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

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This time around you may want to take the weekend to rest up for the all the fun to be had with the arrival of the new year early next week.. A variety of First Night celebrations afford families a way to celebrate together, during the day and into the evening. However, venues and organizations […] [Read More]

Favorite songs of 2012 by Connecticut artists

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You may already know this, depending on your awareness of your surroundings, but Connecticut enjoyed another great year of music in 2012. Here are my favorite songs of the year by Connecticut artists: Child Actor – “If You Loved Me” On the first single from their debut album, “Victory,” New Haven beatsmith Max Heath and […] [Read More]

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

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Greenwich’s Rob Mathes and his talented musical friends will be bringing the sounds and sentiments of Christmas to the stage in Purchase, N.Y. this weekend. In this annual tradition (above, see a previous performance), Mathes will bring a mix of his original works, some unique arrangements and a song or two from his new album […] [Read More]

Avon Theatre’s picks for the five best doomsday flicks

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Pictured: Peter Sellers stars in Stanley Kubrick’s “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.” Wasn’t the world supposed to end today? You know, raining fire, killer earthquakes, “Armageddon”-style asteroids? Well, the deadline for the supposed Mayan apocalypse has passed, and we’re all still in one piece! But for those […] [Read More]

Bridgeport band Kung Fu plays Santa

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Kung Fu, the Bridgeport funk/fusion quintet led by guitarist Tim Palmieri, is playing Santa again this year. The band hosts their annual Toys for Tots Holiday Spectacular at Toad’s Place in New Haven on Saturday, Dec.22 at 8 p.m. Admission is $10 with a donation of a new, unwrapped toy (regular admission is $20 the […] [Read More]
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Gathering of the Vibes to stay in Bridgeport through 2017

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Christmas is coming a little early for the Vibe Tribe this year. After months of speculation over whether or not the Gathering of the Vibes would stay in Bridgeport, organizers and the city have confirmed an agreement to hold the music, camping and arts festival at Seaside Park for five more years, according to a […] [Read More]

‘The Voice’ honors Newtown victims with ‘Hallelujah’ rendition

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Monday was a big night for contestants of “The Voice,” whose fate was to be decided on the NBC singing competition. But before part one of the season three finale got underway, the contestants — along with coaches Blake Shelton, Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine and Cee-Lo Green, and hosts Carson Daly and Christina Millian — […] [Read More]

Connecticut musicians mourn Newtown tragedy

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Connecticut musicians reacted to the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School Friday with a mix of shock and grief. Many took to Twitter to express their condolences: [View the story "Connecticut musicians mourn Newtown tragedy" on Storify] [Read More]
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Comedian Michael Ian Black to perform in Hartford

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Michael Ian Black has been quietly living in Redding with his wife and two kids for about a decade now. And, every so often, the author, comedian and “The State” c0-founder will make himself known to fellow Connecticut residents — usually, with an in-state performance. Black is back with an appearance at the Mark Twain […] [Read More]

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

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Fairfield playwright Joe Landry’s take on Frank Capra’s classic 1946 film “It’s a Wonderful Life” brings the action to a radio station, where a group of performers come together to present the popular story.  In Landry’s take, the audience not only gets to enjoy the story itself, but also the story of the performers telling […] [Read More]