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'Taste' Event Has Home In New Venue Some lament the change, now that the Taste of Hartford has moved and changes its name to Taste of Greater Hartford, while others see advantages to the new park-like setting in East Hartford. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 13, 2005
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A 'Mother-F#©*&R' Marketing Challenge How do you market a show with a title you cannot say in polite company? That was the challenge for Hartford's TheaterWorks when it landed the U.S. regional theater premiere of the Broadway hit "The Mother-F#©*&R With the Hat" by Stephen Adly Guirgis. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: October 14, 2011
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A 1793 Miniature By Connecticut Artist John Trumbull Turns Up A lost miniature painting by Connecticut son and Revolutionary War-era painter John Trumbull has been found in southwest England, where it was mislabeled for generations. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: January 31, 2009
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A Cuban Exile's Memoir Yale professor Carlos Eire's second memoir, "Learning To Die in Miami", picks up where he left off in his 2003 National Book Award-winning "Waiting for Snow in Havana." The book crystallizes the immigrant experience with the spot-on details of one personal journey. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: October 31, 2010
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A Curator For The Cabbies Susan Lubowsky Talbott doesn't know Hartford yet, but she does know how to listen. She was hired recently as director of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, the nation's oldest public art museum, and she wasted no time getting a feel for the region she will call home. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 15, 2008
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A Day At The Beach The show at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, "Impressionists by the Sea," is a must-see. It offers a refreshing take on the art, the artists and the evolution of their technique. It showcases a wealth of material from many prestigious sources, including from the museum's own impressive collection, reminding viewers of the extraordinary treasure in our midst Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 24, 2008
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A Day To Dance Proudly decked out in green, St. Patrick's Day revelers sang, cheered, and broke into Irish jigs at the parade in Hartford. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: March 16, 2008
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A Decade Of Dramatic Direction When Michael Wilson arrived to take over Hartford Stage, he was an energetic, optimistic wunderkind, a dazzling people-person full of ideas, projects and dreams. A decade later, the 43-year-old Wilson is still pretty peppy, upbeat and filled with commitment to the community. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: November 04, 2007
Document Link: /issues/documents/artsandculture/htfd_courant_110407.asp

A Dramatic New Start For Hartford Stage It wasn't your typical groundbreaking ceremony recently when Hartford Stage's closest friends gathered to celebrate the start of the renovation and expansion of the theater's 33-year-old Church Street facility. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 03, 2010
Document Link: /issues/documents/artsandculture/htfd_courant_060310.asp

A Dream Fulfilled For New HSO Director Kristen Phillips is the new executive director of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra. Phillips is fulfilling a lifelong dream to run a nonprofit business. In her new job, which she will begin by April 21, 2008, she'll be taking care of the business balance sheet so the musicians can pay full attention to their sheet music. Phillips has been employed in Hartford by Lincoln Financial Services doing strategic planning and product development in life insurance and annuities. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: March 21, 2008
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A Farewell Of Note More than 1,000 family, friends, students and musicians said goodbye to Jackie McLean in song and prayer recently at the famed Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, where he received his first saxophone as a boy. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: April 8, 2006
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A Four-Leaf Clover Day To Be Irish Cheers were heard all over downtown as Connecticut Irish and others flooded part of Hartford to watch the city's 35th St. Patrick's Day parade. Organizers estimated that nearly 50,000 people crowded the parade route. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: March 12, 2006
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A Friend of Hartford Parks Sandy Parisky, managing director of the Bushnell Park Foundation he and fellow citizens created in 1981, has rejuvenated Bushnell Park. Parisky and the Foundation performed many acts of restoration, construction, and protection to beautify the park and Hartford. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 9, 2005
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A Garden Blooms in Colt Park An 18.5 acre botanical garden on the west side of Colt Park was proposed in 1997, but now, coincidently during the 100th anniversary of Elizabeth Hart Jarvis Colt's death, the proposal may be actualized. The garden could draw 100,000 to 125,000 visitors annually, provide 110 jobs, and cost roughly $10 million. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 15, 2005
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A Gift For Giving Hartford public school students won't miss out on the magic of the Connecticut Science Center when it opens in late 2008, thanks to the Robert and Margaret Patricelli Family Foundation of Avon. The foundation has graciously donated $100,000 to the center. The contribution will cover the admission fee, for at least two years, for virtually every Hartford child who visits the center with his or her class. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 25, 2007
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A Historical Organization Changes With The Times The Antiquarian & Landmarks Society has changed its name. The archaic name caused a lot of confusion about the organization's purpose. To end the confusion, the 72-year-old society voted last fall to change its name: it is now known simply as Connecticut Landmarks. The new name better represents the organization's relevance and goal of exploring Connecticut history in new ways. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: April 18, 2008
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A Man of Vision, Flair & Magic The Hartford Stage during the Fall of 2007 offered David Grimm's "Chick, the Great Osram," the story of Everett "Chick" Austin, the charismatic, flamboyant director of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, who reigned from 1927 to 1944. Austin, with his enthusiastic embrace of classic and modern tastes, turned the museum into a progressive presence in the international art world. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: October 14, 2007
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A New President Found Nearby Linda J. Kelly, a commissioner of the state Department of Utility Control and a longtime Hartford area resident, has been named as the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving president. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: August 14, 2005
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A Painter At 100 Just a few months shy of turning 100, Alan Tompkins, a painter and intellectual, is the proud owner of a forever young, razor-sharp mind that issues well-honed thoughts about everything from art theory to art show openings. To celebrate his centenary, Tompkins, who was director of the Hartford Art School at the time of the historic merger that produced the University of Hartford, presents an exhibition of his paintings at the Art School's Silpe Gallery. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 29, 2007
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A Pied Piper Of Jazz Is Remembered A recent ceremony was held at the Artists Collective, the nationally recognized arts center in Hartford's North End to honor and recognize Jackie McLean's vision and passion for teaching music to Hartford children. On the day he would have turned 75, musicians, community leaders, family and former students celebrated McLean's life through music and prayer. Speakers remembered him not just for his musical genius, but for the profound impact he had on thousands of youngsters who came through the Collective's front doors. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 18, 2006
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A Place For Everyone La Paloma Sabanera, which closed recently, was a lot of things, but it was never your regular coffeehouse/bookstore. La Paloma — ironically, named for an endangered pigeon found in Puerto Rico — was one of the few places in Hartford — maybe in all of Connecticut — where the clientele was mixed. Opened in mid-2004 by the Cottos, the small shop was home to neighborhood children doing homework in the lending library upstairs, city activists intent on changing the status quo, city politicos intent on preserving it, and a rabble of others who found the Yauco Selecto coffee strong, the music bracing and the company challenging. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: December 27, 2007
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A Poet's Legacy: The Wallace Stevens Walk Among Hartford's literary luminaries over the past two centuries, Wallace Stevens is right there. Stevens is the poet some Connecticut people have heard of but never read. Stevens won a Pulitzer Prize, National Book awards and many other honors. the Hartford Friends and Enemies of Wallace Stevens HAVE created the Wallace Stevens Walk, which follows the route Stevens took every day from his home at 118 Westerly Terrace in Hartford's west end to his office at the Hartford Accident & Indemnity Co. building, Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: September 30, 2011
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A Project's Ups And Downs The dramatic, sweeping roof that symbolizes the singularity of the Connecticut Science Center has provided the center's builders a little extra drama of its own. Four months after the building was topped off, the roof turned out to be a pain in the center's topside - the ends of the roof that extend beyond the building's eastern and western walls were sagging. Recently, a giant crane lowered a large section of it back to the ground, the first stage in what could be several weeks' worth of work to get the bugs out of the "magic carpet" roof. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: December 01, 2007
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A Quiet Cultural Revolution The return of the Hooker Day Parade, a quirky D.I.Y. (Do It Yourself) affair, signals a wider rebirth of Hartford's funky artsy spirit. On Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008, after a six-year hiatus, the Hooker Day Parade returned to downtown Hartford. The parade has, since its inception, been a casual event aimed at fun. The Hooker Day Parade began in 1991 as a way of shaking up a sleepy town. Published by The Hartford Advocate ; Publication Date: October 23, 2008
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A Raconteur Who Became A Gay Activist John Barlow was a man about town of modest means. He seemed to be at every art opening, every concert, every lecture. He had a host of friends, and was a conversationalist par excellence. He also was a gay activist, a calling he could not even have imagined as a youth or young man. Barlow, 77, of Hartford, died on June 27, 2011. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 18, 2012
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A Requiem For Haiti: Hartford-Area Musicians Holding Benefit Concert Sunday Watching the devastation in Haiti on TV, Jack Pott of the Hartford vocal group Voce and his family made a donation to help with relief efforts. Like a lot of people, he figured that was all he could do. But, he and scores of other Hartford-area musicians also contributed to the cause with a concert. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: January 22, 2010
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A Rock-Solid Education The Greater Hartford Arts Council's Neighborhood Studios program selects area young people to participate in a paid-apprenticeship program and exposes them to jobs in the arts. This year, 120 are participating in the six-week program. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 22, 2005
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A Space Just Waiting To Be Shared Workmen recently began tearing up the concrete slabs on Bushnell Plaza in downtown Hartford. The plaza is that large, empty space in front of Bushnell Tower, at Main and Gold streets. This author suggests options for creating a space that can be shared with the rest of the city. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 23, 2008
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A Stage Too Small in City's Center The Hartford Stage Theater has outgrown its building, and has two choices. It could spend roughly $5 million to $6 million to repair and rehabilitate its existing downtown building on Church Street, or it could look into expanding or building a new theater downtown. Governor Rell is supporting study of the issue with a pledge of $500,000 of state bond funding for a comprehensive study of the theater and its needs. The study will yield a report on the options for the theater, identify and hire a concept design team and include detailed costs. The study could take a year. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: March 16, 2005
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A Story of Courage and Grace Alice Mokonje Garsuah of Broadview Terrace, recently danced in the Hartt School of Music’s ballet production of the “Nutcracker.” But it wasn’t all that long ago that Alice and her family were involved in a very different kind of “dance”, a dance with death. In order to escape Liberia’s brutal and bloody civil war, Alice and her family had to sleep by day and travel by night in order to avoid the gun-toting rebel-soldiers. Published by The Hartford News ; Publication Date: December 02, 2010
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A Surefire Draw "Samuel Colt: Arms, Art and Invention," which opened recently at the Wadsworth Atheneum recently, shows off the brilliance of the local industrialist who personified Yankee ingenuity to the rest of the world. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: September 22, 2006
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A Tree Grows In Hartford This Hartford Courant editorial extols the “topping off” of the Connecticut Science Center. The final beam was recently added to the distinctive roofline that will become, along with the convention center and hotel, a welcome addition to the skyline heralding Hartford's revival and prosperity. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: August 17, 2007
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A Tribute To City Pioneer In Arts Everett "Chick" Austin, the charismatic arts visionary who transformed the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art and Hartford in the '20s '30s and '40s into a major force in modernism, is back. One of the city's most influential and dynamic figures is the subject of a new play by David Grimm, "The Great Osram." Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: October 23, 2006
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A Twinkling New Tradition Tampering with holiday tradition — any holiday tradition — is done at one's peril. But so far, turning Hartford's decades-old downtown Festival of Light into Winterfest in Bushnell Park seems to have succeeded. This year, some tweaking of the formula holds the promise for even more public approval. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: November 24, 2011
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Act 1: Erase Deficit Steve Campo, executive and artistic director of TheaterWorks, the intimate playhouse on Pearl Street now playing the Pulitzer prize-winning "Doubt," says his organization is running a deficit for the first time in its 22-year history. It needs to make up $100,000 and Mr. Campo wants that red ink gone this season. He says a deficit inhibits decision-making and colors production choices. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: December 23, 2007
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Actor Never Forgot Roots In Hartford Young and hungry for success, actor Charles Nelson Reilly, who died on May 25, 2007, left Hartford for a bright future in Los Angeles decades ago. But those who remember him as a young kid growing up on Enfield Street, as an usher at the Bushnell Theater and a survivor of the Hartford Circus Fire of 1944, say the zany stage and television actor never forgot the city that shaped his career and life. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 29, 2007
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Actors Doing Double Duty What's it like to prepare, rehearse and perform two shows in repertory? Repertory -- where a theater presents one show on one day and an entirely different show the next -- once was common practice in theaters. Connecticut audiences may recall the glory days of the American Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford or the early seasons at Yale Repertory Theatre, when it actually did repertory theater. For its 50th anniversary, artistic director Darko Tresnjak wanted the Hartford Stage to experience the joys of alternating productions. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: September 10, 2013
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Admiring Kyle Andrew Phillips Humility. That’s the word that came to mind during my first tour of Kyle Andrew Phillips’ “Admiration Series” exhibit in the Hartford Public Library’s ArtWalk gallery. Published by Real Hartford ; Publication Date: December 08, 2010
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Aetna Buying Back Arts Center From Greater Hartford Arts Council The Greater Hartford Arts Council is getting out of the real estate business. Aetna is buying the Hartford Courant Arts Center, at 224 Farmington Ave., from the not-for-profit arts council for $300,000, it was announced recently. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: April 17, 2010
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Aggression and Transgression in Parkville Real Art Ways is currently playing host to three separate exhibits centering on agents and victims of death. Published by Real Hartford ; Publication Date: February 17, 2012
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Ailing Old State House Object Of Two Rescues Gov. M. Jodi Rell recently announced a $600,000 plan to give the financially troubled Old State House a one-year reprieve while a working group ponders its future. But legislative leaders announced a $2.2 million commitment of their own to take over the landmark building entirely. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: April 12, 2007
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Albano's Nutcracker Celebrates 50 Years Stepping into the Albano Ballet Company's headquarters on Girard Avenue in Hartford this time of year is to enter another world: the unseen chaos that underpins the elegant, seamless beauty of the "Nutcracker." Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: November 16, 2012
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An Act To Follow Tom Condon suggests that street theater and other outdoor arts events, similar to events that were staged 40 years ago, may be a key to downtown revitalization. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 14, 2006
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An Artist Of Concepts Sol LeWitt would not want much fuss made over his passing. The famously modest Hartford-born artist, who helped establish Conceptualism and Minimalism died on Sunday, April 8, 2007, in New York City at age 78. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: April 9, 2007
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An Ear For Business Ms. Bolduc, executive director of the Greater Hartford Arts Council for the past two years, has an avocational background in music and an extensive background in business, having served as an executive vice president and chief marketing officer for Travelers and vice chairwoman of the Travelers Foundation. She is a leader who has been sympathetic to the mission and who understand the business side of the operation. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: August 01, 2011
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An Unabridged Asset The Goodwin Memorial Branch of Hartford Public Library at 460 New Britain Avenue is entering the final stages of a $2.3 million renovation and will reopen soon. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 1, 2005
Document Link: /issues/documents/artsandculture/htfd_courant_050105_A.asp Related Link(s): Hartford Public Library HartfordInfo Data: Southwest Neighborhood Map and General Profile

Andrea Stalf is New CEO of Hartford Symphony The Hartford Symphony Orchestra has appointed another president and CEO from the ranks of Hartford's insurance companies. Andrea Stalf is the new business leader of the orchestra. She came to Hartford in 2007 as Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for the Personal Lines insurance business at the Travelers. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: October 25, 2011
Document Link: /issues/documents/artsandculture/htfd_courant_102511.asp

Andrew Wyeth: Looking Beyond At Atheneum The new exhibit, "Andrew Wyeth: Looking Beyond," aims to focus not just on the finished works of Wyeth (1917-2009), but also on his creative process and working methods. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: March 25, 2012
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Angels Restore Hartford's George Washington Painting School carpenters were awaiting the arrival of the father of our country on recently at Hartford Public High School, and talk turned to hardware. After years of collecting donations and calling in favors, alumni alliances and anonymous donors, a historic painting of George Washington had been painstakingly restored, and was set to return to one of the country's oldest high schools to occupy a place of honor in the Lewis Fox Memorial Library Media Center. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 04, 2012
Document Link: /issues/documents/artsandculture/htfd_courant_050412.asp

Another Pointless Loss A developer now proposes to demolish the building at the corner of Wethersfield Avenue and Airport Road, and the three residential buildings immediately to its south, to build a small suburban-style strip mall anchored by a CVS Pharmacy. The building was the legendary Pippie's Italian Restaurant from 1959 to 1983, then it became Carmichael's. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: September 18, 2005
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April 20: Tribute To Composer Jack Elliott At Hartt A major Hollywood composer and arranger for many decades, Jack Elliott, a one-time child prodigy who was born in Hartford and grew up in West Hartford, wrote scores for hit TV shows, died in Aug 2001 He was recently honored at his alma mater, The Hartt School at the University of Hartford. The school recently celebrated a donation made by the Elliott family of the composer/arranger's priceless private collection of 350 commissioned compositions and arrangements by nearly 100 contemporary American composers. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: April 15, 2012
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Art Center Opens in Upper Albany The $22 million University of Hartford’s Mort and Irma Handel Performing Arts Center officially opened on the site of the former car dealerships recently in a ceremony that included performances by some of the students who will be studying at the center. Published by The Hartford News ; Publication Date: September 18, 2008
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Art Fair Gov. Jodi Rell's 2009 budget shrinks arts funding in the name of fairness. Under the Governor’s plan, the amount of money in the Connecticut budget for the arts would go down overall, but could fund smaller start-up venues at the expense of successful, established events. Published by The Hartford Advocate ; Publication Date: February 10, 2009
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Art Funding Earmarks Favor Elite Few In this opinion piece, the author suggests that the Connecticut General Assembly's Appropriations Committee recently outdid itself by validating the egregious and indefensible earmarking of grants to a select few relatively well-to-do arts organizations at the expense of many worthy, poorer groups. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: April 08, 2012
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Art Supplies for Bulkeley High Ismael “Arten” Cuadros noticed the lack of art supplies when he attended Bulkeley High School . Not surprising. Whenever school funding is an issue, the arts are the first to go. Recently, Cuadros received a micro-grant that will enable him to purchase materials such as canvas and acrylic paint for Bulkeley High students. Published by Real Hartford ; Publication Date: November 12, 2010
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Art Teacher's Inspiration Charms Students at Wish Elementary School Carolyn Lyman, an art teacher at Wish Elementary School makes and hides charms (beads) throughout the school. She came up with the idea as her artistic contribution to the school's character education curriculum. Each charm has a message written on it, which offers parents and teachers a chance to discuss good character traits. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: October 31, 2005
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Art Venture Born In City That Needs It Hammered & #38; Nailed HAS exploded on the Hartford scene, simple in concept: a salon-style art exhibition in rent-free space, open to anyone, unjuried, uncensored, at no cost to the artists. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 28, 2011
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Art Without Walls or a Local Zip Code That Brian Cook left Connecticut is not unusual. The media has been fixated on how many people in his generation are moving out of state. Where Cook is unique is that he continues to actively contribute to the arts and culture of Hartford, which is more than some artists do while living just a few blocks over the city line. Now — besides creating posters for events and beloved local coffee shops — Cook is trying to get funding for a project designed to encourage museum attendance by Hartford youth. The Hartford Museum Passports are themselves part art, part bribery. Published by Real Hartford ; Publication Date: May 31, 2011
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Artist As Businessman For Joe Young, a nationally recognized cartoonist and founder of the Hartford Animation Institute, business comes first. He may don an artist's beret on cold days and wield a mean felt-tip marker when he's teaching children to draw, but the daily planning and production schedules he creates shout businessman, time manager and stickler for detail, said Geannetta Bennett, the institute's planning coordinator. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: January 24, 2007
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Artist Draws Chalk Mural To Promote Conn. Science Center Robert Guillemin is on a mission. He wants to bring out the best in the American people, one sidewalk mural at a time. Guillemin, better known as "Sidewalk Sam," did a chalk mural in State House Square recently to promote the Connecticut Science Center. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 11, 2009
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Artist Housing Threatened In this editorial, the Courant staff expresses the opinion that one of the effective tools for reviving cities has been the use of subsidized housing for artists. Unfortunately, that tool is now threatened. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: August 29, 2007
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Artist Richard Welling Dies At 83; Pen-And-Ink Drawings Captured Hartford's Essence For more than 40 years, Richard Welling captured Hartford in his pen-and-ink line drawings, telling the city's story with every stroke. Described by some as a unique freehand artist with an eye for detail, Welling, who lived in Hartford, died of cancer at age 83 recently, leaving behind a body of work with historical significance. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: November 12, 2009
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Artist's Creations Gave Crocheting A Radical Makeover Irene Reed was a talented and unique fiber artist: She worked with thread and combined it with found objects — twigs, chicken bones, plastic religious figures and beads. What brought all these disparate elements together was crochet — a traditional women's art, which Reed totally redefined. Reed, who lived in Hartford, died on Nov. 26 of heart problems. She was 66. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: January 19, 2013
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Artist, Educator Alan Tompkins, prolific artist, educator and a key figure in forming the University of Hartford, has died. He was 100. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: December 07, 2007
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Artists Brace For State Budget Cuts Reduction In Funding Hurts Many Ways To balance the state budget, Gov. M. Jodi Rell has proposed eliminating about $30 million in state arts and tourism grants to local government and arts institutions over the next two fiscal years. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 04, 2009
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Artists Collaborate On Interfaith Project At Hartford Cultural Center A giant plywood cube sits among the flowers and shrubs in front of the Charter Oak Cultural Center. A group of artists have transformed the box into a symbol of interfaith love and a catalyst for discussion. The art installation, called "Sacred Ground," is the brainchild of Donna Berman, executive director of the Charter Oak Cultural Center. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: October 19, 2010
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Artists Give Time To Kids, Get Space At Union Station Travelers passing through Hartford's Union Station can now get an eyeful of locally produced artwork. A new project called "The Arts Station," sponsored by the city's department of health and human services, is bringing an array of works to what has, for some time, been an empty space at the train station. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: March 18, 2006
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Artists Open Their Homes, Will Display Their Art at Jane’s Walk in Hartford, Saturday, October 9 As part of Jane’s Walk, a walking conversation concerning urban neighborhoods around the world, a variety of artists and writers in the West End of Hartford recently held open houses for the public. Published by The Hartford News ; Publication Date: October 07, 2010
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Arts & Ideas Fest Celebrates Sol LeWitt's Conceptual Work If there was any artist who personified the key elements of the International Festival of Arts & Ideas, it would be Hartford-born conceptual artist Sol Le Witt, for whom the idea frequently was the art. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 06, 2010
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Arts and Economic Prosperity This report on the national study shows the economic impact of nonprofit arts organizations and their audiences. For example, the arts contribute more than $250 million annually to Greater Hartford's economy and nearly 5 million people attend arts and heritage events each year in Greater Hartford. (PDF File, 171 pages) Published by Americans for the Arts ; Publication Date: 2003
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Arts As Essential, Not An Option Arts and culture are often viewed as ornaments, not as essentials of public life in Connecticut. The importance of art was raised In a discussion titled "Arts & Heritage: Climbing to the Top of the Urban Agenda," sponsored by the MetLife Foundation, part of the Arts and Business Council of Americans for the Arts' National Arts Forum Series held recently at the Mark Twain house . Some of the presentations focused on an historical overview of Hartford and the role of art and architecture in civic life, but much of it focused on economic realities. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: September 28, 2005
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Arts Called Essential To Education In Hartford Educators need to know that teaching the arts in Hartford public schools is critical to improving student test scores and keeping kids engaged, capital region arts advocates said during a recent symposium. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: April 17, 2008
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Arts Center Cost Grows Four years after planning a performing arts center on Albany Avenue, the University of Hartford is asking city and state officials for more money to help pay for it. The cost of the project at the former Thomas Cadillac site has grown from $25 million to $30 million in four years. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 13, 2005
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Arts Center Funding Increased The Connecticut Development Authority approved $2.5 million in funding for the University of Hartford's proposed performing arts center on Albany Avenue, $750,000 less than the university had hoped for. CDA staff and commissioners expressed concern that the university still had significant hurdles ahead in both public and private fundraising. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 16, 2005
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Arts Center Funds Pledged The last promised piece of the funding puzzle needed to turn the old Thomas Cadillac site into the new University of Hartford Performing Arts Center has been put in place. Gov. M. Jodi Rell announced recently that the State Bond Commission is likely to approve the $4 million at its meeting later this month. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: January 21, 2007
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Arts Community Rallies Around Supporter Who Needs Heart Surgery Tao LaBossiere has been a volunteer exhibit coordinator of ArtSpace Gallery on Asylum Avenue in Hartford since 1997, helping hundreds of artists get their works exhibited and, often, sold. Now the city's arts community is rallying around LaBossiere. He was recently diagnosed as needing open-heart surgery. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: January 17, 2013
