Stamfordnorth's HamletHub Thu, 19 Oct 2017 23:16:19 -0400 Stamford Health Wellness & Sports Expo on Saturday and Sunday

This weekend, October 21 & 22, head to Chelsea Piers CT for the 6th Annual Stamford Health Wellness & Sports Expo 2017. The event is presented by WABC-TV. This community event benefits The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County.

100+ Exhibitors
Free Admission
Free Parking
Experience Stamford Health


Raffle & Grand Prizes

Bring nonperishable food items and purchase $5 Raffle Tickets to benefit The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County

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Norwalk Hospital and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center launch unique cancer care collaboration


Norwalk Hospital and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) today announced MSK Physicians at Norwalk Hospital, a new cancer care collaboration that will integrate MSK medical and radiation oncologists and care practices with the existing cancer program at the C. Anthony and Jean Whittingham Cancer Center at Norwalk Hospital.

For the first time, Memorial Sloan Kettering doctors will be leading cancer services within another hospital’s cancer program outside of New York State. This is a unique model of collaboration through which Norwalk Hospital’s current team of oncologists, nurses, surgeons, and pathologists will be practicing alongside MSK doctors.

The innovative relationship between the esteemed cancer program at Norwalk Hospital and renowned Memorial Sloan Kettering will give residents of Fairfield County accelerated access to the newest cancer treatment options in the comfort of their local community setting. Patients treated at Norwalk Hospital will remain Norwalk Hospital patients; additionally they will have access to MSK for more complex cases and hundreds of clinical trials.

As part of this collaboration, three Memorial Sloan Kettering experts (bios below) have joined the Norwalk Hospital staff and will lead the medical oncology, radiation therapy, and medical physics cancer services at Norwalk Hospital. All six of Norwalk Hospital’s current medical and radiation oncologists have also joined MSK’s medical staff. These oncologists are well-known for their expertise in breast, lung, colorectal, prostate, and gynecologic cancer care. With support from the new relationship with Memorial Sloan Kettering, they will now expand and deepen opportunities to treat a greater range of cancers. They will participate in MSK disease management teams and work closely with their MSK colleagues to share perspectives and best practices, all with the goal of providing cancer care tailored to the unique needs of each patient.

“Even though the majority of cancer care in the United States is delivered in the community, cancer care advances can sometimes take years to reach patients there,” explained Memorial Sloan Kettering medical oncologist Linda T. Vahdat, MD, MBA, the new Chief of Medical Oncology and Clinical Director of Cancer Services at Norwalk Hospital. “MSK Physicians at Norwalk Hospital aims to bridge this gap and ensure the best outcomes for Norwalk Hospital’s patients by bringing leading medical and radiation oncology experts to Norwalk Hospital, implementing Memorial Sloan Kettering’s clinical practice in medical oncology and radiation therapy, and maintaining an environment of consistent cancer care.”

Dr. Vahdat further noted that a cancer diagnosis is often life changing for patients and their families, and many patients prefer to be treated close to home for convenience and familiarity. “Memorial Sloan Kettering and Norwalk Hospital’s relationship means that the 700 patients who are newly diagnosed with cancer each year at Norwalk Hospital can receive care at a location they already know and trust and still access the best drug- and radiation-based treatment options for their disease,” she said.

Dr. Vahdat will lead the comprehensive cancer program at Norwalk Hospital, including medical oncology. The radiation therapy practice will be led by Memorial Sloan Kettering radiation oncologist Daniel Shasha, MD. MSK’s Hsiang-Chi (Gary) Kuo, PhD, will oversee medical physics, essential for delivering precise radiation therapy. Drs. Vahdat and Shasha will provide full-time patient care on-site at Norwalk Hospital.

“We are very excited to enhance our cancer care program by having our exceptional oncologists formally collaborate with Memorial Sloan Kettering to provide the Fairfield County community access to a world-class team of physicians specializing in chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and radiation therapy — right here at Norwalk Hospital,” shared Michael Daglio, President of Norwalk Hospital.

“Part of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s mission is to improve cancer care everywhere, not just within our walls, and to bring high-quality, personalized treatments to patients in their own communities,” said Richard R. Barakat, MD, Director of MSK’s Regional Care Network. “We expect Memorial Sloan Kettering’s new relationship with Norwalk Hospital will help do exactly that for residents of Fairfield County.”

