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CT Theaters Join Nationwide Diversity Pledge 'Ghostlight'

Dozens of theaters in Connecticut are joining hundreds of theaters nationwide Thursday night in a pledge to promote diversity and inclusion in their communities. The Ghostlight Project, named for the light bulb that theaters leave glowing onstage at night, encourages people to gather at designated...

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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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  • '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,...

    • Night Fall Movie At Christ Church Hartford

      Night Fall Movie At Christ Church Hartford

      Hartford's annual autumn ritual Night Fall, a live performance celebrating the season, was held last October in Elizabeth Park. Those who missed the sprightly seasonal rite, which stars large-scale puppets by Anne Cubberly, or who want to relive it, can attend a screening of a film of the event...

        • '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...

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          • Ornamental Guitarist Bombino At Infinity Hall

            Ornamental Guitarist Bombino At Infinity Hall

            Bombino is the stage name of Goumar Almoctara, a guitarist and singer from Niger. Bombino has lived all over, spending some years in Algeria, Libya and some in Burkina Faso, displaced by political upheaval and ethnic strife in his homeland. The music that Bombino makes is often lumped into the...

          • Heshima, Ofrecimiento Up Next At Baby Grand Jazz Series

            Heshima, Ofrecimiento Up Next At Baby Grand Jazz Series

            Bassist and vocalist Heshima Moja leads a smoking Latin jazz group, Ofrecimiento, with plenty of Afro-Cuban and Afro-Caribbean cross-currents. The percussive groundwork of the band is complex and polyrhythmic, with bata drums, shakers, congas, bongos and other elements added into the latticework...

          • Alt-Country's Rhett Miller To Play The Ballroom

            Alt-Country's Rhett Miller To Play The Ballroom

            Rhett Miller is the frontman of alt-country outfit the Old 97s. He's got his own solo thing, too. He's a literary songwriter, having written stories, essays and poems as well as songs. In 1989, while still in high school, he released his first solo album, "Mythologies," which was inspired by French...

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          • 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....

          • 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...

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