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Arts Council Chief Headed for Florida Although he had planned to step down from his position as executive director of the Greater Hartford Arts Council on June 30, 2009, Ken Kahn will be leaving town at the end of April 2009. The driving force behind our region’s impressive growth in public art over the last several years has been hired by Broward County, Florida’s Cultural Division to be its public art administrator. Published by The Hartford News ; Publication Date: February 26, 2009
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Arts Council Embarks On Campaign The Greater Hartford Arts Council (GHAC) launched its United Arts Campaign that runs through June 30, 2010. Published by The Hartford Business Journal ; Publication Date: February 08, 2010
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Arts Funding a Hit Even groups left out of Hartford's arts stimulus program support the spirit of the effort. Published by The Hartford Advocate ; Publication Date: July 15, 2009
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Arts Groups Continue Battening Down The Hatches Like many businesses and individuals, major arts institutions in Hartford are hunkering down for the new 2009-2010 season. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: September 06, 2009
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Arts Groups Ill-Served By Lack Of Reliable Funding Process After rejecting the governor's the Cultural Treasures Act, legislators have remedied what could have been a dire situation for many arts groups. The good news: Grants for the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism will increase by $5 million. The bad news: There are more - not fewer - line items in the budget directed at arts, heritage and tourism groups that have special legislative connections. These are appropriations directed at legislators' favorite recipients, while other organizations must compete in a systematic peer review for a small pool of grants. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 13, 2007
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Arts Groups in Connecticut Struggle with Slashed Budgets It sounded wonderful when Gov. Dannel Malloy talked last week about how much economic activity can be generated through public spending on the arts. Unfortunately, the reality of public funding of the arts in these days of lingering recession and public fiscal crisis is harsh. Published by The Hartford Advocate ; Publication Date: August 25, 2011
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Arts Money in the Works The application review process for the city's arts stimulus funding began recently, with 57 applications competing for the city and state money intended for job creation. Published by Hartford Cityline, The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 01, 2009
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Arts Post For Governor's Wife Raises Conflict Questions If her name were Cathy Smith or Cathy Jones, we'd be applauding her appointment as chief executive officer of the Greater Hartford Arts Council. She is an experienced and successful administrator of nonprofit organizations and a proven fundraiser, just what the council needs. But her name is Cathy Malloy, wife of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, and it is possible to imagine situations where that might be a problem. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: October 12, 2011
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Arts Seeds Nurtured In Jackie's Way The city of Hartford recently officially recognized a section of Woodland St. as "Jackie McLean's Way." With McLean's spirit and consciousness, the University of Hartford Performance Arts Center and the Artists Collective will serve as bookends to an emerging city cultural corridor. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 19, 2007
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Arts Stimulus Funds Awarded The city has awarded more than $1 million to 23 local artists and organizations as part of its arts stimulus program. The money comes from the city, which is also awaiting another $600,000 in federal funds to be used for the program. The recipients were chosen by a 10-member panel and the money will be administered by the Greater Hartford Arts Council. Published by Hartford Cityline, The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 26, 2009
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Arts Stimulus Packages In Fiscal Year 2009-2010, Mayor Eddie A. Perez proposed a city-federal arts and heritage stimulus package that used more than $1 million in city funds for arts/heritage job grants as well as expected funds from the federal stimulus package. A second phase of the project is set for Fiscal Year 2010-2011. Published by City of Hartford ; Publication Date: May 5, 2010
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Arts Stimulus Part II Recently, the city announced just which organizations got a piece of the $1.1 million stimulus pie. Here, is a little more information. Included here is a spreadsheet that lists (on three separate worksheets) which organizations said they were interested, which ones applied, and which ones got funded. Dollar amounts are included. Published by Hartford Cityline, The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 09, 2009
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Arts, Culture Nonprofits Are Economic Drivers, Study Says New England’s nonprofit arts sector is a job-generating, financially robust piece of the economy, despite stereotypes to the contrary, according to a new report released by the New England Foundation for the Arts. Published by The Hartford Business Journal ; Publication Date: October 31, 2011
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Asylum Hill's Steve Mitchell: From Church To Cabaret Vocalist Steve Mitchell , a consummate professional Hartford church musician, revealed the secular side of his multi-faceted musical persona as he took the stage at the West End nightclub Japanalia Eiko, one of Hartford 's hippest showbiz shrines devoted to jazz and cabaret performances. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: October 30, 2012
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At La Paloma, A Goodbye To Hartford's Coffeehouse The cappuccino milk steamed for one last day in the coffeehouse known to patrons as Hartford's living room. After a tribute party with a medley of performers and poets — the kind of event that would only happen at La Paloma, customers said — people came back to Capitol Avenue's laidback café to say goodbye to the "third place" in their lives, after work and home. La Paloma officially ceased operations on June 27, 2013. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 27, 2013
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At The Pivot Of Arts Scene In this editorial, the Courant expresses the opinion that the breadth and depth of Ken Kahn's involvement in the community and his efforts to recognize and celebrate the stunning diversity of its cultural and artistic activities made his selection for The Courant's 10th annual Tapestry Award a natural. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: January 25, 2009
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Atheneum Buys Itself Breathing Room Hartford's Wadsworth Atheneum of Art has secured a place in Adriaen's landing and has also been looking at ways to expand and renovate after securing a deal with the state to take over the Hartford Times Building on Prospect Street. The projected increase in parking and art exhibition space will be beneficial for the museum as well as Adriaen's Landing. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 25, 2005
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Atheneum Director Open To Bold Ideas Those who know Susan Lubowsky Talbott, who was recently named director of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, say she is willing to listen to almost any notion that will get people to come to the museum. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 16, 2008
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Atheneum Helps Inspire New HSO Director's Debut Program A stroll through the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art back in January 2011 sparked an idea for the first program that Carolyn Kuan, the Hartford Symphony Orchestra's new music director, conducted recently. Kuan, the first woman music director in the HSO's 68-year-history, conducted Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition." Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: March 15, 2011
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Atheneum Landscapes Captivate The Wadsworth Atheneum's exhibit of its Hudson River School masterworks, titled "American Splendor," has wide appeal. The magnificent paintings depict the grandeur of the capitol region's physical history, but they testify to the often underappreciated cultural wealth that exists in Hartford. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 5, 2006
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Atheneum Looking Inward There was no grandiose talk of expansion plans at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art's recent annual trustees meeting. As the museum continues its search for a new director, such fanciful dreams have been replaced by a call for fiscal responsibility. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: November 15, 2007
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Atheneum's American Art Curator Going to the Met When Elizabeth Mankin Kornhauser first came to the Hartford's Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art more than a quarter of a century ago in her first curatorial job there, some of the greatest holdings of the nation's oldest public museum were in storage. The Wadsworth did not have a curator of American art and its considerable holdings "had not been on view," she says. " Kornhauser helped restore the Atheneum's American art, especially the first-rate Hudson River School collection, to international prominence through a number of well-received books and art shows locally and internationally. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: August 22, 2010
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Attendance Up, But Atheneum In The Red Attendance is up more than 20 percent at Hartford's Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. But, the museum is confronting a $1 million budget deficit. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: November 17, 2005
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Audrey Conrad: Outside The Box The doors have been open for barely half an hour, but a strong crowd has already gathered at Real Art Ways. It's the third Thursday evening of the month, which means it's Creative Cocktail Hour, a regular event that melds art, music and mingling. Audrey Conrad is often among the minglers . Dressed as she is this evening in her "girl persona," Conrad is also one of a dozen or so cocktail-hour regulars from the transgender community, all at various stages in their search for gender identity. They come here, says Conrad, to find community in the accepting environment that Real Art Ways and its patrons have helped to cultivate. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: January 10, 2008
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Austin's Legacy Plays On The news that Austin Organs in Hartford is starting up business again after a two-month break is a welcome relief to its many customers. Back orders will be filled, and repairs made. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 6, 2005
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Avoiding The City, Missing A Lot In this editorial, the Hartford Courant responds to negative opinions of prospective jurors at the Mayor Perez corruption trial. The newspaper expresses the opinion that if people are avoiding Hartford, it may not be Hartford's problem. It may be theirs. People who engage the city sometimes find there is too much to do. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: April 18, 2010
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Baby Grand Jazz Series Returns Thanks to a generous anonymous benefactor who has picked up the tab for the entire season, The Hartford Public Library's admission-free "Baby Grand Jazz Piano Series 2013" launched the first of its 16 weekly Sunday concerts on Jan. 6, at 3 p.m. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: December 31, 2012
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Back to the NHL Howard Baldwin, chairman of Whalers Sports & Entertainment in Hartford, writes that Winnipeg’s success in luring the NHL back to town proves Hartford’s strategy works. Published by The Hartford Business Journal ; Publication Date: June 06, 2011
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Bassist Fred Tinsley Comes Back To UConn To Receive Award Ever since he got hooked on music and sports as a kid growing up in Hartford's Bellevue Square, Fred Tinsley has been a striver and achiever, whether as an extremely gifted musician in grammar school or as a hard-charging varsity football player at Weaver High School and the University of Connecticut. Tinsley, a longtime member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and a double bassist skilled at classical and jazz, enjoyed a rare homecoming recently at the UConn campus at Storrs to receive an alumni award. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: April 25, 2010
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Battle Looms Over Future Of Hartford Mayor's Arts And Heritage Jobs Grant Program In 2009, the Arts and Heritage Jobs Grant Program from the City of Hartford helped preserve arts programs and related jobs in Hartford. But given the necessity of closing a budget gap for the coming year, money for the Arts and Heritage Jobs Grant Program was one of many budget items that were recently debated by the Hartford City Council. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 18, 2010
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Be'kah's Alluring Story Hartford R&B singer Be'kah returned home to release her solo debut album. She gets personal on "My Story," a collection of smooth R&B songs showcasing her versatile voice. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 28, 2011
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Behind Closed Doors Conceived and curated by Brooklyn artist Chris Doyle and shot by 45 artists at 30 Connecticut hotels and motels, "50,000 Beds" attempts to convey the isolation, change, absurdity and intimacy that take place in the state's beds for rent. Displayed by three of the state's leading institutions: Ridgefield's Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, New Haven's Artspace and Hartford's Real Art Ways, the show is a collaborative video project. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 22, 2007
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Behind the Phantom Mask: Kevin Gray at Hartt School Kevin Gray has taken off the mask. As the youngest actor to have played the title role in Broadway's "The Phantom of the Opera" — not to mention scores of other leading roles in New York and beyond — the Westport native and resident decided to show a new face and take a different career path, that of educator. Gray began this fall as associate professor of theater, teaching music-theater and actor-training majors at The Hartt School at the University of Hartford. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: December 04, 2011
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Best In Show A review of the arts scene in 2006, from theatre to books to opera, this article will get you up to speed with upcoming events. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 26, 2006
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Best Of The East: China Is The Inspiration For Carol Silvestri's Decorating Panache Carol Silvestri typically dresses in jeans, sneakers, a turtleneck and fleece vest. No makeup. Yet she is responsible for many of the most high-style accessories and furnishings at the Design Center on Park Street in Hartford. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: December 18, 2009
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Bill Threatens State's 1% Set-Aside For Public Art A longstanding law requiring the state to buy artwork equivalent to 1 percent of the construction cost of any building it erects or renovates could soon be scrapped. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 05, 2011
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Blues For Jackie Jackie McLean, the internationally known jazz alto saxophonist, composer, and educator whose life and career had a positive impact on countless city youngsters and numerous proteges, died recently at his home in Hartford after a long illness. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: April 1, 2006
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Board Games Up In Popularity, Due To Affordability, Sociability A trend fueled by the economy and lifestyle changes has spurred families and places, including museums, libraries and schools, to turn to classic board games as an inexpensive and engaging way to get people together face-to-face. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: March 05, 2010
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Bond Commission Approves $2 Million For Wadsworth, $1.5 Million For Front Street The state bond commission recently approved $2 million for continued renovations to the Wadsworth Atheneum and $1.5 million for the Front Street district development project, which is part of Adriaen's Landing. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 04, 2012
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Book To Celebrate City's West Indians Members of the West Indian Foundation, the West Indian Social Club and other organizations plan to chronicle the history of Hartford's West Indian community through the publication of a book titled "West Indian-Americans in Greater Hartford: Images of the Past 1920 to 1970." Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 21, 2006
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Bravo, Mr. Campo Consider what Steve Campo, who resigned this week for health reasons as executive director of TheaterWorks, has accomplished. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 15, 2012
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Bringing Hartford Together Hartford is road-heavy and its public spaces don’t invite people to come and enjoy the city. That’s the assessment of urban planners honing the latest effort to revitalize downtown Hartford into a place that will attract new residents and visitors. Foremost in the group is a hot-shot park developer recently brought onto the project. Published by The Hartford Business Journal ; Publication Date: June 20, 2011
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Brushing Away Crime Janina Spears has a theory: A brushstroke of paint can help reduce crime in the city. As vibrant colors ran from the tip of her paintbrush onto the side of a grocery store in Hartford's Upper Albany neighborhood recently, she wondered how many people would dare deal drugs in front of the brightly colored mural she's creating. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 12, 2010
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Burr Mall Re-Opening Celebration October 15 Over the past several months, the Ella Burr McManus Trust has completed a refurbishment of the Alfred E. Burr Memorial, adjacent to Hartford City Hall. This has included repainting the ‘Stegosaurus’ sculpture in its original Calder red, replacing all the pavers, trimming trees to allow views in from the street, and repairing the fountain. The Trustees invited all city residents, workers and visitors to come and see these improvements and enjoy their lunch hour on the Mall on October 15, 2008. Published by The Hartford News ; Publication Date: October 09, 2008
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Burr Mall Redux In this editorial, the Courant expresses the opinion that the almost $1 million renovation of the Burr Mall should greatly improve this sometimes controversial public space. Installing benches and looking for additional pieces of sculpture will make the park more inviting. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: April 20, 2008
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Bursting with Art A watercolor artist recently told writer Kerri Provost that it’s a shame Hartford is not recognized for having such an abundance of artists. But, even with apparent setbacks like loss of studio space, the recent open studio weekend removes any doubt that Hartford is an arts city. Published by Real Hartford ; Publication Date: November 14, 2011
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Bushnell Eyes Debt-free Future The Bushnell has set a financial goal of being debt free within 10 years. And Michael Fresher, The Bushnell's chief financial officer, said it's a realistic target. Published by The Hartford Business Journal ; Publication Date: April 02, 2012
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Bushnell Shifts Musical Gears Visiting orchestras and conductors of world-class quality are no longer on the Bushnell's schedule, yielding to a greater presence by local classical groups with an occasional guest artist. Bushnell administrators and trustees will tell you that Hartford's premier nonprofit performing arts venue is in a state of experimental flux in its classical music programming. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 16, 2006
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Busted Tagger (Age: 43) Busts Stereotypes Helen Ubiñas writes about a middle-aged graffiti artist. His view is that graffiti is art, a way to express yourself. And he thinks there should be a legitimate way for local artists to showcase their work. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 07, 2009
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Campo Breaks Silence On TheaterWorks Exit Speculation about the mysterious resignation of TheaterWorks' founding artistic-executive director has persisted in the Connecticut theater community since December, when Steve Campo took an indefinite medical leave of absence. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: August 19, 2012
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Can the Remainder of the Lyric Theater Be Saved? On June 10th, the Licenses and Inspections Division of the Hartford Department of Development Services should have answers as to whether the remainder of the Lyric Theater can be saved. On March 27th, the main section of the theater — 856 Broad Street– was demolished. Published by Real Hartford ; Publication Date: June 08, 2010
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Can't Let Main Street Languish Historical consultant William Hosley reminds downtown Hartford stakeholders that Main Street is an asset worthy of their attention. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 19, 2005
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Canceled Poster Boy Show Moves to RAW Poster Boy is coming back. The New York-based street artist, whose planned exhibit at Trinity College in September, "Street Alchemy," was canceled at the last minute, reassembled that exhibit at Real Art Ways, from Oct. 20 to Jan. 30, 2012. It will be called "Street Alchemy 2.0." Poster Boy creates artworks by slicing up advertising billboards and reconfiguring them to cast ironic commentary on the object advertised, or on the advertising industry in general. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: October 07, 2011
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Capital Community College and Hartford Stage: "One Play" Collaborative Continues The Tony award-winning theatre, Hartford Stage, and the city’s only public undergraduate college, Capital Community College, are more than neighbors – they are partners. The two institutions across the street from one another have joined forces to expose students to the world of theatre through a new collaboration dubbed One Play. Published by The Hartford News ; Publication Date: February 02, 2012
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Capitol Stinginess This Courant editorial expresses the opinion that the arts in Connecticut need a decent, reliable stream of money and a fair way of distributing it so it doesn't end up mostly in the hometowns of political leaders. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 27, 2007
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Carolyn Kuan Final HSO Conductor Candidate The public-involved search for a Hartford Symphony Orchestra music director to succeed Edward Cumming has proved to be surprisingly popular. Audiences have discovered that the orchestra sounds very different with each of the finalists, and debate about which would be the best conductor has been heated. The choice will be announced in January 2011. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: November 28, 2010
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Carolyn Kuan Is HSO's New Music Director Carolyn Kuan is the Hartford Symphony Orchestra's new music director, the 10th in the HSO's 68-year history, and the first woman to hold that position. Kuan will take over leadership of the HSO from outgoing music director Edward Cumming effective in September. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: January 19, 2011
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Cathy Malloy's First Year As Arts Council CEO Call Cathy Malloy a determined drum-beater for the arts. In a way, her job is to campaign for the 140 arts, cultural and historical groups in the 34 cities and towns in the region as she raises funds from corporations, government and individuals through work-place giving. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: November 11, 2012
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Censored Art at Real Art Ways Trends from the 1980’s have made a resurgence in the last few years, nearly all of which have been unfortunate: tight jeans, legwarmers, huge sunglasses, neon colors, cocaine, and now, censorship of art. The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery recently removal of A Fire in My Belly, a piece of video art by David Wojnarowicz. In response to this utter nonsense, Real Art Ways is currently showing the work in its gallery. Published by Real Hartford ; Publication Date: December 08, 2010
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Changes for Rooftop Garden’s Next Season Recently, David McHale had the honor of symbolically opening the Connecticut Science Center’s rooftop garden for the 2012 season, for which Northeast Utilities with its $25,000 gift is its sponsor. Published by Real Hartford ; Publication Date: May 23, 2012
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Charter Oak Center: The Art Of Community A tapestry is a cloth woven with rich, often multicolored design. Selection of the Charter Oak Cultural Center as this year's recipient of The Hartford Courant's eighth annual Tapestry Award recognizes the rich and complex weave of cultures, traditions, ethnicities, religions, ages and genders Charter Oak brings together in the heart of Hartford and presents through the arts. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: December 16, 2007
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Charter Oak Cultural Center - Winner Nonprofit Organzation of the Year Hartford’s Charter Oak Cultural Center recently was named the Nonprofit Organization of the Year by the Hartford Business Journal. the center serves more than 15,000 people annually, and provides free before- and after-school programs to more than 500 children throughout Greater Hartford. The center sponsors hip-hop dance instruction and performances for area youths, eclectic art exhibitions in its downstairs gallery, and more. Published by The Hartford Business Journal ; Publication Date: June 29, 2009
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Charter Oak Mural Brings History, Hope Alive This damp autumn has had one benefit — the right weather for a beautiful piece of public art, the Charter Oak mural in Hartford. It's eerie how artist Adam Niklewicz sensed Connecticut was in for stormy times this fall and created the perfect image to lift hearts: The iconic oak, part of state lore, emerges from the brick wall of a former Pearl Street synagogue when it's wet. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: November 13, 2012
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Chasing Beauty The Wadsworth Atheneum must compete with collectors for great artworks. The stubborn truth for curators is that private collectors have deeper pockets and often buy paintings as investments rather than as art, and that makes it difficult to compete. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: January 20, 2008
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Checking Out the Hartford Public Library What a difference a year and a half makes. In the summer of 2008 we were covering heated protests to save two branches of the Hartford public library: the Mark Twain and Blue Hills locations. There were protests that worked and both branches stayed open. Today, Matt Polland, the CEO of the Hartford Public Library said they're thriving. Published by Hartford Cityline, The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 17, 2010
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Child's Play A museum show of work by Hartford's Walter Wick reveals the methods behind his intricate creations - the I Spy and the Can You See What I See series of books. The show is displayed at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum in New Haven. Published by The Hartford Advocate ; Publication Date: November 13, 2008
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Cinema City Closes Its Doors Cinema City, a beloved theater in Hartford's South End known for its art films, will close its doors for good at its original location on Thursday, July 22, 2010. The theater reopened on Friday, July 23, 2010, in a wing of the Bow Tie Palace 17 and Odyssey Theater at 330 New Park Ave. under the name "Cinema City at the Palace." Published by Hartford Cityline, The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 22, 2010
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Cinema City Comes to Parkville CinemaCity, long a favorite of fans of less commercial, foreign and ‘art’ films has moved from the South Meadows neighborhood in Hartford to a new home. CinemaCity filmgoers might be pleasantly surprised visiting the theater’s new home inside the under-appreciated and under-patronized Palace cinema complex on New Park Avenue. Published by The Hartford News ; Publication Date: July 29, 2010
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Cinema City Moving; MDC Negotiating For Land Cinema City, a popular theater in the South End known for its art films, will close July 22, 2010. But moviegoers won't have to say goodbye for long — Cinema City will reopen in a wing of the city's Bow Tie Cinemas theater the next day. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 02, 2010
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Cinestudio At Trinity College, Now 40 Years Old, Is A Hartford Treasure Forty years since its start, Cinestudio has evolved into Hartford's premier art-house and vintage-film theater. The venue is beloved by local movie fans not just for its usually flawless selection of classic and contemporary top-tier films but also for its look, which calls to mind movie houses of old. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 02, 2009
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Cinestudio Debuts Digital System With Hugo Cinestudio, the film theater at Trinity College, has raised the $200,000 to get the necessary equipment to go both digital and high-def and celebrated the new system on Saturday night, Oct. 27, 2012 with a gala event and a screening of Martin Scorsese's Oscar-nominated family action-adventure "Hugo." Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: October 25, 2012
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Cirque del Symphonie Designed To Strike Chord With Young Crowd Like many arts organizations throughout the state, The Hartford Symphony Orchestra has been struggling to stay afloat. But, the symphony will be bursting back into the arts scene with a first of its kind event, Cirque de la Symphonie, aimed at appealing to a demographic it doesn’t normally reach — young people. Published by The Hartford Business Journal ; Publication Date: March 22, 2010
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City Bench Gives New Life To Trees Everybody in Connecticut is talking about downed trees. So the new exhibit at the Connecticut Historical Society in Hartford is particularly timely, as it shows beautiful things that were made from old trees. "New Life for Connecticut Trees: Furniture by City Bench" highlights the work of Higganum brothers Ted and Zeb Esselstyn, owners City Bench, a woodworking shop that makes furniture exclusively from Connecticut trees. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: December 18, 2011
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City Celebrates Three Kings Day The Hartford's annual Three Kings Day parade was held recently. As in previous years, the parade began in front of the Spanish American Merchants Association at 95 Park St. and concluded with a distribution of toys to local children at the Pope Park Recreation Center. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: January 7, 2006
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City Government Working for You!, February 2010 A newsletter about city services, public safety, the city budget, and help for Haiti, provided by the office of Mayor Eddie A. Perez. (PDF document, 3 pages) Published by City of Hartford, Office of the Mayor ; Publication Date: February 2010
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City Government Working for You!, June 2010 A newsletter about city services, tax rate and city budget, and city farmers' markets, provided by the office of Mayor Eddie A. Perez. (PDF document, 2 pages) Published by City of Hartford, Office of the Mayor ; Publication Date: June 2010
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City Government Working for You!, May 2010 A newsletter about city services, summer programs, the city budget, youth initiatives, provided by the office of Mayor Eddie A. Perez. (PDF document, 2 pages) Published by City of Hartford, Office of the Mayor ; Publication Date: May 2010
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City Holds Budget Public Hearing Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez introduced next year’s proposed budget recently, and it came with a five percent increase in the city’s tax rate. And recently, the mayor and the city council held a public hearing on the budget at Bulkeley High School. Published by Capital Region Report, Jeff Cohen @ WNPR ; Publication Date: June 27, 2010
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City of Hartford Activity Nodes A map of Hartford showing the locations of activity (e.g. retail, commercial, arts and culture, recreation). (PDF document, 1 page.) Published by City of Hartford, Development Services Department, Planning Division ; Publication Date: May 2006
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City Passes Flat Fee System For Parades And Festivals Organizers of parades, festivals and other events are now to be charged flat fees to cover the cost of police, permits and other city services. The city has discontinued a longstanding practice of granting fee waivers in favor of collecting fees up front for special events. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 12, 2011
