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  • Wallace Stevens: Hartford's Private Poet

    Wallace Stevens: Hartford's Private Poet
    When Wallace Stevens moved to Hartford from New York in 1916 to work in the insurance business, he was well-known in poetry circles but not yet acclaimed as one of the greatest poets of the 20th century. He had been married for seven years to a woman...
  • Connecticut's Parks, Forests Could Use Real Protection

    Imagine that you bought a house — and paid a premium — because the property adjoined a state park or forest. You would probably think the serene and exhilarating woodland would always be there. You might well be wrong. Though some open...
  • Goodspeed's 'Annie' Was At First Labeled 'A Disaster'

    Goodspeed's 'Annie' Was At First Labeled 'A Disaster'
    The one show that changed a Connecticut theater's fortunes more than any other was the musical "Annie" that had its world premiere at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam in 1976. The opening night was a rough one. If "My Fair Lady" opened in the...
  • This Mom Says Parenthood Is A Lot Like Climbing A Mountain

    This Mom Says Parenthood Is A Lot Like Climbing A Mountain
    Motherhood is like climbing a mountain. At least, that's what Sophie Helenek thinks. "You have ups and downs. You have sleep deprivation. You really have your doubts," says this Haddam mom, who became the youngest French woman to reach the summit of Mount...
  • Goodspeed Offers Theater For Student Production Of 'Rent'

    Students at Trumbull High School may have had their plans to do “Rent: The School Edition” as the spring musical at the school quashed, but now they have the opportunity to do it at another venue: the Tony Award-winning Goodspeed Opera House...
  • The Best Of Connecticut Theater In 2013

     The Best Of Connecticut Theater In 2013
    A red-hot rocking musical as well as a heart-felt one. Two ensemble dramas that looked at the way we live with humor and rue. A pair of outstanding shows from the state’s smaller theaters. A Shakespearean horror story and an over-the-top political...
  • Column: What Price For Goodspeed's Successor?

    Column: What Price For Goodspeed's Successor?
    How do you replace a legend? The answer, of course, is you don’t. You find someone who respects past accomplishments but has his or her own independent vision for the future. Trouble comes, however, when the legend plays a major role in choosing...
  • Esty Leaving Malloy Administration, But What Will His Legacy Be?

    Esty Leaving Malloy Administration, But What Will His Legacy Be?
    The state-government half of one of Connecticut's political power couples is departing Gov. Malloy's administration and heading back to academia, and there's a real question about what Daniel Esty is leaving in his wake. Esty (husband of U.S. Rep....
  • 2014 Golf Schedules And Charity Tournaments

      CENTRAL CONNECTICUT GOLF ASSOCIATION   May 12                         Blackledge Country Club   May 19                         Simsbury Farms Country Club   June 2                           Hawk’s Landing Golf Course   June 30   ...
  • Farm to Hearth, Haddam

    Farm to Hearth, Haddam
    Todd Solek wakes up around 6 a.m. to chop firewood for his custom brick oven, where it will burn all day. Around 7 a.m., when other bakeries have sold half their stock, he begins mixing doughs by hand. Todd and his wife, Melissa, lovingly refer to...
  • Surviving The Puritans, Theater Thrives In Connecticut

    Surviving The Puritans, Theater Thrives In Connecticut
    The Puritans just didn't have much fun. Until late in the 18th century, there wasn't much in the way of public entertainment for The Hartford Courant to cover, and certainly nothing in the way of theater. Oh, there was the time just before the...