‘Hypefest’ taps emerging talent for Stamford hip hop concert

Pictured: (Above) The Perk Influence and (right) Jahan Nostra are among the artists to perform at HypeFest in Stamford on Saturday, Aug. 24. If you turn your attention to the stage at the Yerwood Center this weekend, you could be looking at “the next big thing in music.” That’s the message from Jesse J. Perkins, […] [Read More]
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Kung Fu, Like Violet play ‘A Concert for Kevin’ at Toad’s Place

Tim Palmieri will never forgot the time when Kevin Shea let “five young, stinky guys” sleep at his place. “He was a very, very nice guy,” said Palmieri, who stayed at Shea’s home in Los Angeles while on tour with his then-band, The Breakfast. “Every time I saw him after that, he was always nice […] [Read More]
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Chris Brown hit with 1,000 hours of community labor, then hits Connecticut pool party

Well, this sure beats picking up trash. Chris Brown,¬†who was recently slapped with a new sentence of 1,000 hours of community labor that can include cleaning beaches and highways, celebrated his punishment at Liquid Sundays at Foxwoods Resort Casino this past weekend. Despite his ongoing legal troubles, the artist “seemed unfazed as he soaked up […] [Read More]
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Brand Nubian to play ‘Summer Groove’ show in Norwalk

This one’s for all the Golden Age hip hop heads out there. Brand Nubian — the trio of Grand Puba, Sadat X and Lord Jamar — is set to perform at “Summer Groove Comedy Show & Concert” at Norwalk Concert Hall on Saturday, Aug. 24 at 8 p.m. Tickets for the show, which cost $25 […] [Read More]
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Out and about: Things to see and places to be this weekend

You are going to have to wait a month to see Funky But Better, but in the meanwhile, there are plenty of activities coming your way in the days to come. Music: See the American Idol Live tour as it swings into Mohegan Sun Arena on Saturday, or catch legendary performer Diana Ross in Stamford. […] [Read More]
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Original ‘ThunderCats’ stars the voice of New Canaan resident

For many 80s babies, his voice is unmistakable. When you get on the phone with him, it’s like you’re talking to the Lord of the ThunderCats himself. That’s until he starts waxing nostalgic about his days as the voice of Lion-O on “ThunderCats,” the late 80′s cartoon series that follows the adventures of a group […] [Read More]
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Seymour tavern gets cooking on ‘Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell’

When the executive chef at Tavern 1757 turned in his notice several weeks ago, the restaurant was left without a captain to helm the stoves at the rustic Italian hotspot. In came a famous face from the Food Network to help fill the position. It was none other than Anne Burrell, the blond, spiky-haired star […] [Read More]
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Michael McDonald closes out Alive@Five

What better way to close out Alive@Five then with the soul-soothing voice of Michael McDonald? The blue-eyed, gray-haired crooner performs at the final Alive@Five of the summer at Columbus Park on Thursday, Aug. 15 at 5 p.m. Entry is $10. Stolen Rhodes and Risky Business Band open. Whether he’s performing 70s-era Doobie Brothers classics (“Taking […] [Read More]
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