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Tweaked 'Anastasia' An Even Stronger Show On Broadway

In its yearlong journey from Hartford to Broadway, "Anastasia" has found itself. When this sweet-natured musical of self-discovery premiered a year ago at Hartford Stage, it was just as lush and romantic, but underneath those gorgeous trappings it seemed uneven, insincere, unsure of itself. At...

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  • Farmington Easter Egg Hunt

    Farmington Easter Egg Hunt

    The 21st annual Easter Egg hunt at Farmington Mini Golf was this weekend, when thousands of kids from around the state swarmed the course for candy treats and participated in some good family fun.

  • Easter Egg Hunt For Dogs

    Easter Egg Hunt For Dogs

    More than 6,000 eggs were filled with treats and coupons (donated by Appalachian Tails) for this Easter Egg Hunt for dogs on Saturday April 8 at Riverfront Park in Glastonbury. Find this weekend's Easter Egg hunts here.

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  • 3-Day Trinity Exhibit 'Hijabs And Hoodies' Challenges Stereotypes

    3-Day Trinity Exhibit 'Hijabs And Hoodies' Challenges Stereotypes

    When a wave of violence and police brutality against young African Americans occurred a few years ago, Tracy Keza was paying close attention. "Images were just being made and shared online in a way that I felt wasn't productive. ... It was just a cycle of one bad thing after another," said Keza,...

      • Paper-Cut Art Of Nikki McClure At Mystic Seaport

        Paper-Cut Art Of Nikki McClure At Mystic Seaport

        All of Nikki McClure's artworks begin with a single sheet of black paper. She cuts and cuts with an X-Acto knife until pictures emerge: lakes, skies, trees, birds, children, shacks. Some images are so delicate they flutter in their frames and barely hold on to the black paper they came from: flowers,...

      • 'Coltland Souvenir Shop' Exhibit Pokes Fun At Hartford Legend

        'Coltland Souvenir Shop' Exhibit Pokes Fun At Hartford Legend

        Samuel Colt is a revered person in the history of Hartford, a captain of industry, a driver of the economy, the builder of that fabulous blue, star-spangled onion dome that made his gun factory look like a Russian church. Colt's connection to Russia fascinates Stass Shpanin. Shpanin's exhibit at...

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      • 'Ex Machina' At Real Art Ways

        'Ex Machina' At Real Art Ways

        Science on Screen, the periodic series at Real Art Ways of films with scientific themes, this week asks the question: How do you regulate a robot? The movie will be "Ex Machina." The 2014 sci-fi tells the story of a software developer (Domhnall Gleeson) who is invited for a visit to the company's...

      • Weekend Sales: IKEA Celebrates Earth Day; French Linens At Amelie Michel

        Weekend Sales: IKEA Celebrates Earth Day; French Linens At Amelie Michel

        IKEA in New Haven celebrates Earth Day with a "Sustainable Living Your Way" event on Saturday, April 22, from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Activities include workshops, kids’ games, giveaways, food deals and special sales. The store, in partnership with Goodwill, will also be accepting used furniture donations...

      • 'Anastasia' Hits Broadway Just In Time for Tony Noms

        'Anastasia' Hits Broadway Just In Time for Tony Noms

        When the Tony Award nominations are announced May 3, Connecticut will rejoice. So many Broadway shows this season had world premieres, readings or workshops in the state that some warm reflective glow from Tony recognition is inevitable. The musical "Anastasia," which had its world premiere at...

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      • Catskills Spreads Fun Across Four New York Counties

        Catskills Spreads Fun Across Four New York Counties

        If you're heading to New York's Catskills this summer, get out your leg warmers and expect to have the time of your life. August marks the 30th anniversary of "Dirty Dancing," the 1987 movie set in a fictional Catskills lodge and starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey. The area is celebrating...

      • Nostalgia Draws Visitors To Closed Catskill Game Farm

        Nostalgia Draws Visitors To Closed Catskill Game Farm

        Oh yes, our family remembers the Catskill Game Farm well. Thanks to the miracle of cherished, vintage, 16-mm movie reels, we revisit those day trips to a must-go family vacation destination in Catskill, N.Y., reliving the sights of gentle but determined deer nosing their way into the baby carriage...

      • A Non-Skier Finds Quaint, Quirky Fun In Vermont

        A Non-Skier Finds Quaint, Quirky Fun In Vermont

        NORWICH, VT — I hate winter. Thank you, but I'll pass on the slopes, rinks and trails. The lure of cocoa at a lodge can't compare to a pina colada on a Caribbean beach in February. So the thought of spending some time recently in central Vermont filled me with the dread of winter. I like Vermont,...

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