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  • Always In ‘Flux,’ Adrian Belew Unveils Latest Project, Trio Tour

    As a guitarist, Adrian Belew has made his mark as the go-to ‘string man’ for Frank Zappa, David Bowie, and most notably, the supremely eclectic King Crimson. Along the way the affable Kentuckian also wracked up serious cred as a critically acclaimed solo artist with his group The Bears, as an in-demand multi instrumentalist, songwriter, producer, and more recently, visual artist and app creator.

  • Renaissance 'Symphony Of Light' Tour Will Debut, Conclude In Connecticut

    Annie Haslam, the only sustaining member of the progressive rock band Renaissance and a popular painter, is pictured with a guitar she decorated. Haslam has chosen The Ridgefield Playhouse as the launching point for her band’s latest tour debuting their newest album, Symphony of Light. The tour opens in Ridgefield October 23, and will end at Hartford’s Infinity Hall November 5.

  • Esperanza Spalding Bringing Bass, Beauty, Beats To Playhouse

    RIDGEFIELD — Those who see images of Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding may mistakenly assume she attracted all the attention and fame she has been enjoying for nearly a decade, first and foremost, because of her tall, willowy supermodel looks.

  • Eddie Money Celebrating ‘Big 65’ With Ridgefield Playhouse Set March 20

    RIDGEFIELD — On the eve of his 65th birthday, rocker Eddie Money is hoping all his Connecticut fans will queue up to get their own “Two Tickets To Paradise,” and check out his set at The Ridgefield Playhouse on March 20.

    The “Money Man” extended that invitation to readers of The Newtown Bee during an interview ahead of the show. Newtown's own Doug Wahlberg is opening with his band, providing an added incentive to attend.

  • Eclectic Singer Songwriter Martin Sexton Heading To Playhouse For January 18 Concert

    Journeyman guitarist, singer and songwriter Martin Sexton will be heading to the Ridgefield Playhouse for a January 18 show with support from The Brothers McCann. He recently spoke to The Newtown Bee focusing on current and future projects, discussing his current preferences for guitars, and the use of his songs in film and television.

  • Dave Mason Highlighting Short-Lived Tenure With 'Traffic Jam' Tour Stops In Ridgefield, Norfolk

    Before Dave Mason enjoyed success as a solo artist in the 1970s and 80s, he made his mark on musical history while securing a place in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as co-founder of Traffic along with Jim Capaldi, Steve Winwood and Chris Wood in 1967.

  • Hot Tuna Trucking Into Ridgefield Playhouse With New Album, Tour

    Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Jefferson Airplane made an indelible mark in the musical history books for their uniquely energized take on the Blues and psychedelic rock.

    Airplane co-founders Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady have long since departed the band, but they continue to work and tour together as Hot Tuna, which formed in 1969.

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

    Steve March-Tormé is bringing his entertaining show to The Ridgefield Playhouse on November 8. The son of music legend Mel Tormé, Steve promises a set of familiar tunes from The Great American Songbook, as well as a mix of pop songs and a handful of his own originals. He also has shows scheduled at two additional venues in Connecticut in early November.

  • 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.

  • Bruce Hornsby Mixes Stories, Piano Contortions For Solo Playhouse Set

    RIDGEFIELD — It is a sure bet that when you go see Bruce Hornsby and his band, The Noisemakers, you will get a tight, entertaining and memorable show. The fun of seeing Hornsby on his frequent solo outings is you never know what will happen, but it’s always guaranteed to be interesting.