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Musical gave The Bushnell and city a boost, though some arts venues say it crimped their attendance

Frank Rizzo Special to the Hartford Business Journal |

The musical phenomenon “Hamilton” is long gone from The Bushnell after its three-week, 24-performance run in December that attracted more than 66,000 patrons, some willing to spend more...

Study: Hartford's arts scene suffering from lack of investment

Joe Cooper |

Greater Hartford's art scene has been adding jobs in recent years, but at a slower pace than Worcester and Boston, according to a new study.

TheaterWorks to complete $5.7M renovation by Sept.

Joe Cooper |

TheaterWorks has set plans to complete its $5.7 million renovation project downtown by September, officials said Tuesday.

West Hartford theater to reopen as luxury cinema

Joe Cooper |

A West Hartford movie theater in Blue Back Square says it's reopening this summer as an upscale cinema.

Art exhibit to takeover vacant Union Place retail space

Joe Cooper |

The owner of EBK Picture Framing in Hartford's South End is transforming vacant retail space at Union Place into a streetfront art exhibit featuring local artists.

Apple promises customers a safer digital world — for a price


For years, Apple has gone after the luxury market with its hardware products. Now, its latest luxury offering isn't a gold smartwatch or a nearly $1,500 iPhone, but a safer digital life.

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.

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