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Panacea set for encore performance Aug. 31 in Newtown

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Pictured, the band Panacea will return and reunite for a second time in more than 40 years for a concert on Aug. 31, 2014 in Newtown. It follows a rousing, though abbreviated set during last year’s Great Newtown Reunion. Contributed photo/Gail Corrow Don’t let it be said that the band Panacea does not deliver on […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport’s Acoustic Cafe shows off new renovations

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After undergoing two months of renovations, owners of Bridgeport’s Acoustic Cafe hosted a soft opening to showcase the venue’s expanded stage, upgraded sound and lighting systems and sleek, new design. Acoustic’s first show in seven weeks featured performances from reggae bands Rootz Underground, of Jamaica, and Bridgeport’s own I Anbassa on Thursday. On Friday, Aug. […] [Read More]
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Norwalk’s Chris Webby releases first single off debut LP

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Chris Webby has his share of haters. And, on his new single, the Norwalk-raised rapper is letting them know just what he thinks of them. The song, “F*ck Off,” is the first single off Webby’s forthcoming debut LP, “Chemically Imbalanced.” Listen to it, below, and download it, here. In addition, Webby is asking all his […] [Read More]
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Cast your vote in the Connecticut Breakthrough Awards

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You may have heard of the Connecticut Music Awards, an annual award show honoring the best musicians in the state. Though that show does have a category for Best Hip Hop and Best R&B, the winners and nominees have been but a small sampling of the talent Connecticut has to offer. Now, there is an […] [Read More]
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Easton’s Johnny Winter collaborates with Ben Harper on cover of blues classic

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Last month, Johnny Winter died in a hotel room in Zurich, leaving behind a legacy of great blues recordings. But that’s not all the guitar legend left behind: Before his death, Winter was also planning to release a new album of original music. Titled “Step Back” (Megaforce Records), the posthumous LP features guest spots from […] [Read More]
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Garden party to benefit Connecticut Choral Society

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The Connecticut Choral Society will be getting a boost this weekend amid the blooms in Southbury. A Garden Party Gala is planned for Saturday, Aug. 16, 1 p.m. at the Pine Meadow Gardens, 237 Old Waterbury Road, to raise funds for an endowment for the chorus. The group hopes to raise $10,000 to establish the […] [Read More]
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Concert series kicks off at Stamford’s St. Andrew’s Church

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A new concert series, Music @ St. Andrew’s, kicks off this weekend in Stamford with performances by soprano Korin Kormick (pictured) and pianist Ling Leng. The event, which takes place on Saturday, Aug. 16 at 6 p.m., will raise funds for the Kiwanis Music Fund. Read more about the event in a story by Advocate […] [Read More]
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Best of Broadway and more in Danbury

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The Arnie Gross Trio, with vocalist Caroline Chanin, will celebrate the Labor Day weekend with a concert on Sunday, Aug. 31, 3 p.m. at the Richter Arts Center in Danbury. The trio and Chanin will perform a program of the best of Broadway musicals, selections from the American Songbook and other popular musical classics. Arnie […] [Read More]
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Fairfield native Brian Petchers directs Soulja Boy video

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Filmmaker and Fairfield native Brian Petchers has added another notch to his already impressive resume, directing the music video for rapper Soulja Boy’s latest single, “In My System.” The colorful, trippy visual takes “the viewer into Soulja’s world for a few minutes,” capturing the “Crank That” emcee in the midst of a classic sip and […] [Read More]
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Jason Derulo playing Connecticut this fall

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Fresh off his performance of “Wiggle” and “Talk Dirty” at the Teen Choice Awards, Jason Derulo is embarking on a tour that includes a performance at The Dome at Oakdale in Wallingford on Sunday, Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets which cost $35, go on sale Friday, Aug. 15 at 10 a.m. via Live Nation. […] [Read More]
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