Musical workshop with Jane Benson at Aldrich art museum

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Jane Benson, whose hybrid musical instruments are featured in the “united states” exhibition series at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, will lead an interactive workshop at the Museum on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 2 p.m. The workshop will feature a demonstration from Benson, opportunities to experiment with her instruments and time to explore […] [Read More]

Marilyn Maye to share life lessons in Stamford

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In her lifetime of performing, singer Marilyn Maye has played in venues large and small, appeared on television, teamed up with symphonies, and entertained theater audiences. It is a legacy worth sharing, Maye said during a recent interview. As such, the 84-year-old Wichita, Kan., native, will  be offering a master class, “The Art of the […] [Read More]
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Westons residents picked as finalists in Martha Stewart awards

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Pictured: Marina Marchese of Red Bee Honey (below) and Frances Palmer (right) of Frances Palmer Pottery, both in Weston, have been selected as a finalists in Martha Stewart Presents American Made Awards. The sweet taste of victory isn’t far for two Weston residents. Marina Marchese, owner of Red Bee Honey, and Frances Palmer, proprietor of Frances […] [Read More]

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

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Eyes will be to the sky in Greenwich this weekend when the 14th annual Hawk Watch Festival & Green Bizarre sets down at Audubon Greenwich. In addition to spectators who will be watching as thousands of raptors migrate from New England and Canada to winter habitats in South and Latin America, there will be a […] [Read More]
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‘Robots’ author performing music, spoken word in Stamford

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Damien Wood, the protagonist in Stamford native Kent Evans’ latest novel, “A Crash Course on the Anatomy of Robots,” is more robot than human. Wood’s efforts to get in touch with his emotions take him from country to country and one hollow relationship to another, but he remains stuck outside of his experiences, unable to feel. […] [Read More]

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

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It’s September, so the weekend (and beyond) is packed with its typical crush of activities, indoors and out, featuring musicians, celebrities, artists, comics and pirates (yes, pirates). So, it’s time to take care of those errands, do the laundry early and make haste to get to the events going on throughout the region. One of […] [Read More]

Tasty art on the menu for Westport Arts Center exhibition

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Westport Arts Center will dish out sumptuous art — and savory foods — when its hosts the opening reception for its new exhibition, “Foodies,” On Friday, Sept. 14, 6-8 p.m. The “Foodies” exhibition was conceived by Helen Klisser During, director of visual arts at WAC, who invited local artists to submit their interpretations of food […] [Read More]

Conn. artist, printmaker show some visitors how it’s done

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My work is best measured by the end result — the article that tells the reader the who, the what, the why, the when and the how, as they say. But one of my favorite parts of the job is acquiring the material that helps me to answer those questions. It is in those moments […] [Read More]

Art will be celebrated, made at Silvermine Arts Center’s ArtsFest

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Howard Fishman may have had his beginnings in the north, but it was the time he spent in the south that really influenced the way he makes music. “They are not stuck on an adherence to stylistic boundaries,” said the Hartford native of the musicians he encountered while living in New Orleans years before the […] [Read More]

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

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Have you been thinking that this weekend would be a good time to watch a bunch of lumberjacks, shuck a few oysters, take a spin on a few rides, and check out music acts such as Lou Gramm? Well, fortunate you. The 35th Norwalk Oyster Festival should fit your bill. Spanning Friday, Sept. 7, to […] [Read More]