New York Times reviews ‘Oblivion’ at Westport Country Playhouse

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The Westport Country Playhouse got a shout out from the New York Times. The newspaper on Thursday published a review of Carly Mensch’s “Oblivion,” the WCP’s latest play, which runs through Sept. 8. “Oblivion” is set in upscale Brooklyn, N.Y., where two “progressive” parents are thrown for a loop when they find out their 16-year-old […] [Read More]
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Dave Chappelle heckled, walks off Hartford stage

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A Hartford audience had zero patience for Dave Chappelle’s lollygagging. Crowd members, who paid upwards of $111.75 to see Chappelle perform at Comcast Theatre on Thursday, reportedly heckled the comedian after he delivered a shambolic, pause-filled performance in which he insulted the audience, smoked cigarettes and read passages from a book. “The next time I’m […] [Read More]
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Cindy Crawford uncovers Connecticut roots on TLC show

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Cindy Crawford is a beauty, but she’s no goddess. The mole-bearing, Midwestern-born super model has real-life human ancestors — the identity of whom Crawford uncovers on a recent episode of TLC’s “Who Do You Think You Are?” And, as it turns out, those ancestors put down roots right here in Connecticut. The self-described “American mutt” […] [Read More]
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Catapult Entertainment slingshots to top 12 of ‘America’s Got Talent’

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Would their silhouettes vanish from the stage, or would they go on to compete for $1 million? The fate of Catapult Entertainment — the Kent-based shadow dance group that has won the hearts of viewers on “America’s Got Talent” over the past few weeks — was left in the hands of the judges on Wednesday. […] [Read More]

Can Catapult continue its climb on ‘America’s Got Talent?’

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It is down to the wire for the Kent-based dance troupe Catapult, which learns tonight whether they will continue to the finals of “America’s Got Talent,” or be sent home. The group competed Tuesday in the first semifinal round and must wait until the end of tonight’s performance, which airs on NBC beginning at 9 […] [Read More]
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Blues, Views & BBQ features two days of music in Westport

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You might come for the food or the refreshments, or the mechanical bull. Children will have plenty of places to bounce or smoke out the competition. But for some, Westport’s Blues, Views and BBQ Festival is clearly about the music. This year is no exception with a packed schedule of performers – some local and […] [Read More]

Silhoutette dancers compete on ‘America’s Got Talent’ semifinals

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A series of sensational performances on Season 8 of “America’s Got Talent” has brought Catapult Entertainment out of the shadows and into the spotlight. The group is now among two dozen semifinalists, who begin their journey this week for the finals and the $1 million top prize. The group of dancers will be featured during […] [Read More]

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

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If you’re a warm-weather junkie like me, then you’re probably asking yourself the same question: where did August go? The month is zooming by, meaning that the summer — EEK! — is coming to a precipitous end. But, there’s still plenty of fun to be had in the season’s waning days — concerts, conventions, fairs […] [Read More]
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