Trio of artists featured in new members show in Stamford

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Together, the artwork of Stamford artists Barbara Mathis, Phyllis Sinrich and Claudio Altesor (at right, one of his paintings, “Stairway to Power”) represent the latest exhibition of the Stamford-based Loft Artists Association, which puts the spotlight on new members. Varied in their inspiration and process, they join a collection of artists who work out of […] [Read More]

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

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Talk about commitment! Even after a car accident earlier this year, “American Idol” winner Kris Allen is expected to take the stage in Ridgefield tonight. Allen, who won the eighth season of the hit show, released a new album earlier last year, “Thank You Camellia.” As organizers pointed out in a recent article, Allen’s messages […] [Read More]

Oscar-nominated “Beasts” gives Wesleyan a feather in its cap

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Connecticut’s Wesleyan University must be feeling some pride today. A trio of graduates, Benh Zeitlin, Michael Gottwald and Dan Janvey, are behind the independent film “Beasts of the Southern Wild.” It is one of nine films that has earned an Academy Award nomination for best picture. It was among the nominees announced Thursday, which also […] [Read More]

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

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There will be music this weekend, featuring a mix of styles and genres, from the sonic sound of Ports of Spain to the classic compositions of the great American songbook. You can catch Goodnight Blue Moon in Hartford, the Suzan in New Haven (the band performs above in 2011), Nardy Boy in Stamford, Pimpinella in […] [Read More]

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]

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]

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]

Storybook characters get a makeover in Greenwich

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Members of the New York City-based Children’s Book Illustrators Group have taken a new look at Mother Goose in an exhibition that opens at the Flinn Gallery at the Greenwich Library, Thursday, Dec. 6, 6-8 p.m. Timeless storybook characters are “Reimagined” in a diverse range of medis, including pen and ink, oil, collage, pastel, watercolor […] [Read More]

Stamford show features intersection between art and design

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You have another day to make an appointment to see the work of Stamford artist Benice Horowitz and designer Roderick Shade, who have collaborated on a new exhibition, “Art + Design = Magic.” On display are upholstered chairs (featuring Horowitz’ painted fabric), stenciled wall painting and other acrylic paintings. The show opened this past weekend […] [Read More]

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

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This first weekend of December (and beyond) offers the sights and sounds of the season, from sky-high sensations to spectacular sounds. Some baseball luminaries, and some holiday mainstays, will entertain the crowds in Stamford for its Heights and Lights event on Sunday, Dec. 2. Meanwhile, a number of groups will be presenting musical events to celebrate […] [Read More]