Kenny Rogers headlines The Ridgefield Playhouse Fall Gala, Fairfield County Bank and Daniel C. Levine honored on September 17
The Gambler will be dealing his last hand. Kenny Rogers’ final world tour, appropriately titled The Gambler’s Last Deal will headline The Ridgefield Playhouse Gala on Saturday, September 17 at 5:30 p.m. as part of the Mountain Country and Bluegrass Series. After more than five decades of touring and entertaining, the Country Music Hall of Famer has received an impressive 3 GRAMMY® Awards, 11 People's Choice Awards, 19 American Music Awards, 8 Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards and 6 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, among many other accolades. Tickets to this Gala event include open bar, dinner by top area restaurants, exciting silent and live auction items including a piece of Kenny Rogers memorabilia signed by Rogers on the night of the show! “The Gambler’s Last Deal” concert features a brand new show, including a nostalgic look back through Rogers’ storied 50-plus-year career.
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Aug 26, 2016 - 6:55:25 AM

SyFy Investigators Have Ghostly Encounter at Nathan Hale Homestead
Spirits made their presence known with flickering lights, disembodied voices and knocking sounds throughout a public paranormal investigation at the Nathan Hale Homestead on August 6th in Coventry. Connecticut Landmarks and Seaside Shadows Haunted History Tours hosted the evening with John Zaffis, best known as “The Haunted Collector” on the SyFy and Destination America channels, to determine which items may be causing the frequent ghostly sightings at the Homestead.
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Aug 15, 2016 - 7:20:38 AM

Robert Sean Leonard Cast as King Arthur in Lerner & Loewe’s “Camelot” at Westport Country Playhouse
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Tony Award-winning actor Robert Sean Leonard, best known for tv’s “House,” film’s “Dead Poet’s Society,” and Broadway’s “The Invention of Love” and “Long Day’s Journey Into Night,” will portray King Arthur in Lerner and Loewe’s “Camelot,” a freshly inventive take on the classic musical, at Westport Country Playhouse, October 4 – 30.
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Aug 12, 2016 - 3:19:53 AM

Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk presents "Giant Walk-In Whale"
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Celebrate the second summer of humpback whales visiting Long Island Sound by stepping into a “Giant Walk-In Whale,” thrilling to a spectacular IMAX® whale movie and supporting Vineyard Vines’ #WhalesForACause® fund-raiser at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.
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Aug 11, 2016 - 2:35:34 AM

Indian cultural heritage at Stamford's Ferguson Library
Celebrate the artistic heritage of the Indian Subcontinent at a special cultural program at the Ernest A. DiMattia, Jr. Building of The Ferguson Library on Sunday, August 14 from 2 to 4 p.m. Music, poetry & classical dance invoke a myriad of landscapes and rich artistic heritage of the Indian subcontinent.
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Aug 5, 2016 - 5:21:24 AM

Norwalk teen takes on title role in Peter Pan
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Finding Neverland is easier than you think. It's in Stamford. Or at least it will be as Curtain Call proudly presents PETER PAN, the enduring literary and musical theatre classic where dreams are born and time is never planned.
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Aug 3, 2016 - 1:57:05 PM

Seaside Shadows Presents An Evening with the Haunted Collector John Zaffis at The Nathan Hale Homestead
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Join us for an evening of paranormal education and exploration with one of the top experts in the field, as Seaside Shadows presents An Evening with the Haunted Collector, John Zaffis. On Saturday, August 6th, John will guide guests through the historic Nathan Hale Homestead, birthplace to America’s first hero. Guests will review techniques of investigation with the “Godfather of the Paranormal” himself and embark on a journey to determine which items may be causing the frequent ghostly sightings at the Homestead. A full paranormal investigation will take place and guests will interact firsthand in the Haunted Collector’s exploration.
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Aug 2, 2016 - 11:19:09 AM

Don’t Miss the Funkiest Band out of New Orleans - Galactic featuring Erica Falls at The Ridgefield Playhouse on July 24
“It's hard to overstate the infectious energy and thrill of a live performance by the New Orleans band Galactic” raves NPR Music. For 20 years they have explored musical experimentations that have led to a unique sound. Galactic does something that's unusual in rock but common in the world of hip-hop and progressive jazz, creating something that's a little like a revue - a virtual show featuring different vocalists (mostly from New Orleans) and instrumental soloists, each taking their turn on stage in the Galactic sound universe. More
Jul 21, 2016 - 9:14:09 AM

