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Ives Concert Park in Danbury offers simulcast of Grateful Dead’s 50th anniversary Chicago concert on July 3

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You can celebrate the Grateful Dead’s 50 years of music with friends and fans in Danbury on Friday, July 3, when Ives Concert Park offers a simulcast of that night’s concert from Soldier Field in Chicago. The concert will be shown on a jumbo screen at the concert park, on the westside campus of Western Connecticut State […] [Read More]
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The new Levitt Pavilion, following several years of planning and construction, inaugurated its $9 million venue in 2014. It comes back in 2015 with a new season that kicks off on Sunday, June 28, 2015.

Westport’s Levitt Pavilion opens for season on June 28

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The Levitt Pavilion, which has been providing mostly free, outdoor summer entertainment from its perch alongside Westport’s Saugatuck River since the early 1970s, is once again rolling out a season of song, dance, film, comedy and the Melissa & Doug Children’s Series. However, it will start with one of its few ticketed evenings. The tickets […] [Read More]
Robert Steven Williams, left, and Deej Webb are producing a documentary film about F. Scott Fitzgerald that will be screened at the Fairfield Theatre Company in Fairfield. Williams and Webb are standing in front of the Compo Road South house where Fitzgerald and his wife, Zelda, lived from May until early October 1920. Photo: Anne Amato

Fitzgeralds’ Westport sojourn is subject of new documentary

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Over the years, Westport certainly has housed quite a few famous residents, even those who have only managed short spells, such as author F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda. A documentary of the Fitzgeralds months-long stay in this Gold Coast town in 1920 is the subject of a new documentary, “Boats Against The Current,” […] [Read More]
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Greenwich Art Society puts out the call for intrepid travelers

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The Greenwich Art Society has teamed up with the Friendship Ambassadors Foundation to offer an eight-day tour to Cuba later this year. The trip is open to all those who are interested in learning more about this Caribbean nation’s artistic and cultural history. From Sept. 29 to Oct. 6, tour participants and their guides will […] [Read More]
Ernest Borgnine And Betsy Blair In 'Marty'

Lonely hearts: Stamford’s Avon Theater celebrates Oscar-winning ‘Marty’ with special event

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Above, Ernest Borgnine stands behind Betsy Blair in a scene from the film ‘Marty,’ from 1955. The film will be screened at the Avon Theater in Stamford, Conn., on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. (Photo by United Artists/Getty Images) Will the butcher and schoolteacher find love? In the film “Marty,” it is up to Ernest Borgnine […] [Read More]
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‘Grease’ sing-along should draw gaggle of T-Birds, Pink Ladies to Westport Library

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Pictured, John Travolta is the greaser Danny, and Olivia Newton-John is the good girl Sandy in “Grease, “ in the 1978 musical film. A “sing-along” screening is planned at the Westport Library on Saturday, July 26, at 4 p.m. Tap your inner Danny Zuko or Sandy Olsson, or maybe Rizzo or Kenickie, too, at the […] [Read More]
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Student photographers, filmmakers wanted for local, national contests

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Pictured,  intern Jackson Vogt takes a close-up shot of Paul Camacho’s painting “Boy’s Head,” currently in the Westport Library’s exhibit “Face to Face.” Are you an acclaimed shutterbug in the making or an aspiring filmmaker? If so, there are a couple of contests worth checking out. At the Westport Library, the second annual teen photography […] [Read More]
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Darien-filmed short spotlights cinematic pioneer Mabel Normand

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If you had been a fan of cinema some 100 years ago, it would have been difficult to catch a film that had not been influenced by Mabel Normand in some way. A talented actor who could be as funny as she was serious, she appeared in about 200 short- and feature-length films in the […] [Read More]