Category Archives: Art and Music

Beautiful Scientific Illustration And Animation Done in Connecticut

He started out as a shirt illustrator and found that most of the work coming across his desk was scientific, so Michael Astrachan of West Hartford, Connecticut decided to change course and go into scientific illustration and animation. Now, 17 years later he’s among just a handful of companies in the world that do this Read more…

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Puppets Can Be Serious Too

Two premiere Connecticut puppeteers who got their degrees in Puppet Arts from the University of Connecticut , came to call on NYBERG to talk about an educational proponent of their work. Pam Arciero has worked on Sesame Street for the last 35 years and who has the role of Grundgetta, Oscar the Grouch’s girlfriend. Heather Asch has multiple Read more…

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Singer Kat Edmonson Is An Old Fashioned Gal

You might say that singer, songwriter, Kat Edmonson of Brooklyn, New York is “cute as a button,” truly she is. She is a throwback, an old-fashioned gal, who loves to watch old movies, especially those starring Fred Astaire. If you’re old enough to remember her, she looks a bit like actress Mary Martin. Kat says Read more…

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A Guitjo And A Cello Make “Acoustic Eidolon”

  What do a “Guitjo” and a cello have in common, answer… everything. The combination of the two instruments makes for beautiful music. Joe Scott and Hannah Alkire are husband and wife and have been touring this country and others for 20-years as Acoustic Eidolon.  Scott is the only one in the world that he knows Read more…

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Ogham The Oldest Gaelic Language

Ogham is the earliest written form of Primitive Irish, the oldest of the Gaelic languages. Ogham was first used in Ireland and parts of England, Scotland and Wales between the 2nd and 6th centuries. Though its actual origins remain a mystery, it’s believed the Celts desired a cryptic alphabet that could not be deciphered by Roman Britain. Represented as a series of perpendicular Read more…

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Photographer Adrien Broom Creates Magic

A romantic relationship which ended in heartache years back started a whole new whimsical world for Adrien Broom. She picked up a camera and threw herself into building and creating art, and has never looked back. Her work involves fantasy and many times incorporates living animals. She gained notoriety with her “Color” project in which an entire photo Read more…

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Connecticut Actress, Skylar Dunn

Skylar Dunn of Branford, Connecticut is only 10 years old, but has already wrapped her first major motion picture called “The Greatest Showman” starring Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michele Williams and Zandaya. It has been nominated for three Golden Globes. Inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum,”The Greatest Showman,” is an original musical that celebrates the Read more…

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Norwalk Connecticut’s Wall Street Theater

  There’s a new theater in the state, have you heard? The Wall Street Theater is in Norwalk, Connecticut and it’s only been open since May of 2017. It’s housed in a historic building which dates back to 1915. In its infancy it was home to vaudeville. Since then the building has had many uses, but now Read more…

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World Champion Accordionist, Cory Pesaturo

That’s three-time world champion and Guinness World record holder, Cory Pesaturo. You name the genre of music and he can play it on his souped up accordion. In Graz, Austria, in August of 2017, he played for a straight 32 hours and 13 minutes smashing the old accordion playing world record of 31-hours and 25-minutes. The 29-year Read more…

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Explore Italy With L’Esperta

Ashley Turney of Montville, Connecticut fell in love with Italy when she studied there as a Trinity college student more than 25 years ago. Since 1990, she has returned over and over again and even learned the language, mind you she is not Italian, the country just speaks to her. Turney became so connected with the Read more…

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