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CT's Splash Pads: Where Water Meets Playground

It's not even noon yet, and the splash pad at Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven is packed with screaming kids keeping cool in 90-degree heat. Splash pads, also known spray parks, are sought-out locations for families trying to beat the heat in the summertime. The watery playgrounds are typically...

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  • Bacon & Brew Fest

    Bacon & Brew Fest

    Attendees experienced a selection of bacon and brews from local craft breweries at the weekend's Bacon & Beer Fest at Danbury's City Center Green. Live music included national acts such as Rick Derringer and The Georgia Satellites.

  • Goodspeed Opera House Honors Chita Rivera At Gala

    Goodspeed Opera House Honors Chita Rivera At Gala

    The Goodspeed Opera House honored Tony Award-winning-actress Chita Rivera with the Goodspeed Award for her contribution to musical theater, during its 2016 gala Monday evening, July 11, at Priam Vineyard in Colchester. Read story here.

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  • Butch Trucks And The Freight Train Band To Play Infinity Hall

    Butch Trucks And The Freight Train Band To Play Infinity Hall

    Drummer Butch Trucks was a founding member of the Allman Brothers Band, a core part of its two-drummer sound. But he hasn't folded up his drum stool and retired to Florida since the Allmans packed it in back in 2014. Trucks, who's the uncle of guitarist Derek Trucks, has been hitting the road with...

  • Yellow Claw's EDM At The Dome

    Yellow Claw's EDM At The Dome

    As you might imagine, a Dutch DJ duo can bring a certain sleek Northern European style to their music, smoothing edges off EDM, trap and hardstyle. That's at least the case with Yellow Claw. The pair's new single, "Invitation," features guest vocalist Yade Lauren singing over burbling keyboard...

  • Dark Star Orchestra At College Street Music Hall

    Dark Star Orchestra At College Street Music Hall

    Recreating the fine, timeless music of the Grateful Dead has turned into a whole mini industry, with offshoots and recombinations from the surviving members and loads of tributes specializing in that mystic blend of exploratory improvisation, American folk and poetic songcraft. Dark Star Orchestra...

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  • The Different Vibes Of Different Spots On Cape Cod

    The Different Vibes Of Different Spots On Cape Cod

    Cape Cod, Mass. — Maybe it's the 550 miles of unspoiled coastline, or the art galleries, museums and summer theater. Perhaps it's the picture-perfect lighthouses or the hundreds of restaurants serving fresh seafood and homemade ice cream. Or it could be, as Patti Page sang back in 1957, the sand...

  • Wydah Pirate Museum Opens On Cape Cod

    Wydah Pirate Museum Opens On Cape Cod

    West Yarmouth, Mass. — Barry Clifford stood behind a desk amid a few freshwater fish tanks. In each was an orange-colored mass, which drew the curious stares of small children and some adults. In front of him was another one of these masses. To his right was an X-ray screen, and to his left were...

  • Boston Symphony Back Outdoors At Tanglewood

    Boston Symphony Back Outdoors At Tanglewood

    LENOX, Mass. — The hills really are alive with the sound of music. The Boston Symphony Orchestra had kicked off its 2016 outdoor season at Tanglewood — one of New England's most chilled-out rites of summer. Grab a blanket, a bottle of wine and a picnic basket and head to the leafy venue nestled...

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