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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
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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Market Place, A Danbury Farm-To-Table Hotspot, Opens New Location in Woodbury

Market Place, A Danbury Farm-To-Table Hotspot, Opens New Location in Woodbury

The new restaurant seeks to build on the reputation of the original Market Place in Danbury which opened two years ago and has been attracting foodies ever since.

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Greenwich Restaurant Week Nov. 13 to 19 Looks Super Yummy

Greenwich Restaurant Week Nov. 13 to 19 Looks Super Yummy

Greenwich Restaurant Week runs from Nov. 13 to 19 and promises to be one of the most luxe and delicious promotions in Connecticut.

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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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Necessary Voices: Storytelling in Verité Documentary Films

Nov 20, 2014

Please join us for "Storytelling in Verité Documentary Films" with Monica Lange, an award-winning television producer and filmmaker, for the University of Bridgeport's next Necessary Voices event. Using film clips from her current work, Lange will explain the process of storytelling in documentaries -- how filmmakers shape the raw footage of filmed real life...

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Stamford Museum & Nature Center Facility Use

Nov 20, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014

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

September 1 – December 31, After 5pm For a truly unique and memorable venue, host your event or meeting on the picturesque 118-acre former estate of Henri Bendel. With a working farm, handicapped accessible woodland trails, observatory, interactive art gallery and planetarium, the Stamford Museum & Nature Center is the ideal spot for your next company outing, off-site...

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Kidcity Third Thursdays

Nov 20, 2014 - May 15, 2015

This event occurs monthly, on the third Thursday of January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December.

Kidcity is an artist-created space for hands-on imagination play for kids ages 1 to 8 and their favorite grownups.  Free admission on the Third Thursday Evening of every month from 5 to 7 pm. (Regular admission $8)

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Music Haven presents “Rush Hour Concert III”

Nov 20, 2014

Wind down after work with a 40-min. show and a glass of a wine. Explore Mozart’s “B-flat Duo for Violin and Viola” in a relaxed setting, and discover what makes the music brilliant.   Music Haven   117 Whalley Ave., New Haven, CT   Admission: $8  

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Creative Hands-on Control with your 35mm DSLR Camera - Ronald Zincone

Nov 20, 2014 - Dec 5, 2014

Is your DSLR camera stuck in “auto-everything” mode because you’re not sure how to use all its features? Instructor Ronald Zincone can lead you to whole new levels of confidence and creativity in this four-part introductory course. Students will learn all the important basic functions of their camera and begin to delve into the art and science of 35mm digital photography. If...

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Creative Content Concert

Nov 20, 2014

The Happening 14: students in Music 459 “Materials and Principles of Jazz Improvisation I,” under the direction of drummer and Private Lessons Teacher Pheeroan akLaff, interact with the campus community and confines. Not to be confused with a parade of dreams fulfilled or fantasies driven to burst. Your presence is encouraged. 

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Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn

Nov 20, 2014 - Dec 4, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Wednesday and Thursday.

Happy holidays! Check into the tuneful world-premiere musical about a Connecticut farmhouse transformed into a jubilant nightspot — but only on holidays. From Valentine's Day to the Fourth of July, Thanksgiving to Christmas, expect a cornucopia of hit songs by Irving Berlin in a dance-dizzy romance based on the classic film that first starred Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby. Raise a...

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Barefoot in the Park (play)

Nov 20, 2014 - Nov 22, 2014

It has been 51 years since Neil Simon’s Barefoot in the Park opened on Broadway, where it ran for 4 years and was Simon’s longest running hit. This expertly crafted comedy straddles the divide between the comfortable 1950’s and the chaotic late 1960s. A newlywed couple and a middle-aged pair hilariously wrestle with the conflict between responsibility and spontaneity, as well as a long...

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Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn

Nov 20, 2014 - Dec 4, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Wednesday and Thursday.

Happy holidays! Check into the tuneful world-premiere musical about a Connecticut farmhouse transformed into a jubilant nightspot — but only on holidays. From Valentine's Day to the Fourth of July, Thanksgiving to Christmas, expect a cornucopia of hit songs by Irving Berlin in a dance-dizzy romance based on the classic film that first starred Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby. Raise a glass of...

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Puccini, Virtue & Redemption

Nov 20, 2014

Christopher THEOFANIDIS               Virtue (NHSO Co-Commission)         Giacomo PUCCINI                             Suor Angelica                           William BOUGHTON, conductor Tony ARNOLD, soprano Yale Opera   Puccini’s Suor Angelica and Theofanidis’ newly commissioned Virtue explore themes...

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