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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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Cindy Crawford uncovers Connecticut roots on TLC show

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Cindy Crawford is a beauty, but she’s no goddess. The mole-bearing, Midwestern-born super model has real-life human ancestors — the identity of whom Crawford uncovers on a recent episode of TLC’s “Who Do You Think You Are?” And, as it turns out, those ancestors put down roots right here in Connecticut. The self-described “American mutt” […] [Read More]
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Catapult Entertainment slingshots to top 12 of ‘America’s Got Talent’

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Would their silhouettes vanish from the stage, or would they go on to compete for $1 million? The fate of Catapult Entertainment — the Kent-based shadow dance group that has won the hearts of viewers on “America’s Got Talent” over the past few weeks — was left in the hands of the judges on Wednesday. […] [Read More]