“The American Band” Grand Funk Railroad returns with a night of classic rock hits at The Ridgefield Playhouse
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In the early 1970s Grand Funk Railroad ruled the world with raw, real, rock. They rocketed to the top of the rock world in 1970. Speak to just about any Vietnam vet and he will tell you that “I’m Your Captain/Closer to Home” was his anthem during his lonely tour of duty. From there a string of hit singles and albums landed them in some rarified company: at one point, the band equaled the Beatles attendance record by selling out New York City’s famed Shea Stadium in just 72 hour period!
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Jul 12, 2016 - 9:26:48 AM

Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk offers fireworks cruises
Enjoy a unique water view of municipal holiday displays – times two, thanks to reflections on the surface – and avoid the crowds and traffic aboard Fireworks Cruises with The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.
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Jun 26, 2016 - 2:59:09 AM

Stamford Mayor announces details of 2016 fireworks show
Stamford Mayor David Martin and City officials have announced the details of the 2016 Independence Day Fireworks event, which will be held on Friday, July 1st (rain date of Saturday, July 2nd). Thousands of Stamford and area residents are expected to attend.
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Jun 17, 2016 - 11:44:00 PM

See James Corden’s Tony Award-winning performance, when One Man, Two Guvnors comes to the Big Screen at The Ridgefield Playhouse
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The Ridgefield Playhouse and AAA Northeast at The Playhouse Live in HD Series, bring an encore presentation of National Theatre of London’s comedy sensation One Man, Two Guvnors - winner of the Evening Standard Award and the Critics' Circle Award. This HD screening is on Saturday, July 9 at 7 p.m. and features a Tony Award-winning performance from host of the The Late Late Show, James Corden. The uproarious One Man, Two Guvnors was a runaway hit both in London’s West End and on Broadway. Now you can catch it for just a fraction of the cost! Shot in high definition, you can experience the best of British theatre up close and personal, shown in high definition on the Big Screen at the Playhouse – where you’ll have the best view in the house! Support for this programming comes from The Ridgefield Press and Whistle Stop Bakery and is underwritten by Lori and John Berisford, Jeanne Cook, Anita and Nicholas Donofrio, Liz and Steven Goldstone, Sabina and Walter Slavin?
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Jun 10, 2016 - 5:52:04 AM

Jazzy Hollywood musical to close out 25th anniversary season at Curtain Call
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How do you close out a special anniversary season? If you're Curtain Call, you put up a Tony Award-winning musical comedy hit and cast it with a team of performers well-known to area audiences.
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Jun 2, 2016 - 3:18:48 AM

BirdCallsRadio Reboots
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Yes that’s right, it’s back. BirdCallsRadio worldwide is pleased to announce the reboot of the show with host Mardi Welch Dickinson. She will continue to bring exciting and forward thinking guests including birders, artists, educators, authors, scientists, and organizations to interested listeners through the restart of the show, recorded in a new state-of-the-art digital broadcasting studio which enables location reporting from birding and conservation hot spots.
 
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May 25, 2016 - 3:22:49 PM

First County Bank is the Presenting Sponsor of the 2016 Norwalk Summer Concert Series
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The 2016 Norwalk Summer Concert Series at Calf Pasture Beach concerts in Norwalk, kick off at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, June 15 with “The Driftwoods”, a Beach Boys tribute band, and continue every Wednesday through September 7, ending the series with the band “Summertime”. This will be the eighth consecutive year First County Bank is the presenting sponsor of the concert series which ensures all concerts are free and open to the public. Each week, the concerts typically attract 1,000 to 1,500 people, with the July 3 fireworks show attracting over 20,000 people.
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May 23, 2016 - 11:15:35 AM

Norwalk Seaport Association Oyster Festival Announces 2016 Entertainment Headliner
The Norwalk Seaport Association announced Saturday night that Sawyer Frederick, winner of NBC’s Emmy Award®-winning The Voice competition in 2015, will be the headline entertainment on Saturday during the 2016 Norwalk Seaport Association Oyster Festival. This year’s Oyster Festival will be held Saturday, September 10 and Sunday, September 11, 2016. First County Bank will be presenting sponsor of the Festival for the sixth consecutive year.
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May 21, 2016 - 6:48:01 PM

Stamford Downtown announces 2016 Alive@Five lineup
One of the region’s hottest concert series, Alive@Five in partnership with Budweiser, Reckson, Stamford Town Center and BevMax kicks off on Thursday, July 7 in Columbus Park in Stamford Downtown. This year’s star-studded series opens with O.A.R. and closes with CeeLo Green and also stars Hanson, Third Eye Blind, Eric Hutchinson and Easton Corbin. The concerts begin at 5pm and run six Thursdays, July 7 – August 11. $10 Festival Entrance Fee before 6:30pm, $15 thereafter.
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May 18, 2016 - 5:38:01 PM

