WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 24:  American Idol Season 14 winner Nick Fradiani performs at the 26th National Memorial Day Concert on May 24, 2015 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Capitol Concerts)

Idol winner Nick Fradiani to perform in Trumbull

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TRUMBULL — About 100 lucky people will attend a private concert by Nick Fradiani, the Guilford resident who won this year’s American Idol competition a few weeks ago. Thursday night’s concert at Marisa’s Restaurant is by ticket only. Listeners of Star 99.9 FM, the Milford radio station, will have a chance to win tickets at 8:40 […] [Read More]
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Best of Summer: Frozen yogurt

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Memorial Day weekend ushered in the “unofficial” start of summer, and the weather has taken note. The hot mugginess that is summertime in New England has begun to take hold, and sometimes ice cream just doesn’t cut it as a cold refreshment. For those who prefer the light, tangy tartness of frozen yogurt, there’s no […] [Read More]
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Gloria Gaynor to open Stamford’s Jazz Up July series July 8

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It has been 40 years since Gloria Gaynor released her debut album “Never Can Say Goodbye,” which launched several hits including “Never Can Say Goodbye.” However, it was the 1978 Grammy award-winning hit “I Will Survive,” for which she is best known. It has served as an apt theme for the singer, who continues to make […] [Read More]
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Donations being accepted for Ridgefield’s Nutmeg Festival

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The furniture “booth” is a big draw every year at the Nutmeg Festival, thanks to donations by parishioners and members of Ridgefield and neighboring communities. The 109th edition of St. Stephen’s Nutmeg Festival in Ridgefield will take place Saturday, July 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Committee members are accepting tax-deductible donations of items […] [Read More]
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Three comics, dinner and wine in Danbury, all in one night

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Amerigo Vespucci Lodge #160 is having a comedy night in Danbury on Friday, May 29. Dinner starts at 7 p.m. and the show follows at 8:30 p.m. Opening will be Eric Tartaglione, who likes to poke fun at his Italian background. He’s been seen on “Last Comic Standing” and performed in Vegas and Atlantic City. […] [Read More]
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New Haven Food Truck Festival debuts Saturday

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This just in: The first New Haven Food Truck Festival will take place on the historic Long Wharf waterfront, New Haven, this Saturday and Sunday, May 30-31. The family-friendly event will feature various types of food, live musical performances, children’s activities and handmade items from local vendors at an Open Air Market. For a schedule, […] [Read More]
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Fairfielder Alex Beyer takes several awards in Ireland

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UPDATE… at the conclusion of the finals a few minutes ago, Fairfield’s Alex Beyer took 3rd place at the Dublin International Piano Competition. He also took two other major awards. In a special award, the National Symphony Orch. voted Beyer as the orchestra’s favorite soloist. Beyer also won the top award for best performance of […] [Read More]
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Audience joins Ed Sheeran in concert at Mohegan Sun Arena

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From the moment he quickly strode on to the stage and grabbed his guitar last night, Ed Sheeran melded with his audience at Mohegan Sun Arena. His energy passed through the sold-out crowd of 8,000 like a bolt of lightning. Then there was thunderous applause — before he even sang a note. It was so loud, […] [Read More]
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