| Oct 24, 2013
Stanwyck Cromwell knows colors the way some people know foreign languages. An artist from Bloomfield, Conn., by way of Guyana, Cromwell can speak fluently in golden yellow, lemon, burnt orange, red and plum, and he is positively articulate in all dialects...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 4:16 PM
Night 1: My story begins on July 18, when Justin Bieber performed in Hartford, when I interviewed Stephen King on the stage of the Bushnell, when the Riverfest fireworks, postponed because of the rising river, exploded over the city, when a road race...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 11:15 AM
Over the years, the Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz has brought some legendary musicians — McCoy Tyner, George Shearing, Dave Brubeck, John Scofield, Ahmad Jamal and many others — to Hartford. This year's festival marks the Hartford return...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 9:00 PM
In 1990, a local Hartford bank reassured city leaders that plans for an office tower at the corner of Main and Asylum streets were real and the 45-story edifice would be built.
Just one thing stood in the way: the 78-year-old Hartford-Aetna Building, the...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 2:39 PM
The city of Hartford has had its head up its rule book for a long time. I've never seen or heard of a city more averse to spontaneous fun. Thirty years ago, street corner musicians weren't allowed to play on the street corners. Twenty years ago, the...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 1:45 PM
1) Film Fridays: Blazing Saddles, Von der Mehden Hall, University of Connecticut, 875 Coventry Rd., Storrs Mansfield, (860) 486-2260. Rated R. Doors open 7 p.m. Fri., Jul. 5, sfa.uconn.edu/vdm.html. $5 cash admission.
2) Free Movies After Dark: A League...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 8:25 AM
Lee Whitnum is a perpetual candidate known for her vitriol (likening primary opponent U.S. Rep. Jim Himes to a "Nazi" and calling U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy a "whore") and her frequent (and frequently dismissed) lawsuits. Her personal life is apparently...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 11:18 AM
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Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival: June 15-16. Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson, NY. clearwaterfestival.org. An annual festival to celebrate the environmental movement. Pete Seeger,...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 8:20 AM
The City of Hartford presents a lucky number of free movies (13 of them) this summer in eight area parks, starting with the '80s classic "Back to the Future" (pictured) starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd. Bring chairs and/or a blankie, some...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 1:50 PM
It's been exactly 14 years since Black-Eyed Sally's, Hartford's go-to BBQ joint, first invited some bluesmen to perform in the park. This year's Fest features four bands — the Rich Badowski Blues Band (also performing at the restaurant at 9 p.m.),...
| May 30, 2013
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