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Danbury's Glover Teixeira Hopes to Bring UFC Championship Belt to Connecticut This Saturday

Danbury's Glover Teixeira Hopes to Bring UFC Championship Belt to Connecticut This Saturday

On Saturday Glover Teixeira will face Jon Jones for the light heavyweight championship belt at UFC 172. The Danbury fighter likes his chances and hopes to bring the belt back to Connecticut.

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On Heels of UConn's NCAA Titles, Student-Athletes Unionizing Has Traction

On Heels of UConn's NCAA Titles, Student-Athletes Unionizing Has Traction

State Rep. Patricia Dillon, D-New Haven, plans to sponsor legislation that will help eliminate barriers to athletes unionizing at public universities like UConn.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
Spring Lamb Focus of Saugatuck Craft Butchery Dinner Party, Westport

Spring Lamb Focus of Saugatuck Craft Butchery Dinner Party, Westport

Each month Saugatuck Craft Butchery hosts an eight course dinner party paired with wine for twenty guests that highlights a different protein and Craft's pasture to table ethos.

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‘Under the Tuscan Sun’ Author Brings Her Italian Wines to Connecticut

‘Under the Tuscan Sun’ Author Brings Her Italian Wines to Connecticut

'Under the Tuscan Sun' author Frances Mayes will be presenting her line of Italian wines in Connecticut in May.

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Connecticut Politics

by Jennifer Swift
Politico: Dodd Campaign Could Have Unknowingly Received Illegal Campaign Contributions

Politico: Dodd Campaign Could Have Unknowingly Received Illegal Campaign Contributions

Former Sen. Chris Dodd’s campaign may have been a recipient of illegal campaign contributions from a man who pleaded guilty Thursday to making $180,000 in illegal contributions and witness tampering, Politico reports.

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Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton Won't Back Down from Accusation

Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton Won't Back Down from Accusation

Danbury Mayor and Gubernatorial Candidate Mark Boughton says he misspoke at a debate when he suggested a Democratic donor was appointed to a “high-paying position” because of a “quid pro quo” arrangement, but maintains the arrangement still stinks of a pay to play atmosphere in the state’s executive branch.

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Arts & Entertainment

Litchfield Native Takes Home Second Place Prize on Syfy’s ‘Face Off’

Litchfield Native Takes Home Second Place Prize on Syfy’s ‘Face Off’

Litchfield's Tyler Green runner up in the finale of Syfy's "Face Off" broadcast on Tuesday.

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Authors' Luncheon Unites Esteemed Writers on Issue of Domestic Violence

Authors' Luncheon Unites Esteemed Writers on Issue of Domestic Violence

The 10th Annual Authors' Luncheon benefiting the Susan B. Anthony Project will feature authors Evie Wyld, Dagmara Dominczyk and Hilma Wolitzer and be hosted by Diane Meier and Frank Delaney.

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Style & Shopping

 ESPN's Sage Steele Wears a Connecticut Design on 'NBA Countdown' Again

ESPN's Sage Steele Wears a Connecticut Design on 'NBA Countdown' Again

The dress Sage Steele wore on “NBA Countdown” April 19 marked the third time she has worn a Jean Anne Boccaccio design on the air.

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Own a Piece of Connecticut Landmark Where Bogart, Bacall, Liz Taylor Stayed

Own a Piece of Connecticut Landmark Where Bogart, Bacall, Liz Taylor Stayed

The entire collection of antiques from the Silvermine Tavern in Norwalk will be sold at an estate sale on April 25-27.

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Health & Wellness

Walk with the Animals at the Beardsley Zoo in Support of Make-A-Wish

Walk with the Animals at the Beardsley Zoo in Support of Make-A-Wish

Make-A-Wish Connecticut's annual fundraiser Walk for Wishes raises money to grant wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions.

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Old Saybrook Dad Writes Book on His Son's Triumph Over Autism

Old Saybrook Dad Writes Book on His Son's Triumph Over Autism

“I want people to read it, see that there’s hope. Nobody could tell us what things would look like in five or 10 years, we didn’t know anyone like this. I want people to know that they’re not alone, and that there is hope,” Steven Yates said.

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History

AMC's 'Turn' Features Connecticut Spies of the American Revolution

AMC's 'Turn' Features Connecticut Spies of the American Revolution

They always say the truth is more compelling than fiction. In the case of AMC's "Turn," a healthy dose of both is making for some great TV. Set during the American Revolution, "Turn," chronicles the true story of the Culper Spy Ring, which operated in and around New...

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Aaron Burr's Treason Trial Explored in Litchfield, Town With Strong Ties to Burr

Aaron Burr's Treason Trial Explored in Litchfield, Town With Strong Ties to Burr

It was Aaron Burr’s treason trial that drew listeners to the Litchfield Historical Society recently to listen to Prof. R. Kent Newmyer, a professor of law and history at the University of Connecticut School of Law, who discussed his book, “The Treason Trial of Aaron Burr: Law, Politics, and the Character Wars of a New Nation.”

