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  • IRIS Run For Refugees

    IRIS Run For Refugees

    The annual Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services (IRIS) Run For Refugees Sunday morning, Feb. 7, near Wilbur Cross High School in New Haven. More than 1,000 people participated (double last year's number) to raise money to help refugees get established in Connecticut.

  • Ski Sundown Winter Carnival

    Ski Sundown Winter Carnival

    Ski Sundown in New Hartford celebrated the coming of winter with its annual Winter Carnival Sunday, Feb. 7. The event featured special treats and entertainment including Valentine the Clown, face painting, balloon animals, free popcorn and cotton candy.

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  • Ryan O'Neal, Ali MacGraw A Couple Again In 'Love Letters'

    Ryan O'Neal, Ali MacGraw A Couple Again In 'Love Letters'

    "No pictures," says the driver as Ryan O'Neal and Ali MacGraw are ushered out of a hired van in front of Harvard University's Kirkland House. A few minutes later, O'Neal and MacGraw have jumped into a shiny burgundy MG and are driving a few yards down Dunster Street. This time there are pictures....

      • 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,...

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              • Leonardo Da Vinci's 'Machines In Motion' At CT Science Center

                Leonardo Da Vinci's 'Machines In Motion' At CT Science Center

                During the Renaissance, cultured men were expected to be learned across a broad range of disciplines. This gave rise to the phrase "Renaissance man." Leonardo da Vinci outdid them all. He became one of the greatest European artists of the era — rivaled only by Michelangelo — and an extraordinarily...

              • 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...

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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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                                            • Fun On The Farm On President's Day

                                              Fun On The Farm On President's Day

                                              Escape cabin fever at the 10th annual free Winter Farm Tour at Graywall Farms, 49 Chappell Road, in Lebanon, on Monday, Feb. 15. Put on your winter boots and bundle up to see the cows and tour the milking parlor, then sample the Farmer's Cow hot coffee, fresh milk, chocolate milk, ice cream and...

                                            • Lime Rock Festival For 'Grown-Ups' Is Canceled

                                              Lime Rock Festival For 'Grown-Ups' Is Canceled

                                              Grand Weekend Lime Rock Park, a three-day music and automotive festival for "grown-ups" scheduled at Lime Rock Park in Lakeland from July 8 to 10 has been canceled for 2016 because of "recent changes in local regulations" established after the announcement of Grand Weekend, according to Rick Roso,...

                                            • 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....

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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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