Hilton Valentine of the Animals attends the 2010 Rock Con: The National Rock & Roll Fan Fest at the Sheraton Meadowlands Hotel & Conference Center on July 31, 2010 in East Rutherford, N.J. Valentine will be in Danbury, Conn., on Aug. 15, 2015, for the "Fab 4 Festival."

Hilton Valentine of The Animals will help celebrate ‘Fab 4 Music Festival’ in Danbury

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Hilton Valentine, the lead guitarist of The Animals, will add some star power as a special guest of honor for the Fab 4 Music Festival set for Aug. 15 in Danbury. The festival will celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ Shea Stadium concert on Aug. 15, 1965, as well as many other things “Beatle” […] [Read More]
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‘The Cat in the Hat’ returns to WCSU

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“The Cat in the Hat” is back, thanks to Western Connecticut State University’s Department of Theatre Arts in Danbury. Shows will be at 3 p.m. on Friday, July 10; Saturday, July 11; Sunday, July 12; Saturday, July 18; and Sunday, July 19, in the MainStage Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Centre on the university’s […] [Read More]
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Ives Concert Park in Danbury offers simulcast of Grateful Dead’s 50th anniversary Chicago concert on July 3

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You can celebrate the Grateful Dead’s 50 years of music with friends and fans in Danbury on Friday, July 3, when Ives Concert Park offers a simulcast of that night’s concert from Soldier Field in Chicago. The concert will be shown on a jumbo screen at the concert park, on the westside campus of Western Connecticut State […] [Read More]
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The new Levitt Pavilion, following several years of planning and construction, inaugurated its $9 million venue in 2014. It comes back in 2015 with a new season that kicks off on Sunday, June 28, 2015.

Westport’s Levitt Pavilion opens for season on June 28

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The Levitt Pavilion, which has been providing mostly free, outdoor summer entertainment from its perch alongside Westport’s Saugatuck River since the early 1970s, is once again rolling out a season of song, dance, film, comedy and the Melissa & Doug Children’s Series. However, it will start with one of its few ticketed evenings. The tickets […] [Read More]
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Free lecture, concert in Greenwich to explore the power of music on the brain

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It has been said the music can soothe the savage beast, and any Bugs Bunny fans know the famous cartoon rabbit successfully employed just such a strategy on the Tasmanian “Taz” Devil, and a hostile gorilla. Beyond its therapeutic value for difficult cartoon characters, there is growing research that music, and, specifically, music education can […] [Read More]
Shekin Guab, of the High School of Art & Design in New York City, was selected to display artwork at the "iCreate" exhibition at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Conn. The show runs from Saturday, June 13 to Sunday, July 26, 2015.

Area students shine in ‘iCreate’ at Greenwich’s Bruce Museum

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Who knows who will set the art world on fire in the years to come, but through July 26, the Bruce Museum will be providing a look at those who may be able to take on that mantle. The “iCreate” art exhibition features about 40 artworks from high school students across Connecticut and New York. […] [Read More]
Below the Gaff band will be on hand to entertain when the Robin Hood Springtime Festival comes to North Haven on weekends from Saturday, May 23 through Sunday, June 7.

Knights, lords & ladies in North Haven

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The 7th annual Robin Hood Springtime Festival — set in 12th century Nottingham, England — is in North Haven on weekends through June 7. When organizers say it will offer “old-fashioned fun” for the entire family, they’re not exaggerating as many shows and activities have their roots in Medieval Europe. “Here you can forget your […] [Read More]
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Stamford’s Harbor Point readies for a summer of fun, food and festivities

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Above, Stamford Conn.’s Harbor Point residential and commercial neighborhood, located in the city’s South End, has announced a full slate of activities through the summer, including a car show, road races, art festival and paddleboard demonstrations. It may still be spring, but Stamford’s Harbor Point area already has plans for the summer. In June and […] [Read More]