| Dec 23, 2013
| 11:02 AM
PHILADELPHIA — Say what you will about Pitbull. The Cuban-American rapper certainly has a myriad of fanatics and also some detractors. But the uber-popular Pitbull is a rare contemporary performer.
The artist, who files his taxes as Armando Perez,...
| Jan 9, 2014
Picture a Sunday afternoon in a Chinese restaurant where a multi-generational family gathers around the table to savor dish after dish. Picture a sleek, glossy space where brick, stone, black leather, polished wood touches and red ceiling lanterns combine...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 4:15 AM
Connecticut has had a long history with gambling, from harness racing to greyhounds to jai alai and on to the casinos. In its day Charter Oak Park, near the Hartford/West Hartford line, attracted big crowds and big names in harness racing. After a...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 9:14 AM
Theater is a superstitious profession, especially when it comes to failure. On Broadway, the Foxwoods Theatre, which served as home for the troubled musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," will officially be renamed the Lyric for its next tenant -- a...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 9:00 PM
She's got a new album in the works, but it's nowhere near finished yet. Her Emmy-winning Food Network show, "Trisha's Southern Kitchen," is doing just fine, thanks, and two of her three cookbooks have become New York Times bestsellers. (Oh, yeah: she's...
| May 18, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Summer in Connecticut means lobster rolls, backyard barbecues, decent weather (for a change) and some of the best live music on the planet, as some of the biggest names in pop roll into the state for a night (or two).
Here are must-see shows to add to...
| May 23, 2014
| 4:06 AM
As the allure of Grossinger's faded with the rest of the Borscht Belt in the 1970s and '80s, Mitchell Grossinger Etess and his family envisioned a casino to revive their hotel resort.
They tried to get New Yorkers to warm to the idea, which required...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 10:50 AM
MANCHESTER — The shop at Parkerville Wood Products is full of pieces that will be part of an elaborate system of built-ins and wood paneling in a guest house at a Southampton summer estate.
The billionaire owner is spending about $80,000 on the...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 4:07 PM
Connecticut was finally swept into the Northeast's whirlwind of gambling expansion with the introduction of keno to its lottery portfolio to produce revenue for the next budget. It's tapping a market that has proved very profitable for Massachusetts but...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 8:45 AM
Father's Day Trolley Special: June 16, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Dad rides free with paid family member. The Shoreline Trolley Museum, 17 River St., East Haven, (203) 467-6927, shorelinetrolley.org. Adults $10; seniors $8; kids $6.
Father's Day Cruise:...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 5:40 PM
Mohegan Sun, facing the prospect of a planned retail mall at neighboring Foxwoods Resort Casino and new gaming options elsewhere in the Northeast, announced plans Tuesday for a $50 million retail complex with a 14-screen movie theater, a bowling alley,...