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Local Guitarists In Love with Music – Strings Attached

By Joanne Greco Rochman In a word association test, the names “Les Paul”  and “Jimi Hendrix”  would undoubtedly be followed with  the response, “guitarist.” However, there are many incredibly gifted guitarists.  In CT there are […]


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Last Chance: Mapping Art At Housatonic Museum At Bridgeport

Mapping geographical planes and routes is one thing, but mapping out personal terrain is quite another. Hence, the Housatonic Museum of Art in Bridgeport at Housatonic Community College presents Ground Truth: Mapping the Senses/Charting Experience.


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A Peek Behind the Curtain: February Theatre Preview

By Joanne Greco Rochman This February, there is an abundance of great performances and great stories from the stage. Check out our picks for must-see theatre in Connecticut this month. The Bushnell 166 Capitol Avenue […]


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Trees Transformed At Connecticut Historical Society

The Connecticut Historical Society has an exciting exhibition on Connecticut trees, including the history of the trees, the significance of these trees, and what happens to city trees when they are cut down.


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Local Artist Spotlight: Ira Reines

By Joanne Greco Rochman Meet Ira Reines, master sculpture who worked side by side with world renowned Romain de Tirtoff, aka, Erte for 11 years. Reines is the sculptor who would take the Erte designs […]


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Top Spot For Cutting-Edge Theater: TheaterWorks Hartford

By Joanne Greco Rochman When a theater is doing a play with a title that can’t be printed in the public domain, that’s edgy theater.  When its season is full of plays that are so […]


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Upcoming Literary Events in CT Libraries

By Joanne Greco Rochman Connecticut Yankees know only too well that January is a tough month to plan any kind of activity. However, neither snow, ice, rain or storm will keep book lovers and members […]


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Holidays Center Stage! More Of CT’s Best Holiday Theatre

By Joanne Greco Rochman As soon as December appears on the calendars of Connecticut theaters, you know that someone at some theater is going to utter those famous words “Bah humbug!” However, even old Ebenezer […]


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Guide to Local Symphonies’ Holiday Performances

If you’re looking to really celebrate this holiday season, then get thee to a pops concert or symphony orchestra. When the holiday season arrives in Connecticut, no matter where you go, you’re going to hear the sounds of the season.


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The Season’s Best Art Exhibits

From Rembrandt at the Bruce Museum to a look at the history of theater at the Fairfield Museum, check out our picks for must-see exhibits of the season.