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  • Salisbury Jumpfest Winter Festival

    Salisbury Jumpfest Winter Festival

    The Salisbury Winter Sports Association hosted the 91st annual Jumpfest Ski Jump Festival Feb. 10 to 12, when ski fans gathered from across the Northeast on the slopes for skiing, good food and campfires under temperate conditions.

  • Gala To Benefit Journey Home

    Gala To Benefit Journey Home

    Journey Home hosted its 2nd annual gala at The Atrium at CityPlace in Hartford Friday evening, Feb. 10, titled Home Is Where the Heart Is to raise awareness for chronic homelessness. The evening featured a live auction emceed by WFSB meterologist Scot Haney, silent auction items, cocktails and...

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  • CT Rep Takes On Political 'Waiting For Lefty'

    CT Rep Takes On Political 'Waiting For Lefty'

    "Waiting for Lefty" is the stuff of political theater legend, right up there with "The Cradle Will Rock" and "The Crucible." Clifford Odets' Depression-era drama, staged as a series of short vignettes featuring a range of New York City characters, concerns an impending strike by taxi drivers. The...

    • 'Cinderella' Brings The Ball To The Palace

      'Cinderella' Brings The Ball To The Palace

      Don't worry, you're not late to the ball. The national tour of "Cinderella" has already parked its pumpkin coach in Connecticut twice — just over a year ago at The Bushnell in Hartford and (after scaling down to a non-Equity production) in April at New Haven's Shubert. But those glass slippers...

      • New Fox Comedy 'The Mick' Set In Greenwich

        New Fox Comedy 'The Mick' Set In Greenwich

        PASADENA, Calif. — The road to network TV comedy runs increasingly through Fairfield County. Fish-out-of-water stories on the Connecticut gold coast are the basis of a couple of first season network sitcoms. After "American Housewife" brought Katy Mixon trying to adjust to life in tony Westport,...

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        • Real Art Ways Hosts Funny Films From The Past Series

          Real Art Ways Hosts Funny Films From The Past Series

          Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St. in Hartford, will extend its "Film 101" series of film-and-lecture events with an offshoot, "Screen Comedy," which focuses on funny films from many eras of American cinema. Real Art Ways' cinema coordinator, Ian Ally-Seals, will speak before and after each screening....

          • 'Sweet, Sweet Lonely Girl,' Shot In Rockville, Showing At Yale

            'Sweet, Sweet Lonely Girl,' Shot In Rockville, Showing At Yale

            'Sweet, Sweet Lonely Girl," a horror movie written and directed by A.D. Calvo of Wallingford and filmed in Rockville, will be shown on Feb. 24 at 8 p.m. at Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall St. in New Haven. Calvo's film, which had its premiere at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas — a festival for...

            • Japanese Thriller 'Creepy' At Wadsworth

              Japanese Thriller 'Creepy' At Wadsworth

              The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art continues this season's emphasis on Japanese film this week with a mystery. "Creepy," based on Yutaka Maekawa's novel, tells the story of a former detective who is asked to look into a 6-year-old cold case concerning a missing family. At the same time he takes...

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              • Sea Tea Hosts All-Ages Improv Show

                Sea Tea Hosts All-Ages Improv Show

                Calling all stage moms and dads: Sea Tea's Comedy Theater's touring company presents an all-ages, interactive, improv show on Sunday, Feb. 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. Pre-schoolers through tweens, (and adults), are encouraged to call out suggestions and participate in improv games with performers. Kids...

                  • Magic, Music And Mad Science At KidsPlay Fun Fair

                    Magic, Music And Mad Science At KidsPlay Fun Fair

                    Three live stage shows with magic, music and mad science make up the KidsPlay Family Fun Fair in Torrington Sunday, Feb. 19 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fair takes place at both the Warner Theater and the KidsPlay Museum. The stage shows, in the Warner's Carole and Ray Neag Studio, start at noon with...

                      • Yard Goats Holding National Anthem Auditions This Month

                        Yard Goats Holding National Anthem Auditions This Month

                        Always dreamed of performing the national anthem in front of a cheering crowd? You can make your pitch at the Hartford Yard Goats National Anthem Auditions on Saturday, Feb. 25, starting at 9 a.m. at the Spotlight Theatres in Hartford. "We have 70 home games scheduled for this season, and we're...

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                      • Yale Film Series Honors Humberto Solás

                        Yale Film Series Honors Humberto Solás

                        The Latino and Iberian Film Festival at Yale, a long-running series of films from Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries, will focus on Cuba in March, with a series focusing on Cuban auteur Humberto Solás. Each film will be followed by a Q&A with Carlos Barba Salva, who worked with Solás and...

                      • 'Book Of Mormon' Delivers With Sassy, Wild Energy At Bushnell

                        'Book Of Mormon' Delivers With Sassy, Wild Energy At Bushnell

                        Those teeth! Bright, gleaming porcelain grins that deserve to be listed in the program as a special lighting effect. Those dances! Herky-jerky struts with twisting hips and arms akimbo, all the more dazzling for being done in pressed black trousers and starched white shirts. Those books! Of Mormon!...

                      • Yale Rep Announces 'Assassins' Cast; Blackburn Prize Names Finalists

                        Yale Rep Announces 'Assassins' Cast; Blackburn Prize Names Finalists

                        None of the Connecticut theaters are announcing their 2017-18 seasons just yet, but fanfare in other states give us a good sense of what's out there. Some of the big shows touring the country next season include "School of Rock," "Waitress," "Something Rotten!" "On Your Feet: The Story of Emilio...

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                      • 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,...

                      • New England Celebrates Winter With Festivals

                        New England Celebrates Winter With Festivals

                        Don't give in to cabin fever. Cold weather doesn't have to mean staying indoors — especially in New England, where chilly temps and snow just add to the fun at February winter festivals. When you go, bring plenty of warm clothes — and, if you're brave enough, your bathing suit, since some of the...

                      • Save With Mid-Week Discounts At New England Resorts

                        Save With Mid-Week Discounts At New England Resorts

                        Winter sports are just a few snowfalls away and resorts are gearing up for the season. The Old Farmer's Almanac predicts some New England areas will experience more snow and colder temperatures this year than last, which means ski areas will be offering plenty of deals to lure folks back to the...

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