Culture

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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Stamford Symphony Orchestra
11:59 am
Wed November 6, 2013

Stamford Symphony Presents a Daughter's Moving Tribute

Anna Clyne
Credit annaclyne.com

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.

    

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Book Review
8:35 am
Tue October 29, 2013

Help for the Haunted

Help for the Haunted by John Searless

Just in time for Halloween, arts critic Joan Baum has this review of a book that will...haunt you.

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