Steep Canyon Rangers: Transcending bluegrass to create their own sound

Grammy-winning Steep Canyon Rangers are going full speed on their solo tour that brings them to the Ridgefield Playhouse Nov. 15. The North Carolina-based group of six musicians is well- known for backing Steve Martin in recent years but has been honing their unique bluegrass sound since forming in 2000, infused with pop, country, folk, …

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Margaret Brassler Kane: ‘About Time’ sculptor gets her due

The lofty post-and-beam exhibition space at the Darien Historical Society is perfectly suited for showcasing 23 of Margaret Brassler Kane’s modernist sculptures whose themes are as important and timeless as when she created them decades ago. The exhibition, “About Time: The Masterwork of Margaret Brassler Kane (1909-2006),” is on view through Feb. 3, looks at …

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Michael Chekhov Festival marks 10th anniversary

Ridgefield has long been a hub for groundbreaking theater and one of the major players is the Michael Chekhov Theater Festival, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this fall with a line-up of standout performances. A nephew of famed playwright Anton Chekhov, Michael Chekhov (1891-1955) achieved fame in his own right as actor/director/author, who relocated …

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