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  • Blues Brews Food Truck Fest

    Blues Brews Food Truck Fest

    The Hartford County Blues Brews Food Truck Fest at Muzzy Field in Bristol was filled with food trucks, vendors and families enjoying the fun this weekend.

  • Monday Night Jazz In Bushnell Park

    Monday Night Jazz In Bushnell Park

    The Paul Brown Legacy Band launched the free Monday-night jazz summer series  at Bushnell Park last night. Remaining performances are by Little Johnny Rivero on July 17; the Joanne Bracken Trio on July 24; Silvia Cuenca Organ Quintet on July 31; Clifton Anderson Aug. 7; and Darius Jones Aug. 14;...

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  • 'Wulu' Up Next Wadsworth Atheneum Summer Film Series

    'Wulu' Up Next Wadsworth Atheneum Summer Film Series

    The Wadsworth Atheneum's summer film series is themed "Morality Clause," and this week's film tells the story of a man who wants to do good and winds up in the midst of people doing bad. "Wùlu" tells the story of Ladji, a young man in Mali who wants to save money to help his sister live a better...

    • 'Fast Times At Ridgemont High' At Area Theaters

      'Fast Times At Ridgemont High' At Area Theaters

      Today Sean Penn is recognized as one of the greatest dramatic actors of his generation, but in 1982 he was a new face in movies. He had made just one film, the military drama "Taps," the year before, in which he played a supporting role. Then came the comedy "Fast Times at Ridgemont High." This...

      • LGBT Classic 'Maurice' At Cinestudio

        LGBT Classic 'Maurice' At Cinestudio

        When "Maurice" was released in 1987, it was noteworthy not just for the quality of filmmaking but also because it was a romantic and sympathetic film about the life of a gay man, which was almost unheard-of at the time. James Ivory's adaptation of E.M. Forster's novel tells the story of Maurice...

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        • A Maine Vacation: From Hiking And Beaches To Adventure And The Arts

          A Maine Vacation: From Hiking And Beaches To Adventure And The Arts

          For me, summer vacation means spending time on a Maine pond where the sound of loons calling is about the most exciting thing that happens all day. But I do venture occasionally from my little paradise to experience other things the state has to offer, whether it's the coast, a mountain hike, a...

            • Cirque Eloize's 'iD' Comes To Foxwoods Twice In July

              Cirque Eloize's 'iD' Comes To Foxwoods Twice In July

              Cirque Eloize's still-newish relationship with Foxwoods Resort Casino is thriving. The Canadian theater troupe staged the world premiere of its Wild West show "Saloon" at the Fox Theater last August, then went industrial for "Cirkopolis" in April. Cirque Eloize returns to Foxwoods July 6 to 12...

              • Lock Museum Opens Adventure Room

                Lock Museum Opens Adventure Room

                Escape rooms have been growing in popularity over the last few years. Groups of people visit a location and are locked inside a room. Knowing nothing ahead of time, they must find clues scattered around the room to figure out how to unlock the door and escape. What better place to set up an escape...

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              • 'Finding Neverland' At The Bushnell, John Douglas Thompson At Gunn Library

                'Finding Neverland' At The Bushnell, John Douglas Thompson At Gunn Library

                "Finding Neverland," the Broadway musical about how J.M. Barrie created Peter Pan, has been on a national tour since October 2016. That's long enough for it to have undergone a few cast changes. When the show flies into The Bushnell Aug. 1 to 6 it will star Billy Harrigan Tighe as J.M. Barrie,...

              • Westport's One-Woman Military Show 'Grounded' Builds With Suspense

                Westport's One-Woman Military Show 'Grounded' Builds With Suspense

                "Grounded" is a tough-minded war story told with a minimum of fuss. It swears a bit, but it doesn't drip blood on you. It tells rather than shows. Holding back makes it much more powerful. "Grounded" has been a breakthrough work for George Brant, a prolific playwright who's been active in the regional...

              • Moose Blood At Ballroom At The Outer Space

                Moose Blood At Ballroom At The Outer Space

                Moose Blood's 2016 record "Blush," has 10 one-word song titles, some of which sound like color-swatch names from a twisted clothing catalog: "Pastel," "Honey," "Sulk," "Sway." There's a pink theme to the new record, its second full-length. The band plays a kind of compressed, muscular pop-punk-ish,...

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              • Saratoga Springs Offers Victorian Architecture, 'Health, History, Horses'

                Saratoga Springs Offers Victorian Architecture, 'Health, History, Horses'

                If you think wellness vacations are a new phenomenon, a trip to Saratoga Springs will prove you wrong. Travelers have been heading to the charming city in upstate New York for more than 200 years, drawn by the purported healing powers of the area's mineral springs. In the mid-1800s, Saratoga was...

              • Fairfield Day Trip: Restored Historic Homes And Nearby Beaches

                Fairfield Day Trip: Restored Historic Homes And Nearby Beaches

                During summer weekends, families may often find themselves wondering, should the kids do something educational today? Or just something fun? Families can do both. Fairfield has two popular public beaches, Jennings and Penfield. Just a few minutes' drive from those Long Island Sound strands is a...

              • Portsmouth: Where Naval History, Charm Converge

                Portsmouth: Where Naval History, Charm Converge

                Portsmouth, N.H., is the kind of place that if you've already been, you likely want to go back. And if you haven't, then you need to go. With roots predating the Revolutionary War by more than a hundred years, the seacoast city, an hour's ride north of Boston, is a heady mix of culture, charm and...

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