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

The weekend is here, and with it comes opportunities to enjoy music, art, dance, comedy, films and more across the region. For music fans, Friday offers up performances by Taylor Dayne, the Bottle Rockets (who also perform Monday), Dar Williams, Kenn Morr Band, Duece Bug, Full Blast Movement, Ras Kas, Copywrite, Matt Turk, Rum Runners, […] [Read More]

Bridgeport’s Watermark gets set for revue and review

Following on the success of previous “So You Wanna Be a Broadway Star,” events, the nonprofit New Paradigm Theatre Company is planning a similar event at the Watermark in Bridgeport Saturday, Jan. 25, which is calling upon performers of any age to come and show their stuff. “We saw this as a win, win win,” […] [Read More]

Saxophonist Houston Person performs in Stamford

Back when this joint was jumping, Houston Person could find himself on any number of stages throughout Connecticut, playing with other jazz and blues musicians to audiences large and small. “I used to go to Bridgeport and New Haven,” said Person, 79, a celebrated tenor saxophonist who has enjoyed a nearly 60-year career as a […] [Read More]

Explorer Fabien Cousteau to speak at Maritime Aquarium

Above, Fabien Cousteau, who appears ready to take a dive at any moment, will instead dive into a talk about his upcoming ‘Mission 31′ at the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk Feb. 6, 2014. The mission will call upon Cousteau and his team of divers to live for 31 days in an underwater research facility off […] [Read More]
Pixies 2013-2014

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

From illuminated dinosaurs to real-life jellyfish, the weekend affords some unusual and familiar scenes and events to keep you busy. Music fans may head out to see The Pixies in a couple of area locations, while singer-songwriter Dylan Connor stays close to home. Jay Z will be at Mohegan Sun. Elayne Cassara will be in […] [Read More]

WWE launches literary challenge for WrestleMania XXX

You may know the storylines when it comes to the professional wrestlers of the WWE, but how many other tales and adventures do you know? The Stamford-based WWE has teamed with the Pearson Foundation and the Young Adult Literary Services Association to introduce the 2014 WrestleMania Reading Challenge. The prize is a trip to WrestleMania […] [Read More]
The Apartment

Fairfield County film fans get ready for a case of Oscar fever

Above, American actor Jack Lemmon (1925 – 2001), as C.C. Baxter, and Shirley MacLaine as Fran Kubelik in ‘The Apartment’, directed by Billy Wilder, 1960. The movie kicks off a film series tonight in Milford, Conn. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images). With nominations announced Thursday morning, the race begins this morning for the 86th […] [Read More]
Whaling Ship

Stowaway sought for summer voyage aboard Mystic Seaport’s Charles W. Morgan

There will be nothing secret about the stowaway that boards the Charles W. Morgan this summer. In fact, the ship’s crew is actively seeking what is more traditionally a covert interloper. “This is for someone with a sense of adventure,” said Susan Funk, executive vice president of Mystic Seaport, in a recent news release about […] [Read More]

Stamford artist Ken Delmar to appear on ‘The Queen Latifah Show’

Artist Ken Delmar has plenty of works that reveal his ability to take brush to paper towel and create vibrant portraits and abstract scenes. But can he paint a cat, while blindfolded on national television? If you want the answer, you will have to tune in on Tuesday when Queen Latifah welcomes Delmar to her […] [Read More]

Greenwich’s Lyme Research Alliance taps FOX’s Gretchen Carlson to lead gala

Fox News host Gretchen Carlson has done her share of investigative reports, but when it came to unraveling the health mystery that she faced last year, she had a hard time finding the answers. Carlson, who hosts “The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson” on the cable news channel, is likely to share some of her struggles […] [Read More]