Posts Categorized: Local

Ajkun Ballet Announces Audition Call

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from Ajkun Ballet Theatre New York City based company Ajkun Ballet Theatre is now accepting applications to audition for openings in the following positions: Corps de ballet and soloist dancers, trainee, summer intensive “Performing in New York” and educational and professional dancer/choreographer grants (international exchange)…. Read more »

In Defense of Lana Del Rey

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by Amanda Bloom I first heard about Lana Del Rey on NPR a week or two ago.  The story centered on outraged fans who had discovered that Del Rey, real name Elizabeth Grant, had reinvented herself from the less successful Lizzy Grant sometime in 2010… Read more »

The Insider – Part 9

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a serial by Joseph Benedict   “The Sand Plaza?” Sky asked. Fang nodded. Sky waited and Fang took a deep breath, glad for the chance to put the words together. “I got off the bus at this garage and there were these cars just waiting…. Read more »

Lots of Artists, Little Art Scene

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by Amanda Bloom ON NOVEMBER 30, The Atlantic Cities published “The Most Artistic Cities in America”, in which Danbury was listed as the number six most artistic city.  The title of this article is somewhat misleading; essentially, reporter Richard Florida came to his conclusions by… Read more »

The Mercurial Gallery to Present “Selva Fantasma: Images from the Undeforestation Project”

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by Amanda Bloom DANBURY, CONNECTICUT’S Mercurial Gallery will be exhibiting “Selva Fantasma: Images from the Undeforestation Project”, a photographic installation by Summer Moore and Marissa Macias, from December 31 to March 2, 2012. Selva Fantasma (Jungle Ghost) is a selection of photographs from Moore and… Read more »

The Conscious Rapper

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by Zulai Serrano HOWARD EADY JR., a Connecticut artist known by his stage name HiDefinition (HiDef), aims to clear up the misconceptions about hip-hop by approaching his art with a higher consciousness. Images of sex, drugs and violence have created a stereotype for rappers ever… Read more »

Call to Artists for 2012 Accessible Art Project

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from the Housatonic Valley Cultural Alliance THE HOUSATONIC VALLEY CULTURAL ALLIANCE invites area artists to submit entries for the 2012 Accessible Art Project, designed to increase opportunity for art in public spaces. Entries will be juried and selected for 2012 exhibitions at four locations: the… Read more »

Danbury Gallery Trek this Saturday

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by Jing Lu of Art and Frame of Danbury Art and Frame’s first “Small Works” show will open on Saturday, November 19 from 5 to 7pm at 60 Newtown Road, Route 6 Plaza, Danbury, Connecticut. We received about 70 submissions and in total we have… Read more »

Ridgefield Playhouse Shows Are On!

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DESPITE THE SNOW AND RAIN which have caused state-wide power outages, all shows scheduled at The Ridgefield Playhouse will go on!  If power is not restored by Tuesday, November 1, when Lucinda Williams will rock the house, a generator will bring power to the Playhouse…. Read more »

A Night at the Museum

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by Amanda Bloom AFTER HOURS on Friday, October 7, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, Connecticut stuffed itself with a live band and 200+ people and threw a party rife with food, drink, funk and art.  It was one of The Aldrich’s “First Fridays”,… Read more »