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  • 'Simply Splendid' Exhibit At Wadsworth Atheneum

    'Simply Splendid' Exhibit At Wadsworth Atheneum

    In 1778, Connecticut Gov. John Trumbull and his wife, Faith, sat for a formal portrait by his son, painter John Trumbull. In the painting, he wears a deep blue banyan, a loose-fitting, Asian-inspired damask dressing gown. That portrait is now hanging at the Wadsworth Atheneum, as part of its new...

  • Mark Twain House Appoints New Director

    Mark Twain House Appoints New Director

    HARTFORD — The Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford has appointed Pieter Nicholson Roos as its new executive director, it was announced Thursday. The appointment comes six months after Cindy Lovell resigned as the director of the historic home of the legendary writer. Roos will begin at the Twain...

      • 'Heartbreak In Peanuts' At Mattatuck

        'Heartbreak In Peanuts' At Mattatuck

        When Charles M. Schulz was in art school, he had a crush on a red-headed classmate. She didn't feel the same way. Years later, when Schulz was the world-famous creator of the "Peanuts" comic strip, he remembered his youthful heartthrob and created a little red-haired girl to captivate, and repeatedly...

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      • 'Glory, 'Panique' At Cinestudio

        'Glory, 'Panique' At Cinestudio

        Cinestudio, at 300 Summit St. on the campus of Cinestudio in Hartford, is showing two unique films: a new comedy from Bulgaria and a classic French film noir. "Glory" ("Slava") tells the story of a simple man who is chosen to receive an award from the government, only to have the government official...

        • 'Long Strange Trip' Grateful Dead Movie In Ridgefield

          'Long Strange Trip' Grateful Dead Movie In Ridgefield

          Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge, will present a highly anticipated documentary about The Grateful Dead on May 28 before its release on Amazon Prime Video. "Long Strange Trip: The Untold Story of the Grateful Dead" tells the story of the legendary band from its founding to the present day. The...

          • Pilot Episode Of 'Mystic' Screening Free At Beer Garden

            Pilot Episode Of 'Mystic' Screening Free At Beer Garden

            On May 28, a beer garden in Mystic will host a free public screening of the pilot episode of a murder-mystery series filmed in that village. "Mystic" tells a story about a woman who has been murdered, her body found floating in the sound. Any number of unpleasant local residents may be the killer:...

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            • Memorial Day Weekend Sales; Spring Festival At Comstock Ferre

              Memorial Day Weekend Sales; Spring Festival At Comstock Ferre

              Forget picnics. Memorial Day weekend means once-a-year sales and an extra day to shop. Save 50 percent on most clothing, shoes, accessories at Savers stores from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on May 29. savers.com. The Tanger Outlet Centers at Foxwoods celebrates the holiday weekend with an indoor sidewalk...

            • Bent Knee To Play At Cafe Nine

              Bent Knee To Play At Cafe Nine

              Eclecticism sometimes seems only jarring and over the top. But Boston avant-pop-prog sextet Bent Knee take the disjointed vibe and music-school virtuosity and drive it to crazy, head-scratching places. There are types of complexity that pull you in rather pushing you away. Bent Knee seem to want...

            • Ian Hunter And The Rant Band At Infinity Hall

              Ian Hunter And The Rant Band At Infinity Hall

              Ian Hunter is a one of those British rock legends who — for whatever reason — lives in Connecticut. (The other one that comes to mind is Keith Richards.) Hunter was, of course, the frontman of Mott the Hoople, a band that blended garage rock, glam, blues, boogie, country and plenty of swaggering...

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            • Cape Cod Shopping, Dining, Trips For When You're Not At The Beach

              Cape Cod Shopping, Dining, Trips For When You're Not At The Beach

              For nearly 50 years our family has been making the annual summer pilgrimage to the breathtaking National Seashore in Cape Cod, home of the freshest seafood, miles of (hopefully and usually) sunny beaches and high end boutiques and shops that promise to break any wallet. The trouble is I am allergic...

            • 10 Cape Cod Experiences Easy On Your Budget

              10 Cape Cod Experiences Easy On Your Budget

              A Cape Cod vacation can mean salt air, pretty-as-a-postcard villages, and some of the world's most beautiful beaches. It can also mean some big-ticket expenses. A week of lobster dinners, whale watches and souvenir shopping and suddenly your budget is melting faster than a hand-scooped cone at...

            • Navigating Spirit's 'Bare Fares' Requires Some Homework On 'Extras'

              Navigating Spirit's 'Bare Fares' Requires Some Homework On 'Extras'

              Flying doesn't get much love these days, and that's especially true for Spirit Airlines. Passengers complain about delayed and canceled flights, poor service, uncomfortable seats and extra fees for nearly everything including a cup of water. The airline ranked last, for the third year in a row,...

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