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  • 'The Tempest'

    'The Tempest'
    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...
  • Annual Manual Listings: Galleries & Museums

    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...
  • War Prizes: The Cultural Legacy of Slavery & The Civil War at the Wadsworth in Hartford

    War Prizes: The Cultural Legacy of Slavery & The Civil War at the Wadsworth in Hartford
    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,...
  • Connecticut's First Book Festival!

    Connecticut's First Book Festival!
    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....
  • Stanwyck Cromwell Brightens Up the Connecticut Historical Society

    Stanwyck Cromwell Brightens Up the Connecticut Historical Society
    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...
  • All The Festivals Fit To Attend in Connecticut (Listings!)

    All The Festivals Fit To Attend in Connecticut (Listings!)
    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...
  • With hope of being free, James Pennington fled Rockland estate

    With hope of being free, James Pennington fled Rockland estate
    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...
  • Malloy Cutting More Than $11M In Arts Funding

    Malloy Cutting More Than $11M In Arts Funding
    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...
  • Malloy Reverses Position On Arts Funding

    Malloy Reverses Position On Arts Funding
    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....
  • Lyric sets world premiere of new opera based on Ann Patchett novel for 2015-16 season

    Lyric sets world premiere of new opera based on Ann Patchett novel for 2015-16 season
    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...
  • 'Collective Memories' exhibition at Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford

    'Collective Memories' exhibition at Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford
    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...
  • Jumoke Charter School Shows Odds Can Be Beaten

    Jumoke Charter School Shows Odds Can Be Beaten
    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. At Jumoke...