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Hungry? Fairfield County boasts critical mass, popular support when it comes to eating out

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You would apparently have to go to San Francisco and its surrounding metropolitan area to best the mass of restaurants that residents in Fairfield County, Conn., enjoy, according to a recent study. Specifically, the study found that the southwestern corner of Connecticut has the second-highest ratio of restaurants per resident in the nation. My colleague […] [Read More]
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Stratford’s Dylan Connor shows support for Syria, in song

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Ever since the Syrian uprising began in March 2011, the country has received some unlikely support from a musician living 6,000 miles away in Connecticut. Stratford singer/songwriter Dylan Connor has recorded several songs in support of the war torn country — three of which have been made into music videos that have racked up thousands […] [Read More]
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Artists sought for Stamford’s ‘Street Seats’ exhibition

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Maybe you’ve caught the cows, cars, cats, canines, horses and wild animals that have populated Stamford’s downtown byways and public spaces for the last several summers as part of the Stamford Downtown Special Services District’s Art in Public Places program. (See some examples of previous Art in Public Places events in photo gallery above.) For […] [Read More]
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Talking Heads’ Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth to host Fairfield’s 375th anniversary concert

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Wow, Fairfield is really old. The town, which began as four squares of land divided by five roadways in the year 1639, celebrates its 375th birthday this year. To mark the occasion, a cast of local musicians — including The Talking Heads’ and Tom Tom Clubs’ Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth — will take part […] [Read More]
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Former WTNH anchor Sonia Baghdady embarks on new assignment

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Early on in her career, Sonia Baghdady realized that to look and feel good she would need some sure-fire strategies that fit into her busy lifestyle. It helped, too, if they could be easy on the wallet. “I found lots of shortcuts,” said Baghdady, an Emmy award-winning journalist and television personality, who has spent about […] [Read More]
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Kanye West adds Connecticut ‘Yeezus’ tour date

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Kanye West may have passed by Connecticut on the initial run of his visually insane “Yeezus” tour. But, thankfully, the Grammy Award-winning rapper/producer is making it up to area fans, scheduling a performance at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville on Friday, Feb. 21 at 8 p.m. Tickets, which cost $99 and $79, go on sale […] [Read More]
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‘Movies That Rock’ series opens at Acoustic Cafe

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Grab a beer and a bowl of popcorn and get ready to rock out — Bridgeport’s Acoustic Cafe opens its ‘Movies That Rock’ series with host Daveylove on Wednesday, Jan. 8. The series, to be held on consecutive Wednesdays beginning at 8:30 p.m. (doors open at 8 p.m.), kicks off with “Flash Gordon,” Mike Hodges’ […] [Read More]
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Newtown native Floyd Kellogg earns New England Music Award nods

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Last year, Floyd Kellogg, a multi-instrumentalist and veteran of Connecticut’s indie rock scene, floored local listeners with his production and instrumentation on “Violent Mae,” the self-titled debut from his collaboration with Roxbury singer/songwriter Becky Kessler. Now, Kellogg is getting some much-deserved recognition for his efforts, earning nominations for Producer of the Year and Best in […] [Read More]
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