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

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I wish you luck during the next several days. A multitude of events awaits you, including appearances by legendary performers, vibrant outdoor festivals, hot dances and vintage baseball. But that is only part of the story. Music: You can make the trip to Danbury to see Tony Bennett. You can go to Hamden to see […] [Read More]

Bob Dylan’s ‘Americanarama’ tour moving to Webster Bank Arena

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Bob Dylan’s ‘Americanarama’ tour is moving indoors. Originally slated to take place at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport, the highly-anticipated July 19 concert is being relocated just up the street to Webster Bank Arena. In making the decision, concert organizers cited the “potential of damage” to the Ballpark At Harbor Yard’s grass field, […] [Read More]
Categories: Event, Music, Outdoors

Bridgeport tattoo artist makes his mark on ‘Ink Master’

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If you’ve been inked by ES Barraza at Forever Custom Tattoo in Bridgeport, chances are you’ve left a satisfied customer. Question is, did Dave Navarro and the judges on Spike TV’s “Ink Master” come away just as impressed? Tune in to find out when Barraza appears on the season premier of the reality TV competition […] [Read More]
Categories: Art, Local Talent, Television

Easton native Alexis Babini opens Alive@Five

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It took a lot of courage for Alexis Babini to get up in front of the crowd at Open Mic Night at Bridgeport’s Acoustic Cafe 10 years ago. “I was so shy,” said the Easton native, who was 17 at the time. “There were older folks with guitars.  I was trying to get in front […] [Read More]
Categories: General, Local Talent, Music

Outdoor festivals heating up in Southwestern Connecticut

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Summer is officially underway, and for us party people, that means cookouts, concerts, bonfires and beach parties. You can host your own sun-drenched celebration, but why not enjoy the season — and a heaping plate of food — in the company of your community? Southwestern Connecticut has no shortage of outdoor fetes — from sizzling […] [Read More]
Categories: Art, Event, Food, General, Outdoors

Bound by boredom (Part III): More than books for teens at libraries

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So it goes another summer day with plenty of time to wile away. For the teens in your midst, you may want to direct them to the area’s libraries, which are planning an active season of reading, discovery and fun. This is the third installment in teen activities taking place at area libraries. In this […] [Read More]
Categories: Books, Event, General, KIds

Bound by boredom (Part II): Area libraries step up for teens

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Are you looking to guide your teen to a world of discovery and adventures this summer? Area libraries may be the spot, considering many across Fairfield and New Haven counties have planned programs and events for young people throughout the next several months. Today, I look at the offerings in Greenwich, Stamford and New Canaan. […] [Read More]
Categories: Books, Event, General

Diane Keaton and Michael Douglas filming at Lake Compounce

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Diane Keaton and Michael Douglas are on the move again — this time, landing at Lake Compounce in Bristol. The actors, along with a production crew from Castlerock Entertainment, were filming scenes for the upcoming movie, “And So It Goes.” Filming has already taken place at different locations throughout Fairfield County, including private residences and […] [Read More]
Categories: Film, General