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It's a bird...it's a plane...it's auditions for SUPERMAN, the musical
Now is your chance to be part of more than just a comic-con type experience. You can help bring Superman to life on stage in a big, Broadway-style musical.

It's a Bird...It;s A Plane... It's Superman is a 1966 Broadway musical coming to The Kweskin Theatre in June and Curtain Call is holding open auditions for all roles, including the high-flying title character. Auditions will be held Monday and Tuesday, March 26 and 27, from 7pm to approximately 10pm in The Kweskin Theatre, 1349 Newfield Avenue, Stamford. Brian J. Bianco is directing, music direction is by George Croom and choreography is by Donna Fox.
Mar 23, 2018 - 8:08:44 AM

Finalists announced for BandJam 2018
BandJam, the area’s hottest musical competition, has announced the eight talented middle school and high school bands that will compete in the 2018 finals before a panel of celebrity judges. Come root for: 2 Minute Minors, Band2, Sky Bandits, The 7s, Abby & the Roadsters, Gilbert, Orbit and Sound Beacon as they rock and jam their way to stardom at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Sunday, April 22nd at 4pm! BandJam is an event created by kids to benefit The Playhouse. Sponsored by Mountain Dew with musical direction by The Music Shed, powered by Guitar Center, underwritten by Ridgefield Music and Bach to Rock, with support from Hal Prince Music & Entertainment, this is the most exciting regional band competition going! Make it a great day out and enjoy dinner and the show! Visit The Hideaway (30 Grove Street • Ridgefield) for dinner the day of the show and enjoy a complimentary draft beer or glass of wine with your entree when you show your ticket. Media sponsor for this event is i95, The Home of Rock n’ Roll.
Mar 23, 2018 - 8:06:54 AM

Stamford Symphony Announces the 2018-2019 Season
Stamford Symphony CEO & President, Russell Jones announces Ignite Your Senses, the 2018-2019 Season amidst the completion of the Symphony’s Music Director Search. Two additional Guest Conductors, Paul Watkins and Rei Hotoda are scheduled to take the podium at the orchestral concerts on March 17th & 18th and April 21st & 22nd respectively. After the April concerts, the search committee (comprised of musicians, board members and the CEO) will reconvene to review the candidates and make a decision about Stamford Symphony’s next Music Director.
Mar 21, 2018 - 5:03:30 AM

Child Guidance Center Announces Cinco de Derby Gala
On Saturday, May 5, 2018 the Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut (CGC), a non-profit agency dedicated to improving the mental and behavioral health of children and teens in Lower Fairfield County, will host their annual gala. This year’s event, themed Cinco De Derby, is the agency’s largest event of the year and is expected to draw over 300 guests to the beautiful waterfront of Wee Burn Beach Club in Rowayton, CT. The event will honor James A. Colica and GE Capital with the Distinguished Public Service Award for their outstanding personal and corporate commitment to children’s mental health.
Mar 20, 2018 - 4:55:51 AM

CT Dairy Farmer to Visit Students of Rippowam Middle School for Chef Table
On Tuesday, March 20, CT dairy farmer Alexis Cone of River Plain Dairy in Lebanon, CT along with the New England Dairy Council, will visit the students of Rippowam Middle School for a chef table hosted by Chartwells Dining Services. The chef table serves as an initiative to support Rippowam’s breakfast program since the school recently received a USDA equipment grant by the New England Dairy Council. During the event, students will sample nutritious smoothies and overnight oats, while Cone will illustrate to students that just like them, cows need optimal nutrition to be their very best. They’ll have the chance to see up close the different food components that cows enjoy eating each day. In addition, they’ll learn that cows on the farm have their very own nutritionist that analyzes their feed for the proper proportions. The chef table will be hosted in the school’s cafeteria during the lunch waves from 11:00am - 1:11pm.
Mar 19, 2018 - 9:57:29 AM

Connecticut Weekly Fuel Update and Outlook for 03-19-2018
Average retail gasoline prices in Connecticut have risen 0.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.70/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,540 gas outlets in Connecticut. This compares with the national average that has increased 2.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.54/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
Mar 19, 2018 - 5:39:19 AM

