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Friday, October 23, 2020

New fund in memory of young Connecticut rapper is helping make mental health resources accessible to young people in inner cities by Susan Dunne

Hartford Foundation for Public Giving’s S.P.L.A.S.H. Project, created in honor of Iran Brugueras Jr., a rap artist who lived with mental illness who died in 2016 at the age of 20, issued i…

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

New Hartford dance company aims to ‘push the boundaries of ballet' and make it healthy and accessible for all by Susan Dunne

New England Ballet Theatre of CT, a new professional ballet company based in Hartford, will host a fall gala virtual/live performance at Hartford Flavor Company on Oct. 25.

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Open Studio Hartford going online, seeking artists to participate by Susan Dunne

Open Studio Hartford, the annual autumn extravaganza of art-buying in the city, is going virtual this year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, and has put out a call for artists to part…

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Monday, October 19, 2020

'Dark Night,’ ballet about PTSD and trauma, live streaming from Free Center Middletown by Susan Dunne

The Free Center in Middletown is hosting a live-streamed ballet this month, “Dark Night,” The Ekklesia dance company, which studies spirituality through dance, is based in Middletown.

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Sunday, October 18, 2020

Ocean Vuong on Hartford, Glastonbury, the American character and the lasting trauma of the people of Vietnam by Susan Dunne

Ocean Vuong was born in Saigon in 1988, lived in a refugee camp in the Philippines and then got asylum in the United States with his family, eventually settling in Hartford. From this scatte…

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Friday, October 16, 2020

Ocean Vuong among winners of 2020 Connecticut Book Awards by Susan Dunne

Connecticut Center for the Book announced the winners of the 2020 Connecticut Book Awards on Thursday. Among the winners are Ocean Vuong, a book about Yale accepting women and a novel about …

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Hartford mural will feature Ginsburg, Sotomayor, Michelle Obama by Susan Dunne

Community Renewal Team’s Women’s Empowerment Center at 330 Market St. in Hartford, which recently was renamed after the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, will soon hav…

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Thursday, October 15, 2020

Twelve Connecticut art exhibits take on sexism, racism and politics in 2020 by Susan Dunne

Exhibits around the state take on loaded issues such as sexism, racism, politics, the 2020 election.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Jimmy Buffett, Brad Paisley, John Grisham to appear at Mark Twain House virtual gala by Susan Dunne

A virtual fundraising gala for the Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford will be Nov. 6 at 8 p.m., with special guests including publishing superstar John Grisham and musical legends Jim…

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Monday, October 5, 2020

New Britain Museum of American Art keeps focus on women, art and social change by Susan Dunne

“Some Day is Now: Women, Art and Social Change,” set to open on Aug. 7, was moved to October, and is on view now through Jan. 24. The delay, rather than a detriment, worked out to the ex…

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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Steampunk enthusiasts gathering at Hill-Stead in Farmington by Susan Dunne

12 Months of Steampunk, the monthly event centering on steampunk aesthetic, will be Oct. 3 at Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington. It will be followed by two other events in November and Decembe…

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Sunday, September 27, 2020

Connecticut LGBTQ film fest showing short on Yale Catholic researcher, parody by Hartford activist lawyer and dozens more by Susan Dunne

The 33rd annual Connecticut LGBTQ Film Festival will take place Oct. 2 to 10, showing 18 features and documentaries and dozens of short films. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the festival will…

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Saturday, September 26, 2020

Hartford is a city of murals; go on a citywide self-guided tour by Susan Dunne

Hartford is a city of murals, with such subjects as Martin Luther King, city pioneers, Jackie McLean, Roberto Clemente and everyday people. Here is a list of outdoor murals throughout the ci…

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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Bee murals beautify Ann Uccello-Allyn Street in newest Hartford public art project by Susan Dunne

Nine cement blocks blocking off Ann Uccello and Allyn streets to car traffic were painted with flowers and bees, to beautify the streets and lure people to eat at the outdoor restaurants.

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Monday, September 21, 2020

Wadsworth Atheneum virtual fundraising gala is Sept. 26 by Susan Dunne

Like everything else in 2020, museum fundraising galas are going virtual. On Sept. 26, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford will hold its virtual gala starting at 7 p.m.

