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  • Mardi Gras Concert & Dance Party At The Jorgensen

    Mardi Gras Dance Party At The Jorgensen

    New Orleans sensation Trombone Shorty lead a Mardi Gras concert and dance party at UConn's Jorgensen Hall on Thursday night, Feb. 4

  • Real Ale Fest @ BAR

    Real Ale Fest @ BAR

    The 16th Annual Connecticut Real Ale Fest took place on Sunday, Jan. 31, @ BAR in downtown New Haven. This packed event featured crafted beers from local breweries such as Two Roads, Willimantic Brew Pub, Hooker Brewery and City Steam. Music at the event was provided by the band Wagon Wheel.

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  • Fast-Rising Playwright Jen Silverman's 'The Moors' At Yale Rep

    Fast-Rising Playwright Jen Silverman's 'The Moors' At Yale Rep

    In the past year, Jen Silverman has seen her plays performed at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, the InterAct Theatre in Philadelphia and for a workshop production at the Playwrights Horizons Theatre School in New York City. She's an "affiliated artist" at five different theater companies. She's...

      • Shen Yun Dance Spectacle At The Palace

        Shen Yun Dance Spectacle At The Palace

        The annual Shen Yun dance/music spectacle is always one of the most heavily promoted theater shows of the year. Thousands of fliers are passed out at theaters around the state. There are billboards, print ads and word of mouth. So what's all the noise about? Classical Asian dance, elaborate costumes,...

          • Story Of Delany Sisters 'Having Our Say' At Long Wharf

            Story Of Delany Sisters 'Having Our Say' At Long Wharf

            The Long Wharf Theatre and Hartford Stage are co-producing a new production of "Having Our Say," which playwright and director Emily Mann adapted from the best-selling book that sisters "Miss Sadie" and "Dr. Bessie" Delany published when they had both been alive for more than a century. Like the...

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              • Benton, Bruce, Yale Host Black History Month Exhibits

                Benton, Bruce, Yale Host Black History Month Exhibits

                This year marks the 40th anniversary of the U.S. government's official recognition of February as Black History Month. Galleries and museums throughout the state often dedicate the month to exhibits with African-American themes. This year, several art spaces have exhibits focusing on the black...

                  • 'The Male Nude In Art' At UConn Benton

                    'The Male Nude In Art' At UConn Benton

                    In centuries before the 19th, female and male nudes were common in art. Then public tastes shifted. To this day, female nudes are commonly seen, but male ones are hard to find in galleries, unless the show is about homoeroticism. A new exhibit at the Benton Museum at UConn Storrs is having none...

                      • Beatrice Fox Auerbach's Wardrobe At CHS

                        Beatrice Fox Auerbach's Wardrobe At CHS

                        Beatrice Fox Auerbach was a titan of a woman, commanding a workforce of 3,000 to 5,000 as president of G. Fox & Co., the largest family-run department store in the country. All that toughness came in a little package. She was not quite 5 feet tall, with size 4 1/2 feet. Her small stature didn't...

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                      • 'Alex And Eve' At Wadsworth Atheneum

                        'Alex And Eve' At Wadsworth Atheneum

                        Relations between Christians and Muslims are newsworthy these days. A new film to be shown at Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art addresses this issue in a way appropriate to Valentine's Day, in a comic-romantic way. "Alex and Eve" tells a story set in Sydney, Australia. Alex, a schoolteacher who...

                          • Leonard Bernstein's 'Mass,' 1973 Concert Film, At Yale

                            Leonard Bernstein's 'Mass,' 1973 Concert Film, At Yale

                            In 1973, the Yale Symphony Orchestra, under the leadership of Maestro John Mauceri, traveled to Vienna, Austria, to perform the European premiere of Leonard Bernstein's "Mass." That concert was recorded and the film was shown on public TV for many years afterward. Yale will host a screening of...

