May 2014

 International Festival of Arts & Ideas in New Haven Has Great Line-Up

06/09/14

International Festival of Arts & Ideas in New Haven Has Great Line-Up

It may sound like hype to call this year’s International Festival of Arts & Ideas in New Haven the best yet, so we won’t go quite that far. But it promises to be a fun, heady and entertaining two weeks that begins June 14 and runs through June 28.

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Headliners Bring Clout to Hill-Stead’s Sunken Garden Poetry Festival

06/05/14

Headliners Bring Clout to Hill-Stead’s Sunken Garden Poetry Festival

The 2014 Sunken Garden Poetry Festival opens Wednesday, June 11 with National Book Award finalist Kevin Young.

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Best-Selling Author of 'The Kite Runner' to Lead Free Talk in New London

05/30/14

Best-Selling Author of 'The Kite Runner' to Lead Free Talk in New London

Khaled Hosseini, author of the acclaimed novel "The Kite Runner," will discuss his latest novel and more at a free event in New London on June 4.

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 Percussionist Shelia E. Coming to Ridgefield; Backed J. Lo on 'Idol'

05/29/14

Percussionist Shelia E. Coming to Ridgefield; Backed J. Lo on 'Idol'

The percussionist and singer Sheila E. will perform at the Ridgefield Playhouse on Sunday, June 1, at 8 p.m. She talked to Connecticut Magazine about the importance of giving back and her new album and book.

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Faith Middleton of 'Food Schmooze' Chairs Delicious Woodbury Gala for a River

05/28/14

Faith Middleton of 'Food Schmooze' Chairs Delicious Woodbury Gala for a River

Faith Middleton of WNPR and "The Food Schmooze" is Honorary Chair of a festive and delicious event in Woodbury to help preserve the Pomperaug River Watershed.

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Ives Concert Park’s 40th Anniversary: Peter Frampton, Moody Blues and More

05/23/14

Ives Concert Park’s 40th Anniversary: Peter Frampton, Moody Blues and More

This summer Ives Concert Park in Danbury will celebrate its 40th Anniversary in style with a diverse lineup of acts that would make Charles Ives—the classical composer and Danbury native who the venue is named after—proud.

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Leslie Uggams and Jerry Adler Headline Summer Theater Series at UConn

05/19/14

Leslie Uggams and Jerry Adler Headline Summer Theater Series at UConn

Three must-see shows, "A Chorus Line," "The Sunshine Boys" and "Gypsy", are part of the Connecticut Repertory Theatre's 2014 Nutmeg Summer Series.

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Music Mountain Celebrates 85 Years of Chamber Classics in Connecticut

05/16/14

Music Mountain Celebrates 85 Years of Chamber Classics in Connecticut

Music Mountain, the historic venue for summer chamber music concerts in rural northwestern Connecticut, marks its 85th season this year.

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Next Justin Bieber (Not Really) Returns Home to Play Connecticut Venue

05/12/14

Next Justin Bieber (Not Really) Returns Home to Play Connecticut Venue

Singer songwriter Anastasia Markov will perform at The Space in Hamden this Thursday, May 15, starting at 6 p.m.

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Windham Textile & History Museum Finds Inspiration in Quilts

05/09/14

Windham Textile & History Museum Finds Inspiration in Quilts

In celebration of its 25th anniversary, the Windham Textile & History Museum welcomes Inspiration Quilts: Then and Now, which opens on May 16 and runs through Sept. 7.

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Old Lyme's SideDoor Jazz Club Thrives Despite Doomsday Predictions

05/06/14

Old Lyme's SideDoor Jazz Club Thrives Despite Doomsday Predictions

When Ken Kitchings opened a jazz club in Old Lyme, people said it would fail. One year later, his club is not only surviving but it's thriving.

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Grammy Nominee's Show to Recall 'Diva of Danbury', Marian Anderson

05/06/14

Grammy Nominee's Show to Recall 'Diva of Danbury', Marian Anderson

The Grammy-nominated performer Wanda Houston will recall Marian Anderson, the 'Diva of Danbury' in a special show May 10.

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