Pasek and Paul plan concert next month in Wilton

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In less than two weeks, the awarding-winning songwriting team of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, known as Pasek and Paul, are expected to perform in Wilton as part of the Arts at St. Matthew’s 2012-13 season. This past year has been a busy one for the two, who watched as their musical “Dogfight” premiered off-Broadway […] [Read More]

Stamford resident to appear on CNBC’s ‘Treasure Detectives’

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When Clem Ballairs acquired a cape that was supposedly worn by James Brown at an auction years ago, he thought he had gotten his hands on a bona fide rock ‘n’ roll relic. But ultimately, that’s up to the experts on CNBC’s “Treasure Detectives” to decide. Ballairs, of Stamford, will appear on a new episode […] [Read More]
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John Mayer to go back on tour, stop in Hartford

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After a three-year hiatus from touring, Bridgeport native John Mayer is heading out on the road again. The singer/songwriter’s “Born and Raised” tour takes him to Hartford’s Comcast Theatre on Friday, August 16. Tickets, which cost $75 and $36, go on sale next Friday, March 29 at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster, or by calling 800-745-3000. […] [Read More]
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Out and about: Things to see and places to be this weekend

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Bassist Joe “Bearclaw” Burcaw first got the music bug as a teen growing up in New Milford. Time spent in high school and college bands paved the way forĀ  a professional career with different groups, including the New York City-based band Black 47. It is with that band that Burcaw will return to familiar stomping […] [Read More]
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Taylor Swift, Elton John items up for Newtown auction benefit

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Pictured: (Above) T-shirts, CDs and DVDs signed by Elton John and (right) a guitar signed by Taylor Swift will be among the items up for auction. Memorabilia from Taylor Swift, Elton John, Tim McGraw and other big-name musicians will go on the block when Music for Newtown hosts an online benefit auction next week. The […] [Read More]
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Melissa Joan Hart in benefit play reading at Westport Playhouse

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We’ve seen her create mishaps with her magical spells and explain it all to rapt teenage audiences, but Melissa Joan Hart has some stage chops, too. Hart, of Westport, will perform in a play reading of “Ash Wednesday” to benefit the Westport Country Playhouse on Monday, July 29, 7 p.m. Tickets to the event, which […] [Read More]
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New pop tune on iTunes has Staples-linked trio behind it

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Above: Staples High School junior Amanda Horowitz recently released the single “We’re Givin’ It All We’ve Got,” with help from veteran rocker Charlie Karp. It is available on iTunes. Contributed photo/Kerry Long Photography These days, Amanda Horowitz is as much a part of the 1970s as she is of the aughts. As a member of […] [Read More]

Greenwich teen records Sandy Hook song tribute

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When Pippa Leigh first heard of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School last December, she couldn’t stop crying. “It scared me so much,” said Leigh, 15, of Greenwich. As a graduate of Riverside Elementary School, which she described as “very similar” to Sandy Hook Elementary, Leigh said the tragedy “hit close to home.” However, […] [Read More]
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