Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Leon Russell will be in concert at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Wednesday, June 3
Leon Russell has been called a rock and roll Renaissance man, and indeed there is little that this Oklahoma-bred singer-pianist hasn’t done. From leading the famous Joe Cocker's “Mad Dogs & Englishmen” tour, to performing with George Harrison and Friends at the Concert For Bangladesh, to his best-selling 2010 collaboration with Elton John, this Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has given us 50 years of rich musical legacy. Leon’s songwriting credits include “Tight Rope”, “Delta Lady”, “Hummingbird”, “Lady Blue”, “Back To The Island”, “This Masquerade” and “A Song For You”, which is Russell’s best known song and one of the greatest love songs ever written. Russell has shared studios and stages with members of the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and others. Leon Russell is returning to The Ridgefield Playhouse on Wednesday, June 3, at 8 p.m. Special guest is Jamie McLean Band, who bring a raw energy to their music, which is described by ontapblog as “… rock laced with a blues undertone and with an unexpectedly strong country flavor.” Steak House Cellar Door (439 Main Street, Ridgefield) will pour a complimentary glass of wine with dinner the night of this event when tickets are presented. An 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 which is part of the Xfinity Rock Series with media sponsor i95fm The Home of Rock ‘n’ Roll.
May 28, 2015 - 7:03:30 AM

Wine and Beautiful butterflies in a June 4 fundraiser to benefit The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk
Flitter among exotic tropical butterflies while savoring and favoring fine wines during a fun evening fund-raiser on Thurs., June 4 to benefit The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.
May 22, 2015 - 5:14:01 AM

Alive@Five in Stamford Downtown Announces 2015 Lineup
One of the region’s hottest concert series, Alive@Five on the Budweiser Stage in partnership with Stamford Town Center, Reckson, BevMax and Copa Di Vino kicks off Thursday, July 9 in Columbus Park in Stamford Downtown.
May 21, 2015 - 5:51:57 AM

Curtain Call's Dancing Stars event breaks records
Amidst noise-makes, placards and banners akin to an old-fashioned political convention, a crowd of nearly 900 jumped to its feet in appreciation of 11 community leaders stepping out of their comfort zones at Curtain Call’s Dancing With The Stars on Saturday, May 16.
May 17, 2015 - 8:42:08 AM

Norwalk Seaport Association Oyster Festival Announces 2015 Entertainment Headliners
The Norwalk Seaport Association announced tonight the three national acts that will take the stage during the 2015 Norwalk Seaport Association Oyster Festival. They include:
May 16, 2015 - 8:44:17 PM

Curtain Call's Dancing with the Stars to return for 8th year
Which Star Dancer's "arresting" performance will wow the judges? Which dancer will "cater" to the judges' tastes? And who's most likely to "insure" a win with the fanciest of footwork? We'll find out on Saturday night, May 16, when 11 local celebrities, (paired with dance professionals), will be performing in CURTAIN CALL’S 8th ANNUAL DANCING WITH THE STARS at The Palace Theatre in Stamford.
May 14, 2015 - 5:06:49 AM

"It's All Fun and Games" Improv at The Bijou
The Bijou Theatre and It's All Fun and Games presents Improv Comedy Night @ The Bijou. The troupe is ready to get you laughing your way into spring on May 29th at 8pm. Tickets are $20 for theatre seats and $25 for table seating. Special theatre seat pricing for students at $10.
May 8, 2015 - 5:21:24 AM

Fairfield Museum announces winners of IMAGES 2015 Photography Exhibition
Fairfield Museum and History Center is proud to announce the winners of IMAGES 2015, the seventh annual Juried Photography Show, opening May 14 along with Howard Schatz: 25 Years of Photographs, a solo exhibition of work by world-renowned photographer Howard Schatz.
May 8, 2015 - 5:02:48 AM

Father and daughter play Aaron Copland’s Clarinet Concerto at Stamford Young Artists Philharmonic’s Season Finale
Stamford Young Artists Philharmonic (SYAP) Gala concert on May 17 will be a very special performance for one father and daughter. Adam Adelkopf, a Westport resident, who was a member of the orchestra during his youth, has been invited by Christian Capocaccia to perform Aaron Copland’s Clarinet Concerto with the flagship orchestra, Young Artists Philharmonic. He cannot be prouder of being invited to perform with the orchestra that had such an important influence on who he is today, and which gave him the foundation for a lifelong passion for music. What makes this performance so special for Adam is that he will be performing at the anniversary gala performance with his daughter, Robyn, concert mistress for the Young Artists Philharmonic.
May 5, 2015 - 5:53:49 AM

