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‘Battle of the Chefs’ returning to Ridgefield

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Chefs Forrest Pasternack of Bailey’s Backyard, Matt Storch of Match Restaurant in Norwalk, and Jeff Taibe of The Whelk and LeFarm in Westport (above) will be participating in a battle of culinary skills to benefit Founders Hall in Ridgefield. “Battle of the Chefs” returns to Founders Hall on Sunday, June 1, 4-7 p.m.  In a culinary […] [Read More]
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Danny Paisley brings bluegrass to Danbury Palace

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Danny Paisley has the edge. You can hear it in his voice, in his band, and in his choice of song. It’s an edge forged in a time and region where bluegrass was as likely to be heard in honky-tonks and saloons as in schoolhouses and town squares. Danny Paisley and The Southern Grass perform at […] [Read More]
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Seeking a local band to open for The Zoo

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The Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut and Danbury Fair mall are seeking a local cover band to open for The Zoo, the region’s longtime “powerhouse” club favorite, on Thursday, July 3, at the mall’s annual holiday fireworks show. The cover band will play from 6 p.m. to ­7:30 p.m., followed by headliner The Zoo, all leading up to the  fireworks launch at […] [Read More]
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Fracking debate the focus of public forum, film screenings

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A public forum, “Help Keep Fracking Waste Out of Connecticut,” will take place Thursday, April 3, at 6:30 p.m. at Gunn Memorial Library in Washington. The program will include a screening of the 18-minute film “Fracking Hell? The Untold Story.” The forum will include: Celia Lewis, research and communications consultant for the Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental […] [Read More]
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’87 USSR Billy Joel concert to be aired on CPTV

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Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) will air “Billy Joel: A Matter of Trust – The Bridge to Russia – The Concert” on Wednesday, April 9 at 8 p.m. Airing for the first time on a PBS station, “Billy Joel: A Matter of Trust – The Bridge to Russia – The Concert” showcases the legendary singer, songwriter […] [Read More]
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New show opens at Danbury’s @287 gallery

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Bryn Gillette embedded shards of glass from the ruins of an earthquake-damaged cathedral into one of his paintings. Michael R. Patterson used color to create an artwork in which it appears geometric shapes have been woven together. Both artists will exhibit their works in a new exhibit at Danbury’s @287 gallery, where an opening reception will […] [Read More]
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Bethel Cinema to screen documentaries from Big Sky festival

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Bethel Cinema presents a selection of short documentaries from The 2014 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival on Wednesday, March 19 at 7 p.m. Tickets, which cost $8 for seniors and students and $10 for  general admission, can be purchased online or by visiting the box office. For more details, call  203-778-3100.  Here’s some information on the festival: The […] [Read More]
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Connecticut Choral Society Chamber Singers will perform

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The Connecticut Choral Society Chamber Singers will present a free recital, “LIVE, LAUGH, LOVE,” on Saturday, April 12 at 8 p.m. at the Danbury Music Centre, at 256 Main St. The program will consist of an eclectic mix of folk songs, madrigals, spirituals, and sentimental favorites, including “Moon River,” “Tears on My Pillow,” “If Ever […] [Read More]
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Award-winning Irish film ‘The Wind That Shakes the Barley’ to be screened in Sherman

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In the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, the Jewish Community Center in Sherman will host a screening of the critically-acclaimed Irish film, “The Wind That Shakes the Barley,” on Friday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m. Entry to the film is $10 for members and $12 for non-members. Set during the Irish war for independence in […] [Read More]
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Crosby, Stills & Nash coming to Connecticut this summer

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On the heels of their sold-out March 2014 tour, Crosby, Stills & Nash have announced a string of U.S. concerts this summer, including a stop at the Toyota Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford on Wednesday, July 16. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 28, at 10 a.m. at Oakdale.com and ticketmaster.com. Advance tickets are available through […] [Read More]
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