Cos Cob’s Drawing Room Gallery marks milestone with new show

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Count on at least five artists to be among those on the party list for the Drawing Room Gallery‘s one-year anniversary party, but organizers hope a great deal more people stream through the gallery doors Saturday evening to see the art and to celebrate the milestone. Those five artists, Edward A. Kingsbury of Keene, N.H.; […] [Read More]

Norwalk print center to celebrate special evening, special works

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If you’ve been wondering where you can get your hands on a “MONOtini” and a monotype or two, then you are in luck. Norwalk’s Center for Contemporary Printmaking will hosts its 15th Monothon party on Saturday night, from 6 to 9 p.m., at a new venue, the Lillian August store at 32 Knight St., Norwalk. […] [Read More]

Artist to reveal layers of inspiration at South Norwalk reception

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Carmelo Blandino, an artist whose work has been exhibited in New York, Stockholm, Calgary and other international cities, will be making an appearance, along with his art, at Galerie Sono in South Norwalk on Saturday, Nov. 16. The visit, which will begin at 6 p.m., is part of an opening reception that will give visitors […] [Read More]

Project Feederwatch is looking for a few good photographers

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Above, this photograph of a male pine grosbeak earned Catherine Diehl-Robbins of Alaska the grand prize in last year’s BirdSpotter photo contest. Will this year be your turn? Did you know by simply looking out your window and watching the birds land at your feeder, you could have a global impact on how scientists are […] [Read More]

Fairfield’s Kristen Graves to perform with Pete Seeger in NYC

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Long a fan of Pete Seeger‘s music and community activism, Fairfield singer and songwriter Kristen Graves now has a chance to share the stage with this American folk singer during a benefit concert in New York City. “I look up to him as a musician, and I appreciate him even more as a human being,” […] [Read More]

Cole, Kole next up in ‘Perfect Pairs’ at Stamford’s Palace Theatre

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With the latest pairing in the “Perfect Pairs” series at Stamford’s Palace Theatre billed as “old world jazz meets the next generation,” veteran musician Freddy Cole and Hilary Kole, whose star rose with her debut album, “Haunted Heart,” which came out in 2009, stand ready to deliver that promise. Cole, who is the younger brother […] [Read More]

Snap up decorating ideas at Southport showcase this weekend

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Above, celebrity interior designer Thom Filicia will be in Southport this weekend serving as honorary chairman of the designer showcase “Rooms with a View.” Was this the weekend you were finally going to pull that living room together, maybe the den? Have you been canvasing your favorite home decor store, looking for the accessories that […] [Read More]

UConn Stamford grad Anna Lakomy takes a shot at film career

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Anna Lakomy, a 2010 UConn Stamford graduate, may have studied psychology at the school, but for the past year or so, her time and efforts have been less about studying real people and more about exploring the minds, motives and behaviors of fictional characters. Since March 2012, Lakomy of Shelton has been pursuing an acting […] [Read More]

Local cookbook authors serve up evening of talk, treats

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You can make your dinner, eat your pie and have your honey, too, when a trio of local cookbook authors visits the Ferguson Library tonight for an evening of tips, talks and tastings. Presented by the Friends of the Ferguson, this panel of culinary whizzes will feature Debra Ponzek, Michele Stuart and Marina Marchese. Guests […] [Read More]

Acclaimed pipa player to join Greenwich Chamber in concert

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Min Xiao-Fen may have spent years studying and practicing the classical techniques that have made her such an accomplished pipa player. But, that doesn’t mean she isn’t open to some improvisation. Min will be showing off some of those skills when she joins the Chamber Players of the Greenwich Symphony Orchestra for a pair of […] [Read More]