Ron Howard tapped to judge Greenwich Youth Film Festival

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Oscar-winning director/producer Ron Howard (right) has been tapped to judge the Greenwich Youth Film Festival, according to the Junior League of Greenwich, the organizer of the event. Howard, of Greenwich will be joined by producer Clayton Pecorin, “Fox & Friends” host Gretchen Carlson and film and television composer Jeff Cardoni in judging the contest. It […] [Read More]

Food to fuel funds for Stamford YMCA’s new teaching kitchen

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Above: Chefs are a key ingredient in the upcoming Jan. 30 benefit ‘Fine Food for a Cause,’ which will raise funds for the Stamford Family YMCA. More than a dozen participants gathered last week at Stamford’s Bartaco restaurant to finalize the details. From left, back row, Andy Nusser and Sam Epps of Tarry Lodge; Pietro […] [Read More]

Blues legend Johnny Winter shreds on ‘Letterman’

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Nearly 30 years since his last appearance at Ed Sullivan Theatre, legendary bluesman and Easton resident Johnny Winter performed on CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman” on Jan. 12. Winter was joined by his band — guitarist and Stamford resident Paul Nelson, drummer Vito Liuzzi and bassist Scott Spray — and the CBS Orchestra (led […] [Read More]

Norwalk native dissects big beasts in new PBS documentary

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Joy Reidenberg delights in dissecting some of the biggest beasts on Earth. And now, the Stamford and Norwalk native will have the chance to share her inner-most passion with a national audience. Reidenberg is set to appear on a new documentary series, “Inside Nature’s Giants,” that will air on PBS beginning on Wednesday, Jan. 18. […] [Read More]

New Fairfield violinist to take center stage at Ives concert

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Violinist Anastasia Dolak (left), a senior at New Fairfield High School, won the Danbury Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition, and will take center stage in a Jan. 29, 3 p.m. concert at Ives Concert Hall in Danbury. Dolak will perform a movement from “Symphonie Espagnole” by Lalo, a piece popularized in the “Lord of the Rings” film […] [Read More]

Justin Rugg to tell story songs at New Haven’s Firehouse 12

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Pantochino Productions Inc., Connecticut’s self-described “ridiculously entertaining nonprofit theater company,” will present “Predictable Heart: The Music of Justin Rugg” on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 8 p.m. at Firehouse 12 in New Haven. The around-the-piano show of 15 original story songs about life and love marks Rugg’s cabaret debut and is also Pantochino’s first “grown-ups only” entertainment, the group […] [Read More]

Gallery talk to tap into the art of making a fine wine

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Time is an element that not only shapes Franklin Street Works latest exhibition (which recently was extended), but it also serves as a theme for the gallery’s next evening of original programming. On Thursday, Jan. 19, Anatoli Levine, creator of the blog, Talk-a-Vino, will visit the Stamford art space to present “Wine and Time,” a […] [Read More]

Out and about: Things to see and places to be this weekend

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Above: The Grand Slambovians, previously known as Gandalf Murphy and the Slambovian Circus of Dreams, will perform Saturday at The Towne Crier Cafe in Pawling, N.Y. Contributed photo Fans of singer-songwriter Marc Cohn get a break this weekend, when the New York City-based artist pulls in to Fairfield for two shows at the Fairfield Theatre […] [Read More]

Bartender from Southport on ‘Millionaire’ Monday

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Above: Chris Horvath of Fairfield’s Southport section, seen here with host Meredith Vieira, is scheduled to appear on “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” on Monday, Jan. 16. Chris Horvath, a bartender from Fairfield’s Southport section, will be a contestant on “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire,” airing Monday, Jan. 16.  Hosted by the Emmy Award-winning Meredith Vieira, […] [Read More]

TV talk show hosts tap local talent

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Above: Bestselling cookbook author and Darien resident Pam Anderson joins Martha Stewart to share tips on budget-conscious recipes. Anderson’s appearance on ‘The Martha Stewart Show,’ is expected to air on Friday, Jan. 13 at 2 p.m. on the Hallmark Channel, with an encore presentation at 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan.14. Rob Tannenbaum/The Martha Stewart Show Today’s […] [Read More]