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  • Mardi Gras Weekend @ The Russian Lady

    Mardi Gras Weekend @ The Russian Lady

    The Russian Lady was packed Friday, Feb. 9,  with fun-seekers celebrating a Mardi Gras party night with beads, celebration masks and body painting. 

  • Journey Home Gala 2018

    Journey Home Gala 2018

    Journey Home hosted its 3rd annual gala at The Atrium at CityPlace in Hartford Friday evening, Feb. 9. The Home is Where the Heart Is gala is hosted each year to raise awareness for chronic homelessness. The evening featured a live auction emceed by Renee DiNino of iHeart Radio, silent auction...

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  • Experimentations In Fiber Art At Loomis Chaffee

    Experimentations In Fiber Art At Loomis Chaffee

    Sometimes an artist just wants to experiment, not create something big, just have fun. In 2013, fiber artist Ellen Schiffman had many ideas and little time. So she created one small shadow-box artwork each week for a year to see where those ideas led her. The result of that project – the 52 boxes...

    • Maurice Sendak Archives To Be Housed At UConn

      Maurice Sendak Archives To Be Housed At UConn

      The Ridgefield-based Maurice Sendak Foundation has chosen The University of Connecticut to house and maintain artwork, manuscripts, sketches and other materials that the legendary children’s book author used to create his books, it was announced this week. Arthur Yorinks, an author and collaborator...

        • A Family's Mania For Collecting: 'The Paston Treasure' At Yale Center For British Art

          A Family's Mania For Collecting: 'The Paston Treasure' At Yale Center For British Art

          In November 1662, Sir William Paston knew that he was dying. He was worried that his eldest son, Robert, and his second wife, Margaret, would fight over the family’s collection of artworks and artifacts. So Paston added a sly element to his will: Upon his death, Margaret would decide how the collection...

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            • Edward Gorey-Themed Film Series At Wadsworth Atheneum

              Edward Gorey-Themed Film Series At Wadsworth Atheneum

              Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art’s newest exhibit, titled “Gorey’s Worlds,” celebrates the macabre imagination of author-illustrator Edward Gorey, whose works frequently depict children in Gothic distress. A five-film series at the Hartford museum will enhance that show, with stories about Gorey...

              • Documentary About CT's Jewish Farmers At Charter Oak

                Documentary About CT's Jewish Farmers At Charter Oak

                Charter Oak Cultural Center, 21 Charter Oak Ave. in Hartford, will show a documentary about local farmers and hold a discussion with the filmmaker. “Harvesting Stones: The Jewish Farmers Of Eastern Connecticut” tells the story of Jewish immigrants fleeing Czarist Russia in the 1890s who came to...

                • 'Hiroshima Revealed' Showing At Yale

                  'Hiroshima Revealed' Showing At Yale

                  John Hersey’s 1946 book “Hiroshima” was a landmark of war reporting, telling the stories of six survivors of the 1945 dropping of the atomic bomb on that Japanese city. On Thursday, March 1, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University in New Haven will show a documentary follow-up...

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                  • Taylor Ho Bynum Nonet To Perform At Real Art Ways

                    Taylor Ho Bynum Nonet To Perform At Real Art Ways

                    Cornetist/composer/bandleader Taylor Ho Bynum has been closely associated with the composer and longtime Wesleyan University music professor Anthony Braxton. Ho Bynum has been performing Braxton’s work for over 20 years, and his involvement, both as a performer and as the executive director of...

                  • Rapper nothing,nowhere. To Play Space Ballroom

                    Rapper nothing,nowhere. To Play Space Ballroom

                    The typographical style used by the emo hip-hop artist nothing,nowhere. is designed to aggravate uptight usage hawks, copy editors and anal-retentive readers who were — probably — schooled in the 20th century, with those quaint ideas about consistency and rules. If your eye and brain got tripped...

                  • Kid Rock To Play Mohegan Sun

                    Kid Rock To Play Mohegan Sun

                    Kid Rock appears to have ambitions beyond the realm of rap-rock arena stardom. He’s also been known for generating sex tapes and wanting to be a combination of fellow Michiganders Bob Seger, Eminem and Ted Nugent. Like the Nuge, the Trump-digging cowboy-wannabe Kid Rock is involved in Republican...

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                  • Après-Ski: The Fun Begins When The Skiing Ends At These New England Destinations

                    Après-Ski: The Fun Begins When The Skiing Ends At These New England Destinations

                    Ooh, la la. It’s hardly a surprise that it’s the French who coined the term, “après-ski” considering they’re among some of the first Europeans to have widely embraced the sport back in the 1900s. “After ski,” as it translates, describes the imbibing, merriment, and social activities that follow...

                  • The Best Ways To Save A Few Bucks On New England Slopes

                    The Best Ways To Save A Few Bucks On New England Slopes

                    With the arrival of November comes colder weather and the first flakes of snow, officially kicking off ski season. While for enthusiasts it’s the most wonderful time of the year, it also tends to be the most expensive, because for the most part, a day on the slopes doesn’t come cheap. There are,...

                  • 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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