Dinosaurs to converge in Stamford downtown this summer

Pictured, Murphy, a Jack Russell and Beagle mix, walks into the scene as Stamford city workers and DSSD employees wash the sculptures from the exhibit, “It’s Reigning Cats & Dogs” in Veteran’s Park in Stamford, Conn. in 2010. This year, dinosaurs are sought to “roam.” (File photo) One year it was cows, another cats and […] [Read More]

‘Drawn to the Edge’ features work by longtime Westport artist Norma Minkowitz

“Make a Wish,” by artist Norma Minkowitz Norma Minkowitz may be known for her fiber art, but a new exhibition will showcase another expression of her talent – her drawings. This longtime Westport artist will be featured in a solo show at the Westport Library through March 25. A reception is set for Jan. 16. […] [Read More]

Madera Winds plan to bring a taste of summer to Wilton

Pictured, Madera Winds is comprised of from left, back row, Jan van den Berg, John Harley and Ralph Kirmser; and, from left, seated, Janet Atherton and Rosemary Dellinger. The group will perform at the Wilton Library in Wilton, Conn., on Sunday, Jan. 11 from 4 to 5 p.m. Contributed photo It may be impossible to […] [Read More]
Categories: Event, Local Talent, Music

January begins with jazz in downtown Stamford

  Pictured, Maria Tiscia sings on stage as the opening act for Dianne Reeves during Jazz Up July at Columbus Park in Stamford on Wednesday, July 31, 2013. Staff photo/Jason Rearick Brazil makes a stop in Stamford next weekend when the jazz quartet Rio Bound performs a mix of Brazilian jazz favorites during an afternoon […] [Read More]

New otter makes a splash at the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

Among the storied roommates of television, there were Felix Unger and Oscar Madison; Laverne and Shirley; Mork and Mindy; and Tom Hanks and Peter Scoleri in “Bosom Buddies.” Recently, a new co-habitating duo came together, who are expected to entertain and educate visitors at the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. Levi, pictured, a 10-month-old otter born […] [Read More]

Fairfield University’s Quick Center names new director

Peter Van Heerden, (file photo), who has served as the Westport Arts Center executive director for the past three years, recently was named the new executive director of Fairfield University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. He will begin his post Jan. 13, according to a news release. A resident of Westport, Van Heerden […] [Read More]

Greenwich teen shares tale of ‘Chizi’ with Prince William

Seeing the publication of one’s first book would be gratifying enough, but for a Greenwich teen, it meant a chance to meet with royalty. (Contributed photo/Tusk) Jack Jones, whose children’s book, “Chizi’s Tale: The True Story of an Orphaned Black Rhino,” puts a spotlight on the extinction threat to black rhinos, recently had a chance […] [Read More]

Connecticut Ballet readies for holiday classic, ‘The Nutcracker’

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]

Students encouraged to submit art for Stamford show

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]

Greenwich Historical Society gets decked out for the holidays

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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