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  • Behind The Scenes of Macy's Iconic Holiday Window Display

    Behind The Scenes of Macy's Iconic Holiday Window Display

    It's an unseasonably warm November day in New York. The sky is a resplendent blue and folks strolling past Macy's in Herald Square seem to be walking a bit slower than usual — to get a peek at the retailer's holiday window display in its final stages of completion. Inside, oblivious to both the...

  • Another Round For 'Christmas On The Rocks' At TheaterWorks

    Another Round For 'Christmas On The Rocks' At TheaterWorks

    It keeps on rockin' in the Christmas world: TheaterWorks' soused seasonal hit "Christmas on the Rocks" is back for another round. The jolly, juiced-up comedy anthology, stocked with familiar (if fallen) faces from classic holiday stories, is a proven crowd-pleaser. TheaterWorks created it in 2013...

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  • 'Kinky Boots' — And A 'Strut' Soiree — At The Palace

    'Kinky Boots' — And A 'Strut' Soiree — At The Palace

    "Kinky Boots" is lacing up for yet another trip to Connecticut. When the national tour of the Broadway hits the Palace Theater in Waterbury Dec. 6 through 11, it will be the show's third time in the state in the past 18 months. It's always welcome. "Kinky Boots" is an upbeat musical about acceptance,...

  • Schrift Joins c-NHIC For Traditional Gig Of Improv At Firehouse 12

    Schrift Joins c-NHIC For Traditional Gig Of Improv At Firehouse 12

    Improvised music is alive and well in New Haven. On Saturday, Dec. 10, Firehouse 12 welcomes two groups: c-NHIC, a quartet formed by guitarist Bob Gorry, multi-instrumentalist Jeff Cedrone, saxophonist Paul McGuire and drummer Peter Riccio, all core members of the long-running New Haven Improvisers...

  • 'Nutcracker Suite & Spicy' At Atheneum Owes Its Magic To An Angel

    'Nutcracker Suite & Spicy' At Atheneum Owes Its Magic To An Angel

    "Nutcracker Suite & Spicy," a modern-day adaptation of the classic Tchaikovsky ballet, will give its seventh annual presentation Dec. 9 to 11 in Hartford. But it never would have made it past its first year in 2009 if not for a mysterious occurrence that Carolyn Paine, who created the event, referred...

  • Mark Twain House Reopens Mahogany Suite

    Mark Twain House Reopens Mahogany Suite

    Mark Twain House and Museum in Hartford closed the elegant first-floor Mahogany Suite in 2005, and it stayed closed for 11 years. In that time, extensive research was done on the suite, house guests who stayed in it and decor trends when Samuel Clemens' family lived there, from 1874 to 1891. On...

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