November is here, which means so is National Novel Writing Month

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Above, approximately 150,000 items were on view at a previous Pequot Library’s summer book sale. Will your book be among them one day? You have a chance to start now.¬† File photo/Jarret Liotta Looking back, Christina remembered the blustery, gray November day when all things changed. On that day, she made a pledge to herself. […] [Read More]

Rising musical stars to play at Southport’s Trinity Church

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About two dozen young musicians are expected to take part in a benefit concert this weekend where funds will be raised to ensure other young people can have music in their lives as well. Music for Youth is presenting the concert, which will take place at 5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 3, at Trinity Church in […] [Read More]

‘Whose Line’ stars seek audience help for Stamford show

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Never at a loss for words, nor off in their timing, the cast of “Whose Line Is It Anyway,” can’t have it any other way. Now at home at the CW television network, this long-running improv show features the talents of comedians Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady, Colin Mochrie and Aisha Tyler, the latter of whom […] [Read More]

Last-minute ideas for tonight’s Halloween contests

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Happy Halloween everybody! Over the past several weeks, area residents have rolled out all manner of costumes – scary, silly and spectacular. If you are still looking for ideas, we offer up a gallery of them (including some homemade creations from the folks who bring you Culture Cache). If you pull it together by the […] [Read More]
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Newtown youth choir to bring message of hope to Stamford

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Above, members of the Newtown Youth Voices perform. They will give a concert in Stamford, Conn., on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013 at 4 p.m. Contributed photo Formed in the aftermath of the tragic shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn, on Dec. 14, 2012, the Newtown Youth Voices – a chorus of 20 […] [Read More]

War of the Worlds 75th anniversary celebrated live in Ridgefield

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Today is the 75th anniversary of the historic evening when Americans suddenly believed they were under attack by aliens. Of course, they weren’t. Instead, they were under the powerful influence of Orson Welles, a masterful storyteller who managed to make a staged reading of the radio play, H.G. Wells‘ “War of the Worlds,” into into […] [Read More]

Catch British ensemble Voice in New Canaan during brief U.S. tour

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Above, the London-based a capella women’s vocal ensemble, Voice, which includes, from left, Emily Burn, Victoria Couper and Clemmie Franks, will make a stop for a concert at the Silvermine Arts Center in New Canaan, Conn., on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. For more information, or tickets, call 203-966-9700, Ext. 22, www.silvermineart.org. Contributed photo/Yoshitaka Kono With […] [Read More]

Do you like to clown around, keep things afloat? UBS Parade Spectacular has got a job for you

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Perhaps you were among the thousands attending the UBS Parade Spectacular last year in downtown Stamford and you said to yourself, “Next year, that’s going to be me guiding Kermit down the street.” Of course, you would have been talking about one of the dozens of giant helium balloons that float their way along the […] [Read More]

Pitbull bounces in for a performance at Foxwoods in December

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Connecticut is set to get a visit from “Mr. Worldwide” when Pitbull performs at the Foxwoods Resort Casino on Dec. 27, according to a recent announcement from the resort casino. It has been about 10 years since Pitbull first appeared on Lil Jon’s album “Kings of Crunk,” a breakthrough for the Latin hip-hop artist, who […] [Read More]
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Out and about: Things to see and places to be this weekend

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Spooks and kooks will be out in full force this weekend, the last before Halloween arrives, providing thrills and chills throughout the area. For those who are not in for a great scare, there is trick or treating at¬†Heckscher Farm in Stamford, Howl-O-Ween in Bridgeport, Halloween on the Green in Danbury, the Enchanted Castle and […] [Read More]