Munich meets Connecticut: Our guide to area Oktoberfests

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We may be far from the lavishly painted halls of Hofbräuhaus am Platzl, Munich’s biggest beer hall and the focal point of the city’s world famous beer bonanza, Oktoberfest. But there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy this German-born holiday right here at home. Take a look at our top 10 picks of area Oktoberfests […] [Read More]
Categories: Event, Food, General

Silhouette dance troupe eliminated from ‘America’s Got Talent’

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After dazzling TV viewers with a series of imaginative, often poignant, silhouette dance routines on “America’s Got Talent” over the last few weeks, Catapult Entertainment was eliminated from the reality competition on Wednesday. “To all those who have supported us on this amazing series of opportunities and challenges called ‘AGT,’ I want to say, Thank […] [Read More]
Categories: Dance, General, Television

A flurry of openings put spotlight on Connecticut artists

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Michael Manning’s “All the Pretty Horses,” will kick off a weekend of art show openings and special events across the area, that point out the diversity of creativity. Manning, a Greenwich artist, will be bringing his abstract, expressionist paintings to the walls of the Flinn Gallery at the Greenwich Library beginning Thursday night. Meet the […] [Read More]
Categories: Art, General, Local Talent

Bridgeport’s The Stepkids drop ‘Troubadour’ LP, play area show

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“Troubadour” — the new full-length album from sonic explorers and local success story The Stepkids — follows the coming-of-age odyssey of a fictional aspiring superstar known simply as Grey. Emerging from his homeland in Connecticut (“Memoirs of Grey”), the titular troubadour takes a chance on a dream (“The Lottery”), rises to the top (“Sweet Salvation”) […] [Read More]
Categories: General, Local Talent, Music

Silhouette dancers inspire with anti-bullying message on ‘America’s Got Talent’

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In a routine that will likely resonate with local communities affected by the suicide of a relentlessly bullied Greenwich High School sophomore last month, a silhouette dance troupe once again stole the hearts of the judges on “America’s Got Talent.” “You told a simple story, and this is what you do best,” judge Howard Stern […] [Read More]

Avon Theatre spotlights film about ‘New Yawk’ accents

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The Geico Gecko has employed it to sell insurance. Actors Marisa Tomei used it to comedic effect. And Madonna used it to voice a holiday classic. It is a linguistic phenomenon that has seeped past the boundaries from which it sprung – the New York accent. And on Wednesday night, the Avon Theatre in Stamford […] [Read More]
Categories: Art, Event, Film, Local Talent, Movies

Fairfield University students to show school spirit on ‘Good Morning America’

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A group of Fairfield University students will show their school spirit live on national television. The students — members of the men’s and women’s basketball teams, women’s soccer and field hockey teams, cheerleaders, band members and Lucas the Stag, the school’s mascot — will celebrate Back to College Week on ABC’s “Good Morning America” on […] [Read More]
Categories: Television

Silhouette dancers to compete in Top 12 of ‘America’s Got Talent’

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The members America’s favorite shadow dance troupe have made plenty sacrifices, as we learned in a profile in today’s Daily News. And on Tuesday, we’ll see if that hard work continues to pay off when Catapult Entertainment competes in the top 12 of “America’s Got Talent” on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 9 p.m. To vote […] [Read More]
Categories: Local Talent, Television