Friday, May 2 2014

Format: 2015/01/26

Friday, May 2 2014

Greasy Luck! The Whaling World of the Charles W. Morgan

In celebration of the relaunching of the last surviving wooden whaleship, Lyman Allyn presents Greasy Luck! The Whaling World of the Charles W. Morgan.

The exhibition, which runs from September 21 through June 8, 2014, will look at how whaling—its myths and reality, risk and reward—left its mark on Connecticut and American identity.

In the 1800s, friends and family gathered on the docks to wish “greasy luck” for a successful voyage to departing whaleships.


To most people, whales were mysterious creatures.  Yet whaling was big business.


The thousands of barrels of oil the whalers brought home made ports like New London and Mystic some of the wealthiest places in the young nation, supporting a wide array of dockside occupations.


Music Haven Photo Exhibit at New Haven Lawn Club

 April 23 through May 3, 2014

Music Haven Photo Exhibit at New Haven Lawn Club
New Haven Lawn Club, 193 Whitney Ave., New Haven
View inspiring photos of Music Haven musicians taken by photographer Kathleen Cei between 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through May 3, 2014.
On April 23 at 5 p.m., join us for an opening night reception with live music from Music Haven students and light refreshments.
The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.
For more info on Music Haven, visit or call 203-745-9030.

Damn Yankees – The Red Sox Version

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" — but watch out for "Whatever Lola Wants."

April  11-June 21, 2014

Wed/Thurs 2:00 & 7:30, Fri 8:00, Sat 3:00 & 8:00, Sunday 2:00 & 6:30



Wesleyan Cell Ensemble Concert

Wesleyan cellists perform ensemble and solo music from Johann Sebastian Bach to Georges Bizet and beyond under the direction of Private Lessons Teacher Julie Ribchinsky.


Weslyan Taiko Concert

Beginning, intermediate, and advanced students in the Taiko Drumming Ensemble perform the thunderous and exhilarating rhythms of Japanese Taiko drumming under the direction of Visiting Instructor in Music Barbara Merjan.

Several dynamic styles will be showcased, demonstrating both traditional and contemporary Taiko repertoire.


Spring Dance Concert

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


Graduate Concert-Cristopher Ramos Flores

A graduate music recital by Cristohper Ramos Flores, “Interactive Sound Maze.”


Bobby Valentine discusses Baseball at the Trumbull Library

Join us for Bobby's colorful impressions, opinions, and memories from all of baseball: high school, college and professional; managerial and media! Drop in.

For more information about Trumbull ‘s One Book One Town book selection and event schedule visit here.



Mari Skarp-Bogli: Architecture of A Memory

Reception on Tuesday, April 8th, 6:00-7:30 pm
Mari Skarp-Bogli’s “Architecture of a Memory” addresses the subject of memory and its operation within the human brain. Her paintings, sculpture and interactive drawings employ abandoned locations, discarded materials and objects that transmit associations of loss, abandon and decay. These works are assemblages of memory evoking relics of attics, basements, barns and the garages of home in as much as representations of the physiological, psychological and neurological functions they interpret.
Skarp-Bogli earned her M.F.A. from Maine College of Art and B.F.A.’s in both painting and sculpture from the University of Hartford. She is an adjunct art instructor at Tunxis Community College and at the University of Hartford. See more of her work at

Pegasus Gallery is located within the library on the first floor of Chapman Hall
Hours: Monday - Thursday 9am-8pm, Friday 9am-4pm & Saturday 10am-4pm, when classes are in session.

For more information please contact:
Matthew Weber, Art Curator
860.343.5806, [email protected]


Men are From Mars- Women Are From Venus LIVE!

