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Garden party to benefit Connecticut Choral Society

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The Connecticut Choral Society will be getting a boost this weekend amid the blooms in Southbury. A Garden Party Gala is planned for Saturday, Aug. 16, 1 p.m. at the Pine Meadow Gardens, 237 Old Waterbury Road, to raise funds for an endowment for the chorus. The group hopes to raise $10,000 to establish the […] [Read More]
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Bestselling author Wally Lamb to talk about latest work at Wilton event

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Bestselling author Wally Lamb is expected to make a stop at the Wilton Library on Wednesday to discuss his latest book, “We Are Water,” a tale of a modern American family as it copes with changing social mores, emotional upheavals and the need for connection. The talk will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Lamb, […] [Read More]
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Curtain Call’s youth program stages ‘Music Man’

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Pictured, Meaghan Elliott of Westport, Conn., shares a scene with Brendan George of Stamford, Conn., in “The Music Man,” this year’s production of Stamford’s Curtain Call’s Summer Youth Theatre production. The duo play the leads Marian Paroo, the town’s librarian, and Harold Hill, a slick traveling salesman. It will run through to Aug. 16. Contributed […] [Read More]
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Greenwich exhibition takes a dip into summer’s scene

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After a day at the beach, why not check out some art inspired by the scenes of summer? Greenwich’s C. Parker Gallery will host an opening reception Thursday night for its latest show, “Just Add Water,” which features work by artists represented by the gallery as well as some special guests. Among the artists are […] [Read More]
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Whaleship Charles W. Morgan is bound for home

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During the past three months, the Charles W. Morgan has pulled into numerous ports up and down the Northeast coast, but this week it is headed home. The last wooden whaleship in the world, at the tail end of its 38th voyage, is set to dock at Mystic Seaport’s Chubb’s Wharf on Aug. 6, when […] [Read More]
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Stamford’s Dan Naturman moves to semifinals of ‘America’s Got Talent’

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A second week of quarterfinal competition gets under way on America’s Got Talent Tuesday night, following last week’s culling, during which stand-up comic Dan Naturman, who grew up in Stamford, learned he would be moving through to the semifinals. The next round of the competition is scheduled to air Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 5 and 6 […] [Read More]
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‘Harry Potter’-inspired wizard rockers playing in Stamford

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In just eight years, Ashley Hamel, pictured right, has gone from being a fan of “wizard rock” to being someone who creates it. And, this week, Hamel, who lives in Berlin, might just get a chance to inspire another aspiring musician. Hamel and fellow performer Grace Kendall, left, are set to perform at the Ferguson […] [Read More]
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Visions of home: Larry Silver shares decades of images taken in Westport

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It has been more than 40 years since photographer Larry Silvers moved with his family to Westport from New York City. And, in that time, very little has escaped his eyes, or, more accurately, his lens. This weekend, you can see what has captured his attention in the ensuing decades in the new show “Larry […] [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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Comic and Stamford native on ‘America’s Got Talent’

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You have two more nights to catch Stamford native Dan Naturman on the stage at Comix at Foxwoods. The stand-up comic, who has performed on several late-night talk shows and was a contestant on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” will put on three more shows, Friday and Saturday nights, before heading for points south. Naturman, 44, […] [Read More]