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Unique Everyone Orchestra will jam at The Ridgefield Playhouse Sunday, May 10, with Bobby Paltauf Band opening
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The edge-of-your-seat enthusiasm for what is next is the fuel behind the continuous musical experiment of the Everyone Orchestra. Featuring Vernon Reid (Living Colour), Robert Mercurcio (Galactic), Durga McBroom (Pink Floyd), Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band), Ivan Jackson (High and Mighty Brass Band) and Todd Stoops (Kung Fu), Everyone Orchestra will be conducted by multi-instrumentalist Matt Butler on the stage of The Ridgefield Playhouse on Sunday, May 10, at 8 p.m. with the audience actually becoming part of the rock, improvisational/jam band performance. At this one-of-a-kind improvisational musical project, the musicians create completely different music at every performance through conducted improvisational musical exploration and audience participation.
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Apr 24, 2015 - 5:30:56 AM

Mystic Aquarium's Animal Rescue Team Releases Harp Seal
This morning at 10am Mystic Aquarium’s Animal Rescue Team released Dill, a young harp seal, at Blue Shutter Beach in Charlestown, RI. The event came after a month of specialized care for Dill in Mystic Aquarium’s Animal Rescue Clinic and featured everything from sunshine to hail.
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Apr 23, 2015 - 3:20:14 PM

Free milkweed seeds to help monarchs
Celebrate the 45th Earth Day on Wed., April 22 by helping The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk make the planet a little more accommodating for one of our most-loved backyard visitors, the monarch butterfly.
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Apr 16, 2015 - 5:20:39 AM

World premiere by Noah Baerman Resonance Ensemble concludes 14th annual Wesleyan Jazz Orchesta Weekend
Wesleyan University’s Music Department and Center for the Arts present the world premiere of the extended work "The Rock and the Redemption" by the Noah Baerman Resonance Ensemble during the group's Connecticut debut on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 8pm in Crowell Concert Hall, located at 50 Wyllys Avenue on the Wesleyan campus in Middletown. The concert will conclude the 14th annual Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra Weekend.
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Apr 8, 2015 - 11:28:26 AM

New Exploration: Wild exhibit officially open at Mystic Aquarium
A ribbon cutting ceremony at Mystic Aquarium Tuesday afternoon marked the official opening of Exploration: Wild, a family-friendly exhibit that brings guests on a tour of the earth’s most captivating habitats. The interactive environment of Exploration: Wild features the sights and sounds of five distinct ecosystems featuring informational kiosks, hands-on engagements, daily films, and photo opportunities.
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Apr 8, 2015 - 6:33:06 AM

The Way I’m Livin’ country star Lee Ann Womack will be in concert at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Saturday, April 18
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Among singer/songwriter Lee Ann Womack’s many honors, her The Way I’m Livin’ album is up for a Grammy this year for Best Country Album. Grammy Award-winning Womack’s hits include "I Hope You Dance”, “Last Call”, “Think of a Reason Later” and “Mendocino County Line” (featuring Willie Nelson). Womack will be in concert at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Saturday, April 18, at 8 p.m.
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Apr 7, 2015 - 6:17:13 AM

Rediscover Weir Farm National Historic Site on National Park Weekend
Make it a National Park Weekend on April 18 and 19, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm with your neighbors at Weir Farm National Historic Site. Whether you’re looking for family fun, a unique glimpse into the past, or just a relaxing weekend outing, Weir Farm National Historic Site is the place to be. More
Apr 3, 2015 - 8:12:46 AM

Rock superstar Randy Bachman will be “takin’ care of business” at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Friday, April 24
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Randy Bachman of The Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive is a legendary figure in the rock ‘n' roll world. This guitarist, songwriter, performer and producer is the man behind the anthems “These Eyes”, “American Woman”, “Takin’ Care of Business” and “You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet”. Bachman will be in concert at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Friday, April 24, at 8 p.m.
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Mar 30, 2015 - 3:38:42 AM

Shakespeare on the Sound Gala April 18 to honor theater’s founders 20 years ago
Shakespeare on the Sound is assembling its annual gala for April 18 (Saturday) at the Wee Burn Country Club in Darien and will honor the original founders who established the outdoor theater 20 years ago.
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Mar 20, 2015 - 5:49:05 AM

