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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'Cinderella' Brings The Ball To The Palace by Christopher Arnott

Don't worry, you're not late to the ball. The national tour of "Cinderella" has already parked its pumpkin coach in Connecticut twice — just over a year ago at The Bushnell in Hartford and…

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CT Rep Takes On Political 'Waiting For Lefty' by Christopher Arnott

"Waiting for Lefty" is the stuff of political theater legend, right up there with "The Cradle Will Rock" and "The Crucible." Clifford Odets' Depression-era drama, staged as a series of short…

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Billy Collins To Open Sunken Garden Poetry Festival, Free Poetry Readings At UConn by Carole Goldberg

The nationally acclaimed Sunken Garden Poetry Festival will begin its 25th anniversary season June 21 on the grounds of Hill-Stead Museum, a National Historic Landmark at 35 Mountain Road, F…

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

New Fox Comedy 'The Mick' Set In Greenwich by Roger Catlin

PASADENA, Calif. — The road to network TV comedy runs increasingly through Fairfield County. Fish-out-of-water stories on the Connecticut gold coast are the basis of a couple of first seas…

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Play About Queen Elizabeth I At Wesleyan by Christopher Arnott

Karin Coonrod found Queen Elizabeth I to be such a compelling subject that she needed four actresses, and four thrones, to contain her. "I totally get her spirit," Coonrod said in a recent, …

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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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A Bouquet Of Love Poems By John Stanizzi

John L. Stanizzi has delighted readers and listeners throughout New England and beyond. He is the author of several books of poetry and has had work in The New York Quarterly, Tar River Poet…

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Still A Hot Ticket, 'Book Of Mormon' Returns To Bushnell by Christopher Arnott

It bodes well for a good time in the theater that when the star of the show is asked to name one of its funniest bits, he mentions one of its first moments. "The first time I ring a doorbell…

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Gina Barreca Talks About Being Funny In 2017; New R.J. Julia Podcast by Carole Goldberg

Gina Barreca, the best-selling author, humorist and UConn professor of English and feminist theory, will visit the Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford, on Thursday, Feb.…

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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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Friday, February 3, 2017

Seven Angels Helps A Younger Generation Discover 'George and Gracie' by Christopher Arnott

They're together again: George and Gracie! And Bruce and Semina! Seven Angels Theatre in Waterbury has fashioned a stage production "George and Gracie: The Early Years" out of classic routin…

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

'Book of Mormon' At Bushnell, 'Moon For Misbegotten' At Playhouse on Park by Christopher Arnott

"Hello! My Name is Elder Price! And I would like to share with you the most amazing book." "The Book of Mormon" returns to The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Ave. in Hartford, Feb. 14 to 19, with a l…

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Campbell's 'Jingle Queen' Will Serenade Fans At Avon Library by Owen McNally

The renowned jingle "Mmm, Mmm Good" from Campbell's Soup catapulted vocalist Marlene VerPlanck from a hardworking, lowly studio musician to a remarkable, lucrative, nearly three-decade reign…

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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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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Free Local Author Talks At R.J. Julia; African American Poetry Read-in at Coffee House by Carole Goldberg

R.J. Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Road, Madison will host free programs with local authors and a prize-winning writer of thrillers who lives in Salem, Mass. A Local Author Night Memoir…

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Monday, January 30, 2017

Authors Turn Unfinished Twain Manuscript Into Children's Picture Book by Susan Dunne

The upcoming publication of "The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine," the first children's book ever published by Mark Twain, will be "a huge springboard into Twain's novels" for youths, say…

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Friday, January 27, 2017

West Hartford Actor Lands Dream Role In 'Comedy of Errors' by Christopher Arnott

The Hartford theater scene has been good to Matthew Macca. Six years ago, when he was still in high school, he landed the plum role of Eugene in the Neil Simon play "Brighton Beach Memoirs" …

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

NBMAA Director Min Jung Kim Expanding Definition Of American Art by Susan Dunne

Just what is the definition of "America"? Is it just the United States? Does it include our North American partners, Mexico and Canada? Does the definition travel as far south as Central Ame…

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'I Liked My Life' Author At West Hartford Library; Kristan Higgins At R.J. Julia by Carole Goldberg

Abby Fabiaschi, an author who splits her time between West Hartford and Utah, will give a free talk about her debut novel, "I Liked My Life" (St. Martin's Press, $25.99), on Tuesday, Jan. 31…

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'Menopause The Musical' At Shubert; 'Who's Tommy' At Two Venues by Christopher Arnott

You may know "Menopause the Musical" from several summer rental engagements at the Long Wharf Theatre in the past decades. It returns to New Haven, in a larger production, for three performa…

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Hygienic's Winter Art Carnival: Two Weeks Of Music, Exhibits, Film And Fashion by Susan Dunne

Hygienic Art, the visual-arts hub in the heart of the New London waterfront, will hold its 38th annual winter art carnival, featuring art, music, fashion, poetry, films and other events, sta…

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Monday, January 23, 2017
Thursday, January 19, 2017

Hundreds Gather At Theaters To Support Diversity, Inclusion by Christopher Arnott

HARTFORD — Hundreds of people stood outside Hartford theaters Thursday night. They shined flashlights, battery-operated candles and cellphones in what was intended as a collective artistic…

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Mike Birbiglia At Funnybone, Barry Crimmins At Mohegan by Christopher Arnott

In October, Connecticut audiences got to see comic writer and performer Mike Birbiglia's full-length performance "Thank God for Jokes" at College Street Music Hall in New Haven. That show, a…

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''Tis Pity She's a Whore' At Yale; 'Jimmy And Lorraine' Revisit Hartbeat by Christopher Arnott

The graduate thesis projects for the students in the directing program at the Yale School of Drama are large-scale productions. The acting students at the school spend a year on mastering El…

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'Utamaro' First Exclusive Japanese Exhibit At Wadsworth Atheneum Since 1951 by Susan Dunne

In the time of Japan's last feudal military government, ruled by the Tokugawa clan from 1603 to 1867, the government licensed "pleasure quarters," where courtesans practiced prostitution and…

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

CT Theaters Join Ghostlight, A Nationwide Diversity Pledge by Christopher Arnott

Dozens of theaters in Connecticut are joining hundreds of theaters nationwide Thursday night in a pledge to promote diversity and inclusion in their communities. The Ghostlight Project, name…

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Artists Give Voice To Political Concerns In 'Inauguration Nation' by Susan Dunne

The inauguration of the nation's newest president has already sent artists to their studios to turn their concerns into art. New Haven's Kehler Liddell Gallery has gathered some of that art …

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HSO, Real Art Ways Join Forces To Experiment With Music, Art And Space by Michael Hamad

Somewhere between a chamber music concert and a casual hang lies "Scribing the Void," an off-center offering by the Hartford Symphony Orchestra at Real Art Ways in Hartford on Jan. 26. "Scri…

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CT Author Beatriz Williams At Mohegan by Carole Goldberg

A Delicious Discussions talk and luncheon on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at noon, with Connecticut author Beatriz Williams, whose latest novel is "The Wicked City" (William Morrow, $26.99), will be …

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