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Sulu of 'Star Trek,' a Gay Rights Activist, Draws a Crowd at Yale

Sulu of 'Star Trek,' a Gay Rights Activist, Draws a Crowd at Yale

The laughter of George Takei echoed throughout the Whitney Humanities Center at Yale University Friday night as he shared stories from the set of “Star Trek” and discussed “To Be Takei,” a documentary on his life.

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Ron Howard’s Greenwich Estate Sells for $27.5 Million; Buyer Not Named

Ron Howard’s Greenwich Estate Sells for $27.5 Million; Buyer Not Named

The Greenwich, Connecticut, home of director, producer and actor Ron Howard has been sold.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
Sweet Pea’s Greenwich Bakery: Breakfast, Lunch and International Flair

Sweet Pea’s Greenwich Bakery: Breakfast, Lunch and International Flair

Sweet Pea’s Baking Company is not just another small town bakery – it’s much more. Owners Rafael and Katjia Pita met as young students in Paris.

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New Haven Is the Testing Ground for Delicious Advances at Panera Bread

New Haven Is the Testing Ground for Delicious Advances at Panera Bread

Panera Bread pursues baking innovation in its test bakery located in the New Haven store.

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Connecticut Politics

by Jennifer Swift
Connecticut Republican Gubernatorial Hopeful Gets an "F" from the NRA

Connecticut Republican Gubernatorial Hopeful Gets an "F" from the NRA

Republican candidate for governor Tom Foley has gotten a B- from the National Rifle Association, while his competitor, John McKinney, was issued an F.

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New Website Covers Connecticut Governor's Race Via Most Pressing Issues

New Website Covers Connecticut Governor's Race Via Most Pressing Issues

Divided Connecticut, an election project and standalone website produced by the New Haven Register, Register Citizen, Middletown Press and Connecticut Magazine, will examine the governor’s race through the lens of the most pressing issues facing the state.

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Arts & Entertainment

‘Woodstock’ at Connecticut’s Powder Ridge, Banned in ’70, Coming in October

‘Woodstock’ at Connecticut’s Powder Ridge, Banned in ’70, Coming in October

Nearly 45 years after the infamous July 1970 rock fest that promised a Woodstock-caliber lineup like Janis Joplin, the Allman Brothers and Van Morrison, Powder Ridge Ski Area CEO Sean Hayes is resurrecting the idea.

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Jazz Singer Gets Scare in Bronx, With Guns, on Way to Connecticut Gig

Jazz Singer Gets Scare in Bronx, With Guns, on Way to Connecticut Gig

Vocalist Nicole Zuratis, who is performing in the Litchfield Jazz Festival Aug. 9, had a 'Bonfire of the Vanities' moment in the Bronx last weekend.

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Vintage Land Rovers as Lifestyle Statements; Muddy Chef Challenge 3 in Lakeville

Vintage Land Rovers as Lifestyle Statements; Muddy Chef Challenge 3 in Lakeville

Calling all Land Rover enthusiasts. Pack up your oriental rugs, leather chairs, Land Rover flags and signs, gourmet grub, camp grills and lots and lots of gusto and head up to Lime Rock Park for a weekend of off road adventure, fine food and drink and lots of camaraderie.

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Stylish Support for Anti-Bullying Efforts, Salvation Army in Norwich Area

Stylish Support for Anti-Bullying Efforts, Salvation Army in Norwich Area

Bows and Things Boutique, a New London-based home business, will support the anti-bullying organization Bully Busters and the Salvation Army in Norwich with two events in August.

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Health & Wellness

CT-Based LambdaVision Working To Restore Sight to Those Who Have Lost It

CT-Based LambdaVision Working To Restore Sight to Those Who Have Lost It

Farmington's LambdaVision is working to help those afflicted by age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and retinitis pigmentosa.

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Beauty Expo With Oprah-Style Star Power to Empower Connecticut Women

Beauty Expo With Oprah-Style Star Power to Empower Connecticut Women

The Empowering Through Beauty Expo on July 26 aims to give women transitioning back into the workforce the confidence to do so through makeovers and education.

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History

Be Indiana Jones for a Week in Connecticut, Dig Up a ‘Holy Grail’

Be Indiana Jones for a Week in Connecticut, Dig Up a ‘Holy Grail’

If you love history and digging in the dirt, the Connecticut Archeology Center's Adult Archaeology Field School may be for you.

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Update: Whaling Ship Morgan in Cape Cod for Last Major Stop of Historic Voyage

Update: Whaling Ship Morgan in Cape Cod for Last Major Stop of Historic Voyage

The Charles W. Morgan’s voyage has been filled with highlights but arguably none has been more dramatic than its recent reunion with whales, the animals it once hunted.

