New Canaan native’s film opens in theaters

Matthew Heineman, a 1998 graduate of the New Canaan Country School, directed and produced “A Private War” which opened in theaters nationwide on Nov. 19. Heineman’s biopic is about Marie Colvin, the legendary, eye-patch-wearing Sunday Times correspondent. Heineman, known for his documentaries “Cartel Land” and “City of Ghosts,” said he wanted to make this film …

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Four Ridgefield markets kickstart shopping season

In what has become a much-anticipated tradition, Ridgefield begins the holiday season the week before Thanksgiving with the opening of four holiday markets. ARTique 2018, the Founders Hall Wreath Festival, the Guild of Artists’ Festive Home and the Ridgefield Women’s Club Craft Fair will offer a variety of wares. ARTique 2018 Artique 2018 opens Nov. …

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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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