| 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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| Dec 28, 2012
| 5:05 AM
There's almost an embarrassment of riches facing New Year's Eve revelers in the Hartford area this year: ice skating, carousel rides, street performers (pictured) and horse-drawn carriage rides at Bushnell Park; puppets, poetry and improvisational...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 7:24 PM
Scores of people came to the capital city Friday night to pray and show their support for the grieving families of 20 young children and six adults slain at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.
At Asylum Hill Congregational Church, about 50 people...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Ho ho ho, Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, Joyous Kwanzaa. (Now that that's out of the way, get out and do stuff, Grinchy.)
The Nutcracker: Military Edition: Carol Autorino Center for the Arts and Humanities, Saint Joseph College, West Hartford, (860)...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 10:02 AM
HempCT, a local grassroots advocacy organization, is planning a Global Marijuana March from 12-8 p.m. on May 4 in Bushnell Park in Downtown Hartford, according to their website.
According to their mission statement, the HempCT is committed to "ending...
| May 6, 2013
| 4:33 PM
Where in downtown Hartford should the University of Connecticut locate its Greater Hartford campus? All things being equal, a place that enhances other state investments and city plans.
UConn officials announced in November that they were planning to...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 3:13 PM
Hartford's iQuilt plan, which focuses on the arts and cultural institutions around Bushnell Park, is one of many land-use master plans and studies produced for the city. The most prominent of these plans is arguably the 1912 Carrere and Hastings plan....
| Feb 12, 2013
| 4:39 PM
On Monday and Tuesday morning, traffic backed up on highways leading to downtown Hartford, stalled by bottlenecks created by mounds of snow. There is a certain illogic to clearing the highways so that people can drive to the exit ramps, only to have...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 12:18 PM
The thought of performing as a soloist in front of a world-class orchestra would make most long-haired rockers quake in their snakeskin boots.
Not guitarist Tony Spada. Not one bit.
Spada will be the featured soloist when the Hartford Symphony...
| 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...