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Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Fairfield Comedy Club supports out-of-work comedians with sales of unique Vans shoe design by Christopher Arnott

Fairfield Comedy Club has designed its own Vans shoe, to raise money for out-of-work comedians.

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Sunday, March 14, 2021

West Hartford native uses theater to spark discussion of social issues on new podcast, ‘Why We Theater’ by Christopher Arnott

Ruthie Fierberg, who grew up in West Hartford enjoying musical theater and a good high school arts education, has created a national podcast centered on major social issues as handled by pro…

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021

New Shubert executive director brings Broadway experience to New Haven theater by Christopher Arnott

The Shubert has announced its new executive director. Anthony McDonald is only the second person to hold that position since the theater was taken over by the CAPA management company 20 year…

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Sunday, March 7, 2021

Domestic violence is theme of New England Ballet Theatre dance/discussion event by Christopher Arnott

The newest professional dance company in the area, New England Ballet Theatre, is presenting “Ballet Speaks: Against Domestic Violence” at 7 p.m. on March 13, live as well as livestreame…

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Friday, March 5, 2021

HartBeat reading tackles modern slavery, set in Connecticut by Christopher Arnott

HartBeat Ensemble's latest virtual show is a reading of a new play about modern slavery, set in a wealthy Connecticut suburb. "Bee Trapped Inside a Window" is by Romanian playwright Saviana …

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Thursday, March 4, 2021

TheaterWorks increases accessibility by adding American Sign Language interpretation to productions by Christopher Arnott

TheaterWorks has added American Sign Language interpretation to its latest online show, James Anthony Tyler's “Talkin’ to This Chick Sippin’ Magic Potion," and will offer the service f…

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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

LGBTQ Film Festival returning in June, both in-person and online by Christopher Arnott

The 34th Connecticut LGBTQ Film Festival will take place June 4-13, lasting a day longer than usual and holding screenings both online and in-person.

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Monday, March 1, 2021

Theater launches ‘Goodspeed on Demand’ streaming videos of new musicals by Christopher Arnott

Goodspeed Musicals will be airing archived video of some of its recent shows as part of a new "Goodspeed on Demand" series during the pandemic. The first screening is of the new musical "Pa…

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Friday, February 19, 2021

Hartford Library’s Big Read for 2021, ‘In the Time of Butterflies,’ celebrates Dominican culture by Christopher Arnott

This year's Big Read events at Hartford Public Library are all virtual, centered around the historical novel "In the Time of the Butterflies" by Julia Alvarez.

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New ‘Our Town’ book considers impact, enduring relevance of Thornton Wilder’s classic play with look at key Connecticut productions by Christopher Arnott

"Another Day's Begun," a new book on the contemporary importance of Thornton Wilder's "Our Town" mentions some major productions of the play that happened in Connecticut. The state was also …

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Thursday, February 18, 2021

Harry Connick Jr. shot his new music video in Connecticut. Have you seen these other music videos shot in the nutmeg state? by Christopher Arnott

Many famous artists, from David Bowie to Billy Joel to Ariana Grande to (just this month) Harry Connick Jr., have shot music videos in Connecticut.

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Community theaters deemed eligible for Save Our Stages funding after local challenge by Christopher Arnott

Community theater sucessfully lobbied to be eligible for COVID relief funding through the Save Our Stages Act. But there are still issues for certain non-profits applying for funds.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2021

West Hartford Commission of Arts creates job bank to match artists with work by Christopher Arnott

The recently formed West Hartford Commission of Arts has started an Artist Job Bank where artists can register and be considered for local gigs.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Real Art Ways receives NEA grant to continue awards program supporting emerging artists by Christopher Arnott

Real Art Ways has received a $20,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support its annual Real Art Awards competition, which gives money and exhibition opportunities to six e…

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UConn’s Jorgensen Center sets spring schedule of virtual concerts and Arts & Activism talks by Christopher Arnott

The spring 2021 Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts season at UConn includes concerts by Ben Folds, Kronos Quartet, Arcis Saxophone Quartet and Chris Thile and an entire day of discussi…

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Monday, February 8, 2021

Eight lovely music and theater shows for Valentine’s Day: Six online and two live by Christopher Arnott

Valentine's day entertainment may be fewer this year, but include some livestreamed concerts that you can enjoy at home with your sweetheart.

