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A Cure for Loneliness - Peter Wolf brings his brand new tour to The Ridgefield Playhouse on April 22
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Before he hits the road this summer as the opener for Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers’ 40th Anniversary Tour, Peter Wolf returns to The Ridgefield Playhouse for one night only! Best known as the lead vocalist of J. Geils Band and topping the pop single charts with “Freeze Frame,” “Love Stinks,” “Centerfold,” he earned a reputation as one of rock’s most exciting live acts, thanks to Wolf’s lively, hyperactive stage presence. Pepsi Rock Series Powered by Xfinity presents Peter Wolf and The Midnight Travelers on Saturday, April 22nd at 8 p.m.
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Mar 24, 2017 - 8:08:24 AM

Stamford Symphony announces music director finalists and 2017-2018 season
Stamford Symphony CEO and President, Barbara Soroca, announces Our Next Maestro, the 2017-2018 Audition Season. This transformative time offers many unique opportunities. Six gifted Music Director finalists were chosen among a pool of nearly 200 worldwide applicants. A Music Director search committee comprised of musicians, board members and the CEO viewed resumes and video, and interviewed many candidates before narrowing the search down to the final six below (In the order of appearance next season):
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Mar 20, 2017 - 5:37:19 AM

Classic Disney musical fairy tale alive on stage in Stamford
Disney’s Academy Award-winning film, Beauty and the Beast, comes to life on The Kweskin Theatre stage, Stamford, from March 31 through April 29. More
Mar 18, 2017 - 3:34:39 AM

Under the Streetlamp featuring former cast members of “Jersey Boys” and other hit Broadway musicals to play The Ridgefield Playhouse on May 17
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Under the Streetlamp is coming to The Ridgefield Playhouse for a live, one-night-only performance on Wednesday, May 17 at 8 p.m. as part of the Ridgefield Magazine Broadway and Cabaret Series partially underwritten by Adam Broderick Salon and Spa. Featuring former leading cast members of hit Broadway musicals including “JERSEY BOYS,” Under the Streetlamp is a concert celebration of classic hits of the American Radio Songbook from the 1950s-1970s. Their shows feature tight harmonies and slick dance moves that take audiences back to an era of sharkskin suits, flashy cars and martini shakers. Also part of the Pepsi Rock Series powered by Xfinity, the show is a flashback to a time when, on hot summer nights, people would gather under a streetlamp to sing their favorite rock and roll songs. Media sponsor for the event is CPBN Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network.
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Mar 6, 2017 - 7:10:48 AM

Pequot Library is participating in Fairfield County's Giving Day on March 9
Pequot Library welcomes visitors to a day of programs and events for all ages on Thursday, March 9, 2017 to celebrate the generosity of friends and neighbors as part of Fairfield County's Giving Day. Giving Day is a powerful, 24-hour online, fundraising competition that unites the community around local causes close to their hearts. With sustained continuing support, Pequot Library can continue to bring literature, music, art, science, and the humanities to Fairfield and neighboring communities.
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Feb 28, 2017 - 3:41:25 AM

It was a night to remember at The Ridgefield Playhouse Valentine’s Day Gala
The Valentine’s Day Gala at The Ridgefield Playhouse was a date night to remember, including champagne, tasty desserts, and fantastic live music from Motown legends, The Commodores. Sponsored by Lori and John Berisford—with support from Adam
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Broderick Salon & Spa, BMW of Ridgefield, and Craig’s Fine Jewelry—the evening began with mingling in the lobby, toasting the evening with prosecco from Chloe Wine Collection and enjoying treats from Deborah Ann’s Sweet Shoppe, Elizabella’s Bake Shop, The Cake Box, and Whistle Stop Bakery. A live auction followed, as well as a raffle. Three winners were invited on stage to pick up their prizes: Mike Dagostino from Cheshire won a $750 gift certificate to Adam Broderick Salon & Spa, Cally Adl from New Canaan picked up an Honora pearl necklace from Craig’s Fine Jewelry, and Jay Cohen from Wilton won a “Night Out on the Town” courtesy of BMW of Ridgefield, including a chauffeur-driven BMW, dinner and tickets to a Ridgefield Playhouse show.
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Feb 18, 2017 - 3:36:31 AM

Legendary Band Chicago Headlines 8th Annual Spotlight Soirée Gala at The Palace Theatre
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On Tuesday, March 14, The Palace Theatre in Stamford welcomes Chicago, one of the longest running and most successful pop/rock ‘n’ roll groups in history, for the nonprofit’s 8th Annual Spotlight Soirée Gala. The Spotlight Soirée is The Palace’s largest annual fundraiser, this year also marking the organization’s 90th Anniversary. Proceeds from the event will support The Palace Theatre and its education programs.
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Feb 16, 2017 - 5:21:44 AM

