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Let the Oscar merriment begin; area film festivals put spotlight on nominees

Pictured, Stamford’s Avon Theatre is in the midst of an Oscar-nominated film festival. One of this year’s nominated animated shorts, “The Bigger Picture,” a scene of which is shown, will be screened
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Story of the women’s rights movement hits the big screen at the Palace Danbury

Pictured, the Chicago Women’s Liberation Rock Band played feminist music in the early 1970s. It is one of the stories told in the new documentary “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry.” Contributed
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Stamford’s Avon Theatre plans an evening for the birds

Above, brown pelicans fly over the waters off the California coast in a scene from “Pelican Dreams,” a documentary that will be shown Feb. 4, 2015, at the Avon Theatre in Stamford, Conn. Contributed
David Koechner Emcees 11th Annual COMEDY FOR A CAUSE Benefiting The Hollywood Wilshire YMCA

David Koechner, ‘Anchorman’s Champ Kind, arrives in Conn. for stand-up at Foxwoods

Pictured,  David Koechner attends the 11th annual “Comedy for a Cause, ” which benefited the Hollywood Wilshire YMCA, at The Laugh Factory on Oct. 21, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. Koechner will
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Danny Aiello to talk movies and memoir at Stamford’s Avon Theatre

Danny Aiello will be finding a seat among the fans of his 1996 film “2 Days in the Valley,” when Stamford’s Avon Theatre hosts a screening of the movie and an appearance by its star on Wednesday, Oct.
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Greenwich’s Ron Howard directing Bealtes documentary

Ron Howard has been a fan of the Beatles all his life. Now, the longtime filmmaker and former Greenwich resident will get to indulge his Fab Four obsession when he directs and produces a documentary
Categories: Movies, Music
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‘Grease’ sing-along should draw gaggle of T-Birds, Pink Ladies to Westport Library

Pictured, John Travolta is the greaser Danny, and Olivia Newton-John is the good girl Sandy in “Grease, ” in the 1978 musical film. A “sing-along” screening is planned at the Westport Library on
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Sing along to ‘Frozen’ at Stamford’s Avon Theatre

It will be summer outside, but inside the Avon Theatre an icy landscape will be featured July 19, when the downtown cinema screens the sing-a-long version of Disney’s blockbuster film, “Frozen.” So
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Revue covering 75 years of classic Disney songs to open

Pictured, the cast of Disney’s On the Record gathers for a rehearsal. This musical revue will be at White Plains Performing Arts Center in White Plains, N.Y., June 20, 2014. The performers are, from
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Bradley Cooper joins board of Hole in the Wall Gang Camp

Known for his work in the movies, including two Oscar-nominated performances in “Silver Linings Playbook” and “American Hustle,” Bradley Cooper has just picked up a new role. This month, he joined the