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Arts Paper

As the editorially independent arm of The Arts Council of Greater New Haven, the Arts Paper seeks to celebrate, explore, and investigate the fine, visual, performing and culinary arts in and around New Haven.

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"The Chinese Lady" Brings Long Wharf Back To Life

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Christian Curiel’s Unsettled Dreams of Youth

Chris Gardner Photos.

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A Tree Grows At Betsy Ross

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Horses, Healers Come Together In Goffe Street Park

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In Praise Of Reading The Room

From left to right: Shawn Murray, Tricia D’Onofrio, and Beau McDowell. Sam Hadelman Photos. 

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Ely Center Artists Wake the World

Detail, Caroline Harman’s painting Principles of Uncertainty. Both Solos and #WIP run at the Ely Center of Contemporary Art through Nov. 14. Leah Andelsmith Photos.

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Artists Rock Return To Ninth Square Night Market

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Indigenous Peoples' Day Shifts To Story

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In Inaugural Arts Festival, Semilla Fêtes Resistance

 

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A Sculptor Conjures Joy On Artizan Street

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At Artspace, Artists Unite Past And Present

Martha Friedman's work is in conversation with the history and process of mummification. Lucy Gellman Photos; all work by the artists. 

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"This Honor Belongs To All Of Us:" Metro's Nataliya Braginsky Named History Teacher Of The Year

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Fridge Haven Steps Up To Fight Food Insecurity

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A Collage Artist Takes On Covid-19

Artist Martha Savage holds up her signature "timecards:" mixed media cards that are often composed to portray larger societal issues such as racial injustice, access to health care, and the Covid-19 pandemic. Raquel Burgess Photos; the second photo is by Martha Savage of her timecards. 

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Nine New Projects Sow Seeds Of Social Justice

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At Albertus, "Global And Grateful" Spotlights A Growing Community

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Jaigantic Defends River Street Plan

State Rep. Robyn Porter at Friday's press conference. "Black and Brown people, what do we talk about?" she asked aloud Friday. "We lift as we climb. And we got a brother, Michael Jai White, who is doing that. This is his vision. From where he came from. He's coming back to his community and lifting as he climbs." Lucy Gellman Photos.

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Jazz Plays Out Last Night Of "Occupied" Lot

 

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A Human Rights Champion Gets Her Due

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Artists, Athletes Team Up To Get Out The Vax

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Reginald Dwayne Betts Named 2021 MacArthur Fellow

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Photo.

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On Whalley, Shaunda Holloway's Ode To Survival

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Six Artists "Make It Melanin" At Erector Square

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Strings Transform Problem Lot Into Concert Stage

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Wábi Gallery Takes Shape On Court Street

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On Orange Street, Two Artists Draw In Spanglish

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In Call For Immigration Reform, Rebel Diaz Sets A Soundtrack

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Mandingo Ambassadors Make A Shining Return To Best Video

Jocelyn Pleasant and Mamady Kouyaté at Best Video. Daniel Shoemaker Photos.

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Pride Center Goes “Beyond The Binary”

Thursday's panel. Screenshot via Facebook Live.

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In"Urabá," Ricardo Gutiérrez Pays Homage To Home

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Outdoor Expo Brings Oaxaca To Fair Haven

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In Year Two, Black Haven Turns Its Lens On Joy

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PRIDEFest Makes A Bright Return

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At Sanctuary Kitchen, Afghanistan Crisis Hits Home

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In Photos: Drag On The Edge

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Elm City Makers Shine At Westville Arts Market

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Photos From Here, Paintings From Below

Installation view of Exposed Secrets: Marjorie Gillette Wolfe / Secrets Exposed: Kate Henderson at Kehler Liddell Gallery. Jacquelyn Gleisner Photos. 

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"Everything She Did In The Community Was Light:" Activist Maia Leonardo Passes On At 28

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In A Fair Haven Parking Lot, Art Interrupts Violence

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In Year Two, LIT Fest Becomes A Destination

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Dr. Bouchet Finds A Home On Henry Street

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In Praise Of All Things LIT

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Kallos Charts A Triumphant Return To New Haven

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A New Haven Playwright Makes His Broadway Debut

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"We Are Definitely In A State Of Emergency"

The poet Sun Queen sits on the steps of City Hall, dressed in white with pops of yellow at her crown and feet. The pages, drawn in electric blue lettering, flap in the wind. She begins to flip through them, revealing a deconstructed poem that is also a prayer.