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Sunday, February 7, 2021

Playhouse on Park radically retells classic comedy ‘Private Lives’ with COVID focus on couple stuck inside together by Christopher Arnott

Actors Veanne Cox and Ezra Barnes have boiled the Noël Coward classic “Private Lives” to just its second act and given it a naturalistic modern-day COVID setting. Titled "Amanda & E…

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Saturday, February 6, 2021

Connecticut Humanities gives $85,000 in relief grants to 17 small arts organization by Christopher Arnott

Connecticut Humanities has given 17 small arts organizations around the state $5,000 each in COVID relief grants, to use for general operating expenses. The grants are a collaboration among …

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Friday, February 5, 2021

Christopher Plummer gave much of his time and talent to Connecticut by Christopher Arnott

Christopher Plummer made dozens of films, but also found time to perform on Connecticut stages in major plays, important benefits and film screenings. Plummer was a Fairfield Country residen…

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Thursday, February 4, 2021

Hartford Stage launches new fundraising campaign with $1 million in matching funds by Christopher Arnott

Hartford Stage has launched a new phase of its Raise the Curtain fundraising campaign, for which it has confirmed $1,000,000 in matching funds from some of the theater's board members and ot…

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Hartford Black history: HartBeat Ensemble developing play about iconic city actress Gwen Reed with NEFA grant by Christopher Arnott

HartBeat Ensemble has received $15,000 through a new New England Foundation for the Arts program, to create a new play based on the life of Hartford-based actress Gwendolyn Reed.

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Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Hal Holbrook’s Connecticut legacy: Mark Twain and ‘Our Town’ by Christopher Arnott

Hal Holbrook, who died Monday at the age of 95, particularly endeared himself to Connecticut through his impression of Hartford icon Mark Twain and his performances as The Stage Manager in l…

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Saturday, January 30, 2021

Acrobatic dance troupe Pilobolus helping seniors connect with balance by Christopher Arnott

Pilobolus has released a series of exercise videos, "Connecting With Balance," which are appropriate for any age but are especially useful for those over 40, when the sense of balance begins…

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Thursday, January 28, 2021

Bacon Brothers to star at Hartford Stage online gala in April by Christopher Arnott

The Bacon Brothers will (virtually) headline Hartford Stage's 2020 fundraising gala, with a performance that will stream April 10-17.

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Monday, January 25, 2021

TheaterWorks receives $200,000 Neighborhood Builders grant by Christopher Arnott

TheaterWorks Hartford has won a 2020 Neighborhood Builders grant from Bank of America. The award includes $200,000, a year of leadership training for two members of the staff and networking …

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Friday, January 22, 2021

In two years, a sea change in the number of women running Connecticut theaters by Christopher Arnott

Women are now at the forefront of theater in Connecticut, running institutions which in some cases have been male-dominated for over half a century.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Community theaters, shut out of COVID relief funding, lobby for help by Christopher Arnott

Community theaters in the state feel they are unfairly being denied the chance to apply for "Save Our Stages" COVID relief funding due to eligibility requirements that didn't take this type …

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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Connecticut teen jazz prodigy Anton Kot wins national honor as his work proliferates locally by Christopher Arnott

Teen jazz prodigy Anton Kot has been honored by the National YoungArts Foundation. This month he's also performing as part of Hartford Public Library's Baby Grand concert series.

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Citing political turmoil in D.C., TheaterWorks postpones next show to ‘take a breath’ by Christopher Arnott

TheaterWorks Hartford has postponed its latest online production so as to process the political turmoil in the U.S. this month and other real-life news events.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Goodspeed names new team to lead theater by Christopher Arnott

Goodspeed Musicals has named its new leadership team: Donna Lynn Hilton as artistic director and David Byrd as managing director.

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Saturday, January 9, 2021

Hartford Foundation’s Artists of Color Unite! awards $400,000 in arts grants by Christopher Arnott

The new Artists of Color Unite! program of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving has awarded $400,000 to three local arts organization and will work with them to fund dozens of projects …

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