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Stamford actor Henry Simmons starring in indie sports drama ‘From the Rough’

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Henry Simmons found plenty of inspiration on the basketball court, both in his time playing the sport and in his role in the 1994 hoops drama, “Above The Rim.” Now, he’s finding it on the golf course — specifically, in the heroic story of Catana Starks. The Stamford native stars alongside Academy Award nominees Taraji […] [Read More]
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First-time film festival is part of ‘Stand Against Racism’ initiative

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Beginning Monday, the YWCA of Darien and Norwalk will observe “Stand Against Racism,” a program that will run through Saturday, April 26. As part of that initiative, the organization will host its first annual film festival. The line-up of big-screen pics will include include “The Blind Side,” “Deep South,” The Diary of Anne Frank,” “A […] [Read More]
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Brad Paisley is headed back to Connecticut

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Brad Paisley is returning to Connecticut. After rocking the crowd at Mohegan Sun, the country music star will perform XFINITY Theatre in Hartford on Saturday, July 5 at 7 p.m. Tickets, which cost $66-$31, can be purchased via Ticketmaster or LiveNation. He’ll be supported by Randy Houser, Leah Turner and Charlie Worsham. At his Mohegan […] [Read More]
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The 1920s come roaring back at Silvermine Arts Center gala

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At about the time Silvermine Arts Center was incorporated, in 1924, the joints known as speakeasies were jumping, having sprung up in response to Prohibition. Inside these illegal bars, the drinks would be flowing, the music would be roaring and entertainers would be captivating the crowds. Some 90 years later, entry to such an evening […] [Read More]
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Two Roads hosting Nor’Yeaster rare beer release

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It’ll be raining beer at Two Roads Brewery this weekend when Connecticut’s largest craft brewer releases “three rare and unique beers.” To be held Saturday, April 19, Two Roads’ Nor’Yeaster event will celebrate the release of their Urban Funk Wild Ale, Krazy Pucker, a sour beer, and Henry’s Farm Double Bock Lager Aged in Rye Whiskey […] [Read More]
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Style icon Stacy London coming to Greenwich Ave.

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Celebrity stylist Stacy London will be on hand at the designer jewelry store, Alexis Bittar Greenwich Boutique on Wednesday, April 23, from noon to 3 p.m. A flyer for the event promises: “Sip Prosecco While You’re Styled By the Premier Style Expert.” London is most well-known for being the host of “What Not To Wear,” […] [Read More]
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Miley Cyrus’ Connecticut concert is in jeopardy

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Two days after suffering “an extreme allergic reaction” to antibiotics, Miley Cyrus remains hospitalized, and the chances of her performing in Connecticut on April 25 aren’t looking great. The singer postponed two more concerts on Thursday — a Friday show in Nashville and a Saturday performance in Louisville. Earlier this week she canceled shows in […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport native is a Pixar all-star

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Adults may mostly recognize Bridgeport’s John Ratzenberger for his role as Cliff on “Cheers.” But kids know him as 10 completely different characters. Ratzenberger is the only actor to voice a character in every single Pixar film. As a student at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Ratzenberger got his start in acting when he started […] [Read More]
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