| Aug 29, 2012
| 8:34 AM
With the closing of Gore Vidal's "The Best Man" last week, the most politically direct show on Broadway has left the stage. It has also got me to thinking about theater and politics during these last few weeks of a major presidential campaign.
| Feb 28, 2012
| 9:58 PM
The CEO of TicketNetwork has taken a leave of absence, a move announced only hours after Gov.Dannel P. Malloydirected three top aides to investigate the state's dealings with his company following his arrest Sunday on charges of hurling a racial insult....
| Nov 5, 2010
Kathi Packer's West Hartford home is filled with fascinating objects collected from her worldwide travels and several of her own complex and exotic paintings, which Douglas Hyland, director of the New Britain Museum of American Art, calls "mesmerizing."...
| May 11, 2012
| 9:06 AM
How to Grow a Band
May 11&12, and 18 & 19, Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St., Hartford, (860) 232-1006, realartways.org
For anyone looking to gain practical music-business insights from watching How to Grow a Band — a new documentary about the Punch...
| May 16, 2012
| 8:05 AM
Hartford's Real Art Ways is the best spot around for cutting-edge art on the rise, and this month's no exception. Head to their Creative Cocktail Hour on Thursday to feast your eyes on two exhibits — Dennis Maher's House of the Unmaker (pictured)...
| May 23, 2012
| 5:35 AM
May 26 – 31, Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St., Hartford, (860) 232-1006, realartways.org
In Denis Johnson's 1985 post-apocalyptic novel Fiskadoro, the world has experienced a catastrophic nuclear event, and pockets of civilization fashion a...
| May 22, 2012
| 12:30 PM
1) Sons of Cream feat. Kofi Baker, Malcolm Bruce and Godfrey Townsend, $35-$45. Thurs., 8 p.m. Infinity Music Hall & Bistro, Norfolk.
2) Alvin Carter Project (jazz), Fri. 8 p.m. Tools Bar and Grill, New Britain.
3) Dave Matthews Band, $53-$89.90. Fri. 8...
| May 22, 2012
| 12:30 PM
Eric and Mary Ross: Boulevard d'Reconstructie
May 25, 8 p.m., $8-$15, Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St., Hartford, (860) 232-1006, realartways.org.
It's the spooky solo instrument in every '50s sci-fi movie orchestra. It's the trippy, skyward warble in...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 6:34 AM
There’s a new monthly art happening in town, and it promises to be a good one.
Melissa Erdman, 24, is the showcase director for the Hartford location of RAW (not to be confused with Hartford’s Real Art Ways), what she calls a “very...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 7:50 AM
Mixed-media and installation artists, bands, fashion designers (sometimes provocative ones; see above), delicious drinks: all part of RAW: Hartford, a new monthly event (not to be confused with Hartford's Real Art Ways) that kicks off at the Russian Lady....