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

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The Labor Day weekend is all about leisure, and, fortunately, there are plenty of opportunities in the area to do just that. There will be a melding of good food and great sounds in Westport when the Blues, Views and BBQ Festival returns for another year. Among the performers scheduled to appear are Royal Southern […] [Read More]

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

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If you’re a warm-weather junkie like me, then you’re probably asking yourself the same question: where did August go? The month is zooming by, meaning that the summer — EEK! — is coming to a precipitous end. But, there’s still plenty of fun to be had in the season’s waning days — concerts, conventions, fairs […] [Read More]
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Kung Fu, Like Violet play ‘A Concert for Kevin’ at Toad’s Place

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Tim Palmieri will never forgot the time when Kevin Shea let “five young, stinky guys” sleep at his place. “He was a very, very nice guy,” said Palmieri, who stayed at Shea’s home in Los Angeles while on tour with his then-band, The Breakfast. “Every time I saw him after that, he was always nice […] [Read More]

Chris Brown hit with 1,000 hours of community labor, then hits Connecticut pool party

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Well, this sure beats picking up trash. Chris Brown, who was recently slapped with a new sentence of 1,000 hours of community labor that can include cleaning beaches and highways, celebrated his punishment at Liquid Sundays at Foxwoods Resort Casino this past weekend. Despite his ongoing legal troubles, the artist “seemed unfazed as he soaked up […] [Read More]
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Out and about: Things to see and places to be this weekend

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You are going to have to wait a month to see Funky But Better, but in the meanwhile, there are plenty of activities coming your way in the days to come. Music: See the American Idol Live tour as it swings into Mohegan Sun Arena on Saturday, or catch legendary performer Diana Ross in Stamford. […] [Read More]
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Miss USA Erin Brady to visit Stamford health expo

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Connecticut’s Erin Brady, who earlier in the year was named Miss USA, is expected to be in Stamford next month when she lends her star power to the Stamford Hospital Health Wellness & Sports Expo. The expo, which takes place at Chelsea Piers Connecticut on Saturday, Sept. 21, to Sunday, Sept. 22, also gives Brady […] [Read More]

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

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There are only a few weekends left before summer’s slower pace gives way to fall’s flurry. So, get on out there and enj0y what Connecticut has to offer. Outdoor events span the gamut from music festivals, such as the Westside Reggae event happening in Danbury to the Litchfield Jazz Festival at the Goshen Fairgrounds. Silvermine […] [Read More]

Greenwich’s Off-Beat Players hope for a success with ‘Succeed’

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Greenwich’s Off-Beat Players summer production, “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” opens Wednesday night at the Arch Street Teen Center in Greenwich. This award-winning play, which debuted on Broadway in 1961, tells the tale of an ambitious window washer who makes his way up the ranks by following some unconventional advice. A large […] [Read More]

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

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The start of August pops with myriad opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, listen to music, check out local talent, support the arts and help others. One of the region’s most enduring events, the SoNo Arts Celebration in South Norwalk, for instance, brings together music, arts, puppets and children’s activities. It goes on all weekend, but […] [Read More]

Creative spaces, places and faces on display in Norwalk this week

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For the past 35 years, Stamford artist Susan Frey has been making trips out west, soaking in the landscapes, the scenes and the symbolism. It was not until recently, however, that all those memories made it onto her canvases. There are 47 such remembrances, wrought in acrylic and mixed media, in Frey’s A Very Wild […] [Read More]