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Norwich’s Chestnut Street Playhouse: Readying to reopen, holding first playwrights fest

The front of Chestnut Street Playhouse in Norwich has had all the windows and  window casings removed and rebuilt, and a garage door was installed to provide easier access to the workshop. Bricks were repointed on the front of the building as well, and there will be new window awnings and signage. All work was done by Mattern Construction. (Submitted)

This first annual playwrights festival is meant to serve as a fundraiser for the Chestnut Street Playhouse, to help it recover from the pandemic.

Latin Essence Jazz Group plays Hygienic Saturday

If there are two genres of music that might be hard to distill down to an "essence," it might be Latin and jazz. As such, it's understandable if you're mildly skeptical or — more optimistically — pleasantly intrigued by what might happen when a band calls itself Latin Essence Jazz...

Stars of stage's 'Wicked,' 'Mean Girls' sing at the O’Neill

Ginna Claire Mason & Mary Kate Morrissey in

This Sunday’s Gardening Gathering at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford will feature O’Neill alumna Mary Kate Morrissey, who will be joined by her best friend, teaching partner and past castmate Ginna Claire Mason. As Broadway opens this fall, Mason...

Hartford's Nikita plays Strange Brew Friday

Either Hartford's Nikita isn't quite sure what sort of band they want to be, or they know EXACTLY what they're doing. There are no wrong answers. One moment, they're riding the sort of smooth R&B wave that makes you think of Donnie Hathaway cruising on a surfboard across perfect...

Beach Boys, Neil Young tribute bands play The Kate

Sail On, a Beach Boys tribute band, comes to the Kate Saturday. (Submitted)

If you didn’t know we were heading into summer, here’s a definite sign: a Beach Boys tribute band is rolling out the hits at the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center on Saturday. Sail On is the name of the group, and you can bet there’ll be “Surfin’...

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For veteran bicyclist Kevin Burke, safety is a two-way street

As a member of Bike Stonington, a community organization that promotes bike access, bike safety and bike awareness, Kevin has made it his mission to keep fellow riders safe.

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