Best of: Chop houses in southwestern Connecticut

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UPDATE, Friday, 6:30 p.m.  Congratulations to Chuck’s Steakhouse of Danbury, which won the “Best of” poll with 14 percent of the vote. Runners up were Joseph’s Steakhouse in Bridgeport, with 13 percent of the vote, and Gabriele’s Italian Steakhouse in Greenwich. Thanks for voting! Original Post Southwestern Connecticut is not a bad place for meat […] [Read More]
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Jaws anniversary draws Richard Dreyfuss to Maritime Aquarium

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Pictured, Richard Dreyfuss, Roy Scheider and Robert Shaw on board a boat in a still from the film, “Jaws,” directed by Steven Spielberg, in 1975. (Photo by Universal Studios/Courtesy of Getty Images) The 40th anniversary of “Jaws” has already spawned quite a few special events, including a frothy throwback and a killer lounge act (you […] [Read More]

Gathering of the Vibes announces 2015 lineup

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The 20th annual Gathering of the Vibes has announced its line-up for the July 30-Aug. 2 festival at Seaside Park in Bridgeport. Headliners include: Wilco Greg Allman Weezer Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals Tedeschi Trucks Band Zappa Plays Zappa Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings The Word The Gaslight Anthem Here’s the announcement released today […] [Read More]
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Humorist Dave Barry will explain the secret of life, or something like that, in Connecticut

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Dave Barry has a new book out and he’s coming to Connecticut to talk about it. The Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist and New York Times-bestselling author will be here on Wednesday, March 4, at the John Lyman Center for the Performing Arts in New Haven. His new book is called “Live Right and Find Happiness (Although Beer is […] [Read More]
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Hear Danbury author Theresa Buzaid read from her new children’s book, ‘The Great Danbury State Fair A to Z’

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Danbury native Theresa Buzaid will read from her new children’s picture book, ”The Great Danbury State Fair A to Z,” at the Danbury Library Children’s Corner on Saturday, March 7. The event will run from 11 to 11:45 a.m. and is recommended for ages 5 and up. Guitarist Barry Finch, a local musician, will be there too, and will […] [Read More]
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Danbury Museum & Historical Society will have a musical open house Saturday to honor Marian Anderson’s birthday

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Live music will again be heard in the Marian Anderson Studio in Danbury on Saturday, Feb. 28, thanks to a celebration in honor of the world renowned contralto and former longtime Danbury resident. In recognition of Anderson’s achievements, her birthday and Black History Month, the Danbury Museum is hosting this event from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Information will be shared […] [Read More]
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Danbury author Michael Garry to sign copies of his new Mets book at Byrd’s Books in Bethel on Thursday, March 5

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Danbury author Michael Garry will be at Byrd’s Books on Thursday, March 5, to tell stories and sign copies of his new book, “Game of My Life New York Mets.” The book shares memorable stories about the New York Mets. It comes out March 3. Byrd’s Books is in Bethel and the signing is at […] [Read More]
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Asylum Quartet to perform in Greenwich on Feb. 22

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Pictured, Asylum Quartet, a quartet of four classically-trained saxophonists who met as graduate students at the The Hartt School in West Hartford, Conn., have been earning awards and attention since forming several years ago. The group, from left, are Andrew Barnhart, Tony Speranza, Joseph Abad and Max Schwimmer. It will perform in Greenwich, Conn., on […] [Read More]
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Valentine’s Day all over again with hypnosis, comedy and chocolate at the Danbury Palace

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Did bad weather cramp your style on Valentine’s Day? Not to worry, Danbury’s Palace Theatre has rescheduled its Valentine’s Comedy Hypnosis Show to this Saturday, Feb. 21 at 8 p.m. Whether you’re spending the evening with the one you love or a group of friends, hypnotist Dan LaRosa will keep you entertained. He hypnotizes audience […] [Read More]
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Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum invites community collaboration on new exhibitions

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B. Wurtz created this 2015 artwork using acrylic paint on aluminum. Do you have a collection of tchotchkes, records, photographs — or something more unusual? This is your chance to become a part of The Aldrich’s upcoming “Circumstance” series of exhibitions. The Ridgefield museum is inviting residents of Fairfield, Litchfield, and New Haven counties in […] [Read More]
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