Westport Country Playhouse Hosts an Admission-Free Community Conversation with CNN’s Alisyn Camerota and Yale Campaign School’s Patricia Russo on Monday, March 26
In recognition of Women’s History Month, “Female Power Unleashed: Politics and Positive Change” will address the seismic shifts of 2018

Westport Country Playhouse will host “Female Power Unleashed: Politics and Positive Change,” a Community Conversation with Alisyn Camerota, anchor of CNN’s “New Day,” and Patricia Russo, executive director of the Women’s Campaign School at Yale, on Monday, March 26, at 7 p.m. The hour-long conversation, including a 10-minute Q&A, will acknowledge Women’s History Month. Michael Barker, Westport Country Playhouse managing director, will moderate. Admission is free by reservation.
Mar 19, 2018 - 5:04:52 AM

Forever Angel Tribute for Emma Mackenzie Splan in Norwalk
On February 18 th , 2018, 6-year-old Emma Mackenzie Splan passed away from complications due to the flu. As a student of CT Theater Dance (CTD), they remember her as a beautiful, bright and spirited little girl who loved all things dance, the color pink and anything sparkly. She was the only child of Christy and David Splan, who were both very supportive of CTD. From 18 months old, CTD had the pleasure and privilege to inspire Emma’s love to dance. More
Mar 19, 2018 - 4:51:15 AM

Stamford's City-Wide Storm Debris Pickup Postponed; Will Now Start March 26th
Stamford Mayor David Martin and Director of Operations Ernie Orgera today announced an updated start date for the city-wide storm debris pickup. Due to a nor’easter expected to hit our region mid-week next week (the fourth in a month), the pickup will now begin on Monday, March 26th. Other than the start date, the rest of the pickup details remain the same, with a crew starting in North Stamford working south, and a second crew starting in the southern part of the city, working north.
Mar 19, 2018 - 4:47:35 AM

Bethel's Byrd's Books hosts 2nd of spring poetry reading series, April 14
Poetry in spring is as natural as spotting the first robin's red breast. And listening to a poet's words in spring at Bethel's Byrd's Books is equally so. The popular independent bookstore, located at 126 Greenwood Avenue across from historic P.T. Barnum Square, will host "volume II" of its spring poetry series on Saturday, April 14th at 3:00pm, featuring some impressive talent and their equally notable words.
Mar 19, 2018 - 4:39:00 AM

Stevens nets only goal in 45-shot performance on Sunday in Rhode Island

The Bridgeport Sound Tigers (31-25-5-3), proud AHL affiliate of the New York Islanders, suffered a 4-1 loss to the Providence Bruins (38-21-3-2) on Sunday in their final trip to Dunkin’ Donuts Center this season.
Mar 19, 2018 - 4:35:04 AM

Hartford Wolf Pack 6, Rochester Americans 4
The Hartford Wolf Pack picked up their third win in a row Sunday evening, taking down the Rochester Americans, 6-4, at the XL Center.
Mar 19, 2018 - 4:33:41 AM

Travis St. Denis celebrated his first professional hat trick as part of a five-point performance on Thursday, guiding the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (31-23-5-3), proud AHL affiliate of the New York Islanders, to their second straight four-goal comeback in a 6-4 win against the Rochester Americans (30-17-10-6) at Webster Bank Arena.
Mar 16, 2018 - 1:00:30 AM

Timely Exhibition Highlights The Work of Contemporary Female Artists
The Westport Arts Center presents Handmade: Women Reshaping Contemporary Art on view from March 23 – June 2, 2018. The exhibition is curated by Elizabeth Gorayeb, the Executive Director of the Wildenstein Plattner Institute, Inc., a non-profit art historical research foundation based in New York. For nearly two decades, Gorayeb has specialized in art historical research on the provenance and attribution of works of art. More
Mar 15, 2018 - 5:31:59 AM

SHU adds bagpipers, tartan to band
Sacred Heart University’s band has welcomed two bagpipers to its group of musicians this year. Both have several years’ experience, so all they needed to join the band was a tartan pattern for their kilts.
Mar 14, 2018 - 5:29:01 AM