Individuals interested in making an appointment at the C. Anthony and Jean Whittingham Cancer Center should call 203-845-4811 or visit


]]> (Norwalk Hospital Andrea Rynn; Memorial Sloan Kettering Caitlin Hool) Places Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:44:32 -0400
Conn. Joins $120M Settlement with General Motors over Defective Ignition Switch

Connecticut has joined with 48 other states and the District of Columbia in a $120 million settlement with General Motors Company (GM) to resolve allegations that the company concealed safety issues related to ignition-switch defects in certain GM vehicles, Attorney General George Jepsen announced today.

Connecticut served on the multistate investigation's nine-state executive committee. The investigation was launched in 2014 following National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) recalls into the defective ignition switches.

In 2014, GM issued seven vehicle recalls in response to unintended key-rotation and ignition-switch issues, which have affected more than 9 million vehicles across the country. The recalls involved a defective ignition switch that, under certain circumstance, could move out of the "run" position into the "accessory" or "off" position, causing electrical systems, including power steering and power brakes, to become inoperable.

If a collision occurs while the ignition switch is in "accessory" or "off," the vehicle's safety airbags may also fail to deploy, increasing the risk of serious injury or death that the airbag was designed to prevent.

The state alleged that certain General Motors Corporation employees knew as early as 2004 that the ignition switch posed a safety defect because it could cause airbag non-deployment. Those employees were transferred to GM when General Motors Corporation went bankrupt in 2009. GM performed its own analysis of the ignition switch and, by its own admission, knew that the ignition switch constituted a safety defect.  However, despite this knowledge, GM delayed making recalls and continued to market the reliability and safety of motor vehicles that were equipped with the defective ignition switch. The states alleged that these actions were unfair and deceptive in violation of state consumer protection laws.

"Automakers, like any manufacturer, have a responsibility under state law to be truthful in the representations they make about their products," said Attorney General Jepsen. "In this case, our investigation involved allegations of deceptive practices around the safety of their motor vehicles. Safety should always be of the highest priority, especially when it comes to a motor vehicle, where the consequences can be dire. I'm pleased that this matter has been brought to a resolution that involves new guarantees from GM when it comes to recalls and repairs involving its vehicles."

"Safety should always be the highest priority for any business," said Consumer Protection Commissioner Michelle H. Seagull. "Misrepresentations of safety standards are particularly troubling when they deal with motor vehicles because of the potential damage that can be done. I'm pleased that this matter has come to a close, that families will be protected from this defect, and that GM will have more appropriate guarantees regarding recalls and repairs of their vehicles."

Connecticut's share of the $120 million settlement is $3,206,587.58, of which $350,000 will be deposited in the Attorney General's Consumer Protection Fund and the remainder will go to the state's General Fund.

In addition to the monetary payment, GM will be required to instruct its dealers that all applicable safety repairs be completed before any GM motor vehicle sold in the United States and included in a recall is eligible for certification. If there is a recall on any certified pre-owned vehicle sold in the U.S., the required repair must be completed before the vehicle is delivered to a consumer.

The settlement also provides that GM not represent that a vehicle is "safe" unless they have complied with the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety standards to the motor vehicle at issue. GM may not represent that certified pre-owned vehicles that GM advertises are safe, have been repaired for safety issues or have been subject to any open recalls relating to safety or have been repaired pursuant to such a recall.

The settlement is not final unless and until approved by the court.

Assistant Attorneys General Brendan Flynn and Lorrie Adeyemi, head of the Consumer Protection Department, assisted the Attorney General with this matter.

Please click here to view a copy of Connecticut's settlement.

]]> (Jaclyn Severance) Politics Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:42:45 -0400
Hottest Ticket in Town: The Great Mac & Chili Challenge on November 5 at Sherwood Island State Park

 The younger sister to Chowdafest, The Great Mac & Chili Challenge will be celebrating it's 3rd annual competition at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport CT on Sunday November 5, 2017.  Those who attend, get to judge who has the best classic and creative chili along with classic and creative mac n' cheese. 

Like Chowdafest, everyone gets a spoon, pencil and a ballot when they check in.  Then enjoy unlimited sampling  of  20 different chili and mac n' cheese entries.  Admission is just $15 for adults and $5 for kids (6-12), parking is FREE and the event is rain or shine.  Tickets are available at the door or online at:

Restaurants competing this year include Bobby Q's Cue & Co (Norwalk), Burger Bar & Bistro (Norwalk), Cask Republic (New Haven, Norwalk & Stamford), Drewba Q (food truck), Firehouse Grill (Monroe), Geronimo (Fairfield, New Haven), Harbor Harvest (Norwalk), Hub & Spoke (Bridgeport), Killer B (Norwalk), Little Pub (Fairfield, Greenwich, Ridgefield & Wilton), Old Post Tavern (Fairfield), Peaches (Norwalk), Prime 16 (Orange), Simply Delicious (Norwalk, Westport) and The Bind Rhino (Norwalk).

