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

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You can get healthier, learn more about boats, get in your fill of Oktoberfests, go to the dogs, play or get entirely festive this weekend, and never travel all that far from home (or perhaps traveling will be part of the fun). There are several expos and events aimed at making you a better you […] [Read More]

Robin Thicke brings ‘Blurred Lines’ tour to Connecticut

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After enjoying a summer run at the top of Billboard’s charts, “Blurred Lines” singer Robin Thicke will bring his tour to Connecticut’s MGM Grand Theatre at the Foxwoods Resort Casino on March 1. Tickets go on sale Friday. Joining him at Foxwoods will be Jessie J and DJ Cassidy. Thicke’s Connecticut stop is one of […] [Read More]
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Out and about: Things to see and places to be this weekend

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This weekend, it’s probably best to just break it down. I say that because the offerings are plentiful, the entertainment is diverse and activities stretch from Westchester to West Springfield, Mass., with plenty of stops in the Nutmeg State to keep you busy. I’ve already taken too much time on the intro. It’s best to […] [Read More]

Munich meets Connecticut: Our guide to area Oktoberfests

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We may be far from the lavishly painted halls of Hofbräuhaus am Platzl, Munich’s biggest beer hall and the focal point of the city’s world famous beer bonanza, Oktoberfest. But there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy this German-born holiday right here at home. Take a look at our top 10 picks of area Oktoberfests […] [Read More]

Avon Theatre spotlights film about ‘New Yawk’ accents

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The Geico Gecko has employed it to sell insurance. Actors Marisa Tomei used it to comedic effect. And Madonna used it to voice a holiday classic. It is a linguistic phenomenon that has seeped past the boundaries from which it sprung – the New York accent. And on Wednesday night, the Avon Theatre in Stamford […] [Read More]

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

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With the promise of beautiful late-summer weather before us, make the most of this weekend by checking out some of the many outdoor events set to take place throughout Fairfield County and beyond. Oysters will be teamed with rides, muisc, lumberjacks and BMX bikes in Norwalk. Fine arts will be the draw in Southbury. Apples […] [Read More]

Hartford mayor to heckled Chappelle: ‘quit whining’

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Dave Chappelle may have dropped a bomb on Hartford, but the city’s mayor has some ammunition of his own. Responding to Chappelle’s recent trash-talk of his city, Mayor Pedro Segarra Tweeted on Friday that the “Comedy Central” star should “quit whining, do his job and try some yoga.” “Dave Chappelle should stick to his job, […] [Read More]

Stamford gallery exhibits work of Colombia’s John J. Bedoya

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The Fernando Luis Alavarez Gallery will feature the work of John J. Bedoya — a contemporary Colombian artist who explores humanity’s impact on the natural world — with an exhibition opening on Friday, Sept. 6. A reception with wine and hors d’oeuvres will be held at the FLA Gallery, 96 Bedford St., Stamford, from 6 […] [Read More]

Must-see concerts in Connecticut this fall

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The sun is setting on the season of outdoor music festivals, but fall promises a jam-packed concert calender featuring major and local acts at venues across the state. Take a look at our top concerts picks of the upcoming season (in chronological order) and buy your tickets early — these shows will sell out fast. [Read More]

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]