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Premium Content Chef Tomm’s kitchen turns out more than good eats

Gone are the days when the only culinary instruction in schools was a segment of a home economics class, which taught students the basics of cooking and baking in a home kitchen.

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Bourbon production reaches high point since ’70s

Kentucky bourbon makers are making a big bet by stashing away their largest stockpiles in more than a generation.

NBC’s Brian Williams taking on new competition

Wearing shades as he walked back to work following a pizza lunch recently, Brian Williams ducked into Rockefeller Center and passed a tour guide who noted the celebrity sighting to his group: "Ladies and gentlemen, there's Tom Brokaw."

OutCT hosts second Pride at the Beach Festival on Saturday

Premium Content On Saturday, Ocean Beach Park in New London will be transformed into a fun-filled, super-charged festival with activities and performances as diverse as the people who are expected to attend when OutCT hosts the New London Pride Festival for the second summer running.


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Josi Davis plays Live Lunch Break

Josi Davis stars today in New London's Hygienic Art Park as the latest presentation of The Day's Live Lunch Break concert series.

A versatile singer/multi-instrumentalist, Davis is probably best known for "The Evolution of Love," a nouveau...

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Don Pardo, iconic voice of ‘SNL,’ grew up in Norwich

Few would recognize his face, but most knew Don Pardo's voice: the booming baritone that for nearly four decades heralded “Saturday...

'Nashville' goes live in new season premiere

"Nashville" has made a successful side business out of the music from the show, with four collections of soundtracks that have sold a...

Capaldi gets New York welcome at ‘Who’ premiere

Peter Capaldi knew he was in New York on Thursday the minute he stepped out of a classic yellow cab that drove him to the...


Elisabeth Moss is more than Peggy Olson

Elisabeth Moss, best known as Peggy Olson, "Mad Men's" buttoned-up but ambitious secretary-turned-copywriter, smiles with her whole face...

Publicist: Casey Kasem to be buried in Norway

The wife of Casey Kasem plans to bury the late radio personality in Norway - contrary to Kasem's desire to be interred in Los Angeles and...

Robin Williams' wife: He had Parkinson's disease

Los Angeles — Robin Williams was in the early stages of Parkinson's disease and was sober at the time of his...


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Premium Content Mexicali puts the fresh in Tex-Mex

Right from the start, it's damned good.

Premium Content It’s all good at BroadStreet Bar & Bistro

Every town has that place, the one you've been meaning to go to but haven't yet had the chance. Since its opening in February, BroadStreet Bar & Bistro has been that spot for me.


Premium Content New London hosts Food Truck Festival

Judging by the Food Network and the Cooking Channel - where 72 percent of their programming is now devoted to the cuisine and culture of food...

Make great salsa, no chopping or tomatoes required

We generally assume two things about salsa that we shouldn't.


'The Giver' arrives, after a two-decade journey

It was almost 20 years ago, and actor Jeff Bridges was searching for a movie project that would be a family affair - one in which he could direct his father, Lloyd, and that his children,...

Premium Content Helen Mirren does it all in 'The Hundred-Foot Journey’

The precisely passionate Madame Mallory - played by Mirren - is a dead-serious restaurateur obsessed with adding another Michelin star to the establishment she inherited from her husband years ago.


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Aduba, Janney among creative arts Emmy winners

Uzo Aduba is an Emmy winner for her breakout role as a prisoner known as "Crazy Eyes" in Netflix’s "Orange is the New Black."

Agent gives Hollywood edgy look with ‘real’ people

You couldn't miss Hollywood talent agent Sid Levin's office in the old days: It wasn't much bigger than a closet and it was sometimes filled with burglars, bank robbers and gang members,...


Premium Content Live Lunch Break Flashback - Josi Davis and Hot Damn!

Do you feel sad because you didn't see "Live Lunch Break" on Thursday in New London's Hygienic Art Park? We featured Josi Davis and Hot...

Not so lonely: Jack Antonoff spins off from fun.

Jack Antonoff is spinning off from his chart-topping band fun., but he's recruited some big-time backup for his solo side project: Yoko...


Premium Content Behind the 'Burning'

Derron Wood, executive artistic director of Flock Theatre, will speak on Friday, Aug. 22, at the Hempsted Houses in New London on the...


Premium Content Behind the scenes of ‘The Hero’

Model-maker Alan Burghardt will lead a discussion on The Hero, a 47-foot Mystic-built sloop, on Thursday at 5 p.m. at the Capt. Palmer House, 40...


Premium Content Essex Art Association marks end of season with two shows

Several years back, the Lyman Allyn Art Museum hosted an exhibit of black-and-white photographs of jazz musicians. In a similar vein, the...


Wilder memoir to give gritty view of prairie life

Laura Ingalls Wilder penned one of the most beloved children's series of the 20th century, but her forthcoming autobiography will show...

Premium Content A 'Tempting' book event in Old Lyme

Jane Green of Westport wrote her 14th novel, "Family Pictures," cozying up to the fireplace at the Bee & Thistle Inn in Old Lyme last...


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