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‘Harry Potter’-inspired wizard rockers playing in Stamford

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In just eight years, Ashley Hamel, pictured right, has gone from being a fan of “wizard rock” to being someone who creates it. And, this week, Hamel, who lives in Berlin, might just get a chance to inspire another aspiring musician. Hamel and fellow performer Grace Kendall, left, are set to perform at the Ferguson […] [Read More]
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‘American Idol’ auditions set for Long Island, N.Y.

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Pictured: People wave to the bus as it circles for the film crew for the American Idol XIV auditions off Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach, S.C., on Thursday, July 17, 2014. More than 500 people showed up to audition or support those auditioning for the next round of competition. (AP Photo/The Sun News, Janet Blackmon […] [Read More]
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‘Grease’ sing-along should draw gaggle of T-Birds, Pink Ladies to Westport Library

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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 Saturday, July 26, at 4 p.m. Tap your inner Danny Zuko or Sandy Olsson, or maybe Rizzo or Kenickie, too, at the […] [Read More]
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Music will sound from parks, lawns and other outdoor spaces tonight

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Tonight, music will be drawing people to Stamford, Ridgefield, Bridgeport and Wilton. But it is in Norwalk that you will have an option of checking out two different venues. While the Super Monkey Death Grip will be at Freese Park, Nina Et cetera (pictured) will be bringing its roots-inspired music to the lawn of the […] [Read More]
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Jay Leno, Bill Cosby, Amy Grant performing at Stamford’s Palace Theatre

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Beginning tomorrow, members of Stamford Center for the Arts, will get a chance to start snapping up those seats for performances by some big-name comics, award-winning singers and high-energy children’s programs. Tickets for the 2014-15 season at the Palace Theatre will go on sale beginning at 11 a.m. for members on Tuesday, while tickets for […] [Read More]
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Greenwich Arts Council, Chamber Players team up for summer concert

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Soon the sounds of summer will be out in full force – the frogs, crickets and katydids making night magic. But in the interim, the Chamber Players of the Greenwich Symphony and the Greenwich Arts Council have joined forces to present a Sounds for a Summer Night concert. The musical performance is set for 7 […] [Read More]
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Stamford’s Annie Nirschel playing Bartlett Arboretum

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Stamford’s Annie Nirschel will be in concert at the Bartlett Arboretum and Gardens on Sunday, beginning at 5 p.m. as part of the site’s summer concert series. Nirschel, who released her first album last year, will be performing original songs, as well as covers of popular folk and pop classics. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring […] [Read More]
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Into its 14th year, Wilton music series is still going strong

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Get ready to enjoy a throwback to the music of the 1940s to the 1970s when the Wilton Library kicks off its 14th annual summer concert season on July 10. The repertoire will jump around a bit, beginning with classics of the 1960s on opening night, followed by songs of the ’50s, ’70s and ’40s. […] [Read More]
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Revue covering 75 years of classic Disney songs to open

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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 left, standing, Paulette Oliva and Joseph Bellini. Seated, from left, Chris Pagan, Chelsey Lynn Alfredo, Gina Noto, Alvaro Francisco, Triona O’Callagahan […] [Read More]
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Local musician sings ‘Dark Horse’ in 20 styles, gains millions of YouTube views

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Three months ago, Anthony Vincent was working hard as a musician, creating unique, customized songs and jingles and looking for opportunities to perform with his band. And then he came upon an idea – an idea that as of this week has gotten him more than 8.2 million views on YouTube. “This kind of exposure […] [Read More]