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10:22 am
Thu October 17, 2013

New Haven Symphony and The Great American Songbook

conductor Todd Ellison

The New Haven Symphony Orchestra visits The Great White Way with concerts Saturday, Oct 19th at Hamden Middle School and Sunday, Oct 20th at Shelton Middle School.  Todd Ellison, currently the music director of "Annie" on Broadway, will be on the podium for a program that includes hits from Gershwin's "Girl Crazy," as well as "Fiddler on the Roof," "Cabaret" and "Wicked."  Tony Award-winning singer Debbie Gravitte will be joining the orchestra as well.

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Stamford Symphony Orchestra
10:44 am
Wed October 2, 2013

Beethoven Takes Vienna By Storm

Beethoven was a confident, witty young man with his whole career ahead of him when he premiered his First Piano Concerto in Vienna.  It's on the season-opening concerts by the Stamford Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Eckart Preu at the Palace Theater Saturday, October 5th and Sunday, October 6th.  Listen in to Kate Remington's conversation with Eckart Preu.

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Tanning "addiction"
6:18 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

New Conn. law limits tanning bed use

Credit AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli

A recent study found that 1 in 7 people in Connecticut who have been diagnosed with skin cancer said they continued to use indoor tanning equipment after their diagnosis.

The study was by Yale University, and was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. It was part of the reasoning for a change to Connecticut law that took effect October 1st, restricting who can use indoor tanning equipment.

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Centenarian swimmer
9:00 am
Tue September 24, 2013

Marking 100th birthday with a swim for charity

Margaret Wachs was joined in the water by her daughter Elaine Matto, granddaughter Amy Weintraub, and great granddaughter Natalie Johaneson.
Alison Freeland

On an ordinary recent Friday at the Woodruff Family YMCA in Milford, Connecticut, Margaret Wachs got in the pool to swim 10 laps.  What was extraordinary was that it was her 100th birthday. 

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Jewish Life
2:32 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

Maritime Aquarium hosts first public sukkah in area for Jewish holiday

A sukkah at the Maritime Center in Norwalk.
Kaomi Goetz.

 Tonight at sundown marks the beginning of the Jewish  holiday, sukkot, or  Feast of the Tabernacle. For 7 to 8 days, Jews traditionally eat and rest in a temporary shelter called a sukkah. The first public sukkah in Fairfield County is already up at the Maritime Center in Norwalk. 

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