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Newtown Shooter’s History Reviewed in New Report

Newtown Shooter’s History Reviewed in New Report

The gunman in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings showed an early preoccupation with violence, became increasingly isolated and he had been diagnosed with autism, anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder, according to a new report.

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Inside ESPN’s Billion Dollar Connecticut-Based NFL Football Empire (With Chris Berman)

Inside ESPN’s Billion Dollar Connecticut-Based NFL Football Empire (With Chris Berman)

Football is bigger than ever and so is the Bristol-based sports giant ESPN. We recently got a behind-the-scenes look at the network's new NFL studio and its football coverage.

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 Cheshire Factory to Become Arts Destination With Galleries, Music, Dining and More

Cheshire Factory to Become Arts Destination With Galleries, Music, Dining and More

Three Cheshire natives have banded together as the nonprofit Ball & Socket Arts, Inc. to transform the former Ball & Socket Manufacturing Co. factory into an arts destination with galleries, educational spaces, artists' lofts, a concert space and more.

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An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
5 Connecticut Craft Beer Events You Don’t Want to Miss

5 Connecticut Craft Beer Events You Don’t Want to Miss

We’re sure any hop-craving, malt-loving consumer of carbonated beverages will enjoy attending these events.

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Meet the New Top Chef at The Whelk in Westport

Meet the New Top Chef at The Whelk in Westport

How does it feel to be hired as the new Chef de Cuisine for one of Fairfield County’s most successful restaurants?

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Craft 260 a New Gem for Craft Beer, Upscale Comfort Food, Great Burger

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Craft 260 Beer Bar/Bistro is a new restaurant player in Fairfield, pouring on the flavor and serving extraordinary beers and bourbons.

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Arts & Entertainment

Quiet Corner Artists Open Studios to Public Beginning Black Friday

Quiet Corner Artists Open Studios to Public Beginning Black Friday

Sculptors, painters, potters, mixed media artists and more will open their doors during the Artists' Open Studios of Northeastern Connecticut beginning on Black Friday and continuing the following weekend.

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5 Best Connecticut Things to Do on Weekend: Craft Beer, Balloon Parade, Arts Trail …

5 Best Connecticut Things to Do on Weekend: Craft Beer, Balloon Parade, Arts Trail …

From a craft beer event at the New England Air Museum to a Schramsberg Vineyards wine dinner, the Shoreline Arts Trail and a big balloon parade in Stamford, this weekend looks like a great one in Connecticut.

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Actor Robert Davi Sings Sinatra, Great American Songbook at Foxwoods

Actor Robert Davi Sings Sinatra, Great American Songbook at Foxwoods

Actor Robert Davi has transitioned from "tough guy" movie roles to stage crooner with the release of his album "Davi Sings Sinatra, On the Road to Romance." He will perform the classics at Foxwoods Resort Casino on Saturday, November 22.

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Style & Shopping

A Shop Like a Mini Barneys or Bergdorf in the Connecticut Countryside

A Shop Like a Mini Barneys or Bergdorf in the Connecticut Countryside

For nearly two decades Abdo Ballester has been the visionary force behind the “gift shop” at a boutique luxury hotel in the Connecticut countryside that’s favored by such influential folks as Bill and Hillary Clinton.

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Start Your Holiday Shopping This Weekend in Style at CraftWestport

Start Your Holiday Shopping This Weekend in Style at CraftWestport

The Westport Young Women's League will host their 39th Annual CraftWestport this weekend, an opportunity for shoppers to purchase handmade, one-of-a-kind pieces by local and national artists.

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Kanye West Bought His Luxe Slippers, Not Part of Stubbs & Wootton Company

Kanye West Bought His Luxe Slippers, Not Part of Stubbs & Wootton Company

Black velvet slippers conjure up images of men dressed in tuxedos or tails, ready for a night out on the town wearing their crested shoes. Thanks to Percy Steinhart and Stubbs & Wootton, velvet slippers are no longer just for special occasions.

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Health & Wellness

Local Musicians Raise Awareness for Organ Donation in Benefit Concert

Local Musicians Raise Awareness for Organ Donation in Benefit Concert

A benefit concert at the Elks Lodge in Waterbury raised more than $6,800 for LifeChoice Donor Services and raised awareness for the importance of organ donation.

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‘Baby Sleep Whisperer’ Has Secrets to Help Parents Love the Dark Again

‘Baby Sleep Whisperer’ Has Secrets to Help Parents Love the Dark Again

The Baby Sleep Whisperer, Ingrid Prueher, offers advice to tired parents around the country on getting restless babies to bed from her business based in Westport.

