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10 Ways To Kick Off Summer

Did we think summer would never arrive? But, finally, Memorial Day weekend — the official start to summer — is upon us. We suggest you get started soaking up the sun with one of these 10 ideas. Eat Lobster And fried clams or shrimp, or whatever floats your boat as your favorite summer seafood....

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  • Hartford Cinco De Mayo Celebrations

    Hartford Cinco De Mayo Celebrations

    Hartford sprang to life on Cinco De Mayo with a series of celebrations throughout local bars including the Radio 104 Cinco De Mayo Bar Crawl and Cinco Daybreak-O created by The Urban Professionals Network. Venues included The Tavern Downtown, The Russian Lady, Pigs Eye Pub, and Black Eyed Sally's.

  • Vision Awards Gala

    Vision Awards Gala

    The Charter Oak Cultural Center celebrated its 17th annual Vision Awards Gala at the Hartford Marriott on Monday. Rabbi Debra Cantor was awarded the Vision Award in Jewish Heritage, Daniel Salazar was given the Vision Award in Arts and Education, and Dr. Curtis D. Robinson was given the Vision...

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  • Viking Artifacts, Vinland Map On Display At Mystic Seaport

    Viking Artifacts, Vinland Map On Display At Mystic Seaport

    Lesson No. 1: Viking warriors didn’t wear horned helmets. “Viking helmets with horns date to the end of the 19th century, with Wagner operas,” says Nicholas Bell, senior vice president for curatorial affairs at Mystic Seaport Museum. “People in general are fascinated by Vikings, there is a romance...

      • World-Traveling Dog Named Pastrami Lands At Hartford Library

        World-Traveling Dog Named Pastrami Lands At Hartford Library

        Monroe Warshaw loves travel, history and his dog, a gentle and sweet-faced golden retriever named Pastrami. Warshaw, a New York-based dealer in Old Master drawings, takes Pastrami with him on his journeys around the world. He poses Pastrami in front of sites of historical interest, puts a historically...

          • Mixed Media 'Linguistics Beheld' At Hartford Library

            Mixed Media 'Linguistics Beheld' At Hartford Library

            Every construction site needs a guy like Adam Viens. Mounds of detritus pile up on these sites. Most people see them as useless junk to be tossed in a dumpster and hauled away. Viens, who works on construction sites, sees them, thinks they are beautiful, takes them home and makes art out of them....

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              • 14 Hikes The State Challenges You To Take This Summer

                14 Hikes The State Challenges You To Take This Summer

                Along a hill overlooking the Connecticut River in Cromwell, boys once watched sailing ships ply the waters as they passed a blow hole that shot water from a narrow canyon as the tide rose. Pitch pines and moss-covered rocks fill a craggy hilltop with a sheer drop to a pond covered with lilies and...

                  • Connecticut Trails Day Hosts Hundreds Of Free Outdoor Activities

                    Connecticut Trails Day Hosts Hundreds Of Free Outdoor Activities

                    Connecticut Trails Day is a misnomer. The annual celebration of the Nutmeg State’s outdoor opportunities covers two days, June 2 and 3, because Connecticut has so many great paths for hiking, horseback riding, walking, running, biking, bird-watching and just being outside. The event is sponsored...

                      • A Summer Of Music And Art On The Streets Of Downtown Hartford

                        A Summer Of Music And Art On The Streets Of Downtown Hartford

                        Music, poetry and art-making come to downtown Hartford starting May 29 with the Greater Hartford Arts Council’s four-week Art on the Streets festivities, plus two summerlong lunchtime concert series — Pratt Street Patio and Audio Feed, both via the Hartford Business Improvement District. First...

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                          • 'Love Never Dies' Revisits Phantom's Story

                            'Love Never Dies' Revisits Phantom's Story

                            Love may never die, but voices can change. Actress Karen Mason plays Madame Giry in Andrew Lloyd Webber's sequel to his greatest hit, "The Phantom of the Opera." In "Phantom," Giry is the head of the opera company's ballet department, and has a mysterious connection to the Phantom. In the sequel...

                          • 'Chicago' Stops For Three Days At Shubert

                            'Chicago' Stops For Three Days At Shubert

                            “Chicago” is a model of urban redevelopment. The musical, based on a 1926 play by Maurine Dallas Watkins (based in turn on actual sordid events that occurred in Chicago while Watkins was a journalist) was a modest hit in 1975. Its score — music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb — gave us the showtune...

                          • Kal Marks To Play MAC650

                            Kal Marks To Play MAC650

                            Indie rock often showcases a set of curiously contrasting textures. Kal Marks, a band from Boston, plays with lurching bass lines, plodding eighth notes and similarly stripped-down drum beats set against brittle guitars and vocals that sound strained and scraped. Those high-gain guitars sing and...

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                          • When It's All About The Hotel, Not The Destination

                            When It's All About The Hotel, Not The Destination

                            For many travelers, hotels are nothing more than a generic place to sleep and store their luggage while they spend their days exploring exotic locales. In some cases, however, the accommodations steal the show. From doing jail time to sleeping in a treehouse, these unique hotels and inns from New...

                          • Walking in Memphis, visitors retrace Martin Luther King Jr.'s footsteps

                            Walking In Memphis, Visitors Retrace MLK's Steps

                            Shortly after noon, as Sunday services at Memphis’ abundant churches conclude, another gathering of the faithful is getting underway at a restaurant popular for its soul food.

                          • Why Delray? A Beautiful Beach And A Bustling Avenue

                            Why Delray? A Beautiful Beach And A Bustling Avenue

                            In the 1980s Delray Beach was sadly saddled with the nickname “Dullray Beach,” reflective of a reputation as a dowdy, rundown Palm Beach County ocean side Florida town full of vacant buildings, high crime, racial tension, dysfunctional politics and a crumbling infrastructure. The list of problems...

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