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Where to Watch Fireworks in Connecticut: Summer 2014 [UPDATED]

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It’s official! Summer is here, and it’s time to celebrate our nation’s birthday. We’ve been commemorating the occasion with fireworks for more than 200 years — Congress authorized the first Fourth of July display, which took place in Philadelphia on July 4, 1777, a year after the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Here in […] [Read More]
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The Play’s the Thing: Where to See Shakespeare in Connecticut this Summer [MAP]

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“Summer’s lease hath all too short a date.” ― William Shakespeare The Bard kneweth best — don’t let the summer slip by without catching one of many Shakespearean performances happening at outdoor venues across Connecticut. Most are free with a suggested donation, some have limited reserved seating available for a fee, all are kid-friendly. Contact […] [Read More]
Categories: General, Theater
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10th Annual Connecticut Open House Day, June 14

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Saturday, June 14 is the 10th Annual Connecticut Open House Day, where arts, history and tourism sites across the state offer a variety of special incentives, such as discounted or free admission, free gifts or special exhibits and activities. To help you plan your Connecticut Open House Day activities, here’s an interactive map with information […] [Read More]
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2014 Connecticut Music Awards + Grand Band Slam

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Now in its third year, the Connecticut Music Awards is a celebration of the state’s top musical talent. Local music fans from across the state vote for their favorite bands in the CTnow.com annual readers’ poll, and the winners are announced and awarded at the Grammy-style event, complete with red carpet photo ops. Connecticut Music […] [Read More]
Categories: General, Music
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Foodie Fun: Dishcrawl – Dine Around Darien

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What’s this Dishcrawl thing, you say? Is it like a pubcrawl? Yes… and no. Similar concept, but much classier. It’s a pubcrawl for grown-ups. Instead of ingesting copious amounts of alcohol as you and your college besties try to hold each other upright as you stumble from bar to bar, you sample tasty dishes by […] [Read More]
Categories: Darien, Foodie Fun, General
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Gathering Of The Vibes to Unveil 2014 Lineup

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Get ready VibeTribe! Gathering Of The Vibes, which takes place at Bridgeport’s beautiful Seaside Park, July 31 – August 3, will announce its 2014 festival lineup, LIVE from The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY — this Saturday, March 15. The show features two popular Connecticut funk bands, Deep Banana Blackout and Kung Fu. Tickets to Saturday’s show can […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, Music
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Party With a Purpose at BlackRock Rocks Mardi Gras

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If you’re unfamiliar with BlackRock Rocks Mardi Gras, it’s an annual fundraiser and celebration of music organized by a group of local musicians, artists and enthusiastic supporters of both. Originally formed to address the immediate needs of Hurricane Katrina survivors in New Orleans, successive events have helped fund organizations dedicated to the revitalization of New […] [Read More]
Categories: Music