Exhbit exchange: Bridgeport & Port Jefferson
10:26 am
Mon November 11, 2013

Artists reach across Long Island Sound to exhibit work


Artists in Connecticut and Long Island are bridging the Sound with an exchange of art exhibits between Bridgeport and Port Jefferson. In a collaboration between the Bridgeport Arts and Cultural Council and the Greater Port Jefferson-Northern Brookhaven Arts Council, exhibits opened last week in both cities.

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Healing the trauma of war
4:59 am
Mon November 11, 2013

From coming home to being home: Veterans find guides on the journey

Roxana Robinson's latest novel portrays the lingering traumas of war. Now she's learned about how some vets find healing on their journey of re-entry.
Credit ©2010 David Ignaszewski / Koboy

Roxana Robinson’s latest novel, Sparta, is about a Marine lieutenant coming home from Iraq. To write that novel, Robinson talked to many veterans, and began to understand how complicated it is for them to really come home.  And now she's learned how an unusual therapy can ease that re-entry.

The sound of the veteran working with a horse came from the video below, which is part of a documentary in progress.

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Local Globetrotter
12:20 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Bridgeport native Alvin Clinkscales, formerly with Harlem Globetrotters, remembered

Courtesy of Julia Savino

A former member of the renowned Harlem Globetrotters basketball team died this week.  Some also knew Connecticut's Alvin Clinkscales as the first black high school coach in state.  Many called him a  mentor and friend.

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Stamford Symphony Orchestra
10:15 am
Fri November 8, 2013

Conrad Tao solos with the Stamford Symphony

Conrad Tao

  As a last-minute substitution, hot young pianist Conrad Tao will be the soloist for the Stamford Symphony Orchestra Saturday, Nov 9th and Sunday, Nov. 10 at the Palace Theatre in Stamford.  This summer Kate Remington spoke with Conrad about some of his interesting projects and his career, which is poised to take off.  

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New gallery opens featuring Close & kids
8:12 am
Fri November 8, 2013

Artist Chuck Close mentors Bridgeport elementary school students

Chuck Close speaks to the crowd in Bridgeport Thursday evening, as students Chunjang Bruynder (left) and Stella Alexander listen, standing in front of a Close self portrait
Craig LeMoult

An unusual art exhibit opened in Bridgeport, Connecticut last night. It features the work of world-renowned painter Chuck Close. And next to his paintings hang the work of Bridgeport elementary school students. The exhibit comes out of a collaboration Close has had with a Bridgeport school, as part of a the national Turnaround Arts Initiative to bring art to disadvantaged kids.

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