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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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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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Norwalk’s Maritime Aquarium looks for lighthouse artists

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As the days shorten and the nights get longer, a group of artists will be thinking about how to create award-winning beacons that will light up the galleries of Norwalk’s Maritime Aquarium. Yes, the aquarium’s Festival of Lighthouses (pictured is a previous exhibition) is back, and the call is out for those up for the […] [Read More]
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Levitt Pavilion’s children’s music series finishes season tonight with Monkey Monkey Music

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If you have been meaning to catch one of this year’s performances in the Melissa and Doug Children’s Series in Westport, time is of the essence. The final concert in the series takes place tonight at the Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts with an appearance by Monkey Monkey Music at 7 p.m. (come early, […] [Read More]
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Greenwich’s Curiosity Concerts series returns Sept. 27 with ‘The Music Makers’

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Pictured, Sonic Escape, which bills itself as “daredevils with instruments,” will open the Curiosity Concerts’ second season on Sept. 27 at 2 p.m. at the Greenwich Library. Required reservations at www.CuriosityConcerts.org. Contributed photo/Josh Cutillo After a successful inaugural season, Curiosity Concerts returns with another series of free concerts in the Greenwich area with the intent […] [Read More]
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Summer enchantments continue with ‘Magic of Lyn’ at Levitt Pavilion tonight

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It may be back-to-school week for many, but the magic of summer continues tonight at Westport’s Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts. Lyn Dillies, an award-winning illusionist, will return to the outdoor stage with her Magic of Lyn show, as part of a benefit to support the Levitt’s summer-long schedule of mostly free events. Show […] [Read More]