Westport goes out with a whimper

Ben Steinfeld, Eric Bryant, and Jim Bracchitta in “Room Service” by John Murray and Allen Boretz, directed by Mark Lamos, at Westport Country Playhouse, playing through October 27. Photo by Carol Rosegg

There are times when one does wonder “Why?”  Why would the Westport Country Playhouse with Mark Lamos, one of America’s top directors, put on a production of “Room Service,” a 1937 comedy by John Murray and Allen Boretz that at best offers a laugh or two? Even with a stellar cast, the show ...

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12 Years a Slave: Essential lessons for life

Each year, the New York Film Festival celebrates the best in movies including major releases, independent works and thought provoking documentaries. Highlighting this year’s offerings was the new offering from director Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave, soon to open in area theaters.   The ...

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Connecticut DEEP Fishing Report for Oct. 10

INLAND REPORT ATLANTIC SALMON - Stocking Update – DEEP EXPECTS TO STOCK ANOTHER 490 ATLANTIC SALMON THIS WEEK. These fish are being released into the Shetucket River (200 salmon) and Crystal Lake (Ellington, 45 salmon) on Thursday (10/10) and into Mount Tom Pond (45 salmon) and the upper (150 ...

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Inside Llewyn Davis: Coen brothers at their quirky best

Each year, the New York Film Festival celebrates the best in movies including major releases, independent works and thought provoking documentaries. Highlighting this year’s slate of offerings is the new offering from the Coen Brothers, Inside Llewyn Davis, in theaters later this fall.   ...

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Tribute to ‘The Man in Black’ at Seven Angels

Ring of Fire at Seven Angels Theatre in Waterbury.

Bigger than life, a black-and-white slide of Johnny Cash with his back to the audience opens Richard Maltby Jr.’s “Ring of Fire” at the Seven Angels Theatre in Waterbury. Then, very dramatically, each of four musicians appears on stage and announces “I am Johnny Cash.” Everything is in place, ...

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An apple a day…To your good health!

Apple season is here.

“I cannot endure to waste anything as precious as Autumn sunshine by staying in the house. So I spend almost all the daylight hours in the open air.” —Nathaniel Hawthorne Autumn is such a glorious explosion of magnificent color. Each day a panorama of picturesque scenes unfold, lakes and ...

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2013 Nissan Sentra SR: Spacious, smooth and quiet

2013 Nissan Sentra SR

Over the years, Nissan has turned out some truly exciting models, from the sporty 370Z to the sleek Murano to the oddball Juke and Cube. Then there’s the Sentra, Nissan’s entry-level compact sedan. It’s been a reliable, functional car for decades, but exciting? Not exactly. For 2013, however, ...

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