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"New Worlds From Old":19th Century Australian & American Landscapes
at Wadsworth Atheneum, 600 Main St., Hartford. 100 paintings-fifty from each of the two nations. Works by Thomas Cole, Frederic Church, Albert Bierstadt, William Merritt Chase, and Winslow Homer.

Opens September 20
Mierle Laderman Ukeles/ MATRIX 137
comtemporary art exhibition at Wadsworth Athe- neum, 600 Main St., Hartford. "New genre public art," is an innovative movement fusing community organizing and political activism with aesthetic concerns. In 1969, she wrote "Manifesto for Maintenance Art, which calls for an art integrated with the rituals of everyday life.

Sunday, September 20
Ginga Brasileira
, an Afro-Brazilian performance troupe, part of the Fun for Families progra,m at 3pm, Connecticut Historical Society, One Elizabeth Street, Hartford. Free. Info at 236-5621.

Monday, September 21
Community Renewal Team
annual art exhibit opens in various locations in Hartford and East Hartford. Exhibit runs through Oct. 9. CRT's Craftery Gallery, 1445 Main Street, Hartford is open for viewing Tues.-Fri., noon to 4pm. & Sat. 1-4pm. Youth works on exhibit at East Hartford Cultural Center, 50 Chapman Place, E. Hartford. Opening exhibit for photography on Oct. 1 from 5-7pm at Conrad L. Mallett Sr. Art Gallery, Capital Community Technical College, 61 Woodland St., Hartford. A lecture entitled, "An Artist's Perspective on Modern Art," follows the reception at 7pm until 9pm in the community room of CCTC. Info at 527-3305.

Saturday, September 26
Musical Friends
presents a 7pm baroque chamber music concert at Grace Episcopal Church, 55 New Park Avenue, Hartford. Reception follows performance. Free and open to public. Info at 521-5252.

Sunday, September 27
Dos Alas/Two Wings
at 4pm at the Charter Oak Cultural Center, 21 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford. $15 tix, $20 at door. Members of Charter Oak, Artists Collective, Guakia pay $12.50. Info at 527-3205.

October 1 - November 7
, a premier exhibition of contemporary art and sculpture from Zimbabwe. Largest and most comprehensive exhibit ever presented in America. OLD STATE HOUSE, 800 Main St. Free. Hours are M-F 10-4, S 11-4. Handicapped accessible.

Thursday, October 1
Vocalists Brian Patton and David Dalena
presented in "To Broadway and Back," a noon Repertoire concert series at First Church of Christ in Hartford, (Center Church), corner Main and Gold Streets. Physically challenged accessible. The 1/2 hour concert begins at 12:10pm. Free and open to public. Info at 525-1854.

Thursday, October 1
Lunch...Plus! presents the Hot Cat Jazz Band
performing from 12:05 to 12:35pm in the Cathedral Theater, 45 Church Street, directly across from Hartford Stage. $5 includes concert and lunch. info at 527-7231.

Friday, October 2
"Viva Quetzal,"
a multicultural group from Northampton, MA performs at 7:30pm in the Hartford auditorium of the University of Connecticut, 1800 Asylum Avenue, West Hartford. Free and recommended for all audiences. Part of a traditional Latin Evening annual event. Includes a 6:30pm art exhibit reception in the Art Gallery in the undergrad building, 85 Lawler Road, West Hartford. Free. Info at 527-3139.

Friday, October 2
James Naughton
in concert for "An Evening of Song," in Woodland Concert Series at 8pm in the Immanuel Congregational Church, 10 Woodland Street, (corner Farmington Avenue & Woodland St.) $20, general admission, $30 perferred seating; students $8. Tix may be purchased in advance. Info and tix at 527-8121.

Friday, October 2
Painting in Poetry/Poetry in Painting
, brings together the paintings of William Burney and the poetry of Wallace Stevens in an art exhibit running through October 31 in the Reading Room of the Hartford Public Library, 500 Main Street, Hartford. 6:30pm Annual Wallace Stevens Birthday Bash with critic J.D. McClatchy as featured speaker. Tix available at the door and include, hors d'oeuves, wine and champagne, birthday cake and performance of Broadway show tunes. The event commemorates the 119th anniversary of the birth of Wallace Stevens, renowned Hartford poet. Library hours are Monday-Thursday, 9am to 8pm, Friday & Saturday, 9am to 5pm and Sunday, 1pm - 5pm. Info at 543-8652.

