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Fox Farm Brewery: From Dairy Farm To 'Far-Flung Dream'

Half a century ago, the dairy barn on a 30-acre farm on Salem’s Music Vale Road was filled with cows. Years passed and the farming operation fizzled, then the barn sat idle for nearly three decades. That was until an ambitious couple bought the farm in 2012 with aspirations to transform it into...

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  • The Great American Boom

    The Great American Boom

    New Britain hosted its annual Great American Boom fireworks display on July 4 at Stanley Quarter Park.

  • Wili Boom Box Parade

    Wili Boom Box Parade

    The 33rd Annual July 4th Wili Boom Box Parade on the streets of Willimantic combines the elements of a classic Independence Day parade with boom boxes and personal radios to replace marching bands.

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  • A Dark, Unrelenting 'Jesus Christ Superstar' At CT Rep

    A Dark, Unrelenting 'Jesus Christ Superstar' At CT Rep

    Jesus Christ is super stressed out, man. Connecticut Repertory Theatre has restored Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s raucous religious rock opera to its 1970s origins, with a chorus of hippies, some soulful Motown-esque interpolations and a relentless anti-authoritarian vibe. It’s a rather dark...

      • 'Pianist Of Willesden Lane' At Hartford Stage Still Resonant And Newly Relevant

        'Pianist Of Willesden Lane' At Hartford Stage Still Resonant And Newly Relevant

        ‘I had the most wonderful mother.” Now there’s a statement you rarely hear in the American theater. It’s how Mona Golabek opens “The Pianist of Willesden Lane,” which she has brought back to Hartford Stage for a special summer engagement that runs through July 22. Golabek’s love and respect for...

          • 'Hand To God': Hanging Out With An Unhinged, Satanical Hand Puppet At Theaterworks

            'Hand To God': Hanging Out With An Unhinged, Satanical Hand Puppet At Theaterworks

            ‘Hand to God” is a harrowing, hilarious, hand-wringing comedy with tragic elements about a young man whose life is changed — and endangered — by an unhinged, demonically possessed hand puppet named Tyrone. TheaterWorks is presenting Robert Askin’s outrageous social satire July 20 through Aug. 26....

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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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                      • EBSC, Hartford Prints! Party Celebrates #HartfordHandsome

                        EBSC, Hartford Prints! Party Celebrates #HartfordHandsome

                        The Pratt Street Patio converts to a dance party on July 27, hosted by the Early Bird Social Club and Hartford Prints! EBSC founder and DJ Connie Carmona will play “nostalgic music” outside the letterpress stationery store at 42 Pratt St. from 5 to 8 p.m. Partygoers are encouraged to eat at the...

                      • Celebrate National French Fry Day With These Fry Deals

                        Celebrate National French Fry Day With These Fry Deals

                        French fries are potatoes at their finest. From waffle-cut to shoestring, it’s hard to go wrong with fries. That’s why today is the holiday we all need: National French Fry Day. No matter what your fry preference (crinkle-cut, anyone?), here are some places you can get find special deals for your...

                      • Goodspeed Extends Run Of 'Cyrano,' Starring Peter Dinklage

                        Goodspeed Extends Run Of 'Cyrano,' Starring Peter Dinklage

                        Eight extra performances have been added to the run of the new musical “Cyrano” at Godspeed Musicals’ Norma Terris Theatre in Chester. The show, which opens Aug. 3 and was originally scheduled to close on Sept. 2, has now been extended through Sept. 9. The added performances are Sept. 5 at 2 and...

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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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