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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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The Connecticut Table

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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Webster’s War of the Words Benefit Game Show

Apr 29, 2016

If you like language and trivia, get your ticket now for the 7th Webster’s War of the Words! The Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society’s annual fundraiser will take place at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 29 at the West Hartford Town Hall Auditorium. Proudly presented by SKY Investment Group, the evening includes dinner by Rizzuto's, wine from 90+ Cellars, and...

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Wesleyan Cello Ensemble

Apr 29, 2016

Wesleyan cellists perform under the direction of Private Lessons Teacher Julie Ribchinsky.

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Colony Collapse - Opening reception

Apr 29, 2016 - May 21, 2016

Colony Collapse Opening Reception: Saturday, April 23 7-10pm Exhibit will be on display at Hygienic Art Galleries till May 21 This exhibit is open to all and free to the public. Colony Collapse brings attention to the disappearance of our world’s honey bees and explores the serious consequences for our environment and humans. The Opening exhibit will feature performance art and...

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Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical

Apr 29, 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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Say Goodnight Gracie

Apr 29, 2016

Alan Safier stars in this Tony-nominated Broadway hit play by Rupert Holmes (The Mystery of Edwin Drood) that invites you to spend a hilarious, heart-warming evening in the uplifting company of the world’s funniest centenarian – George Burns! With vintage photographs and video clips from film and television performances, the third-longest running one-man show on Broadway brings to...

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Fast Times at Mermaid High

Apr 29, 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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I Love the 90's at Foxwoods Resort Casino

Apr 29, 2016

The 90's are back! Well, have been back for a couple years now, as any American who’s visited an Urban Outfitters or possesses rudimentary observational skills can tell you. The era has inspired fashion, music, millions of Tumblr Posts and almost too many TV and movie reboots to count. I Love the 90’s will include performances from: All4One, Salt-N-Pepa, Spinderella, Biz Markie...

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Spring Dance Concert

Apr 29, 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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KANSAS at Foxwoods Resort Casino

Apr 29, 2016

KANSAS has spent more than four decades as a part of the soundtrack of the lives of multiple generations of music lovers. The band’s first public statement appeared on their self-titled album in 1974. "From the beginning, we considered ourselves and our music different and we hope we will always remain so." Little did this legendary rock group realize that back in the early...

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Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra and Wesleyan Jazz Ensemble

Apr 29, 2016

The Wesleyan University Jazz Orchestra, directed by Adjunct Professor of Music and African American Studies Jay Hoggard, and Jazz Ensembles, directed by Noah Baerman and Visiting Assistant Professor of Music and Private Lessons Teacher Pheeroan akLaff, present an exciting evening of classic and contemporary jazz repertoire at the start of the 15th annual Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra Weekend....

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