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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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EXCLUSIVE: New DMV Commissioner Lays Out Plan to Fix Agency

EXCLUSIVE: New DMV Commissioner Lays Out Plan to Fix Agency

Michael Bzdyra, appointed the new Department of Motor Vehicles commissioner in March, spoke with Connecticut Magazine in his most extensive interview to date. He talks about the ongoing computer problems, his short- and long-term goals, those wait times, his master's degree controversy and more.

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Danbury’s Marian Anderson to Join Lincoln on New $5 Bill

Danbury’s Marian Anderson to Join Lincoln on New $5 Bill

The legendary singer and civil rights advocate who lived in Danbury will adorn the back of the newly redesigned $5 dollar bill Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew announced Wednesday.

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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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Arts & Entertainment

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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Backstage: Mary Beth Peil of 'Good Wife,' Matthew Morrison of 'Glee' & Oscar winner Dianne Wiest

Backstage: Mary Beth Peil of 'Good Wife,' Matthew Morrison of 'Glee' & Oscar winner Dianne Wiest

Who knew there were so many Connecticut ties to "The Good Wife," which ends May 8? Mary Beth Peil is the guv's mum, Bethlehem’s Christine Baranski plays cool partner Diane Lockhart and Roxbury’s Jerry Adler plays frisky coot Howard Lyman.

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Rita Wilson's New Album Includes Most Personal Songs Yet

Rita Wilson's New Album Includes Most Personal Songs Yet

Actress and producer Rita Wilson stepped into the music world in 2012. Her new self-titled second album includes all original music.

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Style & Design

Silky (and Safe) Skin by Hartford-Based Company Nzuri Gold

Silky (and Safe) Skin by Hartford-Based Company Nzuri Gold

Hartford-based skin care company, Nzuri Gold, offers all-natural solutions for all skin types

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We're STEPPING OUT again!

We're STEPPING OUT again!

Recent events from around the state include fundraisers at Spotlight Theaters and the Bushnell in Hartford, the 200th anniversary of New Haven's Trinity on the Green church, and more.

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An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
New England Brewing Co.’s Ultra-Popular G-Bot More Available Than Ever

New England Brewing Co.’s Ultra-Popular G-Bot More Available Than Ever

The renamed and relabeled beer is back and easier to find. Head brewer Matt Westfall tells us about the home brew recipe that inspired the legendary double IPA.

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Craft Cruising: 10 Don't Miss Craft Beer & Wine Events This Month

Craft Cruising: 10 Don't Miss Craft Beer & Wine Events This Month

The coming month will see a variety of beer festivals and dinners as well as wine events and other craft beverage-centric happenings.

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Continental Cuisine With A VUE at Foxwoods Resort Casino

Continental Cuisine With A VUE at Foxwoods Resort Casino

The new VUE 24 at Foxwoods Resort Casino offers high-quality Continental cuisine and panoramic views.

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CT Blind Beer Awards Crowns IPAs from Back East, New England & Beer’d

CT Blind Beer Awards Crowns IPAs from Back East, New England & Beer’d

The results of the first-ever Blind Beer Awards were announced Saturday afternoon before a sold -crowd at the Blind Rhino in Norwalk.

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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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Beginners Javanese Gamelan

Apr 28, 2016

Experience the culture of Java with beginning students of the Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble. The concert will include a prelude by the Wesleyan Youth Gamelan Ensemble.  

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Asylum Quartet at Christ Church Cathedral

Apr 28, 2016

HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT – The Asylum Quartet, Hartford’s award-winning saxophone ensemble, presents the third concert of its 2015-2016 as Ensemble-In-Residence at Christ Church Cathedral. The concert will take place on Thursday, April 28th at 7:00 PM in the Cathedral’s nave. The Cathedral is located at the corner of Church Street and Main Street in downtown Hartford.  ...

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Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical

Apr 28, 2016 - May 1, 2016

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

"REJOICE. It is even more glorious than promised.”- New York Times “WELCOME TO THE DELIRIOUSLY AMUSING, HEARTWARMING, HEAD-SPINNING WORLD OF MATILDA THE MUSICAL. YOU WON’T WANT TO LEAVE.” – Bloomberg News TIME Magazine’s #1 Show of the Year! Winner of 50 international awards, including four Tony Awards®, MATILDA THE MUSICAL is the story of an...

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Fast Times at Mermaid High

Apr 28, 2016 - May 1, 2016

Award-winning Pantochino Productions Inc presents a splashy, new version of the little mermaid saga, re-imagined and set in a 1980’s high school. The new family friendly musical features a ‘totally awesome’ pop score by Bert Bernardi & Justin Rugg and fantabulous, unexpected fun. April 22 - May 1. Fridays at 7:30pm, Saturdays at 2 & 5:30pm, Sundays at 2pm. Milford...

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New Haven Symphony Orchestra presents AMERICAN VOICES

Apr 28, 2016

American vocal music is a reflection of the melting pot of our shared American experience; it expresses the story of our diverse heritage through words and song. William Boughton leads the Worcester Chorus and the NHSO in Leonard Bernstein’s choral masterpiece Chichester Psalms, a jazzy trip to the Rio Grande, and spirituals that originated during the Underground...

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Javier Colon

Apr 28, 2016

Pepsi Rock Series Powered by xfinity Ever ticket holder will be entered to win a Taylor Guitar signed by Javier! Winner of NBC’s first season of “The Voice” and Connecticut native –  Javier Colon returns to the Playhouse! The former vocalist for The Derek Trucks Band is also a Billboard chart topper with his hit “Stitch By Stitch” among...

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Spring Dance Concert

Apr 28, 2016 - Apr 30, 2016

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

Student choreographers present works created after a full year of dance composition studies.  

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Art Start for Preschoolers (Ages 3–5)

Apr 28, 2016 - Aug 30, 2016

This program helps caregivers and young children discover art together in the Museum. Listen to a story and then explore line, shape, color, and other elements of art with teaching artist Margaret Freedman. Margaret has a Master’s degree in Elementary Education and teaches at the Noah Webster House, here at the New Britain Museum of American Art, and in pre-K through 8th grade classrooms...

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Art Start for Preschoolers (Ages 3–5)

Apr 28, 2016 - Aug 30, 2016

This program helps caregivers and young children discover art together in the Museum. Listen to a story and then explore line, shape, color, and other elements of art with teaching artist Margaret Freedman. Margaret has a Master’s degree in Elementary Education and teaches at the Noah Webster House, here at the New Britain Museum of American Art, and in pre-K through 8th grade classrooms...

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"Anne of Green Gables" at WCSU

Apr 28, 2016 - May 8, 2016

The WCSU Department of Theatre Arts will present L.M. Montgomery's "Anne of Green Gables" in the MainStage Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus. Performances will be at 7 p.m. on April 27, 28, 30, May 7; 8 p.m. on April 29; 2 p.m. matinees on April 30, May 1, 7 and 8. John Hickok will direct. 

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