John Mayer to play homecoming concert in Bridgeport

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John Mayer is coming back to where he was born and raised. The Bridgeport-born musician and longtime Fairfield resident performs a hometown show at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport on Monday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. Ticket’s for the stop on the singer’s “Born and Raised” tour go on sale Friday, Sept. 13 via Ticketmaster […] [Read More]
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Stamford singer Annie Nirschel wraps up busy summer

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What did you do this summer? Stamford singer Annie Nirschel,18, who heads off to SUNY Purchase this week, certainly has been busy. In August, she had the fun of traveling across the country to perform at the Colorado Freedom Festival – thanks to an accomplishment she earned last year. In 2012, Nirschel was named one […] [Read More]
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Stamford teen competes on Rachael Ray/Guy Fieri cooking show

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Hunter Zampa still has a few more years before he can apply to culinary school. Fortunately, the 13-year-old chef has already had the opportunity to train under some top-rate teachers. Zampa, of Stamford, is one of eight contestants starring on a new Food Network series, “Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off”, premiering Sunday, Sept. 8 at […] [Read More]
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Cyndi Lauper’s tour brings her to Ridgefield in November

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Since Cyndi Lauper’s announcement in April that she would celebrate the 30th anniversary of her debut album, “She’s So Unusual” with a multi-city tour across the United States, she has extended her reach and the tour schedule. This week, Lauper, who lives in Stamford, kicked off a nationwide tour of Australia, which will end Sept. […] [Read More]

Taking up the baton: Q-and-As with area conductors

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In the next couple of months, the area’s professional symphony orchestras will begin to roll out new seasons, featuring some of the great classics, as well as contemporary selections. Just as it takes time to create a stellar composition, attention to detail is necessary to create a new season. Recently, the conductors and music directors […] [Read More]
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Out and about: Things to see and places to be this weekend

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The Labor Day weekend is all about leisure, and, fortunately, there are plenty of opportunities in the area to do just that. There will be a melding of good food and great sounds in Westport when the Blues, Views and BBQ Festival returns for another year. Among the performers scheduled to appear are Royal Southern […] [Read More]
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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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