“This event originally started out as Chilifest six or seven years ago but we added mac n' cheese three years ago as the two go so well together” said event director Jim Keenan.  “Now with the fall temperatures getting a close to normal, people crave comfort food like this.  If the Mac & Chili Challenge booth we had at Chowdafest is any indication, we're hoping for a great crowd.  People just devoured a creative mac we were sampling called Jacked Mac by Simply Delicious:.

For additional information about The Great Mac & Chili Challenge, please visit  or email event director, Jim Keenan at  The Great Mac & Chili Challenge, is sponsored by: The Farmer's Cow, New England Coffee Company, Hummel Brothers, Cabot Creamery, Acadia brand water, WEBE 108, Clover, Lowe's, Harney & Son Teas and City Carting & Recycling

]]> (Kerry Anne Ducey) Events Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:19:19 -0400
Balanced and Barefoot: An Evening with Angela Hanscom in Stamford on November 6

Balanced and Barefoot: An Evening with Angela Hanscom on Monday, November 6, 7-8:30 pm

With the ever-increasing presence of technology, today's children often do not get the same outdoor, unrestricted play experiences that many of us remember from our youth. Pediatric Occupational Therapist Angela Hanscom, founder of TimberNook, will share the many reasons why this "rough and tumble" nature play is so vital for kids, even from a young age, and how the lack of outdoor play directly correlates with challenges in overall sensory and motor development in children.

Join us for this informative evening with Ms. Hanscom, whose nature-based TimberNook organization has received international acclaim and whose tenets we share at the SM&NC's Art, Nature, & Me Preschool. Refreshments will be served and  limited copies of her book, Balanced and Barefoot, will be available for sale at the event.

Members & Non-Members: Suggested donation $10. For more information, visit or call 203.977.6521.

* * * * Stamford Museum & Nature Center is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of art, the natural and agricultural sciences, and history. The Museum is a vital cultural and educational resource for the community, and a focal point for family activity through exhibitions, educational programs and special events.

]]> (Kerry Anne Ducey) Events Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:30:00 -0400
Touch-A-Truck & 10th Annual Stamford Charity Chili Cook-Off on Nov. 5

Touch-A-Truck & Chili Cook-Off on Sunday, November 5, 11 am - 3 pm

Get hands-on with some cool, larger-than-life vehicles during Touch-A-Truck. Find out how these trucks work, what purposes they serve, and climb inside a few. Also sample some of the finest chili from area competitors at the 10th Annual Stamford Charity Chili Cookoff.

The Cookoff supports the Stamford Museum & Nature Center and the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County. For a suggested donation of $10 per person (ages 10 and over) or the donation of a bag of non-perishable food items, you can taste each competitor's chili and vote for your favorite! If you are interested in participating in the Chili Cookoff, please email

Members: Free | Non-Members: FREE with gate admission $10 donation per person (ages 10 and up) or the donation of a bag of non-perishable food items for Chili Cook-Off. For more information, visit or call 203.977.6521.

* * * * Stamford Museum & Nature Center is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of art, the natural and agricultural sciences, and history. The Museum is a vital cultural and educational resource for the community, and a focal point for family activity through exhibitions, educational programs and special events.

]]> (Kerry Anne Ducey) Charities Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:29:04 -0400
Broadway Takes Ridgefield By Storm: American Dance Spectacular on October 22

An all-star cast, including Broadway performers Jennifer DiNoia (Elphaba in “Wicked”) and Vishal Vaidya (Broadway’s "Groundhog Day”), star in a brand new show at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Sunday, October 22 at 7pm! 

"American Dance Spectacular!” features twelve leading Broadway dancers and singers, and takes the audience on a high energy journey through the evolution of dance in America. From the Charleston and Lindy Hop to the Jitterbug and the Twist to Disco and Voguing, "American Dance Spectacular!" is an exploration of the 20th century’s flashiest dances, infused with the hit songs from each decade.

