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Artists sought for Stamford’s ‘Street Seats’ exhibition

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Maybe you’ve caught the cows, cars, cats, canines, horses and wild animals that have populated Stamford’s downtown byways and public spaces for the last several summers as part of the Stamford Downtown Special Services District’s Art in Public Places program. (See some examples of previous Art in Public Places events in photo gallery above.) For […] [Read More]
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Talking Heads’ Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth to host Fairfield’s 375th anniversary concert

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Wow, Fairfield is really old. The town, which began as four squares of land divided by five roadways in the year 1639, celebrates its 375th birthday this year. To mark the occasion, a cast of local musicians — including The Talking Heads’ and Tom Tom Clubs’ Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth — will take part […] [Read More]
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Former WTNH anchor Sonia Baghdady embarks on new assignment

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Early on in her career, Sonia Baghdady realized that to look and feel good she would need some sure-fire strategies that fit into her busy lifestyle. It helped, too, if they could be easy on the wallet. “I found lots of shortcuts,” said Baghdady, an Emmy award-winning journalist and television personality, who has spent about […] [Read More]
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Kanye West adds Connecticut ‘Yeezus’ tour date

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Kanye West may have passed by Connecticut on the initial run of his visually insane “Yeezus” tour. But, thankfully, the Grammy Award-winning rapper/producer is making it up to area fans, scheduling a performance at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville on Friday, Feb. 21 at 8 p.m. Tickets, which cost $99 and $79, go on sale […] [Read More]
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‘Movies That Rock’ series opens at Acoustic Cafe

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Grab a beer and a bowl of popcorn and get ready to rock out — Bridgeport’s Acoustic Cafe opens its ‘Movies That Rock’ series with host Daveylove on Wednesday, Jan. 8. The series, to be held on consecutive Wednesdays beginning at 8:30 p.m. (doors open at 8 p.m.), kicks off with “Flash Gordon,” Mike Hodges’ […] [Read More]
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Newtown native Floyd Kellogg earns New England Music Award nods

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Last year, Floyd Kellogg, a multi-instrumentalist and veteran of Connecticut’s indie rock scene, floored local listeners with his production and instrumentation on “Violent Mae,” the self-titled debut from his collaboration with Roxbury singer/songwriter Becky Kessler. Now, Kellogg is getting some much-deserved recognition for his efforts, earning nominations for Producer of the Year and Best in […] [Read More]
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Westport’s Nile Rodgers, Bridgeport native John Mayer help Grammys with awards, Beatles’ salute

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The 56th annual Grammy awards may be a couple of weeks away, but the lineup of performers has already begun to trickle out, with the latest additions announced earlier this week. On Tuesday, it was announced that Grammy nominees Lorde and Katy Perry were being added to the list of performers, as well as multiple […] [Read More]
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Easton singer/songwriter Samantha Preis releases debut LP, performs in New York City

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Sometimes it takes leaving home — and your native country — to find out who you are. That is certainly true of Samantha Preis, an Easton-raised singer/songwriter who recently released her debut full-length album, “Good News.” “Self-exploration and travel have always been important to me,” Preis, 25, said. “I feel more in tune with myself […] [Read More]
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