Goodspeed hosts pet adoption event Saturday

Goodspeed Musicals, which is staging “Because of Winn Dixie” starring Bowdie as the title dog and Josie Todd as his owner, is holding a pet adoption event. (Photo by Diane Sobelewski)

Goodspeed Musicals is partnering with several animal welfare organizations for a Goodspeed Tails pet adoption awareness showcase from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, weather permitting. Multiple local pet adoption organizations will be on-campus for this pet adoption event. Shelters and...

In Orlando for a Disney vacation? Explore beyond the gates, too

The atrium at Anaheim Packing District, an upscale shopping center in the California city's downtown. (Visit Anaheim)

Can you have fun without lining the pockets of Mickey's ill-fitting red shorts? We sent a couple of reporters to find out.

Surfboard Yellow, Gentleman's Gray, Mizzle: How do paint companies name their hues?

Backdrop has 51 paint colors, chosen with the help of 100 friends, family and work associates from across the country. (Backdrop)

Sue Wadden, director of color marketing for Sherwin-Williams, said that in some cases a color name can be a tiebreaker. "In the past, all a name needed to do was describe a color — for example, bright pink. Today, however, we want consumers to connect with colors. So instead, that color...

Q&A: Laura Wilson of West Elm on setting up an outdoor living room

As corporate manager of West Elm's Design Crew, Laura Wilson trains and inspires crew members.




Rick's List — Naive Edition

The other evening at a dinner party, I made on offhand comment, something about, "Gosh, I don't see anything bad happening anywhere in this fine world of ours ever again." And one of the folks eating foie gras said,...

An Allagash River Adventure, Part I: Surviving squalls, wind and bugs on an exquisite, 90-mile wilderness river

Resplendent with churning rapids, sparkling lakes, dense forests and panoramic views of distant mountains, Maine’s Allagash Wilderness Waterway embodies a paddler’s paradise — except when you step ashore.



Upcoming concerts and shows

Buddy Guy — Nov. 15 at Garde; tickets on sale at noon today; $49-$79

Randy Rainbow — Nov. 9 at Garde; tickets on sale at noon today; $35-$55


Dwight Yoakam — Nov. 10 at Foxwoods' Fox Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $55, $70

Darlene Love — Nov. 29 at Foxwoods' Fox Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $45-$75

Pure Prairie League — Sept. 11 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $65-$100

Leslie Jones — Sept. 7 at College Street Music Hall, New Haven; tickets on sale now; $39-$59