Celebrating Art Blakey

Jazz aficionados are well acquainted with the name Art Blakey, a renowned 20th Century bebop/hard bop drummer from Pittsburgh who teamed with jazz pianist Horace Silver (from Norwalk) in 1954 to form the Jazz Messengers, and helped lead the group to greatness. The group was responsible for the recordings “Moanin’” and “Ugetsu,” two must-haves for …

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Art with a bang: Fairfield University Art Museum aims to spark conversations on guns

As a way to give voice to those who have been the victim of gun violence, a series of artists are taking part in #UNLOAD: Guns in the Hands of Artists, a new exhibit currently on display at the Fairfield University Art Museum, which runs through Oct. 13 in the museum’s Walsh Gallery. The exhibition …

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How Sweet it is

Matthew Sweet first gained prominence in the budding Athens, Ga., music scene in the ’80s, and the singer/songwriter found even greater success with the release of his third album, Girlfriend, in 1991. That record was a staple on radio at the time and helped establish Sweet as the king of jangly guitar power pop. Over …

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