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City Scene: Hartford Artisans Weaving Center A small weaving center on Woodland Street, Hartford Artisans Weaving Center, opened in January 2009. This tax-exempt, nonprofit center serves 22 people who have little or no vision or who are over 55. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: January 04, 2010
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City's Life, And Lacks, Portrayed A group of Connecticut teenagers explored Hartford through the lenses of their cameras this summer and will share their perceptions of the capital city in an exhibit entitled "Stay! Perspectives of Hartford." Organized by The Amistad Center for Art & Culture at the Wadsworth Atheneum, the six-week neighborhood studio project brought together 10 teens from the Greater Hartford area to visit the city's neighborhoods and to learn about photography and how exhibits are created and installed. The program was funded by a grant from the Greater Hartford Arts Council. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: August 1, 2006
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City's Role In Amistad Overlooked The author of this opinion piece, a student at Capital Community College, recently visited the Old State House in Hartford on a field trip where he learned the truth about the role of Hartford in the Amistad trial. In addition, an exhibit there called "Want Change?" celebrates the lives of those who used state government to advance their causes. The field trip opened the door for the author’s class to explore state and local history in greater depth, and he encourages others to do the same. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: October 25, 2009
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City's Starring Role Hartford takes a starring role in a new independent film being made on location in the city. City and state film officials have endorsed the production. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: August 18, 2011
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Classical Class When Hartford Symphony Orchestra conductor Edward Cumming turned to face the audience, he'd speak with the poise and natural ease of a seasoned teacher. As luck would have it, that is his new calling. After a stellar nine-year career as the music director of the symphony, Mr. Cumming announced that he will stay in the Hartford area and join the faculty of The Hartt School at the University of Hartford. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 20, 2011
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Classical Looks To Pop For New Ideas Violinist Rob Moose was looking to perform outside the classical world when he connected with an indie-rock singer who had a classical project in mind. Pop, meet classical. Classical, say hi to pop. Moose's collaboration in a string quartet with Shara Worden, leader of the band My Brightest Diamond, is just one instance of growing interaction between pop and classical music. A subset of indie-rockers are increasingly writing songs around classical elements, while some classical musicians and institutions — including the Hartford Symphony Orchestra — are looking to the pop realm for new ideas and, not coincidentally, to attract new audiences. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: December 11, 2011
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Classical Music Festival In Hartford Never Materialized It sounded like a classical music lover's dream come true: a 10-day festival presented all around Hartford featuring a visiting orchestra, outdoor and indoor shows and music presented in innovative ways. The shows would appeal to the classical fan but also would attract families and younger audiences. The project is now on indefinite hold. The economy is the reason for the delay. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 23, 2010
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Clothier by Day, Emcee By Night Life is a cabaret for Dan Blow, the colorful co-owner of Hartford's celebrated West End fashion house, Japanalia Eiko. Especially now that Blow, a shaker-and-doer on the Hartford art scene, has tailored one of the most varied cabaret series Hartford has seen. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 13, 2011
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Collective Memories At Amistad Center The historical collection at the Amistad Center for Art & Culture was begun by Randolph Linsley Simpson. One hundred fifty noteworthy pieces from the Amistad's inventory — which has grown from Simpson's artifacts to now number 6,000 items — are on exhibit now at the Hartford museum. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 13, 2012
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Colt Show Called Off The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art announced recently that after three years of research and planning, it was canceling the much-anticipated show, "Samuel Colt: Arms, Art, and Invention," because of lack of local funding. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: March 9, 2006
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Colt Story Worth Repeating Great stories attract visitors by the thousands and millions. Here in Hartford we are sitting on one of the greatest stories in the world. It's the story of Sam Colt and his amazing armories. Told well, these stories could triple or quadruple the number of visitors to Hartford. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: November 4, 2005
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Colt Tarnished? Only By Smears One of the objectives of "Samuel Colt: Arms, Art and Invention" is to dispel the myths and biases that have been trotted out on various occasions over the past decade. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: October 1, 2006
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Coltsville National Park Visitor Experience Study This study describes the Places, People, and Partners associated with the effort to create a National Park in the National Historic Landmark District in Hartford, Connecticut, known as Coltsville. (PDF document, 61 pages) Published by Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation ; Publication Date: December, 2008
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Coming Soon: A Movie Lover's Lament Compared to other markets, the movies shown in Hartford has low gross sales even for commercial releases. Hartford residents can wait interminably for artier films. When the throngs of hipsters move to Hartford from "key city" markets to fill up the luxury condos downtown, perhaps our city will have more sway with distributors. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: November 8, 2005
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Coming Soon: Hartford's Front Street Movie Theater Headed To Early November Opening It's nearly show time at the 4-screen movie theater now under construction at downtown Hartford's Front Street entertainment district. Spotlight Theaters, Inc. of Atlanta, which is planning an opening by early November, is making a $4 million bet that the combination of movies, restaurant and bar will provide all the ingredients for a complete evening out. It also believes its offering of independent, art and mainstream films will be enough to draw not only patrons who live downtown but those from the surrounding suburban area. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: September 21, 2012
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Coming to Bushnell: Layoffs, Restructuring The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts is facing staff layoffs and restructuring. Changes in the entertainment industry are causing the arts center to radically change the way it does business, including what it programs, who it programs for and how it markets the programs. Other performing arts centers in New England are reporting similar declines at the box office to the Bushnell's. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: April 28, 2005
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Community Art Project Represents Water Returning To Bushnell Park Connecticut artists Susan Hoffman Fishman and Elena Kalman from West Hartford and Stamford, respectively, created an art installation, "The Wave," an interactive community art project that was recently installed at Bushnell Park for EnvisionFest. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: September 25, 2012
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Community Court Newsletter, Spring 2009 The Spring 2009 Newsletter from the Hartford Community Court includes a discussion of the recent national recognition of Community Court. The Court was named one of three mentor court sites by the U.S. department of Justice. (PDF document, 12 pages) Published by State of Connecticut Judicial Branch ; Publication Date: May 1, 2009
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Competition Heats Up At CT Concert Venues As the rich get richer, Connecticut's entertainment venues are vying for a bigger slice of the summer concert market, trying to broaden their brand with audiences and artists. Published by The Hartford Business Journal ; Publication Date: May 20, 2013
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Connecticut Book Awards Presented Morton Schindel was one of the winners Sunday at the 2007 Connecticut Book Awards ceremony. The awards, started in 2002, honor books published the previous year and are given to authors who live, or have lived, in the state or whose books have a Connecticut setting. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: September 24, 2007
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Connecticut May Be At The Forefront of a Storefront Arts Movement It used to be sort of an artistic guerilla movement: Find an empty urban storefront, take it over (with or without the owner's permission), show the public your latest funky inspiration and create some excitement and color to liven up a sad city landscape. And when it was over, move on. Except that's not how it's happening right now in Connecticut. State and local arts gurus are rounding up hundreds of thousands of dollars in a campaign to turn storefront galleries into a network of economic development triggers. Published by The Hartford Advocate ; Publication Date: February 19, 2013
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Connecticut Opera Cancels Season's Remaining Shows Connecticut Opera's 2,000 subscribers got letters recently informing them that the remaining two productions of the season have been cancelled. The two operas were to have been "Daughter of the Regiment," scheduled for performance in March 2009, and "La Bohème," scheduled for performance in May 2009. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: January 30, 2009
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Connecticut Opera Closes, Won't Refund Tickets After 67 seasons, the fat lady has sung for Connecticut Opera. The opera has ceased business, has let staff go, has closed its office, and told its 2,000 subscribers they will get no money back on the two springtime productions that were recently canceled. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 12, 2009
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Connecticut Science Center Readies For Opening In A Few Weeks The Connecticut Science Center is set to open on June 16, 2009. It's a mad rush to finish the building with the sweeping roof, as exhibits — built elsewhere, assembled here — are taking shape, but aren't yet entirely assembled. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 26, 2009
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Connecticut Science Center's Chief To Step Down After five years at the Connecticut Science Center — raising money, overseeing construction of a new building, planning exhibits and even changing the organization's name — Theodore S. Sergi has decided it's time to go. So, shortly after the center opens in the spring of 2009, Sergi will leave as its president and CEO and take a few trips with his wife Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: December 19, 2008
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Connecticut Science Center's Roof Reinstalled The tricky, iconic, once-sagging roof is again atop the Connecticut Science Center, and this time, officials say, they mean it. Last fall, months after the building's steel work was completed, structural designers discovered that both the east and west overhangs of the building's roof were in need of more support. So in December, workers began taking the roof down. But, recently a crane lifted the last significant piece back in place on the side of the roof that reaches toward I-91 and the Connecticut River. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 24, 2008
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Connecticut's Beauties Of Burlesque Introducing the Beat City Beauties — known as Hartford's premier (and only) burlesque troupe — a group of six women in their 20s and 30s which formed about a year ago. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: October 28, 2011
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Conservatory Teaches Recording Arts, Piano Tech John Bolduc, the dean of recording arts for The Hartford Conservatory, prepares students for a variety of jobs ranging from producing music to starting studios to scoring films and television shows. Published by The Hartford Business Journal ; Publication Date: November 17, 2008
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Construction of CT Science Center Heads into Final Phases The external scaffolding has been removed from the Connecticut Science Center (CSC) and the gleaming new facility has become a prominent part of the Downtown Hartford skyline. Inside, workers are laying down carpet, installing cabinets and finishing all the other tasks that have to be completed before the CSC finally opens. Published by The Hartford News ; Publication Date: February 26, 2009
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Coordinated Cultural Events Planned for Late September Promising a good time, EnvisionFest which is planned for late September 2012, is a “unique experience.” Currently, the event seems like a warm(er)-weather version of Hartford’s First Night, where many arts and cultural venues open their doors to showcase what the city has to offer. Published by Real Hartford ; Publication Date: June 28, 2012
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Costume Workshops For Hooker Day Parade Are Scheduled Hoping to persuade more people to don outlandish costumes and march through downtown, organizers of the annual Hooker Day Parade are offering free workshops to help create the zany attire that is the parade's hallmark. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: October 06, 2011
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Cotto Draws Line in the Sand for Arts Arts supporter and Councilman Luis Cotto recently said he'd accept a $600,000 cut in city funding for the mayor's arts stimulus program in order to balance the city budget. Cotto said his suggestion was one of many he's made on paper to Councilman Pedro Segarra, who is overseeing the budget process. Cityline is hoping to get all of the council members' recommendations soon. Published by Hartford Cityline, The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 13, 2009
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Councilman Opens New Performance Venue Luis Cotto is a busy man. In addition to serving on Hartford City Council and raising his one-year-old child, he recently opened Hartford’s newest performance venue, The Studio @ Billings Forge. Located at 563 Broad Street (next to the Firebox Restaurant), The Studio @ Billings Forge will host musical acts, readings and film screenings. Published by The Hartford News ; Publication Date: February 19, 2009
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Coventry Sculptor David Hayes Dies David Hayes, a Hartford-born artist whose outdoor abstract sculptures constructed from welded steel grace the courtyards of numerous Connecticut buildings and have been collected by some of the nation's most prestigious museums, died of leukemia on April 9, 2103 at the age of 82 at his home in Coventry. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: April 11, 2013
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Cow Parade Sculpture By Hartford Artist Sells For Record $150,000 — To Luci Baines Johnson Forget what the economists say — it's a bull market. At least it was in Austin, Texas this week when former First Daughter Luci Baines Johnson paid $150,000 for "Penny Bull," a life-size sculpture of a longhorn steer at the auction following the city's Cow Parade. It was the highest price ever paid for a Cow Parade sculpture — and it was made by Hartford artist Tao Labossiere. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: November 18, 2011
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CPTV Alters Public Face As Connecticut Public Television moved last summer into a new $12.6 million headquarters bristling with satellite dishes and digital technology, top managers canceled "Main Street," a local magazine show, citing a loss of state funding. CPBI finished its budget year on June 30 with a $550,000 operating deficit, even after laying off six employees during the course of the year. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: August 7, 2005
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CPTV Insiders: Ethics in Decline Many complain about the leadership style of Jerry Franklin, the president and CEO of Connecticut Public Broadcasting Inc. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: August 8, 2005
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Crash At Butler-McCook Homestead Now Part Of Past A $1.3 million renovation of the historic Butler-McCook Homestead on Main Street in Hartford had just been finished when, on Aug. 4, 2002, a vehicle driven by Wilfredo Sanchez of Hartford crashed through a wall causing more than $700,000 in damage to the home, which is among Hartford's oldest, and its contents. While there is little inside the homestead today to bear witness to the crash, visitors are still eager to discuss the incident. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: April 18, 2008
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Creating Comic Books About 250 students in Hartford schools participated in The Comic Book Project, developed by teachers at Columbia University in New York, wrote and illustrated comics about leadership. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 23, 2005
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Creations That Warm Hands and Hearts Kathleen Shepherd-Hutson teaches a crochet class which provides blankets, hats, mittens and booties for people in need. About 10 women participate in the weekly class at the Salvation Army Senior Center, at Trinity Episcopal Church on Sigourney Street in Hartford. The finished projects are then collected by the Community Renewal Team, which distributes them to hospitalized children and elderly shut-ins. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: October 10, 2005
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Creative Parking People who work in CityPlace said they were intrigued recently when they saw a patch of sod covering a metered parking spot on Asylum Street. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: September 21, 2013
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Creative Possibility For Hartford Poet's Home In this opinion piece, Dennis Barone suggests that the Wallace Stevens’ house on Westerly Terrace would make a wonderful National Historic Site. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: November 19, 2006
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Creativity, Social Change and You At a recent “Creativity, Social Change and You” event held at Billings Forge, participants were asked to visualize a street they were familiar with– what it looks like now and what this community could look like; to think about whether or not there was litter, if there was a grocery store in walking distance, and if they could safely walk to that store. The purpose? To inspire. Published by Real Hartford ; Publication Date: December 08, 2011
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Criminal Artist Alix Lambert Chronicles Hartford's Underbelly Many months ago, New York-based artist Alix Lambert came to Hartford intending to interview residents on the subject of crime. She interviewed one person. And that led to another. And then another. The result is "Crime USA: Hartford," a performance piece that Lambert will present at Real Art Ways, in conjunction with an exhibit and film series opening next week, "Alix Lambert: Crime." Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 09, 2012
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Critics Hit Sculptor's Depiction Of Puerto Rican Family Helen Ubiñas writes about Jose Buscaglia, who was so excited about his Puerto Rican Family Monument finally going up that she almost didn't have the heart to tell him not everyone was as thrilled. Last time she spoke to the renowned artist about his work, he was frustrated by the politics and pace surrounding it - and that was in 1999. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: August 23, 2009
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Crooner Tony Allen's Wonderful Life How Tony Allen, the 82-year-old legendary troubadour of Hartford's old Front Street, got started in the music biz 60 years ago sounds like something right out of the most upbeat scenarios in Frank Capra's Christmas classic, "It's a Wonderful Life." Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: December 12, 2010
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Cultural Groups Fear 6% Sales Tax; Ticket Prices News of a new 6 percent sales tax on ticket prices is sending nonprofit cultural and heritage groups into emergency mode. State legislators are considering the tariff on admission to museums, theaters and historic sites. For-profit venues, such as theme parks, winter skiing sites and venues for spectator sports, also are targeted. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 15, 2009
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Cultural Shock: The Arts' New Role in State Branding Christopher "Kip" Bergstrom, the new deputy commissioner at the Department of Economic & Community Development, recently announced that state arts funding is fundamentally changing with the majority of its $3 million in operational grants being repurposed. The funds will shift to projects that have greater impact on their communities, especially cities. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: January 29, 2012
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Cumming Exits HSO With A Flourish The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts saw the end of an era recently, as Edward Cumming conducted the last performance of his nine-year term as music director of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 06, 2011
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Cumming Going Out With A Crescendo Insightful. Witty. Energetic. A good listener. However you might describe him, Hartford Symphony Orchestra conductor Edward Cumming has become iconic in Hartford. After nine seasons, he is leaving his post as HSO music director. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 29, 2011
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Curtain Falls On Cinema City We'll miss Cinema City, the 38-year-old suburban-style theater across from the sewage treatment plant in Hartford's South Meadows. The Metropolitan District Commission is negotiating to buy the theater site to expand the treatment facility. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 08, 2010
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Curtain Goes Up On Hartford Stage Expansion Project Hartford Stage will get its first physical upgrade in 17 years when construction starts in June 2010 on the initial $4 million phase of its renovation and expansion project. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: January 14, 2010
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Curtain Opens On Black & Latino Film Festival A new event recently made its debut in Hartford: The International Black and Latino Film Festival. The festival, which includes workshops, seminars, panel discussions, parties and film screenings, was created by three friends, Hartford residents Vilinda McGregor, Dwayne Douglas and Tracy Ann Smith. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 16, 2008
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Curtain Rises On New Cinema City In nearly 40 years of operation, Cinema City developed a loyal following among art film lovers from all over New England. So fans of the Brainard Road theater were relieved to hear that while the original movie house was closing, it would be reborn as a new wing of the Bow Tie Palace 17 and Odyssey Theater in the city's Parkville neighborhood. The new wing opened recently, one day after the old theater closed. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 23, 2010
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Dance Group Invites Students Onstage The Hartford-based Spectrum in Motion Dance Company, recently performed at King Philip Middle School at an assembly in front of about 700 seventh- and eighth-graders. About a dozen members of King Philip's after-school dance club joined the company during the show. The teenagers joined dancers to wrap up a performance that drew thunderous cheers, admiration and sheer disbelief from the audience. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: April 1, 2006
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Dancehall Puts Hartford On The Map Greater Hartford has one of the largest populations of Jamaicans in America, somewhere behind New York, and Miami. Taking a trip through the North End you can get a taste of the Caribbean island at the restaurants and bakeries on Albany and Blue Hills Avenue. You can also experience the culture of Jamaican dancehall in a number of venues and clubs in the city. Hartford has its own dancehall scene that is, in many ways, as exciting as those in Miami and New York. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: March 1, 2007
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Darko Tresnjak Finds A Home At Hartford Stage The newly-named artistic director of the Hartford Stage, Darko Tresnjak, has wanted to direct as far back as he can remember. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 15, 2011
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Darko Tresnjak Named New Artistic Director of Hartford Stage Darko Tresnjak, a theater director known for his work with Shakespeare, world classics and the rediscovery of neglected plays, is expected to be named the new artistic director of Hartford Stage when the board votes. He will succeed Michael Wilson who ends his 13-year tenure in June. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 09, 2011
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Davoy Plays At Twain Napua Davoy, an exceptionally fine, interpretive jazz singer and pianist, returns to Hartford to perform in the Sunday Jazz Brunch at the Muraski Cafe at the Mark Twain House & Museum. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 13, 2012
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Day Of History And Faith Park Street recently erupted with the sounds of salsa and merengue to celebrate Three Kings Day, which brought out throngs of Hartford's Latino population. A parade, led by a police escort, included the Magi's slaves carrying baby Jesus' presents and Police Chief Daryl K. Roberts atop one camel, while the two other wise men walked alongside their animals. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: January 7, 2007
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Debating The Future Of The Old State House In Hartford In 1814, a group of New England Federalist politicians, unhappy with the conduct of the War of 1812, met in the council chamber of the Old State House to discuss seceding from the Union. History has brought resilient strength to the United States. But the 213-year-old downtown landmark has been plagued by financial uncertainty from its earliest days to this summer, as the state budget crisis leaves its immediate future uncertain. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 04, 2009
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Decision Looms for Hartford Stage, The Hartford Stage is planning an expansion which would create a second stage and make the theater more inviting to a larger community. Theater leaders are determined that programming will determine the building, not the other way around, which has been the case with many arts capital projects that have failed. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 1, 2005
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Design Puts Two Schools On The Map Two schools designed by DuBose Associates, a Hartford-based architecture firm, demonstrate the design principle that architecture's most important job is give our built world an identity that contributes to and grows from local history, culture and circumstances: architecture with a sense of place.One school is the Sport and Medical Sciences Academy in Hartford, in the Coltsville section of Hartford, is a riot of color, shapes and textured metal. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 08, 2009
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Dezron Douglas and Lummie Spann's New Jazz CD: From Underground To Foreground Delighted concert-goers buzzed with enthusiastic chatter about a possible Grammy nomination for Hartford's hard-swinging New Jazz Workshop (NJW), which romped through its triumphant CD release party in Hartford on May 25, celebrating its festive, new debut recording, "Underground." Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 17, 2012
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Dinosaurs Unearthed Unveiled The Dinosaurs Unearthed exhibit featured 14 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, three full-scale articulated skeletons, 23 fossil specimens (including Coprolite), and numerous facts. Published by Real Hartford ; Publication Date: April 05, 2012
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Director For The People In this editorial, the Courant expresses the opinion that Susan Lubowsky Talbott struck just the right note when she was introduced as the new director of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art last week. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 17, 2008
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Divisive Test Of Character Shirley Q. Liquor is a drag queen known across the nation for performing as a poor black Southern woman with 19 children, a welfare boozer who speaks in Ebonics. But without the housedress, the bright wig, dark cosmetics and orange lipstick, Shirley Q. is a white minister from Kentucky named Chuck Knipp. Later this month, Knipp is scheduled to perform his blackface routine at the Chez Est in Hartford, drawing condemnation from some patrons who call the performance a modern-day minstrel show that has no place at the friendly neighborhood gay bar, especially during Black History Month. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 2, 2007
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Don't Knock The Rocks This editorial from the Hartford Courant opposes one of the preliminary ideas around the iQuilt plan, the proposed re-imaging of Bushnell Park as the nexus of downtown Hartford's arts and cultural institutions, which is to alter Stone Field Sculpture, the unique and compelling piece of public art by Carl Andre. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 03, 2011
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Downtown Hartford Finally Gets a Movie Theater, and Front Street Starts to Take Shape Hartford’s downtown hasn’t had a movie theater in something like three decades, but that’s finally about to change. The Spotlight Theatre that will open Nov. 16, 2012 will also be the very first operational tenant for the vacant Front Street section of the billion-dollar-plus Adriaen’s Landing redevelopment project. Published by The Hartford Advocate ; Publication Date: November 07, 2012
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Downtown Hartford's iQuilt Plan A dramatic vision for making downtown Hartford more walkable — including extending Bushnell Park to Main Street and creating gardens and restaurants in the space — was shown in detail recently. The project, known as iQuilt, has been in the works for four years and its rough form has been public since 2009. Details such as a redesigned Gold Street and Travelers Plaza, with an ice skating rink outside the iconic office tower, would be part of a "continuous walkway" connecting the Connecticut River with the state Capitol. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 14, 2011
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Downtown Hartford's New Vision Faces Old Challenges The project to connect Hartford’s downtown cultural venues, known as iQuilt, is a nifty flash of new urbanism that builds on a lot of smart ideas about connecting parks, museums, vistas and corporate byways in a pedestrian-friendly way. The challenge in Hartford, however, is layers deep — not just the challenge of physical problems but that Hartford has had so many grand plans in the past. What's needed is not bricks and mortar at all, some critics say, but rather activity in the streets, social connections people-to-people and institution-to-institution. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 15, 2011
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Dramatizing Youth Issues The Hartford-based HartBeat Ensemble stages a production that focuses on a diverse group of young people and current social and educational issues. Most of the play's teenage participants are students at the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts. The Men of Color Initiative and Hartford Communities that Care (HCTC) are sponsors of the show. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: April 8, 2005
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Dutch Treat Rembrandt's People, a small yet choice selection of portraits by Rembrandt van Rijn, loaned by public and private collections in North America, is on view at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art through Jan. 24, 2010. The seven original works plus four others on display in "Rembrandt's People" illuminate the enduring appeal of the Dutch Old Master. Published by The Hartford Advocate ; Publication Date: October 14, 2009
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Early-America Black Governors Join Parade Not all the politicians who joined the recent annual African American Parade in Hartford were modern-day officeholders. A few came from the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Members of a local cultural history center marched in full period costume representing early American black governors who were influential leaders in black communities during the slavery era and acted as liaisons with the white community. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: September 16, 2007
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Edward Cumming Takes On Interim Duties At Hartt School Edward Cumming, music director of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, also will serve as interim director of Orchestral Activities for the Hartt School for the 2010-11 academic year. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 23, 2010
