by Lorraine Cordeau
“Compared to the C-rations the army served us in 1949, this is a feast!” says Kenneth Shaw, a 4-year veteran cryptographer. “Outstanding, more than I expected,” adds Marie Pezzlo, a Traveling Kitchens member. “They even made me a special meal; the shrimp were perfectly cooked,” comments Becky Noreen, a retired coast guard officer. And SEC-TV 12 host Mark Whalen concludes: “We won the lottery!”
These improvised food critics were part of a group of ten chosen at random to experience a typical meal that is served on board a Virginia-class attack submarine. Called Dining in the Deep, this third lecture-with-lunch event is part of Connecticut’s Submarine Century celebrations held at the Naval Submarine Base’s Cross Hall Galley in Groton. Our table was elegantly set with a white tablecloth and napkins folded origami style which made us feel very special. Thanks to supply officer Lt. Cmdr. Chris Shutt, we learned that thousands of pounds of meat, vegetables, flour, sugar and coffee last between 90 to 120 days to feed the fleet. Because of the limited space on board, everything is baked from scratch and food cans are stored evenly all over the submarine’s floor. Once the fresh fruits and vegetables have been consumed, the refrigerators are turned into freezers. Up to 540 meals a day are served to the crews of 175. They also enjoy treats during the holidays, birthdays and halfway nights.
During our visit, Chef Newkirk served us an exquisite Chinese meal comprising of flavorful egg drop soup, General Tao chicken, beef & broccoli, rice, mixed vegetables and homemade cherry pie.
We visited the full-size replica of a submarine galley where the culinary teams are trained. What a
challenge it must be to cook three course meals, during storms, in such a tight area; fortunately, the submarines find stability underneath 400 feet. They have the ability to make their own clean water and air. “Our nutritionists’ mission is to develop healthy and tasty meals throughout the six month deployments,” explains Commanding Officer Capt. Paul Whitescarver. “They review feedback from the crews every seven years, and emphasize green ecology. Vegetarian and religious preferences are respected.” When asked if any food is prohibited, he replies: “No. But a color code was developed to help our sailors make balanced choices: green for unlimited, yellow for moderation (starch) and red for occasional. When we are in foreign countries (e.g. Italy, Japan, etc.), our food supplies are strictly provided by prime vendors.”
Cheers to a tasteful event that might be extended beyond the Sub Century celebrations due to its huge success!
FANS CAN VISIT NEW WEBSITE TO UPLOAD AND SHARE SELFIE SINGLE ART
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — French DJ and producer DJ Snake, AKA William Grigahcine, will release single, “You Know You Like It,” with UK Garage duo AlunaGeorge, on December 8th via Island Records UK/Interscope Records. The track will be available across all digital and streaming platforms. A video for the song will be released in December.
Fans can now visit http://www.djsnake.fr/youknowyoulikeit/ and take a “selfie” using their web camera, in essence recreating the “You Know You Like It” cover art with their own likeness. Users will be given the option to submit the photo and share it to Facebook and Twitter.
In addition, fans can now snap a selfie at bus stops featuring the “You Know You Like It” poster, which has a mirror in the center, in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, and Miami and share it to Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #YouKnowYouLikeIt.
For “You Know You Like It,” DJ Snake teamed up with London’s AlunaGeorge, which is singer Aluna Francis and producer George Reid. Since being posted on DJ Snake’s SoundCloud, “You Know You Like It” has received over six million plays.
The Grammy-nominated producer and artist’s previous single “Turn Down for What,” with Lil Jon, climbed to No. 1 on Billboard‘s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs and Rhythmic charts and No. 4 on the Hot 100, and has sold more than five million copies in the U.S. alone. The music video for “Turn Down For What,” which won an MTV VMA for “Best Direction,” has racked up more than 141 million views on VEVO.
Manhattan Theatre Club’s
World Premiere of Lost Lake
Opens at MTC at New York City Center – Stage I (131 West 55th Street)
Manhattan Theatre Club’s world premiere of Lost Lake, the new play by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner David Auburn, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan, featuring Oscar nominee John Hawkes (The Sessions, Winter’s Bone) and Tracie Thoms (Rent, “Cold Case”), opens at MTC at New York City Center – Stage I (131 West 55th Street).
