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  • Poet Richard Wilbur helps kick off the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival on June 1

    Poet Richard Wilbur helps kick off the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival on June 1
    Sunken Garden Poetry Festival Kickoff Weekend June 1-3, Hill-Stead Museum, 35 Mountain Road, Farmington, (860) 677-4787, hillstead.org.   It would be hard to find a more accomplished living poet in the world today than Richard Wilbur. In addition to...
  • Higher loan limits transform FHA into key source of financing

    After a year characterized by grumpy partisan gridlock, Congress came up with a Thanksgiving compromise that could change the mortgage choices of buyers and refinancers in more than 660 markets across the country: It raised maximum loan limits for the...
  • Album of the Day 1/16/12: Quiet Life - Act Natural

    Album of the Day 1/16/12: Quiet Life - Act Natural
    It bums me out when the CT music scene loses a really good band to someone else's music scene.  In this case we lost New London's Quiet Life to the west coast.  At least we have some amazing music they've left behind in their wake.  Act Natural is the...
  • Free Music! Gets jumping with Slightly Stoopid

    Free Music! Gets jumping with Slightly Stoopid
    California rockers Slightly Stoopid have covered a lot of stylistic ground since they, as high schoolers, were first signed to Sublime leader Brad Nowell's Skunk record label. The band has previously mixed skatepunk, off-kilter pop and hip-hop sounds....
  • Riverfront Park: Celebrating Portland's Famous Brownstone Along The Connecticut River

    Walk along the trails of Portland's Riverfront Park and you will quickly discover just about everything is brown. The paths are brown. The stones — from pebbles to boulders — are brown. The mud is brown. And by the end of the hike, your...
  • Sarah Jessica Parker, others join Obama arts education push

    Sarah Jessica Parker, others join Obama arts education push
    The Obama administration has enlisted a handful of prominent screen actors -- including Sarah Jessica Parker, Kerry Washington, Forest Whitaker and Alfre Woodard -- to help promote Turnaround Arts, an initiative launched this week to incorporate arts...
  • Faidley's crab cake to compete on Travel Channel sandwich show

    Faidley's crab cake to compete on Travel Channel sandwich show
    Faidley's storied crab cake will compete for the title of best sandwich in America on a new Travel Channel show debuting on June 6. In eleven episodes, "Adam Richman's Best Sandwich in America" will introduce viewers to 30 iconic sandwiches in 27 cities....
  • Carrie Underwood "Blown Away" Tour Making Stop in Grand Rapids

    Carrie Underwood "Blown Away" Tour Making Stop in Grand Rapids
    Country superstar Carrie Underwood has announced tour dates for her fall North American "The Blown Away Tour." Her tour will include Michigan shows at Van Andel Arena on November 15 in Grand Rapids and The Palace of Auburn Hills on November 25 near...
  • 'Marriage Lite' : The State Of Our Unions [Civil Unions]

    A January study in The New York Times sent a shiver through the institution of marriage when it found a continuing decline in the percentage of women who are married and living with their spouses. For days afterward, experts quibbled over the exact...
  • David Levine dies at 83; artist illustrated New York Review of Books

    David Levine dies at 83; artist illustrated New York Review of Books
    David Levine, an artist whose witty caricatures illustrated the New York Review of Books for more than 40 years, has died. He was 83. Levine died Tuesday at New York Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan of prostate cancer and complications from other...
  • How to help

    These are some of the charities accepting donations to help victims of Monday's earthquake in China: American Red Cross P.O. Box 4002018 Des Moines, IA 50340-2018 (800) HELP-NOW www.redcross.org AmeriCares 88 Hamilton Ave. Stamford, CT 06902 (800) 486-...