Stamford’s Avon Theatre to screen ‘Branca’s Pitch,’ host Q-and-A with Branca, Bobby Valentine

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On Oct. 3, 1951 Ralph Branca became a memorable figure in baseball history, but it was for something he would just as soon forget. With the Brooklyn Dodgers up 4-2 in the bottom of the ninth inning in the third game of the 1951 National League series, Branca hurled a fastball to New York Giants […] [Read More]

Focus on French Cinema prepares for Greenwich homecoming

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Next year’s Focus on French Cinema film festival will feature a change of scenery. “We are back to our roots,” said RenĂ©e Amory Ketcham, who serves on the executive board of the festival. “It is where we came up with our idea.” The festival, which was launched by the Alliance Francaise of Greenwich in 2005, […] [Read More]

Weston’s Christopher Plummer stars in ‘Muhammad Ali’ biopic

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Muhammed Ali was known for his fights in the ring, but a new movie aims to show the drama behind the boxer’s fight with the U.S. military. Beginning Saturday, Oct. 5, HBO Films will present “Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight,” which follows the debate and deliberations of the Supreme Court justices who were called to take […] [Read More]

Out and about: Things to see and places to be this weekend

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With the weather forecast such as it is, it’s best to plan some time in the outdoors this weekend. While there, you can get a better look at hawks and other raptors in Greenwich, learn more about Greek culture in Stamford, help clear the grounds of a national landmark, or begin to hunt for that […] [Read More]

Out and about: Things to see and places to be this weekend

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This weekend, it’s probably best to just break it down. I say that because the offerings are plentiful, the entertainment is diverse and activities stretch from Westchester to West Springfield, Mass., with plenty of stops in the Nutmeg State to keep you busy. I’ve already taken too much time on the intro. It’s best to […] [Read More]

Avon Theatre spotlights film about ‘New Yawk’ accents

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The Geico Gecko has employed it to sell insurance. Actors Marisa Tomei used it to comedic effect. And Madonna used it to voice a holiday classic. It is a linguistic phenomenon that has seeped past the boundaries from which it sprung – the New York accent. And on Wednesday night, the Avon Theatre in Stamford […] [Read More]

Out and about: Things to see and places to be this weekend

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You are going to have to wait a month to see Funky But Better, but in the meanwhile, there are plenty of activities coming your way in the days to come. Music: See the American Idol Live tour as it swings into Mohegan Sun Arena on Saturday, or catch legendary performer Diana Ross in Stamford. […] [Read More]
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Original ‘ThunderCats’ stars the voice of New Canaan resident

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For many 80s babies, his voice is unmistakable. When you get on the phone with him, it’s like you’re talking to the Lord of the ThunderCats himself. That’s until he starts waxing nostalgic about his days as the voice of Lion-O on “ThunderCats,” the late 80′s cartoon series that follows the adventures of a group […] [Read More]

Out and about: Things to see and places to be this weekend

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The start of August pops with myriad opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, listen to music, check out local talent, support the arts and help others. One of the region’s most enduring events, the SoNo Arts Celebration in South Norwalk, for instance, brings together music, arts, puppets and children’s activities. It goes on all weekend, but […] [Read More]

Out and about: Things to see and places to be this weekend

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I wish you luck during the next several days. A multitude of events awaits you, including appearances by legendary performers, vibrant outdoor festivals, hot dances and vintage baseball. But that is only part of the story. Music: You can make the trip to Danbury to see Tony Bennett. You can go to Hamden to see […] [Read More]