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Rising Country Star Frankie Justin Does Connecticut Fair Circuit

Right now, all's fair in the world for 18-year-old country singer Frankie Justin and his band, Roughstock. A record deal with SMG Nashville. A cross-country tour. A new EP, "Summer Lover," produced by famed producer Larry Rogers. Upcoming shows on the Connecticut fair circuit, including scheduled...

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  • Taste Of The Caribbean & Jerk Festival

    Taste Of The Caribbean & Jerk Festival

    An abundance of West Indian food, live music, and family friendly fun came to the ortensen Riverfront Plaza Saturday for  the 12th annual Taste of the Caribbean & Jerk Festival.

  • The North Branford Potato & Corn Festival

    The North Branford Potato & Corn Festival

    Locals and outsiders gathered for the North Branford Potato & Corn Festival, also known as  the PoCo Fest,  at the Northford Fairground for a weekend of rides, a tractor pull, live music, and a feast of corn and potatoes.

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  • Hygienic Exhibit Illustrates Novel About A Troubled Connecticut Boy

    Hygienic Exhibit Illustrates Novel About A Troubled Connecticut Boy

    As an artist-in-residence for five years at Hygienic Art Galleries in New London, Casey Spec wrote a novel about a young Connecticut man with a troubled childhood. "It's about growing up weird, feeling isolated, always having an antagonist in your life, always having issues with your family," says...

  • Winslow Homer Engravings At Mattatuck

    Winslow Homer Engravings At Mattatuck

    Winslow Homer is best known for his seascapes, energetically capturing scenes of seamen battling against the elements. But that was just half of his career. Starting out as an artist, Homer created engravings for nationally circulating magazines, depicting men at war, women at work, children at...

  • Replica Of WWI Trench Commemorates Great War Centennial

    Replica Of WWI Trench Commemorates Great War Centennial

    The saying goes that "there are no atheists in foxholes." The Knights of Columbus Museum in New Haven, which tells the history of that Catholic organization, seems an appropriate place to re-create the holes that doughboys stood in during World War I battles. During those battles, prayers — from...

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      • TheaterWorks Announces Directors; Hartford Stage Casts 'Midsummer Night's Dream'

        TheaterWorks Announces Directors; Hartford Stage Casts 'Midsummer Night's Dream'

        TheaterWorks announced its 2017-18 season in June, but until recently hadn't mentioned who would be directing the shows. The theater's Associate Artistic Director Eric Ort will handle the season-opener, "The Wolves," which runs Oct. 5 through Nov. 12; while TheaterWorks' Producing Artistic Director...

      • 'Romeo And Juliet' At Edgerton Park

        'Romeo And Juliet' At Edgerton Park

        The Elm Shakespeare Company underwent the biggest change in its more than 20-year history last summer, when its founder James Andreassi passed on the artistic director reins to Rebecca Goodheart. She chose to serve as more of a producer than a director as she acclimated herself to the company....

      • 'Rude, Crude, Partially Nude': 'Mama D's Hot Summer Nights' At Playhouse On Park

        'Rude, Crude, Partially Nude': 'Mama D's Hot Summer Nights' At Playhouse On Park

        Playhouse on Park is unveiling another of its bawdy "Mama D's" seasonal dance/comedy/revues. The latest saucy spectacle is "Mama D's Hot Summer Nights," conceived and directed by Mama D herself, choreographer Darlene Zoller (this photo is from an previous Mama D production). Promotional materials...

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      • A Connecticut Pilgrimage To Machu Picchu

        A Connecticut Pilgrimage To Machu Picchu

        Lucretia Bingham is on her fourth pilgrimage to Machu Picchu, the "lost city" of the Incas that her grandfather "found" in 1911 and then brought to the attention of the world. A young Peruvian boy led Hiram Bingham III to the overgrown citadel in the jungle. The name Bingham, an historical footnote...

      • Connecticut-Based Group Headed On Cross-Country Tour To Promote Upcoming Eclipse

        Connecticut-Based Group Headed On Cross-Country Tour To Promote Upcoming Eclipse

        If you’ve never been in the path of totality of a solar eclipse, it can be a hard thing to describe. As the moon passes in front of the sun, an area about 70 miles wide is plunged into darkness – and it’s an experience unlike anything else. But Paul Cox, the observatory and chief astronomical officer...

      • Newport, R.I.: Indulge In Luxury Living And The Best Of Jazz

        Newport, R.I.: Indulge In Luxury Living And The Best Of Jazz

        If you're looking for a vacation with sights and sounds you won't find elsewhere, Newport, R.I., is hard to beat. Throughout the year, "the city by the sea" as it's called, draws fans of "Downton Abbey" and the Gilded Age, who come to tour spectacular turn-of-the-century mansions, feast on fresh...

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