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El Centro Cultural on Park Street This document presents plans for the restoration of a city block running along Park Street by the Broad-Park Development Corporation. El Centro Cultural Community Investment Revitalization Project aims to revive, restore and transform the economic and social environment of the Frog Hollow neighborhood of Hartford (the center of the region's Latino culture) through the restoration, adaptive re-use, modernization and reconstruction of the south side of an entire city block along Park Street, the vital commercial artery running through and serving the neighborhood. Published by Park-Broad Development Corporation ; Publication Date: September 2006
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Elegant Curtain Still Rises At Cinestudio Cinestudio, an independent nonprofit organization, is one of the coolest places in Greater Hartford. Cinestudio is film theater located in a big auditorium at Trinity College. However, Cinestudio faces two challenges that must be met. The first has to do with major renovations at the college in the past couple of years which reduced attendance. The other issue isn't as easily resolved. Cinestudio shows movies on reel-to-reel projectors. But, the film world is going digital, and they need a digital projector to keep up with the times. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: March 29, 2009
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Elizabeth Park’s Rose Weekend In Elizabeth Park Enhanced By Ct Artists Initiative This year the Elizabeth Park Rose Garden Weekend, was enhanced by more than 36 Hartford area urban artists, individuals and groups from the Connecticut Artists Initiative, (CAI). The CAI presented “ITS ALL ABOUT LOVE!” Produced and directed by Patricia Johnson, and Twila McKinney was a well-designed, and highly diverse, quality production, daily from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. during the Rose Garden Weekend. Published by The Hartford News ; Publication Date: June 27, 2013
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Emanuel Ax Will Perform With Hartford Symphony The acclaimed pianist Emanuel Ax returned to Hartford to perform in a fund-raising event recently at Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts. Ax and his wife, pianist Yoko Nozaki, both will perform with The Hartford Symphony, conducted by Edward Cumming. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: September 21, 2010
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Eminem Buys Hartford Music Producer's Beat Doc Ish has reasons to be happy. And high up on the list of things to be happy about is this: He's been discovered. By Eminem. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 23, 2009
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Empty Storefronts Not So Empty Here's one way to fill empty retail storefronts -- ditch the retail and go for some art. The Hartford Business Improvement District has taken 12 empty storefronts and given them new life. Nine Hartford Artists were selected to install works ranging from full-scale three dimensional pieces to interactive artwork to graphic art. Published by Hartford Cityline, The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: September 30, 2009
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Ensemble Stages Real Life Health Care Stories Hartbeat Ensemble, a socially conscious theater troupe based in Hartford, will be performing eight, 10-minute dramas about the pitfalls of the state's health system in their annual "Plays in the Parks" production. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 11, 2008
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Ensuring Stories Endure Even Anne Frank's diary, as compelling as it is, couldn't compare to the face-to-face testimony Holocaust survivors Seena and Bernard Schwarz gave to four young actors with Hartford Children's Theatre. The local actors star in the upcoming production of "And Then They Came for Me - Remembering the World of Anne Frank." To help them better understand their roles, the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford teamed the actors with local Holocaust survivors as mentors. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: April 21, 2007
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EnvisionFest is Coming Sept. 29! EnvisionFest, a new day-long festival in Downtown Hartford will be held on Saturday, September 29, 2012. Published by The Hartford News ; Publication Date: August 30, 2012
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EnvisionFest Pushes Hartford’s Walkability The iQuilt partnership will host 25,000 people on Sept. 29 in Hartford for a free festival with multiple events and performances in order to showcase the walkability of the city's downtown. EnvisionFest Hartford is designed to send festival-goers around the city's various arts and cultural attractions, helping fulfill iQuilt's goal of turning the city's downtown into a year-round destination for visitors. Published by The Hartford Business Journal ; Publication Date: August 27, 2012
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Evelyn W Preston Memorial Trust Fund: 2007 Grant Application The Evelyn W Preston Memorial Trust Fund is a perpetual trust established to fund free public band and orchestral concerts in parks and other appropriate locations in the City of Hartford. Published by Cultural Affairs Office of the Department of Health & Human Services, City of Hartford ; Publication Date: December 1, 2006
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Ex-Dealership Nearly Ready For Close-Up The former Thomas Cadillac property at the corner of Albany Avenue and Westbourne Parkway is becoming the Irma and Mort Handel Performing Arts Center of the University of Hartford. It will open next summer and be ready for the fall semester, 2008. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: December 16, 2007
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Exhibit At Hartford Public Library Shines Light On Hog River Hartford has a hidden underworld, and Peter Albano and Joseph McCarthy have made it their business as artists to tell the city about it. Albano and McCarthy have been working on their Hog River project for months now, and they have an exhibit which opened recently at the ArtWalk at Hartford Public Library. Hog River, which once meandered citywide, used to flood frequently and was given the name Hog River because it smelled bad. So in the '30s, a project began to force the river's flow underground. It took decades and involved municipal and state agencies and the Army Corps of Engineers. Today, the river flows through a two-mile cement tunnel almost entirely buried and pitch-black. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: December 03, 2012
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Exit, Stage Right Michael Wilson, the outgoing artistic director of Hartford Stage, is about to make Manhattan his permanent home after 13 years. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 19, 2011
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Exploration of Gender, Ethnicity, and Identity in New Exhibit Connecticut Science Center‘s new traveling exhibit, Identity: An Exhibition of You allows visiters to investigate symmetry of their face, their fingerprints up close, and see how they might look in the future if they skip the sunscreen or decide to take up smoking. Published by Real Hartford ; Publication Date: January 17, 2013
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Eye-Opening Designs on the Atheneum A group of architecture students from the University of Hartford has explored the idea of expanding the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art by using the nearby Hartford Times building. The design problem was part of the university's new graduate program in architecture. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: August 21, 2005
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Eyesore Transformed Into Fine Arts Gem A long-vacant eyesore on Albany Avenue has been renovated into a fine arts jewel, thanks to the largest fundraising project ever by the University of Hartford. The Handel Performing Arts Center will serve as a classroom and showcase for roughly 250 dance and theater students at the university’s Hartt School of Music. It will open in time for fall classes, and a formal dedication ceremony is set for Sept. 12, 2008. Published by The Hartford Business Journal ; Publication Date: August 11, 2008
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Fest Showcases Comic Short Films The Mark Twain House & Museum jumped on the Connecticut Film Festival bandwagon, hosted a three-day festival of comic short films on Friday through Sunday, Feb. 24 through 26, 2012. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 19, 2012
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Festival A Fitting Honor For Jazz Master Jackie McLean John Lenwood McLean, one of the greatest jazz masters of his time, called Hartford home. So, it's only fitting that the city threw a party to honor the late alto sax maestro. The inaugural Jackie McLean International Arts Festival had the makings of an annual signature event with international appeal. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 14, 2008
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Festival Of Trees: An Entrenched Holiday Tradition Thousands of people who trekked to Hartford’s Main Street to the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art for the 39th Festival of Trees and Traditions, considered one of the city's oldest and most cherished holiday events. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: December 03, 2012
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Fiddle Contest Organizer Paul LeMay Dies With little more than charisma and force of will, Paul LeMay managed to turn an improbable idea into a Hartford phenomenon, bringing tens of thousands to the city for an annual fiddle contest. LeMay died Friday, January 30, 2009. He was 65. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 03, 2009
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Fifty Years Of Great Theater Happy 50th anniversary to Hartford Stage and the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam. Long Wharf and Yale Repertory Theater, both in New Haven, will celebrate their golden anniversaries in the next few years. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 03, 2013
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Filling In The Future As the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art prepared for its annual meeting, it once again found itself in transition. Willard Holmes resigned as director in April, and the search for a new director, the fifth in 10 years, is expected to continue into 2008. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: November 11, 2007
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Filmmaker Wants Hispanics To Star Giovanny Blanco’s movie, "The Last Intervention," is a mockumentary about a dysfunctional Dominican family in Hartford that volunteers to shoot a documentary about interventions, to help them cope with teen daughter Melky's wild behavior. It had its world premiere at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford on August 30, 2012. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: August 26, 2012
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Films Return To La Paloma As the Capitol Cinema Collective prepares for the upcoming Hartford International Film Festival, members also are celebrating the return of the popular Kino Kafé series of free film screenings at La Paloma Sabanera, the restaurant at the corner of Capitol Avenue and Babcock Street in Hartford. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: October 28, 2008
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Financial Gift A Boon For Twain House The Mark Twain House and Museum in Hartford is getting some financial breathing room, but still struggles to meet its operating costs and repay loans from earlier expansions, officials say. The landmark site recently received $500,000 from the Annenberg Foundation, a gift museum officials say will help them keep up with loan payments that threatened to push the historic Mark Twain property into bankruptcy. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: December 02, 2008
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First Lady Honors Artists Collective For its “effectiveness in developing creativity and fostering academic success by engaging young people in the arts and humanities,” The Artists Collective of Hartford, was recognized with a prestigious national award by First Lady Michelle Obama at a White House ceremony on Wednesday, October 20, 2010. Published by The Hartford News ; Publication Date: November 11, 2010
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Five Hundred Thousand Dollars Or More Stolen; Woman To Plead Guilty A former employee at the Mark Twain House & Museum who was under investigation after more than $500,000 was stolen from the organization is expected to enter a guilty plea in U.S. District Court in Bridgeport. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: August 05, 2011
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Flatiron Flourish The Motto Building, located at 1 Congress Street in Hartford, has experienced a rich history since it was built in 1891. Now it houses the non-profit Gathering Place, and a biotech incubator company. The City of Hartford and the Noble, Young, and O'Connor law firm are trying to spruce up the building. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: April 3, 2005
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Fledgling Hartford Opera Company Launches Fund Drive Two Hartford-area opera mavens have started a fundraising initiative in a campaign to bring fully staged opera back to the capital city. The Greater Hartford Opera Co. project would require $175,000 in seed-money donations by Aug. 31, 2011. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 08, 2011
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Flipside On a recent Saturday groups of residents volunteered to clean scattered areas around the city. These annual (or semi-annual in some spots) events, besides achieving what they are supposed to, provide an interesting anthropology exercise. But this year her team found a disturbing trend. They found literally hundreds of (mostly) used glassine bags. One person found a baggie that was actually still filled with heroin. Published by Real Hartford ; Publication Date: May 05, 2011
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Focus on the Future The Connecticut Center for Science and Exploration, an interactive science museum, would be a place of wonder and exploration for "our grandchildren," museum officials stressed. State and local officials got together recently to celebrate the groundbreaking for the Center. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: October 22, 2005
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Foot Guard Hall an Underused Asset Lt. Col. Robert A. Burnham of the First Company wishes more people would visit Foot Guard Hall on High Street and enlist. The hall has fallen out of memory and into disrepair, but its historical value merits interest. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 22, 2005
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For 100th, Hartford Should Do Twain Proud Mark Twain was not big on anniversaries. "What ought to be done to the man who invented the celebrating of anniversaries? Mere killing would be too light," he observed. But even the great curmudgeon acknowledged that anniversaries were "very well up to a certain point." For Hartford and Connecticut, that point might be next April 21. That is the 100th anniversary of the death of Samuel Clemens, aka Mark Twain, the incomparable writer, wit, social critic and world citizen. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: October 25, 2009
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For Areas Top Officials, $300,000 Is High End The $300,000+ annual salary for the Community Renewal Team's CEO is 2.5 times larger than other non-profits in the state that are providing federal Head Start services to pre-school children, according to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services auditors. The U.S. Senate and the IRS are investigating the finances of non-profits across the country. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: April 24, 2005
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For Good Work, Nine Selected To Hang A most unlikely group of art connoisseurs gathered at former Hartford Mayor Mike Peters' restaurant recently, eyes affixed on the dining-room wall as they waited for the annual unveiling of "Mayor Mike's Nine." The list included former School Superintendent Hernan LaFontaine, Charter Oak Cultural Center director Donna Berman and community activist Hyacinth Yennie, who were among the selected few whose portraits, by photographer Carla Ten Eyck, will hang in the downtown restaurant for the next year. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 21, 2008
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For Hartford Skate Park, The Art Of Compromise As Hartford officials plan improvements to the skate park atop Route I-84, they would be wise to seek a compromise between nearby business owners and those who use it. At issue is graffiti. It's "urban art" to some, especially the young people who skate at the area and call it "Heaven," although it's technically named for New Ross, County Wexford, Ireland, a Hartford Sister City. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 08, 2013
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For Sale: Hartford Arts Center, Much Loved It seemed like a good idea at the time, and actually it was. In the 1980s, many of the city's arts groups were in dire need of rehearsal, classroom and office space. Some top corporate and foundation leaders rolled up their sleeves. A former motel and a taxi barn on Farmington Avenue became the Hartford Courant Arts Center. For a good long time, it worked. Alas, time passes and circumstances change, and now the complex, in need of repair and losing money, is up for sale. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: April 06, 2008
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For Twain House, A Departure Debra Petke, a 15-year employee of the Mark Twain House and Museum, is stepping down as executive director after only two years to become president of the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts in Old Lyme Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: August 4, 2007
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For Two Museums, The Byzantine Era Continues The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum Of Art has struggled for years to reconcile its jumbled floor plan. It does not labor alone. The Art Institute of Chicago, like the Wadsworth, also has a disparate, disjointed conglomerate of buildings and no vision to rectify this confusion. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 10, 2008
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Former Dealership Transformed Into Stunning New U Of H Performing Arts Center Tom Condon expresses the opinion that the Hartt School's Mort and Irma Handel Performing Arts Center of the University of Hartford, the former Thomas Cadillac property at the corner of Albany Avenue and Westboune Parkway, is tremendously cool, a remarkable and counterintuitive reuse of a commercial building. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: September 07, 2008
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Former Hartford Arts Center Needs An Angel Mike McGarry writes that if there's a company, foundation or family that is looking to make a meaningful holiday gift, even in this tough economy, Hartford has a shovel-ready opportunity. This one would bring neighborhood improvement, economic development and support for the arts, plus be a big billboard for the donor. And, it would save a city asset from becoming another parking lot. The opportunity is the old Hartford Courant Arts Center on Farmington Avenue, near Aetna and the Lincoln Culinary Institute. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: December 06, 2009
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Former Museum Curator Dies Carol Dean Krute, curator of costume and textiles for the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art for 15 years until her retirement last September, died recently. She was 65. Krute was a combination of a scholar, storyteller and detective as she brought collections to life in the museum's compact costume gallery. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 1, 2006
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Forum on Form: High Victorian Gothic The Mark Twain House is a good example of High Victorian Gothic. What we notice first about the Mark Twain house is the house's picturesque form — "the nooks and angles and gables too" — and the ways that architect Edward Tuckerman Potter tied the building to its setting. The big windows and porches and balconies provided views of the surrounding scenery, which in the 1870s was more picturesque than now: Down the hill, where Hartford Public High School and its athletic fields now stand, were peaceful meadows and a winding river. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 06, 2008
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Founts Of Information What better way to start a new year than to reopen two of the area's most popular libraries? The Hartford Public Library is celebrating its $42 million expansion and renovation with five days of ceremonies and events. The Noah Webster Library in West Hartford, which has undergone a $9 million expansion and makeover also had events scheduled. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: January 03, 2008
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Four Public Projects Put Art In The Streets, Parks Of Parkville, Frog Hollow Four artists have been invited to Hartford by Real Art Ways to create works for a show opening today called "Real Public." The public installations are decorating Harford’s Pope Park, Parkville and Frog Hollow neighborhoods. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 30, 2009
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Free Hartford Jazz Festival In Bushnell Park This Weekend Red-hot jazz musicians jamming away on a flat-bed truck rolling through downtown Hartford recently herald the opening of the 19th annual Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz (GHFJ), a free, outdoor event that's expected to draw more than 50,000 people to the city's scenic Bushnell Park. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 16, 2010
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From Art Deco To World War II Three Hartford buildings are excellent examples of American architecture developed between World War I and World War II: Art Deco, Art Moderne and Stripped Classicism. One of Hartford's best Art Deco buildings is the Polish National Home built in 1930. The old Comet Diner on Farmington Avenue is an excellent example of Arte Moderne with its glass blocks, shiny steel and flowing lines. The Federal Building on High Street, built in 1931-1932, is a good example of Stripped Classicism. These three buildings have many basic traits in common: smooth surfaces, shallow carving, stylized and streamlined forms, and rich, glossy materials. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 10, 2007
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Fun Draws Them; Jobs Keep Them Things are beginning to change in Hartford for young adults (age 21-34), who have in recent years left the state. Across the Hartford region and beyond, events for young professionals are attracting big crowds. But, jobs growth is what is necessary to keep young adults in the area. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: October 29, 2005
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Funding Woes Connecticut's spectacular new $165 million Science Center opened its glass doors to the public for the first time on June 12, 2009. But state funding for the center and other cultural and arts institutions like it may get vaporized. Amid the excitement of launch party, there were growing concerns about where the institution's $8.5 million annual operating budget is going to come from, particularly as the state's planned annual contribution of $1.2 million appears to be in serious jeopardy. Published by The Hartford Advocate ; Publication Date: June 02, 2009
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Gee's Bend At Hartford Stage A Vibrant, Inspiring Work Of Art With an imaginatively rich, splendidly acted, visually and sonically gorgeous "Gee's Bend," Hartford Stage introduces two talents to New England audiences: director Hana S. Sharif and emerging playwright Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: January 22, 2010
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Gene Solon Helped Make Hartford A Jazz Mecca As the ebullient, omnipresent Zelig of Hartford's arts world, Gene Solon seemed to pop up everywhere on the local scene, at art gallery openings, classical music concerts or jazz events, at established or obscure venues for the most accessible or the most arcane, avant-garde visual and musical genres. He died peacefully on Oct. 6, 2008, in Tucson Ariz. at the age of 83. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: November 09, 2008
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Gleeful Connecticut Chorus Headed To London Olympics Champions in their own right, a Hartford high school jazz choir performed in London at the Summer Olympics. Chosen from a competitive pool of thousands of aspiring Olympic entertainers, The Real Ambassadors chorus performed their distinctive brand of bebop-rooted Jon Hendricks-inspired jazz in the heart of the Olympic Village on July 31, 2012. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 07, 2012
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Going For Broke-ology Tazewell Thompson is back in Connecticut doing what he loves best: directing. The 58-year-old director-playwright is staging the Connecticut premiere of Nathan Louis Jackson's "Broke-ology" at Hartford's TheaterWorks, an intimate comedy-drama that centers on a struggling and loving single-parent African-American family. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: September 12, 2010
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Governor Malloy Launches City Canvas Project for CT Cities Connecticut cities will be getting a bit of an artistic face -- and spirit-- lift. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, city leaders, and artists gathered at the Governor's Mansion recently to give a high-profile launch to a new $1 million arts initiative, "City Canvases," a program that is intended to revitalize Connecticut’s urban public spaces through large-scale art installations. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: January 23, 2012
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Governor's Wife Named CEO of GHAC Cathy Malloy, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's wife, has been named the chief executive officer of the Greater Hartford Arts Council, replacing Kate Bolduc. Published by Hartford Cityline, The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: October 10, 2011
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Grass Roots Theater Hartbeat Ensemble bring its wild, gritty political plays to Hartford parks. Published by The Hartford Advocate ; Publication Date: July 15, 2009
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Gratitude Etched In Stone The groundbreaking recently for the $1.2 million Connecticut State Veterans Memorial in Rocky Hill will continue a process — honoring veterans living and dead — that reached an apogee 150 years ago. Connecticut's people have expressed deep and heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to veterans of all wars. But when it comes to creating monuments to veterans, The Civil War stands alone. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: November 14, 2010
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Greater Hartford Arts Council Funding Campaign Stresses Strong Links Between Arts And Wellness The CEO of the Greater Hartford Arts Council is promoting a new arts strategy that she hopes will deepen a connection to the arts and create new funding opportunities. This new drive is meant to hit home with a holistic message that the arts are an integral part of a community's health: in mind, body and spirit. It's the theme of the 39th annual United Arts Campaign that was launched recently and is raising money for more than 150 arts, culture and heritage organizations in 34 towns throughout Hartford County. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 07, 2010
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Greater Hartford Arts Council Getting Stricter with Grants Kate Bolduc, the outgoing CEO of the Greater Hartford Arts Council, is giving her organization a stunning parting gift. It is the re-invention of the 40-year-old nonprofit agency with a new strategic plan for the organization, which tightens up requirements for grants. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 31, 2011
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Greater Hartford Jazz Festival Strikes A Chord With Music Lovers Bushnell Park was filled with the sounds of jazz in the summer sun Sunday as the three-day Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz brought thousands of music lovers to the capital city. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 18, 2010
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Gregory R. Tate On Sunday,June 3, 2012, Gregory R. Tate, 60, died from lung cancer. Tate was a commanding presence in Hartford and its theater scene. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 14, 2012
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Guakia Struggles for Survival Guakia was founded in Hartford 27 years ago to promote Latin American music, dance and culture. Now the organization is struggling to keep its doors open. Marcelina Sierra, Executive Director of Guakia, said that last month, the organization’s Board of Directors voted to close it down due to lack of funding. But when the board met again on September 30, a large group of parents whose children were taking classes at Guakia showed up to protest the closing. Published by The Hartford News ; Publication Date: October 07, 2010
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Guitarist Sinan Bakir Next Up In Library Jazz Series Guitarist Sinan Bakir, Turkey's great gift to Hartford's ongoing jazz renaissance, was so homesick when he first arrived in Hartford 11 years ago as a scholarship student that he almost turned around and went home to Ankara, the capital of Turkey. Luckily for Hartford, Bakir chose Connecticut's capital city over Ankara, and has established himself as a much respected player on the highly competitive, en local scene. He recently performed in The Hartford Public Library's free "Baby Grand Jazz" series. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 07, 2012
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Hal Holbrook, Who Has Played Mark Twain For 56 Years, Returns To Hartford For One Night Only It's anniversary time at the Mark Twain House & Museum and the Hartford home is gearing up for a year-long celebration of a series of mileposts: the 100th anniversary of the author's death, the 175th anniversary of his birth and the 125th anniversary of the publication of "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn." Kicking off the year's events is the sold-out presentation of "Mark Twain Tonight!" at the University of Hartford's Lincoln Theater by a man who has become synonymous with the American author: Hal Holbrook. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: January 17, 2010
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Hands Off Artwork: Leave Stone Field Alone Will K. Wilkins, director of Real Art Ways in Hartford, writes that plans to revitalize Hartford, such as the iQuilt, should respect the integrity of Carl Andre's public artwork, Stone Field Sculpture, next to Center Church. Stone Field is a public sculpture known worldwide. Marring its context, rearranging it, "improving" it, adding a water feature, would set the stage for a national and international public embarrassment that Hartford can ill afford. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 26, 2011
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Hanging On The Institute for Community Research sponsored an exhibit over the last several months, Weavings of War, which featured traditional weaving and crafts created by people in war-torn lands. The textiles on display were a reaction to violence. The last event was a presentation by two of approximately 1,600 Bosnian Muslim refugees who live in Hartford. The Bosnian crafts displayed — woven rugs and knitted works such as socks, hats and decorative pieces — are examples of traditional art that survived the violence in the country. The other works on display, from places like Peru, Chile and Afghanistan, were reflections of conflict. Published by The Hartford Advocate ; Publication Date: January 18, 2007
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Hard Times at the Atheneum Hartford's venerable Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, the oldest in the nation, is struggling to remain relevant in a changed city. Published by The Hartford Advocate ; Publication Date: July 12, 2007
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Hard Times At Twain's House One of Hartford's international landmarks struggles to remain fully funded and relevant. Observers in the arts community voiced guarded optimism about the Twain House's future. Published by The Hartford Advocate ; Publication Date: May 08, 2008
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Harry Gray, Builder Of United Technologies Corp. And Philanthropist, Dies At 89 Harry J. Gray, the executive who built United Technologies Corp. by redefining the hostile takeover, and then became a leading Hartford area philanthropist along with his wife, Helen, died July 8, 2009. He was 89. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 09, 2009
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Hartbeat Ensemble Moves to Carriage House Theater HartBeat Ensemble, a Hartford-based theater company, has signed a multiyear agreement on a new home: the Carriage House Theater at 360 Farmington Avenue, Hartford. The 77-seat theater was originally occupied by Hartford Children’s Theater. Published by The Hartford News ; Publication Date: March 21, 2013
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HartBeat's Greg Tate Lived To Expose Prejudice And Poverty Greg Tate, "Tate" to his many friends, was a playwright, actor and director who brought political theater to Hartford. Together with the other co-founders of the theater group HartBeat Ensemble, Tate put on productions that exposed racism, classism and the effects of poverty. Tate, 60, a Hartford resident, died on June 3, 2012. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 22, 2012
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Hartford Arena Fine - If It Fits This editorial expresses the view that plans for a new arena should be part of an overall downtown plan that integrates the near North End, Union Place and the riverfront into a larger and vibrant downtown. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: January 22, 2006
