Faces of Gathering of the Vibes 2013

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The Gathering of the Vibes — the four-day music and arts festival held at Bridgeport’s Seaside Park — attracts a colorful cadre of concert-goers — from aging Dead Heads and gen y hippies to stilt walkers, puppets, fairies and even a human-banana hybrid. Meet some of the wacky/wonderful people I met at the Vibes, below, […] [Read More]
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Out and about: Things to see and places to be this weekend

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If you haven’t already heard it, the music has begun at the Gathering of the Vibes in Bridgeport, a four-day festival that draws people from all over to Bridgeport’s Seaside Park. There will be more than 40 musical acts this year, playing on three different stages. Events geared for families are set for Sunday. And […] [Read More]
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Stamford piglets share birthday with royal baby

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Some babies are born into the lap of luxury; others, a bed of hay. Nine piglets were born late Monday evening — the same day as His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge — to mom Lulu at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center’s Heckscher Farm. Similar to the proclamation posted on the royal easel outside […] [Read More]
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Alive@Five entry $10 for remainder of concert season

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Concert-goers will save some dough when they come to hear Poison frontman and reality TV star Bret Michaels rock Alive@Five on Thursday, July 25. Same goes for Matt Nathanson on Aug. 1, Howie Day on Aug. 8 and Michael McDonald on Aug. 15. The concerts, all of which start at 5 p.m., will set attendees […] [Read More]
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Gathering of the Vibes 2013: Meet the Main Stage acts

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The Gathering of the Vibes returns this weekend, bringing tens of thousands of fans (known affectionately as the Vibe Tribe) to Bridgeport’s Seaside Park for four days of music, food, art and genuflections to the Grateful Dead. As in past years, the tunes will take center stage with performances from Phil Lesh & Friends, The […] [Read More]
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Speaker series to ‘Ignite’ Stamford

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Ignite Stamford — the speaker series that brings local residents together to share their personal and professional passions — returns for its third installment at the Ferguson Library on Thursday, Aug. 15 at 7 p.m. Tickets, which cost $10, can be purchased here. Similar in format to Pecha Kucha, each presenter speaks about their chosen subject […] [Read More]
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Petition asks Toad’s Place to cancel Ted Nugent concert

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A petition circulating on Facebook is asking Toad’s Place to cancel its upcoming Ted Nugent concert in the wake of ‘distasteful’ comments the rock musician made about slain high school student Trayvon Martin. “We, the undersigned, ask that out of respect for the New Haven community, which is experiencing a great deal of grief as […] [Read More]
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Bob Dylan, Wilco play Bridgeport ‘Americanarama’ concert

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Fans started lining up outside Bridgeport’s Webster Bank Arena, in the muggy heat, at around 4:30 p.m. on Friday — all for a chance to get close to Bob Dylan. The folk icon was in the Park City playing the latest date on his ‘AmericanaramA’ festival, a national tour that also features Wilco and My […] [Read More]
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