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In Photos: Dixwell Parties In The Plaza

The Connecticut Center for Arts and Technology (ConnCAT) and Connecticut Community Outreach Revitalization Program (ConnCORP) hosted “Thank You Dixwell Community” Block Party last Saturday in the parking lot behind Dixwell Plaza. The location builds on a budding relationship between Stetson Library, which was located in the plaza for years and is now moving to the Q House, and ConnCAT. Sam Hadelman tells the story in photos from the event.

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Heaven, Hell, And What Lies Between

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A Muralist Grows His Citywide Footprint

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Jaigantic Team Walks Grand Avenue, Courts Fair Haven

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Space Lifts Off At District

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Xiomarie LaBeija Brings The XL Show To Partners

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As Delta Surges, Three New Haven Theaters Move To Vax & Mask Mandate

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“Passing Strange” Makes The City Its Stage

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Co-Op Gets Into Its Back-To-School Rhythm

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Sanctuary Kitchen Builds A Bridge To Afghanistan

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See You Monday

 

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Young Klean Needs "Time To Heal"

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How East Rock Park Changed One Designer's Path

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With Mobile Market, Common Ground Brings Produce To The People

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Artists Team Up To “Vacúnate Fair Haven”

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Rahsaan Langley Brings The Party To Hamden

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"Forgotten Folklore" Honors The Past, Looks To The Future

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A New Film Reimagines The World In A Water Crisis

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"Romeo & Juliet" Ices The Beef

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A Vaccine Angel Tackles The Delta Variant

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Can Pandemic Dollars Close The Racial Wealth Gap?

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Karen Dalton Gets Her Due At Cafe Nine

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Poetry In The Garden Blooms Into Late Summer

Jamiah Green Photos.

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How The New Haven Chorale Kept Singing

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Ignite The Voice Takes On Youth Mental Health

A recent Zoom session. Ignite The Voice Photo. 

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In Newhallville, Artists Ignite The Learning Corridor

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Puerto Rican Festival Parties On At Criscuolo Park

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Horizons Dives Into Water Polo Pilot

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"For The Left Hand" Hits The Right Note At NHDocs

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In Westville, Many Donuts Serves Up Sweet Nostalgia

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PRIDE New Haven Charts A Pandemic-Safe Comeback

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College Street, Space Ballroom Move To Vax Requirement

Lucy Gellman File Photo. 

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Jaigantic Vision Pitched On River Street Walkthrough

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Bridgeport Pride Makes A Joyful Return

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Beaver Hills Block Party Brings Out The Community

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LEAPers Travel The Globe In Summer Showcase

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At Nathan Hale, A Masked Moana Knows The Way

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Jaigantic Lays Out Vision For River Street, Battles With Breweries

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New Haven Reads Pages Through Pandemic Pivot

Julia Rosado Photo.

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Lots Of Fish Takes The Sound School Under The Sea

Kristina Sandoval and Madison (Maddie) Hushion on Thursday morning. Lucy Gellman Photos.

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Hill Neighbors Weigh In On American Rescue Plan

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1,331 Days Later, Nelson Pinos Celebrates His Stay Of Deportation

Nelson Pinos, with his wife Elsa and son Brandon at First and Summerfield United Methodist Church in September 2018. Lucy Gellman Pre-Pandemic File Photo. 

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Love Steals The Show At Cafe Nine

Love'N Co frontwoman Lovelind Richards at Cafe Nine. Lucy Gellman Photo.

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New Haven Museum Finds Its Rhythm

Alisa Bowens-Mercado: "I hope, through this display, that it inspires, empowers and encourages people throughout the community." Lucy Gellman Photos.

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At Horizons, Art Students Learn To Flip The Script

Alyssa Thomas, a rising freshman at Metropolitan Business Academy, with the artist Aime Mulungula. Mulungula graduated from Hill Regional Career High School in June and is headed to the University of Connecticut in the fall. Lucy Gellman Photos.

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Poets, Musicians Sing The Green Into The Weekend

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Outdoor Salsa Gets Westville Dancing In The Streets

Phoenix Clare, Nicole Shannon and Ranea Shannon. Lucy Gellman Photos.

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New Wooster Square Monument Emerges After Vote

Massaro first presented Indicando la via al futuro (Pointing the Way to the Future) in the July 15 meeting. Screenshot from Zoom. 

