Musical Mondays opens at Curtain Call tonight in Stamford

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Who knew the world of selling Girl Scout cookies could be such a cutthroat business? Well, perhaps it is not entirely cutthroat, but in the hands of Michael Shapiro and David Christensen, the practice of selling those sweet treats has inspired a musical comedy, which will be served up tonight as the first production in […] [Read More]

Westport Arts Center does ‘About Face’ for Chuck Close show

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Chuck Close — and his work — have been a constant presence in Fairfield County as of late: the artist recently collaborated with students on an exhibition at the Housatonic Museum of Art in Bridgeport and the Bruce Museum is currently showcasing a collection of his paintings in Greenwich. Westport will be the next stop […] [Read More]
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Stamford Young Artists Philharmonic announce auditions; Jazz groups perform Nov. 18 in Stamford

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Are you a young musician looking for a chance to play with one of the region’s youth orchestras? Well, now’s the time to let yourself be heard. The Stamford Young Artists Philharmonic has announced that winter auditions will be held on Monday, Dec. 9, by appointment only for all strings, winds, brass and percussion for […] [Read More]
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Out and about: Things to see and places to be this weekend

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The leaves may be coming down, but entertainment opportunities are up, way up, with plenty of music, fairs, festivals, dance events and other fun activities planned throughout the area. For music, you will find Taj Mahal and Fredericks Brown in Fairfield, along with The Smithereens, Windsync, SHU Faculty Brass Quintet and the Sean Smith Quartet. […] [Read More]

Project aims to ‘Light Up’ Bridgeport station, spread holiday cheer

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Disembarking from the Bridgeport Train Station during the holiday season, visitors are faced with what city resident Benjamin Henson described as a “pretty bleak streetscape.” “Perhaps they think all of Bridgeport is like this, but just a block away, McLevy Green and Main Street are all decked out,” he said. “But most commuters never see […] [Read More]
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“Fiddler on the Roof” opens at Stamford’s Curtain Call

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When the musical “Fiddler on the Roof” opened on Broadway in 1964, it was the start of a 12 year run that would eventually inspire¬† a 1971 movie and several revivals. You won’t get as many chances to see the production when it plays at Stamford’s Kweskin Theatre, but you still have three weekends to […] [Read More]
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Dispatch’s Pete Francis to warm up at Acoustic’s Open Mic Night

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Before he begins a much-anticipated three-week residency at Garcia’s in December, Pete Francis will warm up at another popular local venue. The Dispatch co-founder and Greenwich resident¬†will make an appearance at Acoustic Cafe‘s Open Mic Night on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. Francis will take the stage to perform a few songs and jam […] [Read More]
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Arcade Fire announce Bridgeport concert

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Up until today, Arcade Fire had only played a few small shows behind their new double disc epic, “Reflektor.” Now, area fans of the Canadian rock ensemble can rejoice as Arcade Fire have announced plans for a rare Connecticut performance. The band’s worldwide arena tour takes them to Bridgeport’s Webster Bank Arena on Tuesday, March […] [Read More]
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