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Christina Hennessy

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‘Harry Potter’-inspired wizard rockers playing in Stamford

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In just eight years, Ashley Hamel, pictured right, has gone from being a fan of “wizard rock” to being someone who creates it. And, this week, Hamel, who lives in Berlin, might just get a chance to inspire another aspiring musician. Hamel and fellow performer Grace Kendall, left, are set to perform at the Ferguson […] [Read More]
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Visions of home: Larry Silver shares decades of images taken in Westport

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It has been more than 40 years since photographer Larry Silvers moved with his family to Westport from New York City. And, in that time, very little has escaped his eyes, or, more accurately, his lens. This weekend, you can see what has captured his attention in the ensuing decades in the new show “Larry […] [Read More]
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NYC’s Governor’s Island continues a season of activities with poetry festival this weekend

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Pictured: Visitors stroll past Castle Williams, a 19th century fort located on Governors Island in New York City, in June. The island is open daily to visitors through the summer. It’s dotted with green lawns, outdoor art and historic buildings and it offers a variety of events and activities, along with scenic views of Manhattan. […] [Read More]
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Get in free to Connecticut state parks this weekend

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Pictured: Two boys watch a horseshoe crab makes its way back into Long Island Sound after being tagged Saturday morning at Sherwood Island in Westport, Conn. The site should be busy this weekend, as parking fees and admission will be waived in celebration of the state park’s centennial. File photo The centennial celebration at Connecticut […] [Read More]
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‘American Idol’ auditions set for Long Island, N.Y.

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Pictured: People wave to the bus as it circles for the film crew for the American Idol XIV auditions off Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach, S.C., on Thursday, July 17, 2014. More than 500 people showed up to audition or support those auditioning for the next round of competition. (AP Photo/The Sun News, Janet Blackmon […] [Read More]
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‘Grease’ sing-along should draw gaggle of T-Birds, Pink Ladies to Westport Library

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Pictured, John Travolta is the greaser Danny, and Olivia Newton-John is the good girl Sandy in “Grease, “ in the 1978 musical film. A “sing-along” screening is planned at the Westport Library on Saturday, July 26, at 4 p.m. Tap your inner Danny Zuko or Sandy Olsson, or maybe Rizzo or Kenickie, too, at the […] [Read More]
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Comic and Stamford native on ‘America’s Got Talent’

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You have two more nights to catch Stamford native Dan Naturman on the stage at Comix at Foxwoods. The stand-up comic, who has performed on several late-night talk shows and was a contestant on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” will put on three more shows, Friday and Saturday nights, before heading for points south. Naturman, 44, […] [Read More]
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Music will sound from parks, lawns and other outdoor spaces tonight

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Tonight, music will be drawing people to Stamford, Ridgefield, Bridgeport and Wilton. But it is in Norwalk that you will have an option of checking out two different venues. While the Super Monkey Death Grip will be at Freese Park, Nina Et cetera (pictured) will be bringing its roots-inspired music to the lawn of the […] [Read More]
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New Canaan venue takes a turn for ‘Route 66′ tonight

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Pictured: Jerold Goldstein, Fred Stark and William Squier, the creative team behind the musical “Route 66.” New this year at the Summer Theatre of New Canaan is a series of new works, “Under the Stars,” and the next one up is “Route 66,” a musical romantic comedy that boasts the talent of several local writers […] [Read More]
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Jay Leno, Bill Cosby, Amy Grant performing at Stamford’s Palace Theatre

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Beginning tomorrow, members of Stamford Center for the Arts, will get a chance to start snapping up those seats for performances by some big-name comics, award-winning singers and high-energy children’s programs. Tickets for the 2014-15 season at the Palace Theatre will go on sale beginning at 11 a.m. for members on Tuesday, while tickets for […] [Read More]