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Connecticut Firefighter With ALS Gives Birth to Baby Girl

Connecticut Firefighter With ALS Gives Birth to Baby Girl

At 7:47 a.m., Nov. 4, Amanda and Chris Bernier welcomed a healthy baby girl, Arabella Grace, into their family at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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History

Oxford Man Receives WWII Medals Almost 70 Years After Earning Them

Oxford Man Receives WWII Medals Almost 70 Years After Earning Them

In 1945 Vahan Hovey and his battalion walked into an enemy ambush. Almost 70 years later he’s being recognized for his actions that day.

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Craft Beer, Burgers and Cigars: Best Connecticut History Event Ever?

Craft Beer, Burgers and Cigars: Best Connecticut History Event Ever?

On Nov. 6 the New Haven Museum will offer its first Burger, Brew and Stogie Stroll.” The event will celebrate New Haven’s brewing, cigar-making and burger history with liberal samples of each.

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Ghosts to 'Haunt' John Downs House in Milford on Halloween

Ghosts to 'Haunt' John Downs House in Milford on Halloween

The historic Milford house, long rumored to be haunted, will be open on Halloween. "Ghosts" are certain to appear.

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Redefining Illustration A Group Show of Contemporary Illustration

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Feb 21, 2013 to Apr 3, 2013

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Redefining Illustration A Group Show of Contemporary Illustration

 

A local group of young illustrators have banded together for an exhibition of modern illustration techniques. When many people hear the word “illustration”, they envision traditional methods like pencil drawings and watercolor. For this group of diverse artists, all mediums are fair game. This exhibition features a mix of techniques including digital art, 3-D sculptures, cut paper, collage, mixed media, as well as traditional watercolor, acrylic, and oil illustrations.

The show is free and runs from February 21- April 3, 2013 with an opening reception on Thursday, March 7th from 5-7pm at the Madison Arts Cinema, Madison, Connecticut.

Artists featured: Dan Cogan, Lauren Coulter, Kate Decusati, Alex DeFranzo, Kevin Klakouski, Dominique Monroe, Wendy Natter, Mildred Paulino and Emily Petrillo.
 

About the Illustrators

Dan Cogan

Dan’s energetic use of acrylic and watercolor plus his unique perspective verily explode on canvas and paper. He is currently working on illustrating a children’s adventure story that he wrote.

Lauren Coulter

Lauren’s fondness for steam punk and figural drawing have inspired her to develop her own graphic novel in that genre. She is currently working on character development and illustrations in digital and watercolor for another children’s storybook project.

Kate Decusati

Kate’s attention to detail and appreciation of fantasy and video game art combined to forge a passion for fantastical digital illustration. She is currently working on digital illustrations for a self-written graphic novel.

Alex DeFranzo

Balancing two diverse worlds, Alex utilizes his iPad to create thoroughly modern digital art as well as spending hours picking away with tiny brushes at traditional trompe l’oil paintings.

Kevin Klakouski

Kevin is a three dimensional artist. He has experimented in cut paper sculpture and paper engineering as well as clay modeling. His current project combines rich watercolor with cut paper design.

Dominique Monroe

Dominique has been creating her own characters since she was a child. Seguing from her early work in Copic marker and watercolor illustrations to digital medium, she now works mainly digitally on conceptual designs for games and movies.

Wendy Natter

Wendy enjoys editorial illustration where she can use humor to communicate and comment on social issues. She employs digital drawing, collage and cut paper, as well as traditional medium to create her illustrations and is also a plein air and portrait painter.

Mildred Paulino

Mildred has ventured from her customary style of creating gentle and serene watercolor children’s book illustrations to experimenting with bold, vibrant, celebrity portraits in acrylic paint.

Emily Petrillo

Emily’s methodical yet whimsical style has surfaced in a series of lively mixed media theater posters. She is also producing a series of wire and watercolor illustrations for a children’s book.

About the Madison Arts Cinema

The Madison Art Cinemas provides a highly personalized movie-going experience. The Madison Art Cinemas plays first-run independent art and upscale foreign and domestic films. It is used as a center for community activity with many local organizations using the theatre for fundraisers and community events. The Madison Art Center is located at 761 Boston Post Road, Madison, Connecticut 06443 (203) 245-3456.

Cost Free
Location

The Madison Art Center at the Madison Art Cinema
761 Boston Post Road
Madison, CT
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Additional Information
Contact nameVladimir Shpitalnik
Contact emailshpitalnik@comcast.net

We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, you should always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information.

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