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Brookfield Film Festival, “Shorts and to The Point,” returns March 27, 28 and 29

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The 7th annual Brookfield Film Festival returns for three days at the end of this month. This is the festival’s seventh year. It’s called “Shorts and to The Point” and it’s in a new venue, The Brookfield Senior Center.  A scene from one of the films, called “Rhino, Full Throttle,” is seen here. Dates are […] [Read More]
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Butler 3/19 fashion show to raise funds for Fairfield Library

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The Jennifer Butler Spring Fashion show to benefit the Fairfield Public Library has been rescheduled for Thursday evening, March 19, at the library’s main branch, corner of Old Post and Post roads. The event, set for 8 p.m. in the library’s Kershner Gallery, will feature hors d’oeuvres and a runway show of Fairfield designer Butler’s […] [Read More]
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GBS’ spring gala in Westport takes jazzy, automotive turn

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At Saturday’s (fantastic) Greater Bridgeport Symphony concert at the Klein theater, it was announced that the nonprofit is planning to take an unusual turn for its annual fund-raising gala. “Classic Jazz & Jazzy Cars” is scheduled for April 25 (Saturday), featuring entertainment by noted jazz musicians at Dragone Classic Motorcars in Westport. From 7 to […] [Read More]
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New Canaan chef Silvia Baldini gets a chance on ‘Chopped’

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Just when are chicken wings sweet and tomato soup and cake more than they appear? It’s when you happen to be a chef on Food Network‘s “Chopped,” and the episode is titled “Fake Cake, Real Stakes.” New Canaan chef Silvia Baldini navigated her way through such culinary trickery recently while competing on that particular episode, […] [Read More]

Music legend Robert S. Genualdi, 84, leaves huge legacy

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Educator and professional bassist Robert S. Genualdi, of Bridgeport’s Black Rock section, died this morning (Saturday, March 14) at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport following a short illness. He was 84. Considered a pillar of the Connecticut musical community, Genualdi served for more than 25 years as music director and conductor of the Greater […] [Read More]
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1950s dance party open to all at Arthur Murray in Danbury

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Arthur Murray of Danbury is having an American Bandstand party on Friday, March 20, at 7:30 p.m.  Anyone who wants to flash back to the 1950s is welcome to come and join in the fun. Admission is free. All guests will learn to dance the swing and enjoy showing off their newly acquired skills. Refreshments […] [Read More]
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Photo: Carol Kaliff

Best Of: Traditional Irish food in southwestern Connecticut

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UPDATE: And the winner is….O’Briens’s Sports Pub & Restaurant in Danbury! St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, and if you’re craving some old-fashioned Irish food, you’re in luck. Southwestern Connecticut offers traditional Irish (or Irish-American) eats from corned beef and cabbage to shepherd’s pie, fish and chips and bangers and mash. But who […] [Read More]
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Meet Benisse Lester, of the Weir Farm artist-in-residence program, and see her beautiful artworks

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Artist Benisse Lester, of Weir Farm’s artist-in-residence program, will be at Wilton Library for a reception on Monday, March 16, to celebrate the exhibition of her paintings. The event runs from 6 to 7:30 p.m. (It was originally scheduled for Jan. 26, but guess what? Yes, there was a snow storm!) Lester’s paintings depict the […] [Read More]
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