| Aug 12, 2011
| 11:46 AM
Renowned for such Broadway hits as "The Lion King," director Julie Taymor turns her talents to one of Shakespeare's classics in this drama that alters the original story in one key way ...with Prospero converted into Prospera, as portrayed by Helen...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 4:28 PM
Artspace, 50 Orange St., 203-772-2709, artspacenh.org. It’s the highest-profile gallery in town, thanks to its eye-catching location (the Chamberlain Building in Ninth Square), thought-provoking exhibits, handling of the ambitious annual City-Wide...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 7:00 AM
The new exhibition at the Amistad Center, which draws from its permanent collection of sheet music (including Harold K. Simon and Michael Todd's Hot Mikado with Bill Robinson and Hassard Short from 1939, pictured), albums, war propaganda, news clippings,...
| May 16, 2011
| 9:39 AM
Connecticut Book Festival
UConn-Greater Hartford Campus, May 21, 22, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (both days), 85 Lawler Road, West Hartford, (860) 704-2214, ctbookfestival.org; for more Karen Romano Young, go to karenromanoyoung.com
Connecticut is all booked up....
| May 18, 2011
| 12:02 PM
When you walk in the door of the second-floor gallery at the Connecticut Historical Society, Stanwyck Cromwell puts his arm around your shoulder and guides you forward. Not literally, of course — though the genial Guyanese-American artist would be...
| Jun 7, 2011
| 8:48 AM
Some kind of magic switch seems to have gotten flipped. With summer here, Connecticut turns into a sunny wonderland of outdoor music festivals, county fairs, regional food shindigs and other finely focused affairs. Celebrate the seasonal joys of...
| Jul 19, 2011
| 9:37 AM
With a piece of India
n flour bread in his pocket and hopes of becoming a free man in his heart, James W.C. Pennington ran away from Rockland Estate in search of freedom.
The so-called fugitive blacksmith would go on to become a minister in Presbyterian...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 6:48 PM
Leaders in Connecticut's arts community were stunned Wednesday over Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's plan to cut more than $11 million in payments to local arts programs as of July 1.
The proposed cuts have raised concern as more than 20 different programs have a...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 4:51 PM
Under pressure from the state's arts community, Gov.Dannel P. Malloyreversed positions Thursday and will restore funding to numerous organizations — 80 percent of their previous year's amount plus money to be allocated through a competitive process....
| Feb 28, 2012
| 11:06 AM
Lyric Opera of Chicago has shied away from commissioning any new operas over the last decade, at a time when other major American opera companies such as the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera and Los Angeles Opera have...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 2:50 PM
The first of two new exhibitions presented by the Amistad Center at the Wadsworth, Collective Memories explores societal concepts of race and culture — how they are created, distributed, and maintained historically — to help folks understand...
| Oct 17, 2011
| 7:27 PM
The student populations seem much the same: Minority children from mostly working-class families attending schools in the city's North End.
The school buildings are separated by just a few blocks.
But the achievement levels are gaping.