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Asian Cuisine, Fusion Style, At Table 570

Restaurateur James Chen has been busy. In September 2015, he and his wife, Sandy, debuted @ the Barn in the former Good Life Grill space in Granby, a contemporary American restaurant with elegant design and fare to match. The American-style cuisine was a change of pace for Chen, who hired former...

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  • New T-Rex, Whale Will Welcome Visitors To CT Science Center

    New T-Rex, Whale Will Welcome Visitors To CT Science Center

    When the Connecticut Science Center in Hartford re-opens on Monday after a two-week renovation, visitors won't recognize the cavernous atrium lobby. A 20-foot-long Tyrannosaurus rex will leap out of the ticket booth. A sperm whale will breach by the stairwell. A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter will...

  • Ten Of CT Theater's Best Moments, A Peek At 2017

    Ten Of CT Theater's Best Moments, A Peek At 2017

    As I happily brace myself for a particularly promising theatergoing year in 2017 — especially regarding new plays — I can't shake some lasting images of the year just past. From the start of that year, with "The Moors" at Yale Repertory Theatre and "Romeo and Juliet" at Hartford Stage, to the end...

  • Twenty One Pilots Know Their Fans Want A Show

    Twenty One Pilots Know Their Fans Want A Show

    The duo that is Twenty One Pilots gets it. Vocalist -keyboardist Tyler Joseph and drummer Joshua Dun are a contemporary anomaly since they understand that when a band makes the leap from theaters to arenas, visuals matter. Sure, the sonics are the reason Twenty One Pilots is headlining big rooms,...

      • Pianist Orice Jenkins Up Next In Baby Grand Jazz Series

        Pianist Orice Jenkins Up Next In Baby Grand Jazz Series

        Hartford's Orice Jenkins plays smooth, adult retro soul, but he's also steeped in hip-hop and jazz. If you like Roberta Flack, Curtis Mayfield and Stevie Wonder, Jenkins will evoke the biggies of the '70s. Jenkins brings a super-mellow lounge-jazz vibe to his piano playing. Jenkins released "Soar"...

        • Rubblebucket's Good-Time, High-Wire Act At The Warehouse

          Rubblebucket's Good-Time, High-Wire Act At The Warehouse

          Brooklyn's Rubblebucket performs a high-wire act, mixing genres and piling on details. It all works. The band makes ecstatic upbeat music that blends horns, vocal harmonies, clubby beats, squiggly synths and all kinds of extra fizz and trippy touches. Fans of Best Coast, Florence and the Machine,...

          • Prog-Tinged Jam Band Flux Capacitor At Arch Street

            Prog-Tinged Jam Band Flux Capacitor At Arch Street

            Flux Capacitor is a prog-tinged jam band. The band has a song called "Happy's Vaporizer," which seems to be a celebration of weed-smoking technologies. "Find an outlet, and plug it in, and pack it up and hold it in," goes one line. The song has robotic vocoder bits, slippery cascading guitar lines,...

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