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  • Hartford Hospital Black & Red Gala

    Hartford Hospital Black & Red Gala

    Hartford Hospital held its annual signature Black & Red Gala at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, Feb. 6. Special entertainment at the Black & Red Gala included a performance by the band Chicago, dinner and a dance party. Read story here.

  • Mardi Gras At The New England Carousel Museum

    Mardi Gras At The New England Carousel Museum

    The New England Carousel Museum celebrated Mardi Gras Friday night, Feb. 5, with an all-night party that included food, entertainment, dancing, wine and bourbon tasting, 50/50 raffle and the crowning of the Mardi Gras king and queen.

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  • Fast-Rising Playwright Jen Silverman's 'The Moors' At Yale Rep

    Fast-Rising Playwright Jen Silverman's 'The Moors' At Yale Rep

    In the past year, Jen Silverman has seen her plays performed at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, the InterAct Theatre in Philadelphia and for a workshop production at the Playwrights Horizons Theatre School in New York City. She's an "affiliated artist" at five different theater companies. She's...

      • Ryan O'Neal, Ali MacGraw A Couple Again In 'Love Letters'

        Ryan O'Neal, Ali MacGraw A Couple Again In 'Love Letters'

        "No pictures," says the driver as Ryan O'Neal and Ali MacGraw are ushered out of a hired van in front of Harvard University's Kirkland House. A few minutes later, O'Neal and MacGraw have jumped into a shiny burgundy MG and are driving a few yards down Dunster Street. This time there are pictures....

          • Karen Finley and 'Shock Treatment' Book Mark 25th Anniversary; Local Author Night At RJ Julia

            Karen Finley and 'Shock Treatment' Book Mark 25th Anniversary; Local Author Night At RJ Julia

            Karen Finley, a writer and performance artist whose work at first shocked and then attracted a wide audience, will appear on Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 7 p.m., at the Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. The event will be presented with Real Art Ways. Finley's 1990 debut book,...

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              • 'Alex And Eve' At Wadsworth Atheneum

                'Alex And Eve' At Wadsworth Atheneum

                Relations between Christians and Muslims are newsworthy these days. A new film to be shown at Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art addresses this issue in a way appropriate to Valentine's Day, in a comic-romantic way. "Alex and Eve" tells a story set in Sydney, Australia. Alex, a schoolteacher who...

                  • Leonard Bernstein's 'Mass,' 1973 Concert Film, At Yale

                    Leonard Bernstein's 'Mass,' 1973 Concert Film, At Yale

                    In 1973, the Yale Symphony Orchestra, under the leadership of Maestro John Mauceri, traveled to Vienna, Austria, to perform the European premiere of Leonard Bernstein's "Mass." That concert was recorded and the film was shown on public TV for many years afterward. Yale will host a screening of...

                      • Vampire Double Feature At Bristol Historical Society

                        Vampire Double Feature At Bristol Historical Society

                        Some people celebrate Valentine's weekend with flowers, chocolates, a dinner at a romantic restaurant. Others go see vampire movies. An event on Feb. 12 and 13 at Bristol Historical Society is for the latter group. A double feature of classic Dracula films will be shown in three separate screenings....

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                          • Magic, Science, Dinos Among Distractions During February School Vacation

                            Magic, Science, Dinos Among Distractions During February School Vacation

                            Dinosaurs rule this February vacation. See what else is happening around the state to keep your kids busy on their time off. >> The Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History in New Haven presents Dinosaur Days Saturday to Tuesday, Feb. 13 to 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Sunday hours are noon to 4 p.m.)....

                              • Free Winter Puppetry Slam At UConn

                                Free Winter Puppetry Slam At UConn

                                The 2016 UConn Winter Puppet Slam features the Puerto Rican puppetry troupe Papel Machete, the Brooklyn-based Great Small Works (led by John Bell, director of UConn's Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry), Zach Dorn from Florida and Hamden's Kim Mikenis, plus new works by student and faculty...

                                  • Save Cold Cash With Mid-Winter Ski Vacation Deals

                                    Save Cold Cash With Mid-Winter Ski Vacation Deals

                                    Here's a travel tip for families looking for a bargain winter break getaway — take advantage of the post-holiday shoulder season. Holiday crowds have gone, spring visitors haven't yet arrived, and ski resorts throughout the Northeast are offering deals that will save you cold cash on a variety...

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                                    • Comedian Lisa Lampanelli's 'Fat Girls, Interrupted' Getting Westport Reading

                                      Comedian Lisa Lampanelli's 'Fat Girls, Interrupted' Getting Westport Reading

                                      Trumbull-born comedian Lisa Lampanelli has written a play, and it's getting a reading March 19 at Westport Country Playhouse as a benefit for The Center for Family Justice. "Fat Girls, Interrupted" — a multi-character revision of a one-woman-show the comic has performed in New York — will be read...

                                    • Getting Married For Free Among Valentine's Weekend Deals

                                      Getting Married For Free Among Valentine's Weekend Deals

                                      Valentine's Day on Sunday means half-priced, heart-shaped boxes of chocolates on Monday. If you must celebrate on Feb. 14, here are some ways to save. >>Get a marriage license from the town of Stonington by 4 p.m. today and you can be married for free on Valentine's Day. Connecticut Justice of...

                                    • MacGraw, O'Neal Radiate Grace, Charm In 'Love Letters' At Bushnell

                                      MacGraw, O'Neal Radiate Grace, Charm In 'Love Letters' At Bushnell

                                      You don't need to be a big star to appear in "Love Letters," but it helps. The two characters in A.R. Gurney's sedate epistolary romance (written in 1988) are smart, accomplished and wealthy. They exist on a rarified plane. So it helps to cast them with performers who are larger than life. For...

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                                    • A Few Good Reasons To Visit New England Beaches In Winter

                                      A Few Good Reasons To Visit New England Beaches In Winter

                                      I love Cape Cod. Hardly a summer goes by that I don't brave the traffic backed up at the bridges at least once to visit the beaches, eat fried clams and explore the shops lining Provincetown's Commercial Street. But one of my favorite visits was a weekend I spent at the Cape in January. Crowds...

                                    • Hartford History, Literary Community Featured On C-SPAN's 'Cities Tour'

                                      Hartford History, Literary Community Featured On C-SPAN's 'Cities Tour'

                                      Looking to do a little armchair traveling this winter? You might want to tune in to C-SPAN. As part of its "Cities Tour" series, the public affairs cable network, known for its televised coverage of Congress, travels to midsize cities throughout the country to explore each area's history and literary...

                                    • New York's Queens A Rising Culinary Destination

                                      New York's Queens A Rising Culinary Destination

                                      NEW YORK — When eating in New York City, breaking out of the Manhattan mind-set is tough, at least for visitors. Because when you mostly are here on business — no matter how frequently — the glut of great eats in Manhattan makes it easy to ignore the wealth of awesome restaurants and bars in what...

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