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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]
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‘American Idol’ Ruben Studdard among performers coming to New Haven this summer

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This week, New Haven added its voice to a growing list of places that plan to make the most out of the summer with music and arts events. In announcing the schedule, New Haven Mayor Toni Harp welcomed residents and visitors to make the trip: We are pleased to offer residents and visitors another robust […] [Read More]
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Eat, drink, take in a flick at Stamford’s Harbor Point this summer

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Free outdoor movie nights, a farmers market, live music and nearly a dozen new restaurants – it’s just part of the events lined up at Harbor Point in Stamford for the summer. Today, developer Building and Land Technology, which has been leading a multi-billion dollar redevelopment project in the city’s South End neighborhood, announced the […] [Read More]
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Lemur expert, featured in IMAX film, earns prestigious award

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When a crowd gathered at the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk April 17 to hear Patricia Wright speak about the lemurs of Madagascar, she and they did not know she was soon headed for a great honor. Last week, she was named the winner of the 2014 Indianapolis Prize, which is awarded by the Indianapolis Zoo […] [Read More]
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First-time film festival is part of ‘Stand Against Racism’ initiative

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Beginning Monday, the YWCA of Darien and Norwalk will observe “Stand Against Racism,” a program that will run through Saturday, April 26. As part of that initiative, the organization will host its first annual film festival. The line-up of big-screen pics will include include “The Blind Side,” “Deep South,” The Diary of Anne Frank,” “A […] [Read More]
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50 things to do in Connecticut March 7 to 9

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With the promise of warmer weather for the weekend, there will be plenty of chances to shake that cabin fever. Here are some of the area’s many activities and events that serve as a welcome remedy. [Read More]
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Dance documentary screening at Avon to be rescheduled because of winter weather

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Update: The documentary “First Position” was set to be shown Feb. 5 at the Avon Theatre, followed by a question-and-answer session with dancer and instructor Flavio Salazar and a short film by the Ballet School of Stamford. However, with theater closed because of the inclement weather, the event must be rescheduled. A note on the […] [Read More]
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Out and about: Things to see and places to be this weekend

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Sure, plenty of people will be waiting for the last half of the weekend to do their celebrating, but there are far more events than just the Super Bowl to consider. If you didn’t know it, now you know … we are deep into Oscar season, with area venues hosting several events geared toward featuring […] [Read More]
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Out and about: Things to see and places to be this weekend

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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]