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Derby Creator of ‘Defender’ Facemask Sole Survivor of Plane Crash

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UPDATE: Woodbridge Doctor James Magner Eliminated from 2016 WSOP

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BEACHCOMBING: ‘The History of America in Toys’

BEACHCOMBING: ‘The History of America in Toys’

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Rethinking Connecticut’s First War

Rethinking Connecticut’s First War

Research conducted by Mashantucket Pequot Museum reveals that much of what we thought we knew about the conflict is wrong.

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Westport Native Courtney A. Kemp Debuts Third Season of Hit STARZ Show "Power"

Westport Native Courtney A. Kemp Debuts Third Season of Hit STARZ Show "Power"

Westport native Courtney A. Kemp combined characteristics from her father and rapper 50 Cent when she created "Ghost" in the popular STARZ show "Power," which comes back for it's third season on July 17.

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Fresh Off a European Tour, Shelton Native Comes Home to Connecticut

Fresh Off a European Tour, Shelton Native Comes Home to Connecticut

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BACKSTAGE: Chita Rivera, Big Premiere for 'Anastasia' & Yale Actor Breaks Out

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Just say one word — “Chita” — to any Broadway baby and there’s a virtual genuflection. From West Side Story to Bye Bye Birdie to Kiss of the Spider Women and last season’s The Visit, the triple-threat has been synonymous with music, dance and perseverance.

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New Luxury Guesthouse Tall Tales Sprouts up at Saybrook Point Inn & Spa

New Luxury Guesthouse Tall Tales Sprouts up at Saybrook Point Inn & Spa

The original plan was for the new, six-room boutique “beach house” in Old Saybrook to be a bit more diminutive than the elegant Three Stories next door. But flood elevations kept rising, necessitating engineering changes that resulted in a taller-than-expected building.

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Stepping Out: July 2016

Stepping Out: July 2016

Dancing & Dining in the Dark in Hartford's Bond Ballroom, Anything Goes at The Goodspeed, The Bridge Family Center hosts its 17th annual Children's Charity Ball, and more.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
Foraging with Chef Bun Lai of Miya’s Sushi in New Haven

Foraging with Chef Bun Lai of Miya’s Sushi in New Haven

To visit with chef Bun Lai is a lesson in locally sourced produce, with no pesticides or flavor or color enhancements. Foraging is “the most natural way of eating… the “gathering” part of the hunter/gatherer."

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Zaragoza Brings Tapas, Cocktails and Sleek Vibe to New Milford

Zaragoza Brings Tapas, Cocktails and Sleek Vibe to New Milford

This new restaurant features small plates, big taste.

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CT’s First Craft Beer-Style Cider House Opens in Wallingford

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This cider house rules.

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One Drink: Wild Blue Too, a Blueberry & Apple Wine from DiGrazia Vineyards

One Drink: Wild Blue Too, a Blueberry & Apple Wine from DiGrazia Vineyards

This unusual wine is perfect for summertime sipping.

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Fighting Zika From Connecticut

Fighting Zika From Connecticut

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Bridgeport Non-Profit Homes for the Brave Provides Help to Veterans

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19th Annual Rob Mathes Christmas Concert

Event Date/Time

Dec 22, 2012
8:00 pm until 10:00 pm

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19th Annual Rob Mathes Christmas Concert

 

It's officially the holidays when its time for the annual ROB MATHES CHRISTMAS CONCERT!  Two concerts only, Friday, December 21, and Saturday, December 22, 8pm, at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College.  Joining Rob Mathes on stage will be his amazing all-star band including favorites Shawn Pelton (Saturday Night Live) on drums, Joe Bonadio on percussion, Will Lee (David Letterman Show) on bass, Bill Masters on guitar, Rick Knutsen on keyboards, and fabulous vocalists Vaneese Thomas, James "D-Train" Williams, and Ian Cron, plus an additional 30+ member full choir of "Saints and Friends."  This is a not-to-be-missed holiday tradition.  This year's concert will feature some new music, holiday originals and remarkably reworked classics from this magical season.

 

Rob Mathes had a great year in 2012 winning an Emmy for musically directing the Kennedy Center Honors; working non-stop with Sting on new albums and the moving theatrical play "The Last Ship;" musically co-producing and arranging an evening with The Detroit Symphony and Kid Rock; musically directed the Songwriter's Hall of Fame and the orchestra for Bruce Springsteen's performance on the Grammy's; and even recorded a new album of his own to be released in December called "Flesh and Spirit."

 

Tickets for the Rob Mathes Christmas Concert are $35, $45, $60 & $75 and are available at the Performing Arts Center Box Office www.artscenter.org or by calling 914-251-6200.  This concert is a benefit concert for the non-profits International Education Exchange (IEE) and the Cross Cultural Thresholds (CCT).  To learn more about Rob Mathes and his annual Christmas Concert, visit www.robmathes.com.

 

Location: The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY 10577

Cost $35, $45, $60, $75
Location

The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College
735 Anderson Hill Road
Purchase, NY
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Additional Information
SponsorRob Mathes
Phone914-251-6200
Contact namebonnie bancroft
Contact emailbonnie.bancroft@yahoo.com
Websitehttp://www.artscenter.org

We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, you should always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information.

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