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Milford’s Beach Avenue performs on ‘America’s Got Talent’ Judgment Week

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The initial reviews were mixed. Howie Mandel wasn’t too crazy about the performance. Howard Stern said that, had there been a crowd watching, “They would’ve been on their feet.” On last night’s episode of “America’s Got Talent,” Beach Avenue played another original song. It was a risky move. The performance of their first original went […] [Read More]
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Best of Summer: French Fries in Southwestern Connecticut

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Summer, more than any other season, engenders a craving for fried food. And what better way to satisfy that craving than with crunchy-on-the-outisde, fluffy-on-the-inside sticks of deep-fried potato? For our next installment of Best of Summer, we’re asking our readers to vote on their favorite place to get french fries. If you don’t see your […] [Read More]
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Which Halloween film do you want to see in Stamford?

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Halloween is pretty far off at this point (Or, is it?! …  how can it already be August ?!) But the Avon Theatre is already making plans for its fright night film screening, and they need your help to decide which scary flick to play on their big screen. The list is packed with such […] [Read More]
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House and garden tour in New Fairfield

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People often view a house in terms of its practicality, its size, the view it offers, or how much it costs. But rarely do they see that a house’s true value lies in the stories it holds, what it can tell you about the past and about the families that lived there. Preserve New Fairfield […] [Read More]
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‘American Idol’ auditions set for Long Island, N.Y.

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Pictured: People wave to the bus as it circles for the film crew for the American Idol XIV auditions off Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach, S.C., on Thursday, July 17, 2014. More than 500 people showed up to audition or support those auditioning for the next round of competition. (AP Photo/The Sun News, Janet Blackmon […] [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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Fred the Godson, Spliff Star playing Bridgeport’s FuzeOnFest

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Hip hop artists Fred The Godson and Spliff Star are headlining this year’s FuzeOnFest at Bridgeport’s Rampage Skatepark on Friday, July 25 at 3 p.m. The free, day-long festival of music, graffiti, skateboarding and BMX is being hosted again this year by Connecticut hip hop stable Full Blast Movement, who will perform at the event. […] [Read More]
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Paint with a master artist at Weir Farm in Wilton

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This sounds like a lot of fun, provided there are no requirements to create a museum-worthy masterpiece! Weir Farm National Historic Site has opened the Weir Art Farm Academy in partnership with Dmitri Wright, the park’s master artist/instructor, to provide academy-level training in four-day workshops in the American Impressionist plein air tradition. Students will learn […] [Read More]
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‘The Big Lebowski’ playing in Stamford

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The Avon abides. “The Big Lebowski” — the Coen Brothers classic comedy about an amiable, unemployed, White Russian-drinking stoner — will be screened at the Avon Theatre’s Cult Classics series on Tuesday, July 22 at 9 p.m. The film stars Jeff Bridges as The Dude, along with John Goodman, Julianne Moore and Steve Buscemi. Prior […] [Read More]
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Milford’s Beach Avenue returning to ‘America’s Got Talent’

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Beach Avenue — the Milford folk-rock band that breezed through their Hollywood audition on “America’s Got Talent” last week — will return to perform on the show on Wednesday, July 23 at 8 p.m. After wowing judges Howard Stern, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel and Mel B with a performance of their original song, “Coming Your […] [Read More]