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A Guide To Dining And Drinking At MGM Springfield

Celebrity chefs, fine steaks, locally inspired seafood and a variety of fast-casual options are among the culinary highlights at MGM Springfield’s new $960 million casino and entertainment complex, which opens Aug. 24. “When our doors open, guests will find a resort that blurs the line between...

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  • Superhero Day At Bushnell Park Carousel

    Superhero Day At Bushnell Park Carousel

    Kids of all ages dressed up as their favorite superheroes for a ride on the Bushnell Park Carousel. Spiderman and Wonder Woman were on hand to greet the kids.

  • The 2018 PoCo Festival

    The 2018 PoCo Festival

    The annual North Branford Potato & Corn Festival (PoCoFest) included its iconic selection of potatoes and corn as well as live music, carnival rides, live animal meet and greets. 

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  • The Comic Romance 'Love's Labour's Lost' At Elm Shakespeare Company

    The Comic Romance 'Love's Labour's Lost' At Elm Shakespeare Company

    Elm Shakespeare Company is one of the oldest and largest providers of free outdoor summer Shakespeare shows in Connecticut. The company’s shows are seen by tens of thousands of people each summer, most of them relaxing on blankets or lawn chairs. Elm Shakespeare uses a mix of professional actors,...

      • Paint The City Murals Popping Up All Over Hartford

        Paint The City Murals Popping Up All Over Hartford

        Colorful murals are popping up all over Hartford: a huge image of a toothy-smiled little kid on a community center, a painted collage of city leaders on the side of a school, two mysterious women facing each other on the doors of a homeless shelter, an indigenous musician on a building facade in...

          • The Poems Of Jose B. Gonzalez: Coping With Isolation

            The Poems Of Jose B. Gonzalez: Coping With Isolation

            Many of the poems of Connecticut poet José B. González deal with isolation. “Everywhere I look, I see this isolation come into play. From the child who is alone at the border to the soldier who is abroad fighting in a war, we are all affected by the sacrifice and pain of isolation,” says González....

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          • Paint The City Murals Popping Up All Over Hartford

            Paint The City Murals Popping Up All Over Hartford

            Colorful murals are popping up all over Hartford: a huge image of a toothy-smiled little kid on a community center, a painted collage of city leaders on the side of a school, two mysterious women facing each other on the doors of a homeless shelter, an indigenous musician on a building facade in...

              • Playful, Subtly Political SAMESEX LGBT Exhibit At City Lights

                Playful, Subtly Political SAMESEX LGBT Exhibit At City Lights

                The state’s most LGBT-friendly art space is City Lights in Bridgeport. For eight years, the gallery has dedicated the summer to the exhibit “SAMESEX.” In previous years, artworks have reflected outrage – denial of rights, refusal of services such as the wedding-cake controversy – and sorrow, as...

                  • NBMAA Takes A Charming Look At Art Inspired By Farmington's Landscape

                    NBMAA Takes A Charming Look At Art Inspired By Farmington's Landscape

                    Until it split off in the mid-19th century, the city of New Britain was part of the town of Farmington. This summer and fall, New Britain Museum of American Art pays homage to its city’s “mother.” An exhibit titled “Art in Farmington Village” showcases 18th- to 20th-century artists who congregated...

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                      • Snap Graphic Embed Test Story

                        Snap Graphic Embed Test Story

                        A story that began in a modest neighborhood in New London in 1997 and ended in front of the United States Supreme Court in 2005 is the subject of a major motion picture opening nationwide this month. “Little Pink House” is based on the book “Little Pink House: A True Story of Defiance and Courage"...

                      • 'Ex Libris' Showing At Spotlight As Part Of Daylong Library Discussion

                        'Ex Libris' Showing At Spotlight As Part Of Daylong Library Discussion

                        A documentary about the New York Public Library will be shown on Wednesday, Aug. 22, at Spotlight Theater in Hartford as part of a daylong event discussing the importance of libraries. “Ex Libris: New York Public Library” tells the story of one of the country’s largest libraries. Frederick Wiseman’s...

                      • Animated 'The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl' At Area Theaters

                        Animated 'The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl' At Area Theaters

                        For two nights only, three theaters in the state will show an anime comedy about a young girl’s adventures with big-city nightlife. “The Night is Short, Walk on Girl” tells the story of a character known only as “the girl with black hair” who goes out with friends for a wild night in Kyoto. As...

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                      • Your Pup Is Royalty At Museum Of Dog

                        Your Pup Is Royalty At Museum Of Dog

                        Pet-friendly outings usually don’t include visits to museums, which are famously protective of their precious possessions. The newest museum in the gallery-packed Berkshires region of Massachusetts is a charming exception: a fun collection of artworks and artifacts about dogs — even some artworks...

                      • 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...

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