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Hartford Arts Companies Offer Free Tickets To CT Opera Subscribers In light of the announcement this week that Connecticut Opera is out of business and not refunding money to its subscribers, Hartford arts executives are responding to their own subscribers' concerns and, at the same time, rallying in support of disenfranchised and angry opera fans. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 12, 2009
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Hartford Arts Council Economizes When it comes to weathering the recession, government could take a lesson from The Greater Hartford Arts Council. Last month the nonprofit arts council announced it was selling the former Hartford Courant Arts Center at 224 Farmington Ave. in Hartford to Aetna for $300,000. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 27, 2010
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Hartford Arts Hurt By Loss Of Curators Like canaries in a coal mine, three of the Hartford region's four curators of contemporary art have suddenly disappeared. This should alarm both artists and civic leaders. For years now, expert economists and urban planners have told us that the arts are critical to the fabric of cities, that the "creative economy" is crucial to regenerating neighborhoods and animating downtowns. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: September 26, 2010
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Hartford Arts Pillars Strong, Vital In spite of the unfortunate demise of the Connecticut Opera, the Hartford arts scene is alive and well. The Bushnell, Hartford Stage and the Hartford Symphony, among others, remain financially strong and well-positioned to weather the current economic storm. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 15, 2009
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Hartford Arts Scene: Let's Take It To The Next Level At Real Art Ways recently, community leaders in Hartford made a good argument for Hartford: Could we be on the cusp of a new creative era here — when things that people already are doing become important? Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: November 27, 2009
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Hartford Blooms with Activity! The old story saw that "there's nothing to do in Hartford" is so out of date that one feels pity for those that are so misinformed. From Monday night Jazz in the Park and the the Arch Street Tavern (Big Band) to Black Eyed Sally's Jams, to movies in the Parks put on by the city, free entertainment is everywhere. Published by The Hartford News ; Publication Date: July 25, 2013
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Hartford Colonials Cheerleading Captains Prepare for First Season Got spirit? Sixteen young women named to the first-ever Hartford Colonials cheerleading squad certainly do. But the team is still looking for more spirited dancers and cheerleaders, and 16 more were chosen at auditions held recently at Hartford's XL Center. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 23, 2010
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Hartford Conservatory's End: A Sad Note After 120 years, The Hartford Conservatory is bringing down the curtain. The closing was probably inevitable, despite heroic and imaginative efforts to stay in business. Yet, it is sad. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: October 17, 2010
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Hartford Could Use Some Cool Northern Ideas Things that have improved Burlington, Vermont might or might not work for Hartford. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: September 4, 2005
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Hartford Gets $100K To Convert Empty Storefronts The city was awarded a $100,000 grant from the state to transform vacant downtown storefronts into “creative destinations,” such as retail or pop-up stores, a remote broadcast studio or an artist exhibition. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: January 10, 2013
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Hartford Hip-Hop A whole range of MCs labor away at making a name for Central Connecticut's hip-hop scene. Published by The Hartford Advocate ; Publication Date: August 14, 2007
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Hartford Improv Group Brings Out Truth In Business Improv groups are known for a few things: crashing house parties, frequenting various clubs and stages, and creating elaborate scenes out of a few suggestions from an audience. Hartford comedy troupe Sea Tea Improv has gone one step further, extending beyond the improv mold by holding communication workshops with businesses and corporate professionals in Central Connecticut. Published by The Hartford Business Journal ; Publication Date: July 22, 2013
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Hartford Jazz Fest Is Singing The Blues Barring a dramatic rescue, the Hartford International Jazz Festival, the annual Columbus Day Weekend bash that for seven years has filled downtown bars and restaurants with the sound of jazz, will end on a sad note. Domingo Guerra, the sparkplug producer of the festival, which brought world-class jazz luminaries to the capital city, has decided to bow out of the Octoberfest that he created and ran with his partner, J. Sarah Posner. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: December 03, 2008
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Hartford Landmarks Grace Library Photo Murals Seventeen dramatic floor-to-ceiling color photographs of Hartford landmarks were recently added along the north and south walls of the Hartford Public Library’s main reading room — among them the Colt Armory dome, horses from the Bushnell Park Carousel, the State Capitol at night, an aerial view of the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch, the Rose Garden at Elizabeth Park and the Morgan Great Hall in the Wadsworth Atheneum. The photographs were shot by Jack McConnell, who says the library's former chief librarian, Louise Blalock, enlisted him to produce photos of neighborhood scenes as part of the library's capital improvement project. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 20, 2009
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Hartford Looks To Vacant Storefronts To House iConnect Winners The city is eyeing vacant storefronts along Pratt and Trumbull streets to house the four businesses it chose as winners of its iConnect program. In April 2013, after reviewing more than 40 applications, the city selected as its winners Hartford Prints, a family-run paper goods store and studio; National Exhibitions and Archives, a pop-up museum and print-on-demand gallery; Farm Shop, an urban farm hub that will sell organic food and supplies; and Natural Dogs and Cats, a pet store selling dog and cat food. The program will establish the businesses for an eight-month trial period in hopes that they will be successful enough to remain open permanently. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 12, 2013
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Hartford Man Charged For Painting Troubling Graffiti Days after city officials said they were contemplating limits on graffiti and murals at a city skate park atop I-84 in downtown Hartford, police arrested a city man for graffiti they say crossed a line. A person working in the Stilts Building at 20 Church St. called police Tuesday evening after spotting a man painting a bloody guillotine, said Lt. Brian Foley, a police spokesman. Officers found Matthew McLaughlin, 28, of Sargeant Street, painting the guillotine and the phrase "Devitalize Hartford," Foley said. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 11, 2013
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Hartford Mural Art, Just Add Water Downtown Hartford has a new piece of public art -- a large mural of the famous Charter Oak. Published by Capital Region Report, Jeff Cohen @ WNPR ; Publication Date: September 18, 2012
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Hartford Museums Should Work Together Rick Green comments that Hartford museums should work together to make it easier to actually go to these impressive places. He suggests a special one- or two-day ticket for a single, special price. Currently, a visit to the crown jewels, the Twain House, the Wadsworth and the Connecticut Science Center, will cost you at least $40, more when parking and lunch are part of the bargain. How about a deal for $30? Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 23, 2009
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Hartford Musician Doc Ish Hits the Big Time Rapper Eminem’s video for his latest hit, “We Made You,” caused a national controversy due to its use of a provocatively dressed Sara Palin look-alike. But few people know that the song was produced by Hartford’s Doc Ish of In Ya Head Productions (IYHP) at The Kontrol Room, its studio the city’s South End. IYHP’s production team also includes B. Burroughs, J. Stone, Vishous and other local musicians. Published by The Hartford News ; Publication Date: April 30, 2009
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Hartford Proposes Restricting Graffiti at 'Heaven' Skate Park Not everyone believes this Heaven is beautiful. The graffiti-covered skate park atop the I-84 tunnel is either an impressive exhibition of urban street art, or an eyesore — one that is upsetting corporate neighbors who view the graffiti as bad for downtown businesses. The concrete plaza, formally named New Ross, County Wexford Park in honor of Hartford's sister town in Ireland, is located off Main Street and is the only city-sanctioned public space where people are allowed to spray paint. After hearing concerns from local businesses and police officers, city officials are now considering a policy that would limit graffiti to two walls. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 08, 2013
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Hartford Public Library Special Review, October 2008 The final report of the internal audit of the Hartford Public Library conducted for the Hartford City Council. (PDF document, 92 pages) Published by City of Hartford ; Publication Date: October 30, 2008
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Hartford Public Library, Wadsworth Museum Named Finalists For National Award Two major city institutions are finalists for the 2013 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the top federal honor bestowed on museums and libraries in the United States for community work. Hartford Public Library, which won the award in 2002, and the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art were among 33 finalists that the Institute of Museum and Library Services announced recently. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 14, 2013
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Hartford Public Library: A Study In Bad Behavior A $42 million makeover has transformed Hartford Public Library into a gleaming expanse of glass and well-lit, open space that warmly welcomes visitors. But it's also a place where the behavioral norms traditionally associated with libraries are often breached. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 18, 2008
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Hartford Retail Initiative Building Up Slowly A new program providing free or reduced rent to retailers in downtown Hartford is getting off to a slower than expected start as planning and landlord negotiations are taking longer than expected. Still, the initiative, known as iConnect, is being heralded as an innovative way to fill vacant storefronts and bring a higher concentration of retail activity to downtown Hartford. Published by The Hartford Business Journal ; Publication Date: July 08, 2013
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Hartford Should Fund Public Art: It Gives The City Style Tom Condon expresses support for an ordinance such as the one proposed by city councilman Dr. Bob Painter, which would commit the city to spending at least $50,000 a year in matching funds for public art. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: October 28, 2007
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Hartford Stage Announces Summer Theatre Workshops Hartford Stage recently announced that registration is underway for theatre’s popular Summer Theatre Workshops. The six five-day workshops and one two-week workshop target students in a variety of age groups and cover a range of practical theatre techniques. Published by The Hartford News ; Publication Date: May 23 - 30, 2007
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Hartford Stage Company's Act II The Hartford Stage, having received a grant from the state of Connecticut, will be expanded. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 15, 2005
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Hartford Stage Gets $500,000 Grant To Stage Horton Foote's Epic Cycle The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is giving Hartford Stage a $500,000 grant to help stage the world premiere of "The Orphans' Home Cycle," the late Horton Foote's reconfiguring of his nine-play epic, described as an American "Odyssey." Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: March 31, 2009
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Hartford Stage Maestro Heeding A Call To Move On It was always in the cards that Michael Wilson, with his extraordinary talent, vision, energy, engaging personality, and connections in the theater world would move on. It was just a question of when. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 24, 2010
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Hartford Stage Ready For Next Phase A campaign that will include an additional $10 million to the Hartford Stage’s endowment, a "dynamic" renovation of the theater's lobby, an update of the building's infrastructure to comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act - including an elevator and special seating in the 489-seat theater - was announced recently. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 20, 2007
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Hartford Stage Reopens, YPM Takes A Tour Hartford Stage recently reopened with Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra after a five-month, four million dollar renovation. Published by Capital Region Report, Jeff Cohen @ WNPR ; Publication Date: October 06, 2010
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Hartford Stage's Next Act: Upgrades In The Wings Hartford Stage will begin construction in June 2010 on the first phase of its makeover, which will include an expansion of the lobby, including more bathroom space, into a city-owned parking area. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: January 17, 2010
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Hartford Stage, After Michael Wilson In June, Michael Wilson announced he will be stepping down as artistic director of Hartford Stage at the end of the 2010-11 season. In conversations with theater folks throughout the region and beyond, several key points have emerged that the search committee, and Hartford Stage's board, should consider as the search begins for new artistic leadership. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: August 27, 2010
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Hartford Symphony Orchestra Brings El Sistema-Style Music Program To School System The after-school pilot initiative to teach music at Hartford’s Burns School is inspired by El Sistema, the Venezuelan, state-sponsored social services program that created youth orchestras and has offered free music training for hundreds of thousands of children, most of whom are poor. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: November 25, 2011
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Hartford Symphony Orchestra Links Up With City Schools For Bushnell Performance Recently, at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, the Hartford Symphony Orchestra performed from Dvorak's Symphony No. 9 for a crowd of 2,500 Hartford elementary students. At one point, the student audience raised their recorders and began to accompany the orchestra with a sound that resembled a cicada chorus. Link Up, a national program from Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute, partners 29 orchestras in the country with local schools for a yearlong music education program that culminates in a live show. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 02, 2012
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Hartford to Host First Competitive Film Festival this Week Filmmakers, film critics and film enthusiasts recently gathered at cinema venues across Hartford for the city’s first-ever competitive international film festival, aptly named the Hartford International Film Festival. The festival was a production of the Capitol Cinema Collective (CCC), a two-year old organization comprised of greater Hartford residents who are passionate about cinema. Published by The Hartford News ; Publication Date: November 8 - 15, 2006
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Hartford Youth Art Renaissance Excellence Award Winners If you missed the 37th annual Hartford Youth Art Renaissance (HYAR) exhibition in the Hartford Courant Room of the Wadsworth Atheneum and the 3rd floor of the Hartford Public Library, be sure to see it in 2011. Published by Hartford Cityline, The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 22, 2010
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Hartford Youth Art Renaissance Exhibition at the Wadsworth From 'Futuristic Cityscape' in pencil and pen, a few loose brush strokes to color 'Fish Medley,’ the 37th annual Hartford Youth Art Renaissance is an exhibition to see. Opening May 8th and running through June 6th, the exhibition at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art features artwork by pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students. Published by Hartford Cityline, The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 11, 2010
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Hartford's 'Water By The Spoonful' Opens Off-Broadway "Water By The Spoonful," Quiara Alegría Hudes' play was originally commissioned, developed and produced in the fall of 2011. It is now running on Broadway. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: January 13, 2013
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Hartford's Cultural Institutions Take Steps To Weather Economic Storm Economic forces claimed one long-standing arts organization at the start of 2009: Connecticut Opera closed abruptly in the middle of its 67th season, leaving ticket-holders and subscribers with the equivalent of junk bonds. The four surviving large arts institutions, the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, The Hartford Symphony Orchestra and the Hartford Stage, is that their ample assets, and multimillion-dollar endowments, are enough to reassure ticket-holders that they won't disappear anytime soon. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: March 22, 2009
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Hartford's EnvisionFest: A Day Of Fun Downtown EnvisionFest, a one-day celebration of the cultural attractions available in downtown Hartford, comes to the capital city on Saturday, Sept. 29, for a full day (and into the night) of music, art, dancing, comedy and activities for kids and adults. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: September 27, 2012
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Hartford's Front Street To Get A Music Venue After years of empty storefronts in downtown Hartford's flagship development, things are picking up at Front Street. The state says a new concert venue may be the district's newest tenant. Published by Capital Region Report, Jeff Cohen @ WNPR ; Publication Date: September 26, 2012
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Hartford's Harmonic Convergence The Second Church of Christ, Scientist, a large and lovely 1920s Georgian Revival building on Lafayette Street near the Capitol, was put up for sale last summer. The state of Connecticut is negotiating to buy the building and officials haven't yet decided what to do with it. If it became the home of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra and an adjunct to the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, which is diagonally across the street, it would be an unequivocally positive statement about the arts in Hartford. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: December 02, 2007
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Hartford's Heaven: City Must Be Safe For Alternative Culture As Hartford continues down the path toward revitalization, the city's leadership is hitting all the right notes. The University of Connecticut's new downtown campus, Front Street development and new quality of life initiatives all seek to strengthen the city and its neighborhoods. Yet the city's administration struck a bad chord in its recent announcement regarding extensive renovation of New Ross, County Wexford Park, a destination for skateboarders who flock there from around the region. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 12, 2013
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Hartford's iQuilt Needs a Main Street Component Tom Condon comments on iQuilt, which capitalizes on the unrealized potential of Hartford's compact, rich downtown. He advocates for the linking of transportation and land use as the key to smart growth and livable communities, Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 18, 2010
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Hartford's iQuilt Plan Isn't A Home Run, And Maybe That's Just What City Needs Rick Green writes that iQuilt, a streets-and-parks improvement project backed by arts groups and local government that has huge potential, could cost as much as $100 million. Luckily, though, this save-Hartford strategy might be different from past efforts. The pay-as-you-go tactic of iQuilt – essentially an urban plan for Hartford – might offer a more practical approach for a capitol city that has spent the last few decades paying big and still missing when it comes to renewal. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 07, 2012
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Hartford's iQuilt: The Start Of Something Big If you like Hartford's proposed iQuilt plan, well, so does the National Endowment for the Arts. The NEA has awarded the city a prestigious grant of $250,000 for the culture-based downtown design plan. Hartford was one of only four cities out of more than 600 applicants to win the $250,000 award. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 24, 2010
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Hartford's New Stevens Walk Is A Moving Poem The Wallace Stevens Walk, which traces Stevens' daily journey from home to work, traces a 2.4-mile route marked by 13 knee-high granite markers, each with a stanza of Mr. Stevens' well-known poem "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird." It has taken 10 years to raise more than $140,000 for the memorial and get the necessary permits and permissions. Other than one large grant from The Hartford, the money has come "in dribs and drabs," said Ms. Palm. But help came from lawyers and architects, the city librarian and the public works director. Local poets and some nationally known poets helped or contributed. They were inspired by a great idea. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 23, 2009
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Hartford's New Time Machine Tom Condon discusses the new exhibit at the Old State House, "History Is All Around Us." Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: September 17, 2006
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Hartford's Science Center Is A Dazzling Jewel The new Connecticut Science Center has taken its place as the keystone of the Adriaen's Landing development, the centerpiece in a multimillion-dollar, multi-year planning effort to energize Hartford at its waterfront. The city has a new architectural showpiece, designed by Connecticut's own superstar architect, Cesar Pelli and his New Haven-based firm, Pelli Clarke Pelli. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 21, 2009
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Hartford's Stone Field, Symbol Of Resistance Occupying Hartford since 1977, and targeting the state Capitol, is a permanent symbol of resistance — geological resistance, impervious to wind, rain, cold, hunger and boredom. It is the Stone Field Sculpture by Carl Andre, euphoniously located at the corner of Gold and Main. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: October 20, 2011
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Hartford's The Rising Star In Local Filmmaker's Drama While attending film school, Newington native Marty Lang had an internship at the Los Angeles production company that made the "American Pie" movies. After graduating in 2004, he was offered a job at the company. But then he heard that another film studio, Utopia, was in talks to build a filmmaking complex in Preston, Conn. When it came time to write and direct his own movie, Lang, now 33 and living in East Windsor, looked no farther than the closest city, Hartford. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 20, 2011
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Hartford's Webster Theatre, State's Biggest Rock Club, Sold To MassConcerts More than 70 years of family ownership has ended with the sale of the Webster Theatre in Hartford to a Massachusetts concert promoter. Justine Robertson, whose family built the Barry Square movie house in 1937, has sold the venue for an undisclosed price to John Peters, who takes control of the 1,250-capacity rock club, the largest in Connecticut. The purchase price was not disclosed. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: March 18, 2009
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Hartford-Born Magik Markers Pay Tribute To Roots With Balf Quarry Elisa Ambrogio’s jam sessions in a garage band on Sprague Street spawned the Magik Markers, a noise-rock trio with a fondness for lo-fi recordings and compelling dissonance. The band has since shared stages with Sonic Youth and Dinosaur Jr. Now a two-piece, Magik Markers revisits its Hartford roots, sort of, with a new album named for Balf Quarry, the gravel pit that was a source of much fascination when Ambrogio was a kid growing up nearby. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 05, 2009
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Hartford: It's A Happening Place With about 1,250 bicyclists descending on Bushnell Park recently, traffic was disrupted enough to delay the start of a gospel festival in the park by about an hour. With a health fair and grandparents' day festivities also bringing people to the park, and many downtown cultural venues offering free activities as part of yet another initiative, it was an unusually busy day in Hartford. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: September 09, 2007
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Hartford: Municipal Version Of Whipping Boy Colin McEnroe writes that Hartford may have, buried under the rubble of ennui and, well, rubble, that "creative class," so necessary for the revitalizing of cities. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: April 12, 2009
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Hartt's New Heart Of Jazz Beats On As the new chairman of the prestigious Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz at the University of Hartford's Hartt School, Javon Jackson brings solid credentials as a teacher/mentor and as a highly skilled practitioner of the art of jazz. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: September 08, 2013
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Hats Off To TheaterWorks In this editorial, the Hartford Courant expresses the opinion that it goes without saying that Hartford is lucky to have the nationally acclaimed Hartford Stage Company. The city is particularly blessed to have a second theater company, TheaterWorks. TheaterWorks is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: April 29, 2010
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Have Artists, Need Money Bunches of people showed up to the cinema at Real Art Ways recently to learn more about how they could get a piece of Mayor Eddie A. Perez's $1.7 million arts stimulus pie. They learned a lot - application deadlines, eligibility, process. And here's another thing they learned: $1.1 million of that pie still has to be approved by the city council. Published by Hartford Cityline, The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: April 16, 2009
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He Built This City Locally grown playwright and Pulitzer Prize shortlister Christopher Shinn talks about Obama, death and his play. Published by The Hartford Advocate ; Publication Date: January 06, 2009
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Heart And Salsa A staple of the local Latin dance scene, Rey Bermudez has been teaching his Salsa Fundamentals course for the past six years, in rented spaces like the Fuller Movement Salon on Park Road. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: October 14, 2007
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Her Future Could Be In The Bag A Hartford-raised fashion designer has given up her career in New York City to return to Hartford and produce her own line of handbags. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: August 15, 2005
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Here's A Chance To Help Fix Up Washington Susan Campbell writes that the father of our country needs a makeover. Generations of Hartford Public High School students have passed by a larger-than-life portrait of George Washington — one hand on a saber, the other on a scroll — that has stood sentry in a school stairwell. These days, the painting is dingy, dirty and flaking. Without professional attention, the painting could be lost, and that would be a crime. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 28, 2009
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Here's Hoping Science Center Helps To Create Scientists Rick Green writes that if the new science center in Hartford inspires young people to be scientists, then it will be worth the price-tag. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: January 02, 2009
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Heritage On Parade Hartford's annual Columbus Day Parade honors Italians who came to America with little but their dreams. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: October 08, 2007
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Hey, Who's That Guy Dragging A Slab Of Marble Around Hartford? On Aug. 16, from about noon to about 6 p.m., you might have seen a man walking the sidewalks of the city, dragging behind him a 75-pound block of marble. He is not an escapee from a chain gang. He is not doing resistance training. He is an artist. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: August 14, 2012
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High School Students Jam in Hartford's 3rd Jazz in the Pocket Fifteen high schoolers' smooth and invigorating jazz echoed through the Charter Oak Cultural Center recently during the 3rd 'Jazz in the Pocket' jam. Published by Hartford Cityline, The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 27, 2010
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Hincks Never Lost Sight of Hartford's Potential When Dan Hincks considered opening a music hall and bistro venue in Connecticut about six years ago, his initial thought was to do it in Hartford. Hincks thought leveraging the City's dynamic arts scene would create a vibrant environment for an intimate music house. He targeted several Downtown locations, but eventually settled on a small Victorian opera house in Norfolk instead. But Hincks said he never took his eye off Hartford. Hincks' bullish outlook for Hartford was the driving force behind the recent deal to finally open a music venue Downtown. Published by The Hartford Business Journal ; Publication Date: October 08, 2012
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Hip-Hop Shakespeare There isn't an Elizabethan costume in sight, and none of the actors is saying lines in iambic pentameter. But there is a lot of dancing and rapping. At first glance, it's hard to tell that these 18 kids are rehearsing Shakespeare. The Hartford Stage Young Company, sponsored by the Greater Hartford Arts Council's Neighborhood Studios, presented "Breakdancing Shakespeare: The Comedy of Errors" at Hartford Stage recently, but with a twist. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: August 09, 2009
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Hipness In Hartford? City Should Support Skate Park Vibe For whatever reason, Hartford has a park in its downtown that had become hip — something any city would love to cultivate as a way of increasing its vitality. The New Ross County, Wexford Park (commonly referred to as Heaven) has remained a popular, positive attraction, but keeping that intangible quality requires a delicate balance between city oversight and user freedom. The city should capitalize on this notoriety, for example, it could seek to help an innovative skateboard and urban shop get established in downtown. The city should also establish a full-time presence, using its recreation division, in New Ross County, Wexford Park similar to other city parks so the staff can facilitate activities such as skateboarding workshops and bicycle maintenance classes. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 12, 2013
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His Migration Carlos Hernandez Chavez: artist, musician, civil servant, immigrant. Chavez, 70, arrived in Hartford from Mexico City in 1967. In the main atrium of Hartford City Hall, a colorful mural created by Chavez tells the story of his family's migrant-worker roots. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: August 05, 2013
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His Smile Says It All Winard Harper, the celebrated percussionist and bandleader returned to Hartford recently to launch the Hartford Jazz Society's free "Monday Night Jazz Series in Bushnell Park." Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 06, 2012
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Hispanic Arts Group Strives To Regain Status The loss last year of an executive director and the space that housed its music and dance programs was almost the end of Guakia Inc., a Hispanic arts and cultural organization. When the building that housed its former headquarters at 235 Wethersfield Ave. was sold, Guakia lost its lease and its ability to serve its students. Coupled with the loss of executive director Barbara Fernandez, who took a position in the governor's office, the agency was thrown into crisis. But longtime supporters of the 23-year-old Hartford-based group said they weren't ready to call it quits. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: April 27, 2006
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Historic Albany Avenue School Saved The oldest surviving school building in Hartford is about to become part of the city's newest cultural district. The handsome brick Victorian-era Northwest School building on Albany Avenue has been saved and named to the National Register of Historic Places. It will become the home of the John E. Rogers African American Cultural Center. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: September 16, 2010
