Mystic Seaport Museum to Close Temporarily March 13
Mystic Seaport Museum announced today it is temporarily closing to the public beginning tomorrow, March 13, to support the State of Connecticut’s efforts to stem the outbreak of COVID-19. All programs, classes, and events during that period are also cancelled. The Museum anticipates reopening March 30, subject to further evaluation of the situation.
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Mar 12, 2020 - 5:43:22 PM

Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum cancels some March and April events
The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum in Norwalk announced that it is cancelling a few events in March and April due to coronavirus concerns. More
Mar 11, 2020 - 8:43:21 PM

Stamford Symphony cancels March 21 & 22, 2020 concerts
Russell Jones, President and CEO has announced that the concerts on March 21 & 22, 2020 will be cancelled. Stamford Symphony puts the utmost priority on the health and safety of all its audience, musicians and staff. Over the past weeks, the Symphony has been continually monitoring the evolving situation regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) via local and national updates including the City of Stamford, the Connecticut Department of Public Health, the NY State Health Department, and the CDC.
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Mar 11, 2020 - 1:48:56 AM

Sun shines on Mystic Aquarium's seal splash fundraiser
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After reaching and exceeding their $25,000 individual challenge goals, Rodney Butler and Rob Valenti joined a large contingent of Mystic Aquarium supporters who plunged into the surf at Eastern Point Beach in Groton this afternoon for the seventh annual Seal Splash in support of the Aquarium’s Animal Rescue program. With several days still left to fundraise, the event has raised nearly $70,000 for Mystic Aquarium’s mission programs including its Animal Rescue Program - a new record for the event.
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Feb 22, 2020 - 11:53:32 PM

Stamford Orchestra's Michael Stern unveils the 2020-2021 Season
On February 22 & 23, 2020, Music Director Designate, Michael Stern will unveil the program for his inaugural 2020-2021 season at a special pre-concert presentation for all concertgoers attending the weekend’s concerts. It will take place at the Palace Theatre at 6:30 pm on Saturday, February 22 and 2:00 pm on Sunday, February 23. Michael Stern commented, “I am excited to reveal our programs for next season, which will be our first year together, highlighting a list of distinguished soloists who will share the stage with us, some of whom are making their overdue debuts with the orchestra. And as well, throughout the musical year, I look forward to previewing the broad mix of great works both old and new that we will present over the course of our series, cherished masterpieces as well as thrilling new discoveries, including large scale works that have been absent from the orchestra’s programming for too long. I cannot wait to further my connections with all the musicians of the Stamford Symphony and the audience in a community in a place that I too, call home”
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Feb 21, 2020 - 2:06:36 AM

Pequot Library explores pre-revolutionary spread of information with new exhibition to open February 20, 2020
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The Pequot Library has announced the opening of its next Special Collections exhibition. Riot, Sedition, Insurrection: Media and the Road to the American Revolution will open to the public on Thursday February 20, 2020 with a cocktail reception and presentation. The exhibition will remain on view through May 3, 2020. In the years preceding the American Revolution, printing presses in the thirteen colonies churned out a wave of seditious literature. A swirl of pamphlets, posters, newspapers, and other print media, not often grounded in fact, fomented a climate of rebellion against the British crown. Looking at the same works that circulated in the streets, coffeehouses, and homes of Revolutionary-era Americans, the exhibition tells the story of how the media environment shifted public opinion from loyalty to rebellion.
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Feb 11, 2020 - 5:57:34 AM

Princeton University A Cappella Group to Perform at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum
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The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum in collaboration with the Princeton Alumni Association of Fairfield County will feature an a cappella concert by the Princeton University Footnotes on Sat., March 21, 2020, 4-6 p.m. Refreshments will be offered in the Billiards Room following the performance. Open to the public. All are welcome.
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Feb 11, 2020 - 5:18:19 AM

Valentine’s Day Celebration at Norwalk Public Library
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and Norwalk Public Library has created a fun, unique way to celebrate for all lovers of romance, chocolate and their passion - books! Foodies can take great care to pair the right wine with their meals. Readers can pair the right chocolates with their books! Visit the library on Friday, February 14, at 6:30 p.m., for a Valentine's Day tasting of a variety of literary genres and the chocolates that complement them perfectly. Chocolate is provided by House of Knipschildt, home of Chocopologie. More
Feb 10, 2020 - 5:49:00 AM

