Posts Categorized: Previews & Reviews

Outstanding “Hip Hop Soulstress” to Perform at Pizzeria Lauretano

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  21-year old New York City “soulstress” Summer Williams comes to Bethel, Connecticut’s Pizzeria Lauretano (Pizzeria Lauretano is an advertiser on The Mercurial) on Thursday, May 16 as part of the Pizzeria’s new monthly “Soul Music Series.” Unlike most vocalists her age, Williams combines the influence of… Read more »

Wallace Roney, Scofield Trio Perform at WestConn’s 18th Annual Jazz Fest

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  Trumpet virtuoso Wallace Roney, guitar legend and bandleader John Scofield, and a constellation of jazz luminaries from across the continent will converge in Danbury from April 25 through 27 to perform in three public concerts during the 18th annual Western Connecticut State University Jazz… Read more »

Grammy Nominated Trumpeter Sings of South African Wedding Traditions on New Album

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  Grammy nominated trumpeter and vocalist Hugh Masekela is touring the United States this month, and this Friday, he and his band are making a stop in Middletown, Connecticut at Wesleyan University in celebration of Masekala’s new album, Jabulani.   Some of Masekela’s earliest memories are… Read more »

Call for Artists: ‘The Eighth Crossing’ Juried by Christopher Zhang at Hygienic Art

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  The Hygienic Art Galleries in New London, Connecticut will accept submissions from artists in all medias for ‘The Eighth Crossing’ Juried Exhibition. Hygienic Art is extremely proud to announce that this year’s guest juror will be world-renowned oil painter Christopher Zhang. The exhibition will… Read more »

“Indie-Mathy-Experimental-Heavy-Ambient-Rocker” Releases Solo Record

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  Robbie Vozza, a 26-year-old singer-songwriter as well as the lead singer and guitarist for DawnMother, a Danbury, Connecticut-based “indie-mathy-experimental-heavy-ambient-rock” band on the rise, is releasing a new solo album this weekend at Heirloom Arts Theatre in Danbury.  Vozza, along with Corey Stroffolino, Brian Stankus,… Read more »

Original Photography and Sacred Geometry at Take Time’s Spring Exhibition

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  Take Time Relaxation Center and Gallery is an unusual healing center in Bethel, Connecticut, focused on bridging the worlds of therapeutic massage and physical and energetic healing with the psychological and spiritual effects of inspirational artwork. The licensed massage therapists at Take Time Relaxation Center… Read more »

What’s Changed Since 1891? ‘Spring Awakening’ Examines Sex, Love, & Abuse

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  A play about sex, suicide, homosexuality, child abuse, and love – written and set in 1891?  In Germany?  According to an introduction in the playbill written by Western Connecticut State University (WestConn) dramaturg Melissa Ottaviano, Frank Wedekind wrote The Awakening of Spring (the play’s… Read more »

Middletown Artist Explores Sleeplessness at Bridgeport’s Housatonic Museum of Art

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  ‘UP ALL NIGHT: work from the insomnia project’ opens February 28 and continues through March 22 at the Housatonic Museum of Art in Bridgeport, Connecticut. This exhibition, curated by Robbin Zella, features the work of installation artist Gil Scullion of Middletown and is inspired… Read more »

Socio-Politico-Culturo-Salsa-Reggae-Hip-Hop Band Ozomatli Hits It Big with Kids Album

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  Over the past 18 years, LA culture-mashers Ozomatli have sung about everything from immigration protests to Hurricane Katrina. But with their album Ozomatli presents OzoKidz (Hornblow/Megaforce/RED) the band has immersed themselves in a new world of storytelling, one with a very different list of priorities……. Read more »

Opening for First of Two “Accessible Art Project” Exhibits at ESCAPE to the Arts This Saturday

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  The Regional YMCA of Western Connecticut’s ESCAPE to the Arts will host an opening reception from 4 to 6pm this Saturday, February 16, for  a new exhibition, ‘Aesthetic Expressions’, featuring work by local artistsGary Stanford, Christa Forrest, and Randy Lagana. The show runs through… Read more »

Multi-Venue ‘Accessible Art’ Project Kicks Off at Danbury Museum Jan. 26

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  The Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut is thrilled to announce its 2013 ‘Accessible Art’ exhibiting artists. Throughout the year, visitors and residents can view a variety of fine artwork at five locations – Danbury City Hall, CityCenter Danbury, Danbury Museum & Historical Society, ESCAPE… Read more »

Great Line Up at Ridgefield Playhouse’s Concerts for Hope and Healing

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  Edie Brickell, Paul Shaffer, Bernie Williams, and O.A.R. are just some of the performers on deck for this weekend’s Concerts for Hope and Healing at the Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield, Connecticut.  The benefit show will be held on Saturday and Sunday, January 19 and… Read more »

Guatemalan & U.S. Children’s Art Show Comes to Downtown Danbury

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  CONNECTICUT – As a part of an ongoing global art exchange organized by Norwalk-based cultural organization Creative Connections, Guatemalan and American students will share what they value in their cultures with art, and the results will be seen throughout CityCenter Danbury. Through the efforts… Read more »

‘New Yorker’ Cartoonist Shows Work in Hometown of Bethel

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  The Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut presents Joseph Farris at Byrd’s Books, a hugely celebrated local artist featured as part of the Accessible Art Project thru January 11, 2013.  The exhibit can be viewed during Molten Java’s, the coffee shop downstairs from Byrd’s Books, normal… Read more »

Madlib to Score ‘Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton (This Is Stones Throw Records)’ Documentary

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  LOS ANGELES – Legendary Stones Throw artist Madlib will be writing and recording the original score for Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton (This Is Stones Throw Records), the authorized Stones Throw documentary by filmmaker Jeff Broadway that will follow the label’s enigmatic founder, Peanut Butter Wolf,… Read more »

Danbury Music Centre Nutcracker Tickets on Sale November 15

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  Danbury’s homegrown production of Nutracker Ballet began in 1967 and continues to be one of Danbury’s premiere annual cultural events.  Generously funded by the City of Danbury, the Danbury Cultural Commission, William Fricke and Anna Walter, Ingersoll Auto of Danbury, BMW of the Hudson Valley,… Read more »