Dan Burley, Black Publishing & the ‘Chicago Renaissance’ Period

By Tiffani Jones *Editor’s Note: this commentary reflects the views of the author(s), and not  necessarily those of Northend Agent’s. I’m no connoisseur of vintage adult publications, but do consider the elements that went into creating them during their time, quite interesting; specifically the role Black artists, photographers, models, and distributors …

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Harriet Beecher Stowe Center Receives $650,000 Grant-in-Aid from State of Connecticut

Historic house and museum, The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center is slated to receive a $650,000 grant-in-aid from the State of Connecticut to help with interior restoration, environmental improvements and fire suppression in the Harriet Beecher Stowe House, which is recognized as a National Historic Landmark. The State Bond Commission approved …

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Two Historic Hartford Landmarks Restored with Aid of Hartford Foundation Grants

Hartford Foundation for Public Giving release The renovation of two of Hartford’s historic sites – the Amos Bull House and the Butler-McCook Carriage House and Garden – has been completed with the aid of grants from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. A grant of $118,524 in December 2013 from …

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Hartford Public Library and Hartbeat Ensemble to Pay Tribute to Hartford Circus Fire Casualties

On Tuesday, July 8, 2014 Hartford Public Library and the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford, in collaboration with the City of Hartford Fire Department, will present a theatrical performance based on the memories of survivors of the Hartford Circus Fire, a tragedy which occurred 70 years ago this summer during a Ringling Brothers …

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Artwork of Award-Winning Sculptor Elbert Weinberg Finds New Home at Hartford Public Library

via The Hartford Public Library Hartford Public Library’s Hartford History Center is the recent recipient of a treasure trove of documents, sketches, and sculptures created by the late artist and Hartford native Elbert Weinberg. Included in this extraordinary gift from the Elbert Weinberg Trust are four remarkable sculptures, one a prominent …

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Staged Reading of Musical,’Purpose Cafe’ to Debut at Charter Oak Cultural Center

Hartford is a small city that packs a wallop when it comes to its arts and culture community. It’s a city that’s home to a slew of emerging artistic types and Tianna Glass and Charmagne Tripp are among them; as they’ll be debuting a staged reading of their musical Purpose …

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