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  • Run The Gauntlet 5K New Haven

    Run The Gauntlet 5K New Haven

    Run the Gauntlet at East Rock Park on May 6 featured a 5K obstacle course with more than a dozen man-made and natural obstacles. Participants were invited to enjoy a post-race party with pizza from Old World Pizza Trucks, beer from Thimble Island Brewing Company, and live entertainment. Proceeds...

  • JDRF Promise Ball

    JDRF Promise Ball

    The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation hosted its annual Promise Ball on May 5, at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. The Hats, Horses & Hope themed evening was to benefit type 1 diabetes (T1D) research and honor Cherrie and Andy Bessette for their commitment to finding a cure for...

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  • 'Love Never Dies' Revisits Phantom's Story

    'Love Never Dies' Revisits Phantom's Story

    Love may never die, but voices can change. Actress Karen Mason plays Madame Giry in Andrew Lloyd Webber's sequel to his greatest hit, "The Phantom of the Opera." In "Phantom," Giry is the head of the opera company's ballet department, and has a mysterious connection to the Phantom. In the sequel...

      • A Summer Of Music And Art On The Streets Of Downtown Hartford

        A Summer Of Music And Art On The Streets Of Downtown Hartford

        Music, poetry and art-making come to downtown Hartford starting May 29 with the Greater Hartford Arts Council’s four-week Art on the Streets festivities, plus two summerlong lunchtime concert series — Pratt Street Patio and Audio Feed, both via the Hartford Business Improvement District. First...

          • CT Poet To Share Her Beloved's Journey Through Alzheimer's At Sunken Garden Fest

            CT Poet To Share Her Beloved's Journey Through Alzheimer's At Sunken Garden Fest

            In 1975, Margaret Gibson was teaching English at George Mason University in Virginia and was offered a residency at Yaddo, a retreat in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. At Yaddo, she met fellow poet David McKain. They fell in love fast. “The most un-feminist thing I’ve ever done in my life was to put my...

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          • World-Traveling Dog Named Pastrami Lands At Hartford Library

            World-Traveling Dog Named Pastrami Lands At Hartford Library

            Monroe Warshaw loves travel, history and his dog, a gentle and sweet-faced golden retriever named Pastrami. Warshaw, a New York-based dealer in Old Master drawings, takes Pastrami with him on his journeys around the world. He poses Pastrami in front of sites of historical interest, puts a historically...

              • Mixed Media 'Linguistics Beheld' At Hartford Library

                Mixed Media 'Linguistics Beheld' At Hartford Library

                Every construction site needs a guy like Adam Viens. Mounds of detritus pile up on these sites. Most people see them as useless junk to be tossed in a dumpster and hauled away. Viens, who works on construction sites, sees them, thinks they are beautiful, takes them home and makes art out of them....

                  • 'Fragile Handle With Care': The Two Sides Of Puerto Rico At Mattatuck

                    'Fragile Handle With Care': The Two Sides Of Puerto Rico At Mattatuck

                    A new exhibit at the Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury shows two sides of Puerto Rico. In the first-floor Munger Gallery, modern and contemporary Puerto Rican artists show present-day visions of the island and its people: everyday lives, struggles, revered celebrities, beautiful landscapes, political...

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                      • 'Chicago' Stops For Three Days At Shubert

                        'Chicago' Stops For Three Days At Shubert

                        “Chicago” is a model of urban redevelopment. The musical, based on a 1926 play by Maurine Dallas Watkins (based in turn on actual sordid events that occurred in Chicago while Watkins was a journalist) was a modest hit in 1975. Its score — music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb — gave us the showtune...

                      • Kal Marks To Play MAC650

                        Kal Marks To Play MAC650

                        Indie rock often showcases a set of curiously contrasting textures. Kal Marks, a band from Boston, plays with lurching bass lines, plodding eighth notes and similarly stripped-down drum beats set against brittle guitars and vocals that sound strained and scraped. Those high-gain guitars sing and...

                      • Petra Haden And Jesse Harris With Julian Lage Trio At Firehouse 12

                        Petra Haden And Jesse Harris With Julian Lage Trio At Firehouse 12

                        Petra Haden, a vocalist and violin player, has been involved in a varied and bold range of musical projects, like her father the jazz bassist Charlie Haden, who played perhaps most famously with Ornette Coleman for years. Petra Haden was, along with her sister Rachel, a member of the indie rock...

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                      • 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.

                      • 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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