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 …

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HARTFORD — On Jan. 9, beginning at 10 a.m., the Musical Club of Hartford presents its first concert of the new year, at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2080 Boulevard, West Hartford. Eleven musicians from the greater Hartford area will perform a 90-minute program of classical chamber mu…

Recently, I attended the 11th Annual Latke Festival at the Brooklyn Museum. It was on the itinerary of the first New York City Culinary tour I led. Many of you know I have hosted “Worth Tasting,” the culinary walking tour of downtown New Haven for over a decade. Many on the New Haven tour as…

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MIDDLETOWN — The holiday season is here, and with it comes festive family traditions. Each of us has a treasured ritual we do each year around this time, whether it’s trimming a tree, baking cookies for Santa or watching a favorite Christmas movie. Terry Boucher’s “Princesses and Peas: A Chr…

WEST HARTFORD — On Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, at 12:30 p.m., Music at the Red Door presents a performance by organist Scott Lamlein, in the first of the 2020 Pipes Alive! series of organ recitals by regional artists performing on the celebrated Austin pipe organ at St John’s Episcopal Church, 679…

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HARTFORD — Start the New Year off right with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra’s first concert of 2020: The Four Seasons! The HSO presents “The Four Seasons,” Friday, Jan. 17 through Sunday, Jan. 19 at The Bushnell in Hartford. These concerts will be conducted by HSO Musical Director Carolyn K…

In New England, the North Woods can be found from Vermont to Maine. But for Rob McWilliams, more than any other place, they have come to mean New Hampshire’s White Mountains, where to woods are added high and rugged peaks.

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HARTFORD — Holiday Cirque Spectacular returns! Celebrate the holidays with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra at Holiday Cirque Spectacular on Dec. 21 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. in Mortensen Hall at The Bushnell in Hartford. These concerts will be conducted by Carolyn Kuan and feature members of the …

Hartford — On December 12, at 10 a.m., the Musical Club of Hartford presents its end-of-year Holiday Program and Reception, at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2080 Boulevard, West Hartford. Musicians from the greater Hartford area will perform a 4-part program of classical chamber music…