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How A New Haven Artist Found Her Voice

Marsh in her home, which is also her studio, on a recent Monday. Lucy Gellman Photo. 

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Long Wharf Announces Its Return To The Stage In 2021-2022 Season

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With Arts Pop-Up, Climate Activists Sound The Alarm

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At Davis Street School, Dance Meets Urban Planning

From left to right: Laila Williams, Brandy Cohens, and Zoe Smith. Lucy Gellman Photos. 

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What Climate Justice Means To Me

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Tap On Whitney Calls And Responds

Luiza Karnas and Alexis Robbins. Leah Andelsmith Photos and Video. 

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OUTWorks Brings Pride Back To Bridgeport

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"Your Queer Plant Shop" Grows Its New Haven Roots

Your Queer Plant Shop Co-Founders Anika Stewart and Georgina Gross, who are partners in both life and work. Lucy Gellman Photos. 

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48 Hour Film Project Prepares To Race The Clock

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Young Refugees Sculpt Their Way Through Summer Learning

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Lower Forms Gets Thrifty On Fountain Street

Julia Rosado Photos. 

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Hartford-Based Drama Hits The Branford Stage

Anthony Brown as Jamal Green and Jhulenty Delossantos as Dougie Cordova in Steve Driffin's Jamal. Lucy Gellman Photos.

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Queer And Christian: Children Of God Find The Light

Leah Andelsmith Photo.

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After Pandemic Year, Artists Activate The Green

From left to right: Rafael Ramos, Eddie Padilla, Jose Apache Rivera and Marco Ayuso. Lucy Gellman Photos.

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At Read-In, Students And Symphony LEAP Back Into Books

From left to right: counselor Justin Short, Montre Gilliam, Dorian Francis, Emmanuel Alvarez, Karaj Barton, and NHSO operations director John Leibensperger. Lucy Gellman Photos.

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Six Visions Pitched For Wooster Square Memorial

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"Plants And Insects" Invade The Agricultural Experiment Station

The artists Martha Willette Lewis and Marion Belanger. Ivy Fan Photos.

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Intersectional Stargazing: Monica Ong’s "Planetaria"

Detail, Lunar Volvelle. Monica Ong Photo.

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In "Paradise," Snowsa Pens A Love Song To The Hill

Screenshots from video.

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ConnCAT Jazz Brunch Dips Into Music History

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BLOOM Grows A Lifestyle Movement In Westville

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BACA Artists Pop-Up In Downtown Branford

Branford Arts & Cultural Alliance Photos.

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Three Fair Haven Artists Fête Essential Workers

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50 Artists Interpret The Power of DNA

Kate Henderson's Mitochondrial Eve. Olivia Gross Photos. 

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Bailout Gallery Turns Its Eyes To Palestine

Susan Clinard's Lamentation. Susan Clinard for Bailout Gallery Photo.

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Pandemic Plants Propagate A Path To Healing

Saldi (at right) with a customer earlier this year. Lisa Reisman Photo, with permission from the New Haven Independent. 

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"Diary Disks" Head To City Hall

The Disks on the New Haven Green, where they were briefly before heading to City Hall. Lucy Gellman Photos. 

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In Year Four, Black And Brown Queer Camp Centers Self-Care

Adrian Huq (in foreground) and Jaeana Bethea. Lucy Gellman Photos.

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As Downtown Reopens, Te Amo Thrives On Temple Street

Sonia Salazar on Temple Street. Lucy Gellman Photos. 

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At Air Temple Arts, The Donner Party Takes Flight

Eva Skewes Photos. 

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"Brilliant Boba" Shines A Light On Asian Voices

Photo from the panel. Screenshot via YouTube.

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Tracey Massey's Road To Art

Tracey Massey in her upstairs studio. Lucy Gellman Photos.

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Black Lives Matter Awards Its First Two Scholarships

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New Haven Remembers Paul Hammer’s Legacy Of Joy

Chris Randall Photo. 

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At "Civic Space," Public Calls For Federal Aid To Youth

Roberts, at center. Nia Riles-Mathis and Hyclis Williams are on either side of him. Lucy Gellman Photos.

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On World Refugee Day, IRIS Centers Story

Rachel Peet Photos.

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Stetson And ConnCAT Play In Summer In Dixwell