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Hoist A Holiday Cocktail As A Fresh 'Christmas On The Rocks' Turns Five

‘Christmas on the Rocks” is the holiday gift that keeps on giving. The show, celebrating its fifth year of merrymaking at TheaterWorks, has maintained a faithful fan base while bringing in a host of new admirers every year. Extra performances had to be added to the monthlong run this year. The...

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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,...

    • 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...

      • Whimsical And Weird: Fantasy Trains, Christmas Artifacts At Mattatuck

        Whimsical And Weird: Fantasy Trains, Christmas Artifacts At Mattatuck

        Decades ago — from the 1900s to the early 1970s — Christmas wasn’t Christmas without Christmas candy boxes. The tiny decorated cardboard containers were bought by parents, schools, churches or department-store Santas to fill with candy, cookies, popcorn or little toys to give to children. All came...

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