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Historic Error When Connecticut Historical Society officials announced recently that the Old State House was in financial trouble, their predicament could be traced back to a 2003 economic feasibility report prepared by Massachusetts-based ConsultEcon. Published by The Hartford Business Journal ; Publication Date: March 1, 2007
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History Out Of Prints From a walkup in a downtown Hartford building long gone, the Kellogg Brothers provided a window into Victorian America. Like Currier & Ives in New York, the Hartford siblings provided a graphic depiction of 19th-century life — its manners, its fashions, its hopes and its history. In roughly a 50-year span from 1830 to 1880, the Kelloggs churned out lithographs for all occasions. More than 1,000 are in the collection of the Connecticut Historical Society and now, 180 years after the firm began, two new major projects from the historical society display their work. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 07, 2010
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Hog River Exposed It isn’t exactly pioneer work to travel beneath Hartford. Graffiti and an illegally dumped car in the underground Park/Hog River serve as evidence of previous visits, and not surprising, given how easy it is to access the river if one knows where to look. A pair of fishing waders enables a bit of access for the curious; a simple raft can get someone from the Pope Park area to the Connecticut River. Documenting the trip is not groundbreaking either. It has been done on various websites, on public radio, and in storytelling. The mixed media exhibit at the ArtWalk Gallery at the Hartford Public Library showcases the canoe and romanticized photographs, prints, and paintings of the journeys. Published by Real Hartford ; Publication Date: December 09, 2012
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Homecoming For Carmen Lundy As a virtually unknown but enormously gifted young singer, Carmen Lundy dazzled jazz fans in Hartford in the mid-1980s with superb performances in city nightspots ranging from the South End's legendary 880 Club to the North End's famously cozy T-Boe's Lounge. Lundy, who today is one of the jazz world's premier vocalists, an original stylist, noted composer and a globe-trotting performer and educator, returned to Hartford after all these years to perform in a free concert recently at at the Artists Collective. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: September 19, 2010
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Honoring Earth Day A Trashion Fashion Show recently presented fashion designs made from trash. Artists and designers presented their fashions in collaboration with The Green Action Team and Evergreen Design Co. Published by The Hartford News ; Publication Date: April 18, 2013
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Hot Jazz Is A Transport On A Gray Day On a recent gray Sunday morning, the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in downtown Hartford hosted a program called "a hot jazz brunch." Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: December 08, 2011
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House Passes Funding For Harriet Beecher Stowe Center U.S. Rep. John Larson says the House of Representatives has passed $150,000 "to preserve the home and historical collections at the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center." Published by Hartford Cityline, The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: October 29, 2009
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HSO Ensemble To Perform Ella & Gershwin In Hartford Show Friday In the most lavish project of her nearly six-decade career, vocalist Ella Fitzgerald collaborated with celebrated conductor Nelson Riddle to produce the blockbuster release "Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Songbook." Thanks to the Hartford Symphony Orchestra and its percussionist Gene Bozzi, the HSO Jazz and Strings ensemble celebrated Ella's landmark album in an "Ella & Gershwin" concert recently at Hartford's Immanuel Congregational Church. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: April 04, 2010
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HSO, Hartford Library Present Unique Art Exhibit With Music The result of the collaboration of photographer Frans Lanting and composer Philip Glass is a combined art exhibit-musical presentation taking place this month in Hartford. The exhibit "Life: A Journey Through Time," featuring 40 of Lanting's photos, opened on April 12, 2013 at Hartford Public Library's ArtWalk. Glass' composition, accompanied by a projection show of Lanting's photographs, were performed by Hartford Symphony Orchestra at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: April 11, 2013
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I Am - Playing Steel Drums This series appears every other Monday in the Hartford Courant, and explores the life experiences of teenagers and young adults in their own words. Kalea Griffith, 23, of Hartford, is no stranger to the sound of steel drums. Her father, Kelvin Griffith, has made all the instruments for the Hartford Steel Symphony, an orchestra made up entirely of steel drums. He also arranges all of the group's music. Each drum — "pan" in steel-drum vernacular — has a name such as "tenor," "bass," "guitar" or "cello." Kalea plays pan and also is a member of the National Guard. We caught up with the Griffiths during a recent rehearsal at the Trinidad and Tobago American Society of Hartford Inc. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: December 31, 2007
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Iconic American Painting In Hartford If you want an Independence Day experience you'll never forget, go to Hartford's superb Wadsworth Atheneum and look at a national treasure that should make your eyes water. It's the "Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776," the most important painting in a series commissioned by Congress to hang in the Capitol rotunda Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 04, 2009
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ICR’s Weavings of War Exhibit Combines Beauty, Horror and Hope The Institute for Community Research (ICR) closed its powerful exhibit “Weavings of War: Fabrics of Memory” with a celebration of Bosnian culture. The exhibit showcased 60 textiles made by artisans from Laos, Vietnam, Peru, Chile, Afghanistan, South Africa, and Palestine. While the exhibit dealt with war and trauma, its central theme demonstrated that art, narrative, and tradition can have a healing effect on those who have suffered through strife. Published by The Hartford News ; Publication Date: January 10 - 17, 2007
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Impossible Dream No More Recently, the University of Hartford held a naming ceremony and construction kickoff for the Mort and Irma Handel Performing Arts Center. The $21 million first phase of the center will occupy a renovated former auto distributorship on Albany Avenue and Westbourne Parkway. If all goes according to plan, the main building will open as a performing arts center in 2008. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 19, 2007
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Infinity Hall Will Open a Venue in Hartford Hartford's $1 billion-plus Adriaen's Landing redevelopment scheme hasn't exactly produced the big-time economic results promised when the state agreed to fund the project a decade ago. But now things may be turning around. Of course, that's not happening without another infusion of state taxpayer money. Last week, the state Bond Commission approved $1.3 million to help Infinity Music Hall and Bistro open up a new 500-seat theater/restaurant in one of the Front Street buildings. Another $3.9 million in private investments will be needed to complete the ambitious project. Published by The Hartford Advocate ; Publication Date: October 09, 2012
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Inmates' Artwork, Including Skakel's, To Be Shown At first glance, the painting "Faith for George" is perplexing. Who is the boy in the LOVE T-shirt and why is he in some wild place surrounded by animals including a lion, wart hog, zebra and lamb? Why is a skeletal death figure staring at him? And what's the unblinking eye in the sky, above the setting red sun? The work, one of 333 pieces to be exhibited in May in a Hartford show of artwork by 152 Connecticut inmates, makes sense once its creator, Michael Skakel, explains it. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: April 26, 2008
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Inside the Science Center The Connecticut Center for Science and Exploration at Adriaen's Landing is slated to open in 2008. Museum officials are turning their attention to the critical question of what the museum will look like inside. The central theme is fairly simple: experience. Visitors to the museum are not only going to see science or read about science, they are going to do science. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: October 21, 2005
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Insider Art An annual show featuring paintings and drawings by Connecticut prisoners has grown less controversial over the years. Published by The Hartford Advocate ; Publication Date: May 15, 2008
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Insurer Puts Twain Centennial In Business Thanks in large part to The Hartford Financial Service Group, Mark Twain will get the celebration he deserves. April 21, 2010, is the 100th anniversary of the death of Samuel Clemens, aka Mark Twain, the great writer and social critic who lived and wrote many of his greatest works in Hartford. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: December 05, 2009
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iQuilt Phase II: Part 1 of 3 The goal of the iQuilt, which was the subject of a recent community discussion, is to connect “45 cultural assets to create a more vibrant, walkable, sustainable city and downtown.” This project was created in 2008 by the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts and The Greater Hartford Arts Council. While some residents were dubious during the early stages of this, for a variety of reasons, the project seems to have since evolved, seeking more input from residents. Right now the project is exploring preliminary planning and design options; there should be a final design ready in September or October 2011. The recent meeting about Bushnell Park followed the format of introduction, two breakout sessions, and a regrouping to summarize what people came up with. Published by Real Hartford ; Publication Date: March 30, 2011
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iQuilt Phase II: Part 2 of 3 This discussion concerning the iQuilt was about lighting in Bushnell Park. Most people find it desirable to add lights for strolling, cycling, dining, and to the carousel, monuments, and some trees although Kerri Provost, the author, was not in favor of increased lighting. A more positive bit of this brainstorm session was that people wanted to see sustainable lighting, though there wasn’t total agreement on what this would mean. Published by Real Hartford ; Publication Date: March 31, 2011
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iQuilt Phase II: Part 3 of 3 This last session on the development of the iQuilt dealt with not so much what happens within Bushnell Park, but how the park happens in the city. There was discussion about its entryways and boundaries. One idea was to extend the park to Tower Square, which is that foreboding slab of concrete you see when walking out of the park and up Gold Street. It’s always cordoned off now and functions as a dead space. The concept of extending the park space in this way is one that was mentioned in the very early stages of the iQuilt project. Published by Real Hartford ; Publication Date: March 31, 2011
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iQuilt PowerPoint Presentation This is a pdf version of the PowerPoint presentation made at a public forum at the Hartford Public Library on November 25, 2010, by the iQuilt planners and partners. The presentation includes a project update, the renderings of the project. The presentation was led by project planning principal and Hartford native Doug Suisman, of Suisman Urban Design of Los Angeles.. (PDF document, 116 pages) Published by Suisman Urban Design ; Publication Date: December 2010
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iQuilt Relies On Private Funding, Initiative Hartford's grand plan to transform itself into a walkable, destination city relies heavily on the participation of downtown property owners and their ability to come up with their own funding. Published by The Hartford Business Journal ; Publication Date: September 24, 2012
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Ital Stew Long a place where Jamaican immigrants have settled, the hip late-night throng at Hartford's West Indian Social Club has made the city a necessary stop on even the shortest of jaunts into the U.S. by Jamaican stars and up-and-comers alike. The Ras Ghandi Birthnite Bash, an eight-artist mega-show that features internationally popular Jamaican artists and local Jamaican-American reggae singers as well, was recently held at the Club. It was a big blow-out of some of modern reggae's big names. Published by The Hartford Advocate ; Publication Date: January 24, 2008
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Jane E. Hart Was The Bubble In The Champagne For generations, Jane Hart was one of Hartford's best-known dancers, a beautiful woman who exuded grace, glitter and glamour. She grew up in the South End and began taking dancing lessons when she was about 8. She studied at the Florence Greenland Dance Studio and soon opened her own successful studio, where she taught until she had a stroke at 81. She died on Feb. 1, 2009. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: March 01, 2009
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Japanalia's Dan Blow Expands His Empire With Jazz Brunches At Atheneum Dan Blow, the flamboyant Hartford fashion designer, continues to radically re-design himself into one of the area's busiest, boldest producers of live cabaret performances featuring sophisticated celebrations of the Great American Songbook, urbane modern jazz, profane blues, propane-powered Latin music, funky rock and rocking R&B, all served New York style in cozy, intimate local venues. With three successful cabaret series already running, the showbiz ringmaster expands his multi-venue ventures today by launching a new Jazz Brunch Series at The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: November 20, 2011
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Jazz At La Paloma The tiny La Paloma Sabanera Coffeehouse & Bookstore on Capitol Avenue might seem an unlikely venue for a jazz series. But it works, in a big way. Unlike many venues, the home for the Real Jazz for Good series is a street-level commercial space with large windows - and easy views, from inside and out. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 5, 2007
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Jazz Bassist Flores, Hartford Resident, Dies At 41 Charles Flores, a Grammy-winning jazz bassist who was born in Cuba but made his home in Hartford for more than two decades, died on August 22, 2012 at age 41. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: August 26, 2012
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Jazz in the Park: Social Disintegration in Reverse Gathering in Bushnell Park on summer afternoons and evenings for live jazz is, for some, is a chance to socialize more than it is an opportunity to sit silently while musicians perform. Published by Real Hartford ; Publication Date: July 25, 2012
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Jazz Series Saved Last winter it appeared that Hartford would lose one of its cherished summer traditions, Monday Night Jazz at Bushnell Park. Paul Brown, the bassist and promoter who'd run the program for four decades, announced his retirement. Thankfully, a consortium of the Hartford Jazz Society as producer and Prudential Financial, the Greater Hartford Arts Council and the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism as funders have stepped into the breach and revived this most pleasant musical diversion. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 19, 2008
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Jazz: The Fine Art Of Art Fine Although he never played a note in public and shunned the limelight, Art Fine, a founder of the Hartford Jazz Society, was for many decades one of the most influential, behind-the-scenes shakers-and-doers on the Hartford jazz scene. A vital, invaluable presence in the music until slowed down by failing health in recent years, Fine died on December 29, 2007, at his home in Bloomfield, surrounded by loved ones. He was 96. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: January 04, 2008
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Jazzing Up A City Street The city of Hartford renamed a section of Woodland Street in honor of alto saxophone great Jackie McLean, one of the city's most accomplished and devoted sons, who died last year. The block of Woodland running alongside the Artists Collective, the cultural institution McLean and his wife, Dollie, founded more than 30 years ago, is now known as "Jackie McLean Way" - with the "J" fittingly represented by a saxophone. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 20, 2007
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Julia B. Rosenblatt: Big On Hartford Actress Julia Rosenblatt helped start a theater troupe in Hartford because she believes in her hometown. The activist ensemble's mission is to provoke social change. Rosenblatt, 33, co-founder of HartBeat Ensemble, says the gutsy, often experimental theater company works are inspired by the everyday stories of the city. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: December 20, 2007
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Juneteenth Celebration The 15th annual Juneteenth Family Day was held at the Wadsworth Atheneum recently. The three day Juneteenth celebration, is named after the day that the last slaves in the United States were officially freed in Galveston, Texas. The exhibits and activities at Juneteenth Family Day were specifically geared towards children. Collages, jewelry-making, face-painting and refreshments were among the stations set up throughout the Atheneum. Published by The Hartford News ; Publication Date: June 21, 2006
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JustTheTicket Call it one-stop entertainment for an evening out in Hartford — food, art and performance in one place on Pearl Street. The TheaterWorks building, re-christened City Arts on Pearl, has been renovated. Its first floor now features a satellite gallery of the New Britain Museum of American Art, called the Gallery of American Art, and a bistro inside the gallery operated by bin228 Cafe and Wine Bar, appropriately named bistro233. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 10, 2009
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Kahn, But Not Forgotten Mr. Ken Kahn recently announced that he will step down as executive director of the Greater Hartford Arts Council, the largest independent arts council in New England, in June of next year. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: November 01, 2008
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Kate Mulgrew Stars as Egyptian Queen in Antony and Cleopatra Kate Mulgrew was wondering about the snake. Should she or should she not have a live snake on stage for her climactic death scene in Hartford Stage's production of William Shakespeare's "Antony and Cleopatra," in which she portrays the Queen of the Nile? The snake ended up not being used, but it's clear from her eagerness to go live-reptile that Mulgrew is going all out for the role she has coveted for years, one of the most challenging parts for an actress in Shakespeare's canon. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: October 03, 2010
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Kathleen Turner Stars In High At Hartford's TheaterWorks Kathleen Turner thinks god may be trying to tell her something. She just finished a film role in "The Perfect Family," where she played a religious woman desperately vying for the Catholic of the Year award. Now in "High," which is receiving its world premiere at TheaterWorks in Hartford, she is playing Sister Jamison Connolly, a recovering alcoholic "with a terrible and turbulent background" who is working in a Catholic rehab center trying to help a meth-addicted teen hustler. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 01, 2010
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Keeping The Art In Hartford The arts and cultural organizations of Greater Hartford may be unmatched in any other region in the country of similar size. They are an integral part of the Capital area, a pillar of its quality of life, a major selling point in corporate recruiting. In an era of increasing uniformity, when every city has a convention center, an arena and the same chain stores and restaurants, the arts distinguish Hartford. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 16, 2006
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Keeping The City's Parlor Open Nearly 100 years ago, when Hartford officials announced they would build a new city hall and leave the Old State House, there were rumors that the building would be torn down. But saving a historic building from the wrecking ball is only the first step. The State House's current dilemma reminds us that there are two more vital challenges: what to do with the building, and on whose shilling. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: March 11, 2007
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Ken Kahn Moves On Ken Kahn is stepping down as the head of the Greater Hartford Arts Council. Hartford is losing a chief executive of its arts council, but not a resident committed to the city's success Published by The Hartford Advocate ; Publication Date: November 13, 2008
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Ken Kahn Stepping Down From Arts Leadership Position After a decade-long run, the bow-tie-sporting, professorial Ken Kahn is stepping down as executive director of the Greater Hartford Arts Council, the largest independent arts council in New England. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: October 12, 2008
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Kickstarter Helps Local Arts Promoters Get Their Projects Off The Ground Kickstarter.com. is one of the biggest (virtual) social network devoted to arts fundraising. Kickstarter allows artists an outlet to promote themselves and solicit donations in tasteful, unobtrusive ways. Published by The Hartford Advocate ; Publication Date: August 17, 2010
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Kinsella's Ebullient Principal Pamela Totten-Alvarado took over as principal of Hartford's Kinsella Elementary Schooltwo years ago with a vision to weave the arts into the curriculum in a bold effort to inspire students, parents and teachers and - in the long run - to dramatically improve test scores. It's too early to assess the impact on academic results, but the improvement in morale has been astonishing. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: November 30, 2005
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La Vejigante: Creator Of Carnival Masks Brings Puerto Rican Tradition To Hartford Angel Sánchez Ortíz, 57, has been making "la vejigante" since he was a boy in Ponce, Puerto Rico. In Spanish, the word "vejigante" refers to a colorful papier-mâché mask that is used during pre-Lenten festivals in February. A retired factory worker, Ortíz found his vocation in the 1990s when he began teaching this Puerto Rican tradition in Springfield. Ortíz, of Holyoke, Mass., recently exhibited his masks at the Park Branch of the Hartford Public Library. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: March 30, 2012
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Large, Dramatic Ceiling Mural Is Hall's Crowning Glory: Since You Asked: The Bushnell The 2,800-seat Horace Bushnell Memorial Hall opened Jan. 13, 1930. Its magnificent ceiling mural was the work of renowned muralist and painter Barry Faulkner of New York City. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: October 24, 2007
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Layoffs at the Wadsworth Faced with a loss in its endowment of more than 20 percent, the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art quietly laid off six employees from its staff of 109 in February 2009, and can't rule out further reductions of staff in the coming months. Published by The Hartford Advocate ; Publication Date: March 17, 2009
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Learning Through Arts When a new charter school opens in Hartford in September 2006, students can expect to study math, reading, history - all the usual subjects - but their classroom, as likely as not, will be a theater stage, an art studio or a museum. The school will open in collaboration with partners such as Hartford Stage, the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art and Hill-Stead Museum, with a curriculum designed to tap into the natural curiosity of children. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: August 26, 2006
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Leaving N.Y. for Hartford The writer expresses her reasons for returning to Hartford. Without hesitation and definitely without apology, she says she moved here: "Because I love Hartford and it's a great city." Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: August 13, 2008
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Legacy of Hartford Parks The Pump House Gallery reopened its doors as an art space recently. The site has gone from a state of neglect to one that we can be proud of: the patio has been weeded, walls have been given a fresh coat of white paint, and the terribly faded sign over the entrance has been repainted. As part of The Week of the Parks, Bushnell Park had its grass mowed, shrubs removed from the front of the Pump House Gallery, branches trimmed, and benches repaired. Published by Real Hartford ; Publication Date: August 27, 2010
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Legendary Hartford Bandleader Paul Landerman Dies Paul Landerman, a legendary Hartford bandleader, trombonist and top entertainment-booking agent for many decades, died September 19, 2008 at the Hebrew Home and Hospital in West Hartford. He was 92. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: September 20, 2008
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Let's Jazz It Up For Jackie Stan Simpson offers an informal proposal for an annual Jackie McLean Jazz Festival in Hartford. He proposes hosting it on the Fourth of July weekend for this American original who was born in New York but called Hartford home. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 4, 2007
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Libraries Unveiling Renovations To Kick Off Year Two of the region's most heavily used libraries celebrated the New Year with activities and events showcasing multimillion-dollar makeovers. The Hartford Public Library on Main Street celebrated its $42 million new look with five days of events; West Hartford's Noah Webster Library reopening festivities were planned for January 6, 2008. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: December 31, 2007
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Library Board Gets It Members of the board of directors of the Hartford Public Library acknowledged earlier this month safety and security breaches at the main branch in downtown Hartford and finally managed to promise "a zero-tolerance policy toward inappropriate behavior." Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 23, 2008
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Life After Campo What happens to a theater when it loses its founding director — especially when that person is such a singular and high-profile force for decades in the community? Hartford's TheaterWorks faced a series of quick and dramatic hurdles following the announcement in January 2012 that longtime artistic and executive director Steve Campo, 59, would be taking a medical leave. In June 2012, Campo resigned from the theater he created 27 years ago. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: August 19, 2012
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Lights, Camera, Hartford! This weekend, for the third time in three years, the Capitol Cinema Collective will arm dozens of people with single-use video cameras for LoResFest. Over a 24-hour period, participants can shoot whatever they want inside Hartford borders. By design, it's chaotic and sprawling, and there's no way to predict what the final product will be like. And for CCC co-founder and LoResFest editor Helder Mira, not knowing what footage people will bring back is part of the fun. Published by The Hartford Advocate ; Publication Date: July 24, 2008
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Lincoln Financial Makes Lasting Investment The largest corporate investment in public sculpture in the state was be officially unveiled recently in Hartford, according to area art experts. After donating more than $18 million to area nonprofits over the past 10 years, Lincoln Financial Group is presenting its next big gift on June 11. Thanks to the company’s almost $600,000 investment and its partnership with the Greater Hartford Arts Council and Riverfront Recapture, it has erected a sculpture park dedicated to the life and lessons of Abraham Lincoln along both sides of the Connecticut River. Published by The Hartford Business Journal ; Publication Date: June 09, 2008
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Live And Let Live For three weeks beginning in late May, artist Raphie Etgar, along with the folks at the Hartford Financial Services Group, will attempt to get people thinking about our relationships to one another. Etgar is the curator of "Coexistence," an international traveling public art exhibit that is on display on The Hartford's city campus from May 26 through June 17. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 17, 2007
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Local Coffee House and Third Place to Close Local coffee house La Paloma Sabanera closed at the end of June 2013. Published by Real Hartford ; Publication Date: June 09, 2013
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Lost In The Coliseum Bill Katz, an art consultant, expresses the opinion that public art projects should be, by definition, available to the public. They should be in a place where all can enjoy them. Hartford has two public works of art that were born in much controversy, but are now accessible only to people who buy tickets for hockey or basketball games. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: October 28, 2007
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Love, Despair Bassist/guitarist Carlos Hernandez Chavez, a Hartford troubadour, and singer Graciela Quinones took the stage recently as they present "Canciones de Amor y Despecho" ("Songs of Love and Despair") in the "Music @ Japanalia Series". Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 05, 2013
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Lyric Theater Renovation Gets a Boost Frog Hollow is the center of Connecticut’s Hispanic community. The intersection of Broad and Park Streets is the center of Frog Hollow. So it makes perfect geographical sense that this intersection would be the ideal location for a regional center for Hispanic culture. Fortunately, a vacant building is located just one building away from the actual intersection, the old Lyric Theater on Park Street. Published by The Hartford News ; Publication Date: January 19, 2012
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Lyric: Strong Enough to Stand Still Earlier in June 2010, a resolution was drafted which would allow for a “Save the Lyric” fund to be set up. The good news is that the remaining section of the Lyric Theater on Park Street is likely to be salvaged. Published by Real Hartford ; Publication Date: June 24, 2010
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Made With Love for Katrina Survivors Members of the North Hartford Senior Center are making quilts for children affected by Hurricane Katrina. With fiber artist EdJohnetta Miller as their guide, about 15 members of the senior center will spend the next few weeks making as many quilts as they can. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: September 16, 2005
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Major Shifts in Hartford’s Art World Here is a compilation of three news articles about major shifts in Hartford’s arts scene. Published by The Hartford Advocate ; Publication Date: July 01, 2010
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Making Room for History Community leaders and organizations are renovating the annex of Hartford's old Northwest School into a new home for the John E. Rogers African American Cultural Center. The museum is expected to cost $3.5 million and will house African American cultural collections and meeting space for community groups. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 20, 2005
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Malloy Calls For Cutting More Than $11 Million From Arts Leaders in Connecticut’s arts community and their supporters are stunned over Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s plan to cut more than $11 million in payments to local arts programs as of July 1, 2012. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 15, 2012
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Malloy Reverses Position On Arts Funding Under pressure from the state's arts community, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy reversed positions recently and will restore funding to numerous organizations — 80 percent of their previous year's amount plus money to be allocated through a competitive process. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 16, 2012
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Malloy's Wife Named CEO Of Greater Hartford Arts Council Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's wife has been named chief executive officer of the Greater Hartford Arts Council. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: October 10, 2011
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Mark Twain Commemorative Coin Coming in 2016? The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill that would require the Treasury Department to issue Mark Twain gold and silver commemorative coins in 2016, with revenue from the sales to benefit the Mark Twain House and Museum in Hartford and three other nonprofit groups. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: April 19, 2012
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Mark Twain House Executive Director Resigning Jeff Nichols, executive director of the Mark Twain House & Museum, is resigning his position with the Hartford landmark. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 29, 2012
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Mark Twain House To Show Films About Blacks In America Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford recently opened "Hateful Things," an exhibit of racist memorabilia, as part of the "Race, Rage & Redemption" series. As a complement, the Twain House showed a series of films about the black experience in America, both bad and good. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: March 05, 2012