Curtain Call's Dancing with the Stars returns for 10th year
Which Star Dancer has "designs" on the Judges' Choice Award? Which dancer is "cooking" up a recipe for success? And who's most likely to "construct" the perfect routine to wow the judges? These three and eight other self-proclaimed two-left footed volunteers are gearing up for Stamford’s longest-running community theatre – Curtain Call!
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Feb 14, 2017 - 3:19:17 AM

Sign up for "FrogWatch" training at The Maritime Aquarium
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The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is seeking citizen-scientist volunteers who will … leap at the chance to participate in a new “FrogWatch” census this spring and summer.
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Feb 7, 2017 - 3:52:02 AM

Rock opera to rock the Kweskin Theatre
The Kweskin Theatre will be rocking when The Who's Tommy begins a three-week run on February 2 in The Kweskin Theatre, Stamford.
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Jan 18, 2017 - 8:56:41 AM

Westport Country Playhouse Develops New Plays through New Works Initiative
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Westport Country Playhouse continues its commitment to developing new plays and musicals with its New Works Initiative set for January and February.
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Jan 13, 2017 - 5:29:20 AM

Westport Country Playhouse Family Festivities Series Presents ArtsPower’s New Musical about a Puppy Named “Biscuit”
Westport Country Playhouse’s Family Festivities Series will present ArtsPower’s new musical about a puppy, “Biscuit,” based on the book by Alyssa Satin Capucilli with over 17 million copies in print, on Sunday, January 22, for two performances, at 1 p.m., and 4 p.m. The show is recommended for ages 4 to 8. Running time is approximately one hour. Tickets are $20.
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Jan 10, 2017 - 3:53:40 AM

A Special Tribute and Performance to Celebrate Ridgefield’s 21st Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Ridgefield January 16th, 2017 at 3pm
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On Monday January 16th The Town of Ridgefield will present the 21st Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration with a special performance by Broadway’s Daniel Levine and Bryan Perri and the annual Spirit of Dr. King award going to Daniela Sikora of the Serendipity Chorale. This year’s ceremony will also include a special posthumous award presented to the family of Tom Belote. This event, which begins at 3pm at The Ridgefield Playhouse is free to the community and will also feature performances by The Ridgefield Chorale, Deborah Katchko-Gray, Kimberly Wilson and student from Keys, anon-profit organization that brings music education to underserved inner city children. The event, which was started 21 years ago by Ridgefield resident Mark Robinson and First Selectman Rudy Marconi has grown tremendously over the years. “We went from doing this in the basement of Town hall and having a handful of people show up to being able to do this at The Ridgefield Playhouse and have approximately 250 people show up last year,” said Mr. Robinson, “what an amazing feat.”
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Jan 9, 2017 - 3:56:27 AM

Light-hearted prison comedy kicks off new year at Curtain Call
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Stella Wild, MBA, Rosemary Adams, JD/MBA, Linda Robertson, M.D.,Ph.D., and Beth Ziegler, MBA, have some things in common. Besides being educated, successful, professional women, they also share the same address: - they reside at the Delaware Valley (DelVal) Federal Correctional Facility, a low-level security prison for white and "pink" collar criminals. Their story - The DelVal Divas - will play in The Dressing Room Theatre January 12 through 29 at Sterling Farms in Stamford.
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Dec 27, 2016 - 8:51:09 AM

Jefferson Starship brings their brand new tour and classic hits to The Ridgefield Playhouse on January 13
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Jefferson Starship hits the road with their brand new tour “Carry The Fire Tour 2017” featuring their classic rock hits and concert rarities - Volunteers, White Rabbit, Wooden Ships, Somebody to Love, Crown of Creation, Miracles, Count on Me, Jane and Find Your Way Back among many others! The Ridgefield Playhouse and Pepsi Rock Series Powered by Xfinity presents Jefferson Starship when they return on Friday, January 13 at 8 p.m. The show features original and historic members David Freiberg (also a founder of San Francisco luminaries Quicksilver Messenger Service) and drummer Donny Baldwin, along with longtime members Chris Smith on keyboards and synth bass, Jude Gold on lead guitar and GRAMMY Award Nominee Cathy Richardson anchoring the female lead vocal spot made famous by the inimitable Grace Slick. The music that defined a generation and spanned decades is alive and well and more relevant than ever in pop culture. They continue to reverberate throughout the collective consciousness today. Media sponsor for this show is Chaz and AJ which can be heard on 95.9fm The Fox, 99.1fm WPLR and 102.9fm The Whale
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Dec 21, 2016 - 4:19:38 AM

