| Nov 21, 2013
The point of assembling Broadway Idiot, a new documentary opening on Friday, Nov. 22 at Real Art Ways in Hartford, one quickly realizes, was to get people excited about the newest touring season of American Idiot, the musical, which commenced in Portland,...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 12:00 PM
The final verse of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s 1974 hit single “Sweet Home Alabama” — “Muscle Shoals has got the Swampers / and they've been known to pick a song or two” — probably confused generations of pre-Wikipedia radio...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 1:20 PM
"If there's one thing the banjo needs, it's more notes played on it."
That tongue-in-cheek statement comes from Deadly Gentlemen banjo player Greg Liszt, who, in addition to having a Ph.D. in molecular biology from MIT on his wall (and an awesomely...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 9:48 AM
In three segments on the same topic, Pedro Bermudez from Real Art Ways, author Felix Manuel Rodriguez and professor Bilal Sekou discuss the cultural relevance of Muhammad Ali and how he shook up the world outside of the ring.
For photos from The Stan...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 6:42 PM
Movies are in Donna McGrane's blood. Many years ago at Pleasant Valley Drive-In in Barkhamsted, her mother worked in the kitchen and her father ran the projectors.
So McGrane was heartbroken Monday when she found out that the drive-in she runs with...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 9:45 AM
July 19 through 26, at Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St. Hartford, (860) 233-6691, realartways.org
Vampire stories tend to be metaphors for illicit lust — there's all that necking and swapping of fluids, not to mention the way that too...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Talented Brooklyn, N.Y. artist Kameelah Janan Rasheed pieces together fragments of her shattered family's history — many of their belongings were destroyed when the family was removed from their home in 1988 — from waterlogged photos, magazine...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 5:34 AM
Neighborhood Studios, the summer programs run by the City of Hartford for creative teens, in collaboration with local arts venues, will wrap up its 2013 season with a series of showcases of artworks created by students in the program.
On Wednesday, July...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 4:50 AM
Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St. in Hartford, hosts “Science on Screen," a series of movies on scientific topics, accompanied by a discussion by a local expert on that subject. All of the screenings are on Tuesdays at 7 p.m.
| Aug 13, 2013
| 8:25 AM
Troubadour, a new album by Bridgeport's Stepkids to be released on Sept. 10, took them more than two years to complete. Seriously.
"When we finished our first album, we didn't really stop," said guitarist Jeff Gitelman. "We just kept going."
| Aug 15, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The laid-back oak-aged voice of Levon Helm telling stories about catching catfish, smoking boutique weed or talking shit about the music business makes for an entertaining movie. His toothy grin, manic cackle and weathered face add to the show. That,...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 7:50 AM
The 1973 cult-classic The Harder They Come, which starred up-and-coming reggae star Jimmy Cliff (pictured) as, well, an up-and-coming reggae star named Ivan Martin, has been a staple of weed-smoke-filled midnight screenings for the last 40 years. To...