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Ives Concert Park in Danbury offers simulcast of Grateful Dead’s 50th anniversary Chicago concert on July 3

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You can celebrate the Grateful Dead’s 50 years of music with friends and fans in Danbury on Friday, July 3, when Ives Concert Park offers a simulcast of that night’s concert from Soldier Field in Chicago. The concert will be shown on a jumbo screen at the concert park, on the westside campus of Western Connecticut State […] [Read More]
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Milford Arts Council launches ‘Open Mic Nites’ for the summer

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Have you been looking for that chance to try out a few new songs? Float a few jokes? Lay down the verses? Amaze with a handful of tricks? The Milford Arts Council is looking for people with a talent that they want to present to come to its Open Mic Nites, which start on Wednesday, […] [Read More]
Below the Gaff band will be on hand to entertain when the Robin Hood Springtime Festival comes to North Haven on weekends from Saturday, May 23 through Sunday, June 7.

Knights, lords & ladies in North Haven

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The 7th annual Robin Hood Springtime Festival — set in 12th century Nottingham, England — is in North Haven on weekends through June 7. When organizers say it will offer “old-fashioned fun” for the entire family, they’re not exaggerating as many shows and activities have their roots in Medieval Europe. “Here you can forget your […] [Read More]
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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]