Norwalk residents get free Martiime Aquarium admission on Sat., Dec. 3
Norwalk residents can get close to seals, sharks and sea turtles for free on Sat., Dec. 3 in a special admission offer from their grateful hometown jewel, The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.
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Dec 1, 2016 - 3:41:16 AM

An Imaginative Reading, an Exciting Dance Recital, an Enchanting Choral Performance, Santa Claus, and more to celebrate the Holiday Season at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum
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On Sunday, December 11, 2016, 12-4 p.m. at 295 West Ave., Norwalk, CT the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum will collaborate with the Norwalk Public Library, New Canaan Dance Academy, Matthew Surapine Studio, and North Pole’s Santa Claus to create a festive event and several hours of entertainment for people of all ages.
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Nov 28, 2016 - 3:16:06 AM

Shop, Dine and Be Merry at the 8th Annual Greenwich Holiday Stroll Weekend Presented by Whole Foods Market
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The holidays will crank into full gear at the 8th Annual Greenwich Holiday Stroll Weekend presented by Whole Foods Market with fun for the entire family on Saturday, December 3 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, December 4 from noon to 5p.m. This highly anticipated event will feature a live Nativity, horse drawn carriage rides, professional ice sculpture demos, music and entertainment, children’s activities, live reindeer and photos with Santa, plus more than 125 Greenwich merchants and restaurants offering special promotions, refreshments and in-store attractions.
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Nov 23, 2016 - 2:50:03 AM

"Shark-Diving Santa" ready to go starting this weekend at the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk
Santa Claus will be putting on scuba gear, checking it twice, during the holiday season to help The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk demonstrate that sharks are not naughty, but nice.
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Nov 22, 2016 - 2:51:36 AM

The Holidays are Happening at Stepping Stones Museum for Children
It’s the most wonderful time of the year…at Stepping Stones Museum for Children. We’re decking our halls. We’re making our lists and checking them twice. Our elves are working their holiday magic. Soon, we’ll be in the midst of our “fun-tastic” experience, Holiday Happenings. During our “6 Weeks of Wonder” at Stepping Stones, the museum has a sleighful of exciting events and activities here daily in our winter wonderland. Holiday Happenings is a great way to usher in the holiday season and provide many fun moments while creating lasting memories for you and your family.
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Nov 20, 2016 - 3:03:14 AM

Shop, Sip & Celebrate Thanksgiving Friday & Saturday at the Nathan Hale Homestead
Looking for some quality family fun on Thanksgiving weekend? Join Connecticut Landmarks’ Nathan Hale Homestead staff for Shop, Sip and Celebrate! On Friday and Saturday, November 25th & 26th, from noon to 4 pm.
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Nov 19, 2016 - 3:24:12 AM

Stamford Museum & Nature Center’s A Billion Bricks 4: Superheroes in Gotham Exhibition Opens Saturday
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The world of LEGO® returns to the Stamford Museum & Nature Center on November 19 with the opening of A Billion Bricks 4: Superheroes in Gotham.
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Nov 19, 2016 - 2:24:31 AM

Holiday Concert at Greenfield Hill Congregational Church
A much anticipated annual musical event, this year’s holiday music concert, Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 4:00 pm is featuring Wendy Gerbier and friends soprano, Virginia Herrera and bass-baritone, John Dominick III, accompanied by pianist, Michael Fennelly.
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Nov 17, 2016 - 5:58:06 AM

Treetops Chamber Music Society kicks off 2017 with JACK Quartet concert on January 28
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Treetops Chamber Music Society (Treetops CMS) is kicking off the new year in style with the JACK Quartet, the American “rock star” new music string quartet. The evening’s program begins the organization’s 2017 series of diverse musical explorations into American music and Beethoven’s late string quartets.
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Nov 16, 2016 - 7:04:19 AM

Family musical kicks off the holiday season at Curtain Call
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Charles Dickens’ classic tale of redemption – “A Christmas Carol” – comes alive in a musical adaptation called simply, Scrooge, which will play in Curtain Call’s Kweskin Theatre in Stamford.
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Nov 14, 2016 - 6:35:18 AM

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ENTERTAINMENT HEADLINES
A Cure for Loneliness - Peter Wolf brings his brand new tour to The Ridgefield Playhouse on April 22
Stamford Symphony announces music director finalists and 2017-2018 season
Classic Disney musical fairy tale alive on stage in Stamford
Under the Streetlamp featuring former cast members of “Jersey Boys” and other hit Broadway musicals to play The Ridgefield Playhouse on May 17
Pequot Library is participating in Fairfield County's Giving Day on March 9

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