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Artists labor to present weekend of creativity in Mystic; look for zombies, too

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Pictured, Mike McCarthy carving shorebirds at a previous Meet the Artists and Artisans Labor Day weekend show in Mystic at Olde Mistick Village in Connecticut. Contributed photo If your travels find you in the southeast corner of Connecticut this weekend, then you may want to make a stop on the green of Old Mistick Village, […] [Read More]
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Panacea set for encore performance Aug. 31 in Newtown

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Pictured, the band Panacea will return and reunite for a second time in more than 40 years for a concert on Aug. 31, 2014 in Newtown. It follows a rousing, though abbreviated set during last year’s Great Newtown Reunion. Contributed photo/Gail Corrow Don’t let it be said that the band Panacea does not deliver on […] [Read More]
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Stamford’s Dan Naturman competes in ‘America’s Got Talent’ semifinals tonight

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At the beginning there was Dan Naturman, along with 47 other contestants all vying for the top spot in season 9 of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.” Tonight, the New York-City based comic will be among the first 12 acts to take the stage in the show’s semifinal round. Naturman, 44, who grew up in Stamford, […] [Read More]
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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]