86th Annual Academy Awards - Red Carpet

Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o thanks Yale School of Drama in acceptance speech

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Before becoming one of the latest Oscar winners, Lupita Nyong’o was a student at the Yale School of Drama. Back in 2012, Nyong’o offered some thoughts about the school and acting in what appears to be just weeks before graduating. (You can see the video below.) As it turned out, that was right about the […] [Read More]
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Movie fans to gather in Greenwich to toast Oscars, launch new film festival

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When film fans gather at¬†JHouse Greenwich on Sunday, it will be as much a celebration of Oscars night as it is a chance to kick off a new organization devoted to cinema. “It’s been really exciting,” said Wendy Stapleton Reyes, the executive director of the newly formed Greenwich International Film¬†Festival, of the lead-up to this […] [Read More]
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Out and about: Things to see and places to be this weekend

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There may be a certain ennui that has descended, what with the mounds of snow ice and cold temperatures that don’t seem to want to leave. But, don’t let the doldrums of winter keep you inside this weekend, as activities and events abound throughout the region. Of note: Take in all manner of music in […] [Read More]
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Jane Fonda to speak at Family Centers’ luncheon

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One day after the release of her latest book, which focuses on teens, Academy Award-winning actress and fitness icon Jane Fonda will be in Greenwich to speak about the challenges teens face when it comes to body images, sex and relationships. It will be part of a March 5 luncheon held by Family Centers, which […] [Read More]
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Out and about: Things to see and places to be this weekend

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Sure, plenty of people will be waiting for the last half of the weekend to do their celebrating, but there are far more events than just the Super Bowl to consider. If you didn’t know it, now you know … we are deep into Oscar season, with area venues hosting several events geared toward featuring […] [Read More]
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Darien screening, talk looks at Mother Nature’s influence

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The current weather might not be entirely conducive to long stretches of time spent outdoors, but nature’s importance, particularly its role in children’s health and development, will be discussed during a film screening and talk scheduled for this week. Three area groups, Darien Land Trust, Audubon Greenwich and the Darien Nature Center will host the […] [Read More]
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Out and about: Things to see and places to be this weekend

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The weekend is here, and with it comes opportunities to enjoy music, art, dance, comedy, films and more across the region. For music fans, Friday offers up performances by Taylor Dayne, the Bottle Rockets (who also perform Monday), Dar Williams, Kenn Morr Band, Duece Bug, Full Blast Movement, Ras Kas, Copywrite, Matt Turk, Rum Runners, […] [Read More]
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Out and about: Things to see and places to be this weekend

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From illuminated dinosaurs to real-life jellyfish, the weekend affords some unusual and familiar scenes and events to keep you busy. Music fans may head out to see The Pixies in a couple of area locations, while singer-songwriter Dylan Connor stays close to home. Jay Z will be at Mohegan Sun. Elayne Cassara will be in […] [Read More]
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Out and about: Things to see and places to be this weekend

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Mermaids, angry jurors, comics, artists, singers, actors and musicians will be coming together this weekend to serve up some entertainment across the area. Here’s a look to get you started: Musical happenings It is a rare town or city in the area that is not featuring music of some style or genre this weekend (and […] [Read More]
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Westport film series celebrates life and times of Julia Child

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In Westport, January is as much about enriching the mind as it is about the palate, thanks to the WestportREADS 2014 community reading event. With the memoir, “My Life in France,” by Julia Child, with Alex Prud’homme, as this year’s selection, plenty of activities are planned to celebrate the late celebrity chef’s life and work […] [Read More]