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Joanne Greco Rochman

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Connecticut’s Best Holiday Shows

By Joanne Greco RochmanGoing home for the holidays may be a tradition, but more and more Connecticut theater productions are also becoming holiday traditions.Whether you’re shopping for groceries for that Thanksgiving Day dinner or rushing […]

11/14/2011

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Polly Brody: Poet + Artist = Ekphrasis!

Just pronouncing the word, “ekphrasis” sounds like it should be followed by an exclamation point. It certainly deserves a lot of attention. Ekphrasis is a literary response to a visual work of art. It is a celebration, especially when distinguished poet Polly Brody of Southbury responds to a painting by renowned Bristol artist Lorna Cyr.

10/24/2011

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Art For Rent

Trying to sell your house? If you really want to make an impression on a buyer, rent an original piece of art and make it a focal point. That’s exactly what one Newtown, Connecticut couple did.

10/17/2011

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Exploring ‘We The People’

A look at the first installment of Yale University Art Gallery’s series of exhibitions exploring how Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness has evolved from America’s first settlers, a diverse and determined people, to the World’s Columbian Exposition in 1893.

10/10/2011

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The Sky Is Not the Limit for CT Artist Sharon Leichsenring

Okay, so Michelangelo was commissioned to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, but that was some 500 years ago. Today, artist Sharon Leichsenring, named the number one decorative painter in the United States in 2008, thinks nothing of climbing on scaffolding and painting ceilings and cherubs – despite her fear of heights and has climbed 35 feet high to accomplish a commissioned work over a staircase.

09/19/2011

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Connecticut’s Unusual Museums

By Joanne Greco Rochman What do a Garbage Museum and a Space Museum have in common? They’re found in Connecticut and they’re both hands-on. If you think that all museums are stuffy buildings with paintings […]

08/29/2011

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Best Connecticut Libraries

By Joanne Greco Rochman No longer storage houses for books, CT libraries have a lot to offer their patrons.  Long gone are the days of “Quiet” signs and librarians whispering “Hush.” Now librarians are more […]

08/22/2011

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Connecticut’s Unusual Theater Sites

Whether your taste leans towards musicals, comedies, or drama, you’ll not only find them all on Connecticut stages, but in some of the most unlikely places. Check out the theaters that not only offer live entertainment but fascinating facilities

08/15/2011

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Summer Outdoor Theater in Connecticut

By Joanne Greco Rochman From parks and vineyards to an 18th century abbey and a zoo, outdoor summer theater in Connecticut is as entertaining as it is wildly diverse. When it’s just too nice to […]

08/01/2011

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