Drew creates emotionally charged artworks that celebrate transformation and the cycles of life from birth to death and rebirth.
The Windsor native calls her performance “shrednastics”: playing the guitar while simultaneously performing gymnastic and aerial maneuvers.
The long story of the little theater in the Stony Creek section of Branford is about to get a new act.
These longtime farmers are hoping to start a new springtime tradition.
The two artistic institutions celebrate the centennial of the association’s noted gallery.
Drag queens were, according to Rashawn Lee, able to shift their performance style to suit the pandemic relatively easily. Other performers and artistic endeavors might have had a difficult time coming to terms with the new pandemic normal, but drag queens were well situated from the start. “…
Käthe Kollwitz: Activism Through Art shows the early-20th century German artist's fierce humanitarian streak and unflinching eye.
You could call Sunday Baroque one of Connecticut’s biggest cultural exports—a classical music program produced out of WSHU’s studios at Sacred Heart University.
Photographer Todd McLellan has been collecting old, outdated mechanical objects for many years. He was fascinated by the items and always knew he wanted to do something creative with them. One day he decided to take apart one of the objects, an old black phone, and photograph the disassemble…
On a mild Tuesday evening in November, comedian and Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson stands sheepishly holding a microphone at the bottom of a hill behind a suburban hotel. As he takes in his surroundings — a backdrop of barren trees, the back of an adjacent two-story home, the chirpin…
The Connecticut choral world is using online technology to adapt to the bizarre music scene of 2020.
William Gillette and George McLean were two men who knew what they had. Gillette, an actor who built Gillette Castle high above the Connecticut River in East Haddam, expressed the desire in his will that it would never come into the possession of “a blithering sap-head who has no conception …
A maker of doll clothes and accessories, Heather Merrill saw all of her income from craft shows evaporate this year due to COVID-caused event cancellations. Luckily, the 23-year-old Ansonia resident earned $4,000 on Etsy, up from less than $1,000 last year, mostly from selling masks. The fai…
With a pandemic winter looming, theaters and concert venues look to the coming months with a mix of fear and hope.
He might have been one of the best pitchers the world ever saw, but his big-league career ended before it even began.
The CT-based company offers six games that are simple and easy to learn, but with lots of variations for gameplay.
Seven exhibitions are devoted exclusively to women, including 5 solo artists and 2 thematic group exhibitions.
Mystic’s Garlic Festival, which celebrates its 13th year this fall at the Olde Mistick Village, is getting back to basics.
Judith McElhone, Five Points’ founder and executive director, says the nonprofit jumped on the chance to expand.
Billy Koob recalls that whenever his big brother Roger Koob walked into a room or onto the stage, people were “captivated.”
Situated along the Simsbury Art Trail, dozens of life-size bronze sculptures encourage passers-by to slow down and reflect on the little things.
Mike Tyson, Chevy Chase and Dennis Rodman are among the famous faces Patrick Ganino has immortalized.
Bantam Cinema opened in 1927 as the Rivoli Theater in Litchfield. It survived the end of silent film and the rise of the talkies; the onset of television and the birth and then death of video rental stores; and endured, perhaps with a few bruises, the streaming era and challenges of a film i…
With sweeping cancellations of summer concerts and festivals due to COVID-19, audiences are hungry for the arts. Like many organizations, Washington Depot-based dance company Pilobolus has offered online programs in the last few months, but nothing is the same as an in-person arts experience.
Our top picks for events happening around the state this month.
Christopher Rosow couldn’t believe what he was hearing — the biggest radio host in the country was raving about his new book.
When the Pleasant Valley Drive-In of Barkhamsted opened for the season on the second Friday in May, owner Donna McGrane was worried because it was pouring rain. “But we were packed!” she says. On the following night, “There was a crazy blinding blizzard. We sold out!”
The coronavirus pandemic has taken away yet another local music venue.
With locations spanning from New London to Greenwich and north to Hartford, how many of the Connecticut Art Trail’s 20-plus museums and historic sites do you think you can hit up in a day? You can likely count them on one hand. But now, as the pandemic has shuttered museums across the state …
After a few months of home isolation, we asked Connecticut-connected writers where their creative muse was taking them. And what they were doing to keep sane, too. From a dramatic shift in how The Simpsons is produced, to how a Faye Dunaway epic fail led to new inspiration, to Anne Rice’s va…
As an animal-care specialist at the Beardsley Zoo, Bethany Thatcher takes care of the Bridgeport facility's two Amur tigers, Reka and Zeya, sisters born in 2017, as well as its Amur leopards. Unlike the roadside zoos depicted in Netflix’s hit documentary series Tiger King, the Beardsley Zoo …
Curling up with a good book is on the Mount Rushmore of rainy-day activities. And what’s better than absorbing another 100 pages under an umbrella poolside on vacation?
Plus: It's love at first sight when South Pacific comes to the Goodspeed in East Haddam.
In January, the performing arts conservatory launched its 18-month centennial celebration, Hartt100, featuring more than 650 performances.
“What a story is really about is putting events in context,” says Bill Harley. “When you figure out the context of an event, that’s what defines the meaning of a story.”
(Update: The Connecticut Spring Antiques show has been canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak. No reschedule date has been announced.)
The Storyteller’s Cottage, devoted to books and literary events, proves that print is alive and well and living on Route 10 in Simsbury.
Also: Nick Westrate gives The King's Speech at Hartford Stage; Artistic Director Dexter J. Singleton works with Dominique Morisseau's Skeleton Crew in New Haven; Chad Jennings stars in Every Brilliant Thing at TheaterWorks Hartford.