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GBS conductor on ‘Prairie Home Companion’ on 4/25

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Eric Jacobsen, left, and his brother, violinist Colin Jacobsen, are both members of Brooklyn Rider, as well as Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble. Brooklyn Rider quartet, featuring Eric Jacobsen on cello — the maestro of the Greater Bridgeport Symphony — is scheduled to perform on Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion,” Saturday, April 25, on […] [Read More]
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Rico Lewis’ Smoovtime to bring funk and fun to Acoustic Cafe

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Drummer Rico Lewis, pictured, who was the longtime MC for George Clinton and his P-Funk All Stars has recently set out with his new band Smoovtime, which carries with it a high-energy, modern-day funk feel with a healthy nod toward tradition. The band’s website promises “a new wave of funk,” and those who are curious […] [Read More]
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Liszt is on the program, Moutouzkine is on the keys in Greenwich

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The Greenwich Symphony Orchestra will welcome Russian-American pianist Alexandre Moutouzkine for its final concerts of the season on April 18 and 19. A top prize-winning musician, Moutouzkine (pictured, credit: E. Appel) will be the featured soloist on Franz Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2, one of three pieces that will be performed. Gluck-Mottl’s Battle Suite No. […] [Read More]
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Familial folk: Father-daughter duo set for Stamford concert

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Above, father-and-daughter team Dave and Emma Hart will bring their sounds of Americana when they perform in concert at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in downtown Stamford, Conn., on Friday, April 17, 2015. The sounds of bluegrass will soon fill the sanctuary of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in downtown Stamford when father-and-daughter team Dave and Emma […] [Read More]
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Young musicians hit a score of high notes in Stamford competition

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Above, the Stamford Young Artists Philharmonic Concerto Competition recently revealed some of top young musicians in Fairfield (Conn.) and Westchester (N.Y.) counties. From left are first-place winner Annling Wang, of Scarsdale, N.Y.; third-place winner Adam Jackson of Scarsdale; and second-place winners Elena Gribelyuk, of Stamford and McKenna Mase of Trumbull. All four played piano during […] [Read More]
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Stamford’s Ferguson Library offers praise for prose

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Above, Richard ‘Cookie’ Thomas and his band perform during a Ferguson Library  anniversary celebration of the Weed Memorial and Hollander Branch at the branch in Stamford, Conn., on Oct. 9, 2014. Thomas will lend his support to National Poetry Month events in April 2015, by performing on April 30 at the library’s South End Branch […] [Read More]

‘Hairspray’ gets a new look in Waterbury

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Naugatuck Valley Community College will present “Hairspray” this Thursday through Sunday, April 9-12, at its Mainstage Theater. The musical, which played on Broadway more than a decade age, features a cast drawn from throughout the college. It’s a collaboration of the Visual & Performing Arts Department and Student Government Association. Performances are Thursday, April 9, […] [Read More]
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Jazz great Charles Neville, and quartet, to perform in Milford with Juke Joint Jazz

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Grammy winner and jazz great Charles Neville (pictured) will make a stop in Milford with his jazz quartet, which includes his son Khalif on piano. Opening for one of New Orleans’ famous sons will be Juke Joint Jazz, which regularly tours with Neville. Although he may be best known to some for his work with […] [Read More]
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