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New T-Rex, Whale Will Welcome Visitors To CT Science Center

When the Connecticut Science Center in Hartford re-opens on Monday after a two-week renovation, visitors won't recognize the cavernous atrium lobby. A 20-foot-long Tyrannosaurus rex will leap out of the ticket booth. A sperm whale will breach by the stairwell. A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter will...

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  • First Night Hartford 2017

    First Night Hartford 2017

    Revellers rang in the New Year during Hartford's annual First Night, which featured performances, dancing, music, horse rides and fireworks throughout downtown Hartford. 

  • Great Gatsby New Year's Burlesque

    Great Gatsby New Year's Burlesque

    New Haven's Cafe Nine rang in the new year with a Great Gatsby burlesque show. The variety show, put on by Lipgloss Crisis, featured Dot Mitzvah, Vivienne LaFlamme, Vanil LaFrappe, Fruitonthebottom, Adam Parisi, Dani Bobbi Lee, Summer Orlando, and Professor M.

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  • Hartford Stage Adds 1960s Twist To 'Comedy Of Errors'

    Hartford Stage Adds 1960s Twist To 'Comedy Of Errors'

    What now? How chance thou art return'd so soon? —Antipholus of Syracuse, to Dromio of Ephesus, in "The Comedy of Errors" It's no small thing that Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak has been able to bring Shakespeare back as an annual part of the Hartford Stage schedule. Not only have...

  • Actor Tony Todd Returns For TheaterWorks' 'Sunset Baby'

    Actor Tony Todd Returns For TheaterWorks' 'Sunset Baby'

    Tony Todd leans back on a couch in a hallway outside the rehearsal rooms at TheaterWorks. He's never worked at this particular theater before, but it's a homecoming. Todd spent most of his childhood, and the first years of his professional acting career, in Hartford. He credits a Mr. Fairchild,...

  • Author Talks At R.J. Julia, Hartford During World War 1

    Author Talks At R.J. Julia, Hartford During World War 1

    Several authors will give free talks about their latest books at R.J. Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Road, Madison. All events require reservations: 203-245-3959 or rjjulia.com. On Monday, Jan. 16, at 7 p.m., Connecticut author Beatriz Williams will discuss her new novel "The Wicked City" (William...

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      • 'Wire' Star Andre Royo Opens Wadsworth Spring Film Series

        'Wire' Star Andre Royo Opens Wadsworth Spring Film Series

        Andre Royo says people still stop him on the street to talk about Bubbles, the character he played on HBO's "The Wire" starting in 2002. Royo loves that Bubbles is so beloved, but he's moved on now. He's had a recurring role in the Fox TV hit "Empire" and he's promoting his new independent film,...

        • 'The Lion In Winter' At Cinestudio

          'The Lion In Winter' At Cinestudio

          Hartford's own Katharine Hepburn won the third of her four best actress Oscars for "The Lion in Winter," the 1968 historical drama about a clash between British king Henry II and his wife, Eleanor of Aquitaine, over who will succeed to the throne. The film, which also won Oscars for James Goldman's...

          • 'The Palm Beach Story' Part Of Library Classic Movie Series

            'The Palm Beach Story' Part Of Library Classic Movie Series

            Joel McCrea isn't as well-remembered as Cary Grant, Humphrey Bogart and James Stewart, but he nonetheless was one of Hollywood's most beloved leading men in the '40s. McCrea starred in such classics as "Sullivan's Travels," "Foreign Correspondent," "The More the Merrier" and "The Virginian." He...

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            • Events Honoring Life, Dreams Of Martin Luther King Jr.

              Events Honoring Life, Dreams Of Martin Luther King Jr.

              Connecticut institutions are offering events commemorating the dreams, life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Here are just a few. Hartford Public Library presents New York actor David Mills performing "Dare to Dream: The Words of Martin Luther King Jr." Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 2 p.m. at...

                • Holiday Train Show Running Again In Essex Through Feb. 20

                  Holiday Train Show Running Again In Essex Through Feb. 20

                  The Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main St. Essex, brings back the magic with its 23d annual Holiday Train Show, which runs Nov. 18 through Feb. 20. This year, the exhibit, created by train artist Steve Cryan, features more trains, new scenery in a fully operational 26-foot model train layout. A...

                  • Save With Mid-Week Discounts At New England Resorts

                    Save With Mid-Week Discounts At New England Resorts

                    Winter sports are just a few snowfalls away and resorts are gearing up for the season. The Old Farmer's Almanac predicts some New England areas will experience more snow and colder temperatures this year than last, which means ski areas will be offering plenty of deals to lure folks back to the...

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                    • Asian Cuisine, Fusion Style, At Table 570

                      Asian Cuisine, Fusion Style, At Table 570

                      Restaurateur James Chen has been busy. In September 2015, he and his wife, Sandy, debuted @ the Barn in the former Good Life Grill space in Granby, a contemporary American restaurant with elegant design and fare to match. The American-style cuisine was a change of pace for Chen, who hired former...

                    • Table 570's Fusion Style Extends To Bar Menu

                      Table 570's Fusion Style Extends To Bar Menu

                      At Simsbury's new Table 570, you can stick with the tried-and-true, and grab a scorpion bowl to sip alongside an order of General Tso's chicken. But the former Green Tea restaurant has a newly expanded menu, encompassing sushi, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese and creative fusion dishes, and there's...

                    • 'Lost in London' At Area Theaters

                      'Lost in London' At Area Theaters

                      You've heard of live TV. Now's your chance to see a live movie. "Lost in London" is written and directed by and stars Woody Harrelson. He portrays himself, on a wild night in London, struggling to get home to his family, suffering through all sorts of distracting misadventures. The comic drama,...

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                    • New England Pulls Out The Stops For Christmas

                      New England Pulls Out The Stops For Christmas

                      When it comes to Christmas, no place does it better than New England. With picturesque town greens and old-fashioned Main Streets, sparkling cities and quaint seaside villages, it's hard to find a spot that doesn't look like it's straight out of a Currier & Ives drawing. To experience the grandeur...

                    • Behind The Scenes of Macy's Iconic Holiday Window Display

                      Behind The Scenes of Macy's Iconic Holiday Window Display

                      It's an unseasonably warm November day in New York. The sky is a resplendent blue and folks strolling past Macy's in Herald Square seem to be walking a bit slower than usual — to get a peek at the retailer's holiday window display in its final stages of completion. Inside, oblivious to both the...

                    • Vermont Ski Resorts Add Recreation Options To Broaden Appeal

                      Vermont Ski Resorts Add Recreation Options To Broaden Appeal

                      Vermont ski resorts say they no longer panic at the prospect of mild, snowless winters thanks to other winter sports and activities many have added to broaden their appeal. Many of these destinations have diversified. From ice skating to snow cat adventures to water parks, northern resorts offer...

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