Mastermind and esteemed Broadway actor Daniel C. Levine (whose Broadway credits include “Mamma Mia!, “Les Miserables”, “Jesus Christ Superstar”, and “The Rocky Horror Show") has created this brand new production along with energetic choreography by Al Blackstone (TV’s “So You Think You Can Dance”), music direction and arrangements by Bryan Perri (Broadway’s “Wicked”), and book by Susan Batten (Lifetime TV’s “Showing Roots”). 

Don’t miss the chance to see Broadway come to life in "American Dance Spectacular!"

For tickets ($60), call the box office at 203-438-5795, or visit  The Ridgefield Playhouse is a non-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT.

]]> (HH) Events Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:25:03 -0400
New LIFEWTR Thirst Quench: Meet Artists Adrienne, Trudy, and Lynnie

HamletHub presents a series of engaging and empowering videos from LIFEWTR, a bottled water that uses every bottle to showcase new and emerging artists. 

Today, meet Adrienne, Trudy, and Lynnie, and quench your thirst for inspiration.

Click HERE to view the video.

LIFEWTR’s Series 2 focuses on increasing the visibility of female artists – and celebrating all that makes them unique.

Learn more about LIFEWTR here.

]]> (Tara Daly) Life Thu, 12 Oct 2017 12:28:12 -0400
Franklin Street Works Exhibit Explores Dissatisfaction With Pursuit of the American Dream

Stamford, CT - A new Franklin Street Works exhibition explores dissatisfaction with the pursuit of the American Dream. “I hear it everywhere I go” is on view September 16, 2017 through January 7, 2017

Curated by Franklin Street Works' creative director, Terri C Smith, the exhibition includes sculptures, texts, installations, and videos from 1995 to the present. It is on view September 16, 2017 through January 7, 2018 and features a free, mid-show reception and artist walkthrough on Saturday, November 11, 5:00-8:00 pm. Exhibiting artists are: Alex Bag, Michael Blake, Nayland Blake, Jen DeNike, Jonah Freeman & Justin Lowe, Rashid Johnson, Adam McEwen, Rodney McMillian, Tameka Norris, Cheryl Pope, Mikel Rouse, and Melissa Vandenberg.

The show's curatorial premise was inspired by artist Cady Noland’s (b. 1956) writings on and statements about American life. During her career in the 1980s and 90s, Noland explored the American tendency to vent violent impulses through socially acceptable release valves such as figuratively "trashing" celebrities on the one hand and conning or preying on populations outside of dominant power structures – often in the name of entrepreneurship – on the other.

The artists in "I hear it everywhere I go" exponentially expand on and add to the show's themes with strategies that include: performed fictions that resituate celebrity and commodity culture; collaborative text pieces that give institutionally marginalized voices visibility; pop culture appropriations exploring the isolation of fame; the mining of distinctly American signifiers like varsity sports and daytime TV talk shows; and juxtapositions of post-consumer objects and mass-produced materials that read on multiple levels and often indicate how people’s race, class, gender, and sexuality can position them in a simultaneous state of hypervisibility and invisibility in American culture.

“‘I hear it everywhere I go’ aspires, emotes, dreams, mourns, carps, and converses about identities, highlighting ways expectations can be colored by unconscious efforts to acquire the perceived successes of the American Dream,” Smith says.

Informed by the timeline of Noland's career and the accompanying trajectory of ‘identity politics’ in contemporary art, Smith curates an intergenerational show that brings together artists of diverse histories, perspectives, and backgrounds. Their work expands on the notion of disillusionment with the American Dream and resonates to varying degrees with Critic Peter Schjeldahl's description of Noland as "the dark poet of the National Unconscious."


Franklin Street Works is a not-for- profit contemporary art space and café whose mission is to manifest contemporary art in a professional and welcoming setting. Franklin Street Works aims to broaden community participation in the arts, contribute to a larger arts dialogue, and cultivate emerging artists. To date, the organization has exhibited the work of more than 350 artists, curated 27 original exhibitions, and organized approximately 130 programs, including talks, tours, and performances. Their work has received national and regional support, including two multi-year grants from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts as well as regional grants from Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, Connecticut Office of the Arts, New Canaan Community Foundation, among others. Exhibitions have been recognized with positive reviews in major publications such as Artforum online, Art in America (online), Art Papers, Modern Painters, The Huffington Post, Hyperallergic, Bomb blog, Art New England.


