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Rising Country Star Frankie Justin Does Connecticut Fair Circuit

Right now, all's fair in the world for 18-year-old country singer Frankie Justin and his band, Roughstock. A record deal with SMG Nashville. A cross-country tour. A new EP, "Summer Lover," produced by famed producer Larry Rogers. Upcoming shows on the Connecticut fair circuit, including scheduled...

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  • Taste Of The Caribbean & Jerk Festival

    Taste Of The Caribbean & Jerk Festival

    An abundance of West Indian food, live music, and family friendly fun came to the ortensen Riverfront Plaza Saturday for  the 12th annual Taste of the Caribbean & Jerk Festival.

  • The North Branford Potato & Corn Festival

    The North Branford Potato & Corn Festival

    Locals and outsiders gathered for the North Branford Potato & Corn Festival, also known as  the PoCo Fest,  at the Northford Fairground for a weekend of rides, a tractor pull, live music, and a feast of corn and potatoes.

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  • Hygienic Exhibit Illustrates Novel About A Troubled Connecticut Boy

    Hygienic Exhibit Illustrates Novel About A Troubled Connecticut Boy

    As an artist-in-residence for five years at Hygienic Art Galleries in New London, Casey Spec wrote a novel about a young Connecticut man with a troubled childhood. "It's about growing up weird, feeling isolated, always having an antagonist in your life, always having issues with your family," says...

  • Winslow Homer Engravings At Mattatuck

    Winslow Homer Engravings At Mattatuck

    Winslow Homer is best known for his seascapes, energetically capturing scenes of seamen battling against the elements. But that was just half of his career. Starting out as an artist, Homer created engravings for nationally circulating magazines, depicting men at war, women at work, children at...

  • Replica Of WWI Trench Commemorates Great War Centennial

    Replica Of WWI Trench Commemorates Great War Centennial

    The saying goes that "there are no atheists in foxholes." The Knights of Columbus Museum in New Haven, which tells the history of that Catholic organization, seems an appropriate place to re-create the holes that doughboys stood in during World War I battles. During those battles, prayers — from...

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      • Fiery Squirrel Nut Zippers At Stage One

        Fiery Squirrel Nut Zippers At Stage One

        Chapel Hill, N.C., has given the world a lot of indie rock sensations: the Archers of Loaf, Superchunk, Polvo and many more. But one of that college town's noteworthy musical calling cards of the '90s was the Squirrel Nut Zippers, a group that mixed hot jazz, calypso, touches of string-band music...

      • Gavin DeGraw To Play Infinity Hall

        Gavin DeGraw To Play Infinity Hall

        Gavin DeGraw is best known for his song "I Don't Want To Be," which has turned into a sort of soulful hard-rocking classic since it was released in 2003. Now the song sounds a little like an homage to grunge, with its insistent, lurching riff, but DeGraw's vocal has a bluesy moan that seems to...

      • Rapper Future Stops At Mohegan Sun

        Rapper Future Stops At Mohegan Sun

        This was a big year for the Atlanta rapper Future, who made history when he had two separate albums debut in the No. 1 spot on the Billboard charts back to back, two weeks in a row, in March. Atlanta remains huge in hip-hop, and a weedy weirdness has taken over as well. Future has gotten some extra...

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      • A Connecticut Pilgrimage To Machu Picchu

        A Connecticut Pilgrimage To Machu Picchu

        Lucretia Bingham is on her fourth pilgrimage to Machu Picchu, the "lost city" of the Incas that her grandfather "found" in 1911 and then brought to the attention of the world. A young Peruvian boy led Hiram Bingham III to the overgrown citadel in the jungle. The name Bingham, an historical footnote...

      • Connecticut-Based Group Headed On Cross-Country Tour To Promote Upcoming Eclipse

        Connecticut-Based Group Headed On Cross-Country Tour To Promote Upcoming Eclipse

        If you’ve never been in the path of totality of a solar eclipse, it can be a hard thing to describe. As the moon passes in front of the sun, an area about 70 miles wide is plunged into darkness – and it’s an experience unlike anything else. But Paul Cox, the observatory and chief astronomical officer...

      • Newport, R.I.: Indulge In Luxury Living And The Best Of Jazz

        Newport, R.I.: Indulge In Luxury Living And The Best Of Jazz

        If you're looking for a vacation with sights and sounds you won't find elsewhere, Newport, R.I., is hard to beat. Throughout the year, "the city by the sea" as it's called, draws fans of "Downton Abbey" and the Gilded Age, who come to tour spectacular turn-of-the-century mansions, feast on fresh...

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