling that affects a great number of Connecticut residents and...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 3:35 PM
At Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St., Hartford, realartways.org
Time does a number on us. Skin wrinkles. Faces fill out. Chins multiply. Hairlines recede. Teeth yellow (or fall out). Bellies expand. Shapes shift, settle or vanish. That's just...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 3:38 PM
In this CT.com bonus audio feature, host Tom Zeleznock speaks with John Adamian, Managing Editor of the Advocate/Weekly newspapers, about the documentary 56 Up. The film is part of a series in which cameras follow a group of English children as they grow...
| Jan 27, 2013
Walk into the high-ceilinged, wondrously cluttered studio of the inventive Hartford kinetic sculptor Anne Cubberly and you step into the workshop of a creative visual artist's unbounded imagination.
Although small, even a bit claustrophobic, this is...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 11:15 AM
Anyone who's struggled with the healthcare situation in this country — to obtain it when you're unemployed or have a pre-existing condition, for example, or to get needed medical attention without it — will appreciate The Waiting Room, a...