Friday, October 16
"Jazz at the Wilde,"
at 7pm with Nicki Mathis in which "Nicki Sings a Tribute to Sarah Vaughan." University of Hartford, Wilde Auditorium. $10 for Students, Seniors, $15 gen. ad., Tix available at U of H box office, 768-4228 or Integrity "N" Music at 563-4005.

Sunday, November 1
First Sunday Gallery Talk: Theodate and the Supernatural
at the Hill-Stead Museum, 35 Mountain Road, Farmington. 1pm & 3pm. Tour main house at your own pace and stay for a talk about Theodate Pope Riddle's interest in and frustration with spiritualism. See examples of automatic writing. Learn about her participation in seances, sittings with mediums & research into thought transference. Free with museum admission, $6 adults, $5 students, seniors, $3 children 6-12.

Through November 15
Key developments in contemporary Italian art
will be explored in Recent Art From Italy: Selections From the LeWitt Collection at the Wadsworth Atheneum.

Friday, October 2
Greater Hartford NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner
, Sheraton Hotel, Downtown Hartford from 6:30pm - 10pm. Theme for the year is, "Honoring our Past, Preparing for our Future." Rev. Norvel Goff will speak. $40 per person. Info on event and ads at 728-1318, Russell Williams.

Friday, October 2
Folk Singer Jonathan Edwards and Northern Lights
at Cheney Hall in Manchester, $16 tix for !st four rows, $12 general admission, $10 students, seniors. 8pm. 647-9824.

Friday, October 9
Jazz Great Chick Corea and Origins
at Cheney Hall in Manchester, 647-9824.

Saturday, October 10
Adult Workshop: One at a Time by Chet Kempczynski
, painter, monotypes. 11am - 12:30 pm, presentation, 12:30-1:30 bag lunch and networking session. Hartford Courant Room. Wadsworth Atheneum,600 Main St., Hartford. $20. Registration required. Call 278-2670, ext. 3049.

Wednesday, October 14
Expertise Clinic
at Wadsworth Atheneum, 600 Main St. Hartford. 1-3pm, Free aesthetic appraisals by museum curators, no monetary value given, on up to three objects, no more than two framed items out of the three. Info at 278-2670, ext. 3093. Hartford Courant Room.

Friday,October 23
Robert Hughes
, art critic for "Time" magazine and author lectures at The Bushnell, Hartford at 5pm. In conjunction with Wadsworth Atheneum exhibition, "New Worlds From Old: 19th Century Australian & American Landscapes." $20 for Wadsworth members & symposium attendees. $25 for nonmembers, $15 for students. Register early. 246-6807.

Thursday, October 29 & Saturday, October 31
Romeo & Juliette at the Connecticut Opera
-season opener at The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Ave. Line-by-line English translations projected onto screen above stage. 8pm. 2-3, and 4-event subscriptions from $26-$229. Individual tix from $18.50-$75. Call Box office at 527-0713. Following selections for the season are: Rigoletto, Dec. 3 & 5., Madame Butterfly, March 5 & 6., The Barber of Seville, Apr. 8 & 10.

November 26 - 29
The Nutcracker
at The Bushnell for eight performances. Season Subscriptions, $40-$70, single tickets go on sale September 1, 1998, 987-5999.

December 16 - January, 17, 1999
The Phantom of the Opera, directed by Harold Prince will have a return engagement at The Bushnell. Tickets $16.50 - $66.50, 987-5900.

December 17 through February 27, 1999
First Lady Hillary Clinton and Cherie Booth Blair, QC, the wife of British Prime Minister Tony Blair are making an historic collaboration between the oldest public art museums in England and the United States. They have agreed to be Honorary Patrons for the first-ever exhibition devoted to the work of the 17th-century Dutch master painter Pieter de Hooch.

And In January, 2000
The Bushnell announces that Livent (U.S.) Inc.'s RAGTIME, the four-time 1998 Tony Award winning new musical based on E.L. Doctorow's classic novel, will be coming to The Bushnell for it's exclusive Connecticut engagement in January, 2000, as part of the Aetna Broadway series.

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