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  • Hartford Harvest Festival

    Hartford Harvest Festival

    KNOX, Inc. in Hartford hosted its 6th Hartford Harvest Festival Saturday afternoon, Nov. 19, at it Laurel Street greenhouse. Dozens of artisans and vendors sold their goods to the community amid live music, food trucks, and a petting zoo.  

  • Connecticut International Auto Show

    Connecticut International Auto Show

    People from across the state gathered this weekend at the Connecticut  Convention Center in Hartford  for the International Auto Show.

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  • 'Kinky Boots' — And A 'Strut' Soiree — At The Palace

    'Kinky Boots' — And A 'Strut' Soiree — At The Palace

    "Kinky Boots" is lacing up for yet another trip to Connecticut. When the national tour of the Broadway hits the Palace Theater in Waterbury Dec. 6 through 11, it will be the show's third time in the state in the past 18 months. It's always welcome. "Kinky Boots" is an upbeat musical about acceptance,...

  • Long Wharf Revives Politically Relevant 'Other People's Money'

    Long Wharf Revives Politically Relevant 'Other People's Money'

    If "Hamilton" is the show of the Obama age, what show will we think of as representative of Donald Trump? We needn't ask. It already arrived, a quarter of a century ago. It's called "Other People's Money." You might recall Trump actually using that exact phrase on the campaign trail. Marc Bruni,...

  • 'Rudolph' At Bushnell, 'Charlie Brown' At Warner

    'Rudolph' At Bushnell, 'Charlie Brown' At Warner

    "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical" returns to the Bushnell in Hartford Dec. 9 to 11. The show is based on the classic Rankin-Bass stop-motion animated special about poor Rudolph and his misfit pal, Hermey. The program first aired in 1964; this live adaptation debuted just a few seasons...

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      • Mark Twain House Reopening Mahogany Suite

        Mark Twain House Reopening Mahogany Suite

        Mark Twain House and Museum in Hartford closed the elegant first-floor Mahogany Suite in 2005, and it stayed closed for 11 years. In that time, extensive research was done on the suite, house guests who stayed in it and decor trends when Samuel Clemens' family lived there, from 1874 to 1891. On...

      • Real Art Ways Expands On Concept Of Found Objects

        Real Art Ways Expands On Concept Of Found Objects

        A new set of exhibits at Real Art Ways in Hartford demonstrate various permutations on the concept of "found object art." The object Scott Schuldt found was a cabin in the North Cascades near the Stillaguamish River in Washington state. His friends called it a prospector's cabin. Schuldt suspected...

          • Text Enhances Photography Exhibit At Lyman Allyn

            Text Enhances Photography Exhibit At Lyman Allyn

            A photograph by Carrie Mae Weems hangs on the wall at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum in New London. It shows an African American man smoking, having a drink, staring at a tape recorder with a weary look. On its own, the photo asks a lot of questions: What is he listening to? Why does he look so downcast?...

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            • Winter Holiday Happenings 2016

              Winter Holiday Happenings 2016

              It's the hap-happiest time of year, the season with no shortage of entertainment to put you in the holiday spirit. So here's a list, our gift to you, of the joys ahead. Music Nekita Walker and Tuba Christmas: Dec. 2, 5:30 p.m. at New Britain Museum of American Art. Christmas concert performed by...

            • 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...

                • 'Nutcracker Suite & Spicy' At Atheneum Owes Its Magic To An Angel

                  'Nutcracker Suite & Spicy' At Atheneum Owes Its Magic To An Angel

                  "Nutcracker Suite & Spicy," a modern-day adaptation of the classic Tchaikovsky ballet, will give its seventh annual presentation Dec. 9 to 11 in Hartford. But it never would have made it past its first year in 2009 if not for a mysterious occurrence that Carolyn Paine, who created the event, referred...

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                • A Gift List For New Homeowners

                  A Gift List For New Homeowners

                  There's no place like home for the holidays — especially for first time homeowners. But owning your own abode calls for a sleighful of practical items to keep things in good working order. "When you've never owned a home before, there are many things you never realized you'll need," says Stephen...

                • "Endgame" Cast Finalized For Long Wharf; "Buyer and Cellar" and "Hairspray" on TV

                  "Endgame" Cast Finalized For Long Wharf; "Buyer and Cellar" and "Hairspray" on TV

                  Long Wharf Theatre has announced the rest of the cast for the eagerly awaited production of Samuel Beckett's "Endgame," which plays the theater's Stage II space Jan. 5 through Feb. 5. Besides the already announced Brian Dennehy as Hamm and Reg E. Cathey as Clov, the show features Joe Grifasi as...

                • Trainor Headlines All Star Christmas Concert At Mohegan

                  Trainor Headlines All Star Christmas Concert At Mohegan

                  Christmas is a season of excess. It's true not just of commerce, decor and cuisine. Over-the-top is the rule for holiday blow-out concerts as well. The 96.5 TIC All-Star Christmas event at Mohegan Sun stays faithful to the tradition, with Meghan Trainor, whose songs have dominated pop radio for...

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                • 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...

                • 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...

                • Where To Ski In The Berkshires

                  Where To Ski In The Berkshires

                  You don't have to travel far for a satisfying skiing or snowboarding experience. The Berkshires, close to Connecticut, is home to several downhill ski areas that boast new amenities and a throwback feel. And after a nearly snowless winter last year, the ski areas are preparing for a great season....

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