Wall Street ‘Charging Bull’ sculptor signs on with Stamford gallery

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For more than 20 years, the hulking bronze “Charging Bull” sculpture has stood mightily at the center of New York City’s financial district. Now, Wall Street is coming to Connecticut. Arturo Di Modica, the artist behind the 7,000-pound metallic statue, recently accepted representation by Stamford’s own Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery — his first with a […] [Read More]
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Deadline looms for Curtain Call’s American Harmony Prize contest

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Aspiring lyricists, librettists and composers may want to take this weekend to put the final touches on any musicals they have cooking, given there are just days left in the American Harmony Prize competition sponsored by Stamford’s Curtain Call theater company. Every year, for the past six, a prize has been given to a musical that […] [Read More]

Fright on! A guide to area Halloween parties and attractions

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In just a few short weeks, ghouls and goblins, zombies and vampires (and maybe even a few Miley Cyrus clones) will invade the streets of our towns and cities. But don’t go running for the hills just yet — these creatures are only here to party. The year’s most fun and frightful holiday — Halloween, […] [Read More]
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If you like soup, you will love this contest launched by Chowdafest

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As Chowdafest heads into its sixth year, fans of the culinary competition have a chance to let their taste buds do the talking before and during the show, with the launch of the new initiative ChowdaQuest. “Last year was great, and we caught the attention of so many more restaurants and chefs,” said Jim Keenan, […] [Read More]
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Eat For Equity Stamford celebrates one-year anniversary

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After feeding 400-plus people, raising more than $7,000 for myriad nonprofit organizations and serving a slew of wholesome, delicious dishes (vegan chili, anyone?), Eat For Equity Stamford is celebrating its one-year anniversary this month. The group is marking the occasion with a pop-up style dinner at 117 Woodbury Ave., Stamford on Saturday, Oct. 19, 7-10 […] [Read More]
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Westport women ‘Rock’ at benefit fashion show

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A cadre of Westport women will rock fresh fashions for a good cause at the Westport Woman’s Club on Friday, Oct. 18, 7-9 p.m. Admission is $20. “Westport Women Rock & Shop” will see a bevy of influential Westport women take to the runway in clothing and accessories by Fairfield designer Lauren DiNardo. “To rock […] [Read More]
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Centuries-old tradition to meet modern audience in Greenwich

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Several years ago, Victoria Hackman, a member of the Japan Society of Fairfield County, met Oikado Ichiro at the society’s Bon Odori Festival, which features the kind of folk dancing, music and other activities that mark one of Japan’s biggest summer festivals. Over the years, the two have stayed in touch and Hackman has helped […] [Read More]
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Westport’s Nile Rodgers and Chic among Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees

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Nile Rodgers must be feeling lucky. A week after being nominated for the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Westport resident is up for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the pioneering funk/disco group Chic. The band, which was short-listed for the honor last year, is up against some […] [Read More]
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