Center For the Arts 

All Things Connecticut

Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 8:00pm
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Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 10:30am
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Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 12:30pm
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Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 10:30pm
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Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) premieres the sixth season of All Things Connecticut, designed to bring viewers a new appreciation for the people and places that make the state so unique, with a new host, David Bibbey. In “Up the River,” the first episode of the sixth season, Mr. Bibbey explores the Connecticut River. With the help of RiverQuest, located in Haddam, he takes a ride on a riverboat in Essex, and learns about the wildlife and habitat of the Connecticut River. Plus, he explores Gillette Castle in East Haddam, and visits the Udupi Bhavan restaurant in Middletown. Other featured towns and locations include Christina DeFranco's visit to Tucci Lumber in Norwalk; and Ed Wierzbicki continues his Emmy Award-winning “Spotlight on the Arts” stories, featuring Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts in Middletown.

Celebrating its 40th anniversary during the 2013-2014 season, the CFA hosts groundbreaking experimental artists and performers from around the world. Hear from Pamela Tatge, Director of the Center for the Arts, as well as from visiting artists including Margaret Jenkins (Artistic Director of San Francisco's Margaret Jenkins Dance Company), Anna Snow, Kerry Andrew, and Sarah Dacey of London's Juice Vocal Ensemble, and Juliana Romano '04 (featured in the exhibition The Alumni Show II in the Ezra and Cecila Zilkha Gallery), about the importance of this creative space to Wesleyan University and its students, as well as to the art world at large. The segment also includes footage of Liz Lerman Dance Exchange's Ferocious Beauty: Genome, the Wesleyan Theater Department production of The Seagull, and a co-taught course by Professor of History and East Asian Studies William Johnston and Visiting Artist in Dance and the College of East Asian Studies Eiko Otake.

About Connecticut Public Television
CPTV is a media service of the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CPBN). CPTV is a locally and nationally recognized producer and presenter of quality public television programming, including original documentaries, public affairs shows, and educational programming. CPTV has built a reputation as a leader in children’s programming, including playing an historic role in bringing Barney & Friends™, Bob the Builder™, and Thomas & Friends™ to public television. The station offers 11.5 hours of positive, nurturing children’s programs each weekday, reaching 450,000 households each week.

The Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network also includes WNPR, an affiliate of National Public Radio, Public Radio International, and American Public Media. WNPR serves 276,000 listeners weekly in Connecticut, New York, and Rhode Island with news and information. Its award-winning local programming includes The Faith Middleton Show, The Colin McEnroe Show, and Where We Live. CPBN also includes two affiliate channels: CPTV4U, a 24/7 television channel featuring award-winning drama, news and talk programming, concert performances, independent films, nature shows, British comedy, and more; and CPTV Sports, Connecticut’s only 24-hour local sports network, covering statewide high school, college, semi-professional, and professional sports. CPBN also houses the Learning Lab, home to the Journalism & Media Academy Magnet School satellite campus and the Veterans Vocational Training Program. For more information, please visit CPTV.org.

Funding for season six of All Things Connecticut is made possible by their founding sponsor People’s United Bank.

WNPR is a media sponsor of Wesleyan University's Center for the Arts.

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