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1:22 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

Stonington Company Designs Traditional Harpsichords For Modern Musicians

Harpsichord made at the Zuckermann workshop in 2006 and recently refurbished for a performance.
Credit Rhonda Miller

For more than 40 years, Zuckermann Harpsichords International has operated in the seaside village of Stonington in southeastern Connecticut. It’s a small business that restores vintage harpsichords and builds new ones.

The keyboard instrument played a vital role in the development of Baroque music between the 16th and 18th centuries. But the musicians and craftspeople at Zuckermann's want to bring the harpsichord into the 21st century.

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Lear's sitcoms broke new ground in the '70s
6:45 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

A Talk with TV Iconoclast Norman Lear

Norman Lear brought unexpected depth to sitcoms. He says, "Comedy always sits right next to tragedy."
Credit Alex J. Berliner / ABImages

Connecticut native Norman Lear changed the face of TV. And he did it in part by changing the faces on TV.

On his groundbreaking sitcoms, he brought us the bigoted Archie Bunker of All in the Family, a brash feminist in Maude, the upwardly mobile African-American The Jeffersons, and the struggling Black family in the projects of Good Times—and that’s just to name a very few.

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Ukraine
5:35 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Ukrainian cultural curator in Stamford watching events in birthland closely

Lubow Wolynetz, 75, of the Ukrainian Museum and Library in Stamford, Conn. holds a picture of an Ukrainian hero and anti-occupation activist, poet Taras Shevchenko. The museum is organizing an exhibit to celebrate the bicentennial year of his birth.
Kaomi Goetz

The political unrest in the Ukraine is being closely watched by Ukrainian immigrants in Connecticut and New York. Lubow Wolynetz, 75, of the Ukrainian Museum and Library  in Stamford, Conn. says she has mixed feelings about her birth country being in the news.  

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