Let the Oscar merriment begin; area film festivals put spotlight on nominees

Pictured, Stamford’s Avon Theatre is in the midst of an Oscar-nominated film festival. One of this year’s nominated animated shorts, “The Bigger Picture,” a scene of which is shown, will be screened

Aspiring toy makers sought; contest winners to be announced March 8 in Westport

Pictured, The Westport Arts Center is once again calling for young artists to submit designs for its fourth Annual Toy Makers Competition by Feb. 24, 2015. Winners and judges of the third annual

Comedy Night Dinner to be held at Portuguese Cultural Center in Danbury on Friday, Feb. 27

The Portuguese Cultural Center in Danbury will have a Comedy Night Dinner starring comedians Paul Bond and Robyn Schall, on Friday, Feb. 27. Dinner will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m., followed by the show

Bridgeport’s ‘beauty,’ the Bijou Theatre, makes international list of top theaters

Bridgeport’s Bijou Theatre may be in the business of showing films with eye-catching cinematography, but the theater itself recently earned an award for some eye-catching elements of its own. It

Area talents light up, earn top prizes in Festival of Lighthouses contest

Several area residents are among the winners in this year’s Festival of Lighthouses contest, which has taken place for the past 13 years at the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. This year, more than

12 Grammy performances that made people talk

The Grammys aren’t exactly known for being edgy, cutting-edge or a reflection of current trends (see Aidin Vaziri’s post on Grammy blunders here), but there have been some pretty great performances

Amid the deep of winter, Westport Arts Center takes a trip seaside to ‘Coney Island’

Pictured, Stephen Wilkes, “Coney Island Boardwalk, NY, Day to Night 2011,” is one of about 50 works on display at the Westport Arts Center through March. The photographs take a look at the history of

Ceramics society to gather in Greenwich to get a peek at pottery

It is an art form that has crossed continents and centuries, taking shape as maiolica in Renaissance Italy, Delftware in 17th-century Netherlands or Hispano-Moresque ware in Spain, but its creation at