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Now a decade old, Playhouse on Park is a little theater with a diverse portfolio

Frank Rizzo Special to the Hartford Business Journal |

Despite early challenges, Playhouse on Park in West Hartford is building a diverse theater portfolio.

Arts Council, Travelers debut new grant program

Joe Cooper |

Amid declining revenue streams, the Greater Hartford Arts Council says it's forged a new program with property and casualty insurer The Travelers Cos. to spur more arts investments.

CT execs pony up for film about Willie Pep’s boxing comeback

Matt Pilon |

Local business executives are ponying up cash to underwrite a Hartford-based film about Willie Pep's boxing comeback. However, more funding is needed to get the movie off the ground.

Jim Hennessey | Owner, The Music People

Sean Teehan |

At 83 years old, Jim Hennessey is still in the office every day at The Music People, the Berlin-based music accessory and professional audio equipment company he started four decades ago.

Musical royalties lift Hartford Stage's finances, but other pressures weigh on its bottom line

Frank Rizzo Special to the Hartford Business Journal |

Music royalties have lifted Hartford Stage's finances in recent years, but other pressures have weighed on its bottom line.

Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun say MGM Springfield taking less gaming revenue than expected

Joe Cooper |

Connecticut casino executives say MGM Springfield has been poaching less gaming revenue than projected.

Cathy Malloy reflects on the struggle for new arts dollars

Frank Rizzo Special to the Hartford Business Journal |

Greater Hartford Arts Council CEO Cathy Malloy discusses the struggle for new arts-and-culture dollars.

Hartford Stage hires award-winning artistic director

Joe Cooper |

Hartford Stage has tapped an award-winning director as its new artistic leader.

9th annual Winterfest draws 80,000-plus to downtown Hartford

Joe Cooper |

The ninth annual Winterfest Hartford skating rink again drew more than 80,000 people to the Capital City's Bushnell Park, organizers said Wednesday.

Cigna taps celebrities, again, for new preventive care campaign

Joe Cooper |

Bloomfield health insurer Cigna has enlisted a star-studded multimedia campaign to encourage people to schedule checkups in 2019.

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