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Mohegan Sun hosting American Idol auditions

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Mohegan Sun, the Uncasville resort tribal casino, is hosting auditions for Connecticut residents to win auditions with American Idol.

Q&A with UConn's Mark Overmyer-Velázquez

The director of UConn's new campus that opened in downtown Hartford Aug. 28 is a professor and musician — and he knows what it takes to help conduct an educational enterprise as an elected...

Why Hartford is a good place for young professionals

Matthew Necci and Peter Meggers |

Much has been written about whether Hartford can be an attractive destination for those choosing where to begin their careers. Much has also been written about the purported rise and fall of the...

UConn’s Front Street arrival sets off a retail feeding frenzy

Gregory Seay |

Nixs, the restaurant-bar in downtown Hartford's Front Street retail-entertainment district, plans an exterior facelift around the time UConn's adjacent new campus opens there in late August.

CT movie theaters reinvent business model to lure patrons

Natalie Missakian Special to the Hartford Business Journal |

Ahmad Ali Davis, owner of the six-screen Parkade Cinemas in Manchester, knew his small 1950s-era movie house needed to change with the times to draw movie-watchers away from Netflix and the comforts...

'Paperless' ban aids CT ticket resellers

Matt Pilon |

In a victory for ticket-reselling companies, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has signed into law new requirements anticipated to boost sales in the secondary market — transactions facilitated through...

Retail stirs anew in downtown's western edge

Gregory Seay |

The revival of the Goodwin Square office-hotel complex on downtown Hartford's western edge has reawakened not only interest from office and retail tenants but stirred anew fresh hopes for the...

CT bars, restaurants face lawsuits over fight-night broadcasts

Matt Pilon |

A litigious California company is attempting to squeeze more than $1.3 million from Connecticut restaurants and bars for allegedly showing professional boxing matches without a proper license.

Pratt St.’s weekday open-air market dawns

Some of downtown Hartford's most resilient merchants are housed on Pratt Street.

For Hincks, music is a passion and growing business

Stan Simpson |

Sitting on an oversized leather couch in a spacious upstairs green room, Dan Hincks reflected on his life journey — and the special role music has played.

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