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STATEWIDE — Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. They plan to film episodes of the hit series “American Pickers” throughout the area at the middle to end of July 2020 said an email from s…

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WEST HARTFORD — The Connecticut Blues Society, announces its annual “Blues Blizzard” dance will be held Saturday, March 28, at the Hannon-Hatch VFW, 83 South Street, West Hartford, according to a release from organizers.

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WEST HARTFORD — The Paul Winter Consort which was to present a performance of music from its ecological mass Missa Gaia/Earth Mass, on Saturday April 25, 7 p.m., at First Church Congregational, along with the First Church Choir, conducted by James Boratko, has canceled the event, according t…

WEST HARTFORD — The Farmington Valley Symphony Orchestra concert, “American Reflections,” will present Jerry Franklin, long-time President and CEO of Connecticut Public Broadcasting, as the narrator in Aaron Copland’s dramatic patriotic work, “A Lincoln Portrait.” Conducted by FVSO Music Dir…

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WEST HARTFORD — The Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society invites the public to the opening reception for “The Inspirational Woman - 2020” featuring original works by artist Rebecca Rose which celebrate the lives of inspiring women throughout Connecticut. The reception wi…

WEST HARTFORD — The Women Composers Festival of Hartford will hold its annual showcase of women’s music March 19-21 at the University of Hartford. The Festival will include a Welcome Concert and reception on March 19, a free Research Forum and a Student Workshop for young composers on March …

SIMSBURY — On Saturday, March 14, from 8 to 10 p.m., the Storyteller’s Cottage will host “Who Killed Gatsby? A Live Murder Mystery” according to a release from the Cottage. Period costume is encouraged but not required, and this event is BYOB. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased here: www.s…

HARTFORD — Savor: A Revolution in Food Culture, on view Feb. 29 to May 25 at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main Street, tells fascinating stories about advances in horticulture, surprisingly modern philosophies on healthy eating, and a shift to more informal dining that developed…

One cannot have enough recipes using chocolate, at least I can’t. I know you are out there, too! So, as promised last week, here are more recipes.

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HARTFORD — Celebrate a weekend of love with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra’s Romeo and Juliet, Friday, Feb. 14 through Sunday, Feb. 16 at the Belding Theater at The Bushnell in Hartford. These concerts will be conducted by HSO Assistant Conductor Adam Boyles and feature Scott McIntosh on th…

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HARTFORD — Rembrandt’s “Titus in a Monk’s Habit” (1660) is coming to Hartford, according to a release from the Wadsworth Atheneum. On loan from the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the painting will be on view at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art from Feb. 1 through April 30. Rembrandt van Rijn …