The Movies that Changed Your Life

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By San Francisco Chronicle film critic Mick LaSalle. When I was about nineteen or twenty, I saw an important critic on a talk show — I have no idea who this guy was — but something he said I’ve remembered ever since. He said, “Great art by definition changes your life. If you see Chaplin’s […] [Read More]
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Out and about: Things to see and places to be this weekend

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Above: Daughtry band members are, from left to right, drummer Robin Diaz, guitarist Josh Steely, lead singer and guitarist Chris Daughtry, guitar player Brian Craddock and bass player Josh Paul. The band will play at Foxwoods Saturday, April 28. Contributed photo Rockers and rollers, jazz masters and a Grammy nominated vocal ensemble are among the […] [Read More]

Invention convention sets down in Westport April 28

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If you’ve ever wondered how to make a marshmallow shooter or wanted to see what it takes to build a traditional canoe, make sure to save some time on Saturday, April 28 — the day the Mini Maker Faire rolls into Westport. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., invention, ingenuity, curiosity and do-it-yourself spirit will […] [Read More]

Fairfield stylist proves a cut above in national hair contest

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Camille Plourde, a stylist at Hair salon in Fairfield, won second place in Masters of Beauty, a national hair contest. Plourde, of Milford, spent last weekend on an all-expenses-paid trip to New York City for the competition. She was presented with her award by celebrity hair stylist and former “What Not To Wear” star Nick Arrojo […] [Read More]

Makeover for Stratford eatery on ‘Restaurant Impossible’

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Stella’s Restaurant in Stratford (above) is getting a makeover — courtesy of the Food Network. It’s all part of the Italian eatery’s grand re-opening tonight, which will be taped for an upcoming episode of the Food Network’s “Restaurant Impossible” program. The show is hosted by Chef Robert Irvine (right), who, according to the show’s website, […] [Read More]

Country icon Willie Nelson to stop in New Haven

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After tour stints in the South and Mid-west, Country music star and renown pot activist Willie Nelson will journey to the Northeast, stopping at the Shubert Theatre in New Haven on Monday, June 18. Tickets for the concert, which cost $100-$58, go on sale on Friday, April 27 via The Shubert Theatre or by calling […] [Read More]

Paula Cole, Lucy Kaplansky to perform at Fairfield University

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Once the most buzzed about female artist of the mid-90s, Paula Cole enjoyed multi-platinum record sales, a Grammy Award for Best New Artist and massive exposure for her single, “I Don’t Want To Wait,” the theme song to the hit teen drama series, “Dawson’s Creek.” While the pop singer was grateful for the success, it […] [Read More]

Los Lonely Boys, Foreigner to headline Alive@Five series

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The line-up for the region’s most anticipated summer concert series was revealed Tuesday, as organizers of Alive@Five announced Los Lonely Boys, G. Love and Special Sauce, Matisyahu, Hot Chelle Rae, Javier Colon, Foreigner and Creedence Clearwater Revisted as headliners. The festival, which kicks off June 21 at Columbus Park in Stamford, is set for seven […] [Read More]

Fiona Apple to make tour stops in CT

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After announcing the release of her first album in seven years, Grammy Award-winning chanteuse Fiona Apple (right) is set to embark on a North American tour that takes her to Connecticut twice this summer. Apple is slated to perform at the MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods in Mashantucket on Friday, June 22 and at Ives […] [Read More]

Students offered a tasty opportunity to show off their creativity

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Students ages 13 to 18 have a chance to create some art that might just get them a tasty treat. The Westport Arts Center and Westport’s Shake Shack, which opened last year, are asking students from across Connecticut to produce artwork inspired by the restaurant’s food, location, history, team or impact on the community, according […] [Read More]