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  • The Album Leaf plays tonight at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford

    The Album Leaf plays tonight at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford
    If The Album Leaf’s latest studio album, A Chorus of Storytellers, which came out on Sub Pop Records in February of 2001, sounds expansive and a little bleak, keep in mind that it was mixed in Iceland by Jimmy LaValle, who started the band as a solo...
  • Two Big Film Festivals in Connecticut

    Two Big Film Festivals in Connecticut
    Manhattan Short Film Festival Sept. 29 at the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, 7:30 p.m.; Sept. 30, 7:30 p.m.; Oct. 1, 2 p.m.; at the WHC, and The Palace, Danbury, Sept. 30, 7 p.m; at the Bijou, Bridgeport Oct. 1, 7:30 p.m.; Oct. 2, 4 p.m.; at the Garde...
  • Concert Review: The Album Leaf at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford

    Concert Review: The Album Leaf at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford
    You can’t blame people for not being able to swing a Monday night show. That said, the 50-or-so audience members who turned out to hear The Album Leaf last night at the Wadsworth were treated to a hypnotic, mostly instrumental set. The four-piece...
  • Freetime: The Besnard Lakes Bring Their Montreal Indie Rock to the Wadsworth Atheneum

    Freetime:  The Besnard Lakes Bring Their Montreal Indie Rock to the Wadsworth Atheneum
    Montreal once seemed an unlikely location for an indie-rock revival. All that changed, of course, with the success of Arcade Fire’s 2004 album Funeral, which merely hinted at the heights they’d reach. (The Suburbs won the Grammy for Album of...
  • Patti Smith's Photography Sets up a Visual Dialogue With Some of Her Biggest Influences

    Patti Smith's Photography Sets up a Visual Dialogue With Some of Her Biggest Influences
    Patti Smith: Camera Solo October 21 – February 19 Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main Street, Hartford, (860) 278-2670, thewadsworth.org. á Rock-and-roll-band-fronting poet Patti Smith, who turns 65 at the end of the year, has been...
  • Montreal's the Besnard Lakes play the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, which is fast becoming the area's go-to rock venue

    Montreal's the Besnard Lakes play the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, which is fast becoming the area's go-to rock venue
    Locking in some recent phone time with Jace Lasek, the Regina, Saskatchewan-born guitarist and visionary who, along with his wife, bassist and singer Olga Goreas, founded the psych-rock band the Besnard Lakes in 2003, was difficult. For the 16th year...
  • The Bruce Museum Honors Rembrandt

    The Bruce Museum Honors Rembrandt
    Drawings by Rembrandt, his Students and Circle from the Maida and George Abrams Collection Through Jan. 8, 2012, Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, (203) 869-0376, brucemuseum.org á In the history of Western art, countless figures serve as...
  • Bert Jansch, influential guitarist for the prog-folk Pentangle, dies at 67

    Bert Jansch, influential guitarist for the prog-folk Pentangle, dies at 67
    Bert Jansch, a virtuoso guitarist and singer who influenced generations of post-British Invasion luminaries including Jimmy Page, Paul Simon, Donovan, Nick Drake and Johnny Marr, died after a long battle with cancer, the Guardian reported earlier this...
  • The Silk City Flick Fest Returns to Hartford for Its Third Year

    The Silk City Flick Fest Returns to Hartford for Its Third Year
    When he's not busy running his production company, Cool Hand Pictures, Justin Morales heads the Silk City Flick Fest, which is running for its third year starting Thursday, October 13 until Sunday, the 16th. Morales' goal for his festival is to bring...
  • Morgan Hall Gets A New Paint Job

    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 by J. Pierpont...
  • Sam Colt's Dress Blues, A New Find, Sheds Light On Brief Chapter In Civil War

    Sam Colt's Dress Blues, A New Find, Sheds Light On Brief Chapter In Civil War
    In May 1861, Samuel Colt was Hartford's richest, most famous citizen. A charismatic, driven entrepreneur, Colt possessed inventive genius, boundless imagination and unsurpassed marketing prowess. He had built an internationally renowned business centered...
  • Shaun Gladwell┐s Videos at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art┐s MATRIX Gallery in Hartford

    Shaun Gladwell¿s Videos at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art¿s MATRIX Gallery in Hartford
    If Australian artist Shaun Gladwell’s video “Interceptor Surf Sequence” (pictured) makes you think of Mel Gibson and post-apocalyptic, fuel-craving dudes with Mohawks fighting it out in the desert, that makes two of us. Gladwell’...