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

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The weekend is here, and with it comes opportunities to enjoy music, art, dance, comedy, films and more across the region. For music fans, Friday offers up performances by Taylor Dayne, the Bottle Rockets (who also perform Monday), Dar Williams, Kenn Morr Band, Duece Bug, Full Blast Movement, Ras Kas, Copywrite, Matt Turk, Rum Runners, […] [Read More]
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WWE launches literary challenge for WrestleMania XXX

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You may know the storylines when it comes to the professional wrestlers of the WWE, but how many other tales and adventures do you know? The Stamford-based WWE has teamed with the Pearson Foundation and the Young Adult Literary Services Association to introduce the 2014 WrestleMania Reading Challenge. The prize is a trip to WrestleMania […] [Read More]
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Stamford artist Ken Delmar to appear on ‘The Queen Latifah Show’

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Artist Ken Delmar has plenty of works that reveal his ability to take brush to paper towel and create vibrant portraits and abstract scenes. But can he paint a cat, while blindfolded on national television? If you want the answer, you will have to tune in on Tuesday when Queen Latifah welcomes Delmar to her […] [Read More]
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Former WTNH anchor Sonia Baghdady embarks on new assignment

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Early on in her career, Sonia Baghdady realized that to look and feel good she would need some sure-fire strategies that fit into her busy lifestyle. It helped, too, if they could be easy on the wallet. “I found lots of shortcuts,” said Baghdady, an Emmy award-winning journalist and television personality, who has spent about […] [Read More]
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Westport’s Nile Rodgers, Bridgeport native John Mayer help Grammys with awards, Beatles’ salute

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The 56th annual Grammy awards may be a couple of weeks away, but the lineup of performers has already begun to trickle out, with the latest additions announced earlier this week. On Tuesday, it was announced that Grammy nominees Lorde and Katy Perry were being added to the list of performers, as well as multiple […] [Read More]
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Westport film series celebrates life and times of Julia Child

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In Westport, January is as much about enriching the mind as it is about the palate, thanks to the WestportREADS 2014 community reading event. With the memoir, “My Life in France,” by Julia Child, with Alex Prud’homme, as this year’s selection, plenty of activities are planned to celebrate the late celebrity chef’s life and work […] [Read More]
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Out and about: Things to see and places to be this weekend

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The calendar page may have changed, but the kinds of diversions, activities and programs planned for this first weekend of 2014 are similar to the ones you could have found in 2013. There will be music, art, theater, children’s activities and more. Still, with the cold, snowy weather, you may want to call ahead to […] [Read More]
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Out and about: Things to see and places to be this weekend

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Even though snow is forecast for the weekend, there will be plenty of activities to keep one busy, indoors and out. (Still, this week’s guide comes with the caveat that it would be wise to check before heading out, as the weather may force some cancellations and postponements.) Anyway, here goes … Christmas events and […] [Read More]