Posts Categorized: Arts & Music

Comic Movies 101: Iron Man 3

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The Mandarin, Iron Man's ultimate nemesis.

  Not sure who the Mandarin is? Don’t know your Hulkbuster from your Stealth Armor? This article’s for you.   With comic book movies, it’s not always easy keeping up with all the influences and references that the filmmakers draw upon from the wealth of… Read more »

Drop Something in the “Great Purple Box of Words” at Garbanzofest 2

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Garbanzo Literary Journal (book one), published in 2012.  Photo courtesy of Seraphemera Books.

  Seraphemera Books and their Garbanzo Literary Journal (a handmade journal, full of the writings of forty-four authors from around the world), in conjunction with independent bookseller Byrd’s Books (Byrd’s Books is an advertiser on The Mercurial) and local coffeehouse Molten Java, are excited to… Read more »

Artist Feature: Isaac GoodwIIne

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  Isaac GoodwIIne is more than just a filmmaker; he is an artistic revolutionary. His goal is to inspire, influence, and inform his audience with novel and alternative cinema. GoodwIIne takes his audience members to a new world and shares with them his inner thoughts… Read more »

Outstanding “Hip Hop Soulstress” to Perform at Pizzeria Lauretano

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"Hip hop soultress" Summer Williams.  She'll be performing at Pizzeria Lauretano in Bethel on May 16.  Photo by Emmanuel Rosario.

  21-year old New York City “soulstress” Summer Williams comes to Bethel, Connecticut’s Pizzeria Lauretano (Pizzeria Lauretano is an advertiser on The Mercurial) on Thursday, May 16 as part of the Pizzeria’s new monthly “Soul Music Series.” Unlike most vocalists her age, Williams combines the influence of… Read more »

Artist Talk: Jana Ireijo

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From left to right: “Breathe Out So I Can Breathe You In" by Jana Ireijo, artist Jennifer Wen Ma, and Ireijo at the opening reception of ‘re·la·tion’ at The Mercurial Gallery.  Photo by Samantha Quattro.

Audio recorded by Alec Jordan   As a part of The Mercurial Gallery’s ‘re·la·tion’ exhibition, on display through May 17, the gallery held an artist talk with featured artist Jana Ireijo, a painter from Westport, Connecticut.  Ireijo, a mother and triathlete, is originally from Hawaii and creates bright,… Read more »

Joey Batts & Them: In E Minor

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Joey Batts and DJ Mo Niklz in the video for "Poor Nemo," Batt's second single off 'Seven Deadly Sins: Envy'.

  Joseph Battaglia, otherwise known as Joey Batts, is an underground hip hop artist based out of Hartford, Connecticut. A self-proclaimed “walking subcategory,” Batts’ original sound spans many genres. With several serious mix tapes and a full album with his band “& Them,” the MC… Read more »

Photo Students Steal the WestConn Senior Thesis Show

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Installation by Robbie Siemon.

  Ghostly, heavenly self-portraits, abandoned buildings captured at night, stop motion projection, an installation of transparencies: True talent and innovation is showcased in the photography room at the Department of Art’s Bachelor of Arts Senior Thesis Exhibition at Western Connecticut State University (WestConn), on display through… Read more »

Wallace Roney, Scofield Trio Perform at WestConn’s 18th Annual Jazz Fest

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Celebrated trumpeter Wallace Roney will perform at WestConn's 18th Jazz Fest.

  Trumpet virtuoso Wallace Roney, guitar legend and bandleader John Scofield, and a constellation of jazz luminaries from across the continent will converge in Danbury from April 25 through 27 to perform in three public concerts during the 18th annual Western Connecticut State University Jazz… Read more »