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Bill Cosby, Fat Albert to appear in Hartford Saturday

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HARTFORD-You sat in wonderment over his techniques in I Spy, laughed at his exploits as Fat Albert and took notes of his parenting expertise as Cliff Huxtable. Bill Cosby is bringing all of that back to the stage for two appearances today at the Bushnell Theater’s William H. Mortensen Hall, 166 Capitol Avenue in Hartford. […] [Read More]
Categories: Arts, Comics, General, Theater

Fiddles, Farms & Food event Saturday in Weston

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From a press release: Legendary dance caller Bill Fischer and his merry group of fiddlers will headline “Fiddles, Farms & Food” Saturday, February 8th at 7pm at the Norfield Grange in Weston. Come to dance, watch, listen, or eat as we spice up the winter with an old-fashioned good time! No experience necessary — Bill […] [Read More]
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Sketchbox, owned by Thomas Cole, c. 1835-45, hinged mahogany box with painted landscape, Greene County Historical Society, 64.11.4, on long term loan at Thomas Cole National Historic Site.

Griswold Museum looks at the easel, not the painting

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We received this note from Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme: OLD LYME, CT – January 17, 2014: On February 7, 2014 the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, Connecticut opens two exhibitions that focus on artist materials, studio practices, and influences. The Artist’s Easel, on view through March 16, was inspired by the Museum’s […] [Read More]

Milford Historian Richard Platt announces retirement

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Richard Platt, the source of all things historical in Milford, announced his retirement on Saturday. This was the letter that he sent to Mayor Benjamin Blake last week: Dear Mayor Blake, I’m sure it will be no surprise to you that I am hereby submitting my retirement as Milford City Historian. I have been talking […] [Read More]
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Marc Garofalo plays Tevye in Fiddler

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DERBY-On weekdays he’s the Town/City Clerk. On the next four weekends Marc Garofalo will be Tevye, the philosophical, faith-driven Jewish dairyman struggling with century old traditions, impending changes and doing what’s right for his family in 1905 Czarist Russia. The 46-year-old Garofalo, who served four terms as the city’s mayor will be playing the role […] [Read More]
Categories: Ansonia , Arts , Derby , Derby , Oxford | More

Go CT museum-hopping for free Feb. 1-2

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“Bank of America’s Museums on Us” program is offering cardholders a way to plan inexpensive outings by enjoying free admission to some of the most renowned cultural venues in the U.S. — on the first full weekend of each month in 2014. The program offers free access for Bank of America and Merrill Lynch cardholders […] [Read More]
A still from the 2012 film "The Making of an Avant-Garde."

Yale to screen Diana Agrest’s film on historic Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies

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We received this note from the Yale School of Architecture: NEW HAVEN — Internationally renowned architect and designer Diana Agrest will screen her film “The Making of an Avant-Garde: The Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies, 1967-1984″ on Thursday, Jan. 30 at 6:30 p.m. in the Yale School of Architecture auditorium (YSOA) at 180 York […] [Read More]
Roland Olander, 1, plays in the snow at Daskam Park in Stamford on Friday, January 3, 2014.

Tourism district looking for your ‘winter wonderland’ photos

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 From a press release: HARTFORD – With its snow-covered landscapes and crisp, sparkling cityscapes, many believe that winter in Connecticut is the most beautiful season of all. Now, the Central Regional Tourism District invites photographers of any skill to show why they love this time of year by entering a region-wide “Winter in CT” contest. […] [Read More]
Categories: Arts, Hartford, Travel

Derby Summer Concerts to take place on Green

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DERBY- The Board of Aldermen is expected to approve plans Wednesday night for a summer concert series on the city’s Green. The series will run Tuesday nights from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. June 17 to August 19. Wednesday will serve as the make-up date for any postponements due to rain. [Read More]
Categories: Ansonia , Arts , Derby , Music , Shelton | More
Hamilton Avenue School kindergarten teacher Lisa Cutler compares the number of pieces in her tower to her student's during a counting and cardinality exercise. The school is in Greenwich, Conn. (Post file photo)

Study: Nature vs. nuture? The brain needs both to develop

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We received this note from the Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center: As parents have long observed, children learn with ease, rapidly absorbing information in their environment and picking up new skills and knowledge at a rapid pace. Things are not so easy for most adults — in particular, they have more difficulty learning languages — […] [Read More]