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Actress Glenn Close To Receive “Spirit of Katharine Hepburn” Award

Glenn Close to Receive 2nd Annual  Spirit of Katharine Hepburn Award   Old Saybrook, CT (May 25, 2017) Acclaimed actress Glenn Close has been named the recipient of the 2nd annual Spirit of Katharine Hepburn Award. The award, given by the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, is bestowed yearly upon an individual who embodies the 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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And The Oscar Goes To….Art Carney

 In 1975 actor Art Carney won an Oscar for the best performance by an actor for the movie “Harry And Tonto.” That year he was up against Albert Finney for the “Orient Express,” Dustin Hoffman for “Lenny,” Jack Nicholson in “Chinatown,” Al Pacino in “The Godfather, Part II.”               Read more…

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A Connecticut War Hero Turned Actor, Kevin Lacz

Kevin Lacz is an American hero from Middlefield, Connecticut who is now an actor. His movie “American Sniper”starring Bradley Cooper and directed by Clint Eastwood is nominated for 6 Academy Awards.  Lacz, a former navy seal, did two tours of duty in the middle east and was brought on to the movie to get the story right Read more…

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“Dame” Julie Andrews Is Directing In Connecticut

Talking to Mary Poppins? Maria Von Trapp? What a thrill this was to sit down and chat up “Dame” Julie Andrews, she received that honor from Queen Elizabeth in 2000, can you imagine? One does not think one would get such a chance, to just kind of hang out with a woman so revered but Read more…

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Connecticut’s Gem of a Place With a Movie Star Name

The clock outside the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center says it’s nearly time for a show. I spend a lot of time at The Kate because I’m a true believer in the arts. The world is a better place with theater and music and art and dance, and children’s shows and all need to be Read more…

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Connecticut’s Katharine Hepburn

Katharine Hepburn, there was nobody like her, probably never will be. Born in Hartford, Connecticut, Katharine Hepburn is still the record holder for the number of Academy Awards won. She brought home four. Only actress Meryl Streep has been nominated more times than Hepburn and for the record is closing in on Hepburn. Hepburn was Read more…

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