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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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Connecticut Malls, Outlets Open on Thanksgiving for Holiday Shopping; Sacrilege?

Connecticut Malls, Outlets Open on Thanksgiving for Holiday Shopping; Sacrilege?

Some of Connecticut’s largest shopping centers say they will be open on Thanksgiving because it is what a majority of the public wants, despite some outcry against the practice.

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The Connecticut Table

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

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

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

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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'War' Mines the Past and the Personal at Yale Rep Nov. 21 to Dec. 13

'War' Mines the Past and the Personal at Yale Rep Nov. 21 to Dec. 13

Acclaimed playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins will make his Yale Repertory Theatre debut this fall with the world premiere of his latest work, War.

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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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FOXWOODS RESORT CASINO WELCOMES PATTI LABELLE TO THE GRAND THEATER; NOVEMBER 21

Nov 21, 2014

Patti LaBelle is the soulful songbird of the world of music. She is known for her unique platform of versatility; belting out classic rhythm and blues renditions, pop standards and spiritual sonnets. Tickets will be on sale for $35-75 starting August 15 at 10 AM. They can be purchased at www.foxwoods.com or by calling 800-200-2882.

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NEW/NOW: Titus Kaphar The Vesper Project

Nov 21, 2014 - Jan 4, 2015

Opening Reception Nov 1., 2014 2 p.m.–3:30 p.m.  ‘The Vesper Project’ is a massive sculptural statement— an encompassing installation, in which Titus Kaphar’s own work is seamlessly woven into the walls of a 19th-century American house. It is the culmination of an intense five-year engagement with the lost storylines of the Vesper family, a 19th-century...

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CHEM 101: The Science of Photography

Nov 21, 2014 - Dec 14, 2014

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

Since the medium’s invention in 1839, photography has often had one foot in the lab and the other foot in the studio, combining the science of image-making with the aesthetics of art-making. “CHEM 101: The Science of Photography” celebrates both sides of the photographic process. This exhibition features the work of contemporary photographers who experiment with...

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Evelin Velasquez: Transfigurations

Nov 21, 2014 - Dec 11, 2014

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

Evelin Velasquez's 1st U.S. solo exhibition, Transfigurations, is open now through December 11, 2014. Velasquez uses canonical imagery, with the backdrop of abandoned space, in her work to bring forth a narrative that compromises the feminine body in states of distress. A mother clutching her deformed children, a woman abandoned in the salt desert, the Virgin Mary grasping the broken...

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Proof Positive

Nov 21, 2014 - Jan 18, 2015

Please join us for the opening reception of Proof Positive on November 16, 1-3pm. This is a special event for artists, friends and the public. Free, all are welcome. On Saturday, December 13, 1:00 - 4:00 pm there will be demonstrations of various printmaking techniques, by PNSNE artists, will be held at the Norwich Art School in the top floor studio spaces. This event is free, and...

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Volunteer Ushers Needed for Season Six at Playhouse on Park

Nov 21, 2014 - Aug 1, 2015

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

WEST HARTFORD, CT – Playhouse on Park is seeking dependable, friendly volunteer ushers for its upcoming 2014-15 Season. Responsibilities include taking tickets, greeting patrons and escorting them to their seats, selling concessions, and cleaning before and after the show. There is a dress code. Ushers are usually needed once per month or per performance, or as often as they desire. To...

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Let Me Quilt One More Day

Nov 21, 2014 - Jan 4, 2015

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

American quilting has dramatically been transformed over the past 250 years. Let Me Quilt One More Day showcases a history of the artistic practices, reinterpretations, and innovations of this age-old craft. Let Me Quilt One More Day explores the long-standing practice and art of quilt making in the United States. This exhibition, curated by Dr. Douglas Hyland, brings together an...

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New Media: John O'Donnell

Nov 21, 2014 - Feb 8, 2015

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

Psychedelic Pantry, a new media installation created by John O’Donnell, points to moments of everyday life while highlighting the bazaar and mysterious moments we often overlook while shuffling to the toaster or coffee maker in the morning. Appearing as a simple representation of a kitchen area or pantry, further inspection reveals there is more happening than food...

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“A World of Dreams—New Landscape Paintings by Tula Telfair”

Nov 21, 2014 - Dec 7, 2014

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

The exhibition “A World of Dreams” includes new large-scale paintings in which Professor of Art Tula Telfair presents monumental landscapes and epic-scale vistas that are simultaneously awe-inspiring and intimate. She combines stillness with motion, solitude with universality, and definition with suggestion in her bold and quiet works. Ms. Telfair’s paintings are fully...

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Deck the Walls and Work by Newly Elected Artists

Nov 21, 2014 - Jan 3, 2015

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

The Lyme Art Association’s annual holiday show and sale features over 200 works of art in all sizes and mediums by member artists.  This exhibition is a great place to find gifts for family and friends. Take advantage of tax-free shopping from 5 – 7pm on November 21 and from 10am – 5pm on November 22.    

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