All stories by Susan Dunne on BroadwayStars

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Celebrate Juneteenth in Connecticut with a parade, history, music and culture by Susan Dunne

What's going on to commemorate Juneteenth, in its first year as a recognized state holiday in Connecticut?

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Monday, June 5, 2023

On the riverfront in CT: workouts, music, food trucks, festivals, a 5K by Susan Dunne

Riverfront Recapture has dozens of activities for area residents throughout the summer: workouts, live music, cultural festivals, hikes, sports, rowing, a 5K.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 01:49PM
Thursday, June 1, 2023

Art, music, food at Manchester’s Art in the Park on Sunday by Susan Dunne

Art in the Park, the annual gathering of artists, musicians and food trucks at Center Park in Manchester, is on Sunday.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 12:07PM
Monday, May 29, 2023

‘Oceanus’ at CT’s Mystic Seaport offers warning as museum shifts focus by Susan Dunne

Connecticut's Mystic Seaport exhibit "Alexis Rockman: Oceanus," tackles a new subject for the museum: exploitation of ocean life and global warming.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Monday, May 22, 2023

Pride month in CT: Billy Porter, RuPaul contestants, arts, history, parades, concerts and drag by Susan Dunne

June is Pride Month. At a time when LGBTQ rights are in peril nationwide, Connecticut celebrates the community.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Tuesday, May 9, 2023

‘ART maniFESTation’ with 100 artists, live music, kids activities in Hartford Saturday by Susan Dunne

"ART maniFESTation 2023," with art, music, food and other attractions, will be May 13 from noon to 11 p.m. on Bartholomew Avenue in Hartford.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Thursday, May 4, 2023

Open Studio Hartford is back after pandemic hiatus by Susan Dunne

After a pandemic hiatus, Open Studio Hartford is back. It will take place May 13, 20 and 21.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:10AM
Thursday, March 2, 2023

Hartford poet Brett Maddux evokes dangers of technology in third collection by Susan Dunne

Brett A. Maddux is 35 years old. While most people his age are focusing on building their resumes and saving money, Maddux isn’t interested in any of that. His new collection of poetry was…

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 08:55AM
Thursday, December 1, 2022

‘Nutcracker,’ ‘Wonderful Life,’ ‘Messiah’ and other Christmas traditions statewide by Susan Dunne

What is going on in Connecticut stages and other venues to celebrate Christmas?

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Sunday, November 6, 2022

Bloomfield poet’s ‘Common Grace’ captures Japanese American experience, inherited trauma by Susan Dunne

Aaron Caycedo-Kimura of Bloomfield published a collection of poems, "Common Grace," about his Japanese-American parents' WWII experiences, his wife and his life in New England.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:16AM
Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Short film about mental illness, made in Connecticut, to be shown Nov. 5 by Susan Dunne

Connecticut filmmaker Kyle Rodgers, who used Waterbury-area locations to make a short film about how mental illness affects a loving couple, will show that film on Nov. 5.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Stowe House in Hartford names new director by Susan Dunne

Karen Fisk, who was vice president of community investment and external affairs at Springfield Museums, is the new executive director of The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center in Hartford.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Tochi Onyebuchi, Mark Oppenheimer top Connecticut Book Awards winners by Susan Dunne

The 2022 Connecticut Book Awards, honoring the best books written by state residents and natives were announced.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Monday, October 24, 2022

Dawnie Walton’s ‘Final Revival of Opal & Nev’ wins Mark Twain award by Susan Dunne

"The Final Revival of Opal & Nev" by Dawnie Walton, wins the 2022 Mark Twain American Voice in Literature Award., it was announced on Sunday.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 02:16PM
Monday, October 10, 2022

‘Queer Horror’ night of short films, live drag and burlesque, at Wesleyan by Susan Dunne

Wesleyan University will present "Queer Horror: Gravest Hits," an evening of short horror films by queer filmmakers, as well as live entertainment.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Thursday, September 8, 2022

