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The Russell Opens Jamaican Grab And Go On Pratt Street

The Russell’s new daytime option is adding new flavor and spice to Pratt Street’s lunch hour. Hugh Russell, who’s owned and operated his eponymous Hartford Caribbean restaurant and bar for 13 years, opened The Russell Grab and Go next door at 101 Pratt St. on July 10. The quick-service restaurant...

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  • ComiConn 2018

    ComiConn 2018

    The 2018 ComiConn at Foxwoods Resort & Casino drew thousands of costumed guests to enjoy comic-book vendors, contests and seminars. Event guests included actors Robert Englund and Kane Hodder.

  • Midsummer Renaissance Faire

    2018 Midsummer Renaissance Faire

    The Midsummer Fantasy Renaissance Faire opened for its second weekend June 30 to July 1 at Warsaw Park in Ansonia. Summer temperatures didn't keep faire goers away as they enjoyed food vendors, sword fights, clothing and jewelry sales, and live-musical entertainment. The faire opens for its final...

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  • Outdoor Shakespeare This Summer: 'Pericles,' 'Love's Labour's Lost,' 'Hamlet' And...

    Outdoor Shakespeare This Summer: 'Pericles,' 'Love's Labour's Lost,' 'Hamlet' And...

    Yes, Shakespeare has lurked in more than a few castles and dungeons. But most of the bard’s plays celebrate the outdoors — and in the summertime, that’s where you’re most likely to find them. It makes it that much easier to imagine the windswept mountains of “Hamlet” or the many dangerous locations...

      • 'Pianist of Willesden Lane' Gives Encore At Hartford Stage

        'Pianist of Willesden Lane' Gives Encore At Hartford Stage

        In Connecticut, Mona Golabek has become a familiar face thanks to her one-woman show “The Pianist of Willesden Lane.” But that face really belongs to her mother. Golabek dons a red wig to portray Lisa Jura, who escaped Nazi-occupied Austria in 1938 via the Kindertransport rescue mission. The tale...

          • 'Lion King' Making Summer Stop At The Bushnell

            'Lion King' Making Summer Stop At The Bushnell

            ‘The Lion King” still rules. The circle of life brings Julie Taymor’s acclaimed stage version of the 1994 animated Disney feature back to The Bushnell for a two-and-a-half-week engagement Aug. 1 to 19. The stage version’s known for its elaborate puppetry, lighting effects, colorful pageantry and...

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            • An Eye For 'The Built Environment' Fuels Exhibit At Real Art Ways

              An Eye For 'The Built Environment' Fuels Exhibit At Real Art Ways

              In his day job, Noah Loesberg is a woodworker, constructing cabinetry for homes and art institutions, and has become acquainted with what he calls “the methods of the built environment.” “An architect might draw a cube but the builder has to decide how to build that cube using standard materials...

                • The Sculptures Outside The Wadsworth, Explained

                  The Sculptures Outside The Wadsworth, Explained

                  It isn’t just the inside of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art that is bursting with artworks. The front lawn’s collection of outdoor artworks is growing. On June 21, the first day of summer, a new sculpture — the 25-foot-tall “Monolith (Optic)” — was added. During the week of July 4, a second...

                    • Yale Art Gallery Unravels Leonardo Da Vinci Mysteries

                      Yale Art Gallery Unravels Leonardo Da Vinci Mysteries

                      In the 19th and early 20th century, hundreds of paintings were believed to have been the work of Leonardo da Vinci. He didn’t paint them, but “he was so famous that pictures that vaguely looked like Leonardos were called Leonardos,” says Laurence Kanter, curator of European art at Yale University...

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                        • Comedy Round-Up: SNL Veterans, Michael Blackson, Sea Tea Wrestling Match

                          Comedy Round-Up: SNL Veterans, Michael Blackson, Sea Tea Wrestling Match

                          Four “Saturday Night Live” veterans, including one of the show’s longest-serving members, are at Mohegan Sun Arena at 8 p.m. July 28. Jon Lovitz, active on “SNL” from 1985-90, was best known for his “Lying Man” character (who was allegedly married to Morgan Fairchild) and for his impressions of...

                        • Night Fall To Host Fundraiser In Elizabeth Park

                          Night Fall To Host Fundraiser In Elizabeth Park

                          Night Fall, an annual celebration of autumn that is held in Hartford parks, is having a fundraiser on July 23 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Pond House Café in Elizabeth Park, 1555 Asylum Ave. in West Hartford. Pics from last's year's Night Fall » Admission is $30 and includes hors d’oeuvres, small bites...

                        • Hartford Baking Company To Host Fundraiser for RAICES

                          Hartford Baking Company To Host Fundraiser for RAICES

                          Hartford Baking Company hosts an all-day fundraiser July 11 for Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES.) Twenty-five percent of sales from Hartford Baking’s two West Hartford bakery locations (at 625 New Park Ave. and 965 Farmington Ave.) will be donated to the organization,...

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                        • Philadelphia Emerges As Colorful Travel Destination

                          Philadelphia Emerges As Colorful Travel Destination

                          An inordinate amount of confetti lined the streets of Philadelphia this winter after two championship parades celebrated the Eagles’ first Super Bowl win and the Villanova Wildcats’ victory as champions of the Big East Men's Basketball Tournament. The title-starved masses were sated. The nation’s...

                        • 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.

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