Pictured: Jermaine Paul, left, a winner of “The Voice” and Carl Quintanilla, right, an anchor of CNBC network’s “Squawk on the Street” program, with Kathy Giusti of Norwalk, founder and CEO of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, during the MMRF Fall Gala at Hyatt Regency Greenwich. (Photo/Bob Luckey)
Held at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich, the event honored legendary music producer and five-time Grammy Award-winner Clive Davis, and featured performances by former “American Idol” contestant and Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson, and Jermaine Paul, winner of the second season of NBC’s “The Voice.”
Despite the threat of Sandy, the event drew more than 1,200 attendees, and Kathy Giusti, who launched the foundation in 1998 after she was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, said it was expected to raise more than $2 million, the Greenwich Time reported.
It may not be Halloween just yet, but that hasn’t stopped organizers far and wide from creating a weekend full of festive events. So, if you are looking for all the hayrides, haunted houses, costume parties and spooky walks that you can handle, here you go. And, here is another and another. You get my drift … there are more than enough happenings to keep everyone busy.
The evening will feature San Francisco artist Tom Marioni’s Drinking Beer Sonata with 13 Players — a performance piece in which music is created by blowing into beer bottles.
Curated by Mackenzie Schneider, Terri C Smith and Jess Wilcox, the exhibition explores three threads in the history of alternative art spaces and examines how inclusive strategies are still being used to break down perceived barriers between contemporary art and its audiences. The themes covered in Working Alternatives are: conviviality and food, artists who use media and artist collectives in the United States.
Pictured: New Haven designer Althea Harper (standing, fourth from left) is a contestant on season two of Lifetime’s “Project Runway Allstars.”
A New Haven designer is coming back to “Project Runway” — and this time, the competition will be even fiercer.
Althea Harper, the runner-up on season six of Lifetime’s reality TV competition about fashion design, is a cast member on season two of “Project Runway Allstars.” The show, which premiers on Lifetime on Thursday, Oct. 25, brings together the best of the best contestants from previous “Project Runway” seasons.
This season, the show features model Carolyn Murphy as host, along with judges Isaac Mizrahi and Georgina Chapman and guest judges Katie Holmes, Kylie Minogue and Stacy Keibler, among others.
Movie and television star, singer and dancer Jane Powell is expected to be in Ridgefield on Sunday to share some behind-the-scenes tales about the 1951 film classic, “Royal Wedding,” (see a clip above) which teamed her with Fred Astaire. In a recent article, Powell gave a taste of what one can expect during the screening and question-and-answer session, sharing some tidbits about filming and her experiences as a contract player at MGM. You can get information on movie times and tickets by visiting the Ridgefield Playhouse’s website.
Bridgeport’s The Stepkids take fans on a hallucinogenic space trip — complete with an eccentric sci-fi storyline and life-size alien puppets — in the new video for their song, “Sweet Salvation” (check out the video below).
Directed by the band’s live light show collaborator, Jesse Mann, the video finds the band piloting an insect-powered bioship before crash landing on a strange planet. Upon crawling out of their escape pod, an alien welcoming party comes to greet them — and that’s when things get really freaky.
“Sweet Salvation” is the first single off The Stepkids forthcoming album “Troubadour,” and the title of their new 4-track 12-inch, Sweet Salvation EP.
Pictured: Soprano Alice Unschuld and pianist Carl Tichler will perform at the Richter House in Danbury.
Soprano Alice Unschuld and pianist Carl Tichler will perform a program of well-loved classical songs, arias and instrumental selections at Richter House in Danbury on on Sunday, Oct. 21.
Unschuld performed as a soloist last season at the Danbury Music Centre and has sung with several small opera companies and workshops in New York City, including Opera Northeast and Mannes Extension. She is the choir director at Sts. Peter and Paul, Eastern Orthodox Church in Bethel.
Tichler has performed as a piano soloist and accompanist at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Danbury and at the Housatonic Valley Waldorf School in Newtown. He was classically trained for several years and loves the romantic and classical composers, especially Chopin.
Admission is by donation. Parking is in the golf course lot; handicap parking is in front of the house. For further information, call 203-798-2245 or 203-798-6319, or go here.