War of the Worlds 75th anniversary celebrated live in Ridgefield

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Today is the 75th anniversary of the historic evening when Americans suddenly believed they were under attack by aliens. Of course, they weren’t. Instead, they were under the powerful influence of Orson Welles, a masterful storyteller who managed to make a staged reading of the radio play, H.G. Wells‘ “War of the Worlds,” into into […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport’s McLevy Hall now a hub for arts and innovation

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After laying fallow for several years, McLevy Hall, Bridgeport’s erstwhile government headquarters, is being transformed into a hub for arts and innovation. To celebrate, CreateHereNow, the group behind the restoration, will host a launch party at the space on Thursday, Nov. 7 from 5-10 p.m. Windsor rock quartet The Grimm Generation will headline the evening, […] [Read More]
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Revered pianist and Weston resident Janina Fialkowska to bid farewell in final area show

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Fairfield County will say goodbye to one of its most accomplished musicians as revered poetic pianist Janina Fialkowska plans to move to Germany in the coming weeks. But before she goes, the longtime Weston resident will play a farewell recital at the Pequot Library, 720 Pequot Ave., Fairfield on Sunday, Nov. 3 at 3 p.m. […] [Read More]
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Catch British ensemble Voice in New Canaan during brief U.S. tour

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Above, the London-based a capella women’s vocal ensemble, Voice, which includes, from left, Emily Burn, Victoria Couper and Clemmie Franks, will make a stop for a concert at the Silvermine Arts Center in New Canaan, Conn., on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. For more information, or tickets, call 203-966-9700, Ext. 22, www.silvermineart.org. Contributed photo/Yoshitaka Kono With […] [Read More]
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Do you like to clown around, keep things afloat? UBS Parade Spectacular has got a job for you

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Perhaps you were among the thousands attending the UBS Parade Spectacular last year in downtown Stamford and you said to yourself, “Next year, that’s going to be me guiding Kermit down the street.” Of course, you would have been talking about one of the dozens of giant helium balloons that float their way along the […] [Read More]

Norwalk horror attraction brings world of ‘The Walking Dead’ to life

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Want to know how it feels to be chased down by a horde of blood-thirsty zombies a la “The Walking Dead”? Pay a visit to Walking Dead: Prison Escape, a haunted attraction that offers a frightening perspective into the gruesome world of AMC’s top-rated zombie drama. The event takes place on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, […] [Read More]
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Miley, Minions among most popular Halloween costumes

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Last week’s Halloween bash at Half Full Brewery was overrun by pop culture references, including Miley Cyrus a la her infamous VMAs twerking performance (a dude was actually ballsy enough to pull this off) and a half dozen overall-wearing minions from “Despicable Me” (props to the girls behind this group effort). Given this year’s trends […] [Read More]
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Stamford Young Artists ready to sound first note of 54th season

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Talented young musicians the region over have been working diligently to get to this moment, and in days, all will be revealed. On Sunday, the Stamford Young Artists Philharmonic will present its first concert of its 54th season at 4 p.m. at the Palace Theatre in Stamford, Conn. Led by music director and principal conductor […] [Read More]
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