Governor Malloy announces "Free State Parks Weekend" this Saturday and Sunday
All Parking and Museum Fees Waived This Weekend as Part of Celebration of State Parks Centennial

Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Commissioner Robert Klee today announced that as part of the ongoing celebration of the state parks centennial, this upcoming Saturday and Sunday – July 26 and 27 – will be “Free State Parks Weekend” in Connecticut. For the weekend, all parking and museum fees will be waived throughout Connecticut’s state park system.
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Jul 23, 2014 - 11:04:55 AM

Weir Farm Art Academy Workshop at Weir Farm National Historic Site
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Weir Farm National Historic Site announces the opening of the Weir Art Farm Academy in partnership with Dmitri Wright, the park’s Master Artist/Instructor. Due to popular demand, Mr. Wright is now offering academy level training in 4-day workshops in the American Impressionist plein air tradition.
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Jul 21, 2014 - 9:25:14 AM

Drummer/singer/actor Micky Dolenz of The Monkees will grace the stage of The Ridgefield Playhouse on Friday, August 1
Micky Dolenz does it all -- actor, musician, television director, radio personality, Broadway star and director! But his claim to fame stems from The Monkees where he shot to celebrity status as lead singer and drummer in the fabulous ‘60s! Dolenz brought us “Last Train to Clarksville”, “I’m a Believer” and “Daydream Believer”. The multi-talented Dolenz will entertain at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Friday, August 1, at 8 p.m. offering music lovers of all ages a chance to witness stardom at its finest. The Monkees TV show debuted on NBC and earned an Emmy Award. The Monkees’ hits sold in excess of 65 million units with the first five albums attaining Platinum status. Special guest is The Characters, a 4-member pop/powerpop/rock band from New Jersey who have appeared with dozens of hit makers including The Monkees on their Heart and Soul video. An AllShows.com VIP Party Pass ($25 addt'l per person), which includes a pre-show cocktail party 6:30 – 7:15 p.m. with open bar, hors-d’oeuvre and priority parking, is available for this show by calling the box office (203-438-5795), which is part of the Xfinity Rock Series.
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Jul 18, 2014 - 9:20:52 AM

The Fixx – By Request will play what you want at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Friday, August 8
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“The Fixx – By Request”! The audience chooses what the band plays live! Featuring all of the original band members, The Fixx – By Request will play what the audience wants to hear! In advance, all ticket buyers will have a chance to vote for the songs the band will play at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Friday, August 8, at 8 p.m.
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Jul 11, 2014 - 1:45:24 AM

Free Outdoor Shakespeare in Stamford begjns tonight, July 10
Everything old is new again...cliché? Maybe. But in Curtain Call's case, it's very true. Shakespeare's plays are indeed old, and yes, TWELFTH NIGHT was the local arts organization's very first Shakespeare on the Green production, but this year's production is very new. Though the language is "the Bard's", the setting is present day. And while in many of his plays, messages are sent between lovers and/or enemies through emissaries - in this case, Shakespeare's messages pop up on cell phones and I-pads.
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Jul 10, 2014 - 10:09:15 AM

Register Now for Nature of Love Walk at Weir Farm National Historic Site
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On Saturday July 19, from 10:00 to 11:00 am, discover the Nature of Love at Weir Farm National Historic Site with local scholar, poet, and volunteer Bonnie Tremante. Bonnie will discuss love letters exchanged between artist Julian Alden Weir and his then fiancée Anna Dwight Baker during the summer of 1882. In the letters, Julian and Anna express their deep affection for each other, their observations of nature, and nature’s role in fostering the bond between them. Enjoy a walk through the lush, summer landscape of Weir Farm National Historic Site as you learn about the connection between art, love, and landscape that fundamentally affected Weir’s appreciation of his Branchville farm. There is no fee to participate, but registration is required and space is limited. To register or for more information about the Nature of Love Walk, please call 203-834-1896 ext. 28.
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Jul 9, 2014 - 5:59:37 AM

Ridgefield Playhouse welcomes The World-Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra on July 12
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For an evening of jazz, wine and art, no one does it better than The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Saturday, July 12, at 7:30 p.m.
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Jul 7, 2014 - 12:26:55 AM

Malloy: Connecticut continues to attract new TV productions to the state
“Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” Moves to Stamford Creating 150 Jobs

announced that Disney-ABC Domestic Television has relocated its long-running show, “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire,” from New York to Connecticut, which will create 150 new jobs in the state. “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” is now entering its thirteenth year in syndication and began shooting for the 2014-2015 season last week at the Connecticut Film Center in Stamford.
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Jul 3, 2014 - 8:45:34 AM

Plein Air Painters Return to the Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport
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An exhibition of unique works created by the nation’s leading maritime artists, “The Plein Air Painters of the Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport,” is now open at the gallery.
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Jul 3, 2014 - 8:43:15 AM

Fireworks Postponed to Saturday, July 5
The City of Stamford today announced that this year’s Independence Day fireworks display has been postponed due to the threat of inclement weather. The show will now take place on Saturday, July 5.
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Jul 2, 2014 - 8:33:38 PM

Curtain Call launches 24th season
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With the summer starting to heat up and their 23rd season just ending, Curtain Call has turned its eye to the cooler weather of the fall and has announced their 24th season of programming.
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Jun 30, 2014 - 5:42:08 AM

Free Outdoor Shakespeare in Stamford returns July 10
"If music be the food of love, play on." So begins one of William Shakespeare's best-known comedies - TWELFTH NIGHT - and those words have become one of his many oft-quoted phrases.
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Jun 27, 2014 - 5:44:58 AM

