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Julie Foldesi Band performing its 2014 songwriting contest winner at last year's festival, “This Part of Town”

Songwriters sought for Podunk Music Festival August 6-9

From a press release: HEBRON — The Podunk Bluegrass Music Festival has announced that it will once again be offering its annual songwriting competition. Winners receive cash awards and other amenities, including the opportunity to appear on stage during the August 6-7-8-9 Podunk Festival held in Hebron, CT. Entries are currently being accepted and the […] [Read More]
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Free Jazz Concert Tuesday in Bridgeport

BRIDGEPORT-The Marine Corps All Star Jazz Band will perform a free concert March 10 at 7 p.m. In the Holiday Inn, 1070 Main Street. No tickets are required for the free concert which will take place in the main ballroom. Doors will open at 6 p.m. [Read More]
A scene from the upcoming Flanders winter horticulture hike.

Flanders to offer a winter horticulture hike

From a press release: WOODBURY — The Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust is holding a winter horticulture hike for the public on Wednesday, March 25 at their Van Vleck Sanctuary. The group will be looking for winter signs of plant and tree health and disease. Are there pest problems? Are there environmental issues to […] [Read More]
After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) when they go deep undercover at a local college.

Stratford Library to show ’22 Jump Street’ March 9

From a press release: The Stratford Library’s “Monday Matinees” series continues with a screening of “22 Jump Street” on March 9. The series presents recent, popular films on monthly Monday afternoons at noon. The film showings are free and open to the public. After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in […] [Read More]
Categories: Arts, Film, Stratford
Jessica Myers and Brian Michael Riley are featured in the Square One Theatre production of the David Lindsay-Abaire play opening at the Stratford Theatre on March 6.

“Marshmallow Man” guest on WPKN Friday at noon

From a press release: BRIDGEPORT — Brian Michael Riley, one of the featured actors in Square One Theatre’s upcoming production of Good People, will be a special guest on WPKN’s State of the Arts radio show (89.5 on your FM dial) this Friday, February 27 from 12noon-1pm. Brian is scheduled to talk about his role […] [Read More]
Little ones in grades kindergarten through 5th are invited to come to Flanders to enjoy the great outdoors while they delight in discovering signs of the changing season.

Flanders plans spring vacation activities for children

From a press release: WOODBURY — On Monday, March 23 while enjoying the long weekend off from school students in grades kindergarten through 5th are invited to come to Flanders to enjoy the great outdoors while discovering signs of the changing season. As we wind down the maple  sugaring season come search for signs of […] [Read More]
The Shakespeare Garden at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s 34rd annual Making Brooklyn Bloom set for Saturday, March 14th

From a press release: Brooklyn, NY—Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) is pleased to announce the 34th annual Making Brooklyn Bloom, Brooklyn’s annual kickoff of the spring gardening season, presenting a full day of free activities and information about horticulture for the gardening public. Gardeners and eco-enthusiasts from Brooklyn and around the New York metro area look […] [Read More]
Westport fine arts photographer Michael Elsden created this image of the skyline beyond Central Park in New York City with the use of a pinhole camera, a topic he covered in a recent workshop at the Westport Arts Center.  Counterfeits in the field of rare photographic prints is becoming more of a problem today, experts say, as prices climb.

Yale effort to look at authentication of rare photographs

New Haven — The Lens Media Laboratory (LML), a new research facility that will apply scientific principles to the characterization and conservation of photographs and other lens-based media, has been created as part of the Yale Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage (IPCH), a center dedicated to improving the science and practice of conservation […] [Read More]