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Almost time to tango: Festival returns with special stars, workshops, shows

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Dynamic dancing will be cropping up across the state this summer when the Connecticut Tango Festival returns for its eighth year. Vitto’s Dance Studio in Danbury will be among the locations, along with spots in Milford, Norwalk, Stamford and Middletown, according to a recent news release. Organizers recently got the word out about the event, […] [Read More]
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Greenwich Art Society puts out the call for intrepid travelers

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The Greenwich Art Society has teamed up with the Friendship Ambassadors Foundation to offer an eight-day tour to Cuba later this year. The trip is open to all those who are interested in learning more about this Caribbean nation’s artistic and cultural history. From Sept. 29 to Oct. 6, tour participants and their guides will […] [Read More]

‘Hairspray’ gets a new look in Waterbury

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Naugatuck Valley Community College will present “Hairspray” this Thursday through Sunday, April 9-12, at its Mainstage Theater. The musical, which played on Broadway more than a decade age, features a cast drawn from throughout the college. It’s a collaboration of the Visual & Performing Arts Department and Student Government Association. Performances are Thursday, April 9, […] [Read More]
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Music to flow at ‘Speakeasy’ and funds to grow for Kennedy Center

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Above, Betina Hershey, Nick Russo and Dan Martin, members of the Dan Martin Sextet, are set to perform at the Kennedy Center Children’s Services benefit, Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, at the Trumbull Marriott in Trumbull, Conn. The evening’s theme is the 1920s jazz era. Contributed photo The jazz age makes a return Saturday, Feb. 7, […] [Read More]
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Connecticut Ballet readies for holiday classic, ‘The Nutcracker’

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Connecticut Ballet’s presentation of “The Nutcracker” will be populated with stars from the American Ballet Theatre dancing the roles of some of the tale’s most beloved characters. The dance company, which has offices in Stamford, recently announced the guests who will perform with the company and the more than 100 local children from area dance […] [Read More]
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‘Grease’ sing-along should draw gaggle of T-Birds, Pink Ladies to Westport Library

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Pictured, John Travolta is the greaser Danny, and Olivia Newton-John is the good girl Sandy in “Grease, “ in the 1978 musical film. A “sing-along” screening is planned at the Westport Library on Saturday, July 26, at 4 p.m. Tap your inner Danny Zuko or Sandy Olsson, or maybe Rizzo or Kenickie, too, at the […] [Read More]
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Jay Leno, Bill Cosby, Amy Grant performing at Stamford’s Palace Theatre

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Beginning tomorrow, members of Stamford Center for the Arts, will get a chance to start snapping up those seats for performances by some big-name comics, award-winning singers and high-energy children’s programs. Tickets for the 2014-15 season at the Palace Theatre will go on sale beginning at 11 a.m. for members on Tuesday, while tickets for […] [Read More]
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Revue covering 75 years of classic Disney songs to open

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Pictured, the cast of Disney’s On the Record gathers for a rehearsal. This musical revue will be at White Plains Performing Arts Center in White Plains, N.Y., June 20, 2014. The performers are, from left, standing, Paulette Oliva and Joseph Bellini. Seated, from left, Chris Pagan, Chelsey Lynn Alfredo, Gina Noto, Alvaro Francisco, Triona O’Callagahan […] [Read More]