Josephine Sanges sings Harold Arlen at the Magnolia Room
BJ RYAN’S MAGNOLIA ROOM – Fairfield County’s newest intimate cabaret venue – will present, direct from a successful NYC run, JOSEPHINE SANGES (2019 MAC Award winner, 2018 La Mott Friedman Award winner, and recipient of the 2017 Mabel Mercer Foundation’s Margaret Whiting Award) in her critically acclaimed Harold Arlen tribute show, COME RAIN OR COME SHINE for one night only Friday, January 31 at 8:00 pm. John Cook will serve as Music Director with Jeff Harnar as Director.
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Jan 24, 2020 - 2:31:15 AM

Inspirational Survivor and TEDx Speaker Discusses Memoir at Bernard’s Restaurant Author Luncheon Series
Fifteen years ago, enjoying lunch out at a local restaurant - let alone lunch at all -  would been an impossibility for Westport resident Amy Oestreicher. Today, the author is thrilled to share a prix fixe lunch with the community while discussing her newly released memoir My Beautiful Detour: An Unthinkable Journey from Gutless to Grateful as part of the Author Luncheon Series at Bernard's Restaurant. Growing up in the area, Oestreicher was “your everyday teenager.” At nearly 18, she was headed for her prom, college, then hopefully, Broadway, until a blood clot caused her stomach to literally explode, setting her off course. Amy slipped into a coma for months, only to emerge to be told she may never eat or drink again, while coming to terms with a long-kept secret — that she was sexually abused by a trusted mentor. After twenty-eight surgeries and nearly seven years unable to eat or drink anything by mouth, Amy’s digestive system was miraculously surgically reconstructed, and the ability to savor food once again is a joy for which Oestreicher is infinitely grateful.
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Jan 24, 2020 - 12:08:16 AM

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Features Talk by Carol Anderson on Voter Suppression at Westport Country Playhouse on Sunday, January 19
Free event is co-sponsored by The Westport Library, Westport Country Playhouse, Westport/Weston Interfaith Council, Westport/Weston Interfaith Clergy, and TEAM Westport

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“Voter Suppression in America” was the topic of keynote speaker Dr. Carol Anderson, historian, educator, and New York Times bestselling author, at the 14th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration on Sunday, January 19, at 3 p.m., at Westport Country Playhouse. The event was free-of-charge and open to the public.
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Jan 21, 2020 - 8:33:24 AM

Stamford Museum and Nature Center welcomes Thomas D. Mangelsen
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On January 16, the Stamford Museum & Nature Center welcomed more than 250 guests of all ages to meet prolific American nature photographer and conservationist, Thomas D. Mangelsen, at the opening reception “Thomas D. Mangelsen – A Life in the Wild.” Produced by David J. Wagner, LLC, the exhibition features 40 arresting photographs from a body of work amassed over four decades traveling to the wildest corners of North America, Africa and beyond.
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Jan 18, 2020 - 1:46:44 AM

Save The Date: Stamford Senior Center's Lives Blossom Fundraiser on April 30, 2020
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The Stamford Senior Center invites you to save the date for their annual ‘Lives Blossom’ event on Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 6pm at the Stamford Marriott Hotel.
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Jan 16, 2020 - 5:34:43 AM

Brubeck Collection Comes Home to Wilton
Wilton Library and the family of the late jazz legend Dave Brubeck announced tonight that the Brubeck Collection, formerly housed at University of the Pacific in California, has found its way home to Wilton Library. The collection is a treasure trove of musical recordings, correspondence, legal and business documents, photographs, manuscripts, and memorabilia from Dave and Iola Brubeck, two of contemporary jazz’s greatest contributors.
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Jan 13, 2020 - 5:37:23 AM

Curtain Call comedy kicks off the new year
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Young Toni Simmons and middle-aged married dentist Dr. Julian Winston are in love with each other. Toni knows that he is married. What she doesn’t know is that his "marriage" is actually an elaborate lie concocted to keep Toni at arm's length. Julian eventually decides that he really wants to marry Toni but things get complicated further, when he enlists the help of his loyal and devoted nurse/receptionist, Stephanie, to play the soon-to-be "ex" Mrs. Winston.
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Jan 6, 2020 - 6:19:43 AM

