Joan Rivers’ Washington estate sells for $4.4 million

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Outspoken comedian and television personality Joan Rivers sold her country estate in Washington for $4.4 million last week. Located at 20-22 New Preston Hill Road, the 10-room, 5,730-square-foot residence includes four bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths and four fireplaces, including one in the kitchen. It sits on 75 acres of property in the Washington section of New […] [Read More]
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Last-minute ideas for tonight’s Halloween contests

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Happy Halloween everybody! Over the past several weeks, area residents have rolled out all manner of costumes – scary, silly and spectacular. If you are still looking for ideas, we offer up a gallery of them (including some homemade creations from the folks who bring you Culture Cache). If you pull it together by the […] [Read More]
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Stamford teen actor plays young Morgan Freeman in ‘Last Vegas’

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It isn’t every day that you get to work with one of your heroes. It isn’t every day that you get to play him, either. Aaron Bantum covered both bases when he was hired to play a young version of Morgan Freeman’s character in the soon-to-be-released aging buddy comedy, “Last Vegas.” “He’s one of my […] [Read More]
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Newtown youth choir to bring message of hope to Stamford

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Above, members of the Newtown Youth Voices perform. They will give a concert in Stamford, Conn., on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013 at 4 p.m. Contributed photo Formed in the aftermath of the tragic shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn, on Dec. 14, 2012, the Newtown Youth Voices – a chorus of 20 […] [Read More]

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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