Kick off the holiday at The Ridgefield Playhouse with Red, White & Blues Summer Gala’s John Hiatt & The Combo and Robert Cray Band
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Two blues legends -- John Hiatt & The Combo and The Robert Cray Band -- one unforgettable night, food, open bar and coveted auction items are all at The Ridgefield Playhouse’s Red, White & Blues Summer Gala on Thursday, July 3, for all ticket holders.
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Jun 23, 2014 - 1:25:52 AM

Whaleship Charles W. Morgan Arrives in Newport
Completes First Leg of 38th Voyage Historic Vessel to Open to the Public on Tuesday, June 17

The historic whaleship Charles W. Morgan, America’s oldest commercial vessel and a National Historic Landmark, completed the first leg of her 38th Voyage when she sailed into Newport, Rhode Island, on Sunday.
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Jun 16, 2014 - 2:14:20 AM

Malloy signs legislation eliminating nearly 1,000 pages of state regulations
Governor Dannel P. Malloy on Wednesday signed legislation he proposed earlier this year that will eliminate nearly a thousand pages of state regulations that have been identified as obsolete, duplicative, excessively burdensome, or otherwise ineffective or unnecessary, in a major effort to make Connecticut’s regulations more streamlined, readable and user-friendly for citizens, especially small businesses.
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Jun 12, 2014 - 6:09:52 AM

Shakespeare apprentices given platform for theatrical ambitions
Kristen Misthopoulos has converted a supporting role in the Darien High School production of “Romeo and Juliet” into an opening with the Apprentice Company of Shakespeare on the Sound.
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Jun 11, 2014 - 4:46:51 AM

The English Beat will create a dance party at The Ridgefield Playhouse
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Love and unity are the messages that resonate with The English Beat fans who will rock out to the sounds of “Save it For Later”, “I Confess”, “Can’t Get Used to Losing You”, “Mirror in the Bathroom”, “Hands off She’s Mine” and many other hits at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Wednesday, June 18, at 8 p.m. Their signature crossover brand of ska, reggae, pop and punk has been covered by everyone from The Who to Pearl Jam.
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Jun 9, 2014 - 7:42:21 AM

Stamford Mayor Announces Details of July 4th Fireworks
Made Possible Due to Unprecedented Corporate Support, and Plans to Extend Show

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Mayor David Martin, joined by City officials, announced the details of the 2014 Independence Day Fireworks event, which was made possible as a result of generous corporate support. The City raised over $90,000 in donations from corporations including Garden Homes Management, RMS Companies, BLT, and F.D. Rich Company.
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Jun 6, 2014 - 12:05:51 PM

Curtain Call opens its final show of the season
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Wrapping up its 23rd season, Curtain Call presents one of the most-produced American musicals: Gypsy. Performances in The Kweskin Theatre will run weekends, beginning June 6 through Saturday, June 28. (At press time, more than 80% of the performances are sold out.)
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Jun 5, 2014 - 2:49:53 AM

Shakespeare in Rowayton: Trainer rescues pups, turns them into show business stars
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A stray mutt rescued from an animal shelter has emerged as a show business trouper with an extensive list of Broadway credits and an impending appearance in Shakespeare on the Sound’s production of “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” in Rowayton’s Pinkney Park.
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Jun 4, 2014 - 8:29:55 AM

Cobb’s Mill Hosts “A Celebration of Memoir” June 5
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Local essayists will gather at Weston’s Cobb’s Mill Inn for “A Celebration of Memoir” on Thursday, June 5 at 7:00 p.m. The writers, all participants at the Westport Writers’ Workshop, will read essays on a range of topics, many of which have been nationally published. All writers come from Fairfield County including three from Weston -- Christine Juneau, Randi Olin and Aline Weiller. The community at large is invited to attend and admission is free.
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Jun 2, 2014 - 5:32:42 AM

Mystic Seaport to Host 35th Annual Sea Music Festival June 12-15
Musicians from Around the Globe Gather to Celebrate Maritime Traditions

Musicians from around the world will come to Mystic Seaport to celebrate the musical traditions of the Golden Age of Sail at the 35th annual Sea Music Festival, Thursday through Sunday, June 12-15. The Festival is the premier sea music event in North America.
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May 30, 2014 - 10:54:12 AM

The Warner Theatre Jazz Series Continues
The Warner Theatre Jazz Series will continue Friday June 6th with the Albert Rivera Organ Trio performing in the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre at 8 pm.
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May 27, 2014 - 9:23:32 AM

Alive@Five and Jazz up July in Stamford Downtown - 2014 Line Up Announced
The Beach Boys among the featured artists

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Two of the region’s hottest concert series, Jazz up July presented by Stamford Town Center in partnership with Purdue Pharma on the Bud Light Stage AND Alive@Five on the Bud Light Stage in partnership with Stamford Town Center, Reckson, BevMaxand Copa Di Vino kick off Wednesday, July 9 and Thursday, July 10 respectively, in Columbus Park in Stamford Downtown.
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May 20, 2014 - 10:02:18 AM

Author, Lecturer, and Historian to talk on Celebrated Author, Edith Wharton, at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum
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On Wednesday, June 11, at 11 a.m., at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, 295 West Avenue in Norwalk, CT, Prof. Richard Guy Wilson, will give a talk entitled, Edith Wharton's Gilded Age: Fiction and Architecture. This lecture will explore Edith Wharton's interest in the visual arts and how her houses impacted her fiction. One of the most celebrated American authors, Edith Wharton and her best-known novels—House of Mirth, Custom of the Country, and Age of Innocence—portrayed the complexities of American life during the Gilded Age. A book signing courtesy of Elm Street Books in New Canaan will follow the lecture.
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May 20, 2014 - 6:57:25 AM

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