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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

'Underground Railroad' Author Colson Whitehead To Speak At Goodwin by Susan Dunne

To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the broadcast of Alex Haley's miniseries "Roots," Goodwin College will host a conference, "Roots at 40: Reflections and Remembrances," on Oct. 6 from 8…

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The Tale Behind Mark Twain's New Fairy Tale, In Bookstores Sept. 26 by Susan Dunne

When veteran children's book author Phillip Stead was asked to write a book from 16 pages of notes scribbled by Mark Twain in the 1880s, he wasn't sure he was up to it. "My first reaction wa…

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Even Michaelangelo Heads To Big E by Susan Dunne

The Big E is not the place most people think of to see works of art by the Old Masters. It's a place to listen to live music, eat crazy, indulgent foods, ride the carousel and the Ferris whe…

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Monday, August 28, 2017

Artists To Converge On Hartford Skate Park For 'Graffiti Jam' Makeover by Susan Dunne

For years, Heaven Skate Park in Hartford has been a legal graffiti space. Graffiti artists have covered every visible surface, primarily with text and tags in a variety of colors, artists co…

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Monday, August 21, 2017

Parkville Hosting Renascence Art Festival by Susan Dunne

The Renascence Arts Festival, a two-day arts and crafts market with live performers and food vendors, will be Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 26 and 27, from noon to 8 p.m. at the FasTrack station…

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The Horror Of Sleepy Hollow Returns To Old Sturbridge Village by Susan Dunne

Old Sturbridge Village is a history museum that depicts a rural town in the 1830s, complete with homes, meeting houses, a school, a store, a bank, a farm, a covered bridge, mills and dozens …

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Monday, August 7, 2017

Amy Bloom Edits Short-Story Compilation About The Dark Side Of Elm City by Susan Dunne

New Haven is many things. A world-famous university town. A center for biomedical research. A mecca for lovers of great museums, theater and night life. The city with the prettiest green in …

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

The Amazing World Of Dr. Seuss: And To Think That I Saw It On Edwards Street by Susan Dunne

Kids, don't sit in the house. Come to Springfield to play! There's a new place in town on this warm, sunny day. In the city of Springfield there's a new gallery all about Dr. Seuss and his m…

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

A Midsummer Fest: Celebrating Old Lyme With Art, Music, Even A Dog Show by Susan Dunne

Old Lyme is proud of its history as a hive of activity for artists. Florence Griswold hosted an art colony in her home from 1899 until her death in 1937. Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts is…

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Friday, July 21, 2017

New Sendak Book Found In Ridgefield To Be Published In 2018 by Susan Dunne

The late, legendary children's book author Maurice Sendak frequently worked on multiple projects at a time. This was the case in 1997, when he and Arthur Yorinks co-created a book called "Pr…

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

10,000 Comic Books Donated To Trinity Library by Susan Dunne

For more than 150 years, Hartford's Watkinson Library has been a research hub. Today, the collection housed at Trinity College includes 200,000 volumes dating back 10 centuries, including an…

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Monday, July 17, 2017

ArtShapes Stamford's Latest New, Whimiscal Outdoor Sculpture Project by Susan Dunne

The great screen comedian Gene Wilder lived in Stamford and sometimes gave talks at the Avon Theatre. Thanks to artist Juni Crane, the spirit of Wilder is back. An artwork honoring Wilder, w…

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Berkshires Art Road Trip: See Picasso, Warhol, Rockwell And More by Susan Dunne

If you had to choose between art exhibits, which would it be? Pablo Picasso or Grandma Moses? Sol LeWitt or Helen Frankenthaler? Andy Warhol or Nick Cave? Robert Rauschenberg or Norman Rockw…

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Tony Bill To Speak At 'The Graduate' Screening At Wadsworth Atheneum by Susan Dunne

In the early '60s, Tony Bill was fresh out of college and serious-minded about his career in the film industry. He couldn't relate to the beach-party movies that were everywhere those days. …

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Friday, June 16, 2017

CCSU Professor, Transgender Son Write Book About Coping As A Family by Susan Dunne

Donald Collins' arms are covered with tattoos. Some have metaphorical meanings. The dandelion symbolizes resilience. The robin and the moth represent new beginnings. Though only 24, he is an…

