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Artist and Stamford art space offer a ‘Lonely’ afternoon

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For most, a turn at a karaoke mic is but a few minutes. Ryann Slauson is planning a full afternoon of it. On Wednesday, May 20, Slauson, an award-winning multimedia artist, will present “Only the Lonely” at Stamford’s Franklin Street Works. The event is described as an “endurance based” karaoke performance, in which Slauson purports […] [Read More]
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Calling musicians, singers, dancers for a night of Celtic music

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Damien Connolly, an All-Ireland champ on the accordion and melodeon, will be among the performers when the P.V. O’Donnell Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann hosts its traditional Irish music session Thursday, May 21, in Milford. Connolly, who also plays the fiddle, comes from a long line of musicians with roots in County Clare, Ireland. In 2003, Connolly […] [Read More]
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‘Eccentric’ is good; film explores why it’s best to be yourself and do your own thing

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“A Different Drummer” is a movie that celebrates people who are truly different from the rest of us and who, according to a 10-year study, are healthier, happier and tend to live longer. It will be screened at Bethel Cinema on Wednesday, May 13. This movie examines how and why “dancing to the beat of […] [Read More]
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My stomach could not handle this new amusement park attraction at Quassy, but I bet lots of kids will love it

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“Frantic,” the new thrill ride at Quassy Amusement & Waterpark in Middlebury, has been a big hit with park guests.  Eight riders are swung back and forth on a huge pendulum while the circular seating platform spins. Frantic continues to swing until momentum carries riders over the top for a series of 360-degree flips.   [Read More]
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Enrich kids’ lives: Sign ‘em up with GBYO!

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The Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras is having an open rehearsal on Saturday, May 9, in Fairfield so that parents and potential members can hear and see the ensembles in action. The rehearsal takes place from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Roger Ludlowe Middle School, 689 Unquowa Road in Fairfield. The GBYO has several ensembles: GBYO […] [Read More]
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Living with Alzheimer’s to be discussed at Ridgefield author’s book signing on Sunday, May 3

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This weekend the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter will host a discussion on living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, along with a book signing by Dr. David Davis, a Ridgefield resident who is featured in the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” book that explores this topic. Davis has been a chiropractor for over 30 years.  His […] [Read More]
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Headliners announced for 2015 “Danbury Fields Forever”

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It’s about 13 weeks away, but the lineup for “Danbury Fields Forever” is beginning to take shape — including the recent announcement of two of the headliners, The Hofners and The Blue Meanies. This music, foods and arts festival, which returns to Ives Concert Park in Danbury on Aug. 15, celebrates the music of the […] [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]