The winner of the 2014 Connecticut Duck Stamp Art Contest

First Prize: Three northern shovelers, depicted by Guy Crittenden of Virginia.

In an extremely close contest, a panel of judges recently selected wildlife artist Guy Crittenden’s depiction of three northern shovelers as the winner of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s (DEEP) 2014-2015 Connecticut Migratory Bird Conservation (Duck) Stamp ...

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Absolut Kuba!, coming to New Canaan, showcases an island’s art and Greenwich collectors’ enthusiasm

Despues de la Lluvia II (After the Rain II), a watercolor on board by Luis Camejo Vento.

Although only 90 miles off the Florida coast, Cuba is still a mystery to most Americans, and its vibrant art — full of color, symbolism, spirituality and humor — unknown to the mainstream. An opportunity to see some of that art will be presented at the Carriage Barn Arts Center in New Canaan ...

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Tribeca Film Festival celebrates independent film

James Franco, whose new film is Palo Alto; it's showing at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Every year the Tribeca Film Festival in Manhattan showcases how marvelous movies can be when moviemakers creatively explore issues, develop characters and tell stories. This year’s festival — through April 27 — offers a range of intriguing films. Here are some to look for.   Third Person ...

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Priscilla Squiers brings home a memorable ‘Souvenir’

Greg Chrzczon and Priscilla Squiers in in a scene from ‘Souvenir’ at the Westport Community Theatre.

People who have a love of music often break out in song when they hear a musical number they are especially fond of. While most of these music lovers can carry a tune, some are tone deaf, and cannot hear themselves when they are singing off key.  Florence Foster Jenkins, 1868-1944, was one of ...

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In the Mood? Egg-straordinary Egg-stravaganza? or celebrate Earth Day with wolves!

Seascape; Sholeh Janati: Nylen Gallery at Picture This, 606 Post Road East, will have an opening reception for ‘Flow: Recent Work by Sholeh Janati and Jeff Becker’ on Friday from 5:30 to 7:30; for information, call 203-227-6861.

In the Mood? The live show, In the Mood, featuring the big band hits of the 1940s, is being staged this week at the Ridgefield Playhouse, with shows through Sunday, April 20. Performers include six singer-dancers, with period costumes and choreography. There’s a 2 p.m. show on Thursday, April ...

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Another Easter tradition: Apizza gaina

An Easter specialty from the Twice Baked Twins: Apizza Gaina.

As the Easter holiday approaches, holy week is very busy in our kitchens. Traditional Easter cookies such as Nana’s anginettes, are being prepared, baked and frosted. Easter egg breads with their brightly colored hard boiled eggs are started and the sweet hot cross buns are on the rise (ha ha, ...

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‘Jiggle A Jelly’ becomes permanent exhibit at Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

Young visitors try touching moon jellies at the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.

Apparently it’s a lot of fun to touch jellyfish when you know you won’t be stung. Based on its popularity, the special touch-a-jellyfish exhibit called “Jiggle A Jelly” will become a permanent offering at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. The display, which had been scheduled to run through ...

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