Franklin Street Works is located at 41 Franklin Street in downtown Stamford, Connecticut, near the UCONN campus and less than one hour from New York City via Metro North. Franklin Street Works is approximately one mile (a 15 minute walk) from the Stamford train station. On street parking is available on Franklin Street (metered until 7 pm except on Sunday), and paid parking is available nearby in a lot on Franklin Street and in the Summer Street Garage (100 Summer Street), behind Target. Hours: Café: Tues-Fri, 10am – 5pm; Sat/Sun, 9am – 5pm. Gallery: Tues – Sun, 12pm – 5pm.


Franklin Street Works has a temporary ramp for accessing our gallery. Please call the main landline during gallery hours 203-595-5211 or call Creative Director Terri Smith's cell 203-253-0404 or email terri@franklinstreetworks. for any access requests. The ramp is in the back entrance is up a curb, across approximately 4 feet of mulch from the next door parking lot which is accessible from the sidewalk. Once inside there is an elevator and bathrooms are large and clear but do not have access bars. Franklin Street Works is in the final stages of planning  to install a permanent ADA compliant ramp.


This exhibition is sponsored in part by Aquarion Water Company, the City of Stamford Community Arts Partnership Program, Connecticut Office of the Arts, and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

]]> (Terri Smith) Places Wed, 11 Oct 2017 08:30:48 -0400
The Ferguson Library's Third Annual Pub Crawl Happens Oct. 24

The Friends Book Shop and the Friends of The Ferguson Library will host the Library's Third Annual Literary Pub Crawl on Tuesday, October 24 beginning at 6:15 p.m. The event has sold out in the past, so get your tickets early!

Attendees, who must be 21 or older to participate, receive a Literary Pub Crawl Passport at the Ferguson Library. Tickets are $15. Proceeds will benefit the library. Click here to purchase tickets.

The evening will take place in downtown Stamford with stops at Bar Rosso and Hudson Grille, among others. Pub crawl specials will be provided at the stop, along with entertainment, provided by Curtain Call, The Stamford All-School Musical, and Westfair Singers.

The Ferguson Library is located at 96 Broad Street in Stamford, Conn. For more information, call (203) 351-8243.
]]> (Sally Allen) Events Tue, 10 Oct 2017 14:06:00 -0400
Award-Winning Author & Columnist, Samuel G. Freedman to speak in Greenwich

Connecticut Press Club and UJA-JCC Greenwich Partner to Present “Front Page News: The War Against the Media” 

How has the role of the press changed under the current administration, and what’s in store for journalism looking ahead? Former New York Times columnist Sam Freedman, a tenured professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, will speak at 7:00 p.m. on October 25, 2017, at the Greenwich Arts Council, 299 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, Conn.

The lectured is co-sponsored by the Connecticut Press Club and UJA-JCC Greenwich, and will take place roughly one year after the 2016 presidential election. “The mainstream media have endured months of criticism, we’ve been maligned and undermined, discredited and demonized,” said Michele Turk, president of the Connecticut Press Club. “We are thrilled to have Sam Freedman speak about why real journalism matters more than ever.”

Leah Schechter, Assistant Director of UJA-JCC Greenwich added, “We are happy to partner with the Connecticut Press Club to bring a great speaker to Greenwich to share his unique perspective.”

A former New York Times columnist and a professor at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Sam Freedman is the author of the eight acclaimed books, most recently Breaking The Line: The Season in Black College Football That Transformed the Game and Changed the Course of Civil Rights. He was named Outstanding Journalism Educator in 1997 by the Society of Professional Journalists. And in 2012, he received Columbia University's coveted Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching. His book, Small Victories: The Real World of a Teacher, Her Students and Their High School was a finalist for the 1990 National Book Award, and another, The Inheritance, was a finalist for the 1997 Pulitzer Prize. Four of Freedman's books have also been listed among The New York Times' Notable Books of the Year.

The cost of the lecture is $18 in advance or $25 at the door. Register online at or call 203-552-1818. This event is open to the public but seats are limited.

*Image by Sara Barrett

]]> (Lydia Fan) Neighbors Tue, 10 Oct 2017 10:20:30 -0400
2nd Annual Masquerade Ball To Help Unmask Child Abuse on November 4 at Sheraton Stamford

Exchange Club of Stamford hosted fabulous night to Unmask Child Abuse.

The Exchange Club of Stamford invites area business people and community members to step out in style  for its 2nd Annual Masquerade Ball, on Saturday, November 4 at 6:30 PM at the Sheraton Stamford Hotel. The Venetian style – fancy dress evening, benefitting The Exchange Club Parenting Skills Center, will help unmask Child Abuse and break its cycle, by funding vital programs that keep local children healthy and safe

Festivities will feature dinner and an open bar, dancing to a live Band and DJ, an exciting silent auction, raffles and much more. Attendees will enjoy locally-crafted spirits and beers donated by the Asylum Distillery and the Black Hog Brewing Company, among other highlights. 

