Curtain Call: Best of 2016 community theater

Jim Norton of Stratford, Taryn Chorney of Hamden, and Ryan Hendrickson of Stamford starred in Eastbound Theatre’s production of The Heidi Chronicles.

As we approach another new year, I thought about all the theater that I have seen. I will be presenting the best of the Equity theaters in my next column, but I have always avoided rating community theaters because they are each so unique and based on a great deal of volunteerism. However, this year for the first time I … read more

TV Movie Menu: Catch your breath this weekend

Anson Elgort and Shailene Woodley in The Fault in Our Stars.

As the whirl of another new year begins, catch your breath with a movie this weekend. Here’s what’s showing on broadcast and standard cable.   The Fault in Our Stars (2014) Shailene Woodley commands the screen as a young cancer patient who helps a new friend search for the reasons life takes tragic turns. Laura Dern is moving as her … read more

This Weekend: new exhibits opening

Nature’s Abstractions The New Canaan Library is presenting a new exhibit, Nature’s Abstractions, featuring abstract photography by Barry Guthertz and sculpture by Donna Forma, from Jan. 5 through Feb. 12. There will be a reception on Sunday, Jan. 8, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the library’s Curtis Gallery, at 151 Main Street. For more information, visit newcanaanlibrary.org or call … read more

Test Drive: Mitsubishi’s Outlander Sport sits right in the middle

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport.

By our unofficial count, we’ve driven nine compact and midsize sport-utility vehicles in the past year. With the exception of the Jeep Renegade Trailhawk, every one of them cost more than last week’s test-drive subject, the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. There was nary a BMW, Cadillac or Mercedes-Benz in the mix – just ordinary American, Japanese and Korean models. Superficially, … read more

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