Men Are From Mars – Women Are From Venus LIVE!, the one-man fusion of theatre and stand-up starring Peter Story and based on the New York Times #1 best-selling book of the last decade by John Gray, is coming to The Bushnell! Moving swiftly through a series of vignettes, the show covers everything from dating and marriage to the bedroom

After beginning in Paris in 2007, Men are From Mars–Women are From Venus LIVE! has been seen by more than one million people around Europe. It debuted in the United States in February 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina and will be playing to audiences around the United States and Canada throughout the year. This hysterical show will have couples elbowing each other all evening as they see themselves on stage. Sexy and fast paced, this show is definitely for adults, but will leave audiences laughing and giggling like little kids!

Starring in this theatrical comedy is PETER STORY. Peter has appeared in primetime shows on all three major networks--some of his favorite credits include CSI (directed by Quentin Tarantino), Without a Trace, Ugly Betty and recurring roles on Jay Leno’s The Tonight Show and Rob Lowe’s The Lyon’s Den. He stars opposite Steve Guttenberg in the cheesy horror film, Cornered, and can be seen opposite Weed’s Elizabeth Perkins in the hilarious short, Le Chat Est Mort. He is a proud alum of the New Harmony Project and an avid storyteller with The Moth. Peter's story of how he and his wife won a dream wedding competition was just featured nationally on NPR’s The Moth Radio Hour, a show featuring the country's best storytellers.





Legally Blonde The Musical

 Legally Blonde The Musical

April 24 - May 4, 2014

Book by  Heather Hach Music and Lyrics by  Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin Based on the Novel by Amanda Brown and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Motion Picture Main Stage Series
Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre

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OMIGOD, You Guys!  The international award-winning hit Legally Blonde The Musical is coming to Connecticut Repertory Theatre. College sweetheart and homecoming queen Elle Woods can handle anything. So when her boyfriend, Warner, dumps her for someone “serious” she decides to follow him to Harvard Law School and win him back. Case closed.  With some help from newfound friends and her Chihuahua Bruiser, Elle proves that being true to yourself never goes out of style. This all singing, all dancing romantic comedy is about knowing who you are and celebrating what you’ve got! Legally Blonde The Musical, based on the hit film starring Reese Witherspoon, will be directed and choreographed by Gerry McIntyre, winner of the 2013 Connecticut Critics Circle Award for Best Choreography for CRT’s production of Hairspray. Legally Blonde The Musical is the most fabulous musical around. The verdict? This much fun shouldn’t be legal!

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ThursdayApril 24, 7:30 pm - Preview

FridayApril 25, 8:00 pm - Opening Night

SaturdayApril 26, 2:00 pm

SaturdayApril 26, 8:00 pm

WednesdayApril 30, 7:30 pm

ThursdayMay 1, 7:30 pm

FridayMay 2, 8:00 pm

SaturdayMay 3, 8:00 pm

SundayMay 4, 2:00 pm


OIL + WATER Group Show

Kehler Liddell Gallery is pleased to present its spring group show, OIL + WATER, from Thursday, April 24 through Sunday, May 25, with an Opening Reception on Friday, May 9 from 6pm - 9pm, and several events coordinated with Westville’s 17th annual ArtWalk on May 10: Art Yard Tag Sale, Children’s Event: Oil and Water Painting. The show will feature work by all 25 Kehler Liddell Gallery member artists. This unique collaboration of the Gallery's painters, photographers, sculptors, and installation artists presents diverse interpretations of these icons of opposites—oil and water. The Gallery is located at 873 Whalley Avenue in New Haven, Connecticut. Gallery hours are Thursday through Friday from 11:00am - 4:00pm: Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am - 4:00pm. For more information, visit our website,, or call 203.389.9555.


Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum to Launch Young Writers' Competition in Area Schools

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is launching a Young Writers' Competition among students from area schools to encourage creative thinking and writing and introduce mid-to-late 19th century history and the arts to tomorrow's museum audiences.

Steve Berry, New York Times best selling author (#1 internationally) and his wife Elizabeth are the creators of the History Matters foundation dedicated to historic preservation. Berry will work with LMMM's educators and judge the finalists in a contest that will culminate in the awards presentation at the Museum's Opening Night Gala on October 18, 2014, with cash and other prizes.

