Life and art come full circle this month at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, with the opening of an historic exhibition with an unmistakable hometown connection. Frederic Edwin Church was a prominent American landscape painter in the 1800’s, born in Hartford, and a central figure in the Hudson River School of American landscape painters.
A year ago, over 800 cities around the world threw citywide music celebrations on June 21. Three decades after the concept was born in France, the Make Music celebrations has spread throughout the world and is now marked in more than 120 countries. Later this spring, it arrives in Connecticut for the first time.
Read a good book lately? Written by a Connecticut author or featuring a local illustrator? You may want to urge that their work be submitted for a 2018 Connecticut Book Award. The annual awards returned last year after a multi-year hiatus, to solid reviews. The Connecticut Center for the Book (CCB) at Connecticut Humanities, […]
The top-ranked radio stations in the Hartford-New Britain market area in November were WRCH-FM, WTIC-FM, and WHCN-FM (River 105.9), according to the latest Nielson Audiosurvey information.
Grouped in a flat-footed tie for fourth are three stations: WKSS-FM, WWYZ-FM and WZMX-FM. Public radio station WNPR-FM is next in the ratings, followed by WTIC-AM, the only AM […]
The bricks have fallen into place, and Legoland will be coming to upstate New York in 2020. Despite local opposition groups, a change in the preferred host community, and two years of uncertainty, United Kingdom-based Merlin Entertainment has announced that the third Legoland in the United States and the first in the Northeast will […]
The Connecticut Book Awards returned from a five-year hiatus with a rousing ceremony and the selection of winners from among finalists in four categories: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry and Young Readers. The competition was coordinated by Connecticut Humanities and the Connecticut Center for the Book, and the awards ceremony was held Sunday at the Mark Twain […]
Hispanic children and youth, particularly youth in Spanish-speaking households, visited food/beverage websites at higher rates than their non-Hispanic counterparts, despite fewer visits to the Internet overall, according to a research study published by University of Connecticut faculty members.
“The frequency with which youth in Spanish-speaking households visited popular food and beverage websites compared with primarily […]
Eighteen Connecticut museums in twelve communities will be participating in Museum Day Live! On September 23, offering free admission in a national initiative led by Smithsonian magazine and supported by Microsoft, to increase awareness of the assets that museums have to offer residents throughout the country.
Museum Day Live! is described as “an annual […]
Westport native Justin Paul is having a big year. The 2003 Staples High School graduate added two Tony Awards this week to an Oscar won just months ago. And he is not the only Connecticut connection to the Tony Awards, announced on Sunday night.
Paul won in the Best Original Score category for his work […]
Three Connecticut communities in the Connecticut Main Street network have achieved accreditation for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by Main Street America, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
While Connecticut ranked 37th overall among the nation’s 50 states analyzed for their “fun” quotient, the state did have some standout rankings in specific categories – including the amount of money individual residents spend on recreation. Despite ranking 35th overall in “entertainment & recreation” categories and 40th in “nightlife,” the state reached the top five […]
An estimated $349 million was spent in Connecticut by qualified productions and $93 million in tax credits were issued to 25 media production companies under the state’s tax credit program during fiscal year 2016. The tax credits are designed to boost the state’s economy by attracting film and digital productions to the state, creating employment […]
The Hartford Yard Goats minor league baseball team has played the first of 70 home games at Dunkin’ Donuts Park. The broadcasts, like the season, have begun with new homes.
All 140 games will be broadcast on the Yard Goats Radio Network, which can also be heard on-line at yardgoats.com and on smart phone devices […]
A downtown management organization engaging the community in envisioning two underutilized parks as places that downtown residents, visitors, workers and families can mingle with artists and creatives, and a regional planning organization that created a program focused on supporting local businesses, creating jobs and filling vacant spaces in eight village centers are just two of […]