Jackie Robinson biopic ‘42’ opens at local theaters

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In his Major League Baseball career, Jackie Robinson generated excitement for his aggressive base running, outstanding defense and solid hitting. But his legacy goes far beyond statistics: the first black man to play MLB in the modern era, Robinson brought to an end 60 years of segregation in professional baseball. Robinson’s efforts to crack the […] [Read More]
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Stratford’s Mates of State touring with Postal Service

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Stratford indie pop stars — and spouses — Mates of State will open for Postal Service on several dates on the latter band’s current reunion tour. Mates of State — keyboardist/vocalist Kori Gardner and drummer/vocalist Jason Hammel — will join Postal Service for their performances at Air Canada Centre in Toronto on June 11, Bank […] [Read More]
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‘Afghan Girl’ photographer Steve McCurry with Greenwich exhibit

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Cavalier Galleries in Greenwich opens an exhibition of photographs by world famous photojournalist Steve McCurry — best known for his ‘Afghan Girl’ image — on Friday, April 12. McCurry will be on hand for a public reception on Thursday, April 18, 6-8 p.m. Launching his career capturing photographs of the pre-Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in […] [Read More]
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Mark Mulcahy of Miracle Legion, Polaris reemerges with new LP

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Mark Mulcahy — former frontman of New Haven bands Miracle Legion and Polaris — recently released a new LP, his first in eight years. The indie hero’s fifth studio album, “Dear Mark J. Mulcahy, I Love You” (Fire Records) represents the long-awaited return of the musician, who went on hiatus to raise his two young […] [Read More]
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Fairfield singer/songwriter Ada performs in New York

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Fresh off the heels of her EP release party at Bridgeport’s Acoustic Cafe, Fairfield singer/songwriter and violinist Ada took the stage at Manhattan’s Tammany Hall to perform last week. Ada (full name Ada Pasternak), 24, performed several of her original songs, including “A Little Bit In Love,” a playful, ruminative number that showcases her chordal […] [Read More]
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Why you should read the book called “an Invisible Thread”

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Last Sunday I told you about a great book I just finished called “The Good House” by Ann Leary. Now, before it’s due back at the library, I want to tell you about another bestseller I just finished and LOVED. It’s called “an Invisible Thread.” I don’t know why it’s a small “a” in “an,” […] [Read More]
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High school choirs invited to enter ‘Sing With Foreigner’ contest

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High school choirs with a penchant for arena rock, take notice. One of you will have the chance to sing “I Want to Know What Love Is” live with Foreigner at Foxwoods Resort Casino on May 5 — the top prize in an interstate contest that ends April 12. To enter, high School choirs in […] [Read More]
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Gabriel Iglesias brings ‘Stand-Up Revolution’ to Stamford

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Fluffy is coming to Stamford. Comedian Gabriel Iglesias, known for his high affected voices and self-effacing fat jokes, will perform at the Palace Theatre on Saturday, June 29. Tickets, which cost $50-$80, go on sale to the general public on April 12 at noon via the Stamford Center for the Arts. “Aloha Fluffy,” Iglesias’ latest […] [Read More]
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