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Family fun day will be Saturday, Nov. 8, in Danbury, in memory of Mackenzie Newsome

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Dinner, dessert and family fun are on tap for Saturday, Nov. 8, when a benefit will be held to aid The Mackenzie Newsome Memorial Scholarship Fund. The event will be held at the Moose Lodge on Boulevard Drive in Danbury, from 3 to 7 p.m. Along with the pasta dinner, there will be activities such […] [Read More]
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‘Peter Pan Live’ promo starring Allison Williams released

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  Over the summer we found out that New Canaanite, daughter of Brian Williams and HBO “Girls” star, Allison Williams, would be playing Peter Pan in NBC’s “Peter Pan Live!” “I have wanted to play Peter Pan since I was about three years old, so this is a dream come true,” Williams told the Associated […] [Read More]
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Danbury Music Centre to present 13th annual student concert competition on Saturday, Nov. 1, in Danbury

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The Danbury Music Centre presents its annual student concerto competition on Saturday, Nov. 1, in the Marian Anderson Recital Hall. Admission is free and the venue is at 256 Main St. in Danbury. All finalists are students in area schools. The winner will perform a concerto with the Danbury Symphony Orchestra on Jan. 25, 2015. Saturday’s event is […] [Read More]
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Best of Fall: The great outdoors in Southwestern Connecticut

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The days before Connecticut’s bitter cold sets in are numbered, but they’re not here yet. Autumn is still in full swing – the weather has been mild and the foliage is still bright. For this week’s installment of best of fall, we want to know where you go to enjoy the autumn days. Whether it’s […] [Read More]
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Danbury Symphony Orchestra to perform free concert Sunday

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The Danbury Symphony Orchestra will perform a free concert on Sunday, Nov. 2, at 3 p.m. The orchestra will perform Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 7: “Leningrad” at Western Connecticut State University’s Visual and Performing Arts Center.  Maestro Ariel Rudiakov, seen above, will lead the musicians. One of Shostakovich’s best-known pieces, the epic ”Leningrad” Symphony describes Hitler’s invasion of Leningrad […] [Read More]
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More zombies needed: One more chance to join ‘Thriller’ dance mob performance

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Tuesday night is the final rehearsal for the “Thriller” dance mob performance planned for Halloween on the New Milford green. Since the dance can be learned in one session, this is a chance for all the zombies who recently started walking about to join in the fun. Christine Teixeira Oberc is looking for zombies ages […] [Read More]
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Tony winner ‘Lend Me a Tenor’ opens Halloween night in Newtown

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Newtown’s Town Players has a treat for theater goers on Halloween night. It’s the opening of “Lend Me a Tenor” — a madcap farce that won three Tony Awards. (A rehearsal scene is shown above.) Written by Ken Ludwig, the story takes place at the Cleveland Grand Opera Company in 1934. Saunders, the general manager, […] [Read More]
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Shelton actress heads to NYC to make a play for ‘super’ role

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The original Supergirl hailed from Krypton, but could the next one come from a more familiar locale? Shelton actress Anna Lakomy will be using the super power of social media to make the case that she should be the next Supergirl for what appears to be a new television project focused on Superman’s equally powerful […] [Read More]
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Author comes to Stamford to talk about battle with Alzheimer’s disease

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For more than 35 years, Greg O’Brien has worked as a writer, editor, investigative reporter and publisher for numerous magazines and newspapers around the country. These days, he is focused on a subject of which he is entirely familiar, but one day may not be — himself. O’Brien is the author of  “On Pluto: Inside […] [Read More]
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Singers, dancers bring music of Rodgers and Hart to life

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Pictured, Lucia Palmieri and Patric Hale give it their all during a Rodgers & Hart musical celebration “Sing for your Supper,” which will run through Oct. 26, 2014, at the First Congregational Church Auditorium in Old Greenwich, Conn. Lucia Palmieri has sung from the stage at a sold-out Carnegie Hall show, entertained throngs in Central […] [Read More]