Wesleyan University to present film screening of "Music of Survival" on Sunday, March 29
Wesleyan University presents a screening of the film "Music of Survival," including a conversation with the director Orest Sushko, and a performance by bandurist Julian Kytasty, on Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 1:30pm in the Goldsmith Family Cinema of the College of Film and the Moving Image, located at 301 Washington Terrace on the Wesleyan campus in Middletown.
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Mar 19, 2015 - 5:04:59 AM

Duff and Malloy Announce Significant Funding for Maritime Aquarium Improvements
Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-Norwalk) joined Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Norwalk’s legislative delegation today to announce that $2 million is heading Norwalk’s way to support improvements to the Maritime Aquarium. The funding will be in the form of a state grant and is expected to be approved during a special meeting of the State Bond Commission on Tuesday, March 17.
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Mar 12, 2015 - 12:10:54 PM

Stories & Song with the one-and-only Platinum recording artist Wynonna Judd at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Friday, March 6
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The one-and-only story teller whose Platinum recording career has made her an icon in country music, Wynonna Judd is bringing her “Wynonna and Friends: Stories & Song” Tour to The Ridgefield Playhouse on Friday, March 6, at 8 p.m. Wynonna will sing the timeless tales of her unparalleled career as she takes the audience on the revolutionary journey of three decades as an award-winning artist.
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Mar 2, 2015 - 12:02:34 PM

Classic American Drama takes stage in Stamford
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Loyalty to family first. In Arthur Miller’s classic drama, ALL MY SONS, that seems to be the most important issue at hand while others might suggest that honesty should trump everything. Curtain Call audiences can judge for themselves when this award-winning play opens in The Dressing Room Theatre on March 5, for a four-week run.
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Feb 27, 2015 - 1:31:59 AM

Talented Teen Chefs Battle with Maple Syrup
Four talented teenage chefs will compete in First County Bank’s Teen Chefs Challenge event at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center during this year’s Maple Sugar Festival Weekend. On Saturday, March 7, the teen chefs will compete in an exciting competition to create the best tasting recipe, as judged by the public, using maple syrup as an ingredient.
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Feb 25, 2015 - 5:05:39 AM

British rock legend Uriah Heep returns to The Ridgefield Playhouse Sunday, March 1
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What can one say about Uriah Heap, one of the seminal defining rock bands from the ‘60s and ‘70s???As songkick.com expresses it, “You do not go as far as Uriah Heep has on a lack of talent. Their shows are classic rock shows. Smoke rises from the stage, the drummer is on a pedestal, and the singer is up front and center belting out tunes expertly with a distinctly seventies and eighties voice… This was rock then and they still put on a spectacular show….” This powerhouse band will be in concert at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Sunday, March 1, at 8 p.m. playing their favorite chart-toppers from their debut album Very ‘Eavy…Very ‘Umble, which marked a milestone in Hard Rock history.
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Feb 24, 2015 - 1:18:39 AM

Golden Dragon Acrobats Cirque Ziva
From their daring heart-stopping stunts and feats of hard-to-believe athleticism, to the graceful artistry that defines the Golden Dragon Acrobats comes a new spectacular, Cirque Ziva, live at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Wednesday, March 4, at 6:30 p.m. The Golden Dragon Acrobats’ dazzling production and large cast is a perfect family event (recommended for ages 6 & up). This cultural experience will have you on the edge of your seats! A wine tasting courtesy of Palm Bay International starts the evening for adults at 5:45 p.m. in the lobby. Enjoy fine Asian cuisine at Mannen (15 Danbury Rd., Ridgefield) and a complimentary wine, beer or sake with dinner, the day of this event when ticket is presented. This show is underwritten by the Glenn H. Greenberg & Linda Vester Foundation and is part of the Palm Bay International World Beat Series with media sponsor 98Q.
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Feb 23, 2015 - 12:05:22 PM