Tickets, at $125, are available at Please contact Chairperson Cristina Andreana, at or (203)561-4666, with questions about purchasing tickets, sponsorships or making auction donations.

A portion of proceeds will support The Exchange Club Dollars for Scholars youth scholarship and local programs for Veterans.  The Exchange Club of Stamford’s central mission is to prevent child abuse, but the   volunteer, service organization also supports many programs that improve the community, help the disadvantaged and encourage good citizenship.  Learn more, at, or on Facebook, at                                 

The Stamford-based Exchange Club Parenting Skills Center (PSC) is a private, non-profit agency serving Fairfield County families in the treatment and prevention of child abuse and neglect. The PSC’s mission is to stop the cycle of child abuse by strengthening the family through home-based, intervention programs that improve those dysfunctional communications and behaviors that lead to abuse.  To support PSC’s vital work, visit  


]]> (Rebecca R. Ayars) Charities Sun, 08 Oct 2017 09:12:00 -0400
LIFEWTR Showcases New & Emerging Women Artists

HamletHub presents a series of engaging and empowering videos from LIFEWTR, a bottled water that uses every bottle to showcase new and emerging artists.

Click HERE to view the video.

LIFEWTR’s Series 2 focuses on increasing the visibility of female artists – and celebrating all that makes them unique.

Meet Adrienne, Trudy, and Lynnie, and quench your thirst for inspiration.

Learn more about LIFEWTR here.

]]> (Kerry Anne Ducey) Life Fri, 06 Oct 2017 15:11:52 -0400
The Gargoyle Hunters Author John Freeman Gill at Ferguson Library on Oct. 11

John Freeman Gill will visit the Ferguson Library to present an illustrated talk about "The Gargoyle Hunters," his book on the the landmark Woolworth Building. His talk will also describe both the history of the building's Gothic terra-cotta facade and the original research he conducted into its 1970s restoration. The talk will be followed by a reading from a nail-biting scene in his book that takes place at the top of the Woolworth Building as well as a book sale and signing. Refreshments will be served.

The New York Times calls the book, "Marvelously evocative ... exuberant ... eye-opening... [an] urban Indiana Jones-like escapade."

John Freeman Gill is a native New Yorker and longtime New York Times contributor whose work has been anthologized in The New York Times Book of New York and More New York Stories: The Best of the City Section of The New York Times. His writing has appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, The New York Observer, the International Herald Tribune, New York magazine,  Premiere, Avenue, The New York Times Book Review, and elsewhere.
The Ferguson Library's Main Library, DiMattia Building is located at One Public Library Plaza in Stamford, Conn. For more information, call (203) 351-8243.
]]> (Books, Ink editors) Events Fri, 06 Oct 2017 10:46:00 -0400
The Avon Theatre and Focus on French Cinema present THE PARIS OPERA on November 7

The Avon Theatre and Focus on French Cinema present THE PARIS OPERA on Tuesday, November 7 at 7:30 p.m.

There will be a pre-film wine & cheese reception at 7:00pm and a post-film Q&A hosted by Joe Meyers of the CT Post

Visit for tickets.

Ticket prices are as follows: Carte Blanche Members: FREE, Avon Members: $7,

Students & Seniors: $9, Nonmembers: $12, Alliance Francaise of Greenwich: $7

This all-access documentary goes behind the scenes of the Paris Opera, following the array of personnel—management, performers, costumers, cleaning crew—who work to bring breathtaking spectacles to audiences night after night. Over the course of a season, director Jean-Stéphane Bron nimbly juggles a dizzying number of storylines, from labor disputes to procuring a live bull for Schoenberg’s Moses und Aron to a public relations crisis involving the head of the company’s ballet. Sweeping in scope yet full of intimate human moments, THE PARIS OPERA offers a candid look at everything that goes into operating one of the world’s foremost performing arts institutions.

Not Rated | In French with subtitles | 110 minutes

Avon Theatre Film Center | 272 Bedford St. | Stamford, CT 06901

Box Office: (203) 967-3660 | Business Office: (203) 661-0321 | @avontheatre |

]]> (Jeanne Ronan) Events Fri, 06 Oct 2017 08:39:45 -0400