New Canaan native’s film opens in theaters

Matthew Heineman, a 1998 graduate of the New Canaan Country School, directed and produced “A Private War” which opened in theaters nationwide on Nov. 19. Heineman’s biopic is about Marie Colvin, the legendary, eye-patch-wearing Sunday Times correspondent. Heineman, known for his documentaries “Cartel Land” and “City of Ghosts,” said he wanted to make this film because he was inspired by … 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

Trevor Noah on tap for ADL fund-raiser

The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah will be the featured guest as the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) hosts its annual VOICES: A Show of Unity, a fund-raising evening of laughter, music and storytelling, from 5-7 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 11, at the Klein Memorial Auditorium in Bridgeport. Founded in 1913 in response to an escalating climate of anti-Semitism and bigotry, ADL is a … 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

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