Category Archives: Art and Music

Connecticut’s American Mural Project

Launched in 2002 by artist Ellen Griesedieck, the American Mural Project (AMP) is creating the largest indoor collaborative artwork in the world—a mural 120 feet long, 48 feet high, and up to ten feet deep. The mural is a tribute to American workers and highlights what has defined the country over the last century. Nothing Read more…

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Americana Memories ~ College Pennants

Where did you go to college? Chances are Steven Melillo has a vintage pennant for your school. He is passionate about pennants and has named his company Americana Memories because he says “a lot of people consider college to be the best time of their lives. When people see a pennant from where they were in Read more…

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Put A Little Free Library In Your Town

Do you know about the Little Free Libraries that have been established around the world? There are about 50-thousand of them and counting. Rose Buckens of Morris and Jo Ann Jaacks of Litchfield are busy putting these mini cabinet-like libraries all over their community and soon there will be more than 30 of them. They’re in front Read more…

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The New Yorker Magazine Cartoonist, Liza Donnelly

Liza Donnelly has been a staff cartoonist at The New Yorker Magazine since 1982. She tells stories thru her drawings, some political, some not. Donnelly, who married at UCONN graduate, and who herself has an honorary doctorate from UCONN, is also now the resident CBS News cartoonist where she captures images for the network. Recently, she began Read more…

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Vintage-Inspired Watches Inspired By A Purple Heart Recipient From World War II

For more than a year, Brian Dunnigan has been working in secret with his business partner on a business, and now he’s going public with it in December 2016. It’s called Hawthorne Watch Company. The UCONN grad’s late Grandfather, Bernard Brown, with whom he was very close, was a watchmaker. He’s the catalyst for the company. “Bernie” Read more…

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Westport’s Olivia Porretta is Teaching Kids How To Be Smart Online

Olivia Porretta is a 17-year old animator from Westport, Connecticut. This Staples High School junior’s video called “Wise on the Web,” was selected to be featured on the national platform of AMAZE.org . AMAZE’s mission, is to teach 10 to 14 year olds about life thru animation. Topics include sex ed, relationships, and how to stay safe on the internet Read more…

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Identical Twin Recording Artists, Will & Anthony

They are a very handsome dynamic duo. Identical twin singers who are a throwback to the days of Frank Sinatra, Will and Anthony Nunziata. Their late Grandfather, Bill Wendell, was the announcer for years on “Late Night With David Letterman. Will and Anthony are real showmen, at the age of 33. They are funny together and have Read more…

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Its All About Judy Garland In Goodspeed’s “Chasing Rainbows”

This is the story behind Goodspeed‘s now-playing “Chasing Rainbows.” The production is about Judy Garland as a child actress up thru the point at which she lands the part of Dorothy in the “Wizard of Oz.” Creator, producer Tina Marie Casamento Libby and famed Judy Garland historian, author, John Fricke worked together for seven years go get Read more…

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Connecticut’s Chloe Lang and Michael Lombardi Team For Comic Series

There’s a lot of artistic talent in Connecticut…take for instance Newington’s Michael T Lombardi and Branford’s 14-year old Chloe Lang. Both are actors….Lombardi is also a writer, director and producer of a new online comedy series called “The Misadventures of Brooke and Carly” in which Lang co-stars. Lang is also a dancer and singer and has just released a Read more…

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Sennheiser Innovates Wireless Technology And The Famous Take Notice

It’s all about Sound at Sennheiser. The audio-giant family-owned company is based in Germany but it’s North American Headquarters just happens to be in Old Lyme, Connecticut. The 71-year old company today is know for its microphones, headphones and wireless technology. Sennheiser has won an Academy Award, an Emmy, a Grammy, all for its sound. The biggest recording Read more…

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