Josh Ruxin returns to Ridgefield to share tale of transformation

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Seven years ago, newlyweds Josh and Alissa Ruxin had a choice to make. Stay in New York City or move to Rwanda. There, they would help to rebuild a country torn apart more than 10 years earlier by a genocide that killed an estimated 800,000 people. They chose Rwanda. Since then, the lessons they have […] [Read More]

Yankees’ Brian Cashman next up in civility series in Stamford

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The first week of December will feature not one, but two visits to Stamford by New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman. His Dec. 8 visit will require him to rappel off the 350-foot Landmark Square as part of Heights & Lights, but his earlier appearance on Dec. 2 might be a bit more sedate. […] [Read More]

Vocal groups sought for Rockapella concert in Ridgefield

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Some contests have quite a few rules to absorb. The guidelines for one recently launched by the Ridgefield Playhouse are relatively simple. “Sing your heart out.” Such is the advice being given to aspiring a capella groups who want a chance to open for Rockapella during its performance of “A Rockapella Holiday,” at the venue […] [Read More]

Musical Mondays opens at Curtain Call tonight in Stamford

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Who knew the world of selling Girl Scout cookies could be such a cutthroat business? Well, perhaps it is not entirely cutthroat, but in the hands of Michael Shapiro and David Christensen, the practice of selling those sweet treats has inspired a musical comedy, which will be served up tonight as the first production in […] [Read More]

Stamford Young Artists Philharmonic announce auditions; Jazz groups perform Nov. 18 in Stamford

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Are you a young musician looking for a chance to play with one of the region’s youth orchestras? Well, now’s the time to let yourself be heard. The Stamford Young Artists Philharmonic has announced that winter auditions will be held on Monday, Dec. 9, by appointment only for all strings, winds, brass and percussion for […] [Read More]

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

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The leaves may be coming down, but entertainment opportunities are up, way up, with plenty of music, fairs, festivals, dance events and other fun activities planned throughout the area. For music, you will find Taj Mahal and Fredericks Brown in Fairfield, along with The Smithereens, Windsync, SHU Faculty Brass Quintet and the Sean Smith Quartet. […] [Read More]

“Fiddler on the Roof” opens at Stamford’s Curtain Call

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When the musical “Fiddler on the Roof” opened on Broadway in 1964, it was the start of a 12 year run that would eventually inspire  a 1971 movie and several revivals. You won’t get as many chances to see the production when it plays at Stamford’s Kweskin Theatre, but you still have three weekends to […] [Read More]

Cos Cob’s Drawing Room Gallery marks milestone with new show

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Count on at least five artists to be among those on the party list for the Drawing Room Gallery‘s one-year anniversary party, but organizers hope a great deal more people stream through the gallery doors Saturday evening to see the art and to celebrate the milestone. Those five artists, Edward A. Kingsbury of Keene, N.H.; […] [Read More]

Norwalk print center to celebrate special evening, special works

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If you’ve been wondering where you can get your hands on a “MONOtini” and a monotype or two, then you are in luck. Norwalk’s Center for Contemporary Printmaking will hosts its 15th Monothon party on Saturday night, from 6 to 9 p.m., at a new venue, the Lillian August store at 32 Knight St., Norwalk. […] [Read More]

Artist to reveal layers of inspiration at South Norwalk reception

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Carmelo Blandino, an artist whose work has been exhibited in New York, Stockholm, Calgary and other international cities, will be making an appearance, along with his art, at Galerie Sono in South Norwalk on Saturday, Nov. 16. The visit, which will begin at 6 p.m., is part of an opening reception that will give visitors […] [Read More]