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Amid shifting industry, Manchester theatre gets luxury upgrades

Joe Cooper |

The owners of Cinemark Buckland Hills 18+ IMAX theatre in Manchester said they have added new luxury amenities as it undergoes a two-phase remodeling project.

Hartford pitch event to showcase digital media entrepreneurs

Joe Cooper |

A pitch competition showcasing young entrepreneurs in digital media will take the stage Sunday evening at TheaterWorks in downtown Hartford.

TheaterWorks pivots to Wadsworth during renovations

Joe Cooper |

TheaterWorks will perform two month-long productions next year at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art as it continues its $4 million renovation project into 2019, officials said.

Cambodian emigres make Hartford their canvas for music, hope

Gregory Seay |

Former refugee Rattanak Ouk's downtown Hartford music studio is nurturing a new generation of aspiring Connecticut artists.

CT culture director Newman-Scott jumps to Brooklyn job

Joe Cooper |

The state’s director of culture is moving on to the nonprofit sector in Brooklyn.

UConn trustees approve Hartford campus fine-arts move

Matt Pilon |

UConn's board of trustees on Wednesday morning approved a license agreement with the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, enabling a portion of the school's fine-arts program to move from Storrs to the...

As traditional audience ages, Greater Hartford arts venues vie for Millennial business

Joe Cooper |

Performing-arts institutions are in a race against time trying to pursue the affection of a Millennial generation that has never fully engaged live performances infusing drama, music or dance.

Admissions tax should be repealed

Greg Bordonaro |

Leaders who are ill-prepared to handle a crisis often make slapdash decisions that help solve short-term problems but lead to longer-term issues.

West Hartford startup matches theatrical improv with workplace training

Norm Bell |

A West Hartford startup is matching theatrical improv with workplace training.

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