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Mark Twain Museum In Better Financial Health The mood is considerably brighter at the Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford, where, thanks to a well-publicized fund-raising effort, its projected operating deficit of $400,000 is paid off and the organization may end its fiscal year with a small surplus. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: January 30, 2009
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Mark Twain Statue Returns To Its Place In Front Of Hartford Public Library Mark Twain is back where he belongs, in front of the building that holds so many of his books. The statue of Twain, a 5-foot-10-inch bronze showing the famous author at the wheel of a riverboat, stood in front of the main branch of the Hartford Public Library from 1994 to 1996. It was sent into storage while the library was remodeled. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: April 09, 2010
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Mascaras de Vejigante at Park Branch of the HPL On a dreary day in January, artist Angel Sánchez Ortiz delivered dozens of his vejigante masks to the Park Branch of the Hartford Public Library. The artist — formerly of Holyoke, now living in Delaware — demonstrated that these pieces of artwork are not meant only to be displayed on the wall. They can be worn. Published by Real Hartford ; Publication Date: January 27, 2012
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Massive Masterpiece Hartford is lucky to have a superb example of a building in the Romanesque Revival style designed by world-renowned architect Henry Hobson Richardson (1838-86), the R. and F. Cheney Building. In keeping with its mixed-use tradition, today the Richardson Building is home to a residence hotel, offices, stores, restaurants and rehearsal space for The Hartford Stage Company. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: September 25, 2005
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Matrix and Monet Kerri Provost visited the Wadsworth Atheneum to view “Monet’s Water Lilies: An Artist’s Obsession” and “MATRIX 161” and found the museum enjoyably busy. Published by Real Hartford ; Publication Date: February 17, 2011
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Maurice D. Robertson's Photos Capture City's Vibrant Jazz Scene No jazz concert in the Hartford area seems complete without omnipresent photographer Maurice D. Robertson, a subtle, quick-witted craftsman with a low-key presence and an extraordinary eye for capturing the spirit of the moment and the humanity of the performer. In a 40-piece sampler of the award-winning photographer's work, the Artists Collective, as part of its " Jackie McLean International Arts Festival," is presenting "Expressions in Sounds and Motion: Photographs by Maurice Robertson," a free gallery exhibition running through Sept. 16, 2010. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 09, 2010
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Medieval To Monet At Atheneum It's been a long time since the second floor of Morgan Great Hall at Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art has been open to the public. However, it is now open — albeit temporarily — for an exhibit of 130 French paintings from the Atheneum's collection leading up to the early 20th century. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: October 21, 2012
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Meet Robin Jaffee Frank, New Curator At Wadsworth Atheneum Many years ago, Robin Jaffee Frank was working at the BBC in London, as part of a crew making documentaries about art and artists. One day while on a shoot at a museum, she had a revelation that changed the course of her life. She wanted to be on the other side of the camera. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 23, 2012
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Message in the Medium For nearly four years, Hartbeat Ensemble has been working on their show Flipside. But they haven't spent that time rehearsing or working on the set design, they've spent it researching their subject; Hartford's underground drug economy. Published by The Hartford Advocate ; Publication Date: April 13, 2011
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Michael Wilson Suggested Turning Nine Plays Into Three-Part Orphans' Home Cycle The nine plays Horton Foote wrote about his childhood were never produced together until Michael Wilson, artistic director of Hartford Stage proposed that the playwright adapt them as a three-part endeavor that could be produced back-to-back, with each three-hour part comprising one of the 'Orphans' Home Cycle' plays. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: August 30, 2009
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Michael Wilson To Leave Hartford Stage After 13 Seasons Michael Wilson, the energetic artistic director of Hartford Stage who embraced the works of Tennessee Williams, Horton Foote and new playwrights during his 13-year tenure, will leave the theater at the end of its 2010-11 season. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 23, 2010
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Mighty Mahler One hundred years ago, Gustav Mahler spent the summer of 1909 writing, with astonishing speed, his ninth symphony, a work that lasts almost 90 minutes. He never lived to hear it performed. The Hartford Symphony Orchestra performed Mahler's ninth recently in the Belding Theater at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: October 04, 2009
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Mikhail Baryshnikov To Premiere Play At Hartford Stage Mikhail Baryshnikov, the legendary dancer who has also taken on acting roles, will star in the world premiere of the dance-theater work "The Man in a Case," a stage adaptation of an Anton Chekhov short story that will premiere at Hartford Stage in February 2013. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: April 29, 2012
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Mildred 'Micki' Savin, Arts Devotee, Dies at 94 Mildred 'Micki' Savin died Thursday, March 17th at her home in Bloomfield at the age of 94. Savin, a lifelong devotee of the arts, was a founder and president of many different organizations, such as the Connecticut Opera Guild and the Hartford Ballet. For nearly 60 years Savin organized fund-raisers and events for Hartford's arts organizations. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: March 21, 2005
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Millions Sought In Bid For Stage Co. When Michael Stotts next month begins his new job as managing director of the Hartford Stage Co., his attention won’t be on the greasepaint or the boards, but the drama playing out on the company’s ledger. Hartford’s nationally-acclaimed theatre company knows how to put on intriguing shows. But like a three-act play with second act problems, the company is wondering what it must do to get out of a financial slump and to position the physical theater itself to better serve the stage company’s needs. Step one, Stotts intimated, is to find more support from the Greater Hartford community. Published by The Hartford Business Journal ; Publication Date: July 26, 2006
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Morgan Hall Gets A New Paint Job After nearly a quarter century in deep crimson, the nearly 100-year-old walls of Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art's most recognized space, Morgan Great Hall, are gray. The shade is closer in hue to what they were when the hall was dedicated. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 08, 2011
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Mulitple Murders, For A Song, At Hartford Stage How do you make a serial killer likable? One way is by having him sing, which is what the leading character does in the premiere of the “drop dead” musical comedy, “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder,” at Hartford Stage. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: October 07, 2012
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Museum Bails On Plan To Expand The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art's plans for a $15 million expansion into the former Hartford Times building appear to be all but dead, the victim of financial and institutional pressures. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: October 02, 2007
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Museum Curator Leaving For Met The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art is losing its chief curator to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Elizabeth Mankin Kornhauser, who also is the Krieble curator of American painting and sculpture at the Atheneum, the nation's oldest public museum, has taken the post of senior curator of American painting at the Met, effective Sept. 1, 2010. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 23, 2010
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Museum in the Driver's Seat An innovative shuttle bus transports visitors from the Morgan Street Garage to the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 24, 2005
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Museum on a Shoestring The state Museum of Connecticut History is starved for cash and attention, its tribute to the Industrial Revolution has been on hold for 20 years. Across the street from the state capitol, in a plain and dimly lit space is the Museum of Connecticut History. Published by The Hartford Advocate ; Publication Date: November 01, 2007
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Museum Plans Slipped Away The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art's plans for a $15 million expansion into the former Hartford Times building appear to be all but dead, the victim of financial and institutional pressures, sources said recently. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: October 03, 2007
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Museum Receives History Bonanza The Connecticut Historical Society Museum is the recipient of the Capobianco collection, which includes about 50 cubic feet of information: records from the Young Italian American Association; the constitution and bylaws of the St. Valentine's Social Club; century-old photographs of bocce and card games in Wallingford; and historic photographs of Hartford's now demolished Front Street and its Italian merchants. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: September 2, 2005
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Museums Misjudged Turnout When the Mark Twain House opened a new education center adjacent to its historic landmark in 2003, the nonprofit was riding high from free exposure gained from a Ken Burns documentary that was broadcast nationally on PBS in January 2002. The documentary had helped boost the center’s attendance from 63,000 a year to 70,000, and center officials optimistically projected that the new education center, designed by world renowned architect Robert A.M. Stern, would drive up visitor counts up nearly 50 percent, to 100,000-110,000 a year. At least that was the estimate. It proved to be deeply flawed. Published by The Hartford Business Journal ; Publication Date: May 19, 2008
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Museums Must Adapt To Attract Latinos As the population of Hartford changes, how can its museums and other cultural attractions remain relevant? Today, Hartford County is 72 percent white and 15 percent of its residents identify as Latino/Hispanic. To improve their outreach to current residents, Hartford museums need to understand the cultural characteristics of the Latino/Hispanic population. Some Latinos are not accustomed to visiting museums; instead, they are seen as elitist places designed predominantly for wealthy whites. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 14, 2011
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Music Rooms Fall Silent Music students at Hartford's Bulkeley High School will be tuning up their instruments for the last time. Barely a week into the new semester, the school abruptly called an end to most of its music classes, shutting down choral and instrumental programs because of declining student interest and scheduling difficulties. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: September 15, 2006
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Neighborhood Studios Connects Young Artists with the Arts For the eighth consecutive year, Greater Hartford Arts Council’s Neighborhood Studios teen apprentice program helped 14-18 year olds from 20 Greater Hartford towns learn and grow through the arts. The six-week hands-on program included photography, theater, dance, jazz performance, and video production and editing. This year, 75 participants had opportunities to train and create art at some of Hartford’s best known cultural institutions, including the Wadsworth Atheneum, Artists Collective, Charter Oak Cultural Center, Hartford Stage and Real Art Ways. Published by The Hartford News ; Publication Date: July 26 - August 2, 2006
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New Album by Hartford Rapper Tone Benjaminz More Than Just Talk Instrumental hip-hop seems like a contradiction in terms, given the genre's emphasis on lyrical wordplay and deft rhymes. Tone Benjaminz thought it was worth a try anyway. The Hartford rapper steps back from the mic to highlight his skill as a producer on "needamoment," a recent collection of instrumental tracks mixing samples with his own compositions. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: November 08, 2011
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New Chairwoman for iQuilt The organization responsible for developing a path that would integrate downtown Hartford's cultural and historical attractions has named a new leader of the board. Bonnie Malley, executive vice president and chief administrative officer of The Phoenix Companies, Inc., will be the new chairwoman. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 31, 2012
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New Hartford Festival To Debut In September EnvisionFest, a free multiday festival celebrating Connecticut's capital city, will debut in September 2012. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 18, 2012
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New Jackie McLean Biography Barely Scratches Surface When reading Derek Ansell's absorbing, studiously detailed accounts of jazz great Jackie McLean's numerous remarkable recordings, you'll wish that, through some high-tech magic, you had instantaneous access to every single one of these recordings. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: October 10, 2012
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New Twain House Director Named When Cindy Lovell starts her new job as executive director of The Mark Twain House & Museum, she won't have a big learning curve. Lovell, who was named to the position this week after a six-month nationwide search, has been teaching others about Hartford's most famous resident at his childhood home in Hannibal, Mo. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: January 11, 2013
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Nicki Mathis Pays Tribute To Sarah Vaughan Since Texas-born singer Nicki Mathis rode into town unheralded three decades ago, the regal jazz diva has become Hartford's avatar of soulful expression, a hometown version of Lena Horne, Billie Holiday and Abbey Lincoln wrapped in one. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: November 11, 2010
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Nonprofit Group To Renovate Former Factory In Hartford The abandoned Hartford factory where a once-renowned gold-leafing company operated for more than a century could once again become a workspace for artisans. The M. Swift & Sons factory, closed since 2004, has been donated by the Swift family to Common Ground, which successfully renovated 410 Asylum St. in downtown Hartford for a mix of affordable and market-rate apartments. Common Ground, a nonprofit group, plans to renovate the 61,000-square-foot, brick factory in the North End — its earliest sections dating to 1868 — for workspace for artists, craftspeople and other creative businesses. Some of the space could be used for job training and classroom space. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: October 07, 2010
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North End Mural Project to Unveil Two New Works The Christian Activities Council’s North End Mural Project (NEMP) unveiled two new works recently. NEMP is a collaboration of the Connecticut Artists Initiative, local muralists, and the City of Hartford’s Marketing, Events and Cultural Affairs Office (MECA). Published by The Hartford News ; Publication Date: October 17, 2013
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Nzinga's Daughters Uses Music To Convey Self-Esteem To Children Nzinga's Daughters, a five-member ensemble, has performed in many cities and even in Africa, but their annual concert in Hartford is much anticipated by many. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 24, 2009
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O'Hartford A Good-Time Fundraiser For Runners, Walkers, Leprechauns They ran dressed in green and orange, some with shamrocks on their heads and others with MP3 players on their arms, alongside leprechauns and Dorothy with Toto at the Citizens Bank O'Hartford 5K & Wee Mile for the Arts. More than 800 people ran and walked in the second annual event in Hartford recently. The event was a fundraiser for 150 arts and heritage organizations supported by the Greater Hartford Arts Council's United Arts Campaign. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: March 13, 2006
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Old State House Crisis Despite a recent $3.2 million renovation, one of the nation's oldest historic state houses is on the verge of closing its doors. Unless the state comes to the rescue, visitors will not be able walk the halls of the 211-year-old Federal-style building. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 26, 2007
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Old State House Rescue Planned The feared summertime shuttering of the historic and financially strapped Old State House is an "unthinkable," unlikely last resort, state officials said recently. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 28, 2007
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Old-School Theater A Ticket To Movie Magic Cinestudio is just a stone's throw from the center of Trinity College's campus in Hartford. The single-screen theater presents a unique, intimate viewing experience that is unrivaled by common movie theater chains across the country. Known to the region's movie aficionados for its large screen and 70mm film projection capability, the 500-seat Cinestudio is as likely to be showing "Casablanca" as it is to be showing "Lord of the Rings." Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: March 10, 2010
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On The Road Of Hope This weekend in Hartford, an artist from Ivory Coast, Georges Annan Kingsley, is opening the first showing of his work in the United States. The receptions at Passages Gallery are an opportunity to check out a previously unseen artistic talent as well as a chance to hear the artworks' fascinating backstory. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: August 30, 2013
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On The Rocks: A Toast To Public Art Thirty years ago, sculptor Carl Andre took boulders from a Bristol quarry, just as they were, and arranged them as a public installation in rows on a long, narrow triangle of land at the corner of Main and Gold streets in Hartford. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: August 5, 2007
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One Hot Show 'Fire,' the third show in a sequence by in a series of local performances based on the elements, opened recently at the Aetna Theatre in Hartford's Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: April 29, 2008
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One Million Dollar Gift Gives Theater Major Boost Hartford Stage recently announced a $1 million pledge toward its new renovation/expansion/endowment project from philanthropists and entrepreneurs George and Laura Estes. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 18, 2008
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One Million Dollars For Science Center Is One Step Closer A committee of the U.S. Senate approved $1 million for the construction of the $150 million Connecticut Science Center in Hartford recently, and Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman said he hopes the House will do the same. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 24, 2007
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One Percent for the Arts There's been lots of money for building in the city, but not so much for the arts, the argument goes. But there's a small move afoot to change that. In his state of the city last week, Mayor Eddie A. Perez announced his Hartford Arts Stimulus Plan, which would give $1.7 million to arts organizations for projects that would create jobs. Additionally, Working Families Party Councilman Luis Cotto has moved forward with his effort to set aside one percent of most of the city's above-ground capital improvement projects over $1 million. Published by Hartford Cityline, The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: March 16, 2009
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One Percent Is Not Too Much In this editorial, the Hartford Courant expresses the opinion that Connecticut's Art in Public Spaces program — a requirement that at least 1 percent of the cost of building or renovating a state structure be spent on artwork — has existed through good times and bad since 1978. The recession that now grips the state, bad as it is, is not reason enough to terminate a program that speaks not only to the people's humanity but to their indomitability. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 01, 2010
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Open Old State House On Sundays Downtown Hartford is livelier than it was in years gone by. There are more people living downtown, and more major weekend events, such as The Hartford Marathon and Hartford Parks Bike Tour. While these typically are Saturday events, people might stay over if there were more to do on Sundays. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy wants to put another piece in the puzzle by asking legislative leaders to open the Old State House on Sundays. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 13, 2012
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Open Secrets The hottest spot in Hartford right now is the Hartford Public Library. Kerri Provost writes that she is continually impressed by how much she benefits from a place that does not charge a fee at the door. Published by Real Hartford ; Publication Date: November 07, 2009
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Open Studios: Hartford's Visual Feast From his sixth-floor studio in the Colt Building, Richard Hawley may have the best city view in Hartford, with the blue-and-gold onion dome in the foreground. Hawley is one of 225 artists participating on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 10 and 11, 2012, in Open Studios Hartford, a weekend visual feast all around the city, at which members of the public can see artists' work, wander through their studios and meet the creators. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: November 08, 2012
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Opera Brings Curtain Down Connecticut Opera, which dates to the early 1940s and is the sixth-oldest continuously performing opera company in the country, has had to cancel the last two productions of the season. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 07, 2009
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Outdoor Art Exhibit Subject of Two Discussions “Can’t We All Get Along?” a panel discussion inspired by “Coexistence,” the major new outdoor art exhibit now on display on the grounds of The Hartford Insurance Group was held recently at the Hartford Public Library. Hartford arts, religious, and education leaders engaged in a conversation on issues of diversity such as race, ethnicity, religion and gender. Published by The Hartford News ; Publication Date: June 6 - 13, 2007
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Parade Salutes 'A Beautiful Culture' The flag of Puerto Rico flew under cloudy skies recently as the state's 43rd annual Puerto Rican Day Parade drew thousands to downtown Hartford. The parade, which alternates each year between Hartford and New Haven, has become a June tradition for Hispanic residents from all parts of the state. The number of school marching bands and floats from New Haven and surrounding towns almost matched the number of contingents from Hartford. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 5, 2006
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Paraders Of The Caribbean It was a long, lazy 44th Annual Caribbean Carnival Parade that began with one column of marchers at Bushnell Park in Hartford who marched downtown from the park to Trumbull Street to Main Street, where they met the rest of their parade. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: August 13, 2006
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Partners Reunited Paintings of several couples were reunited for a Valentine's Day opening of "Reunited Masterpieces: From Adam and Eve to George and Martha," in which paintings originally rendered in pairs are brought back together for the Atheneum's major spring show. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 14, 2010
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Patti Smith: Camera Solo At Wadsworth Atheneum Patti Smith currently has a photography exhibit at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: October 16, 2011
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Paul Brown's Music First, let us offer heartfelt thanks to Paul Brown. For four decades, the bassist and promoter known affectionately as "PB" has brought the country's best jazz artists to Hartford to enliven Monday nights in the summer. Recently, Mr. Brown announced he will no longer produce the Paul Brown Monday Night Jazz Series. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: December 11, 2007
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Paul Landerman Defined Hip In Hartford The author expresses the opinion that Paul Landerman, who died on September 19, 2008, was about as hip a person as Hartford has ever known. Paul was a trombonist and bandleader whose career began in the 1930s and flourished for roughly the next 60 years. Later in life, his playing days behind him, he became an agent and booker of musicians, whose agency supplied bands for what seemed like the vast majority of central Connecticut weddings for several decades. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: September 23, 2008
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Paul Lewis Is Moving His Jazz Series To Hartford Szechuan Tokyo, the popular West Hartford Asian-fusion restaurant and one of Greater Hartford's long-running, premier champions of top-shelf jazz fare, is shutting its doors by the end March. Paul Lewis, Szechuan's colorful owner and impresario of its acclaimed jazz series, says he's moving on to a new site in a restaurant in Hartford's South End, taking his prized jazz series along with him. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 20, 2011
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Paving The Way For An Arts District? Tom Condon writes about irrepressible Steve Campo. Back in February, the TheaterWorks impresario had just finished a major renovation of his stylish 1927-vintage Moorish Revival building on Hartford's Pearl Street.The first floor now featured a satellite art gallery of the New Britain Museum of American Art, called the Gallery of American Art, and a bistro operated by bin228 Cafe and Wine Bar across the street, named bistro233. One building, remarkable as it is, does not make an arts zone. What was needed were few strategically placed infill projects to assemble an arts district. Seven months later, Campo is getting that ball rolling. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: September 13, 2009
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Perez, In State Of The City Address, Sees Many Challenges Facing Hartford The city is "seriously challenged," with less money coming in and struggling taxpayers who have greater needs, Mayor Eddie A. Perez said in his state of the city address recently. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: March 10, 2009
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Peter Strauss: Renaissance Man Peter Strauss is trying to understand genius. Not his but that of Leonardo da Vinci, whom he plays in the world premiere of Michael Kramer's "Divine Rivalry" at Hartford Stage. The play centers on a painting competition between da Vinci and Michelangelo, as orchestrated by Machiavelli. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 26, 2011
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Photographs Of I Spy Illustrator At Bruce Museum Photographer Walter Wick found his niche a long time ago: making childrens' fantasies come true. His new exhibit, "Walter Wick: Games, Gizmos and Toys in the Attic" will be on display at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich until Sunday, April 22. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 05, 2012
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Pianist Emery Smith To Close Baby Grand Jazz Series As one of the last living participants in Hartford's exuberant Golden Age of Jazz after World War II — an era when future giants Horace Silver and Gigi Gryce graced the swinging club scene in the North End — pianist Emery Austin Smith is unquestionably one of the city's grand patriarchs of jazz. He recently gave a solo piano concert as the season finale for the Hartford Public Library's free "Baby Grand Jazz" series. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: April 22, 2012
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Place-Making Idea Leaves Arts In A Bind Connecticut's decision last year to award arts grants based on an organization's economic impact left many agencies with less or no state funding they traditionally received. The Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development changed its funding criteria starting July 1 to emphasize applicants' place-making, their ability to draw people and funding into their town. DECD also decided to hand out fewer but larger grants. Published by The Hartford Business Journal ; Publication Date: May 13, 2013
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Playing Together Hartford’s major nonprofit cultural arts organizations, many facing budget deficits or barely squeaking out small surpluses, are finally realizing their revenue models won’t give them financial stability. Under the auspices of the Greater Hartford Arts Council, many of those organizations are sitting down and coming up with a plan that ties their fates together. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: December 4, 2006
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Playwright Objects To Non-Hispanic Cast Playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis is protesting the current Hartford production of his Broadway play -- "The Motherf**ker With the Hat" -- because the theater failed to seek out Puerto Rican actors in the leading roles. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: December 01, 2011
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Plenty Of Bang For Their Bucks Melinda and Paul Sullivan were 5,000 miles from home when they learned that the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, blaming a lack of funding, had canceled an exhibit focused on Hartford native son and Connecticut Yankee genius Samuel Colt. So after reading newspaper stories about the cancellation e-mailed to them in Hawaii, the West Hartford philanthropists pledged to pay the full cost of the display - $300,000. Museum officials announced the gift recently and said the reloaded exhibit will open Sept. 20. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: March 30, 2006
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Poet Hugh Ogden Dies Over the years, Hugh Ogden built various cabins on an island in Maine's Rangeley Lake. He described the island as a place where he "could hear the voices that call me to poems." On Sunday, while cross-country skiing to the mainland from his island paradise, the 69-year-old Trinity College English professor broke through the unusually thin ice and drowned. His death shocked his family and members of the college community. His children had been planning a surprise celebration later this year for Ogden's 70th birthday and 40th anniversary of teaching at Trinity. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: January 2, 2007
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Poet Samuel Amadon Doesn't Do Hartford Any Favors Poet Samuel Amadon recently read from The Hartford Book at Real Art Ways. Hartford is a hellish vortex in these poems. The 32-year-old Amadon, who's from Hartford but now lives in South Carolina, has written a book loaded with local landmarks and institutions. The grim shock of the poems quickly displaces the thrill of recognition. Bushnell Park, Asylum Avenue, the South Green, the North End, the Old State House, the Colt building and plenty more familiar names serve as signposts for these dark poems about self-destruction, aimlessness, loss, death and survival. Published by The Hartford Advocate ; Publication Date: July 10, 2012
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Poet's 'Blessed' Life Honored At Connecticut Book Awards Marilyn Nelson, who completes her term as Connecticut's poet laureate at the end of 2006, recently told the audience at the Connecticut Book Awards she was "grateful and humbled" by receiving the Lifetime Achievement in Service to the Literary Community honor, but felt she was "getting an award for breathing - for something I could not not do.” Nelson, whose career includes teaching at the University of Connecticut and founding the Soul Mountain retreat for poets in East Haddam as well as writing award-winning books, was among the winners named at the ceremony at Hartford's city hall. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: December 4, 2006
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Poetry in Motion Since it started nearly four years ago, the Love Jones Experience, held at the Russell Restaurant, has introduced new poets and singers every week while expanding its roster of regular performers. The event has helped to usher in a new poetry movement in the city. Published by The Hartford Advocate ; Publication Date: June 23, 2009
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Poetry Lovers, Walk This Way An intrepid band of Wallace Stevens' friends recently capped 10 years of fundraising with the unveiling of an engraved stone marker on the grounds of the Greater Hartford Classical Magnet School at 85 Woodland St. Winner of a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award, Stevens often composed his deceptively minimalist but deeply complex poems as he walked from his home on Westerly Terrace to the Hartford Accident and Indemnity Co., now Hartford Insurance Co., on Asylum Avenue, where he was a vice president from 1934 to 1955. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: March 11, 2007
