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Small Plates, Big Welcome At Osa

Osa, the new Middletown restaurant by Krust's Kevin Wirtes and Rich Garcia, took longer to open than expected. The owners of the wood-fired pizza and whiskey bar first announced plans for their new project with locally inspired small plates in July 2016, but various obstacles pushed the opening...

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  • CT HorrorFest 2017

    CT HorrorFest 2017

    CT Horrorfest kicked off the weekend on Friday night starting at the Palace Theater in Danbury for a special viewing of 'House of 1000 Corpses' followed by a Q&A with Actor Sid Haig who starred in the film. The event continued on Saturday at Danbury Ice Arena with celebrity meet & greets, live...

  • Small State Great Beer Festival

    Small State Great Beer Festival

    Thousands attended the second annual Small State Great Beer craft beer and music festival held Saturday, Sept. 16, at Constituton Plaza in Hartford. Read about the festival here.

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  • The Tale Behind Mark Twain's New Fairy Tale

    The Tale Behind Mark Twain's New Fairy Tale

    When veteran children's book author Phillip Stead was asked to write a book from 16 pages of notes scribbled by Mark Twain in the 1880s, he wasn't sure he was up to it. "My first reaction was a little bit of panic," says Stead from his home in Ann Arbor, Mich. "It's not really a job anybody is...

  • McQueen Bringing His Alt Comedy Mix To Sea Tea Improv

    McQueen Bringing His Alt Comedy Mix To Sea Tea Improv

    McQueen, the hard-to-pigeonhole multimedia comedy/music improviser, is late for our phone interview because his session with his chiropractor ran late. Which inspires this question: "How physical is your comedy?" "I'm seated for a lot of it," McQueen says. "I'm creating a soundscape, so I can't...

  • 'Les Miserables' Tour Brings Some Changes To Bushnell

    'Les Miserables' Tour Brings Some Changes To Bushnell

    Nick Cartell, who plays Jean Valjean in the new tour of the bread-stealing musical "Les Miserables," respects all those great talents who fashioned this mammoth work into the classic it is now. That includes Victor Hugo, who wrote the 1862 novel on which the musical is based. Cartell consulted...

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    • One-Man Comedy Show 'Male Intellect' Appeals To Specific Audience

      One-Man Comedy Show 'Male Intellect' Appeals To Specific Audience

      Robert Dubac has been performing his one-man show "The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron?" for a couple of decades now. He seems like he really knows his audience: heterosexual middle-aged couples, specifically those who share inherited old-world values that define men as sex-obsessed, henpecked screw-ups...

    • Disney's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party A Grand, Spooky Affair

      Disney's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party A Grand, Spooky Affair

      It's quarter past 9 and a voice cuts through the darkness, issuing an ominous warning. With a glowing pumpkin to light the way, he's lurking to find his perfect prey. He's the bringer of Halloween fear. Beware, the Headless Horseman is here! A hush falls over the throngs of expectant people lining...

    • Five Locations To See Manhattan Short Film Festival

      Five Locations To See Manhattan Short Film Festival

      Manhattan Short Film Festival, the annual program of short films in which audiences worldwide decide on the winner, will come to Connecticut Sept. 28 to Oct. 8 at five locations. Admission varies by theater. manhattanshort.com. Films in the program this year are: "Do No Harm," a thriller about...

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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...

    • Chasing Fitness And Foliage On Foot In New England

      Chasing Fitness And Foliage On Foot In New England

      Here's a novel way to enjoy autumn in New England: While the trees are dropping their leaves, you can be shedding some pounds and getting in your steps. Activate the "Health" app on your iPhone, don a light jacket, unleash your inner multitasker and you're good to go. Powered by the same GPS technology...

    • Kennebunkport: Maine Coastline Towns Extend Tourist Season

      Kennebunkport: Maine Coastline Towns Extend Tourist Season

      Yep, Labor Day has come and gone and so has what most consider the primo vacation season in New England, especially when it comes to grabbing the suntan lotion and heading to the beach. But if you are still dreaming about that seashore vacation missed, say maybe along those Maine coastal towns...