<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Dining, shopping and nightlife]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/entertainment/the-scene http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.com en-us Tue, 27 Jan 2015 07:30:11 -0500 Tue, 27 Jan 2015 07:30:11 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Penguin Plunge 2015]]> Sun, 25 Jan 2015 10:29:28 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/InRqkioJQfzifZusldOx-2-1232971963000.jpg
Several people will plunge into icy cold water Sunday in support of Special Olympics Connecticut.]]>
<![CDATA[Target Launches New Plus-Size Line]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:51:24 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/240*120/AVA+VIV+Header.jpg
Target has announced plans to unveil a new clothing line designed specifically for plus-size women. The line, expected to arrive in mid-February, was designed by Target's in-house design team and features...

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<![CDATA[Sad Monkey Consoled by Pal]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:08:30 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/012215+comforting+monkeys.jpg
Think you had a bad day? Try trading places with this sad little monkey.

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<![CDATA[Linkin Park Cancels Mohegan Sun Show]]> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 11:08:51 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Chester+Bennington+Edited.jpg
Linkin Park has canceled its national "Hunting Party" tour, including its Connecticut stop, after lead singer Chester Bennington injured himself.

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<![CDATA[CT's "American Sniper" Helps Vets With Film's Success]]> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 09:10:39 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Kevin+Lacz+Edited.jpg
Bradley Cooper may be the star of "American Sniper," which was the most popular film over the Martin Luther King Day weekend, but a Connecticut veteran starring alongside him as himself lived the story he...

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<![CDATA[Oreo Dresses Up for Valentine's Day With New Flavor]]> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 13:00:44 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/222*120/oreo+red+velvet+1200.jpg
Oreos are dressing up for Valentine’s Day. The treat dubbed “milk’s favorite cookie” has a new look and flavor, one that is popular among foodies—Red Velvet. The chocolate cookies are now red and have a...]]>
<![CDATA[Head to Mohegan for Sun WineFest This Weekend]]> Mon, 19 Jan 2015 15:33:59 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/wine_bottles_generic.jpg
It’s all about wine, beer and celebrity chefs at Mohegan Sun this weekend. The 12th annual Sun WineFest gets underway on Friday and continues through Sunday.

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<![CDATA[Students Can See "Selma" For Free This Weekend]]> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 17:54:14 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/%27Selma%27-Best-Drama.jpg
Connecticut movie theaters are offering some students a chance to see the new movie, "Selma" for free this weekend.]]>
<![CDATA[100 Cases of Beer at Your Door? There's an App for That]]> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 16:54:01 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Bud+Light+App.jpg
Just in time for Super Bowl Sunday, Anheuser-Busch has introduced a new app where beer lovers can get Bud Light delivered to their home in less than an hour. The free app "Bud Light Button" provides D.C.]]>
<![CDATA[Delta Makes Flight With 2 Passenger]]> Wed, 14 Jan 2015 16:26:27 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Empty-Plane.jpg
Legroom wasn't an issue for one Brooklyn man who was lucky enough to be one of only two passengers on-board a flight from Cleveland to New York City Monday morning.

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<![CDATA[Hartford Band Nominated for 2 New England Music Awards]]> Wed, 14 Jan 2015 08:45:09 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/West+End+Blend+Edited.jpg
Hartford-based band West End Blend is nominated for two New England Music awards.

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<![CDATA[Dave Matthews Band Comes to Hartford in June]]> Tue, 13 Jan 2015 13:30:46 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/181*120/Dave+Matthews+Band+Sleep+Train+9.5.14+%2839%29.jpg
Dave Matthews Band will be making a stop Hartford this June during the summer tour.

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<![CDATA[French Bulldog Struggles to Reclaim Bed From Cat]]> Wed, 07 Jan 2015 09:04:34 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Screen+Shot+2015-01-07+at+8.33.42+AM.png
A French bulldog named Pixel adorably struggles to reclaim its bed after a cat stole it away.
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<![CDATA["Flat White" Added to Starbucks Menu]]> Tue, 06 Jan 2015 16:08:22 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/0105-2015-FlatWhite.jpg
The "flat white" is going mainstream. Starbucks introduced Tuesday its own version of the flat white, a specialty coffee drink popular in Australia, New Zealand, and the U.K, but until now relatively unknown in...

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<![CDATA[Emerge Festival Comes to Hamden]]> Mon, 05 Jan 2015 15:56:16 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Emerge+Festival+Logo+1200.jpg
For the last two years, the Emerge Festival has raised money to help Connecticut touring musicians, but the annual live music event is moving to a new venue and funding a different charity this year.

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<![CDATA[Titanic Exhibit's Journey Ends Today at Mystic Aquarium]]> Mon, 05 Jan 2015 12:37:42 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/KNSD_Titanic_Exhibit_to_Open_020912_41_mezzn_722x406_2194773727.jpg
Monday is the last day you can see a Titanic exhibit that has been at Mystic Aquarium for over three and a half years.]]>
<![CDATA[Ring in the New Year in Connecticut]]> Wed, 31 Dec 2014 07:56:43 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/champagne-generic-web-722.jpg
Are you ringing in 2015 in Connecticut? Cities and town statewide are getting ready for New Year's Eve.

