After 'America's Got Talent', Connecticut Dance Troupe Catapult Is In Demand

03/15/14

After 'America's Got Talent', Connecticut Dance Troupe Catapult Is In Demand

Catapult—whether used as a noun or verb—is a word suggesting extreme motion, something being propelled dramatically forward. It was a beautiful bit of branding for veteran dancer and choreographer Adam Battelstein to name his shadow-dance troupe Catapult Entertainment. After making it to the semifinals of the NBC show “America’s Got Talent” last summer, the Torrington-based troupe has been catapulted to fame and a level of demand that has it overbooked—with twin troupes performing simultaneously in the U.S. and Europe. “Forty or 50 million people seeing you on television definitely is a game-changer. So it’s kind of crazy for us right now,” Battelstein said by phone Friday afternoon from Scottsdale, Ariz., where one of...

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Fairfield Murders: Not Real but Plot of Horror Movie by Trinity College Student

03/12/14

Fairfield Murders: Not Real but Plot of Horror Movie by Trinity College Student

Connecticut-based budding director, Erik Bloomquist, releases the concept trailer for his horror flick, Founders Day. He hopes to drum up support so he can begin shooting the feature in October.

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Connecticut Author Chases Ghost (Stories); Latest Book on West Virginia

03/09/14

Connecticut Author Chases Ghost (Stories); Latest Book on West Virginia

“The Big Book of West Virginia Ghost Stories” features more than 100 tales from throughout the Mountain State.

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American Idol Castoffs From Connecticut 'Vote' on the Experience: Yes, Yes, Big No

03/05/14

American Idol Castoffs From Connecticut 'Vote' on the Experience: Yes, Yes, Big No

Three American Idol contestants from Connecticut are using their experiences to advance their careers - two will return to the show for another attempt next year while the third is moving on.

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'American Hustle' Shut Out at Oscars, but Abscam Book It's Based on Still Riveting

03/03/14

'American Hustle' Shut Out at Oscars, but Abscam Book It's Based on Still Riveting

The film was shut out at the Oscars despite about 10 nominations. When viewed in the context of Bob Greene’s book, however, “American Hustle” fills in more than a few blanks regarding what we are taught or not taught about the way government works or doesn’t work.

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