Stamford Young Artists Philharmonic announce auditions; Jazz groups perform Nov. 18 in Stamford

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Are you a young musician looking for a chance to play with one of the region’s youth orchestras? Well, now’s the time to let yourself be heard. The Stamford Young Artists Philharmonic has announced that winter auditions will be held on Monday, Dec. 9, by appointment only for all strings, winds, brass and percussion for […] [Read More]
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Out and about: Things to see and places to be this weekend

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The leaves may be coming down, but entertainment opportunities are up, way up, with plenty of music, fairs, festivals, dance events and other fun activities planned throughout the area. For music, you will find Taj Mahal and Fredericks Brown in Fairfield, along with The Smithereens, Windsync, SHU Faculty Brass Quintet and the Sean Smith Quartet. […] [Read More]

Project aims to ‘Light Up’ Bridgeport station, spread holiday cheer

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Disembarking from the Bridgeport Train Station during the holiday season, visitors are faced with what city resident Benjamin Henson described as a “pretty bleak streetscape.” “Perhaps they think all of Bridgeport is like this, but just a block away, McLevy Green and Main Street are all decked out,” he said. “But most commuters never see […] [Read More]
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“Fiddler on the Roof” opens at Stamford’s Curtain Call

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When the musical “Fiddler on the Roof” opened on Broadway in 1964, it was the start of a 12 year run that would eventually inspire¬† a 1971 movie and several revivals. You won’t get as many chances to see the production when it plays at Stamford’s Kweskin Theatre, but you still have three weekends to […] [Read More]
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Dispatch’s Pete Francis to warm up at Acoustic’s Open Mic Night

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Before he begins a much-anticipated three-week residency at Garcia’s in December, Pete Francis will warm up at another popular local venue. The Dispatch co-founder and Greenwich resident¬†will make an appearance at Acoustic Cafe‘s Open Mic Night on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. Francis will take the stage to perform a few songs and jam […] [Read More]
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Arcade Fire announce Bridgeport concert

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Up until today, Arcade Fire had only played a few small shows behind their new double disc epic, “Reflektor.” Now, area fans of the Canadian rock ensemble can rejoice as Arcade Fire have announced plans for a rare Connecticut performance. The band’s worldwide arena tour takes them to Bridgeport’s Webster Bank Arena on Tuesday, March […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport’s Samantha Benderoth to play Palace Theatre series

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Samantha Benderoth had tried again and again to learn the guitar. But, ironically, it wasn’t until a traumatic car accident that she was able to muster up the patience and energy needed to teach herself how to play. “I was sitting in bed, drawing, watching old movies and listening to music, so it was actually […] [Read More]
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Cos Cob’s Drawing Room Gallery marks milestone with new show

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Count on at least five artists to be among those on the party list for the Drawing Room Gallery‘s one-year anniversary party, but organizers hope a great deal more people stream through the gallery doors Saturday evening to see the art and to celebrate the milestone. Those five artists, Edward A. Kingsbury of Keene, N.H.; […] [Read More]
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