Stephen Sondheim, Liza Minnelli, Angela Lansbury, Christine Ebersole and other great stars of American music and musical theatre share the spotlight with the country’s most passionate music preservationist as Michael Feinstein’s American Songbook returns to PBS for its star-studded, three-part season on Friday, April 5, at 9 pm. The series, which debuted in October 2010, has taken viewers on a dynamic road trip through the glorious history of American song by the acclaimed musician and five-time Grammy-nominated vocalist.
The Farmers’ Almanac tells us the full moon that rose March 26 was 2013’s Full Worm Moon. It reached its peak at 5:27 am this morning. According to another trusted source, The Old Farmer’s Almanac, we are reminded that the Native Americans, who lived in the area that is now the northern and eastern United States, kept track of the seasons by giving distinctive names to the recurring full moons. Each full moon name was applied to the entire lunar month in which it occurred.
A still from the movie Curfew, winner of the 2013 Academy Awards for Best Live-Action Short Film and one of the films being featured in this year’s Brookfield Film Festival. The three-day festival is moving to a new location this year: Edmond Town Hall's Alexandria Room... in Newtown.
Newtown’s Cyrenius H. Booth Library’s Books Heals Hearts program, which was created in the wake of 12/14 to help the community grieve and heal, has proven itself to be an effective and useful resource for a community dealing with tragedy.
The program privately funded through donations of materials and money provides books, CDs, coloring books, and audio tapes, which people can take free of charge from the library.
It was the first time in 16 years of putting together Easter baskets for charity that Women Involved in Newtown (WIN) has done so with snow on the ground, said member Mandy Monaco, but that did not stop members from creating and delivering 180 Easter baskets, over a five-hour period, Thursday, March 21.
Music For Newtown, an online auction of items from artists familiar in the worlds of pop, country and rock, begins this afternoon. The auction of CDs and vinyl albums, guitars, publicity photos, concert and show tickets, and other rare music-related offerings goes live at 3 pm EST at MusicForNewtown.org. The auction site is already live for anyone who wants to look around, read descriptions and start planning their bidding strategy.
Yoga Dimensions will host a special yoga workshop on Sunday, March 24, from 1 to 3 pm, to benefit the Women’s Center in Danbury. The Heart Opener Workshop will be led by yoga teacher Kristi Gunnershaug, with studio space provided by Lynda Weber, owner of Yoga Dimensions, at 87 South Main Street in Newtown.
The Heart Opener Workshop is a two-hour Vinyasa-style class designed to open one's heart physically and emotionally with faith and trust. The suggested class donation is $40. All proceeds will go to the Women’s Center.