NOAH Movie #1 in World; No Surprise With Connecticut Man Behind Camera

04/03/14

NOAH Movie #1 in World; No Surprise With Connecticut Man Behind Camera

Ridgefield's Stephen Consentino has been behind the lens on a number of Hollywood hits.

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Aldrich Museum Marks 50th Anniversary with New Exhibits, Open House

04/03/14

Aldrich Museum Marks 50th Anniversary with New Exhibits, Open House

In 1981, the board at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield made what for a museum was a radical decision—from that point on it  would no longer be a collecting museum and would remove all the permanent items currently in the collection. The decision was made so the museum could better fulfill its mission of presenting contemporary art. The move also made the museum more unique; it is the only museum in Connecticut, and one of only a handful in the country, without a permanent collection. As a result of the decision, celebrating the museum’s 50th anniversary, which is taking place this year, is more of a challenge. “How does an institution focused on the present talk about it’s past?” asks Richard Klein, the museum’s...

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'When The New Yorker Moved to Connecticut'; Westport a Hotbed for Covers

04/02/14

'When The New Yorker Moved to Connecticut'; Westport a Hotbed for Covers

Eve Potts was looking through a book of The New Yorker covers and noticed that hundreds had been created by artists who lived in and around Westport, a town where she had lived for many years. Eventually she was to discover that 17 artists who lived in the Westport area produced 767 covers between 1925 and 1989.

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Star on the Web Goes Live to Get Connecticut Musicians Discovered; Other Talent Too

03/31/14

Star on the Web Goes Live to Get Connecticut Musicians Discovered; Other Talent Too

Star On The Web promises to be Connecticut's premiere online talent competition when it launches on April 1.

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Jazz Lives: Photos of Lee Friedlander, Milt Hinton Coming to Yale

03/25/14

Jazz Lives: Photos of Lee Friedlander, Milt Hinton Coming to Yale

From April 4 through Sept. 7, Yale University Art Gallery will be celebrating jazz photography in Jazz Lives: The Photographs of Lee Friedlander and Milt Hinton. The show, Yale says, brings together “extraordinary images that capture the people, spirit and history of jazz.”

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