The team behind the Pulitzer Prize-winning Proof and The Columnist returns to MTC with Lost Lake, a riveting and spirited world premiere play by Tony winner David Auburn, directed by Tony winner Daniel Sullivan.
The lakeside rental Veronica (Tracie Thoms) has managed to afford is a far cry from the idyllic getaway she and her children so desperately need. And the disheveled property owner, Hogan (John Hawkes), has problems of his own – problems that Veronica is inevitably and irrevocably – pulled into.
An engrossing and revealing portrait of two strangers bound together by circumstance, Lost Lake is a vivid new work about the struggle for connection in an imperfect world.
The creative team for Lost Lake features J. Michael Griggs (scenic design), Jess Goldstein (costume design), Robert Perry (lighting design), Fitz Patton (original music & sound design), and Thomas Schall (movement consultant).
Under the leadership of Artistic Director Lynne Meadow and Executive Producer Barry Grove, MTC has become one of the country’s most prominent and prestigious theatre companies. Over the past four and a half decades, MTC productions have earned numerous awards including 6 Pulitzer Prizes and 19 Tony Awards. MTC has a Broadway home at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street) and two Off-Broadway theatres at New York City Center (131 West 55th Street). Renowned MTC productions include Casa Valentina; Outside Mullingar; The Assembled Parties; Venus in Fur; Master Class; Good People; The Whipping Man; Time Stands Still; The Royal Family; Ruined; Come Back, Little Sheba; Blackbird; Shining City; Rabbit Hole; Doubt; Proof; The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife; Love! Valour! Compassion!; A Small Family Business; Sylvia; Putting It Together; Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune; Crimes of the Heart; and Ain’t Misbehavin.’
For more information on MTC, please visit www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com.
Tickets for Lost Lake are available by calling CityTix at 212-581-1212, online by visiting www.nycitycenter.org, or by visiting New York City Center box office (131 West 55th Street). All tickets are $90.
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THE MARK TWAIN HOUSE & MUSEUM
ROLLS OUT A VIRTUAL TOUR OF THE HOME
Look around the Mark Twain House in a whole new way
with a new room added every Monday morning!
Starting on Monday, November 10, and continuing every Monday through February, The Mark Twain House will be rolling out a new 360-degree panoramic Virtual Tour of the Mark Twain House. See the house is a whole new light, and prepare for an in-person visit!
Rolling out this first Monday is an exterior view of the house, which starts with the startling shot above. Enjoy being able to examine the intricate detail of this picturesque gothic mansion and the wonderful view of the front yard and Carriage House.
Subsequent Mondays will show the Front Hall, the Drawing Room, the Dining Room, the Library, and then on to the second and third floors of Mark Twain’s wonderful historic home. National Geographic recently named The Mark Twain House “one of the ten best historic homes in the world” in The 10 Best of Everything book. Only two other homes in the United States made that list–Monticello and Mount Vernon.
Visit the new interactive map of the house to see these panoramic virtual tours, and enjoy a taste of what people on the house tours experience in person! (The Virtual Tours can also be found by clicking on the House tab on the home page of the MarkTwainHouse.org, then clicking on Virtual Tours on the right side menu.)
Executive director Cindy Lovell believes the virtual tours will boost visitation to the House. “We have undertaken a serious initiative to increase tourism and are confident these 360-degree virtual tours are a step in the right direction,” she said. “Seeing the unique details of the home, such as the Tiffany stencils or the angel bed, should sufficiently intrigue viewers to come visit. We also realize that there are millions of Mark Twain fans around the world who may never have the opportunity to visit in person. This offers the next best thing.”
Photographer Chris Bain (chrisbain.com) created the tours on a sunny, fall morning. “I have photographed many beautiful sites all around the world, but there is something extraordinary about this place,” he said. “When I first walked into the Front Hall, I turned my head in every direction, immediately wanting to create a 360-degree virtual tour. It is easy to imagine the family appearing at any moment. The house feels lived in.”
