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  • Communities across the country are hoping to get a piece of the $3 billion dollars set aside in recent federal legislation for projects that will protect coasts and shoreline communities, U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy from Connecticut is giving federal authorities some early feedback.
  • An evening filled with the warmth of the holidays and the legendary sound of the world’s greatest orchestra makes the perfect gift for music lovers of all ages!

    In the Christmas Mood features over 18 musicians and singers performing the songs everyone remembers and the ones we all look forward to at the happiest time of the year.

    Please join us for this spectacular new holiday show as the legendary Glenn Miller Orchestra rolls out their timeless hits also putting a twist on our favorite songs of the holiday season. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, Let It Snow, The Christmas Song (There's No Place Like) Home For The Holidays, Jingle Bells and Frosty The Snowman, are only some of the classics arranged and performed as only the Glenn Miller Orchestra can. We promise to keep you on your toes with all-time favourites like Chattanooga-Choo Choo, Moonlight Serenade, In the Mood and Pennsylvania 6-5000.
  • Powerhouse jazz vocalist Nicole Henry returns to celebrate the release of her new CD, Time to Love Again, an eclectic mix of jazz standards and reimagined pop tunes that showcases Henry’s soulful interpretations.

    This is Henry’s her 8th career CD and fourth to reach the TOP 10. Whether burning through a swing tune or gently caressing a ballad, Henry truly makes each song uniquely her own and is often favorably compared to Whitney Houston and Natalie Cole for her dynamic range, impeccable phrasing, and bluesy gospel style. Stephen Holden of The New York Times raved, "I had the sense of being in the presence of a pop-soul superwoman whose every gesture and inflection conveyed confidence and mastery." BroadwayWorld says, "So powerful is her charisma, so unique is her personality, so rich is her music, so abandoned is her joy that you can't watch her without being drawn in."

    Among her numerous accolades, Henry received the Soul Train Award for "Best Traditional Jazz Performance," "Best New Jazz Artist" by HMV Japan, and "Best Solo Musician" by the Miami New Times. She’s headlined in 20 countries and recorded and performed with artists such as Kirk Whalum, Gerald Clayton, Julian Lage, the Duke Ellington Orchestra, the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra and Michael Feinstein.

    As the UK Jazz Journal writes, "Very warmly recommended to those who like the real thing."
  • Join us for our 1st Annual Winter Craft Fair! Venders needed to fill our limited space! Space cost starts at $50 for enough space to place a 6 foot table (not included in price). If table is needed venders can rent table and chairs. We are also offering kids drop off for $10 for the first hour and $5 for each additional hour after. Kids can visit with Santa (approximate time TBD), write a letter to Santa, arts and craft activities, & more!
  • This hour on Where We Live, we hear from experts on the state of ARPA spending in Connecticut. How is money being used to support housing, education and infrastructure?
  • NPR's Rachel Martin talks to journalist and writer Lijia Zhang for analysis of the protests happening across China. She organized factory workers in China in the late 1980s.
  • A deadly fire in Urumqi, China, sparked the mass protests that are currently spreading across the country — with residents demanding democratic reform and an end to COVID-19 controls.
  • Amanda Ramirez claims it takes longer to make than the advertised 3.5 minutes and longer if you consider tearing off the lid, pouring in water and stirring the cheese sauce. She's seeking $5 million.
  • A spike in cases of respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, is straining hospitals across Massachusetts and forcing them to employ new strategies to cope with the wave of young patients.
  • President Bajram Begaj recognized Lipa, the daughter of Albanian immigrants, for her musical talents and contribution to spreading international awareness of Albania.