Stamford Symphony Collaborates with INTEMPO to Bring Guitarist Thomas Flippin to Stamford for a Masterclass
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Following the acclaimed debut with the Stamford Symphony in November, Guitarist, Thomas Flippin returned to Fairfield County - this time to work with young musicians at INTEMPO under the auspices of the Stamford Symphony on Tuesday December 10 at 7pm.
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Dec 13, 2019 - 5:04:02 AM

The Simon & Garfunkel Story to play at The Palace Theater in Waterbury
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The internationally-acclaimed hit theater show The Simon & Garfunkel Story will stop at Waterbury’s Palace Theater on January 25 as part of a fifty-state coast to coast tour. Tickets are on sale and may be purchased at the Palace Theater’s Box Office, 100 East Main Street, Waterbury, on-line at palacetheaterct.org or by calling 203.346.2000.
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Dec 12, 2019 - 12:10:55 AM

Stamford Downtown introduces a new art show at the Pop-Up Gallery at 96 Bedford Street
The Vicious Circle, a Stamford independent art exhibiting cooperative will host a pop-up art and music gallery at 96 Bedford Street, December 7-14. The Opening Reception is scheduled for Saturday, December 7th, 5-8 pm, which will be live streamed over the internet.
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Dec 4, 2019 - 5:39:22 AM

Christmas portion of Handel's Messiah featured at the Norwalk Symphony's annual "Joys of the Season" concert on December 14
Once again, Maestro Jonathan Yates, the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra, and a host of guest performers have put together a holiday extravaganza that will enchant young and old alike. The concert takes place at Norwalk’s famed Concert Hall. It begins at 5PM, timed just right for the entire family.
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Dec 4, 2019 - 5:24:00 AM

SHU alumnus wins award at local film festival
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A short film by Sacred Heart alumnus Tyler Stirling was recognized at the 2019 Ridgefield Independent Film Festival (RIFF) as the best student film. Stirling created his 16-minute narrative work, Little Things, while he was in SHU’s film and television master’s program.
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Nov 15, 2019 - 2:58:39 AM

Holiday Musical makes area premiere in Stamford: A Christmas Story, The Musical
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“You’ll shoot your eye out kid!” That’s likely one of the most widely-recognized lines from filmdom, due in great part to the long-standing marathon TV airing of the classic 1983 movie, A Christmas Story! Now, for the first time in Fairfield County, A Christmas Story, The Musical, will play at Curtain Call, Stamford, November 15 through December 14.
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Nov 10, 2019 - 5:17:51 AM

Mystic Seaport Museum Celebrates 40 Years of Lantern Light Tours
Mystic Seaport Museum is celebrating 40 years of its holiday performance, Lantern Light Tours with a nod to past productions and a return to classic holiday themes.
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Nov 10, 2019 - 5:03:48 AM

Westport Country Playhouse Presents Sunday Symposium for World Premiere Translation/Adaptation of Molière’s “Don Juan”
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Westport Country Playhouse will present a Sunday Symposium on November 10, following a 3 p.m. performance of the world premiere translation and adaption of Molière’s, “Don Juan,” a modern take on the classic, comic satire. Speakers will be Brendan Pelsue, translator and adaptor of “Don Juan,” and David Kennedy, Playhouse associate artistic director and director of “Don Juan.” They will engage in conversation about the modern-dress production of the classic comedy, moderated by Dana Tanner-Kennedy, production dramaturg for “Don Juan.” The Playhouse Sunday Symposium program is free and open to the public.
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Nov 1, 2019 - 5:28:46 AM

A Spicy Success! Simsbury Spooktacular Chili Challenge Draws Record Crowd
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A spirited crowd of more than 3,000 enjoyed red hot chili on a beautiful fall day at the 5th Annual Simsbury Spooktacular Chili Challenge on Sunday, October 20th. The outdoor Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center was filled with families enjoying music, trick-or-treating and entertainment along with plenty of beer and chili sampling.
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Oct 23, 2019 - 5:46:17 AM

Steve Martin comedy to play in Stamford in November
When one wild and crazy guy – Steve Martin – takes on a 100+ year old German farce, you know you’re in for an evening of laughs, and that’s you’ll find in THE UNDERPANTS, playing in Curtain Call’s Dressing Room Theatre, Stamford, beginning November 1.
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Oct 23, 2019 - 4:21:59 AM

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