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Milford group honors Revolutionary War soldiers in New Year’s Eve program

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 From the desk of Arts Writer Phyllis A.S. Boros  This just in from the Milford Preservation Trust. . .  The group will pay tribute to the 200 Revolutionary War soldiers who were put ashore in Milford by the British in 1777 with a Dec. 31 program at Gulf Beach and Milford Cemetery. Here’s the group’s announcement: Milford Preservation Trust will […] [Read More]
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‘Bridgeport’s Bravest’ a thing of beauty

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From the desk of arts writer Phyllis A.S. Boros The 2011 “Bridgeport’s Bravest”calendar may not be high art  (like paintings from Monet or van Gogh!) but it is nonetheless a thing of beauty! That was overwhelming response to the calendar at a recent launch party at the Bridgeport Holiday Inn’s Blue Martini bar. The calendar features the […] [Read More]

Fairfielder donates Moore painting to Housatonic museum

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From the desk of arts writer Phyllis A.S. Boros Robbin Zella, director of the Housatonic Museum of Art, announced Friday afternoon that retired Fairfield lawyer Joseph H. Sweeney has donated “Ice at Bass Cove,” by the Maine artist Robert Eric Moore, to Housatonic Community College’s permanent art collection.  The acrylic painting isfrom Sweeney’s personal collection, which […] [Read More]

‘Nouveau-Retro’ show opens Friday at Southport Galleries

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From the desk of arts writer Phyllis A.S. Boros An exhibit of works by James Rieck, often referred to as one of America’s “hottest emerging artists,” opens Friday (Oct. 1) at two Fairfield gathering spots: Southport Galleries and the new Hotel Delamar.  A kick-off reception, which is free and open to the general public, takes place from […] [Read More]
Categories: Arts, Fairfield, Features, General

Westport Playhouse to host Oct. 5 ‘Anne Frank’ benefit for Bridgeport arts group

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From the desk of arts writer Phyllis A.S. Boros Students in the Bridgeport-based Neighborhood Studios, formerly known as the Music and Arts Center for Humanity, have created a sculpture-replica of Amsterdam’s Anne Frank House, which will be on view throughout the run of “The Diary of Anne Frank,”  Sept. 28 (Tuesday) through Oct. 30, at the Westport Country Playhouse. […] [Read More]

Bridgeport’s Columbus Day weekend celebration to feature parade, two military concerts

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From the desk of arts writer Phyllis A.S. Boros Bridgeport’s Columbus Day weekend celebration, Oct. 8-10, will include three major events: Two concerts by the 2d Marine Division Band, based at Camp Lejeune, N.C., and a parade. Here’s the info, as supplied by the Council of Italian American Societies of Greater Bridgeport Inc., which is sponsoring all […] [Read More]
Categories: Arts, Bridgeport, General, News

Lady Liberty returns to Seaside Park

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From the desk of arts writer Phyllis A.S. Boros She has been away for more than 40 years, but Lady Liberty has returned to Bridgeport’s Seaside Park. Lady Liberty, the heroic sculpture created by Vermont artist Emily Bedard to replace one destroyed by vandals in 1969, is again gracing the park’s Civil War Soldiers and Sailors […] [Read More]

Saturday morning in the park with Lady Liberty

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From the desk of arts writer Phyllis A.S. Boros/ a reminder Lady Liberty, the magnificent sculpture created by Vermont artist Emily Bedard to replace one destroyed by vandals in 1969, will be dedicated Saturday (Sept. 18) at 11 a.m. at Seaside Park in Bridgeport. Ceremonies are open to the public. The Lady Liberty statue, made out […] [Read More]
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Sunday afternoon in the park with Paul

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From the desk of arts writer Phyllis A.S. Boros Seaside Park’s glory days of the mid-20th century are a source of countless special memories for many who grew up in the Bridgeport area. And yesterday’s afternoon concert there by Paul King and his 18-member big band likely brought back a lot of them for those in attendance. Many locals, senior […] [Read More]

Free tours slated of HMA’s exceptional art collection

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From the desk of arts writer Phyllis A.S. Boros The public is now being invited to tour Housatonic Museum of Art’s exceptional permanent collection with the aid of  professional curator Terri Smith. Free tours are being offered this Wednesday (Aug. 18) at 5 p.m., Sept. 15 at noon and Sept. 22 at 5 p.m. The collection is […] [Read More]