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Education

Gospel Music Gets Listeners Out of Their Seats at The Hotchkiss School

Gospel Music Gets Listeners Out of Their Seats at The Hotchkiss School

Student choirs from around Litchfield County will participate in Gospelfest at The Hotchkiss School this Sunday, April 27.

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Chocolate World Expo Offers Delicious Education at Science Center

Chocolate World Expo Offers Delicious Education at Science Center

The Chocolate World Expo will fill the Connecticut Science Center with over 40 vendors offering everything from brownies to bath soap, April 27.

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Lecture: A Survey of Connecticut Residential Architecture

Apr 23, 2014

In preparation for the Historical Society’s house tour on April 26, architectural historian Christopher Wigren will talk about how Connecticut’s citizens housed themselves from the 17th through the 20th centuries.  Topics discussed include building forms, construction techniques and technology, social trends, and architectural styles.   Wigren is the Deputy...

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Damn Yankees – The Red Sox Version

Apr 23, 2014 - Jun 19, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Wednesday and Thursday.

Batter up! Just in time for baseball season comes the muscular musical comedy about a Red Sox super-fan who is transformed into a star slugger after he makes a deal with the devil — and his sexy associate, Lola. Goodspeed re-imagines a Broadway classic that swings for the fences, no matter which team you root for. In the game of love and baseball, you gotta have "Heart"...

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GREENWICH CLUB for singles Wednesday Discussion Group and Social

Apr 23, 2014 - Sep 3, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Wednesday.

Join our lively Wednesday night casual Singles Discussion Group and Social at 7:30PM at the Tomes-Higgins House Family Room. One Wednesday a month, we have a Dining Adventure at a local restaurant (check website for dates).  If you want something to do once or twice a week, or only once a month, you can find what you are looking for at Greenwich Club..  We...

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VICTORIA REED TO SPEAK AT PURCHASE COLLEGE ON “JEWISH-OWNED ART AND THE NAZIS”

Apr 23, 2014

Art looted by the Nazis often makes headlines and even features in popular culture as in the recently-released movie “Monuments Men.” But how does an art museum actually research its collection to find lost, stolen, or smuggled masterpieces? Art expert Victoria Reed will speak at Purchase College (in the Red Room of the Student Services Building) about her experiences as an...

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I Ought To Be In Pictures

Apr 23, 2014 - May 11, 2014

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

I Ought To Be In Pictures opens in Ivoryton on April 23rd and runs through May 11th. Performance times are Wednesday and Sunday matinees at 2 pm. Evening performances are Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 pm, Friday and Saturday at 8 pm. Tickets are $42 for adults, $37 for seniors, $20 for students, and are available by calling the Playhouse box office at 860-767-7318 or by visiting our website...

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“Oral Fixations—Drawings by Julia Randall”

Apr 23, 2014 - May 24, 2014

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

From strange hybrid “Lovebirds” to disembodied mouths and monumental bubblegum, the subjects of Assistant Professor of Art Julia Randall's drawings seduce the viewer. The exhibition “Oral Fixations” is a ten-year retrospective of the meticulous, hyperrealist drawings by Ms. Randall. As the artist explains, she sees the mouth as "the threshold of the id,"...

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Blossoms | a Flower Photo Show

Apr 23, 2014 - Jun 27, 2014

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

Award winning botanical photographer, Barbara Reiner of Awesome Photos in New Haven, has developed a unique archival process to present her work which is on display & available for purchase at Chestnut Fine Foods, 1012 State St., New Haven, CT. We look forward to seeing you.    With almost half a century of creative experience, Barbara has always loved flowers,...

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93rd Annual Elected Artist Exhibition and the Lyme-Old Lyme Junior Women’s Club Art Show

Apr 23, 2014 - Jun 1, 2014

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

Each spring the Lyme Art Association’s Elected Artists display their finest work in the historic building’s sky-lit main galleries.  This year the Lyme-Old Lyme Junior Women’s Club returns with its benefit exhibition and sale of work by invited local artists, on view in the upstairs Goodman gallery and in the newly remodeled lower level galleries. 

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SubUrbanisms: Casino Company Town / China Town

Apr 23, 2014 - May 12, 2014

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

SUB URBANISMS is an exhibition exploring the controversial conversion of single family homes into multifamily communities by immigrant Chinese casino workers in southeastern Connecticut. By transplanting cultural values to their new country, these recent emigrants unconsciously challenge the norms underlying the most ubiquitous American housing type: the suburban single-family detached home....

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Ronnie Wood: Art and Music

Apr 23, 2014 - Aug 10, 2014

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

  Best known as a musician with The Rolling Stones and formerly with The Faces, Ronnie Wood is also an accomplished artist who works in a variety of media and exhibits regularly in galleries and museums. The exhibition features an exciting selection of paintings, lithographs, and pen-and-ink drawings by Wood as well as photographs and an exclusive message from Ronnie filmed while he...

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