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Thursday, July 9, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society exhibit explores lives of Connecticut’s Black suffragists by Susan Dunne

An online exhibit and archive at Connecticut Historical is collecting, and displaying, stories of Black Connecticut women who fought for the right to vote, because white suffragists didn't l…

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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Connecticut teen Terrence Bogan wins national Broadway World singing contest by Susan Dunne

Terrence Bogan, a recent graduate of Mark T. Sheehan High School in Wallingford, won the high school division of Broadway World’s Next on Stage singing competition.

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Monday, July 6, 2020

Twain House to hold virtual Writers Weekend with ‘Simpsons’ writer, ‘Onion’ editor by Susan Dunne

“The Simpsons” writer Mike Reiss, “The Onion” editor Scott Dickers and Soraya Nadia McDonald, a 2020 Pulitzer Prize finalist for criticism, are among the writers who will participate…

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Real Art Ways chooses six artists for 2020 Real Art Awards by Susan Dunne

Real Art Ways in Hartford has announced the six recipients of the 2020 Real Art Awards, an annual recognition of emerging contemporary artists. Each artist will receive $2,500 and a solo sho…

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Monday, June 29, 2020

Artists sought for bus-shelter public art project in West Hartford by Susan Dunne

West Hartford Art League has put out a call for proposals for public art projects to be put on 10 bus shelters throughout town.

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Sunday, June 21, 2020

From burning crosses to everyday slights, pervasive racism documented in New London exhibit by Susan Dunne

An exhibit at Lyman Allyn Art Museum in New London, "Stories of Resilience: Encountering Racism," tells the stories of five Black people who live in the New London are who have dealt with ra…

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Saturday, June 20, 2020

Wethersfield teen Franco Tomaino a finalist in Broadway World singing contest by Susan Dunne

Franco Tomaino, a 17-year-old incoming senior at Wethersfield High School, is one of the five finalists in Broadway World’s Next on Stage singing competition.

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Thursday, June 18, 2020

Brothas Be Heard offers a platform for Black men to share their stories and correct misconceptions by Susan Dunne

Hartford's L.I.T., an arts/poetry/entrepreneurship collective, is hosting Brothas Be Heard, a platform for Black men to speak their truths, on June 20.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

11 Connecticut organizations get grants from National Endowment for the Arts totaling more than $1 million by Susan Dunne

National Endowment for the Arts has announced a new round of grants, and 11 Connecticut organizations got a total of more than $1 million.

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Sunday, June 7, 2020

‘Essential Voices of the Pandemic’ describes the health crisis in poetry of Connecticut people by Susan Dunne

Essential Voices of the Pandemic is an initiative by West Hartford-based Poetry in the Streets, challenging anyone who wants to participate to write a poem to describe their coronavirus expe…

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Thursday, June 4, 2020

Hartford artist creates mural at Heaven skatepark to commemorate George Floyd by Susan Dunne

Kim Hinds Jr., a Black artist from Hartford, has added to the artwork at Heaven Skate Park in Hartford with an image that reads "born a target,” memorializing George Floyd, who was killed …

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Hartford Foundation for Public Giving establishes Artists of Color Advisory Group by Susan Dunne

Hartford Foundation for Public Giving establishes Artists of Color Advisory Group, to help creatives struggling from lack of support

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Wadsworth Atheneum gets $50,000 grant to restore statue of Connecticut hero Nathan Hale by Susan Dunne

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art of Hartford has received a $50,000 grant to restore and upgrade the bronze statue of Nathan Hale that has stood outside the 600 Main St. museum since 1894.

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Drive-in movie theaters making a comeback during coronavirus pandemic. Here’s where and when you can go to one in Connecticut by Susan Dunne

Drive-in movies in Barkhamsted and Mansfield are reopening this month after being shuttered due to coronavirus pandemic restrictions on large gatherings.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Westville’s annual ArtWalk goes virtual, with events May 8 and 9 by Susan Dunne

The 23rd annual ArtWalk in the Westville neighborhood of New Haven has gone virtual, with musical performances, improv comedy, an art exhibit, live art-making, visits to artists’ studios, …

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

These grants offer financial help for artists who have lost income due to coronavirus by Susan Dunne

Artists are struggling nationwide, as venues have closed, and performances and exhibits are canceled, due to the coronavirus lockdown. But help is out there for individual artists who have r…

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Monday, April 20, 2020

Connecticut artist’s Personaland is an online magical village with art exhibits, games, videos by Susan Dunne

Artist Stewart Wilson of New Hartford, who is known for his tiny Persona sculptures, created personaland.com to give those Personas a place to live and be magical.