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Education

Professor Behind Waterbury Comic Convention Studies Black Characters

Professor Behind Waterbury Comic Convention Studies Black Characters

Like most American children of the 1950s, William Foster III, liked comic books. They were cheap, they were readily available from any drug store or newsstand in his native Philadelphia, and they were—well, exciting and fun. He liked the plots, he liked the characters—but then it dawned on him: he never saw a face like his own.

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Time Capsule to Mars Plan by Connecticut Student Has NASA ‘On Board’

Time Capsule to Mars Plan by Connecticut Student Has NASA ‘On Board’

Emily Briere of Connecticut is literally shooting for the stars with a Time Capsule to Mars plan that has NASA on board.

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Levitt Pavilion presents Special: The Hall Family and Friends - Free Show

Jul 28, 2014

Not to be missed Hall Family Special: Mary Ann, Bill, Emily, Daniel and their friends celebrate their 23rd appearance at the Levitt Pavilion with joyful songs, and special guests. Arrive early for pre-show festivities including face-painting. Sponsor: Stew Leonard III Children's Charities.  http://levittpavilion.com Lawn opens at 6pm and shows are “shower or...

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Fiddler on the Roof

Jul 28, 2014 - Sep 7, 2014

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

"L'Chaim — To Life!" The international smash about Russian villagers and their universal longings — love, wealth, freedom, God and home — makes its Goodspeed Musicals debut, boasting the beloved songs "If I Were a Rich Man," "Sunrise, Sunset," "Matchmaker," and more. Dance into the town of Anatevka, where "Tradition" is...

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NEW/NOW: Bob Gregson

Jul 28, 2014 - Oct 26, 2014

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

In our world of Twitter, iPhones, Facebook, and other forms of social media, many people live removed from the physical world. Bob Gregson’s work counteracts this lack of intimate involvement and creates situations that constantly shift the rules and allow for new encounters. There is a reason why Bob Gregson’s work is fun. His exhibition Space to...

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This One's Optimistic: Pincushion

Jul 28, 2014 - Sep 14, 2014

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

This One’s Optimistic: Pincushion is a densely hung, salon style exhibition that includes paintings and drawings by 38 contemporary artists, all of whom are known for their excellence in making work that leans heavily towards abstraction. Their styles are vastly different and will, in close proximity, create a wide-ranging visual experience, which can be seen as a current...

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Plein Air Workshops with Robert Reynolds

Jul 28, 2014 - Sep 14, 2014

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

En Plein Air is French for “in open air”. This term was coined in the early 20th century for those that were interested in creating works amongst nature exclusively out doors.    THIS SUMMER Now offering Plein Air workshops with Robert Reynolds June 21st-22nd, July 12th, and September 13th-14th Call Reynolds Fine Art with inquiries.

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New Media: David Borawski

Jul 28, 2014 - Aug 31, 2014

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

Hartford-based multi-media installation artist David Borawski likes to take the viewer on a visual and conceptual ride, leading you down a path then leaving you to find your way home. Unleashing ideas, images and ready made materials that the viewer may not normally consider as art supplies, Borawski’s work draws upon social and political events that have influenced major shifts in our...

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Glass Today: 21st Century Innovations

Jul 28, 2014 - Sep 21, 2014

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

A sequel to the NBMAA’s popular 2008 glass exhibition, Glass Today: 21st-Century Innovations, celebrates glass as a material for contemporary art—sculpture, installation, video and even painting and printmaking. This group exhibition, curated by Assistant Curator Anna Rogulina, brings together over 80 works by 66 artists united by their ability to manipulate the properties...

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Rendezvous: 11th Annual Arts Council Members Exhibition

Jul 28, 2014 - Sep 19, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

The Arts Council of Greater New Haven presents Rendezvous, in the Sumner McKnight Crosby Jr. Gallery. There will be an artists’ reception from 5 to 7pm on Thursday, July 10th for this, our 11th annual members show. The public is invited to attend. This inclusive show will be comprised of artwork created by members of The Arts Council of Greater New Haven, representing a wide...

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Foxwoods® Resort Casino Welcomes "Legends in Concert"

Jul 28, 2014 - Aug 31, 2014

“Legends in Concert,” the original and largest live celebrity tribute show, is returning for its eighth season at Foxwoods® Resort Casino. Performances at the Fox Theater begin on Tuesday, July 22 and last through Sunday, August 31. Performances are at 7:30 p.m., 8:00 p.m., and 1:00 p.m. Times and dates vary, please visit www.foxwoods.com for a complete schedule.

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