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Ten Minutes With an award-winning choreographer – Reggie Wilson

Reggie Wilson recounts a ring shout. Voices call and respond as men and women move in a circle in a pulsing tresillo, keeping the three-beat rhythm while singing in ecstatic ritual. Here and in the Caribbean, those enslaved from Africa created new forms of dance. This one is alive today on the Sea Islands off [...]read moreTen Minutes With an award-winning choreographer – Reggie Wilson

MASS MoCA at 20 with Annie Lennox and Jon Hamm

Annie Lennox imagined a mound. A large earthen mound revealing pieces of her past she couldn’t let go. People would be invited to view these fragments, to learn about them, and, she hopes, to understand her beyond her musicianship. Perhaps they would find a connection to themselves. “I knew that I couldn’t just let them [...]read moreMASS MoCA at 20 with Annie Lennox and Jon Hamm

How Best Selling author Martha Hall Kelly is continuing the Ferriday Family saga

Martha Hall Kelly

When Martha Hall Kelly got the idea for her first novel Lilac Girls, she had no idea the sensation it would create. Or that its heroine Caroline Ferriday and her family would inspire two more novels. And it all began with a tearsheet from Victoria Magazine. “I read an article on Caroline Ferriday in the [...]read moreHow Best Selling author Martha Hall Kelly is continuing the Ferriday Family saga

Broadway legend Stephen Schwartz on updating his musical with multi-media, CT locals and Lin-Manuel Miranda

Stephen Schwartz’s Working first hit Broadway in 1977. The original Working is adapted from Studs Terkel’s book and uses actual words of ordinary men and women. In that original show, 26 people—a parking-lot attendant, housewife, schoolteacher, corporate executive, fireman, sailor—talk and sing about their lives, troubles, and joys. The down-to-earth yet elevating musical features songs [...]read moreBroadway legend Stephen Schwartz on updating his musical with multi-media, CT locals and Lin-Manuel Miranda

Ten Minutes With Dick Cavett – A TV Legend

Dick Cavett

Dick Cavett has been a leading cultural voice since the 1950s, as an actor, a writer for Jack Paar’s “Tonight Show,” and eventually creating “The Dick Cavett Show,” where he interviewed everyone from Jimi Hendrix and John Lennon to F. Lee Bailey and Katharine Hepburn. On March 23, Cavett will conduct a live Q&A with [...]read moreTen Minutes With Dick Cavett – A TV Legend

Fashion Designer Joseph Abboud & Daughter Ari tackle a house

Joseph Abbound & Daughter Ari

It’s not as if Joseph Abboud was looking for a new professional challenge. After all, in addition to designing two menswear collections each year, this award-winning creative director was also overseeing both his Madison Avenue store and full-scale, seasonal fashion shows. But then his daughter Ari mentioned that she was interested in flipping a house. [...]read moreFashion Designer Joseph Abboud & Daughter Ari tackle a house

Stephen Schwartz on Reviving his Tony Nominated Musical – currently showing at ACT in Ridgefield

WORKING is the extraordinary musical from Grammy and Academy Award winner Stephen Schwartz (WICKED) based on Studs Terkel’s best-selling book. This world-premiere version of WORKING features new music by Lin-Manuel Miranda (HAMILTON). This live show features multi-media and is at the state-of-the-art ACT in Ridgefield. Click for more info Ridgefield Magazine editor, Geoffrey Morris, talked [...]read moreStephen Schwartz on Reviving his Tony Nominated Musical – currently showing at ACT in Ridgefield

The Property Brothers in South Salem – See the Make Over

Suzanne and Kevin Vining had been avid fans of HGTV’s “Property Brothers” for years when a new professional opportunity for Kevin required the couple and their two daughters to relocate from suburban Albany to Westchester. Just as they put their sprawling upstate home on the market and secured a temporary rental in South Salem, they [...]read moreThe Property Brothers in South Salem – See the Make Over

Ten Minutes with Tim Washer–an SNL Writer

Tim Washer studied improv under Amy Poehler, comedy writing with the executive producer of “The Colbert Report,” and has appeared on “SNL,” Conan O’Brien, the Onion, and HBO’s “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver.” He’s emceed events featuring Pixar CEO John Lasseter, Emmy Award–winner Tony Hale, and Nobel Peace Prize–winner Desmond Tutu. Washer has performed at corporate events for IBM, Cisco, Deloitte, CDC, [...]read moreTen Minutes with Tim Washer–an SNL Writer

Fairfield Resident Gets to be the Star of the Animated Movie “Anastasia”

If you’ve ever seen the 20th Century Fox movie Anastasia you’ll instantly recognize the female protagonist with fiery red hair. Anastasia is the beautiful, clever, and adventurous girl fictionalized in this 1997 love story about the daughter of the last Russian Czar. But did you know that Fairfield has its own Anastasia? Anna Pelletier, a longtime [...]read moreFairfield Resident Gets to be the Star of the Animated Movie “Anastasia”

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