Mark Twain was fascinated by technology, including the evolving process of photography. The Kodak camera was invented during his lifetime, which enabled just about anyone to become a photographer. “Kodak” became a verb as people “kodak’d” everything and everyone in sight. Twain playfully wrote in Following the Equator, “Crossed the equator. In the distance it looked like a blue ribbon stretched across the ocean. Several passengers kodak’d it.” There is no telling what he would say about these virtual tours of his home, but it is likely he would approve.
The Mark Twain House & Museum (www.marktwainhouse.org) has restored the author’s Hartford, Connecticut, home, where Samuel L. Clemens and his family lived from 1874 to 1891.
In addition to providing tours of Mark Twain’s restored home, a National Historic Landmark, the institution offers activities and educational programs that illuminate Twain’s literary legacy and provide information about his life and times.
The house and museum at 351 Farmington Ave. are open Monday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., and Sunday, 11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 860-247-0998 or visit www.marktwainhouse.org.
Programs at The Mark Twain House & Museum are made possible in part by support from the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts and the Greater Hartford Arts Council United Arts Campaign.
Concert Benefits the Arthur and Betty Winograd Scholarship Fund of the Hartt Community Division
West Hartford, CT – October 10, 2014. The Hartt School Community Division, with The Musical Club of Hartford, presents violinist Peter Winograd and friends, who will perform a benefit concert on Sunday, November 9, at 4 p.m., in Millard Auditorium at the University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, Conn. Admission is $15 with discounts for seniors and students. Please call the University Box Office at 860.768.4228 or visit hartford.edu/hcd to purchase tickets.
Peter Winograd, alumnus of the Community Division and now first violinist of the American String Quartet, will be joined by Wolfram Koessel (American String Quart) on cello and David Westfall (The Hartt School) on piano to perform Brahms Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Major, the monumental Schubert B-flat Major Piano Trio, and a collection of other pieces for piano and violin.
In addition to the concert, the Musical Club of Hartford is sponsoring a free masterclass led by Peter Winograd and Wolfram Koessel on Saturday, November 8, at 2 p.m. in Berkman Recital Hall at The Hartt School. Pre-college and college chamber groups will be coached by Winograd and Koessel during the 2 hour class. There is no admission charge to observe and the public is welcome, though space is limited.
The Arthur and Betty Winograd Fund at the Hartt Community Division Supports scholarships and financial aid to encourage, nurture, and develop chamber music playing in pre-college musicians. Arthur Winograd’s extensive career began in 1946 as the original cellist of the world renowned Juilliard String Quartet. He left the Juilliard Quartet in 1956 to pursue a career in conducting. From 1964-1985, he was conductor and music director of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra. Upon his retirement from the symphony, he joined the chamber music faculty at The Hartt School. Betty Winograd, an accomplished pianist in her own right and graduate of Juilliard, served for years on the piano faculty at The Hartt School and The Hartt School Community Division. Their son, Peter Winograd, who will be featured in this benefit concert at The Hartt School, continues the family legacy as a violinist and long-time member of the acclaimed American String Quartet.
The University of Hartford’s Hartt School Community Division (HCD) is a comprehensive community arts school that annually provides performing arts instruction to more than 2,500 students. HCD offers a variety of lessons, classes, and performance opportunities in music and dance for students of all ages, experience levels, and abilities. For more information about The Hartt School Community Division, visit www.hartford.edu/hcd.
The University of Hartford’s Hartt School is a performing arts conservatory that offers innovative degree programs in music, dance, and theatre. Founded in 1920, Hartt has been an integral part of the University of Hartford since its charter merged the then Hartt School of Music, the Hartford Art School, and Hillyer College to create the University in 1957. Hartt marked its 90th year of providing world-class performing arts education to students in Greater Hartford and around the world in 2010. With more than 400 concerts, recitals, plays, master classes, dance performances, and musical theatre productions each year, performance is central to Hartt’s curriculum. For more information about The Hartt School, visit www.hartford.edu/hartt.
The University of Hartford, centrally located in Connecticut, provides a distinctive educational experience across seven schools and colleges for one of the most diverse student bodies in New England. Hartford’s faculty are attracted by the opportunity to challenge and support students as they pursue degrees in more than 100 programs in the arts, humanities, science, business, engineering and technology, education, and health professions. Chartered in 1957, Hartford has more than 5,000 undergraduate and, 1,600 graduate students from 48 states and 63 countries, and 75,000 alumni worldwide. Visit www.hartford.edu for more information.