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

NEA Awards Grants To 14 Connecticut Arts Organizations by Susan Dunne

The National Endowment for the Arts on Wednesday announced it has awarded 1,195 grants totaling $82.06 million to arts organizations all over the country, including 14 organizations in Conne…

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Historical 'Before Homosexuals' Closes 9-Day Hartford LGBT Film Fest by Susan Dunne

In its 30 years, the Connecticut LGBT Film Festival has shown scores of documentaries, usually profiles of famous LGBT men and women, tragic stories about AIDS and stories about 20th- and 21…

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

A Chat With 'Ask Amy' Before Her Visit To The Twain House by Susan Dunne

"Ask Amy" columnist Amy Dickinson and humor writer Gina Barreca have been friends for years. On May 31, the women will get together at Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford to talk about, we…

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True Brothers In Song: Gay Men's Chorus Member Donates Kidney To Director by Susan Dunne

Members of Hartford Gay Men's Chorus call themselves Brothers in Song. Going into this weekend's concert at the Wadsworth Atheneum, the guys have a compelling reason to celebrate brotherly d…

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

HSO Brings Dog Trainer Bill Berloni On Board For 'Playing With Dogs' by Susan Dunne

People who own dogs know that many pooches cower in fear when they hear very loud noises. People attending orchestra concerts know that symphonic music is very loud. So how will the Hartford…

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Monday, May 1, 2017

CT Stores Participating In Free Comic Book Day by Susan Dunne

On Free Comic Book Day, which is Saturday, May 6, about 50 different comic books will be available at stores around the country. Each store has ordered different books; some have ordered the…

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Hartford Attorney Auctioning Enormous Comic-Book Collection by Susan Dunne

Free Comic Book Day is Saturday, May 6, when people all over the country will start or add to their collections by going to comic-book stores and picking out their free prizes. But this mont…

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Friday, March 31, 2017

CT Office Of Arts Distributes Almost $400,000 To State Arts Groups by Susan Dunne

The Connecticut Office of the Arts, part of the Department of Economic and Community Development, is giving 114 organizations grants ranging from $500 to $28,540, totaling $397,354 statewide…

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

From The Creepy To The Bizarre, Connecticut's Cache Of Odd Artifacts by Susan Dunne

When visitors go to a museum, they expect to see beautiful artworks and important artifacts. What they might not know is that for every gorgeous painting and historic document, there are man…

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

SWAN Day: A Party To Celebrate Women And Their Art by Susan Dunne

SWAN Day CT — SWAN stands for Support Women Artists Now — has been going on ever year for 10 years. Parties are held simultaneously at locations worldwide to celebrate female visual and …

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Basketball Documentary Kicks Off Hartford Jewish Film Festival by Susan Dunne

As the NCAA basketball tournaments get started and Connecticut dives into its annual obsession with bracketology, the Mandell JCC Hartford Jewish Film Festival celebrates basketball, too. It…

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Monday, February 27, 2017

CT Arts Day 'Moving Foward' For 2nd Year; Big Red For Arts In 12th Year by Susan Dunne

Connecticut Arts Day, a day set aside to bring together artists, potential investors and policy makers to drive home the importance of the arts in the economy, made its debut last year, with…

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Impressionism Exhibits Focus On Lush Landscapes Of France by Susan Dunne

Connecticut is the home of American Impressionism. At the turn of the 20th century, colonies sprouted up in Old Lyme, Cos Cob, Farmington, Kent and other places. Many of the artists who gath…

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

A Summary Of The Oscar-Nominated Shorts At Real Art Ways by Susan Dunne

Real Art Ways in Hartford hosts ts annual screenings of Oscar-nominated short films starting Feb. 10. Unlike the annual Manhattan Short Film Festival, audience members aren't allowed to vote…

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Sunday, February 5, 2017

With Thousands Of Artifacts Threatened, Mark Twain House Begins Mold Removal Project by Susan Dunne

Historian and filmmaker Ken Burns once described the artifact collection of The Mark Twain House & Museum as a "treasure trove of unbelievable holdings on the life, work and history of Mark …

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Connecticut Exhibits Celebrate Black History Month by Susan Dunne

February is Black History Month, and two exhibits in the state focus on extraordinary people and one extraordinary event. An exhibit in Hartford showcases some of the leading African America…

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