RAC announces "Inspirations" winners
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High-quality works by some of the region’s finest artists are on view through February 22 during “Inspiration,” a juried all-media exhibition at the Rowayton Arts Center. The juror was painter-sculptor-industrial artist Alex McFarlane, who selected 90 artworks from 198 entries and chose the winning art.
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Feb 10, 2015 - 1:59:53 AM

250 years of wedding dress fashion at The Fairfield Museum
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The Fairfield Museum and History Center announces the opening of a new exhibition, Fashion & Fantasy: 250 Years of Wedding Dresses, on view February 19 – May 31, 2015. With beautiful wedding gowns spanning several centuries—from 18th-century silk and military-inspired Civil War dresses to the ubiquitous white dress of today—this exhibition looks at how fashions and the traditions of “the big day” have changed over time, comparing the relatively simple rituals of the past with the more elaborate wedding events of today.
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Feb 9, 2015 - 1:15:30 AM

Curtain Call Reschedules SUPERSTAR auditions
Due to winter storm Juno, Curtain Call has rescheduled auditions for their upcoming production of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR.
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Jan 26, 2015 - 5:56:38 PM

Live in HD at The Ridgefield Playhouse: Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Iolanta/Bluebeard’s Castle, Skylight
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From New York and London, world-class opera and theatre are Live in HD at The Ridgefield Playhouse. Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann will be a live simulcast on Saturday, January 31, at 12:55 p.m. with Vittorio Grigolo in the title role. From the Met on Sunday, February 22, at 12 p.m., Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta and Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle will enchant and thrill. Broadcast live from the West End by National Theatre, Skylight starring Carey Mulligan and Stephen Daldry, will be screened on Wednesday, February 25, at 6 p.m. Behind-the-scenes tours of the revered Metropolitan Opera House with insightful commentary by some of the genre’s most celebrated singers make the Met series even more exhilarating.
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Jan 23, 2015 - 7:12:26 AM

Westport Arts Center Partners with Wadsworth Atheneum to Explore History of Coney Island in New Exhibition
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On Friday, January 23, 6-8pm, the Westport Arts Center will open its doors to “Coney Island: Side Show.”’ Curated by Westport Arts Center’s Artistic Director, Helen Klisser During, “Coney Island: Side Show” features over 50 works by 14 photographers. A companion show to the Wadsworth Atheneum's Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861 - 2008, curated by Robin Jaffee Frank, this exhibition focuses on photographs that depict Coney Island's attraction and transformation of people and place over the last 80 years.
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Jan 22, 2015 - 3:35:37 AM

“Cinderella” Perfomances by British Amateur Theater Group
“Cinderella” will be performed on Saturday, February 7 and Sunday, February 8 by the British Amateur Theater Group of Darien at Rogers International School in Stamford as a benefit for Neighbors Link Stamford. The well-known tale takes a few twists and turns with this group, whose performances have delighted both children and adults for over 20 years.
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Jan 19, 2015 - 10:00:57 AM

BEAU JEST extended in Stamford
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Sold out opening weekend crowds at Curtain Call's Dressing Room Theatre spilled out into the cold winter weather warmed by the laughter from watching BEAU JEST - Curtain Call's latest offering. The production has now been extended through February 1 based on demand.
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Jan 13, 2015 - 11:09:19 AM

Mystic Aquarium to Host “Trainer Days” Weekends in January
Guests are invited to visit Mystic Aquarium each weekend in January to meet the talented and dedicated team of trainers and aquarists who care for Beluga whales, penguins, seals, sea lions, sharks, alligators, and more during Trainer Days. Sessions will be held every half-hour on Saturday and Sunday during the month of January from 10:30am to 2:30pm in front of the underwater viewing windows of the Foxwoods Marine Theater (on the main floor).
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Jan 7, 2015 - 10:39:37 AM

Chelsea Piers CT announces preview weekend of its Dance Academy
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Chelsea Piers Connecticut is proud to announce the January 2015 opening of the Dance Academy, a three-studio space featuring wood-sprung floors that offers classes for children ages three and up in ballet, tap, jazz, modern and hip hop. Adults can also enjoy drop-in classes and multi-class workshops in a variety of dance styles, including ballroom.
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Jan 5, 2015 - 11:01:06 AM

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