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Psych-Noise Band Headroom Creates An Album Of First Takes

Listening to “Head in the Clouds,” a new album by the New Haven psych-noise band Headroom, feels like eavesdropping on a seance, barging in on a ritual that began a few hours ago. You haven’t witnessed creation: Drones and grooves don’t appear, they’ve been there. Guitars materialize mid-squall...

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  • 'Baraka' At Cinestudio, An Annual Christmas Tradition

    'Baraka' At Cinestudio, An Annual Christmas Tradition

    Cinestudio in Hartford presents its annual screening of what has become a local, alternative celebration of the holiday season. Ron Fricke's 1992 documentary "Baraka” studies human life and the varieties of religious experience by chronicling people all over the world: Indonesia, Nepal, Egypt,...

    • 'MeshugaNutcracker!' At Cinemark

      'MeshugaNutcracker!' At Cinemark

      Hanukkah and Christmas are linked forever for both being festival holidays happening in December. So it’s only natural that Jewish artists would someday co-opt a classic Christmas celebration to tell their own story. “The MeshugaNutcracker! A Chanukah Musical” adapts Tchaikovsky’s traditional “Nutcracker”...

      • Seven-Week Classic Films Series At Farmington Library

        Seven-Week Classic Films Series At Farmington Library

        Farmington Library, at 6 Monteith Drive, is staring a new series of classic films to run from early December to late January. The lineup includes many little-known gems featuring legendary stars. Showtime is 2 p.m. on Thursdays. Admission is free. farmingtonlibraries.org. Here’s the rest of the...

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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...

        • 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...

        • Why Delray? A Beautiful Beach And A Bustling Avenue

          Why Delray? A Beautiful Beach And A Bustling Avenue

          In the 1980s Delray Beach was sadly saddled with the nickname “Dullray Beach,” reflective of a reputation as a dowdy, rundown Palm Beach County ocean side Florida town full of vacant buildings, high crime, racial tension, dysfunctional politics and a crumbling infrastructure. The list of problems...

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