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Thursday, April 16, 2020

An adult summer camp in Connecticut is the focus of new Bravo reality show ‘Camp Getaway’ by Susan Dunne

Camp Getaway, the raucous, boozy summer camp for adults in Kent, Connecticut, is the site of a new reality show on Bravo, which will premiere on May 4.

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Ocean Vuong, born in Vietnam and raised in Connecticut, wins Mark Twain American Voice award for ‘On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous’ by Susan Dunne

Ocean Vuong, the poet and novelist who was born in Vietnam and raised in Hartford and Glastonbury, is the winner of the Mark Twain American Voice in Literature Award, in recognition of Vuong…

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Monday, March 30, 2020

Social distancing during the coronavirus outbreak? Art lovers can still check out their favorite local museums and galleries with these virtual tours by Susan Dunne

Keep track of art and history exhibits opening in galleries and museums around Connecticut by local and visiting artists.

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Monday, March 9, 2020

It’s high school musical season. Here’s what’s on Connecticut stages by Susan Dunne

Mamma mia, it’s high school spring production season again, and the auditoriums are alive with the sound of music. Dozens of Capitol Region high schools have musicals and non-musical plays…

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Thursday, March 5, 2020

A consuming passion: Wadsworth Atheneum explores food culture of 18th-century Europe by Susan Dunne

The new exhibit at Wadsworth Atheneum, “Savor: A Revolution in Food Culture,” is as much a historical overview as it is an art exhibit. The show chronicles radical changes in the way foo…

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Monday, March 2, 2020

Puerto Rican Day Parade, Hartford area community events get Arts Council funding by Susan Dunne

The Greater Hartford Arts Council has announced a new round of funding, totaling $41,975 for 10 upcoming arts events in the capitol region. The grants were supported by the Hartford Foundati…

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Saturday, February 29, 2020

Nasty Women exhibit in New Haven studies ‘Rituals of Resistance’ by Susan Dunne

The Nasty Women movement sprang into being in late 2016 as a feminist declaration against the presidential election. Three years later, the movement is still going strong in Connecticut. On …

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Thursday, February 27, 2020

19 films in 10 days: Hartford Jewish Film Fest features comedies, true stories, dramas by Susan Dunne

The 24th annual Mandell JCC Hartford Jewish Film Fest will run March 5 to 15 in venues in Hartford, West Hartford and Bloomfield.

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Monday, February 24, 2020

Hartford Foundation awards grants to reach city youth with arts by Susan Dunne

The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving has announced a total of $360,000 in grants to support arts programs that benefit Hartford youth. The allocations to 11 arts programs were made in r…

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Thursday, February 20, 2020

History of American music in 54 album covers at Real Art Ways invites discussion by Susan Dunne

"Americana Vibes" exhibit at Real Art Ways in Hartford traces history of 20th century American music in 54 album covers.

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

Six contemporary Cuban artists reflect on their country’s politics, homophobia and disdain of feminism in Fairfield exhibit by Susan Dunne

An exhibit at Fairfield University of work by six Cuban artists reflects on the years of collective memories of the Castro-era Cuban people, who have endured hunger, poverty and a constant d…

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

CT Office of the Arts grants $952,442 to 198 artists, arts organizations by Susan Dunne

Connecticut Office of the Arts has announced the newest round of Connecticut Arts Endowment and Artist Fellowship Program funding for the 2020 fiscal year. A total of 198 people and organiza…

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A dozen Valentine’s Day date ideas for before or after that romantic dinner by Susan Dunne

Twelve not-too-expensive Valentine's Day date ideas to do before or after that intimate romantic dinner at a restaurant.

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