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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
Donut Crazy Doughnuts Now Available at Nom Eez in Black Rock

Donut Crazy Doughnuts Now Available at Nom Eez in Black Rock

Donut Crazy Doughnuts are now available in Bridgeport's Black Rock neighborhood at newly opened Vietnamese restaurant, Nom Eez.

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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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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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Musical Masterworks May 1st Concert

May 1, 2016

Our 25th anniversary season will end with a burst of excitement as we present eight extraordinary musicians performing works of Richard Strauss, Bartok, and others. The concert’s finale will be one of the best loved works in the chamber music repertoire: the extraordinary Mendelssohn Octet. It promises to be a fabulous conclusion to our first quarter century and we hope to see you there!...

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OPENING RECEPTION: Personal Visions

May 1, 2016

See the PERSONAL VISIONS of artists Tom Edwards and Joe Saccio at New Haven’s Kehler Liddell Gallery, from Thursday, April 28 through Sunday, May 29, with an Opening Reception on Sunday, May 1 from 3:00 - 6:00pm. Featured pieces pay homage to Italian painter Piero Della Francesca and author Gabriel Garcia Marquez in this eclectic collection of Edwards’ paintings, drawings and...

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Tea & Terraria: Build Your Own Terrarium

May 1, 2016

Tea & Terraria: Build Your Own Terrarium Sunday, May 1, 3-5pm $30/person including materials. Email alexa.artcapsule@gmail.com Art Capsule is an art advisory specializing in digitization, providing services to private clients and public collections.  Whether acquiring, managing, or divesting of objects, Art Capsule can assist.

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“Wes Out-Loud: Stories of Place”

May 1, 2016 - May 1, 2016

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

“Wes Out-Loud: Stories of Place” is a site-specific auditory piece conceived and created for the Wesleyan campus through a collaboration between theater students and Assistant Professor of Theater Marcela Oteiza. “Wes Out-Loud” invites the audience to experience Wesleyan as a scenographic space by inserting new narratives into everyday sites. The juxtaposition of place...

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Bizarre Bazaar - Call for vendors

May 1, 2016 - Jun 30, 2016

The Hygienic Art Bizarre Bazaar outdoor arts festival is now accepting applications. Early Bird Special Deadline: $100 before May 1st The two- day art fest will be held on Saturday, July 9 from 10am to 8 p.m. and Sunday, July 10 from 10am to 6 p.m. along Bank Street in New London 's historic downtown waterfront.  Artists, crafters and artisans are invited to apply in arts media...

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Connecticut Chamber Choir & Orchestra

May 1, 2016

Connecticut Chamber Choir and Orchestra, under the direction of Constance Chase, will present the American premiere on Sunday, May 1, 2016, of Donald Fraser’s stunning new setting of Sir Edward Elgar’s Sea Pictures for chorus and string orchestra. The concert takes place at St. Theresa Church, 5301 Main Street, Trumbull, Ct., at 4 p.m. British composer-arranger Donald Fraser will be...

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Sea Pictures: An Elgar Experience

May 1, 2016

Choir and Orchestra to perform Elgar’s Sea Pictures Community Invited to participate in “Experiential Sing” Connecticut Chamber Choir and Orchestra, under the direction of Constance Chase, will present the American premiere on Sunday, May 1, 2016, of Donald Fraser’s stunning new setting of Sir Edward Elgar’s Sea Pictures for chorus and string orchestra. The...

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The Veiled Experience: Symbolism in the Contemporary Art of Cuba

May 1, 2016 - Jul 17, 2016

New London, CT. The Veiled Experience, Symbolism in Contemporary Cuban Art, with the work of Havana based artists Ibrahim Miranda and Aliosky Garcia Sosa.  The veil or veiling speaks of disguise, mask and pretense.  The works of Aliosky Garcia-Sosa and Ibrahim Miranda are imbued with the pretense of meaning, veiled is symbolism. Their images serve as lexicon and...

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Line Dancing Workshop

May 1, 2016 - Dec 25, 2016

This event occurs weekly on Sunday.

LEARN HOW TO LINE DANCE!! If you can walk, you can line dance!  Professional and patient instructor...not just country - we dance to all genres of music.  No partner required!!  Great exercise for both the body and the mind....all levels, beginners ALWAYS welcome, come early: Absolute beginner lessons 5-6 Advanced beginner/Intermediate lessons 6-8 FUN, FUN,...

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Bernstein and Haydn Concert to be Presented by GMChorale on May 1

May 1, 2016

GMChorale invites you to join them on Sunday, May 1, 2016, at 5 pm for their performance of two stirring masterpieces, Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms and Joseph Haydn’s Nelson Mass (Missa in Angustiis), at The Performing Arts Center, 200 LaRosa Lane, Middletown, CT. Under the baton of Artistic Director Joseph D’Eugenio, the Chorale will be accompanied by the New Haven...

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