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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JHouse showcases work by emerging artists in Greenwich

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Forget that cheesy motel room art. The JHouse, a self-described “premier high-tech boutique hotel,” will launch the first installment in its “art hotel” concept with the opening of “Per(pro)spective” on Monday, Nov. 18. The inaugural exhibition features selected abstract work by emerging Brooklyn painters Noah Landfield, Karen Seapker and Brian Meola. The JHouse’s Art-otel Project of […] [Read More]
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Photos by late Stamford resident on view at Franklin Street Works

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Brad Shwidock was a dentist by trade, but at heart, he was a photographer. A one-night only show of photographs by the late Stamford resident will be held at Franklin Street Works on Saturday, Nov. 16. “Through His Lens: Celebrating The Life of Brad Shwidock” features images of people, architecture and everyday scenes captured by […] [Read More]
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Norwalk print center to celebrate special evening, special works

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If you’ve been wondering where you can get your hands on a “MONOtini” and a monotype or two, then you are in luck. Norwalk’s Center for Contemporary Printmaking will hosts its 15th Monothon party on Saturday night, from 6 to 9 p.m., at a new venue, the Lillian August store at 32 Knight St., Norwalk. […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport’s Caravan of Thieves release new single, ‘Dead Wrong’

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Most couples return from a private getaway with a renewed romance. Fuzz and Carrie Sangiovanni — the front duo of the Bridgeport gypsy swing band Caravan of Thieves — came back with a song about a relationship that’s on its way to the morgue. Written while the couple was vacationing in Kezar Lake, Maine, earlier […] [Read More]
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Artist to reveal layers of inspiration at South Norwalk reception

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Carmelo Blandino, an artist whose work has been exhibited in New York, Stockholm, Calgary and other international cities, will be making an appearance, along with his art, at Galerie Sono in South Norwalk on Saturday, Nov. 16. The visit, which will begin at 6 p.m., is part of an opening reception that will give visitors […] [Read More]
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Dispatch frontman, Greenwich native Pete Francis to embark on Capitol Theatre residency

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Growing up in the Riverside section of Greenwich, Pete Francis Heimbold used to be just another kid on the block. Now, he’s a rock star. Francis, who recently moved back to Greenwich with his family, is the co-founder of the roots rock band Dispatch, as well as a prolific solo artist. The musician marks his […] [Read More]
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