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Statewide competition looking for singers — young & old

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Do you sing in the shower? Do you love to belt out a song for family and friends? Is your child the most talented kid on the block? Do you dream of being a singing sensation? The Barnum Festival may be able to help with a STATEWIDE vocal competition for ages 10 to senior citizens […] [Read More]
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Ridgefield Gone Country Barbecue Festival returns for second year

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A celebration of America’s original cuisine is returning to Ridgefield. The second annual Ridgefield Gone Country Barbecue Festival takes place on Saturday and Sunday, May 2 and 3. There will be two national barbecue competitions on the grounds of the historic Lounsbury House, also known as the Community Center. The festival includes carnival rides, a […] [Read More]
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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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Whiffenpoofs: another return to Bridgeport

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Yale’s famous a cappella group, the Whiffenpoofs, is returning to the Bijou Theatre in downtown Bridgeport on May 8 at 8 p.m. The 14-member group, featuring Stratford’s own Brandon Sherrod, will present a Spring Concert at the Bijou Theatre. Tickets start at $25 for theatre seats and $30 for table seating. According to Sherrod, this […] [Read More]
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Nick Fradiani makes cut; on ‘American Idol’ tour

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Nick Fradiani, whose band, Beach Avenue, hails from Milford, has cracked the Top 5 on this season’s “American Idol” on Wednesday’s broadcast on Fox. Making the top five means Fradiani, of Guilford, will be on the show’s nationwide tour this summer. The tour kicks off on July 7 in Clearwater, Fla. and ends Aug. 28 […] [Read More]
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Photographs by Brookfield’s Royal Scott on view in Danbury

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A photography show featuring the pictures of Brookfield artist Royal Scott will open at Richter House in Danbury this weekend. The show opens Saturday, April 25, from 2 to 5 p.m. and continues on Sunday, April 26. Scott’s unique work has been shown in many area exhibits and galleries but this is his debut at Richter House. Parking is available at the […] [Read More]
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Best of Spring: Iced coffee in southwestern Connecticut

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UPDATE: And the winner is….Rumors European Cafe in Danbury! The temperatures are rising, and that means it’s iced coffee season. We want to know where you go when it’s time to start drinking your coffee out of a straw. For this installment of “Best of Spring,” vote for the best iced coffee place in southwestern […] [Read More]
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Spring celebration this weekend at Shelter Rock Winery and Winemaking Club in Danbury

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Shelter Rock Winery and Winemaking Club will be hosting its second annual spring celebration on Saturday, April 25, at 6 p.m.The evening features a selection of Shelter Rock’s wine and food samplings from A&S Fine Foods, Amore Restaurant and Gallucci’s catering. There will also be an outdoor tent sponsored by Big Buddha Cigar Lounge Winery owner Giovanni […] [Read More]
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