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.
Eckart Preu, The Stamford Symphony's Music Director, says young British composer, Anna Clyne is going to be someone to watch in the future. Saturday, Nov 9th, and Sunday, Nov 10th, the Orchestra is presenting Clyne's moving tribute to her mother, "Within her Arms" for strings. Kate Remington spoke with Eckart Preu about this haunting piece, and other music on the program.
Fifty years ago, a massive flood devastated the city of Norwich, Connecticut.
In March of 1963, a dam at the city’s largest park collapsed and millions of gallons of water flooded the area, causing several deaths.
Author Wally Lamb grew up in Norwich. He's used the flood as a jumping off point for his latest novel, We Are Water. It's set in the fictional town of Three Rivers, based on Norwich and nearby New London and Willimantic