June 2014

Official Coast Guard Artist Debuts Latest Work, Supports National Museum

07/03/14

Official Coast Guard Artist Debuts Latest Work, Supports National Museum

Prospect-based artist Tony Falcone has created a painting of the Barque Eagle, a training ship for the United States Coast Guard, for auction in support of the National Coast Guard Museum being built in New London.

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Connecticut Lighthouse Tours Begin This Month with 'Sentinels on the Sound'

06/30/14

Connecticut Lighthouse Tours Begin This Month with 'Sentinels on the Sound'

If you're a lighthouse enthusiast, southeastern Connecticut is the spot for you.

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American Idol Winner Phillip Phillips Comes 'Home' to Foxwoods Resort & Casino

06/27/14

American Idol Winner Phillip Phillips Comes 'Home' to Foxwoods Resort & Casino

The American Idol winner stops in Connecticut for a show at Foxwoods.

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Mystic Blues Festival Lineup Includes Spin Doctors, James Cotton, Other Stars

06/24/14

Mystic Blues Festival Lineup Includes Spin Doctors, James Cotton, Other Stars

It should be no surprise when the nonprofit, family-friendly fest unfolds June 27, 28 and 29 that the lineup is as packed as it is, and it keeps getting better, with the recent addition of the great Joe Louis Walker as a special guest with Saturday headliner Johnny Winter.

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30 Years After 'Broadway Danny Rose' Nick Apollo Forte Is Still Entertaining

06/23/14

30 Years After 'Broadway Danny Rose' Nick Apollo Forte Is Still Entertaining

Thirty years after Broadway Danny Rose, Waterbury's Nick Apollo Forte is still doing what he loves—entertaining.

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Connecticut Summer Solstice Bash Features Mojito King at 'Club Babalu'

06/16/14

Connecticut Summer Solstice Bash Features Mojito King at 'Club Babalu'

The Washington Art Association will be transformed into “Club Babalu,” a chic nightspot featuring Latin beats, Samba dancing, tropical cuisine and Cuban cocktails courtesy of the libations ringmaster Abdo Ballester.

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Governor’s Arts Award for Best-Selling Connecticut Author Luanne Rice

06/13/14

Governor’s Arts Award for Best-Selling Connecticut Author Luanne Rice

On Saturday Connecticut best-selling author Luanne Rice will receive the Governor’s Arts Award for excellence and lifetime achievement in the arts. Fellow recipients of the award are kinetic sculptor Tim Prentice and actor Christopher Plummer.

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Leslie Uggams Can’t Wait to Play Rose in ‘Gypsy’ in Connecticut

06/10/14

Leslie Uggams Can’t Wait to Play Rose in ‘Gypsy’ in Connecticut

Actress Leslie Uggams will star as Rose in the Connecticut Repertory Theatre's production of "Gypsy" in July.

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