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Famed portrait artist Everett Kinstler to speak at Housatonic

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He painted seven U.S. presidents, and illustrated for dozens of comics books and pulp magazines. Not bad for a high school dropout. Famed portrait artist and illustrator Everett Kinstler will present a slide show and lecture at at the Beacon Hall Events Center at Housatonic Community College, 900 Lafayette Blvd., Bridgeport, Monday, Feb. 10 at […] [Read More]
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Dance documentary screening at Avon to be rescheduled because of winter weather

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Update: The documentary “First Position” was set to be shown Feb. 5 at the Avon Theatre, followed by a question-and-answer session with dancer and instructor Flavio Salazar and a short film by the Ballet School of Stamford. However, with theater closed because of the inclement weather, the event must be rescheduled. A note on the […] [Read More]
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Watch for Sandy Hook teen Hayley Pettinato on ‘American Idol’ tomorrow night

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A Sandy Hook teen who was picked for “American Idol” may be appearing on the reality singing competition tomorrow night. Hayley Pettinato, 17, is sworn to secrecy regarding the outcome of Hollywood week, but speculated via Twitter that her performance debut will air on ‘Idol’ on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 8-10 p.m. So, make sure to […] [Read More]
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Attention area designers: Comic Sans contest is no joke

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Comic sans is the font everyone loves to hate. So, why not show it some love? The Connecticut Art Director’s Club is hosting a contest, “There is Nothing Funny About Comic Sans Contest & Silent Auction,” challenging designers to use the gaudy, cartoonish type face in “an interesting and unexpected way,” according to the event’s Facebook […] [Read More]
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Stamford’s Avon Theatre hosts Oscar-Nominated Film Festival

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When the 2014 Academy Award nominations were announced last month, there were probably a few titles that jumped out at you right away: “Gravity,” “American Hustle,” “The Wolf Of Wall Street.” Others may have escaped you. Take Best Foreign Language Film nominee “The Broken Circle Breakdown” or Best Documentary Feature contender “Cutie and the Boxer,” […] [Read More]
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Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band to perform in Connecticut

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Fresh off his performance at the Grammy Awards and the taping of the upcoming CBS special about the 50th anniversary of the Beatles on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” Ringo Starr has announced that he and his All Starr Band will kick off another leg of their North American tour, including a stop at Toyota Oakdale […] [Read More]
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Jane Fonda to speak at Family Centers’ luncheon

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One day after the release of her latest book, which focuses on teens, Academy Award-winning actress and fitness icon Jane Fonda will be in Greenwich to speak about the challenges teens face when it comes to body images, sex and relationships. It will be part of a March 5 luncheon held by Family Centers, which […] [Read More]
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VIDEO: Stamford native plays with Bruno Mars at Super Bowl

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Bruno Mars gave a world-class performance at the Super Bowl halftime show last night, showing off his skills on the drums before tearing through four of his smash songs and collaborating with the Red Hot Chili Peppers for a surprisingly awesome rendition of “Give It Away.” But none of that would have been possible without […] [Read More]
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