Richard Thompson brings raw sound to Ridgefield

After launching his career in 1967 as a recording artist as a member of the influential British band, Fairport Convention, Richard Thompson has been steadily making music, releasing records and touring around the world. Named to Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” and earning a slew of prestigious awards, Thompson continues to write and record new material regularly. … read more

WCSU honored for production of ‘Uncle Vanya’

The Western Connecticut State University Department of Theatre Arts participated in the Region One Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival earlier this year and received five national awards for their fall 2018 production of “Uncle Vanya.” KCACTF is a national theater program that involves more than 700 colleges across the country. Region One of the program, which WCSU competes in, … read more

New book by Hearst’s former CEO, Frank Bennack, published by Simon & Schuster

Leadership success hinges on personal integrity more than connections, says Frank Bennack There’s no shortage of books touting business advice, but the most successful of them, recognizing that we all enjoy a well-told story, come wrapped in memoir. That’s the approach taken by Frank A. Bennack Jr. in his new book, “Leave Something on the Table + Other Surprising Lessons … read more

Fairfield celebrates Make Music Day on June 21

In 1982, the first-ever Make Music Day was held in Paris, France, and the event encouraged musicians to play music outside in their neighborhoods or in public spaces and parks. Since then, more than 1,000 cities in 120 different countries have taken part, becoming the world’s largest music event, taking place annually on the Summer Solstice. Thanks to support from … read more

Q&A: Medicinal laughs with Joe Matarese

Joe Matarese has been making people laugh since taking the stage at Philadelphia comedy clubs at age 19. The southern New Jersey native performs regularly throughout the Northeast, including at well-known New York City clubs. He’s been on TV and radio shows hosted by David Letterman, Chelsea Handler, Craig Ferguson, Craig Kilborn and Howard Stern, had his own Comedy Central … read more

Fairfield filmmaker screens at GIFF

Former Fairfield resident Marc Underhill’s first feature film will make its East Coast debut at the Greenwich International Film Festival, which began May 29 and runs until June 2. The 2005 Fairfield High School graduate, who now lives in Los Angeles, is the producer, co-writer and editor of “Auggie.” Richard Kind (“Argo,” “Gotham,” ) stars as a man forced into … read more

GIFF returns with films intended to ‘spark conversation’

“Brittany Runs a Marathon” will steal your heart. The opening film of this year’s Greenwich International Film Festival is a heartwarming and inspirational narrative feature that tells the story of a seemingly out-of-control young woman who decides to make a life change and run the New York City Marathon. “Our team saw the film at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival … read more

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