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<![CDATA[Couples Night Glass Blowing Demonstration in Riverton]]> Fri, 26 Dec 2014 09:43:12 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Glass_Blowing_Generic_722x406.jpg
On Friday night, couples can enjoy a glass of wine while learning how to make glass itself at Greenwood Glass in the Riverton section of Barkhamsted.]]>
<![CDATA[Prankster Gets Surprise After Giving Homeless Man $100]]> Wed, 24 Dec 2014 22:03:05 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/Homeless-Man-money.jpg
A man got a big surprise when he tried a social experiment to see how a homeless person would spend $100.
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<![CDATA[37 Things to do on New Year’s Eve in Connecticut]]> Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:17:39 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP73201008.jpg
Whether your New Year’s Eve calls for a night on the town or a family affair, Connecticut offers something for everyone.

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<![CDATA[Video of Dancing Dog Goes Viral]]> Tue, 23 Dec 2014 12:26:24 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/635549068098100143-Capture.JPG
A clip of a happy, hopping pooch has gone viral. The video shows a dog dancing in excitement over being picked up at a day care. The YouTube clip has already garnered 2 million views.

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<![CDATA[Get a Sneak Peek of Downton Abbey in Torrington]]> Tue, 23 Dec 2014 10:24:20 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Downton+Abbey+season+4+PBS.jpg
The new season of Downton Abbey begins airing on Sunday, Jan. 4, but some diehard fans will get a sneak peek in Middletown or Torrington a day or two earlier.
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<![CDATA[Fashion Trends 2015]]> Sat, 20 Dec 2014 08:35:56 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/456371972.jpg
Here are some trends you can expect to see next spring.

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<![CDATA[Fashion Trends: 2015's Best Looks]]> Tue, 30 Dec 2014 07:09:15 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Inner.jpg
Wore stories! Take a look at what we donned in 2014 and check out the biggest sartorial trends for the coming year.
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<![CDATA[Tips for Making Latkes ]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:08:09 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/bay-latke-chef.jpg
When it comes to holidays, there's no better recipe than the one you grew up with. Same is true for latkes. So, tonight, when Hanukkah begins at sundown, cooks around the globe will be firing up the frying pans...

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<![CDATA[Merriam-Webster Names Word of the Year]]> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 15:52:03 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/27167011.jpg
Merriam-Webster has declared "culture" as the word of 2014, The Associated Press reported. The word joins Oxford Dictionaries' "vape," a darling of the e-cigarette movement, and "exposure," declared the...

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<![CDATA[Tips on Throwing a Great Holiday Party]]> Wed, 10 Dec 2014 12:32:00 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Tips_on_Throwing_a_Great_Holiday_Party_1200x675_369885251932.jpg
<![CDATA[#SantaPhotoFail: Pics of No Good Santa Encounters]]> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 02:42:41 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/01-santafailthumb.jpg
It's Christmastime and it's that time of year when you head out with the family and get those beloved pics of the kids with Santa. Except the photos don't always turn out as you hoped.]]>
<![CDATA[James Franco Talks Sony Hack on "SNL"]]> Sun, 07 Dec 2014 09:02:47 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/James-Franco-SNL.jpg
James Franco's hosted "Saturday Night Live" again — so naturally his friend (and co-star of upcoming comedy flick "The Interview") Seth Rogen crashed the opening monologue in the Dec. 7 episode featuring musical
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<![CDATA[30 Connecticut Holiday Activities]]> Fri, 05 Dec 2014 15:50:52 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/fantasy+of+lights_new+haven+.jpg
Holiday spirit is in the air this December as local events kick off the winter festivities. Here are 30 ideas of how you can get through the chilly months without turning into a Scrooge.

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<![CDATA[Target Employee's Black Friday Pep Talk Goes Viral]]> Fri, 05 Dec 2014 20:25:29 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/target+credit+card+breach+latest.jpg
Although Black Friday can be a stressful day for bargain-hunting shoppers, it may be even more difficult for retail employees. That is why a Target electronics department worker in Westminster, Maryland,...]]>
<![CDATA[Lia Sophia Closing Its Doors]]> Wed, 03 Dec 2014 19:32:44 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/LiaSophia11.jpg
The popular direct-sales jewelry retailer Lia Sophia announced Monday it will be closing its doors this month. “We are so proud of building Lia Sophia over the past 28 years into an outstanding company that has...

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<![CDATA[Yale Director Hosts "Night At the Museum" Film Screening]]> Wed, 03 Dec 2014 15:32:55 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/170*120/124950008.jpg
A Yale alumnus is hosting a special screening for his film "Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb" on Dec. 10.

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<![CDATA[Giant Gingerbread House Fits People]]> Wed, 03 Dec 2014 07:31:21 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/giant+gingerbread+house.jpg
Vermont's Woodstock Inn & Resort has unveiled a giant gingerbread house that towers above the rest. The creation of pastry chef Lerome Campbell and his team stands nine feet tall from its base to rooftop.

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<![CDATA[Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Tonight]]> Tue, 02 Dec 2014 12:08:56 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/228*120/capitol_christmas_tree.png
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas on Capitol Hill. House Speaker John Boehner will light the Capitol Christmas Tree on the Capitol's West Front Lawn at 5 p.m. ET Tuesday.]]>
<![CDATA[Foxwoods Ice Skating Rink Opens Thursday]]> Mon, 01 Dec 2014 16:25:32 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Foxwoods+external+photo.jpg
Foxwoods is celebrating the holiday season by opening a brand new outdoor ice skating rink and winter patio on Thursday.]]>
<![CDATA[Gillette Castle Decorated for the Holidays]]> Mon, 01 Dec 2014 15:29:06 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/gillette+castle+18+lead.jpg
Gillette Castle is decorated for the holidays as it would have looked in the early 1900s. The castle in East Haddam is open to the public for tours on weekends from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Dec. 21.

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