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Black 47 swings through the area on farewell tour

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This St. Patrick’s Day season undoubtedly will be a bittersweet one for fans of Black 47. In November, the band will disperse after 25 years. “It was something that was brewing for a while,” said Joseph “Bearclaw” Burcaw, who has been playing bass with the band since 2006. “Now, was the right time to pack […] [Read More]
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Oh, say can you sing? National anthem performers sought

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For anyone who has ever dreamed of belting out the Star-Spangled Banner to a crowd full of fans or those in the business of fire protection, now is your chance to make it happen. The New England Revolution, an American professional soccer club based in Foxborough, Mass., is holding online auditions in advance of a […] [Read More]
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50 things to do in Connecticut March 7 to 9

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With the promise of warmer weather for the weekend, there will be plenty of chances to shake that cabin fever. Here are some of the area’s many activities and events that serve as a welcome remedy. [Read More]
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Bob Callahan’s ‘Art of the Sketchbook’ opens in Stamford

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There are very few objects or scenes that escape Bob Callahan‘s attention. And, more often than not, they tend to land in his many sketchbooks – which one can find in piles in his Stamford studio. Many of those images have become unbound and are now featured in an exhibition on display through April 30 […] [Read More]
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Simply Smiles ‘Food and Folk’ fundraiser to feature state troubadour Kristen Graves

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Get a taste of Mexican cuisine, become part of a philanthropic effort and enjoy the music of singer and songwriter Kristen Graves, all in one evening, when Round Hill Community Church in Greenwich hosts a benefit for Simply Smiles. Norwalk-based Simply Smiles is a nonprofit organization that serves impoverished children around the world, including those […] [Read More]
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Stamford native’s new travel show to debut on NYC life TV

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At about this time last year, Stamford native Mickela Mallozzi was celebrating the launch of her new travel company, Bare Feet Tours, and the debut of a six-part YouTube series about her adventures in Argentina. This year, she has another milestone to celebrate. On Wednesday, March 5, her new travel dance series, “Bare Feet,” will […] [Read More]
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Stamford’s Cyndi Lauper’s “Kinky Boots” to have Canadian premiere next year

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In about a year, Canadian audiences will have a chance to see what the fuss is all about when it comes to the award-winning Broadway musical “Kinky Boots.” The 2013 Tony award winner for best musical, which features 15 songs by Stamford’s Cyndi Lauper and a book by playwright Harvey Fierstein, is set to have […] [Read More]
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Despite the snow, the drinks will flow in Stamford

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Stamford Downtown Special Services District will kick off its Winter Restaurant Weeks with a signature cocktail showcase tonight, Feb. 18, at Hudson Grille, 128 Bedford St., from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Bartenders will be shaking and stirring and pouring throughout tonight’s event as they serve up free signature drinks. In all, 15 drink-makers will be […] [Read More]
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Deadline looms for Westport Arts Center’s SOLOS 2014

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A new crop of artists are sought for the SOLOS 2014 exhibition at the Westport Arts Center. But hurry, you only have a few more days to submit that work. The annual show (you can see scenes from previous ones above) is a way for the center to put a spotlight on the talent of […] [Read More]
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“The United States of Us” gets a reading at Stamford’s Curtain Call

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In the past six years, Curtain Call’s American Harmony Prize program has introduced audiences to a kid who wanted to be pope, a family who is struggling with expectations and tradition, a young man grappling with obsessive-compulsive disorder, a group of 20-something Jewish-Americans making their way in New York City and other tales focused on […] [Read More]