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  • Concert Preview: Steve March-Tormé Rolling His Snap, Sizzle, And Pop Into Playhouse

    RIDGEFIELD — Growing up in a household influenced more by comedy than music, Steve March-Tormé says that he surprises people when he confides that in his youth, he spent a lot more time with Buddy Hackett than Buddy Rich.

    According to biographer Scott Yanow, March-Tormé actually avoided singing jazz for a long time so he could escape the huge shadow of his father. He actually did not grow up with his father, the entertainer Mel (“The Velvet Frog) Tormé, since his parents were divorced when he was two.

  • Town Hall Theatre Planning Special Screening Of 'The Conjuring,' Q&A With Lorraine Warren

    Edmond Town Hall’s movie theater hosted a run of The Conjuring a few weeks ago, but will host a special one-night encore of the film on Thursday, October 24.

    The special event will begin at 7 with a screening of the supernatural horror film directed by James Wan (Saw, Insidious, Death Sentence), and will continue with a question and answer session with Lorraine Warren and Tony Sera.

  • Gala Fundraiser Hopes To Help NYA Move The Community Forward

    From left are NYA “Play it Forward: Moving Through the Music” Gala event organizers and staff members Terry Sagedy, Cody Foss, Marissa O’Loughlin, Kristin Scianna, and NYA Founder Peter D’Amico, who are hoping area residents will support the October 26 fundraiser.

  • Second Novel Gets A Jump Start From NaNoWriMo

    Newtown writer Wally Wood will be at C.H. Booth Library on Wednesday, October 30, at 7 pm, for a talk and book signing of his most recent novel, The Girl In The Photo. This is the second work of fiction for Mr Wood, who previously published Getting Oriented on Create Space, a subsidiary of Amazon, in 2011. More importantly than promoting his novel, though, said Mr Wood, he will be talking about “How NaNoWriMo jump started my novel.”

  • Snapshot: Kim Killoy

    Occupation: I am the drug-free communities coordinator for the Newtown Prevention Council. I execute the budget and programs with the help of a supervisory team.

    Family: My husband is Thomas. He works in Manhattan every day. We have four children. Tommy is 17; Jake is 15; Tristan is 11; and Karly is 9 years old.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    I had on my running paws this past Saturday, but the vast crowd at the Hartford Marathon intimidated me. So I stayed on the sidelines. My ears perked up during the blessing of the runners before the start of the 26.2-mile race, though, when I thought I heard a familiar voice. That made me scramble up the nearest tree to look over the mob, to the steps of the State Capital, where I saw Newtown Congregational Church minister Reverend Matt Crebbin offering words of thanks and inspiration.

  • The Way We Were

    October 21, 1988

  • The Emotions Of Birmingham Move A Newtown Woman 50 Years Later

    Dr Thomas Gaskin, a major fundraiser for the “Four Spirits” sculpture, stands beside the piece, Sunday, September 15, 2013, at the unveiling. At an August fundraiser at his Mountain Brook, Ala., home, he requested videos from staff of University Hospital, who had worked the day of the church bombing. Among those people is Nan Morrow of Newtown, whose statement and video awakened in her the horror she had hidden for half a century.

  • Children’s Book Inspired By 12/14, By Former Resident And A Longtime Friend, To Be Published October 29

    On October 29, Random House Children’s Books will release Snowflakes Fall, a richly illustrated book that hopes to validate both the sadness that comes with great loss, as well as the power memories play in the healing and renewal process following tragedy. The book was a collaborative effort between Newbury Medal-winning author Patricia MacLachland and her fiend, the illustrator and former longtime Sandy Hook resident Steven Kellogg.

  • Theater Review: ‘The Most Happy Fella’ Continues Goodspeed’s Reputation For Excellent Productions

    “Happy To Make Your Acquaintance”: Tony (Bill Nolte) and Rosabella (Mamie Parris) fall in love in The Most Happy Fella, now playing at Goodspeed Opera House through December 1.