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Shakespeare Outdoors: Now Is The Summer Of Our Content

For outdoor summer Shakespeare companies, the place is the thing. As usual, William Shakespeare said it best. In "Love's Labour's Lost," the Bard of Avon wrote, "They have measured many a mile to tread a measure with you on this grass." At summer outdoor Shakespeare shows, the term "groundlings"...

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  • Riverfront Food Truck Festival

    Riverfront Food Truck Festival

    People from across Hartford, including a large gathering from the nearby ConnectiCon,  gathered at the river front to try a variety of meals and desserts from regional food truck vendors durint the annual Riverfront Food Truck Festival on Riverfront Plaza.

  • Sailfest New London

    Sailfest New London

    Thousands of families attended New London's annual Sailfest to enjoy a fireworks display, amusement rides, musical entertainment, tall ships, and to shop at the vendors lining the downtown streets.

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  • Lion Researcher Shares Photos Of Cecil The Lion's Life

    Lion Researcher Shares Photos Of Cecil The Lion's Life

    Cecil the lion became a worldwide celebrity a year ago this month, for a horrible reason. The lion, who lived in Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe, was killed by a Minnesota dentist and big-game hunter. The international animal-rights community was outraged. New legislation has been proposed and...

  • Anika Noni Rose Picks Up A Gun For New Role In Starz's 'Power'

    Anika Noni Rose Picks Up A Gun For New Role In Starz's 'Power'

    She's been a princess and a Dreamgirl. Now, Bloomfield's Anika Noni Rose is a streetwise cop on the cable drama "Power." Her character, LaVerne "Jukebox" Ganner, makes her debut in drama about a nightclub owner in the drug trade in the Sunday, July 31, episode. "She is very smart; she's somebody...

      • 'If/Then' At The Bushnell; 'Sign Of The Times' At Goodspeed; 'Luminary' At Ballard

        'If/Then' At The Bushnell; 'Sign Of The Times' At Goodspeed; 'Luminary' At Ballard

        "If/Then" is Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey's follow-up to their Pulitzer-winning hit "Next to Normal" (about bi-polar depression) and it doesn't find the maverick musical-makers playing it any safer in terms of subject matter. "If/Then" is about a newly divorced 40-year-old who's moved to New York...

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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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