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Auditory exploration: Young persons symphony series sound off in New Haven, Stamford and Bridgeport

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New Haven The New Haven Symphony Orchestra offers its first family concert of the season on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Davis Street School, and then again on Sunday at 2 p.m. at Shelton Intermediate School. For this event, the orchestra’s woodwind quintet will perform Sergei Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf,” as narrated by Tom […] [Read More]
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Redding’s Michael Ian Black to host National Geographic’s ‘Duck Quacks Don’t Echo’

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Michael Ian Black is a comedian by trade, having starred in the sketch comedy series “The State,” “Stella,” “Michael & Michael Have Issues” and more. But did you know he’s also a man of science? The Redding resident is set to co-host “Duck Quacks Don’t Echo,” a National Geographic reality series that puts over-the-top theories to […] [Read More]
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Bodies to be revealed for one more week in Hartford

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If you have ever been curious as to how your body works, now is the time to make your way to Hartford where “Bodies Revealed” has been extended through Jan. 14 at the Connecticut Science Center. It was an overwhelming response from the public that prompted the extension, according to center officials. The show, which […] [Read More]
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Renowned underground rapper Ras Kass to play Bridgeport

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Fans of 90s underground hip hop may remember Ras Kass for “Nature of the Threat,” his blistering, politically-charged opus confronting the ills of Western civilization, its history and institutions. The Watts, Calif.-born rapper has maintained a steady output of recordings since then, releasing his latest album, “Barmageddon,” in early 2013 (the LP boasts guest spots from […] [Read More]
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Connecticut band Speedy Ortiz blazes through Danbury

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As temperatures fell to an impossibly cold 1 degree Fahrenheit on Friday (or so it read on my buddy’s dashboard thermometer), the inside of Danbury’s Heirloom Arts Theatre felt like the inside of a meat storage locker. But as Speedy Ortiz delved into the first feverish chord progressions on “Tiger Tank” — the first single […] [Read More]
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Westport film series celebrates life and times of Julia Child

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In Westport, January is as much about enriching the mind as it is about the palate, thanks to the WestportREADS 2014 community reading event. With the memoir, “My Life in France,” by Julia Child, with Alex Prud’homme, as this year’s selection, plenty of activities are planned to celebrate the late celebrity chef’s life and work […] [Read More]
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Out and about: Things to see and places to be this weekend

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The calendar page may have changed, but the kinds of diversions, activities and programs planned for this first weekend of 2014 are similar to the ones you could have found in 2013. There will be music, art, theater, children’s activities and more. Still, with the cold, snowy weather, you may want to call ahead to […] [Read More]
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Celebrating an anniversary — and bacon — at Bridgeport’s Acoustic Cafe

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The proprietors of Bridgeport’s Acoustic Cafe are celebrating their fifth year of owning the Fairfield Avenue venue with music, friends and yes — bacon. The fifth anniversary bash will pop off on Sunday, Jan. 5 at 6:30 p.m. with performances by Connecticut musicians and Acoustic Cafe regulars Remember September, Ada Pasternak, PJ Pacifico, Tom Crowley […] [Read More]
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