Jewel: Holidays are for family and music

Breaking onto the music scene in the 1990s seemingly overnight with hit songs such as “Foolish Games” and “You Were Meant for Me,” Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Jewel overcame growing up in Alaska with no running water to being a homeless teen in San Diego but never forgot her roots. A passionate advocate for at-risk teens and emotional health, she also keeps … read more

Ben Vereen: The original triple threat

After enthralling TV audiences with his performance as Chicken George in the epic miniseries Roots, Ben Vereen then conquered Broadway, winning a Tony for Pippin, and then, movies. The quintessential triple threat (he sings, dances and acts), Vereen has been steadily working and had recent stints on the small screen, most recently in the Magnum P.I. reboot and the first … read more

Gilda Radner: Life’s short, comedy’s forever

Gilda Radner made people laugh as one of the original cast members of Saturday Night Live with iconic characters like Roseanne Roseannadanna, Emily Litella, and Lisa Loopner. Blending recently discovered footage with interviews from people who knew her best, the film Love, Gilda is a tribute to the late comedienne-actress, who lost her battle with cancer, and how she lived … read more

Celebrity dancers swing into Ridgefield

Dancing with the Stars mirrorball champions Tony Dovolani, a Fairfield County resident, and Karina Smirnoff, along with a host of other professional dancers and celebrity pros, will perform at Dance to the Holidays on Dec. 8, 2019. The show was rescheduled from the original Nov. 18 date.  Now in its third year, the show is traveling around the country and … read more

Steep Canyon Rangers: Transcending bluegrass to create their own sound

Grammy-winning Steep Canyon Rangers are going full speed on their solo tour that brings them to the Ridgefield Playhouse Nov. 15. The North Carolina-based group of six musicians is well- known for backing Steve Martin in recent years but has been honing their unique bluegrass sound since forming in 2000, infused with pop, country, folk, rock, and more to make … read more

Margaret Brassler Kane: ‘About Time’ sculptor gets her due

The lofty post-and-beam exhibition space at the Darien Historical Society is perfectly suited for showcasing 23 of Margaret Brassler Kane’s modernist sculptures whose themes are as important and timeless as when she created them decades ago. The exhibition, “About Time: The Masterwork of Margaret Brassler Kane (1909-2006),” is on view through Feb. 3, looks at the work and struggles of … read more

RIFF to screen over 100 films

The Ridgefield Independent Film Festival is celebrating the best of independent cinema with over 100 films from 20 different countries at multiple venues around town Oct. 18-21. The festival’s headliner, Wildlife, is actor Paul Dano’s directorial debut. Dano, a 2002 graduate of Wilton High School, wrote the adapted screenplay along with Zoe Kazan from Richard Ford’s novel. Wildlife stars Carey … read more

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