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  • HYPE Tons Of Toys

    HYPE Tons Of Toys

    The Hartford Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs hosted its annual Tons of Toys fundraiser Wednesday, Dec. 6, at the Gershon Fox building in downtown Hartford. The toy drive collected thousands of toys for the YMCA of Greater Hartford. 

  • Blue Back Mitten Run 2017

    Blue Back Mitten Run 2017

    Thousands of runners participated in the Hartford Marathon Foundation's Blue Back Mitten Run Sunday morning, Dec. 3, in Blue Back Square, West Hartford. Runners were asked to bring donations of new mittens, gloves, scarves and hats are being collected for The Town That Cares Fund.

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  • Rebekah Beaulieu To Lead Florence Griswold Museum

    Rebekah Beaulieu To Lead Florence Griswold Museum

    Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme has named Rebekah (Becky) Beaulieu as its new director, effective Feb. 19. She will succeed Jeff Andersen, who has led the museum, dubbed the Home of American Impressionism, for 41 years. Beaulieu is associate director of Bowdoin College Museum of Art in Brunswick,...

    • 'Mirror Mirror' On Wadsworth's Walls

      'Mirror Mirror' On Wadsworth's Walls

      tIn the 1960s, artists were emerging from the abstract expressionism of the 1950s and were looking for new directions and inspirations. Some artists found that new direction staring right back at them: mirrors. “You have this completely abstract material, but it is also representative,” said Eileen...

    • Sign-Language As Music, Poetry At NBMAA

      Sign-Language As Music, Poetry At NBMAA

      People who have no link to the hard-of-hearing community — no deaf relatives, friends, acquaintances, coworkers — might assume music and poetry have no place in the world of the deaf. Both art forms depend on the ability to hear the sounds of words, and recognize the words’ nuance, rhyming, cadence...

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      • 'Doctor Who' Holiday Show In Area Theaters

        'Doctor Who' Holiday Show In Area Theaters

        “Doctor Who” comes through with its typically unique holiday-themed show. This year, The Doctor has a confrontation with — get this — The Doctor! In “Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time,” Peter Capaldi brings his “doctor” tenure to an end. It also stars Pearl Mackie, Mark Gatiss and David Bradley. Fans...

        • 'Pitch Perfect' Triple Feature In Area Theaters

          'Pitch Perfect' Triple Feature In Area Theaters

          ‘Pitch Perfect 3” is opening nationwide Dec. 22. People who just can’t get enough of the “Pitch Perfect” crew can enjoy all three episodes of the film franchise on Thursday, Dec. 21, with special content exclusively for those who see the triple feature. “Pitch Perfect,” “Pitch Perfect 2” and “Pitch...

          • Documentary 'Democracy Through The Looking Glass' In Bethel

            Documentary 'Democracy Through The Looking Glass' In Bethel

            Many believe that Americans are now living in a “post-truth” era. Filmmaker Kevin Bowe will bring his documentary to Connecticut to discuss politics, truth and truthiness. “Democracy Through The Looking Glass” was created during the most recent presidential campaign season, when Bowe joined the...

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            • Red Wanting Blue To Play Stage One

              Red Wanting Blue To Play Stage One

              Red Wanting Blue has a song about falling in love listening to Jeff Buckley sing Leonard Cohen’s song “Hallelujah.” It’s probably something that a lot of listeners can relate to. The Ohio band has plenty of songs about love but often they’re about the pain of drifting apart or trying to repair...

            • Goodspeed's Announces 2018 New Musicals Fest; Idina Menzel Performing At Hartford Hospital Gala

              Goodspeed's Announces 2018 New Musicals Fest; Idina Menzel Performing At Hartford Hospital Gala

              Goodspeed Musicals has announced the three musicals-in-progress that will get hearings (in lightly staged concert versions) at the 13th Annual Goodspeed Festival of New Musicals. The weekend event, a major gathering of musical theater professionals and that special breed of composers and theater...

            • Digitour Winter Coming To The Warehouse

              Digitour Winter Coming To The Warehouse

              Hey, guys! What’s up? Digitour is coming! Digitour is where the virtual and the actual, or the digital and the physical, get all mashed up and in each other’s face. The concept is that some of the country’s big social media celebrities get together on a tour and go out to do their thing in front...

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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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