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Family fun day will be Saturday, Nov. 8, in Danbury, in memory of Mackenzie Newsome

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Dinner, dessert and family fun are on tap for Saturday, Nov. 8, when a benefit will be held to aid The Mackenzie Newsome Memorial Scholarship Fund. The event will be held at the Moose Lodge on Boulevard Drive in Danbury, from 3 to 7 p.m. Along with the pasta dinner, there will be activities such […] [Read More]
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Danbury Music Centre to present 13th annual student concert competition on Saturday, Nov. 1, in Danbury

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The Danbury Music Centre presents its annual student concerto competition on Saturday, Nov. 1, in the Marian Anderson Recital Hall. Admission is free and the venue is at 256 Main St. in Danbury. All finalists are students in area schools. The winner will perform a concerto with the Danbury Symphony Orchestra on Jan. 25, 2015. Saturday’s event is […] [Read More]
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Danbury Symphony Orchestra to perform free concert Sunday

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The Danbury Symphony Orchestra will perform a free concert on Sunday, Nov. 2, at 3 p.m. The orchestra will perform Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 7: “Leningrad” at Western Connecticut State University’s Visual and Performing Arts Center.  Maestro Ariel Rudiakov, seen above, will lead the musicians. One of Shostakovich’s best-known pieces, the epic ”Leningrad” Symphony describes Hitler’s invasion of Leningrad […] [Read More]
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More zombies needed: One more chance to join ‘Thriller’ dance mob performance

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Tuesday night is the final rehearsal for the “Thriller” dance mob performance planned for Halloween on the New Milford green. Since the dance can be learned in one session, this is a chance for all the zombies who recently started walking about to join in the fun. Christine Teixeira Oberc is looking for zombies ages […] [Read More]
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Tony winner ‘Lend Me a Tenor’ opens Halloween night in Newtown

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Newtown’s Town Players has a treat for theater goers on Halloween night. It’s the opening of “Lend Me a Tenor” — a madcap farce that won three Tony Awards. (A rehearsal scene is shown above.) Written by Ken Ludwig, the story takes place at the Cleveland Grand Opera Company in 1934. Saunders, the general manager, […] [Read More]
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Free concert of ‘Choral Gems’ in Danbury on Saturday

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The Danbury Concert Chorus will present a free concert of “Choral Gems” this weekend. It will be at St. James Episcopal Church in Danbury on Saturday, Oct. 25, at 8 p.m. Conducted by Christine R. Howlett, the group will perform a variety of beloved choral works, including folk song arrangements by Aaron Copland, “I Was Glad,” […] [Read More]
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My Dad’s Truck plays benefit coffeehouse at A Common Ground in Danbury on Saturday, Oct. 25

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Local acoustic trio My Dad’s Truck will be the featured band at an Oct. 25 coffeehouse to benefit Danbury Arts in Action at A Common Ground community arts center. That’s at 33 Crosby St. in Danbury. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m., with an open mic at 8 p.m. before My Dad’s Truck begins at […] [Read More]
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Johannes String Quartet to perform in Newtown

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The Johannes String Quartet plays with technical polish and deep musical understanding. This dynamic ensemble will perform at the Edmond Town Hall Theater on Sunday, Oct. 26. The 3 p.m. event is the second of six concerts presented by the Newtown Friends of Music this season. The Johannes features violinist Soovin Kim, the first American […] [Read More]
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Get your nail art on at pop-up salon Saturday at Ridgefield’s Aldrich museum, in conjunction with colorful exhibit

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The art won’t only be on the walls at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum on Saturday, Oct. 25. Vanity Projects, a nail salon in New York, is bringing its designs to Ridgefield for a one-day-only pop-up salon. Vanity Projects merges a high-end nail-art studio with video-art programming in its Lower East Side space. At The […] [Read More]
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Colleen Plimpton returns to discuss ‘All Season Color in the Garden’ in presentation at Newtown’s library

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Colleen Plimpton will present her program, “All Season Color in the Garden” to The Garden Club of Newtown on Tuesday, Oct. 28, but you don’t need to be a member to attend. The 1 p.m. presentation will be in the Cyrenius H. Booth Library at 25 Main St. in Newtown. Perennials will be the main […] [Read More]
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