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Popkorn Leads The Way Anthony Thomas, a Hartford resident who got his nickname, Popkorn, from years back when he would earn a few dollars by dancing hip-hop on city corners, is a juvenile detention officer at Community Partners in Action's residential detention center for girls. As a hip-hop artist, he teaches dance to the girls in the residence. His example has led the Connecticut Ballet to expand recreational dance and drumming programs for girls and boys in the residential detention centers in Hartford Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: September 03, 2008
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Portrait Of A City Three years ago, photographer Joe Standart created a buzz by bringing tourist traffic to the heart of New London with an outdoor art showcase based on his images of local residents. Encouraged by the “New London Project,’’ Standart wants to replicate it on a much larger scale in Hartford this fall. The only thing missing from Standart’s concept is the one spark that will get it off the ground — money. Published by The Hartford Business Journal ; Publication Date: June 22, 2009
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Portrait Of America: The Hartford Project Hartford's empty storefronts this summer will be filled with the smiling and hopeful faces of its people, as photographer Joe Standart fulfills his years-long effort to install his public "Portrait of America" show on city streets. More than 50 portraits are already up in unoccupied retail space, as well as in the windows of bustling restaurants downtown. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 20, 2010
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Poster Boy Exhibit Moved from Trinity College to Hamilton Street It was supposed to be a solo show. Instead, Poster Boy’s art shared a space with yet-t0-be-altered canvas; the exhibit was also moved outdoors. This unsanctioned display on Hamilton Street (by the railroad tracks) is what audiences will have to settle for if they did not manage to see the show that was removed from the gallery at Trinity College. The new display featuring two altered billboards was created at night. Published by Real Hartford ; Publication Date: September 13, 2011
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Poster Boy Returns Poster Boy’s work will be displayed in a local gallery after all. Last month, Trinity College postponed the solo exhibit after Poster Boy’s art was already set up in the gallery. Before heading back to New York, the artist altered two billboards in the Parkville neighborhood, where the public could view the work in spite of the canceled/postponed show. Published by Real Hartford ; Publication Date: October 07, 2011
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Poster Boy Show At Trinity Canceled Recently, administrators at Trinity College abruptly cancelled an art show by the New York street artist known as Poster Boyd because they were leery about where Poster Boy got his raw materials. Poster Boy freely admits he steals them, and cried censorship. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: September 14, 2011
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Poster Boy's 'Street Alchemy 2.0' Loses Its Impact In Gallery Poster Boy entered Hartford quietly, was ejected spectacularly and re-entered victoriously. The New York-based street artist's exhibit — originally planned for Trinity College in September, and then canceled at the last minute — has been re-mounted at Real Art Ways, and will stand until Jan. 30. But, when Real Art Ways opened its arms to him, it may have expanded his platform, but at the same time it watered down his message by sealing it in a gallery. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: November 08, 2011
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Preservation Alliance Hires Executive Director The Hartford Preservation Alliance, which strives to preserve Hartford's architectural heritage and neighborhood character, has hired an executive director, marking a shift from a completely volunteer initiative to a professional staffed organization. Funding from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving and the Surdna Foundation helped to support the staffing initiative. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: March 11, 2005
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Prisoners' Art On Display Artwork that depicts the hopes, dreams, pain and frustration of Connecticut inmates is being featured in an annual show of the Community Partners in Action Prison Arts Program. The collection is on display at the Jean J. Schensul Community Gallery at the Institute for Community Research on Wyllys Street. It features more than 100 paintings, drawings, sculpture and pottery. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 25, 2006
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Project Spreads A Warm Message In Hartford Helen Ubiñas writes that about two years ago, Dr. Sedrick Rawlins looked around Hartford's Community Health Services on Garden Street and thought the place could use a bit more art. He wasn't sure what kind at first. But the honorary board member finally settled on quilts. They sent, Rawlins said recently, the kind of message he thought perfect for the health center and the North End neighborhood in which it's located: patience, love and warmth. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: December 27, 2009
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Public Can Chime In On Choice Of New Hartford Symphony Orchestra Director The Hartford Symphony is looking for a new music director. The public was invited to participate in the critically important hiring process by hearing each of the seven finalists conduct the Hartford Symphony. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: November 08, 2009
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Puppet Sculptor Anne Cubberly Creates A Magical World Walk into the high-ceilinged, wondrously cluttered studio of the inventive Hartford kinetic sculptor Anne Cubberly and you step into the workshop of a creative visual artist's unbounded imagination. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: January 27, 2013
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Raisin Has Meaning For Ethnic Mix "A Raisin in the Sun" has been a smash hit at Hartford Stage. What's made the show a hit is that it is attracting an ethnic audience - mostly African Americans and West Indians - and students in addition to Hartford Stage's older white subscriber base. With this play the theater has scripted a primer for what a business has to do when its core clientele is aging. Instead of resisting the emerging demographics in its back yard, Hartford Stage is embracing it. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: March 11, 2006
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RAW Talent At Work A challenge of Greater Hartford's established arts community has been to find ways to speak to new audiences, namely young people and a population that is ethnically and culturally diverse. One institution that has succeeded is Real Art Ways, an alternative art space that has always been ahead of its time. RAW has been able to reach out to a widening circle of visitors and patrons. It has become a social and cultural magnet, not only in its Parkville neighborhood, drawing people of all ages and interests from the region and beyond. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: December 29, 2006
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RAW to Open Four Community Art Exhibits Saturday Real Art Ways (RAW) presents four public art projects in Hartford’s Frog Hollow & Parkville neighborhoods, by artists Margarida Correia, Satch Hoyt, Sofia Maldonado, and Matthew Rodriguez. Projects opened Saturday, May 30, 2009 and will extend through the fall. Published by The Hartford News ; Publication Date: May 28, 2009
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Ready To Whale: Hartford's Hockey Icon Resurfaces Howard Baldwin, chairman of Whalers Sports & Entertainment Inc, and is business manager of the newly named Connecticut Whale hockey team, writes that this weekend his company brought the old brand back as the Hartford Wolf Pack hockey team changed jerseys to become the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League. A new era begins. It is Baldwin’s intention, however, to take a page out of the past and do all the things they did in the '70s and '80s when their old team, the Hartford Whalers, became such an integral part of the community. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: November 28, 2010
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Real Art Ways Marks 35 Years and Counting When it began in a second-floor walkup in 1975, Real Art Ways was an alternative artists' space, a loft for work and exhibitions and just as often experimental music. Scores of similar artists' collectives may have opened that year across the country in the era of homegrown art and counterculture creativity. But 35 years later, a decade into a new millennium, Real Art Ways remains a vibrant part of Greater Hartford's cultural offerings. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: October 21, 2010
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Real Art Ways Unconcerned About Legalities Of Poster Boy's Exhibit In September, Trinity College scuttled "Street Alchemy," a planned exhibit by New York-based street artist Poster Boy, because the raw materials used in his collages were stolen property. Poster Boy does not dispute this fact. Will K. Wilkins, director of Real Art Ways, is aware of Trinity's concern and sees things differently. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: October 16, 2011
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Real Art Ways Wants Money, The Council Doesn't Have Any Real Art Ways wants $45,000 from the Hartford City Council. But the city council doesn't have it. Real Art Ways, a city arts organization, unsuccessfully applied for $150,000 from the city earlier this year under its arts stimulus program. Now the organization is back, with the support of Mayor Eddie A. Perez, asking for money from the city council's Civic and Cultural Affairs account for its arts employment initiative. Published by Hartford Cityline, The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: October 31, 2009
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Real Street Culture Would Spice Up Hartford Life Pedestrian-friendly infrastructure, such as sidewalks, crosswalk signals, and traffic-calming measures, performance art, street-level novelty shops, hearty, inexpensive food-to-go, and widespread police presence are some of the ways to improve Hartford's pedestrian culture. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: September 6, 2005
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Reborn Library Reconnects With City Earlier this month, with the cut of a ribbon, the last piece in the Hartford Public Library's major makeover officially opened to the public. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: January 20, 2008
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Reclaiming Space Work has begun on a $21.5 million project to transform the old Thomas Cadillac dealership on Albany Avenue in Hartford's North End - designed in the 1920s as "the dealership of the future" - into the new home for dance and theater studies at the University of Hartford. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 31, 2007
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Rembrandt's People An illustrious gallery of subjects showcases the Dutch Master's genius in a landmark exhibition in downtown Hartford. As the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art undergoes a $15 million renovation, it is concentrating on smaller, focused exhibitions inspired by works already in its collection. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: October 11, 2009
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Rescuing Old State House Only hours after gunfire sent 10 teenagers running for their lives and forced the lockdown of an elementary school, Hartford's police chief and the school system's spokesman attributed the violence to racial tension at Hartford Public High School. Now they're not so sure. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: March 7, 2007
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Resolution for Lyric Theater Councilperson Cotto has provided a draft of the recent resolution which was submitted to the City Council with the aim of saving the remainder of the Lyric Theater. Published by Real Hartford ; Publication Date: June 09, 2010
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Rethinking Bushnell Plaza As downtown workers line up at food carts and bustle around the Old State House at lunchtime on a summer day, just down Main Street at Bushnell Plaza there is rarely a reason to stop. A large, concrete wall runs along the sidewalk for dozens of yards. On Wednesday, the scene was a bit different as splashes of color, and activity, invited people to linger. Armed with easels, markers and open minds, a team of 15 landscape architects from throughout the state gathered around the plaza's walls in an effort to re-envision the raised, mostly barren holdover of urban renewal that separates Main Street from Bushnell Park. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: August 18, 2011
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Rhodes Less Traveled Among the seven finalists for music director of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, Kevin Rhodes has the home-field advantage: He is music director of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: October 10, 2010
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Richard Welling Was A Hartford Original In this editorial, the Courant expresses the opinion that a building wasn't part of the Hartford skyline until Richard Welling drew it. Mr. Welling, who died last weekend at 83, was the unofficial artist-historian of Hartford during its most intense period of transition. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: November 15, 2009
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Riding The Turnpike A Surface Look At Sex Trade The show: "Riding the Turnpike" at Hartford's HartBeat Ensemble First impressions: HartBeat Ensemble premieres a new work at its new home: a fine, intimate fit in the 80-seat theater that previously housed Hartford Children's Theatre. But this work is not for kids. "Riding the Turnpike" is an ambitious and adult project: the sex trade on the Berlin Turnpike in Connecticut. Though it is well-staged and played, the story line is tired though true. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: April 30, 2013
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Riding the Turnpike Explores Sex Industry In Connecticut In June 2012, Hartford's HartBeat Ensemble faced a devastating loss. Gregory R. Tate, one of the three founding artistic directors, died at the age of 60 from lung cancer. But the small, community-centric company is resilient and after grieving it regrouped and is facing its 12th anniversary year with a new focus, home and a provocative premiere that taps into the theater's commitment to original and socially relevant work. HartBeat recently premiered in its new home: "Riding the Turnpike: Myth, Secrecy and Sex Along the Berlin Turnpike." Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: April 21, 2013
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Ring In 2006 With Art In All Forms Hartford's 17th-annual alcohol-free New Year's celebration takes over downtown. First Night Hartford - with major sponsorship from ADVO, the city of Hartford and the Greater Hartford Arts Council - actually began on January 29th, as six local artists started 48 Hours of Art. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: December 31, 2005
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Rising Star, Shot In Hartford, Screens At Science Center The feature film "Rising Star" was filmed in Hartford. It tells the story of a workaholic insurance guy who meets a free-spirited woman, and they stroll the city casually for a day talking about life. Audiences had the chance to see the film recently when it is screened at the Connecticut Science Center in Hartford. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 30, 2012
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Riverfest 2010: Fireworks And Plenty Of Heat Connecticut's impossibly hot, impossibly unpredictable weather mostly cooperated recently for the Riverfest 2010 celebration, providing steamy sunshine — but no rain — for the rescheduled two-town event. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 12, 2010
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Rob Ruggiero Will Run TheaterWorks In Hartford Rob Ruggiero, who arrived at Hartford's TheaterWorks as a freelance director in 1993 and stayed on as associate artistic director for many years, will be the Theater's next leader in the new position of producing artistic director, overseeing both its creative and management sides. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: December 14, 2012
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Rockstone and Bootheel Comes To City With Nation's Third-Largest West Indian Population For Jamaican-born artist and Real Art Ways curator Kristina Newman-Scott, the creation of the major exhibit "Rockstone and Bootheel: Contemporary West Indian Art" has been a labor of love. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: November 08, 2009
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Rudolph Zallinger Mural Unveiled At Hartford Public Library's New American Place Room In the '80s, Aetna Life and Casualty commissioned famed muralist Rudolph Zallinger to create a panorama of "The Early History of Hartford" to hang in its offices in the city. In the decades since it was finished, it has hung in those offices, seen by Aetna employees as they went through their work days. Now it is in a place where anyone can see it: Aetna has donated the mural to Hartford Public Library Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: April 28, 2012
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Salaries at Nonprofit Agencies Under Spotlight The Hartford Courant reviews salaries of 54 local nonprofit arts, health care, educational, cultural and social service organizations in Greater Hartford. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: April 24, 2005
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Samba Dancers Light Up City's Brazilian Festival The Parkville neighborhood of Hartford was home to samba on recently. The annual Brazilian Day parade and festival on Park Street included 10 motorcyclists, a Portuguese accordion band, a handful of Latin American studies students from Central Connecticut State University, two beauty queens from the Miss Brasil USA pageant, and, gleefully, nine male and female samba dancers in platform high heels. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: September 17, 2007
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Samuel Stone Gets a Statue A bronze statue of the Rev. Samuel Stone, the Englishman responsible for co-founding and naming Hartford, has been given a permanent home in front of the city's Ancient Burying Ground. Hartford resident Karen Will and other members of the Hartford/Hertford Sister City Committee raised over $30,000 to bring the statue to Hartford. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: April 26, 2005
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Save The Old State House This Courant editorial expresses the opinion that to close the Old State House in downtown Hartford for lack of funding would be unthinkable. The state must quickly take ownership of one of Connecticut's most important landmarks. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 27, 2007
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Sax Master Never Lost His Passion Stan Simpson writes in appreciation of Hartford's own Jackie McLean, saxophone jazz legend, who died recently. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: April 1, 2006
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School's Arts Theme Lures Students Kinsella Elementary School in the Sheldon-Charter Oak neighborhood has a curriculum which emphasizes the arts. Despite low test scores, there is now a long waiting list to get in. Unlike other city schools, where the arts are mostly held to a minimum, youngsters at Kinsella choose from electives such as tap, ballet, drumming and violin in addition to regular art and music classes. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: October 31, 2005
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Science Center A Source Of Knowledge – And Pride Workmen swarm the new Connecticut Science Center on Hartford's Riverfront Plaza like bees on a bed of colorful spring flowers. They are putting finishing touches on the iconic glass building for opening day, June 12, 2009. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 06, 2009
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Science Center Roof Gets New Fix It was supposed to take just a few weeks, but the effort to fix two sagging sides of the "magic carpet" roof atop the Connecticut Science Center in Hartford is now expected to take several months, contributing to the delay of the facility's opening to March 2009. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 29, 2008
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Science Center Shifting Pilots Theodore S. Sergi, former state education commissioner, took on a challenging post-retirement assignment more than five years ago — to take the Connecticut Science Center from concept to construction. So you can understand why he says the iconic glass building going up on Hartford's riverfront is in his bloodstream and why he chokes up when talking about his decision to step down as president. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: January 03, 2009
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Science Center's 150 Exhibits Include Space And Sports, Climate And Gravity With its striking architecture, the Connecticut Science Center has already become a noticeable Hartford landmark. The center's 150-plus exhibits take up a little more than a quarter of the 144,000-square-foot building. Education is the big focus here. Center officials have said they want to inspire future generations of scientists, doctors and teachers. Luckily, the exhibits are a lot of fun. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 11, 2009
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Sea Tea Improv Troupe Finding A Niche In Hartford Clubs On a recent Thursday at Hartford's City Steam Brewery Café, members of Sea Tea Improv are rehearsing a new skit. It's about a dating game with three contestants: Foghorn Leghorn, novelist Toni Morrison and the supercontinent Pangaea. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: April 23, 2010
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Secret Benefactor Saves Jazz Series With a generous anonymous benefactor stepping forward to pick up the tab for the entire season, The Hartford Public Library's "Baby Grand Jazz Piano Series 2012" launched the first of its 16 free, weekly Sunday concerts on Sunday, Jan. 8, at 3 p.m. with a much-anticipated encore performance by the noted, Japanese-born pianist Eri Yamamoto. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: January 06, 2012
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Seen The New Charter Oak On Pearl Street? There's a new mural in downtown Hartford, on the side of a building on Pearl Street. The old brick surface of the synagogue is faded, but, just wait until you see it wet. Adam Niklewicz's installation is a water-activated mural of Hartford's historic Charter Oak. The brick around the tree is weather-treated. The area of the tree drawing is not. When the wall gets wet, the bricks in the tree-drawing area become soaked and dark and the treated bricks do not, causing the image to appear sharply on the wall. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: September 13, 2012
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Setting The Stage For Teamwork Like most summer theater programs, the eight-day camp sponsored by a consortium of Middlesex County schools and held at Hartford's Weaver High School teaches students the basics of stagecraft. But this one has a few other lessons to offer, such as the benefits of diversity, the importance of tolerance and the fact that the world is a whole lot bigger than their hometown. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: August 14, 2006
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Sharing Their Own Special Space In 1990, Susannah Israel was a ballerina with the former Hartford Ballet, and Frank Marchese was a photographer with his own commercial advertising business when they met at his studio on Arbor Street during a shoot with the ballet. They married on the anniversary of their first date, Oct. 10, 1998, in the shooting area of Frank's studio. She became a Pilates instructor, massage therapist and personal trainer and opened her own studio, PHIT Pilates in Frank's former space. The building is part of their romance. They've made a real commitment to each other, to their kids, to the building and to Hartford. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: November 08, 2009
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Sharing Visions For Hartford With Mayor Pedro Segarra having won election in his own right and a new-look city council, the Hartford Courant asked local leaders and observers what the city's priorities should be. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: November 13, 2011
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Shining A Beacon On African American Artists Deirdre L. Bibby, 56, of Hartford, died March 6, 2008. Deirdre Bibby was a pioneer who dedicated most of her professional life to the emerging field of museums dedicated to exhibiting the work of African-American artists. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: April 06, 2008
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Shinolas Develop Fervent Fans With Regular Gig At Tapas On Ann Most people don't look forward to Mondays. But live-music fans who know the secret of the Shinolas do. The Shinolas, a rootsy Americana band of local musicians, started playing at Tapas on Ann in downtown Hartford a year ago with a few simple goals: to have fun, to play good music and to play it close to home. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 15, 2010
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Show Time for Summer Students Founded in 1970, The Artists Collective emphasizes the cultural and artistic contributions of the African Diaspora. It is the only multi-arts and cultural organization of its kind in Connecticut. More than 200 students have participated in two programs during the summer of 2005 at the collective: camp culture and the capital workforce summer employment learning program. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: August 3, 2005
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Show Time in Hartford The Connecticut Convention Center is nearly completed, capping a two-decade effort to build a convention center in Hartford. The convention center will be the largest new public building since the opening of the Hartford Civic Center 30 years ago. The Hartford Marriott Downtown will open as the city's largest hotel. And with a combined cost topping $300 million, the complex will be the most expensive pair of buildings ever built in Hartford. What remains unknown is whether the economic payoff will fully justify the $230 million that the state's general fund paid for the project - a cost taxpayers will be footing until the state bonds are repaid in 2024. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 27, 2005
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Six Hundred Thousand Dollars In Federal Funds Awarded As Part Of Hartford's Arts And Heritage Job Grants Program More than 30 individuals, small businesses and nonprofit organizations will receive a total of $600,000 in federal funds from the second phase of the Arts and Heritage Job Grants Program run by the city of Hartford, it was announced recently. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: April 27, 2010
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So Many Stars: Bringing Musicians to a Living Room Near You Julie Beman — a co-author of Live in Hartford – is now working to expand Hartford’s music scene with the creation of So Many Stars. Published by Real Hartford ; Publication Date: February 19, 2012
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Society Director Takes On New Orleans Challenge David M. Kahn, the executive director of the Connecticut Historical Society Museum, is stepping down in May to take a job in New Orleans as the director of the Louisiana State Museum. Kahn, who has headed the city museum for more than nine years, said that the opportunity to move to New Orleans and help a historic institution rebuild in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina was an assignment he could not pass up. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: March 16, 2006
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Spaghetti And Love At Theaterworks As Rob Ruggiero stirs a simmering spaghetti sauce, adding a touch of this and that, Antoinette LaVecchia cranks out sheets of freshly-made. LaVecchia will be serving homemade pasta — and more — eight times a week when she performs in the one-person show, "I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti," based on the memoir by Giulia Melucci. The world premiere, which Ruggiero directs, is now in previews at Hartford's TheaterWorks and opens June 8, 2012. The run continues through July 8, 2012. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 03, 2012
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Stage To Get $2 Million Hartford Stage's renovation campaign of "at least $11 million" received a boost from the state recently with Gov. M. Jodi Rell announcing that the theater would receive $2 million in bonding funds. The money is earmarked as part of Rell's new $20 million bonding fund for capital projects related to the arts, culture and history around the state. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 21, 2008
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Staging A One-Man Revival TheaterWorks, which owns its beautiful 1927-vintage Moorish Revival building on Pearl Street, has renovated much of the three-story building, now called City Arts on Pearl. The first floor now has a satellite art gallery of the fabulous New Britain Museum of American Art, called the Gallery of American Art, and a bistro inside the gallery operated by bin228 Café and Wine Bar across the street, named bistro233. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 15, 2009
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Stand-Up Comedy Thrives in Hartford Comedy is solid in Hartford. This should come as no surprise in a place that cherishes the home of the man many feel was America's first stand-up comic, Mark Twain. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: April 20, 2008
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State Budget Cuts Hit Arts, Tourism Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's $170 million in budget cuts took the pruning shears to funding for many arts and tourism groups across the state, a move that will likely force many of those organizations to cut costs, push for more private donations, or boost revenue to make ends meet. Published by The Hartford Business Journal ; Publication Date: December 03, 2012
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State Can Give Tourism, Culture An Economic Edge As part of his bureaucratic streamlining of state agencies, Gov. Dannel Malloy has proposed moving the Commission on Culture & Tourism into the Department of Economic and Community Development. Can it work? Yes, if the agency looks seriously at the economics of culture and tourism. To succeed, the newly merged agency must treat tourism and the cultural resources it depends on as a high-priority economic cluster, as we do with bioscience and financial services. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: April 01, 2011
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State Grants Wadsworth $15million After sacking two previous expansion projects, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art officials are hoping that three times will be a charm as they embark upon yet another project within six years. The state is greenlighting the museum’s third plan, reallocating a $15 million grant initially approved for its two previous proposals. Published by The Hartford Business Journal ; Publication Date: January 14, 2008
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State Painters Revealed The Forest And The Trees Although a small state with modest topographical features, Connecticut has exerted much influence on how the nation views its landscape. The most cursory peek at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art's "American Splendor" exhibition of 19th-century Hudson River School paintings leaves no doubt. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 16, 2006
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State Solves Hartford's Homeless Dilemma – For Now In this editorial, the Hartford Courant suggests that Hartford and the state haven't always been on the best of terms in recent years, so it was good to see the two governments work together on behalf of homeless people. Gov. M. Jodi Rell offered use of the former Second Church of Christ, Scientist, on Lafayette Street in Hartford for a no-freeze shelter to replace the one on Washington Street that has been closed. The state's offer should solve the immediate problem, but it is not a long-term solution. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: December 14, 2009
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State To Operate Old State House The state and the city of Hartford finally reached an agreement that paves the way for the state to take over the operation of the Old State House, preventing the threatened closure of the historic downtown building. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 28, 2008
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Steve Campo Resigns As Director of TheaterWorks Steve Campo, 59, the founding artistic and executive director of Hartford's TheaterWorks since he started it in 1985, has resigned his position. He has been on medical leave since December, 2011. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 14, 2012
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Still Wavy versus Jazzmania 2010 A free jazz concert to celebrate Hartford’s 375th anniversary was recently held in Bushnell Park. The concert featured Janelle Monáe. Blogger Kerri Provost comments on the concert and the diversity of attractions in Hartford. Published by Real Hartford ; Publication Date: July 24, 2010
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Stimulus Money To Help Pay Artists In Hartford In the Great Depression, the federal government paid artists to paint murals in post offices and photographers to document the country's hardship. The city of Hartford is taking a page from history, using $600,000 in federal stimulus money for urban development to pay artists or arts nonprofits in 2010. As part of the stimulus package, cities go