April 2014

Pure Prairie League to Mark 1,000th Show at The Kate; 5th Anniversary

05/02/14

Pure Prairie League to Mark 1,000th Show at The Kate; 5th Anniversary

Pure Prairie League will perform at The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center May 3, marking the 1000th performance in the venue as part of its fifth anniversary.

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Rising Songwriter Likened to Sheryl Crow to Play Free Bridgeport Show

04/30/14

Rising Songwriter Likened to Sheryl Crow to Play Free Bridgeport Show

Singer/songwriter Sheri Miller will perform at the Black Rock Branch Library in Bridgeport on May 8.

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More to Love at Lake Compounce: Pink’s Hot Dogs, Laser Light Shows, Camping

04/28/14

More to Love at Lake Compounce: Pink’s Hot Dogs, Laser Light Shows, Camping

Lake Compounce in Bristol adds new attractions including Pink's Hot Dogs and a Laser Show for the 2014 season.

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'Eat, Pray, Love' Author Gilbert to Speak in Litchfield; She’s a Connecticut Native

04/26/14

'Eat, Pray, Love' Author Gilbert to Speak in Litchfield; She’s a Connecticut Native

'Eat, Pray, Love' author Elizabeth Gilbert, a Litchfield native, will speak at Litchfield Community Center on May 1 about her thoughts on living a creative life.

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'MythBusters Host Adam Savage Discusses Nerds, Science at CT Forum

04/24/14

'MythBusters Host Adam Savage Discusses Nerds, Science at CT Forum

The popular "Mythbusters" co-host is part of the panel of The Connecticut Forum's "Nerd Fest" at The Bushnell in Hartford.

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 Lots of Daffodils—and Food, Family Fun, Fireworks in Meriden Festival

04/24/14

Lots of Daffodils—and Food, Family Fun, Fireworks in Meriden Festival

Just like its namesake flower, Meriden’s Daffodil Festival is back once again to welcome spring. This year’s fest is scheduled for the weekend of April 26-27 at Hubbard Park, and will include all the terrific food, activities and daffodils that have made the event one of the rites of Connecticut spring.

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Litchfield Native Takes Home Second Place Prize on Syfy’s ‘Face Off’

04/23/14

Litchfield Native Takes Home Second Place Prize on Syfy’s ‘Face Off’

Litchfield's Tyler Green runner up in the finale of Syfy's "Face Off" broadcast on Tuesday.

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Authors' Luncheon Unites Esteemed Writers on Issue of Domestic Violence

04/22/14

Authors' Luncheon Unites Esteemed Writers on Issue of Domestic Violence

The 10th Annual Authors' Luncheon benefiting the Susan B. Anthony Project will feature authors Evie Wyld, Dagmara Dominczyk and Hilma Wolitzer and be hosted by Diane Meier and Frank Delaney.

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Iraq Veteran, Ballet Dancer Roman Baca Brings Fallujah to West Hartford

04/18/14

Iraq Veteran, Ballet Dancer Roman Baca Brings Fallujah to West Hartford

The Ballet Theatre Company's 16 Annual Spring Repertory Performance will take place on May 3 at the University of Saint Joseph.

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Like ‘Survivor’ as Horror Movie: Haunted Camping Coming to Connecticut

04/17/14

Like ‘Survivor’ as Horror Movie: Haunted Camping Coming to Connecticut

Be afraid, be very afraid. For two nights in July terror will take over a Connecticut campground, for the entertainment of paying guests.

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Jeff Koons, Tommy Hilfiger, Connecticut Couple Craft ‘Fabergé’ Eggs for Hunt

04/17/14

Jeff Koons, Tommy Hilfiger, Connecticut Couple Craft ‘Fabergé’ Eggs for Hunt

Each Easter Tsar Nicholas II would present his beloved wife, Alexandra, with an impressive bauble. Jewel and gold encrusted, whimsically designed, they were the exquisite “eggs” create by Peter Carl Fabergé. The tradition of the imperial Fabergé eggs died with the Romanovs in 1917 but the Fabergé trademark has been sold several times since and several companies have retailed egg-related merchandise using the name. The trademark is now owned by Fabergé Limited, which makes egg-themed jewelry and which is currently sponsoring the Faberge Big Egg Hunt in New York City. The event, first staged to wild success in 2012 in London, is 100 percent charitable, raising money for children in New York City through Studio in a School, and...

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Notable Lincoln Center Concert’s Only Young Singers—From Connecticut

04/15/14

Notable Lincoln Center Concert’s Only Young Singers—From Connecticut

Chorus Angelicus, a children's choir based out of Torrington, was invited to perform with composer Eric Whitacre at Avery Fisher Hall in March.

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UConn's Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry Opens New Location

04/14/14

UConn's Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry Opens New Location

After years of languishing on UConn's Depot Campus, the Ballard Institute of Museum of Puppetry now finds itself at the heart of Storrs Center.

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Fine Art & Flowers, Luxe Dining, Fashion in Wadsworth Atheneum Gala Weekend

04/11/14

Fine Art & Flowers, Luxe Dining, Fashion in Wadsworth Atheneum Gala Weekend

The 33rd Annual Fine Art & Flowers fundraising event will include a floral arranging class and farm-to-table dinner, April 25-27.

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Arianna Huffington, Who Wants Us to Disconnect, Coming to New Haven for Read to Grow

04/11/14

Arianna Huffington, Who Wants Us to Disconnect, Coming to New Haven for Read to Grow

Arianna Huffington, powerhouse chairwoman and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post Media Group, who will appear as guest speaker at a Read to Grow benefit luncheon in New Haven on April 15, wants people to disengage from technology, sleep more and, in general, chill out.

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Cuban Art Show in New Canaan Explores Identity; Greenwich Collector Curates

04/10/14

Cuban Art Show in New Canaan Explores Identity; Greenwich Collector Curates

“Absolut Kuba!” a new show dedicated to the works of contemporary Cuban artists that will open at the Carriage Barn Arts Center in New Canaan Conn., on April 24 and will be on view through June 1.

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‘From Dusk Till Dawn’ Series Stars Connecticut’s D.J. Cotrona; Tarantino Film Update

04/09/14

‘From Dusk Till Dawn’ Series Stars Connecticut’s D.J. Cotrona; Tarantino Film Update

“From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” is centered around D.J. Cotrona’s Seth Gecko character and his violent, unpredictable brother, Richard “Richie” Gecko (Zane Holtz), who are wanted by the FBI and Texas Rangers Earl McGraw (Don Johnson) and Freddie Gonzalez (Jesse Garcia) after a bank heist leaves several people dead

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Film About Female African-American College Golf Coach a Connecticut Venture

04/08/14

Film About Female African-American College Golf Coach a Connecticut Venture

From the Rough tells the true story of Coach Catana Starks, who led her men's golf team to a championship season.

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Aldrich Museum Marks 50th Anniversary with New Exhibits, Open House

04/03/14

Aldrich Museum Marks 50th Anniversary with New Exhibits, Open House

In 1981, the board at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield made what for a museum was a radical decision—from that point on it  would no longer be a collecting museum and would remove all the permanent items currently in the collection. The decision was made so the museum could better fulfill its mission of presenting contemporary art. The move also made the museum more unique; it is the only museum in Connecticut, and one of only a handful in the country, without a permanent collection. As a result of the decision, celebrating the museum’s 50th anniversary, which is taking place this year, is more of a challenge. “How does an institution focused on the present talk about it’s past?” asks Richard Klein, the museum’s...

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