                              • Vampire Double Feature At Bristol Historical Society

                                Vampire Double Feature At Bristol Historical Society

                                Some people celebrate Valentine's weekend with flowers, chocolates, a dinner at a romantic restaurant. Others go see vampire movies. An event on Feb. 12 and 13 at Bristol Historical Society is for the latter group. A double feature of classic Dracula films will be shown in three separate screenings....

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                                  • Magic, Science, Dinos Among Distractions During February School Vacation

                                    Magic, Science, Dinos Among Distractions During February School Vacation

                                    Dinosaurs rule this February vacation. See what else is happening around the state to keep your kids busy on their time off. >> The Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History in New Haven presents Dinosaur Days Saturday to Tuesday, Feb. 13 to 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Sunday hours are noon to 4 p.m.)....

                                      • Save Cold Cash With Mid-Winter Ski Vacation Deals

                                        Save Cold Cash With Mid-Winter Ski Vacation Deals

                                        Here's a travel tip for families looking for a bargain winter break getaway — take advantage of the post-holiday shoulder season. Holiday crowds have gone, spring visitors haven't yet arrived, and ski resorts throughout the Northeast are offering deals that will save you cold cash on a variety...

                                        • Salisbury JumpFest: Beer, Bonfires, Skiing And Dancing

                                          Salisbury JumpFest: Beer, Bonfires, Skiing And Dancing

                                          Show the cold who's boss at the 90th Annual Salisbury Winter JumpFest, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 12-14. The weekend festivities includes ice carving and a human dogsled race, plus the main event, which is the big 20- and 30-meter jumps. There will be beer, bonfires and plenty of food to...

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                                            • Yale Rep's 'The Moors' Is Merrily Mororse

                                              Yale Rep's 'The Moors' Is Merrily Mororse

                                              At the outset of "The Moors," Jen Silverman's audacious dark comedy having its world premiere through Feb. 20 at the Yale Repertory Theatre, imperious Agatha and her skittish younger sister, Huldey, await the arrival of a new governess, the perky Emilie, to their isolated home on the bleak moors....

                                            • Life Of Hartford Artist Charles Porter Profiled At Library

                                              Life Of Hartford Artist Charles Porter Profiled At Library

                                              In honor of Black History Month, the Hartford Public Library offers a look at the life of Charles Ethan Porter — a local African American artist — by Craig Hotchkiss, retired high school history teacher and former education program manager at the Mark Twain House, and by Elisabeth Petry, attorney,...

                                            • Sleep With The Fishes On Valentine's Day At Mystic Aquarium

                                              Sleep With The Fishes On Valentine's Day At Mystic Aquarium

                                              Looking for a family-oriented Valentine's Day? You and your loved ones can spend the night sleeping next to the elusive octopus or the soaring rays, visiting animal exhibits and completing a scavenger hunt during Mystic Aquarium's Valentine's Day Family Overnight on Sunday and Monday, Feb. 14 and...

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                                            • Hartford History, Literary Community Featured On C-SPAN's 'Cities Tour'

                                              Hartford History, Literary Community Featured On C-SPAN's 'Cities Tour'

                                              Looking to do a little armchair traveling this winter? You might want to tune in to C-SPAN. As part of its "Cities Tour" series, the public affairs cable network, known for its televised coverage of Congress, travels to midsize cities throughout the country to explore each area's history and literary...

                                            • New York's Queens A Rising Culinary Destination

                                              New York's Queens A Rising Culinary Destination

                                              NEW YORK — When eating in New York City, breaking out of the Manhattan mind-set is tough, at least for visitors. Because when you mostly are here on business — no matter how frequently — the glut of great eats in Manhattan makes it easy to ignore the wealth of awesome restaurants and bars in what...

                                            • Flexibility, Backup Plan Key To Coping With Flight Cancellations

                                              Flexibility, Backup Plan Key To Coping With Flight Cancellations

                                              Christmas week in our house was a blur of visitors coming and going — most of them flying in and out of Bradley. Although the weather in Connecticut was relatively mild, Mother Nature wasn't so kind to other parts of the country. A major storm system, dubbed "Winter Storm Goliath" by Accuweather,...

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