Riding My Way BackA New Documentary Film by Academy AwardNomineeRobin Fryday and Peter Rosenbaum
Riding My Way Back is a short documentary that chronicles one soldier’s journey back from the brink of suicide. In 2010, Staff Sergeant Aaron Heliker returned from multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), in addition to third-degree burns and nerve damage from a roadside bomb. At his most desperate and isolated, on 42 medications and suicidal, Aaron is introduced to the unlikeliest of saviors: a horse named Fred. Through caring for Fred and building mutual trust, Aaron begins the difficult process of reconnecting to the world around him and healing the terrible, invisible wounds of war that had nearly defeated him.
HHH joins over 125 participating PATH member centers, universities, film festivals and other venues including Walter Reed Medical Center and the Capitol Visitor’s Center in Washington, DC., who will be hosting screenings during Veterans Week. http://www.ridingmywayback.com/#welcome
Tuesday, November 11th6:30pm
Wheeler Library101 North Main Street, North Stonington
$5.00 Recommended DonationFunds to support PATH Int’l Equine Services for Heroes at HHH
Discussion and Refreshments to follow the film
For more information contact Lee Paradis at Horses Healing Humans 860.572.2942
November at StoweSalons@Stowe, Authors,
Thanksgiving Weekend Tours and more
Author Event Wed., Nov. 5 5 – 6:30 PM
Harriet Beecher Stowe Center Free Event
Join us as author Susan Eaton leads a discussion of her book. An award-winning journalist, Eaton spent four years at Simpson-Waverly Elementary, an all-minority school in Hartford. Her book showcases the racial and economic divide found in almost every major U.S. city.or 860-522-9258, ext. 317
Salons at Stowe Thurs., Nov. 13 5-7 PM
Harriet Beecher Stowe Center Free Event
Join the conversation with featured guests Sandra Staub, Legal Director, American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut and CT State Representative Toni Walker.
This Salon is sponsored in part by
and Paul Butler
Author Event Thurs., Nov. 20 6:30 PM
Mark Twain House & Museum
Award-winning journalist Nell Bernstein offers a clear-eyed indictment of the juvenile justice system and shows there’s no right way to lock up a child.
John Dankosky, WNPR.
Tickets are $20 which includes a light supper reception from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.Or call: (860) 280-3130.Co-presented with Community Partners in Action,Connecticut Juvenile Justice Alliance &
The Mark Twain House & Museum
Author Event Wed., Nov. 19 7:30 PM
Mark Twain House & Museum Free Event Noted feminist and award-winning columnist Katha Pollitt talks about her newest book, Pro. In this work, Pollitt asserts that contraception and abortion are inextricably related to women’s health and women’s’ rights issues. With stories of real women and contemporary statistics, Pro is a follow-up to the 19th century historic context in Karen Weingarten’s book, Abortion in the American Imagination, discussed at the September 11 Nook Farm Author Event.
Open Friday, Saturday & Sunday — a great outing for visiting friends and relatives
The Stowe House is set for a family Thanksgiving, the celebratory high point of the year for 19th-century New Englanders. Harriet Beecher Stowe viewed the holiday as a time to gather her large family as well as to share food with families in need.
Gather your family for an inspiring interactive tour of Stowe’s Hartford home. Don’t forget to stop in the Museum Store for distinctive holiday gifts for everyone on your list!
Let your neighbors know about our FREE TOURS!
You can help spread the word by displaying a small yard sign. Let us know you’d like to participate and we’ll deliver the sign to you.
We’ve got posters and flyers too — let us know if you can display or distribute them.Email us or call 860-522-9258, ext. 317
Thank You!Free tours made possible thanks to funding from a
City of Hartford Arts & Heritage Jobs Grant,
Pedro E. Segarra, Mayor
Christopher Hager, Associate Professor, Trinity College
Congratulations to Christopher Hager, winner of the 2014 Frederick Douglass Book Prize for his book Word By Word: Emancipation and the Act of Writing.
The Stowe Center was proud to host Dr. Hager for an Author Talk in 2013.