The Goonies, Showing at the Warner This June!
THE GOONIES will be shown on the Warner Theatre’s 50’ screen Friday, June 5th at 7 pm.
May 5, 2015 - 12:53:41 AM

Wesleyan University's Center for the Arts, College of the Environment, and Green Street Teaching and Learning Center present Feet to the Fire: Riverfront Encounter
Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts, College of the Environment, and Green Street Teaching and Learning Center; the City of Middletown, Jonah Center for Earth and Art, and many other community partners (see full list below); will present Feet to the Fire: Riverfront Encounter on Saturday, May 9, 2015 from Noon to 5pm at Harbor Park, located on Harbor Drive in Middletown, Connecticut. The festival will feature live music, visual art installations, a kids' activity zone, environmental education exhibits, plein air painters, a farmer's market, and a craft fair; all designed to bring the public closer to the rich culture, history, and science of the Connecticut River.
May 1, 2015 - 5:23:24 AM

Willy Wonka JR presented by the WTCAE Opening This Weekend at the Warner
The Warner Theatre Center for Arts Education Young Actor Series is proud to present Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Jr. in the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre this Saturday, May 2 and Sunday, May 3.
Apr 30, 2015 - 1:46:25 PM

Vegas-Bred Comedy Story Teller Jo Koy Invades The Fox Theater at Foxwoods on Friday, May 15
Comix at Foxwoods presents the hilarious stand-up storyteller Jo Koy for a one-night-only performance at The Fox Theater at Foxwoods on Friday, May 15 at 8:00 p.m.
Apr 30, 2015 - 10:14:47 AM

“Hello, It’s…” Todd Rundgren with his Global Tour 2015 at The Ridgefield Playhouse
Songwriter, video pioneer, producer, recording artist, computer software developer and conceptualist, Rock’s Renaissance Man Todd Rundgren has made an undeniable impact on popular music. He returns to The Ridgefield Playhouse on Tuesday, May 12, at 8 p.m. with his Global Tour 2015 where he is sure to play the crowd favs “Hello, It’s Me”, “I Saw The Light", "Bang The Drum All Day", “It Wouldn't Have Made Any Difference”, and so many more Rundgren classics. His career has produced a diverse range of recordings, both as a solo artist and as a member of the band Utopia. Bissell House (378 Main St., Ridgefield) will pour a free glass of house wine or draught beer with dinner the night of this show when tickets/stubs are presented. An 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, which is part of the Xfinity Rock Series with media sponsor i95.9fm Fox Classic Rock.
Apr 30, 2015 - 9:44:41 AM

Local Author, Jay Chalnick, To Release Debut Novel: “Finding Buddha”
Finding Buddha (ISBN: 978-0-692-35837-5) by local author, Jay Chalnick, is the story about Hubert “Bode” Price, a remarkable 5-year-old boy from Westport, Connecticut, on a cross-country road trip with his father, Matthew. While the pair trek across the U.S. and Baja, Mexico, globally significant events are reaching a boiling point half a world away: China is threatening to appoint the next Dalai Lama, despite the protestations of Tibetan Buddhists.
Apr 30, 2015 - 9:40:30 AM

HELLO, DOLLY! Opens This Saturday On The Warner Theatre Main Stage!
The Warner Stage Company’s 2014-2015 season continues with the delightful musical comedy Hello, Dolly!, opening this Saturday, May 2 at 8 pm on the Main Stage.
Apr 30, 2015 - 5:51:51 AM

PlantPure Nation Rally and Film Event
It’s a story of food and freedom. PlantPure Nation will be screened at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Saturday, May 2, at 12 noon, followed by a Q&A with the experts who brought the film to life. From the producer and writer of Forks Over Knives, the film PlantPure Nation tells the story of three people on a quest to spread the message of one of the most important health breakthroughs of all time. When nutritional scientist and respected author Dr. T. Colin Campbell inspires Kentucky State Representative Tom Riner to propose a pilot program documenting the health benefits of a plant-based diet, they inadvertently set in motion a series of events that expose powerful forces opposed to the diet. When industry lobbyists kill the pilot program, Dr. Campbell’s oldest son Nelson decides to try his own grassroots approach in his hometown of Mebane, North Carolina. This event is supported by Garden of Ideas and Simpaug Farms.
Apr 29, 2015 - 4:06:19 AM

NPS: Tourism to Weir Farm National Historic Site Creates $2.6 Million in Economic Benefits
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 34,083 visitors to Weir Farm National Historic Site in 2014 spent $1.9 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 23 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $2.6 million.
Apr 27, 2015 - 7:34:21 AM

Unique Everyone Orchestra will jam at The Ridgefield Playhouse Sunday, May 10, with Bobby Paltauf Band opening
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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

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