FILE PHOTO: Paul Dano To Play Brian Wilson In Biopic Role

Wilton’s Paul Dano playing young Brian Wilson in new biopic

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The last character Paul Dano played was the brutal slave driver John Tibeats in the harrowing historical drama, “12 Years a Slave.” His next role sees him adopting a much sunnier demeanor. Dano, who was raised in Wilton, is playing a young Brian Wilson in the upcoming Bill Pohlad-directed biopic, “Love & Mercy.” The film, […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport musician backs The Backstreet Boys on ‘The View’

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Last week, we reported that Jeff Gitelman, the guitarist for Bridgeport band The Stepkids, was hired to back up the Backstreet Boys during the group’s performance on “The View.” Now, we’ve got the video to prove it (check it out below.) Looking nondescript in a pair of black shades, a clean-faced Gitelman (did A.J. steal […] [Read More]
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Out and about: Things to see and places to be this weekend

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Even though snow is forecast for the weekend, there will be plenty of activities to keep one busy, indoors and out. (Still, this week’s guide comes with the caveat that it would be wise to check before heading out, as the weather may force some cancellations and postponements.) Anyway, here goes … Christmas events and […] [Read More]
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Janelle Monáe, Esperanza Spalding to perform with Prince at Mohegan Sun

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In case you needed extra incentive to to see Prince at Mohegan Sun Arena, now you’ve got it. Prince is adding icing on the cake in the form of Janelle Monáe and Esperanza Spalding, who will join him for his three-night, end-of-year stint at the casino on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 27-29. Monáe took […] [Read More]
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Mates of State shoot movie, schedule show at Bijou Theatre

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After filming scenes for a new movie at the Bijou Theatre, Stratford indie pop duo Mates of State return to the Bridgeport venue to perform on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 8 p.m. Tickets, which cost $14 and $19, can be purchased online or by calling 203-332-3228. The husband-and-wife team — Kori Gardner (vocals, organ, synthesizer, […] [Read More]
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PopShop market pops up for the holidays

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Fairfield County’s European-style open air market will take on a festive holiday vibe this weekend. PopShop Holiday Market will be popping up at The Brick Walk Promenade, 1215 Post Road, Fairfield on Sunday, Dec. 15, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Shoppers can peruse a wide selection of clothing, jewelry, stationery, home décor, art and furniture while listening […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport’s John Ratzenberger returns to hometown for Bijou event

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In past interviews, John Ratzenberger has credited the hard-working spirit of his city for writing his script for success. “There’s a Bridgeport mentality,” Ratzenberger told Modern Problems Radio in 2012. “It’s a unique place to grow up in. You have Stratford and Fairfield on both sides, Trumbull to the north, a deep-water port and Interstate 95. […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport musician backing Backstreet Boys on ‘The View’

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When The Backstreet Boys perform on “The View” this week, they will be backed by a guitarist with curly brown locks who may or may not be sporting shades. Jeff Gitelman, best known as the guitarist for Bridgeport psychedelic funk band, The Stepkids, will play with the reunited boy band on ABC’s “The View” on […] [Read More]
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