Record-breaking crowds raise more than ever for Stamford nonprofit
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How do you celebrate a Silver Anniversary for a theatre company? You wrap up the season with sold out performances, recognition via an award from peers, and by hosting a gala like no other held in the organization’s history!
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May 15, 2016 - 9:18:22 AM

Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum third Annual Ice Cream Social to celebrate 50th Anniversary with Music, Magic, Girl Scout Troops, a Book signing and more
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On June 12, 2016, 12-4 p.m., the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum will launch its third annual Ice Cream Social in Mathews Park at 295 West Ave, Norwalk, CT. Hunter Arton, a Wilton, CT resident and Andy Garfunkel of Norwalk will co-chair the event which features a wide range of family-friendly entertainment for children and adults.
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May 13, 2016 - 5:16:51 AM

Westport Country Playhouse Receives National Endowment for the Arts Grant
National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $82 million to fund local arts projects and partnerships in the NEA’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2016. Westport Country Playhouse is recommended for a $25,000 grant to support its community engagement initiative, “Money, Power and Belief: Reflections on ‘The Invisible Hand’,” which will run concurrently with the Playhouse production of “The Invisible Hand,” by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar this summer.
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May 12, 2016 - 11:47:06 PM

Penguins Arrive at Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
Four African Penguins (Spheniscus demersus)have moved into their new summer home at Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo with the much-anticipated opening of the Penguin Plaza exhibit. Three males, Tubbs, Sal, and South, and one female, Squirt, will be zoo guests until September 30.. The birds will splash and play in a new temporary exhibit featuring a 30,000-gallon pool located next to the Peacock Café. Visitors will enjoy wild adventure animal shows, Animal Bytes storytelling, and scavenger hunts designed to help visitors learn and care about penguins.
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May 6, 2016 - 8:50:51 AM

The Voice of The Moody Blues, Justin Hayward, brings classic hits and more to The Ridgefield Playhouse on May 17
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The Ridgefield Playhouse and Pepsi Rock Series Powered by Xfinity presents Justin Hayward the iconic singer-songwriter / lead guitarist / composer of The Moody Blues, with his 2016 Stage Door Tour on Tuesday, May 17 at 8 p.m. The classic rock band’s singer, songwriter and guitarist will perform Moody Blues favorites, “Nights In White Satin,” “Tuesday Afternoon,” “Question,” “The Voice,” “Your Wildest Dreams”, and songs from his solo catalog. Joining Hayward, as they have on previous tours, will be Mike Dawes (guitar) and Julie Ragins (keyboard, background vocals). As one of the most prolific singer-songwriters in music, Justin Hayward has enjoyed success both within The Moody Blues (which sold over 60 million albums during his near 50-year tenure), and as a solo artist.
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May 5, 2016 - 6:33:16 AM

Romantic comedy plays in the Stamford's Dressing Room Theatre
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"What's a nice Jewish girl like you, doing in a place like this?" That's definitely not a question you'll hear in THE SISTERS ROSENSWEIG when it plays in Curtain Call's Dressing Room Theatre, Stamford, April 28 through May 22. Sara Goode, a successful international banker lives in a very nice place indeed...the heart of London.
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May 2, 2016 - 1:49:16 PM

Rogers students receive standing ovations
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On Thursday, April 28th through Saturday, April 30th students from the Rogers Upper School presented their spring musical: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR. to a sell-out crowd at The Leslie Padilla Performing Arts Center at Rogers International School. Ninety-eight students perform in one of two casts.
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May 2, 2016 - 1:15:17 AM

‘Anne of Green Gables’ opens at WCSU this week
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Canada’s longest running musical, “Anne of Green Gables,” comes to the Western Connecticut State University stage this week. Presented by Western’s Department of Theatre Arts, performances will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, Saturday, April 30, and Saturday, May 7; at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 29; and with 2 p.m. matinees on Saturday, April 30; Sunday, May 1; Saturday, May 7; and Sunday, May 8, in the Mainstage Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center (VPAC) on the university’s Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave extension in Danbury. To purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/o/visual-and-performing-arts-center-at-western-connecticut-state-university-6275173871 or call (203) 837-8732.
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Apr 28, 2016 - 4:46:35 PM

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