iHeartRadio Music Village 2013 -

Avril Lavigne announces summer tour stop in Connecticut

When she is not making quick, comic videos with Miley Cyrus, Avril Lavigne is busy making music, overseeing an apparel and accessories line Abbey Dawn, designing multiple fragrances, writing songs for other musicians and spearheading the Avril Lavigne Foundation, which raises funds for children and youth with serious illnesses or disabilities. This year, she also […] [Read More]
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Conn. hip hop artists rep home state on East Coast tour

“CT, we be out here!” goes the hook to Duece Bug’s emphatic home state anthem, “We Be Out Here.” But, given his forceful delivery, you knew the Norwalk rapper wasn’t only referring to Connecticut. Duece Bug recently led a cadre of Connecticut hip hop artists on The Full Blast East Coast Movement Tour, a weeks-long […] [Read More]
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Norwalk’s Carriage House launches 2014 season with ‘The Vagina Monologues’

The Carriage House Arts Center will launch its 2014 season later this week, with a benefit for the Center for Sexual Assault and Crisis Counseling. “The Vagina Monologues” will be performed Friday to Sunday at the Carriage House. Admission is $25, with a wine-and-cheese reception following the performances. You can check the website for show […] [Read More]
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Westport Arts Center announces atists for SOLOS 2014

The Westport Arts Center recently announced the dozen artists who will be featured at the next SOLOS exhibition, amid a record-breaking call for submissions. The arts center received 154 submissions for its members-only show, meaning curator Patricia Hickson, who is a curator at the Contemporary Art Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, had her work cut out […] [Read More]
Categories: Art, General, Local Talent
Westport Arts Center teaching artist Jermain West puts together a collage of photos of veterans during art workshops at Homes For The Brave, the Bridgeport shelter for homeless military veterans. (Contributed photo)

Celebrate, support local homeless vets at “Salute” gala in Norwalk

Homes for the Brave, a local charity focused on helping homeless military veterans return to “a productive, meaningful life,” is hosting its sixth annual gala, “Salute 2014,” at the St. Ann Club in Norwalk. One in 13 of Connecticut’s 4,000 veterans are homeless, the organization said in a written statement, and fully one-third of the […] [Read More]
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Attention word nerds: Scrabble tournament coming to Greenwich

Attention word nerds! It’s time for Literacy Volunteers’ 14th Annual Scrabble Challenge, to be held Tuesday, April 29 at 6 p.m. at the Greenwich Hyatt Regency. The events brings together families, school groups and members of the business community for an evening of friendly competition. There will be two rounds of Scrabble, and cocktails and […] [Read More]
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Today - Season 63

‘Today’s’ Tamron Hall to speak on domestic violence in Stamford

Above, from left, Al Roker and Tamron Hall appear on NBC News’ ‘Today’ show on March 21, 2014. (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images) It has been a busy year, so far, for broadcast journalist Tamron Hall. Last month, she joined NBC’s “Today,” after seven years on MSNBC, where her assignments included anchor […] [Read More]
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2013 Ottawa Folk Festival - Ottawa, Canada - Day 5

Gordon Lightfoot set to perform in Norwalk this summer

Above, Gordon Lightfoot performs during the 2013 Ottawa Folkfest at Hogs Back Park on Sept. 8, 2013 in Ottawa, Canada. (Photo by Mark Horton/WireImage/Getty Images) Perhaps you have had a chance to listen to Gordon Lightfoot’s 2012 record, “All Live,” which features live recordings from about a half-dozen performances at Toronto’s Massey Hall. If you […] [Read More]
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