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HARTFORD — The 41st annual Prison Arts Program Show runs through 28, at Capital Community College, 950 Main St, Hartford.

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Accusations can be devastating to both the accuser and the accused, no matter what the verdict of guilt or innocence on the claim. Just ask two college freshmen at Princeton who reach out for a relationship and discover that alcohol is an unwelcome third partner on their second date, a parti…

HARTFORD — The International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Connecticut announces the Chariot Festival of India is coming to Bushnell Park in Downtown Hartford on Saturday June 15, from noon to 6 p.m. There is no charge for admission and the public is cordially invited to attend. The e…

WEST HARTFORD — International Make Music Day is celebrated yearly on Friday, June 21. This year, West Hartford will host three performances outdoors on the Blue Back Square Plaza, behind the Noah Webster Library, 20 S. Main Street, starting at 4 p.m. All shows are free.

Jerome Zerbe has been called the first paparazzo, but don’t think of him in the modern sense, says Timothy Young, curator of modern books at Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library on Jerome Zerbe has been called the first paparazzo, but don’t think of him in the modern sense, say…

FARMINGTON — “The Movie Music of John Williams” will be featured at the annual Lawn Concert of the Farmington Valley Symphony Orchestra, Sunday, June 9, 6 p.m. on the grounds of First Church, Farmington, 75 Main Street, Farmington.

WEST HARTFORD — The West Hartford Art League will be holding its first ARTFair / Sale on its grounds, Saturday, June 22 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Food will be available from Iron and Grain food truck from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WEST HARTFORD — Join Flora on Wednesday, June 12, for an unforgettable evening of music with Connecticut’s former State Troubadour, Kate Callahan, with special appearances by Kate’s Vocal Empowerment students. The concert will take place at Flora, 45 Raymond Road, Floor 2, West Hartford.

HARTFORD — The Connecticut Historical Society will present its fourth annual outdoor concert series on the third Thursdays in June, July, and August 2019. The concerts will take place on the lawns of the CHS at 1 Elizabeth Street, Hartford. Grounds are open for seating and picnicking startin…

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The other day, I was thinking, the gas grill needs to be brought out from winter’s hibernation and the propane tank filled so it is ready for dad’s arrival from Florida. For three months a year, he enjoys grilling, especially those juicy burgers he makes by hand.

HARTFORD — Connecticut-born sculptor Tom Burr’s expansive body of portraiture takes a different approach to the relationship between the built environment, material, subjectivity, and historical personalities. Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and the museum’s prese…

WEST HARTFORD — Studio of Dance and West Hartford Youth Ballet in West Hartford will perform a clever and captivating transformation of writer and composer Sergei Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf,” with the Eugene Ormandy Orchestra, narrated by David Bowie. “Peter and the Wolf” was written an…

WEST HARTFORD — This spring the West Hartford Women’s Chorale marks its 15th Anniversary with a very special concert. A new arrangement of Antonio Vivaldi’s “Gloria” will be one of the highlights of the West Hartford Women’s Chorale Spring Concert on Friday, May 31 at Trinity Episcopal Churc…

ALL ABOUT TREES: Which varieties of Connecticut’s native trees work best in your surroundings? Master Gardener and educator Dr. Carl Salsedo will help you choose on Thursday, May 30 at 7PM. The names of everyone registered will be included in a drawing to win a copy of the beautiful book, “T…

Today we celebrate chocolate chips, the star ingredient in an all-time favorite: chocolate chip cookies. May 15 has been designated National Chocolate Chip Day. Chocolate chip is the most popular cookie in the United States, accounting for more than 25 percent of cookies consumed. Of course,…

HARTFORD — HartBeat Ensemble announces the world premiere of “Pegao,” a family drama set in Puerto Rico in the 1970s. The new work, built a round of high-stakes game of dominos, is written by ensemble member Cin Martinez.

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FOUND: Phil Goldstein of Bethany wrote, “Is it possible to get the recipe for Lender’s salmon chowder you wrote about in 2008?” His wife grew up in New Haven and the Lender’s chowder was a favorite childhood memory. He also requested the “Babkaman’s” babka recipe.

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HARTFORD — Seventy-five years ago, while America was in the midst of the Great Depression, The Hartford Symphony Orchestra was born, proving to be a bright spot in a bleak economic environment. The story of how the HSO grew from humble beginnings to become a vibrant regional treasure is the …

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Broadway powerhouses Andrew Lloyd Webber and Cameron Mackintosh are known as sticklers for quality and brand, of course. And they have to be for massive shows like “Phantom of the Opera,” which arrives in 20 trucks at Oakdale Theater in Wallingford for eight shows Wednesday through Sunday, M…

WEST HARTFORD — Stand-Up Underground of West Hartford, presents “Dangerously Awkward,” a comedy show with national headliner Kenan Jerome Floyd, on Friday, May 17, at the Elbow Room, 986 Farmington Ave., West Hartford. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 and av…

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HARTFORD — Giorgione’s startling allegory “La Vecchia” (known as “The Old Woman”) will be on view at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art from May 15 to August 4. Despite the mystery of his biography and the few paintings that can be attributed to him, Giorgione (1474/6-1510) is considered o…

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WEST HARTFORD — The WeHa Artists Emporium’s Spring Art Hunt, Words & Wishes will lead you on a word search — but not the kind you find in the newspaper. The 18 local artists participating in this community event were asked to create art featuring the written language.

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WEST HARTFORD — Reservations are now available for Northwest Catholic’s 12th Annual Jazz Cabaret Night. This special event will be held Saturday, May 4 at 7pm at the school and will feature performances by Northwest Catholic’s Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Singers, and Big Band, as well as gourmet ref…

HARTFORD — Musicals have uncharacteristically been created to mark the strangest events, like the sinking of the Titanic, the men and women who have tried and often succeeded in assassinating presidents, spelling bees, flying cars, elves, groundhogs, missionaries for the Mormons, Superman an…

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WEST HARTFORD — Ballet Theatre Company, West Hartford’s Ballet Company, will present the classic fairytale, “Sleeping Beauty,” May 4 and 5 at the University of Saint Joseph Hoffman Auditorium, 1678 Asylum Ave., West Hartford. Since its founding in 1999, BTC has trained young aspiring dancers…

Earlier in the year I wrote about food trends. I said, my “crystal ball” showed cauliflower, the humble vegetable I have enjoyed since childhood, will take center stage, and will become a healthful substitute for rice and other gluten-based foods. Perhaps it will become the new kale. It seem…