A flurry of openings put spotlight on Connecticut artists

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Michael Manning’s “All the Pretty Horses,” will kick off a weekend of art show openings and special events across the area, that point out the diversity of creativity. Manning, a Greenwich artist, will be bringing his abstract, expressionist paintings to the walls of the Flinn Gallery at the Greenwich Library beginning Thursday night. Meet the […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport’s The Stepkids drop ‘Troubadour’ LP, play area show

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“Troubadour” — the new full-length album from sonic explorers and local success story The Stepkids — follows the coming-of-age odyssey of a fictional aspiring superstar known simply as Grey. Emerging from his homeland in Connecticut (“Memoirs of Grey”), the titular troubadour takes a chance on a dream (“The Lottery”), rises to the top (“Sweet Salvation”) […] [Read More]
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Silhouette dancers inspire with anti-bullying message on ‘America’s Got Talent’

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In a routine that will likely resonate with local communities affected by the suicide of a relentlessly bullied Greenwich High School sophomore last month, a silhouette dance troupe once again stole the hearts of the judges on “America’s Got Talent.” “You told a simple story, and this is what you do best,” judge Howard Stern […] [Read More]

Avon Theatre spotlights film about ‘New Yawk’ accents

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The Geico Gecko has employed it to sell insurance. Actors Marisa Tomei used it to comedic effect. And Madonna used it to voice a holiday classic. It is a linguistic phenomenon that has seeped past the boundaries from which it sprung – the New York accent. And on Wednesday night, the Avon Theatre in Stamford […] [Read More]
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Fairfield University students to show school spirit on ‘Good Morning America’

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A group of Fairfield University students will show their school spirit live on national television. The students — members of the men’s and women’s basketball teams, women’s soccer and field hockey teams, cheerleaders, band members and Lucas the Stag, the school’s mascot — will celebrate Back to College Week on ABC’s “Good Morning America” on […] [Read More]
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Silhouette dancers to compete in Top 12 of ‘America’s Got Talent’

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The members America’s favorite shadow dance troupe have made plenty sacrifices, as we learned in a profile in today’s Daily News. And on Tuesday, we’ll see if that hard work continues to pay off when Catapult Entertainment competes in the top 12 of “America’s Got Talent” on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 9 p.m. To vote […] [Read More]
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Out and about: Things to see and places to be this weekend

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With the promise of beautiful late-summer weather before us, make the most of this weekend by checking out some of the many outdoor events set to take place throughout Fairfield County and beyond. Oysters will be teamed with rides, muisc, lumberjacks and BMX bikes in Norwalk. Fine arts will be the draw in Southbury. Apples […] [Read More]
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New Canaan’s Harry Connick Jr. made ‘American Idol’ judge

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New Canaan resident Harry Connick Jr. will join Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban on American Idol‘s newest judges panel. In an announcement on Tuesday, the jazz musician and actor, who previously served as a mentor on ‘Idol,’ said he was “honored . . . to be a judge this season.” “As an entertainer, I am […] [Read More]
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