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Kehinde Wiley’s “Equestrian Portrait of the Count Duke Olivares” is included in a show of work by 30 American artists at the New Britain Museum of American Art. Photo courtesy Rubell Museum Miami

Black History and America’s Remarkable Black Artists

Now at the New Britain Museum of American Art in New Britain, Conn., (and open until Oct. 30) is the acclaimed show “30 Americans” from the Rubell Museum in Miami, Fla.

Michael Kevin Baldwin, who was in the cast of the Washington, D.C., Kennedy Center performance of “Shear Madness,” stars again in the show at Sharon Playhouse opening Aug. 26. Photo courtesy Sharon Playhouse

Humor and Theatrical Fun on the Cutting Edge with ‘Shear Madness’

Not everyone loves musical theater but apparently everyone loves “Guys and Dolls” — or at least, everyone seemed to love the Sharon Playhouse version staged this summer, which made tap dancing an era-appropriate part of the beloved All-American show.

Beloved artist and jazz musician Robert Andrew Parker and Jive by Five are back on stage at Music Mountain after a two-year hiatus. Photo courtesy Scott Heth

Robert Parker and Jive by Five Return to Music Mountain

In recent years, Robert Andrew Parker has been best known locally for his world-famous art, which he generously shares at area fundraising art shows (to the delight and good fortune of his legion of fans).

Big Lies Are Everywhere: In Case This Summer Isn’t Hot Enough for You

Philosopher Lee McIntyre, a Research Fellow at Boston University, opens his book, “How to Talk to a Science Denier: Conversations with Flat Earthers, Climate Deniers, and Others Who Defy Reason,” with his account of visiting a Flat Earth Convention in 2018 — where people committed to the idea that the Earth is flat gather to exchange their parti

A tomato and bacon jam is easy to make and makes a nicely contrasting accompaniment to fritters. Photo by Cynthia Hochswender

Finding My Way Back to the Kitchen

Two days ago I put my apron on again, after a month of ignoring it. It’s not that I hadn’t cooked; it’s more that I’d done it in a somnolent state, not really paying close enough attention to realize I needed protective gear.

Ghost of a Dream’s new show at the Geary on Main Street in Millerton, which includes “Confusion on the Ground,” above, features collaged images of damage wrought by fire and flooding. Photo by Ghost of a Dream

Flooding, Fire and Rebirth in Ghost of a Dream’s New Show

Ghost of a Dream is the collaborative project of Lauren Was and Adam Eckstrom, residents of Amenia, N.Y., but also somewhat nomadic former residents of Brooklyn and New York City.


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