| Sep 16, 2013
| 9:45 AM
This weekend, the artist residency program at I-Park Foundation in East Haddam presents the culmination of a three-week on-site residency of 14 artistis. The 2013 Environmental Art Bienniale features site-specific works executed from concept to reality...
| Oct 20, 2013
For a tiny state, Connecticut is big on culture. We're home to hundreds of museums featuring fabulous art and artifacts. But in many cases, admissions aren't cheap — which can make them inaccessible to individuals and families on tight budgets....
| Oct 6, 2013
In the musical "The Most Happy Fella," an older, far-from-handsome man — an Italian immigrant who owns a Napa Valley vineyard — falls in love with a much younger and beautiful woman named Rosabella, a San Francisco waitress.
The theme of...
| Oct 17, 2013
It's not as if Stephen Schwartz was just hanging out at his Ridgefield home this fall.
The composer's "to do" list was staggering: Working on lyrics to a new Bollywood animated movie musical, jetting around the world from Toledo to New Zealand to...
| Oct 18, 2013
Garden Club Events
Karen Bussolini is the guest speaker at Tolland Garden Paths garden club Harvest Gathering, Sunday, Oct. 20, from 12:30 to 4 p.m., at the Lodge at Crandall's Park in Tolland. The event will include a potluck luncheon at 1 p.m.;...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 1:35 PM
And the theater name on everyone's lips this week is... George Abbott?
George Abbott is one of the biggest names in American theater history. He had a new show opening on Broadway nearly every year between the mid-1920s and the mid-1970s. It helped that...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 4:08 PM
I taught a class on lawyers' ethics for a friend of mine at the University of Connecticut Law School the other day. It took a few hours to prepare and an hour and a half to deliver the class. When I finished, my friend noted that now that I was no...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Holiday entertainment this year will include a new stage tuner.
"Holiday Inn," based in the 1942 Paramount movie musical centering on a country inn open only on major holidays, will have its stage preem next fall at the Goodspeed Opera House in East...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 12:40 PM
When Chester architect William Cowan looks out over the abandoned cabins and empty Olympic-sized swimming pool at the former Sunrise Resort, he sees buildings out of code, tangled overhead electrical wires and architecture that went out of style in the...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 12:07 PM
At the former Sunrise Resort, in a once grand dining hall on the shores of the Salmon River, a highchair rests on the roof, and patches of moss grow on the shredded wall-to-wall carpet.
The abandoned resort, once a vacation destination for...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 6:39 AM
It was a good plan. I would explore Maromas, Middletown's last frontier, in search of the remnants of a village that was swallowed up in the 1950s by the construction of the Connecticut Advanced Nuclear Engineering Laboratory – the predecessor of...