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Monday, November 6, 2017

A ‘Twinless Twin’ Tribute Among Hundreds Of Open Studio Hartford Artworks by Susan Dunne

Katherine Emely Gomez was born eight minutes after her sister Emely, and they grew up as close as identical twins tend to be. Then, at age 23, Emely Gomez died during an epileptic seizure. K…

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

'Dodgers' Author Bill Beverly Wins Mark Twain American Voice Award by Susan Dunne

Bill Beverly is the winner of the 2017 Mark Twain American Voice in Literature Award, in honor of his 2016 novel "Dodgers," the Mark Twain House & Museum announced Thursday. Beverly will rec…

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Dystopian 'Beasts Made Of Night' By New Haven Author A Metaphor For Racial Injustice by Susan Dunne

"Beasts Made of Night" is set in a dystopian, sci-fi world where aristocrats hire poor youths to cleanse their souls by "eating" their sins. Those sins show up on the sin-eaters' skin in the…

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Monday, October 23, 2017

An Intimate (And Spontaneous) Night With Anderson Cooper And Andy Cohen At The Oakdale by Susan Dunne

Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen are bringing their long-running tour, AC2, to the Toyota Oakdale Theater in Wallingford on Nov. 4. The uninitiated might ask: What do they do on the stage? AC2…

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Friday, October 20, 2017

Nine Neighborhood Murals Chosen For Hartford Paint The City by Susan Dunne

Nine artists have been chosen to paint murals in nine locations throughout Hartford as part of the municipal Hartford Paint the City project. The selections, the result of a public vote, are…

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

HSO To Play Live Score During Giant 'Harry Potter' Film Screening by Susan Dunne

At one point in "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," Harry, Hermione and Ron battle a troll in the Hogwarts restroom. In the film, John Williams' music, heavy on the low brass, scores th…

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Sandy Hook Author Sets Timeless 'Dangerous Liaisons' In 1947 Harlem by Susan Dunne

Pierre Choderlos de Laclos' "Dangerous Liaisons" was published in 1782 and was set among the French aristocracy in its dying days, just before the Revolution. It told the story of the Vicomt…

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Wesleyan Music Professor Tyshawn Sorey Awarded 'Genius Grant' by Susan Dunne

Tyshawn Sorey, a composer, experimental musician and music professor at Wesleyan University in Middletown, was awarded a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, popularly referred to as a "genius g…

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Bridgeport Lawyer Turns Screenwriter To Tell Compelling Story Of 'Marshall' by Susan Dunne

Years before Thurgood Marshall persuaded the United States Supreme Court to outlaw school segregation, years before he became a member of the Supreme Court himself, he founded the NAACP's Le…

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All Things Ink: Tommy's Tattoo Convention Returns For 6th Year by Susan Dunne

The 6th annual Tommy's Tattoo Convention, a gathering of tattoo artists, people who want tattoos, live music, performances, standup comics and other attractions, runs Oct. 13 to 15 at the Co…

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Hartford Residents Asked To Choose 'Paint The City' Murals by Susan Dunne

Hartford residents are being asked to help Hartford Decide$ choose which murals should be painted in 14 different Neighborhood Revitalization Zones in the city. Municipal capital improvement…

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Atheneum Exhibit Honors Objets D'art Collection Of J.P. Morgan by Susan Dunne

J. Pierpont Morgan had a fascination — some might say obsession — with the past, an eye for beautiful things and a yen to travel. Most important, he had loads of cash. In the last two de…

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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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