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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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Students encouraged to submit art for Stamford show

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Artists and guests gather at the 9th annual student Cultural Arts and Literacy Program in 2013. The 11th annual event is set for February 2015. Students are encouraged to enter the show, which will be inspired by Black History Month. The 11th annual student Cultural Arts and Literacy Program is looking for students who reside […] [Read More]
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Greenwich Historical Society gets decked out for the holidays

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Although the United States was years out from joining, 100 years ago, Greenwich families would have been celebrating Christmas under the specter of World War I, which had broken out in Europe in the summer of 1914. At the Greenwich Historical Society, where the exhibition, “Greenwich Faces the Great War,” is on display, this year’s […] [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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Celtic musicians to gather, celebrate the solstice in Fairfield

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Looking for a holiday celebration steeped a bit in Irish tradition? The Irish Arts Center’s production of “An Irish Christmas: A Musical Solstice Celebration” at the Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts in Fairfield on Saturday, Dec. 13, may fit the bill. This is the first time the concert is being presented in Connecticut, according […] [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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Fairfield County Children’s Choir reconvenes for holiday tradition in Bridgeport

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Fairfield County Children’s Choir will kick off its 20th anniversary season with a return to the Klein Memorial Auditorium in Bridgeport for its annual holiday concert. This year’s “Joy to the World” will feature 300 singers — from elementary students to high school seniors — from throughout Fairfield County (pictured here in a previous performance). […] [Read More]
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Commerce and creativity combine in new Westport art show

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It may be rather placid these days, but in the 1800s Westport’s Saugatuck River was awash with all kinds of vessels — a sign of the town’s bustling commerce. That scene was re-created in a mural (pictured) by the late Robert L. Lambdin for the Westport Bank & Trust Co.’s Saugatuck branch for its 1970 […] [Read More]
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Stamford singer, songwriter debuts song, video of ‘Seattle Mornin’ “

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Stamford singer and songwriter Kathy Muir plays the original song she wrote for a collaboration with filmmaker Markus Innocenti and Greenwich artist Paul Larson at the Loft Artists Association in Stamford on Wednesday, February 20, 2013. The video and song will be released Nov. 18, 2014, as part of an event at the association. File […] [Read More]