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State Funds 18 New Britain Arts Programs

By at July 29, 2011 | 9:20 am |

State Funds 18 New Britain Arts Programs

The Greater New Britain Arts Alliance has announced the award of 18 grants to New Britain area arts organizations. The $60,000 grant program was made possible by State of Connecticut Directed Local Funds administered by the Commission on Culture and Tourism. According to Eugene Tellier, GNBAA President, “The purpose of these grants was to strengthen the arts more...

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NBMAA Hosts Annual Art of Wine and Food

By at July 19, 2011 | 9:00 am |

NBMAA Hosts Annual Art of Wine and Food

For one night every year, the worlds of American art, fine wine and choice cuisine come together as one. The Art of Wine and Food presented by Farmington Bank, is New Britain Museum of American Art’s (NBMAA) premier fall fundraising event. The exquisite evening generates essential funding for the Museum’s educational programming. The 8th annual event will take place more...

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New Britain Artists’ CO-OP to Present Science Fiction and Fantasy Show

By at July 18, 2011 | 9:00 am |

New Britain Artists’ CO-OP to Present Science Fiction and Fantasy Show

“As Above, So Below: A Showing of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Cosmic Themed Art” opens in the Downtown Gallery at 66 West Main Street, New Britain, on Wednesday, July 20 with a reception that is free and open to the public from 5 to 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served. The Downtown Gallery is located on the ground floor of the New Britain Artists’ CO-OP building. more...

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New Britain Youth Theater to Perform “I Know I Saw Gypsies”

By at July 15, 2011 | 7:55 am |

New Britain Youth Theater to Perform “I Know I Saw Gypsies”

New Britain Youth Theater will perform its first NBYT Teen Company production, I KNOW I SAW GYPSIES, on July 29 and 30 in the Recital Hall of Trinity-on-Main Performance Center in downtown New Britain. The play consists of several short pieces written by high school playwrights and adapted by Tom Erhard. It deals with subjects such as lack of popularity, prejudice, more...

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BE’KAH CD Release Concert Live at Trinity-on-Main

By at July 8, 2011 | 8:55 am |

BE’KAH CD Release Concert Live at Trinity-on-Main

Over the past several years, thousands upon thousands have experienced Trinity-on-Main’s incredible live entertainment from all spectrums of the arts circle. Downtown New Britain’s premiere location for LIVE entertainment has showcased everything from sold out comedy show, nationally recognized cover bands and opera shows, award-winning musicals, family shows and more...

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The Main Street Singers Welcomes New Staff, Board Members

By at July 1, 2011 | 8:18 am |

The Main Street Singers Welcomes New Staff, Board Members

The Board of Directors of The Main Street Singers, a community of children’s voices founded in 2003 and in residence at South Church, 90 Main St., is pleased to announce the appointment of its new Interim Senior and Interim Junior Choir Directors for the 2011-2012 season. Kenneth Quesnel-Craig, Interim Senior Choir Director, has been a member of The Main Street more...

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Freedom Day Party Celebrated at the NBMAA Last Weekend

By at June 24, 2011 | 8:25 am |

Freedom Day Party Celebrated at the NBMAA Last Weekend

What is considered one of the most special nights of the year for New Britainites was observed on Friday, June 17 when the New Britain Museum of American Art hosted its annual gala Juneteenth Celebration. The modern architecture of the 43,000 sq. ft. Chase Family Building, constructed in 2006, served as the perfect venue for an event like this, whose patriotic roots are more...

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HITW New Season Announced; “Rough Crossing” Rough Viewing

By at June 17, 2011 | 8:35 am |

HITW New Season Announced; “Rough Crossing” Rough Viewing

On Friday June 10, during the intermission of Hole-in-the-Wall’s current production of Tom Stoppard’s comedy “Rough Crossing”, tongues were already wagging and spirits already soaring as patrons and ushers alike were eagerly anticipating the blockbuster season that the company had announced for 2011-2012. Things kick off in September with Shakespeare’s beloved more...

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“The Who’s Tommy” Rock Musical Coming To New Britain

By at June 17, 2011 | 8:30 am |

“The Who’s Tommy” Rock Musical Coming To New Britain

The Rock Musical “The Who’s Tommy” will be presented by the Phoenix Theater Company at Trinity-on-Main June 17-25. The show premiered on Broadway on April 22, 1993 and played for 899 performances. Book and music and lyrics are by Peter Townshend. Additional music and lyrics are by Keith Moon John Entwistle. The heart of the story is that Tommy’s dad, presumed more...

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Wine and Beer Tasting Event to Meet NBHS Football Coach

By at June 12, 2011 | 10:11 am |

Wine and Beer Tasting Event to Meet NBHS Football Coach

Come meet the newly appointed New Britain High School Football Coach Tebucky Jones on Saturday, June 18. The night features a Wine and Beer Tasting Event, sponsored by M & M on Discount Wines and Liquors at 22 Chamberlain Highway in Kensington, CT. The event is brought to you by New Britain Friends of Football at the VFW Hall on Veterans Drive in New Britain. There more...

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