Dave Chappelle hits back at Hartford, hopes nuke lands on city

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Dave Chappelle has no love for Hartford. In fact, he’s hoping the city gets hit with an atomic bomb. The comedian, who walked off stage after being heckled by the crowd at Comcast Theatre last week, said if North Korea were to drop a nuclear bomb on the United States, “I swear to God I […] [Read More]

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

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If you’re a warm-weather junkie like me, then you’re probably asking yourself the same question: where did August go? The month is zooming by, meaning that the summer — EEK! — is coming to a precipitous end. But, there’s still plenty of fun to be had in the season’s waning days — concerts, conventions, fairs […] [Read More]
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Out and about: Things to see and places to be this weekend

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The start of August pops with myriad opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, listen to music, check out local talent, support the arts and help others. One of the region’s most enduring events, the SoNo Arts Celebration in South Norwalk, for instance, brings together music, arts, puppets and children’s activities. It goes on all weekend, but […] [Read More]

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

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Music is a dominant distraction during the next several days, with legendary performers mixing it up with up-and-comers, and all genres beckoning from most corners of the region. The Americanarama Festival of Music breezes through Bridgeport on Friday, featuring Bob Dylan, Wilco, My Morning Jacket and Ryan Bingham. With the heat expected for tonight, you […] [Read More]

Dave Chappelle, Flight of the Conchords headline comedy festival in Connecticut

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Dave Chappelle and the newly reunited Flight Of The Conchords are headlining a 13-city comedy festival that stops in Connecticut this summer. The Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival, sponsored by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s Funny Or Die website, comes to Hartford’s Comcast Theatre on Thursday, Aug. 29. Tickets will be available soon via the […] [Read More]

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

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Speed is of the essence this weekend at Lime Rock Park where the running of the American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix continues through Saturday. Get a close look at the cars and drivers (actor and race car driver Patrick Dempsey is expected to race) at the paddocks, get an autograph and enjoy the activities […] [Read More]

Tracy Morgan, Wanda Sykes usher in a fall of comedy in Stamford

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If you like comedy, you will have plenty of opportunities this fall to get your fill at the Palace Theatre in Stamford. Today begins ticket sales for Stamford Center for the Arts members for Tracy Morgan (Sept. 26),  Artie Lange (Oct. 19) and Paul Reiser (Nov. 2). The general public has to wait until July […] [Read More]

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

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It’s the weekend to see Steve Martin and Edie Brickell perform in Stamford, the Zambonis and  Spampinato Brothers in Fairfield, Alice Cooper with Marilyn Manson in Uncasville, Foreigner in Westport, Chicago in Port Chester, N.Y., Acoustic Hot Tuna in Norwalk, Ben Taylor in Ridgefield and Harry Connick Jr. in Simsbury. Further, you could check out […] [Read More]

Comedian Michael Roemer to speak at Westport Playhouse

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As a young boy attending boarding school in England in the 1940s, Michael Roemer (right) and his classmates were no strangers to the kind of riotous laughter that could be brought on by the most serious of assemblies. Inopportune and inappropriate, it was a giggling that tended to feed on itself, leaving its practitioners nearly […] [Read More]

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

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The state may be awash with rain for most of Friday and into Saturday, but it also will boast a flood of entertainment. Nearly every musical genre will be featured on stages throughout the state. A number of festivals will feature yummy culinary traditions. Attractions, venues and sites around the state will be offering free […] [Read More]