If you like soup, you will love this contest launched by Chowdafest

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As Chowdafest heads into its sixth year, fans of the culinary competition have a chance to let their taste buds do the talking before and during the show, with the launch of the new initiative ChowdaQuest. “Last year was great, and we caught the attention of so many more restaurants and chefs,” said Jim Keenan, […] [Read More]
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Centuries-old tradition to meet modern audience in Greenwich

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Several years ago, Victoria Hackman, a member of the Japan Society of Fairfield County, met Oikado Ichiro at the society’s Bon Odori Festival, which features the kind of folk dancing, music and other activities that mark one of Japan’s biggest summer festivals. Over the years, the two have stayed in touch and Hackman has helped […] [Read More]

Greenwich resident Rebekah Lowin to stage cabaret show in NYC

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Playing to an audience of one, three if you counted the cats, Rebekah Lowin and her musical director Bill Zeffiro made the most of an hour rehearsal on a recent Saturday afternoon in Zeffiro’s New York City apartment. “Where were we?” Lowin asked, as she flipped through her plastic binder to find the sheet music […] [Read More]

Art Garfunkel plans intimate show at Stamford’s Ferguson Library

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So far in 2013, Art Garfunkel has performed intimate performances throughout Connecticut, making stops in West Hartford, Southport, Wilton, Danbury and other places. It will be Stamford’s turn on Nov. 8, 2013, when the singer is set to perform at the Ferguson Library at Bedford and Broad streets. This “acoustic rehearsal,” as it is described […] [Read More]

Westport’s David Pogue to host ‘Making More Stuff’ screening

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On Oct. 16, New York Times technology writer David Pogue will have the fun of seeing his latest PBS NOVA series hit the small screen. If you happen to be in Westport that night, you can join him. Pogue will mark the debut “Making More Stuff,” at the Westport Public Library where he will host […] [Read More]

Prior to opening, Curtain Call’s ‘Streetcar’ extends run in Stamford

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Before the proverbial curtain has even risen on Curtain Call‘s staging of “A Streetcar Named Desire,” the theater company has already had to add an additional weekend of shows. In an announcement today, Lou Ursone, executive director and producer for the show, said the show will now close on Nov. 9. It is set to […] [Read More]

John LaBarca hosts popular ‘House Party’ of Italian tunes Oct. 14

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For years, radio personality John LaBarca, right, has presented a showcase of Italian song, stories and remembrances during his “Italian House Party.” On Monday, Oct. 14, he will recreate that showcase of song and sentiment during his tribute to “The Legends of Italian Song,” at the Westchester Broadway Theatre, One Broadway Plaza, Elmsford, N.Y. He […] [Read More]

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

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Apparently Oct. 12 is International Moment of Frustration Day and, as part of its observance, people from around the world are encouraged to go outdoors and scream at an allotted time for 30 seconds. You could spent part of your weekend doing that, or you could put your time toward planning some fun activities. I […] [Read More]

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

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We are heading into October, with only a few weekends to go before Halloween. With that in mind, make sure to make the most of the weekend by partaking in some pumpkin or apple picking, enjoying some holiday hijinks, getting started on your costume or finding some outdoor festivals to enjoy the wonderful weather. Or, […] [Read More]

Connecticut’s Treehouse Comedy celebrates 30th anniversary

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When Brad Axelrod and his then-partners launched Treehouse Comedy Productions 30 years ago, he might not have suspected the number of venues where Treehouse would take root or the number of big-time comics who would get their start. What he did know was that audiences wanted a place to laugh and the talent to make […] [Read More]