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Your guide to Record Store Day in Connecticut

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Vinyl enthusiasts rejoice! Record Store Day, an annual celebration of bricks-and-mortar music retailers and the continuing vinyl revival, returns on Saturday, April 19. Connecticut retailers are getting in on the fun again this year, hosting in-store performances from local artists, stocking their shelves with an array of exclusive and limited releases and opening their doors […] [Read More]
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Blue Sky Studios has reason to celebrate as ‘Rio 2′ tops box office

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Blue Sky Studios, the Greenwich-based studio behind a string of hit animated films, has another reason to celebrate this week. “Rio 2,” the studio’s latest offering, opened with $39.3 million this weekend, just shy of the top spot, which was taken by “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” with $41.3 million. The film is directed by […] [Read More]
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Westport photojournalist wins Pulitzer for Nairobi mall images

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Westport native and New York Times photographer Tyler Hicks won the 2014 Puliter Prize for breaking news photography. In September 2013, he was witness to a massacre in Nairobi when gunmen opened fire in a mall and killed more than 60 people. His story of how it unfolded and the photos that went along with […] [Read More]
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VIDEO: ‘America’s Got Talent’ shadow dance troupe with third routine for YMCA

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Catapult Entertainment, the Kent-based shadow dance troupe that won the hearts of viewers on “America’s Got Talent” last year, is back with their third video in support of the YMCA (check out all three installments, below.) The group, which is led by Kent resident Adam Battelstein and includes Stamford resident Rebecca Moore, performs behind a […] [Read More]
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Stamford singer, songwriter teams with teens to raise awareness, funds for homelessness

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Today marked the release of a new single from Stamford singer and songwriter Kathy Muir, which will help to raise funds for a Miami charity that serves the poor and homeless. “Keep on Walking,” which is available on Bandcamp today,  was inspired by the black-and-white photographs taken by two brothers, Alexander and Christopher Kiener, whose […] [Read More]
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Near death experience discussed at Fairfield bookstore

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C.J. Golden of Newtown will be at the Fairfield University Bookstore in Fairfield Center on Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. to talk about her new book, “Beyond: Sharing a Message of Hope, Peace and Kindness.” Golden tells the story of Tracy LaCroix, a Virginia man whose heart stopped beating for an hour and a […] [Read More]
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Harlem Wizards performing hoops magic in Stamford

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An evening of magic is coming to Stamford’s Westhill High School, but don’t expect any card tricks, rabbits in hats or poofs of smoke. Instead, some high-flying athletes and local stars will be facing off to raise funds for Stamford schools. The Harlem Wizards are making a stop at the school on Saturday, April 26, […] [Read More]
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Trisha Goddard named grand marshall for Breast Cancer Alliance walk

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British talk show host Trisha Goddard will be the grand marshall at the Breast Cancer Alliance Walk for Hope on Sunday, April 27. The one-mile walk down Greenwich Avenue will benefit the Breast Cancer Alliance and its funding of breast cancer research. Go online to register. Here’s more about the event: Honoring and remembering our […] [Read More]
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