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  • Yale Rep Tackles Sondheim's Dark Musical 'Assassins'

    Yale Rep Tackles Sondheim's Dark Musical 'Assassins'

    Stephen Sondheim has given us the warm nostalgia of "Follies," the contemporary relationship foibles of "Company," the summer magic of "A Little Night Music" and the passion of "Passion." He's delivered "Comedy Tonight" and suggested when to "Send in the Clowns." But Sondheim is also a master of...

  • SWAN Day CT: A Party To Celebrate Women And Their Art

    SWAN Day CT: A Party To Celebrate Women And Their Art

    SWAN Day CT — SWAN stands for Support Women Artists Now — has been going on ever year for 10 years. Parties are held simultaneously at locations worldwide to celebrate female visual and performing artists and welcome the people who want to support them. But this year's celebrations seems to have...

  • Topical 'Smart People' Brings Political, Lively Drama To Long Wharf

    Topical 'Smart People' Brings Political, Lively Drama To Long Wharf

    Desdemona Chiang says she knew that directing Lydia Diamond's hit drama "Smart People" was going to be challenging. But she also knew that this was the best time to do it. With "Smart People," she sees "a window of opportunity" right now when the play's discussion of racial themes in contemporary...

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  • Basketball Documentary Kicks Off Hartford Jewish Film Festival

    Basketball Documentary Kicks Off Hartford Jewish Film Festival

    As the NCAA basketball tournaments get started and Connecticut dives into its annual obsession with bracketology, the Mandell JCC Hartford Jewish Film Festival celebrates basketball, too. It's 21st annual 10-day festival will open on March 16 with a documentary about an extraordinary athletic feat...

  • Wadsworth Hosts Japanese Film 'Tampopo,' Followed By Dinner

    Wadsworth Hosts Japanese Film 'Tampopo,' Followed By Dinner

    The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art's "Food & Film" series, which pairs food-themed movies with meals, continues on March 25 with a screening of "Tampopo" followed by a Japanese feast. "Tampopo" is the 1985 comedy about a trucker who takes it upon himself to help a fledgling noodle shop achieve...

    • 'Arts Of The Gilded Age' At NBMAA

      'Arts Of The Gilded Age' At NBMAA

      Michael Maglaras, an Ashford filmmaker who has made documentaries about Marsden Hartley, Lynd Ward, John Marin, the 1913 Armory Show and the artists of the Works Progress Administration, is showing his latest arts doc in a Connecticut premiere screening March 23 at the New Britain Museum of American...

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      • Camps And Activities For Kids Over April Break

        Camps And Activities For Kids Over April Break

        Connecticut Science Center, Hartford: Vacation camps include structured, hands-on science activities with STEM Educators, as well as supervised free time to explore the Science Center's galleries and exhibits. A different theme every day. April 10 to 14, 8 to 4 p.m. Grades 1 to 6. grades. $62 per...

          • Kids Fun Fair At XL Center

            Kids Fun Fair At XL Center

            Rides, games and exotic animals come to Hartford's XL Center for the Connecticut Kids Fun Fair Saturday and Sunday, March 25 and 26. Children 12 and under are free, adult tickets online are $9.95, $16 at the door. Family packs are available for $19.95. Hours are Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday...

              • Connecticut Golf Show at the CT Convention Center

                Connecticut Golf Show at the CT Convention Center

                Hartford-area golfers get a peek at the latest trend in golf at the 2017 Connecticut Golf Show Friday to Sunday, March 24 to 26, at the Connecticut Convention Center. There will be a free indoor driving range, expert reps from the manufacturers in the game, skills contests, free golf and more....

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                  • Isaiah Rashad To Bring Jazzy Flow To Toad's

                    Isaiah Rashad To Bring Jazzy Flow To Toad's

                    Rapper Isaiah Rashad has a loose jazzy flow. Rashad, 25, released his debut full-length last year, "The Sun Tirade." Born and raised in eastern Tennessee, Rashad, who has since spent time in L.A., collaborating with rappers like Kendrick Lamar, has a connection to nature and to faith. He's said...

                  • Decoda To Lead Chamber Masterclass At Hartt

                    Decoda To Lead Chamber Masterclass At Hartt

                    Decoda is a creative chamber ensemble/collective that is known for its interactive performances and workshops. The group regularly collaborates with young musicians, leads sessions at schools, on the street and elsewhere, taking their music to correctional facilities, shelters and hospitals as...

                  • Snarky Puppy To Bring Grooves To Infinity Hall

                    Snarky Puppy To Bring Grooves To Infinity Hall

                    Snarky Puppy are not to be confused with gothy industrial brooders Skinny Puppy. Snarky Puppy plays suave groove-based large-ensemble music that is steeped in jazz, dub, afrobeat, parade music, prog-rock, West African pop, gospel and funk. Think Gil Evans and Zappa vibing on an Ethiopiques collection....

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                  • A Non-Skier Finds Quaint, Quirky Fun In Vermont

                    A Non-Skier Finds Quaint, Quirky Fun In Vermont

                    NORWICH, VT — I hate winter. Thank you, but I'll pass on the slopes, rinks and trails. The lure of cocoa at a lodge can't compare to a pina colada on a Caribbean beach in February. So the thought of spending some time recently in central Vermont filled me with the dread of winter. I like Vermont,...

                  • New England Celebrates Winter With Festivals

                    New England Celebrates Winter With Festivals

                    Don't give in to cabin fever. Cold weather doesn't have to mean staying indoors — especially in New England, where chilly temps and snow just add to the fun at February winter festivals. When you go, bring plenty of warm clothes — and, if you're brave enough, your bathing suit, since some of the...

                  • 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...

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