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4/6: Babylon, Baseball and Going Green

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    4/6: Babylon, Baseball and Going Green
    He helped change America back in 1947. Tonight, learn the story behind Jackie Robinson as he broke into the big leagues.

    SHADES OF GRAY: He became household name in 2000, with his hit single "Babylon." While it might seem that he faded into his own Babylon, David Gray has been quietly making music and quietly racking up 12 million album sales (in a 15-year-career).  After a three-year break, Gray released his seventh studio album and tonight, he's making a stop in Connecticut. Gray will play the Oakdale in Wallingford. Tickets are $35-$55. Show is at 7:30 p.m.

    BREAKING BARRIERS: Any baseball fan knows his story, and everybody else should. Tonight at the Bushnell, see how Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier in "Most Valuable Player: Jackie Robinson." The show is set at Ebbet's Field in Brooklyn, New York back in 1947. Before a crowd of 26,623, the day Jackie suited up for the Dodgers and made his way to second base, changing baseball and America forever. Tickets for the show are $18. Show times are 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

    GREEN SCREEN: Starting tonight in New Haven, film lovers will join with the eco-friendly masses (is it bad to say tree huggers?) for the Environmental Film Festival at Yale. The festival, which runs through Sunday includes a lineup of feature and short films, along with panel discussions all to raise awareness about environmental and social issues. Highlights include "Gasland," which won a special prize at Sundance and a special screening of "Oceans," Disney's upcoming film that provides an unprecedented look under the sea (who knows, there might even be a little mermaid). Dan Rather will also stop by for  little chat.  Click here for a schedule of events and more info.