Chefs to grab for the sweet stuff in cooking challenge

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Above: Will Kies, left, director of education at the Stamford Museum and Nature Center, shows Dino Psichopaidas a hydrometer, which is used to measure the thickness of syrup, during last year’s maple sugar festival. This year’s event will run Saturday to Sunday, March 3 to 4. Staff file photo Although maple syrup might be best […] [Read More]

In new exhibition, Stamford gallery explores trends in video art

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Above: A clip from Grant Worth’s “Unbirthday Alice for Philip,” on view in the new Franklin Street Works exhibition, “Heavy Rotation.” Franklin Street Works in Stamford will celebrate the opening of it’s latest exhibition, a three-week showcase of emerging trends in contemporary video art, with a public reception on Thursday, March 1, 5-7 p.m. On […] [Read More]

Mel Brooks’ ‘Young Frankenstein’ coming to Waterbury Palace

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Walk this way.  The national Broadway tour of the classic Mel Brooks’ musical comedy “Young Frankenstein” is coming to the Palace Theater in Waterbury for three performances on April 13 and 14. Tickets can be purchased by phone at 203-346-2000 or online. Based on the Oscar-nominated 1974 film, “Young Frankenstein” is the wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Mary […] [Read More]

Free art & music events in Bridgeport, Fairfield this week

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Right: “Queen 3,” by Stephanie Rocknack, is featured in the New York Sculptors Guild exhibit at the Housatonic Museum of Art through March 10. Who says the arts have to be expensive? There are a number of wonderful free events going on this week, including the following. The first “Alumni Art Show,” featuring 16 University […] [Read More]

Barrett Bookstore to host authors Haley Tanner, Ruta Sepetys

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Barrett Bookstore in Darien is hosting a pair of best-selling authors who appeal to adults and teens alike. Haley Tanner (above, left), author of the whimsical love story “Vaclav & Lena”; and Ruta Sepetys (above, right), author of the harrowing historical novel “Between Shades of Gray,” will discuss their books on Thursday, March 1 and […] [Read More]

Academy Award-winner ‘A Separation’ at the Avon

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Above: Leila Hatami and Peyman Moadi star in “A Separation,” winner for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film. (Photo/Habib Majidi). Fresh on the heels of its recent win for Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards, “A Separation” will get a special screening at the Avon Theatre in Stamford on Friday, March 2. […] [Read More]
Categories: Film

Emerging artist to get feted by some famous friends

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Above: Artist Asa Jackson, center, with Allan and Tamara Houston on their private, in-home basketball court. The Houstons are co-presenting an exhibition of Jackson’s work at the Samuel Owen Gallery in Greenwich March 1 through 22. Allan and Tamara Houston may be well acquainted with the work of Newport, Va.-based artist Asa Jackson, but this […] [Read More]

John Mayer to hit the road, make homestate stop

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Singer/songwriter John Mayer has recovered from his recent throat troubles, paving the way for his first tour in almost two years. The 18-stop North American tour takes the Bridgeport native to Toyota presents the Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford on Sunday, April 22. Tickets ($64-$99) go on sale Saturday, March 3 at 10 a.m. through Live […] [Read More]
Categories: General

‘Trisha’ newest edition to Stamford-produced talk shows

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Jerry, Maury and Steve are getting some company. A fourth daytime talk show — this one starring British actress and TV presenter Trisha Goddard (right) — is set to be produced at the Stamford Media Center, NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution announced Monday. The weekday talk show, “Trisha,” is the newest addition to several long-running daytime […] [Read More]

Blink 182, Cee-Lo Green and more announce CT concerts

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“The Rock Show” is coming back to Connecticut. Pop-punk band Blink-182 (above), which returned in 2011 with its first album in eight years, joins the All-American Rejects at Mohegan Sun for a concert on Friday, May 18. Tickets, which cost $69.50 and $49.50, are on sale now via Ticketmaster. Fresh off his recent Super Bowl […] [Read More]