Jazz musicians sought for Stamford summer series

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Have you longed to be an integral part of the Stamford Downtown Special Services District’s Jazz Up July music series? Well, there is no time like the present if you are an area jazz musician with designs to perform on the same stage as this year’s roster, which includes Bernie Williams (who kicks off the […] [Read More]

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

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For fans of the absurd and incongruous, the year 2010 marked a watershed moment. For it was in Madison, Wis., that purveyors of the found and forgotten came together for the first time. On Saturday, in Danbury, the two will come together again. Heirloom Arts Theatre is hosting an evening of Found Vs. Found, which […] [Read More]

Stamford musician, fellow Boston students plan benefit evening

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Above: Musician Lisa Occhino plays at her home in Stamford, Conn., in 2011. Occhino, who attends Berklee College of Music in Boston, has teamed with members of the school’s newspaper, “The Berklee Groove,” and other students to stage a benefit in Boston April 26, 2013. File photo Weeks before bombings rocked the city of Boston, […] [Read More]

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

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  Music will mark this weekend in many ways, from live performances to a national celebration that honors independent record stores. Among the performers coming through the area are Holly Williams, Ian Parker, Jose Andrade, the What Up Funk Band, Jarrod Spector, Alex Moutouzkine, Declan O’Rourke, Marc Anthony, Barbara Cook, Fleetwood Mac, and Scotty McCreery. […] [Read More]

Beyoncé keeps the beat with Weitzman-adorned feet

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Don’t go looking for any glass slippers on the Mrs. Carter Show World Tour. But one is likely to find plenty of bejeweled pumps and military-inspired boots on the feet of pop’s reigning queen. Beyoncé, who launched The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour Monday in Belgrade, Serbia, revealed a steady stream of Stuart Weitzman-designed creations, […] [Read More]

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

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Film fans will be treated to two festivals in Connecticut this weekend, with one focused on shorts and the other on the Jewish experience. The Brookfield Film Festival will bring a program of international shorts to the Edmond Town Hall in Newtown from Friday to Sunday, while the Mandell JCC Hartford Jewish Film Fest delivers […] [Read More]

Dan Aykroyd to get into the spirit in Norwalk

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Throughout his long movie career, Dan Aykroyd’s has faced a disgruntled bar crowd and angry protoplasmic creatures. He has battled dangerous foreign operatives and become embroiled in neighborhood politics, just in time for the holidays. But his part in an event on Saturday, April 6, 1-3 p.m. hopefully will be a lot more peaceful than […] [Read More]

Arthur Murray to get his day in Greenwich April 4

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Above, dancers perfect their steps at the Arthur Murray Grande Ballroom of Greenwich. By official proclamation, April 4 will be Arthur Murray Day in Greenwich Last year’s 100th anniversary of Arthur Murray’s entry into the world of dance instruction spun out multiple celebrations throughout the year, including a worldwide dance party that marked his birthday, […] [Read More]

Acclaimed actress, singer Audra McDonald to perform in Stamford

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During the next two months, there will be little time for five-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald to rest. A packed performance schedule, multiple appearances and honors are expected to keep her busy. She also is working to complete her latest album, “Go Back Home,” which is set to be released next month. However, area […] [Read More]

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

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For those who like to celebrate the Easter holiday with a bit of action, a number of egg hunts and “egg-stravaganzas” are scheduled this weekend. Meanwhile, a new exhibition is on display at the Bruce Museum that “unscrambles” the long history of the egg. Of course, there might be some out there who are looking […] [Read More]