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Out and about: Things to see and places to be this weekend

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From illuminated dinosaurs to real-life jellyfish, the weekend affords some unusual and familiar scenes and events to keep you busy. Music fans may head out to see The Pixies in a couple of area locations, while singer-songwriter Dylan Connor stays close to home. Jay Z will be at Mohegan Sun. Elayne Cassara will be in […] [Read More]
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Budding pop stars to play concert benefit in Stamford

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The next Justin Bieber or Miley Cyrus could be taking the stage in Stamford next weekend. Though, you can expect these budding pop stars to be much better behaved. Students from the The Pop Music Academy in Stamford will show what they’ve learned at a performance showcase at Rippowam Middle School, 381 High Ridge Road, […] [Read More]
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Olympic speed skater Kelly Gunther features song by Norwalk band in promotional ad

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A Norwalk band is throwing their support behind speed skater Kelly Gunther in her bid for Olympic gold. The band, Edisun, donated their song, “Ready To Believe,” to Gunther’s fundraising campaign to offset the costs of her upcoming trip to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The anthemic rock tune (the Olympics might even […] [Read More]
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WWE launches literary challenge for WrestleMania XXX

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You may know the storylines when it comes to the professional wrestlers of the WWE, but how many other tales and adventures do you know? The Stamford-based WWE has teamed with the Pearson Foundation and the Young Adult Literary Services Association to introduce the 2014 WrestleMania Reading Challenge. The prize is a trip to WrestleMania […] [Read More]
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Fairfield Museum ready to rock with new exhibition

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For more than 75 years, some of America’s most renowned musicians have called Fairfield and surrounding communities home. They include Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson, Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth, Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards, The Remains, Leonard Bernstein, David Brubeck, Jose Feliciano, Richard Rodgers, Keith Richards and Donna Summer. Now, those musician are being […] [Read More]
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Sandy hook teen heading to Hollywood on ‘American Idol’

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She’s got a golden tiiicket! Sandy Hook teen Hayley Pettinato is heading to Hollywood after being chosen as a contestant on the 13th season of “American Idol.” “This is so crazy!! Thanks to everyone for the support! They didn’t show my audition, but I got 3 ‘yesses’ and will be going on to Hollywood!” Pettinato […] [Read More]
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Greenwich’s Blue Sky Studios nominated for Visual Effects Society Awards

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The Greenwich studio behind the monster visuals in the animated film, “Epic”, is basking in some well-deserved kudos. Blue Sky Studios racked up four Visual Effects Society Awards nominations for their work on “Epic,” including Outstanding Animated Character (Bomba and Mary Katherine), Outstanding FX and Simulation (the Boggan crowds) and Outstanding Created Environment (Pod patches). […] [Read More]
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Fairfield County film fans get ready for a case of Oscar fever

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Above, American actor Jack Lemmon (1925 – 2001), as C.C. Baxter, and Shirley MacLaine as Fran Kubelik in ‘The Apartment’, directed by Billy Wilder, 1960. The movie kicks off a film series tonight in Milford, Conn. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images). With nominations announced Thursday morning, the race begins this morning for the 86th […] [Read More]
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