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Connecticut Ballet readies for holiday classic, ‘The Nutcracker’

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Connecticut Ballet’s presentation of “The Nutcracker” will be populated with stars from the American Ballet Theatre dancing the roles of some of the tale’s most beloved characters. The dance company, which has offices in Stamford, recently announced the guests who will perform with the company and the more than 100 local children from area dance […] [Read More]
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Art that connects continents on display in Norwalk

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More than 100 young artists will have their work on display for the next three weeks, as part of the International Children’s Art Exhibit, which is presented Creative Connections. This Norwalk-based nonprofit organization works to foster cultural exchanges, particularly arts-based projects between classrooms in the United States and around the world. “Food for Thought” features […] [Read More]
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Stroll through Greenwich’s version of the North Pole

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It’s billed as something closer to a saunter, but participants are likely going to have to hustle to hit all the activities planned as part of the Holiday Stroll in downtown Greenwich on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 6 and 7. More than 100 Greenwich merchants will be participating along Greenwich Avenue and surrounding streets. One […] [Read More]
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Take a trip to ‘St. Louis,’ thanks to Curtain Call theater

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Pictured, in Stamford-Conn.-based Curtain Call’s production of “Meet Me in St. Louis” three parent and child combinations appear together, including, from top, father and son, Bill and Levi Squier (at top of stairs) who are playing father and son on stage. Also appearing are mother and daughter Robie and Poppy Livingstone, and father and daughter […] [Read More]
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Stamford’s Young Artists music group launches season

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Young Artists Philharmonic practices under the direction of Principal Conductor Christian Capocaccia at the Palace Theatre in Stamford, Conn. in 2012. The group will kick off its 55th season on Sunday, Oct. 26, at the Italian Center in Stamford, Conn. (File photo) Five musical performing groups will come together on Sunday, Oct. 26, to launch […] [Read More]
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Send us your best Halloween photos!

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Halloween is just around the corner, and already people are starting to celebrate. This weekend alone there’s: A Halloween-themed pub crawl in downtown Bridgeport A haunted hayride and house at the city’s Beardsley Zoo Dog costume parades in Fairfield and in Greenwich The New Canaan Halloween Parade Time to get recognition for all the hard work and […] [Read More]
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Fall for new art this weekend in Greenwich

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If the Columbus Day holiday weekend has you thinking about exploration, the Bruce Museum will be bringing the discoveries to you. The 33rd annual Outdoor Arts Festival will arrive on the museum’s grounds on Saturday, Oct. 11, and stick around the next day to give treasure hunters a chance to snap up the goods. Nearly […] [Read More]
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Kent talk on lives of Afghan street children

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 The lives of working street children in Afghanistan will be explored in a program Sunday, Sept. 21, at Kent Memorial Library. The 1:30 p.m. event features speaker Eng. Mohammed Yousef, founder of the Afghan organization, Aschiana. “Eighteen years ago I was walking home from work and a child asked if I needed my shoes polished. […] [Read More]
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New date, new place (Norwalk) for 2014 Chowdafest

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Pictured, some of the chefs and organizers of Chowdafest, as well as local officials, enjoyed a sunny morning aboard an oyster boat, during a news conference last week announcing this year’s events. Mike Lauterborn/Contributed photo It started to simmer in Westport, it got to a boil in Bridgeport and now Chowdafest is about to spill […] [Read More]
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Family festival features birds of prey, music, more

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The Audubon Center at Bent of the River in Southbury will host its annual Bentfest fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 2 to 6 p.m. This annual family festival will feature a Birds of Prey demonstration at 3 p.m., a bird banding demonstration at 4 p.m., river and nature walks, an insect safari, a bird-watching […] [Read More]
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