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"Arsenic and Old Lace," being staged by Flock, was spurred by a true crime story

Here's a based-on-a-true-story fact that you might not know: the classic comedy "Arsenic and Old Lace," about little old ladies who poison little old men, was inspired by an actual case in Windsor, Connecticut.

J.K. Rowling announces 8th Harry Potter book

When die-hard “Harry Potter” fans first heard that J.K. Rowling was writing a sequel to her beloved seven-part series, they couldn’t wait to get their hands on the book. Then they realized the sequel wasn’t going to be a book at all — it was a play.

CarLean, Jim Carpenter celebrate new albums at O'Neill Theater Center

Roots acts The CarLeans and Jim Carpenter and the Hoolios celebrate new albums Saturday in a show at the O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford.

Former members of The Band carry on the legacy in show at The Kate

The Weight, a group featuring former members of The Band and various offshoots, perform music of the legendary group Saturday in Old Saybrook's The Kate.

Pop star Enrique Iglesias performs at Foxwoods

Ever mindful of children in need, pop singer Enrique Iglesias performs two shows at Foxwoods - and will get some love from kids helped by his charitable efforts.

No Mind, Christiine Salazar and more offer musical birthday greetings Friday at the Strange Brew Pub in Norwich.

No Mind, Christiine Salazar and more offer musical birthday greetings Friday at the Strange Brew Pub in Norwich.

Julie Rhodes and the Union Band hit New London for a Friday show at the Oasis Pub

Julie Rhodes and the Union Band, releasing their debut album, "Bound to Meet the Devil," hit New London for a Friday show at the Oasis Pub. Daphne Lee Martin and Francis Lombardi are also on the bill.

Bust a move at Mohegan Sun Wolf Den

What will you be hearing in the Mohegan Sun Wolf Den on Saturday? Why, it's the soundtrack of the 1980s.

Poetry at the Hygienic

Whether your poetry is inspired by Rudyard Kipling or Maya Angelou, Hallmark cards or Dante's Divine Comedy, there's room for you at Hygienic Poets.

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A starman waiting in the sky

The week after David Bowie’s death on Jan. 10, staff at a local radio station called Studio Brussels said they, along with Belgian astronomers at MIRA Public Observatory in Grimbergen, Belgium, registered a new constellation in his honor.

Rick’s List: Boring Food-as-Entertainment edition

I suppose there are worse habits. But it’s still a bit disconcerting how many different shows we regularly devour on The Food Network.