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BEACHCOMBING: At 90, Still a Running Man

BEACHCOMBING: At 90, Still a Running Man

Still hard at work at the Hamden law firm he started in 1954, Herman Bershstein is determined to bounce back from a stroke and run road races again.

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Connecticut Veteran's Saga Shows Hope for End to Homelessness

Connecticut Veteran's Saga Shows Hope for End to Homelessness

Last year, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced the state had eradicated chronic homelessness among veterans and was on track to end chronic homelessness for all populations by the end of 2016. One man's story reveals it's more than just talk.

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Connecticut Humane Society Finds Forever Homes for Local Pets

Connecticut Humane Society Finds Forever Homes for Local Pets

The Connecticut Humane Society adopts out approximately 5,000 animals per year from their locations in Newington, Waterford and Westport.

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Voynich: The World’s Most Mysterious Manuscript

Voynich: The World’s Most Mysterious Manuscript

Yale’s Voynich Manuscript — treatise on magic written in a forgotten language, or one of history’s most elaborate hoaxes?

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Celebrate Mother's Day with CT Race in the Park in New Britain

Celebrate Mother's Day with CT Race in the Park in New Britain

For hundreds of people around the state, Mother's Day starts a day early this year, on May 7, at the annual CT Race in The Park, a walk-and-run fundraiser at New Britain’s Walnut Hill Park celebrating survivors and victims of breast cancer.

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Pintos, ‘Burning Rat’ and Scalding Coffee at Ralph Nader’s Winsted Museum

Pintos, ‘Burning Rat’ and Scalding Coffee at Ralph Nader’s Winsted Museum

The Tort Museum is a surprisingly engaging ode to the rule of law.

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7 Marvelous May Events: Samba Fest, Circus, Kenny Chesney & More!

7 Marvelous May Events: Samba Fest, Circus, Kenny Chesney & More!

There are many great events in May from Kenny Chesney at Mohegan Sun Resort Casino to Circus XTREME at the XL Center. Don't miss out!

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Style & Design

Stepping Out: Shakespeare in Bloom, Big Red For the Arts, Wines of March and more

Stepping Out: Shakespeare in Bloom, Big Red For the Arts, Wines of March and more

Shakespeare on the Hartford Stage, the Stamford Umbrella Club's car raffle, the Greater Hartford Arts Council held its annual fundraiser, and more.

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From Ground to Plate: Gardening Promotes Fresh, Seasonal Food

From Ground to Plate: Gardening Promotes Fresh, Seasonal Food

In the rising tide of the "eat local" movement, what is more local than your own backyard? Gardening is a great way to get your hands on fresh, seasonal food.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
Seaside Surf and Turf at Shell & Bones in New Haven

Seaside Surf and Turf at Shell & Bones in New Haven

Chef Arturo Franco-Camacho is crafting quality surf-and-turf dinners at newly opened Shell & Bones, located right on the Long Island Sound in New Haven.

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8 Connecticut Farm Dinners With Spectacular Views & Cuisine

8 Connecticut Farm Dinners With Spectacular Views & Cuisine

Chefs across the state are taking to the fields for these mouthwatering events.

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Connecticut Chefs Dish on Favorite Ingredients

Connecticut Chefs Dish on Favorite Ingredients

Several of the state's top chefs reveal their favorite local ingredients.

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Connecticut Farms Fuel Local Food Culture

Connecticut Farms Fuel Local Food Culture

Connecticut farms are enhancing our local food culture by selling fresh ingredients to restaurants and grocery stores.

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Health & Science

AIDS Project New Haven Provides Support & Prevention for Population Living with HIV

AIDS Project New Haven Provides Support & Prevention for Population Living with HIV

AIDS Project New Haven provides support, management of care and prevention services to people living with HIV in New Haven each year.

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OxyContin Was Born in Connecticut, Did it Fuel the Heroin Epidemic?

OxyContin Was Born in Connecticut, Did it Fuel the Heroin Epidemic?

When Stamford’s Purdue Pharma released OxyContin they marketed it like no other high-strength painkiller had ever been marketed. Today four out of five new heroin users start by misusing prescription painkillers and prescription pill addiction has become a scourge in its own right.

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Grateful Dead's "Dark Star:" A Psychadelic Lecture by Dr. Graeme Boone

Event Date/Time

Apr 30, 2013
8:00 pm until 10:00 pm

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Born and raised in San Francisco--the home of the Grateful Dead--Professor of Music Graeme M. Boone attended the University of California at Berkeley, the Universite de Paris, and Harvard University, where he taught before joining the faculty at Ohio State. Following an overview of the band's early history and style, Dr. Boone's talk includes the showing of a "mandala movie" which helps elucidate the Dead's open-ended song "Dark Star," conveying a holistic, organic analysis of the tune, and incorporating every salient element in the extended, psychedelically evocative improvisations of its first 150 recorded performances. With lyrics by Robert Hunter and music by Jerry Garcia, "Dark Star" can cover a broad spectrum of moods and musical ideas--incorporating anything from R&B cover songs to outer-space apocalypse--but the attentive listener can also hear lines of force binding the jams together: structuring devices, strategies, and trajectories that direct each improvisation and also serve as fundamental guideposts. An animated movie with changing colors and annotations follows two specific performances of the song, recorded in London on 4/8/72 and 5/23/72 during the band's European tour that spring (the original 16-track analog tapes of the entire Europe '72 tour were remixed, mastered in HDCD format, and released by the band in 2011). Dr. Boone teaches courses in jazz, classical music, and rock, and his research specializes in music of the later Middle Ages, Renaissance, and 20th century. This lecture is co-sponsored by the Music Department and WESU with generous support from American Studies, Sociology Department, and Dean Andrew Curran.

Cost Free!
Location

CFA Hall
287 Washington Terrace
Wesleyan University
Middletown, CT
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Additional Information
SponsorWesleyan CFA
Phone860-685-3355
Contact nameAndrew Chatfield
Contact emailachatfield@wesleyan.edu
Websitehttp://wesleyan.edu/cfa

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