| Apr 17, 2014
We are one lucky nation to have a homegrown musical form, and cultural force, like jazz. Fortune continued to smile by giving us Milt Hinton (1910-2000) and Lee Friedlander (born 1934), two homegrown photographers with unique visual styles but a shared...
| May 15, 2014
| 8:30 AM
For Connecticut jazz lovers 2014 brings us the summer of our content thanks to annual festivals presenting an array of premier performers ranging from the sensational, young vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant to the brilliant, groundbreaking violinist Regina...
| 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...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Along a shady road here, you can glimpse large estates behind gates and hedges bought with fortunes earned in Silicon Valley. Then you come to the driveway of a ranch house that stands pretty much as it was when built in the 1960s by Harry and Mary...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 11:30 AM
Centuries before Christianity and Islam came to the Malay Archipelago — the scattering of thousands of islands north of Australia and south of Southeast Asia — the most common spiritual practice was ancestor worship. The people of the Indo-...
| 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...
| Oct 20, 2013
For a tiny state, Connecticut is big on culture. We're home to hundreds of museums featuring fabulous art and artifacts. But in many cases, admissions aren't cheap — which can make them inaccessible to individuals and families on tight budgets....
| Jun 12, 2013
| 6:45 AM
It's about sharing the experience.
That's what Mary Lou Aleski, executive director of New Haven's 18th annual International Festival of Arts & Ideas that begins Saturday, June 15, has found in data of who comes — and why— to the annual two-...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 10:20 AM
Three playwrights -- including one Yale School of Drama grad -- will receive one of the most lucrative prizes in their field Tuesday at Yale when they receive the inaugural Donald Windham — Sandy M. Campbell Literature Prizes, which include $150,000...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 7:33 PM
Gifford Phillips, a gentlemanly patron of cultural institutions and passionate advocate of contemporary art who played a leading role at museums on both coasts of the United States, has died. He was 94.
Phillips died Wednesday of natural causes at a...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 11:22 AM
Connecticut arts groups will receive 11 grants totaling $440,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) $26.3 million in grants to nonprofit national, regional, state, and local organizations nationwide.
The grants support projects in 13...