"This is a great way to introduce students to this magnificent National Historic Landmark," said Patsy Brescia, LMMM Chairman of the Board of Trustees. "A writing competition is a creative and educational way for students to explore the Museum's great history and architecture, while honing their writing skills."

LMMM Educators dressed in period costume will meet with teachers and students in the classrooms, and introduce the Mansion in a PowerPoint presentation followed by a visit to the museum, where students can draw ideas and inspiration for their story. 

Trustee Haroldo Williams, chair of the Education Committee said, "I am a firm believer that this kind of experiential learning can be a great way to understand history and appreciate the arts in a deeper and more meaningful way."

Competition requirements include a mystery story with the Mansion as the backdrop, taking place between 1868 and 1900, which needs to be between 500-800 words for third grade students and 2,500 words or less for eighth graders. The Museum will also explore the possibility of adapting the award winning stories into a performance feature at the museum in the near future.

"I am truly grateful to Steve Berry for lending his enormous talent to help us launch the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum's first writing competition in our schools," said Executive Director Susan Gilgore. "I hope this is the beginning of a new and exciting educational program for students at the Mansion." For more information on the competition and the Education Program please visit our website at or call Joy Romeo, LMMM Volunteer Coordinator at (203) 838-9799, ext. 119 or email [email protected]. Limited availability based on a first come, first serve basis.

The Museum's 2014 cultural and educational programs are made possible in part by generous funding from LMMM's Founding Patrons: The Estate of Cynthia Clark Brown; The Museum's Distinguished Benefactors: Klaff's, The Xerox Foundation, and The Maurice Goodman Foundation; LMMM Sustainers: Spinnaker Real Estate Partners. Gala and Young Writer's Competition Sponsors: M.F. DiScala & Co. The Museum's Education Program is made possible in part by the Fairfield County Community Foundation.

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is a National Historic Landmark. For More information on schedules and programs please visit, email [email protected], or call (203) 838-9799.


Improv Cage Match at Playhouse on Park

WEST HARTFORD-The final battle has arrived! The 2014 Improv Cage Match series concludes at Playhouse on Park. Two improv teams go head-to-head in a comical showdown, where the audience decides the winner! This is the last of six matches, as part of a collaboration between Playhouse on Park, Hole in the Wall Theater, and Hot Cocco Productions.


The two competing teams for the evening will be Sea Tea Improv of Hartford and The Great Make Believe Society of Middletown. Trained by the Hartford Stage Company, the members of Sea Tea Improv specialize in both shortform and longform improvisation, and were the winners of last year’s Cage Match. Founded in 2012, The Great Make Believe Society uses improv to help audiences be in the moment and celebrate life.


The final Improv Cage Match takes place May 2nd at 8:00 pm. Tickets are priced at $10, general admission. This is a BYOB event. For more information, call 860-523-5900 x10 or visit









(March 27, 2014)--- The City of Hartford’s Marketing, Events, & Cultural Affairs Division (MECA) in the Department of Development Services announces “To Remember & Understand” art exhibition dedicated to all the immigrants that traveled from Italy to Hartford and throughout Connecticut.  The exhibition designed to recount and share stories of the migration from Southern Italy to Hartford, through a photo and memorabilia exhibit.  The exhibition examines the past as it is woven into present day Hartford and its future.


The exhibition takes place at the City of Hartford managed Pump House Gallery (Bushnell Park) located 60 Elm Street, Hartford, CT.  A free and open to the public opening reception for the exhibit will take place on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, from 5:00pm – 7:00pm with refreshments and live entertainment featuring a musical performance by Bruno Cerati Band.  The exhibition will run through June 13, 2014, Gallery Hours are Monday – Thursday, 11:00am – 2:00pm


The exhibition is made possible through the collaboration of  the City of Hartford, MECA, Casa Emigranti Italiani, Museo del Tessuto e Casa Dell'Emigrante of Canicattini Bagni and Il Museo della Civilta' Contadina Iblea of Floridia in Italy.


