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A dinner theater version of ‘White Christmas’ in Stratford

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Above: Sabrina Toole and Emily Lessard play the sisters Betty and Judy Haynes in “White Christmas.” Shelton director Nancy Lessard’s first foray into dinner theater at Vazzano’s Four Seasons in Stratford was a hit last summer, and she is back with a new production of the holiday classic “White Christmas” that will be presented Saturday, […] [Read More]
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John Mayer returns to where he was ‘Born and Raised’

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John Mayer returned to where he was born and raised on Monday, performing for home state crowd at Bridgeport’s Webster Bank Arena. Kicking things off with his roots-y, sunshine anthem, “Queen of California,” the Bridgeport-born, Fairfield-raised singer unraveled a set of career-spanning hits, including “Waiting on the World to Change,” “Gravity,” “Slow Dancing In A […] [Read More]
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Celebrity chef Graham Elliot opens Greenwich restaurant

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As we reported back in October, celebrity chef Graham Elliot had announced plans to open a new restaurant in Greenwich by the end of the year. Now, after months of renovations, Primary Food and Drink — Elliot’s first outside of Chicago — is opening its doors. The swanky restaurant at 409 Greenwich Avenue is serving […] [Read More]
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FILE PHOTO: Paul Dano To Play Brian Wilson In Biopic Role

Wilton’s Paul Dano playing young Brian Wilson in new biopic

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The last character Paul Dano played was the brutal slave driver John Tibeats in the harrowing historical drama, “12 Years a Slave.” His next role sees him adopting a much sunnier demeanor. Dano, who was raised in Wilton, is playing a young Brian Wilson in the upcoming Bill Pohlad-directed biopic, “Love & Mercy.” The film, […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport musician backs The Backstreet Boys on ‘The View’

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Last week, we reported that Jeff Gitelman, the guitarist for Bridgeport band The Stepkids, was hired to back up the Backstreet Boys during the group’s performance on “The View.” Now, we’ve got the video to prove it (check it out below.) Looking nondescript in a pair of black shades, a clean-faced Gitelman (did A.J. steal […] [Read More]
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Out and about: Things to see and places to be this weekend

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Even though snow is forecast for the weekend, there will be plenty of activities to keep one busy, indoors and out. (Still, this week’s guide comes with the caveat that it would be wise to check before heading out, as the weather may force some cancellations and postponements.) Anyway, here goes … Christmas events and […] [Read More]
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Janelle Monáe, Esperanza Spalding to perform with Prince at Mohegan Sun

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In case you needed extra incentive to to see Prince at Mohegan Sun Arena, now you’ve got it. Prince is adding icing on the cake in the form of Janelle Monáe and Esperanza Spalding, who will join him for his three-night, end-of-year stint at the casino on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 27-29. Monáe took […] [Read More]
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Mates of State shoot movie, schedule show at Bijou Theatre

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After filming scenes for a new movie at the Bijou Theatre, Stratford indie pop duo Mates of State return to the Bridgeport venue to perform on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 8 p.m. Tickets, which cost $14 and $19, can be purchased online or by calling 203-332-3228. The husband-and-wife team — Kori Gardner (vocals, organ, synthesizer, […] [Read More]
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