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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

Stamford's Northeast Elementary School Presents School House Rock Live! Jr. May 13 – 14, 2016
Tickets for the Fifth Grade Musical on Sale Now at NortheastMusical.org

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Adults who grew up watching Saturday morning cartoons in the 1970s, can relive their childhood this May when Northeast Elementary School’s Fifth Grade presents the musical, School House Rock Live! Jr. The musical is based on School House Rock, the Emmy Award-wining 1970s educational animated television series, which taught children about grammar, math, science, history, and social studies, through the clever use of animated characters and songs with catchy titles and lyrics, including: “A Noun is a Person, Place or Thing,” “Conjunction Junction,” I’m Just a Bill,” and “Interplanet Janet.” Reviewed as one of musical theatre’s brightest and most innovative shows, School House Rock is fun for audiences of all ages.
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Apr 27, 2016 - 2:21:17 AM

Discover Indian cinema in Stamford
The Avon Theatre and the India Cultural Center of Greenwich are pleased to announce that Indian Cinema is coming to Stamford! More
Apr 11, 2016 - 11:48:25 PM

Prepare to be blown away with a great night of Jazz with Christian McBride Trio at The Ridgefield Playhouse on April 10
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It’s a 109 Cheese & Wine Evening of Art, Wine and Jazz with major jazz star Christian McBride, who is a 2016 Grammy Award Winner for Best Improvised Jazz Solo “Cherokee”. This bassist extraordinaire, composer, arranger, educator, curator and administrator performs on Sunday, April 10 at 8 p.m. at The Ridgefield Playhouse. With pianist Christian Sands (from Orange, Connecticut) and drummer Jerome Jennings, McBride’s trio hits a jazz sweet spot! The evening kicks off in the lobby at 7:15 p.m. with a complimentary wine tasting and an art exhibit by Roy Weinstein, Ridgefield Guild of Artists member. Make it a great night out with dinner and a show - Visit Southwest Cafe (109 Danbury Road, Ridgefield) for dinner before the show and enjoy a complimentary margarita with your entree when tickets are presented! Media sponsor is 97.3 fm WZBG.
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Mar 31, 2016 - 2:36:55 PM

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS returns to Curtain Call April 1
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Before Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, and The Little Mermaid, there was a sinister little houseplant saying, “Feed me.” Howard Ashman and Alan Menken's giddy, gory musical Little Shop of Horrors was their first major hit, running Off-Broadway for five years and spawning a 1986 cult-classic film. Now, on April 1, the show returns to Curtain Call's Kweskin Theatre where it last played in 2002.
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Mar 28, 2016 - 5:41:27 AM

Wesleyan University's Center for the Arts and Music Department present Wu Man and the Shanghai Quartet
The 41st annual Crowell Concert Series presented by Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts and Music Department concludes with the Connecticut debut of the collaboration between Grammy Award-nominated pipa (Chinese lute) virtuosa Wu Man and the Shanghai Quartet on Friday, April 1, 2016 at 8pm in Crowell Concert Hall located at 50 Wyllys Avenue on the Wesleyan campus in Middletown. This concert also concludes the fifth annual Performing Arts Series.
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Mar 25, 2016 - 3:38:21 PM

Connecticut-Based CRN International Expands Into Podcasting
Hamden-based CRN International has formed Collisions, a division to produce and distribute original podcasts. In its announcement, the company unveiled four new series.
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Mar 22, 2016 - 2:31:26 AM

Musical activist Johnny Clegg brings South Africa in the form of song when he returns to The Ridgefield Playhouse
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It has been a musical journey of more than 30 years for Johnny Clegg, from when he first began to experiment with truly South African cross-over music, and at the same time became a cultural activist in the struggle against apartheid. The Ridgefield Playhouse and Palm Bay International World Beat Series present the Johnny Clegg Band on Wednesday, March 30 at 8 p.m. Special Guest is Johnny’s son, Jesse Clegg. Founder of the seminal South African Bands Juluka and Savuka, Johnny Clegg has become one of South Africa’s most celebrated sons. Johnny campaigned against the injustice of apartheid long before it was popular and lead an integrated band decades before Paul Simon’s Graceland. As a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, dancer, anthropologist and musical activist, his infectious crossover music—a vibrant blend of Western pop and African Zulu rhythms—has not only broken down musical barriers in his adopted country but has made him an international star. As part of the Palm Bay International World Beat Series, there will be a free wine tasting in the lobby at 7:15 p.m.
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Mar 21, 2016 - 7:34:07 AM

Quirky dark comedy by Irish author opens on St. Patrick's day in Stamford
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In 1959 Dublin, a young British soldier is held captive by the Irish Republican Army while an equally young IRA volunteer awaits execution for killing a policeman. If the British carry out the Irishman's sentence, the IRA will do the same to the Englishman. Playwright Brendan Behan, himself a former IRA member, took this dire premise to mold a sly political satire and local audiences can see it when THE HOSTAGE plays in The Dressing Room Theatre, Stamford, from March 17 to April 3.
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Mar 16, 2016 - 3:23:43 PM

Aquarium cruises in March seek seals, lighthouses & a sunset
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Look for seals in Long Island Sound, enjoy the colors of twilight on the water and get close to eight historic lighthouses through a variety of public cruises offered this month by The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.
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Mar 10, 2016 - 8:34:44 AM

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Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk offers fireworks cruises
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