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

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You still have time to get yourself ready and get a ticket so that before the night is over you may have a chance to hear “Galway Girl” or “Seven Drunken Nights” as brought to you by Celtic Thunder. This Irish/Scottish music troupe is making a stop in Wallingford as part of its 63-city North […] [Read More]

Musical workshop with Jane Benson at Aldrich art museum

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Jane Benson, whose hybrid musical instruments are featured in the “united states” exhibition series at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, will lead an interactive workshop at the Museum on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 2 p.m. The workshop will feature a demonstration from Benson, opportunities to experiment with her instruments and time to explore […] [Read More]

Michael Bolton show a no-go in Trumbull, town angry over cost

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Pictured: Michael Bolton was supposed to perform in Trumbull earlier this month. “Missing You Now” might be the perfect song to describe Michael Bolton’s feelings about Trumbull. Sagging ticket sales for his scheduled concert at Indian Ledge Park last Saturday led to the show being cancelled two weeks ago, the Connecticut Post reported. That angered many […] [Read More]
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Country icon George Strait plans final tour, Connecticut stop

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Pictured: Country music icon George Strait is planning the last tour of his career. Country music icon George Strait has announced plans for his final tour, which includes a stop at Hartford’s XL Center on Saturday, Feb. 23. Tickets, which start at $69.50, go on sale Oct. 12 via Strait’s website. “This is going to […] [Read More]
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Marilyn Maye to share life lessons in Stamford

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In her lifetime of performing, singer Marilyn Maye has played in venues large and small, appeared on television, teamed up with symphonies, and entertained theater audiences. It is a legacy worth sharing, Maye said during a recent interview. As such, the 84-year-old Wichita, Kan., native, will  be offering a master class, “The Art of the […] [Read More]

WWE removes raunchy videos ahead of U.S. Senate race

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WWE fans — and voters — are going to have a tough time finding videos from the wrestling empire’s raunchy Attitude era. Stamford-based WWE, the company that U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon ran before entering politics, is removing unspecified “dated and edgier footage” from YouTube, saying the material has been misused for political purposes, the Connecticut […] [Read More]
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Westons residents picked as finalists in Martha Stewart awards

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Pictured: Marina Marchese of Red Bee Honey (below) and Frances Palmer (right) of Frances Palmer Pottery, both in Weston, have been selected as a finalists in Martha Stewart Presents American Made Awards. The sweet taste of victory isn’t far for two Weston residents. Marina Marchese, owner of Red Bee Honey, and Frances Palmer, proprietor of Frances […] [Read More]

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

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Eyes will be to the sky in Greenwich this weekend when the 14th annual Hawk Watch Festival & Green Bizarre sets down at Audubon Greenwich. In addition to spectators who will be watching as thousands of raptors migrate from New England and Canada to winter habitats in South and Latin America, there will be a […] [Read More]

First tour in 18 years brings Clannad to Ridgefield

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Pictured: Irish band Clannad will perform in Ridgefield Oct. 3. On their first North American tour in 18 years, contemporary Irish band Clannad will stop at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 8 p.m. Hailing from Gweedore, County Donegal, the family band shot to international recognition in 1982 with the release of the […] [Read More]
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‘Robots’ author performing music, spoken word in Stamford

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Damien Wood, the protagonist in Stamford native Kent Evans’ latest novel, “A Crash Course on the Anatomy of Robots,” is more robot than human. Wood’s efforts to get in touch with his emotions take him from country to country and one hollow relationship to another, but he remains stuck outside of his experiences, unable to feel. […] [Read More]