Pump House Gallery Exhibition: “To Remember & Understand”

Contact Information:  

·         Curator, City of Hartford, MECA

Andres Chaparro, 860-757-4895, [email protected]


·         Organizer, Casa Emigranti Italiani

Paul Pirrotta, 860-559-7137, [email protected]  


Interpreting Old Bones: Art and Science Give New Meaning to Remains Found on New Haven Green

The New Haven Museum offers an exhibition pairing powerful interpretive art created by seven well-known Connecticut artists with scientific analysis by noted bioarchaeologists in “Nothing is Set in Stone: The Lincoln Oak and the New Haven Green,” an informative and revelatory tribute to the historic Lincoln Oak on the New Haven Green. In October 2012, winds from Hurricane Sandy toppled the mighty oak—planted in 1909 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Lincoln’s birth—revealing human skeletal remains in the tree’s exposed roots and creating an enigmatic story that captured the imagination of the entire country. The exhibition runs through November 2, 2014.

For the artistic portion of “Nothing is Set in Stone: The Lincoln Oak and the New Haven Green,” area artists were invited to use branches, limbs, or pieces of the trunk of the Lincoln Oak to interpret the history of the tree and the discovery of the skeletal remains beneath it. The exhibit includes two works by noted Hamden sculptor, Susan Clinard, who says of her Lincoln Oak sculpture, Of the Same Branch; Portraits of the Civil War, 2014:

“I found a long branch from the Lincoln oak and wanted to tie the human experience together by sculpting several seemingly very different people from the civil war era from the same branch…to show a slave family and a Yankee and Confederate soldier. I looked at hundreds of civil war photographs and drew inspiration from the many hazy images I saw; trying to offer up each their story.”

The other artists included in the exhibition are Lani Asuncion, Erich Davis, Michael Quirk, Jeff Slomba, Rachael A. Vaters-Carr and Alison Walsh. The collected works include mixed-media sculpture and video.

The scientific component of the exhibition consists of the results of the on-going archaeological analysis of human remains recovered from the site. Photo panels describe the remains—including bones, teeth, hair and tissue—and how they were used to determine the gender and approximate ages of those whose remains were unearthed in October, 2012, and offer hypotheses on health and disease issues of the interred. The contents of two time capsules found at the site of the fallen Lincoln Oak are also on display. The research shared in the “Nothing is Set in Stone” exhibition was conducted by G. P Aronsen, K. A. Williamson, and Y. Tonoike (Yale University); N. I. Bellantoni (UConn); G. Conlogue & N. Pelletier (Quinnipiac University); J. Krigbaum (U. Florida); and L. Fehren-Schmitz (UCSC). Historical research was provided by J. Schiff (Yale University) J. Bischoff-Wurstle, and J. Campbell (New Haven Museum).

“It’s exciting to innovate new ways of interpreting New Haven history,” says New Haven Museum Director of Photo Archives Jason Bischoff-Wurstle, who coordinated the exhibition. “Thanks to the vision of those who contributed, this exhibition uses unconventional elements to document one of the city’s most colorful historic chapters.”  

The New Haven Green was used as a burying ground throughout Colonial times and until 1812. The Lincoln Oak was planted in 1909 by local members of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) —an organization of Civil War veterans--in honor of President Abraham Lincoln. In 2012, the uprooted tree revealed several surprises including two time capsules buried in 1909 by members of the GAR, and the remains of several 18th-century residents of New Haven.

“One hundred fifty years later, President Lincoln and the Civil War continue to fascinate us,” says New Haven Museum Executive Director Margaret Anne Tockarshewsky. “We expect that the public may have a strong response to both the artists’ interpretations and the findings of the scientists who continue to examine the remains found beneath the Lincoln Oak.”

