| Jan 5, 2014
August 1955 is hot, and wet.
On the 12th and 13th, the tail end of Hurricane Connie has passed, dropping up to 8 inches of rain over much of Connecticut.
And now it is hot again, this being one of the warmest months on record, thanks to a persistent...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 2:25 PM
Even if you never leave the county, there are plenty of opportunities to simulate world travel, time travel, or just have a pleasant getaway inside or near the city of Hartford. This is by no means a complete list, but many of the attractions here are...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 1:20 PM
They Might Be Giants founding members John Flansburgh and John Linnell are no strangers to our nation's highways. Now in their 50s, they've been on the road for over 30 years, and though they travel by bus — a semi-cozy means of transportation...
| 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
| 5:06 AM
There have been countless memorable jazz concerts over the decades in Greater Hartford, and probably all fans have a list of favs still gloriously playing in their imaginations — from the Duke Ellington Orchestra's performance some 75 years ago at...
| 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...
| 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...