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Friday, September 18, 2020

Albert Woodfox, author of ‘Solitary’ talks about life in solitary confinement, self-knowledge through Black Panthers by Susan Dunne

Albert Woodfox has been awarded the 2020 Stowe Prize from the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center in Hartford, an honor for books about social justice issues. In an interview, he talks about his yo…

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Monday, September 14, 2020

Virtual Hartford literary festival, ‘All Things Lit Live!’ on Sept. 19 by Susan Dunne

Hartford area lovers of literature can gather on the Facebook page of the Hartford Public Library on Sept. 19 to “All Things Lit Live!,” a virtual version of the Hartford L.I.T. festival.

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Thursday, September 3, 2020

Cathy Malloy stepping down as CEO of Greater Hartford Arts Council by Susan Dunne

Cathy Malloy, who has been CEO of Greater Hartford Arts Council for nine years, will step down. Malloy also is the former first lady of Connecticut.

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Wadsworth Atheneum reopening Labor Day weekend after coronavirus closure by Susan Dunne

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, the oldest continually operating public art museum in the United States. is reopening on Labor Day weekend after being closed for 5 1/2 months a…

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Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Black Lives Matter mural unveiled in Bloomfield offers ’message of solidarity and empathy’ by Susan Dunne

The first of three Black Lives Matter murals was unveiled ‪on Tuesday evening‬ at town hall. The murals are being financed by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.

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Thursday, August 27, 2020

Virtual book clubs throughout Connecticut by Susan Dunne

The coronavirus pandemic has severely cut back services offered by most municipal libraries. But in many towns, people who love books can meet in book clubs on Zoom.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Connecticut Book Awards 2020 finalists include ‘Citizen Outlaw', ‘On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous‘, ‘Old Newgate Road’ by Susan Dunne

The Connecticut Center for the Book and Connecticut Humanities announced the finalists for the 2020 Connecticut Book Awards, an annual honor bestowed on Nutmeg State authors and illustrators…

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Monday, August 24, 2020

’Changemakers’ murals to be unveiled in Hartford connect youth to city’s elders by Susan Dunne

Hartford Public Library and Hartford History Center's summer "Changemakers" program, which offered virtual workshops in a variety of artistic disciplines, will conclude on Aug. 29 and Sept. …

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Hartford Public Library starts antiracism book club, teams up with Noname book club by Susan Dunne

Hartford Public Library has started a book club to encourage people ages 13 to 25 to read and discuss books on subjects of anti-racism and social justice. The club opens with "How to Be an A…

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Thursday, August 6, 2020

Hartford Stage suing ‘King’s Speech’ production company for not refunding $145,000 by Susan Dunne

Hartford Stage – whose executive director stated in March that coronavirus cancellations would result in “a financial hardship that is going to be extensive” – has sued a production …

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Sunken Garden Poetry Festival to feature Mahogany L. Browne, US poet laureate Joy Harjo by Susan Dunne

Sunken Garden Poetry Festival isn’t letting the coronavirus stand in its way. Unlike many cultural events shelved as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 28th annual event, at Hill-Stead…

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Monday, August 3, 2020

3 artists chosen to ‘Make A Thing’ to perk up Hartford landscape by Susan Dunne

Hartford Business Improvement District’s “Make a Thing” placemaking competition sought out artistic attractions that could be installed in places throughout Hartford, had about 75 appl…

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Friday, July 31, 2020

‘Racism: The Other American Pandemic’ virtual exhibit at ECSU looks at persistent crisis by Susan Dunne

As the coronavirus pandemic surges, recedes and surges again, an exhibit at Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic reminds us of a second and more longer-lasting crisis assaulti…

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Thursday, July 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society to reopen Aug. 18 by Susan Dunne

Connecticut Historical Society will reopen to the public on Aug. 18, with free admission until September, to no more than 40 people at a time. It closed in mid-March as a result of the coron…

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Sunday, July 19, 2020

Art for AIDS holding in-person two-night Hartford fundraising event by Susan Dunne

The 11th annual Art for AIDS art-grab fundraising event will go on in person in Hartford on Aug. 6 and 8, a two-night event that will implement strict social-distancing, masking, temperature…

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Friday, July 17, 2020

Trinity College Professor Pablo Delano seeks to show the real Hartford with new photography book, ‘Hartford Seen’ by Susan Dunne

"Hartford Seen," a book of photography by Trinity College Prof. Pablo Delano, shows a collection of photos of Hartford, foregoing the usual images of pretty classical architecture in favor o…

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