The New Haven Museum was gifted with the contents of the time capsules uprooted by the Lincoln Oak by The Committee of the Proprietors of the Common and Undivided Lands of New Haven, and a sampling of the artifacts is on display at the Museum.

The research was supported by The Committee of the Proprietors of the Common and Undivided Lands in New Haven; Yale University, Department of Anthropology; and Connecticut State Museum of Natural History and Archaeology Center, University of Connecticut.

“Nothing is Set in Stone” follows a panel discussion at the New Haven Museum on October 31, 2013, which revealed the initial findings of the team of scientists charged with investigating the human remains and time capsules discovered on the Green. The panel is expected to reconvene and present concluding details of the team’s research in late October, 2014, coinciding with the two-year anniversary of the toppling of the Lincoln Oak.



7:00 PM A Festival of Catholic High School Choirs

Four Catholic High School Choirs (East Catholic, Northwest Catholic, Sacred Heart, and Saint Paul Catholic) will unite under the direction of noted organist and choir director Gabriel Löfvall for a performance of Gabriel Fauré’s much-loved Requiem in the amazing acoustics of Hartford’s Cathedral of Saint Joseph. In addition to his duties as organist/choirmaster at Saint Patrick-Saint Anthony’s Church in Hartford, Mr. Löfvall is also the artistic director of Chorus Angelicus and Gaudeamus. In great demand as a choral clinician and adjudicator, Sacred Sounds and the students participating in this festival are fortunate to have the opportunity to work with this enthusiastic and gifted young conductor. Also appearing on the program is internationally renowed organ recitalist Giampaolo Di Rosa. Familiar to audiences the world over for his incredible skills as an improviser, Di Rosa will be performing Edward Elgar’s Sonata in G Major, Op. 28, and improvisations on audience-submitted themes.

Ample secure parking is available. There is no admission charge to any of the concerts at the Cathedral, but a free-will offering is gratefully accepted.


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Start the iPhone configuration Power With Whatsapp

Whatsapp is among the most widely used application for smartphones. Formally, it's just feasible to set up. Whatsapp on the pill with 3G performance Several don't realize that it's additionally feasible to obtain and deploy Whatsapp on a number of other pills, such as the iPad. In this essay we trigger Whatsapp on an iPad and clarify how it's feasible to set up.

Browse the suggestion: deploy Whatsapp in your Android pill.

Deploy and to be able to obtain the Whatsapp application on an iPad you have to execute some actions.

The next actions affect the consumer 's own danger. Always be certain that you simply have supported your iPad back-up. Wherever iTunes is mounted creating a copy of one's iPad may connect with a Computer.

Because it is made for telephones the Whatsapp software could be. Not mounted in your iPad through the state stations your iPad utilize and to set up is needed by you'll. Whatsapp in your iPad first you are able to omit this task in the event that you 've actually supply your iPad.

You'll need certainly to purchase the application anyway, even though putting Whatsapp in your iPad is performed with a low - standard method. Because you can't discover in iTunes on an iPad, you certainly can do this via a pc. Whatsapp probable Whatsapp presently costs 89 cents a yr to utilize.

Returning towards the iPad. You should use Cydia as a substitute towards the Apple Appstore. This software that you simply deploy in your iPad. This application isn't the Whatsapp software itself, but an application that works some activity therefore unseen Whatsapp in a later-stage in your iPad would be to utilize and also to deploy. Whatsapp install in your iPad

You've Whatsapp bought within iTunes on the pc. Today you have to spot the iPad the application. the iPhone Setup Power, that you may obtain or install is used by us. In your Windows Laptop or Mac Download iPhone Setup Power 3.5 for Mac OS-X or even the iPhone Setup Power 3.6 for Windows.

Link your iPad having a wire towards the pc. Start the iPhone configuration Power and include the Whatsapp application towards the checklist.