Fairfield’s Kicking Daisies release new single ‘The Silent Scene’

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In an interview last year, Fairfield’s own pop/rock wunderkinds Kicking Daisies spoke enthusiastically about revamping their sound after making major changes to their line-up. Now, we have the latest product of that transformation: an EDM-influenced, hands-out-the-sunroof anthem called “The Silent Scene.” The song, which follows up on the relaunched outfit’s debut single, “Bows & Arrows,” […] [Read More]
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Greenwich’s Rob Mathes helps launch Sting’s latest album

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You will have to wait until the fall of 2014 to see Sting’s musical “The Last Ship,” on Broadway, but for now, the Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter has been performing to sold-out audiences at the Public Theater’s Anspacher Theater, featuring songs from his new album of the same name. It is his first release […] [Read More]
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Pixies plan Port Chester, N.Y. and New Haven tour stops

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Despite the departure of longtime bassist Kim Deal, The Pixies are continuing full steam ahead with the release of their first record in 22 years and a worldwide tour that takes them to the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, N.Y. on Sunday, Jan. 19 and the Shubert Theatre in New Haven on Wednesday, Jan. 22. […] [Read More]
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Fairfield University alum’s ‘Brooklyn Castle’ film airs on PBS

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When it comes to national championships, they are the kings and queens of the chess board. Beginning tonight, audiences will have a chance to see these powerhouses of Brooklyn’s I.S. 318 junior high school, when the 2012 documentary “Brooklyn Castle” is featured on PBS’ Indies Showcase. The movie is produced by Rescue Media, a company headed […] [Read More]
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Darien’s Topher Grace stars with Sarah Silverman and Patti LuPone in new HBO comedy

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Topher Grace is returning to television for the first time since “That 70s Show.” The longtime Darien resident is starring alongside Sarah Silverman and Patti Lupone in HBO’s new comedy pilot “People In New Jersey.” Lorne Michaels is executive producing the show, which revolves around two adult siblings (Grace and Silverman) who refuse to grow […] [Read More]
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Stamford cartoonist launches ‘Half Full’ comic strip

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Why do so many people feel the need to document everything that happens in their lives? Imagine, as Maria Scrivan did, if Moses had recorded a Snapchat when he parted the Red Sea. The Stamford cartoonist takes a wry and irreverent look at the misuse of technology and other foibles of everyday life in “Half […] [Read More]
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Out and about: Things to see and places to be this weekend

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We are heading into October, with only a few weekends to go before Halloween. With that in mind, make sure to make the most of the weekend by partaking in some pumpkin or apple picking, enjoying some holiday hijinks, getting started on your costume or finding some outdoor festivals to enjoy the wonderful weather. Or, […] [Read More]

Connecticut’s Treehouse Comedy celebrates 30th anniversary

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When Brad Axelrod and his then-partners launched Treehouse Comedy Productions 30 years ago, he might not have suspected the number of venues where Treehouse would take root or the number of big-time comics who would get their start. What he did know was that audiences wanted a place to laugh and the talent to make […] [Read More]