Stamford Symphony in the Stamford Public Schools With Two Enriching Concerts for Students
Stamford Symphony and the Stamford Public School District together will be presenting two Concert programs at Westhill High School that will expose every 3rd, 4th and 5th grade student of the Stamford Public School System (approximately 5,000 students) to live orchestral music.
Mar 14, 2018 - 5:22:40 AM

Loft Artists Association presents "Bring a Friend to the LAA"
The Loft Artists Association is hosting its first ever member/guest show, “Bring a Friend to the LAA” in the Phillips and West Galleries at 575 Pacific Street from April 27 to June 3, 2018, with an Opening Reception on Friday, April 27, from 6-8 PM.
Mar 14, 2018 - 1:11:43 AM

Ring’s End Sponsorship Helps Stepping Stones Museum for Children Build Excitement for the Maker Movement
Thanks in part to a generous donation by Darien-based Ring’s End Inc, children are tinkering, creating and making all school year long at Norwalk’s Stepping Stones Museum for Children. The wildly-popular Mega Making exhibit returned to the museum in September, blending learning and play in a unique, hands-on manner that celebrates the creativity in our children. Featured at Stepping Stones during the summer months in 2015 and 2016, the expanded, new-and-improved Mega Making experience is being hosted until Labor Day during this stint at the museum to allow school groups to put their students’ building and making skills to the test during school visits. In addition to the important support provided by Primary Sponsor Ring’s End, the Mega Making exhibition was also made possible by the generosity of Supporting Sponsor First County Bank.
Mar 14, 2018 - 12:19:53 AM

Tickets On Sale: Housatonic Community College Foundation’s 9th Annual Gala Taking Place April 21st and Celebrating College’s 50th Anniversary
Tickets are now on sale for the 9th Annual Housatonic Community College Foundation Gala. The event, taking place on Saturday, April 21s in the stunning new Lafayette Atrium, will feature a lively new format with a spirited cocktail party, music, dancing, food tastings, inspiring speakers and exciting student performances.
Mar 14, 2018 - 12:18:00 AM

Fourth generation of Stamford family continues on stage
When Moon Over Mulberry Street played in Stamford in 1939, the patriarch of the family, Piccino Morello, was played by Mede Sementini. On March 8, when Mulberry Street (as the play is now called) opens in Curtain Call’s Dressing Room Theatre, Sementini’s great, great nephew, Marc Ursone, will step into the role of George Bowman, the role previously played by Ursone’s uncle and grandfather.
Mar 13, 2018 - 7:06:41 AM

Horizons at Sacred Heart University receives $50,000 from insurance Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation
Horizons at Sacred Heart University has received a $50,000 grant from the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation Northeast Division, which will help fund a year-round STEM curriculum.
Mar 12, 2018 - 12:43:21 AM

Waveny announces three new managers
Waveny LifeCare Network has welcomed three key staff members to its management team since the New Year: Michelle Ernst, Director of Development; Eleanor Ryan, RN, BSN, Director of Resident Care at The Village; and Stella Clarke, Director of Volunteers.
Mar 12, 2018 - 12:40:02 AM

UI Completes Major Restoration Efforts
United Illuminating, a subsidiary of AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) announced that it has completed major restoration efforts following the March 7 winter storm.
Mar 12, 2018 - 12:22:55 AM

Eversource Focusing on Remaining Outages Caused by 2nd Nor’easter; Watching Next Storm Closely
Eversource’s massive, around-the-clock restoration effort continues in high gear to get power back for customers still affected by Wednesday’s destructive nor’easter. Working in challenging conditions for the last several days, Eversource crews with the help of hundreds of utility workers from around the country, have restored power to more than 243,000 customers, replaced approximately 400 utility poles and strung more than 110 miles of new overhead lines – all while the company closely tracks the next storm expected to hit Connecticut Tuesday morning.
Mar 12, 2018 - 12:21:28 AM

The Bridgeport Sound Tigers (30-23-5-3), proud AHL affiliate of the New York Islanders, came all the way back from a four-goal deficit in the opening six minutes to score five unanswered goals in a 5-4 victory against the Springfield Thunderbirds (28-29-4-1) at Webster Bank Arena on Sunday.
Mar 12, 2018 - 12:17:58 AM

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