The art of autumn: Here is what you’ll find at Connecticut museums this fall by Susan Dunne

Museums around the state are running shows from September to December with a wide variety of artists from across history and around the world, from Renaissance Italy to contemporary Hartford…

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Friday, September 2, 2022

Here are the books that have been nominated for 2022 Connecticut Book Awards by Susan Dunne

The nominees for the 2022 Connecticut Book Awards have been announced. The awards ceremony is Oct. 23 in Hartford.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 12:27PM
Thursday, September 1, 2022

Children’s book telling true story of community to represent Connecticut in Library of Congress festival by Susan Dunne

A book by Bridgeport’s Lizzy Rockwell will represent the young reader category for Connecticut at the 2022 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Monday, August 22, 2022

What makes a scary movie even scarier? Watching it outdoors at night as part of Hartford’s Spooky Popcorn series by Susan Dunne

Spooky Popcorn, the annual outdoor, free series of scary movies in downtown Hartford, begins Aug. 27 and runs through Oct. 1, with screenings of classic horror movies on six successive Satur…

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Monday, August 15, 2022

A day of outdoor music: PorchFests making encores in Wethersfield, Hartford, Bridgeport, Milford by Susan Dunne

Wethersfield, Bridgeport, Hartford and Milford are bringing back PorchFest, an annual day of musical performances on the porches of homes and businesses.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 02:32PM

A day of music, beer, art and food at Manchester’s Silk City Fest by Susan Dunne

The 5th Silk City Fest, an afternoon and evening of music, food and arts and crafts, will be Aug. 27 in downtown Manchester.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Thursday, August 11, 2022

‘Modern Muses’ the theme for this year’s Sunken Garden Poetry Festival in Farmington by Susan Dunne

The 30th annual Sunken Garden Poetry Festival will be Aug. 28 to Oct. 7 at Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Monday, August 8, 2022

Extras sought for feature film being shot in Hartford on Aug. 10 by Susan Dunne

A feature film being shot in Hartford is looking for extras for a scene to be shot on Aug. 10.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 03:53PM

Two Native American festivals in August celebrate the harvest with music, dancing, food by Susan Dunne

Two annual Native American events celebrating the harvest will take place in August: The Green Corn Festival in Washington and Schemitzun in Mashantucket.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Sunday, July 17, 2022

Art for AIDS wants you to know that HIV is still a serious threat by Susan Dunne

Advancing Connecticut Together is having its annual art grab. In an age of COVID, how can people be persuaded to think about another epidemic?

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Wednesday, July 6, 2022

A Branford filmmaker has shot his first movie in New Haven. The combat-vet drama opens July 7 by Susan Dunne

A movie about a combat veteran who served in Afghanistan, which was shot in the New Haven area, will premiere in that city on July 7.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Sunday, July 3, 2022

Contemporary Black artists claim their place in the world in ‘30 Americans’ exhibit at NBMAA by Susan Dunne

“30 Americans” at New Britain Museum of American Art is a show of artworks about the Black experience interpreted by 30 Black artists.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Artists of Color Accelerate fellows to perform at free event in Hartford by Susan Dunne

Ten fellows in the Artists of Color Accelerate program will show off their work at a free Hartford event on June 30.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 01:59PM
Saturday, June 11, 2022

Here’s where you can find the free concerts for Make Music Day on June 21 by Susan Dunne

Make Music Day, the annual nationwide celebration of music, will have events all over Connecticut on Tuesday, June 21.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Wednesday, April 27, 2022

New Connecticut museum shines a light on the beauty, the struggles and the history of the Sikh community by Susan Dunne

A gallery in Norwich dedicated to Sikh art is having its ribbon cutting on April 29, as part of a townwide celebration of the Sikh community.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Congolese refugee from New Haven tells piece of her story in new Young Adult novel by Susan Dunne

A new young adult novel is co-written by Gladys Mwilelo of New Haven woman, who is a refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM

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