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12:02 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Submarine base chefs do battle

Naval Submarine Base chefs showing off their skills in competition.
Credit Brian Scott-Smith

Chefs at the submarine base in Groton, Connecticut competed on Thursday in a Food Network-style competition.  It was their version of the show Chopped, where chefs have to make meals from baskets of secret and sometimes strange ingredients against the stopwatch.

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Men beat Kentucky to win NCAA championship
10:03 am
Tue April 8, 2014

UConn! UConn! UConn!

Connecticut players celebrate after their 60-54 victory over Kentucky in the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Monday, April 7, 2014, in Arlington, Texas.
Credit AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez

The University of Connecticut men's basketball team defeated the University of Kentucky 60-54 on Monday night to win their fourth NCAA championship.

UConn guard Shabazz Napier was selected as the Most Outstanding Player at the Final Four after getting 22 points and six rebounds in the championship game.
 
 The Huskies' steely point guard outshined Kentucky's freshmen phenoms in the win. Napier and fellow backcourt mate Ryan Boatright controlled the tempo
and together outscored Wildcats twin guards Aaron and Andrew Harrison 36-15.
 
 Napier as a freshman won a national title on UConn's 2011 team led by another
star guard in Kemba Walker.

Back at the school's campus in Storrs, thousands of jubilant students celebrated the win.

The scene in Storrs as reported on WSHU's Morning Edition with Tom Kuser

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Championship game Monday night
10:07 pm
Sat April 5, 2014

UConn upsets Florida in NCAA semifinal

Connecticut head coach Kevin Ollie, Amida Brimah (35), Niels Giffey (5) and Ryan Boatright (11) cheer at a break against Florida during the first half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Arlington, Texas.
Credit AP/David J. Phillip

    

  Connecticut didn't wait for the final buzzer to beat Florida this time.

The Huskies, the seventh seed in the East Regional, had outstanding games on both ends of the court to beat overall No. 1 seed Florida 63-53 on Saturday night.

The win ended Florida's 30-game winning streak, which began after the Huskies beat the Gators 65-64 on Dec. 2 on a buzzer-beating jumper by Shabazz Napier.

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Musicians from Ravinia
12:56 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Treetops presents a bright future for classical music

Young musicians from Ravinia's Steans Institute

The fresh season of concerts presented by Stamford's Treetops Concert Music Society is in full swing.   On Sunday, April 6th, young musicians from Ravinia's Steans Institute will perform a concert of music by Haydn, Schubert, and contemporary composer David Ludwig's Aria Fantasy, inspired by Bach's Goldberg Variations.  Kate Remington talked with the pianist of the ensemble, Henry Kramer, about this exciting program.

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Stamford Symphony Orchestra
11:52 am
Tue April 1, 2014

Stamford Symphony finds Power in Simplicity

conductor Eckart Preu

On their concerts for April 5th and 6th

  , The Stamford Symphony Orchestra presents three pieces that get their powerful impact from their simplicity: Kodaly's Dances from Galanta, Dvorak's Violin Concerto, and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5.  Kate Remington talked with music director, Eckart Preu about how he found the surprising similarities in these pieces.  

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